What is the Common Agricultural Policy?

Common Agricultural Policy and the European agriculture crisis By Noémie Nohara, Masters Graduate from Polytech Paris-UPMC   The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a European agricultural policy implemented throughout the European Union and created in 1957 via the Treaty of Rome. The common agricultural policy has several goals such as:  To do Read more…

Breeding a New Industry

By Mitch Lyons, University of Saskatchewan Student   The AquAdvantage salmon is a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon which can grow to market size in half the time of a regular Atlantic salmon. This salmon’s genome has been altered by the insertion of a promoter sequence of DNA that act like Read more…

Taking an Axe to the Carbon Tax

How the Carbon Tax Will Affect Agriculture By MacKenzie Henn, University of Saskatchewan Student   There is no doubt that environmental sustainability is a hot topic and there are always innovations and policies being created to improve the environmental sustainability of our planet. Last year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Read more…

Cattle Welfare Before Consumer Concerns

Will Changing Animal Welfare Regulations Benefit Cattle and Producers? By Laramie Slade, University of Saskatchewan student Across Canada, consumers want to know the story behind the beef they eat. They want to know where it came from, how it was raised, and if it was raised humanely and with care. Consumers have Read more…

Interior of Canola Stem Infected with Blackleg

Blacklegged Canadian Canola

What China’s Restrictions Mean to Canadian Producers By Kalene Kammer, University of Saskatchewan student On September 1, 2016, Canadian canola producers prepared themselves for new dockage restrictions placed by China on exported canola. Dockage refers to the readily removable foreign material that is removed from grain in the cleaning process. Previously, Read more…

The Buzz on Neonicotinoids

By Kaytlin Robertson, University of Saskatchewan student Neonicotinoids are commonly used agricultural systemic pesticides typically applied to the seed and transferred through the vascular system to the rest of the plant, making all parts of it toxic to any insect that chews on it (LinkTV, 2012).  There is a public perception that Read more…