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September 16, 2019 27 min

With the recent market rally to over $9.00, expert market analyst says he thinks there is still a little room to go but also expects basis margins to widen. Lucky for you he gives Bob, Andy and Doug a solid strategy to try and capture top dollar. PLUS Iowa FSA Executive Director Amanda De Jong provides details on why you don't want to miss out on Dairy Margin Coverage but need to act soon AND the Three Big Things You Need to ... Read more

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September 16, 2019 6 min

As the deadline is right around the corner. Iowa FSA Executive Director Amanda De Jong joins Bob, Andy and Doug to discuss the benefits of the program along with some important comments about what she's heard at the farmer round tables she's sat in on with Undersecretary Bill Northey and Senator Charles Grassley. Please click below to listen.

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September 16, 2019 33 min

Particularly resistant weeds and DeKalb/Asgrow agronomist Sue Brakehane says you can see that in soybean fields across the state. As for yield potential she says it's all over the board and you'll want to hear what she has identified as three schools of thought on fungicide application this year. PLUS The Steffes Group's Tim Meyer with his weekly land and equipment auction AND Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis... Read more

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Looks like we're going to need all the help we can get this fall, and luckily our friends at The Energy Group has some solutions. Please click below to listen and don't be surprised to find out it's easier than you thought.

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A little different perspective on the trade conversation from Iowa Soybean Association CEO Kirk Leeds and you may be surprised at the high percentage of other markets in the world it takes to replace the soybean business we've lost from China. PLUS we have solutions to help dry this wet corn crop quicker from our friends at The Energy Group AND Alan Brugler's expert market commentary.

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As we used to export many more products to them than we currently are. Iowa Farm Bureau's Dave Miller just returned from Japan and you'll enjoy hearing his tell Bob and Andy what all he accomplished. PLUS we continue to digest yesterday's WASDE numbers AND Alan Brugler's market analysis.

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September 12, 2019 31 min

Roger Zylstra of Iowa Corn joins the show to talk about the CyHawk game. A report from Bob at the Farm Progress Show with Eric Boyt of Syngetna. Finally Lance Heonig of USDA NAS calls in.

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September 12, 2019 36 min

With Bob and Doug out in the field, that leaves Andy to take the reins. So, the first hour of The Big Show is dedicated to a discussion about the USMCA. Joining Andy, Craig Hill, Joe Murphy (Greater Des Moines Partnership), and Mike Ralston (Iowa Association of Business and Industry).

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Above $4 on corn and $9 on soybeans? Would be nice given the short crop, wouldn't it? But demand plays a role also, so expert market analyst Brian Hoops with Midwest Market Solutions offers some key insights in turning a profit on this year's crop.

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September 11, 2019 26 min

Out in the field we go with Jacob Wyffels as seed corn harvest has begun meaning we are starting to get an idea on seed sizes and availability for next Spring. PLUS we find out about a big event featuring the only breed of draft horse developed in American and more specifically, right there in Iowa, called the American Cream Draft Horse AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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September 11, 2019 33 min

In some cases, it's a double-digit positive basis which is rare, so is there a way to take advantage of that while capturing a future rise in the market? Cargill Eddyville's Brenda Kochanny joins The Big Show with a couple of tricks. PLUS we go out in the field for a harvest update from Jeff Longnecker AND Brian Hoops' expert market analysis.

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September 10, 2019 5 min

Good question, that's why we asked Summit Commodity Group's market expert Tom Pfitzenmeier and while some of this has to do with China offering to buy more ag goods, you may be surprised at what else is providing support and at Tom's WASDE report guesses.

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September 10, 2019 26 min

With some parts of the state now in a drought and other picking up inches of rain the past few days, you'll actually like what you hear State Climatologist Justin Glisan say on The Big Show. PLUS The Big Show microphones travel to New Mexico where we find Iowa Ag Water Alliance Executive Director Sean McMahon who is picking up a big award given to the Business Council from the National Association of State Department's of ... Read more

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Due in some cases to poor conditions last fall, and ISU's Charlie Herberg says in other cases it's got to do with poor weather in the past couple months, and he joins The Big Show with a few things to be watching. ALSO details on how you can get signed up for the Iowa Cattlemen's Association Young Cattlemen's Leadership Program AND Tom Pfitzenmeier's expert market analysis.

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September 9, 2019 4 min

So says Tim Meyer with The Steffes Group on a particular segment of harvesting equipment based upon the values he's seen the past couple of weeks. You may also be surprised at the number of opportunities to expand your line of equipment yet before harvest, please click below to listen.

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September 9, 2019 26 min

Exhibit numbers are a touch higher says Katie Schmidt and she says she senses enthusiasm despite some tough times in the Dairy Industry ahead of the annual Expo coming up in October. PLUS Justin Welch pulls the curtain back on some of the new offerings from Golden Harvest AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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September 9, 2019 33 min

It's begun in parts of Iowa, ramping up may be a better way to put it depending on how much rain fell. Champion Seed's Brett Hodnefield joins The Big Show with for a status update and he says the quality so far is high while you may or may not be surprised with what else they are finding. PLUS The Steffes Group's Tim Meyer with his weekly land and equipment values update AND Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis.

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Well, who better to ask than the guy who wrote it, former Missouri Senator and current Co-Chairman of Americans for Energy Security and Innovation Jim Talent, and his answer may surprise you. PLUS the latest releases from NK Hybrids AND Elaine Kub's market analysis.

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September 5, 2019 27 min

First of all, it looks like the payments will be lower. Second of all, ISU Extension's Farm Business Specialist Steve Johnson tells the guys things have changed and so being patient will be key. In fact, you may be surprised how long he suggests you wait. PLUS a new Rural Entrepreneurship Center at Buena Vista University has been unveiled thanks to a generous gift from the Lamberti family AND Brian Hoops' market analysis... Read more

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September 5, 2019 34 min

The past couple days Iowa Farm Bureau members have been meeting at their Summer Policy conference as part of the grass roots process to develop essential policy for the next year. Bob is live from the conference with President Craig Hill, Vice President Joe Heinrich, and Environmental Policy Advisor Rick Robinson to report on the latest decisions. PLUS Brian Hoope's expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to ... Read more

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