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Farmers know how to raise crops and livestock, but the way they farm is increasingly being impacted by retailers and consumers. So how is the end user impacting the way farmers will do their job? The impact is already being felt. Is it a challenge to be feared or an opportunity that will allow many to flourish? See omnystudio.com/listener for priva…
 
Are small towns dying or thriving? It depends on who you ask and where you travel. I’ll take you to Faribault, MN where community members have adopted initiatives that have brought many new businesses back downtown and brought locals and visitors to town for many events. It’s a “how to” on small town revitalization. See omnystudio.com/listener for …
 
Corey Flournoy is back and the conversation is always thought provoking. We cover everything from driverless tractors, the future of agriculture and something called unconscious bias. Corey won’t tell you how to think, but he always helps us all to simply think about what we do and how we do it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
It’s a feature fitting for the Fourth of July. We go to the ranch headquarters of the KC Cattle Company. Patrick Montgomery is a former Army Ranger who wanted to get in the business of raising Wagyu cattle and selling premium steaks. Learn how he built his herd and developed the world’s best hot dog along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
Dan Glickman served as President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Agriculture. He recently authored a book that reflects on lessons learned in politics and in the presidential cabinet. He shares the funny stories, like playing golf with the president or being named the designated survivor in case of a disaster during the State of the Union address, and …
 
When you’re a finalist for Top Producer of the Year, you’re doing something right. Kelsey Ducheneaux from the DX Ranch is our guest. We discuss how they have found ways to raise grass and cattle in a better way and what all of us can learn from their work. It’s a process that allows them to care for the land, gain more profits and help their local …
 
We’ve all heard and perhaps experienced the prices of land and machinery moving higher – much higher in some cases. So who is buying and selling that land? How have the market dynamics shifted and what has changed, perhaps forever? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Farm Journal
 
There are many economic factors at play in the ag industry – stimulus money and higher commodity prices have infused money into farms and banks. Interest rates are historically low and inflation is, at the moment, on the rise for some inputs. How are these factors impacting farms and banks and what will be the outcome? See omnystudio.com/listener f…
 
Memorial Day is often regarded as beginning of summer and the travel season. We’re taking a break to talk about travel from a farmers point of view. What are some amazing trips you might take that would excite the entire family but also allow you to see some unique and memorable sites related to the farm and ranch? Here’s our “Top 3” plus all the t…
 
Successful farms and small businesses are often passed from one generation to the next. However, that process can be complicated with multiple family members, competing business interests and long term tax and estate impacts. Learn the best way to navigate the challenges to create a good plan for your operation. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
It’s a two-part show this week. We take a look at the future of state fairs. What changes can we expect in a post-Covid world and what are the new challenges fairs and festivals are facing? Plus, we talk with a National FFA Officer who recalls a most unusual way to be installed into office and how FFA is changing to adapt to a myriad of school, sta…
 
It’s time to check in with AgriTalk's Chip Flory to discuss the continued run-up in many commodity prices. What are the root causes driving the market higher and how long might we stay at these levels? What are the impacts for grain and livestock producers and consumers as well? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Ken Ropp is a seventh generation farmer. With only 450 acres and milking 60 Jersey cows, he’s built a business that has survived and thrived in central Illinois. The lessons Ken has learned are ones that can apply to many farms of all sizes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Farm Journal
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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
 
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.…
 
About forty percent of crop land in the U.S. is rented. How have recent price gains impacted the market? Are there strategies you can use to retain and gain ground for your farm? How can landlords find the best tenants? We discuss these questions and more with the CEO of Tillable. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Ethanol has been a major factor in farm markets for many years now, but how will a new administration and global demand impact production, and in turn, commodity prices? We take a look at what farmers and consumers can expect this year and in the future as the nation focuses on meeting environmental goals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
The vast majority of row crop acres have some level of crop insurance. Are you using the product to best fit your needs? What changes are their in the marketplace for 2021? We visit with a farmer and veteran of the crop insurance world for an update and strategy on getting the coverage you need. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Is there a “best” time for cows to have a calf? There are a lot of variables to consider of course, but should cow calf producers pause and rethink some of the reason they do what they do? That was the focus of some cattle producers who came together to discuss the pros and cons of calving periods. What are the key questions you should be asking to…
 
Brody Little is a seedsman and a farmer who lives and works just south of Peoria. He works with many farmers to assist with seed selection, herbicide strategies, pest control and much more. I travel to Manito, IL to understand how 2020 will impact decisions in 2021 and what he sees producers considering this year in light of higher grain prices. Se…
 
Greg Peterson, also known as Machinery Pete, is a regular guest on Farming the Countryside and we certainly have a strong market to discuss. How much of the price increase is being driven by the commodity markets versus the tightening of inventories due to a Covid related slow down in equipment production? We look at the trends and strategies for b…
 
Justin Ogle is the Vice President of record harvest. His goal is to help farms record the data surrounding farmers crop seasons AND by doing so, helping them make decisions that will produce a record harvest. Listen to what he believes are some of the best practices to both. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
You may have seen her farm featured on TV’s “Shark Tank” where she made a successful pitch to one of the “Sharks” to invest in her operation. Learn how this farmer turned a small farm in northeast Missouri into an enterprise shipping premium quality meats throughout the nation and employing other farmers in the process. See omnystudio.com/listener …
 
