Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, May 26: Slow rural internet, Conservative leadership, & snagged power lines

Friday = roundtable day on the radio podcast, as cohosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are joined by Bern Tobin in southern Ontario. Today’s show includes: Condolences to Sens’ fans. Internet speeds are evidently brutal in many rural areas. How can this be fixed? A look ahead to the Conservative leadership convention, with the winner TBD on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 25: Earth, wind & ‘Farmer Rapid Fire’ (also spraying and delayed planting advice)

Thursday’s radio podcast, co-hosted by Shaun Haney, Kelvin Heppner and Kara Oosterhuis (making her debut!), features: Wind! Soil’s been moving 🙁 and crops/bins/trampolines damaged in Western Canada. Tom Wolf of Sprayers101 on dicamba drift, retrofitting sprayers and more as #spray17 gets rolling. Farmer Rapid Fire — our weekly update on what’s happening in the field with… Read more »

RealAg Radio, April 24: Glencore approaches Bunge, NAFTA countdown & U.S. ag budget cuts

On Wednesday’s podcast, cohosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Glencore says it has approached Bunge about a possible takeover. Would grain companies consolidate as we’re seeing happen in the crop input business? Consultations on deferred cash tickets on grain sales have been extended by Ottawa. Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay hosted his German counterpart at… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 23: TPP 2.0 commitment, provincial food grades, & better-than-expected rail legislation?

Tuesday’s radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, features: What to make of the latest planting/seeding progress numbers from the USDA and Alberta Agriculture. Bank of Canada expected to leave interest rate unchanged again. Trump’s budget proposal includes major cuts for ag. Is the federal government’s new rail legislation better than expected for grain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 22: Transport Minister Garneau, frost tolerance & early weed control

Happy Victoria Day! Today’s “Agronomy Monday” podcast features Transport Minister Marc Garneau discussing his new transport bill and what it means for grain movement by railways, a replay interview with corn and soybean yield record breaker Randy Dowdy, BASF’s Rob Miller on spring weed control decisions, Canterra Seeds’ Dieter Schwarz on soybean planting tips, and AAFC’s Bob… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 19: Carbon tax, cattle market correction, & roundtable time

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a roundtable discussion on today’s show. Lyndsey Smith joins co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner to discuss why there hasn’t been more excitement about the new rail legislation, the defeat of the GM labeling bill in the House of Commons this week, the challenge of understanding all… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 18: NAFTA clock starts ticking, GM labeling, & appreciating ‘greatness’

Thursday’s show features co-hosts Shaun and Kelvin discussing the Trump administration’s formal move toward NAFTA renegotiation in 90 days, the defeat of a private member’s bill that would’ve made GM labels on food mandatory, and the impact political drama in Washington and Brazil is having on the markets. We get caught up on how #plant17… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 17: Proposed changes to rail rules, public support for ag & new seeding tech

Wednesday’s show/podcast features Rick White of the Canadian Canola Growers Association discussing the Liberals’ new rail legislation and why CCGA and other crop industry groups are optimistic about the impact it will have on grain transportation. Andrew Campbell joins Kelvin for a conversation about the debate over supply management’s future and whether it’s related to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 16: Conservative leadership, rail legislation & the future of AgriStability

Today’s one of those days when it’s impossible to cover everything that’s happening in a 60-minute radio show/podcast, but we’re giving it a shot. On today’s episode, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the latest Chrystia Freeland-Wilbur Ross meeting ahead of NAFTA renegotiation, the new rail legislation introduced this morning by Transport Minister Marc Garneau, and the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 15: #Stuck17, corn planting tips & early rust in wheat

It’s “Agronomy Monday” again, as we focus on corn planting tips, early nitrogen and rust management in wheat, the status of Canadian pulse exports to India, and how to get unstuck safely, with wet conditions challenging producers in many areas. Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner co-host, as we hear from Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, Dieter Schwarz… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 12: Climbing electricity bills, a Friday roundtable & Sens hockey analysis

It’s Friday and that means we have a RealAg Roundtable set up on today’s show. Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss some new details in Bayer’s reported agreement to sell its LibertyLink business to meet competition approvals, the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer and what that means for NAFTA renegotiation and Canada’s appointee to head up… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 11: Farmer Rapid Fire, ag ministers meet in Ottawa, & carbon tax plan

Thursday’s podcast includes discussion about planting/seeding progress in another Farmer Rapid Fire segment, the ag ministers’ meeting in Ottawa and where things are headed with business risk management programs, the Conservative leadership race, Italy’s plan to implement COOL on pasta, a report where Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says farmers will not be subject to a… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 10: USDA report, ag census highlights & CBC’s U of S story

Wednesday’s show includes discussion about the USDA’s May crop report, highlights from the newly-released 2016 Census of Ag results, planting progress, CBC’s story on a University of Saskatchewan professor, and some U.S. politics. Guests include John Phipps of the U.S. Farm Report (above), Ontario crop economist Matthew Pot and Jim Wood of Rocky Mountain Equipment…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 9: Dropping food prices, a missing rail bill, & who’s going to buy Bayer’s Liberty business?

On Tuesday’s show, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the sale of Bayer’s Liberty business, planting progress, a report showing a TPP deal minus the U.S. still benefits the other 11 countries, and whether NHL concussion spotters should have pulled Sydney Crosby from game 6 against Washington. Guests include Kevin Auch, chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission, on the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 8: Planting delays, critical dates & spring management strategies

It’s that time of year when patience can be hard to find, but in some cases, we’re left with little choice as wet conditions delay seeding and planting progress in many areas. Monday’s show featured discussions about management strategies through a wet, late spring, and critical planting dates for corn, soybeans, lentils, peas and more with… Read more »