To start the show, we hear some feedback on our Farming Simulator 19 interview, then: The top ag news with Jessika Guse; Interest rates, the Canadian economy, the Federal Reserve, grain markets and more, with Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives (sign up). Have feedback? Story idea? Send an email to Shaun Haney about the show… Read More

It’s the end of the work week, and RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney has the following guests on the show: RealAgriculture news lead, Jessika Guse with the top agriculture news stories of the day Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada Have feedback? Story idea? Send an email to Shaun Haney… Read More

With all that’s going on with China and U.S. relations, you can be forgiven for perhaps not noticing there was a USDA report on Friday, May 10. To discuss what impact the report had, RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney is joined by Matthew Pot, of Grain Perspectives, and although the report is perhaps less of… Read More

RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney is at the London Farm Show today and could be found at the Nufarm booth — special thanks to them for sponsoring today’s episode. Haney and news lead Jessika Guse tackle the top ag stories of the day which include hazardous pests allegedly found in Canadian canola, Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency releases… Read More

The Bank of Canada held steady on the prime lending rate in its first decision for 2019, but are two more rate hikes on deck? For what’s at play, what to consider, and where the rate may be headed, Shaun Haney, host of RealAg Radio, talks to Matthew Pot, with Grain Perspectives. From the economic… Read More

Today’s show is jam packed with news as you get not one but two segments of news with Guse. RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney and news lead, Jessika Guse start off the show with your top ag news stories of the day. Those include: Bank of Canada announced it would keep the interest rate at… Read More

It seems like a foregone conclusion, but the Bank of Canada is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday. The market is expecting a 25 basis point hike to 1.75%, which would be the fifth increase since July, 2017. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will address the Canadian economy that’s been tempered in the past… Read More

The Bank of Canada increased the target interest rate today by 0.25%, to 1.5%. This is now the fourth rate hike, amounting to 1%, since the Bank hiked rates for the first time since 2007 a year ago. Over the last year, the Bank of Canada has matched the aggressiveness of the U.S. Federal Reserve,… Read More

As the U.S. attempts to fix its trade grievances with China, farmers watching a falling commodity market are having their patience tested. U.S President Donald Trump’s biggest grievance is the trade imbalance that the U.S. has with China.  As you can see below, in 2017 the U.S. exported US$129.9 billion in goods to China while… Read More

Add over a million acres of spring wheat, and subtract more than two million acres of soybeans… There were a few surprises in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report published on Thursday. The department pegged soybean acres at 89.0 million acres — more than two million below the average trade estimate of 91.1 million,… Read More

The Ontario Progressive Conservative party is scheduled to announce its new leader on Saturday afternoon. After all the theatre surrounding Patrick Brown resigning, then entering the race to replace himself, then dropping out, party members have been left with four choices to lead the PCs into the Ontario election in June: Caroline Mulroney, Christine Elliott, Doug Ford,… Read More

Today’s updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was by no means a market mover. But, it does pose some questions for the market to digest. Starting with the U.S. Supply and Demand, it was, for the most part, fully influenced by adjustments in export demand. 2017/18 U.S. corn ending stocks estimates were… Read More

Wednesday was a big day for economic news in both Canada and also for our friends south of the border, in the United States. Here at home, the market is digesting the most recent GDP data for November, while the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee made the decision to hold interest rates in the country…. Read More

Last week there were reasons for confusion on what direction the American dollar might take based on White House policy. Most of the confusion last week was driven by comments made by different members of the White House team. “It’s interesting, it’s almost like currency wars at the moment,” says Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives… Read More

The Bank of Canada raised target rates this morning by 0.25 percent. The Canadian dollar (CAD) initially responded by falling over a half cent, but closed the day slightly higher. While rate hike announcements tend to inspire a bullish dollar, what is often overlooked is what the market was expecting prior to the announcement. In… Read More


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