Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, April 4: New Wheat Record, India’s Pulse Import Bluff & MLB Hotdog Demand

Shaun and Kelvin co-host today’s show, discussing everything from the remaining 2016 harvest in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the new wheat yield record (249.7 bu/ac!) set in New Zealand to hot dog demand forecasts for Major League ballparks this season. Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research also joins to discuss the India pulse export situation… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 3: Corn Emergence Timing, Assessing Winter Wheat Survival & 4R Nutrient Management

Kelvin hosts today’s Agronomy Monday show, with guests include Dave Hooker and Greg Stewart discussing ‘7 tips for corn in 2017,’ Susan Fitzgerald on Ontario CCAs getting 4R nutrient certification, Peter Johnson discussing the importance of uniform corn emergence and John Heard on assessing winter wheat survival. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday at 2pm Mountain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 31: Soybean Acreage Surprise, Conservative Leadership Frontrunners, and ‘Fresh’ Fast Food Burgers

Canada has made the ‘sweet 16’ list of countries the Trump administration plans to investigate to determine if they’re using unfair trade practices, DuPont and FMC have reached a side deal to spin-off some DuPont crop protection assets for the DuPont-Dow merger, carbon taxes are on the mind of Manitoba farmers awaiting details from their… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 30: India Extends Pulse Exemption, Major University Funding & CDX ’17 Preview

India has, as expected, granted an extension allowing Canadian pulse crop exports to continue for another three months… Shaun returns to host today’s show, discussing the pulse export news, the latest on NAFTA renegotiation, as well as major funding announcements for ag and food programs at the University of Guelph and Olds College. Jordan Underhill chats… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 29: Big Canola Acres, Deferring Grain Payments & Neonic Ban Concerns

As Oilers fans celebrate a long-awaited playoff berth, Lyndsey and Kelvin catch up on what’s happening in ag news, including a projection for record canola acres this year, concerns about the federal government’s plan to ban a neonic seed treatment and more. Guests today include Remi Schmaltz of Decisive Farming, Kevin Auch of the Alberta… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 28: General Rick Hillier, Merger News & the Arrival of Spring

Kelvin’s flying solo today in the host chair, catching up on what’s been happening with crop input mergers/acquisitions, on the trade front with TPP and pulse exports to India, as well as the announcement from G3 that it’s building two more elevators in Saskatchewan. Guests include General Rick Hillier discussing leadership strategies with Bern, and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 27: Spring Auction Sales, Dicamba Stewardship & Seed Grower Changes

It’s another Agronomy Monday here on RealAg Radio… Kelvin’s back, co-hosting with Lyndsey, discussing the latest news, including a milestone in the Dow-DuPont merger, potential developments in the India pulse export dilemma, and China’s move to quickly accept meat from Brazil, despite the meatpacking scandal. Canadian Seed Growers Association executive director Glyn Chancey chats with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 24: Brazilian Beef, Canada’s Friends in Congress, and Non-GMO Project Controversy

TGIF and yes, it’s been a busy week. RealAg Radio co-host Shaun Haney is joined by occasional co-host Lyndsey Smith to wrap up the busy news week in agriculture, here at home and internationally. From a Brazilian beef fiasco, to a Non-GMO Project Twitter storm, and on to March Classic and more, guests on today’s show… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 23: U.S Wheat, Canola Market Moves, and 100 Episodes of Wheat Pete!

It’s an action-packed Thursday for RealAg Radio, and solo host Shaun Haney tackles the Saskatchewan provincial budget (read more here), a U.S. perspective on wheat markets, canola moves, and more. From the bulls and bears commentary with Angie Setzer (@GoddessofGrain) and Dwight Nichol (@DLNDwight), to answering Canada-wide (and sometimes North America-wide!) agronomic questions with Peter Johnson… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 22: Water Day, Regulated Rotations, CRISPR, and The Jolene Brown

Water is a key component of beer, explains RealAg Radio occasional co-host Lyndsey Smith, and co-host Shaun Haney is pretty sure Chris Farley sketch comedy is hard-hitting news that matters to farmers. That’s where we start off with the March 22, 2017, edition of RealAg Radio, but we promise you, it gets better. From a… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 21: New Drone Rules and Hope for Huge, Once-Dead Trade Deals

RealAg Radio co-host Shaun Haney is flying solo in hosting this edition of the radio show, and speaking of flying solo — does your use of a drone now fall into the commercial category? New regulations announced last week puts major restrictions on recreational use of UAVs. How do you get a commercial license? Occasional… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 20: Corn Planter Prep, RR1 Beans, and the Most Canadian Intro of All Time

If it’s March, it’s maple syrup season in Ontario, and on this first day of spring, RealAg Radio co-host Shaun Haney is joined by guest host Lyndsey Smith to talk not just syrup but also the end of the Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim contest (sad trombone). But wait, there’s more! Mondays are also… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 17: Dan Thurmon, Randy Dowdy & Matthew Pot

It’s Friday! And today we’re joined by our headlining speaker on TechTour Live, which wrapped up in Lethbridge on Thursday — Dan Thurmon joins Shaun to look back on the week meeting farmers from across the priaries, and his message about living life “off-balance.” We also hear fellow TechTour speaker Randy Dowdy on his battle… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 16: From TechTour LIVE in Lethbridge

From TechTour Live in Lethbridge, Shaun and Kelvin are joined by tech futurist Nik Badminton, discussing the growing role of automation and artificial intelligence in farming and food production. Kyle Jeworski, CEO of Viterra, sits down with Kelvin to discuss a number of topics, including the current wave of investment in grain handling facilities on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 15: Randy Dowdy, Harvesting in Spring, and TechTour Live from Red Deer

Corn and soybean record-breaking farmer (and TechTour Live speaker) Randy Dowdy joins Kelvin on today’s show to talk about asking the right questions to grow big yields, whether we’re talking corn or canola. Shaun also hosts a panel discussion with Saskatchewan farmers Trevor Scherman, Jim Hale and Dave Olson, discussing their takeaways from TechTour Live and… Read more »