Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, March 10: Ag in the Classroom Response to Activists, Wheat Growers’ Highlights, & Winter Wheat Survival

It’s Friday already, as we look back on a busy week here on RealAg Radio that’s included the Canola Council of Canada’s 50th convention, the Advancing Women in Ag conference, the London Farm Show, Malt Masters and more… Guests today include Saskatchewan farmer and Western Canadian Wheat Growers director Cheralyn Nagel, Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada executive… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 9: Agronomist Panel at the London Farm Show

We’re on-location from the London Farm Show, the Pride Seeds booth specifically, for today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Bern Tobin joins Shaun to co-host and discuss what’s happening in the news. From there, we’re joined by Doug Alderman of Pride Seeds, and a hilarious and informative agronomist panel consisting of Peter Johnson, Aaron Stevanus, and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Mar 8: Becoming Malt Masters

Today’s show comes to you from the Syngenta “Malt Masters” event in Olds, Alberta. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon at 3pm central on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM! We’ll be on-location from the London Farm Show for Thursday’s broadcast. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

RealAg Radio, Mar 7: Advancing Women in Ag, Dairy Strategy & Activists Protest Ag Literacy Month

Today’s show features Iris Meck, host of the Advancing Women in Ag Conference underway in Calgary; Michael Barrett, president and CEO of Gay Lea Foods; and Dan Thurmon, author of Off Balance On Purpose and one of the featured speakers on TechTour Live next week. Shaun and Kelvin also discuss the launch of consultations on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Mar 6: CRISPR Corn, Fusarium Ratings & Commodity Classic Highlights

It’s another Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio! Shaun and Kelvin are back from Commodity Classic in San Antonio, and on to the Advancing Women in Ag Conference in Calgary… Today’s show includes the latest on DuPont Pioneer’s plans for crops developed using CRISPR gene editing technology, the impact of planter downforce on corn emergence, winter… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 3: From Commodity Classic in San Antonio

Shaun and Kelvin are down in San Antonio, Texas for the annual Commodity Classic convention. In front of a live audience in the Farmers Edge booth, today’s show includes discussion about canola’s economic contribution and the Ont. government’s plan to reduce hydroelectricity rates. Farmers Edge CEO Wade Barnes joins to discuss the launch of the company’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 2: Swath Grazing, Stripper Headers and Day 2 of Ag Expo

It’s day 2 of Ag Expo in Lethbridge, and Shaun’s on location from the Haney Farms booth for today’s show. Guests include Sandra Smith from Haney Farms, Graeme Finn of Union Forage and panel on the merits of using a stripper header with southern Alberta farmers Kevin Serfas and Ryan Mercer. RealAg Radio will be… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 1: Ag Expo Day 1

Shaun hosts today’s show from the Bayer CropScience booth at Ag Expo in Lethbridge, discussing new weed control options for 2017, grain markets, the 120-year history of Ag Expo and more. Thursday’s show will be from Ag Expo, and on Friday we’re headed down to Commodity Classic in San Antonio. Join RealAg Radio every weekday… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 28: Farm Lessons from Disney, Spray Droplet Size, & Bernier’s Views on Supply Management

Managing farm workplace culture, nozzle choice and pesticide coverage, understanding adoption rates of precision ag technology, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier’s views on supply management, and…eyebrow plucking for the Oscars???… Shaun and Kelvin co-host…guests include Disney U author and speaker Doug Lipp, spraying expert Tom Wolf and precision agronomist Dale Steele. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 27: A Return to Mixed Farming, Seed Test Questions & Major Pulse Export Uncertainty

It’s agronomy Monday here on RealAg Radio, as we discuss how to make mixed farming work, abnormally large differences between germ and vigour numbers on seed tests, how soybean plants sense neighbouring weeds before they emerge, and some reminders if you’re looking at planting RR1 off-patent soybean seed. We also explore the latest developments surrounding the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 24: India’s Pulse Plans, Wheat Pete’s Word & People Walking Across the Border

Shaun and Kelvin discuss the latest on the dilemma with pulse exports to India, USDA ag outlook estimates, Glencore’s renewed interest in grain handling, why dozens of Somali asylum-seekers are walking into Canada in the southern Manitoba farm community of Emerson and more. Glen Blahey of the Canadian Ag Safety Association chats with Kelvin about… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 23: AgNerds, Soybean Acres & Pulse Export Dilemma

Canadian peas and lentils destined for India are facing a potential hurdle, the USDA’s annual outlook conference kicks off in Washington, and new rail legislation is expected in Ottawa in the next few weeks — Shaun and Kelvin break down the latest ag news on today’s show. Also the AgNerds segment returns! Guests include Peter… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 22: A&W Marketing, Farm Group Merger Talk & Shopping for Seeding Equipment

A&W ads, Canada’s top lobbyists, drainage, farm groups talking about joining forces & more — it’s all in today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Guests include Steve Gillis of Rocky Mountain Equipment discussing water management on our weekly Rocky Talk episode; Kelly Dobson of Dobson Lead on the discussions that are taking place between Manitoba farm groups… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 21: Spring Weather, Wheat Markets & a Good Week on the Trade Front

Shaun and Kelvin are back home (sort of, Shaun’s not in Germany anymore, but at a ski lodge in Montana) for today’s edition of RealAg Radio, as they discuss Ag Canada’s new farm income forecast, canola crush margins, and Justin Trudeau’s performance on the trade front in the last week. Guests include Drew Lerner of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 17: Canadian Farmers Visit Germany and Bayer’s Headquarters

Guten Tag! Today’s show comes to you from Frankfurt, Germany, as Shaun is on a tour with a group of Canadian farmers visiting Bayer’s head office and research facilities. The tour coincides with the 20th anniversary of Invigor canola. With Bayer in the process of acquiring Monsanto, and the deal potentially affecting the companies’ canola seed business, it’s… Read more »