Tag: Shaun Haney

Tough time to market beans: diving into these trade-rocked markets

Soybeans have been on a wild ride the last few days, riding news of high stocks, news of the U.S./Mexico/Canada trade agreement (USMCA). What’s a farmer to do? RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney spoke with Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at INTL FCStone Inc., to talk soybeans’ recent woes. “I think that there’s a lot… Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 34: The sweat equity trap

Capital assets don’t buy groceries. If this statement makes you scratch your head a little, you’re likely the older generation on the farm. If you read it and think, “Don’t I know it” you might be the in-coming generation, and very likely frustrated by the lack of clarity on how the farm’s equity and income… Read more »

Hope for better harvest weather rests with El Niño

Patience is in short supply for Western Canada’s farmers slogging through a tough harvest, but those waiting for a change in weather are just going to have to wait longer, according to Drew Lerner, of World Weather Inc. “The atmosphere is very unsettled right now,” Lerner says. “There is a lot of cold air coming… Read more »

Clashing systems to dampen Ontario’s harvest weather window

Farmers in Ontario can anticipate active weather to continue well into October, says Drew Lerner, of World Weather Inc. While eastern Ontario is still cleaning up from last week’s F3 and F2 tornadoes, parts of southern Ontario are experiencing nearly nightly weather alerts. Is this what we’re in for for harvest? Lerner says that cool… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 12: Dicamba drift, sticky wheat, adzuki beans, and hemp in rotation

On this special Canada’s Outdoor Farm show edition of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson must share the spotlight with RealAgriculture founder Shaun Haney. From dicamba drift reports, to sticky, frost-damaged wheat, to hemp, and on to a hard no on drying down grazing corn, this week’s Word has something for everyone (and, thankfully, Shaun… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Aug 29: Mighty beef, low Christmas tree yields, and a boon for hemp growers

It’s Wednesday, so chances are (fingers crossed) there’s just two more days left to talk about the NAFTA developments and where Canada will fit in with Mexico and the U.S. in this trade deal. On this edition, RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney is joined by Jessika Guse as they discuss NAFTA, and how Prime Minister… Read more »

Fit Farmer — Ep 4: Working mental fitness into your routine

When someone says “take care of your mental health,” do you envision meditation sessions in quiet rooms or the latest yoga tend? While both meditation and yoga can be part of taking care of your headspace, they’re not the only way to do so. The most important thing is that you work to add mental health… Read more »

Get ready to access antibiotics: Establishing a vet-client-patient relationship

Beginning later this year, livestock owners across Canada will have to jump through one extra hoop before accessing certain antibiotic veterinary products. The move is part of a broader strategy to manage antibiotic resistance in human health, and it’s not without controversy. Starting in December, farmers will need an existing vet-client patient relationship (VCPR) to… Read more »

MYFB — Ep 31: Four elements of a human resource plan

Which questions do you ask potential new hires? Where to you find your next star farm employee? Is the employee handbook up to date? If you laughed and thought, we don’t even HAVE an employee handbook, this podcast episode is for you. In this Mind Your Farm Business episode, host Shaun Haney takes us on… Read more »

Does agriculture have a favourite in the Ontario PC race?

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 »

Working smart: How to cut through tech distractions

Forget the standard five and 10-year outlooks of strategic planning. Instead, have you figured out where to best put your time in in a day? Whether or not you and your spouse are collaborating to your full potential? Is technology helping or hindering your farm operation? These are the kinds of questions Nick Bontis, professor of… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 29: Boosting yield through kernel size, winter crop killers, and an interview with Farmer Tim

We’re celebrating the fifth Monday of January in style with this week’s edition of the RealAg Radio agronomy show. Your host Shaun Haney is joined by none other than RealAgriculture’s agronomist and general wheat enthusiast Peter Johnson to tackle your biggest agronomy questions, such as if winter crops have died all their deaths yet. They… Read more »

Build a legacy one decision at a time

If you’re five years away from stepping back from the day-to-day operation of your farm, you’re likely to make different management decisions than say when you were five years in to your farming journey. But it’s rare for a farm to have such a distinct start and end point — most farms are a blend… Read more »

Local newspapers disappearing from the fabric of rural communities

So what makes a rural community? Some people believe that it is about the hospital, the hockey rink, the school or maybe the post office. What about the local newspaper? Is it still a fabric of the community like it once was? We might not even know how much they mean until they are all… Read more »

No, agriculture won’t be quiet, Mr. Ross

We often hear that farmers need to tell their story. Farmers need to speak up and make sure their concerns are heard and are understood by politicians and consumers. Too many times our messages seem to fall on deaf ears with left and right leaning governments. However, last week’s #farmers4NAFTA campaign by U.S. farm groups and… Read more »