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  Market Analysis
Hear market analysts talk about factors that moved doday's markets
Market Analysis for Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:30:21
Market Analysis for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Market Analysis for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:30:21
Market Analysis for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Market Analysis for Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:21
Market Analysis for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Market Analysis for Monday, July 25, 2016 - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:30:21
Market Analysis for Monday, July 25, 2016

Market Analysis for Friday, July 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:30:21
Market Analysis for Friday, July 22, 2016

  Agriculture Today
Agriculture Today on the Red River Farm Network
Agriculture Today for Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:13:53
Agriculture Today for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Agriculture Today for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:13:53
Agriculture Today for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Agriculture Today for Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:13:53
Agriculture Today for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Agriculture Today for Monday, July 25, 2016 - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:13:53
Agriculture Today for Monday, July 25, 2016

Agriculture Today for Friday, July 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:13:53
Agriculture Today for Friday, July 22, 2016

RNZ: Rural News
Comprehensive twice-daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.
Midday Rural News for 28 July 2016 - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:35:00
News from the rural and farming sectors.

Rural News for 28/7/2016 - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:20:00
News from the rural and farming sector.

Midday Rural News for 27 July 2016 - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:35:00
News from the rural and farming sectors.

Morning Rural News for 27 July 2016 - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:26:00
News from the rural and farming sector.

Midday Rural News for 26 July 2016 - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:35:00
News from the rural and farming sectors.

  Country Morning
This is Country Morning from the Red River Farm Network
Country Morning for Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:10:02
Country Morning for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Country Morning for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:10:02
Country Morning for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Country Morning for Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:10:02
Country Morning for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Country Morning for Monday, July 25, 2016 - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:10:02
Country Morning for Monday, July 25, 2016

Country Morning for Friday, July 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:10:02
Country Morning for Friday, July 22, 2016

ZimmCast
Weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders about what's new with a focus on agricultural marketing.
ZimmCast - 518 Ag Media Summit - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 518 Ag Media Summit

ZimmCast - 517 New IFAJ President - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 517 New IFAJ President

ZimmCast - 516 AgChat Conference - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 516 AgChat Conference

ZimmCast - 515 Meet Emily Skor - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 515 Meet Emily Skor

ZimmCast - 514 Bayer Gets Social - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 514 Bayer Gets Social

  Agriculture and Food : Call of the Land Podcast
Call of the Land is a week-day agricultural radio program produced by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Listen to Call of the Land for the latest developments in agricultural technologies, research, production methods, and marketing trends, along with government programs and policies.
Call of the Land: Jul 28, 2016 - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:00:00
Battle River Research Group Field Day: Eric Neilson previews the upcoming event. Insect Update: Scott Meers looks at the insect situation in the province. Research Plot Tour: Sheri Strydhorst says the day consists of two tours.

Call of the Land: Jul 27, 2016 - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:00:00
Rod Shaigec, mayor of Parkland County, discusses the success of ALUS projects in his constitutency. Regional Variety Trials: Janette McDonald discusses ARECA's role in regional variety trials and upcoming field days. Salvaging Hail Damaged Crops: Andrea Hanson cautions producers on how they salvage hail-damaged crops.

Call of the Land: Jul 26, 2016 - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:00:00
Advanced Agronomic Practices Crop Tour: Sheri Strydhorst discusses Friday's crop tour at the Coaldale site. Disease Plot Hop: Jamie Puchinger has details of Farming Smarter's July 28 plot hop at Lethbridge. Farm Families Honoured in Fairview: Eight farming and ranching families are being honoured in Fairview this week, with Century Farm and Ranch Awards. Jeana Les talks about the language of insolvency as it relates to the oil and gas industry.

Call of the Land: Jul 25, 2016 - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:00:00
Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says key priorities for the next agricultural framework have now been outlined. Crop Conditions: Ashan Shooshtarian has the latest crop conditions. Weekly Livestock Market Summary: The latest livestock market news with Herb Lock of FarmSense Marketing.

