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The Big Show

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

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June 19, 2024 36 mins
It's Clean Water Wednesday in Boone today sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Practical Farmers of Iowa! bob is chatting with those folks and some farmers they work with about cover crops and ways to get started in soil health practices on your farm!
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With tar spot already being confirmed in parts of Iowa, DeKalb/Asgrow agronomist Andrew Penny talks with Bob about staying vigilant for tar spot but says not to be too concerned about fungicide application yet.
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Iowa State University Center for Ag Law and Taxation director Kristine Tidgren dives into the specifics of how the boundary by acquiescence law works and takes a look at a recent example of it coming into play in Iowa that reached the Supreme Court.
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June 14, 2024 25 mins
Bob Quinn is at the Iowa Speedway today in Newton, Iowa kicking off race weekend for the Iowa corn 350 with the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board! We're talking about the first-ever Cup Series race in Newton and the platform it will give for the message of E-15 and other products made from corn!
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June 13, 2024 38 mins
Bob Quinn is touring around the new Landus location in Boone today! He's joined on the show by Brian Crowe, Matt Brown, Tyler Schultes, Scott Ahrenholtz, Chandler Smith, and Matt Carstens!
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June 12, 2024 10 mins
After the June WASDE report was released from the USDA, the markets reacted very quietly. Don Roose from U.S. Commodities explains.
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BASF Technical Service Representative Kurt Maertens gives us the details of where in Iowa has started seeing tar spot. He says it's not very surprising with the amount of rain we have seen. He also gives his recommended course of action.
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Congratulations to the Streit family in Palo Alto County, IA on winning the Good Farm Neighbor award! On this episode of the podcast! We talk with Tony and Diane Streit, the neighbor who nominated them, Deputy Secretary of Ag Grant Menke, and the folks from the Coalition to Support Iowa's farmers who sponsor the award!
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June 7, 2024 39 mins
The World Pork Expo is taking place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds! Bob Quinn is talking with some of the movers and shakers in the pork industry! Joining him from the Crystal Studio is Iowa Pork Public Policy Director Ben Nuelle, Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Grant Menke, 2024 Iowa Pork Queen Lilly Bru, NPPC Assistant VP of Domestic Policy Chase Adams, Joyce Hoppes from IPPA, N. Carolina and Virginia Pork Councils CEO Roy Le...
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It's Clean Water Wednesday on the Big Show today sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance! Bob is at Captain Roy's along the Des Moines river in Polk County talking with folks about projects happening along the Des Moines River for folks to enjoy the outdoors and the importance of clean water for those activities to happen! He's joined by guests from ICON Water Trails, Polk County, and the Great Outdoors Foundation!
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The WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride is approaching quickly at the end of the month, June 24-26! Here's the announcements of each day's route for the 2024 ride!
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Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Meghan Anderson in Central Iowa says that as planting finishes for some, she is doing a lot of stand evaluation and discussing potential need for re-planting. She also talks about some unusual pest issues she's encountering and discusses the need to slow down the rainfall.
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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig joined Bob today to talk about the impact of the Choose Iowa program and how to be come a member. He also talks about the dairy industry in the state as we start June Dairy Month!
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Iowa Turkey Federation Executive Director Gretta Irwin dives into the details of the latest highly pathogenic avian influenza positive test in Iowa. She says she hopes the case in Cherokee County is a one and done and recommends being diligent in biosecurity practices on the farm.
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We wrap up our series on farm bill priorities today talking with U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra from Iowa's 4th Congressional District talking about what he heard was most important from Iowa farmers in one of the nation's biggest ag production states.
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Today we award the 184th Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Boelen Family at Bear Creek Dairy! We're also celebrating the start of June Dairy Month! We talk with Jan and Dorine Boelen and family about their dairy operation and how they established the farm after immigrating from the Netherlands. We also talk with The folks from the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers, who sponsor the award. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Na...
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May 29, 2024 34 mins
It's Clean Water Wednesday! Today we are talking about the relationship between clean water, the corn growing industry, and beer brewers! We announce the creation of Yield of Dreams along with Iowa Corn CEO Craig Floss, Field Day Brewing Company head brewer Alec Travis, farmers Loran Steinlage and Amos Troester, Choose Iowa Director Beth Romer, Iowa Brewers Guild Executive Director Noreen Otto, and Rebekah Jones from the Iowa Agric...
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Today in our Farm Bill series, U.S. Representative Zach Nunn from Iowa's 3rd District talks about what was included in the mark up bill passed out of committee last week and what he heard from farmers and commodity groups along the way was most important to them.
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In this edition of our series on Farm Bill priorities, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Brent Johnson discusses the most important issues for IFBF members including crop insurance, interstate commerce, and more. He also give some insight on his discussions with Iowa's membership on the House Ag Committee.
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National FFA CEO Scott Stump talks with David about his new position on the National Work Readiness Council to give a voice to agriculture in labor issues.
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