Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner start off this episode with a quick refresher on Kelvin’s Hot Picks, then move swiftly to the top agriculture news. A summary of what they discuss in the news, and with guests, on RealAg Radio:
- Top Ag News – Some controversial topics on the agenda of Canada’s first Ministers meeting, including marijuana legalization and proposed tax changes; Jagmeet Singh won on the first ballot of the NDP leadership race on Sunday, with 53 percent of the vote (does his charisma offer a new level of competition to Canadian politics?); an update on Trans Pacific Partnership (11); India imposes pulse inspection fee; and an update on the Manitoba crop report.
- Purdue survey results are out for October, and include a question on producer sentiment around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
- Jonathon Driedger, FarmLink Marketing Solutions joins Haney to break down the (currently) “boring” markets. Will any specific commodity break out of the sideways trade? What’s the story with wheat? What has to change?
- Ron Bonnett, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, joins Heppner from Washington to give an update on NAFTA, talks with the Liberal government regarding the proposed tax changes, and a study with MNP looking at specific numbers.
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