Shaun hosts today’s show, with guests including Deb Stark — newly retired deputy minister of agriculture in Ontario, Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst of the Canadian Ag HR Council and Farm Journal Foundation’s Stephanie Mercier. Tune in to RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | RSS… Read More

Do you test your soil? Do you test every field every year? What’s your strategy? If you’re still not sure about the value of soil tests or the best way to sample, this sixth episode of the Growing Series podcast will help shed light on those answers. In this episode, Shaun Haney is joined by… Read More

Is Shaun Haney unknowingly biased? Why is agriculture so very short on good people to fill jobs — from the farm level to the corporate office? Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst joins (the possibly-biased) Haney to talk about recent research by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council that outlined the huge personnel gap in farming and agriculture processing. In addition,… Read More

There’s going to be a pile of low quality durum left in Western Canada that, for lack of better words, will need to disappear from the market. According to the StatsCan report out earlier this week, durum production totalled 7.8 million tonnes in 2016 — up over 40 percent versus 2015. With maybe half of it qualifying… Read More

Shaun Haney hosts this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, featuring this week’s agronomy update from RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson, Croplife Canada president & CEO Ted Menzies, and a panel conversation with three innovative farmers from across the prairies— Sterling Hilton, Strathmore, AB; Lauren Mauer, Grenfell, SK; and Kyle Friesen, Altona, MB (pictured above) — on the… Read More

Seed companies are turning to new sources of resistance to protect canola against blackleg disease, as the pathogen population in Western Canada has adapted over the years. Until recently, most of the varieties marketed as “blackleg resistant” relied on what’s known as the Rlm3 gene, explains Sakaria Liban, pathologist with DL Seeds, in this episode of… Read More

From Ottawa, Shaun and Lyndsey discuss their Question Period experience and catch up with a number of the people in town for the GrowCanada conference, including a discussion about food choices with speaker & ag economist Jayson Lusk of Oklahoma State University, an impromptu appearance by Grain Growers’ new past-president Gary Stanford, and Paul Thoroughgood… Read More

Today’s edition of RealAg Radio features a special guest host in a very special recording locale, but don’t worry, it’s the same calibre of farm radio you’ve come to expect from the RealAgriculture team (we hope). RealAg Radio Co-host Shaun Haney is joined by resident fast-talker and field editor Lyndsey Smith for an Ottawa-based recording… Read More

All organizations evolve over time. Whether it is a family business, a Fortune 500 company, or a startup, organizations change with the passage of time.  The Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) is no different. Traceability is still important, and everyone feels differently about where it exactly fits into long term profitability. According to the BIXS website:… Read More

Statistics Canada issued its “final” crop production estimates for 2016 on Tuesday morning, leaving it up to the market to interpret how much crop was harvested after the agency surveyed producers. The November Farm Survey was conducted between October 21 and November 13 — just as farmers in Alberta and Saskatchewan were getting back into the… Read More

 

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