Tag: Shaun Haney

MYFB — Ep. 27: The younger partner’s perspective on succession

Many times we look at farm succession from a very holistic point of view, through a lens focused on the overall process and all the people involved. But this can make things very complicated. Sometimes we need to look at one generation at a time. What are their concerns/desires/needs in this process? In this Mind Your… Read more »

Canadian net farm income grew 7.6% in 2016: StatsCan

StatsCan has released its net farm income report for 2016 and the results may surprise you considering the livestock and commodity market that producers faced. According to the report, revenue held fairly stable while it was declining operating expenses that allowed net farm income to rise. A full breakdown of the report, including provincial comparisons,… Read more »

AgriTalk Free For All: Wheat trade harmonization, planting delays, labour shortages and dairy friction

On Friday, Shaun Haney was invited to be on the Free For All Panel on Agritalk, along with Chip Flory and Jim Wiesemeyer.  Agritalk with Mike Adams has over 95 United States based radio affiliates and can be heard across North America on Rural Radio 147 (couple hours before RealAg Radio). The topics included US… Read more »

MYFB — Ep 24: Can break-even be your worst case scenario?

If when you think of risk in farming you think only of uncontrollable things, like the weather and global trade, or only crop price slides, you’ve likely missed an opportunity to take a more proactive approach to risk management. While it’s easy to get overwhelmed by ‘what if’ scenarios and all the different forms of… Read more »

TechTour: Ramp Up Seeding Turn-Around Times with the Wildcard Trailer

Seeding and harvest are the two main pinch points for time on the farm. Many farmers have gone to wider implements, bigger carts, and huge tractors in an effort to cover the maximum amount of acres per day to make the most of an intense spring start. But going wider and adding capacity creates a… Read more »

The Seedpod —Ep. 12: Wheat Midge Tolerance Gene Detected in Soft White Wheat. What Happens Now?

SeCan recently discovered that the majority of the soft white wheat varieties grown in western Canada naturally contain the Sm1 trait for midge tolerance. The trait has likely always been there, but only recently have we had the technology to test for it. The Sm1 gene was first identified as naturally occurring in soft red winter… Read more »

Owning Your Value: Call Yourself the Chief Financial Officer

Just as every farmer needs to move away from being “just a farmer” and recognize they are business owners and leaders, each individual within the farm business needs to own their true title — from operations manager, to human resource lead, and on to CEO. This probably holds the most true for the “farm wife.”… Read more »

A Big Week For Canadian Delegation at the NCBA Convention in Nashville

This week at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) conference over 200 Canadians will descend on Music City to take in Cattleman’s College, network, and possibly attend committee meetings to influence the direction of the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican beef trading relationship. On RFD-TV’s Market Day Report, Shaun Haney discussed the special importance of this years… Read more »

Shaun Introduces FarmTech to the Rural Radio and RFD-TV Fans

Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta, FarmTech began, and like every year the agenda is loaded with the best in concurrent and keynote speakers. With over 50 sessions over three days, FarmTech is the leading agronomy, marketing, and farm management conference in Canada. Yesterday, Shaun Haney introduced FarmTech to the RFD-TV and Rural Radio audience as he… Read more »

Eastern Versus Western Farming: Appreciating the Differences

Geographically speaking, Ontario and Western Canada aren’t actually that far apart. But agriculture within the two regions is incredibly different, though some may argue it’s getting more similar all the time. Picture Butte, Alberta-based Shaun Haney recently sat down with Guelph-dweller Norm Sutherland, a district sales manager for Syngenta, to celebrate the uniqueness of farming in… Read more »

High Optimism, the Jacket Caper, and Amateur Gumshoes: CropSphere Wrap Up

It’s a busy week in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, this week for CropSphere and the Crop Production Show. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney, Kelvin Heppner, and Peter Johnson got together to wrap up the week-long conference. There was a surprisingly high level of optimism at the show with farmers looking ahead at 2017 as a new opportunity and a… Read more »

Pushing Back Against the “Food Police”

There are tradeoffs that need be considered when it comes to decisions about food and food policies, whether it’s prioritizing “good” fats, local food or requiring different animal care procedures. “We’re in the early stages of the arguments being made for greater control of our food system,” explains Dr. Jayson Lusk (@JaysonLusk). “The danger is people… Read more »

How Concerned Should We Be About Fungicide Resistance?

By now, farmers are all too familiar with weed populations developing resistance to herbicides (sometimes more than one). Given what we know and understand about how resistance develops, how concerned should farmers be about diseases becoming resistant to fungicide applications? Scott Henry, with Bayer, sat down with Shaun Haney to break down this not-so-straight-forward topic. The… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep 7: How to Build a Fertilizer Plan

You spend valuable time choosing the right variety of each crop type — are you sure you’re supplying that crop with all that it needs to reach its maximum potential? In this seventh episode of the Growing Series podcast, Shaun Haney asks Cargill agronomist Jeremy Boychyn about not just building a fertilizer plan for yield,… Read more »

Growing Series Podcast, Ep. 6: Test the Value of Soil Tests

Do you test your soil? Do you test every field every year? What’s your strategy? If you’re still not sure about the value of soil tests or the best way to sample, this sixth episode of the Growing Series podcast will help shed light on those answers. In this episode, Shaun Haney is joined by… Read more »