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How long can a government-backed economy last?

January 27th, 2021

11:39

One year in to navigating a global pandemic it’s clear that the economic health of consumers is ailing, but it’s difficult to measure by how much, …

Balance, adaptive grazing, and custom feeding cattle — a LIVE! with Andrea Stroeve-Sawa

January 26th, 2021

32:15

Today’s RealAg LIVE! guest breaks down what it means to run a feedyard, discusses grazing, and balancing family life amidst it all. Andrea Stroeve-Sawa of Shipwheel Cattle joins our host Shaun Haney. Don’t forget to …

RealAg Radio, Jan 26: A mucky vaccine mess, budget recovery, and a new biogas production podcast

January 26th, 2021

54:58

Welcome to today’s RealAg Radio; we appreciate you taking time out of your day to tune in. You’ll hear: A clip from yesterday’s RealAg LIVE! with Josh Linville of StoneX, on the fertilizer market; Jennifer Green of the …

Alberta working on margin-based insurance replacement for AgriStability

January 26th, 2021

2:31

Reforming business risk management (BRM) programs, such as the AgriStability program, has been top of mind for many across the agriculture industry. …

The Agronomists, Ep 12: Strip-tillage pros, cons, and fertility management

January 26th, 2021

1:02:16

Two provinces and thousands of kilometres apart, farmers Dean Toews and Mark Brock run surprisingly similar strip-tillage systems. The benefits are similar, too, even with substantially different soil types and weather …

Morocco, Mickey Mouse, and the fertilizer markets — LIVE! with Josh Linville

January 26th, 2021

34:58

Covering all the countries and the fertilizers they produce — from Moroccan, Russian, U.S., Canadian, even Belrusian — Josh Linville, of StoneX, extensively covers the fertilizer markets in this RealAg LIVE! Don’t …

RealAg Radio, Jan 25: Yield champions, starter fertilizer, the evolution of tracks, and strip-tilling on an Agronomic Monday

January 25th, 2021

55:00

Welcome to an agronomic Monday show here on RealAg Radio! Thanks for tuning in. On today’s show you’ll hear: Dr. Bob Nielsen of Purdue University, …

Alberta farmers will receive 20% reduction in crop insurance premiums

January 25th, 2021

5:11

Farmers in Alberta will see a significant reduction in their crop insurance premiums for the 2021 growing season. Announced January 25 by the Alberta …

Soybean School: How soil test P and K levels impact yield

January 25th, 2021

6:52

We know that phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are needed in soybeans to achieve those high yields. But what’s the right soil test level of each of these macronutrients, what happens when there’s too much or too little, …

Real partnerships and fostering your leadership effectiveness — LIVE! with Kelly Dobson

January 23rd, 2021

43:02

What does it mean to be a good leader, really? What does it take to get improve, and how do you measure your progress? Kelly Dobson of LeaderShift Inc. joins Shaun Haney for today’s RealAg LIVE! Don’t miss a new LIVE! …

RealAg Radio, Jan 22: Bernie memes, a momentous occasion for women, and a RealAg Issues Panel

January 22nd, 2021

54:45

We’ve reached the end of another week! Thanks for tuning into RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear a Beef Market Update from Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, as well as an issues panel with …

Beef Market Update: Retail demand stays strong post-holiday season

January 22nd, 2021

7:40

We’re starting this Beef Market Update off on a positive note: retail demand. Retail sales are looking really strong as we head into the last week …

Tires and tracks converge as technology evolves

January 22nd, 2021

12:58

It’s been more than 30 years since Caterpillar launched the first tracked tractor for farming. A lot has changed since those first basic tracks and …

Climate, renewable fuels, and perhaps the end of ad hoc payments for American farmers — LIVE! with Tyne Morgan

January 22nd, 2021

33:52

What can farmers and ranchers expect from President Joe Biden’s administration? Tyne Morgan, host and executive producer of the U.S. Farm Report, joins Shaun Haney for a fast-paced, 30 minute conversation covering what …

RealAg Radio, Jan 21: From sweet potatoes to cherries, and everything in between on the Farmer Rapid Fire

January 21st, 2021

55:05

Thursday! We can’t believe it’s Thursday already. Last week, we diverted away from our Farmer Rapid Fire usual (with farmers still on the show), but …

Ontario farmers primed for Responsible Grain code of practice consultation

January 21st, 2021

10:41

Farmers are getting vocal about the Responsible Grain code of practice, whether it’s in support or dissent. Up until now, those voices have primarily been western Canadian in origin, but the code potentially impacts …

RealAg Radio, Jan 20: Steady interest rates, vaccine roll-out questions, and if the U.K. will join CPTPP

January 20th, 2021

54:59

Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s show features a “virtual on-location,” sponsored by Decisive Farming powered by Telus …

Decision making on the farm, initiative for the next generation, and RealAgriStudies — a LIVE! with Justin Funk

January 20th, 2021

36:18

For our midweek edition of RealAg LIVE! we’re talking farm business and some of the statistics and research that has been conducted. Joining host Shaun Haney is Justin Funk of AgriStudies. SUMMARY Agri Studies is a …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 20: Soybean yields, boron, ice on The Lakes, and attention to detail

January 20th, 2021

17:37

If you’re looking for the magic formula to growing great wheat, you’ve come to the right place. In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson …

RealAg Radio, Jan 19: Keystone cancellation, Agri-Stability deadline, and pea protein plant starts up

January 19th, 2021

54:52

Thanks for tuning into this Tuesday edition of the radio show. You’ll hear from: Garrett Ganden, CEO of Rocky Mountain Equipment, on their privatization just before Christmas and what it means for customers; Crosby …

Coal policy, drinking water, and calling your MLA — a LIVE! with Corb Lund

January 19th, 2021

21:10

Corb Lund may be best known for his singing and songwriting, but he’s also a resident of Alberta with strong rural roots. Early last year, the …

Corn School: What’s the secret to winning yield contests?

January 19th, 2021

10:24

What’s the secret to growing those gigantic corn yields that turn a select few U.S. farmers into corn yield contest kings? Purdue University corn guru Dr. Bob Nielsen has been pouring over National Corn Yield Contest …

Responsible Grain code of practice meant as “first line of defence”

January 19th, 2021

14:52

Consultations are in full swing for the Responsible Grain code of practice, and the process is facing some bumps in the road. While the initiative is …

Agronomy Geeks, Ep. 19: Jenneth Johanson

January 19th, 2021

27:49

Jenneth Johanson farms in an atypical growing region at Lac du Bonnet, Man., about 100 km northeast of Winnipeg. She farms on productive land where the eastern Prairie meets the Canadian Shield, some of which is …

The Agronomists, Ep 11: Ultra-early seeding and soil temperature triggers

January 19th, 2021

1:04:24

How early is really early when it comes to seeding? For this episode of The Agronomists, Brian Beres, research scientist at AAFC Lethbridge, and …

RealAg Radio, Jan 18: Making education work from afar, the state of soil health, and what to expect for wheat

January 18th, 2021

54:52

Today’s edition of RealAg Radio is an agronomic Monday show. It includes: Deb Campbell of Agronomy Advantage and chair of the Certified Crop Advisors-Ontario, with how the CCA program is keeping up with educating their …

Learning to do by doing, community support, and coding clubs — a LIVE! with Liz Jarvis

January 18th, 2021

32:35

It’s Monday, which means we’re excited for another RealAg LIVE! Today’s episode puts a spotlight on 4H Canada, with host Kara Oosterhuis and 4H Canada’s Liz Jarvis. Don’t miss the LIVE! weekdays at 1 pm M/3 pm E. …

Roquette powers up $600 million pea protein plant

January 18th, 2021

12:48

It was January 18, 2017 when a global food ingredient company based in France announced plans to build the world’s largest facility dedicated to producing pea protein at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Fast forward four …

Diversity pledge long overdue, says BFO director

January 18th, 2021

14:16

When asked why the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) recently announced a policy to focus on inclusion within the beef value chain, Joe Dickenson says it …

Treat cover crops like a real crop

January 18th, 2021

10:48

We cover a lot of different agronomy topics here on RealAgriculture, but one area that doesn’t get attention all the time is cover crops. Anne …

A new role, hands-on learning, and a group of horses — LIVE! with Haley Tetreault

January 17th, 2021

31:28

Look out Wheat Pete, we’ve got a new person to talk with about wheat agronomy! Just kidding, we’ll always be consulting Peter about wheat. But for …

RealAg Radio, Jan 15: Feedback on Responsible Grain, taking and giving, and recognition

January 15th, 2021

55:06

Welcome to the end of the week, and thanks for joining RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear an issues panel featuring RealAg’s own Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, as well as dairy farmer Andrew Campbell of Fresh …

What the latest equipment sale numbers tell us

January 15th, 2021

10:40

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) flash reports that come out every month are a handy way to see how equipment sales are trending in Canada and the U.S. “Equipment sales numbers are a pretty good …

RealAg Radio, Jan 14: Digging deeper into the Responsible Grain code of practice

January 15th, 2021

55:00

Welcome to this Thursday edition of RealAg Radio. If you’ve been tuning in for a while, normally you’re familiar with Farmer Rapid Fire on Thursdays, but today we’re excited to bring you something else: farmers are …

Neighbourhood crop rotations, shipping strawberry plants, and sweet potatoes — LIVE! with Katie Keddy

January 14th, 2021

32:49

It takes heaps of management to grow perfectly-sized, quality sweet potatoes. Katie Keddy, of Valley Harvest Sweet Potatoes in Nova Scotia, shares how her farm grows this neat crop, plus strawberries for propagation, …

Crop advisors working hard to meet education challenges this winter

January 14th, 2021

10:13

The new virtual Ontario Agricultural Conference received strong reviews during the first week in January, and Ontario certified crop advisors have …

