seed royalties

Saskatchewan farmers are raising renewed concern about future seed royalties

Feb 27, 2020 | 6:00am

A new Seed Variety Use Agreement Pilot Project initiated by the seed industry has drawn major concern from a group of prairie grower organizations. Five groups, including Sask Wheat and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association are taking issue with the project, announced this week. Sask Wheat Chair Brett Halstead is concerned about higher […]

Prairie farm survey shows opposition to new federal seed royalty proposals

Oct 25, 2019 | 5:08am

A new prairie farm survey says producers are opposed to the two seed royalty models proposed by the federal government. APAS president Todd Lewis says the survey of one thousand farmers found no support for the two proposals from Agriculture Canada. He says farmers want more consultation. Lewis says farmers are not in a position […]