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Last Day To Give Input On Proposed Seed Royalty Models

Farmers waiting for fields to dry up can take advantage of the last day to give their input on proposed changes to seed royalty structures.
The online survey was launched in July by the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan and the Keystone Ag Producers of Manitoba, and is closing Tuesday, October 15.
The survey asks farmers about the two proposed models from Agriculture Canada for increased investment in plant breeding and variety development.
The models proposed are End Point Royalties collected at the point of sale, or Contract Enabled Royalties where for example, the farmer agrees to a trailing royalty on farm saved seed.
There's also room to indicate whether you think there should be options outside these two models.
The Alberta Federation of Agriculture says they'll present the results of the survey to the Federal Agriculture Minister after the election.
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