Canada’s crop sector got a major boost this week.

The federal government will contribute up to 39.3 million dollars over five years, with another $28.4 million coming from industry for a total investment of $67.7 million dollars.

The four new crop research clusters include wheat, barley, soybean, and a diverse field crop cluster. The Diverse Field Crop Cluster includes flax, camelina, canaryseed, sunflower, hemp, quinoa, and mustard.

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was in Saskatoon to announce key funding for four new crop science clusters.

"It's vitally important for the industry, as has been stated to make sure we produce more, develop seeds that can produce more, use less fertilizer and produce better crops. So, that's what we're going to do.  We're going to export $75 Billion dollars worth of Agriculture and Agri-food products, it takes research and investment to do that."

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