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Special Crops Value Chain Roundtable

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The Special Crops Value Chain Roundtable (SCVCRT) brings together key leaders in the special crops sector including producers, processors, traders and other stakeholders. This Roundtable's crop sectors include buckwheat, canary seed, forages, herbs, spices, hemp, mustard seed and sunflower seed. It focuses on capturing niche market opportunities to further grow the sector, building on the reputation Canadian producers have for growing high-quality products and being trustworthy suppliers. The Roundtable also focuses on transportation issues, health claims, the regulatory environment, traceability, value-added capacity, research and innovation and market intelligence.

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Overview of the Special Crop Industry 2014 Economic Profile

This report provides statistical information that promotes the benefits of crop diversification in agriculture, and analyses the overall economic impact of special crops to the Canadian economy.
Author: Mercantile Consulting Venture Inc. and Golden Meadow International Inc.
Date: June 2014

Roundtable research reports are available by special request by writing to The Industry Engagement Division reserves the right to withhold documents that contain sensitive or proprietary information.

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