RealAg Radio, Jan 13: Holy windstorm, Sask commodity group resolutions, and an equipment update

January 13th, 2021

53:24

It’s a Windy Wednesday over here in Alberta, where Shaun Haney is hosting RealAg Radio live in the Lethbridge studio. On today’s show, sponsored by Federated Cooperatives, you’ll hear: Craig Klemmer of Farm Credit …

Navigating the farm to food conversation during a pandemic — a LIVE! with Crystal Mackay

January 13th, 2021

34:57

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things, including our relationship with our food system. For the first time in several generations, there were empty grocery store shelves due to disrupted supply chains. What …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 13: Respectful disagreements, sulphur availability, and sky-high crop prices

January 13th, 2021

17:22

This week’s Wheat Pete’s Word kicks off with a quick explanation and an update on host Peter Johnson’s “extra 15 minutes” concept. The agronomy …

Five equipment trends to watch in 2021

January 13th, 2021

12:09

The agriculture industry loves its iron and the upcoming trends in equipment manufacturing are an exciting prospect. Al Cervero, senior vice …

Soil School: How to spot a farmer committed to soil health

January 13th, 2021

10:38

The topic of soil health has gained a tremendous amount of followers over the last ten years. There’s a large, dynamic community devoted to the …

RealAg Radio, Jan 12: Grain transportation, a wild WASDE, and top equipment trends

January 12th, 2021

53:02

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear from: David Przednowek, director of sales and marketing for CN Rail, on grain movement with the strong markets lately; Matthew Pot, economist …

Green on the screen across commodities post-WASDE — a LIVE! with Jon Driedger

January 12th, 2021

33:26

Struggling with what to make of the markets lately? Moving the market, in this moment, is the latest WASDE report; and to help break it down for us is Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research, joining host Shaun …

The Agronomists, Ep 10: Early season soybean management

January 12th, 2021

1:02:33

Clean fields and fit soil will kick the soybean crop off to a strong start, but there’s so much more to big yields than warm soil. In this episode of The Agronomists we go to Ontario’s soybean specialist Horst Bohner …

RealAg Radio, Jan 11: Seeding soybeans early, longer days, and a yield contest

January 12th, 2021

53:27

It’s an agronomic Monday here on RealAg Radio today! Thanks for tuning in. You’ll hear from: Deb Campbell of Agronomy Advantage from a previous …

Cattle and pig country, western bean cutworm, and managing your risks — a LIVE! with Steph Berlett

January 11th, 2021

32:42

How have agronomists fared over this last year? Are growers changing their rotation plans because of such great commodity prices right now? And, how do you keep up with the agronomic information during this pandemic? …

Soybean School: To till or not to till

January 11th, 2021

11:42

Tillage destroys soil structure, cuts organic matter and decreases soil water infiltration. If that’s the case, reducing tillage makes sense, right? But the decision is not that simple, says Jodi DeJong-Hughes, …

Canola School: Balancing long-term rotation value with strong grain prices

January 11th, 2021

7:08

The time of year where many are starting to plan for their 2021 growing season has begun, and at the end of the day, the markets will play into those decisions. While we need to be able to make a profit off of the crops …

Beef Market Update: A slow start, but hopeful outlook, for the 2021 beef market

January 8th, 2021

8:42

It’s the early days of 2021, but we’re hoping for a great year in the beef markets. Will that be the case? Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange says although we are are off to a bit of a slow start, the futures …

Managing through the winter months and knowing mental health indicators — a LIVE! with Lesley Kelly

January 8th, 2021

33:12

What do you do to combat the “winter blues?” Knowing yourself and when you’re feeling ‘off” is the key to knowing your own mental health. To give us some strategies, Lesley Kelly, co-founder of DoMoreAg and mental …

RealAg Radio, Jan 8: A BMU, a doubling down of U.S. election impact, and the grain code of practice

January 8th, 2021

54:57

Welcome to the end of the week and this Friday episode of RealAg Radio! Today, you’ll hear a Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock Exchange. You’ll also hear a RealAg Issues Panel with …

Expect Biden’s administration to align with Trudeau’s all-encompassing environmental focus

January 8th, 2021

9:05

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has consistently moved environmental considerations into nearly every policy it has brought forward, …

Growers faced with decent rotation choices as feed market stays strong

January 8th, 2021

5:24

Corn prices have reached historic highs, and the outlook for 2021 looks very promising if you are looking to sell. However, if you’re on the buying side, such high feed prices across the market have not made it easy to …

Covering ground: agriculture exports, investments, and the economic recovery

January 8th, 2021

12:01

The pandemic has affected the global economy in a broad sense, and there’s a lot of ground to recover from 2020. To help us get a sense of where 2021 …

RealAg Radio, Jan 7: Spring feels a long ways out, but it’s time to prep for hitting the field on the Farmer Rapid Fire

January 7th, 2021

54:48

How is it Thursday already?! We keep getting surprised by how fast the weeks go sometimes, but time flies when you’re having fun! Thursdays mean Farmer Rapid Fire around here, and on today’s show you’ll hear from: Steve …

Carbon taxes, public trust, farm leadership, and good hats — a LIVE! with Daryl Fransoo

January 7th, 2021

34:15

Daryl Fransoo, grain farmer at Glaslyn, Sask., and Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) director joins us for today’s LIVE! to talk …

There are two separate economic realities in Canada — and the gap is widening

January 7th, 2021

9:26

It’s outlook week here at RealAgriculture, and we’re trying to spend the week looking forward, instead of back. We’ve been talking so much about 2020 …

Grading changes and waiting on a timeline for the Grains Act review

January 7th, 2021

6:30

It might be a new year, and might feel like a reset, but the pandemic is still an issue that is impacting many segments of our economy, and the grain industry is no exception. Joining Shaun Haney for a discussion on the …

The good, the bad, and potentially ugly weather for Western Canada

January 7th, 2021

8:13

Surviving on four inches of rain and having next to nothing for soil moisture reserves can’t last more than two growing seasons. So, what can be predicted for the weather in the west this year? “We’re walking on thin …

Stormy March, cool start expected for Ontario 2021 planting season

January 7th, 2021

10:33

It’s been a relatively mild, dry winter for most of southern and eastern Ontario, which has many asking if the mild weather can really last all …

Buying acres, low-pro wheat, and priced-in bulls — a LIVE! with Brennan Turner

January 7th, 2021

37:41

Profitable grain prices can make sticking to a planned crop rotation a little tougher if there’s a clear winner in the bunch, but many farmers are enjoying decent prices across the board for most crops right now. How …

RealAg Radio, Jan 6: A weather forecast, fertilizer and climate, and U.S. relations

January 6th, 2021

53:24

We’ve reached the middle of the first full week of the new year! Welcome to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: …

Exemptions, ethanol, food security, and farm labour: Rood’s top questions for the ag minister

January 6th, 2021

13:44

It won’t be long before the Government of Canada returns to the house, even if it is virtually. The holiday season is behind us and it’s time to get …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 6: The little harvest, plotting the year ahead, and a bin check

January 6th, 2021

17:05

Welcome to the first Wheat Pete’s Word of 2021! To kick off the year, host Peter Johnson has some key reminders (check those bins!) and answers to some of the top agronomy questions from the last growing season. He also …

RealAg Radio, Jan 5: Outlook week continues with grain, federal accountability, and economic recovery

January 6th, 2021

53:08

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Doug Chorney, newly appointed chief commissioner of the …

Digitize, communicate, share, and look forward in 2021 — LIVE! with Marty Seymour

January 5th, 2021

37:24

COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns, distancing, and cancelled learning events have had a profound impact on so many. Our food systems, food processing, and focus on local economy may be forever changed by this …

Wheat School: Will precision uniformity deliver on yield?

January 5th, 2021

5:17

If better seed singulation, metering, and depth control improve uniformity of wheat emergence, growth, and crop canopy, will that add up to more …

The Agronomists, Ep 9: Interpreting soil test results

January 5th, 2021

1:11:35

You sent some soil samples away, whether it was from your own farm or on behalf of a farmer, and now you have the results. How do you begin to fully …

RealAg Radio, Jan 4: Key planning questions and the beginning of outlook week

January 5th, 2021

53:16

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio, live from the Lethbridge, Alta studio. It’s an agronomic Monday and on today’s show you’ll hear from: Doug Alderman of Pride Seeds for a chat about planning the year ahead; A …

Evaluating corn hybrids, planning for profit, and questions to ask your seed supplier — LIVE! with Doug Alderman

January 4th, 2021

40:13

Welcome back for this 2021 season of RealAg LIVE! To kick off the New Year, we’re talking planning, planning, and more planning when it comes to corn acres in the year ahead. To get the goods on what main areas to focus …

RealAg Radio, Jan 1: A Throne Speech, critical words for the railways, a new code of conduct, and accessing our ex-pats

January 1st, 2021

54:40

Happy New Year! Thanks for taking time on this day to join us here at RealAgriculture; we truly appreciate all of our viewers and listeners. On …

RealAg Radio, Dec 31: Seeds Canada amalgamation, LEO satellites, and dairy supply management 2.0

December 31st, 2020

54:48

Today’s show features interviews and discussion from September through October. You’ll hear from: Glyn Chancey, executive director of the CSGA, on …

Agronomy Geeks, Ep 18: Ray Dowbenko

December 31st, 2020

33:20

There are several recurring themes among some of the most interesting people I cross paths with in agriculture. One of the most fun is that many of …

RealAg Radio, Dec 30: Economic recovery, farm profitability, a HALO in need, and a seed caper conundrum

December 30th, 2020

54:46

Today’s RealAg Radio show features a recap of stories from June, July, and August. You’ll hear from: Kerri Holland of Simpson Centre at the …

