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October 23, 2020 28 min
Well, at least that was the plan but like so many things, Mother Nature just didn't cooperate but Joe Steffes of Iowa Foam did stop by to drop off supplies from Fleet Farm and explain some of the different options. PLUS our Congressional Candidate Profiles continue as Nathan Fischer takes a look at Abby Finkenauer's agricultural record AND Brian Hoops' expert market analysis.
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October 23, 2020 18 min
Zach Trower from Syngenta joins Andy to talk about the importance of early season weed control. Bob chats with the head guy at Fareway, Reynolds Kramer, about their stores and the partnership with the Big Show Garage.
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We continue our candidate profiles, bringing you the information you need to know about Frist Congressional District Democratic Candidate up for re-election, Abby Finkenauer. Nathan Fischer recaps her record on agricultural and rural issues in the November 3rd election.
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Good question! So that's why we asked it of Pioneer Marketing Lead for Soybeans Jeremy Rentz, and he tells Bob and Andy there are a couple key trends he's noticed that can help you. PLUS Al Kluis' expert market commentary AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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Lydia Johnson is joined by Second Congressional District Republican Candidate, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, as we continue our candidate profile series. We are discussing rural healthcare and broadband as well as EPA's involvement in Iowa ag.
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Clean Water Wednesday takes Andy to his alma mater, Kirkwood Community College, with the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Soil Health Partnership. It is also Wyffels Wednesday with Chris Eichhorn! And Nathan Fischer continues our Candidate Profile series, sitting down with 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Rita Hart.
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October 21, 2020 9 min
Our guest today as we continue introducing our candidates for Congress is Rita Hart. After two decades in education, Hart is the Democratic nominee for Iowa's second congressional district. Hart tells us about her background in agriculture, discusses the EPA's role in farming, and the availability of healthcare and broadband internet in rural Iowa.
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October 21, 2020 6 min
The Republican candidate for the 4th District Randy Feenstra joins us to talk about some of the big issues surrounding agriculture and rural Iowa in the November 3rd election. We hear from Feenstra on hog and poultry regulations, rural broadband, and growing animal agriculture.
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October 21, 2020 9 min
Kicking off our series of candidate profiles, introducing you to the candidates in Iowa's Congressional and Senatorial races, we are joined today on the Big Show by J.D. Scholten - the Democratic Candidate for Iowa's 4th Congressional District. We discuss Scholten's stances on many important issues in agriculture including rural broadband, growing animal agriculture, and potential regulations on hog and poultry operatio...
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Along with corn, for that matter, also it's getting close to $4.10 and you have to hear our market expert Brian Hoops with Midwest Market Solutions explain why it's running and how high it could go. PLUS we continue profiling U.S. Congressional candidates in Iowa as Lydia Johnson visits with Randy Feenstra in the 4th District AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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Andy is on the road today in Prairieburg at Prairiemoon on Main crowning the best tenderloin in the state of Iowa! Jamie Kohake joins us to analyze the commodity marketplace. Tim Meyer brings us an update on land and equipment values. Our word from Washington D.C. comes from Spencer Chase at Agri-Pulse. And all of it happens while central Iowa gets half a foot of snow!!
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October 16, 2020 57 min
Bob is out at the Big Show Garage today sponsored by Titan Tire, Fareway Stores, and Fleet Farm - who we will get to hear from with Kirk Sackett! Today we are celebrating FFA with two of our state officers announcing the donation of $5,000 to Iowa FFA and a pair of tires to Pella Christian FFA courtesy of Titan Tire!
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Steve Meyer from Partners for Production Agriculture says that while we are looking much better after the backup in hogs due to COVID, the industry is still working to recover from the numbers in the September Hogs and Pigs Report. Paul Mussman is our expert market analyst today. We are talking with one of the top candidates for the position of Secretary of Agriculture under a potential Joe Biden Administration, Former North Dakota...
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Both Secretary Mike Naig and USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey ahead of their visit to Linn County today to talk with folks in the hardest hit areas by the derecho. It's also Clean Water Wednesday with Bob Quinn out in Madison County!
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October 13, 2020 23 min
We have harvest updates today from Joel DeJong in Western Iowa and Iowa Corn Growers Vice President Lance Lillibridge in Northeast Iowa! Brian Hoops is our expert market analyst today as we see a "turnaround Tuesday" in the markets today!
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October 13, 2020 26 min
Sure there are the yield advantages, which Syngenta's Jami Loeckler joins Bob and Andy to tell them are substantial again this year, but you have to hear about a couple of things they have also revealed need some management that we probably haven't noticed before. PLUS Iowa Beef Center's Dan Loy offers best practices for grazing on the Derecho damaged acres AND Brian Hoops' expert market analysis.
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With who else, Bob and Andy on The Big Show, where she comes armed with valuable information about how essential the modern food, fuel and fiber production industry is to the entire country, responsible for 11 percent of the food supply, for example, and she commits to extending the harvest weight exemptions if necessary. PLUS Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis as beans are crashing today AND The Steffes Group's Tim Mey...
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October 12, 2020 21 min
Bob's favorite agronomist of all time is with us today: Megan Anderson! Bill Shipley gives us an update on harvest activity in his neck of the woods. And Jamie Kohake has our market wrap up to end the show as all of the commodities are down sharply including soybeans down more than 25 cents.
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On lower corn yields and lower soybean acres, which expert market analyst Don Roose says means a contraseasonal trend with a long tail on a short crop, which you have to hear him explain. PLUS Gary and Skip and Scott and Ryan continue updating the charging system on Bob's classic 60 John Deere tractor in The Big Show Garage AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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With our friends at Titan Tire, Fareway and Fleet Farm as good Big Show Buddy Gary Hoeffling drops by from Spencer to convert Bob's 60 John Deere over from a generator to an alternator charging system. PLUS you have to hear market expert Don Roose's real time analysis after the bullish WASDE report AND Iowa Secretary of Ag Mike Naig provides the latest updates on efforts to ensure more fair crop insurance treatment along w...
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