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Joint News Release: Four Seed Organizations Vote to Proceed with Seeds Canada Amalgamation

Seeds Canada will be the leading voice for Canada’s seed sector Four seed sector organizations have all voted in favour of amalgamation to become one new, national organization. Seeds Canada will become a reality on February 1, 2021. The four amalgamating organizations are the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA); the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Read More...

CSTA Thanks the Government of Canada for Expanding Labour Access to Include Seed Corn

Seed corn companies in Southern Ontario will now be able to access crucial labour through the TFW program and SAWP The Canadian Seed Trade Association is pleased that the federal government has added seed corn to the National Commodities List, giving seed corn companies access to labour that is urgently needed. Southern Ontario is home Read More...

Seeds Canada to Move Forward with Four Partners

Four seed sector organizations will proceed with amalgamation to become one new, national organization. Pending board and membership approval, Seeds Canada will become a new entity in February 2021. Over the past five years, five seed sector partners have worked closely together towards the goal of amalgamation. The five organizations are the Canadian Plant Technology Read More...

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 Read More...

Joint Seed Industry Statement: Seed Safety

With recent reports of individuals receiving unsolicited packages of seed in Canada and the United States, Canada’s seed industry wants to reassure Canadians of our food safety measures and that you can trust the seed you purchase from Canadian companies. The government has an excellent inspection system in place to protect the supply chain; audits, Read More...