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  Agriculture Today
Agriculture Today on the Red River Farm Network
Agriculture Today for Friday, February 05, 2016 - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:14:18
Agriculture Today for Friday, February 05, 2016

Agriculture Today for Thursday, February 04, 2016 - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:14:18
Agriculture Today for Thursday, February 04, 2016

Agriculture Today for Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:14:18
Agriculture Today for Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Agriculture Today for Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:14:18
Agriculture Today for Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Agriculture Today for Monday, February 01, 2016 - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:14:18
Agriculture Today for Monday, February 01, 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 5 February 2016 - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:35:00
News from the rural and farming sectors.

Morning Rural News for 5 February 2016 - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:26:00
News from the rural and farming sector.

Midday Rural News for 4 February 2016 - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:34:00
News from the rural and farming sectors.

Morning Rural News for 4 February 2016 - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:26:00
News from the rural and farming sector.

Midday Rural News for 3 February 2016 - Wed, 03 Feb 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 Friday, February 05, 2016 - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:04:05
Country Morning for Friday, February 05, 2016

Country Morning for Thursday, February 04, 2016 - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:04:05
Country Morning for Thursday, February 04, 2016

Country Morning for Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:04:05
Country Morning for Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Country Morning for Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:04:05
Country Morning for Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Country Morning for Monday, February 01, 2016 - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:04:05
Country Morning for Monday, February 01, 2016

  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: Feb 05, 2016 - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:00:00
Becky Lipton discusses the upcoming conference. Heather Broughton has details on the Agriculture and Food Council's research project. Weekly Grains and Oilseeds Market Summary: The latest market news with Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications.

Call of the Land: Feb 04, 2016 - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00
Alberta BSE Surveillance Program: Dr. Claudia Metz provides a veterinarian's perspective on the program. Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief: The federal government has announced a list of additional regions where livestock producers will be eligible for tax deferrals. Tactical Farming Conference: Eric Neilson has details on next week's conference in Calgary.

Call of the Land: Feb 03, 2016 - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:00:00
Leading Edge Farm Management Conference: Dean Gallimore has the highlights of the conference. Update on the Canola Market: Neil Blue discusses canola production, crush margins, usage and markets. What does it Take to Get into Retail: Karen Goad has details of the February 17 Getting into Retail workshop.

Call of the Land: Feb 02, 2016 - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:00:00
Neil McAlpine has details of the April conference in Banff. Drop in Bulk Ocean Shipping Costs: Neil Blue discusses how the drop may affect exports. Flock Talk: Valerie Carney has details on the February 4 event. Lloyd Healy discusses factors to consider, and what to expect in 2016.

Call of the Land: Feb 01, 2016 - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:00:00
Getting into Farmers Markets Workshop: Eileen Kotowich discusses what participants will learn at this February 9 workshop in Peace River. Seeding Estimates: Agriculture Canada releases its first seeding estimates for 2016 grain, oilseed and pulse crops. Weekly Livestock Market Summary: The latest livestock market news with Herb Lock of FarmSense Marketing.

  Market Analysis
Hear market analysts talk about factors that moved doday's markets
Market Analysis for Thursday, February 04, 2016 - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:02:18
Market Analysis for Thursday, February 04, 2016

Market Analysis for Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:02:18
Market Analysis for Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Market Analysis for Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:02:18
Market Analysis for Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Market Analysis for Monday, February 01, 2016 - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:02:18
Market Analysis for Monday, February 01, 2016

Market Analysis for Friday, January 29, 2016 - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:02:18
Market Analysis for Friday, January 29, 2016

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.
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.



GFP084: Starting a Farm Crawl - Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:19:51

There was a problem that I now had a farm stand, I did a lot of work to make my farm beautiful and accessible, but no one was showing up. How do you get people on your farm without breaking your marketing budget? The answer: Farm Crawl

A farm crawl is a one day event where multiple farms in the same area open their doors, hold tours, and cross-market each other to the benefit of all. Customers travel from farm to farm to see what the farms have to offer, get tours, meet the farmers where they work, and become more connected to their food.

