RealAg Radio, Aug. 3: Carbon tax cracks, China hits back, & 300 combines in one field

On Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio:

  • Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna visits Curtis McRae’s grain farm in Manitoba
  • Organizers aiming for 300 combines in one field at Harvest for Kids near Winkler, Man. on Saturday.
  • Canadian veterinary system recognized as one of the best by World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
  • China proposes new tariffs in response to President Trump upping the ante earlier this week
  • Craig Klemmer, economist with Farm Credit Canada, discusses new data showing Canada and the U.S.’ trade deficits moving in opposite directions
  • Friday issues panel, featuring Alanna Koch, former deputy minister of Saskatchewan, and Barry Senft, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario, discussing the following:
    • Grain Growers of Canada summer meeting highlights
    • Canadian Grain Commission $130 million surplus plan
    • is the federal government showing signs of softening on its carbon tax plan?
    • solving India and Italy trade issues

RealAg Radio airs every weekday at 4:30pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM! (Happy August long weekend — Monday’s show will be a replay from Ag in Motion.)


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