Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Nov 20: Import duties, ‘tax fairness’, and soil health strategies

The Agritechnica crew is home from Germany, and so begins the big job of sifting through all of the coverage. In today’s show: Top Ag News Andrew Coyne, Canadian columnist, shares his thoughts on the country’s sentiment towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the federal government’s move to ‘tax fairness’, and where we’re at with the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 17: Ag economics, tough tractors and TPP

The traveling (and exhausted) RealAg crew is in Manchester, UK today, for a quick stop on their way home. Today, on the show: JP Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada, talks about markets, and how Canada is looking for exports. An interview from earlier in the week on an armoured tractor on display at… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 16: The rubber under the machine

Hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner have put together another show from Hanover, Germany. In today’s episode: Melanie Epp – A Canadian freelancer living in Belgian (and missing bacon) joins to share what caught her eye at Agritechnica, including potato farming innovations, the Ideal combine, autonomous tractors. Farmer Panel – A Quebec and Manitoba farmer… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 15: Robots, Indian pea imports, & Chad Colby’s Agritechnica highlights

Well, it’s the fourth day for the RealAgriculture crew attending Agritechnica in Germany, and day two for the RealAg team at GrainWorld in Winnipeg. In today’s show: Chad Colby joins Shaun to discuss his observations and highlights from Agritechnica. Rocky Talk with Rocky Mountain Equipment’s Jim Wood Tom Simonson of Danish robotics and automation company… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 14: Armoured tractors, booth attractions and business planning

Time is flying by for co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, who are in Hanover, Germany this week, attending Agritechnica. In today’s show: Booth attractions; Top Ag News; Echelon Ag’s tech support, crunching numbers and the importance of equipment in precision agriculture; Spring Creek Consulting’s Sandy Russell on the importance of developing a business plan… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 13: Crawling robots, stripper headers and ‘Ideal’ combines

Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney are co-hosting from Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, with sore feet, raspy voices and strong stomachs. On the show: Top Ag News Have you ever considered a stripper header? A closer look from the Agritechnica show floor, with Neil Smith of Shelbourne Reynolds. Noticeable trends in ag machinery after two days… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 10: Blurry castles, mixed messages and relocating the farm

Today’s episode of RealAg Radio is coming all the way from Germany, where Shaun Haney, Kelvin Heppner and our very own production editor Jason Stroeve are en route to Agritechnica. In the show: Top Ag News Trade updates A forecast for Agritechnica (and what Kelvin’s really excited about) Would you ever relocate your farm? Join… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 9: Dairy, WASDE and trade rumours

The trek from Altona, MB and Picture Butte, AB to Hanover, Germany has begun, but the show must go on! In today’s episode: Top Ag News Mike Opperman, Farm Journal’s MILK, joins to talk about the similarities between production and business operations in the Canadian and U.S. dairy industries. Matthew Pot, Grain Perspectives, breaks down… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 8: The oilseed complex and what it will take to satisfy the U.S. dairy industry

Host Shaun Haney says we are better as an industry when we genuinely try to understand other points of view. Hosting once again from Las Vegas, Nevada, Haney covers: Top Ag News (as always) with Kelvin Heppner. DEF winter storage considerations. Chip Flory, host Market Rally – All things markets — corn, soybeans, and the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 7: Labour, tax reform and Canada’s dairy market

Another day, another broadcast from Las Vegas. Host Shaun Haney is down south for Farm Journal’s MILK Business Conference. In today’s show: An update on the conference – hot topics like immigration and labour. Jim Wiesemeyer of Pro Farmer on all things trade, U.S. politics, and why tax reform is so critical for the Trump… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 6: Shrinking economy, low test weight corn, & Viva Las Vegas

From the land of casinos, cheap beer and all the food you can possibly eat, Shaun Haney hosts today’s show/podcast from Las Vegas, where he’s attending Farm Journal’s MILK Business Conference. Highlights: Weekend college football recap Doug Porter, chief economist for BMO, joins Kelvin Heppner to discusses the slowdown in the Canadian economy, where the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 3: A slowing economy, elemental sulphur and trade galore

Host Shaun Haney starts off the conversation today with a nod to the diversity of consumers, and a head-shake to falling snow. Then: Top Ag News – October job numbers better than expected; Wall Street poll on potential for U.S. to withdraw from North American Free Trade Agreement; new United Conservative Party leader names ag… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 2: Wheat Pete, the Advance Payments Program and TPP sans America

Well, the last inning was played in the World Series, and the snow has fallen in western Canada. Host Shaun Haney reflects on the abrupt changes, after a hasty trip to New York City. Then, in the show: Top Ag News – U.S. President Donald Trump back to talking tough on trade deals; optimism around… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 1: Carbon tax, production stats and bioterrorism

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with an update from New York City. Then: Top Ag News – Rainfall records; more bad news for Finance Minister Bill Morneau —Canada’s GDP sees a decline; accusations on price fixing in bread; Canada’s largest farmland investor set to double in size; bioterrorism case potential in PEDv. Signal… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 31: Three farmers walk into a panel conversation…

Happy Halloween! What ag-inspired pumpkin carvings are you working on? Today, on the show: Top Ag News – Richardson continues expansion through acquisition of ten retail outlets in Western Canada; India’s desire for self-sufficiency isn’t as easy as they’ll have world believe; CFIA makes changes to labeling rules on pork; CTV’s story on cattle dying… Read more »