Part 2 – Mayo Schmidt – The Challenges and Opportunities for Viterra

When I knew that I had a chance to interview Mayo Schmidt I knew right a way a question that I needed to ask him.  “What do you say to the people that think they have seen this story before?”   The rise and fall of Sask Pool is well documented.   From fish farms to grain terminals in Poland the strategy did not work.

In part 2 we also discussed the global impact of GMO’s and how acceptance will be managed in the future in relation to the recent Triffid flax issue.  We also talk about the attention that agriculture is getting in the mainstream media and how this is impacting farmers and the practices of agriculture.

See Part 1 of the Mayo Schmidt Interview

Part 2 – Mayo Schmidt – Challenges and Opportunities of Viterra

 

Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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robynne

Schmidt is absolutely right to mention food safety. Fungal diseases are predicted to be much more aggressive world wide due to weather variability – moisture arriving in batches rather than throughout the season and stressed plants in between. Focusing on food production and the safety of that supply is a strong vision for a business and looking for global ways to do it does Canada proud.

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