Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Mar 16: Agriculture online retail, dairy demand, and prioritizing tech time

It’s the last day of TechTourLive with a final stop in Lethbridge, AB, and Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner still managed to find some quiet moments to talk top ag news, dairy demand, ag retail changes, and more. It’s also Kelvin’s birthday, so everyone wish him a happy birthday, please. On today’s show: Why Trump… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 15: Creating a legacy business, the ideal sprayer, and Wheat Pete’s Word

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are in Red Deer, AB for the third day of TechTour LIVE. Today, on the show (after a quick update on the intellectual rock-and-roll tour): Top ag news, including the latest on the grain backlog, housing sales, and soybean acreage predictions. The 7 stages of creating a legacy business,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 14: Strawberry honey, planter prep, and shoebox bookkeeping

When Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are super busy with TechTourLive in Saskatoon, they turn the show over to Lyndsey Smith for a surprisingly light-on-sheep news RealAg Radio episode recorded at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show. On the show today: Some Ag News — Lyndsey wouldn’t call it the “top” stories, but she did try… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 13: TechTourLIVE, Doug Ford, and the grain backlog

There’s energy in Brandon, MB for Day 1 of #TechTourLIVE. Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner take some time away from the excitement to cover: Soil moisture on the prairies. Top Ag News. Dear Doug Ford — RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith joins the show to discuss her open letter to the new leader of the Ontario Progressive… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 12: Neighbourhood nutrients, international perspectives and hurling rotten tomatoes

It’s the fourth annual TechTour LIVE tour this week, kicking off tomorrow in Brandon, MB. Today on the show: Neighbourhood nutrient management plans, with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs field crop sustainability specialist Christine Brown. Agronomic Panel – Resident agronomist Peter Johnson and Pride Seeds’ Aaron Stevanus join Shaun to talk international perspectives; conventional… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 9: VR mapping, slow-playing trade talks, and the Ontario vote

Host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin for the intro of today’s show. Then: Variable rate seeding and fertility scripting with Jenna MacDougall, Climate FieldView. Issues Panel – Grain Perspectives’ Matthew Pot and Bernard Tobin join Shaun to talk about the USDA’s most recent report; beans versus corn; slow-playing trade talks; the hurting… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 8: Amazon Ag, Seed Synergy and Wheat Pete’s Word

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show discussing Amazon considering branching out…into a bank. Could the company also move into ag input retailing? Then: Top Ag News Getting your soybeans off to a great start, with NuFarm. Seed Synergy — an overview of three proposals, plus value capture and variety registration, with Dan Wright, president… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 7: Rural internet, net neutrality and the Bank of Canada’s dovish statement

Shaun Haney is back in the host chair, this time from Ontario’s London Farm Show. On today’s show: Syngenta’s Marijke Van Andel talks herbicide resistance; Issues Panel – Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives and Peter Gredig of PNG Farms and AgNition join Shaun to talk: weather (you gotta); the Bank of Canada’s statement; technology trends in… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 6: Trade deficits, blockchain possibilities and producers in politics

Kelvin Heppner is digging out from Manitoba’s much-desired blanket of snow today. But not without taking a break to sit in the host chair. Today’s episode of the show covers: Top Ag News; Spring nitrogen planning with Rigas Karamanos, senior agronomist with Koch Agronomic Services; Trade deficits and the North American Free Trade Agreement with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 2: Railways, resolutions, and the unintended consequences of Trump’s tariffs

Host Shaun Haney is broadcasting from Las Vegas for today’s episode of the show, covering: Grain-by-rail – “It’s a crisis right now. The levels are astronomically bad. Farmers are banding together and we’re trying to get something done…” Daryl Fransoo, director for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, and Jeff Nielsen, president of Grain Growers of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 1: Brotherly disputes, daily imagery and planning for a good crop

Today’s show comes to us all the way from the Farmer’s Edge booth at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, CA, where host Shaun Haney is “escaping Canadian weather.” Shaun starts off the show posing the question: “what do we expect from agricultural leadership?” What do you think? Should politicians who tote an ag portfolio represent the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 28: Commodity Classic Day 2

Commodity Classic continues in Anaheim, California, with Shaun Haney hosting today’s show on-location. Kelvin Heppner is also in the States in this week, in Washington, DC, for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Convention, where he sits down with Grain Growers of Canada president Jeff Nielsen to discuss the federal budget and what’s in it, or… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 27: Canadians at the Classic, NAFTA round 7, and the sharing economy

A surprising number of Canadians make the annual migration south for the United State’s Commodity Classic, happening now in California. Shaun Haney took one for the team and hosted RealAg Radio on location at Anaheim today. While there’s no shortage of American pundits to pounce on at the show, Haney was sure to connect with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 26: Issues in India, weed control in soybeans and herbicide layering

Kelvin Heppner is back in the host chair for Agronomy Monday, covering: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to India, with Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon, who is also just home from the same country. Early season weed control in soybeans, with Lexie Cook of Nufarm. A replay of Peter Johnson’s discussion with Shaun Haney… Read more »

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 »