Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Sept 19: Transparency, biodiversity and the ‘Dunning-Kruger effect’

It’s the Public Trust Summit in Calgary, AB today and tomorrow. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney is there to cover the event, and in this episode of the show: Crystal Mackay of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) joins to discuss the 2017 Public Trust Research results. Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 18: Cultivation, clubroot, and the potential for winter durum

In today’s episode of the show, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner cover: Kelvin’s Hot Picks (hint: they weren’t so hot); Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay’s response to questions about whether or not he supports the proposed tax changes by the Liberal government; Peter Johnson, RealAg’s resident agronomist, joins to discuss crop conditions… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 15: Postcards from Waterton, sideways beef markets and Wynne on the stand

Hello, fast-paced Friday radio. On today’s episode of the show: Kelvin’s Hot Picks – Shaun Haney drills co-host Kelvin Heppner on ten (or more) football teams to win. Heppner, surprisingly calm and confident, provides analysis on the upcoming games. WINNER of TechTour contest announced. Anne Wasko gives the latest on the beef market. Bernard Tobin… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 14: NAFTA sunset, MacAulay’s silence and update on ‘Before the Plate’ film

Here’s Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with cohosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. Highlights: With Wayne Easter and other Liberal MPs voicing concerns about the proposed federal tax changes, will Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay speak up about the potential impact it could have on agriculture? Mark Brock, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, discusses the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, September 13: Day 2 of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio in front of a live audience at day two of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario, hosted by Shaun Haney and RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson. Highlights: Peter answers all kinds of agronomy questions from the audience. Rocky Talk with Joel Hoehn on winterizing your sprayer. Aaron Stevanus of Pride… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 12: Ontario crops, USDA numbers, and a live audience at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Today’s special edition of RealAg Radio (recorded at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show) is hosted by Shaun Haney and Peter Johnson. Highlights include: An update on Ontario crop conditions. Matthew Pot, Grain Perspectives, joins for a market update around Tuesday’s USDA estimates. Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show audience takes part in the conversation with questions around: hog… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 11: Precision field ‘printing,’ sensing compaction, and rolling with soy

Today’s RealAg Radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, joins the show to talk about how soil compaction awareness is changing how we farm in North America, following the Compaction Action event in Ontario last week. Peter and Kelvin also chat about the new, Real Dream Workshop series…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 8: #Taxshelter tweets, rising interest rates, & ‘Made in Canada’ farm equipment

Here’s the RealAg Radio September 8 podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Sask. harvest well ahead of normal; Kevin Folta taking the New York Times to court; JP Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada, on the Bank of Canada’s decision to raise interest rates again and the stronger Canadian dollar;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 7: Stealing signs, seasonal slumps, and the problem facing Perdue & MacAulay

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney — highlights: Red Sox allegedly using technology (an Apple watch) to cheat (steal and communicate the catcher’s signs) — Does this happen in agriculture? Is this any different than companies spying on each other with drones? Haney says he’s heard of seed companies planting dummy plots… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 6: Surprise in interest hikes, concern over small business tax plans

On this Wednesday edition of the podcast, you’ll hear: Top ag news stories: an update on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Bank of Canada raises interest rates for the second time in the same number of months, Liberals not planning to back down on small business tax proposal, ranchers affected by BC’s forest… Read more »

RealAg Radio, September 5: Fall weed control, Monsanto’s perspective on dicamba drift, & wheat trade concerns

Since we missed ‘Agronomy Monday’ due to the Labour Day weekend, welcome to ‘Agronomy Tuesday,’ with co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. On today’s podcast: Peter Johnson, RealAg agronomist, discusses impact of late rains on soybean and corn yield potential, as well as fall weed control and potash rec’s for winter wheat; Ryan Rubischko, dicamba… Read more »

RealAg Radio, September 1: RealAg Roundtable, Ritz’s legacy, and college football begins!

Friday’s show hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, back from Farm Progress Show — featuring: RealAg Roundtable with Shaun, Kelvin, and Bernard Tobin Recap of StatsCan report; Discussion about Gerry Ritz’s legacy, as the former ag minister retires from federal politics; Will Ritz’s successor Lawrence MacAulay stand up to his Liberal colleagues on proposed… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 31: Ritz retires, StatsCan reports, and Perdue pressed on NAFTA

It’s already Thursday, and in this episode of RealAg Radio, Shaun Haney covers: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was pressed at Farm Progress Show in Illinois yesterday on the conflicting messages surrounding NAFTA negotiation. StatsCan production report released this morning. DLN Agventures’ Dwight Nichol joins Haney to talk about the numbers. The two talk durum… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 30: Texas, tax reform and on-farm, energy independence

Shaun Haney is sitting in the host chair for this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, with these highlights: Economist and consultant Matthew Pot joins the show to discuss the impact of the ‘thoughtful’ North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) discussions on the Canadian dollar. Top agriculture news stories of the day: tax reform and ‘income… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 29: NAFTA tensions, downtrending canola and methane-powered tractors

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney — highlights: We’re continuing to see backdraft out of President Trump’s administration on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Both Canada and Mexico appear to be committed to the actual negotiations, avoiding social media drama. Alanna Koch, SK’s deputy minister to the premier, has decided to… Read more »