Corn prices topped $5/bushel on the CBOT this week. Are you ready for the season ahead? Missy Bauer shares her years of field experience with us as we look at Nitrogen applications, seeding rates, planter technology and much more to get ready for 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The last quarter of 2020 saw a significant price gain for grains. The situation provides opportunities for producers to make profitable sales and lock in prices for the long term. So exactly when should you be selling and how much? What should your plan be for the 2021 crop that is still a few months from being planted? See omnystudio.com/listener …
 
Perhaps you’ve heard about carbon programs that can pay farmers for certain conservation practices they use on their farms. How can you evaluate the options? What might be required in order to receive payments? What is the future of these programs and how will they impact farmers in the future? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Distribution of the vaccine to fight Covid-19 is rolling out around the world. I visited with a veteran of the animal health industry who says we all might be surprised at how this vaccination effort is similar to the process she’s encountered in her year’s of experience bringing animal pharmaceuticals to the market. Plus, she just happened to be a…
 
Kit Pharo is a name well-known to many beef producers. His focus has always been driven by profitability and making your cattle fit your environment. He admits that many may look at his ideas with skepticism, but has many years of experience now, helping producers all across the country build herds that are turning profits. I get his thoughts on wh…
 
Each year the National Association of Farm Broadcasting holds its annual convention. This year’s event was virtual, however it still featured Trade Talk, a large gathering of ag-related businesses sharing what they have planned for the upcoming year. Here’s a look at what you can expect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Thanksgiving may look different for most of us this year, but we all usually take a break to relax for a moment over the holiday. This week we relax from the agricultural issues we normally feature to instead hear the interesting tale of a family who knows all about life on the rails. I think you’ll enjoy this unique perspective on life. See omnyst…
 
Paul Neiffer is a regular guest on our podcast toward the end of each calendar year. We discuss tax issues to close out 2020 and take a look at what may be on the horizon with a new administration in the White House for 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Farm Journal
 
How can cover crops increase yields, control weeds and provide added feed for your livestock? Austin Schweizer farms in south central Kansas and his experimentation with regenerative farming methods, such as cover crop mixes, is already paying dividends on his farm. I stopped by to see what is working well for him. See omnystudio.com/listener for p…
 
For many families, having health insurance is a key factor in determining if a member of the family may take an off-farm job simply for the benefits. Do those benefits outweigh the potential cost of child care? What factors should you consider to matter what your stage of life? We talk about the options to consider during open enrollment. See omnys…
 
Keeping cattle healthy can be a challenge anytime of the year, but especially in the fall. Dr. Dan Thomson, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University and host of Doc Talk is my guest and we talk about ways to keep the herd healthy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Scott Beck, President of Beck’s is my guest. He oversees the largest, family-owned seed company in the country. We talk about how he went from being the 12th employee at the business to now overseeing the operation with over 700 employees. How can independent seed companies survive and thrive in the world of large multinational firms? See omnystudi…
 
Dustin O’Hanlon with O’Hanlon Seed in Lexington, Nebraska is our guest. His company scouts thousands of acres each year plus he has become a “go to” man for information on growing great crops and much more. We get his perspective on what worked well this year and the best practices to incorporate for next season. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
 
Adrian Zelski with High Grade Hemp Seed and The Center Pivot Group is our guest. He has many years of experience in the hemp industry and we discuss the present state of the crop here in the U.S. and what he sees for the future. What are the challenges and potential opportunities for farmers? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Pam Johnson is part of the very popular “Free-for-all” every Friday on AgriTalk. Pam’s extensive ag background and many contacts in the industry provide her with a an always interesting perspective on many topics. We explore farm programs, ethanol and the 2020 election outlook and more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Transitioning the family farm and business operations from one generation to another can have its challenges. Ron Rabou has personally experienced what can go wrong and right. Not only does he speak on the subject, but his new book “Make Your Own Way” shares his real-life story and the keys to making the best of the transition. See omnystudio.com/l…
 
Ever year is unique. However, there are best practices that can lead to growing a great soybean crop on a consistent basis. Kyle Allen shares what he’s learned, including the best items to consider to raise yields and get the best ROI for soybeans and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The perception is that small rural towns are shrinking. In many cases that is true. However, research shows that towns can be very successful whether they are growing or shrinking. Learn what one multi-year study says are the most important things small towns must do in order to survive and thrive. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio…
 
On this edition of FTC we visit with Pro Farmer’s Brian Grete about the 2020 crop tour. How did the results stack up against the expectations and how will it impact crop prices heading into harvest? How should we look to market grain in the last half of 2020 and beyond? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
On this edition of FTC we visit with Pro Farmer’s Jim Weismeyer about the 2020 presidential election. How tight is the race and who will come out on top? Who will control Congress and what impact will this year’s voting have on agriculture in 2021 and beyond? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
On this edition of FTC we visit with Russell Hedrick about how he grows record yields with very few inputs. It’s called regenerative farming and it’s helped Russel to farm in a way far different from most of his neighbors. Learn how he’s reduced herbicide costs, changed cropping systems and incorporates animal agriculture into the revenue stream. H…
 
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