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July 30, 2021 33 min
After this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, titled "Beefing Up Competition in the Cattle Markets", and featuring testimony from good Big Show Buddy Jon Schaben, did we make any progress? Agri-Pulse's Spencer Chase, in our Word from Washington, says some but moving legislation is difficult right now and you have to hear when he believes the next step to be. PLUS Garret Toay's expert market analysis AN...
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As last night's beneficial rains were contained basically to far Eastern Iowa along with parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and ISU's Mike Witt takes The Big Show out in the fields to explain some yield impacts he's seeing with the dry weather. PLUS Al Kluis' expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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With our friends at the Iowa Corn Growers Association as they hand out water to hot and thirsty fans, and engage in conversations about all of these on-farm practices taking place to help improve water quality as we are all in this together. PLUS Ben Gleason, Conservation Agronomist Dustin Brucker and local producers Dwight Dial and Mark Schleisman join Andy to share what specifically is happening in the countryside that is improv...
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July 27, 2021 32 min
On Iowa's crops, as crop conditions ratings decline once again and ISU's Angie Reick-Hinz says the stressed plants are easy to see in many parts of Iowa. PLUS Brian Hoops' expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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July 27, 2021 23 min
Good big show buddy Joyce Hoppes joins The Big Show to reveal a unique partnership with Hy-Vee to help increase the visibility of Fresh Ground Pork as it's popularity shot upward during the pandemic, and Kelsey Sutter provides a preview of the upcoming search for Iowa's Best Tenderloin. PLUS Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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July 26, 2021 32 min
Ahead of the Iowa State Fair here in a couple weeks, Bob sits down with Drew Mogler, Joyce Hoppes and Kelsey Sutter from the Iowa Pork Producers Association to talk all things pork, including the latest pandemic indemnity program from USDA, the Tenderloin Trail and a new partnership with Hy-Vee to increase sales of fresh ground pork. PLUS Tim Meyer's weekly land and equipment values update AND Jamey Kohake's expert market ...
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We love our county fairs on The Big Show and one of the marquis fairs in Iowa is the Great Jones County Fair & Food Fest in Monticello, so Andy heads back to his home county to share his experience with you as the excitement and enthusiasm of their return to a full schedule has the grounds buzzing. PLUS Al Kluis' expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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On the farm of Kelly Nieuwenhuis just south of Primgar, Iowa, who explains how these 4R Plus Practices have improved his yields along with producing measurable clean water results. PLUS the Three Big Things You Need to Know AND a quick preview of the Great Jones County Fair which starts today!
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In fact, they just completed installation of a bioreactor and Public Works Director Jonathon Gano joins The Big Show to discuss plans for a saturated buffer project and more. PLUS Brian Hoops' expert market analysis on an up day in the market place AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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We are so thankful to see most County Fairs' return to full schedules of events and activities this year and the crowds are returning in a lot of cases in record numbers. Lydia Johnson joins The Big Show from the Polk County Fair and Andy previews one of the largest in Iowa, The Great Jones County Fair, which gets underway later this week. PLUS Tim Meyer with The Steffes Group provides his weekly land and equipment values upd...
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The Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here Tour is on the road at the Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm with the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance Business Council and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig to discuss innovate research occurring that will benefit Iowa's farmers.
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Well immediately, the good news is nothing, it's still for sale across the country but U.S. Rep Randy Feenstra joins The Big Show to offer an update on how long that will be the case after last week's negative court decision and you must hear why he says his newly-introduced legislation will bolster not only E-15 but renewable fuels in general. PLUS Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis as the corn market is limit down...
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Congratulations to Eric and Kate from Audubon County, very deserving winners and 4th generation farmers growing row crops and involved in pork production with our friends at the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig is on location with Bob to present the award, PLUS it's a much quieter market day AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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Is actually not all that complicated, just another example of the creativity and ingenuity present in today's modern food, fuel and fiber industry as they turn those nitrates into a gas and release them into the atmosphere. Bob learns how that works and more during today's Clean Water Wednesday broadcast originating near Alleman along Four Mile Creek as Jacob Handsacker with Hands On Excavating works on project installatio...
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It's ICE Manufacturing in Oelwein and they have quite the story to tell, from starting in the middle of a pandemic to amazing growth and you have to hear how they've done it. PLUS Don Roose's expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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Bob is in Oelwein, Iowa presenting ICE Manufacturing with the is month's Renew rural Iowa Award courtesy of Iowa Farm Bureau! He highlights their expanding business and what it means to have a business like theirs in a town like Oelwein!
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Andy Petersen and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig are in Donahue, Iowa in Scott County presenting the first Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award in eight months to John and Joan Maxwell at Cinnamon Ridge Farms! Opening the show, Tanner Lawton brings us an update on the Governor's Charity Steer Show as it returns to the Fairgrounds after a one year stint in Ames! Tim Meyer from the Steffes Group keeps us up to date on the lan...
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Ashley Hinson joins The Big Show to and shares her reaction to the Supreme Court decision allowing the EPA to grant new extensions of small refinery exemptions, overturning the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision from January 2020. Hinson says, "farmers in Iowa are constantly under attack from the administration right now." Hinson also discusses the revisiting of WOTUS, as well as derecho relief efforts, and the lighter ...
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June 25, 2021 57 min
Andy is on site at the Linn County Fair as a part of Re-Tree Iowa! He is joined by Sawyer Brown lead singer Mark Miller, headlining tonight's concert, as well as Kiley Miller and Lisa Williams from Trees Forever, Allison O'Connell who is a participant in Trees Forever's Growing Futures program, Linn County Fair VP Jennifer Dunn, former Diamond V CEO Jeff Cannon, Mike Peiffer from Ag & Business Legal Strategies, and ...
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With many updates and new events added to schedules, Heidi Steffen with the Linn County Fair, one of the first in the state, joins The Big Show to celebrate the return of Iowa's county fairs this year and explain some of their unique events. PLUS Brian Hoops expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
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