• Innovations in wheat expected from cross-country funding collaboration

    Canadian wheat farmers will see significant benefits through the newly announced Canadian National Wheat Cluster. Worth nearly $25 million over five years, projects funded through the Wheat Cluster address common issues that farmers face and will lead to improved varieties and agronomic practices.

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  • Cereal commissions call for changes in value creation consultations

    Western Canadian cereal commissions including the barley, oat and wheat commissions from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are calling for major changes in the Government of Canada’s current consultation process on value creation. In a letter to federal agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay, the commissions say the likelihood of an industry wide agreement on either of the proposed models is low and are asking for more consultation including consideration of other options. Further consultations must focus on engaging producers with a new value proposition.

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  • Saskatchewan grain farmers must be heard before value capture changes made

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is calling on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to engage in broader consultations with Canadian grain farmers before making any changes to how research and variety development are funded for Canadian crops such as wheat.

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Latest Newsletter

The Wheat Field November 2018


  • NE Sask Spot
  • 1 CWRS 13.5 $6.71/bu
  • 1 CWAD 13.0 $6.23/bu
  • 1 CPSR 11.5 $6.23/bu
  • NW Sask Spot
  • 1 CWRS 13.5 $6.95/bu
  • 1 CWAD 13.0 $6.00/bu
  • 1 CPSR 11.5 $6.33/bu
  • SE Sask Spot
  • 1 CWRS 13.5 $6.67/bu
  • 1 CWAD 13.0 $6.28/bu
  • 1 CPSR 11.5 $5.94/bu
  • SW Sask Spot
  • 1 CWRS 13.5 $6.85/bu
  • 1 CWAD 13.0 $6.01/bu
  • 1 CPSR 11.5 $6.03/bu
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Latest Research

High-throughput omics approaches for effective breeding selection of durum wheat quality

This project will focus on genetic and genomic approaches to predict quality parameters including protein content, yellow pigment content (YPC) and milling quality in durum which will enable larger scale selections for those traits at earlier generations of breeding programs and ultimately accelerate the breeding programs on improving durum wheat quality.

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