Category: RealAg Radio

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 »

RealAg Radio, April 25: Glyphosate, Delayed Seeding & Trump’s Trade Moves

Tuesday’s show features discussions with former federal agriculture minister, now Conservative trade file lead, Gerry Ritz on President Trump’s tough talk on Canadian dairy; our own Lyndsey Smith on the future of glyphosate-use; and another AgNerds segment with Peter Gredig of AgNition on autonomous tractor design. Shaun and Kelvin also break down the day’s news,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 24: Snow, Soybean Planting Advice & a Silicon Valley for Food

Today’s show features Evan Fraser, director for the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph; Don Flaten, soil scientist at the University of Manitoba; RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson; and Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures. Topics include the potential to create a “Silicon Valley” for food in southern Ontario, how phosphorus fertilizer is exported from… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 21: Big StatsCan Acres, Cattle Feeder Optimism & Grocery Store Trends

Cattle market analyst Anne Wasko, grain market analyst Brian Voth, and food/meat market guru Kevin Grier join Shaun and Kelvin on today’s show to discuss the StatsCan acreage surprises published this morning, the Canadian dollar and cattle feeder optimism heading into summer, and shifting trends in the food retail. Throw in some discussion about trade,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 20: Spring Markets, Ontario Corn & More Dairy

Today’s show features Matthew Pot and Mike Jubinville discussing markets, along with our weekly Wheat Pete’s Word. With a report from U.S. Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan, Shaun and Kelvin also discuss the latest surrounding the Canada-U.S. dairy trade file. Listen to RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM. Find past shows… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 19: Trump Targets Dairy, New Canola Council President, and the Viral Beaver

Canada’s dairy import rules are in the public spotlight today after President Trump referred to Canada in a speech in Wisconsin. Shaun and Kelvin discuss his remarks, and are joined by Alberta dairy producer Jeff Nonay to discuss the dispute over dairy market access. Today’s show also includes the weekly Rocky Talk segment with Greg Blaszczak discussing field-based research,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 18: Acreage Estimates, Farm Cyber Security, and Playoff Picks (Going Down in Flames?)

Ever wonder how crop analysts come up with their acreage estimates? As forecasts are finalized ahead of the StatsCan report on Friday, Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures joins the show today to discuss how he comes up with his numbers (including his record-breaking 22.5 million acre canola estimate). He also applies his methodology to picking… Read more »