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June 23, 2021 23 min
With our friends at the Practical Farmers of Iowa, and Sarah Carlson joins The Big Show to explain how they are making it more and more practical for you to include cover crops into your operation. PLUS she details several groundbreaking clean water initiatives they are also involved with AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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With our friends at Practical Farmers of Iowa, who have a unique collaboration with Smithfield Foods to buy small grains produced in the spring for cover crop seed. PLUS we couldn't be more thrilled to see county fair season return across Iowa AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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According to the latest report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Services Uppder Midwest Region, and ISU's Joel De Jong in Northwest Iowa tells Bob and Andy this weekend's rain was a nice reprieve but much more is needed. PLUS you have to hear what's flying around our Kirkwood Crop Cam Applied Research Plots AND Garret Toay's expert market analysis.
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We are joined by Nicole Stecklein, Technical Agronomist for Dekalb and Asgrow, talks crop conditions, heat, and drought with us. Senator Joni Ernst tells us what is going on in Washington as she prepares to come back to Iowa. And Al Kluis is the bearer of bad news this afternoon with corn down the limit and beans down nearly a dollar by the end of the show.
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June 16, 2021 59 min
Bob and Andy wrap up Tractor Ride 2021 talking with more riders including one who is 94years young! Also talking to our brunch caterers the Machine Shed! Dennis Todey talks about the forecast for next week including some decent chances for rainfall. And Don Roose tells us what's happening in the marketplace with corn up and down today, beans sharply lower.
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bob and Andy are live again today from the WHO Great Iowa Tractor Ride at the Lake Red Rock lunch stop! Bob and Andy chat with some of today's riders as they pull in, as well as Iowa State's Megan Anderson about the condition of some of the crops they drove through today. Brian Hoops is our analyst today as grain markets move lower once again today.
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June 14, 2021 56 min
Bob and Andy have their boots on the ground at Interstate 35 High School in Truro - the lunch stop for day one of the WHO Tractor Ride! The guys are talking with riders including Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Governor Kim Reynolds, and USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey as well as some of the FFA staff at I-35! We also get TIm Meyer on the phone line just a few hours ahead of their auction at Tractor Ride tonight! Jamie Ko...
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June 11, 2021 59 min
Bob is on location today being hosted by the Iowa Soybean Association at the board of directors meeting of Agriculture's Clean Water Alliance joined by ACWA President Brent Low, VP Dan Dix, Executive Director Roger Wolfe, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig as they announce the ACWA's expansion to the entire state of Iowa. Andy is also on the road today in Waukon at WW Homestead Dairy to celebrate June Dairy Month w...
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From our friends at the Iowa Pork Producers Association, who join The Big Show LIVE at World Pork Expo at the State Fairgrounds to celebrate it's return with a $25,000 donation to the Iowa Department of Agriculture to support our clean water and environmental stewardship efforts. PLUS Don Roose's real time WASDE report analysis as the numbers are released to start The Big Show and the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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June 9, 2021 61 min
Bob and Andy are on the ground for the final day of the WMT Tractorcade in Bellevue with riders and some of the law enforcement officer who help make it possible. They are also joined by Tom Weighner of WW Homestead Dairy talking about the Dairy Month! Jamie Kohake bring us details on the markets with soybeans lower and corn higher.
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Bob and Andy are out at Day 2 of the WMT Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade with Mike Naig, Jim Grief, Lanny Simpson from Jackson County Fairgrounds, Scott, Ryan, and Renee from Titan Tire, ride organizer Matt Kenney, and a host of Tractorcaders! Brian Hoops wraps up a volatile day in the grain markets.
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Bob and Andy are out along the WMT Tractorcade route near Clinton, Iowa enjoying the views of the countryside and the mighty Mississippi at 12 miles and hour! They are joined by Nate Larson and Tim Meyer from the Steffes Group ahead of the auction at the WHO TractorRide NEXT WEEK! Jamie Kohake wraps up the marketplace as corn and soybeans are amid another wild day, starting sharply higher in the overnight but falling to mixed at Bi...
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Andy on site in Dyersville with our friends Nate Larson and Tim Meyer from The Steffes Group as they auction off some ageless iron! They talk about the used equipment market and the upcoming sale at the WHO Tractor Ride! Garrett Toay is along for the ride to analyze the grain and livestock marketplace as less rain in the Midwest forecast is pushing corn and soybeans well into the green. Spencer Chase updates us on the legislative h...
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Which is exactly what is happening on the Missouri River with the opening of a brand new terminal at First Coop, and good Big Show Buddy Mike Steenhoek with the Soy Transportation Council says he believes the capabilities of the Missouri for transportation are much better than it's reputation suggests. PLUS Brian Hoops expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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Courtesy of our friends at Practical Farmers of Iowa and their partners, and there is now additional cost share money available from USDA that you have to hear about. PLUS the latest on the JBS hack AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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With our friends at Practical Farmers of Iowa as USDA announces additional cost share money, and we spotlight the great work Practical Farmers have been doing around ramping up necessary cover crop supplies and services. PLUS Al Kluis' expert market analysis along with the latest on the JBS hack AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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Friday night into Saturday morning, believe it or not, even though the mercury didn't show it being that cold crop damage is starting to show up so Bob and Andy deliver what you need to know during this information gathering stage. PLUS Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis on a big up day in the marketplace AND Tim Meyer's weekly land and equipment values update from The Steffes Group.
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Both of these iconic events in Iowa Agriculture are just around the corner, so Skip, Scott and Ryan from Titan Tire gather in The Big Show Garage to put the finishing touches on a couple items with supplies from Fleet Farm and enjoy lunch from Fareway. PLUS the Big Burger Battle between Iowa and New York rages on during National Hamburger Day AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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Andy is on the road today in Black Hawk County as we announce a new Regional Conservation Partnership Project led by the City of Cedar Rapids - the Cedar River Source Water Partnership Project. Andy is joined by land owner Louis Beck, Cedar Rapids Watersheds & Source Water Coordinator Mary Beth Stevenson, Utilities Environmental Manager from the City of Cedar Rapids Mike Kuntz, Truterra VP Jason Weller, Sean McMahon from Iowa A...
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As Bob and Andy find out from Syngenta's Zach Trower, who provides a real-time agronomy update which includes those weeds really taking off with the wetter and warmer conditions. PLUS Brian Hoops' expert market analysis as the markets take a huge nose-dive AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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