From Grainews: "It’s a Good Time to be Breeding Oats"
Despite a few stumbling blocks, the Canadian oat industry continues to advance and offer good opportunities for oat growers.
“The loss of funding is a large percentage of the total amount of oat breeding dollars that were contributed each year,” says Shawna Mathieson, executive director of the Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA). “Due to this, all the oat breeding programs are attempting to continue the good work they have been doing with significantly less dollars. Western Canadian oat breeders still receive breeding program support from every other major oat miller, oat growers through the provincial check-offs, and many other industry players to attempt to alleviate the shortfall this reduced funding has created.”