Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Oct 19: Canola markets, BASF’s big purchase, and words that describe Trudeau

Today’s episode of the show begins with host Shaun Haney sharing some feedback from farmers on whether or not Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland is dropping the ball on North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Also in the show: Top Ag News – Young rancher James Hargrave loses his life in firefighting efforts, Finance… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 18: Reactions to tax tweaks and NAFTA woes

With all the talk around the recent North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, there’s a lot of talk around how the Canadian agriculture industry might never be on the same page. Host Shaun Haney disputes this in his introduction, suggesting we have far more in common than not. Also in today’s episode: Top Ag… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 17: NAFTA demands, sideways markets and awkward federal communications

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show suggesting the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — like Flames vs Oilers — is a marathon, not a sprint. Also in this Tuesday episode of RealAg Radio: Kelvin’s Hot Picks (spoiler alert: not so hot). Top Ag News – Tax change carrot offered by the Liberals, major… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 16: Prairie soybeans, tax changes, and the role of corn residue in SDS

It’s time for another episode of Agronomy Monday. In today’s show: Top Ag News – Liberal government announces cuts to small business tax, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay holds media call from Europe, defending supply management, changes to label requirements on dicamba in the U.S. Wilt Billing, Crop Production Services, joins Kelvin to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 13: Beef imports, food inflation and BASF’s big purchase

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner start off the show with a discussion around the multi-cultural New Orleans, and, of course, sports. Then, on this Friday episode of the show: Top Ag News – BASF makes a big purchase, Saskatchewan crop report, National Beef Check-Off going up, new poll showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 12: Are we prepared for no NAFTA?

Intro craziest places to record RealAg Radio from, Shaun Haney co-hosts with Kelvin Heppner from a Starbucks in New Orleans. In this episode: Top Ag News – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau corrects Canadian Revenue Agency on employee discounts, updates on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trudeau/Trump relationship; Manitoba receives legal advice on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 11: Satellite imagery, market frustration and preparing equipment for storage

Co-hosts Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney start off the show with one of the strangest dairy commercials ever created. Then: Top Ag News – Farmer’s Edge partners with Planet Labs, an update on North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food in Europe, federal government announces super-clusters, Manitoba Crop Report, India reported… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 10: Corn ears, winter wheat and supply management

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are back for a post-Canadian-Thanksgiving show. After the typical sports- and food-related contemplations, this Agronomy Tuesday episode covers: Kelvin’s Hot Picks sitting at 4 for 5. Top Ag News – an update of prairie crop quality and yields, Canadian hog prices, PEDv in Manitoba, a new multi-species slaughter facility… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 6: Taking risks, shrinking balance sheets and rating Thanksgiving

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are kicking off the best holiday of the year (according to Shaun), with a Friday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s episode: Bernard Tobin with an update from World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Top News Stories – Energy East, windmills and solar panels; harvest across the country; National… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 5: Port capacity, trade boxing and “kidding” in Question Period

Here’s Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, featuring: Top Ag News – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to why the Liberal government didn’t extend the consultation process on proposed tax changes; points for creativity in Question Period; the death of Energy East; the Saskatchewan crop report; a number of farmers… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 4: Fall fertilizer, wage hikes and shifting the focus to the shopping cart

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Top Ag News – a Conservative motion to try to extend public consultations on proposed tax reforms was voted down; some market speculation for upturn for agriculture; optimism in currency markets; Canadian auto sales set to break a record; country-of-origin considerations in farm equipment;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 3: Taxes, sentiments and sideways markets

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner start off this episode with a quick refresher on Kelvin’s Hot Picks, then move swiftly to the top agriculture news. A summary of what they discuss in the news, and with guests, on RealAg Radio: Top Ag News – Some controversial topics on the agenda of Canada’s first Ministers… Read more »

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 »