Crop Inputs Page Content Farmers must have continued access to reliable, efficient and cost-effective crop inputs. These include seed varieties, pesticide fertilizer, and labour. In order to create a more profitable and predictable environment for farmers to grow and sell their canola, pesticide regulations must be based on science and evidence-based decision-making. Solutions must be found to the global patchwork of regulations. CCGA’s policy development efforts in crop inputs currently focus on the following:Pesticide RegistrationCCGA supports the current pesticide registration process in Canada. We work to ensure that grower interests are considered on all policy and regulatory issues related to pesticides and the harmonization of pesticide regulations.Maximum Residue Limits (MRL)Each country sets a maximum allowable level for pesticide residues. Not all countries set these limits at the same time or same level, posing a trade risk for canola. To ensure exports continue, our practices at home must align with those of our customer markets. To learn more about what simple steps growers can follow to keep your markets open, click here.GROU ProgramThe Grower’s Own Use Program (GROU) is administered by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). It allows farmers to import the U.S. version of Canadian registered products. GROU products must be purchased and imported by growers for their own use on their land, and for that growing season only.Labour Labour is an important issue for our competitiveness. Accessing reliable farm workers that meet the unique needs of canola production is an increasing challenge. Canola farmers need workers with a specialized, ag-focused skillset that are willing to travel to rural areas and work seasonal jobs. CCGA supports the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan. The plan, driven by industry and managed by the Canadian Agriculture Human Resources Council (CAHRC), outlines short- to long-term initiatives to address labour challenges.