My farm is off a back road that’s off a back road. There is no such thing as incidental traffic from someone just driving by. I needed to think of something that would draw people to let them know that I was back here. As usual when looking for inspiration I looked to the other farmers that I know. Ethan Book of Crooked Gap Farm has a great podcast where he talks about his farming journey. Some one those episodes mentioned a farm crawl and BOOM, inspired.

I borrowed the concept from listening to the Beginning Farmer Show with Ethan to start my own farm crawl. In this episode Ethan and I discuss my new farm crawl, his established farm crawl, and how both of them came to be.

 

In this farm podcast you will learn:

  • How setting up systems will make your life better
  • How to look for efficiencies on your farm
  • How to start your own Farm Crawl
  • My “first world problems” with getting a new computer

 

Interview with Ethan Book of Crooked Gap Farm


Ethan Book grew up on a quaint little street in Cedar Falls, Iowa playing with toy tractors on his bedroom floor and pretending to farm with his John Deere pedal tractor in the driveway.

Weekends were often spent on his dad’s farm or the farms of his uncles and extended family. As Ethan grew up his dreams of being a farmer faded a little bit, but never truly went away.

Ethan has pursued that dream of becoming a farmer and has done a great job of documenting his journey through his blog and podcast over at The Beginning Farmer. I am honored to call him a friend. Though we have never met in person I feel like I know so much about him through the stories he shares on his podcast, through his writing, and in conversations I have had with him “off air”.



Items mentioned in this farm podcast include:



Take aways:

How are you going to get people onto your farm?

What is one area on your farm that is in desparate need of increased efficiency?


Farmer quote of the episode:

“Computers are like Old testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.” – Joseph Campbell

“Never trust a computer that you can’t throw out a window.”- Steve Wozniak

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.



GFP083: 5 Lessons Learned On Farm This Year - Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:15:41

I know we have all learned a lot this year. There have been good times, there have been bad times, and everything in between. This farm podcast episode focuses on five lessons learned by one of the Farm Finance Challenge participants Jonathan Woodford of Sugarwood Acres.

  • Better record keeping is the key to success.
  • Things don’t always go according to plan.
  • It’s important to take time to help others.
  • Do what it takes to get the job done.
  • A farm is a wonderful place to raise a family.

 

What is my name?

Jonathan Woodford

What is the name of my farm?

SugarWood Acres

A brief description of my farm:

160 acre certified organic farm on which we produce hay, maple syrup, small amount of grain and corn. We raise couple beef and pork for meat.

Where is my farm located?

388 North Third St. West Farmington Ohio, 44491

What are my main operations?

In 2013, we ran a 700 bucket operation, increased to 1200 buckets for 2014. 2014 we sold small square bales, mostly for horse feed. We also did some large round bales, which sold for a beef operation. We bought two angus heifers to start a breeding stock. We have raised a couple feeder cows in our front yard for a few years prior. This year we started with three feeder pigs. For 2015, we are looking into expanding into bees, more feeder pigs, two dozen chickens and half dozen turkeys.

How big is my farm?

We have about hundred acres of fields and forty acres of woods. My wife and I both work at the local school. I farm to provide my family with food that we know where it comes from and how it was raised. I enjoy farming and try to make a little extra money while doing it.

How would I want people to contact me?

SugarWood Acres on Facebook

@SugarWoodAcres on Twitter

Why am I participating in the Farm Finance Challenge?

I started keeping track of hours spent collecting sap for the past two years. I try to start keeping track of tractor time but failed to do a good job at it. I have wanted to get a better idea of how much time we spend doing things and if we are making our time back in our sales.

What is one thing you are struggling with on your farm?

This year will be the first time doing farm taxes. I have no clue what to expect. I have a hard time pricing my products for sale.

What do you hope to get out of the Challenge by the end?

