Field Conditions Across the Country

July 27, 2021

CSGA and the provincial branches have discussed the crop conditions faced by many of our members across the country. We appreciate that this is a difficult time for many members.

Several branches have raised concerns about seed stock availability for 2022. CSGA is monitoring the situation and encourages members to apply for inspection on as many acres of seed as possible where feasible.

To remove potential barriers, CSGA is suspending all late penalty fees, and cancellation fees on Section 2 crop kinds applied for after July 12, 2021. Having seed crops inspected this year will provide greater flexibility in 2022 and beyond.

Certain crop kinds, like flax and pulses, require time-sensitive inspections (e.g., at flower) to determine varietal purity. Depending on the maturity of your crop, the applicable inspection window may have passed. Before applying for these crop kinds, please consult your inspection service.

Resources for Western Producers

We thank the various provincial branches for supplying these resources.

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