Seed Scoop

Seed Scoop is the e-newsletter of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association.  This member e-newsletter provides important updates on seed crop regulations and CSGA programs and activities.

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In this issue:
  • Seed Businesses Encouraged to Complete CFIA’s Cost Recovery Initiative Impact Assessment Questionnaire
  • What's Your Idea? SeedTALK is an Engagement Platform Designed for YOU!
  • CSGA Advocates on Behalf of Seed Growers at CFA’s Annual Meeting in Ottawa
  • Are You an Accredited Plot Producer?
In this issue:
  • March 15 Registration Deadline for Saskatoon SeedTALK Seminar
  • March 10 Deadline for Participation in the Seed Synergy Collaboration Survey
  • In Memory of René Daoust
In this issue:
  • Have you participated in SeedTALK?
  • Seed Synergy Collaboration Survey
  • Invitation to SeedTALK Seminar in Saskatoon, March 22-23, 2017
  • New Video Resource – How is Certified Seed Produced?
  • Notice of Fee Increase for 2017
  • Changes to Maximum Impurity Standards for Wheat Crops in Effect in 2017
  • New Application Deadline Dates for 2017
  • CSGA is on Twitter!
In this issue:
  • 2016 Census of Agriculture benefits farmers
  • New Online Training Program for Retailers
  • Improved Members Area Released
  • Applications
  • Hybrid Rye Production
  • SeCan 40th Anniversary Event
  • You’re Invited to CSGA's Annual General Meeting!
In this issue:
  • Feedback Requested to Proposed Amendments to the Weed Seed Order
  • Do you have a Succession Plan?
  • CSGA's Executive Committee meets the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
  • Health Canada Consultation
  • Busy Year for PBR Education and Enforcement
  • Agvocates Unite!
  • Changes in Crop Certification Requirements (Circular 6)
  • In case you missed it
In this issue:
  • Seed Synergy Update
  • Canadian Seed Growers’ Association Announces Hiring of Mike Scheffel
In this issue:
  • Continuing on…with Renewed Resolve and Purpose
  • CSAAC Annual $500 Post-Secondary Student Grant
  • Changes in Crop Certification Requirements (Circular 6) for 2015
  • Growing Certified Seed: Quality Comes First at Riddell Seed
  • Managing Risk and Creating Opportunity with Certified Seed
  • Happy Holidays
In this issue:
  • CSGA Recognized Once More for the Innovative Transformation of its Seed Crop Certification Business Processes
  • Submission Deadline Extended to November 5th. The CFIA is Inviting You to Participate in a Survey on the Seed Crop Inspection Program.
In this issue:
  • Make Sure Your Crops are Included in Provincial Seed Guides and the National Seed Locator
  • New Seed Sample Bags & Procedures for 2015
  • When does a Seed Grower need to be Registered as a Bulk Storage Facility?
In this issue:
  • Annual General Meeting 2015 Recap
  • CSGA's 2015 Board of Directors
  • Glyn Chancey Chosen as New Executive Director of CSGA
  • Recognizing Seed Industry's Best
  • The Association of Official Seed Certification Agencies (AOSCA) Awards Two Canadians Honorary Membership Awards
  • Next Year's Annual Meeting is in Manitoba!
  • Thank You to our 2015 Annual Meeting Sponsors
In this issue:
  • Deadline Dates
  • New in 2015 – Maps Required for all Fields
  • Better Baking with Certified Seed
  • Join us in Montreal
In this issue:
  • Alternative Service Delivery – What’s New in 2015?
  • Application Packages, Fees and Deadline Dates
  • When and How to Submit Seed Tags
  • Field Definition
  • Forage Survey Results
  • Save the Date! Annual General Meeting Notice
  • Passages
In this issue:
  • Wishing a long and happy retirement to a good friend, colleague and mentor
  • Changes in Crop Certification Requirements (Circular 6) for 2015
  • Holiday Office Hours
In this issue:
  • President's Message
  • Past President's Message
  • Variety Registration Update
  • Deadline Extended - Invitation from the CFIA to Provide Feedback on Alternative Service Delivery
  • Midge Tolerant Wheat Varieties - Additional Certification Requirement
  • Reconstituted Flax Varieties - Additional Certification Requirement
  • Seed Samples and Form 50's
In this issue:
  • Major Changes to the Application for Seed Crop Certification
  • Penalty and Payment Changes in 2014
  • Changes to Circular 6
  • Leonard Haney Remembered
  • Certified Seed Video Resources
In this issue:
  • Alternative Service Delivery Update
  • Winnipeg and Chatham Dates Announced for CSGA's 2-Day Seed School
  • Changes in Crop Certification Requirements (Circular 6) for 2014
  • Staffing and Job Opening Announcement
In this issue:
  • Notice of the Alternative Service Delivery Communication Plan
  • Will Your Crops Be Included in Provincial Seed Guides and the Online National Seed Locator?
  • Acreage Report
  • Passages
In this issue:
  • Notice of By-Law Changes
  • Tips to Complete Your Application
  • Ag More Than Ever
In this issue:
  • Approved Changes to Circular 6 2013 Now Posted to CSGA Website
  • Invitation to Submit Questions on Alternative Service Delivery
  • Probation Plots Reminder
  • Application Packages
  • Member Satisfaction Survey Notice
  • Invitation to Attend CSGA's Annual Meeting
In this issue:
  • Concentrating our Efforts on End-User Advocacy
  • Approved Changes to Circular 6 for 2013
In this issue:
  • Are you included in the Pedigreed Seed Locator Listings?
  • CSGA's Website is getting a New Look
In this issue:
  • CSGA 2011 Annual General Meeting
  • 2011 CSGA Award Recipients

Have YOU participated?

We are looking to members to provide feedback on our draft Strategic Plan. Once endorsed, the plan will shape CSGA policies and member services. Please take a few minutes to register and complete a short survey.

We are looking for YOUR opinion on Circular 6 Modernization, a Seed Grower Designate Program, Plant Breeders Rights, Inspections, CSGA services and many more. Join the conversation online today and hurry! This engagement ends Friday!

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Avez-VOUS participé?

Nous sommes à la recherche de membres pour nous donner leur rétroaction sur l’ébauche de notre Plan stratégique. Une fois entériné, le plan façonnera les politiques et les services aux membres de l’ACPS. Veuillez prendre quelques minutes pour vous inscrire et répondre à un court sondage.

Nous aimerions connaître VOTRE opinion sur la modernisation de la Circulaire 6, un programme de désignation de producteur de semences, la protection des obtentions végétales, les inspections, les services de l’ACPS et bien d’autres. Joignez-vous à la conversation aujourd’hui même. Faites vite! Cette consultation prend fin vendredi.