Promoting Canadian Oats

Starbucks announced on Thursday that this fall, “oat beverage” will be launching at all company-owned locations across the country.

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We are writing on behalf of the Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) members regarding the recent decision by Richardson Pioneer that they will be concentrating on sourcing Canadian oats that have not been treated with pesticides applied as a pre-harvest aid. They have indicated that this decision is due to perceived customer concern and that to meet these requirements, Richardson has chosen to source oats that are not treated with a pre-harvest desiccant for its milling operation.

Keep it Clean is reminding Canadian canola, cereal and pulse growers that careful management of pre-harvest glyphosate applications can help to ensure crops meet the needs of our domestic and export customers. Applying pre-harvest glyphosate too early can result in unacceptable product residues in the grain which can create market risk.

Dr. Jennifer Mitchell Fetch was awarded for Distinguished Service to Oat Improvement at the 2018 American Oat Workers Conference.

See the announcement at OatNews.org.

These important people will be honoured during the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association’s virtual annual meeting on July 7.

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