Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, August 10: USDA surprises, Brad Wall’s retiring & Farmer Rapid Fire

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, and no shortage of things to talk about: The USDA’s highly-anticipated August corn and soybean yield numbers came in higher than expected, as Matthew Pot breaks down Thursday’s report; Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announces he’s stepping down; Farmer Rapid Fire — updates from the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 9: USDA preview, ballpark announcing, & is Canada stalling on the TPP?

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist with INTL FC Stone, previews Thursday’s USDA report — where will corn and soybean yields end up? Also — has the wheat market fully accounted for drought in the Canadian prairies? Is Canada intentionally dragging its feet… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 8: Dicamba puzzle, making malt, & corn disease management

Due to the long weekend, we have our first “Agronomy Tuesday” edition RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Rich Zollinger, weed extension specialist at North Dakota State University, discusses dicamba drift injury reports in ND and questions that need to be answered in the coming months; Peter Johnson on western… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 7: Ag in Motion (replay)

We hope you’re enjoying the August long weekend, whether the fact it’s a long weekend changes anything for you or not, with it being harvest season in some areas. Today’s show is a replay of the July 18th program, recorded at Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan. Highlights: DOT Power Platform autonomous machine officially unveiled… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 4: Corn values, jobs & Canadian food

Friday’s RealAg Radio program with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Phil Shaw (@Agridome on Twitter) discusses corn and bean markets and the NBA off season; Owen Roberts (@theurbancowboy) on celebrating Food Day Canada on Saturday (dates back to BSE and the show of support for Canadian cattle producers in 2003); Martin Rice of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 3: Farmer Rapid Fire, Chip Flory & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s RealAg Radio show, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Chip Flory of Market Rally Radio and U.S. Farm Report on corn, bean and wheat markets — have U.S. markets fully accounted for drought in Western Canada? Farmer Rapid Fire, with Mark Brock, Landon Friesen, Jeff Nonay and Kevin Serfas; Sask. crop report… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 2: Cheese imports, wheat market development, & on-farm fitness

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, as heard on SiriusXM 147, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: The Canadian International Grains Institute and Cereals Canada acknowledge there’s been conversations about them joining forces; Deputy ambassador and advisory panel for upcoming NAFTA negotiations announced, with some connections to Canadian ag; Dairy groups not pleased… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 1: Five years since CWB, crop conditions, and how farm subsidies distort trade

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: 5 years since the end of the Canadian Wheat Board on Aug 1, 2012; Matthew Pot on U.S. crop conditions, cooler weather forecasts for August, and Twitter contests predicting prices; Al Mussell, author of a new report looking at farm subsidies, how… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 31: Late soybeans, Know GMO movie, & goodbye Glen Murray

It’s Agronomy Monday, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Peter Johnson takes a few minutes from harvesting wheat to discuss soybean issues growers are seeing — late maturity, downy mildew, aphids and more, as well as western bean cutworm in corn; Rob Saik, Agri-Trend founder and executive producer of the “Know GMO”… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 28: Wheat yields, NAFTA wish list, & Japanese beef tariffs

Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Anne Wasko on the climbing Canadian dollar and the impact of Japan announcing increased tariffs on beef as of August 1; Neil Townsend of FarmLink Marketing Solutions on the U.S. wheat tour yield estimate and why he thinks prices have yet to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 27: The future of farm machinery, dairy vodka, & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: What does the future hold for electric motors and farm equipment, as the UK commits to not allowing new diesel and gas vehicles by 2040?; Darcy Cook, director of engineering for JCA Electronics, the company that provided the internal electronics in the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 26: Chocolate milk, Italian protectionism & mega myths about farming

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights (not necessarily in this order): Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada, on Italy ignoring EU rules and imposing country of origin labeling on pasta, threatening Canadian durum exports; Shaun and Kelvin discuss the Washington Post article on the top 10 myths about… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 25: Independent retailers, BRM review, & dining at The Keg

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Neil Douglas of Univar discussing the future of independent retailers, in light of consolidation among larger crop input suppliers; Mark Brock, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, on the changes to AgriInvest and AgriStability, and the promised review of BRM programs… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 24: Resistance lessons from Australia, early wheat yields, & changes to AgriInvest

Agronomy Monday, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, featuring: Australian agronomist and farmer Craig Hole discussing the cost of herbicide resistance in Australia, how Aussie farmers are managing resistance issues, and his advice for North American farmers (recorded at Ag in Motion near Saskatoon last week); Changes to AgriInvest under the new five-year Canadian… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 21: Ag ministers reach five-year deal, new Dairy Farmers’ president, and the future of Canadian ag manufacturing

Friday’s show, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Ag ministers from across Canada reach a deal on next five-year ag funding agreement, dubbed “Canadian Agricultural Partnership.” Some changes to AgriStability and AgriInvest; Italy moves ahead with COOL on durum; Proposed changes to the Canada Food Guide raise emphasis on plant-based protein; New… Read more »