RealAg Radio, July 27: A surprising top export, the importance of CETA, & a beef market update


RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney starts the show on a high note by reading a pretty impactful tweet from John Kowalchuk about hardworking farmers. From there, we  head into the news, where you’ll hear about:

  • How the feds registered a surplus of $3.2 billion
  • The U.S. released its GDP figures, and they’re up 2.2 per cent
  • Canada’s agriculture and agri-food minister heads to South America
  • Paraguay’s agriculture minister and his vice-minister of cattle died in a plane crash
  • 2 PEDv environmental cases found in Sask., one found last week in Man., and how hog farmers are learning from last year’s mistakes
  • Nutrien busts out their chequebook and buys Agrible
  • How a prairie pest finds an unlikely ally in the federal government
  • Feedback from the news we brought you on Thursday — how crops in Sasatchewan are variable
  • Did you know? A berry is one of Canada’s top exports

Shaun also dives deep with Dave Carey of CSTA and their stance on the EU’s latest decision on CRISPR. Brian Innes is back to explain why CETA is important to Canadian farmers. Plus, you’ll hear your weekly beef market update from Anne Wasko.

RealAg Radio can be heard every weekday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. eastern (notice the new start time!) with replay of the show the following morning at 7 a.m. eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM.

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