Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. is the provincially designated representative organization for producers of Winter Wheat in the province of Manitoba.
As the designated representative organization Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. is authorized to collect a levy on all winter wheat marketed in the province with the exception of winter wheat sold as seed. The applicable levy is $0.50 per tonne of winter wheat marketed. The levy will be collected by the purchaser at time of “first sale”.
All buyers of winter wheat for purposes other than seed are required to register with Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc., collect and remit the Winter Cereals Levy on all purchases of Winter Wheat. Producers and buyers may not exempt themselves from the levy collection process. Producers may request a refund of levy paid by contacting the Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. office by email or telephone and request the applicable forms.
Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. is managed by a board of volunteer producers elected by members and confirmed at the Annual General Meeting. All producers who pay the levy and do not request a refund become members of Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. and are eligible to vote and hold office in the organization.
All registered members receive the Winter Cereals Grower newsletter, the official newsletter of Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. The newsletter will advise members of upcoming meetings, openings on the Board of Directors and provide current information of matters of interest to members.
Levy collection commenced on August 1, 2008.
Funds collected from the levy are used by Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. to fund research into new varieties, agronomic practices and education. Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. works closely with Winter Cereals Canada Inc., the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission and the Alberta Wheat Producers Commission in order to combine our resources and increase our impact on winter wheat agronomy.