Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Jan 23: Trump’s TPP Withdrawal, Profitable Corn Practices & Soil Health Food

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 »

RealAg Radio, Jan 20: Sunny Markets, the Bin Knocker, and East and West Differences

If you’re unfamiliar with chicken tractors, prepare to be blown away by the fact that there is now an autonomous version of this pasture-chicken-raising kit. That’s just one of the many super neat innovations that rolled out at Ag Days in Brandon, Man., this week, and that discussion is how we kick off this January… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 19: Secretary Perdue, Wheat Pete’s Word, and a Pea Plant

We’ve finally got an American Secretary of Agriculture named, Manitoba gets a pea processing facility, and Wheat Pete talks corn stalks, corn husks, and manure spreading on snow no-nos — and that’s just a part of what you’ll hear on this January 19th edition of RealAg Radio. Co-host Shaun Haney is joined by Ontario field… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 18: Communicating Oat Prices, the Presence of Weeds, and Complicated Ag Science

Today’s show includes the latest news on Bayer-Monsanto, Case’s agronomic trends for 2017, as well as conversations about the future of the oat market in Chicago, the fascinating way in which crops and weeds communicate, and how the ag community can more effectively communicate the complicated science of growing food and fuel and everything else… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 17: Ag Days Weather, Cattle Prices Rebound, & Ritz on Trade

Can it really be Ag Days in Brandon, MB without -40 temperatures? The 40th edition of the show kicked off this morning. Shaun and Kelvin discuss the latest news, as well as the rebound in cattle markets with Anne Wasko, Canada-US relations moving forward with Trump with Conservative trade critic and former ag minister Gerry… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 16: 180 Bushel Barley, Blackleg Resistance Labels & Chicken Farm Traditions

Big barley yields, pulse crop rotation in light of root rot problems, the possibility of canola varieties labeled according to their blackleg resistance genes, and soybean lessons from Iowa and North Dakota…all on today’s agronomy-themed show with hosts Shaun and Kelvin. Guests include Steve Larocque of Beyond Agronomy, Sherrilyn Phelps of SaskPulse, Clint Jurke of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 13: Dairy Pressure, Glyphosate on Oats & David Frum

Shaun and Kelvin are back in the studio for today’s show, after some adventures getting home from Crop Week in Saskatoon. Today’s show includes conversations with Kenric Exner of Viterra on end-users wanting oats that haven’t seen any glyphosate and Ontario field editor Lyndsey Smith on ag minister Jeff Leal getting some added responsibilities, as… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 12: A Learning Attitude, Water Regulations & Outgoing Canola Council President Looks Back

It’s our fourth and final day at the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, as Jim Hale, farmer from Lancer, Sask., joins Shaun as co-host for today’s radio program (Thanks to a storm moving through the prairies, Kelvin’s lost in airspace somewhere, flying between Saskatoon, Toronto and Calgary to get to Winnipeg.) After breaking down today’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 11: Crop Week Market Panel, Cabinet Shuffle & Introducing “Rocky Talk”

From the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the federal cabinet shuffle, changes to wheat check-offs in Western Canada and more on today’s news. Guests include Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc with his forecast for Ontario, and a feature market panel, discussing old crop marketing opportunities, new crop acreage expectations, the impact… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 10: Weather Outlook, “Before the Plate” & the Father of Canola

It’s Crop Week in Saskatoon, as Shaun and Kelvin are on location at the Crop Production Show and CropSphere at Prairieland Park. Today’s show features the latest news on Canada-U.S. trade, Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc’s outlook for Western Canada, Keith Downey — the “father of canola” — looks back on the contribution he’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 9: Soybean Acres, Wheat Protein & Lessons from ’16

It’s an “Agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio, featuring discussion about lessons from 2016 — an agronomists panel conversation from SWAC, soybean acreage growth continuing in Western Canada, how to grow record corn yields and what protein is and does in a wheat kernel. Guests include Leanne Freitag, Russ Barker, Steph Kowalski, Dennis Lange, Randy Dowdy… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 6: SWAC Wrap-Up, Gene Editing, Carbon Sequestering & Why Shootouts Suck

Still recovering from Canada’s shootout loss last night, Shaun and Kelvin catch up on the latest ag news, including Ted Menzies’ resignation from CropLife Canada due to health reasons, an update on the bovine TB situation in Western Canada and the latest job numbers in Canada and the U.S. Bern and Lyndsey recap the Southwest… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 5: SWAC Highlights, Monsanto News & Trade Opportunities With China

Today’s edition of RealAg Radio includes some discussion about how Donald Trump’s policies with China could open up trade opportunities for Canada and highlights from the centre of the agronomy world this week — the Southwest Ag Conference in Ridgetown, Ontario, as well as this week’s edition of Wheat Pete’s Word and some headlines involving Monsanto…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 4: Sclerotinia Sensors, Fusarium Problems & Grain Commission User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission has built up a substantial surplus from user fees over the last few years, and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is calling for a refund to farmers. Chair Jim Wickett joins Real Ag Radio today to discuss. We also learn about and discuss research in Alberta working on nano biosensors that… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 3: New Grain Commissioner, Trump’s Trade Pick and Counting Down the Top 25 Stories of 2016

The holiday season is over, as Shaun and Kelvin are back in their regular chairs for today’s edition of RealAg Radio. A new chief commissioner has been appointed for the Canadian Grain Commission, Donald Trump has announced his pick for U.S. trade rep (still no announcement on ag secretary) and U.S. farmers are feeling more… Read more »