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Support for Seed Synergy

After years of discussion, the associations that represent the Canadian seed industry are on the cusp of deciding their future. Seeds Canada is the proposed national seed organization that will amalgamate five industry associations. Keep reading to learn more about the proposed amalgamation and why this matters to independent seed businesses in Canada. 

The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, the Canadian Seed Trade Association, the Canadian Seed Institute, the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada and the Canadian Plant Technology Agency have been working together through the Seed Synergy Project to create the seed industry of the future. Part of that means amalgamating into a single national seed organization. 

CANTERRA SEEDS recently participated in a joint letter with FP Genetics and SeCan, expressing our combined support for Seeds Canada. 

While CANTERRA SEEDS may compete with these companies in the marketplace, we must work together to further the interests of independent seed growers, processors and retailers. CANTERRA SEEDS feels extremely positive about the future of independent seed companies within Seeds Canada. 

Along with FP Genetics and SeCan, we believe that as an independent seed business – whether you grow, process or sell seed – you are uniquely positioned to benefit from this unified national seed organization. 

Here’s why amalgamation matters to independent seed businesses:

  • more input and impact on ALL aspects of the seed industry that will affect your success
  • more efficient access to all services in a single window to save you time and frustration
  • more effective advocacy with government to further your issues and priorities
  • increased access to the entire seed value chain to help drive your seed business

Seed Synergy Resources 

CANTERRA SEEDS encourages all seed growers to cast an informed vote to decide the future of your industry. 

You can visit seedsynergy.net to learn more about Seeds Canada, including information on the proposed structures for the association’s membership, governance and finance. 

We strongly encourage you to review the Ratification Package documents, available here

Learn more about the voting process and the amalgamation proposal by participating in one of three upcoming live webinars, two will be conducted in English and one will be conducted in French. Choose your preferred session and register here 

We hope that you will take the time to explore the resources above and learn more about the proposal. This is an exciting time for the Canadian seed industry, and we are proud to show our support for this cause. 

Amalgamation voting deadline: August 20, 2020

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