Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Dec 13: Food prices, WASDE and the stalling Bill C-49

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show talking about the importance of local media. Has your local newspaper gone out of business? Your TV station? Has that changed your community’s identity? Also on the show: Top Ag News How Bill C-49 is now hung-up, right around the same time as StatsCan increased the production numbers…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 12: Adaptations in post-secondary and techie-farmer gift ideas

Host Shaun Haney starts the show with a talk on trade, and the role of primary producers in trade deals. Should they just let politicians negotiate, without saying anything? Also, on the show: Top Ag News Audience feedback on tightening canola rotations on the prairies. Olds College president, Stuart Cullum, joins to talk about adapting… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 11: ‘Cool’ canola, nutrient issues and remediating negative margins

Today, on Agronomic Monday: Soil and soil maps in precision ag; mining genetic sources of disease resistance; the environmental benefits to canola production; and more, with RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner, Canola Digest and Canola Watch’s Jay Whetter, and Curtis Rempel of the Canola Council of Canada. Agronomy panelists Peter Johnson and Terry Aberhart join the show… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 8: Ethanol and climate, rail legislation and beef markets

It’s Friday, but we’re not slowing down! Today, on the show: Top Ag News Beef demand, pulling back in the markets, bred cows and more with Gateway Livestock’s Anne Wasko on the Beef Market Update. Barry Senft, CEO of the Grain Farmers of Ontario, joins to talk about the big ethanol announcement in Ontario. Should… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 7: Unconstitutional beer, food labeling and fluctuation temps

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show asking all of you: what is the future for soybeans? Also on the show today: Top Ag News When’s the last time you ‘paid it forward’? Food marketing and the future of labeling — will we see a “made-by-humans” label? We hear from food and agricultural economist Jayson… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 6: Surprising production, blockchain tech and the Canadian Hall of Fame

Yesterday’s show started off with host Shaun Haney talking about progressive trade agreements. Today, he reads some of your feedback. Then: Top Ag News Retrofitting older equipment with the latest precision gear. The potential impact of blockchain technology with Elaine Kub, author of Mastering the Grain Markets. Robynne Anderson, president of Emerging Ag, on her recent… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 5: Four farmers, free trade and the loss of local media

Is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s progressive agenda hurting free-trade talks? Host Shaun Haney thinks so — he starts the show talking trade. Then: Top Ag News Two crop farmers, a hog farmer and a beef farmer join the show for a panel to talk about the 2017 growing season, trade, and local media outlets struggling… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 4: Chinese trade, suspicious drones, and bushels of differences

Today, on the show: Top Ag News What should we do if we see suspicious drone activity? (No, don’t shoot at it!) Matthew Johnson, president and founder of M3 Aerial Productions, joins the show to explain. Double crop soybeans, incredible corn yields, improving soil organic matter and ‘bushels of differences’ with RealAgriculture’s agronomist Peter Johnson. Join… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 1: Ethanol, economics, and the opioid epidemic

There’s a great deal of focus on trade in China now. Could we become the first G7 nation to secure a bilateral trade deal? Host Shaun Haney starts us out with a summary of what’s happening on that front, and the potential opportunities (and challenges) there. Also in today’s episode of the show: Top Ag… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 30: Sensors, satellites and recreational tillage

In this episode of the show: Rob Saik, founder of Agri-Trend, on the 19th Farm Forum Event, coming up next week in Calgary, AB. Top Ag News Monsanto’s chief technology officer, Robb Fraley, joins the show to discuss his role with Monsanto, the controversy surrounding Dicamba (and vapour movement/volatility), restricted use, the future of big… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 29: U.S. GDP, acreage estimates and opportunity in China

Host Shaun Haney is in Calgary, AB for the GrowCanada conference today, inspiring a chat with keynote speaker and former politician, Stockwell Day, on the opportunity for Canadian agriculture in China. Also on the show: Top Ag News. Yield mapping and the importance of calibration with Rocky Mountain Equipment. U.S. GDP numbers, the Canadian dollar, and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 28: Infant formula, trade restrictions and debating supply management

We’ve got another great show for you today. So buckle up, as we talk: Top Ag News Growing soybeans for beginners. India’s import duties, the negative effects of domestic policy on global trade, the potential for price volatility and what’s in store for pulse growers, with Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon. Bacon is fresh off… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 27: Glyphosate, dicamba, and the newest in spray technology

In Monday’s edition of RealAg Radio: Shaun and Kelvin discuss the top news of the day, including the 105th Grey Cup, $1 billion in federal funding under the Canadian Ag Partnership, Trudeau’s plans to talk trade in China, and the European Commission granting a 5-year licence for glyphosate Tom Wolf of Agrimetrix and RealAg agronomist… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 24: Unharvested corn, beef markets and wedge issues

In today’s episode of the show: Top Ag News Anne Wasko, Gateway Livestock, joins for the Beef Market Update, and what we can expect from now into the New Year. Jeff English of ThinkShift; Andrew Campbell, dairy farmer from Ontario; and RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner join host Shaun Haney to discuss trade deals, minimum wage, farm group… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 23: Cybersecurity, grain futures, and canola variety selection

Happy Thanksgiving to our American counterparts! Unfortunately, says host Shaun Haney, politics appears to be dividing us — even dividing families. We need to do a better job of disagreeing. We need to be able to engage in discussion, and actually learn from other points of view. What do you think? Are you seeing the… Read more »