Category: Podcasts

FarmLead launches new basis negotiation feature

FarmLead, North America’s Grain Marketplace, announced today the launch of the FarmLead Basis Negotiation feature on its leading trade platform. The new feature allows buyers and sellers to post and negotiate basis contracts in addition to the existing options of cash contracts. The announcement complements the company’s continued expansion across North America. The new feature… Read more »

Deere introduces ‘smarter’ S7 series combine

John Deere’s new S700 series combine made its Canadian debut at the Farm Progress Show in Regina this week. While the physical appearance hasn’t changed much from the S600 lineup launched in 2012, the new machines feature significant improvements in automation designed to optimize performance, explains Deere’s Les Bobyck in the video below. “The machine… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 21: Agvocating and a windy day 1 at Farm Progress Show

Wednesday’s radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner from the Farm Progress Show in Regina — highlights: Observations from a windy first day of the Farm Progress Show; Ag ministers/secretaries wrap up their friendly trilateral meeting in Georgia; Candace Hill on five years of Ag More Than Ever; Wheat Pete’s Word (Peter’s in… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 21: Whacky weather, soybean aphids and rootless corn

What about that weather? It’s uniformly variable and mostly what we don’t want, explains RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson on this week’s Word. In 17 power-packed minutes, Peter laments the arrival of armyworm, soybean aphids and cereal leaf beetle. He also describes how you can fit the roots of 8-leaf rootless corn in your coffee cup…. Read more »

Agvocate — do you embrace or avoid this term?

Agvocacy, agvocate, advocating for agriculture… As a farmer or rancher, do you like these words? Do you embrace these terms? Whether you embrace “agvocacy” or avoid it, what would the implications be in five years if the entire sector adopted your position? Producers tend to have strong positive and negative reactions to the activity of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 20: Whole Foods, wild bees & spring wheat crop ratings

June 20th edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner from Regina, Sask. — highlights: U.S. spring wheat crop ratings drive wheat market higher (again) Kevin Grier on the impact of Amazon’s proposed purchase of Whole Foods Melanie Dubois of AAFC on what we know about wild bees and farm practices that… Read more »

Railways anticipating $1 billion annual carbon tax bill by 2022

Canada’s freight railways say they anticipate paying over a billion dollars per year by 2022 under carbon pricing policies proposed and planned by the federal and provincial governments. “It’s difficult to get a precise figure, but we’ve tried to run some estimates based on the existing pricing structures and fiscal instruments, as well as the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 19: Weed-free periods, WAMLEGS & trilateral southern hospitality

Shaun Haney returns to host today’s Agronomy Monday radio podcast with Kelvin Heppner. Some of the highlights: Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay is headed to Georgia for first trilateral ag meeting with U.S. and Mexico’s ag secretaries. What does Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods mean for organic food supply chain/competitors/rural food delivery? Tom Wolf of… Read more »

Episode 3: The Straight Cutting Experience from BASF

Take control back at harvest. Despite being new to straight cutting, Mark and Matt Ferguson have already seen a lot of progress. After trying the practice with a shatter-resistant variety on a small number of acres, they gained the confidence to expand to a larger number of acres. Find out how the Ferguson’s use straight… Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 25: Steering through business risk and financial risk (and what’s the difference?)

Risk — a four letter word that drives farmers crazy. As farmers, our chances of success are greatest when we know the risks we’re exposed to and hav emitigated risks that are in our control. To help us dive deeper into the topic of risk – specifically business risk and financial risk – RealAgriculture’s Shaun… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 16: Amazon to buy Whole Foods, TPP gains without the U.S., and cattle prices drop off

Friday’s radio podcast, hosted by Kara Oosterhuis and Kelvin Heppner: It’s #PlaidforDad Day! Raising funds and awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer research. (Also – the ‘Man Van’ will be at Farm Progress in Regina next week.) DuPont and Dow have received the greenlight from the U.S. Department of Justice to go ahead with… Read more »

Beef Market Update: Surprises to the upside and the downside

The cattle market has had more than a few surprises lately. After maintaining momentum to the upside longer than expected, the market saw a quick adjustment to the downside this week, as Anne Wasko highlights in this latest Beef Market Update. “Not that the downtrend wasn’t expected, we’re heading into the summer. We’ve had a… Read more »

Canola School: Sweep net monitoring for aster leafhoppers

Aster yellows is a ‘phytoplasma’ disease carried by aster leafhoppers. It’s known for the odd-shaped canola pods it causes later in the growing season. Problems with aster yellows are hit and miss, depending on your area and the year. “We are kind of waiting for the next leafhopper infestation with aster yellows, the next big… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 15: Enlist corn, Farmer Rapid Fire, & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s radio podcast, hosted by Kara Oosterhuis and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Enlist corn (Dow’s glyphosate and 2,4-D tolerant corn) to be launched for 2018 after Chinese approval; Where’s the rain? Dry conditions prevailing in northern U.S. and parts of Western Canada; Tom Wolf of Agrimetrix on spraying in dry conditions, Xtend and Enlist weed… Read more »

MPs examine truckwash policy as PEDv outbreak continues in Manitoba

The House of Commons agriculture committee held an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in southeast Manitoba. There have been at least 20 confirmed on-farm cases since May 2. To put that number in perspective, Manitoba previously only had 10 PEDv-positive barns dating back to 2014 when the… Read more »