RealAg Radio, May 16: Conservative leadership, rail legislation & the future of AgriStability

Today’s one of those days when it’s impossible to cover everything that’s happening in a 60-minute radio show/podcast, but we’re giving it a shot.

On today’s episode, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the latest Chrystia Freeland-Wilbur Ross meeting ahead of NAFTA renegotiation, the new rail legislation introduced this morning by Transport Minister Marc Garneau, and the appointment of Pierre Petelle as CropLife Canada’s president.

Brennan Turner of discusses what’s happening in the markets with Shaun, in light of significant planting progress in the last week (although there’s rain holding things up in some areas again.)

Former communications director for the previous federal ag minister, Jeff English makes his RealAg Radio debut discussing the Conservative Party’s leadership race, as interim CPC leader Rona Ambrose announced she’s stepping down as MP today.

And Mark Brock, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, joins Kelvin to discuss the state of business risk management programs (ie. AgriStability, crop insurance and so on) and why GFO and other farm groups are pushing for a thorough review for the next ag policy framework, which is slated to begin in April 2018.

Listen to RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM!


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