The Big Show
About this podcast
The top stories in Iowa farming, weather, and markets.
About this podcast
The top stories in Iowa farming, weather, and markets.
The Big Show
It's all about the weather in the marketplace
More specifically dryness in South America, where soybean harvest is going on followed by planting season for their second season Safrina crop, which normally you would think dry would be desirable but good Big Show Buddy DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson says no so fast. PLUS Don Roose's expert market analysis on another volatile day in the marketplace AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
It's time for another Iowa Farm Bureau Spotlight on Rural Iowa
It's always great to catch up with Kate Edwards, who provides food directly to over 100 local families from her local foods farm in Johnson County, and you have to hear how she plans to expand access in 2021. PLUS Brian Hoop's expert market analysis on a day of wild swings in the marketplace AND the Three Big Things You Need to know.
Could ethanol become a net zero emission fuel?
Believe it or not, yes, which would put it on an level playing field or even at a slight advantage to electric cars, yet it's going to take some creativity, so good Big Show Buddy Bruce Raestetter, CEO OF Summit Farms, joins Bob and Andy to explain their latest project to accomplish that goal. PLUS Ag West's Paul Mussman provides his expert market analysis AND FSA's Samantha Sherwood details new assistance programs they have for producers who suffered losses due to the extreme cold weather.
What is going on at the Virtual Commodity Classic?
Lots of things, including a couple of product reveals from our friends at Syngenta that you have to hear about. PLUS Al Kluis' expert market analysis on a big up day in the markets AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
Are we satisfied with what China has purchased under the Phase 1 trade deal?
As news circulates that new USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is reviewing commitments and purchases this week, Iowa Soybean Association executive and Iowa soybean farmer Grant Kimberly joins The Big Show to discuss his level of satisfaction given the current supply and market price situation. PLUS Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
Bob is back in the Big Show Garage
After another morning of moving some snow now that the top couple layers have softened to begin getting ready for spring with our friends from Fareway, Fleet Farm and Titan Tire. PLUS Agri-Pulse's Spencer Chase provides our Word from Washington AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
So how long will these warmer temps last
Into the first couple weeks of March, says good Big Show Buddy DTN Senior Ag Meterologist Bryce Anderson, and you have to hear what he predicts in the way of precipitation of the lack there-of. PLUS we continue celebrating National FFA Week with State Secretary Mia Gibson AND Brian Hoops' expert market analysis.
We celebration National FFA Week here in Iowa
Of course, we celebrate FFA every day on The Big Show but it's even more special during National FFA week so SC Vice President Devin Devore joins Bob and Andy to recognize another membership and salute several new chapters across Iowa. PLUS Alan Brugler's expert market analysis on a big up day in the soybean markets AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
The largest indoor Ag Show in the country is UNDERWAY
In Lincoln, Nebraska, and new INEDA President and CEO Mark Hennessey takes Bob and Andy on an audio tour of the Nebraska Ag Expo that you have to hear. PLUS Al Kluis' expert market analysis on a big up day in the marketplace AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
It's time for the Nebraska Ag Expo
Which this year will be the largest Indoor Ag Expo in the country with the cancellation of the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, and Show Director Tom Junge joins Bob and Andy to discuss must-see exhibits and the extreme measures they are taking to keep you safe. PLUS Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
Would you believe you can get customized whiskey made with your personally grown corn?
You most certainly can, and one of the places doing it is Foundry Distillery, which is run the family who started Templeton Rye, so Scott Bush drops by the Big Show to share details and you have to hear how quickly your own bottle. PLUS Don Roose's expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
What types of regulation should we expect in the Carbon Credit market?
Well, it may be a little too early to tell, as Iowa Ag Secretary and good Big Show Buddy Mike Naig, who says there are still a lot of unanswered questions and advises anyone looking into entering one of these agreements to make sure they fully understand the fine print. PLUS Ag West Commodities' Paul Mussman provides his expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
Revitalizing Iowa's small lockers and meat packers
That's one project Iowa Senator Charles Grassley and Iowa Secretary of Ag Mike Naig have been working on for quite awhile, and both hop aboard The Big Show to provide an update on those efforts and why it will help provide you easier access to what ends up on your dinner plate. PLUS Brian Hoops' expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
So what's the deal with these carbon credits which farmers could sell?
It's certainly a new and exciting potential revenue stream, so Truterra's Jason Weller joins Bob and Andy to sort through some of the specifics, and you have to hear how many ways you could benefit. PLUS Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
It was a record smashing year for pork exports
Not just record breaking, but record SMASHING, with volume and value both up double digits over last year so Norm Bessac from the National Pork Board joins Bob and Andy to celebrate. PLUS Andy reports his efforts to make his own bacon turned out tasty and he even offers up one of his secrets AND Al Kluis' expert market analysis!
Are we experiencing a dead cat bounce in the markets today?
After yesterday's sell-off, we are gaining some of it back so our expert market analyst Al Kluis joins Bob and Andy to compare this action to his charts and you have to hear his analysis on what exactly is happening. PLUS the newest Iowa Corn employee, good Big Show Buddy Grant Menke explains what he will be up to in his new role as Market Development Director AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
What crop trial do you dream of running on your farm?
We have good news, your dream trial could come true this growing season with the help of our friends at the Research Center for Farming Innovation and the Iowa Soybean Association! Dr. Ed Anderson joins Bob and Andy to explain the vast spectrum of research they are conducting and how you can get involved, and farmer Aimee Bissel details different trials they have conducted and how it has benefited their unique operation. PLUS Brian Hoops' expert market analysis AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
Wow! You have to hear these new innovations for growing soybeans
Resulting from on-farm trials conducted by the Research Center for Farming Innovation and our friends at the Iowa Soybean Association, where Director Roger Wolf joins Bob and Andy to highlight his exciting findings. PLUS farmer Jeff Frank explains how these on-farm trials have improved his operation AND Brian Hoops' expert market analysis.
New WASDE numbers provide a shock to the corn market
As ending stocks were not cut as far as the trade expected, but as always Don Roose with U.S. Commodities joins Bob and Andy to provide the best instant analysis in real-time and you have to hear what key price levels he is looking for. PLUS Brian Waddingham from the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers drops by to remind us of a key application deadline fast approaching AND the Three Big Things You Need to Know.
Big Announcement - The 4-H Legacy Awards will go virtual this year
It was one of the last public events Andy had the pleasure of emceeing before the pandemic but good Big Show Buddy Emily Severaid, Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, says unfortunately it will cannot be in person this year but the need is stronger than ever as 4-H has done some great work to help kids through these unprecedented times. PLUS NCGA Chairman Kevin Ross joins us from the pasture for a calving season update AND Jamey Kohake's expert market analysis.