Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, July 28: Wheat yields, NAFTA wish list, & Japanese beef tariffs

Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Anne Wasko on the climbing Canadian dollar and the impact of Japan announcing increased tariffs on beef as of August 1; Neil Townsend of FarmLink Marketing Solutions on the U.S. wheat tour yield estimate and why he thinks prices have yet to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 27: The future of farm machinery, dairy vodka, & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: What does the future hold for electric motors and farm equipment, as the UK commits to not allowing new diesel and gas vehicles by 2040?; Darcy Cook, director of engineering for JCA Electronics, the company that provided the internal electronics in the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 26: Chocolate milk, Italian protectionism & mega myths about farming

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights (not necessarily in this order): Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada, on Italy ignoring EU rules and imposing country of origin labeling on pasta, threatening Canadian durum exports; Shaun and Kelvin discuss the Washington Post article on the top 10 myths about… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 25: Independent retailers, BRM review, & dining at The Keg

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Neil Douglas of Univar discussing the future of independent retailers, in light of consolidation among larger crop input suppliers; Mark Brock, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, on the changes to AgriInvest and AgriStability, and the promised review of BRM programs… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 24: Resistance lessons from Australia, early wheat yields, & changes to AgriInvest

Agronomy Monday, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, featuring: Australian agronomist and farmer Craig Hole discussing the cost of herbicide resistance in Australia, how Aussie farmers are managing resistance issues, and his advice for North American farmers (recorded at Ag in Motion near Saskatoon last week); Changes to AgriInvest under the new five-year Canadian… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 21: Ag ministers reach five-year deal, new Dairy Farmers’ president, and the future of Canadian ag manufacturing

Friday’s show, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Ag ministers from across Canada reach a deal on next five-year ag funding agreement, dubbed “Canadian Agricultural Partnership.” Some changes to AgriStability and AgriInvest; Italy moves ahead with COOL on durum; Proposed changes to the Canada Food Guide raise emphasis on plant-based protein; New… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 20: Ag in Motion, opinions on DOT, & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s show, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, featuring: Dairy Farmers of Canada elects a new president; Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay leaves roundtable ahead of ag ministerial in St. John’s; Farmer panel on the DOT autonomous machine, Ag in Motion and more with Jeff Bennett, Danny Ottenbreit and Landon Friesen (recorded at Ag in… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 19: Ag in Motion Day 2

Wednesday’s show, from day two of Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan, featuring: Farmer panel on crop conditions and more with Doyle Wiebe and Keith Fournier; Update on trade and government neonic policy from Janice Tranberg of SaskCanola; John Adams of AgroLiquid; Grain market update with Brennan Turner of FarmLead.com; RockyTalk with Michael Lockerbie of… Read more »

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 »