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CSTA Submits Feedback on the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Consultation

The Canadian Seed Trade Association responded to the Government of Canada’s invitation to provide comments regarding a potential free trade agreement with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN is a regional bloc comprised of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. ASEAN represents a significant economic Read More...

CSTA and CropLife Respond to OBA Claims

Recently CropLife Canada and CSTA sent a letter to the Premier, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Ontario that articulates our mutual concerns about recent claims made by the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) regarding the implementation of the Class 12 pesticide regulations in the province. Read More...

Suspension of Alberta and BC Corn Trials

On March 26th, at the ACC Annual General Meeting the decision was made to suspend immediately and indefinitely the Alberta Corn Hybrid Testing Program. A letter from the Manager explains the circumstances. On March 21st, the Pacific Field Corn Association notified corn companies that they will suspend the trials due to the discontinuation of an Read More...

NAFTA Media Statement

CSTA and the Canadian Agriculture & Agri-Food Industry support the continuation of NAFTA. Negotiators are urged to do no harm and to conclude the negotiations as soon as possible for the stability of businesses across North America. Read the full statement here. 

Government of Alberta Fusarium Regulations

The government of Alberta is actively consulting on how Fusarium graminearum (Fg) is regulated in the province. The province’s current zero tolerance policy for seed is a position which CSTA has been advocating to change for many years now. The government of Alberta has released a survey as Phase 1 of their consultation. If your Read More...