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The top stories in Iowa farming, weather, and markets.

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April 23, 2024 24 mins
Tuesday's Second Hour: Southwest Iowa farmer Chris Gaesser lets us take a look at the field from his perspective as planting gets underway on his operation. Iowa Farm Bureau economics and research manager Christopher Pudenz discusses the trade and ag impacts that comes along with some new tariffs on imports from China and has details on the upcoming IFBF economic summit. US Commodities President Don Roose tells us what key factors ...
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Tuesday's First Hour: Iowa State University Extension Agronomist Clarabell Probasco gives us an update on planting in Southern Iowa and the conditions she is looking for to signal the start of widespread activity. Don Roose from US Commodities fills us in on the markets with a quiet day today after Monday's gains. And we're looking ahead to the 2024 Iowa State Fair (now 107 days away) with the announcement of some new events taking...
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We continue today's show from Lawler, Iowa at Homeland Energy Solutions sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers and the Iowa Corn Growers Association! Bob is talking about the process the corn goes through at Homeland and some of the products it goes into with Commodity risk Manager Zach Nosbisch. We're also talking ethanol with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board's Jason Orr and the uses of corn they are researching and pro...
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Bob is in Lawler, Iowa at Homeland Energy Solutions today for Farming for the Future Friday sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers and the Iowa Corn Growers Association! He's talking with the folks there about the news today of the EPA allowing E-15 sales this summer, the uses of corn in animal agriculture, and the process of corn coming in at Homeland to byproducts going out.
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April 18, 2024 22 mins
Thursday's Second Hour: BASF's Kurt Maertens runs down the pest concerns he's talking to growers about as planting season begins for 2024. Dr. Dan Anderson from Iowa State University talks with us about the role hog manure plays in soil health and its benefits for Iowa's farmers. Brian Hoops from Midwest Market Solutions digs into today's market trade with corn and soybeans in the red, and discusses the strategy he's looking at ove...
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April 18, 2024 30 mins
Thursday's First Hour: Starting the show, we hear one more time from Kiley Allan at the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference earlier this week joined by District Officer Caleb Zuercher who tells us about Courtesy Corps and his experiences at MFL MarMac FFA. ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Director Roger Main joins us with an update on their facility after this month's ribbon cutting ceremony for Phase 1 and the groundbreaking for Phase 2. ...
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April 17, 2024 25 mins
Wednesday's Second Hour: Today's Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here show continues today from the Stolee Farm near Radcliffe, Iowa sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture Water Aliance! Bob is joined to start this hour by Duck Unlimited CEO Adam Putnam talks about their partnership with IDALS in helping keep Iowa's waterways clean and healthy for waterfowl. Speaking of IDALS, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig elaborates further on the...
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Wednesday's First Hour: Bob Quinn is at the Stolee Farm near Radcliffe, Iowa for today's Clean Water Wednesday event sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture Water Aliance! He kicks off the program with IAWA Communications Director Rebekah Jones discussing the projects they are working on and makes the announcement of their partnership with iHeartRadio all season long to tell the stories of farmers working on conservation. Heath Stolee ta...
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It's a severe weather-shortened Big Show today! thanks to our news team for keeping everyone safe and up to date. We spend most of today's show hearing from Big Show correspondent Lydia Johnson at the 96th Annual Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames! She spoke with Sigourney FFA participants in the Parliamentary Procedure competition, the WINNER of the Prepared Public Speaking contest, and with Iowa State University CALS Ambassad...
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Monday's Second Hour: Starting the hour, Dean Grossnickle from Syngenta talks about prevention of weeds in soybean fields as planting season gets into full swing across Iowa! We head back to the FFA Leadership Conference in Ames with Bob Quinn as he sits down with Brian Waddingham from the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers talking about their booth. Lydia Johnson learns about the poultry judging competition from two competitors f...