RealAg Radio, Dec 29: Recapping the beginning of the pandemic, food security, and meat packing plants

December 29th, 2020

54:54

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! We’re getting ever closer to the end of the week and we’re continuing with our best of the year, focusing on March, April, and May. On today’s show you’ll hear: Don …

Soybean School: Lessons from the 2020 growing season

December 29th, 2020

9:03

Whether you’re an experienced soybean grower, or are looking to get into this interesting leguminous oilseed crop, there’s always something to learn. …

Alberta cooperative boosts rural community organizations during COVID

December 29th, 2020

9:53

Community organizations have really struggled this year — especially with fundraising. Many of the events that were scheduled for the year, and …

RealAg Radio, Dec 28: Early 2020’s protein market outlook, tech talk, and studying consumers

December 28th, 2020

54:36

Welcome to this Monday edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s show features the best of our content from January and February: Don Close of Rabobank on the …

Corn School: Managing manure while dealing with corn rootworm resistance

December 26th, 2020

7:18

Corn rootworm, manure, and soybeans — farmers don’t often hear those three words in the same sentence but we’ve come to expect the unexpected in 2020. With growing resistance to corn rootworm traits in Ontario, many …

RealAg Radio, Christmas Edition: Crawling in and out of houses, Boxing Day cabarets, and throwing cookies

December 24th, 2020

54:35

Merry Christmas from all of us at RealAgriculture and thanks for tuning into RealAg Radio during your holiday! You’re going to hear from the entire …

Soybean School: Lessons learned from 2020 spring tillage

December 24th, 2020

9:19

When it comes to planting soybeans, is spring tillage necessary? Can no-till soybeans handle the challenge that a cool, wet spring and heavy corn …

The GWC of hiring, risk management equations, and marketing tips and tricks— LIVE! with Kristjan Hebert

December 24th, 2020

33:34

When we say “knowing your numbers” in agriculture, there’s knowing the basics, then there’s the level of today’s guest. In this RealAg LIVE! host …

Beef Market Update: All the beef industry wants for Christmas and in the New Year

December 23rd, 2020

10:09

Each year, Shaun Haney asks Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange what wishes she’d grant for the cattle markets if she could. (Don’t look …

RealAg Radio, Dec 23: A weak hand-off to the New Year, currency forecasts, and suspicious emergency wage subsidy info

December 23rd, 2020

54:42

It’s Christmas Eve eve! Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’re going to hear: The top ag news stories of the day with your host Shaun Haney; A Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of Gateway …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 23: Some thank-yous, test plots, some feedback, and a free 15 minutes

December 23rd, 2020

18:00

As the Year of the Pandemic comes to a close, it’s time to take some time to rest, reflect, and ready ourselves for the year ahead. The holidays can …

Challenger rolls out MT800 track tractors

December 23rd, 2020

5:56

The new AGCO Challenger MT800 track tractors could be considered the MT700’s “big brother,” with lots of options and upgrades. There’s different …

Proposed Clean Fuel Standard “very positive,” says Canola Council

December 23rd, 2020

11:57

The federal government’s Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) could create a new market equal in size to that of Japan’s for Canadian canola, according to the …

RealAg Radio, Dec 22: Appointments for the CGC, draft regulations for CFS released, and cattle set-aside in Ontario

December 22nd, 2020

54:51

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of the show. On RealAg Radio today you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day; Brian Innes of the …

“It’s the drinking water for 2 million people across Canada” — Alberta ranchers take Kenney government to court

December 22nd, 2020

13:08

There’s trouble brewing in the mountains and the foothills, as a recent policy change by Alberta’s government puts significant grazing land and water …

Policy versus politics, Youth Ag Summit, and seeing more to ag than just farming — a LIVE! with Emmett Sawyer

December 22nd, 2020

38:34

Speak up and speak positively about not just agriculture, but also about the potential for careers in agriculture, and we’ll see more people take an …

Soil School: Putting a value on cover crops and soil health

December 22nd, 2020

8:02

What type of return on investment do farmers realize when they make a long-term commitment to planting cover crops on their farm? That question can …

Thinking digital — technology opportunities for farming

December 22nd, 2020

10:49

Trends and opportunities always seem to crop up in people’s minds as the end of the year draws closer and as we enter into a new one. In terms of …

The Agronomists, Ep 8: Technology and the future of agronomy

December 22nd, 2020

1:00:30

The future of agronomy is likely even more tech-heavy than it is now, but that’s not to say that robots, drones, and sensors will replace human intelligence, experience, and judgement. To tackle what the next 10 years …

Upward market momentum, dessert hummus, soybeans buying corn acres, and Dickens — a LIVE! with Neil Townsend

December 22nd, 2020

42:31

It’s the first day of winter, and perhaps the beginning of a  few weeks of quiet, rest, and reflection before a new year, and the slow speed up to another spring. The grain markets show no sign of slowing down however, …

RealAg Radio, Dec 21: How new canola varieties are selected, battling herbicide resistant waterhemp, and the newb’s first interview

December 21st, 2020

54:51

Welcome to an agronomic Monday AND the start of the Christmas week (only 4 more sleeps!). On today’s show you’ll hear: Raymond Gadoua, of WCCRRC and …

Canola School: How varieties are tested in-field

December 21st, 2020

11:06

You may not have heard of the Western Canada Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee (WCCRRC), but the organization is responsible for setting the …

Attracting non-farmers to agricultural careers

December 19th, 2020

11:07

How do we recruit the next generation of agriculture employees? Reaching out and attracting new generations and talent into agriculture may be the …

Niche markets, AFS, and developing agriculture in Kenya — a LIVE! with Stewart Skinner

December 18th, 2020

45:39

Stewart Skinner, hog farmer from Listowel, Ont., (who you may have heard before on a Farmer Rapid Fire or two), joins us for today’s LIVE! Don’t miss a new LIVE! every weekday at 3 pm E on social media! SUMMARY Happy …

RealAg Radio, Dec 18: Carbon taxes, the 4Rs, and having ag’s complexity expressed in policy

December 18th, 2020

54:28

Today’s show features an issues panel with host Shaun Haney, and RealAgriculture’s own Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner. In it, they discuss a …

Canola School: Frequency of canola in rotation — the economics and the risks

December 18th, 2020

11:05

More diverse crop rotations are better, agronomically speaking, but economically speaking, the story is not always so clear. Cash flow in the immediate term sometimes takes centre stage when growing a high-profit crop …

‘Steady Eddie’ agriculture sector should give farmers confidence for 2021

December 18th, 2020

13:07

Taking stock of how agriculture has fared during the pandemic might seem like a daunting task. Looking towards what the new year has in store for …

What farmers want, herbicide rotation, and a big announcement— a LIVE! Q&A with CANTERRA SEEDS’ Lorri Keyowski and Curt Baldwin

December 18th, 2020

31:48

Is it too soon to think about what to grow next year? In our opinion, it’s never too soon. CANTERRA Seeds’ Lorri Keyowski and Curt Baldwin join us for today’s RealAg LIVE! to talk about hybrid selection, online input …

Fertilizer, grain drying, and a countdown clock on the AgriStability proposal: an interview with Minister Bibeau

December 18th, 2020

14:27

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Marie-Claude Bibeau is still waiting to hear back from western provinces on her proposal to adapt the …

RealAg Radio, Dec 17: Dairy perspective, dividing responsibilities, Christmas shopping in person, and elevator line TikToks

December 17th, 2020

54:33

If you haven’t guessed it by now, Thursday on RealAg Radio mean Farmer Rapid Fire! Today’s show isn’t about to break that pattern. You’ll hear from: John-Wiebe Dykstra of New Brunswick, and his opinion on the latest …

RealAg Radio, Dec 16: The Clean Fuel Standard, what it means for biofuels, and a low-fat pizza analogy

December 16th, 2020

54:53

Hard to believe it’s the mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, but welcome here! Your host Shaun Haney is going to lead you through a deep dive of the Clean Fuel Standard in this show. You’ll hear from: Marla Orenstein of …

Adding it up: Carbon tax will cost farmers $50/acre of corn by 2030

December 16th, 2020

12:08

Any optimism over the updated Clean Fuel Standard, set to be revealed Friday, December 18, has been over-shadowed by last week’s environmental plan that includes an upward incline in carbon taxes to 2023. Markus Haerle, …

Dry, dry weather, bullish soybeans, and will we get a Christmas surprise? – a LIVE! with Ted Seifried

December 16th, 2020

31:19

Much like 2020, the markets have been surprising. Ted Seifried of Zaner Ag Hedge joins us for this RealAg LIVE! Q&A to discuss all things corn, wheat, and of course, soybean meal. Don’t miss a new LIVE! every …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 16: Market rallies, doing things different, and matching removal rates

December 16th, 2020

16:59

In the pursuit of continuous learning, you’ve got to change things up every now and then. For this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson …

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep. 57: Managing currency risk at the farm level

December 16th, 2020

16:35

In the busyness of the everyday, it stands to reason that some risk management issues fall to the back of your mind. Currency risk is one of those …

Clean Fuel Standard is an economic policy, not just an environmental one: RICanada

December 15th, 2020

16:36

Details of the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) are expected this coming Friday, as it is scheduled to be published in the upcoming Canada Gazette. The …

Possible winners and losers of the pending Clean Fuel Standard — a LIVE! with Marla Orenstein

December 15th, 2020

38:00

Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard is likely to be published Friday, kicking off a comment period ahead of the standard becoming law. For a what-we-know and what-we-don’t discussion, we go to Marla Orenstein, of the Canada …

RealAg Radio, Dec 15: Certified beef in Ontario, atypical weather patterns, and Clean Fuel Standard discussion

