Governments invest $11 million to support agriculture crop research
"Producers reap huge rewards from the new knowledge and discoveries developed by research – they become more profitable and more productive. By investing in applied research relevant to Saskatchewan producers' needs, we are increasing the competitiveness of our industry."
- The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
"We're strategically investing in crop-related research that will increase our industry capacity, driving towards our goal of increasing crop production to 45 million metric tonnes. The research we're investing in includes projects that explore how to manage clubroot, mitigate herbicide resistance and add value to our commodities. These projects will support producers and agribusinesses and help secure our place as a world leader in agriculture research."
- David Marit, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister
"We continue to see tremendous value in a collaborative approach to funding research. WGRF partners with producer commodity organizations and government funding agencies to maximize the investment farmers are making in crop research. WGRF is excited about the potential impact these projects can have for western Canadian farmers."
- Terry Young, Chair of the Western Grains Research Foundation Board
Support for ADF projects is awarded on a competitive basis to researchers looking to examine areas of importance to Saskatchewan producers. For example, a project co-funded with Western Grains Research Foundation and SaskWheat looks at new visual analytics tools for improved crop breeding tools.
The ADF program is supported through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $388 million investment in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture by the federal and provincial governments.
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