SaskMustard (Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission) is funded by a levy on the sale of Saskatchewan produced mustard. This is commonly called the mustard levy.
Registered buyers, at the first point of sale, collect the check-off and remit those funds to SaskMustard. The amount collected equals 0.5 per cent of the gross sales, which will amount to approximately $350,000.00 per year.
SaskMustard operates under the Agrifood Act to administer this check-off, which is mandatory, but refundable.
The mustard levy allows SaskMustard to fund research, communications and market development programs which are intended to improve yields, decrease input costs, increased demand and create an overall better product.
The mission of SaskMustard is to grow the mustard industry for the benefit of producers. The mustard levy allows us to do this.