What is the Western Canadian Deduction?
The Western Canadian Deduction, also known as the Wheat and Barley Research, Market Development and Technical Assistance Regulations, replaces the previous check-off that was collected by the Canadian Wheat Board. The ways in which the check-off is administered and appears on your Cash Purchase Ticket (CPT) are new.
Farmers have previously supported the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) through the CWB check-off, and cash transfers from the CWB. The Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, which came into effect August 1, 2012, ended the CWB’s monopoly on wheat and barley sales. For further information, visit the Western Canadian Deduction website.
Who administers the check-off?
Alberta Barley, a producer-run organization with more than 20 years of experience in collecting and remitting deductions, was selected to provide a cost-effective solution to administer the check-off.
For more information on how Alberta Barley administers the Deduction, click here.
How the check-off works
We also have details on how the Deduction affects Alberta barley farmers.
For more information on the Western Canadian Deduction, contact Syeda Khurram.