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Monday's First Hour: Bob is in Ames today on the campus of Iowa State University for the 96th Annual Iowa FFA Leadership Conference! Reports from him, Lydia Johnson, and Kiley Allan are sponsored by the Iowa Soybean Association! They talk with some of the young people involved in the event including members of the Des Moines FFA chapter, a competitor in the talent competition, and a finalist for the Rising Star award. He also visit...
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Friday's Second Hour: We continue from the Big Show Garage chatting with Scott Sloan and Shanw Chubb from Garage sponsor Titan Tire! They tell us about today's project getting Bob's Gator fired up and discuss the latest they are involved in at Titan Tire, including a visit to north Dakota and the launch of the FFA Tractor Restoration program for 2024. Pioneer Seeds field agronomist Matt Vandehaar gives his thoughts on readiness for...
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Friday's First Hour: It's Big Show Garage day on the Big Show! Bob is joined by I-35 FFA Instructor Denny Meggers and Titan Tire's Scott Sloan as they work on getting his Gator up and running for the season. We also catch up with former Iowa Pork Producers President Trish Cook and hear about what she has been up to this week in Washington, D.C. talking with lawmakers about Prop 12 and ag labor issues.
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Thursday's Second Hour: Bob Quinn is presenting today's Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Lawless Family of Monroe County, Iowa sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers! He talks with Casey Anderson from the Iowa Beef Industry Council, CSIF's Kody Havens, and Alex Frazier from Frazier Nursery. Hertz Real Estate Services President Doug Hensley gives us his expertise on land values amid decreases across the countrysi...
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Thursday's First Hour: Good Farm Neighbor Award #182 goes to John & JoBeth Lawless in Monroe County! Bob is visiting with them, the folks from award sponsor the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig! He also catches up with Iowa Corn Growers Association District 8 Director Steve Kuiper about his involvement on the Plant-Based Products Council and the opportunities for demand growth in the ...
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Wednesday's Second Hour: We start the hour celebrating Clean Water Wednesday with the folks from Montag Manufacturing and the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance. Mike Naig discusses the latest news from the capitol including Senate passage of the meat labeling bill and the grain indemnity fund. Ending the hour, we listen back again to another highlight from the career of the late Lee Kline as we recognize the 100th anniversary of broa...
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April 10, 2024 28 mins
Wednesday's First Hour: Big Show flagship station NewsRadio1040 WHO is celebrating its 100th anniversary today! In celebration, we're listening back to some of the best moments from former WHO Radio farm broadcasters Lee Kline and Keith Kirkpatrick, and Bob talks about the inception of The Big Show. We also catch up on today's market trade with AgTraderTalk's Garret Toay.
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April 10, 2024 125 mins
WHO Radio began broadcasting from Des Moines, Iowa on April 10, 1924. Today we celebrate 100 years of broadcasting to Iowans as Jeff Angelo visits with some of the voices who made it happen! We reminisce with Van Harden and Bonnie Lucas on their days on the morning show. Current WHO Radio personalities Simon Conway, Bob Quinn, David Geiger, Lee Habeeb, Heather Burnside, Sue Danielson, Nathan Fischer, and Terry Rich discuss their be...
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Tuesday's Second Hour: North Central Iowa field agronomist Gentry Sorenson from Iowa State University Extension talks with us about the lead up to planting season including the soil temps in in the area and he compares pre-plant 2024 to this time last year. Monte Shaw from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association discusses the impact of soon-to-be-announced GREET Model regulations on their industry. Don Roose from US Commodities ends t...
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Tuesday's First Hour: Interstate 35 FFA Instructor Denny Meggers joins us to talk about his experience yesterday travelling down to Southern Illinois to view the solar eclipse in the path of totality. Al Kluis from Kluis Commodity Advisors tells us his perspective at the end of the hour driving south from the Twin Cities to escape cloud cover to see it near Cedar Rapids. And in the middle of the first hour today, Don Roose from US ...
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