SaskCanola Update - June 2019
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Register Now for Saskatchewan CanolaPalooza - July 9, 2019

CanolaPalooza returns to the AAFC Research Station located East of Saskatoon on July 9, 2019. This outdoor field day will feature the latest canola agronomy and research in an interactive diagnostic learning environment. Farmers and agronomists, set your own schedule as you visit the learning stations of your choice. Click here to register now!
More than 55 researchers, agronomy specialists, and industry experts will be on site to provide answers to your canola questions. Learning station topics include: clubroot, crop rotation, diseases (blackleg & sclerotinia), genetics, stand establishment, fertility, insects, harvest management, grain safety, agriculture policy, cash advance program, and nutritional benefits of canola oil. 

Click here for a complete list of speakers and what to expect at the learning stations.
There is no charge to attend this event however we kindly ask that you please register. Meals and treats will be available for purchase from food trucks on site. There will be 15 minute concurrent presentations offered at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm; CEU credits have been applied for.

CanolaPalooza is hosted by SaskCanola in partnership with
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada and the Canola Council of Canada.

Other Upcoming Summer Events

Ag in Motion - July 16 to 18, 2019
Visit SaskCanola's site #646 this summer to talk canola, clubroot, and crop rotation with our Team. Three of our partners are a welcome addition to our site this year: Diabetes Saskatchewan, Canadian Ag Safety Association, and Keep it Clean! Stop by to learn more about each of their important initiatives too.
Agri-Arm Field Days
SaskCanola is sponsoring the AgriArm 2019 Field Days across Saskatchewan this summer. Field days take place between July 10-July 24, 2019, at all eight AgriArm sites.

Visit for dates, locations and complete details.
Crop Diagnostic School

July 23 or 24, 2019 at Scott SK
Station topics include: clubroot management, herbicide residue symptomology, fungicide management, insects, and intercropping.

~Click here to register

Higher Cash Advance Limits Available to Farmers Soon

Last month, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) an​nounced increased limits for the 2019-20 Advance Payments Program to support farmers facing cash flow challenges in Canada's grains and oilseeds sector. 

These changes include increasing the maximum allowable limit available under the APP from $400,000 to $1,000,000, and expanding the program's interest-free component for canola from $100,000 to $500,000 until market conditions stabilize. The interest-free component will remain at $100,000 for all other commodities included under the APP.

With the increased interest-free limit for canola effective as of May 29, the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) will be reassessing all current CCGA advances and reallocating the interest-free and interest-bearing portions of those advances in a way that maximizes the interest-free benefit available to eligible farmers. Farmers will be able to complete a pre-application anytime between June 10 and June 25, and CCGA will begin issuing advances under the new limits starting June 26.

Information for farmers, whether you want to apply for an advance under the new limits or if you currently have an advance, can be found here.

Canola Working Group Update

Canola farmers are directly represented at the Canola Working Group conversation by CCGA who provided the following update on their effort to raise issues with the Working Group that are affecting farmers today and into the future: Representing Canola Farmers at the Canola Working Group

SaskCanola continues to work on behalf of Saskatchewan farmers with the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) and the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) on the challenges that persist for canola seed exports to China. SaskCanola is a core funder of the CCC and we have one farmer representative on their board of directors. SaskCanola has three farmer representatives on the CCGA board as well.

Reach out to SaskCanola by calling (306) 975-0262 or email

212-111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 3R2
(306) 975-0262

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