Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Nov 3: A slowing economy, elemental sulphur and trade galore

Host Shaun Haney starts off the conversation today with a nod to the diversity of consumers, and a head-shake to falling snow. Then: Top Ag News – October job numbers better than expected; Wall Street poll on potential for U.S. to withdraw from North American Free Trade Agreement; new United Conservative Party leader names ag… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 2: Wheat Pete, the Advance Payments Program and TPP sans America

Well, the last inning was played in the World Series, and the snow has fallen in western Canada. Host Shaun Haney reflects on the abrupt changes, after a hasty trip to New York City. Then, in the show: Top Ag News – U.S. President Donald Trump back to talking tough on trade deals; optimism around… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 1: Carbon tax, production stats and bioterrorism

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with an update from New York City. Then: Top Ag News – Rainfall records; more bad news for Finance Minister Bill Morneau —Canada’s GDP sees a decline; accusations on price fixing in bread; Canada’s largest farmland investor set to double in size; bioterrorism case potential in PEDv. Signal… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 31: Three farmers walk into a panel conversation…

Happy Halloween! What ag-inspired pumpkin carvings are you working on? Today, on the show: Top Ag News – Richardson continues expansion through acquisition of ten retail outlets in Western Canada; India’s desire for self-sufficiency isn’t as easy as they’ll have world believe; CFIA makes changes to labeling rules on pork; CTV’s story on cattle dying… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 30: Inoculant options, pricey pickups and mind-blowing yields

Happy Agronomic Monday! Today, on the show: Top Ag News – Kelvin’s Hot Picks; CN Railway and Norfolk Southern working together on a “joint interline service” to help congestion in Chicago; another rough week for Minister of Finance Bill Morneau; former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s criticism of the current government; the impact of trade (or… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 27: Winter forecast, lower loonie, & small business tax backtracking

Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio: Saskatchewan harvest report, with yield estimates, including a average soybean yield in the teens (that’s going to have to climb if acres are supposed to reach anticipated levels); Manitoba’s government rolls out its anticipated carbon pricing plan; Anne Wasko discusses the rally in live cattle futures on the Beef Market… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 26: NAFTA leaks and horse race controversies

In today’s episode of the show: Top Ag News – Milling wheat, durum and barley futures de-listed; India’s quest to be self-sufficient in pulse production; FieldView launches in Western Canada; Government of Manitoba prepares to release made-in-MB plan for carbon pricing; and Väderstad announces new CEO for SeedHawk. Our own Kelvin Heppner joins Shaun for a… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 25: Overnight rate targets and candidate endorsements

On today’s show: Top Ag News – Bank of Canada’s decision to maintain status quo; Canada’s fiscal update; talking points and interpretations confusing dairy debate; Trans Pacific Partnership meetings to commence again at the end of October; and the European Parliament votes in favour of banning glyphosate (non-binding). In-cab technology, and considering upgrades in the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 24: Celebrating one year on the satellites

We’re celebrating today. It’s been over a year since we announced the launch of our radio show, and today marks the anniversary of our first episode! If that’s not a reason for cake, we’re not sure what is. Today on the show: Top Ag Stories – Fiscal Update Day in Canada; Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association starts relief… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 23: Variable rate, fall fertility and wildfires

To start, a reminder that today is the last day to register for our hockey pool. And, while you’re in the competitive mindset, we’ve launched a contest for ten tickets to BeefTech in Edmonton. Okay, today is Agronomic Monday. On the show: Top Ag News – Alberta Agriculture’s provincial crop report; wildfires resulting in the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 20: Market frustration, Chinese growth and the Canadian “charm offensive”

A quick reminder from host Shaun Haney, as he starts off the show: the RealAg Hockey Pool deadline is coming up on October 23. Get your team in today. Also in today’s episode: Top Ag News – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Premiers to continue a “charm offensive” on trade talks, U.S. politicians talking… Read more »

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 »