Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, April 25: Glyphosate, Delayed Seeding & Trump’s Trade Moves

Tuesday’s show features discussions with former federal agriculture minister, now Conservative trade file lead, Gerry Ritz on President Trump’s tough talk on Canadian dairy; our own Lyndsey Smith on the future of glyphosate-use; and another AgNerds segment with Peter Gredig of AgNition on autonomous tractor design. Shaun and Kelvin also break down the day’s news,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 24: Snow, Soybean Planting Advice & a Silicon Valley for Food

Today’s show features Evan Fraser, director for the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph; Don Flaten, soil scientist at the University of Manitoba; RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson; and Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures. Topics include the potential to create a “Silicon Valley” for food in southern Ontario, how phosphorus fertilizer is exported from… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 21: Big StatsCan Acres, Cattle Feeder Optimism & Grocery Store Trends

Cattle market analyst Anne Wasko, grain market analyst Brian Voth, and food/meat market guru Kevin Grier join Shaun and Kelvin on today’s show to discuss the StatsCan acreage surprises published this morning, the Canadian dollar and cattle feeder optimism heading into summer, and shifting trends in the food retail. Throw in some discussion about trade,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 20: Spring Markets, Ontario Corn & More Dairy

Today’s show features Matthew Pot and Mike Jubinville discussing markets, along with our weekly Wheat Pete’s Word. With a report from U.S. Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan, Shaun and Kelvin also discuss the latest surrounding the Canada-U.S. dairy trade file. Listen to RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM. Find past shows… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 19: Trump Targets Dairy, New Canola Council President, and the Viral Beaver

Canada’s dairy import rules are in the public spotlight today after President Trump referred to Canada in a speech in Wisconsin. Shaun and Kelvin discuss his remarks, and are joined by Alberta dairy producer Jeff Nonay to discuss the dispute over dairy market access. Today’s show also includes the weekly Rocky Talk segment with Greg Blaszczak discussing field-based research,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 18: Acreage Estimates, Farm Cyber Security, and Playoff Picks (Going Down in Flames?)

Ever wonder how crop analysts come up with their acreage estimates? As forecasts are finalized ahead of the StatsCan report on Friday, Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures joins the show today to discuss how he comes up with his numbers (including his record-breaking 22.5 million acre canola estimate). He also applies his methodology to picking… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 17: Bee Health Trends, Seed Treatment Decisions, & Playoff Reffing

It’s Agronomy Monday with hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, as we get an update on the status of bee populations across North America, and discuss what goes into deciding when to start rolling with the airseeder or planter, whether to treat wheat seed or not, the importance of starter phosphorous, corn stand establishment and more…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 13: Overwintered Canola Quality, Nitrogen Rates, & NAFTA Countries Working Together

Today’s show includes discussion on the politics of the Canada-U.S. dairy file, Alberta’s move to allow farm groups to collect non-refundable check-offs, Italy’s plan to implement country-of-origin labeling on pasta, and the impact staying in the field over winter had on canola quality. After hearing from Cam Dahl and Veronique Barthet, we wrap up the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 12: Roundtable in TO

The RealAg team is meeting in Toronto this week (the annual get-together just happened to coincide with the Jays’ home-opener on Tuesday night.) So for the first time, Shaun, Kelvin, Lyndsey and Bern are all in one place for a RealAg Radio roundtable, discussing everything from the latest farmland values report to Italy’s plan to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 11: Trade-palooza

As a sector that’s generally very dependent on demand from outside the country, access to markets around the world is extremely important for Canadian agriculture. And there’s been no shortage of trade issues to sort through over the last few months. As part of today’s show we’re revisiting some of these key trade files with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 10: Spring N Options, Big Barley Yields, & Soybean Row Spacing

It’s Agronomy Monday, and we’re talking soybean row spacing, big barley yields, blackleg resistance labels on canola, and spring nitrogen options after wet conditions last fall prevented fall application. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

RealAg Radio, April 7: #Harvest16 in ’17, Brad Wall Goes to Washington, & Barbecue Season

It’s Friday and that means it’s roundtable time on today’s show. Join Shaun and Kelvin, as they discuss today’s news, including Brian Mulroney’s latest comments on NAFTA renegotiation, Brad Wall’s visit to Washington, hog industry excitement in Manitoba and more. With barbecue season around the corner, Anne Wasko joins Shaun for another beef market update,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 6: Canadian Dairy XPO, Interest Rates & Starter Fertilizers

It’s day two of the Canadian Dairy XPO, and today’s show features several guests from Stratford, including JP Gervais, chief ag economist for Farm Credit Canada; Ontario Agcast podcast host Wendell Schumm; and CDX founder Jordan Underhill. Wheat Pete also discusses #plant17 in Alberta, starter fertilizer and more as part of this week’s Word. Catch… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 5: Syngenta-ChemChina Approvals, Sask. Budget Impact, & Canadian Dairy XPO

Syngenta-ChemChina approvals, India’s demand for Canadian pulses, Nuffield Canada’s 2017 scholarships — just some of the topics Shaun and Kelvin discuss on today’s show. The Canadian Dairy XPO kicks off today in Stratford, Ontario, and we check in with Bern Tobin, who’s at the show. We also hear from Garth Donald on agronomic decisions heading into seeding… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 4: New Wheat Record, India’s Pulse Import Bluff & MLB Hotdog Demand

Shaun and Kelvin co-host today’s show, discussing everything from the remaining 2016 harvest in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the new wheat yield record (249.7 bu/ac!) set in New Zealand to hot dog demand forecasts for Major League ballparks this season. Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research also joins to discuss the India pulse export situation… Read more »