December 15th, 2020

54:44

This Tuesday edition of the show features a big ag policy issue, specifically the upcoming Clean Fuel Standard. You’ll hear from: Markus Haerle, …

Soybean School: Waging war with herbicide-resistant waterhemp

December 15th, 2020

10:16

Glyphosate-resistant waterhemp was first identified in Ontario in 2014. Since that time the weed, which hails from the pigweed family, has spread across the province with confirmed sightings in 14 counties in 2019. To …

The Agronomists, Ep 7: Low-hanging fruit, tiny little hammers, but nature bats last — resistant weed management

December 15th, 2020

1:06:55

Herbicide resistant weeds lurk on millions of acres of Canadian farm land. There’s no one way to manage resistant weeds or to delay resistance, but there are plenty of little hammers to use. That’s the subject of this …

Setting up an advisory group for your farm

December 15th, 2020

11:38

If you surround yourself with great people, you’ll do amazing things; and ultimately, an advisory group should take some of the stress out of making …

Heat blast, drones, rail bridges, and dad jokes — LIVE! with Jay Whetter

December 15th, 2020

45:09

How do you keep online events interesting? What’s the next big thing in canola agronomy? This is where we kick off the LIVE! Q&A with none other …

RealAg Radio, Dec 14: Protecting fertilizer protects profit, 60-inch row spacing, and fighting fungal diseases at seeding

December 14th, 2020

54:50

Welcome to Agronomic Monday here on RealAg Radio. On today’s episode you’ll hear: Gregory Sekulic, agronomy specialist with Canola Council of Canada; …

Agronomy Geeks, Ep 17: Claire Coombs

December 14th, 2020

31:12

Claire Coombs’ first agronomy love might be soil, but teaching and extension work are likely a close second. Coombs is currently teaching at …

Beef Market Update: Tough run for cattle feeders as feed prices continue to rise

December 12th, 2020

9:40

It’s been a mild December so far across the country, and although we will need some more moisture on the ground before the spring, most are sure enjoying it right now. Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange …

RealAg Radio, Dec 11: A cattle market update, an eventful week, and an Issues Panel

December 11th, 2020

55:02

Happy Friday! Thanks for tuning in today, where we’ve got a great RealAg issues panel in store for you. You’ll hear from Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin …

RealAg Radio, Dec 10: Hogs, hot dogs, heavy lifting in the office, Houdini-like magic, and more on the Farmer Rapid Fire

December 10th, 2020

54:47

It’s Thursday, and that means we have a Farmer Rapid Fire! You’ll hear from: Stewart Skinner of Listowel, Ont; Ron Krahn of Rivers, Man; Danny Ottenbreit of Grayson, Sask; Tim Oleksyn of the Prince Albert area in Sask; …

Oversold tech, bad hail, shelterbelts, and babysitting bets — LIVE! with Farmer Jim Hale

December 10th, 2020

30:40

Today’s RealAg LIVE! guest is Jim Hale, of Lancer, Sask. If you wonder where the heck that is, we did too; so we googled it (it’s east of Leader, south of Eston, and west of Kyle, in the Brown soil zone area of …

Is business management undervalued on your farm?

December 10th, 2020

8:25

Conference season is upon us, and joining the virtual ranks of meetings is Farm Management Canada’s (FMC) Ag Excellence conference. The virtual space can provide a lot more opportunity both to virtual speakers, and to …

Canola School: Protecting fertilizer applications helps profitability and the environment

December 10th, 2020

10:00

Farmers work hard to maximize fertilizer applications, both for economic and environmental reasons. Making sure all that money spent in fertilizer gets turned into crop — not lost as greenhouse gas emissions — is a key …

RealAg Radio, Dec 9: Priority for meat packing industry, pulse flour products, and a new issues panelist

December 9th, 2020

55:01

We appreciate you joining us for this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host …

U.S. seeking enforcement action against Canadian dairy TRQ allocation under USMCA

December 9th, 2020

10:40

Dairy has become the first issue under the new NAFTA to be challenged with potential enforcement action. As expected, the U.S. Trade Representative …

Fist bumps, early birds, and good boredom — a LIVE! with Timothy Caulfield

December 9th, 2020

33:10

If you’re feeling rather exhausted, anxious, and a little overwhelmed, author Timothy Caulfield might know why. In his latest book, Relax, Dammit! A …

Meat, bakery, and vegetable prices predicted to rise in 2021

December 9th, 2020

12:21

The 11th annual Canada’s Food Price Report forecasts an overall price increase of three to five per cent for the upcoming year — which equates to …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 9: Winter erosion, residue, and alternating rows of corn and soybeans

December 9th, 2020

17:24

When it comes to gauging the success of management decisions, it’s important to run more than one replication in a trial — observing differences is a great way to decide on what might deserve a closer look next year. In …

RealAg Radio, Dec 8: Drought improvement, protein industry progress, and the latest in BRM reform

December 8th, 2020

54:43

We’ve got a great RealAg Radio show for you today. You’ll hear from: Bill Greuel, CEO of Protein Industries Canada, in a clip from yesterday’s LIVE!; Minister Ernie Hardeman, on how the latest BRM reform proposal will …

Avena Foods and partners secure funding for developing pulse flour products

December 8th, 2020

8:30

Protein Industries Canada has announced a partnership that will research and develop new applications for pulse flours. Avena Foods, Big Mountain …

Secure data, agronomy alerts, and getting started with big data — a LIVE! with Denise Hockaday

December 8th, 2020

31:20

If you feel that not yet being on the precision farming or big data wagon means you’re too late, today’s LIVE! guest has two words for you: just begin. Denise Hockaday, with Climate Fieldview, says that the platform can …

Corn School: Finding a fit for 60-inch rows

December 8th, 2020

8:36

Sixty-inch spacing for corn is sure not for everyone, but the math and soil conservation rewards can work for farmers who have limited rotations and can benefit from extended grazing for livestock on well-established …

The Agronomists, Ep. 6: Setting up on-farm field trials

December 8th, 2020

1:05:27

Adjusting management or adopting new products or varieties carries some risk, but that risk can be managed with an on-farm evaluation. Setting up on-farm trials, however, can be simple and straight forward — or so …

Dot-connecting and investments into value-added processing — a LIVE! Q&A with Bill Greuel

December 7th, 2020

35:01

Bill Greuel of Protein Industries Canada joins Shaun Haney for today’s LIVE! to talk about increasing ingredient manufacturing and food processing capacity in western Canada. Don’t miss the LIVE! weekdays at 1 pm M/3 pm …

RealAg Radio, Dec 7: Dairy dispute, beef industry asks, and an Agronomic Monday

December 7th, 2020

54:42

It’s an Agronomic Monday here on RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear host Shaun Haney and our resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson chat about all things agronomy, including: World Soil Day was on …

Wheat School: Getting to the root cause of a poor germination test

December 7th, 2020

10:19

Testing wheat seed for fungal disease is important for a few reasons. A basic seed test for germination and vigour will tell you how viable that seed is, but if your germination rate is down, a basic test won’t tell you …

Hardeman is “reasonably happy” with Minister Bibeau’s BRM reform proposal

December 6th, 2020

13:21

The virtual Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers meeting recently concluded with a press conference featuring Ontario …

RealAg Radio, Dec 4: StatsCan surprises, jobs numbers, gumption, and a potential Huawei CFO release

December 4th, 2020

54:42

Today’s show features an issues panel! Featuring RealAg’s own Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner, and Andrew Campbell, dairy farmer from Strathroy, Ont. and host of the Food Bubble podcast. They’ll be chatting about: …

Motorcycles, crush or feed, and wheat at a “social”— LIVE! with Brian Voth

December 4th, 2020

40:42

On today’s RealAg LIVE! our host Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Brian Voth of IntelliFarm Inc. out of Manitoba. They talk about canola, soybeans, …

Soybean School: Setting your planter for higher yields

December 4th, 2020

13:40

When it comes to strong soybean plant establishment, growers often focus on seeding rates, seeding depth, and tillage. Those are all important management practices, but Horst Bohner emphasizes the need for growers to …

RealAg Radio, Dec 3: Using old barns, revamping management, and tool storage on the Farmer Rapid Fire

December 3rd, 2020

55:01

This Thursday Farmer Rapid Fire takes us across the country, from one coast just about through to another coast. You’ll hear from: Peter Gredig of Ontario; Rebecca Archibald of Nova Scotia; Gunter Jochum of Manitoba; …

Jerseys, Johne’s, log houses, and mental wellness — a LIVE! with Ethan Wallace

December 3rd, 2020

31:31

If you were going to build a new dairy barn, would you choose a parlour or robots? What about Jerseys vs. Holsteins? Ethan Wallace, of Seaforth, …

New survey seeks to understand how women farmers make decisions, manage differently

December 3rd, 2020

11:12

While women make up over 30 per cent of farmers, it’s only recently that they have seen an increase in representation in advertising for everything from crop protection products, to lending, to equipment. But simply …

Agronomy Geeks, Ep 16: Michelle Baker

December 3rd, 2020

19:14

Farms aren’t as mobile as we’d like sometimes, and that can mean leaving your home base to pursue work and life somewhere else. Taking on a new challenge outside of where you grew up has benefits though; for example, …

RealAg Radio, December 2: Grain pooling, CAFTA concerns, and a grain market update

December 2nd, 2020

55:04

We expect this last month of the year to fly by as fast as the rest of them. We’ve got a great lineup for you on RealAg Radio. You’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Jon Driedger of …

Now what? Selling grain in a stalled out market

December 2nd, 2020

12:33

After enjoying a counter-seasonal rally in the grain markets, prices have started to drift lower. Farmers with crop left to price might be wondering — now what? To answer that question, we go to Jon Driedger of …