Call of the Land: Jul 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:00:00
High Legume Pasture Project: Janette McDonald with ARECA discusses the project and upcoming field days. Weekly Grains and Oilseeds Market Summary: The latest market news with Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications. What to Do with Hay that Won't Dry: Harry Brook discusses options for producers, including using propionic acid.

  Agriculture Today
Agriculture Today
Maximizing Economic Returns on Cover Crops - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00
Robin Reid talks about navigating the struggling farm economy and maximizing economic returns on cover crops, part of her presentation at August 2016 Risk and Profit Conference.

Weed Control in Wheat Stubble - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00
Lucas Haag cites a multi-year K-State study in western Kansas which examined weed control at various stages of the fallow period between crops, and the impact on soil water availability to the row crop.

Agricultural News - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00
AgriAgricultural News

Workshops Preview - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00
Ajay Sharda and Terry Griffin look ahead to August events at K-State covering precision planter technology and yield monitors.

Ag Law Update - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00
Roger McEowen of Washburn University looks at a couple of cases where agricultural interests attempted to take advantage of their own bankruptcy status, only to be rebuked in court.

The Off-Farm Income Podcast
The nation's only resource for information on starting and running agricultural service businesses.
OFI 167: Hereford Hogs? Didn't He Mean Cattle? | FFA SAE Edition | Olton Kent | Lafayette High School FFA - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:30:00
OFI 166: This Young Lady Commands Respect! | FFA SAE Edition | Edi Kent | LaFayette High School FFA - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:15:35
OFI 165: What Positive Impacts Will You Have Through Entrepreneurship And Agriculture? - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 03:18:17
OFI 164: The Increasing Use Of Cockroaches As A Protein Source? | FFA SAE Edition | Nathan Laurenz | Breckenridge High School FFA - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:30:00
OFI 163: Zoology Or Ag Education? I'll Raise Some Chickens And Think About It | FFA SAE Edition | Breaunna Derr | Friend High School FFA - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:30:00
Agriculture Proud
Based in Montana, Ryan Goodman brings us the stories of farmers, ranchers and perspectives of many who are involved in growing our food. Mixed in is a love for running the trails, good beef and life in Big Sky Country! Follow along at AgricultureProud.com/podcast for full show notes and more.
AgProud Episode 016 - Author Kari Lynn Dell On Sharing Your Story - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00
On Episode 016 of the Agriculture Proud podcast, Ryan Goodman is joined by author, rancher and rodeo cowgirl Kari Lynn Dell from north central Montana. Kari shares her insight on writing and advocacy for agriculture using lessons she's learned while ranching and writing about the rodeo life. Find more in the show notes at AgricultureProud.com/podcast.

AgProud Podcast 015 - My Team Beef Story - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00
Episode 015 of the Agriculture Proud podcast brings a little different style. Ryan Goodman shares his Team Beef story, how running became part of his life and how he works as an example that beef can be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Learn more about the topics discussed in the show notes at AgricultureProud.com/podcast

AgProud Podcast 014 - Bayer Entomologist On Livestock Pests - Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00
On Episode 014 of the Agriculture Proud podcast, Ryan Goodman visits with Dr. Doug Ross, Technical Services Veterinarian with Bayer Animal Health. Dr. Ross explains the options farmers and ranchers have to control pests such as flies and biting insects. He also share more about how companies like Bayer work to ensure these products are safe for our food supply, animals, humans and the environment. Learn more in the show notes at AgricultureProud.com/podcastImage via: ces.ncsu.edu

AgProud Episode 013 - Kevin Boon On British Columbia Cattlemen - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00
On Episode 013 of the Agriculture Proud podcast, Ryan Goodman visits with Kevin Boon of the British Columbia Cattlemen's Association. Kevin catches us up to date on what challenges ranchers in the provinces are facing in 2016 and some of the hot topics being discussed during their recent annual meeting. He also share how ranchers are working to be more aware of consumer concerns about food safety, welfare and the environment. Learn more in the show notes at AgricultureProud.com/podcast. Image via BCCA.

