Agriculture

CANADA AND US AGRICULTURE

agriculture:

The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide wool, food and other products.


USDA

The USDA is a government organization that regulates all the food and drugs that are sold in our stores, and how they are produced to make sure all the labels companies put on food are correct and don’t give false information that could potentially hurt the consumer. They also research new ways to create better foods and work to conserve our resources. While they do all this they make statistics and do economic research to further their knowledge on whats best for the food they regulate and what will make more money. This organization also has a national organic program, regulating the organic foods that you buy at your local stores. They aslo look over all food imports and exports to make sure only quality foods from good farms enter and leave the United States.


Canada Agriculture Compared to Ours

Technology they use in farming are tractors, plows, spreaders, combines and balers. The invention of the Oliver Chilled Plow in 1896 let to many new inventions and changed farming in a lot of Canada.

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-the farming in Canada and the US look the same except that their livestock is often in the mountains unlike the land here.

-they are equally as technology advanced as us

- Rapeseed, alfalfa, barley, canola, flax,rye, and oats are popularly grown grain crops. Apples, pears, plums and, raspberries, loganberries and fruit orchards are numerous and reach commercial size in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Maple syrup and maple sugar, maple butter, and maple taffy are products of Quebec along the St. Lawrence River. The main market for Canadian maple syrup and Sugar beets and beet root sugar.

-cows and pigs are the most common livestock and eggs and chickens are produced but are sold for high prices due to less farms that produce them

-they eat a lot of cheese and consume a lot of maple syrup, which they are famous for

-their farming styles are the same as the US and they have the same animals just not at the same prices due to production rates

-they don't eat anything Americans would consider strange because the two countries are so close they share a lot of the same culture

- they have an agency like the USDA that is run by the government and controls the food safety and protects farmers called The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)




Sources

"U.S. Department of Agriculture." U.S. Department of Agriculture. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2014. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=missionarea_FS.xml



Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ca.html



"Milestones in Animal Rights and Animal Welfare." Milestones in Animal Rights and Animal Welfare. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2014.http://davidsztybel.info/18.html


"Agriculture in Canada." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 01 Apr. 2014. Web. 07 Jan. 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_Canada#Crops


"Guide to Food Safety." Government of Canada,Canadian Food Inspection Agency,Food Safety Strategies Directorate. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2014. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/non-federally-registered/safe-food-production/guide/eng/1352824546303/1352824822033

How Maple Syrup is Made