On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: Kody Blois’ private member’s bill C-359, which is aimed at speeding up approvals of new agriculture products; AgriRecovery details for Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia; Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index thoughts; and, Elaine Froese, farm family coach, on when to walk away from the farm transition. Thoughts on… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Friday edition of the RealAg Issues Panel on RealAg Radio! Host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, as well as Tyler McCann with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and House of Commons agriculture committee chair and Liberal MP Kody Blois to discuss a number… Read More

Last year, spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food set out to better understand the impact of international volatility on grain and other commodity markets and the possible need for global aid. Following that process, the Committee then decided to look further in to global food insecurity, by starting… Read More

MPs on the House of Commons agriculture committee have published a list of recommendations for the Canadian government to support Ukraine and address concerns about a global food shortage as a result of Russia’s invasion. The list including providing grain bags and grain vacuums to Ukraine farmers and building fertilizer production capacity in Canada. “Today… Read More

In an effort to gain a better understanding of agriculture on the Prairies, Liberal Member of Parliament for King-Hants in Nova Scotia, Kody Blois, recently visited Saskatchewan to learn about innovation happening in the province, and to hear what challenges producers are facing. Blois serves as the chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture and… Read More

The 2.5 day shutdown of CP Rail’s network last month was a sharp reminder why rail service, especially for agricultural commodities, should be deemed essential. Although the strike/lockout only lasted from a Sunday to a Tuesday, it caused weeks, even months, of disruption in already-stressed supply chains that rely on trains. The entire system was… Read More

Kody Blois, Liberal Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, N.S., was recently named chair of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in the House of Commons. Blois joined RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney to break down the context of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, and what kind of work they do. “We’re parliamentarians… Read More

 

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