AgProud Podcast 012 - Ryan Scorgie On Succession Planning And Ranch Innovation - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00
On episode 12 of the Agriculture Proud podcast, Ryan Goodman catches up with an attorney and rancher from Kamloops, British Columbia, Ryan Scorgie. In this episode they discuss a number of topics including succession planning, pain management in cattle, innovation for ranchers, meeting consumer food demands and marketing cattle online. For more information, view the full show notes at AgricultureProud.com/podcast

SwineCast
SwineCast 0930, ATM - Gilt Management Series Episode Two "GDU Management and Reproductive Performance" - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:48:09
SwineCast 0930 Show Notes:


SwineCast 0929, ATM - Gilt Management Series Episode One "Birthweight Influence on Lifetime Reproductive Performance" - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:31:51
SwineCast 0929 Show Notes:
  • The Morrison Group reviews Gilt Management in this new three part series from At The Meeting.  Episode one features North Carolina State's Dr. Billy Flowers discussing Birthweight Influence on Lifetime Reproductive Performance.  Pipestone's Dr. Gordon Sponk leads the conversation.


SwineCast 0928, Feeding Fiber And Lactation - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:03:38
SwineCast 0928 Show Notes:
  • Bruce Cochrane of Farmscape.ca shares a conversation with Dr. Denise Beaulieu, Assistant Professor in Monogastric Nutrition with the University of Saskatchewan, on sow feed supplemented with straw fiber to improve lactation and pig growth.


SwineCast 0927, Aptimmune Offering New Vaccination Technology - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:25:20
SwineCast 0927 Show Notes:
  • Aptimmune Biologics is bringing new intra-nasal vaccination technology to the swine industry.  CEO Aaron Gilbertie discusses the company's focus and products at World Pork Expo.


SwineCast 0926, Ag Negotiator Darci Vetter Shares Trans-Pacific Partnership Significance - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:52:24
SwineCast 0926 Show Notes:


Alabama Ag in Review
A weekly podcast series for Alabama Agriculture.
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending July 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending July 22, 2016

Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending July 15, 2016 - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending July 15, 2016

Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending July 08, 2016 - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending July 08, 2016

Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending July 01, 2016 - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending July 01, 2016

Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending June 24, 2016 - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending June 24, 2016

Florida Ag in Review
A weekly podcast series for Florida Agriculture.
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending July 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending July 22, 2016

Florida Ag in Review for the week ending July 15, 2016 - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending July 15, 2016

Florida Ag in Review for the week ending July 08, 2016 - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending July 08, 2016

Florida Ag in Review for the week ending July 01, 2016 - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending July 01, 2016

Florida Ag in Review for the week ending June 24, 2016 - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending June 24, 2016

Georgia Ag in Review
A weekly podcast series for Georgia Agriculture.
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending July 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending July 22, 2016

Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending July 15, 2016 - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending July 15, 2016

Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending July 08, 2016 - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending July 08, 2016

Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending July 01, 2016 - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending July 01, 2016

Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending June 24, 2016 - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending June 24, 2016

Farm And Ranch Country (Bill Graff)
Discuss agriculture with emphasis on farm policy, ag programs, commercial production, farm bill & economics of food
129 – Voting rights non farmers and ranchers? - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:32:33
Some farm and ranch production agricultural organizations want to give voting rights to non producers. Lots of big time agvocates do not produce agricultural commodities, but are still huge supporters of commercial production agriculture. But, should they be given the right to set policy for production agricultural organizations??? Several recent…

