Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association

Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association

Strategic Plan

Research Goals

Vision Statement – That wheat and barley are profitable and internationally competitive crop choices for Manitoba farmers.

Mission Statement – To grow the potential of wheat and barley as profitable and sustainable production choices for Manitoba growers through leadership and strategic investments in research, market development and communications.

Core functions: Research & Market Development

Support functions: Communication, advocacy, advisory, education, administration and governance.

Research Goals

Manitoba Wheat and Barely Growers Association have begun to build research relationships and commit to funding, managing and monitoring research projects that will advance the interests and potential profitability of Manitoba growers.

Industry Leadership

The Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association focuses on research and market development, as outlined in our most recent Strategic Plan. However, the MWBGA is often asked to comment on specific agricultural issues as a spokesperson for the spring wheat and barley growers of Manitoba.

The MWBGA largely confines our activity to those issues that either directly or indirectly impact the spring wheat and barley industries. The MWBGA provides input to agricultural issues through involvement of two organizations.

  • A Commodity (Producer) Organization Member of the Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP).
  • A member of the Interprovincial Committee on Policy. The committee is comprised of directors from each of the three wheat commissions in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The mandate of the committee is to collaborate on policy issues that are of mutual interest to the three wheat commodity groups and where obvious synergies exists and benefits can be derived from collaboratively addressing such issues.

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The Manitoba Kernel

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The Manitoba Kernel is sent out bi-annually in the spring and fall with the Manitoba Cooperator. The next edition will be mailed out fall 2019.

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Provincial Regulation

As of December 16, 2013, the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association has been designated under The Agricultural Producers’ Organization Funding Act as the representative organization for all producers of spring wheat and barley in Manitoba.

For a copy of the regulations click below.

Effective August 1, 2017, the MWBGA deduction is $1.00 per tonne for spring wheat, and $1.06 per tonne for barley.

For information on how to refund MWBGA check-off dollars, please email

All buyers of Manitoba spring wheat and barley should register with Ann Smith at Levy Central.