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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...

Better Seed, Better Life Celebrates the Vital Role of Seed, Says CSTA

Calgary, Alberta – The Canadian Seed Trade Association is pleased to announce the launch of its Better Seed, Better Life program at its Semi-Annual Meeting in Calgary, Alberta. CSTA’s more than 130 members work in over 50 different crop kinds and are proud to be vital contributors to Canada’s economy and to the health and well-being Read More...

2017 GrowCanada Conference to Feature CSTA Future Influencers

Calgary, Alberta – The Canadian Seed Trade Association is pleased to announce that Jake Ayre, a University of Manitoba Agribusiness student from Minto, Manitoba and Lauren Benoit, a Master’s of Science student from Kirkton, Ontario, are this year’s winners for CSTA’s Future Influencer competition. Both Jake and Lauren will be actively participating in the 2017 GrowCanada Read More...