Welcome to this end-of-the-workweek edition of RealAg Radio. We’ve got a terrific lineup for you, including a RealAg Issues Panel. Joining the panel today is Kelvin Heppner, of RealAgriculture, Lyndsey Smith, of RealAgriculture, and host Shaun Haney. The trio discuss leadership races, interest rates, and more. As well, David Coletto, of Abacus Data, joins to… Read More

Through the pandemic numerous food perspectives were subject to a shift, with more people cooking at home and grocery scarcity showing up for the first time for many. Just ahead of the pandemic, Beyond Meat, a plant-based protein company, went public to much fanfare. The Canadian Meat Council has, of course, been watching the plant-based… Read More

This Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio is brought to you by Maizex Seeds! On today’s show, you’ll hear: A Maizex product spotlight with Steve Denys; David Coletto of Abacus Data, with insight into Monday night’s election outcome; and Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture for a election result breakdown, from an ag perspective. Thoughts on something we… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by PRIDE Seeds. Today’s show features: David Coletto of Abacus Data, has an election polling update; Greg Henderson of Drovers, has an update on cattle processing and policy; Matt Chapple, agronomist with PRIDE Seeds has a product spotlight; and, Host Shaun Haney brings you… Read More

This mid-week edition of RealAg Radio features election discussions, and thoughts on #HayWest. You’ll hear from: David Coletto, founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data, on preliminary results from election poll surveys; Mary Robinson, president of Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), on the CFA’s expectations for party platforms; and Ken Schaus, Bruce County, Ont. beef… Read More

A recent poll of Canadians has two clear messages: most do not want an election any time soon, but, if there were an election today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would remain in power. “You can be somewhat dissatisfied with the incumbent, but you have to have an alternative that you feel better about, and right… Read More

Around eight in every 10 Canadians support the broad idea of a one per cent tax on people who have more than $20 million in net assets, according to poll results published by Abacus Data this week. The survey results coincide with calls from certain politicians in Ottawa to move ahead with a so-called “wealth… Read More

We’ve talked about flattening the COVID-19 infection curve and a flattened recovery curve, and now we’re talking about flattening the worry curve. David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, a polling and market research firm, says that his company has been tracking how Canadians feel about COVID-19, how stressed they are about it, how long isolation… Read More

Today’s show is a special one, looking back at some of host Shaun Haney’s favourite interviews of 2019. Hear from: Tyne Morgan, host of the U.S. Farm Report, on farm profitability, and debt levels Rick Mercer on traveling across Canada, the best and funniest politicians, and even how he convinced Americans that Canadians were celebrating… Read More

They’re the generation we love to hate: Millennials. Often called entitled and lazy (largely by Baby Boomers who can’t open a PDF), Millennials are the next huge generation both in numbers and influence. And because of that sway and market power, David Coletto, of Abacus Data, warns that any industry that ignores their preferences, interests,… Read More

 

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