Seed Scoop Newsletter

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:
  • Did You Cast Your Vote?
  • The CSGA Board of Directors Invites You to Attend the August 27 Special General Meeting
  • Food For Thought!
  • Carry Over Seed and Seed Locator
  • Important Information Regarding Form 300 and Form 45 Seed Samples
  • Changes to Plot Seed Sample Requirements
  • Field Maps and GPS Coordinates
  • In Case You Missed It! Letter to Members from CSGA President
In this issue:
  • CSGA Long-Standing Board Advisor Inducted to the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame
  • CSGA’s 116th Annual General Meeting
  • Honouring Our Best
  • Learn More About Seeds Canada and Ask Questions
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors!
In this issue:
  • Mark Your Calendars for July 7!
  • Reminder of Opportunity to Submit Resolutions
  • CSGA’s 2019 Annual Report is Now Available!
  • In Case You Missed It! Amalgamation Ratification Package and Town Hall Registration
  • Seed Synergy Partner Webinars
In this issue:
  • Notice of the CSGA Annual General Meeting
  • Have Your Say! Reminder of CSGA’s Seed Regulatory Modernization Survey
  • Are You Minimizing Your Inspection Needs? CSGA’s Definition of a Field
  • Bee Kind
  • COVID-19 and the CSGA
In this issue:
  • Changes to CSGA Bylaws
  • Temporary Fees for the 2020-2021 Crop Season
  • Circular 6: New and Improved Version for 2020
  • The 2020 Crop Season has begun!
  • In Case You Missed It: CSGA & CSTA Joint Annual
    Meeting Cancellation
  • In Case You Missed It: CSGA Business Continuity During COVID-19
  • Resource: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Webpages on COVID-19
In this issue:
  • Reminder of Invitation to Comment on Proposed Temporary Fee Increase for 2020-2021
  • Reminder of CSGA Special General Meeting
  • Circular 6 Modernization Continues Revised Standards in effect for the 2020 Crop Production Season
In this issue:
  • Year End Message from President
In this issue:
  • CSGA’s 115th Annual Meting
  • Notice of Special General Meeting
  • CSGA Modernizes Standard for Wild Oats
  • Invitation to Participate in a Survey on Precision Agriculture Conducted by the University of Guelph
  • Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference
In this issue:
  • Grain Discovery and CSGA Pilot Next Generation of Food Traceability
  • Late Spring Seeding: Grace Periods on Application Deadline Dates
In this issue:
  • CSGA, in collaboration with CSTA, invite you to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Whistler, B.C.!
  • Circular 6 Update
  • CSGA secures funding to develop National Occupational Standards and an online education platform
  • CSGA encourages seed growers to invest in plot production
  • Farewell to Gaye O’Bertos
In this issue:
  • White Paper: Decision Time - Next Generation Seed System
  • First Phase of Value Creation Consultations Complete
  • Seed Growers Lend a Hand to Support a National Soil Initiative
  • Announcement: CSGA Board Votes in Favour of Change to Year End
In this issue:
  • Reminder: Notice of Special Member Meeting
  • AAFC and CFIA initiate consultations on potential new value creation models
  • Your input in CFIA’s annual survey helps bring improvements to the seed inspection system
  • Select seed and its multiplications
  • How can CSGA help you market your carry-over seed?
In this issue:
  • Presidents' Message
  • CSGA Releases Its 2017-2018 Annual Report
  • Introducing Your 2018-2019 Board of Directors
  • Honoring the Industry’s Best - A look at this year’s award recipients
  • Federal Government’s Economic Strategy Tables Made Public
  • Seed Synergy Partners a Submission to the 3-Year Targeted Regulatory Review Process for Agri-Food and Aquaculture
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors
In this issue:
  • Application Packages
  • Circular 6 Modernization Survey – Have you participated?
  • Canadian Regulation Changes in 2018
  • Updates to Authorized Seed Crop Inspection Service Providers
  • New Process for Entering New Varieties into CSGA’s System
  • Rendez-vous Montreal 2018 – Charting the Future of Canada’s Seed System
  • New Secretary-Manager at Ontario Seed Growers' Association
  • 8th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders
  • Don't Miss Out on CSGA's 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
In this issue:
  • Regulation Changes in Effect in 2018 - Circular 6 Updated & Published Online
  • Last Call for the Seed Synergy Online Survey
  • We Want to See You in Montreal 2018!
  • Notice from Health Canada for Importers of Pesticide-Treated Seeds
  • Please Bee Friendly!
  • Are You an Accredited Plot Producer?
  • Looking Ahead to Spring - Does Your Land Meet Land Use Requirements?
  • Tips to Avoid Plants Breeders’ Rights Infringements
  • Eastern Canada sees first Canadian Global Crops Symposium in Toronto
In this issue:
  • Proposed Changes to Circular 6 in 2018? We Want to Hear From You
  • What a ”Next Generation” Seed System for Canada Should Look Like - Participate in Seed Synergy Project Regional Workshops and/or Share Your Ideas Online
  • New Survey Identifies Labour Challenges for Seed Growers
  • The Ontario Branch Raises Its Acreage Fee
  • Save the Date! Annual General Meeting Notice
  • National Food Policy Council Proposal