Much of the oxygen surrounding agriculture in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been used on dairy, but expect wheat to gain increased attention in the coming weeks if some U.S. farm groups get their way. Newly reappointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has mentioned USMCA enforcement and wheat several times in recent speeches, and… Read More

Happy hump day! Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, where today’s show has a bit of an international flare. You’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Lorne Hadley, executive director of the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA), on individuals in Kazakhstan trying to illegally buy Canadian seed genetics… Read More

It’s time for another episode of RealAg LIVE! Host Shaun Haney has two exciting guests on today’s show: Carlo Dade, director of the Trade and Investment Centre at Canada West Foundation (CWF), and Sharon Zhengyang Sun, trade policy economist with CWF. RealAg hosts a LIVE! Q&A on a timely topic each weekday on social media… Read More

To our Canadian listeners — Happy Canada Day! We hope you are able to take a break from spraying and enjoy some downtime to celebrate our country! Not only is it Canada Day, but it’s also Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA, or USMCA, depending on where you are) implementation day. On today’s episode of RealAg Radio,… Read More

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

Canada’s relationship with China could get worse before it gets better, depending on the outcome of the U.S. extradition request for Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou, according to an expert on Chinese affairs at the University of Alberta. Farmers in both Canada and the U.S. have been paying close attention to their respective country’s relationship… 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

In today’s show, host Shaun Haney shares some of his thoughts on the ‘new NAFTA’ and ratification moving ever closer. You’ll also hear: The top ag news, with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; What the path for USMCA will look like (could ratification happen before Christmas?), with Carlo Dade of Canada West Foundation; and What shadow minister… Read More

We are still waiting for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — NAFTA 2.0 — to be ratified in both Canada and the U.S. In both countries, major political happenings are dragging on the process: a federal election here in Canada, and the threat of impeachment of the president in the U.S. Canada West Foundation’s Carlo Dade says… Read More

 

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