Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, June 28: ‘Mistreated’ wheat, Wheat Pete’s Word, and open source GPS

Does the future of farming have to be autonomous or is there still value in keeping a person at the helm of each piece of equipment? That’s just one aspect of the human vs. machine discussion in today’s episode of RealAg Radio — host Shaun Haney also explores the very real importance of the human… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 27: CanolaPalooza!

Wednesday’s show is from CanolaPalooza in Lacombe, Alberta, featuring: Heidi Dancho and Bruce Jowett of the Canola Council of Canada, discussing market access and trade issues. RockyTalk with Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel, Mossbank, Saskatchewan farmer and director for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers CanolaPalooza panel with Canola Council agronomists Gregory Sekulic, Autumn Barnes, Justine Cornelson and Dan… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 26: Cascading tariffs, tumbling prices, & rising temperatures

Tuesday’s RealAg Radio lineup, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner, including South Korea lifting suspension on Canadian wheat imports, new tariff talk, and pork research funding; Markus Braaten, crop manager for canola with Yara, on boosting nitrogen and phosphorus efficiency and drought stress; Brian Voth of IntelliFarm joins Kelvin to analyze… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 25: DOT update, fungicide timing, & ‘do I spray?’ decisions

It’s Agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio — here’s today’s lineup, with host Shaun Haney: Ken Currah, of BASF, provides guidance on how Ontario growers can deal with the variability of the corn crop in terms of fungicide applications Norbert Beaujot, president and CEO of DOT Technology Corp, speaks with Kelvin Heppner about where the company… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 22: Wheat politics, carbon tax opposition, & China’s view of “the progressive agenda”

It’s day 3 of Canada’s Farm Progress Show, and Friday’s show features several interviews from the farm show in Regina, including: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his government’s fight against the federal carbon tax, Canada-U.S. trade relations and his recent trip to Washington Federal Conservative shadow minister for agriculture John Barlow on rising steel prices,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 21: Real estate values, two Toms, and a rural revival

It’s day two of Canada’s Farm Progress Show at Regina, Saskatchewan, and the dynamic duo of Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are together again, in person, to host today’s show. Broadcasting from the FBN booth at the show, Haney and Heppner host Tom Staples, with FBN (a new-to-Canada e-commerce and tech network), Tom Wolf, to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 20: Contraband chocolate milk, input bundling, and ag education

On this Wednesday episode of RealAg Radio, Shaun Haney gets real about ag input bundling programs. We don’t love them, but we all use them — why? Haney explores that and introduces this week’s poll around exactly that question in the open. (Want to vote in the poll? Find it here.) Also on today’s show: Rocky… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 19: Celebrity influence, sliding markets, & cupboard economics

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news, with Lyndsey Smith Crystal MacKay, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, on actress Natalie Portman’s comments about animal agriculture and the influence of celebrity Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University, on why he doesn’t think Canadians boycotting American products would be productive Ted Siefried, Zaner Hedge,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 18: Spot spraying, field day season, & being patient on regrowth

On this episode of RealAg Radio, host Shaun Haney has a stellar line up to cover Agronomic Monday’s hot topics. But first, we have to lay in to the latest celebrity to rake farming across the coals… From spot spraying weeds with a drone (is this the future?), to what you can expect from Western… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 15: Japan halts wheat imports, cattle cash prices & the Friday Issues Panel

The June 15 edition RealAg Radio, heading into the Father’s Day weekend, includes: Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada, discusses the confirmation of an isolated case of GM wheat in Alberta, and the impact on trade, with Japan halting imports of Canadian wheat Trish Jordan of Monsanto Canada shares the history of the Monsanto trait… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 14: GM wheat, weather markets & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Ag news, including real-time updates on a CFIA announcement confirming the presence of a few GM wheat plants in southern Alberta, and the tabling of CPTPP legislation in Ottawa Wheat Pete hosts this week’s radio-edition of the Word, answering all kinds of agronomy-related questions Jon Driedger… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 13: Nuffield scholarships, CPTPP implementation, & a ‘keep calm and carry on’ trade strategy

Wednesday’s show, with host Shaun Haney — highlights: Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner, including CPTPP ratification bill possibly going to be introduced tomorrow, Canadian government taking “keep calm and carry on” approach to U.S. trade relations, ranchers working Parks Canada to save at-risk bird species, and Andrew Scheer kicks Maxime Bernier out of shadow… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 12: The environmental story of ranching, Trump-Trudeau tension & plans for Churchill

Tuesday’s RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Plenty of ag news to discuss, with Kelvin Heppner, including the tension between Trump and Trudeau, the president’s attacks on supply management (see tweet below), Sonny Perdue’s upcoming visit to the MacAulay farm in PEI, new AEM equipment sales data, Nuffield scholars, & how gangs in Chile are… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 11: Precision irrigation, soybean protein & the true yield impact of weeds

This week’s Agronomic Monday show, with host Shaun Haney, features: Ron Osborne of Farmers Edge on the company’s new partnership with Lindsay Corporation, bringing remote sensing technology to irrigation Glenda Clezy of SaskPulse sits down with Dale Leftwich to discuss early season pulse crop issues and scouting tips Dennis Lange of Manitoba Agriculture and Kelvin… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 8: PC majority, dairy negotiations & interest rate outlook

(Fun) Friday’s show, hosted by Shaun Haney, including the following guests and topics: JP Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada, discusses the state of the Canadian economy, debt concerns, and what to expect for interest rate hikes Peter Seemann, principal and founder of Grassroots Public Affairs, breaks down the results of Ontario’s provincial election,… Read more »