RealAg Radio, Feb 7: Exclusionary policy, ideological activism and refining the farm business


Worry abound for 2018 — is this the year of the next great drought? RealAgriculture’s founder and host of the show, Shaun Haney, talks about the ‘d’ word, and how it’s weighing on producer decisions. Then:

  • Top Ag News – Should agriculture be concerned about federal fisheries legislation? An update on trade challenges with India. Russia becoming a world player in the export market.
  • Rocky Talk – Heading into spring water management, why should we be thinking about drainage?
  • Has the agriculture industry been considered and consulted on changes to fisheries legislation and Canada’s food guide? John Barlow, member of parliament for the Conservative Party of Canada, joins the show to discuss what he calls Health Canada’s “ideological activism”.
  • Nick Bontis, professor of strategy at McMaster University, joins the show to give a preview of his upcoming keynote speech at TechTour Live in Brandon, MB; Saskatoon, SK; Red Deer, AB; and Lethbridge, AB.

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

Related stories:

New federal fisheries legislation aimed at “restoring protection to all fish habitats”
New Dairy Farmers of Canada president faces a full plate of issues
India adds new import surcharge and higher chickpea duty

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