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Even in wet conditions where the calendar required planting first instead of spraying herbicide. So, what to do about it? BASF's Mark Storr joins the guys to reassure use there are a lot of options, and provide some guidance for your specific situation.

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From several different perspectives including renegotiation and a big South American Crop featuring the insights of ISU's Chad Hart. PLUS what to do about ever growing weeks from BASF's Mark Storr and Al Kluis' market analysis.

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Yesterday's rumor of some trade aid 2.0, or 'farming support program' as USDA calls it, details were quickly referred to as "inaccurate media reports" by top USDA officials. So, Al Kluis offers his advice for where that leaves you. PLUS Morey Taylor just got back from a trade trip to Taiwan and gives us the lay of the land AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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May 21, 2019 7 min

More specifically for corn, which is up about 50 cents per bushel in the past week. Don Roose with U.S. Commodities joins The Big Show to remind us that it's easy to get too bullish, and we can't forget the big picture. Click below to find out how that applies to your situation.

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What a busy day, as the latest rumor of trade aid 2.0 details turned around the markets and of course Bob, Andy and Doug are on top of it all for you. PLUS Syngenta's Randy Myers gives us the ins and outs of fungicide usage during a wet season like this and we celebrate the latest John Deere Autotrac advancement - full turn automation - with David Gettelmen.

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As per the numbers both in Iowa and across the Corn Belt, which means a more serious prevent plant conversation as Farm Credit's Doug Burns joins The Big Show to tell us what we need to know. PLUS Don Roose's advice on what we really need to be doing in order to capture value in this market rally.

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Including full access for U.S. beef to the Japanese market for the first time since 2003. Iowa Cattlemen's Association CEO Matt Deppe joins The Big Show to discuss why that is a big deal, PLUS ISU's Steve Johnson on their Cash Rental Rate Survey showing a slight decline in Iowa and the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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Like we do every week with our expert, Tim Meyer from The Steffes Group. This time in addition to his very helpful information, he also tells us about a special and unique opportunity to own an 8820 combine with 0 seperator hours.

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Ahead of this afternoon's planting progress report. Analyst Jamey Kohake shares some of his thinking on a marketing strategy to help you take advantage of this price increase. PLUS Landus Agronomist Kent Klingbeil offers a planting status update and Tim Meyer with the Steffes Group provides his weekly land and equipment values update INCLUDING a special opportunity for a rare combine.

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If mother nature hasn't allowed for pre-plant applications and the calendar says there isn't time, BASF's Kurt Martens says don't panic there are options, and provides you with a roadmap forward during what has been a challenging planting season.

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We know, we know, there is a lot of planting left to do but yet the calendar shows the 20th Anniversary Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade will be here before you know it so co-organizer Matt Kenny tells us what we need to know. PLUS speaking of the calendar, BASF's Kurt Martens tells us what to do if we couldn't get our pre-plant herbicide applied and the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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May 15, 2019 32 min

Speculation has been some sort of commodity purchase but then what will that accomplish? INTL FCStone's Arlan Suderman reminds us on The Big Show what we learned in the 80's that didn't work and offers his predictions. PLUS finally a planting window is open and you won't believe what Andy saw all with-in a mile this morning and Joel DeJung's crop assessment from NW Iowa and SW Minnesota.

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May 14, 2019 28 min

It'll be a 20th anniversary celebration of the WMT Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade in less than a month, including the first sanctioned trip out of state to be welcomed by Minnesota dignitaries. Dan Errthum from Brunkan Equipment joins The Big Show to get us ready for the Can-Am ATV's we'll see on the ride. PLUS a new bacon price index from the CME Group will be published every Monday as explained by Fred Seamon AND Joe Peiffer pr... Read more

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Six years of falling commodity prices will make it tough to make ends meet, and since the volume of capital involved has increased since some bankruptcy laws were written Attorney Joe Peiffer joins The Big Show for an update on efforts to bring them up to date.

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May 14, 2019 33 min

That less than half the corn crop in Iowa has been planted by May 12th. Stalcup Ag's Grant Aschinger says it's almost the opposite of last year in terms of areas that are further along than others at this point and offers his take on what your replant standard needs to be if emergence is tough. PLUS a turnaround Tuesday perhaps in the markets? We get Don Roose's advice and a deep dive into what the planting delays mean.

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Since it will once again be illegal to sell to most consumers here in a couple weeks? IRFA's Monte Shaw's answer to that may surprise you, PLUS Wyffels Corn Breeder Bob Jackson says be patient with hybrid changes for another week or so as we should get some planting done AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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May 13, 2019 6 min

Slowly, and on a somewhat small area percentage wise in terms of the whole U.S. corn crop. Wyffels Corn Breeder Bob Jackson says the good news so far is he doesn't see any germination or emergence issues, and offers some guidance on when it may be necessary to think about earlier hybrids.

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May 10, 2019 6 min

With land stewardship between on-farm decisions and the environment, which Land O'Lakes SVP Matt Carstens tells Andy benefits both producers and consumers alike and they have a new platform called SUSTAIN to help out.

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May 10, 2019 36 min

It's hard to find any positive news in this report but Don Roose says in his market analysis there is still opportunity if we're patient. PLUS Iowa Corn Growers Association President Curt Meether gives us a planting update and warns what further tariffs would mean for the industry.

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Announcement time! After missing last year due to his big promotion, former Iowa Ag Secretary and current USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey has confirmed he will return to ride with us on this year's 23rd Annual WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride. Now there is an important deadline coming up and a couple of route tweaks for you to hear about, click below to listen.

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