Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, April 17: Bee Health Trends, Seed Treatment Decisions, & Playoff Reffing

It’s Agronomy Monday with hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, as we get an update on the status of bee populations across North America, and discuss what goes into deciding when to start rolling with the airseeder or planter, whether to treat wheat seed or not, the importance of starter phosphorous, corn stand establishment and more…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 13: Overwintered Canola Quality, Nitrogen Rates, & NAFTA Countries Working Together

Today’s show includes discussion on the politics of the Canada-U.S. dairy file, Alberta’s move to allow farm groups to collect non-refundable check-offs, Italy’s plan to implement country-of-origin labeling on pasta, and the impact staying in the field over winter had on canola quality. After hearing from Cam Dahl and Veronique Barthet, we wrap up the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 12: Roundtable in TO

The RealAg team is meeting in Toronto this week (the annual get-together just happened to coincide with the Jays’ home-opener on Tuesday night.) So for the first time, Shaun, Kelvin, Lyndsey and Bern are all in one place for a RealAg Radio roundtable, discussing everything from the latest farmland values report to Italy’s plan to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 11: Trade-palooza

As a sector that’s generally very dependent on demand from outside the country, access to markets around the world is extremely important for Canadian agriculture. And there’s been no shortage of trade issues to sort through over the last few months. As part of today’s show we’re revisiting some of these key trade files with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 10: Spring N Options, Big Barley Yields, & Soybean Row Spacing

It’s Agronomy Monday, and we’re talking soybean row spacing, big barley yields, blackleg resistance labels on canola, and spring nitrogen options after wet conditions last fall prevented fall application. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

RealAg Radio, April 7: #Harvest16 in ’17, Brad Wall Goes to Washington, & Barbecue Season

It’s Friday and that means it’s roundtable time on today’s show. Join Shaun and Kelvin, as they discuss today’s news, including Brian Mulroney’s latest comments on NAFTA renegotiation, Brad Wall’s visit to Washington, hog industry excitement in Manitoba and more. With barbecue season around the corner, Anne Wasko joins Shaun for another beef market update,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 6: Canadian Dairy XPO, Interest Rates & Starter Fertilizers

It’s day two of the Canadian Dairy XPO, and today’s show features several guests from Stratford, including JP Gervais, chief ag economist for Farm Credit Canada; Ontario Agcast podcast host Wendell Schumm; and CDX founder Jordan Underhill. Wheat Pete also discusses #plant17 in Alberta, starter fertilizer and more as part of this week’s Word. Catch… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 5: Syngenta-ChemChina Approvals, Sask. Budget Impact, & Canadian Dairy XPO

Syngenta-ChemChina approvals, India’s demand for Canadian pulses, Nuffield Canada’s 2017 scholarships — just some of the topics Shaun and Kelvin discuss on today’s show. The Canadian Dairy XPO kicks off today in Stratford, Ontario, and we check in with Bern Tobin, who’s at the show. We also hear from Garth Donald on agronomic decisions heading into seeding… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 4: New Wheat Record, India’s Pulse Import Bluff & MLB Hotdog Demand

Shaun and Kelvin co-host today’s show, discussing everything from the remaining 2016 harvest in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the new wheat yield record (249.7 bu/ac!) set in New Zealand to hot dog demand forecasts for Major League ballparks this season. Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research also joins to discuss the India pulse export situation… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 3: Corn Emergence Timing, Assessing Winter Wheat Survival & 4R Nutrient Management

Kelvin hosts today’s Agronomy Monday show, with guests include Dave Hooker and Greg Stewart discussing ‘7 tips for corn in 2017,’ Susan Fitzgerald on Ontario CCAs getting 4R nutrient certification, Peter Johnson discussing the importance of uniform corn emergence and John Heard on assessing winter wheat survival. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday at 2pm Mountain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 31: Soybean Acreage Surprise, Conservative Leadership Frontrunners, and ‘Fresh’ Fast Food Burgers

Canada has made the ‘sweet 16’ list of countries the Trump administration plans to investigate to determine if they’re using unfair trade practices, DuPont and FMC have reached a side deal to spin-off some DuPont crop protection assets for the DuPont-Dow merger, carbon taxes are on the mind of Manitoba farmers awaiting details from their… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 30: India Extends Pulse Exemption, Major University Funding & CDX ’17 Preview

India has, as expected, granted an extension allowing Canadian pulse crop exports to continue for another three months… Shaun returns to host today’s show, discussing the pulse export news, the latest on NAFTA renegotiation, as well as major funding announcements for ag and food programs at the University of Guelph and Olds College. Jordan Underhill chats… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 29: Big Canola Acres, Deferring Grain Payments & Neonic Ban Concerns

As Oilers fans celebrate a long-awaited playoff berth, Lyndsey and Kelvin catch up on what’s happening in ag news, including a projection for record canola acres this year, concerns about the federal government’s plan to ban a neonic seed treatment and more. Guests today include Remi Schmaltz of Decisive Farming, Kevin Auch of the Alberta… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 28: General Rick Hillier, Merger News & the Arrival of Spring

Kelvin’s flying solo today in the host chair, catching up on what’s been happening with crop input mergers/acquisitions, on the trade front with TPP and pulse exports to India, as well as the announcement from G3 that it’s building two more elevators in Saskatchewan. Guests include General Rick Hillier discussing leadership strategies with Bern, and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 27: Spring Auction Sales, Dicamba Stewardship & Seed Grower Changes

It’s another Agronomy Monday here on RealAg Radio… Kelvin’s back, co-hosting with Lyndsey, discussing the latest news, including a milestone in the Dow-DuPont merger, potential developments in the India pulse export dilemma, and China’s move to quickly accept meat from Brazil, despite the meatpacking scandal. Canadian Seed Growers Association executive director Glyn Chancey chats with… Read more »