Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, April 28: Trudeau’s Farm Visit, Ontario Budget & Operation Pollinator

Ontario field editor (and sheep doula) Lyndsey Smith joins Kelvin Heppner to co-host today’s show, which includes discussion about the pre-election budget unveiled in Ontario; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Lewis family farm at Gray, Saskatchewan; and the launch of a new project by Syngenta and the Soil Council of Canada to help wild bees… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 27: NAFTA Flip-Flop, Plant17 & Crop Insurance for Unharvested Acres

Thursday’s podcast features Toronto-based international trade lawyer Mark Warner, sharing his insight on the news around NAFTA this week and what the renegotiation process with the Trump administration could look like. Greg Sears, chair of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, discusses the tough situation facing Alberta producers who still have around a million acres of unharvested crop and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 26: Wet Weather, Celebrity Influence, and a Family Feud Over Trade

As Trump reportedly prepares an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the implications of what’s happened this week on the Canada-U.S. trade front and what it could mean for Canadian agriculture. They also discuss planting delays in many areas, the ongoing bovine TB situation in Alberta, and the rebound… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 25: Glyphosate, Delayed Seeding & Trump’s Trade Moves

Tuesday’s show features discussions with former federal agriculture minister, now Conservative trade file lead, Gerry Ritz on President Trump’s tough talk on Canadian dairy; our own Lyndsey Smith on the future of glyphosate-use; and another AgNerds segment with Peter Gredig of AgNition on autonomous tractor design. Shaun and Kelvin also break down the day’s news,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 24: Snow, Soybean Planting Advice & a Silicon Valley for Food

Today’s show features Evan Fraser, director for the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph; Don Flaten, soil scientist at the University of Manitoba; RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson; and Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures. Topics include the potential to create a “Silicon Valley” for food in southern Ontario, how phosphorus fertilizer is exported from… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 21: Big StatsCan Acres, Cattle Feeder Optimism & Grocery Store Trends

Cattle market analyst Anne Wasko, grain market analyst Brian Voth, and food/meat market guru Kevin Grier join Shaun and Kelvin on today’s show to discuss the StatsCan acreage surprises published this morning, the Canadian dollar and cattle feeder optimism heading into summer, and shifting trends in the food retail. Throw in some discussion about trade,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 20: Spring Markets, Ontario Corn & More Dairy

Today’s show features Matthew Pot and Mike Jubinville discussing markets, along with our weekly Wheat Pete’s Word. With a report from U.S. Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan, Shaun and Kelvin also discuss the latest surrounding the Canada-U.S. dairy trade file. Listen to RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM. Find past shows… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 19: Trump Targets Dairy, New Canola Council President, and the Viral Beaver

Canada’s dairy import rules are in the public spotlight today after President Trump referred to Canada in a speech in Wisconsin. Shaun and Kelvin discuss his remarks, and are joined by Alberta dairy producer Jeff Nonay to discuss the dispute over dairy market access. Today’s show also includes the weekly Rocky Talk segment with Greg Blaszczak discussing field-based research,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 18: Acreage Estimates, Farm Cyber Security, and Playoff Picks (Going Down in Flames?)

Ever wonder how crop analysts come up with their acreage estimates? As forecasts are finalized ahead of the StatsCan report on Friday, Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures joins the show today to discuss how he comes up with his numbers (including his record-breaking 22.5 million acre canola estimate). He also applies his methodology to picking… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 17: Bee Health Trends, Seed Treatment Decisions, & Playoff Reffing

It’s Agronomy Monday with hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, as we get an update on the status of bee populations across North America, and discuss what goes into deciding when to start rolling with the airseeder or planter, whether to treat wheat seed or not, the importance of starter phosphorous, corn stand establishment and more…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 13: Overwintered Canola Quality, Nitrogen Rates, & NAFTA Countries Working Together

Today’s show includes discussion on the politics of the Canada-U.S. dairy file, Alberta’s move to allow farm groups to collect non-refundable check-offs, Italy’s plan to implement country-of-origin labeling on pasta, and the impact staying in the field over winter had on canola quality. After hearing from Cam Dahl and Veronique Barthet, we wrap up the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 12: Roundtable in TO

The RealAg team is meeting in Toronto this week (the annual get-together just happened to coincide with the Jays’ home-opener on Tuesday night.) So for the first time, Shaun, Kelvin, Lyndsey and Bern are all in one place for a RealAg Radio roundtable, discussing everything from the latest farmland values report to Italy’s plan to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 11: Trade-palooza

As a sector that’s generally very dependent on demand from outside the country, access to markets around the world is extremely important for Canadian agriculture. And there’s been no shortage of trade issues to sort through over the last few months. As part of today’s show we’re revisiting some of these key trade files with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 10: Spring N Options, Big Barley Yields, & Soybean Row Spacing

It’s Agronomy Monday, and we’re talking soybean row spacing, big barley yields, blackleg resistance labels on canola, and spring nitrogen options after wet conditions last fall prevented fall application. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

RealAg Radio, April 7: #Harvest16 in ’17, Brad Wall Goes to Washington, & Barbecue Season

It’s Friday and that means it’s roundtable time on today’s show. Join Shaun and Kelvin, as they discuss today’s news, including Brian Mulroney’s latest comments on NAFTA renegotiation, Brad Wall’s visit to Washington, hog industry excitement in Manitoba and more. With barbecue season around the corner, Anne Wasko joins Shaun for another beef market update,… Read more »