The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) and Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission (SaskFlax) are asking for feedback on having SaskCanola assume the mandate of SaskFlax. SaskCanola has been providing operational support to the SaskFlax board since January of this year. Resolutions were passed at both group’s annual meetings to explore options for potential amalgamation, and an… Read More

The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) and the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission (SaskFlax) have announced a new management collaboration. Greg Sundquist, chair of SaskFlax, says the new arrangement offers “administrative and operational efficiencies within our industry ensures that growers’ levy dollars are put to the best use.” Canola and flax levies will continue to be… Read More

Saskatchewan’s crop commissions are going to be pushing for mandatory grain export reporting, as well as continuing their effort to have farmers rewarded for sequestering carbon, following their 2021 annual general meetings this week. SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, SaskBarley, SaskFlax, SaskOats, and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers hosted their annual meetings in a virtual version of the annual… Read More

When it comes to flax, farmers want to see two things: higher yields and easier straw management, says the chair of the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission. While flax grower organizations have invested significant resources over the last few years in researching agronomic practices for higher yields, Erwin Hanley, who farms south of Regina, says they’ve realized they also… Read More

The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission received four nominations for directors and will be holding an election to fill three vacant director positions. The four nominees are: Jordon Hillier from Southey, SK Nancy Johns from Zelma, SK Ken Kessler from Pangman, SK Dave Sefton from Broadview, SK Biographies for the candidates are available on the Saskatchewan… Read More

The flax industry in Canada is still in recovery trying to manage the triffid flax discovery of 2009. Triffid, a genetically modified form of flax, was ordered destroyed over 10 years ago over concerns that the European Union would reject it. Those fears over rejection were enough reason for farmers, considering that the EU buys… Read More

The Triffid flax export issue with Europe was a major story of 2010.  All stakeholders in the flax value chain were impacted with great severity.  Farmers couldn’t move inventory, prices plummeted, and exporters had cargo in limbo.  The finger pointing was intense as everyone searched for the reasons that the previously approved trait had worked… Read More

 

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