What Farmers Need to Know Now

FarmCash opens spring application to western Canadian producers to help their farms succeed amid rising interest rates

Starting February 1, 2023, agricultural producers across Western Canada can apply without needing to leave their farm for a FarmCash advance of up to $1 million and receive the first $250,000 interest-free to improve their long-term profitability. 

The Economic Impact of Cereal Grains on the Canadian Economy

On behalf of Cereals Canada, LMC International undertook a study to assess the impact of domestically grown common wheat, durum wheat, barley, and oats on the Canadian economy. 

Alberta Wheat Commission 10 Year Anniversary

This past summer, on August 1, 2022 marked ten years of marketing freedom for western Canadian farmers with the end of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). The Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act was tabled by the Harper Government on October 18, 2011, received Royal Assent on December 15, 2011, and the new era of grain marketing was effective on August 1, 2012 with the formation of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC).

Amalgamation Town Hall Video

On March 15, the two commissions - Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) hosted a virtual Town Hall session to garner feedback about the proposed plan regulation of the one formal entity. 

Annual Report

Our mission is to increase the long-term economic sustainability of Alberta wheat farmers through innovative research, market development, policy advocacy, farm business management, agronomy and extension.

Barley producers can claim 11 per cent SR&ED credit on their 2022 taxes

Barley producers who pay check-off through Alberta Barley and do not request a refund are eligible for an 11 per cent tax credit through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund (SR&ED) program for their investment in barley research and development (R&D) projects.