The two groups are now operating out of one office in Saskatoon.

The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission and the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission have announced a new management collaboration.

The move will mean efficiencies for both crop commissions by providing a full staff complement to support both Boards.

SaskCanola and SaskFlax will maintain individual Boards of Directors and separate governance structures.

Greg Sundquist, Board Chair of SaskFlax says they are excited about the opportunities this arrangement brings to oilseed growers.

"Finding administrative and operational efficiencies within our industry ensures that growers’ levy dollars are put to the best use. Our commissions were created with similar mandates and key focus areas, research, extension and market development."

Charlene Bradley, Board Chair for SaskCanola says they recognize the importance of having a strong voice speaking on behalf of all Saskatchewan growers by successfully conveying a clear message. 

She notes a lot of flax growers in our province are also going to have canola in their rotation, so it makes sense.

Levies for the two organizations will still be collected separately.