Welcome to this Friday (and last of 2021) edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear the best interviews from October, November, and December, featuring: Lana Popham, B.C. Minister of Agriculture, on the recover efforts post-flooding in the south of the province; Greg Northey of Pulse Canada, talks about the Container Crunch website, and… Read More

In looking back at the top stories of 2021, a few themes emerge: the year was one of uncertainty, friction, and rising costs. Yes, there were some high points, such as the dream of a snack-fetching drone and announcements of planned domestic processing, but for most of the year, labour issues, supply chain disruption, and… Read More

On this Thursday edition we’re continuing our year-in-review with interviews from August and September. Supply chain disruptions, the drought, and emissions policy were all the talk in late summer. On this episode, you’ll hear: Karen Proud, president and CEO of Fertilizer Canada, on the impact on fertilizer use by government decisions; Pierre Petelle of CropLife… Read More

Welcome to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. We’re continuing the reflection of the past year with interviews from June and July. On today’s show, you’ll hear: Lisa Thompson, Ontario Agriculture Minister, fresh off being named ag minister and her key priorities; Jeff Yorga, Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association, on drought and decision-making by livestock growers in… Read More

On this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, your host Shaun Haney continues the recap the year. Today’s show includes interviews from March, April, and May. You’ll hear: David MacNaughton, former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. on relations between the two countries; Kyle Jeworski, president and CEO of Viterra, on their canola crush facility outside of Regina,… Read More

During this last week of the year, RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney will recap top interviews from the year. Today’s edition focuses on relevant stories and interviews from January and February. You’ll hear: Tyler Bjornson of Canada Grains Council, on the Responsible Grain Code of Practice; Kelly Dobson of Leadershift, talks conflict management and interpersonal… Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed its national survey for potato wart ahead of schedule, the federal government says. Potato wart was not detected. The national survey conducted this fall involved soil testing across areas of Canada that grow seed potatoes (except Newfoundland) to confirm that unregulated areas of Canada remain free from… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to today’s edition of RealAg Radio! On this mid-week, pre-holiday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Kody Blois, Liberal MP for Kings-Hants, and agriculture committee appointee and chair; Peter Rohde, vice president client advisory and development at IHS Markit Agribusiness; and Dennis Laycraft, of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association about the Korean… Read More

AgriStability, the whole farm, business risk management program has been in place for Canadian farmers for 16 years. In that time, it’s been maligned and criticized, and it continues to be subject to an ongoing tug-of-war between federal and provincial politicians. But with a new ag policy framework to be unveiled for 2023, changes to the… Read More