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Agweek Podcast

Agweek brings you timely agriculture news from field to fork in digital, print and television. Fresh every week, join the Agweek editorial team for a deeper dive into farm and ranch stories along with a guest interview with personalities from the world of agriculture. If you’re involved in farming, ranching or agribusiness, the Agweek Podcast is the show for you.

Hosted By
Jenny Schlecht
Al Winmill
Latest Episodes
AgweekTV: Supreme Court and ag, WASDE numbers, farm safety and China trade
Tue Jan 18 16:39:02 EST 2022
Coming up on AgweekTV we will discuss the Supreme Court moving on two cases important to agriculture. We will discuss the USDA releasing a handful of reports, including the final WASDE production numbers. We'll visit NDSU Extension and discuss an important program for farmers and ranchers. Finally, we'll see the ag secretary announcing China trade actions and new conservation programs.

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Agweek Market Wrap: Grains take a hit with South American forecast
Fri Jan 14 17:18:56 EST 2022
AgweekTV's Michelle Rook and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management discuss the South American forecast, January WASDE numbers, demand and more on the Agweek Market Wrap, sponsored by Gateway Building Systems.

Agweek Podcast: History of John Deere and the American Tractor Wars
Fri Jan 14 13:24:55 EST 2022
Agweek reporter Noah Fish talks with Neil Dahlstrom, branded properties and heritage manager at John Deere, on his book Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture which is being released Jan. 11.

AgweekTV: Livestock market, ethanol strength and high quality pork
Thu Jan 13 18:22:16 EST 2022
This week on AgweekTV we will discuss President Biden rolling out a plan to increase livestock market competition and expand meat processing. We will see the ethanol margins do a 180 since the 2020 COVID meltdown and find out why. Finally, we will meet a Minnesota farm family that's been selling their high quality pork direct to consumers for more than than 20 years.

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Agweek Market Wrap: Warm temperatures in South America heat up the soybean market
Fri Jan 07 17:17:39 EST 2022
AgweekTV's Michelle Rook and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management talk about the big moves for the soybean market, a positive week for corn, a not-so-positive week for wheat, and struggles for livestock.

Agweek Podcast: Renewing the Countryside
Thu Jan 06 10:14:00 EST 2022
Agweek reporter Noah Fish is joined by Jan Joannides, executive director and co-founder of Renewing the Countryside. Joannides shares how the nonprofit started as a book in the early 2000s and how far it's come today. RTC works as a partner with American Farmland Trust on a model which places an easement on transitioning land, so the farm can then be sold to another farmer at a reduced price. The specific transition discussed in the show is between Singing Hills Farm in Northfield and the Lor family.

AgweekTV: Grain and livestock outlook, falling behind in trade, QR code hunting sign and Beauty of Agriculture
Wed Jan 05 11:32:36 EST 2022
This week on AgweekTV, we will have the outlook for the grain and livestock markets fir the first quarter 2022. We'll discuss a new report showing the U.S. falling behind in trade. We will see how a QR code could be a boon for hunters looking for land. Finally, we'll show you entries, and the winners of the Agweek "Beauty in Agriculture" photo contest.

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Agweek Market Wrap: Wheat was the winner for 2021, but it ends the year on a sour note
Fri Dec 31 17:15:48 EST 2021
AgweekTV's Michelle Rook and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management talk about where wheat, corn, soybeans, cattle and hogs ended up in 2021.

AgweekTV: 2021 Holiday Show
Mon Dec 27 16:59:05 EST 2021
On this special holiday edition of AgweekTV, we'll take a look back at some of our favorite and most popular stories of the year, we'll meet the newest members of the Agweek staff, and our team discusses one of the biggest problems plaguing farmers, manufacturers and consumers this year — supply chain issues.
Agweek Podcast: Tim Penny on the work of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Thu Dec 23 18:20:51 EST 2021
Agweek reporter Noah Fish is joined by Tim Penny, president and CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, which has been around for 35 years. Penny talks about how SMIF impacts small and rural communities, and about its Acres of Good program.