Seed Production in Ontario Valued at $1 Billion


A recent report commissioned by the Ontario Seed Growers’ Association (OSGA) from the George Morris Centre estimated that the total economic impact of the certified seed industry in Ontario is close to $1 billion, with this economy-wide activity resulting in […]

Federal Funding to Improve Camelina Traits


Federal funding has been budgeted for work to improve camelina’s traits as a contender for Canadian oilseed acres.  Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz pledged $3.7 million in AgriInnovation funding for Soy 20/20 to develop market-ready varieties of camelina sativa for production […]

New President at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency


George Da Pont, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) President, was part of the recent deputy Minister shuffle. He went from CFIA to Health Canada as deputy Minister.  His replacement at CFIA is Bruce Archibald.  Seed growers might recall the name as […]

Use the Online Pedigreed Seed Locator to Find Canadian Pedigreed Seed


This years pedigreed seed crops are now showing in CSGA’s online Pedigreed Seed Locator…

Federal Funding for Pulses


Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced up to $15 million in funding for Pulse Canada to lead a “research cluster” to enhance the sector’s competitiveness and increase the demand for Canadian pulses.  The research cluster’s projects will include: improved varieties […]