RealAg Radio, Oct 4: Fall fertilizer, wage hikes and shifting the focus to the shopping cart

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner:

  • Top Ag News – a Conservative motion to try to extend public consultations on proposed tax reforms was voted down; some market speculation for upturn for agriculture; optimism in currency markets; Canadian auto sales set to break a record; country-of-origin considerations in farm equipment; Western Canadian Wheat Growers looking for new executive director.
  • Rocky Talk – talking fall fertilizer application considerations
  • Ken Forth, chair of the Labour Section of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, says the minimum wage hikes in the province will be “devastating”. He catches up with RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin on the changes, as well as labour rules and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada, spoke to the House of Commons’ Agriculture Committee about the National Food Policy yesterday. An update from Bacon, who believes the focus needs to be on the grocery cart, not the grain cart, on food policy, and India’s fumigation rules for Canadian pulses.

Join us for RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM!

 

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