Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Feb 23: USDA numbers, beef markets and controversy in India

Host Kelvin Heppner starts off the show with an Olympic teaser, then: A look at the new inflation number out for Canada, and an overview of estimates coming from the USDA’s outlook conference, with Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives. Beef Market Update – Gateway Livestock’s Anne Wasko discusses continued strength in the cattle markets and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 22: Rural high-speed, soybean protein content & the future of ag data platforms

Thursday’s show, with host Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Could satellites from companies like SpaceX address the problem with slow rural internet? Herbicide carryover concerns due to dryness Francois Labelle of Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers discusses implications of soybeans in Western Canada having lower protein content, with one grain company implementing price discounts based on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 21: Pesticide prescriptions, Smart Seeding, and negotiating with a protectionist

Kelvin Heppner is back in the host chair for this Wednesday edition of the show, which covers: Top Ag News – Canada releases text of CPTPP with signing slated for early March in Chile, data on hopper car movement from the Ag Transport Coalition, Quebec farmers will need a prescription to access 5 pesticides. Colin Rush,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 20: Online grocery shopping, Trudeau’s trip to India, and unfulfilled grain transportation

Host Kelvin Heppner starts off today’s show talking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to India, and the agriculture community’s bated breath — will he talk pulse tariffs with officials? Then, on the show: Top Ag News – Olympics, Spitz International sunflower plant closing in Bow Island, Simplot announces potato plant expansion, former 4-H Canada president… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 19: Prepping for a dry spell, resistance awareness, and tiller management

In addition to Family Day, Louis Riel Day and Presidents’ Day, it’s Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio. Today’s lineup, with host Kelvin Heppner, includes: Daryl Ritchison, meteorologist with NDSU, on his history project interviewing people who farmed through the ’30s, and whether the prairies are ready for another serious dry spell Kelly Bennett of Dow… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 16: Herbicide-resistance, inflation, and why people love growing corn

Today’s show was recorded in front of a live audience, at National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky with our host Syngenta. In it, host Shaun Haney moderates two panel discussions: The first, on how North American farmers and researchers are dealing with herbicide resistance, with Phil Kreig, Joe Vink, Steve Johns. And the second, a… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 15: CropConnect, amalgamating producer groups and the on-farm practicality of new technology

To start the show off, Roberta Galbraith, co-chair of CropConnect, joins guest host Kelvin Heppner to talk about the sold-out conference. Then: Star Trek vs Star Wars — trends in farm machinery (including automation, sensors and virtual reality), and their practicality on farms, with David Yee, vice president of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI),… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 14: Government funding, UAVs and ideal conditions for frost-seeding

It’s a busy week for the team, split between Canada’s Ag Day (check out yesterday’s show for coverage) in Ottawa, ON; National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky; and CropConnect in Winnipeg, MB. Today’s show comes to us from Louisville, and covers: Top Ag News – Federal government announced six programs under CAP, Ontario’s provincial government… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 13: Consumer trust, protein markets and “celebrating the food we love”

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith are “celebrating the food we love” today, in Ottawa. The duo discuss Canada’s Ag Day, what it means to them, and what’s going on in the country’s capital. Then: Today’s reality in the protein market, with Jeff Simmons, CEO of Elanco Animal Health Success in pulses, plant protein hype,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 12: Solutions for soil variability, terrain-following tech, and worries of drought

After a cold weekend on the prairies, we’re back with Agronomic Monday. Host Shaun Haney starts the show off by sharing feedback, and talking about how some respondents feel about their retails. Then: Planting multiple hybrids in the same field, based on soil variability, with Pride Seeds market agronomist Aaron Stevanus. Using terrain-following technology, and paying… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 9: Soya think you can grow beans

Are soybeans the new, hot crop? Host Shaun Haney starts the show with some staggering statistics, in this special episode featuring soybeans. On the show today: Similarities and differences between growing soybeans in Canada versus the U.S., with Minnesota soybean product selection lead Mike Tollefson. Field trials and the value of soybeans in a western… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 8: NAFTA’s new name, more meat, and Wheat Pete

How much do you think about your ag retail? How do you choose where to shop? That’s where host Shaun Haney starts out this episode of the show. Then: Issues Panel – RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner, Lyndsey Smith and Bernard Tobin join the show to talk Super Bowl predictions, Germany’s seemingly tumultuous relationship with glyphosate, Canada’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 7: Exclusionary policy, ideological activism and refining the farm business

Worry abound for 2018 — is this the year of the next great drought? RealAgriculture’s founder and host of the show, Shaun Haney, talks about the ‘d’ word, and how it’s weighing on producer decisions. Then: Top Ag News – Should agriculture be concerned about federal fisheries legislation? An update on trade challenges with India…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 6: Stocks report, acreage expectations and tractor tech

RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner guest hosts this episode of the show, covering: Top Ag News – StatsCan’s stocks report as of Dec 31, Cargill talking about selling Ontario crop input and grain handling sites, Milligan Biofuels enters receivership, and more. Acreage expectations for 2018 with Dwight Nichol, DLN AgVentures. Are equipment manufacturers becoming software companies? How… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 5: Clubroot, the kitchen sink, and overzealous population projections

It’s trade show season, and we have spent a great deal of time talking about the shows we’re covering, but one we haven’t talked much about on the show is our very own TechTour Live, and Lethbridge is already sold out! Take a gander and book your tickets to Brandon, MB; Saskatoon, SK; and Red… Read more »