Check-off Program Now Available to Canadian Grain Farmers

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Canadian Government Delivers Voluntary Check-Off Program

By Graham Dyer, Farms.com

Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced July 27, 2012 that the producer check-off is now in place for Western Canadian grain farmers. The check-off helps to fund research, market development and provides assistance to grain producers. The check-off is one step in the transition process towards marketing freedom for western grain farmers. The transition comes after the announcement to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board.

The Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act allows check-off monies to be used towards the following areas:

Research activities into new and improved grain varieties;
The promotion of the marketing and use of grain grown in Canada; and
Technical assistance relating to the use of grain grown in Canada.

Read more at http://www.farms.com/news/check-off-program-now-available-to-canadian-grain-farmers-54146.aspx
 
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