Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Dec 15: Dairy Marketing, Animal Care, Labour & Robots — Dairy Day

It’s a dairy-themed day today on RealAg, as Kelvin hosts a “best-of” show highlighting interviews on robotics, labour, milk marketing, sustainability and public perception of animal care and more from the World Dairy Expo, Canadian Dairy XPO and Western Canadian Dairy Seminar. Guests include Marina von Keyserlingk of UBC, J.W. Schroeder of NDSU, Francisco Rodriguez of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 14: Monsanto Vote, Foreign Worker Changes & “Where’s Your Husband?” Response

Shaun and Kelvin are both back in-studio for today’s show, discussing the Monsanto shareholder vote on joining Bayer, changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, farm-saved soybean seed, John Deere’s electric tractor prototype and more. Perth County, Ont. farmer Amanda Brodhagen also joins Kelvin to chat about the large response to the recent CBC article… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 13: O’Leary, Trudeau & Women in Ag

Shaun hosts today’s show, with guests including Deb Stark — newly retired deputy minister of agriculture in Ontario, Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst of the Canadian Ag HR Council and Farm Journal Foundation’s Stephanie Mercier. Tune in to RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

RealAg Radio, Dec 12: Agronomy Monday and Trump Transition Update

The latest ag news, glyphosate resistant palmer amaranth update, soybean lessons from ’16, deep ripping fails, and the latest on the Trump transition and issues that could impact Canadian ag. Guests include Horst Bohner of OMAFRA, Aaron Daigh of NDSU, Kirk Howatt of NDSU and Agri-Pulse’s Sara Wyant. Tune in to RealAg Radio every weekday… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 9: Wheat Pete, Ted Menzies, and “Planning for the Future” Farmer Panel

Shaun Haney hosts this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, featuring this week’s agronomy update from RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson, Croplife Canada president & CEO Ted Menzies, and a panel conversation with three innovative farmers from across the prairies— Sterling Hilton, Strathmore, AB; Lauren Mauer, Grenfell, SK; and Kyle Friesen, Altona, MB (pictured above) — on the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 8: Pollsters Problems, Young Farmer Loans, & Russians Get Buttermilk

RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney is joined once again by field editor Lyndsey Smith for this Thursday edition of the SiriusXM Rural Radio show. It’s the final day of Grow Canada, so after the top news stories of the day — including expanding young farmer loans, Australian pulse crops, and being overly optimistic about the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 7: Question Period Fun, Food Choice Economics & a Vision for Sustainable Crops

From Ottawa, Shaun and Lyndsey discuss their Question Period experience and catch up with a number of the people in town for the GrowCanada conference, including a discussion about food choices with speaker & ag economist Jayson Lusk of Oklahoma State University, an impromptu appearance by Grain Growers’ new past-president Gary Stanford, and Paul Thoroughgood… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 6: CFIA Changing Transport Regs, Stalling Urban Sprawl, StatsCan Analysis & Poinsettia in Peril

Today’s edition of RealAg Radio features a special guest host in a very special recording locale, but don’t worry, it’s the same calibre of farm radio you’ve come to expect from the RealAgriculture team (we hope). RealAg Radio Co-host Shaun Haney is joined by resident fast-talker and field editor Lyndsey Smith for an Ottawa-based recording… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 5: Agronomy Monday, StatsCan Preview & Christmas Baking Hangovers

We debut our new agronomy-themed Monday show on RealAg Radio this week. Bern Tobin endures a Christmas baking hangover to join co-host Kelvin Heppner, highlighting the newly-crowned Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2016 and previewing plans and themes for the upcoming busy agronomic conference season. Topics and guests on today’s show include Sheri Strydhorst on variety-specific… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 2: McDonald’s Fresh Patties, Foreign Workers and Montana Grain Grower Roundtable

At its seasonal peak, Canadian farms need about 100,000 more workers than at seasonal lows, which represents a 30 per cent fluctuation. The average difference between the seasonal peak and low in employment for all other sectors is just 4 per cent, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. The Conference… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 1: Heated Canola, TB Compensation, CRISPR & Pulse Crop Hype in Montana

The federal and Alberta governments are offering $16.7 million in TB quarantine compensation, a Bayer executive is talking about selling some canola business, pulse acres in Montana are climbing quickly…there’s lots of ground to cover on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Back from the Montana Grain Growers’ meeting in Great Falls, we hear Shaun’s conversations… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 30: Farming in Cuba, Crushing Canola & Grazing Corn

From OPEC’s decision to limit oil output to farm equipment export numbers to the NFU electing a new president, Shaun and Kelvin catch up on the day’s top news to kick off the Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. Wayne Palmer of Agri-Trend Marketing drops in to discuss the strong canola crush demand and potential for… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 29: NAFTA Renegotiation, TB Quarantine & Direct-Selling Around the World

The bovine TB quarantine in southeast Alberta continues to grow — Shaun and Kelvin have the latest on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Guests include Canada’s chief negotiator for NAFTA, John Weekes, on Trump’s plans to re-open the trade deal, Helmut Speiser on corn drying and Nicole Rogers on marketing grain directly to customers around… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 28: Grey Cup, Wheat Acres & Young Farmer Roundtable

The Ottawa REDBLACKS (worst team name ever?) are Grey Cup champions, Agribition 2016 is in the books, and hydro rates are discouraging new business in Ontario…that’s just some of the news Shaun and Kelvin discuss on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. We’re discuss some top-of-mind issues for young innovative farmers taking over their family operations… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 25: International Guests, Neonic Proposal & CN Rail’s Strategy

Health Canada’s plans to phase out use of a specific neonic insecticide, the EPA has raised its ethanol mandate in the U.S., people from more than 70 countries are looking for beef genetics to take home from Agribition…there’s plenty to cover on this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. Guests include Blake MacMillan, chair of the… Read more »