Category: RealAg Radio

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 »

RealAg Radio, Nov 22: Budget cuts, dairy access and equipment prices

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show by sharing audience feedback to the autonomous semi discussion from yesterday. Then: Top Ag News Rocky Mountain Equipment celebrates 10 years with its Ultimate Rocky Experience contest. Graham Lloyd, general manager and CEO of Dairy Farmers of Ontario joins the show to talk about how dairy farmers feel about… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 21: Autonomous semis, market divergence and the Canadian grocery report

Today, on the show: Top Ag News Brian Voth of IntelliFarm Inc. joins to talk about the markets, including canola and soybean charts (and how they may be diverging soon). Kevin Grier talks the Canadian grocery report — do we have a trade deficit or a surplus? Also, the health of the Canadian processing sector,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 20: Import duties, ‘tax fairness’, and soil health strategies

The Agritechnica crew is home from Germany, and so begins the big job of sifting through all of the coverage. In today’s show: Top Ag News Andrew Coyne, Canadian columnist, shares his thoughts on the country’s sentiment towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the federal government’s move to ‘tax fairness’, and where we’re at with the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 17: Ag economics, tough tractors and TPP

The traveling (and exhausted) RealAg crew is in Manchester, UK today, for a quick stop on their way home. Today, on the show: JP Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada, talks about markets, and how Canada is looking for exports. An interview from earlier in the week on an armoured tractor on display at… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 16: The rubber under the machine

Hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner have put together another show from Hanover, Germany. In today’s episode: Melanie Epp – A Canadian freelancer living in Belgian (and missing bacon) joins to share what caught her eye at Agritechnica, including potato farming innovations, the Ideal combine, autonomous tractors. Farmer Panel – A Quebec and Manitoba farmer… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 15: Robots, Indian pea imports, & Chad Colby’s Agritechnica highlights

Well, it’s the fourth day for the RealAgriculture crew attending Agritechnica in Germany, and day two for the RealAg team at GrainWorld in Winnipeg. In today’s show: Chad Colby joins Shaun to discuss his observations and highlights from Agritechnica. Rocky Talk with Rocky Mountain Equipment’s Jim Wood Tom Simonson of Danish robotics and automation company… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 14: Armoured tractors, booth attractions and business planning

Time is flying by for co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, who are in Hanover, Germany this week, attending Agritechnica. In today’s show: Booth attractions; Top Ag News; Echelon Ag’s tech support, crunching numbers and the importance of equipment in precision agriculture; Spring Creek Consulting’s Sandy Russell on the importance of developing a business plan… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 13: Crawling robots, stripper headers and ‘Ideal’ combines

Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney are co-hosting from Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, with sore feet, raspy voices and strong stomachs. On the show: Top Ag News Have you ever considered a stripper header? A closer look from the Agritechnica show floor, with Neil Smith of Shelbourne Reynolds. Noticeable trends in ag machinery after two days… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 10: Blurry castles, mixed messages and relocating the farm

Today’s episode of RealAg Radio is coming all the way from Germany, where Shaun Haney, Kelvin Heppner and our very own production editor Jason Stroeve are en route to Agritechnica. In the show: Top Ag News Trade updates A forecast for Agritechnica (and what Kelvin’s really excited about) Would you ever relocate your farm? Join… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 9: Dairy, WASDE and trade rumours

The trek from Altona, MB and Picture Butte, AB to Hanover, Germany has begun, but the show must go on! In today’s episode: Top Ag News Mike Opperman, Farm Journal’s MILK, joins to talk about the similarities between production and business operations in the Canadian and U.S. dairy industries. Matthew Pot, Grain Perspectives, breaks down… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 8: The oilseed complex and what it will take to satisfy the U.S. dairy industry

Host Shaun Haney says we are better as an industry when we genuinely try to understand other points of view. Hosting once again from Las Vegas, Nevada, Haney covers: Top Ag News (as always) with Kelvin Heppner. DEF winter storage considerations. Chip Flory, host Market Rally – All things markets — corn, soybeans, and the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 7: Labour, tax reform and Canada’s dairy market

Another day, another broadcast from Las Vegas. Host Shaun Haney is down south for Farm Journal’s MILK Business Conference. In today’s show: An update on the conference – hot topics like immigration and labour. Jim Wiesemeyer of Pro Farmer on all things trade, U.S. politics, and why tax reform is so critical for the Trump… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 6: Shrinking economy, low test weight corn, & Viva Las Vegas

From the land of casinos, cheap beer and all the food you can possibly eat, Shaun Haney hosts today’s show/podcast from Las Vegas, where he’s attending Farm Journal’s MILK Business Conference. Highlights: Weekend college football recap Doug Porter, chief economist for BMO, joins Kelvin Heppner to discusses the slowdown in the Canadian economy, where the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 3: A slowing economy, elemental sulphur and trade galore

Host Shaun Haney starts off the conversation today with a nod to the diversity of consumers, and a head-shake to falling snow. Then: Top Ag News – October job numbers better than expected; Wall Street poll on potential for U.S. to withdraw from North American Free Trade Agreement; new United Conservative Party leader names ag… Read more »