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LIVE from the Iowa State Fair, Bob ventured out of the the studio to be in person for the 2,000,000th(TWO MILLIONTH) customer at the Beef Quarters since 1983.

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A busy first half hour Thursday LIVE from the Iowa State Fair.

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Tuesday is now Iowa Farm Bureau Day at the Iowa State Fair. So, of course, The Big Show is there at the WHO Crystal Studios.

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It's officially Iowa Farm Bureau Day at the great Iowa State Fair and The Big Show is there

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August 12, 2019 30 min

The Big Show crew is broadcasting live from the Crystal Studio on the Grand Concourse at the Iowa State Fair

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The Big Show guys are broadcasting LIVE from the Crystal Studios on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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August 9, 2019 37 min

Chuck Grassley joins The Big Show live from the Iowa State Fair

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August 9, 2019 29 min

The Big Show guys are broadcasting from Crystal Studio at the Iowa State Fair

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August 9, 2019 38 min

The Big Show crew is coming to you live from the Crystal Studios at the Iowa State Fair

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August 7, 2019 34 min

One of the biggest experiences, of course, is the food so Bob is previewing what's new at the Cattlemen's Beef Quarters, including the Ranch Hand Steak Salad. PLUS some positive export news when it comes to pork and beef exports and the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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Since crop conditions and lower yields don't seem to be factoring in. Analyst Don Roose with U.S. Commodities says it's important to remember how big the carryout is at this moment, and you may be surprised at what he thinks it may take to bring the attention back to what's happening in the field. PLUS State Climatologist Justin Glisan looks at predictions for that first frost date AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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With the late planting season and slow crop development, it's on everyone's mind so we asked that of State Climatologist Justin Glisan. He says the trend lately has been the first frost date moving later, but as for this year? Please click below to find out.

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August 6, 2019 34 min

It looks like it out on the roads, right? Well, that's the result of the second generation of the thistle catepillar after they munched on soybean fields all spring, according to ISU's Erin Hodgson, who joins The Big Show to discuss the prospects of a third generation of those caterpillars. PLUS Don Roose's market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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August 5, 2019 5 min

The Big Show microphones travel all the way to China to find out the latest from Iowa Soybean Association President Lindsey Greiner, who says processors there are finding quality issues with South American grain and still want to do business with us once the trade issues are worked out. At the same time, you may be surprised at his timeline for getting said issues taken care of.

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It's the definition of 'grassroots' and it's the fabric of Iowa Farm Bureau's existence. Andy had the honor of speaking to the local group in Fayette County and he visits with outgoing President Derek Smith along with State President Craig Hill about trade, crop size and markets going forward. PLUS The Big Show microphones travel to China to find the latest on the ground from Iowa Soybean Association President Lindsey Greiner AND... Read more

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August 5, 2019 33 min

It's State Fair time and Bob kicks off our coverage with a preview of the Avenue of Breeds with our friends at the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers. PLUS The Steffes Group's Tim Meyer with his weekly land and equipment values update and Jamey Kohake provides some calm direction for us during a wild day of commodity trading.

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Perhaps even some dicamba resistance? Testing will be done although ISU's Rebecca Vittetoe tells The Big Show it's more likely the weeds were too tall when sprayed. PLUS she has a first hand look at the size of the thistle caterpillar problem in the area and what's being done about it there.

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Being reported in parts of SE Iowa according to ISU's Rebecca Vittetoe, and she also explains to Bob, Andy and Doug about some testing for possible Dicamba resistance. PLUS the guys discuss the pure confusion over planted acres and why there should be hard numbers available to the market and the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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Has finally received congressional approval and it's expected President Trump will sign it into law, so bankruptcy Joe Peiffer joins The Big Show to tell us what it all means. PLUS Elaine Kub's market analysis as it seems we are trading everything BUT what's going on the field AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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Bob on the road at Stutsman and Al Kluis rejoins the show to talk about the markets.

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