Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, August 31: Ritz retires, StatsCan reports, and Perdue pressed on NAFTA

It’s already Thursday, and in this episode of RealAg Radio, Shaun Haney covers: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was pressed at Farm Progress Show in Illinois yesterday on the conflicting messages surrounding NAFTA negotiation. StatsCan production report released this morning. DLN Agventures’ Dwight Nichol joins Haney to talk about the numbers. The two talk durum… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 30: Texas, tax reform and on-farm, energy independence

Shaun Haney is sitting in the host chair for this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, with these highlights: Economist and consultant Matthew Pot joins the show to discuss the impact of the ‘thoughtful’ North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) discussions on the Canadian dollar. Top agriculture news stories of the day: tax reform and ‘income… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 29: NAFTA tensions, downtrending canola and methane-powered tractors

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney — highlights: We’re continuing to see backdraft out of President Trump’s administration on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Both Canada and Mexico appear to be committed to the actual negotiations, avoiding social media drama. Alanna Koch, SK’s deputy minister to the premier, has decided to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 28: Ontario crop conditions, lygus bugs in fababeans, and busting sprayer myths

Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney — highlights: The Money Fight – Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor;  Peter Johnson joins Kelvin to discuss winter wheat/barley harvest, heat accumulation (or lack thereof), reported ground frosts, and worries of drought in Ontario; Tom Wolf and Jason Deveau talk about their Sprayer Myths series, covering everything from… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 25: Cattle markets, RealAg roundtable, and tax change propositions

It’s Friday, and we all love Friday – so it’s bound to be a good show! Today’s show hosted by Shaun Haney highlights: Anne Wasko joins us to talk about these cattle markets… she was at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference last week, and has had a whole week of reading the reports and analysis,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 24: Clubroot in the peace region, Farmer Rapid Fire, and Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio — highlights: Clubroot hits the peace region of Alberta due to tight canola rotations ; Farmer Rapid Fire – we’ve got farmers from New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. There’s a bit of a theme developing.. listen to find out what that is ; Some audio from the John Gormley… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 23: NAFTA, TPP, and farm journal crop tour updates

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney highlights: President Donald Trump and what his thoughts are on NAFTA; Crop conditions across some of the southern parts of the Canadian prairies – harvest is going way too fast, and crops that don’t typically come off for a few more weeks are already off and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 22: Eclipse excitement, the Canadian economy, and a real beef market outlook

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney — highlights: 38 years since the last total eclipse – listen to hear Shaun’s thoughts of yesterdays’ excitement; Interest rates, trade, infrastructure – what is happening in the Canadian economy? Shaun talks all things economy with Doug Porter, chief economist with the Bank of Montreal. Brian Perillat… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 21: Wheat seeding dates, high corn yields, and Real Wheat Farmers

Agronomy Monday edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney — highlights: RealAg Agronomist looks at wheat seeding dates for spring wheat and winter wheat, and looking at how that impacts yield; Dr. Dave Hooker with the University of Guelph talks about what is driving corn yields higher in Ontario over the past number of years?… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 18: Cattle outlook, NAFTA optimism, & listener feedback

Friday’s RealAg Radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Colin Woodall of NCBA on why they’re optimistic beef trade will not be hurt in the NAFTA renegotiation; David Wiens, vice-president of Dairy Farmers of Canada, in Washington, noting allies in U.S. dairy; Don Close, senior animal protein analyst with Rabobank, on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 17: Masswohl, Turner & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio — highlights: John Masswohl of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (above) on the launch of NAFTA negotiations and what it means for the beef industry, from the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary; Brennan Turner of FarmLead on canola and corn markets; Wheat Pete’s Word. Join us for RealAg Radio every… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 16: Beef, Brad Wall, and NAFTA talks begin

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner (Kelvin and producer Jason Stroeve are at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary. NAFTA negotiations formally begin, but likely no major developments in first day; Matthew Pot on grain and currency markets; Alanna Koch, deputy minister to the premier in Saskatchewan, discusses… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 15: Harvest updates and U.S. ag’s objectives in NAFTA talks

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: crop updates as harvest reports come in; U.S. dairy industry quick to respond to Chrystia Freeland’s comments on dairy trade on eve of NAFTA negotiation; Jim Wiesemeyer, Washington-based ag policy analyst with Pro Farmer, discusses U.S. ag’s perspective coming into NAFTA… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 14: Test weights, seed quality, & yellow patches in beans

Agronomy Monday edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Before agronomy, a little trade. Finally… NAFTA negotiations to begin on Wednesday; Peter Johnson discusses how rain impacts wheat test weights, slow maturing wheat (probably a good thing!), glyphosate timing, #plantgreen lessons from 2017; Holly Gelech of BioVision Seed Labs on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 11: GMO labeling, cattle markets & Brad Wall’s legacy

Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko; RealAg Roundtable with Andrew Campbell and Bern Tobin discussing celebrity chef Michael Smith’s comments regarding the national food policy and GMO labeling in Canada, dicamba drift cases in Canada and new research from Arkansas showing all… Read more »