Category Archives: Ag-General

Trying to find some confidence — This week in the grain market

The agricultural industry this week was impacted by some geopolitical tension. North Korea and U.S. President Trump continue to trade warring words, while in Canada, a battle has started between small businesses and farmers and the Liberal federal government over proposed tax reform. For grain markets, losses were made up for from last week’s bullish… Read more »

Celebrating CETA while obstacles remain

The provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) officially started this week, which had the Canadian trade team in Brussels actually jumping for joy. But the work is far from over, as technical barriers are holding the agriculture and agri-food industry back from reaching their full… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 22: Trade, land and Liberals

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are back for another jam-packed Friday episode of RealAg Radio. In it: The North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations start over the weekend; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dresses the part for the International Plowing Match in Ontario; A motion to have the agriculture committee examine tax changes defeated yesterday;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 21: CETA, satellites and surveys

This episode of RealAg Radio starts off talking…you guessed it — football. But co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner aren’t just great sports commentators. In this show: Top News: An update on SK crop conditions, CETA Day, discrepancies in proposed tax change messages, lobbying MPs, the upcoming pulse export deadline, and, of course, NAFTA. Brian… Read more »