Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Nov 24: Agribition Animal Health, Auctioneer Championship & School Tours

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends! On today’s show, Shaun and Kelvin take us on a tour of the Agribition grounds, with conversations on how bovine TB is spread, what it takes to be named Agribition’s auctioneer champion, growing demand for lamb, an update on the lentil market, an interesting conversation with two high school… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 23: Murray’s Apology and Agribition Cattle Breeder Panel

Glen Murray’s apology to Ontario farmers, what it takes to be a successful purebred beef breeder, could canola fundamentals support a further rally — it’s all covered in Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio. Shaun and Kelvin co-host the show from Agribition in Regina, while Lyndsey and Bern join from Ontario to discuss the environment minister’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 22: Agribition’s New CEO, Sask Ag Minister on Carbon Taxes and Trade, & Glen Murray Apologizes(?!)

Before getting to the latest at Canada’s largest livestock show, Shaun and Kelvin try to figure out Glen Murray shocking apology to Ontario farmers over the province’s neonic rules at the Ontario Federation of Agriculture AGM this morning. Agribition’s new CEO Chris Lane joins the show to introduce himself and why he’s excited about his new job…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 21: Agribition, Beef Markets & Wendel Clark

It’s day 1 of Canada’s largest livestock show, and Shaun and Kelvin are on location at Agribition in Regina for today’s program. Guests include Anne Wasko with the latest on beef markets and Friday’s Cattle on Feed Report, John Masswohl on the future of TPP, and hockey legend, Saskatchewan farmboy Wendel Clark. Tune in each… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 18: COOL, Rail Performance & Could Soil Health Regulations Be On The Way?

It’s Friday already, and we have a lot to discuss on today’s show. John Masswohl of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association joins Shaun and Kelvin to discuss the odds of whether mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) could actually be revived if Trump re-opens NAFTA, as has been reported elsewhere. Wade Sobkowich of the Western Grain Elevator Association discusses grain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 17: Return of the McRib, Assessing #PlantGreen, And Loopholes in Labeling

From an organic labeling loophole in Ontario to a $140 million investment in dairy processing to the return of the McRib, there’s plenty to discuss on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Co-hosts Shaun and Kelvin get into whether the railways-vs-grain companies blame game on grain shipping is beneficial for farmers. Jon Driedger of FarmLink Marketing… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 16: Kramer Auctions Sold, Cap and Trade & Agronomy Panel Looks Back on 2016

The farm auction business has not been left untouched by the wave of mergers and acquisitions in agriculture, as Ritchie Bros. has announced the purchase of Saskatchewan-based Kramer Auctions. That’s one of the top news stories covered on today’s edition of RealAg Radio, co-hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. We also discuss competitiveness concerns… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 15: Rising Farmland Taxes, Cover Crop Lessons & Bayer’s Future in Canada

Property tax bills are catching up with rising farmland values across much of Canada, as Shaun and Kelvin discuss on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. It’s day two of the Bayer Agronomy Summit in Banff — Al Driver, Bayer Canada’s president and CEO, joins Shaun to chat about the impact the company’s proposed acquisition of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 14: Anti-Rural Sentiments, Price-Conscious Food Consumers & the Surging U.S. Dollar

It’s time for another RealAg Roundtable on today’s show, as Lyndsey and Bern join Kelvin to chat about harvest results, Canadians’ being concerned about their ability to pay for food, and whether a Trump-like candidate could be elected in Canada, among other things. Co-hosts Shaun and Kelvin also discuss the anti-rural sentiments being shared on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 11: Agri-Trade, Seed Quality & the Impact of War on Canadian Agriculture

It’s the last day of Agri-Trade in Red Deer, as Shaun Haney is on location for today’s edition of RealAg Radio. After discussing the latest equipment sales numbers and the government’s $350 million dairy compensation commitment, Shaun and Kelvin chat with Brennan Turner of FarmLead about the wild week in the markets. Dave Hansen and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 10: Dairy Compensation, National Food Strategy and the Markets’ “Trump Bump”

The Canadian government has committed $350 million to help soften the impact of the Canada-EU trade deal on the dairy sector, as co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin discuss in today’s top news discussion. Markets have rallied since plummeting on election night on Tuesday, Ron Bonnett joins Lyndsey Smith to chat about the state of Canada’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 9: What Does Trump Mean for Agriculture?

Donald Trump is going to be the president of the United States. What does this mean for agriculture, especially in Canada? Will NAFTA be thrown out? There are plenty of questions to be answered. We have a solid slate of experts and commentators on Wednesday’s show, including Chris Clayton of DTN, farmer and Farm Journal… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 8: Around the Horn, Record Rail Movement & U.S. Election Day

The RealAg team gets in on the action on RealAg Radio, as we go around the horn for an update on today’s show. We also discuss CP Rail reporting a record month of grain movement to Vancouver, and things getting personal between the railway and a spokesperson for western grain companies. Terry Betker of Backswath Management… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 7: Carbon Tax, A Wet Western Harvest, the Tuberculosis Case, & Wild Weather

RealAg Radio hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner kick off this very big week with a special extended version of the day’s top news stories, because hey, there’s a lot happening. From the impact of a carbon tax on air travel, to wild weather and an even wilder harvest season, and on to the cattle… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 4: Beef Markets, Canola Seed Consolidation & Moving On From Farming in the Past

Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock joins hosts Shaun and Kelvin on the Nov 4 edition of Real Ag Radio to chat about what’s happening in the beef markets, and few other things. We also hear from Dave Hanson of Canterra Seeds, Eric Gregory of BrettYoung and Kevin McCallum of DL Seeds — three companies in… Read more »