Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta, FarmTech began, and like every year the agenda is loaded with the best in concurrent and keynote speakers. With over 50 sessions over three days, FarmTech is the leading agronomy, marketing, and farm management conference in Canada. Yesterday, Shaun Haney introduced FarmTech to the RFD-TV and Rural Radio audience as he… Read More

Manitoba’s new government is planning to remove what it calls “impractical and costly” regulations to make it easier to build barns and farm buildings and bring the province’s farm building code in line with rules in other Western Canadian provinces. Speaking at Keystone Ag Producers’ annual meeting in Winnipeg last week, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced… Read More

Farmers debating how to approach government on carbon tax, Tim Hortons goes to Mexico while a couple competitors launch all-day breakfasts in Canada, and does anybody really watch the NHL All-Star Game? — it’s all on this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. Guests include Manitoba Ag Minister Ralph Eichler on his government’s plan to reduce… Read More

Everybody’s waiting to see what President Trump plans to do with NAFTA, but it’s unlikely it will be detrimental to the movement of cattle and pigs across the Canada-U.S. border, says Guelph-based livestock and meat market analyst Kevin Grier. While Trump’s “Buy American” policy and willingness to flat-out talk about being protectionist are concerning, Grier says he… Read More

Lyndsey Smith and Shaun Haney host today’s edition of RealAg Radio, which includes some discussion about the impact of rural school closures in Ontario, farm building code changes in Manitoba, and the effort to bring new farmers into the dairy industry. Shaun is also joined by author Jim Thomas on ‘negotiating to win’ and Peter Johnson wraps… Read More

The latest news surrounding NAFTA and Donald Trump’s trade plans, the recent rally in canola futures, our weekly Rocky Talk segment, livestock research funding in Saskatchewan, Manitoba farm groups talking collaboration, and ending the stigma around mental health in the farm community — all up for discussion on today’s edition of Real Ag Radio. Today’s show also… Read More

Whether it’s through the Trans-Pacific Partnership or not, Canada’s meat processors say they need a trade deal with Japan to maintain exports. While Australia and New Zealand remain hopeful the TPP can move forward, the 12-country deal’s future looks bleak after President Trump followed through on his campaign promise to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement this… Read More

There’s plenty of news to discuss and digest on the trade front today, with President Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and promising to open up NAFTA. Shaun and Kelvin highlight the Leafs-Flames score from Monday night, and break down the latest trade developments and what they mean for agriculture. Guests include Ron Davidson… Read More

With federal and provincial governments rolling out carbon taxes or cap and trade programs, organizations representing farmers have been forced to choose a strategy they believe will result in the best outcome for their members. Some, such as the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, are digging in their heels and fighting any carbon tax head-on, similar to… Read More

It’s Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio today, as we hear from a number of speakers from the SouthWest Ag Conference held earlier this month at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus. Shaun and Kelvin kick off the show catching up on Trump officially beginning the United States’ withdrawal from the TPP and the Liberals cabinet… Read More

The announcement last week of a $400 million pea processing plant in central Manitoba caught many in the farm community by surprise. “Peas? Don’t you mean soybeans?” was the most common response. By far. With another 20-plus percent increase in soybean acres expected, there will likely be north of two million acres grown on the… Read More

 

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