Category: RealAg Radio

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 »

RealAg Radio, May 31: National food policy, listener feedback, & how much would you pay for better internet?

Wednesday’s radio podcast, with co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, includes: thanks to our listeners for sharing feedback! Some great points on the CPC leadership vote, vertical farming, and rural internet service (email [email protected] or [email protected], @realagriculture on Twitter). Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay discusses the launch of consultations on a national food policy. A look… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 30: Andrew Scheer’s win, new Canola Council president & USRTK targets another U of S researcher

On Tuesday’s radio podcast, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss, among other things: Andrew Scheer’s surprise win over Maxime Bernier in the Conservative Party leadership race, with Jeff English, the federal government launching consultations on a national food policy, new Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson joins to discuss the future of canola… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 29: Hybrid wheat, strip till in northern growing regions & getting more ag in the classrooms

Monday’s agronomy-themed Memorial Day show, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, includes: Colleen Smith of Agscape on getting more agriculture into classrooms, Kevin Zachuk of 20/20 Seed Labs on evaluating seed performance, Darcy Pawlik of Syngenta on hybrid wheat, and Aaron Daigh of NSDU on striptillage feasibility in the northern plains and prairies. Listen… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 26: Slow rural internet, Conservative leadership, & snagged power lines

Friday = roundtable day on the radio podcast, as cohosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are joined by Bern Tobin in southern Ontario. Today’s show includes: Condolences to Sens’ fans. Internet speeds are evidently brutal in many rural areas. How can this be fixed? A look ahead to the Conservative leadership convention, with the winner TBD on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 25: Earth, wind & ‘Farmer Rapid Fire’ (also spraying and delayed planting advice)

Thursday’s radio podcast, co-hosted by Shaun Haney, Kelvin Heppner and Kara Oosterhuis (making her debut!), features: Wind! Soil’s been moving 🙁 and crops/bins/trampolines damaged in Western Canada. Tom Wolf of Sprayers101 on dicamba drift, retrofitting sprayers and more as #spray17 gets rolling. Farmer Rapid Fire — our weekly update on what’s happening in the field with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 24: Glencore approaches Bunge, NAFTA countdown & U.S. ag budget cuts

On Wednesday’s podcast, cohosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Glencore says it has approached Bunge about a possible takeover. Would grain companies consolidate as we’re seeing happen in the crop input business? Consultations on deferred cash tickets on grain sales have been extended by Ottawa. Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay hosted his German counterpart at… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 23: TPP 2.0 commitment, provincial food grades, & better-than-expected rail legislation?

Tuesday’s radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, features: What to make of the latest planting/seeding progress numbers from the USDA and Alberta Agriculture. Bank of Canada expected to leave interest rate unchanged again. Trump’s budget proposal includes major cuts for ag. Is the federal government’s new rail legislation better than expected for grain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 22: Transport Minister Garneau, frost tolerance & early weed control

Happy Victoria Day! Today’s “Agronomy Monday” podcast features Transport Minister Marc Garneau discussing his new transport bill and what it means for grain movement by railways, a replay interview with corn and soybean yield record breaker Randy Dowdy, BASF’s Rob Miller on spring weed control decisions, Canterra Seeds’ Dieter Schwarz on soybean planting tips, and AAFC’s Bob… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 19: Carbon tax, cattle market correction, & roundtable time

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a roundtable discussion on today’s show. Lyndsey Smith joins co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner to discuss why there hasn’t been more excitement about the new rail legislation, the defeat of the GM labeling bill in the House of Commons this week, the challenge of understanding all… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 18: NAFTA clock starts ticking, GM labeling, & appreciating ‘greatness’

Thursday’s show features co-hosts Shaun and Kelvin discussing the Trump administration’s formal move toward NAFTA renegotiation in 90 days, the defeat of a private member’s bill that would’ve made GM labels on food mandatory, and the impact political drama in Washington and Brazil is having on the markets. We get caught up on how #plant17… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 17: Proposed changes to rail rules, public support for ag & new seeding tech

Wednesday’s show/podcast features Rick White of the Canadian Canola Growers Association discussing the Liberals’ new rail legislation and why CCGA and other crop industry groups are optimistic about the impact it will have on grain transportation. Andrew Campbell joins Kelvin for a conversation about the debate over supply management’s future and whether it’s related to… Read more »