Press Releases

Crop insurance benefits expanded for Camelina

Establishment Benefit offered to Saskatchewan producers in 2016 SASKATOON, SK (March 3, 2016) – Smart Earth Seeds is pleased to report that Saskatchewan farmers are now entitled to an Establishment Benefit for Camelina under the provincial crop insurance program. Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation has included Camelina among crops that qualify for an Establishment Benefit under the 2016 insurance provisions. “An ...
by David Roberts on March 02, 2016

Linnaeus Plant Sciences Joins EU Camelina Consortium – Incorporates Dutch BV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Linnaeus Plant Sciences Joins EU Consortium – Incorporates Dutch BVAffiliate Smart Earth Seeds expands global Camelina production SASKATOON (April 22) – Linnaeus Plant Sciences, the leading global Camelina enterprise, announces the formation of Linnaeus Plant Sciences BV, headquartered in Wageningen, The Netherlands. This incorporation will allow Linnaeus to join a group of eighteen EU-based partners, of which ...
by David Roberts on April 22, 2015

Camelina Approved for Broiler Chicken Meal in Canada

SASKATOON – Jan. 12, 2015 – Smart Earth Seeds is pleased to announce that Camelina meal has been approved for the first time in Canada for use in broiler chicken feed. Smart Earth Seeds is the leading global Camelina enterprise and has been working to develop Camelina as a valuable new oilseed rotation crop in Western Canada. Thanks to the ...
by David Roberts on January 12, 2015

Camelina added to Canada’s 2014 cash advance program for growers

SASKATOON, Sept 29, 2014 – Camelina is being included for the first time in Canada’s Advance Payments Program (APP), commonly known as the cash advance program. Western Canadian farmers can apply for a pre-harvest cash advance on actual seeded acres of Camelina, or, after the crop is in the bin, for a post-harvest advance of up to $400,000. The cash ...
by David Roberts on September 30, 2014

Energizing Commercialization of Industrial Oilseed Crops

Rising oil prices and the increasing desire for environmentally friendly alternatives are driving demand for plant-based industrial oil products. Prairie Gold is an innovative $4.5 million project to develop the emerging industrial oilseed market in the Prairie region. Managed by Genome Prairie and funded through the Western Economic Partnership Agreement, Prairie Gold research aims to streamline regulatory processes and create ...
by David Roberts on June 13, 2014

Linnaeus Plant Sciences and DuPont Sign Technology License Agreement

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN (Sept. 13, 2010) Linnaeus Plant Sciences Inc. has entered a licensing agreement with DuPont to use oil gene intellectual property, advanced gene technologies and biotechnology expertise developed by DuPont to accelerate development and commercialization of value-added Camelina oil. Camelina, a drought tolerant, non-food oil seed crop, has the potential to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by offering renewable, ...
by David Roberts on March 01, 2014