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$8.3M funding supports crops research


Regina, SK – The Saskatchewan government has announced $8.3 million in crop-related research funding from the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), a funding amount the government says is a record. The funding is being awarded to 34 crop-related research projects.

A list of the projects that are receiving funding is in the attached file.

“Research is critical to the success of canola producers and we support these projects, which will help improve farmers’ profits,” said Brett Halstead, chair of SaskCanola. “SaskCanola thanks the federal and provincial governments for further supporting producers through this new research funding.”

“This research funding will result in new innovations and technologies to improve production, increase returns at the farmgate, and help Saskatchewan wheat farmers remain competitive internationally,” said Gerrid Gust, chair of Western Canadian Wheat Growers.

“Research is a priority for barley producers and we appreciate this funding to help address disease issues, increase yields and grow our industry,” said Tom Hewson, director of the Western Barley Growers Association. “This investment will also lead to additional funding from other research partners, which is good news for our entire industry.”