Sask Canary Seed Development Commission seeks hike in producer levy

The Saskatchewan Canary Seed Development Commission of Saskatchewan will be requesting an increase in the producer levy.

A resolution will be introduced at the Canary Seed Annual General Meeting in Regina on December 14th, asking producers for a 75 cent per tonne increase in the levy.

It would go from the current $1.75 a tonne, up to $2.50 a tonne, effective the start of the new crop year on August 1, 2023.

Assuming an average yield of 1,300 pound per acre, the levy cost would work out to $1.47 per acre.

That would be similar to the per acre levy cost for barley and flax, but much less than the per acre cost for pulse crops and mustard.

Darren Yungman farms in the St. Gregor area and is chair of the Canary Seed Development Commission of Saskatchewan.

He says the Canary seed levy has not changed since the commission started in 2006.

Usually, the canary seed development commission holds its annual meeting in Saskatoon in January, during the same week at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon.

Yungman says the new venue will allow more producers in the southeast to be involved in the annual meeting.

There will also be an information session on December 14th.

The Canary seed Development Commission of Saskatchewan annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at the Ramada Plaza in Regina.

Those unable to attend in person can sign up for the online feed through Zoom.

All the registration information is available on the Canary Seed Development Commission website.

Pre-registration is required by December 9th.

(with files from cjww)


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