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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s show includes discussion between a combination of Shaun, Kelvin, Lyndsey and Anne Wasko covering: the StatsCan stocks report released this morning; the excitement in cattle markets over the last couple of weeks; the verdict in the Burlington, Ont. animal activist trial; Syngenta gaining preliminary approval of its sale to ChemChina; the widespread delays in… Read More

Today’s show features a new segment called Farmer Rapid Fire, where we catch up with five farmers across Canada on how seeding/planting is going (or not going.) We hear from Kevin Serfas, Danny Ottenbreit, Gunter Jochum, Steve Twynstra, and Phil Shaw (Phil also offers his Raptors’ playoff analysis.) We also hear from Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist… Read More

On Tuesday’s podcast, Shaun and Kelvin discuss Monsanto’s decision to drop the sale of Precision Planting to Deere, a commitment by five Manitoba farm groups to work towards merging into one organization, and game of the Raptors’ second round matchup against the Cavs. From there, we… meet the newest member of the RealAg content team,… Read More

It’s agronomy Monday, and we have a lot of ground to cover with plant17 getting underway (although rain is holding things up in many areas.) As part of today’s show, Shaun, Kelvin and Lyndsey discuss the obstacles in the adoption of precision ag technology. Dan Foster highlights Xtend soybeans and considerations heading into soybean planting. We… Read More

Ontario field editor (and sheep doula) Lyndsey Smith joins Kelvin Heppner to co-host today’s show, which includes discussion about the pre-election budget unveiled in Ontario; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Lewis family farm at Gray, Saskatchewan; and the launch of a new project by Syngenta and the Soil Council of Canada to help wild bees… Read More

Thursday’s podcast features Toronto-based international trade lawyer Mark Warner, sharing his insight on the news around NAFTA this week and what the renegotiation process with the Trump administration could look like. Greg Sears, chair of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, discusses the tough situation facing Alberta producers who still have around a million acres of unharvested crop and… Read More

 

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