Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Alliance Seed. On today’s show you’ll hear: Al Mussell of Agri-Food Economic Systems, on a new policy concept paper involving middle-sizes farms; Jim Bagshaw, general manager of Alliance Seed, joins the show for a product spotlight; Daniel Ramage, director of market access and… Read More

China has a large agricultural base, but despite this, their self-sufficiency is hindered by rapid urbanization and the sheer volume of people to feed. Even though it relies on other countries for commodities, China is a challenging country to do trade with. Canada’s not the only country that has had problematic negotiations with China —… Read More

Domestically, Canada’s agri-food system is facing a lot of challenges, but the pressures aren’t from just within the country. Many newly-felt pressures are from external forces. A new report from Agri-Food Economy Systems based out of Guelph, Ont., outlines these new pressures on agri-food policy in Canada. The list of those pressures in the report… Read More

It’s time for our Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Al Mussell of Agri-Food Economic Systems, on a note that he and two other prominent figures wrote on some of the policy pressures the agri-food industry is facing, and… Read More

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a huge impact on the global economy. The major disruption to food supply chains is one that will have a significant impact on domestic policy, infrastructure investment, and trade patterns in both the short and long term. Al Mussell, research lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems,… Read More

We just want to say thank-you from everyone at RealAgriculture for tuning into our mid-week show! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith pops in for a quick recap of agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s video press conference; Dennis Laycraft… Read More

Canada’s domestic food and agriculture supply chains have been put to the test and (the hoarding of toilet paper, flour, and meat notwithstanding) held up exceptionally well under the sudden panic-buying ahead of the COVID-19 self-isolation directive. Al Mussell, research lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems, says that these supply chains have proven to have a… Read More

As RealAg Radio regular host, Shaun Haney is in Hanover, Germany for Agritechnica, Jessika Guse is filling in for today’s show. You hear from the following: Top agriculture news with RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith; A check in with Shaun and RealAg production lead, Jason Stroeve at Agritechnica; Al Mussell of Agri-food Economic Systems discusses their latest… Read More

Change is constant. It’s also uncomfortable and difficult. And, according to one policy analyst, significant agriculture trade flow and economic change is on the horizon — is Canada ready? “Part of the reason for putting together this policy note is to sort of to help people understand we need to appreciate the breadth and depth… Read More

 

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