Feminization, hemp-based shampoo, and fibre creation — A hempy LIVE! with Ted Haney

December 2nd, 2020

35:33

In this episode of RealAg LIVE!, Ted Haney, president of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA), tells us about some of the different uses for hemp, where he sees the industry going, and how producers can help them get …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 2: Soil crumbles, bio-strips, and a Word from the West

December 2nd, 2020

17:13

In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson talks wheat physiology — it might be cold, but it’ll still photosynthesize — oats, changing the …

Christmas trees embraced this holiday season: the ins and outs of tree farming

December 2nd, 2020

11:14

Did you know that the lead-up to buying a beautiful fresh Christmas tree is actually more important than the time of purchase? As Shirley Brennan, …

Following a sustainability road map with Syngenta

December 2nd, 2020

11:37

Sustainability can be defined several different ways, but during Syngenta’s recent Media Summit, which gives a preview of the company’s initiatives and future directions, the company defined the word for themselves and …

RealAg Radio, Dec 1: Christmas trees, a new book, and navigating trade with China

December 1st, 2020

55:02

Just like that, it’s December. Thanks for tuning into RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear: Shirley Brennan, executive director for the Canadian …

Game theory, online auctions, and the hot used machinery market — a LIVE! Q&A with Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson

December 1st, 2020

40:47

In this episode of RealAg LIVE!, Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson gives us the scoop on the used machinery markets in both Canada and the U.S., as well …

The Agronomists, Ep 5: Variety, management, and environment — all about cereal selection decisions

December 1st, 2020

1:11:29

You may not swap out wheat and barley varieties as often as some other crops, but making the right selection for a new variety is the most important one when it comes to achieving profitable yield levels. For this …

RealAg Radio, Nov 30: Canola yield-robbers, weed control in soybeans, the Spray Guys, and pulse crop planning

November 30th, 2020

54:52

Welcome to this agronomic information-packed Monday episode of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Some of the conversation between Jason …

Trade, diplomacy, and playing hard ball with China — a LIVE! Q&A with Charles Burton

November 30th, 2020

35:12

There are no simple answers when dealing with an economic superpower like China. But just because any and all answers will be complicated doesn’t …

Beef Market Update: Canadian slaughter numbers only 2 per cent lower than 2019, year-to-date

November 28th, 2020

10:04

It’s U.S. Thanksgiving week, and it felt like a bit of an odd week with the markets being closed on Thursday and partially open on Friday. However, never fear — we’ve still got the Beef Market Update for you! Anne Wasko …

Federal AgriStability proposal “set up to fail,” suggests Alberta agriculture minister

November 28th, 2020

10:49

Alberta’s agriculture minister says his federal counterpart’s proposal to move ahead with changes to AgriStability at the annual agriculture …

Heat is not canola’s friend, disease concerns, and the list of yield robbers— a LIVE! Q&A with Kara Oosterhuis and Clint Jurke

November 27th, 2020

37:51

Wondering what robbed your canola yield this past season? Well, in today’s RealAg LIVE we have not one, but two guests to help us pinpoint what went …

Ottawa offers funding, but ag ministers unable to reach a deal on AgriStability improvements

November 27th, 2020

10:49

Despite pressure from national farm groups and a willingness from the federal government to increase its contribution, agriculture ministers from …

RealAg Radio, Nov 27: Double dipping on Thanksgiving treats, FPT meeting outcomes, and more ethanol

November 27th, 2020

54:57

Today’s RealAg Radio features an issues panel with RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner, and Megan Murdoch of NATIONAL PR. You’ll hear …

Soybean School: Comparing pre- and post-emerge weed control strategies

November 27th, 2020

5:56

Do you need to manage herbicide-resistant weeds? Could you use more flexibility during the busy planting season? Does heavy weed pressure make it …

How often do you hold family farm business meetings?

November 27th, 2020

13:56

Farming with family can be a tricky situation, and being able to make sound business decisions is such an important part of it. How do you decide on management decisions, equipment purchases, crop inputs, and the like? …

Pulse School: Planning for next year’s pulses with root rots in mind

November 27th, 2020

8:53

Planning concerns for next year’s pulse crops stem mostly from disease concerns, especially aphanomyces. 2020 was a really wet year, and there were …

Bavaria, red tape, succession planning, and kitchen renos — a LIVE! with Gunter Jochum

November 26th, 2020

43:07

Would you, at 40, pick up and move your family across an ocean to farm? That’s what Gunter Jochum’s parents did in 1980, moving from Germany to …

RealAg Radio, Nov 26: Fall work, a decent crop year, and land sale talk on the Farmer Rapid Fire

November 26th, 2020

54:59

Happy Thanksgiving to our American listeners! If you’re carving up your turkey or putting the marshmallows on your sweet potatoes (editor’s note: why …

Hyper local food, empty shelves, and marketing the farm — a LIVE! with Jo-Ann McArthur

November 26th, 2020

35:24

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our daily lives, including how we shop for food and what we eat. This year’s Nourish Food Marketing report is the fifth one, and the one with …

RealAg Radio, November 25: Canola trade highs, phosphate tariffs, and BRM reform

November 25th, 2020

54:56

It’s Wednesday, folks! We’re halfway through the week. Thanks a lot for tuning in! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: The top ag news …

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep 56: How to bump farm profitability at the meeting — not kitchen — table

November 25th, 2020

20:59

Family farms that hold regular business meetings are 21 per cent more profitable than those who don’t. That may be, but the mere mention of “meeting” …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 25: DON in DDGs, right-day corn, and a reminder to work in pairs

November 25th, 2020

17:28

Nothing good happens after midnight, or when corn is left out in the field. Some farmers are learning that DON levels in corn can really spike if the crop has been left out to let that gibberella grow. In this week’s …

Wheat School: What causes red and yellow wheat?

November 25th, 2020

4:25

If you’ve been scouting your wheat fields and seeing some strange colours in Ontario, you’re probably not alone, and there may be a pretty simple …

U.S. Department of Commerce imposes large tariffs on Russian- and Moroccan-produced phosphate

November 24th, 2020

8:36

The North American fertilizer industry has been waiting for a decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) on the tariff rates of phosphate entering the U.S. These tariffs address Mosaic’s complaint to the DOC that …

RealAg Radio, November 24: Responsible Grain, variety selection, and looking into 2021

November 24th, 2020

54:58

We were just talking here at RealAgriculture about how next week is December already. Where did that time go? We’ve got another fantastic lineup for …

Market access, building consensus, and Grain Week — a LIVE! Q&A with Erin Gowriluk

November 24th, 2020

36:06

The in-person meetings aren’t happening on Parliament Hill, but that doesn’t mean lobbying efforts on behalf of farmers have stopped. For this episode of RealAg LIVE! host Shaun Haney is joined by Erin Gowriluk, …

New purpose-built dozer blade attachment hits market from Brandt Agricultural Products

November 24th, 2020

4:17

Brandt Agricultural Products has recently launched a new purpose-built dozer blade attachment, suitable for 4WD tractors. The new unit is available …

From looking elsewhere for leadership, to president of the OFA: Peggy Brekveld

November 24th, 2020

9:41

Peggy Brekveld has been elected as the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)’s 32nd president, and third female president in the organization’s …

Building soybean yield through genetics and defensive traits

November 24th, 2020

8:55

Creating new crop hybrids or varieties is expensive and time consuming with no real guarantee of a straight line to success. After all, it takes years to bring new lines to market, and industry demands can shift in that …

The Agronomists, Ep 4: Booms, nozzles, and pit stops — adding productivity with the sprayer

November 24th, 2020

1:10:23

If you’re not tracking your hours running vs. hours spraying, you might be losing out on a valuable productivity bump that requires only a few tweaks. As our guests for this episode of The Agronomists share below, …

RealAg Radio, November 23: Soil goals, east and west cover crops, and the value of manure management

November 23rd, 2020

54:53

Mondays mean all the agronomic info in one place here at RealAgriculture. On today’s edition of RealAg Radio you’ll hear from: Woody Van Arkel, …

Food security, protein processing, and boutique markets — a LIVE! with Jared Carlberg

November 23rd, 2020

36:40

How has the protein supply chain changed in the last while, and how has COVID-19 changed things from March until now? What economic principles drive those price fluctuations that you might see in the grocery store? And …

Coffee time, heights, and favourite interviews — a LIVE! with the RealAg Content Team

November 20th, 2020

47:40

What goes on behind the scenes at RealAg? Today’s LIVE guests are the team behind the content. You’re probably familiar with host Shaun Haney, and you’ve seen field editors Kara Oosterhuis and Kelvin Heppner in …

RealAg Radio, November 20: A no-win situation, dogs everywhere, and retro-active over-time?

