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Western Grains Research Foundation

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is a farmer-funded and farmer-directed non-profit organization investing in agricultural research that benefits western Canadian farmers. WGRF is the largest producer funder of field crop research in Canada. Since 1981, WGRF has funded over $196 M of research in field crops of interest to western Canadian farmers.

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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.

Latest News

April 3, 2020

WGRF Response to Agriculture Research Disruptions Due to COVID-19

The Western Grains Research Foundation is continuing to operate and fund crop research during the COVID-19 crisis WGRF will cooperate with research organizations and

March 2, 2020

WGRF In the News 2020

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March 2, 2020

New USask research chair to provide integrated approach to agronomy research

To help expand agronomy research in Western Canada, crop scientist Maryse Bourgault has been recruited from the US as the first Western Grains Research Foundation

January 14, 2020

WGRF Commits $2.1 Million to 16 New Research Projects

Through a continuing co-funding partnership with the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, and other producer commodity groups,

January 6, 2020

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,