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    RealAg Radio, Dec 31: The year’s end — Flooding, container issues, regional approaches to policy, and beef perspectives on the national stage

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 55:06

    Welcome to this Friday edition (and last of 2021) of RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear the best interviews from October, November, and December, featuring: Lana Popham, B.C. Minister of Agriculture, on the recover efforts post-flooding in the south of the province; Greg Northey, of Pulse Canada, talks about the Container Crunch website, and... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 30: August and September — Fertilizer, MRLs, herbicides, and missing machinery parts

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 54:52

    On this Thursday edition we’re continuing our year-in-review with interviews from August and September. Supply chain disruptions, the drought, and emissions policy were all the talk in late summer. On this episode, you’ll hear: Karen Proud, president and CEO of Fertilizer Canada, on the impact on fertilizer use by government decisions; Pierre Petelle of CropLife... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 29: Summer — The heat dome, drought, and politics past and present

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 55:09

    Welcome to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. We’re continuing the reflection of the past year with interviews from June and July. On today’s show, you’ll hear: Lisa Thompson, Ontario Agriculture Minister, fresh off being named ag minister and her key priorities; Jeff Yorga, Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association, on drought and decision-making by livestock growers in... Read More

    Working towards a long-term solution on right to repair

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 5:18

    You’re out in a piece of new machinery and something in the computer system breaks down. Are you equipped to fix it? Do you have the right to repair it? Geoff Backman, manager of business development and markets at the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, says farmers’ frustrations continue to grow as they don’t have... Read More

    Incorporating manure into the soil fertility plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 11:38

    Farmers across the country are getting creative in trying to find the answer to high fertilizer prices and tight supply for 2022. Including manure can be a part of the plan to decrease the fertilizer bill, but there are some considerations when including it as part of the overall fertility plan, says Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson.... Read More

    Passing the “eye test” doesn’t mean better when it comes to variety or product evaluation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 6:17

    We can be fooled by a plot demonstration side-by-side comparison when we use a visual response to evaluate products. Whether it’s an in-crop fertilizer application, a fungicide application, or something else, a visual response in a crop doesn’t necessarily translate to a yield bump. Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson gives the example of fusarium trials in... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 28: Spring stories — The U.S./Canada relationship, BSE status, canola crush, and BRM

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 54:54

    On this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, your host Shaun Haney continues the recap the year. Today’s show includes interviews from March, April, and May. You’ll hear: David MacNaughton, former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. on relations between the two countries; Kyle Jeworski, president and CEO of Viterra, on their canola crush facility outside of Regina,... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 27: From January and February — Responsible Grain, conflict management, and repping the Prairies

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 55:05

    During this last week of the year, RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney will recap top interviews from the year. Today’s edition focuses on relevant stories and interviews from January and February. You’ll hear: Tyler Bjornson of Canada Grains Council, on the Responsible Grain Code of Practice; Kelly Dobson of Leadershift, talks conflict management and interpersonal... Read More

    The Successors, Ep 7: Coaching vs. mentoring, comfort in asking questions, and moving forward as a family

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 21:20

    The Successors is a RealAgriculture podcast series hosted by Kara Oosterhuis focusing on agriculture from the perspective of the up-and-coming generation. How can you provide mentorship to those around you? What can you do to get that succession conversation going on the farm? Why do you sometimes need to take a step back and evaluate the... Read More

    Canola seeding rates depend on survivability in-field

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 9:21

    At this point in the year, plenty of growers have booked their canola varieties for the upcoming season or are trying to sort that decision out as quickly as possible. There’s been increased focus over the past few years on reducing seeding rates, and it’s a good question to explore says Russell Trischuk, InVigor technical... Read More

    Collaboration between parties is key moving forward with Standing Committee on Agriculture

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 12:33

    Kody Blois, Liberal Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, N.S., was recently named chair of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in the House of Commons. Blois joined RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney to break down the context of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, and what kind of work they do. “We’re parliamentarians... Read More

    RealAg Radio, December 24: Inflation, wild weather, and lobbying in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 55:11

    Welcome to this Christmas Eve edition of RealAg Radio! Today, we have an informative and educational RealAg Issues Panel, with host Shaun Haney and RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner. The trio talk about the top stories of the year (spoiler alert, inflation and wild weather is amongst the topics), the top lobbyists in Ottawa... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 23: Manure issues, outdoor skating, and favourite Christmas carols

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 55:04

    It’s the Thursday before Christmas, and it’s been a busy one! Along with the busyness comes a Farmer Rapid Fire. You’ll hear: Ethan Wallace of Ont.; Warren McCutcheon of Man.; John Guelly of Alta.;  and David Kutcher of Sask. Also, you’ll hear the top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney! Thoughts... Read More

