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CCC Media Release: Research Investment

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Historic investment in canola research

September 5, 2013

The federal government announcement of new investment in canola disease research in collaboration with SaskCanola brings total government/industry investment in canola research to more than $25 million over the next five years.

“This unprecedented investment in innovation demonstrates huge confidence in the canola industry,” says Canola Council of Canada (CCC) president Patti Miller. “Our industry, including the grower groups, the scientific community and government has worked closely together to ensure that the investment will have maximum impact.”

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz yesterday announced an investment of up to $4.2 million in funding, in partnership with a $1.4 million check-off investment by Alberta and Saskatchewan canola producers.

He earlier announced a $15 investment in canola research coordinated by the CCC, which combines with more than $5 million in industry investment.

The CCC projects are focused around clear, strategic themes:

—Canola Oil Nutrition
—Canola Meal Nutrition
—Canola Health & Integrated Pest Management
—Canola Yield & Quality Optimization 
—Integrated Crop Management & Sustainability of Canola Production
—Canola Supply Surveillance and Forecasting
—Science Cluster Technology Transfer

For comment, media may contact:
Patti Miller, President
Canola Council of Canada
Direct: 204.982.2109
millerp@canolacouncil.org


Created September 5, 2013 | Category: Government

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