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AWC calls for nominations of farm leaders to join board of directors and regional representatives

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is now accepting nominations for farm leaders in Regions 1 and 5. Positions open for nomination include, two directors and three regional representatives in Region 1 in southern Alberta to the US border, as well as two directors and three regional representatives in Region 5 in northwestern Alberta, including…

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AWC supports WTO dispute against China for Canadian Canola ban, but says the government must take similar action to re-open the Italian durum market

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) commends the federal government for launching a formal World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute resolution case against China for their ban on Canadian canola imports, but is renewing its call for similar action to resolve the loss of the Italian durum market which has caused devastating impacts on grain…

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FarmCash opens fall online application offering Alberta producers up to $1 million in cash advances

Over the Labour Day long weekend, the FarmCash cash advance program opened the 2019 fall application. As of September 1, Alberta producers can apply online through FarmCash for a fall advance on over 50 agricultural commodities. FarmCash is offered through the Advance Payments Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

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Prairie wheat commissions commit nearly $18 million to research in 2018/2019

Saskatoon, SK; Calgary, AB; Carman, MB (August 13, 2019) – The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) committed a combined $17.9 million to 81 wheat research projects during the 2018/2019 crop year.

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Western Canadian wheat commissions invest $1.9 million in research that aims to better understand wheat’s genetic potential

The prairie wheat commissions – Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association – are pleased to announce a combined investment of more than $1.9 million over four years in cutting edge research that will accelerate the future development of higher yielding,…

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