    Keep an eye on the U.S. grain balance sheet as the new year begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 12:59

    When it comes to talking about markets, we focus on the uncertainties; things we don’t know. However, sometimes we need to focus on what we do know. Peter Rohde, of IHS Markit, says what we do know right now is that we need to stay focused on the U.S. balance sheet, as it continues to... Read More

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 22: Phosphorus math, static electricity, and time to rest and recharge

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 18:36

    It’s the last Wheat Pete’s Word of 2021! For this season-ending episode, host Peter Johnson tackles a few questions from the audience, including some phosphorus immobilization questions, and an encouragement to focus on the positive. Wheat Pete’s Word will be back the first week of January, and in the meantime make sure you take that... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 22: The closed Korean market, a market update, and an ag committee chair

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 55:15

    Thanks for tuning in to today’s edition of RealAg Radio! On this mid-week, pre-holiday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Kody Blois, Liberal MP for Kings-Hants, and agriculture committee appointee and chair; Peter Rohde, vice president client advisory and development at IHS Markit Agribusiness; and Dennis Laycraft, of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association about the Korean... Read More

    What’s the future of AgriStability?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 11:43

    AgriStability, the whole farm, business risk management program has been in place for Canadian farmers for 16 years. In that time, it’s been maligned and criticized, and it continues to be subject to an ongoing tug-of-war between federal and provincial politicians. But with a new ag policy framework to be unveiled for 2023, changes to the... Read More

    South Korea beef buying ban anticipated to be resolved within days, says CCA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 5:43

    On December 17, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed a case of an atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eight-and-a-half-year-old beef cow on a farm in Alberta. On December 21, South Korea announced it would be restricting Canadian beef imports due to the case. Dennis Laycraft, executive vice-president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association... Read More

    Considerations for row spacing, seed size, and weed management when using a planter for canola

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 5:34

    Planters add a level of precision depth, seed placement, and seed spacing that’s rather difficult to duplicate in a drill, but adapting planters to a canola growing strategy does require shifts in management. Doug Moisey of Pioneer Seeds Canada says that row spacing is the first of several considerations for planter success. Super wide rows... Read More

    Pivoting to a people-centric business model to support the community

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 9:46

    Paramount Fine Foods is an 80 restaurant, 17 butcher shop food company chain, operating not just in Canada but in seven other countries around the world. Mohamad Fakih, president and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, started the operation after coming to Canada in 2006, with $1,200 in his pocket. Fakih sat down with RealAg Radio... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 21: The 5Ws of seed regulatory modernization — perspectives from the industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 55:14

    It’s time for another episode of RealAg Radio! On this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by SeCan, host Shaun Haney takes a deep dive in to seed regulatory modernization for the Canadian industry. You’ll hear from: Wendy Jahn, national manager of the seed section at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Mike Scheffel,... Read More

    Keeping machinery batteries primed through winter

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 5:47

    In honour of the shortest days of the year, it’s time to really think about those batteries in big machinery. Batteries are an often overlooked aspect of machinery winterization, and what maintenance could look like in the spring if we’re not following proper care methods. Josh Goldsworthy, product manager for batteries at Case IH, says... Read More

    The Agronomists, Ep 51: The top agronomic topics of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 63:24

    It’s time to wrap up the 2021 growing season, with a discussion on the most challenging agronomic topics of the year: from soil management, to determining yield capacity, to managing plant growth regulators. For this special year-end edition of The Agronomists, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Jeremy Boychyn with the Alberta Wheat and Barley... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 20: Planter vs seeder, visual cues, and winter wheat risks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 55:12

    It’s time for another Agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio! On today’s show, you'll hear from Peter “Wheat Peter” Johnson on the Ontario corn harvest, winter wheat survivability, and the importance of leaving a check strip or taking plots to yield (not just using observation as a decision-driver). Also on the show, you’ll hear from Pioneer... Read More

    Soybean School: Why Ontario soybean yields continue to increase

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 12:27

    The 2021 growing season was one of challenge and opportunity, and Ontario’s soybean specialist, Horst Bohner, says that it all added up to a record average yield for the province at 51.6 bu/ac over 2.9 million acres. The record isn’t a surprise, given that early field tour estimations pegged yield potential well above average. On this... Read More

    Soil School: Evaluating soil health tests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 10:52

    How do you measure soil heath? On this episode of RealAgriculture Soil School, OMAFRA soil scientist and land use specialist Dan Saurette joins Bernard Tobin to look at some of the assessment tools available to farmers and the type of insights they provide. One of the most well known soil health tests is Cornell's Comprehensive... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 17: Federal mandate letters, trucking uncertainty, and a RealAg Issues Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 54:53

    Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. We’ve got a fantastic lineup for you! You’ll hear: Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, with a Beef Market Update; Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture, as well as Andrew Campbell, Strathroy, Ont. dairy farmer and partner in, for a RealAg Issues Panel. The... Read More

    Beef Market Update: A look back at 2021 cattle markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 8:14

    We don’t have to say it twice: it’s been a frustrating year for many involved in the cattle community. As Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange explains in our latest Beef Market Update, the impacts of the 2021 drought won’t easily be forgotten, and and it’s not something that’s just going to go away.... Read More

    “The damage has already been done,” says Alberta fertilizer analyst

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 8:57

    It’s a surprise to only a few at this point to hear we’re currently at a 20-year high in the fertilizer markets. The reasoning comes from a combination of things, but as Ryan Furtas, market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, explains, a hike in crop prices, an increase of feedstock costs, and as we... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 16: Input prices, yearly expectations, and what to do with the Christmas lights

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 54:59

    It’s time for our Farmer Rapid Fire! “Travel” across the country with us to find out how farmers are making out planning for the 2022 season. You’ll hear: Brendan Byrne of Essex, Ont.; Randy Court of Plumas, Sask; Devon Walker of Lashburn, Sask.; Andrea Stroeve-Sawa of Taber, Alta.; and The top ag news stories of... Read More

    Disaster management: big picture actions to reduce the severity of catastrophic events

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 8:10

    2021 has been a tough weather year. From prolonged drought and excessive heat, to the flooding witnessed in recent weeks in British Columbia — weather disasters have had a tremendous impact on Canadian farms and agriculture businesses. Erik Davies, from Barefoot Consulting, has spent his career working on disaster recovery and risk management issues. Last month... Read More

    Full employment, the Bank of Canada’s mandate, and rising inflation: an economic outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 11:32

    The economic state of affairs for Canada right now is an interesting mix of rising prices, decreasing unemployment, and strong demand for export goods. There are both positive and negative factors at play in Canada’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Craig Klemmer, principal economist at Farm Credit Canada says that we’re seeing different levels of... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 15: Grain sample disputes, the new Alberta ag minister, and Bio-K

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 55:10

    We’re midweek in mid-December, and you know what that means? Another episode of RealAg Radio! Thanks for tuning in — we appreciate you making us part of your day. On this Wednesday episode of the show, we hear from: Nate Horner, minister of Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development; Doug Chorney from the Canadian... Read More

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 15: Wicked weather, tile run wheat, soybean yields, and years of soil cores

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 19:44

    As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to take the time to reflect on just how lucky we are to live in this part of Canada. This last week of wild weather in the U.S. is a reminder of that. And let’s not forget the hundreds of livestock producers may not be back home after... Read More

    Alberta ag minister keeping margin-based insurance on the table, but not for this round of BRM reform

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 10:15

    A month into the job as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, Nate Horner says he’s catching up with producer groups in the province and working to get up to speed on the priorities for Alberta agriculture. Up first on the docket following his appointment was the Federal-Provincial-Territorial ministers meeting last month, where Horner... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 14: Job transfers, sustainability initiatives, and interest rate impacts

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 54:48

    Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio — we’re so happy to have you along for the ride. On this Tuesday episode of the show, we hear from: Brian Innes of Soy Canada, on a new sustainability initiative that Soy Canada will be launching in 2022; Mark Gottselig of Global Ag Risk Solutions with a... Read More

    Seeder width and PGR management questions drive research trials

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 6:17

    As farmers continue to look for answers to questions they are faced with on their farm, the need for on-farm research programs continues. One of these on-farm research programs is the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions Plot2Farm program. Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy research extension specialist with Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, was at the Prairie Cereals... Read More

    How Bill C-208 might impact farm business taxation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 9:35

    Bill C-208, an act to amend the Income Tax Act, received royal assent in June of 2021. The act, which governs the rules and regulations regarding the transfer of agriculture businesses between family members, was applauded by many in the farming industry. Farm business advisors and accountants might be telling farmers and ranchers that changes... Read More

    The Agronomists, Ep 50: Mike Cowbrough and Tammy Jones on shifting weed spectrums

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 60:24

    Every selection tool shifts the weed spectrum, and that includes farmer-controlled decisions such as tillage, crop rotation, and seeding rate. It also includes non-farmer controlled selection tools, such as wet or dry weather cycles. To unpack what we can learn from shifting weed patterns, we go to Mike Cowbrough, weed specialist with the Ontario Ministry... Read More

