For Immediate Release
Investment in Agriculture Research & Development Centre
The recent announcement of federal funding at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research and Development Centre in Swift Current is a positive investment in the future of agriculture. $35.3 million will be used to build new laboratories and upgrade existing infrastructure. The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) believes that this investment will help ensure that Canada remains globally competitive.
“This investment will support the development of new crop breeds that will benefit producers, consumers and trade partners” said SARM President Ray Orb. The Research and Development Centre in Swift Current plays an integral role in developing better varieties crops and forages, and more specifically wheat. Developing higher quality, more weather and disease resistant crops is important in maintaining Canada’s position as a top global producer and exporter of agricultural products.
“Agriculture is a significant contributor to both Saskatchewan and Canada’s economy. These types of investments will help ensure the sustainability of the agriculture industry” said President Orb.
For more information, contact:
“SARM, the Voice of Rural Saskatchewan”