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Western Grains Research Foundation

WGRF is a farmer funded and directed non-profit organization investing in agricultural research that benefits western Canadian producers. For 35 years the WGRF Board has given producers a voice in agricultural research funding decisions. WGRF invests over $19 million annually into variety development and field crop research. WGRF brings the research spending power of all farmers in Western Canada together, maximizing the returns they see in crop research.

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Special Initiatives

The Field Heroes campaign encourages growers and agronomists to consider beneficial insects in production recommendations and decisions.

Research Update

Read the most recent WGRF Research review. As producer we should be proud of these investments we’ve made in our industry.

Research Programming

Building on WGRF’s experience in leading agronomic research capacity, WGRF is focusing on leading and funding research on whole farm integrated multi-crop issues.

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January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Research Review Magazine

As you read through these pages, take note that many, if not all, of these projects and initiatives are made possible, in part, because of producer funding As producers,

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Commits $1.4 Million to 9 New Research Projects

Through a continuing co-funding partnership with the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and other producer commodity groups, Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Agreements Now Online

The Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Team has launched an online system to improve the Stewardship Agreement process for growers and retailers that will help to

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Launches ‘Field Heroes’ Awareness Campaign

Not all heroes wear capes That’s the message behind a new communications campaign to increase awareness of some unsung heroes – beneficial insects Recently launched

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF In the News 2017

Improving flax one allele at a time Improving flax one allele at a time - Country Guide, December 2017 Finding the true post-harvest comparison of straight cut

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Invests $800,000 for U of A Wheat Breeding

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) announced that they