Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Nov 16: Kramer Auctions Sold, Cap and Trade & Agronomy Panel Looks Back on 2016

The farm auction business has not been left untouched by the wave of mergers and acquisitions in agriculture, as Ritchie Bros. has announced the purchase of Saskatchewan-based Kramer Auctions. That’s one of the top news stories covered on today’s edition of RealAg Radio, co-hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. We also discuss competitiveness concerns… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 15: Rising Farmland Taxes, Cover Crop Lessons & Bayer’s Future in Canada

Property tax bills are catching up with rising farmland values across much of Canada, as Shaun and Kelvin discuss on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. It’s day two of the Bayer Agronomy Summit in Banff — Al Driver, Bayer Canada’s president and CEO, joins Shaun to chat about the impact the company’s proposed acquisition of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 14: Anti-Rural Sentiments, Price-Conscious Food Consumers & the Surging U.S. Dollar

It’s time for another RealAg Roundtable on today’s show, as Lyndsey and Bern join Kelvin to chat about harvest results, Canadians’ being concerned about their ability to pay for food, and whether a Trump-like candidate could be elected in Canada, among other things. Co-hosts Shaun and Kelvin also discuss the anti-rural sentiments being shared on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 11: Agri-Trade, Seed Quality & the Impact of War on Canadian Agriculture

It’s the last day of Agri-Trade in Red Deer, as Shaun Haney is on location for today’s edition of RealAg Radio. After discussing the latest equipment sales numbers and the government’s $350 million dairy compensation commitment, Shaun and Kelvin chat with Brennan Turner of FarmLead about the wild week in the markets. Dave Hansen and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 10: Dairy Compensation, National Food Strategy and the Markets’ “Trump Bump”

The Canadian government has committed $350 million to help soften the impact of the Canada-EU trade deal on the dairy sector, as co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin discuss in today’s top news discussion. Markets have rallied since plummeting on election night on Tuesday, Ron Bonnett joins Lyndsey Smith to chat about the state of Canada’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 9: What Does Trump Mean for Agriculture?

Donald Trump is going to be the president of the United States. What does this mean for agriculture, especially in Canada? Will NAFTA be thrown out? There are plenty of questions to be answered. We have a solid slate of experts and commentators on Wednesday’s show, including Chris Clayton of DTN, farmer and Farm Journal… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 8: Around the Horn, Record Rail Movement & U.S. Election Day

The RealAg team gets in on the action on RealAg Radio, as we go around the horn for an update on today’s show. We also discuss CP Rail reporting a record month of grain movement to Vancouver, and things getting personal between the railway and a spokesperson for western grain companies. Terry Betker of Backswath Management… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 7: Carbon Tax, A Wet Western Harvest, the Tuberculosis Case, & Wild Weather

RealAg Radio hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner kick off this very big week with a special extended version of the day’s top news stories, because hey, there’s a lot happening. From the impact of a carbon tax on air travel, to wild weather and an even wilder harvest season, and on to the cattle… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 4: Beef Markets, Canola Seed Consolidation & Moving On From Farming in the Past

Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock joins hosts Shaun and Kelvin on the Nov 4 edition of Real Ag Radio to chat about what’s happening in the beef markets, and few other things. We also hear from Dave Hanson of Canterra Seeds, Eric Gregory of BrettYoung and Kevin McCallum of DL Seeds — three companies in… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 3: Grain Transport Legislation, Durum Quality & CRISPR Crops

Federal transport minister Marc Garneau has unveiled the Liberals’ long-term strategy for transportation in Canada, including the promise to introduce new legislation relevant for grain transportation in early 2017. Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss the government’s promise to address concerns about grain transportation, Dairy Farmers of Canada’s new logo, and much more on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 2: Harvest, Election & Food Guide Roundtable

Bern Tobin and Lyndsey Smith join co-hosts Shaun and Kelvin to chat about harvest progress, the U.S. election, changes to Canada’s Food Guide and more. We also hear from Brian Comeault of Cargill on the sudden halt in the canola market rally. Tune in each weekday to SiriusXM’s Rural Radio Channel 147 at 4 p.m…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 1: Non-Partisan Hugs, Retail Beef Prices and Dairy Labour Challenges

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss the moment in the House of Commons involving the former and current trade ministers following the introduction of the bill to implement the Canada-EU trade deal. Kevin Grier also stops in to chat about retail beef prices — are we finally seeing a trend lower? We also hear… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 31: CETA is Signed

The Canada-EU trade deal has been signed, as PMJT stopped in Brussels to make it official on Sunday. Ryan Heath, Brussels-based correspondent for Politico, joins us today to discuss what it took to get both sides to that signing table on the weekend. We also hear from long-time CBC broadcaster Don Newman — his thoughts… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 27: #HotAirColdTruth, CETA Back on Track & the New Way of Marketing Milk

There’s never before been this much discussion about greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, according to Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba ecologist who’s been studying emissions from ag for longer than he’s willing to admit. Tenuta joins hosts Kelvin Heppner and Bern Tobin (hey, it’s Bern filling in!) on today’s show to discuss his Twitter discussion… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 26: Super-Early Soybeans, TPP and Driverless (Beer) Trucks

As the EU continues trying to get all its members (ahem, the Belgians) on board with the Canada-European Union trade deal, should Canada refocus its energy on getting the other major deal — the Trans-Pacific Partnership — done? Co-hosts Kelvin and Shaun discuss trade priorities for agriculture, a future with driverless trucks, the World Series… Read more »