Category: Podcasts

RealAg Radio, Feb 24: India’s Pulse Plans, Wheat Pete’s Word & People Walking Across the Border

Shaun and Kelvin discuss the latest on the dilemma with pulse exports to India, USDA ag outlook estimates, Glencore’s renewed interest in grain handling, why dozens of Somali asylum-seekers are walking into Canada in the southern Manitoba farm community of Emerson and more. Glen Blahey of the Canadian Ag Safety Association chats with Kelvin about… Read more »

Entrapment Risk Elevated With Out-of-Condition Grain in the Bin

The tough harvest conditions on the prairies last fall were unforeseen when planning began for Canada’s first grain entrapment awareness and training program, but the launch of “BeGrainSafe” has turned out to be incredibly timely. “Out-of-condition grain is a major contributor to grain entrapment situations, as well as other types of injuries and illness. We know… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 23: AgNerds, Soybean Acres & Pulse Export Dilemma

Canadian peas and lentils destined for India are facing a potential hurdle, the USDA’s annual outlook conference kicks off in Washington, and new rail legislation is expected in Ottawa in the next few weeks — Shaun and Kelvin break down the latest ag news on today’s show. Also the AgNerds segment returns! Guests include Peter… Read more »

Drew Lerner Offers a Hopeful Forecast for Spring on the Prairies

With unharvested crop still in the field and saturated soils in many areas, some helpful weather could be on the way for Western Canada this spring, says Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. “The spring bias is tilted toward a little less precipitation and a slight warmer bias,” he says in the video below, filmed after… Read more »

New Rail Bill Expected Soon: 3 Things To Watch For

If new rail legislation the federal government promised to introduce this spring is to be passed before the end of the session in June, it will have to be tabled soon. “One would imagine with the legislative calendar, it’s going to be have to be in the next several weeks,” says Steve Pratte, rail policy guru… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 22: A&W Marketing, Farm Group Merger Talk & Shopping for Seeding Equipment

A&W ads, Canada’s top lobbyists, drainage, farm groups talking about joining forces & more — it’s all in today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Guests include Steve Gillis of Rocky Mountain Equipment discussing water management on our weekly Rocky Talk episode; Kelly Dobson of Dobson Lead on the discussions that are taking place between Manitoba farm groups… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 22: Frost Seeding Oats, ESN on Corn, and Y-Drop Questions

Can it be? Has #plant17 really started already? Well, for at least a few farmers in the southern climes of Ontario are rolling out to frost seed oats (the temp is in the teens today!), and that’s where we begin this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word. Yes, planting oats in February can work, explains your host Peter… Read more »

TechTour: If You Can’t Buy it, Build it — SSG Fusion Feedlot Software

In the feedlot business, as elsewhere, necessity is the mother of innovation. So when Stronks Feedlot at Picture Butte, Alta., couldn’t find software to fit its operation, they invented it. On this season of the TechTour, together with Dow AgroSciences, we’re shining the spotlight on on-farm innovations and inventions that improve efficiency and productivity. Hampered by the… Read more »

Could Wheat Be a Sleeper Pick in 2017?

After four consecutive years of record wheat production in the world, we’ve become accustomed to adjectives like “burdensome” and “massive” describing wheat supplies. However, it’s looking like 2017 could break that trend, according to Mike Krueger of The Money Farm. “That pattern is starting to change,” he says in the interview below, filmed at CropConnect in Winnipeg… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 21: Spring Weather, Wheat Markets & a Good Week on the Trade Front

Shaun and Kelvin are back home (sort of, Shaun’s not in Germany anymore, but at a ski lodge in Montana) for today’s edition of RealAg Radio, as they discuss Ag Canada’s new farm income forecast, canola crush margins, and Justin Trudeau’s performance on the trade front in the last week. Guests include Drew Lerner of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 17: Canadian Farmers Visit Germany and Bayer’s Headquarters

Guten Tag! Today’s show comes to you from Frankfurt, Germany, as Shaun is on a tour with a group of Canadian farmers visiting Bayer’s head office and research facilities. The tour coincides with the 20th anniversary of Invigor canola. With Bayer in the process of acquiring Monsanto, and the deal potentially affecting the companies’ canola seed business, it’s… Read more »

Plan B for Trade with Asia — Glen Hodgson

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, and Canada needs to move on to ‘plan B’ for increasing market access into Asia, according to Glen Hodgson, senior fellow with the Conference Board of Canada. “The Japanese are trying to keep it alive, but it’s effectively dead. I do think we should be developing a ‘plan B’ for Asia,… Read more »

CropConnect ’17 Wrap-Up: Canada’s Ag Day, Commodity Group Collaboration & 275-Bushel Corn

Around 1,600 people spent part of this week at the Victoria Inn Convention Centre in Winnipeg taking in the 2017 CropConnect Conference. Organized by eight provincial commodity organizations, co-chair Roberta Galbraith joined Kelvin for a wrap-up of the fourth-annual edition of CropConnect: CropConnect ’17 notes: The idea of collaborating/working together/possibly even merging provincial commodity associations was… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires, Ep 14: Tips for Buying New (to You?) Seeding Equipment

When you look to purchase a new piece of seeding equipment what are your priorities? Is it size, colour, or what is the newest flashiest tech in the marketplace? Do you shop new and used or only one or the other? There are many things to consider. Kickin’ Tires co-hosts Jim Hale and Shaun Haney… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 16: Canada’s Ag Day, New Machinery & Getting More Ag in the Urban Media

We’re celebrating Canada’s Ag Day today, as Kelvin and Bern co-host the show from the CropConnect conference in Winnipeg and the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. Today’s topics include the latest in the ag equipment world from NFMS, an economic outlook with Glen Hodgson of the Conference Board of Canada, and coinciding with the awareness… Read more »