What Farmers Need to Know Now

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. 

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).