Tag: Soy Canada

Soy Canada Imploring EU to Act on GM Soybean Approvals

Soy Canada is calling on the European Union to move ahead with its decision on approval of three genetically modified soybean products and for an explanation of why it’s taken so long. Monsanto was planning to introduce one of these GM traits — Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and its stacked glyphosate and dicamba tolerance — to… Read more »

No Xtend Soybeans until EU-approved, says Monsanto Canada

Canadian farmers are still wondering whether they’ll get a chance to plant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans this spring. They’ll likely get their answer in mid-April. In February, Monsanto Canada announced it had received import approval from China for the glyphosate and dicamba tolerant soybeans, giving the company the confidence to ensure Canadian farmers that… Read more »

Soy Canada Receives Funding for International Market Development

Soy Canada will receive just over $350,000 in federal funding to allow the organiztion to capitalize on “new and emerging international markets and demand for Canadian soybean products.” Canada is currently the world’s 5th largest exporter of soybeans, exporting to over 55 countries in 2014. Canadian soybean production has increased nearly 125% in the last… Read more »

Soy Canada Names Jim Everson as First-Ever Executive Director

Soy Canada has named Jim Everson as its first-ever executive director, effective November 5, 2014. “Jim’s experience with the grains and oilseeds sector, and with agriculture trade and market access issues, will be a huge asset to Canada’s soybean sector,” says Mark Huston, Soy Canada’s Chair. “Soy Canada, with Jim’s leadership, will serve all participants… Read more »

Soybean Industry Organizes Under Soy Canada Banner

Representatives from across Canada’s soybean industry have joined together to form Soy Canada, “a national voice to drive growth and progress for the sector,” according to a press release. To date, 27 organizations and companies representing the entire value chain have signed a letter of intent to support the formation of the organization, with an… Read more »