b'What are some key areas of the seeds regulations that need modernizing and why?Doug Miller: As Canadas national seed crop certifica-tion authority, CSGA has an intimate knowledge and appreciation for the Seeds Regulations. We know where improvements and modernizations can be made. As we WE ARE NOT LOOKING TO DO were developing our vision for the future and our key SRM policy positions, it was important to unpack how EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE the current system operates, look at the irritants, the pain points and the bottlenecks. Only once youre able to IN THE SEED DEVELOPMENT AREA. identify the processes and irritants, are you actually able to create a value proposition that will resonate with the IN FACT, ITS THE OPPOSITE. WE WANTseed sector and the value chain. The issues we identified MORE THAN ONE ENTITY PROVIDINGwere due to inconsistencies and confusions in the system, ranging from incomplete datasets, record keeping issues, SERVICES FOR THE INDUSTRY. overly complex reporting requirements and systems, and even a lack of clear authorities. When we look towardsBarry Senft the future, its crucial we establish a clear designated authority. A strong national seed crop certification system, supported by a single window framework where CSGA is acting as the national designated authority on behalf of the Canadian government for all things related to seed certification, is the path forward. Barry Senft: SRM is not just about fixing what is broken AWB_Germination-July2022.pdf 1 2022-06-08 11:57:22 AM or outdated; its about the modernization of the system and how we can improve the system taking into consideration how significantly our industry has changed and is going to continue to change. An example of that is the technol-ogy that is accessible to seed development and support-ing infrastructure. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has given us this opportunity to do that with the SRM review. We should take this seriously. Seed Summit 2022 provided some common themes: timely access for farmer customers, innovation, attracting investment, and doing it through a nimble, adaptive regu-latory environment. What is the role of government versus C that of private industry? One significant issue raised M through the Seed Summit process is that the full grain Y value chain wants to be involved in seed development in some fashion. One idea being discussed by Seeds Canada CM to address that is a single and independent industry-led MY committee, enabled by government to be responsible for CY a number of issues that are now overseen or delivered CMY by only one or two stakeholders in the seed develop-ment process. This idea will be further discussed at Seeds K Canadas 2022 annual meeting.CSGA is working to position itself as an authority on seed certification in Canada and abroad, and Seeds Canada wants to position itself as a go-to seed industry resource for a variety of services. How can these two goals complement one another? Doug Miller: There are a lot of complementary aspects here, and theres an opportunity for each organization to really play to its strengths. Seeds Canada has been around 16GERMINATION.CAJULY 2022'