The Canada-EU trade deal has been signed, as PMJT stopped in Brussels to make it official on Sunday. Ryan Heath, Brussels-based correspondent for Politico, joins us today to discuss what it took to get both sides to that signing table on the weekend. We also hear from long-time CBC broadcaster Don Newman — his thoughts… Read More

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Mario Tenuta has been studying greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture for longer than he’s willing to admit. Never before has he seen this much interest in the topic. “We’ve always had interest in carbon sequestration and the use of nitrogen fertilizers and manures, but now where we are called to some form of action and reductions, now… Read More

Canadian farm groups are welcoming the signing of the Canada-European Union trade deal on the weekend. Seven years after negotiations began, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Council President Donald Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) at a ceremony in Brussels on Sunday. “Seeing Canada’s largest… Read More

Grain markets continued their march higher towards the end of October, with nothing spooking the funds from continuing to push the complex up. For the week, soybeans and corn each pushed above their 100-day moving averages but ended up only gaining 2% and 0.75% respectively for the week. Wheat was the loser for the week,… Read More

Viterra held a “grand reopening” of its Pacific Terminal at the Port of Vancouver on Thursday, marking the completion of more than $100 million in upgrades to the facility. The enhancements will triple the terminal’s handling capacity, giving it the ability to handle over 6 million metric tonnes annually, according to the Regina-based grain company… Read More

Ontario corn production is down this year due to the drought, but that doesn’t mean there will be a shortage of corn, says Peter Archer. Despite the dry summer, there are some respectable yields being reported in both the western side of the province and in the Ottawa Valley in the east, notes Archer (@maizingpete), who farms in the… Read More

There’s never before been this much discussion about greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, according to Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba ecologist who’s been studying emissions from ag for longer than he’s willing to admit. Tenuta joins hosts Kelvin Heppner and Bern Tobin (hey, it’s Bern filling in!) on today’s show to discuss his Twitter discussion… Read More

A picture can be worth a thousand words — one of the reasons why those little yellow faces and symbols have become so popular in text messages and Instagram posts. The right expression or combination of icons can be perfect for conveying your emotion or what’s on your mind. However when it comes to farm-related… Read More

Arthur, Ontario farmer Carl Brubacker has had it with the plow. Over the years, Brubacker has seen too much erosion and watched his topsoil layer get thinner and thinner. “We try plowing shallower every year and we just keep bringing up stones.” Brubacker says plowing is not going to work long-term. “We’re looking for simplicity… Read More