At the end of this challenge, I hope to have a better understanding of where I spend my time. I also will have a better idea of how much time and money it will cost me to run the farm.

 

Take aways:

How will better records effect your decision making?

How do you create those positive habits that will propel your farm forward?

 

Farm quote of the episode:

“Decisions are the hardest things to make. Especially when it is a choice between where you should be and where you want to be.” – 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.



GFP082: Managing Employees - Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:10:00

I am super pleased to bring Curtis Stone back on the show for another episode to talk all about managing the farm, employees, and growing more farmers for the future. We cover the nitty-gritty of harvesting information on farm and what to do with that information once you have it.

Managing employees can be one of the most emotional and difficult things you can do farming. Forget crop losses, acts of God, and poor markets, other humans have the potential to drive you insane like nothing else. I am finding however that there is a way to mitigate and even eliminate that stress. Data.

Data is the key to most things. Knowing where you’ve been, where you are at, and where you are going using cold hard data to drive your decision making.

Alright, so I have fun writing “cold hard data” because I’m sure I saw it in a movie once. I’m not a cold hard person. Far from it. I mean, have you seen my daughter Mabel? She turns me to mush every time I think of her. The problem I run into as a manager is that at times I need to be cold and hard and without concrete facts that can be very difficult to do.

However you do it, and for whatever reason, tracking things on your farm is critical to growing your business. I get asked all the time, “John, I want to start farming, where do I begin?” Begin by tracking your personal finances, budgeting for yourself, using a calendar to keep organized, and if you do all that go out and try to grow some stuff.

 

In this farm podcast you will learn:

  • Spreadsheets don’t have to be scary
  • Curtis’s three most used spreadsheets on farm
  • It’s good to dork out about data management
  • Using data to:
  • discovery market trends
  • sort out best practices
  • maintain a financial picture of your farm

 

Interview with Curtis Stone of Green City Acres

Before starting his urban farm in the fall of 2009, Curtis had absolutely no previous experience in farming or even gardening. Up until 2008, he had been living in Montreal, trying to make a go at being a working musician. It was many years ago, when he heard the old cliche, “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”. That was a turning point for him in that he knew that it was important for us to be active participants in our society, rather than just being by-standers.

But it wasn’t until Curtis discovered Permaculture, while searching around on the internet for sustainable building methods, that it opened up a pandora’s box of information and inspiration for him. From there, he knew that he wanted to live in a way that was life affirming, not destructive. He left Montreal in March of 2008 to return to his home town of Kelowna, BC, to try and pursue this kind of life style. It was a bike tour down the west coast from Kelowna to San Diego in fall 2008 where he visited off-grid homesteads, eco villages, and urban farms, that inspired him to try to make a difference through his own actions.

Upon returning from the trip totally inspired and ready to do something involved in sustainable ag, but not exactly sure what yet, a friend of his directed him towards SPIN farming. The stars must have aligned at that movement because once Curtis discovered that there was a way to farm that required very little investment, no need to own land or heavy machinery, he was confident that he could do it. He spent the rest of the fall and winter of 2009 studying SPIN farming and various other gardening and farming books, and then decided to go for it. With a little bit of money saved from a 6 month season of tree-planting, he had everything he needed to start a farm.

After completing a successful and profitable first season in 2010, Curtis is a case study example that the methods taught in the SPIN farming models, are simple and easily transferable to anyone, including those who have no experience.

Through the off-season, Curtis works as public speaker on food related issues, and is a consultant for multiple community food projects throughout Kelowna. In September 2010 he was awarded ‘gardener of the year’ from the city of Kelowna’s Communities in Bloom.

 

Items mentioned in this farm podcast include:

 


Take aways:

Can you think of at least one stressor in your life that could have been solved by having better information?

Ever want to strangle an employee? Think about it. Was it actually your fault as a manager or theirs as a worker?


