Wiesemeyer and Haney: Mexican tortillas, major grocer merger on the brink, and Farm Bill follies

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It’s time for another episode of Wiesemeyer and Haney discussing all the big agricultural topics impacting farmers and ranchers in Canada and the United States! As we hit the end of February, the news cycle shows no signs of slowing down.

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.

This episode features the following topics:

  • House Speaker Mike Johnson acknowledges the appropriations logjam is holding up passing the Farm Bill.
  • The Kroeger and Albertsons merger faces challenges from the Federal Trade Commission
  • The U.S. and Mexico impasse on imports of GM corn for food use may be in a wait-and-see phase with the Mexican election in late spring.
  • The U.S. government is once again in countdown to shutdown as both sides find ways to not compromise and forget one of their main purposes….actually funding the government.

Watch the video below and send your thoughts on these issues to [email protected] 

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