Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Jan 10: Weather Outlook, “Before the Plate” & the Father of Canola

It’s Crop Week in Saskatoon, as Shaun and Kelvin are on location at the Crop Production Show and CropSphere at Prairieland Park. Today’s show features the latest news on Canada-U.S. trade, Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc’s outlook for Western Canada, Keith Downey — the “father of canola” — looks back on the contribution he’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 9: Soybean Acres, Wheat Protein & Lessons from ’16

It’s an “Agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio, featuring discussion about lessons from 2016 — an agronomists panel conversation from SWAC, soybean acreage growth continuing in Western Canada, how to grow record corn yields and what protein is and does in a wheat kernel. Guests include Leanne Freitag, Russ Barker, Steph Kowalski, Dennis Lange, Randy Dowdy… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 6: SWAC Wrap-Up, Gene Editing, Carbon Sequestering & Why Shootouts Suck

Still recovering from Canada’s shootout loss last night, Shaun and Kelvin catch up on the latest ag news, including Ted Menzies’ resignation from CropLife Canada due to health reasons, an update on the bovine TB situation in Western Canada and the latest job numbers in Canada and the U.S. Bern and Lyndsey recap the Southwest… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 5: SWAC Highlights, Monsanto News & Trade Opportunities With China

Today’s edition of RealAg Radio includes some discussion about how Donald Trump’s policies with China could open up trade opportunities for Canada and highlights from the centre of the agronomy world this week — the Southwest Ag Conference in Ridgetown, Ontario, as well as this week’s edition of Wheat Pete’s Word and some headlines involving Monsanto…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 4: Sclerotinia Sensors, Fusarium Problems & Grain Commission User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission has built up a substantial surplus from user fees over the last few years, and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is calling for a refund to farmers. Chair Jim Wickett joins Real Ag Radio today to discuss. We also learn about and discuss research in Alberta working on nano biosensors that… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 3: New Grain Commissioner, Trump’s Trade Pick and Counting Down the Top 25 Stories of 2016

The holiday season is over, as Shaun and Kelvin are back in their regular chairs for today’s edition of RealAg Radio. A new chief commissioner has been appointed for the Canadian Grain Commission, Donald Trump has announced his pick for U.S. trade rep (still no announcement on ag secretary) and U.S. farmers are feeling more… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 30: Happy New Year!

Today’s show includes a discussion about what makes a good ag minister/secretary, as well as a conversation about the art of storytelling with renowned broadcaster and storyteller Terry O’Reilly. Enjoy, and Happy New Year! Tune in to RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 29: 52 Farms in 52 Weeks and Year-End Chat With the Ag Minister

Ontario farmer Andrew Campbell plans to visit and profile 52 different farms in 2017, as he explains on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Shaun’s back from holidays to host today’s show, which also includes the latest news (there are some things still happening over the holidays), a year-end chat with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 23: A Farm Machinery Wish List?

Today’s show is focused on machinery, and new concepts and products brought to the North American ag market in 2016. Guests (from the past year) include Leo Bose of Case IH, discussing the company’s driverless 400hp concept tractor; Killarney, MB farmer Matt Reimer on his DIY automonous grain tractor; Ben Dillon describing his Tribine harvester;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 21: Building Trust and Dialogue Around Food and Farming

Today’s show, hosted by Kelvin Heppner, focuses on ag community efforts to build trust and awareness among the 98 percent of North Americans who are not involved in primary food production. Featuring interviews from the past year, guests include Charlie Arnot, Crystal MacKay, Joe Schwarcz and Yvette d’Entremont, aka the “SciBabe.” Enjoy! Catch RealAg Radio every… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 19: Hoe Drills, Soil Health & 171 Bu/Ac Soybeans

It’s another “Agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio today, featuring conversations from the past year with RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson on what he thinks about hoe drills and soybean yield record-holder Randy Dowdy on growing 171 bu/ac beans. Guests also include Marla Riekman on the cotton underwear soil health indicator test, Don Flaten on the problems… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 16: 6-Year Crop Rotations, Fireburnt Canola & Check-off Debates

Lyndsey joins Shaun and Kelvin on today’s show to discuss highlights from the Manitoba Agronomists Conference, including the economic case for looking at crop rotations from a long-term perspective, new applications for variable rate, and a futuristic-sounding sensor that could alert a canola grower when it’s time to spray for sclerotinia. Guests include Jon Driedger… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 15: Dairy Marketing, Animal Care, Labour & Robots — Dairy Day

It’s a dairy-themed day today on RealAg, as Kelvin hosts a “best-of” show highlighting interviews on robotics, labour, milk marketing, sustainability and public perception of animal care and more from the World Dairy Expo, Canadian Dairy XPO and Western Canadian Dairy Seminar. Guests include Marina von Keyserlingk of UBC, J.W. Schroeder of NDSU, Francisco Rodriguez of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 14: Monsanto Vote, Foreign Worker Changes & “Where’s Your Husband?” Response

Shaun and Kelvin are both back in-studio for today’s show, discussing the Monsanto shareholder vote on joining Bayer, changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, farm-saved soybean seed, John Deere’s electric tractor prototype and more. Perth County, Ont. farmer Amanda Brodhagen also joins Kelvin to chat about the large response to the recent CBC article… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 13: O’Leary, Trudeau & Women in Ag

Shaun hosts today’s show, with guests including Deb Stark — newly retired deputy minister of agriculture in Ontario, Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst of the Canadian Ag HR Council and Farm Journal Foundation’s Stephanie Mercier. Tune in to RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS