Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, March 8: Amazon Ag, Seed Synergy and Wheat Pete’s Word

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show discussing Amazon considering branching out…into a bank. Could the company also move into ag input retailing? Then: Top Ag News Getting your soybeans off to a great start, with NuFarm. Seed Synergy — an overview of three proposals, plus value capture and variety registration, with Dan Wright, president… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 7: Rural internet, net neutrality and the Bank of Canada’s dovish statement

Shaun Haney is back in the host chair, this time from Ontario’s London Farm Show. On today’s show: Syngenta’s Marijke Van Andel talks herbicide resistance; Issues Panel – Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives and Peter Gredig of PNG Farms and AgNition join Shaun to talk: weather (you gotta); the Bank of Canada’s statement; technology trends in… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 6: Trade deficits, blockchain possibilities and producers in politics

Kelvin Heppner is digging out from Manitoba’s much-desired blanket of snow today. But not without taking a break to sit in the host chair. Today’s episode of the show covers: Top Ag News; Spring nitrogen planning with Rigas Karamanos, senior agronomist with Koch Agronomic Services; Trade deficits and the North American Free Trade Agreement with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 2: Railways, resolutions, and the unintended consequences of Trump’s tariffs

Host Shaun Haney is broadcasting from Las Vegas for today’s episode of the show, covering: Grain-by-rail – “It’s a crisis right now. The levels are astronomically bad. Farmers are banding together and we’re trying to get something done…” Daryl Fransoo, director for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, and Jeff Nielsen, president of Grain Growers of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 1: Brotherly disputes, daily imagery and planning for a good crop

Today’s show comes to us all the way from the Farmer’s Edge booth at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, CA, where host Shaun Haney is “escaping Canadian weather.” Shaun starts off the show posing the question: “what do we expect from agricultural leadership?” What do you think? Should politicians who tote an ag portfolio represent the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 28: Commodity Classic Day 2

Commodity Classic continues in Anaheim, California, with Shaun Haney hosting today’s show on-location. Kelvin Heppner is also in the States in this week, in Washington, DC, for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Convention, where he sits down with Grain Growers of Canada president Jeff Nielsen to discuss the federal budget and what’s in it, or… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 27: Canadians at the Classic, NAFTA round 7, and the sharing economy

A surprising number of Canadians make the annual migration south for the United State’s Commodity Classic, happening now in California. Shaun Haney took one for the team and hosted RealAg Radio on location at Anaheim today. While there’s no shortage of American pundits to pounce on at the show, Haney was sure to connect with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 26: Issues in India, weed control in soybeans and herbicide layering

Kelvin Heppner is back in the host chair for Agronomy Monday, covering: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to India, with Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon, who is also just home from the same country. Early season weed control in soybeans, with Lexie Cook of Nufarm. A replay of Peter Johnson’s discussion with Shaun Haney… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 23: USDA numbers, beef markets and controversy in India

Host Kelvin Heppner starts off the show with an Olympic teaser, then: A look at the new inflation number out for Canada, and an overview of estimates coming from the USDA’s outlook conference, with Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives. Beef Market Update – Gateway Livestock’s Anne Wasko discusses continued strength in the cattle markets and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 22: Rural high-speed, soybean protein content & the future of ag data platforms

Thursday’s show, with host Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Could satellites from companies like SpaceX address the problem with slow rural internet? Herbicide carryover concerns due to dryness Francois Labelle of Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers discusses implications of soybeans in Western Canada having lower protein content, with one grain company implementing price discounts based on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 21: Pesticide prescriptions, Smart Seeding, and negotiating with a protectionist

Kelvin Heppner is back in the host chair for this Wednesday edition of the show, which covers: Top Ag News – Canada releases text of CPTPP with signing slated for early March in Chile, data on hopper car movement from the Ag Transport Coalition, Quebec farmers will need a prescription to access 5 pesticides. Colin Rush,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 20: Online grocery shopping, Trudeau’s trip to India, and unfulfilled grain transportation

Host Kelvin Heppner starts off today’s show talking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to India, and the agriculture community’s bated breath — will he talk pulse tariffs with officials? Then, on the show: Top Ag News – Olympics, Spitz International sunflower plant closing in Bow Island, Simplot announces potato plant expansion, former 4-H Canada president… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 19: Prepping for a dry spell, resistance awareness, and tiller management

In addition to Family Day, Louis Riel Day and Presidents’ Day, it’s Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio. Today’s lineup, with host Kelvin Heppner, includes: Daryl Ritchison, meteorologist with NDSU, on his history project interviewing people who farmed through the ’30s, and whether the prairies are ready for another serious dry spell Kelly Bennett of Dow… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 16: Herbicide-resistance, inflation, and why people love growing corn

Today’s show was recorded in front of a live audience, at National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky with our host Syngenta. In it, host Shaun Haney moderates two panel discussions: The first, on how North American farmers and researchers are dealing with herbicide resistance, with Phil Kreig, Joe Vink, Steve Johns. And the second, a… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 15: CropConnect, amalgamating producer groups and the on-farm practicality of new technology

To start the show off, Roberta Galbraith, co-chair of CropConnect, joins guest host Kelvin Heppner to talk about the sold-out conference. Then: Star Trek vs Star Wars — trends in farm machinery (including automation, sensors and virtual reality), and their practicality on farms, with David Yee, vice president of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI),… Read more »