Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, June 7: New hopper cars, Ontario votes, & Canada-U.S. friction

Thursday’s show, with host Shaun Haney — highlights: Top ag news — CP Rail announces plan to buy 5,900 new hopper cars for half a billion dollars, Bayer closes its acquisition of Monsanto… Ag speaker Damian Mason on the current friction between Canada and the U.S., and the vast similarities in the ag community that… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 6: Corn price upside, generational conflicts & the War of 1812

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news, including will Trump attend the G7 summit in Quebec?, Dairy Farmers of Canada not pleased with Trudeau indicating “flexibility” on supply management, and a new grain port terminal to be built in Quebec Joel Hoehn of Rocky Mountain Equipment on maintaining and optimizing… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 5: Saying ‘bye to Monsanto, the impact of steel tariffs on ag manufacturers, & pork trade disruption

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney — highlights, in order: Bayer set to retire Monsanto’s name and brand Top ag news, including President Trump wanting to split NAFTA into bilaterals, AGCO responds to Deere lawsuit, and CPTPP legislation expected soon Robin Speer on the upcoming Plaid for Dad prostate cancer awareness day… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 4: Fusarium control, Manipulator timing, & Farmer Rapid Fire

It’s Agronomic Monday with host Shaun Haney — highlights: Farmer Rapid Fire — Kevin Serfas in southern Alberta, pasture dryness updates from several ranchers in Saskatchewan, Landon Friesen in south-central Manitoba and Jeff Barlow near Hamilton, Ontario; Agronomy panel with RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson and Tom Wolf of Agrimetrix and covering a plethora of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 1: Dairy “Vodkow,” cattle markets, & ag manufacturers’ tariff concerns

It’s a Fun Friday — and World Milk Day — edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney, featuring: Latest on how ag groups and manufacturers are responding to the tariff back-and-forth between the U.S. and Canada, Deere’s lawsuit against AGCO, and more — today’s news with Kelvin Heppner Anne Wasko joins Shaun for an… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 31: Tariff retaliation, non-refundable check-offs, & side-dressing season

There’s no shortage of news to discuss on Thursday’s show, hosted by Shaun Haney, including: The U.S. government confirming it will apply steel and aluminum tariffs to imports from Canada, the EU and Mexico, with all three quickly responding with plans for retaliation — is this the start of a trade war? Brian Innes, president… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 30: Rail strike, sprayer care & limit up live cattle

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney leading things off talking about superstitions that may or may not bring rain. From there: Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner, including the quick resolution to the CP Rail strike; NAFTA news; new farm income and debt info; and Ag Minister MacAulay’s comments on farmers’ support… Read more »

Realag Radio, May 29: Pipeline politics, pasture conditions, and Farmer Rapid Fire

Tuesday’s show, with host shaun Haney, featuring another jam-packed line-up of guests and topics: Top news stories, with Kelvin Heppner, including reaction to the Canadian government’s plan to buy the Trans-Mountain pipeline, the looming strike at CP Rail, Bayer-Monsanto gaining U.S. regulatory approval, Chrystia Freeland’s latest trip to Washington, and more. Chad MacPherson of the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 28: Weed control in dry conditions, trying new tech, and what’s happening in Canadian horticulture

Our Agronomic Monday (and Memorial Day in the U.S.) line up includes: Agronomy panel with Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and Syngenta agronomist Steve Johns discussing spring weed control, super dry spring soils and much more; Rebecca Lee and Brian Gilroy of the Canadian Horticultural Council on what’s happening in the very diverse Canadian horticulture industry… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 25: Marc Garneau, new hopper cars, & our new field editor

What a week! To put the bow on a busy week in the ag world, here’s the lineup for Friday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau discusses the passage of Bill C-49, the need for investment in transportation infrastructure, and Shaun even sneaks in a question about Canada’s plans for ratifying… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 24: New hopper cars, a wheat class answer, and Peter’s Word

We’ve hit the half-way mark of this next-to-last week of May and the weather has improved slightly in a few areas of the Prairies, as tinder-dry areas such as Brandon, MB, and Regina, SK, got some much needed rain. In today’s episode of RealAg Radio, host Shaun Haney is joined by Patti Miller, chief commissioner of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 23: Rural restaurants, Farmer Rapid Fire, & lessons from the energy sector

Shaun Haney kicks off Wednesday’s show talking about the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in rural towns (send him your favourite at the email address below or in a tweet with #RealAgRadio). From there, the show includes: Today’s ag news, including royal assent for the federal government’s long-awaited transportation legislation — Bill C-49, as well as the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 22: NDP momentum, Chinese demand, & grocery store dating

Tuesday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Today’s ag news, with Kelvin Heppner, including MPs rejecting amendments to Bill C-49 again, optimism about exports in U.S.-China trade, and Deere raising prices Bern Tobin on the Ontario election, with polls showing NDP momentum Ted Siefried of Zaner Ag Hedge on the market’s response to China news Kevin… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 21: Planting delays, wheat singulation, and the Canadian potato industry

It’s the Victoria Day weekend and farmers across the country are busy with planting, seeding and dealing with varying conditions. We have a great RealAg Radio agronomic Monday to push you through the end of the long weekend. Today’s show includes: Wheat Pete and Shaun discuss the wet start in Lampton and Essex county’s in… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 18: Crusty Bob, falling cattle prices & where in world would you go to tour a farm?

On Friday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news, with Kelvin Heppner, discussing the missed NAFTA deal deadline, Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay’s trade mission to China, and more. Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock — can barbecue season help protein demand? RealAg Issues panel with Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner Favourite… Read more »