Canary Seed is not a high acre crop in Western Canada but it has been in the news lately. Mexico and Canada have been in a real trade dispute which prevented Canada exports to enter Mexico. Mexico is Canada’s largest buyer of canary seed which has created a real disruption to the crop. It is another example of zero tolerance of contaminants being a real problem in global trade. In this case it was a list of five or six quarantined weeds that are issues for Mexico. Recently Mexico has reopened the ability for trade but there are conditions for exporters.

At CropWeek 2011 I talked to the CEO of the Canadian Special Crops Association, Gordon Bacon who explained the resumption of trade and what will be the next steps for Canadian canary seed exporters and farmers.


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