GOVERNMENTS INVEST $11 MILLION TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURE CROP RESEARCH

Premier Scott Moe, "Today, Minister of Agriculture David Marit and Minister Marie Claude Bibeau announced $11 million in funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This funding will advance 47 crop-related research projects in Saskatchewan, supporting producers and agribusinesses in our province’s role as a world leader in agriculture research."

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced $11 million in funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership for 47 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).

The ADF program is supported through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $388 million investment in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture by the federal and provincial governments.

“Producers reap huge rewards from the new knowledge and discoveries developed by research – they become more profitable and more productive,” said Bibeau. “By investing in applied research relevant to Saskatchewan producers’ needs, we are increasing the competitiveness of our industry.”

“We’re strategically investing in crop-related research that will increase our industry capacity, driving toward our goal of increasing crop production to 45 million metric tonnes,” Marit said. “The research we’re investing in includes projects that explore how to manage clubroot, mitigate herbicide resistance and add value to our commodities. These projects will support producers and agribusinesses and help secure our place as a world leader in agriculture research.”

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