July 2014

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Research Funds Hinge on Collaboration The seed industry faces a number of issues. We can point to Bill C-18, developing a value capture model in cereals, low-level presence, mycotoxins and unrestricted trade. These are all important issues that deser…

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People News The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SBDC) welcomes Jillian McDonald as its new executive director. McDonald has been involved in a variety of areas in the agriculture industry for the past 10 years, and brings a strong backgro…

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An in-depth overview of the global seed industry. From developing the seed sector in China to UPOV accession in Africa, seed issues take center stage around the world. STATUS AFRICA The African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) beca…

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NATIONAL CFIA STREAMLINES REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR SOY AND FORAGE VARIETIESRegulatory changes that streamline the variety registration process for new oilseed soybean and forage varieties are now in effect. The amendments provide a more efficient app…