COVID-19 Information for Seed Growers


Together with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Authorized Seed Crop Inspection Service (ASCIS) Association, CSGA has been monitoring and evaluating the potential impact of COVID-19 on seed crop certification in 2020. To ensure that there are resources […]

Invitation to Participate in a Seed Regulatory Modernization Survey


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing to modernize the Seeds Regulations with industry participation, as part of its 2019–2021 Forward Regulatory Plan. To ensure that your views are represented in these consultations, we will be seeking your input and […]

Changes to CSGA Bylaws


With member support on a motion presented at a Special General Meeting of members in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, on February 18th, 2020, CSGA By-Laws have been updated to allow the Board of Directors, at their discretion, to provide members the opportunity to […]

Temporary Fees for 2020


This year, temporary fees were approved for 2020 to support strategic priorities. The fee increases introduce a differentiation among crop kinds determined by the cost of providing the service and value or potential revenue earnings. Fees relating to variety certification […]

Circular 6 Modernization Project Completion


Circular 6 has been reformatted and redesigned to be simpler, easier to understand and more user-friendly. Specific changes to the standards and requirements that are new for 2020 are described in the Notice of Changes to Circular 6 Effective in 2020. […]