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Seed Variety Use Agreement offers producers greater choice and value

Seed Variety Use Agreement offers producers greater choice and value: Proposed value creation model will increase public and private plant breeding November 15, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The Seed Synergy partners have endorsed a made-in-Canada solution that will drive plant breeding investment and benefit everyone in the agricultural value chain, starting with cereal, pulse Read More...

CSTA Praises International Statement in Support of Plant Breeding Innovation

Ottawa, Ontario: November 5, 2018 – On October 30, 2018, Canada joined like-minded countries in signing the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology. The Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) applauds the effort and supports continued global coordination on biotechnology. The WTO’s statement refers to the the benefits that biotechnology, including Read More...

Seed Synergy Partners Pleased With Launch of PBR Regulatory Consultation

Ottawa, Ontario: October 4, 2018 – The Seed Synergy partners applaud the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, for confirming the launch of a consultation on potential amendments to Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) regulations. This consultation includes value creation in cereals which explores increasing the investment in research and innovation that is necessary to position Read More...

CSTA Welcomes New President and Board Members

Montreal, Quebec: July 11, 2018 – At the 95th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) in Montreal, Quebec, CSTA was pleased to welcome not only its new president, but also new board members. Todd Hyra, of SeCan, will be the 67th President of CSTA. Hyra is known by many as a very dedicated member of Read More...

Seed Synergy Partners Launch New Website and Release Green Paper

Ottawa, Ontario: January 10, 2018 – The Seed Synergy Collaboration Project has launched a new website,, and released a comprehensive Green Paper proposing a vision for the next generation seed system and inviting comments on it. Over the past year, leaders from the six major seed sector industry organizations have been working together on the Seed Read More...