Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Nov 3: Grain Transport Legislation, Durum Quality & CRISPR Crops

Federal transport minister Marc Garneau has unveiled the Liberals’ long-term strategy for transportation in Canada, including the promise to introduce new legislation relevant for grain transportation in early 2017. Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss the government’s promise to address concerns about grain transportation, Dairy Farmers of Canada’s new logo, and much more on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 2: Harvest, Election & Food Guide Roundtable

Bern Tobin and Lyndsey Smith join co-hosts Shaun and Kelvin to chat about harvest progress, the U.S. election, changes to Canada’s Food Guide and more. We also hear from Brian Comeault of Cargill on the sudden halt in the canola market rally. Tune in each weekday to SiriusXM’s Rural Radio Channel 147 at 4 p.m…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 1: Non-Partisan Hugs, Retail Beef Prices and Dairy Labour Challenges

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss the moment in the House of Commons involving the former and current trade ministers following the introduction of the bill to implement the Canada-EU trade deal. Kevin Grier also stops in to chat about retail beef prices — are we finally seeing a trend lower? We also hear… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 31: CETA is Signed

The Canada-EU trade deal has been signed, as PMJT stopped in Brussels to make it official on Sunday. Ryan Heath, Brussels-based correspondent for Politico, joins us today to discuss what it took to get both sides to that signing table on the weekend. We also hear from long-time CBC broadcaster Don Newman — his thoughts… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 27: #HotAirColdTruth, CETA Back on Track & the New Way of Marketing Milk

There’s never before been this much discussion about greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, according to Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba ecologist who’s been studying emissions from ag for longer than he’s willing to admit. Tenuta joins hosts Kelvin Heppner and Bern Tobin (hey, it’s Bern filling in!) on today’s show to discuss his Twitter discussion… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 26: Super-Early Soybeans, TPP and Driverless (Beer) Trucks

As the EU continues trying to get all its members (ahem, the Belgians) on board with the Canada-European Union trade deal, should Canada refocus its energy on getting the other major deal — the Trans-Pacific Partnership — done? Co-hosts Kelvin and Shaun discuss trade priorities for agriculture, a future with driverless trucks, the World Series… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 25: Gerry Ritz, a Beef Market Update and Red-Hot Oats

After hearing from Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Monday’s inaugural show, we’re joined by his Conservative predecessor, Gerry Ritz, on today’s program. Ritz — who’s now the Opposition trade critic — shares his thoughts on the stalled Canada-EU trade talks, and why Canada should push forward on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, even if the U.S. isn’t… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 24: Harvest Challenges, CETA Stalls & Carbon Tax Policies

RealAg Radio is on the air! Our new radio show made its debut on SiriusXM on Monday as part of the stellar afternoon lineup on Rural Radio Channel 147. Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discussed the top news of the day, including the impasse in the Canada-EU trade deal, harvest challenges, Ontario corn yields… Read more »

RealAgriculture to Launch Daily Canadian Program on Rural Radio channel 147 on SiriusXM

(Picture Butte, AB) October 3, 2016 – RealAgriculture is excited to announce the launch of “RealAg Radio,” Canada’s only daily, one-hour agricultural radio show broadcast across the country. Hosted by ag experts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, the series premieres on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio on October 24th, and will air weekdays at… Read more »