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October 21, 2020 50 min
Clean Water Wednesday takes Andy to his alma mater, Kirkwood 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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If you have a big announcement to make, where else would you do it other than The Big Show where "Big" is in the name, so naturally good Big Show Buddy Sec. Sonny Perdue drops by to kick off today's program while touring Iowa with some big funding news to help the struggling biofuels industry. PLUS we calculate yield and value with our friends at DeKalb AND Al Kluis' expert market analysis.
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October 7, 2020 56 min
Bob with with the Iowa Ag Water Alliance near Martinsdale, IA to promote clean water; because clean water starts here, no matter where here is. Don Roose is our expert market analyst today as corn and beans continue to improve on Tuesday's gains. And it's Wyffels Wednesday with Jason Fagen.
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We continue our celebration of clean water continues at the Badger Creek Watershed with Mike Naig and Ruth McCabe and Michael Fritch from Heartland Co-Op. Alan Brugler also helps us understand why soybeans are making such big gains today, and what may cause the markets to back off by day's end.
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With our friends at Heartland Coop and the Iowa Soybean Association, who have been involved in clean water initiatives around the state for nearly 2 decades and were heavily involved in the development and implementation of Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy. PLUS Verdesian's Dave Schwartz unveils the new Avail T-5 product to help protect and enhance the value of phosphate, which is very expensive this fall, AND our market...
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We continue talking Porktober with Mike Naig, Pat McGonegle, and Drew Mogler from the Iowa Pork Producers! Spencer Chase has our word from Washington today on another COVID relief bill for agriculture after many producers don't think the CCC language is strong enough. And Jamie Kohake is our market analysat today as we wrap up talking livestock markets and the chase to find the wild boars in Germany with African Swine Fever.
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