Wiesemeyer and Haney: Deficit hawks could spell trouble for farm programs


It’s time for another cross-border issues podcast featuring Wiesemeyer and Haney discussing all the big agricultural topics impacting farmers and ranchers in Canada and the United States!

This week, Shaun Haney of RealAgriculture and Jim Wiesemeyer, D.C. policy analyst with Pro Farmer, jump into some issues that really connect and are creating angst in the countryside of rural North America.

Up for discussion in this episode:

  • Monday night, at the Iowa Caucuses, former president Donald Trump took a break from all his court appearances to lay the smackdown on Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis in a very strong showing, winning 50 per cent of voter support. What does this mean for New Hampshire next week or even the probability that President Biden is not the democratic candidate?
  • Why does the U.S. election process have to be the drawn out process which is so unique in comparison the the rest of the G7?
  • With growing populism and protectionism in parts of the world, improving on market access is challenging
  • In both Canada and the U.S., there is a growing focus on dealing with debt and deficits but what could that mean for farm support programs and legislation like SCAP (Canada) or the Farm Bill (U.S.)?

Watch Shaun Haney and Jim Wiesemeyer cover all of the above and more, or download the podcast for later!

If you have any feedback email Shaun at [email protected] or call the RealAg feedback line a 855.776.6147.

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