SWCDC & Sask Wheat seek producer feedback on potential amalgamation-consultation document now available

Saskatoon (November 18, 2022) – The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission (SWCDC) are seeking feedback from registered wheat and winter cereals producers on the potential amalgamation of the two commissions.

A consultation document providing the background, rationale, and process for the potential amalgamation of Sask Wheat and SWCDC has been released by the two commissions for online comment by registered producers of those organizations until December 11, 2022 – CLICK HERE for the consultation document. This follows resolutions passed at the January 2022 Annual General Meetings (AGMs) of the two organizations to explore options for amalgamation and an initial online survey consultation that took place from January 17 to March 24, 2022. An overwhelming majority of survey respondents were in favour of exploring options for amalgamation – CLICK HERE for the results of the survey.

The new detailed consultation document proposes that Sask Wheat assume the mandate of SWCDC for winter cereals (winter wheat, fall rye, and winter triticale), including research, advocacy, market development, grower relations, and communications activities for these crops. The directors of Sask Wheat and SWCDC believe the document provides a clear and transparent path forward to successful amalgamation.

If the current consultation indicates favourable support from respondents, it will form the basis for resolutions to be presented and voted on at the January 2023 AGMs of Sask Wheat and SWCDC. If those resolutions receive majority endorsement, the required amalgamation process will proceed with a target date of August 1, 2023, for full amalgamation under the name Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission.

The amalgamation proposal provides the basis for the current consultation which is especially directed toward producers registered with SWCDC and Sask Wheat. Your voice, as a levy-paying producer, is important, and we want to hear from you through this consultation.

CLICK HERE for the online survey. The link for the survey will be available on the Sask Wheat and SWCDC websites, will be sent in newsletters, and will be shared on Sask Wheat’s Twitter feed.

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For more information, please contact:

Carol Ann Patterson
Executive Director
Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission
Dallas Carpenter
Communications Manager
Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission