Forty-six crop-related projects in Saskatchewan receive funding for 2014
Ottawa, Ont. – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Saskatchewan Agriculture has announced nearly $7 million in funding for 46 research projects relating to crops.
“This year’s record-breaking Saskatchewan harvest demonstrates the benefits of investments in research and innovation,” said Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart in making the announcement. “Our record commitment to research is paying off, and the projects receiving funding today will help to ensure Saskatchewan continues to be a leader in agricultural production.”
The projects that will receive funding this year are:
The investment comes through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development fund, and will help the industry achieve goals such as increasing crop production and agri-food exports. It will also help establish the province as an international leader in biosciences. An additional $3.3 million will come from industry partners, including the Western Grains Research Foundation, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission.