Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, Jan 16: 180 Bushel Barley, Blackleg Resistance Labels & Chicken Farm Traditions

Big barley yields, pulse crop rotation in light of root rot problems, the possibility of canola varieties labeled according to their blackleg resistance genes, and soybean lessons from Iowa and North Dakota…all on today’s agronomy-themed show with hosts Shaun and Kelvin. Guests include Steve Larocque of Beyond Agronomy, Sherrilyn Phelps of SaskPulse, Clint Jurke of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 13: Dairy Pressure, Glyphosate on Oats & David Frum

Shaun and Kelvin are back in the studio for today’s show, after some adventures getting home from Crop Week in Saskatoon. Today’s show includes conversations with Kenric Exner of Viterra on end-users wanting oats that haven’t seen any glyphosate and Ontario field editor Lyndsey Smith on ag minister Jeff Leal getting some added responsibilities, as… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 12: A Learning Attitude, Water Regulations & Outgoing Canola Council President Looks Back

It’s our fourth and final day at the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, as Jim Hale, farmer from Lancer, Sask., joins Shaun as co-host for today’s radio program (Thanks to a storm moving through the prairies, Kelvin’s lost in airspace somewhere, flying between Saskatoon, Toronto and Calgary to get to Winnipeg.) After breaking down today’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 11: Crop Week Market Panel, Cabinet Shuffle & Introducing “Rocky Talk”

From the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the federal cabinet shuffle, changes to wheat check-offs in Western Canada and more on today’s news. Guests include Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc with his forecast for Ontario, and a feature market panel, discussing old crop marketing opportunities, new crop acreage expectations, the impact… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 10: Weather Outlook, “Before the Plate” & the Father of Canola

It’s Crop Week in Saskatoon, as Shaun and Kelvin are on location at the Crop Production Show and CropSphere at Prairieland Park. Today’s show features the latest news on Canada-U.S. trade, Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc’s outlook for Western Canada, Keith Downey — the “father of canola” — looks back on the contribution he’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 9: Soybean Acres, Wheat Protein & Lessons from ’16

It’s an “Agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio, featuring discussion about lessons from 2016 — an agronomists panel conversation from SWAC, soybean acreage growth continuing in Western Canada, how to grow record corn yields and what protein is and does in a wheat kernel. Guests include Leanne Freitag, Russ Barker, Steph Kowalski, Dennis Lange, Randy Dowdy… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 6: SWAC Wrap-Up, Gene Editing, Carbon Sequestering & Why Shootouts Suck

Still recovering from Canada’s shootout loss last night, Shaun and Kelvin catch up on the latest ag news, including Ted Menzies’ resignation from CropLife Canada due to health reasons, an update on the bovine TB situation in Western Canada and the latest job numbers in Canada and the U.S. Bern and Lyndsey recap the Southwest… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 5: SWAC Highlights, Monsanto News & Trade Opportunities With China

Today’s edition of RealAg Radio includes some discussion about how Donald Trump’s policies with China could open up trade opportunities for Canada and highlights from the centre of the agronomy world this week — the Southwest Ag Conference in Ridgetown, Ontario, as well as this week’s edition of Wheat Pete’s Word and some headlines involving Monsanto…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 4: Sclerotinia Sensors, Fusarium Problems & Grain Commission User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission has built up a substantial surplus from user fees over the last few years, and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is calling for a refund to farmers. Chair Jim Wickett joins Real Ag Radio today to discuss. We also learn about and discuss research in Alberta working on nano biosensors that… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 3: New Grain Commissioner, Trump’s Trade Pick and Counting Down the Top 25 Stories of 2016

The holiday season is over, as Shaun and Kelvin are back in their regular chairs for today’s edition of RealAg Radio. A new chief commissioner has been appointed for the Canadian Grain Commission, Donald Trump has announced his pick for U.S. trade rep (still no announcement on ag secretary) and U.S. farmers are feeling more… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 30: Happy New Year!

Today’s show includes a discussion about what makes a good ag minister/secretary, as well as a conversation about the art of storytelling with renowned broadcaster and storyteller Terry O’Reilly. Enjoy, and Happy New Year! Tune in to RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: iTunes | Android |… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 29: 52 Farms in 52 Weeks and Year-End Chat With the Ag Minister

Ontario farmer Andrew Campbell plans to visit and profile 52 different farms in 2017, as he explains on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Shaun’s back from holidays to host today’s show, which also includes the latest news (there are some things still happening over the holidays), a year-end chat with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 23: A Farm Machinery Wish List?

Today’s show is focused on machinery, and new concepts and products brought to the North American ag market in 2016. Guests (from the past year) include Leo Bose of Case IH, discussing the company’s driverless 400hp concept tractor; Killarney, MB farmer Matt Reimer on his DIY automonous grain tractor; Ben Dillon describing his Tribine harvester;… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 21: Building Trust and Dialogue Around Food and Farming

Today’s show, hosted by Kelvin Heppner, focuses on ag community efforts to build trust and awareness among the 98 percent of North Americans who are not involved in primary food production. Featuring interviews from the past year, guests include Charlie Arnot, Crystal MacKay, Joe Schwarcz and Yvette d’Entremont, aka the “SciBabe.” Enjoy! Catch RealAg Radio every… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 19: Hoe Drills, Soil Health & 171 Bu/Ac Soybeans

It’s another “Agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio today, featuring conversations from the past year with RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson on what he thinks about hoe drills and soybean yield record-holder Randy Dowdy on growing 171 bu/ac beans. Guests also include Marla Riekman on the cotton underwear soil health indicator test, Don Flaten on the problems… Read more »