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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 manages an Endowment Fund and the wheat and barley variety development check-off funds, investing 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

In 2015, WGRF announced a five-million-dollar investment into three applied genomics research projects in lentil, wheat and soybeans.

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 In the News 2017

PGRs on malting barley - Top Crop Manager, April 2017 Maria DeRosa’s DNA Research - Carleton University, April 2017 Advancing Crop Research - Alberta

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

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

Western Canadian Barley Producers Invest $2.4 Million in Barley Breeding

Alberta Barley, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) and the Western Grains Research

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

Call for Letter of Intent – Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster

Funding organizations from across Canada are participating in the development of a national Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster for submission to the next federal

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

Celebrating 35 years of advancing agriculture research

This magazine celebrates the many current and past accomplishments of the organization As you read through these pages, take note that many, if not all, of these

January 25, 2017 11:15 PM

WGRF Commits $500,000 to 10 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