Farm quote of the episode:

“Efficiency is intelligent laziness.” – David Dunham

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 & Family Radio - MSU Extension Service
Farm and Family features interviews with Extension Service experts and other agricultural officials about timely topics related to Mississippi agriculture. Shows are available in MP3 formats. You may also hear the shows on many radio stations in Mississippi.Archived shows may be found at http://msucares.com/news/radio/farmandfamily.
Turtles in the Fishing Pond - Wes Neal - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:03:16
Turtles in the Fishing Pond - Wes Neal

Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale: Scouting & Recommendations - Blake Layton - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02:58
Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale: Scouting & Recommendations - Blake Layton

Be a Smart Patient at the Doctor’s Office - Carla Stanford - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02:37
Be a Smart Patient at the Doctor’s Office - Carla Stanford

Beef Cattle Improvement Association Bull Sale - Cobie Rutherford - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02:19
Beef Cattle Improvement Association Bull Sale - Cobie Rutherford

Reforestation through Tree Planting - John Kushla - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02:00
Reforestation through Tree Planting - John Kushla

The Off-Farm Income Podcast
The nation's only resource for information on starting and running agricultural service businesses.
OFI 108: Defend The FFA | Editorial Comment On Attack Of A Premier Group Of Incredible Students - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:30:00
OFI 107: Start A Drone Business | Thomas Davis | CEO of Drone For Hire, LLC - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:30:00
OFI 106: College Planning And Goats? | FFA SAE Edition | Sydney Fowble | Waitsburg High School FFA - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:30:00
OFI 105: Effective Communication | Danny Rubin | "Wait, How Do I Write This Email?" - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:30:00
OFI 104: Sorghum Syrup and BBQ Sauce Production | FFA SAE Edition | Kaitlyn Elliot | Boyle County High School FFA - Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:30:00
ZimmCast
Weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders about what's new with a focus on agricultural marketing.
ZimmCast - 501 A Biodiesel ZimmCast - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 501 A Biodiesel ZimmCast

ZimmCast - 500 A Chat with Zippy - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 500 A Chat with Zippy

ZimmCast - 499 All About Potatoes - Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 499 All About Potatoes

ZimmCast - 498 King of Hot Dogs and Sausage - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 498 King of Hot Dogs and Sausage

ZimmCast - 497 Thirsty Land Update - Tue, 29 Dec 2015 06:00:00
ZimmCast - 497 Thirsty Land Update

Georgia Ag in Review
A weekly podcast series for Georgia Agriculture.
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending January 29, 2016 - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending January 29, 2016

Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending January 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending January 22, 2016

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

Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending January 8, 2016 - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending January 8, 2016

Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending December 18, 2015 - Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:00:00
Georgia Ag in Review for the week ending December 18, 2015

Florida Ag in Review
A weekly podcast series for Florida Agriculture.
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending January 29, 2016 - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending January 29, 2016

Florida Ag in Review for the week ending January 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending January 22, 2016

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

Florida Ag in Review for the week ending January 8, 2016 - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending January 8, 2016

Florida Ag in Review for the week ending December 18, 2015 - Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:00:00
Florida Ag in Review for the week ending December 18, 2015

Alabama Ag in Review
A weekly podcast series for Alabama Agriculture.
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending January 29, 2016 - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending January 29, 2016

Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending January 22, 2016 - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending January 22, 2016

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

Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending January 8, 2016 - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending January 8, 2016

Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending December 18, 2015 - Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:00:00
Alabama Ag in Review for the week ending December 18, 2015

SwineCast
SwineCast 0902, At The Meeting Discusses Recent Delta Coronavirus Breaks - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:16:30
SwineCast 0902 Show Notes:
  • The Morrison Group looks at Swine Delta Coronavirus drawing comparisons with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus diagnosis and biosecurity.


SwineCast 0901, NIAA ABX Symposium Review and Take Aways - Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:14:57
SwineCast 0901 Show Notes:


SwineCast 0900, Tracking The Mysterious WOTUS Court Journey - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:47:53
SwineCast 0900 Show Notes:
  • NPPC's Assistant Vice President and Domestic Policy & Counsel, Michael Formica, walks us through the status of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulatory trail and asks for your help in getting congressional action to stop the Environmental Protection Agency land grab.


