Why can I not clean and then offer for sale, seed?
What is the reasoning?
Is it that the purity cannot be proven or that it is competition with our local seed cleaning plant?
I just dont fully understand why I cant clean up some nice hard red wheat (whatever variety) pay the plant breeder rights and move the seed?
The reasoning is for purity to meet seed standards and absences of weed seeds. It is so the buyer gets a quality product when purchasing.
It has zero to do with protecting your local seed cleaning plant. In fact, I would suggest that your local seed cleaning plant has all the right equipment, people with expertise and knowledge of all the rules and regulations to do a great job of cleaning your seed to the appropriate standards.
The seed industry in Canada have no way for anyone except a seed grower or a seed company to just pay the plant breeder rights. They would rather you sell seed to someone, then they catch you in the act, send the seed police out to charge the buyer, seller, processor(cleaner) and everyone else involved in the deed, lock your bank accounts so they can have enough cash for you to pay the fines involved,then take everyone to court.
But if you choose a older varieties that is not Pbr protected, you can legally sell it as common seed. But is it on the list so you can deliver it to your elevator and sell it into the export market?
The feed market is not a problem.
I know if I buy certified seed for a small field from a seed growers, plant it on a field with a proper 4 year rotation, I can get a bin full of seed to use myself for the next 4 or 5 years. And it is better seed than I sometimes get for more than double or triple the price from a seed grower.
But I cannot sell it to anyone else to use as seed, but I have to sign a declaration that it is a approved variety. But once I sell it, I have no idea what the buyer does with it nor do I care. But I am still legally responsible if the said buyer cleans it up for seed and sells it to someone else.
Clear as mud??