23 years of service excellence from Levy Central. Certain agricultural producer organizations are government mandated to collect levies on commodity sales. When product is sold at an elevator or through a commodity buyer, funds are deducted from producer payments and returned to the agricultural organizations to be used for research and development, promotion, and marketing. Levy Central was conceived by the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission in 1991 to collect and track canola checkoff. Over time, it expanded to take on check-off administration for other organizations.