Agricultural Growth Act — Bill C-18 — Receives Royal Assent

Canola seedFederal legislation containing changes to plant breeders’ rights and farm cash advance programs became law on Wednesday, as Bill C-18 — also known as the Agricultural Growth Act — received royal assent.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be holding a press conference at Canterra Seeds in Winnipeg on Friday morning to mark the passage of the bill.

In the meantime, here are several posts from the RealAg archives explaining what the implementation of UPOV’91 and other changes in C-18 mean for Canadian agriculture:

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