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$8M supports agricultural research projects


Regina, SK – Saskatchewan’s provincial government has announced $8.23 million in funding for 58 agricultural research and development projects through the province’s.

The current round of ADF funding provides support for research projects undertaken by organizations such as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the National Research Council, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, the Prairie Swine Centre and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO).

Funded projects include the development of improved breeding technology for canary seed, improved disease resistance and DNA marker development, nutritional enhancement of lentils, the development of high oleic flax with enhanced oil concentration and genomics research aimed at understanding cattle’s appetite.

ADF provides funding to support institutions, companies and industry organizations to carry out research, development and value-added activities in the agriculture and agri-food sector. The results produce new knowledge, information and choices in technologies, techniques and varieties for farmers, processors and input suppliers.

All ADF 2007-08 approved projects are listed and described on Saskatchewan Agriculture’s website at www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/2008-ADF-Projects.