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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

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,

November 22, 2019

WGRF Member Update: For Distribution (November 2019)

WGRF Member Update for DistributionDownload WGRF Vision: Profitable and sustainable western Canadian grain farmers Mission: Producers directing investments into

November 10, 2019

WGRF In the News 2019

Accelerated cropping systems: Plant twice, harvest three crops September, 2019 Mapping the wheat genome will improve global food security September,

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