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Harper Government Boosts Winter Wheat Research

Harper Government Boosts Winter Wheat Research

09 January 2014

CANADA - Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux announced an investment of up to C$422,000 to the Ontario Cereal Industry Research Council (OCIRC) to research winter wheat gluten quality.

This research will benefit the Ontario wheat industry by identifying traits that will help build new markets for winter wheat through enhanced milling and more product uses.

The goal of this research is to help farmers benefit from the development of new, locally adaptable winter wheat varieties that can meet the changing preferences of buyers.

The investment is made through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriInnovation Program, a five-year, up to C$698 million initiative under Growing Forward 2.

The Program’s industry-led research and development stream supports pre-commercialisation research, development and knowledge transfer leading to innovative agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based practices, processes, and products.

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