Saskatchewan Ag Research Budget Benefits Producers

“Producers will benefit from the Saskatchewan Government’s increased commitment to research,” says Garth Patterson, WGRF Executive Director. “The Agriculture Development Fund’s (ADF) budget of $27.7 million is an increase of 36% over last year,” says Patterson. “I would like to thank the Government of Saskatchewan for their commitment and Minister Stewart for his ongoing support of agriculture research and innovation in the province.”

WGRF is committed to continued collaboration on agricultural research funding at both the federal and provincial levels to leverage public, private producer and private industry investments into crop research to increase the industry’s competitiveness.

In January 2013 WGRF announced $3.5 million of new funding towards 25 crop-related research projects out of the Endowment Fund through a co-funding partnership with the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and other producer commodity groups. WGRF has set a target of $15 million of new project funding over the next four years.

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For further information, contact:

Garth Patterson, M.Sc., P Ag
Executive Director
Western Grains Research Foundation
306-975-2081
GarthPatterson@westerngrains.com

 

Mike Espeseth
Communications Manager
Western Grains Research Foundation
306-380-2553
MikeEspeseth@westerngrains.com