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Editor’s Column: Bound up by resolutions

A few unhappy farmers probably went home from the commodity organizations annual general meetings in Saskatoon this January singing Rolling Stones tunes to themselves. (1) During this year’s Saskatchewan commodity group AGMs, the chairs of two levy-funded commodity groups explained to their members why they’d decided not to take action on contentious resolutions passed at […] Read more


CPT small plot data is now online

Small plot data from the 2016 Canola Performance Trials has been posted online. At the CPT website you can look up average yield, height, lodging and days to maturity for tested canola varieties. Filters on the website let you look for results in specific locations, and directly compare one variety to another. These small plots […] Read more

Navigating canola organizations

A quick summary of provincial and national organizations

In past columns I’ve written about research levies and wheat industry associations. Today: canola. You might be asking, “Why are there so many organizations with ‘canola’ in their name?” Here’s a quick summary. Provincial canola organizations If you want to get involved in canola research and policy, start by paying attention to your local provincial […] Read more