Bringing new and improved varieties to market takes a significant investment in time and money. With the help of the Western Wheat & Barley Check-off, WGRF invests an average of more than $9 million annually in wheat and barley breeding research. The result is over 200 new wheat and barley varieties since 1995 that feature improved disease and pest resistance, and superior agronomic performance.
On average, every check-off dollar invested in varietal research returns $20.40 in value to the producer for wheat, and $7.56 for barley.
 University of Saskatchewan study, commissioned by Western Grains Research Foundation