128 – Farm And Ranch Vote – Does it matter??? - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:03:48
Ted Cruz an anti ethanol guy won the Iowa Republican caucus.  I know it is a caucus and not a primary and it is IOWA but wow. The “Rural Vote” matters but does the Farm and Ranch Policy vote matter? Their are less and less commercial production agricultural people.  Social…

126 Revised: Agriculture in Transition - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:22:45
The revised edition: In other words the correct episode posted. I have been asked to speak at a young farmer meeting this summer and after outlining it, I said hey I should do this as a podcast. So here goes. Social media for farmers. Whether it is our age or…

127 – U. S. Recession - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:27:29
“Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the face”  Mike Tyson Stock Market real high Britain votes whether to leave the European Union on June 23rd. Europe has lots of problems. U.S. will have a new President in November. Last jobs report was bad.  States and cities are…

125 – Land Prices and Land as an Investment - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:35:11
I believe the topic of land prices and land as an investment is worthy of taking a chance.  I am a real estate broker so I follow land prices pretty close. I look at what land prices have done in the past few years.  Hunting/brush land in the Midwest has…

Off The Cob
Regular reports on issues important to corn growers and the consuming public.
Off the Cob Talks Advanced Technologies, CUTC with DuPont Pioneer - Fri, 02 Jun 2016 15:30:00
Off the Cob Talks Advanced Technologies, CUTC with DuPont Pioneer

Field Notes with Texas Farmer, Jay Beckhusen - Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00
Field Notes with Texas Farmer, Jay Beckhusen

Field Notes with Jennie Schmidt from Maryland - Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00
Field Notes with Jennie Schmidt from Maryland

Field Notes Catches up with April Hemmes, Farmer from Northern Iowa - Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00
Field Notes Catches up with April Hemmes, Farmer from Northern Iowa

Field Notes Catches up with Chad Kleinschmidt, Illinois Farmer - Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00
Field Notes Catches up with Chad Kleinschmidt, Illinois Farmer

Blog - Farm Marketing Solutions
The Growing Farms Podcast is your weekly behind the scenes look at family farms from across the United States. The GFP follows my start in agriculture as I seek advice from farmers from all over the land. I share my expertise in farm marketing, small farm business, and farming as a career while operating a farm myself. The best way to learn how to farm is through other farmers. The guiding principle of the GFP is the documenting and free sharing of information. Whether you have been farming for years, you are a Homegrown Greenhorn, or you are starting to consider a career in agriculture, there is something we can all do to grow our farms.
GFP089: How to Raise Pigs on Pasture - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:00:00

Raising pigs has to be one of the most fun things that I do on farm. I truly enjoy almost every part of it. I mean, don't get me wrong, they could smell a little better every once in a while but who can turn their noses up at their floppy ears, curly tails, and curiously happy demeanor?

I get my pigs for the season in less than a week. I'm raising 20 pigs this year for various different markets. It's a step up for me. A far cry from big production, but big enough to feed some serious people. I plan to market and sell through:

  • Whole and Half Hog
  • Pig Roast
  • Retail at Famers' Market and Farm Store
  • Restaurants for Beer and Spirits Dinners

You can see how I raised pigs last year with this YouTube Playlist:

 

Resources from this farm podcast:

Farm Quote of the episode:

"Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty but the pig will love it..."

 



GFP088: My Background - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:00:00

No matter what you've done before you got into farming, it applies. It all applies!!! Granted some of us are going to get into farming full time and run our own farms and others are going to be happy with a backyard garden. The important thing here is that we're all willing to get our hands dirty.

I take a small amount of pride in that I've worked hard over the years to make my life interesting. It sounds a little egotistical perhaps, but I'm alright with that, because it's been fun.

In past years I've biked across the country, worked with Howard Stern, put on plays, worked as a food photographer, web designer and programmer, and so many other odd things. Through it all I have finally learned one important lesson.

That lesson: enjoy the process! Nothing is going to go according to plan and it is certainly not going to happen as quickly as you want it to. And that's OK. If you learn to love the day to day tomorrow will eventually come. Find something you love to do, pursue it, and enjoy "getting there".

That was a major hurdle for me to overcome. I still get stressed. I still get down sometimes. But the majority of my time is spent appreciating what I have and wondering how I can make it even better. If I work to make it better, it usually happens, and guess what? It's even better!!! It all sounds so silly to put into words, and a few years I might have even made fun of the guy I've become. But on the other side of my freak out, I feel good, and I'm ready to get my season really moving.



GFP087: Urban CSA and Apothecary - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:52:04

I have been in love with the idea of more farms appearing in urban settings. That is how we bring food to the masses and help wrangle that ugly beast called food security. Clever uses of otherwise untapped resources.

On today's farm podcast episode we visit one of those urban farms to see how it all fits together.

Items covered or mentioned on today's farm podcast:

Farm Quote of the episode:

"Don't worry. If plan A fails there are 25 more letters in the alphabet." - Anonymous

Thanks for taking the time to listen in, and let me know what you think. You can leave a comment below, send me an e-mail, reach me on Facebook , or leave a 5 star rating in iTunes if you liked the show.



GFP086: It's My Birthday - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:35:00

I'm a day older than I was yesterday, but today I got to use a whole new number. I've made it to 31 and I'm pretty happy about it.

In this podcast episode I talk about what my plans are for the farm this year and why they are that way. Then I go over what's happening on Farm Marketing Solutions and content for the year and I ask you for help.

Ya see, I cannot do this without you. Talking into the abyss of the internet means nothing if there is no one to listen and interact. That's where you come in. I share some of my thoughts for how I think the podcast should go this year but I would much rather do something that you guys and gals are going to want to hear rather than just guessing and hoping to get it right.

That's where the comments section of this post comes into play. Get on there and let me know what you think I should be doing this year for Farm Marketing Solutions. I'm trying to keep it simple so that I can do a little more than I've done in the past, but I don't want it to lose any value to you.

And now, a fun YouTube video:

 

Thanks for taking the time to listen in, and let me know what you think. You can leave a comment below, send me an e-mail, reach me on Facebook , or leave a 5 star rating in iTunes if you liked the show.



Farm Update January and Audio Test - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:58:46

I wouldn't say that 2016 has come in with a big! More like a pop, and a sizzle, a little shuffling, and then a nap. Scott and I have been working on getting the website back to 100% with only some luck. It is taking some time to undo several years of technical blunders in order to save everything and move on.

The site did not get hacked, it is not unsafe. What happened is that we were getting mired in technical updates, code fixes, and general nerdy stuff. What we really want to do is produce content to share with you.

With that in mind we have made the move to SquareSpace. In oder to get everything changed over and still maintain some online presence there are inevitable blips. Getting the podcast feed to update is one of those blips.

Let's see if this works! If it does and you come to the new site let us know what you think. We know about the broken links, fixing that. More curious what you think about the design and direction.



Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast
Sharing our small farm stories and skills along our farming, gardening and homesteading journey.Visit the farm for an informative and sometimes irreverent tour through our garden, livestock pastures, chicken coop and greenhouse as we live - pasture to plate. Farming topics free range around pastured heritage pigs, broiler chickens and pastured eggs, heritage breed turkeys, an heirloom vegetable CSA and garden, high tunnel / hoop house / green houses, organic and traditional gardening, farm infrastructure, tractors, sustainable energy, permaculture, food preservation and even fence mending.
0162 Bees in Maryland, Bacon Genetic Engineering and Batman v Superman - Thu, 31 Mar 2016 23:04:37
The fine legslative geniuses in MD keep the bees safe - http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/35978-maryland-to-become-first-state-to-ban-bee-killing-pesticides-for-consumer-useSoon your bacon will be genetically engineered - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-breed-pigs-resistant-to-a-devastating-infection-using-crispr/And we review the piece of movie garbage known as Batman vs Superman

0161 Spring updates, beehives and a conversation about raw milk - Thu, 17 Mar 2016 23:14:24
Want to get people fired up and yelling for no reason - mention raw milk...  which we did here and this episode dissects the fun that follows.But before we got to that conversation we talked about spring planting plans and the beehives!

