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What’s on the ASD Wish List? As year one of alternative service delivery begins to wrap up, the focus turns to 2015. Germination looks into what could be in store for next year. While 2014 marked a year of change for those involved in the seed …

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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…

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Low-Lignin Alfalfa Shows Promise New GM trait not yet available in Canada, but product might provide significant benefits to producers. Since April of 2013, after more than a decade of product development, Roundup Ready alfalfa technology has be…

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CSGA· CSGA Moving to Electronic Business Processes The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association has certified the world’s largest acreage of seed crops since 1904. Annually, CSGA processes 16,000 to 18,000 fields, certifying approximately 2,000 variet…

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Introducing PERSPECTIVE Seed growers’ one-stop shop for information on the Alternative Service Delivery of seed crop inspection in 2014. Since first announcing its intent to step away from direct delivery of pedigreed seed crop inspection, the Cana…

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NATIONAL CFIA Receives Submission of Novel GM Soybean  Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. has made a submission to the Plant Biosafety Office and Animal Feed Division of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to approve DAS-81419-2, a g…

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In 2014, the CFIA will begin to step away from direct delivery of pedigreed seed crop inspection. What is the path forward and how will stakeholders be affected? Beginning April 1, 2014, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is transferring seed c…

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Provincial Government Closes Winnipeg’s Cereal Research Centre The Cereal Research Centre in Winnipeg will be shut down as part of a wave of federal budget cuts that could affect 775 public-sector jobs across the Prairie provinces, according to the…