Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, April 10: Spring N Options, Big Barley Yields, & Soybean Row Spacing

It’s Agronomy Monday, and we’re talking soybean row spacing, big barley yields, blackleg resistance labels on canola, and spring nitrogen options after wet conditions last fall prevented fall application. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

RealAg Radio, April 7: #Harvest16 in ’17, Brad Wall Goes to Washington, & Barbecue Season

It’s Friday and that means it’s roundtable time on today’s show. Join Shaun and Kelvin, as they discuss today’s news, including Brian Mulroney’s latest comments on NAFTA renegotiation, Brad Wall’s visit to Washington, hog industry excitement in Manitoba and more. With barbecue season around the corner, Anne Wasko joins Shaun for another beef market update,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 6: Canadian Dairy XPO, Interest Rates & Starter Fertilizers

It’s day two of the Canadian Dairy XPO, and today’s show features several guests from Stratford, including JP Gervais, chief ag economist for Farm Credit Canada; Ontario Agcast podcast host Wendell Schumm; and CDX founder Jordan Underhill. Wheat Pete also discusses #plant17 in Alberta, starter fertilizer and more as part of this week’s Word. Catch… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 5: Syngenta-ChemChina Approvals, Sask. Budget Impact, & Canadian Dairy XPO

Syngenta-ChemChina approvals, India’s demand for Canadian pulses, Nuffield Canada’s 2017 scholarships — just some of the topics Shaun and Kelvin discuss on today’s show. The Canadian Dairy XPO kicks off today in Stratford, Ontario, and we check in with Bern Tobin, who’s at the show. We also hear from Garth Donald on agronomic decisions heading into seeding… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 4: New Wheat Record, India’s Pulse Import Bluff & MLB Hotdog Demand

Shaun and Kelvin co-host today’s show, discussing everything from the remaining 2016 harvest in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the new wheat yield record (249.7 bu/ac!) set in New Zealand to hot dog demand forecasts for Major League ballparks this season. Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research also joins to discuss the India pulse export situation… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 3: Corn Emergence Timing, Assessing Winter Wheat Survival & 4R Nutrient Management

Kelvin hosts today’s Agronomy Monday show, with guests include Dave Hooker and Greg Stewart discussing ‘7 tips for corn in 2017,’ Susan Fitzgerald on Ontario CCAs getting 4R nutrient certification, Peter Johnson discussing the importance of uniform corn emergence and John Heard on assessing winter wheat survival. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday at 2pm Mountain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 31: Soybean Acreage Surprise, Conservative Leadership Frontrunners, and ‘Fresh’ Fast Food Burgers

Canada has made the ‘sweet 16’ list of countries the Trump administration plans to investigate to determine if they’re using unfair trade practices, DuPont and FMC have reached a side deal to spin-off some DuPont crop protection assets for the DuPont-Dow merger, carbon taxes are on the mind of Manitoba farmers awaiting details from their… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 30: India Extends Pulse Exemption, Major University Funding & CDX ’17 Preview

India has, as expected, granted an extension allowing Canadian pulse crop exports to continue for another three months… Shaun returns to host today’s show, discussing the pulse export news, the latest on NAFTA renegotiation, as well as major funding announcements for ag and food programs at the University of Guelph and Olds College. Jordan Underhill chats… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 29: Big Canola Acres, Deferring Grain Payments & Neonic Ban Concerns

As Oilers fans celebrate a long-awaited playoff berth, Lyndsey and Kelvin catch up on what’s happening in ag news, including a projection for record canola acres this year, concerns about the federal government’s plan to ban a neonic seed treatment and more. Guests today include Remi Schmaltz of Decisive Farming, Kevin Auch of the Alberta… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 28: General Rick Hillier, Merger News & the Arrival of Spring

Kelvin’s flying solo today in the host chair, catching up on what’s been happening with crop input mergers/acquisitions, on the trade front with TPP and pulse exports to India, as well as the announcement from G3 that it’s building two more elevators in Saskatchewan. Guests include General Rick Hillier discussing leadership strategies with Bern, and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 27: Spring Auction Sales, Dicamba Stewardship & Seed Grower Changes

It’s another Agronomy Monday here on RealAg Radio… Kelvin’s back, co-hosting with Lyndsey, discussing the latest news, including a milestone in the Dow-DuPont merger, potential developments in the India pulse export dilemma, and China’s move to quickly accept meat from Brazil, despite the meatpacking scandal. Canadian Seed Growers Association executive director Glyn Chancey chats with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 24: Brazilian Beef, Canada’s Friends in Congress, and Non-GMO Project Controversy

TGIF and yes, it’s been a busy week. RealAg Radio co-host Shaun Haney is joined by occasional co-host Lyndsey Smith to wrap up the busy news week in agriculture, here at home and internationally. From a Brazilian beef fiasco, to a Non-GMO Project Twitter storm, and on to March Classic and more, guests on today’s show… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 23: U.S Wheat, Canola Market Moves, and 100 Episodes of Wheat Pete!

It’s an action-packed Thursday for RealAg Radio, and solo host Shaun Haney tackles the Saskatchewan provincial budget (read more here), a U.S. perspective on wheat markets, canola moves, and more. From the bulls and bears commentary with Angie Setzer (@GoddessofGrain) and Dwight Nichol (@DLNDwight), to answering Canada-wide (and sometimes North America-wide!) agronomic questions with Peter Johnson… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 22: Water Day, Regulated Rotations, CRISPR, and The Jolene Brown

Water is a key component of beer, explains RealAg Radio occasional co-host Lyndsey Smith, and co-host Shaun Haney is pretty sure Chris Farley sketch comedy is hard-hitting news that matters to farmers. That’s where we start off with the March 22, 2017, edition of RealAg Radio, but we promise you, it gets better. From a… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 21: New Drone Rules and Hope for Huge, Once-Dead Trade Deals

RealAg Radio co-host Shaun Haney is flying solo in hosting this edition of the radio show, and speaking of flying solo — does your use of a drone now fall into the commercial category? New regulations announced last week puts major restrictions on recreational use of UAVs. How do you get a commercial license? Occasional… Read more »