Monthly Archives: July 2017

RealAg Radio, July 27: The future of farm machinery, dairy vodka, & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: What does the future hold for electric motors and farm equipment, as the UK commits to not allowing new diesel and gas vehicles by 2040?; Darcy Cook, director of engineering for JCA Electronics, the company that provided the internal electronics in the… Read more »

APAS young farmers looking to break mental health stigma

Mental health has been in the agriculture spotlight lately, with a push to break the stigma that often surrounds mental health. And the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan’s Young Agricultural Producers (or YAP) committee is hoping to keep the conversation going. Danny Ottenbreit, southeast Saskatchewan farmer and co-chair of the YAP committee, was in the… Read more »

Canada considering options to challenge Italian COOL on pasta

Italy’s move to unilaterally impose country of origin labeling (COOL) rules for all packages of pasta sold in the country came as a surprise last week, leaving the Canadian government and durum supply chain exploring options for how they can challenge the measure that threatens Canadian durum wheat exports. Rather than waiting for the European… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 26: Chocolate milk, Italian protectionism & mega myths about farming

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights (not necessarily in this order): Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada, on Italy ignoring EU rules and imposing country of origin labeling on pasta, threatening Canadian durum exports; Shaun and Kelvin discuss the Washington Post article on the top 10 myths about… Read more »