Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Aug 8: The “Before the Plate” premiere, BC’s ag minister, & RealAg’s own stooking champion

On Wednesday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Saudi spat escalates — Saudis selling Canadian assets? What does this mean for G3? Feed shortage concerns due to dry summer Joel Hoehn of Rocky Mountain Equipment discusses swather maintenance/servicing as part of this week’s Rocky Talk BC Ag Minister Lana Popham on land policies, trade, and other… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 7: Record harvest, environment minister visit, & Saudi diplomatic dispute

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Saudi Arabia halts purchases of Canadian wheat and barley. Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) says there’s a new record for total amount of exported Canadian major grains and oilseeds for 2017/18. Grain Growers of Canada welcomes four new members including the Grain Farmers of Ontario… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug. 3: Carbon tax cracks, China hits back, & 300 combines in one field

On Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio: Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna visits Curtis McRae’s grain farm in Manitoba Organizers aiming for 300 combines in one field at Harvest for Kids near Winkler, Man. on Saturday. Canadian veterinary system recognized as one of the best by World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) China proposes new tariffs… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug. 2: Wild wheat market, Wheat Pete, & another carbon tax court case

On Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio: A wild day in the wheat market due to a confusing report about exports from Ukraine Ontario launching its own court challenge against the federal carbon tax Opposition to Canadian Grain Commission’s plan for $130 million surplus Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay wraps up trade mission to Argentina and Chile… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 1: Happy new (crop) year!

On the August 1 edition of RealAg Radio: The start of a new month and crop year means there’s a flurry of news to talk about, including BASF closing its deal with Bayer, the Canadian Grain Commission announcing plans for its $130 million user fee surplus, the Flax Council of Canada restructuring, Henk Schuurmans’ inspiring… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 31: Record oil-by-rail, tumbling grocery sales, & crop conditions heading into harvest

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: A tribute to plant breeders Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner: Has Canada really been frozen out of NAFTA talks?, soybeans rally on reports of China-U.S. discussions, new stats show record oil shipments by rail, Deere buys Argentinian sprayer company, and more. Sylvain Charlebois of Dalhousie… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 30: Indy car fuel, late-season rains, & predicting yield

Monday’s agronomy-themed show, with host Shaun Haney: Shaun begins by acknowledging the loss of a dear friend and member of the Canadian agriculture community, Amy Matheson Bern Tobin files a report from the Honda Indy in Toronto, highlighting the impact of ethanol production in Ontario as cars race past Bethany Wyatt of BASF discusses weed… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 27: A surprising top export, the importance of CETA, & a beef market update

RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney starts the show on a high note by reading a pretty impactful tweet from John Kowalchuk about hardworking farmers. From there, we  head into the news, where you’ll hear about: How the feds registered a surplus of $3.2 billion The U.S. released its GDP figures, and they’re up 2.2 per… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 26: An EU-U.S. trade deal, wheat class updates, and MPs push for CPTPP

Making her RealAg Radio debut, Jessika Guse — the newest RealAgriculture team member — joined host Shaun Haney to discuss today’s biggest stories in agriculture. On today’s show, you’ll hear about: The EU trade deal with the U.S. on soybeans and the possibility of no tariffs How Canadian and Mexican officials are meeting prior to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 25: Ontario’s new ag minister, divide-and-conquer trade deals, and $12 billion for American farmers

Today’s RealAg Radio episode is right full of some pretty interesting chats — host Shaun Haney asks Lyndsey Smith to fill in for the top news segment while Kelvin Heppner is on holidays. Of note today, Haney and Smith talk wheat exports, carbon tax tag-teaming, billion dollar payouts and more. Also on today’s show, you’ll… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 24: Pea prices, spotty soybeans, and being sheepish

Stand-in host Lyndsey Smith somehow manages to slide in not one, but two (!) sheep stories into this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Top news stories include: the major lamb supply merger in the west, a freeze on CAP funding in Ontario, and a self-serve, farm-fresh dairy option in Saskatchewan. Also in this edition: We… Read more »

RealAg Radio slides into new time slot on Sirius XM

The Rural Radio lineup is going through a bit of a shake-up this week, and we don’t want our loyal RealAg Radio listeners to miss us! Starting Thursday, July 26th, RealAg Radio’s 60 minute program will move from 4 pm to 4:30 pm eastern on Sirius XM Rural Radio Channel 147. “RealAg Radio is proud… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 20: New podcast, canola genetics, & Ag in Motion highlights

Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio, recorded at Ag in Motion in Saskatoon, featuring: Kristjan Hebert on finding opportunities in today’s market and an exciting podcast announcement Blaine Woycheshin of Invigor on new canola genetics A great farmer panel with Korey Peters, Devon Walker, and Daryl Fransoo (pictured above) Time change alert! We’re changing our time slot… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 19: Day 3 of Ag in Motion

On Thursday’s show, from Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan: Adjust your clocks accordingly — we are going to be moving to 4:30-5:30 eastern on Rural Radio in a week. Federal cabinet shuffle — MacAulay remains ag minister, while Jim Carr takes over trade — what does this mean for ag? James Humphries of Bayer… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 18: Ag in Motion Day 2

It’s day 2 of Ag in Motion at Langham, Saskatchewan. Today’s show is on-location from the Farmer’s Edge booth, featuring: Ag in Motion show director Rob O’Connor (right) Damon Johnson of Farmers Edge Steve Gillis of Rocky Mountain Equipment (as part of this week’s Rocky Talk) A farmer panel, with Jeff Bennett of Dodsland, SK, Riley Anderson of… Read more »