RealAg Radio, May 1: Biosecurity, competitiveness hurdles, interest-free canola loans, and hops in the north


As Justin Timberlake sang, it’s going to be… no wait. It IS May! For this very first episode of the seeding month, RealAg Radio temporary host Lyndsey Smith talks hog diseases, hops, and hopes.

On today’s show hear from:

  • New Albertan, Jessika Guse with the top ag news including the federal government announcement of changes to the Advanced Payments Program;
  • Dr. Egan Brockhoff, veterinary counsellor with the Canadian Pork Council, on what’s to be done about keeping African swine fever out of Canada;
  • Kim Jo Bliss, beef producer from around Emo, Ontario, talks about trying new crops in Ontario’s north; and,
  • Michael Graydon, of FCPC, says Canada needs to address three key areas of competitiveness if it wants to keep a processing industry here.

Have feedback? Story idea? Send an email to Shaun Haney about the show at [email protected] or connect with us @Realagriculture on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use the hashtag #realagradio.  

RealAg Radio airs every weekday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. MT) on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM.


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