The very word “sustainability” can be a bit of a lightning rod within agriculture. What is it? What does it really mean? What value does it have? Carlo Dade, with the Canada West Foundation, says that there is real value in the term and the practices to achieve sustainable production, but that Canadian agriculture is… Read More

Many of Canada’s smaller farm equipment manufacturers are at risk of being left in the cold by the main U.S.-based manufacturers if the Canadian government doesn’t change its intellectual property rules, say representatives from a Saskatchewan-based company that builds attachments for harvesting equipment. Honey Bee Manufacturing’s general manager, Jamie Pegg, and Scott Smith, manager of… Read More

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

 

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