Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, June 22: Wheat politics, carbon tax opposition, & China’s view of “the progressive agenda”

It’s day 3 of Canada’s Farm Progress Show, and Friday’s show features several interviews from the farm show in Regina, including: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his government’s fight against the federal carbon tax, Canada-U.S. trade relations and his recent trip to Washington Federal Conservative shadow minister for agriculture John Barlow on rising steel prices,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 21: Real estate values, two Toms, and a rural revival

It’s day two of Canada’s Farm Progress Show at Regina, Saskatchewan, and the dynamic duo of Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are together again, in person, to host today’s show. Broadcasting from the FBN booth at the show, Haney and Heppner host Tom Staples, with FBN (a new-to-Canada e-commerce and tech network), Tom Wolf, to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 20: Contraband chocolate milk, input bundling, and ag education

On this Wednesday episode of RealAg Radio, Shaun Haney gets real about ag input bundling programs. We don’t love them, but we all use them — why? Haney explores that and introduces this week’s poll around exactly that question in the open. (Want to vote in the poll? Find it here.) Also on today’s show: Rocky… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 19: Celebrity influence, sliding markets, & cupboard economics

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news, with Lyndsey Smith Crystal MacKay, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, on actress Natalie Portman’s comments about animal agriculture and the influence of celebrity Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University, on why he doesn’t think Canadians boycotting American products would be productive Ted Siefried, Zaner Hedge,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 18: Spot spraying, field day season, & being patient on regrowth

On this episode of RealAg Radio, host Shaun Haney has a stellar line up to cover Agronomic Monday’s hot topics. But first, we have to lay in to the latest celebrity to rake farming across the coals… From spot spraying weeds with a drone (is this the future?), to what you can expect from Western… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 15: Japan halts wheat imports, cattle cash prices & the Friday Issues Panel

The June 15 edition RealAg Radio, heading into the Father’s Day weekend, includes: Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada, discusses the confirmation of an isolated case of GM wheat in Alberta, and the impact on trade, with Japan halting imports of Canadian wheat Trish Jordan of Monsanto Canada shares the history of the Monsanto trait… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 14: GM wheat, weather markets & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Ag news, including real-time updates on a CFIA announcement confirming the presence of a few GM wheat plants in southern Alberta, and the tabling of CPTPP legislation in Ottawa Wheat Pete hosts this week’s radio-edition of the Word, answering all kinds of agronomy-related questions Jon Driedger… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 13: Nuffield scholarships, CPTPP implementation, & a ‘keep calm and carry on’ trade strategy

Wednesday’s show, with host Shaun Haney — highlights: Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner, including CPTPP ratification bill possibly going to be introduced tomorrow, Canadian government taking “keep calm and carry on” approach to U.S. trade relations, ranchers working Parks Canada to save at-risk bird species, and Andrew Scheer kicks Maxime Bernier out of shadow… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 12: The environmental story of ranching, Trump-Trudeau tension & plans for Churchill

Tuesday’s RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Plenty of ag news to discuss, with Kelvin Heppner, including the tension between Trump and Trudeau, the president’s attacks on supply management (see tweet below), Sonny Perdue’s upcoming visit to the MacAulay farm in PEI, new AEM equipment sales data, Nuffield scholars, & how gangs in Chile are… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 11: Precision irrigation, soybean protein & the true yield impact of weeds

This week’s Agronomic Monday show, with host Shaun Haney, features: Ron Osborne of Farmers Edge on the company’s new partnership with Lindsay Corporation, bringing remote sensing technology to irrigation Glenda Clezy of SaskPulse sits down with Dale Leftwich to discuss early season pulse crop issues and scouting tips Dennis Lange of Manitoba Agriculture and Kelvin… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 8: PC majority, dairy negotiations & interest rate outlook

(Fun) Friday’s show, hosted by Shaun Haney, including the following guests and topics: JP Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada, discusses the state of the Canadian economy, debt concerns, and what to expect for interest rate hikes Peter Seemann, principal and founder of Grassroots Public Affairs, breaks down the results of Ontario’s provincial election,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 7: New hopper cars, Ontario votes, & Canada-U.S. friction

Thursday’s show, with host Shaun Haney — highlights: Top ag news — CP Rail announces plan to buy 5,900 new hopper cars for half a billion dollars, Bayer closes its acquisition of Monsanto… Ag speaker Damian Mason on the current friction between Canada and the U.S., and the vast similarities in the ag community that… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 6: Corn price upside, generational conflicts & the War of 1812

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news, including will Trump attend the G7 summit in Quebec?, Dairy Farmers of Canada not pleased with Trudeau indicating “flexibility” on supply management, and a new grain port terminal to be built in Quebec Joel Hoehn of Rocky Mountain Equipment on maintaining and optimizing… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 5: Saying ‘bye to Monsanto, the impact of steel tariffs on ag manufacturers, & pork trade disruption

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney — highlights, in order: Bayer set to retire Monsanto’s name and brand Top ag news, including President Trump wanting to split NAFTA into bilaterals, AGCO responds to Deere lawsuit, and CPTPP legislation expected soon Robin Speer on the upcoming Plaid for Dad prostate cancer awareness day… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 4: Fusarium control, Manipulator timing, & Farmer Rapid Fire

It’s Agronomic Monday with host Shaun Haney — highlights: Farmer Rapid Fire — Kevin Serfas in southern Alberta, pasture dryness updates from several ranchers in Saskatchewan, Landon Friesen in south-central Manitoba and Jeff Barlow near Hamilton, Ontario; Agronomy panel with RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson and Tom Wolf of Agrimetrix and covering a plethora of… Read more »