On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Neil Townsend of Grainfox on the impact of escalating tension between Canada and India to pulse markets; Al Mussell with Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute on having a long term vision for Canadian agriculture; and, Hear a clip from the RealAg Issues Panel as they break… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg on the Weekend! On this episode, host Shaun Haney discusses a grain contract costing a Saskatchewan farmer over $80,000 by sending the thumbs-up emoji. Haney is then joined by Al Mussell with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute on carbon border adjustments, and we hear from Eddie Lemoine on the… Read More

When we talk about agriculture and food system sustainability, there are a lot of questions that seem to repeatedly come up, including who needs to collaborate, and who’s going to pay for the real-world implementation of sustainability measures. Sustainability and food security are intrinsically linked — you can’t have a secure food system if you’re… 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

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Alliance Seed. On today’s show you’ll hear: Al Mussell of Agri-Food Economic Systems, on a new policy concept paper involving middle-sizes farms; Jim Bagshaw, general manager of Alliance Seed, joins the show for a product spotlight; Daniel Ramage, director of market access and… Read More

China has a large agricultural base, but despite this, their self-sufficiency is hindered by rapid urbanization and the sheer volume of people to feed. Even though it relies on other countries for commodities, China is a challenging country to do trade with. Canada’s not the only country that has had problematic negotiations with China —… Read More

Domestically, Canada’s agri-food system is facing a lot of challenges, but the pressures aren’t from just within the country. Many newly-felt pressures are from external forces. A new report from Agri-Food Economy Systems based out of Guelph, Ont., outlines these new pressures on agri-food policy in Canada. The list of those pressures in the report… Read More

It’s time for our Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Al Mussell of Agri-Food Economic Systems, on a note that he and two other prominent figures wrote on some of the policy pressures the agri-food industry is facing, and… Read More

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a huge impact on the global economy. The major disruption to food supply chains is one that will have a significant impact on domestic policy, infrastructure investment, and trade patterns in both the short and long term. Al Mussell, research lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems,… Read More


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