Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, July 18: Ag in Motion Day 1

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, from Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner from the Bayer tent — highlights: DOT Power Platform autonomous machine officially unveiled at Ag in Motion; Ag ministers meeting in St. Johns this week hoping to reach deal on next ag policy framework; Blaine Woycheshin… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 17: JBS selling Lakeside, fungicide timing in soybeans, & autonomous DOT preview

RealAg Radio for July 17, 2017, with hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: JBS selling Lakeside feed yard at Brooks, Alberta back to Nilsson Bros. for $50 million; China approves two more corn traits for import; DOT Power Platform to make its public debut at Ag in Motion this week — interview (replay)… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 14: ‘Off the combine’ wheat, water quality concerns, & Haney returns

Shaun returns to host Friday’s RealAg Radio show/podcast with Kelvin. Highlights: Lots of castles and old churches in Sweden and Denmark; Trudeau visits Global 4-H Summit; Gov’t officials in Saskatchewan say 200 cattle died due to high sulphates in water source, likely related to recent hot, dry weather; Anne Wasko on how Canadian cattle values… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 13: Soybean breeding, new fusarium active & a retailer panel

Today’s radio show/podcast was recorded on-location at Syngenta’s Grow More Tour at the Elm River Research Farm near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Highlights: Soybean breeding panel with Syngenta’s Jake Delheimer, Mike Tollefson and Doug Fotheringham on issues in the 2017 crop (IDC, dicamba drift) and where soybean breeding efforts are focused; Ted Labun on why… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 12: Interest rate hike, $20/acre carbon taxes & Wheat Pete’s Word

Tuesday’s RealAg Radio podcast, hosted by Kelvin Heppner and Kara Oosterhuis, featuring: Some rain across the prairies – helpful, or too late?; Matthew Pot on today’s Bank of Canada announcement, and how the grain markets are impacted by it; Todd Lewis of Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan on carbon tax position and the carbon summit… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 11: Declining yield potential, global 4-H summit & dairy marketing

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Kelvin Heppner and Bern Tobin, featuring: Jon Driedger of FarmLink Marketing Solutions discusses the canola and wheat weather rallies and crop conditions, as well as the anticipated interest rate hike and USDA report coming on Wednesday; Jennifer Christie, chair of the Global 4-H Network Summit, which kicks off… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 10: Capturing protein premiums, managing diseases in corn & big changes at Cigi

Monday’s RealAg Radio podcast, hosted by Kelvin Heppner and Kara Oosterhuis, featuring: Peter Johnson with tips for boosting protein to capture premiums in the wheat market, the impact of the current heat wave on wheat yield potential in Western Canada and the Northern U.S., and his thoughts on the reports of dicamba injury in the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 7: Falling food prices, hybrid rye for whisky, & growing drought concerns

Here’s Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Kara Oosterhuis and Kelvin Heppner: With current heatwave, concerns about drought and heat stress are mounting. Kevin Grier chats with Kelvin about the 9-month run of food price deflation in Canada, as well as the uptick in consumer spending on food. John Malott of Hiram Walker discusses… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 6: Summer heat wave, biofuels and driverless tractors

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Bern Tobin and Kelvin Heppner: Field day season is here, and along with it, heat; Cover crop lessons from Ridgetown Crop Diagnostic Day and other highlights (shout out to the people who found Bern’s keys in the field!); Manitoba farmer Matt Reimer discusses his self-made driverless grain cart… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 5: Dicamba, mental health & 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes

Wednesday’s RealAg Radio podcast, co-hosted by Kara Oosterhuis and Kelvin Heppner, featuring: latest news surrounding changes at the Canadian International Grains Institute, the PEDv outbreak in Manitoba, U.S. producer sentiment survey, Joey Chestnut’s 10th world hotdog eating title and more. Rocky Talk…looking back on 175 years of Case. Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix on the issues… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 4: Conversations about science, food, and agriculture

Happy 4th of July to our American friends. Tuesday’s RealAg Radio podcast is a ‘best of’ show featuring interviews on countering misinformation and fear when it comes to the science of food and agriculture, with Tim Caulfield, Kevin Folta, Mark Lynas, Pam Ronald and Joe Schwarcz. Join us for RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 3: The DOT autonomous platform, rolling soybeans, and post-hail decisions

Monday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Kelvin Heppner, featuring: Trent Meyer of SeedMaster and Dot Technology Corp describing the DOT Power Platform — the new autonomous multi-use machine they’re unveiling this summer. Horst Bohner of OMAFRA on whether rolling soybeans can boost yields Mario Tenuta of the University of Manitoba on nitrogen fertilizer placement… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 30: USDA reaction, beef market & do soybeans improve diversity?

Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio — listen below or download the podcast Highlights: – big USDA report — bullish for soybeans and wheat — analysis from Matthew Pot – rally in bacon and pork markets has provided some support to beef — Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko (“The best place to put a piece of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 29: StatsCan acre report reaction & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Statistics Canada released its updated acreage estimates today, with plenty of numbers to talk about, from spring wheat to canola to soybeans and beyond. Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures and Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research discuss the StatsCan acres, fundamentals behind the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 28: The DOT autonomous machine, sprayer cleanout and CanolaPalooza farmer panel

Wednesday’s show includes more coverage from CanolaPalooza in Lacombe, including an interview with Tom Wolf on sprayer cleanout, spraying and AOS on this week’s Rocky Talk, and a farmer panel featuring Alberta farmers Greg Sears, John Guelly and John Kowalchuk (pictured above). Shaun also highlights the yet-to-be-unveiled DOT autonomous seeding machine that SeedMaster’s new sister… Read more »