Source: Saskatoon newsroom,, November 30, 2018 

Saskatchewan farmers and agriculture industry stakeholders will have a chance next week to learn more about the costs and benefits of a proposed new royalty that could be collected on farm-saved seeds.

The second of three prairie consultation meetings on seed royalties will take place Dec. 4 at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre, beginning at 10 a.m.

Seed industry groups, including the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) and the Canadian Seed Growers Association (SCGA), say more revenue must be generated from innovative new seed products in order to ensure adequate levels of investment in cereal breeding programs.

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