Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Oct 11: Satellite imagery, market frustration and preparing equipment for storage

Co-hosts Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney start off the show with one of the strangest dairy commercials ever created. Then: Top Ag News – Farmer’s Edge partners with Planet Labs, an update on North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food in Europe, federal government announces super-clusters, Manitoba Crop Report, India reported… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 10: Corn ears, winter wheat and supply management

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are back for a post-Canadian-Thanksgiving show. After the typical sports- and food-related contemplations, this Agronomy Tuesday episode covers: Kelvin’s Hot Picks sitting at 4 for 5. Top Ag News – an update of prairie crop quality and yields, Canadian hog prices, PEDv in Manitoba, a new multi-species slaughter facility… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 6: Taking risks, shrinking balance sheets and rating Thanksgiving

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are kicking off the best holiday of the year (according to Shaun), with a Friday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s episode: Bernard Tobin with an update from World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Top News Stories – Energy East, windmills and solar panels; harvest across the country; National… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 5: Port capacity, trade boxing and “kidding” in Question Period

Here’s Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, featuring: Top Ag News – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to why the Liberal government didn’t extend the consultation process on proposed tax changes; points for creativity in Question Period; the death of Energy East; the Saskatchewan crop report; a number of farmers… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 4: Fall fertilizer, wage hikes and shifting the focus to the shopping cart

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Top Ag News – a Conservative motion to try to extend public consultations on proposed tax reforms was voted down; some market speculation for upturn for agriculture; optimism in currency markets; Canadian auto sales set to break a record; country-of-origin considerations in farm equipment;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 3: Taxes, sentiments and sideways markets

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner start off this episode with a quick refresher on Kelvin’s Hot Picks, then move swiftly to the top agriculture news. A summary of what they discuss in the news, and with guests, on RealAg Radio: Top Ag News – Some controversial topics on the agenda of Canada’s first Ministers… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 2: Data, dicamba and an autumn agronomy panel

Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney are back in the host chairs, with our very own Bernard Tobin joining them off the hop. In today’s episode of Agronomy Monday: An update from the Canadian Farm Writers’ Association conference. Kelvin’s Hot Picks – sitting 3 for 4. Spray specialist Tom Wolf joins to talk about the Academic… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 29: Keeping crop yields a secret

Well, Shaun Haney is down in Washington to take in some college football, and Kelvin Hepper is back at home after a busy week in Ottawa, but they both made the time, as usual, to co-host today’s Friday edition of RealAg Radio. In it: Top ag stories – comments on Kelvin’s interview with Minister MacAulay,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 28: A Liberal, a Conservative, and a controversial tax proposal

Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney are back to co-host this Thursday edition of RealAg Radio. In this episode: An update on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), round three discussions. Mexico’s representative says they have to have the will to table positions that encourage constructive discussions. Are the Americans deliberately putting non-starters on the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 27: Healthy pollinators and optimism in Ottawa

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are back for this Wednesday edition of the show. In this episode: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have a bit of a problem, as the U.S. seems to be lowering corporate taxes while the federal government here is moving in the opposite direction. Syngenta to pay close to $1.5… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 26: Trade, bioscience and global food security

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are covering the Agricultural BioScience International Conference and North American Free Trade Agreement talks this week, but that doesn’t stop them from getting together for this Tuesday edition of the radio show. In today’s episode: Top Ag News – NAFTA (and dairy/automobile sectors) in question period, new political poll… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 25: Drought-stress in wheat, fumigation exemptions in pulses

On this Agronomy Monday, co-hosts Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney start the discussion on Kelvin’s Hot (football) Picks. Currently sitting at 6/9, Kelvin has selected Arizona Cardinals for tonight’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. The duo also brings guests into the show, including: Peter Johnson, who gives an update on weather conditions in Ontario and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 22: Trade, land and Liberals

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are back for another jam-packed Friday episode of RealAg Radio. In it: The North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations start over the weekend; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dresses the part for the International Plowing Match in Ontario; A motion to have the agriculture committee examine tax changes defeated yesterday;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 21: CETA, satellites and surveys

This episode of RealAg Radio starts off talking…you guessed it — football. But co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner aren’t just great sports commentators. In this show: Top News: An update on SK crop conditions, CETA Day, discrepancies in proposed tax change messages, lobbying MPs, the upcoming pulse export deadline, and, of course, NAFTA. Brian… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 20: Politics and perspectives

Shaun Haney is back in the office today, talking to co-host Kelvin Heppner for this episode of RealAg Radio. In today’s show: Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz’s reference to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna as ‘climate Barbie’. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay seemed to take the side of his party… Read more »