The federal government has pledged $100,000 to the Grain Growers of Canada.
Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen made the announcement on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in Calgary on Monday. The funding comes under the Growing Forward 2 AgriMarketing Program, and is expected to help develop export markets for Canadian wheat.
“This investment will allow the industry to strengthen wheat exports and develop new and emerging markets for our wheat,” said Gary Stanford, vice-president of the Grain Growers of Canada and a director with the Alberta Wheat Commission.
“New marketing changes mean that farmers have an opportunity to sell many classes of wheat to the world and there are a number of new marketing opportunities on the horizon for Canadian wheat.”