Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, April 18: Signs of spring, rising fuel prices and the potential rail strike

After beginning the week with nasty weather, we’re starting to see signs of spring in some areas, including more farm equipment on the roads, as host Shaun Haney starts today’s show with a safety reminder. From there: Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner, including the Bank of Canada’s interest rate decision, and the possibility of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 17: U.S. dairy struggles, Northgate’s inland terminal, and geopolitical risk in the markets

It’s been a difficult, if not devastating spring season for many livestock producers. Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with a shout-out to everyone dealing with adverse winter conditions. Then: Top Ag News How bad is the situation for U.S. dairy producers? Anna Lisa Laca, online and business editor for Farm Journal’s Milk and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 16: Blackgrass, herbicide resistance, and weather-induced panic

The battle over pipelines continued over the weekend. Host Shaun Haney starts the show off discussing how the controversy relates to agriculture. Would we see the same outrage if there was a push for another rail line? Then: Fungal screens and vigour tests with 20/20 Seed Labs; Agronomy Panel – Field editor Lyndsey Smith, resident… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 13: Snow, trade, and high-speed rail

Excitement is bubbling in the U.S. agriculture industry with President Donald Trump toying with negotiating a place for the country in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). And that’s where host Shaun Haney starts the show. Is it now essentially a bilateral trade deal? Then: Top Ag News with Kelvin Heppner…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 12: Mountain pipelines, Wheat Pete, and Mexican views on NAFTA

Shaun Haney is back from his (work) trip to Las Vegas, and he starts off the show talking pipelines, carbon taxes and the Prime Minister’s big moment. Then: Top Ag News Buy or Sell – Kelvin Heppner is back on the hot seat, this week challenged with topics like the Trans Mountain pipeline, Bill C-49,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 11: Water management, late planting, and Canada’s export infrastructure

While Shaun Haney and Jason Stroeve are in Las Vegas for work (honestly!), Kelvin Heppner is in the host chair from near Altona, MB. He starts off the show talking sports, the RealAg Hockey Pool winner, and the hockey community. Then: Top Ag News Water management, with Rocky Mountain Equipment’s Steven Gillis. The prospects of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 10: WASDE, Chinese tariffs, and the price of supply-managed dairy

Host Kelvin Heppner starts off the April 10th show with thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by the Humboldt bus tragedy. Then: Top Ag News This week’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, with Brian Comeault, grain market analyst with Cargill. What a North American Free Trade Agreement ‘in-principle’ might be worth,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 9: Directed scouting, precision manure, and planting into unfriendly conditions

It’s a story that has impacted a nation, a world. Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with thoughts to the Humboldt Broncos family. Plans for new, directed scouting services and “smart farming,” with Richard Marsh, Farmers Edge. These tools include an expansion of crop staging models; and the release of insect and disease risk… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 6: Uncertainty in beef markets, non-GMO logos, and the potential trade war

It’s another busy day for the show, as we head into the weekend talking livestock markets, food marketing, and trade disputes. Today on the show, in a bit more detail: Top Ag News It doesn’t appear to be a good day for live cattle — what are the fundamentals saying? Gateway Livestock’s Anne Wasko joins… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 5: Subsidies, planting plans, and vinyl records

To start out the show, host Shaun Haney catches up with RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin, from the Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford, ON. The duo discuss supply management, trade negotiations, technology, and dairy producer sentiment. Then: Top Ag News Farmer Rapid Fire – Producers from across the country join the show to discuss spring (winter?) conditions,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 4: Culture in trade, potential tariffs, and pork exports

Are we understanding, and considering, culture in the trade war discussion? Host Shaun Haney starts off the show discussing the role of culture in economics and policy. Then: Top Ag News, with Kelvin Heppner. Prepping for spring with Jim Wood of Rocky Mountain Equipment. How does the battle between China and the U.S. impact Canada,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 3: Lobby dollars, bullish news, and spring weather concerns

“I’m picking up a sentiment, from some of you, that I don’t like.” Host Shaun Haney starts off the show talking about the importance of lobby efforts, suggesting farm organization budgets for lobbying should be doubled, not halved. Then: Top Ag News Preventing herbicide resistance in cereals, with Nufarm’s Darren Froats. What’s ahead for spring?… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 30: Gene editing, labour vs automation, and Canadian acre intentions

Starting off the show, Shaun Haney reflects on yesterday’s show, and specifically his conversation with Tyne Morgan. Considering struggles like those faced in the U.S., are arguments against supply managed dairy realistic? Are Canadian producers really held back in terms of innovation and growth compared to their counterparts without the system? Then: The news this… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 29: USDA acreage surprises, American dairy struggles, and this week’s Word

It’s Opening Day, and baseball fans are gearing up to see the Toronto Blue Jays in action against the New York Yankees. And that’s where Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner start off their discussion in this episode of the show (but don’t worry if you’re not a baseball fan, it’s a shortstop — you’re safe)…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 28: A NAFTA ‘win’, grain movement, and game time

From Manitoba and Colorado, today’s show starts off with a discussion on the opioid crisis, with new numbers out showing the impact it’s having, both in urban and rural areas. Then: Today’s ag news, including possible optimism about NAFTA progress, and amendments to the rail bill in Ottawa, which farm groups requested. Jim Wood, chief… Read more »