This Week on Real Ag — Communicating Science, Wheat Breeding & the Future of CWB — Oct 9, 2014

Harvest continues to drag out, as farmers in parts of both Western and Eastern Canada cope with some less-than-ideal weather conditions.

For this week’s ag news recap, we discuss harvest progress, the upward movement in the markets over the last week, how to communicate complicated science with the public and number of other things that happened in the first full week of October 2014.

Happy Thanksgiving (for Canadians)! Here’s “This Week on Real Ag” for October 9th, 2014:




Kelvin Heppner

Kelvin Heppner is a field editor and radio host for RealAgriculture and RealAg Radio. He's been reporting on agriculture on the prairies and across Canada since 2008(ish). He farms with his family near Altona, Manitoba, and is on Twitter at @realag_kelvin. @realag_kelvin


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