0160 Hoophouse construction, winter bees and garden planning - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:35:32
This episode is mostly listener questions that we answer about our hoop house, construction methods, and gardening inside the hoop house.  We also touch on garden planning and winter beekeeping.Hoop house hoop bender - http://www.lostcreek.net/Hoophouse book - http://www.amazon.com/Winter-Harvest-Handbook-Deep-Organic-Greenhouses/dp/1603580816/ 

0159 Farm meeting recap (plans for the 2016 farming season) - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:40:45
This entire episode is dedicated to the 2016 Farm Meeting where we discuss the vegetable gardens, seeds, chickens, pigs, ducks and all things farm related.  After deciding we were going to cut back on the farm in 2016 this meeting helped us put it all into perspective in terms of what we are and are not going to be doing.CHeck us out on social media to join in the conversation - facebook.com/chickenthistlefarm, @chickenthistle on Twitter...Or - follow Farmer Andy @farmerandyman on Twitter and Instagram!

0158 Vegetable seed order, country of origin of meat and Star Wars - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 22:55:43
From the farm this week we share a few updates (but it's a slow season for a slower year).  We also discuss our seed order, country of origin labeling of meats (WHO), beekeeping and review Star WarsLinks that matter include : We ordered from Burpee Seed - no special link or promocode...  but if you DO order from them - tell them you heard about them on our show - we put our name in the link to maybe get some attention from their web people!!! (at this time looks like new visits get 20% off!)http://www.burpee.com/?cid=coopcastForbes (Teeve Torbs) link about the change in country of origin labeling of imported meatshttp://www.forbes.com/sites/nancyhuehnergarth/2015/12/21/quashing-consumers-right-to-know-congress-repeals-country-of-origin-labeling-for-beef-and-pork/Local Harvest:http://localharvest.orgKelli's StichFix signup link - do it - she appreciates it!https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4959509

Growing with Canola
The Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC), founded in 1989, represents all canola growers in Alberta. The mandate of the Commission, reflected in its mission statement, is to increase the long term profitability of Alberta canola growers through research, promotional activities, consumer and producer education programs, and policy development.
Murray Hartman discusses science-o-rama - Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00
Murray Hartman discusses the upcoming science-O-rama event taking place April 6 in Edmonton.For complete details visit http://albertacanola.comThanks to Alberta Agriculture & Forestry for sharing this Call of the Land Interview

Dan Orchard discusses canola swath timing - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:15:04
Canola Council of Canada agronomist Dan Orchard discusses when to swath canola.

AFSC Coverage Update - Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:41:50
Daniel Graham from the Alberta Financial Services Corporation(AFSC) provides a quick update on insurance coverage

Planning for harvest with highly variable fields - Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:59:06
Alberta Oilseed Specialist Murray Hartman and Canola Council Agronomy Specialist Warren Ward discuss the upcoming harvest season and the decisions that growers face in highly variable fields.

On the lookout for lygus bugs with Keith Gabert - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:51:37
Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist Keith Gabert talks about looking for lygus bug damage in your canola.Knowing your economic threshold is important when counting lygus in your sweep net.For more information of lygus bugs visit these sites:http://www.canolacouncil.org/canola-encyclopedia/insects/lygus-bug/http://www.canolawatch.org/tag/lygus/

  CropLine Podcast
Cropline is a weekly, Ontario-wide, toll-free, phone service where grain and oilseed producers ask for information on crop management tips, herbicide recommendations and pest alerts. This service is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
CropLine Episode #676 - Wed, 18 nov 2015 14:30:00
CropLine Episode #676

