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Jan 2019

Sask Wheat commits $1.5 million to collaborative wheat research

Saskatoon (January 16, 2019) – The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) has committed $1.5 million to support wheat research projects funded under the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) in 2018. Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. David Marit, announced the funding of all crop-related ADF projects earlier today at CropSphere 2019.

“The ADF funding process is a key mechanism to connect researchers and wheat breeders with Saskatchewan’s wheat producers, keeping producers involved in developing new varieties and finding solutions to pests, diseases and environmental stressors,” says Laura Reiter, Sask Wheat Chair. “These projects will allow Sask Wheat to continue to achieve our mandate of maximizing returns on producer check-off investments and building long-term, sustainable growth for the industry.”

Sask Wheat has committed over $7.4 million to projects through the ADF process since 2014. This research falls into the areas of variety development, production and post-production.

“Investing in targeted research and allowing researchers and wheat breeders to leverage funding from several sources will benefit Saskatchewan wheat producers now and in the future,” Reiter says. “We are very pleased to partner with the Government of Saskatchewan and collaborate with other ADF co-funders to find new opportunities for wheat producers and strengthen the future of Canadian agriculture.”

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For more information, contact:

Dallas Carpenter

Communications Manager

Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission

Phone: 306-220-7003

Email: dallas.carpenter@saskwheat.ca

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