Commodity Classic continues in Anaheim, California, with Shaun Haney hosting today’s show on-location. Kelvin Heppner is also in the States in this week, in Washington, DC, for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Convention, where he sits down with Grain Growers of Canada president Jeff Nielsen to discuss the federal budget and what’s in it, or… Read More

Thursday’s show, with host Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Could satellites from companies like SpaceX address the problem with slow rural internet? Herbicide carryover concerns due to dryness Francois Labelle of Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers discusses implications of soybeans in Western Canada having lower protein content, with one grain company implementing price discounts based on… Read More

Host Kelvin Heppner starts off today’s show talking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to India, and the agriculture community’s bated breath — will he talk pulse tariffs with officials? Then, on the show: Top Ag News – Olympics, Spitz International sunflower plant closing in Bow Island, Simplot announces potato plant expansion, former 4-H Canada president… Read More

In addition to Family Day, Louis Riel Day and Presidents’ Day, it’s Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio. Today’s lineup, with host Kelvin Heppner, includes: Daryl Ritchison, meteorologist with NDSU, on his history project interviewing people who farmed through the ’30s, and whether the prairies are ready for another serious dry spell Kelly Bennett of Dow… Read More

To start the show off, Roberta Galbraith, co-chair of CropConnect, joins guest host Kelvin Heppner to talk about the sold-out conference. Then: Star Trek vs Star Wars — trends in farm machinery (including automation, sensors and virtual reality), and their practicality on farms, with David Yee, vice president of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI),… Read More

It’s a busy week for the team, split between Canada’s Ag Day (check out yesterday’s show for coverage) in Ottawa, ON; National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky; and CropConnect in Winnipeg, MB. Today’s show comes to us from Louisville, and covers: Top Ag News – Federal government announced six programs under CAP, Ontario’s provincial government… Read More

After a cold weekend on the prairies, we’re back with Agronomic Monday. Host Shaun Haney starts the show off by sharing feedback, and talking about how some respondents feel about their retails. Then: Planting multiple hybrids in the same field, based on soil variability, with Pride Seeds market agronomist Aaron Stevanus. Using terrain-following technology, and paying… Read More

Are soybeans the new, hot crop? Host Shaun Haney starts the show with some staggering statistics, in this special episode featuring soybeans. On the show today: Similarities and differences between growing soybeans in Canada versus the U.S., with Minnesota soybean product selection lead Mike Tollefson. Field trials and the value of soybeans in a western… Read More