CropLine Episode #674 - Thu, 29 october 2015 09:05:00
CropLine Episode #674

CropLine Episode #675 - thu, 29 oct 2015 08:30:00
CropLine Episode #675

CropLine Episode #673 - Thu, 01 oct 2015 14:20:00
CropLine Episode #673

Blogriculture | A blog about agriculture in the West from capitalpress.com
Views and commentary on agriculture, farming, ranching, agribusiness and agriculture media in the Western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California from the staff of the Capital Press and capitalpress.com.
Organic administrator faces backlash. Ag Minute for Oct. 30, 2015 - Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:00:02
Many organic groups that once praised USDA deputy administrator Miles McEvoy are now fighting his policies in federal court. Click here for full story.

New Christmas tree checkoff prepares for fee collection. Ag minute for Oct. 29, 2015 - Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:00:01
Assessments will be collected on Christmas trees for the first time after the 2015 harvest to fund a checkoff program to promote the crop. Click here for full story.

Stink bug may meet its match in tiny wasp. Ag Minute Oct. 28, 2015 - Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:00:05
The spread of a non-stinging Asian wasp has U.S. scientists hopeful that it could control the crop-destroying brown marmorated stink bug. Click here for full story.

Grant will help researchers identify insects causing zebra chip. Ag Minute Oct 27. 2015 - Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:00:03
Washington State University researcher Bill Snyder has received a $2.7 million grant to research which psyllids may be causing zebra chip. Click here for full story.

Industry responds to ‘Toxic Taters’ campaign. Ag Minute for Oct. 26th - Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:08:00
A group calling itself Toxic Taters, funded by pesticide opponents, is casting potatoes in a negative light. Click here for full story.

agfanatics
Grain market talk
AgFanatics#28 - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:08:46

Joe and Karl talk with AgriVisor’s Senior Market Analyst Dale Durchholz about how markets have fared in the early part of 2015.  The AgFanatics give their thoughts on the current acres debate and give some predictions on where they see grain prices headed in the next marketing year. 



AgFanatics #27 - Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:38:10

Cory, Karl, and Joe sit down for some market-talk. The February crop report is coming up; could it feature some excitement?  The AgFanatics discuss recent influence from outside markets and touch on the 2015 acres debate. 



AgFanatics #26 - Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:42:48

The AgFanatics are back!  Cory, Joe and Karl return after a holiday break to recap recent events in the grain trade.  Here what the guys have to say about our most recent USDA Crop Production and WASDE update.  Should the farmer hold out for better prices or make a jump on making sales now?



AgFanatics #25 - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:45:38

Cory’s back in the studio and joins Joe and Karl to talk markets on this week’s AgFanatics.  The guys talk about an exciting first half of December and recap what’s been going on in active outside markets. 



AgFantics #24 - Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:15:07

Joe and Karl welcome Angie Maguire from Citizens Elevator to the podcast.  The AgFanatics recap the December 10th WASDE update and give their outlook for prices into the end of the year. 



Minneapolis Grain Exchange Monthly Commentary
Expert analyst commentary on the monthly USDA Crop Report
Monthly Commentary 11-8-13 - Fri, 8 Nov 2013 9:00:00
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Monthly Commentary 9-30-13 - Mon, 30 Sep 2013 9:00:00
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Monthly Commentary 9-12-13 - Fri, 13 Sep 2013 9:00:00
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Monthly Commentary 9-6-13 - Fri, 6 Sep 2013 9:00:00
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Monthly Commentary 8-21-13 - Wed, 21 Aug 2013 9:00:00
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Checkoff Chat
Weekly interviews with the Missouri Beef Industry Council
Checkoff-Chat-1-16-13 - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:12:00
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Checkoff-Chat-1-9-13 - Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:12:00
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Checkoff-Chat-1-2-13 - Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:12:00
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Checkoff-Chat-12-26-12 - Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:12:00
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Checkoff-Chat-12-19-12 - Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:12:00
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DairyCast
DairyCast 0467 - Aflatoxin Issues and Answers for 2012 Corn - Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:57:30
DairyCast 0467 Show Notes:
  • Kansas State's Dr. Joel DeRouchey discusses the aflatoxin issue and options for livestock producers in the months ahead as we feed out the 2012 crop. 


