Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, March 27: FBN’s expansion, rail legislation and surprise audits

It’s a busy Tuesday! Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with some feedback from the audience, all the way from Colorado. Then, on the show: Top Ag News, with Kelvin Heppner. Crop health notification technology, with Richard Marsh of Farmers Edge. Announced surprise audits for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and an update on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 26: Drone surveillance, frost-seeding, and the ‘best cover crop ever invented’

Host Shaun Haney says he isn’t one for conspiracy theories, but he starts off the show with a discussion on Walmart’s potential move into agriculture and drone surveillance. Will farmers who comply to retail demands be paid more? Or will those who don’t, be dropped? Then: Top Ag News, with Kelvin Heppner. Agronomy Monday feature… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 23: Live cattle futures, data breaches and buying groceries online

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with Grain Perspectives’ Matthew Pot to discuss China’s response to proposed tariffs, and what it means for Canada. Then: Will barbecue season catch the free-falling live cattle futures? Anne Wasko, Gateway Livestock Exchange, joins for a Beef Market Update. Issues Panel – Lyndsey Smith, Kelvin Heppner and Anne… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 22: Trade war crossfire, leadership, and Wheat Pete’s Word

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with a look at what’s ahead, and some comments on tariffs proposed by the U.S. (and how they could impact Canadian agriculture). Then: Top Ag News, with Kelvin Heppner. Departing chair of the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Mark Brock, reflects on his time in the role, the team… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 21: A NAFTA breakthrough, gun control and playin’ the game

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with some feedback from Twitter (included below), then: Top Ag News, with Kelvin Heppner. RockyTalk – Jim Wood, Rocky Mountain Equipment, joins the show to take a look at Q4 and the machinery business. What does the new legislation for gun control mean for rural Canada? Is it… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 20: The grain glut, consumer trust, and trade troubles

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show talking cranberry juice, push marketing, and market development. Then: Top Ag News – Yesterday’s emergency meeting regarding the grain-by-rail backlog; the acquisition of farmland in Canada; political sentiment in polls; the pace of NAFTA talks, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; and more on trade. The level of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 19: Growing political disapproval, and fungicides on forages

Shaun Haney is back in the studio, after a busy week on the road with TechTour LIVE. After quickly acknowledging the amazing complexity of plants, he covers: Top Ag News – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s disapproval rating surpasses 50 percent; UFA announces $12.5 million patronage dividend; CN and CP hopper car orders improving; and more…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Mar 16: Agriculture online retail, dairy demand, and prioritizing tech time

It’s the last day of TechTourLive with a final stop in Lethbridge, AB, and Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner still managed to find some quiet moments to talk top ag news, dairy demand, ag retail changes, and more. It’s also Kelvin’s birthday, so everyone wish him a happy birthday, please. On today’s show: Why Trump… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 15: Creating a legacy business, the ideal sprayer, and Wheat Pete’s Word

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are in Red Deer, AB for the third day of TechTour LIVE. Today, on the show (after a quick update on the intellectual rock-and-roll tour): Top ag news, including the latest on the grain backlog, housing sales, and soybean acreage predictions. The 7 stages of creating a legacy business,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 14: Strawberry honey, planter prep, and shoebox bookkeeping

When Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are super busy with TechTourLive in Saskatoon, they turn the show over to Lyndsey Smith for a surprisingly light-on-sheep news RealAg Radio episode recorded at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show. On the show today: Some Ag News — Lyndsey wouldn’t call it the “top” stories, but she did try… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 13: TechTourLIVE, Doug Ford, and the grain backlog

There’s energy in Brandon, MB for Day 1 of #TechTourLIVE. Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner take some time away from the excitement to cover: Soil moisture on the prairies. Top Ag News. Dear Doug Ford — RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith joins the show to discuss her open letter to the new leader of the Ontario Progressive… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 12: Neighbourhood nutrients, international perspectives and hurling rotten tomatoes

It’s the fourth annual TechTour LIVE tour this week, kicking off tomorrow in Brandon, MB. Today on the show: Neighbourhood nutrient management plans, with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs field crop sustainability specialist Christine Brown. Agronomic Panel – Resident agronomist Peter Johnson and Pride Seeds’ Aaron Stevanus join Shaun to talk international perspectives; conventional… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 9: VR mapping, slow-playing trade talks, and the Ontario vote

Host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin for the intro of today’s show. Then: Variable rate seeding and fertility scripting with Jenna MacDougall, Climate FieldView. Issues Panel – Grain Perspectives’ Matthew Pot and Bernard Tobin join Shaun to talk about the USDA’s most recent report; beans versus corn; slow-playing trade talks; the hurting… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 8: Amazon Ag, Seed Synergy and Wheat Pete’s Word

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show discussing Amazon considering branching out…into a bank. Could the company also move into ag input retailing? Then: Top Ag News Getting your soybeans off to a great start, with NuFarm. Seed Synergy — an overview of three proposals, plus value capture and variety registration, with Dan Wright, president… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 7: Rural internet, net neutrality and the Bank of Canada’s dovish statement

Shaun Haney is back in the host chair, this time from Ontario’s London Farm Show. On today’s show: Syngenta’s Marijke Van Andel talks herbicide resistance; Issues Panel – Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives and Peter Gredig of PNG Farms and AgNition join Shaun to talk: weather (you gotta); the Bank of Canada’s statement; technology trends in… Read more »