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AWC continues to press for quick action in passing amended Bill C-49

With the grain backlog reaching critical levels in parts of Western Canada due to poor rail service, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) continues to press for quick action in passing Bill C-49 – the Transportation Modernization Act – with amendments to long haul interswitching. In testimony during an emergency meeting of the…

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Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley welcome signing of CPTPP, urge quick passage to ensure Canadian farmers stay competitive

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley today welcomed the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP). The Commissions urge quick passage by Parliament to ensure Canada is among the first group of countries included when the trade deal takes effect. The CPTPP will…

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Alberta wheat producers eligible for 21% SR&ED tax credit for 2017 research investments

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) advises farmers that 21 per cent of their 2017 check-off payment is eligible for the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit for their investment in AWC-funded research and development (R&D) projects. For example, farmers who paid $100 in check-off to AWC in 2017…

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AWC says delay with Bill C-49 could put grain transportation at risk

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is concerned that grain transportation in Canada is being put at risk with the failure to pass Bill C-49, The Transportation Modernization Act, prior to Christmas. The delay in Senate approval of the legislation until the New Year could mean serious repercussions for farmers since they ultimately bear…

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