November 20th, 2020

55:02

Welcome to this end-of-the-week edition of RealAg Radio. This Friday we’ve got a RealAg issues panel with: Lyndsey Smith of RealAgriculture; Kelvin …

Parlez vous Français?, basis maps, and the Pistons — a LIVE! with Phil Shaw

November 20th, 2020

38:15

What is it about farmers in Quebec that makes them so effective at lobbying? Solidarity, for one, says our guest for this LIVE! episode. Guest host …

RealAg Radio, November 19: Wintry wonderlands and getting a bit hungry on the Farmer Rapid Fire

November 19th, 2020

54:51

Welcome to this Thursday Farmer Rapid Fire edition of RealAg Radio. We so appreciate having farmers on our show, as well as you the audience joining us here. On today’s show you’ll hear from: Ethan Wallace of Seaforth, …

Soil School: Ideas and innovation with Woody Van Arkel

November 19th, 2020

9:29

Keep your soil covered, do as little tillage as possible, maintain a living root system 365 days a year, and fit it all into an economic model that makes money: this is sustainable soil health. It’s a challenge, for …

RealAg Radio, November 18: Buying illegal seeds, improving trade relations, and ketchup hitting the headlines

November 18th, 2020

55:01

Happy hump day! Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, where today’s show has a bit of an international flare. You’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Lorne Hadley, executive …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 18: Road safety during harvest, late-planted corn, and tillage for wheat

November 18th, 2020

17:49

This week’s Wheat Pete’s Word features a lot of corn talk. But wait a minute Pete, isn’t your favourite crop wheat? Don’t worry, host Peter Johnson has quite a few corn questions, some chat about fall vs spring …

Expanding, diversifying, and evaluating our markets — a LIVE! with J.P. Gervais

November 18th, 2020

26:35

Guess what? We have another great RealAg LIVE! episode for you and today’s focus is Farm Credit Canada’s latest trade report. Joining host Shaun Haney is J.P. Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada (FCC). …

Kazakhstani buyers continue illegal requests for Canadian seed

November 18th, 2020

9:27

Back in June, the Canadian Plant Technology Agency reported some nefarious goings-on regarding Kazakhstani groups trying to acquire Canadian plant …

Creating a clearer picture of cover cropping in Western Canada

November 18th, 2020

15:23

Some of the earliest adopters in Western Canada have been growing cover crops for a long time, but interest has ramped up over the last few years, and so has the need for information and data to inform farmers, …

RealAg Radio, November 17: Privacy rule overhaul, worker protection in 2021, and more moisture needed

November 17th, 2020

54:38

Welcome to our Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Let’s get right into it shall we? On today’s show you’ll hear: Top ag news stories of the day with your host, Shaun Haney; Jamie Puchinger, assistant manager at Farming …

Targeted trade, parallel paths, and a look at China — a LIVE! with Carlo Dade and Sharon Zhengyang Sun

November 17th, 2020

38:02

It’s time for another episode of RealAg LIVE! Host Shaun Haney has two exciting guests on today’s show: Carlo Dade, director of the Trade and Investment Centre at Canada West Foundation (CWF), and Sharon Zhengyang Sun, …

Salford launches new Halo high-speed tillage platform

November 17th, 2020

7:46

Salford is rolling out a new line of high-speed tillage designed to deliver new combinations of ground-engaging equipment, narrow transport, and …

The Agronomists, Ep 3: Composted, dry, liquid, oh my — all about manure management

November 17th, 2020

1:10:46

Some call it stinky, others call it the smell of money, but whatever your thoughts on manure may be, we also know it’s a valuable soil amendment and nutrient source. It’s also a rather tricky one, as manure is highly …

RealAg Radio, November 16: Working with the science of agronomy, choosing a canola hybrid, and talking soil compaction

November 16th, 2020

54:59

This Monday edition of RealAg Radio features a lot of agronomic info. We appreciate you tuning in! On the show you’ll hear: Don Flaten, professor emeritus of soil science at University of Manitoba, featured in an …

Statistics for fun, physiology interests, and covering new ground — a LIVE! with Nate Ort

November 16th, 2020

31:08

The Canola Council of Canada’s (CCC) agronomy specialists are a very knowledgable group of people. Their latest recruit, Nate Ort, is no different. …

Agronomy Geeks, Ep 15: Paul Hermans

November 16th, 2020

20:11

Sometimes taking on a new role is the challenge you need to really dig in to the next stage of your career, but sometimes returning to an earlier …

Creativity required to expand the agriculture talent pool

November 16th, 2020

9:36

From farm level to the corner office, there are more jobs available in agriculture than ever before. But the possibility of a future talent shortage …

Being better before getting bigger, and making an action plan— a LIVE! with Maggie Van Camp

November 14th, 2020

34:46

Benchmarking is a comparison, but it’s not a competition. Benchmarking can be a useful tool to understand where your farm management practices can …

Beef Market Update: Key exports down, cows moving south, and working through the backlog of cattle

November 14th, 2020

11:20

September beef export trade data is in, and, following a good July and August, the numbers are a bit disappointing. “We’ve been talking about trade a …

RealAg Radio, Nov 13: Heavy steers, consumer confidence, tech buys, and tasty milk choices

November 13th, 2020

54:32

It’s Friday the 13th! Some consider it an unlucky day, but others consider it lucky. It’s 2020, though, so anything is possible! On today’s show, you’ll hear from Anne Wasko with the Beef Market Update, and a RealAg …

Can we eat our way out of climate change?

November 13th, 2020

9:20

Can we eat our way out of climate change? If we all became vegans could we eliminate livestock and put a big dent in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? …

Barley exports, chickpea doldrums, record flax prices, and more on mustards — a LIVE! with Chuck Penner

November 12th, 2020

41:25

The grain markets offered farmers a gift this fall with a harvest rally. While highs may have been locked in for some crops already, there is still plenty to talk about ahead of the busy shipping season. For this …

RealAg Radio, November 12: Being patient with U.S. election results, hypothetical situations, and the Farmer Rapid Fire

November 12th, 2020

55:00

Thursdays mean only one thing here on RealAg Radio. Yup, you guessed it. It’s time for a Farmer Rapid Fire! On today’s show you’ll hear from: Shawn Schill of Arthur, Ont; Landon Friesen of Man; Sarah Weigum of Alta; …

Canadians’ trust in our food system grows during pandemic

November 12th, 2020

11:06

Every year the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) asks Canadians how they feel about the country’s agriculture and food systems. The 2020 …

TELUS launches agriculture division with announcement of global acquisitions

November 12th, 2020

11:17

Known as a telecom company to most, TELUS has announced a big commitment to the agriculture and food space. Following a successful foray into the …

RealAg Radio, Nov 11: Precision ag, feelings about food, container and rail logistics, and a modified AgriStability ask

November 11th, 2020

54:51

On this Remembrance Day edition of RealAg Radio, host Shaun Haney has got your top ag news, plus a precision ag spotlight, a full discussion on rail …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 11: What your wheat is telling you, hard-to-dry corn, and paying our respects

November 11th, 2020

17:40

If your wheat looks tough but the neighbour’s doesn’t, it’s time to sit down and try and figure out what impact your own management is having on your fields. That’s just one take-home message from this week’s Wheat …

Canola School: Choosing the right hybrid for your farm

November 11th, 2020

7:02

Post-harvest is a great time to begin planning for next year’s canola crops, and a good time to evaluate how the growing season went. Choosing the …

RealAg Radio, November 10: A behind the scenes question, December corn gains, and speedier internet

November 10th, 2020

54:55

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On the show today you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun …

Tough growing conditions, cover crops, wireworm, and blights — a potato-themed LIVE! Q&A with Ryan Barrett

November 10th, 2020

36:22

You can bake them, fry them, roast them, or boil them, sure, but before potatoes make it to your table, this crop requires some serious agronomic knowledge to grow. For this episode of RealAg’s LIVE! stand-in host Kara …

The Agronomists, Ep 2: Split, dribbled, starter, protected — all about nitrogen management

November 10th, 2020

1:07:42

Nitrogen is drives growth and crop yield — it’s also expensive and prone to being lost from the soil. There’s so many combinations of the right rate, place, form, and time, that N management is always a hot topic for …

RealAg Radio, November 9: Fall moisture in the form of snow, corn rootworm concern, and both ends of the growing season

November 9th, 2020

54:55

Welcome to the top of the week’s RealAg Radio show! On this Agronomic Monday you’ll hear from: Tracey Baute, field crop entomologist with OMAFRA, on …

Scarce containers, busy ports, and complicated railways — a LIVE! Q&A with Greg Northey

November 9th, 2020

42:10

There’s a serious shortage of containers in Canada to move grain, pulses, and oilseeds out of the country, and Western Canada is suddenly knee-deep …

Raven rolls out DOT updates following acquisition

November 9th, 2020

5:09

Since the acquisition of Dot Technology from the Beaujot family and SeedMaster by Raven Autonomy, the technological marvel — that always draws a …

If you could choose, which decade would you farm in?

November 7th, 2020

12:10

There have been some decades that were incredible for farming, and some not so much. We doubt that anyone would want to go back to the 30s, the 80s, …

The huge Ontario budget: what’s in it for agriculture

November 6th, 2020

5:01

Doug Ford’s provincial government has revealed its next budget, a process that was interrupted for several months by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a very large budget — $187 billion — with a projected record-breaking …

Creating a positive experience, employee and employer benefits, and renaming the “review” — a LIVE! with Jennifer Wright

November 6th, 2020

28:52

Performance reviews for staff just aren’t talked about enough in regards to farm management. They also don’t have to be a negative experience; both employee and employer can provide feedback during a performance — …

RealAg Radio, Nov 6: Simulated meat, leveraging ag’s power, and more funding for broadband

November 6th, 2020

54:54

Is there something large going on in the news this week? Just kidding! Of course we talk a little bit about the U.S. election outcome’s impact on …

Canola School: Plant stand counts and post-harvest disease scouting

November 6th, 2020

10:04

If the weather was in your favour this fall, and the canola is off, now is a great opportunity to review what went wrong or what went right with the …

Leveraging the value of Canadians living abroad — a LIVE! Q&A with John Stackhouse

November 5th, 2020

35:21

Have you ever thought about the value of Canadians living overseas or in other countries? It turns out that well over 2 million Canadians are living outside of Canada at any given time, and they’re not just traveling — …

RealAg Radio, November 5: Variable rains, hunters and the hunted, and putting the equipment to bed on the Farmer Rapid Fire

November 5th, 2020

54:33

Thursday! A Farmer Rapid Fire comin’ at ya, with an interesting question of the day. On today’s show you’ll hear from farmers far and wide, we’ve got: Nick Dubuc from southwest Que.; Chris Moore of Kinburn, Ont.; Eric …

