Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, August 15: Neonic phase-out proposal, hog markets, & the Canadian Beef Industry Conference

On Wednesday’s show, with host Kelvin Heppner: Ontario field editor Lyndsey Smith joins Kelvin to discuss today’s news, including Health Canada’s proposed decision to ban two of the main neonicotinoid insecticides used in Canadian agriculture, as well as the latest on court rulings around glyphosate Jim Wood, chief sales and operating officer with Rocky Mountain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 14: Replacing equipment, glyphosate verdict implications, & beef demand in China

On Tuesday’s show, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Top ag news, including welcome news for the hemp industry, new export data, and the possibility of a supply management resolution at Conservative Party’s upcoming annual convention Roger McEowen, Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law, discusses the implications… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 13: Glyphosate court decision, insect pests, & inviting politicians to ride along during harvest

On Monday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Today’s ag news, with Kelvin Heppner — a California jury has awarded $289 million in damages to a man who alleges Roundup herbicide caused his cancer Marijke Van Andel of Syngenta on the importance of final plant stand counts in soybeans Deb Campbell of Agronomy… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 10: USDA soybean surprise, glyphosate trade issues, & tight feed supplies

On Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Kelvin Heppner: Soybean yield surprise from the USDA in its August WASDE report Jenessa Karlowsky of Cargill MarketSense discusses highlights from the USDA report Beef Market Update — Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock on the impact hot/dry weather is having on timing and volumes of cattle coming… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 9: Smoky skies, retro paint schemes, & USDA report preview

On Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Would you spend extra for equipment with a retro or classic paint scheme? Sask. Ag Minister Lyle Stewart announces he’s stepping down to seek treatment after cancer diagnosis Product spotlight: Darrin Hicks of Corteva discusses the company’s canola portfolio plans under Brevant… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 8: The “Before the Plate” premiere, BC’s ag minister, & RealAg’s own stooking champion

On Wednesday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Saudi spat escalates — Saudis selling Canadian assets? What does this mean for G3? Feed shortage concerns due to dry summer Joel Hoehn of Rocky Mountain Equipment discusses swather maintenance/servicing as part of this week’s Rocky Talk BC Ag Minister Lana Popham on land policies, trade, and other… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 7: Record harvest, environment minister visit, & Saudi diplomatic dispute

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Saudi Arabia halts purchases of Canadian wheat and barley. Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) says there’s a new record for total amount of exported Canadian major grains and oilseeds for 2017/18. Grain Growers of Canada welcomes four new members including the Grain Farmers of Ontario… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug. 3: Carbon tax cracks, China hits back, & 300 combines in one field

On Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio: Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna visits Curtis McRae’s grain farm in Manitoba Organizers aiming for 300 combines in one field at Harvest for Kids near Winkler, Man. on Saturday. Canadian veterinary system recognized as one of the best by World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) China proposes new tariffs… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug. 2: Wild wheat market, Wheat Pete, & another carbon tax court case

On Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio: A wild day in the wheat market due to a confusing report about exports from Ukraine Ontario launching its own court challenge against the federal carbon tax Opposition to Canadian Grain Commission’s plan for $130 million surplus Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay wraps up trade mission to Argentina and Chile… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 1: Happy new (crop) year!

On the August 1 edition of RealAg Radio: The start of a new month and crop year means there’s a flurry of news to talk about, including BASF closing its deal with Bayer, the Canadian Grain Commission announcing plans for its $130 million user fee surplus, the Flax Council of Canada restructuring, Henk Schuurmans’ inspiring… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 31: Record oil-by-rail, tumbling grocery sales, & crop conditions heading into harvest

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: A tribute to plant breeders Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner: Has Canada really been frozen out of NAFTA talks?, soybeans rally on reports of China-U.S. discussions, new stats show record oil shipments by rail, Deere buys Argentinian sprayer company, and more. Sylvain Charlebois of Dalhousie… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 30: Indy car fuel, late-season rains, & predicting yield

Monday’s agronomy-themed show, with host Shaun Haney: Shaun begins by acknowledging the loss of a dear friend and member of the Canadian agriculture community, Amy Matheson Bern Tobin files a report from the Honda Indy in Toronto, highlighting the impact of ethanol production in Ontario as cars race past Bethany Wyatt of BASF discusses weed… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 27: A surprising top export, the importance of CETA, & a beef market update

RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney starts the show on a high note by reading a pretty impactful tweet from John Kowalchuk about hardworking farmers. From there, we  head into the news, where you’ll hear about: How the feds registered a surplus of $3.2 billion The U.S. released its GDP figures, and they’re up 2.2 per… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 26: An EU-U.S. trade deal, wheat class updates, and MPs push for CPTPP

Making her RealAg Radio debut, Jessika Guse — the newest RealAgriculture team member — joined host Shaun Haney to discuss today’s biggest stories in agriculture. On today’s show, you’ll hear about: The EU trade deal with the U.S. on soybeans and the possibility of no tariffs How Canadian and Mexican officials are meeting prior to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 25: Ontario’s new ag minister, divide-and-conquer trade deals, and $12 billion for American farmers

Today’s RealAg Radio episode is right full of some pretty interesting chats — host Shaun Haney asks Lyndsey Smith to fill in for the top news segment while Kelvin Heppner is on holidays. Of note today, Haney and Smith talk wheat exports, carbon tax tag-teaming, billion dollar payouts and more. Also on today’s show, you’ll… Read more »