Fair play for farm-savers

June 2007
Farmers Weekly;6/22/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 25, p53
Trade Publication
The article reports on the agreement that allows farmers to sow farm-saved seed of certain crop varieties without payment in Great Britain. The scheme is part of a FairPlay program that includes zero-rated varieties which were granted a seven-year exemption when farm-saved royalties were implemented. British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) chairman Thomas Jolliffee emphasized the need for continued investment in plant breeding in order to help farmers remain competitive and meet market demands.


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