To the tune of the Y-M-C-A by the Village People, some people (RealAg news lead, Jessika Guse as an example) are humming… “They signed a trade act called….. U-S-M-C-A”
The hot topic of the day is the USMCA so RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney and Guse dive right in. They also discuss clubroot being found just south of Calgary, the painfully slow harvest progress in Alberta due to snow and wet weather, and soybean ending stocks hitting 438 million bushels, which is a 45 per cent increase over the same time last year.
Jim Everson, Canola Council of Canada president, drops by to talk with Haney about the changes to the CCC annual convention in March.
And then back to the USMCA. Depending on which side of the fence you’re on, last night’s announcement either made you want to scream, or you were just happy that a deal was finally signed — or both. Shaun hears the perspective from all sides of agriculture on our RealAg Radio listener line (855-776-6147) and via Twitter at hashtag #RealAgRadio.
Brian Innes joins the conversation to talk about where the Canadian Agri-food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) stands on the new trade deal. Then, Shaun managed to get a hold of Graham Lloyd, general manager of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), for his observations. As you can well imagine with the announcement, Lloyd’s day was pretty busy.
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