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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 $183 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

July 23, 2019

WGRF Commits $1.6 Million to New Genomic Projects

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is pleased to announce $1,675,000 of new funding for two new genomic research projects announced earlier today through Genome

April 3, 2019

WGRF Annual and Special Members Meeting Highlights

WGRF Annual Members Meeting Highlights for DistributionDownload WGRF’s Annual and Special Members Meeting was held in Winnipeg on April 1, 2019 Members were

February 11, 2019

WGRF In the News 2019

Deep down and personal with durum wheat’s genome September, 2019 Wild wheat research gets funding August, 2019 Weed control from the back of the

January 30, 2019

WGRF Commits $3 million to Agriculture Research Chair at University of Alberta

WGRF is pleased to announce a commitment of $3 million for a Research Chair in Cropping Systems at the University of Alberta to study interactions between plants, soils,

January 16, 2019

WGRF Commits $2.4 Million to 13 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 15, 2019

WGRF Commits $4.2 million to Cluster Research

              The Canadian National Wheat, Barley, and Diverse Field Crop AgriScience Clusters were announced