AOA - October 6th, 2022


Thursday's AOA began with Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Service outlining his bullish attitude in both the cattle and hog markets as 2022 moves in to fall. Lewie Pugh, Executive Vice President at the Owner Operator Independent Driver's Associaiton discussed the challenges facing truckers in the US and how OOIDA is working to help them. In segment 3, Cary Sifferath, Vice President of the US Grains Council, talked about the Export Exchange meeting next week in Minneapolis with several hundred potential US grain buyers; and we closed with Jim Hargens, District Manager for Lubricants at CENEX, looking at the importance of hydraulic fluid.

AOA - October 5th, 2022


On Wednesday's AOA, Mike Steenhoek of the Soy Transportation Center raised the alarm of low water levels in the US inland waterway system; Chad Epler, Kansas corn grower and NCGA member, and Sarah McKay, NCGA Director of Market Development joined for The Monthly Grind in Segment 2 and we discussed the role of corn in pet foods! In segment 3, Dr. Paul Sundberg outlined the disease pressures on the swine industry globally; and the show closed with Lucas Fuess, High Ground Dairy Director of Market Intelligence, looking ahead to demand in the dairy industry.

How Can Cooperatives Meet Ag’s Changing Needs?


Farmers and ranchers face unprecedented challenges in a constantly evolving industry. C.J. Blew, first vice chair of the CHS Board of Directors, discusses how agriculture cooperatives are adapting to support changing needs on this week's Around the Table with CHS.

AOA October 4th 2022


Tuesday's AOA began my highlighting SCN Action Month here in October with Dylan Mangel, Plant Pathologist at the University of Nebraska - BASF and SCN have partnered to offer free SCN test kits to growers. Dr. Glynn Tonsor, K-State Ag Econ Professor, joined us in segment 2 to talk about the latest Meat Demand Monitor survey. In Segment 3, Kaitlynn Glover, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council discussed the Supreme Court's hearing of oral arguments in the Sackett vs. EPA case, and we closed with Chris Swift, Swift Trading Company, on the direction of the cattle market in the new quarter


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AOA - October 3rd, 2022


Monday's AOA began with Matt Bennett, of AgMarket.Net reviewing Friday's Quarterly Grain Stocks data from USDA and had a report from the combine cab. John Baranick, of DTN Weather, looked back at the impact of Hurricane Ian on ag in Florida and voiced concerns about Mississippi water levels heading into winter. In segment 3, Jacqui Fatka, Policy Editor at Farm Progress, took a look at Federal interest in foriegn land ownership in the United States and provided an update on the lawsuit filed last week by the FTC and 10 State Attorneys General against Syngenta and Corteva - alleging their loyalty programs amount to anti-competitive behavior.

AOA - September 30th, 2022


Friday's AOA began with DuWayne Bosse of Bolt Marketing discussing his plans for soybean marketing this fall and discussed the Hogs and Pigs report from USDA. In segment 2, Erin Borror of the US Meat Export Federation joined the show to talk about the struggles facing European pork producers and how it could impact American growers. Next, John Hulsman, geopolitical strategist and host of the "Around the World in 20 Minutes"  podcast, provided an update on the Russia/Ukraine war and the political situation in Europe. And the show closed with Willie Vogt, Executive Director at Farm Progress, discussing farm fuel choices for the future.


AOA -September 29th, 2022


Thursday's AOA began by discussing the Livestock Marketing Association annual Washington DC Fly-In with LMA VP Chelsea Good, and the push her members were making for the A-PLUS Act with their legislators. Next, Chase DeCoite, DIrector of Animal Health and Food Safety Policy at NCBA discussed yesterday's White House Conference on Food and Hunger. Arlan Sudernman, StoneX Chief Commodities Economist joined the show in Segment 3 to look ahead to tomorrow's Quarterly Grain Stocks report and the ongoing volatility in commodity trade. And we closed the show with Dr. Cesar Cruz, Director of Research at ATI and native Brazillian, who had some insights on the Brazilian Presidential election happening on Sunday.

AOA - September 28th, 2022


Wednesday's AOA kicked off with Chris Robinson, of Robinson Ag Marketing, discussing the pop across the wheat complex in the overnight trade. Max Fisher, Chief Economist at National Grain and Feed Association joined the show next to discuss the slow progress of service improvement on US railways. Patrick Serfass, Executive Director of the American Biogas Council highlighted the growth in Renewable Natural Gas production, largely coming from farms around the country; and the show closed with Greg Krissek, CEO of Kansas Corn Growers and Chair of the Triazine Network about EPA's proposed changes to the label for Atrazine

Explore Ag Careers


The outlook is bright for careers in agriculture. Carley Potter, talent operations specialist at CHS, offers tips for job seekers, including the skills employers need.

AOA September 27th


Tuesday's AOA began with Garrett Toay, of Ag Trader Talk, outlining the bull thesis for today's move in the grains and his expectations for the Quarterly Grain Stocks report on Friday. Next, Tanner Breymer, Sr. Dir. Government Affiars at NCBA provided an update on the cattle contract library pilot project from USDA AMS. And the DC focus stayed through segment 3, with Brook Duer, Staff Attorney at the PSU Center for Ag and Shale Law explaining the recent EPA actions on glyphosate and dicamba. And the episode closed with Casey Seymour, founder of Moving Iron LLC, with a farm machinery update

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