The Michigan Ag Today Podcast

The Michigan Ag Today Podcast

The latest Michigan farm news, weather, and market analysis from the trusted Michigan Ag Today team of Andy Eubank, Eric Pfeiffer, C.J. Miller, Sabrina Halvorson, and Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin.

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April 24, 2024 6 mins
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On the Tuesday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: C.J. Miller reports on the EPA's emergency waiver that once again allows the sales of E15 fuel for the 2024 summertime driving season--and how the waiver will provide another boost to Michigan's corn and ethanol producers. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, market analyst John Zanker with Risk Management Commodities talks about the rally th...
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On the Monday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: Sabrina Halvorson reports on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent appearance before the Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee to examine the agency's budget requests for fiscal year 2025. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, Brian Basting with Advance Trading, Inc. reviews Friday's grain markets.
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The weekend forecast is dry, but cooler temperatures will keep soils wet. Pioneer agronomist Mike Swoish provides a pre-plant checklist as we wait for those soils to dry, and market analyst Karl Setzer explains the double digit loss for soybean futures yesterday on today's #MATPodcast.
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On the Thursday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack told the Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee this week that China has been spending significantly less on U.S. ag products. He believes China may be retaliating against laws that restrict them from owning U.S. farmland—including one such law that takes effect in Indiana on July 1st. Sabrina Halvorson has more on Vilsack's testimony from that hear...
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On the Wednesday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: C.J. Miller reports on Corn Stunt Disease, which has been impacting corn crops in Argentina this year and dropping corn yields there by as much as 10-to-15 percent. Dr. Darcy Telenko, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, discusses the disease and whether it could appear in Michigan and across the Midwest. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Mich...
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Sabrina Halvorson reports that lawmakers in Congress have put together a caucus to focus specifically on the needs of specialty crop producers, meteorologist Ryan Martin shares his Michigan Farm Forecast, and market analyst Chuck Shelby from Risk Management Commodities discusses a lower day across the grain complex on Monday- all that coming up on the #MATPodcast!
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On the Monday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: Sabrina Halvorson reports how one Congressman who serves on the House Ag Committee says the Farm Bill should be split into two different bills--each dealing with agriculture and nutrition funding separately. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, Brian Basting with Advance Trading reviews Friday grain markets.
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On the "Finally Friday" edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: Andy Eubank profile a new biological product from Direct Enterprises, Inc. called Reclaim™ that you may want to consider using to reclaim soil health and put valuable nutrients to work for your crops this growing season. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has a look at your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, market analyst Mike Silver reviews the data from the USDA's April W...
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On the Thursday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: Sabrina Halvorson reports on the FARMER Act, which was introduced this week by Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and several of his Republican colleagues to improve the federal crop insurance program. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, Tom Fritz with the EFG Group reviews Wednesday's grain markets.
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On the Wednesday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: C.J. Miller chats with Brice Stine, the Central District Agronomy Manager with Michigan Sugar Company, to discuss planting progress for Michigan's sugarbeet producers. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, Karl Setzer with Consus Ag Consulting (ConsusAg.net) reviews Tuesday's grain markets.
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On today's #MATPodcast: why reference prices need to be updated in the next farm bill, more moisture on the way in Ryan Martin's Michigan Farm Forecast, and market analysis from David Kohli after a relatively quiet start to the week for the grain markets.
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The benefits of prescribed burns, a dry start to the week in the Michigan Farm Forecast, and what the grain markets are up to heading into Thursday's USDA WASDE Report- all that coming up on the #MATPodcast!
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On the "Finally Friday" edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: Eric Pfeiffer reports on a soil health product that you may want to consider. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, market analyst Mike Silver reviews Thursday's grain markets.
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On the Thursday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: C.J. Miller reports how problems persist along the Mississippi River system for grain and ag freight. Jason Selking with Consolidated Grain and Barge says another drought could continue to bring more slowdowns and headaches for farmers and ag businesses here at home. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, Tom Fritz with the EFG Group reviews W...
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On the Wednesday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: Sabrina Halvorson reports how the USDA is looking to build more ag trade partners during last week's trade mission to South Korea. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, Karl Setzer with Consus Ag Consulting (ConsusAg.net) reviews Tuesday's grain markets.
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On the Tuesday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: Sabrina Halvorson reports how ag leaders are pushing members of the House to pass a resolution to block beef imports from Paraguay--similar to the resolution passed recently by the U.S. Senate. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, market analyst John Zanker with Risk Management Commodities reviews Monday's grain markets.
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On the Monday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: C.J. Miller reports how last week's collision of a cargo freighter with the Francis Scott Key Bridge near Baltimore highlights the need for America's ports, bridges, and transportation sector to continue to be resilient for ag trade. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, Karl Setzer with Consus Ag Consulting (ConsusAg.Net) reviews the USDA's Re...
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On the Good Friday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: We have team coverage of the grain markets following the release of the USDA's Quarterly Grain Stocks Report and the Prospective Plantings Report. C.J. Miller chats with Karl Setzer with Consus Ag Consulting (ConsusAg.Net) and Andy Eubank checks in with market analyst Mike Silver as both discuss the USDA's projection of far fewer corn acres being planted across the U.S. i...
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On the Thursday edition of the Michigan Ag Today Podcast: Eric Pfeiffer reports how Morgan Composting and Dairy Doo can help your soils get the nutrients they need for this year's growing season. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin has your Michigan Farm Forecast. Plus, Tom Fritz with the EFG Group reviews Wednesday's grain markets.
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