Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Jan 26: Organic funding, rural mail and red tape

We’ve got a fun Friday show lined up for you today, with the majority of the content team joining host Shaun Haney for a hot topic discussion on the latest Canadian ag news. What you can look forward to in today’s show: Top Ag News – Organic funding announced; the dairy hang-up; a discussion on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 25: Allegations, groceries and opportunities in entrepreneurship

Some are calling it an astonishing, historic night for Ontario politics, as the province’s Progressive Conservative Party is without a leader less than five months before a provincial election. Host Shaun Haney and field editor Kelvin Heppner talk it out in the Top Ag News. Then: The challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship with Carl Gould, president… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 24: A revised deal, an award winner, and the best decade to farm

Last week, host Shaun Haney wrote a post asking, if you could jump in a DeLorean and farm in any era, when would you go? He starts off the show with some responses to that question. Which decade would you choose to farm in? Then, on the show: Top Ag News, with a focus on trade… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 23: Grumpy Bob, Barlow’s trip to Washington & Canada’s TPP commitment

It’s a busy news day, as Canada and the other 10 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership reached a deal this morning — welcomed news for export-oriented sectors of Canadian agriculture. On today’s show, Shaun Haney is joined by: Kelvin Heppner to discuss the TPP commitment made by Canada, NAFTA, and the launch of the Do… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 20: Spraying with drones, the cover crop yield boost and rules of the road

RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney starts the week off with a busy show: Could we soon be spraying crops with unmanned aerial vehicles? Transport Canada has granted its first certificate for spraying with a drone. ROGA Drone owner Don Campbell joins RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner to talk about their new Special Flight Operations Certificate. What, exactly, are the benefits of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 19: Beef markets, Parliament on ag and tick-tock TPP

In today’s episode of the show: Top Ag News Will the Bank of Canada’s interest rate hikes impact the Canadian beef market? Gateway Livestock’s Anne Wasko joins for the Beef Market Update. RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner, Think Shift’s Jeff English and Ontario dairy farmer Andrew Campbell join for today’s Issues Panel, discussing the North American Free… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 18: Rearview rate hikes, motor vehicle tech and rethinking rotations

RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner start off the show with a brief discussion on Manitoba Ag Days, optimism, and the importance of quality service in machinery purchase decisions. Then: Top Ag News The truck and trailer market, advances in technology, and automation with Darin Bouchard, Maxim Truck and Trailers. Where does the Canadian economy… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 17: Wireless monitors, big wheat and the grain markets

Host Shaun Haney is in Brandon for day two of Manitoba Ag Days. Today, on the show: Planning for planting — Pitura Seeds’ Tom Greaves joins the show to discuss soybeans (are they still vogue?), canola (is it making a comeback in Manitoba?), wheat (why the interest?),oats (is this crop really one of the most… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 16: Trade shows, prediction models and wives tales

Host Shaun Haney is in the Farmer’s Edge booth at Manitoba AgDays today. He starts off the show with a little talk on weather (it’s still cold). Then: Kristen Phillips, general manager of Manitoba AgDays, stops by to talk about the show, its history and what people can expect this year. Richardson is withdrawing its… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 15: Mapping money, investing in resistance, and intercropping

It’s a jam-packed Agronomic Monday! Today on the show: Ken Currah, president of the Ontario Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) Association, talks about the growth in the program, the need for CCAs in the province, the 4R Certification and more. Hear the full conversation. Mapping field profitability — Clarence Swaton of the University of Guelph talks… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 12: Bearish reports, ag politics and questions on NAFTA

On today’s show: Top Ag News Panelists Corey Loessin (SaskPulse) and Doyle Wiebe (SaskCanola) join Shaun and Kelvin to discuss what got them involved in ag politics and how to get more people involved, as well as what’s on the mind of growers now, trade issues, President Trump on NAFTA, and the mood for 2018…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 11: Virtual reality, lentil meatballs and keyboard warriors

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show asking what you do with your extra time. If we are creating efficiencies in farming and agriculture, is our additional time benefiting the business, or are we giving ourselves much-needed personal time too? When is the last time you went fishing, hiking, hunting, or just sat down to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 10: Fungicides, bin size and target plant populations

Today’s show is once again coming to us from Saskatoon, SK, where host Shaun Haney is on location for the Western Canadian Crop Production Show. On today’s episode: Tim Gardner, Bayer, talks about some of the company’s research into fungicides in cereal crops, with a focus on application timing, disease management during dry years, and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 9: Crop Production Show and tips for effective pre-seed herbicide application

Today’s radio show is coming to you from Saskatoon, SK, where host Shaun Haney is stationed at Western Canadian Crop Production Show for a few days. Today, on the show: Highlights from the show with Lori Cates, manager – agriculture at Prairieland Park. Jean Lundquist from NuFarm provides an update from Saskatoon, touches on market… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 8: Intercropping, UAVs and solar brightening

It’s Agronomy Monday. Host Shaun Haney starts the conversation off talking about today’s highly anticipated talk from President Donald Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s convention today in Tennessee. Also on the show: Resident agronomist Peter Johnson and Pride Seeds’ Dan Foster join for an Agronomy Panel, covering topics like using an unmanned aerial… Read more »