Corn School: Managing Bt resistant corn rootworm

November 5th, 2020

12:48

Resistance to Bt corn rootworm hybrids has developed in Ontario and growers are asking: what’s the best strategy to control the yield-robbing pest if …

Senator Black offers rebuttal to absence of agriculture in throne speech

November 5th, 2020

9:31

A lack of agriculture having any sort of place in the recent throne speech deserves due criticism, as agriculture is an economic driver that will …

On knowing your numbers, raising bison, and being a wizard — a LIVE! Q&A with Jeff Bennett

November 5th, 2020

40:19

It’s not just any farmer who thinks, “I should invite all of North American ag Twitter to my farm,” but Jeff Bennett is not just any farmer. Grain …

A wild, fun 24 hours of election coverage

November 5th, 2020

8:56

Tuesday was quite the day trying to cover what was going on with the U.S. election. I have always been a lover of politics, but I find that my …

RealAg Radio, November 4: The day after the polls closed, agriculture in Canadian politics, and mid-week news

November 4th, 2020

54:47

It’s a wonderful Wednesday, and we’ve got a great lineup for you here on RealAg Radio. On today’s show, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 4: A gift from Mother Nature, thin wheat stands, and cold soil impacts on corn

November 4th, 2020

17:54

Planting early isn’t just the mantra for wheat in the fall, it usually applies to corn in the spring, too. But as farmers submit data on final yields …

Pending election results and what it means for U.S. agriculture

November 4th, 2020

14:54

Anyone who follows politics knows election nights can be long, and the following mornings rather early. The 2020 U.S. Presidential election has been …

Flea beetles, wheat midge, and grasshoppers, oh my! — LIVE! with Boyd Mori

November 3rd, 2020

26:58

This past growing season seemed to be the year for insects. Pea leaf weevils, grasshoppers, and of course, flea beetles, all made the “hot list”. …

RealAg Radio, November 3: Energy sector woes, easier e-commerce, and election thoughts

November 3rd, 2020

54:46

It’s not just any regular Tuesday, the day is finally here for the U.S. election. On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: The top ag news …

Canadian Crop Metrics, from AAFC, helps forecast yield, risk, weather, and more

November 3rd, 2020

5:39

A new web application recently released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) allows users to access yield forecasts for barley, canola, oats, …

The Agronomists, Ep 1: Compaction action with Peter Johnson and Marla Riekman

November 3rd, 2020

1:05:21

It’s time for our premiere episode of The Agronomists! This hour long, prime-time live show will run every Monday evening and be full of commentary, …

Corn School: Making profitable hybrid selections

November 3rd, 2020

10:29

Selecting the right hybrids can make or break the profitability of a corn crop. There are a multitude of factors that combine to produce …

Pulse School: Spray records, down time, and planning for next year

November 3rd, 2020

5:17

Before the freeze up, sprayer operators might be doing their routine winter maintenance and getting the unit ready for storage — but the more philosophical side of sprayer maintenance is sometimes forgotten about. Don’t …

RealAg Radio, November 2: Cover crops, sprayer maintenance, and understanding soil carbon

November 2nd, 2020

54:58

It’s an Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear from: Tom Wolf of Sprayers 101, with key tips for winterizing the …

Members for the common good, a suite of tools, and MRLs — LIVE! with Pierre Petelle

November 2nd, 2020

34:26

Between biotech and technology issues, monitoring regulatory work being done, and managing activist pressure, a lot of things happen in the …

The show must go on for many companies reliant on tradeshows

November 2nd, 2020

7:22

Many farm shows and conferences have been cancelled, postponed or are attempting virtual versions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Multi-national …

Beef Market Update: Roulette at the auction mart, as volatility remains in live cattle futures

October 30th, 2020

8:54

To say the futures market took a bit of a nosedive this week would not be an exaggeration. It has, however, been doing its best to try to recover …

RealAg Radio, October 30: Rural infrastructure, the U.S. election impact on ag, and green energy on the farm

October 30th, 2020

55:15

It’s the end of October already! This Friday edition of RealAg Radio features an issues panel with host Shaun Haney, Meagan Murdoch of NATIONAL …

Soil structure, cover crops, no-till, and measuring carbon — a LIVE! Q&A with Mario Tenuta

October 30th, 2020

36:00

Soil management, soil structure, and soil health have all become incredibly important topics in all crop and pasture planning conversations. Many of …

Brandt introduces a new U-trough auger

October 30th, 2020

5:01

The Brandt Group of Companies has introduced a new auger: an all-new U-trough auger, providing farmers with an economical option, the company says, that loads product faster than a conventional auger without the …

Agronomy Geeks, Ep. 14: Cory Willness

October 30th, 2020

27:16

There’s a saying about decisions being only as good as the information they’re based on. The same could be said for agronomic decisions based on …

Take this job and automate it!

October 30th, 2020

9:53

If I want it done right, I’ll do it myself. Is that a phrase that you often say or think as a farmer? Delegation is a learned skill and one that doesn’t always come easily, especially if you’re used to working …

RealAg Radio, October 29: Delegating the disliked tasks —  a Farmer Rapid Fire!

October 29th, 2020

54:51

Thanks for joining us on RealAgriculture. Somehow, it’s Thursday already! That means one thing on RealAg Radio: the Farmer Rapid Fire! On today’s …

Shatter tolerance, disease resistance, and plans for the future — a LIVE! with Eric Gregory and Rene Mabon

October 29th, 2020

33:51

There’s still room for privately-owned, smaller players in the seed business, according to BrettYoung. In this episode of RealAg LIVE!, BrettYoung’s Rene Mabon and Eric Gregory discuss how new ideas move variety …

No more “government ideology” in research, as farmers and ranchers have priority: Minister Dreeshen

October 29th, 2020

9:15

The Alberta government has been making good on its promises to tighten budgets and revamp how agriculture research is done in the province. Earlier …

How do we close the rural infrastructure gap?

October 29th, 2020

9:42

Almost everyone who lives in a rural area is well aware of the challenges with infrastructure and services — from keeping schools open, to attracting …

Canola School: Tom Wolf’s top tips for winterizing the sprayer

October 29th, 2020

5:34

New sprayer operators — or seasoned sprayer operators who just need a refresher — might be wondering what to winterize their sprayer with, and how to …

Regular farmers, the five-year rule, farm shows, and the next big crop — a LIVE! Q&A with John Kowalchuk

October 28th, 2020

38:51

John Kowalchuk is just a #regularfarmer from Rumsey, Alberta. He’s also a regular guest on RealAg Radio’s Farmer Rapid Fire segment, because John …

It’s time to guard against a quick slide in commodity prices

October 28th, 2020

13:35

The unexpected bump up in commodity prices going into November begs the question: how long can it last? “A simple rule of thumb: high prices cure …

Agriculture is positioned better than most as we head for a long, slow economic recovery

October 28th, 2020

13:33

The Bank of Canada has announced it will hold firm at a 0.25 per cent interest rate for now; and, given the commentary around the announcement, …

RealAg Radio, October 28: Duct-tape touter Red Green, an economic response to COVID, and USMCA issues

October 28th, 2020

54:58

We’ve reached the mid-week edition of RealAg Radio! Thanks for joining us. Today’s show is brought to you by Farmers Business Network! On today’s show you’ll hear from: Breen Neeser, Canadian country head of Farmers …

Why central tire inflation systems might be worth the cost

October 28th, 2020

7:05

Whenever the RealAg team gets to visit Agritechnica in Germany, central tire inflation system technologies seem to be everywhere. It’s not as common …

Who should we hire to endorse agriculture?

October 28th, 2020

12:23

In a recent RealAg LIVE feature with Michelle Miller (aka The Farm Babe), the issue of advocacy in agriculture came up. Promoting the industry and …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 28: Colourful wheat, resistant rootworm, green dust, and the Goldilocks zone

October 28th, 2020

16:53

Yield results are trickling in, and regional differences sure do tell the tale of spring conditions and summer rain (or lack thereof) for the 2020 …

RealAg Radio, October 27: FBN acquisitions, handling COVID-19 at a college level, and the latest commodity market lift

October 27th, 2020

54:52

Let’s all just pause for a second and recognize that it’s already October 27. We’re not quite sure where the time has gone… but we’re happy to have you along for the ride. On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll …

Plant populations, layering data, and planning for ’21 — a LIVE! with Andria Karstens

October 27th, 2020

28:18

If you’ve ever wondered how to integrate field maps, yield data, and more into one decision making tool, check out this LIVE! Q&A segment …

Soil School: Cover crops and cattle with Ken Schaus

October 27th, 2020

11:42

A land and cattle operation that includes consistent cover crops in a diverse cropping mix can offer several benefits, including  improved soil …

RealAg Radio, October 26: Western wheat and barley, the potential of fertilizer tariffs, and a very wet Ontario

October 26th, 2020

54:53

Buckle up — it’s Agronomic Monday! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy research extension specialist with Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, on what is happening in western …

Soybean School: Fighting nematodes with Peking resistance

October 24th, 2020

3:59

When Ontario growers detect high levels of soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) in their soils, sudden death syndrome (SDS) is usually not too far behind. On …

“Farmer-directed” research kicks off in Alberta

October 24th, 2020

15:14

Agriculture research and extension in Alberta has been through an incredible few weeks, to say the least. In the last month, several research …

Dairy Farmers of Canada’s request for trade compensation is poorly timed

October 24th, 2020

2:32

Most of us learned early that you need to keep your promises if you want to be trusted. In politics, however, promises are rarely kept; instead, …

What will the future of ag research look like?— a LIVE! Q&A with Kelvin Heppner and Kara Oosterhuis

October 23rd, 2020

43:34

Recent cuts in Alberta government funded agriculture research has prompted the question: What’s the future of government funded ag research in …

RealAg Radio, October 23: Saskatchewan election, future of ag research, and a RealAg Issues Panel

October 23rd, 2020

54:42

This week marks four years since RealAg Radio kicked off on RuralRadio 147 on Sirius XM! Thanks for tuning in to our Friday edition of the show, including an issues panel. You’ll hear: Todd Lewis, president of APAS and …

Fertilizer tariffs could affect fall and spring pricing

October 23rd, 2020

10:10

Fall is often a time when farmers think about pre-purchasing or putting down some fertilizer in order to save a buck and some time in advance of the coming year. For late 2020, fertilizer tariffs on imports into the …

Dairy farmers say time for trade compensation is now

October 23rd, 2020

9:59

The Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is calling on the federal government to keep its promise on compensation for dairy farmers, stemming from international trade deals that allowed for dairy product access into Canada’s …

RealAg Radio, October 22: Potatoes at one end, apples at the other — a Farmer Rapid Fire!

