Canada China canola trade dispute

Canada-China Canola Trade Dispute

By Evan Bronner, University of Saskatchewan Student New markets may be key to Canadian canola success By now, most have heard in the agriculture industry, about the trade dispute between China and Canada over Canadian canola. In March 2019 China banned canola seed from two of Canada’s major exporters; Viterra Read more…

registration of seed

New Crop Varieties: The Journey from Lab to Field – Registration

After years of varietal development, the most promising varieties are selected to begin the process of registering them for commercial use. Under Canadian legislation, the Seeds Act and Seeds Regulations govern the testing, inspection, quality, and sale of all seeds. This legislation ensures that all seeds, whether imported or developed domestically, are proven to be safe for production and consumption before they reach the fields of Canadian farmers. In this final blog of the #LabtoField series, we explore how newly developed crop varieties become registered seed for use in Canada.

2019 look back

A Look Back on 2019

2019 a harrowing ride on the ag & food rollercoaster While the screams elicited from those clutching their seats were not of terror or excitement, but rather of shouts of frustration or just heavy sighs of the bone-weary and exhausted, the weather in many places caused untold anxiety and stress Read more…