Opening the Carton on USMCA

By Jordan Schiewe, University of Saskatchewan Student Why the new trade deal has Canadian dairy producers concerned for the future After two long years and many negotiation rounds, on September 30, 2018, a new trade agreement named USMCA was born. USMCA stands for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. This agreement is …

Pipelines and Agriculture: Is it possible to have an alliance?

By Nina De Almeida Souza, University of Saskatchewan Student A pipeline is a system of connected pipes that transport liquid or gases to enable the displacement of a product from the producer to the consumer market. Because of the risks of this operation and advantages of this sort of transport …

The Plague of Clubroot on Canola Farmers

By Spencer Truscott, UofS Student I have grown up around grain farming all my life and there is nothing more disheartening than seeing your crop doing poorly and having no ability to change it. I am not talking about the effects of weather but the possible problem you could have …

Communicating about agriculture in a world that values feelings more than facts

By Kim Kennett, Magpie Marketing The agriculture-consumer conundrum Ok, so most of us involved in agriculture recognize the importance of reaching out to consumers if we’re going to be considered credible sources of information. The plethora of mistruths on social media has called us to action because we have finally …

Is It Time For Us To Grow Up?

By: Alora Hughes, University of Saskatchewan Student The challenges and advantages of adopting vertical farming Food scarcity is a problem facing both agriculture and the world. Population growth, growing incomes, and changes in consumer preferences have resulted in the need for increased food production. To tackle this problem every angle …

Community Gardens- Fad or Fabulous?

Interest in community gardens has increased dramatically over the last decade. Community gardens are commonplace in many urban centers across the country, which may leave some people wondering why they are so popular. In my own experience with a small community garden in Saskatoon, I’ve seen firsthand how the variety …

The Cost of Your Neighbour’s Weeds

John Deere 4730 Spraying Soybeans By: Andrew Mitchell, University of Saskatchewan Student Driving down the grid roads around our farm this summer, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of kochia and thistle in a neighbour’s (I want to say flax, but it was near impossible to tell) crop, and …