When Ryan Jespersen sits down with the Prime Minister of Canada, what answers does he get? Last week, we all got to hear some speaking-note-free answers from Justin Trudeau on Jespersen’s show, Real Talk. While he didn’t get to ask ALL the questions he wanted, the Edmonton-based host did tease out some insight from the… Read More

It’s time for another episode of RealAg Politics with your host, Shaun Haney! On this episode, hear from: Mike Flynn, new and first executive director of Alberta Grains, introduces himself and why he chose agriculture; Dave Carey, with the Canadian Canola Growers on the Senate holding up Bill C-234; and, Kelvin Heppner, with RealAgriculture, to… Read More

What’s top of mind on the policy front this week? Well, there are some fireworks over grocery store prices and what’s really driving food costs, a plant breeding technique is edging ever-closer to the finish line, and farmers are weighing in on a proposed grain company acquisition. On this episode of RealAg Politics, host Shaun… Read More

It’s time for this week’s episode of RealAg Politics! On this show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Steve Pratte, senior manager, transportation and biofuel policy with the Canadian Canola Growers Association, on Transport Canada’s upcoming railway policy review; Erin Gowriluk, president of Canada Grains Council, on the importance of science-based policy; and, Alanna Koch,… Read More

Parliament is back in session, and that means it’s time to fire up the political pundit machine! For RealAgriculture, that means the return of RealAg Politics. In this episode, hear from: Debra Conlon, Grain Farmers of Ontario, on Bill C-234, currently under consideration by the Senate ag and forestry committee, and an update on fertilizer… Read More

Hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are back for another edition of RealAg Politics, where they discuss the latest in agricultural policy issues. This week we’re doing things a bit differently — instead of one segment, we’re having three, with three different topics and four guests! This week’s guests are : Tom Steve of the… Read More

There is so much happening right now in the world of politics and trade, whether it’s dairy disputes, the wheat market, big decisions for countries on what they are doing with exports, massive inflation, and more. Al Mussel, research lead with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), joins hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner on the… Read More

Agriculture received multiple mentions in the 2022 federal budget unveiled on Thursday, mostly in the context of climate programs that had previously been announced. The budget, with its projected $52.8 billion deficit, also included some tax changes that could potentially impact farmers. As part of this live episode of RealAg Politics, we unpacked what was… Read More

What’s potentially on the desk for the next agriculture minister? What should be in the new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s mandate letter? Host Kelvin Heppner is joined by Tyler McCann, managing director of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, for this episode of RealAg Politics. McCann recently wrote his own mandate letter of what he… Read More

It wouldn’t be fair to have an election without an episode of RealAg Politics! The election campaign has been a speedy whirlwind, and co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are here to break it down for you — specifically from the agriculture perspective. SUMMARY The PPC has really gained some traction. Many are comparing them… Read More

September is for back-to-school and new beginnings, and here at RealAgriculture, we promised a return to our LIVE! Q&A program in the fall. And here we are, on the cusp of a federal election, rolling out what you can expect for this next season of livestreaming. On Friday, September 10th, tune in at 3 pm… Read More

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