Agricultural Growth Act

On February 27th, 2015, the Government of Canada announced the coming into force of the Agricultural Growth Act. This landmark legislation updates and modernizes a number of key statutes to help Canadian farmers compete and prosper in today's global marketplace.

The Act strengthens agricultural intellectual property rights, improves access to the latest scientific research, reduces red tape and regulatory burden on producers, and expands global market opportunities.

With stronger plant breeders' rights, farmers now benefit from greater access to new crop varieties and the latest technology to remain competitive, meet the needs of Canadians and feed the world – while maintaining the right to save, clean, store and reuse seed for their own operations.

Changes to the Advance Payments Program will give farmers a more flexible tool to manage their cashflows, while cutting red tape and improving efficiency. Learn more about the changes.

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