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JANUARY201225REGULATORYROUNDUPProvincialGroupWorkingtoFormanAll-WheatCommissionThisallandwinterAlbertawheatproducerswillbeaskedabouttheirviewsonorminganall-wheatcommissionintheprovince.TheiropinionswillshapeaproposedcommissionwhichcouldbeupandrunningbyAugust12012.WhilecurrentdiscussionsaboutwesternCanadianwheatareinevitablylinkedtotheCanadianWheatBoardandtheederalgovernmentx19splanstochangethewaytheCWBoperatestheproposedcommissionx19spurposewouldnotbetoreplaceanyotheCWBx19sorWesternGrainsResearchFoundationx19scurrentresponsibilitiesandactivities.x1cWex19rerespondingtoagapinAlbertax19scropsectorandtheneedorgreaterinvestmentinresearchorplantbreedingandagronomicsinwheatx1dsaysKentEricksontheco-chairmanothesteeringcommitteeortheproposedall-wheatcommission.Theproposedall-wheatcommissioniscloselymodeledaterotherprovincialcommissions.Producerswouldmakeuptheorganizationx19smembershipandthecommissionwouldbeundedthroughreundablecheck-odollarsinthiscaseaproposed0.70tonne.NationalPioneertoIntroducePatent-ProtectedSoybeanVarietiesPioneerHi-BredLtd.aDuPontbusinesshassecuredallowancesornewVarietyImprovementPatentsonmanyoitssoybeanvarieties.ThesependingCanadianpatentsarescheduledtobeissuedin2011.x1cWebelievethatCanadiansoybeangrowerscanbeneftromaccesstothelatestandmostadvancedseedx1dsaysIanGrantpresidentoPioneer.x1cByprotectingsoybeanvarietieswithVarietyImprovementPatentswex19llbebetterequippedtobringgrowerstheinnovationyieldgainsandincreasedproftabilitytheyexpect.WiththerecentexpiryotheoriginalRoundupReadytechnologyinCanadawewanttobeveryclearsothatourcustomersarewell-positionedtomakeinormedchoicesorthenextseasonwithoutanymisunderstandingx1dsaysGrant.x1cPioneerbrandseedissoldorasingleuse.Itx19swrittenonthebagtagandincludedinthetermsandconditionscustomersreceiveeachandeveryyear.Singleusemeansmoreproductivityorgrowersthroughincreasedyieldsandbetterdiseaseandinsectresistance.x1dGenuityVTDoubleProRIBCompleteReceivesCanadianRegulatoryApprovalsTheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyhasapprovedGenuityVTDoublePRORIBCompletecornmakingitthesecondproductintheGenuityamilyocorntraittechnologiestobeapprovedasasinglebagreugesolutionorcorn.GenuityVTDoublePRORIBCompletejoinsGenuitySmartStaxRIBCompleteasreugeinthebagproductsavailabletoCanadiancorngrowersor2012planting.GenuityVTDoublePRORIBCompleteproductscontainablendo95percentGenuityVTDoublePROcornseedandfvepercentreugeseedthatarmerscanplantacrosstheirentirefeld.InternationalCanadaRegainsCanolaExportOpportunitiesTheUnitedStatesEnvironmentalProtectionAgencyhasapprovedaCanadianpetitionwhichwillsignifcantlyexpandopportunitiesorCanadiancanolaexportstotheUnitedStatesorbiodieselproductionx14amarkettheCanadiancanolaindustryestimatesisworthupto450millionayear.TheEPAx19sapprovalothepetitionwillensurethatallapprovedCanadianbiouelandbioueleedstockincludingcanolameettherequirementsotheU.S.RenewableFuelsStandardProgram.TheU.S.RFS2implementedinJuly2010setmandatoryvolumetargetsorournewcategoriesorenewableuelsaswellasreductioncriteriaorgreenhousegasemissions.TheprogramimprovedthepotentialorCanadiancanolatobeusedcompetitivelyasaeedstockorproducingbiodieselsoldintheU.S.InJanuary2011theGovernmentoCanadasubmittedapetitiontotheEPAinsupportoCanadiancompliancetotheseregulations.Canadax19spetitionnowapprovedbytheEPAallowsCanadianbiouelsandeedstocksparticularlycanolatobeutilizedundertheRFS2.U.S.PatentReformSignedintoLawUnitedStatesPresidentBarackObamahassignedtheAmericaInventsActpatentreormlegislationthatthegovernmentsayswillhelpAmericanentrepreneursandbusinessesbringtheirinventionstomarketsoonercreatingnewbusinessesandnewjobs.ThePresidentannouncedadditionalstepsthatwillhelpconvertideasromAmericax19suniversitiesandresearchlabsintonewproductswhichwillexpandtheeconomy.x1cThismuch-neededreormwillspeedupthepatentprocesssothatinnovatorsandentrepreneurscanturnanewinventionintoabusinessasquicklyaspossiblex1dsaysPresidentObama.TheAIArepresentsthemostsignifcantreormothePatentActsince1952.GovernmentofcialssaythenewactwillgiveaboosttoAmericancompaniesandinventorswhohavesueredcostlydelaysandunnecessarylitigationandletthemocusinsteadoninnovationandjobcreation.