What Farmers Need to Know Now

The Grain Exchange Spring 2023

Welcome to The Grain Exchange - Quarterly! The print publication you've come to know — formatted for online readers.

Learn more about the people behind the scenes and the initiatives that are driving positive change, and better understand the important impact the commissions have on the grain industry at large.

Flip the Switch- Supporting Extended Interswitching

Budget 2023 proposes to amend the Canada Transportation Act to increase the extended interswitching limit in the prairie provinces on a pilot basis. This policy is a step in the right direction for Canadian shippers and Canada’s economy.

New episode of The Growing Point Podcast

We chat with Dr. Charles Geddes of Agriculture and Agri-Food (Lethbridge). Geddes shares the results of the recent kochia resistance survey in Alberta, why kochia is such a challenge, and management tactics to mitigate resistance, among other things.

Alberta Barley Research Scholarship Applications now Open

Alberta Barley administers $6,000 worth of scholarships annually. In support of the next generation of barley agronomists and scientists, Alberta Barley is excited to offer scholarships to students actively engaged in barley research. 

Wheat producers can claim 74 per cent SR&ED credit on their 2022 taxes

Wheat producers who pay check-off through the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and do not request a refund are eligible for a 74 per cent tax credit through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund (SR&ED) program for their investment in wheat research and development (R&D) projects.

Seeding Rate Calculator

Establishing a crop with high yield potential and quality requires sowing seed at ideal rates. Use the calculator below to determine appropriate seeding rates based on various agronomic and seed quality factors.