Seed Sector Organizations Announce Vote Results

August 27, 2020
Seed Sector Organizations Announce Vote Results

Over the last six weeks, members of five Canadian seed organizations have voted on an amalgamation proposal to become one new national seed organization, Seeds Canada. One organization, the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, did not vote in favour. This result is disappointing, and the boards of each participating organization will now consider how to move forward.

The five organizations are the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA); the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC); the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA); the Canadian Seed Institute (CSI); and the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA). Over the past five years, these groups have worked together on a vision to create the next generation seed system in Canada.

Without a unanimous decision, the boards of each organization will reconvene to determine the next steps. An update on this matter is anticipated by the middle of September.

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To view the release in French, please click here.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Liz Lumsden, Manager, Communications, CSTA

Cell: 613-292-4326

llumsden@seedinnovation.ca

Caroline Lafontaine, Managing Director, Communications and Client Services, CSGA

613-236-0497 x 225

clafontaine@seedgrowers.ca

Seed Industry Partners:

Canadian Plant Technology Agency

Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada

Canadian Seed Growers’ Association

Canadian Seed Institute

Canadian Seed Trade Association