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Wheat And Barley Growers Shift Focus To Research

The Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) says 2017 marked a shift from building the organization to conducting research.
The group held its Annual General Meeting earlier this month at CropConnect.
Chair Fred Greig looked back on the past growing season.
"I think overall yields were better than expected but there were still pockets where they were just average at best, just depending on the weather patterns. We're anticipating stable funding moving forward on our check-off."
Greig expects to see a downturn in barley acres in 2018, due to economics, something which he hopes to see turn around.
He notes the group has a projected balanced budget moving forward. This with the end of the Western Canadian Deduction and the shift in responsibility to MWBGA.
Source : Steinbachonline