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Pro Farmer Washington Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer separates the news from the noise in Washington, distilling the week's news in agriculture down to the developments that will impact your farm and your community. Wiesemeyer, along with host and Farm Journal News Director John Herath, hits the highlights of the week before turning to interview the key ag leaders and lobbyists in D.C.
 
The landscape of agriculture continues to change. From policy challenges to the headwinds of production agriculture today, it’s powerful women in agriculture leading some of the charges to create change that matters to not only farmers and ranchers, but also hits the heart of rural America. Join U.S. Farm Report Host Tyne Morgan as she highlights some of the women making a difference in agriculture. Not only will she highlight the grit it takes to make the changes happen, but also help paint ...
 
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John Payne of Daniels Trading and "This Week in Grain" joins Davis Michaelsen to discuss the markets, foreign affairs, and the economy. Pro Farmer senior market analyst Jeff Wilson shares his perspective on unpredictable factors such as the weather and Todd Horwitz of bubbatrading.com talks price action. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info…
 
Terren Moore decided he wanted to be a farmer at the age of 15. However, he didn’t grow up on a farm, didn’t know how to drive a tractor or much of the other knowledge young farmers should probably have. Today Terren has built a successful small farm in east Texas. We discuss the ups and downs of a beginning farmer and the lessons all of us can lea…
 
Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee unveiled their proposals to address climate change on Friday. Jim Wiesemeyer has the details of the minority climate plan in this week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast. Other issues addressed this week: Russia Sanctions China wants to be the center of world currency Are CRP changes coming? A WHIP+ update S…
 
There are several carbon programs out there for farmers to consider, but on this edition of Farming the Countryside we take a look at a possible program that encompasses much more than carbon and could pay farmers $100 per acre for practices they use on their land. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Shay Foulk is a farmer from Illinois who also consults with farmers across the nation, helping them determine what changes pay and which ones don’t. What technology makes sense for your operation? How quick could new equipment pay for itself? Shay talks about tools you can use to strengthen your returns and build a solid agribusiness. See omnystudi…
 
Matt Splitter didn’t believe he’d be coming back home to the family farm, but he was recently named as the Top Producer Horizon Award winner. We take a look at his story and meet a young farmer who has not only grown his operation but built a financially sound business. Learn the keys he passes along to farmers of all ages who want to succeed in ag…
 
USDA announced this week that Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments would start flowing again in April. In this week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast, Jim Wiesemeyer of Pro Farmer and Farm Journal's John Herath provide details on the payments and the CFAP decisions still left to be made by USDA. Other topics covered this week include: USD…
 
Matt Lohr served as Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He returned to his farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he remains active in local and national farm and conservation efforts. What changes should farmers expect at NRCS and in farm programs as a whole under the Biden situation? Is legislation dealing with climate c…
 
The U.S. and China fought openly in the first face-to-face meeting with the Biden Administration this week in Alaska. Despite the tension in the negotiation hall, China continued with big buys of U.S. corn. Pro Farmer's Jim Wiesmeyer and John Herath of Farm Journal look at the signals being sent by both sides in this week's DC Signal to Noise Podca…
 
Marion Calmer is consistently one of our most popular guests. The inventor of the 15-inch and 12-inch corn head is back to share his latest on-farm trials and what practices he’s using in his fields to create the best ROI in 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Farm Journal
 
Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) isn't letting any moss grow under his feet following his reelection defeat in November. He has inked a consulting deal with Combest, Sell & Associates, an ag-focused consulting firm founded by another former House Ag Committee chairman, Larry Combest of Texas. In this week's DC S…
 
Hedging crops like corn and soybeans is a common practice, but do livestock producers take advantage of the opportunities hedging cattle? We discuss the pros and cons and what one long-term study says are the key takeaways to consider in achieving more consistent returns in the cattle industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
It's been about six weeks since he was last on so we wanted to circle back with Brian Hoops of Midwest Market Solutions and get his perspective on what he's been seeing and what he expects to see (depending on the weather). Jack Scoville of Price Futures Group has price action and Cary Artac of Artac Advisory has chart updates. See omnystudio.com/l…
 
There was anticipation that USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack would focus on carbon sequestration and climate change as he addressed a virtual Commodity Classic on Friday. Instead his focus was on expanding market opportunities for farmers. On this week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast, Pro Farmer's Jim Wiesemeyer and John Herath of Farm Journal discuss how t…
 
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