Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, May 18: Crusty Bob, falling cattle prices & where in world would you go to tour a farm?

On Friday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news, with Kelvin Heppner, discussing the missed NAFTA deal deadline, Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay’s trade mission to China, and more. Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock — can barbecue season help protein demand? RealAg Issues panel with Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner Favourite… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 17: Livestock Farmer Rapid Fire and sacred cows

On Thursday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news stories of the day, including the NAFTA “deadline,” seeding updates & more (Kelvin joins Shaun for the final minute of news after scrambling to get back on-air after his power went out during the commercial break.) A new segment: Farmer Rapid Fire, Livestock edition, with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 16: Summer weather outlook, wheat class concerns & the advantages of napping

Shaun Haney kicks off today’s show sharing feedback about how taking a nap can help productivity on the farm before getting into the following topics and conversations: Today’s ag news, including the looming NAFTA deadline, wildfires in the Prairie Provinces, GFO’s Ontario election wish-list and more with Kelvin Heppner; Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 15: A beef rancher’s TEDx talk, Would You Rather, & taking our own advice

We’re grinding through the week, and farmers are making great progress on crop planting and seeding across many parts of Canada. On today’s show: What are the seven habits of the best crop scouts? Adrienne Ivey: her recent TEDx talk in Regina has struck a chord with farmers and consumers.  She shares her experience, and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 14: Farmer Rapid Fire, perennial weed control & diagnosing corn row syndrome

As #Plant18 rolls on, it’s time for our latest Agronomic Monday with RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney. Today’s show includes: Farmer Rapid Fire — seeding and spring updates with Jeff Nonay, near Edmonton, Alberta; Jim Hale, Lancer, Saskatchewan; Riley Anderson, Morris, Manitoba; and Jackie Jeffrey, Burks Falls, Ontario; Clair Langlois, provincial cereal specialist with Alberta Agriculture… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 11: Trilateral meetings, oil prices, and news from The Hill

We’re starting off the show today with a quick look at the markets, and an update on the Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s latest report. Then: Top Ag News – An update on the NAFTA trilateral meeting; Bill C-49; the future of the RFS; and more. Buy or Sell – Kelvin Heppner is again in the hot… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 10: WASDE, Wheat Pete, and the future of pork marketing

Why don’t we talk about biofuels in Canada? Host Shaun Haney starts off the show contemplating the differences between the U.S. and Canada, and reading some of your thoughts. Top Ag News – Monsanto Canada announces TruFlex release…again; USDA ending stocks; deadlines for NAFTA 2.0; throwing Bill C-49 back at the House. USDA WASDE –… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 9: Oil prices, Ontario politics & a stubborn Senate

Host Shaun Haney starts off today’s show discussing logistical issues in Canada. Then: Top Ag News – Oil up over $2/barrel; Bill C-49 debates; Trump administration on NAFTA 2.0; and more. Rocky Talk – Chad Moskal of Rocky Mountain Equipment talks Rocky Data U. RealAg Issues Panel – Andrew Campbell, Jeff English, and Kelvin Heppner… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 8: Grain prices, weather forecasts, and a critical point for NAFTA

Only host Shaun Haney would find a way to segue from weather to basketball…and of course that’s where he starts the show. Then: Top Ag News – Playoffs, NAFTA, planting progress in Manitoba, and more. Markets – IntelliFarm’s Brian Voth joins the show to talk about the StatsCan report and its impact on the markets; soybean prices;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 7: Planting progress, managing fertility, and ever-increasing yields

Families are complicated. So is farming. Host Shaun Haney starts off today’s show with a discussion about the challenges of farming with family, and the importance of doing everything we can to stay safe. Then: Farmer Rapid Fire – Six farmers from five provinces join to provide updates on seeding progress, soil moisture conditions, the playoffs,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 4: Beef markets, distrust in data, and urban sprawl

Why aren’t people telling the truth? Host Shaun Haney starts off the show talking about our Do you tell StatsCan the truth poll, and asking for your feedback on this. Then: Top Ag News – U.S.-China trade discussions, protecting Canada’s dairy industry, CN Rail claims the best April in history, and more. Beef Market Update –… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 3: Hog markets, dairy access, and Wheat Pete’s Word

It’s another live broadcast from Picture Butte, AB today, and host Shaun Haney starts the show off talking about the power of a single word — ‘fair’. Then: Top Ag News – An update on Bill C-49, Premier Wynne’s stance on Ontario’s Greenbelt, and more. Hog markets – AgriTalk’s Chip Flory provides an update on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 2: Fuel prices, signing bonuses, and changing demographics

Why do we even have a regular season? Host Shaun Haney gives a shout-out to the playoffs to start the show. Then, finding and keeping skilled farm workers, and BNSF Railway’s strategy. And, of course: Top Ag News – ICE wants to move canola futures to New York; an update on CP strike; Bill C-49; and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 1: Seeding intentions, trade, and Ontario’s soil strategy

Today’s show starts with a discussion on oil and diesel prices. Then: Top Ag News – Canada’s GDP in February, U.S. extends steel and aluminum tariff exemptions, re-labelling TPP, CN and CP trending in opposite directions, and more. Behind the scenes at StatsCan, and reactions to the report – Kelvin Heppner shares his learnings on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 30: Bill C-49, closing the yield gap, and planting early

How do we close the gap between potential yields and actual yields achieved in a country? Host Shaun Haney starts off the show talking about a recent article in The Economist.  Then: Top Ag News – An update on Bill C-49, soil health in politics, CPTPP, and more. In-season analytics – Nope, we’re not talking baseball. Jay Kinnaird… Read more »