October 22nd, 2020

54:38

It’s Thursday! And if you’re new around here, Thursdays are the day that your host Shaun Haney checks in with farmers from coast to coast. We call it the Farmer Rapid Fire. On today’s show you’ll hear from: Ryan Barrett …

Combine capacity, operator comfort, and the move to seed green — a LIVE! Q&A with Torey Hadland

October 22nd, 2020

32:34

Lower horsepower tractors might be enjoying strong sales in the U.S. and Canada, but when it comes to combines, bigger is always better. For a discussion on trends in farm equipment, dealer networks, and the value of …

RealAg Radio, October 21: Listener responses, a non-confidence vote, and dealership forecasts

October 21st, 2020

55:01

Welcome to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! We appreciate you listening in, and on today’s great show, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Marla Orenstein of Canada West …

Alberta government “getting out of” agriculture research with latest staff cuts: former researcher

October 21st, 2020

12:47

This week marks a “difficult” time in Alberta for the public sector working in agriculture. By the end of this week, it’s estimated that over 250 …

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 21: Damp husks, variable rate lime, chopping stalks, and too much phos

October 21st, 2020

17:16

Corn in Ontario is finally drying down, just as the cold, wet, fall weather kicks into gear this week. But, hey, it’s not snow (sorry, Western …

Top-down vs bottom-up policy creation: new book compares “designers and gardeners”

October 21st, 2020

14:21

According to a new book from Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, managing director of the Ottawa-based think tank MacDonald-Laurier Institute, policy makers can …

Dairy supply management report is about attracting processors, says author

October 21st, 2020

14:53

Fifty years ago, supply management was formed to “save the family farm” and today, the reason for such a system to exist is becoming less clear to some researchers and analysts. A report was recently released on the …

RealAg Radio, October 20: Celebrity endorsement, keeping promises, and boosts to post-secondaries

October 20th, 2020

55:00

Thanks for joining us for this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio,  you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with your host Shaun Haney; Brian Lee Crowley of the MacDonald-Laurier Institute, on his new book; and, …

Barley breeding, course development, and SmartFarms — a LIVE! Q&A with Stuart Cullum

October 20th, 2020

31:44

Post-secondary institutions must evolve to serve the needs of an ever-changing job market. For a diverse industry like agriculture, courses, …

Too far or not far enough? Report on dairy modernization stops well short of abolishing supply management

October 20th, 2020

13:04

Those opposed to supply management of dairy in Canada often point to other countries that have moved away from the system as success stories. But delving deeper into some of these systems shows that not all dairy value …

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep 55: Training the next generation of farm leaders

October 20th, 2020

26:55

Farming is such a diverse industry with so many operation types that add value to the industry. Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum (CYFF) was established in 1997, with the goal to assist young farmers with information while …

USDA gifts, basis moves, and the mysteries of Chinese buying — a LIVE! Q&A with Matthew Pot

October 20th, 2020

33:44

Farmers have enjoyed an extremely rare harvest rally in several grain markets. For a discussion for what’s behind the corn, soybean, and wheat market moves, this RealAg LIVE! features Matthew Pot, of Grain Perspectives! …

RealAg Radio, October 19: Winter temperatures, soil coring for the right results, and evaluating wheat emergence

October 19th, 2020

54:44

It’s Monday, and it’s time to talk agronomy! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Dr. Jeff Shoenau, soil fertility professor and strategic research chair with the University of Saskatchewan, on fall soil …

Beef Market Update: Steer average carcass weights at year-high, despite packers keeping at steady rate

October 16th, 2020

7:19

Many ranches across the prairies are getting into the weening season, which can mean only one thing — the weather is changing, and it’s changing …

RealAg Radio, October 16: Percy, potatoes, and a RealAg Issues Panel

October 16th, 2020

54:48

Thank goodness it’s Friday – and we’ve got a fantastic show lined up for you! We’ll start with a Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, and then the rest of the show is dedicated to a …

Soybean fertility packages, big yields, and wimpy residue— a LIVE! Q & A with Horst Bohner

October 16th, 2020

32:58

Beans. Soybeans, that is. On today’s LIVE our host Shaun Haney is joined by OMAFRA soybean specialist Horst Bohner. They talk soybean yields, genetics, fertility, crop rotations, and residue management. Don’t miss …

Wheat School: Assessing precision planting emergence

October 16th, 2020

9:57

Our resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and OMAFRA cereals specialist Joanna Follings hatched a nifty plan a little while back to test out …

Workout routines, farm-based gyms, and three-steps to getting started — a LIVE! Q&A with Gary Chambers

October 16th, 2020

31:39

As a country, we’ve likely never been so focused on our collective health as we have been since March. Oddly, however, one of the side effects of the …

RealAg Radio, October 15: Midnight thoughts, fall run tips, and a Farmer Rapid Fire

October 15th, 2020

55:04

It’s Thursday, so that can only mean one thing — it’s time for a Farmer Rapid Fire! On today’s show, you’ll hear: Scott Keller of New Norway, Alta.; Andrea Stroeve-Sawa of Taber Alta.; Devon Walker of Lashburn, Sask.; …

Soil School: How big crop yields impact soil nutrients

October 15th, 2020

4:32

As combines roll across Ontario, growers are harvesting impressive crops that in many cases are producing record yields. But with all that …

Celebrity endorsements, farming in advertising, and getting it right — a LIVE! with Michelle “The Farm Babe” Miller

October 15th, 2020

31:12

When Burger King launched a lemongrass and methane-filled advertisement that grossly misrepresented farming, Michelle Miller was having none of it. So, the farmer and speaker from Iowa who goes by “The Farm Babe” …

RealAg Radio, October 14: Biking to work, buying or selling, and a RealAg Issues Panel

October 14th, 2020

54:36

We’re shaking things up for this midweek edition of RealAg Radio — and bringing you a RealAg Issues Panel! On today’s episode, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; A look at some of the …

Wheat Pete’s Word, October 14: Dusty phos, more wheat, and the importance of residue management

October 14th, 2020

16:52

When the combine is running through those soybeans, how good of job is it doing at spreading the residue? Getting the wheat in right after the beans isn’t always just about timing — excellent field conditions and …

RealAg Radio, October 13: What’s keeping you up at night?, harvest progress, and a bygone cannabis market

October 13th, 2020

54:48

Welcome to this post-Canadian Thanksgiving edition of RealAg Radio! We hope everyone had a safe weekend. On today’s show you’ll hear from: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Peter “Wheat Pete” …

Wheat School: Key decisions for late-planting success

October 13th, 2020

4:04

September wheat went in beautifully with nice conditions, and Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson thought maybe record wheat acres would be set in Ontario for …

RealAg Radio, Oct 9: Turkey, strong commodity markets, and the best Disney movie of all time

October 9th, 2020

54:53

The week has flown by and now it’s time for the Friday edition of RealAg Radio, just ahead of the Thanksgiving long weekend. On today’s show: The top ag news with host Shaun Haney, then; An issues panel with Andrew …

Securing a legacy, separating church and state, and celebrating the good — a LIVE! Q&A with Elaine Froese

October 9th, 2020

43:55

As many are well aware, what makes a farm “tick” isn’t just the financial side of things, and a successful growing year and the operational …

Alberta, irrigation districts announce over $800 million for new irrigation projects

October 9th, 2020

7:42

Leveraging a loan from the Canada Infrastructure Bank, the province of Alberta and eight southern irrigation districts will pony up over $400 million for new irrigation projects. A 50 per cent commitment from the …

RealAg Radio, October 8: New or used equipment, social media in business, and a Farmer Rapid Fire

October 8th, 2020

54:42

It’s Farmer Rapid Fire day on RealAg Radio, which means we are going to talk to farmers from coast-to-coast, to see where they’re at in their fall season! On today’s panel, you’ll hear: John Kowalchuk of Rumsey, Alta.; …

Tough stories, radio and TV, and farmer action figures — a LIVE! Q&A with Rob Sharkey

October 8th, 2020

30:33

If you’re a podcast listener, you may have heard of the SharkFarmer podcast with today’s LIVE guest Rob Sharkey. Not only does he host a podcast, though, but he also has a radio and tv show and farms southwest of …

Soybean School: Fighting phytophthora with genetic resistance

October 8th, 2020

4:52

Rainfall during the growing season is often a major determinant in how severe phytophthora root rot is in soybeans, but there are several tools …

Fall rallies, incremental sales, and basis levels — a grain market LIVE! with Jon Driedger

October 7th, 2020

33:33

There’s a market rally happening, but it’s harvest. What in the tarnation is going on with the grain markets? For that answer, we go to Jonathon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research, for this LIVE! Q&A. Don’t …

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