SwineCast 0899, Gilt Acclimatization Headlines Leman's Pijoan Symposium - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:42:28
SwineCast 0899 Show Notes:
  • University of Minnesota's Dr. Montse Torremorell joins us to overview the 2015 Pijoan Symposium which is a featured session prior to the Leman Swine Conference each year.  Good, practical research.  Pijoan should be on your list next year.


SwineCast 0898, Stable Gilts Improve Conception - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:38:07
SwineCast 0898 Show Notes:
  • A conversation with Dr. George Foxcroft looking at factors that impact gilt conception rates and how to best manage them.


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.
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

0157 Farm updates, listener questions and a few of our favorite things - Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:53:33
This episode is the last broadcast for 2015.  So Merry Christmas everyone!We talk a bit about update around the farm and how it's a bit strange to not have so much "farm" to worry about.  We also answer some Facebook listener questions about the trees we planted, the fields, the berry patch and other things left unsaid around the farm.Then we conclude with a mention of a few of our favorite things - things for the farm, things in our personal life and favorite wines and spirits.Farmer Kelli's list includes offering this signup referral to any and all listeners who want to try out her new favorite service - https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4959509

0156 Pork cuts, a deer season story and a Farm U on E. coli O157:H7 - Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:23:16
After the Thanksgiving turkey wore off we decided to get back to the farming podcast...  and we talk about the most recent pork cuts we picked up.  We then talk about some of the food we made for Thanksgiving and deer season and Farmer Andy shares the Thanksgiving morning story of his big buck!We wrap up the episode with Farm U on E. coli O157:H7, what it is, where it comes from and Dr. Farmer Kelli shares a resource (cdc.gov) to learn more about infectious diseases and foodborne diseases.

0155 Pigs to the processor, deer season updates and vegetable garden tomato roundup - Fri, 20 Nov 2015 02:24:21
This episode we talk about the taking of the pigs to the processor, some updates from around the farm and about deer season... and the highly anticipated tomato round up from the vegetable garden.

Farm And Ranch Country (Bill Graff)
Discuss agriculture with emphasis on farm policy, ag programs, commercial production, farm bill & economics of food
122 – ISIS versus ISIL and why does it matter - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:10:08
Chuck Hagel, who is a former Senator and Cabinet member of the Obama administration is now speaking out about his time running the Defense Department.  So why does Obama call it ISIL when many others call it ISIS ????? It revolves around Israel, Palestine, and Muslim history. So what does…

121 – Local Budget Problems Ag’s Disadvantage - Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:53:03
States’ Budgets Affect Farming It is hard to move a farm.  It can be done, sell or trade ground in one area for another area.  People have done it but it also has it’s own costs and problems associated with moving.  Why move?  Lots of reasons, but one that is…

120 – Farm Finances it’s ugly out there - Tue, 29 Dec 2015 03:49:15
Possibly my best periscope broadcast, I’m posting as a farm podcast. Tell me what you think. Farm finances are down right ugly.  Unless you had above average yields you could be hurting financially. I was doing my end of the year pre tax and accrual accounting. I use Farm Business…

119 – How to Survive Farming - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:06:03
#TheStruggleIsReal That is a hash tag on twitter that some are using when they talk about surviving the agricultural downturn we are in. I was asked by a banker friend to say a few words on how farmers can survive the next few years.  20 minutes worth to be exact. …

118 – Migration not Immigration Western World is De-populating - Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19:22:35
Paris, Russia, Syria, Turkey, ISIS, Muslim Radicals, Economic sanctions on Russia could lead to war.  I compare what happened between Japan and the United States and what is going on now with Russian sanctions. This is not immigration where somebody moves to your country and wants to become like you.…

  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.

