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Year: 2008


By: Shaun Haney

December 31, 2008

I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and thank you for taking the time to visit this site.  The traffic on the site continues to grow...Read more »

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Fertilizer Buddy Gains Attention

By: Shaun Haney

December 31, 2008

In the short life of RealAgriculture.com, by far the most interest has been in the fertilizer stories. Fertilizer prices are a very hot topic...Read more »

Mexico Cuts Off Beef Trade

By: Shaun Haney

December 30, 2008

Last week, Mexico cut off the imports of US pork and beef from 30 US plants owned by Tyson, Smithfield Foods, JBS and Cargill. This is in addition to...Read more »

Hon. George Groeneveld Discusses 2008

By: Shaun Haney

December 23, 2008

Yesterday on Call of the Land, an Alberta Radio Show, there was an interview with the Honorable George Groeneveld, the Alberta Agriculture Minister....Read more »

Tom Vilsack Gets Interviewed by Rick Mercer

By: Shaun Haney

December 19, 2008

I stumbled across this today while I was scanning my news feeds. This video is several years old because it was taken when Tom Vilsack was the...Read more »

Tom Vilsack is Appointed Ag Secretary

By: Shaun Haney

December 17, 2008

It is official, Tom Vilsack is the new Ag Secretary in the United States. Vilsack is the former governor of Iowa and Presidential candidate. Iowa has...Read more »

NFU is Critical of Agricultural Trade

By: Shaun Haney

December 16, 2008

Sometimes when you are trying to get a point across you stretch the fabric of reality to invoke thought.  Many speakers and writers do this...Read more »

Agrium Confirms the Fertilizer Perfect Storm

By: Shaun Haney

December 15, 2008

There are signs developing which indicate much higher fertilizer prices come this spring. The biggest being last weeks announcement to halt...Read more »

R-Calf Sits Down With the Obama-Biden Transition Team

By: Shaun Haney

December 12, 2008

Bill Bullard, CEO of R-Calf, was in Washington earlier this week trying to mold the future of the USDA and US trade policy. The meeting was with the...Read more »

More Time To Repay CAIS Overpayments

By: Shaun Haney

December 11, 2008

Jay Whetter, Editor of Grainews, wrote on his blog this week about some recent announcements from the Growing Forward administration. I think that it...Read more »

Barley is Bearish

By: Shaun Haney

December 9, 2008

I met a very knowledgeable grain merchant yesterday that discussed the grain markets with our management group. The main thing that I took out of the...Read more »

Transgenic Wheat Will Provide Benefits

By: Shaun Haney

December 6, 2008

Several years ago, farmers debated the possible benefits that Round up Ready wheat would or would not bring to the market place. Based on the result...Read more »

Coalition Govenment Means the CWB Single Desk Stays

By: Shaun Haney

December 2, 2008

The formation of a Liberal / NDP coalition government is going to shake the political foundation of Canada. Between the fact that a man that is...Read more »

Haney Farms has GIANT VIEWS

By: Shaun Haney

December 1, 2008

Recently I did an interview with the Owner of Germination Magazine, Robynne Anderson. In terms of my writing interests, Robynne has been a strong...Read more »

Beef Tracing Is a Reality

By: Shaun Haney

November 26, 2008

IBM has developed a system to fully track a steaks movement through the supply chain. This really is the ultimate in providing information to the...Read more »