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 …

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 …

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 …

Local Foods Providing Education and Connections

By: Andie Hadway, University of Saskatchewan Student Many Canadians want to ensure they are purchasing the best food possible for themselves and their families. The problem facing Canadians is that many of them are not informed enough about the production process of their food. Purchasing food from local farmers connects consumers and …

The Good, The Bad, the Issue & Importance of Dicamba’s Use in Agriculture

By: Baxter Watson, University of Saskatchewan Student The Issue There is no doubt that dicamba works to kill weeds, but policy changes restricting the use of the chemical could limit or even take it out of the hands of farmers. The herbicide is effective, while it, can also be difficult …

Organic… or is it?

Organic label controversy By Gordon Willison, University of Saskatchewan Student For some, organic farming is a controversial topic, there are serious issues regarding the trade policies that the United States imposes on organic imports. Canada and the U.S. have an agreement of equivalency (USCOEA) that ensures organic imports are assessed …