DairyCast 0466 - Best Management Practices Using Antimicrobials In Dairy Herds - Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:28:16
DairyCast 0466 Show Notes:
  • Following another good presentation in the 2012 World Dairy Expo Seminar series, I spoke with Dr. Geof Smith, Associate Professor at North Carolina State's School of Vet Medicine about his presentation on 'Avoiding Drug Residues in the Dairy Industry'.


DairyCast 0465 - Nutrition Challenges/Opportunities In 2013 - Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:45:39
DairyCast 0465 Show Notes:
  • Purina Animal Nutritionist Martha Baker reminds us high grain prices beget high milk prices and producers need to watch marginal milk production in addition to their bottom line.  


DairyCast 0464 - Where Did The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Originate? - Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:30:15
DairyCast 0464 Show Notes:
  • The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge has introduced young people to our industry and opened the eyes of a few more 'experienced' hands in management and production issues.  At World Dairy Expo, NAIDC took time to review its beginnings.  A future DairyCast episode will look at where they're going.


DairyCast 0463 - Dealing With High Temps and High Feed Costs - Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:48:08
DairyCast 0463 Show Notes:
  • Dog days of summer and no long-term drought relief in sight.  This is a good time to talk with Don Tyler of Tyler and Associates about getting up and getting going.


PoultryCast
PoultryCast 0304, How Can I Win With Science When The Debate Is Based On Emotion? - Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:18:32
PoultryCast 0304 Show Notes:
  • From the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder's Summit, author and science advocate Shawn Otto outlines the challenges in talking science to an uninformed public.  He also includes 'how to's' on arguing successfully for science. 
  • Link to 2012 Animal Ag Alliance Summit videos


PoultryCast 0303, Specialty Egg Marketing Responds To Consumer Interests - Thu, 24 May 2012 07:10:25
PoultryCast 0303 Show Notes:
  • From the DSM Nutritional Products Technical Symposium at the Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference, Ms. Brandy Gamoning, Marketing Coordinator with Hidden Villa Ranch shares consumer perspective on specialty egg segments and where the market is headed. 


PoultryCast 0302, The Welfare And Production Impact Of Various Housing Systems - Thu, 24 May 2012 07:06:24
PoultryCast 0302 Show Notes:
  • At the recent Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference, Dr. Tony Pescatore, University of Kentucky extension specialist, presented on the "Impact of Housing on Poultry Well-being, Egg Quality and Safety." We discussed his presentation outside the meeting hall. His warning... Watch the opportunities for bias in research on 'best housing alternatives'.


PoultryCast 0301, National Grocers Association Weighs In On Retailer-Producer Relationship - Mon, 14 May 2012 12:40:39
PoultryCast 0301 Show Notes:
  • In the case of consumer concerns and food safety issues, "We can't wait a day or two.  We've got to respond in minutes!"  National Grocers Association VP of Public Affairs offers this insight in today's social media world as he shares with the recent Stakeholders Summit of the Animal Agriculture Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA. 


PoultryCast 0300, Tracking The Elusive Farm Bill Negotiations - Mon, 14 May 2012 12:34:56
PoultryCast 0300 Show Notes:
  • This breakdown of the current status of livestock provisions in the Farm Bill discussion is specially pertinent. Anne Hazlett, chief counsel to the Senate Ag Committee, and Pete Thomson, senior professional staffer with the House Ag Committee, provide the highlights.  The Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder Summit in Arlington, VA marked the organization's 25th year of raising awareness of the value of animal agriculture to legislators and media.


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