The Big Show

The Big Show

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

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February 23, 2024 25 mins
Friday's Second Hour: Farming for the Future Friday continues, Sponsored by the coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers, at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory talking about the opportunities there for young people getting into animal agriculture! VDL Executive Director Pat Halbur talks with Bob about what makes the ISU College of Verterinary Medicine so great on a national scale and tells us what research they a...
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Friday's First Hour: It's Farming For the Future Friday on today's Big Show sponsored by the Coalition to Support Farmers! Bob and the gang are at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and got to take a tour of the new facility this morning. CSIF's Kody Havens talks about the tour and times going to the old Vet Med building. ISU Deen of Dean of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Dan Grooms and DVL Director Dr. Rodger Main talk a...
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February 22, 2024 23 mins
Thursday's Second Hour: Fresh off the trip to the National Farm Machinery Show, Scott Sloan from Titan Tire talks about the biggest, newest, and best that caught his eye last week. Author Darcy Maulsby talks about her work telling the stories of Iowans and a conference that she will be part of coming up. Ending the show, Al Kluis from Kluis Commodity Advisors gives us some target dates and prices to watch for grains over the next f...
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Thursday's First Hour: Brandon Hulme from Champion Seed talks with us about the upcoming season putting in Champion soybeans for the DMACC plot and the decision to rotate. He also tells us about the soil residue he's noticing from lack of soil moisture over the past couple of years. We talk markets with Kluis Commodity Advisors' Al Kluis and get a preview of what he'll be talking about on stage at next week's Commodity Classic. To ...
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Wednesday's Second Hour: David has a special report with University of Sau Paulo agronomist Mauro Osaki on the South American crop. Controlled Ponds of Iowa owner Nick Coburn joins us with some tips on pond dye now that any ice that may have formed on the pond has melted away. And Brian Hoops from Midwest Market Solutions closes the show with a look at markets.
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Wednesday's First Hour: We kick off today's show with one of our young guns in ag, Tim Couser, talking about the state of farming for young people and the upcoming growing season. Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Virgil Schmidt in the Eastern part of Iowa discusses the need for some soil moisture and gives some insight on his winter meeting conversations on fighting pests and disease in the field in 2024. Midwest Ma...
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Tuesday's Second Hour: Representative Ashley Hinson from Iowa's 2nd District gives us the latest on potential legislation to repeal Proposition 12. Dr. Steve Meyer from Ever.Ag tells us about his projections for the future of the hog industry in the United States. Al Kluis from Kluis Commodity Advisors ends today's program with an update on markets.
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Tuesday's First Hour: Angie Rieck-Hinz from Iowa State University Extension tells us what soil moisture looks like where she is in North Central Iowa and says some areas never even saw frost this winter. Al Kluis from Kluis Commodity Advisors looks into markets with us including what he's seeing down the road for new crop prices. David Geger closes the hour with a look at what's coming out of this week's Ag Outlook Forum.
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February 19, 2024 26 mins
BW Fusion Agronomist Josh Messer tells us about the company and who should be looking at "the most powerful gallon in agriculture". State Climatologist Justin Glissan talks drought with us as we hit the 190th straight week of at least some D1 somewhere in Iowa and we look at where this February is on track to rank in terms of warmest of all time.
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February 19, 2024 31 mins
Megan Niederwerder from the Swine Health Information Center tells us what they are doing to protect the U.S. swine population from Japanese encephalitis virus. The Director of the ISU Center for Cybersecurity Innovation and Outreach, Doug Jacobson, talks about the risks of using Chinese-manufactured drones and how to prevent data from falling into the wrong hands. Tim Meyer from the Steffes Group tells us what auctions they have co...
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Bob Quinn hits the road today to southwestern Cass County with Muller Livestock for Farming for the Future Friday sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers! Starting the show, CSIF's Brian Waddingham talks about how they can help cattle producers adhere to all of the rules and regulation and set up farmers for success. Kelly and Maggie Muller talk about their business, the growth of the cattle industry over the years, an...
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February 15, 2024 21 mins
Thursday's Second Hour: Dr. Michelle Soupir at Iowa State University is doing some research on bioreactors and woodchip alternatives; and she tells us more to start the hour. Ian Cox tells us about the latest happenings at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY including the tractor pulls and has some insight on the biggest, newest, and best on display. Don Roose from U.S. Commodities closes down the show today with our...
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Thursday's First Hour: We get to know Iowa State University's new swine specialist, Ashley Englin, and her background growing up in Northwest Iowa and the programs she's getting her hands on right away at ISU. Don Roose from U.S. Commodities informs us what's going on at USDA's Outlook Forum bringing grain markets lower today. And we catch up with Iowa Hawkeyes play-by-play voice Gary Dolphin about the importance of Iowa Corn Growe...
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February 14, 2024 24 mins
Wednesday's Second Hour: DMACC Agribusiness Instructor Travis Lautner tells us about the upcoming change at the corn cam plot in Adel for 2024: a rotation to soybeans! Iowa Agriculture Statistics Director Greg Thessen breaks down the numbers from the just-released Census of Agriculture and how some of Iowa's trends differ from the national movement. Garrett Toay from AgTraderTalk gives some insight on his targets for grain markets ...
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Wednesday's First Hour: Field Agronomist Gentry Sorenson from Iowa State University Extension talks with us about the soil moisture readings they are seeing and how they compare historically over 60 years of data. AgTraderTalk's Garrett Toay breaks down today's trade with a "Valentine's Day massacre" in the marketplace. We're also talking about the latest innovation on display right now at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisv...
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Tuesday's Second Hour: Starting this hour, Spencer Chase from Agri-Pulse has the latest on the diminishing chances of getting a new farm bill any time soon. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig discusses the recent court decision to vacate dicamba registration nationwide and the action that he and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture are taking. Brian Hoops from Midwest Market Solutions wraps up this Tues...
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February 13, 2024 30 mins
Tuesday's First Hour: Starting off today's show, David Geiger is sifting through the important statistics that are coming out of the 2022 Census of Agriculture. Clarabell Probasco from Iowa State University Extension in Southeast Iowa talks soil moisture and has some details on Planter University from ISU. Brian Hoops from Midwest Market Solutions tells us what the news is bringing soybeans down a bit today. Kylie Petersen from th...
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Monday's Second Hour: Bob continues today's broadcast from the Iowa Beef Expo with our sponsors at the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association! We're announcing the start of voting for the 2024 Iowa's Best Burger Contest talking with representatives from IBIC and ICA! Casey Anderson also talks about preparation for this year's Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show! The hour ends with Jamey Kohake from Paragon I...
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Monday's First Hour: Bob Quinn is on the road today with the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association as we begin the nomination process for the 15th annual Iowa's Best Burger Contest! He talks with the folks from IBIC and ICA about the voting process, burger qualification requirements, where to find more info, and promotional materials for restaurants! We also talk over the markets with Paragon Investments' ...
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Friday's Second Hour: It's Farming for the Future Friday with the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers! We open this hour with Brian Waddingham from CSIF talking about rules and regulations inspections that are happening around Iowa and how the Coalition can come out ahead of those inspections and help you meet the requirements. Kody Havens tells us what he does out in the field as he visits livest...
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