Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Oct 2: Data, dicamba and an autumn agronomy panel

Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney are back in the host chairs, with our very own Bernard Tobin joining them off the hop. In today’s episode of Agronomy Monday: An update from the Canadian Farm Writers’ Association conference. Kelvin’s Hot Picks – sitting 3 for 4. Spray specialist Tom Wolf joins to talk about the Academic… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 29: Keeping crop yields a secret

Well, Shaun Haney is down in Washington to take in some college football, and Kelvin Hepper is back at home after a busy week in Ottawa, but they both made the time, as usual, to co-host today’s Friday edition of RealAg Radio. In it: Top ag stories – comments on Kelvin’s interview with Minister MacAulay,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 28: A Liberal, a Conservative, and a controversial tax proposal

Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney are back to co-host this Thursday edition of RealAg Radio. In this episode: An update on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), round three discussions. Mexico’s representative says they have to have the will to table positions that encourage constructive discussions. Are the Americans deliberately putting non-starters on the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 27: Healthy pollinators and optimism in Ottawa

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are back for this Wednesday edition of the show. In this episode: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have a bit of a problem, as the U.S. seems to be lowering corporate taxes while the federal government here is moving in the opposite direction. Syngenta to pay close to $1.5… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 26: Trade, bioscience and global food security

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are covering the Agricultural BioScience International Conference and North American Free Trade Agreement talks this week, but that doesn’t stop them from getting together for this Tuesday edition of the radio show. In today’s episode: Top Ag News – NAFTA (and dairy/automobile sectors) in question period, new political poll… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 25: Drought-stress in wheat, fumigation exemptions in pulses

On this Agronomy Monday, co-hosts Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney start the discussion on Kelvin’s Hot (football) Picks. Currently sitting at 6/9, Kelvin has selected Arizona Cardinals for tonight’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. The duo also brings guests into the show, including: Peter Johnson, who gives an update on weather conditions in Ontario and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 22: Trade, land and Liberals

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are back for another jam-packed Friday episode of RealAg Radio. In it: The North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations start over the weekend; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dresses the part for the International Plowing Match in Ontario; A motion to have the agriculture committee examine tax changes defeated yesterday;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 21: CETA, satellites and surveys

This episode of RealAg Radio starts off talking…you guessed it — football. But co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner aren’t just great sports commentators. In this show: Top News: An update on SK crop conditions, CETA Day, discrepancies in proposed tax change messages, lobbying MPs, the upcoming pulse export deadline, and, of course, NAFTA. Brian… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 20: Politics and perspectives

Shaun Haney is back in the office today, talking to co-host Kelvin Heppner for this episode of RealAg Radio. In today’s show: Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz’s reference to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna as ‘climate Barbie’. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay seemed to take the side of his party… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 19: Transparency, biodiversity and the ‘Dunning-Kruger effect’

It’s the Public Trust Summit in Calgary, AB today and tomorrow. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney is there to cover the event, and in this episode of the show: Crystal Mackay of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) joins to discuss the 2017 Public Trust Research results. Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 18: Cultivation, clubroot, and the potential for winter durum

In today’s episode of the show, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner cover: Kelvin’s Hot Picks (hint: they weren’t so hot); Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay’s response to questions about whether or not he supports the proposed tax changes by the Liberal government; Peter Johnson, RealAg’s resident agronomist, joins to discuss crop conditions… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 15: Postcards from Waterton, sideways beef markets and Wynne on the stand

Hello, fast-paced Friday radio. On today’s episode of the show: Kelvin’s Hot Picks – Shaun Haney drills co-host Kelvin Heppner on ten (or more) football teams to win. Heppner, surprisingly calm and confident, provides analysis on the upcoming games. WINNER of TechTour contest announced. Anne Wasko gives the latest on the beef market. Bernard Tobin… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 14: NAFTA sunset, MacAulay’s silence and update on ‘Before the Plate’ film

Here’s Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with cohosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. Highlights: With Wayne Easter and other Liberal MPs voicing concerns about the proposed federal tax changes, will Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay speak up about the potential impact it could have on agriculture? Mark Brock, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, discusses the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, September 13: Day 2 of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio in front of a live audience at day two of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario, hosted by Shaun Haney and RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson. Highlights: Peter answers all kinds of agronomy questions from the audience. Rocky Talk with Joel Hoehn on winterizing your sprayer. Aaron Stevanus of Pride… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 12: Ontario crops, USDA numbers, and a live audience at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Today’s special edition of RealAg Radio (recorded at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show) is hosted by Shaun Haney and Peter Johnson. Highlights include: An update on Ontario crop conditions. Matthew Pot, Grain Perspectives, joins for a market update around Tuesday’s USDA estimates. Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show audience takes part in the conversation with questions around: hog… Read more »