Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Feb 21: Spring Weather, Wheat Markets & a Good Week on the Trade Front

Shaun and Kelvin are back home (sort of, Shaun’s not in Germany anymore, but at a ski lodge in Montana) for today’s edition of RealAg Radio, as they discuss Ag Canada’s new farm income forecast, canola crush margins, and Justin Trudeau’s performance on the trade front in the last week. Guests include Drew Lerner of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 17: Canadian Farmers Visit Germany and Bayer’s Headquarters

Guten Tag! Today’s show comes to you from Frankfurt, Germany, as Shaun is on a tour with a group of Canadian farmers visiting Bayer’s head office and research facilities. The tour coincides with the 20th anniversary of Invigor canola. With Bayer in the process of acquiring Monsanto, and the deal potentially affecting the companies’ canola seed business, it’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 16: Canada’s Ag Day, New Machinery & Getting More Ag in the Urban Media

We’re celebrating Canada’s Ag Day today, as Kelvin and Bern co-host the show from the CropConnect conference in Winnipeg and the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. Today’s topics include the latest in the ag equipment world from NFMS, an economic outlook with Glen Hodgson of the Conference Board of Canada, and coinciding with the awareness… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 15: MacAulay, CropConnect & Cheap Chocolate

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, from CropConnect in Winnipeg, featuring federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Manitoba Ag Minister Ralph Eichler, ATB’s Terry Andryo, Ontario farmer Andrew Campbell and veterinarian John Thaler. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon at 3pm central on Rural Radio 147 on Sirius XM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

RealAg Radio, Feb 14: Trudeau-Trump, Pod Shatter Resistance & Public Trust in Plant Technology

There’s plenty to discuss surrounding Prime Minister Trudeau’s first in-person visit with President Trump, including what the President meant when he referred to “tweaking” the Canada-U.S. trade relationship under NAFTA. Former Agriculture Minister, now Tory trade critic, Gerry Ritz joins host Kelvin Heppner to discuss the Trudeau-Trump meeting. From Germany, Shaun catches up with Dr…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 13: Cover Crops, Root Rots, and Chinese Beef Demand

We’re talking cover crops, soybean fertility, pea and lentil root rot treatments and more — also what’s happening in the beef markets and PM Trudeau’s visit to Washington — on this “agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio. Lyndsey joins Kelvin to co-host, as we hear from Rodney, Ont.-farmer Mike Miller; OMAFRA soybean specialist Horst Bohner;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 10: Post-TPP Talks, the Role of General Farm Groups & Canadian Dairy’s Response to U.S. Pressure

It’s Friday! And that means it’s time for a RealAg Roundtable on today’s show. After Shaun and Kelvin cover the day’s news, which includes the Canadian government’s plan to attend a post-TPP trade summit with most of the other TPP countries and China, southwest Ontario market consultant and economist Matthew Pot joins the show to discuss yesterday’s USDA… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 9: Cap and Trade Costs, Stuck in Farm Succession, and Census Numbers

New census data showing a shift west, Canadian cabinet ministers in Washington, new USDA supply/demand numbers, the NFU’s stance on neonics, spring flood risk in Saskatchewan & more  — Shaun and Kelvin break down the latest news to start today’s show. From there, we discuss how to keep the conversation going between generations in a… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 8: Food Freedom Day, Celebrity Influence, Cattle Markets & a New Approach to Finding Farm Workers

We have another jam-packed show today, as we celebrate Food Freedom Day in Canada. What’s Food Freedom Day? Shaun and Kelvin explain/discuss in today top news part of the show. Guests include Tim Caulfield of the University of Alberta on the inescapable influence of celebrities on food and health decisions, Chad Moskal of Rocky Mountain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 7: Clara Hughes, Andrew Coyne & Our FarmTech Market Panel

Today’s show features a pair of the keynote presenters at FarmTech ’17 in Edmonton — Olympic medalist and mental health warrior Clara Hughes on putting mental health awareness into action, as well as political commentator Andrew Coyne on the the challenges facing the Trudeau government, with Canada-U.S. relations at or near the top of that list…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 6: Corn Emergence Timing, Meeting Malt, Perennial Wheat & the Lesser of the Weevils

On the heels of Super Bowl Sunday, it’s an info-packed Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio, including: a discussion with Alberta barley growers Scott Keller and Wade McKallister on the keys to consistently making malt with your barley. Scott Meers of Alberta Agriculture (and Forestry, but don’t ask him about forestry) chats with Lyndsey about the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 3: Former PM Brian Mulroney, NAFTA & Nashville

We have a special show today, featuring the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney. The 18th Prime Minister of Canada stopped by the RealAg studio prior to his keynote address at FarmTech on Thursday for an interview with Kelvin on NAFTA and Canada-U.S. politics. Down in Nashville at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA trade show, Shaun… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 2: Shaun & Anne Go To Nashville

Right from the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA trade show in Nashville, Shaun and special guest co-host Anne Wasko discuss the latest news and sentiment in the beef industry on today’s program. American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall also joins Shaun to discuss trade, environmental policy and immigration under President Trump. Sarah Foster and Kendra… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 1: General Dallaire, 7 Deadly-Ish Grain Selling Sins, and Warburtons Wheat

And just like that, it’s February! This February 1st episode of the RealAg Radio program, recorded at FarmTech at Edmonton, has co-hosts Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith talking top news, coffee controversies and contests, and wheat variety choices. In this episode you’ll hear from General Roméo Dallaire as he talks leadership in the face of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 31: Flood Forecasts, Dairy Ads, and Merger Approvals

It’s FarmTech time! RealAg Radio co-host Kelvin Heppner is joined by resident loud-talker Lyndsey Smith for this on-location-in-Edmonton recording of the show. In the top news, these two Manitobans talk spring flooding (it happens a LOT), rabies incidence in Ontario’s Perth County, and a new mystery midge in Saskatchewan. Later in the show, you’ll hear… Read more »