Category: Thumbs Down

Thumbs up, Thumbs Down: COFS ’13 Tornado Escapes, Celtic Bands, the Detroit Tigers & More

It’s time once again for the least serious 10 minutes in ag news! And this time the RealAgriculture production team has gone above and beyond the call of duty and put together a truly entertaining package of highlights from Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. In this mostly-not-serious edition of Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Shaun Haney and… Read more »

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Hot Weather, Farm Shows, Kraft Dinner and Twerking

It’s officially back to the grind for the RealAg team, which means Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith sat down for another edition of the Most Serious 10 to 15 Minutes in Ag News — Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down. In this episode, Shaun and Lyndsey discuss how junk food is still junk food, even if it’s… Read more »

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down – Wash Your Hands When You Pee

Its time again for another edition of RealAgriculture.com’s Thumbs Up Thumbs Down.  This week Shaun and Lyndsey discuss the sabotage of Monsanto, the pesticide ban in Manitoba, should the Calgary Stampede have gone on, why don’t farmers ask questions at conferences, why don’t some people wash their hands after they pee, complaining about not being… Read more »

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down — Canada’s Farm Progress Show Edition

It was quite a week in Regina — flash floods, giant equipment roll outs and Saskatchewan field editor Debra Murphy’s first chance at covering a farm show. No farm show that RealAgriculture.com attends would be quite complete without a signature Thumbs up, Thumbs down piece, and so, without further ado, I give you the Day… Read more »

Thumbs Up,Thumbs Down: Government Blame & Backing Down, Plus Monsanto’s Rough Week

In this episode of Thumbs up, Thumbs down, RealAgriculture.com’s fearless leaders Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith talk government retaliation measures, or rather the lack thereof, in the COOL fiasco, Lyndsey suggests a statute of limitations on blaming previous governments for today’s problems and Shaun professes his love of wrestling. Also in this audio-only version of… Read more »

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Ep. 4: Humour in Ads, Cuts to AAFC & Tooting Our Own Horn

In this riveting edition of Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith tackle hard-hitting news items, like the new CWB ad and whether or not it’s funny and how PETA is apparently spying on ranchers, the only way they know how — with humour and sarcasm. In this segment, you’ll find out why… Read more »

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Ep. 3 — Plant ’13, Soybeans, Chuckwagons and More

Well, winter won’t end and seeding won’t start, so Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith decided it was time to do something to shake things up a bit. Which, for many other media types, could mean writing a witty and intelligent editorial, but not for this RealAg team, no way. Instead, Haney and Smith zip through… Read more »

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: The Crop Week ’13 Edition

From loud and colourful pants, to the excellent speakers’ line up, to true Saskatchewan innovation and the oddly-placed moat at the Saskatoon Inn, by all accounts 2013’s Crop Production Show and Crop Production Week was a roaring success. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith took in the show and conference, but not content to simply… Read more »