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FarmCash opens spring application, lowers interest rate and waives application fee

FarmCash announced today that its spring application is now open for business with a lower interest rate than ever before. Farmers can apply today to receive funds as early as April 1 at a reduced interest rate of prime minus 0.75 per cent. FarmCash is further announcing that farmers will no longer pay a fee to apply.  

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Prairie wheat and barley commissions concerned about impact of SVUAs

Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), and Alberta Barley have significant concerns about the Seed Variety Use Agreement (SVUA) pilot project and its future impact on western Canadian…

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Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions say protest blockades will cause serious unintended consequences for farmers

With protests blockading CN rail lines in multiple locations across Canada, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are urging quick resolution and say that the resulting rail delays will cause unintended negative impacts on farmers and the entire agriculture industry. Even a disruption of only a few days will cause a massive backlog…

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Wheat farmers can claim 31 per cent SR&ED credit on their 2019 taxes

Wheat farmers who pay the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) check-off are eligible for a 31 per cent tax credit through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development Fund (SR&ED) program for their investment in wheat research and development (R&D) projects. For example, farmers who paid $100 in check-off to AWC in 2019 would…

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AWC announces chair and vice-chair positions following today’s AGM

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is pleased to announce its new executive following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) during FarmTech in Edmonton. Todd Hames will serve as Chair, and Hannah Konschuh will continue in her current role as Vice-Chair.

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CWRC commits over $9.6 million to USask Crop Development Centre

The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC), a collaboration of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, the Alberta Wheat Commission, and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, has committed more than $9.6 million over five years to a core breeding agreement (CBA) with the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask)…

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Team Alberta Notice of Farmer Led Research Consultations

Team Alberta urges all farmers and ranchers in Alberta to take part in this government process to decide the future of agricultural research in Alberta. We highly recommend that all farmers provide the government with views about how research will help their operations grow in the future.

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