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.
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/

Keeping it Clean - the importance of MRL's - Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:24:08
Brian Innes, VP of Government Relations with the Canola Council of Canada discusses the importance of Canada's export markets and the role that observing Maximum Residue Limits (MRL's) plays in the process.

Off The Cob
Regular reports on issues important to corn growers and the consuming public.
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

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 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 Caught up with Iowa Farmer, April Hemmes - Fri, 08 May 2015 12:00:00
Field Notes Caught up with Iowa Farmer, April Hemmes

agfanatics
Grain market talk
AgFanatics#28 - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:08:46

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 20:38:10

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 18:42:48

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 20:45:38

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 19:15:07

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. 



Protect The Harvest
The Protect The Harvest podcasts bring you stories from the front line of the battle between animal rights activists and America's farmers, ranchers, hunters and gun owners.
This Week In Insanity: Ep. 30 - Meatless Mondays in Schools - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:04:12

Elementary students at a few schools in California and Texas are being forced to participate in "Meatless Mondays", in which they eat a vegetarian meal on that day every week. School officials make claims that it is healthier for them, but they have no reasoning to back that up.

They are essentially forcing these students into a lifestyle, one that animal rights groups have certainly been pushing towards children. Making it a rule, however - Now That's Insane!



This Week In Insanity Ep. 29 - Pamela Anderson Refuses to Support ALS Research Because of Animal Testing - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:51:35

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has helped raise funds and awareness for ALS research. Many celebrities have used their status to help the cause, but one celeb - Pamela Anderson - has refused. Instead, she uses her platform to protest ALS research because of animal testing.

Using a public forum to support animal rights at the expense of human welfare - Now That's Insane!



This Week In Insanity Ep. 28 - PETA Stages Farm Video - Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:35:59

PETA recently released a video on its website supposedly documenting abuse of dairy cows on a North Carolina farm. But many aspects of the video appear to be staged. This would seem to go right along with PETA's typical messaging strategy of lying in hopes that public outrage will outweigh common sense. Faking animal abuse just to give farmers a bad name - Now That's Insane!



This Week In Insanity Ep. 27 - HSUS Needs Body Armor? - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:09:21

HSUS volunteers have been spotted at search and seizures of dogfighting rings, after arrests have already been made, wearing bulletproof vests and sporting badges that say "Humane Society Rescue Team". They are posing as law enforcement in order to legitimize their efforts. But how do they afford this unnecessary body armor? Playing dress up at the cost of donor money -- That's Insane!



This Week In Insanity Ep. 26 - PETA's Classless "Got Autism?" Campaign - Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:32:23

Recently, PETA made the rounds on the internet for a 2008 print ad that re-surfaced on their website that uses the phrase "Got Autism?" (a twist on the popular "Got Milk" ads). They attempted to link Autism with dairy consumption, citing questionable sources for this claim. For PETA, this is business as usual, but for us in the real world -- That's Insane!



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
Monthly Commentary 11-8-13

Monthly Commentary 9-30-13 - Mon, 30 Sep 2013 9:00:00
Monthly Commentary 9-30-13

Monthly Commentary 9-12-13 - Fri, 13 Sep 2013 9:00:00
Monthly Commentary 9-12-13

Monthly Commentary 9-6-13 - Fri, 6 Sep 2013 9:00:00
Monthly Commentary 9-6-13

Monthly Commentary 8-21-13 - Wed, 21 Aug 2013 9:00:00
Monthly Commentary 8-21-13

Checkoff Chat
Weekly interviews with the Missouri Beef Industry Council
Checkoff-Chat-1-16-13 - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:12:00
Checkoff-Chat-1-16-13

Checkoff-Chat-1-9-13 - Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:12:00
Checkoff-Chat-1-9-13

Checkoff-Chat-1-2-13 - Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:12:00
Checkoff-Chat-1-2-13

Checkoff-Chat-12-26-12 - Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:12:00
Checkoff-Chat-12-26-12

Checkoff-Chat-12-19-12 - Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:12:00
Checkoff-Chat-12-19-12

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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