    Soybean School: Are soybeans tougher than we think? Lessons learned from the ’21 season in the West

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 8:32

    2021 will certainly be remembered for the drought in Western Canada, but there were other factors, such as late frost, damaging winds, and new pests, that also challenged the soybean crop on the eastern side of the Prairies. Despite all of those stresses, there was still a crop to harvest in most cases, with yields... Read More

    Expect more discussion on Responsible Grain early in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 19:59

    Last winter, a draft of a code of practice for Canadian grain farmers created significant push-back from growers. Following a consultation period, the majority of feedback was “unsupportive” of the code, as written. The feedback provided pushed the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) to take a step back, and further dig in to the “why”... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 13: Tillage rumblings, spring-like weather, and an agronomic look across the country

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 55:11

    Welcome to another Monday edition of RealAg Radio! We’re excited to bring you a jam-packed agronomy show to start out your week. You’ll hear from: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, with an agronomy update from the east; Matt Chapple of PRIDE Seeds, on corn and soybean agronomy; Russell Trischuk of BASF, with an... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 10: The flooding aftermath, a new ambassador to China, and agri-communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 55:07

    Thanks for tuning into this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. First up, you’ll hear an interview with B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, on the flooding aftermath. Then, you’ll hear an issues panel featuring Lyndsey Smith, Kelvin Heppner, and Christina Crowley-Arklie, of Crowley-Arklie Strategy. They’ll talk about: The situation in B.C. and thoughts on Minister Popham’s... Read More

    Taking on new challenges: poultry and hop farmers named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 12:33

    Raymond and Tracey Bredenhof, of R&T Poultry and Bredenhof Hops at Abbotsford, B.C. are one of the two winners chosen as Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2021. The Bredenhofs operate a 40,000 broiler per cycle chicken operation in the Fraser Valley. Poultry farms are quite common for their area, but what’s less common is growing... Read More

    Country-of-origin labelling not getting enough attention in Ottawa, says shadow minister

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 7:57

    In November, John Barlow, MP for Foothills, was re-named to the position as the Conservatives’ shadow minister for agriculture. Among Barlow’s current priorities is the attention — or lack thereof — that country-of-origin labelling (COOL) is currently getting in Ottawa. As the conversations grow in strength with a bipartisan bill in the U.S. senate surrounding... Read More

    Pulse School: Using surveys and science to detect regional pathogens — the U.S. perspective

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 9:30

    Using surveys and science to detect regional pathogens aren’t new methods to detect diseases in pulse crops, but how are our U.S. pulse crop growing counterparts dealing with the diseases present in their areas? In this Pulse School episode, Lyndon Porter, research plant pathologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, joins Kara Oosterhuis to... Read More

    International soybean buyers driving the need for farm-level sustainability assurance

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 11:14

    What drives demand for sustainably grown soybeans? Is there a need for a sustainability program for Canadian grown soybeans and what would that look like? It’s not just identity-preserved value chains that are seeing an increased demand for record keeping and assurances, says Brian Innes, executive director at Soy Canada. “What we’re seeing is the... Read More

    Corn School: Fine-tuning 2022 nutrient application

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 12:33

    With high fertilizer prices heading into 2022, corn growers can’t afford to over-apply nutrients. But they also can’t risk losing money by shorting the crop of its fertility needs. On the season-ending episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School for 2021, University of Guelph associate professor Dr. David Hooker returns to comment on this conundrum and share... Read More

    B.C. ag minister shares stories of resilience, new life, and hard work from the Fraser Valley

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 11:31

    Minister of Agriculture for British Columbia Lana Popham says that despite the absolute devastation of the last three weeks, dairy production for the province is back to 100 per cent. Poultry production is running about about 90 per cent capacity, and the egg industry is status quo as it was less impacted by the mid-November... Read More

    RealAg Radio, Dec 9: Barns and fields from east to west, continuing the holiday mood, and more on the Farmer Rapid Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 54:49

    On this Thursday, Farmer Rapid Fire edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Amy VanderHeide of Coldbrook, N.S.; Nick Dubuc near Montreal, Que.; Eric McLean of Oak River, Man.; Scott Hepworth of Assiniboia, Sask.; and, John Kowalchuk of Rumsey, Alta. Thoughts on something we talked about on the show? Connect with host Shaun Haney via... Read More

    Sustainability definition depends on your lens

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 18:54

    At any current conference, no matter what sector of the agriculture industry, the word sustainability is going to pop up. Last week at the GrowCanada conference, hosted by CropLife Canada, there was a whole section of the agenda devoted to sustainability. Mary Shelman, of Shelman Group and former director of Harvard Business School’s agribusiness program,... Read More

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