We’re wrapping up the week with a couple of serious, in-depth discussions. On today’s show, hear: The need for urgency in succession planning, with Farm Credit Canada’s Patti Durand; Canada’s relationship with China — what the Phase 1 deal means for that relationship, the Belt and Road Initiative, economic issues, coronavirus — with Gordon Houlden,… Read More

On our last day of our special 2019 coverage, we’re looking at some of host Shaun Haney’s favourite interviews from November and December. Hear: Combine or grain dryer? The economics of grain drying, with Alberta farmer Scott Keller; An Australia/New Zealand perspective on Agritechnica with Wes Lefroy, agricultural analyst with RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness; and… Read More

The new NAFTA (USMCA) has a path to ratification in the U.S. congress now that the Democrats and the White House have come to terms on negotiated compromises. Both Canada and Mexico will ratify the deals in the coming weeks with relative ease, while the U.S. focuses all its trade threats on the European Union… Read More

The tone surrounding the negotiations to update NAFTA has taken a gloomy turn, especially for agriculture, with a growing consensus that there’s a real chance President Trump will try to follow through on his repeated threats to pull the U.S. out of NAFTA. Even Prime Minister Trudeau, after meeting with Trump on Wednesday, sounded like someone… Read More