Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, June 21: Agvocating and a windy day 1 at Farm Progress Show

Wednesday’s radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner from the Farm Progress Show in Regina — highlights: Observations from a windy first day of the Farm Progress Show; Ag ministers/secretaries wrap up their friendly trilateral meeting in Georgia; Candace Hill on five years of Ag More Than Ever; Wheat Pete’s Word (Peter’s in… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 20: Whole Foods, wild bees & spring wheat crop ratings

June 20th edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner from Regina, Sask. — highlights: U.S. spring wheat crop ratings drive wheat market higher (again) Kevin Grier on the impact of Amazon’s proposed purchase of Whole Foods Melanie Dubois of AAFC on what we know about wild bees and farm practices that… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 19: Weed-free periods, WAMLEGS & trilateral southern hospitality

Shaun Haney returns to host today’s Agronomy Monday radio podcast with Kelvin Heppner. Some of the highlights: Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay is headed to Georgia for first trilateral ag meeting with U.S. and Mexico’s ag secretaries. What does Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods mean for organic food supply chain/competitors/rural food delivery? Tom Wolf of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 16: Amazon to buy Whole Foods, TPP gains without the U.S., and cattle prices drop off

Friday’s radio podcast, hosted by Kara Oosterhuis and Kelvin Heppner: It’s #PlaidforDad Day! Raising funds and awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer research. (Also – the ‘Man Van’ will be at Farm Progress in Regina next week.) DuPont and Dow have received the greenlight from the U.S. Department of Justice to go ahead with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 15: Enlist corn, Farmer Rapid Fire, & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s radio podcast, hosted by Kara Oosterhuis and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Enlist corn (Dow’s glyphosate and 2,4-D tolerant corn) to be launched for 2018 after Chinese approval; Where’s the rain? Dry conditions prevailing in northern U.S. and parts of Western Canada; Tom Wolf of Agrimetrix on spraying in dry conditions, Xtend and Enlist weed… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 14: Railway carbon taxes, Ag Hall of Fame inductees & the spring wheat rally

Wednesday’s radio podcast, hosted by Kelvin Heppner and Kara Oosterhuis — highlights: how long can this spring wheat rally last, especially in light of recent rains? Ken Ball of PI Financial discusses; new report shows all 11 countries still stand to gain from ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the U.S. (Canada stands to gain more… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 13: Ag in the Classroom announcement, Food Evolution film & Bern sings at the Opry

Tuesday’s radio podcast, cohosted by Kelvin Heppner and Bern Tobin. Highlights: Ag in the Classroom Canada’s Johanne Ross discusses $568,000 federal funding announcement and how it will be used; Canadian Ag Hall of Fame inductees for 2017 announced; Mark Lynas, former anti-GMO activist, on public attitudes toward GMOs and the new film in which he’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 12: Pork Expo, planter design & estimating wheat yields

It’s Monday and that means we have an agronomy theme on today’s show, hosted by Kelvin Heppner (Shaun Haney is away this week): Rick Bergmann, chair of the Canadian Pork Council, on the discussions surrounding trade and NAFTA negotiation at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, as well as the PED outbreak in his home… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 9: USDA report, market panel & adjusting yield expectations

Friday’s RealAg Radio podcast, co-hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, featuring: Mark Gold of Top Third Ag Marketing on today’s USDA WASDE report; a market panel with Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures and Brian Voth of IntelliFarm Inc on the USDA numbers, drought concerns, tight canola supplies, and their market sleeper picks. Canadian dairy farm… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 8: Farmer Rapid Fire, grocery market report, & drought concerns

It’s Thursday and that means we have another Farmer Rapid Fire segment lined up, along with our weekly agronomy update from Wheat Pete, who’s on fire this week. Here’s some of what co-hosts Shaun and Kelvin cover: New U.S. Drought Monitor maps show dryness in Northern Plains (extending into Canada) intensifying, and the markets are paying… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 7: Dryness, JBS uncertainty, & an airseeder-planter hybrid

Wednesday’s RealAg Radio podcast, co-hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Latest comments on Canadian dairy from Chrystia Freeland, Is Canada considering WTO action against Italy on durum COOL? JBS selling some South American assets. Scandal creating some uncertainty in protein market. Brennan Turner of FarmLead on weather concerns supporting futures prices, Preview of upcoming… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 6: MacAulay-Perdue meeting, wheat rally, & risk management

Tuesday’s radio podcast, as heard on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM, with co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, including: comments on dairy and wheat trade following the first face-to-face meeting between Canadian Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay and U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, latest crop progress and condition reports, the rally in the spring wheat market… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 5: Cover crops, canola-soy nutrient caution, & diagnosing root rots

It’s Agronomy Monday, and on today’s radio podcast we feature: Lana Shaw of South East Research Farm in Saskatchewan on how cover crops could fit on forced fallow acres that are too wet to seed, an encore with Tom Wolf on retrofitting sprayers and things to keep in mind as #spray17 gets rolling, Soybean School with on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 2: Wheat rally, barbecue season & how Toronto voters view agriculture

We catch up on the latest market news on today’s radio podcast, featuring: Neil Townsend of FarmLink Marketing in Winnipeg on growing concerns about tight high quality wheat supplies, with Minneapolis wheat futures hitting a new high this week while Chicago wheat trended lower, Ontario-based analyst Matthew Pot on the chances of a weather rally taking… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 1: Farmer Rapid Fire, Ontario’s $15 minimum wage & Wheat Pete

On Thursday’s show, cohosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, as we celebrate World Milk Day: Pens up 2-0 on the Preds in the Stanley Cup Final Seeding/planting/spraying progress with four farmers from Nova Scotia to Peace Country (Andrew McCurdy, Mark Brock, Cheralyn Nagel and Warren Sekulic!) Ontario’s new minimum wage and labour legislation with Keith… Read more »