Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, May 16: Conservative leadership, rail legislation & the future of AgriStability

Today’s one of those days when it’s impossible to cover everything that’s happening in a 60-minute radio show/podcast, but we’re giving it a shot. On today’s episode, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the latest Chrystia Freeland-Wilbur Ross meeting ahead of NAFTA renegotiation, the new rail legislation introduced this morning by Transport Minister Marc Garneau, and the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 15: #Stuck17, corn planting tips & early rust in wheat

It’s “Agronomy Monday” again, as we focus on corn planting tips, early nitrogen and rust management in wheat, the status of Canadian pulse exports to India, and how to get unstuck safely, with wet conditions challenging producers in many areas. Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner co-host, as we hear from Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, Dieter Schwarz… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 12: Climbing electricity bills, a Friday roundtable & Sens hockey analysis

It’s Friday and that means we have a RealAg Roundtable set up on today’s show. Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss some new details in Bayer’s reported agreement to sell its LibertyLink business to meet competition approvals, the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer and what that means for NAFTA renegotiation and Canada’s appointee to head up… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 11: Farmer Rapid Fire, ag ministers meet in Ottawa, & carbon tax plan

Thursday’s podcast includes discussion about planting/seeding progress in another Farmer Rapid Fire segment, the ag ministers’ meeting in Ottawa and where things are headed with business risk management programs, the Conservative leadership race, Italy’s plan to implement COOL on pasta, a report where Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says farmers will not be subject to a… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 10: USDA report, ag census highlights & CBC’s U of S story

Wednesday’s show includes discussion about the USDA’s May crop report, highlights from the newly-released 2016 Census of Ag results, planting progress, CBC’s story on a University of Saskatchewan professor, and some U.S. politics. Guests include John Phipps of the U.S. Farm Report (above), Ontario crop economist Matthew Pot and Jim Wood of Rocky Mountain Equipment…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 9: Dropping food prices, a missing rail bill, & who’s going to buy Bayer’s Liberty business?

On Tuesday’s show, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the sale of Bayer’s Liberty business, planting progress, a report showing a TPP deal minus the U.S. still benefits the other 11 countries, and whether NHL concussion spotters should have pulled Sydney Crosby from game 6 against Washington. Guests include Kevin Auch, chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission, on the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 8: Planting delays, critical dates & spring management strategies

It’s that time of year when patience can be hard to find, but in some cases, we’re left with little choice as wet conditions delay seeding and planting progress in many areas. Monday’s show featured discussions about management strategies through a wet, late spring, and critical planting dates for corn, soybeans, lentils, peas and more with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 5: StatsCan stocks, wild cattle markets, pig case verdict & more rain

Today’s show includes discussion between a combination of Shaun, Kelvin, Lyndsey and Anne Wasko covering: the StatsCan stocks report released this morning; the excitement in cattle markets over the last couple of weeks; the verdict in the Burlington, Ont. animal activist trial; Syngenta gaining preliminary approval of its sale to ChemChina; the widespread delays in… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 4: Farmer Rapid Fire, Accuweather’s summer forecast, & Phil Shaw’s NBA playoff update

Today’s show features a new segment called Farmer Rapid Fire, where we catch up with five farmers across Canada on how seeding/planting is going (or not going.) We hear from Kevin Serfas, Danny Ottenbreit, Gunter Jochum, Steve Twynstra, and Phil Shaw (Phil also offers his Raptors’ playoff analysis.) We also hear from Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 3: Rain, Cda-U.S. Farm Group Meetings & Speaking to Bill Gates

As seeding ramps up in parts of the prairies, much of Ontario is facing more wet weather… Today’s show features Jim Wood of Rocky Mountain Equipment on changes in the farm equipment retail business, Ron Bonnett of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture on recent meetings on trade with U.S. farm groups, and Rob Saik of Trimble… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 2: Precision Planting Sale Dropped, U.S. Concern Over Canadian Wheat Rules, & a Weather-Triggered Wheat Rally

On Tuesday’s podcast, Shaun and Kelvin discuss Monsanto’s decision to drop the sale of Precision Planting to Deere, a commitment by five Manitoba farm groups to work towards merging into one organization, and game of the Raptors’ second round matchup against the Cavs. From there, we… meet the newest member of the RealAg content team,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 1: Precision Ag Adoption, Split Nitrogen & Final Planter Tuning

It’s agronomy Monday, and we have a lot of ground to cover with plant17 getting underway (although rain is holding things up in many areas.) As part of today’s show, Shaun, Kelvin and Lyndsey discuss the obstacles in the adoption of precision ag technology. Dan Foster highlights Xtend soybeans and considerations heading into soybean planting. We… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 28: Trudeau’s Farm Visit, Ontario Budget & Operation Pollinator

Ontario field editor (and sheep doula) Lyndsey Smith joins Kelvin Heppner to co-host today’s show, which includes discussion about the pre-election budget unveiled in Ontario; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Lewis family farm at Gray, Saskatchewan; and the launch of a new project by Syngenta and the Soil Council of Canada to help wild bees… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 27: NAFTA Flip-Flop, Plant17 & Crop Insurance for Unharvested Acres

Thursday’s podcast features Toronto-based international trade lawyer Mark Warner, sharing his insight on the news around NAFTA this week and what the renegotiation process with the Trump administration could look like. Greg Sears, chair of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, discusses the tough situation facing Alberta producers who still have around a million acres of unharvested crop and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 26: Wet Weather, Celebrity Influence, and a Family Feud Over Trade

As Trump reportedly prepares an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the implications of what’s happened this week on the Canada-U.S. trade front and what it could mean for Canadian agriculture. They also discuss planting delays in many areas, the ongoing bovine TB situation in Alberta, and the rebound… Read more »