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Over 60 percent of soy exports and over 55 percent of our corn exports go out of the Gulf of Mexico, but Mike Steenhoek with the Soy Transportation Council says it could have been worse, and he highlights how a project going on that will allow for bigger loads will put more money in your pocket. PLUS NPPC Chief Veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom joins Bob, Andy and Doug to explain the finding of a million pounds of illegal pork imports... Read more

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Most likely by accident, according to NPPC Chief Veterinarian Liz Wagstrom, but she says we've been lucky that it has not been anywhere near a hog to infect the production industry. Scary stuff to be sure, but also why as she explains on The Big Show more inspectors and canine's are badly needed. Please click below to listen.

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We aren't surprised at all that it's our friends Mike and the Rantizo folks, who won the Ag Pitch competition at Iowa Power Farming Show and continue to lead the way in this usage of drones in Ag. Mike joins Andy and Doug to do a little celebrating, look ahead to the future and discuss how this could benefit your operation.

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July 12, 2019 25 min

That's one of the many valuable parts of County Fairs in Iowa and the projects which are exhibited as the exhibitors in many cases compete for a trip to the State Fair. Listen in as Bob finds out why and how such lessons are learned at the Dallas County Fair. PLUS we celebrate with Mike and the Rantizo gang as they become the first licensed drone sprayers in Iowa and the basis levels on corn are at levels not seen in years!

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It's in full swing, and is truly one of the best parts about Iowa in the summer so Bob heads off to check with what's going on at the Dallas County Fair. PLUS Garret Toay's market analysis as some private first are sending sell signals on part of the 2019 crop AND the Three Big Things You Need to know. Please click below to listen.

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Starting to hear reports of this new pest showing up in Central and Western Iowa. ISU's Joel DeJong has been putting in a lot of time to learn more about the pest and try to determine the best ways to fight in, so he joins Bob, Andy and Doug with the best advice for you at this time.

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Or, more specifically, EPA after it once again failed to follow a federal court decision requiring reallocation of lost gallons due to those small refinery exemptions and Iowa Renewable Fuels Chief Monte Shaw says it's time to make our voices heard. PLUS ISU's Joel DeJong tells us the latest to look for when it comes to what they've learned about the Soybean Gall Midge AND Al Kluis' market analysis.

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July 11, 2019 34 min

Which we expected on the corn side with the inaccurate acreage number, but despite cuts to soybean acreage and yield Analyst Al Kluis says that's not enough and tells us why that matters. PLUS Peter Cownie previews this weekend's Corn Dog Kick-off event at the State Fairgrounds AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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The Big Show crew is at the Iowa State Capital for Corn Day

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Bob and Andy are on the road at the Iowa State Capital for Corn Day!

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July 10, 2019 7 min

Des Moines’ News, Traffic, and Severe Weather Station

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Bob is with the Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers for another Good Farm Neighbor Award.

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Bob is with the Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers for another Good Farm Neighbor Award.

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July 8, 2019 27 min

Good question, which is why we ask it of DMACC's Travis Lautner and Champion Seeds R.C. Casteel and the answers may surprise you. PLUS Bankruptcy Attorney Joe Peiffer updates us on critical legislation and urges you to take your finances seriously in order to be proactive AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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July 8, 2019 39 min

At the Champion Seed Big Show Corn Cam at DMACC, to find a few tassels believe it or not! Champion Seeds DSM R.C. Casteel has some can't miss scouting advice for your fields, PLUS The Steffes Groups Tim Meyer has our weekly land and equipment values update and Jamey Kohake's market analysis.

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July 5, 2019 35 min

To anyone who earns an incoming in food or fuel production is profound, no question. Iowa Cattlemen's Association CEO Matt Deppe says that's definitely true in the beef industry and encourages you to make your voice heard by your representatives in Washington to encourage movement as quickly as possible. PLUS Don Roose analyzes the markets AND it's official - we congratulate one of our Big Show favorites, Skip Sagar, now that he ... Read more

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Yes, but maybe not as much as you would think, depending on planting date and what part of the state you are in based upon GDU data. PLUS Stalcup Ag's Dennis Raymond tells us what we need to know about land rental rates in NW Iowa for next year and potential reduced yield AND Garret Toay's market analysis. Please click below to listen:

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Soon, although like all other crops Mother Nature has delayed the arrival a touch. One of Iowa's top growers, Gary Knight of Knight Farms joins The Big Show to discuss the production of one of our favorite summer treats. PLUS BASF's Mark Storr provides scouting tips as some Gray Leaf spot is starting to show up in the cornfields AND Brian Hoops' market analysis.

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July 3, 2019 35 min

At least that's seemingly the case when it comes to just how many acres did not get planted due to the wet weather and to which crop. At the same time, conversations about next year's rent are beginning so Farmers National's Randy Dickhut releases results of their most recent values survey. PLUS Brian Hoops' market analysis as they vault higher towards the close AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.

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July 1, 2019 26 min

If you were on the gravel roads in Iowa just a few months ago, the view above was common. Makes it tough for travel at the time, but Linn County Engineer Brad Ketels says it also leads the big problems we say this spring as there is simply no where for that water to go and they are trying some things to make it easier for you. PLUS White Front Feed and Seed's Jason Kurt says he's heard a few reports of damaged corn and a lot of p... Read more

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