Policy Initiatives

Alberta Wheat Commission Submission

AWC provided conditional support to the Agricultural Growth Act. Our conditional support included the following:

  1. Farmers maintain the ability to use farm-saved seed
  2. Federal government funding of pre-breeding and genetic research is maintained 
  3. The farmer and public equity stake in Canada’s proprietary genetic material for cereals developed over the past 100 years continues to be recognized.

The Act was ratified on June 19, 2015, and AWC’s next steps on this file are to continue to advocate via our Team Alberta approach for outstanding conditions to be met that were included in AWC’s conditions.