Earlier this month Alberta wheat and barley farmers voted in favour of amalgamation.

Alberta Wheat Commission Chair Greg Sears says he would have liked to see higher voter participation, but is happy with the results.

He says now they have to work with the Alberta Government's Marketing Council to establish new regulations and legislative mechanisms for the new commission to exist. 

"It does actually require us building a new commission, with new bylaws, and basically starting from square one with the new commission."

Sears is hoping to see the new commission up and running for the start of the new crop year on August 1, 2023.

"That is our goal and has been our goal all along. We have had good support from marketing council, and this has been done before. So hopefully everything comes together."

The preliminary results showed 89 per cent of barley farmers and 88 per cent of wheat farmers were in support of forming one commission.