Check-Off & Regulations Information

Alberta Grains is a farmer-funded organization with a fiscal model based on a mandatory refundable check-off from producers when they sell their wheat or barley. This includes durum, spring and winter wheat as well as feed, malt, food and other purpose barley.

  • Check-off dollars for wheat are collected and remitted at the rate of $1.09 per metric tonne for any wheat grown and sold in the province of Alberta.
  • Check-off dollars for barley are collected and remitted at the rate of $1.20 per metric tonne for any barley grown and sold in the province of Alberta.

All wheat and barley check-offs are deducted from payment to the farmer and remitted to Alberta Grains to invest in its program areas including research, market development, policy and government relations, extension and communications.

Check-off Management

The commission’s financial department’s core function is to enforce sound financial planning while developing and executing processes to ensure our fiscal success. Alberta Grains excels in check-off due diligence, transparency, meeting accounting and compliance standards and adhering to risk management protocols.

Governance and Finance Committee

Our governance and finance committee – comprised of management staff, directors and delegates – develops financial goals to ensure success through measurable strategies and objectives. The top priority of the governance and finance committee is financial planning, budgeting, governance planning, advocacy and risk management to ensure check-off funds are spent responsibly on behalf of Alberta farmers.

The committee holds numerous meetings during the year to discuss future investments and help steer the commission’s strategic business plan.

Regulations Under Marketing Council

Agriculture commissions operating in Alberta are governed by the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act and Regulations. These regulations define the governance model specific to each commission and include items such as membership, regional representation, the board of directors, nomination and election processes, meetings, mandate, check-offs, etc.

Click on the links below to review the Alberta Grains regulations:

Marketing of Agricultural Products Act and Regulations

Alberta Grains Commission Regulation

Alberta Grains Bylaws

Alberta Grains Plan Regulations

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