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36 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Small Surprises in the June WASDE
The June WASDE dropped Thursday, June 10th, representing an early season report without many changes from the May version. Nevertheless, DTN’s Todd Hultman joins us today to break down the surprises we saw in supply and demand, and what may have prompted USDA’s update for stocks. We’ll take a closer look at the slightly weakening soybean basis, at what continued dryness means for wheat, and about how Latin American weather patterns will continue to influence prices for all the major grains. Then we’ll talk about international COVID news and what might be ahead in terms of economic recovery.
31 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Havoc in the Cattle Markets
It’s been a wild year for beef markets, whether you’re a cow-calf operator, a feedlot, or a packer. As the industry continues to work through the effects of a global pandemic, calls for restructuring have grown, and then a data breach at JBS has sent the sector reeling. Today we’ll catch up with DTN Livestock Analyst Shayle Stewart, to learn more aboutthe latest news and put all of these issues in a wider context. We’ll talk about consumer demand, USDA’s confusing reports, and how drought conditions in the West may contribute to further herd liquidation. Plus we’ll hear what impact rising grain prices might continue to have on the industry, and how to think about opportunity in this uncertain market.
32 minutes | May 27, 2021
Hard Winter Wheat Tour Predicts Top Yields
After a year without a crop tour, Progressive Farmer Crops Editor Matt Wilde made his way to the Southern plains with dozens of farmers, industry experts, and reporters to take part in the annual Hard Winter Wheat Tour. Today we’ll hear the latest numbers from the tour from Matt, and learn first hand what he saw out in the field from Oklahoma to Kansas. We’ll talk about crop development, weather risk, and what’s contributed to such a strong showing. Plus we’ll hear what’s on the minds of industry, and what Matt’s watching in terms of up-coming crop stories for the 2021 season.
37 minutes | May 20, 2021
May the WASDE Be With You
The May WASDE dropped Wednesday, May 12th. And though this report arrives early in the season, and so carries the uncertainty of being an early prediction, it offers valuable insight on what might be ahead for markets in the 2021 crop season. DTN’s Todd Hultman joins us today to break down how the market is thinking about the old crop versus the new one, and whether USDA’s predictions for export and ethanol demand are in line with what we’re seeing on the ground. We’ll take a closer look at margins for weather error, how to put today’s vigorous soybean crush demand in context, what may be ahead in the wheat season, and how volatility in the wider commodities space may be impacting ag markets.
29 minutes | May 14, 2021
How to Use Dicamba in 2021
Dicamba has been embroiled in regulatory and legal controversy for years at this point, and with the changing of the guard in Washington, label changes are adding complexity to what products farmers can use, including when and how they can use them. DTN staff reporter Emily Unglesbee joins us today for a deep dive on how dicamba products can be used this year, according to both the three updated federal labels, and under various state restrictions. We’ll discuss the implication of local lawsuits, requirements for downwind buffers, and where to go for help.
32 minutes | May 7, 2021
Autonomous Machines Take to the Field
An unexpectedly hot farm equipment market, fueled by the months long rise in commodity prices, is colliding with some of the biggest commercial rollouts of autonomous farm implements in 2021. Technologies that have been discussed for years are finally making their way into farmer’s hands, and the industry is already looking ahead to the next iteration. Today, we’ll talk with Progress Farmer Senior Editor Dan Miller about the latest in farm machinery announcements, how farmers are responding as they adopt the latest innovations, and what might be next in this fast-evolving space. Then we’ll check in on grain bin safety and DTN/Progressive Farmers’ Reader Insights.Find a screening of SILO near you: https://www.silothefilm.com/
42 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
The Most Important Farm Input
After nearly one full year of podcast, here at Field Posts we’re taking some time to reflect on some of the many critical and exciting stories we’ve covered in the past 49 episodes. We’ve talked markets, weather, crops, diseases, laws, politics, livestock, equipment, and about the lived experiences of farmers in a time of tremendous upheaval. What we haven’t spent as much time diving into is another set of critical inputs to any farm business-- the relational and interpersonal skills that keep us connected to one another and that help farm businesses remain resilient. Today, Lance Woodbury of K Coe Isom will dive into some of the key relationship skills that help prepare younger growers, including self-awareness, negotiation, crucial conversations, conflict resolution, and the value of mentors.
54 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
The 2021 Weather Wild Card
A bizarre spring variously brought unseasonably cold weather, dryness, and heat to different parts of the country, setting the stage for an unpredictable crop year, even as grain stocks remain tight across the board. We’ll talk with DTN’s Bryce Anderson about how spring conditions are continuing to impact planting, what they might mean for the mid-season in the US’s many growing regions, and what harvest might look like. Then we’ll talk about severe weather potential and the global weather picture.
30 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
April WASDE Brings May Questions
The April WASDE dropped Friday, April 9th. As usual, it was a relatively ho-hum report, but the market environment it was delivered into is anything but. DTN’s Todd Hultman joins us today to break down what the market was actually responding to (a clue: it wasn’t the report) and to speak more to what might be ahead from international markets beyond China. We’ll take a closer look specifically at how tight grain supplies could get mid-season, how to put today’s record basis in context, how to think about weather as the wheat season draws to a close, and how a big post-COVID summer might affect agriculture.
35 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Harvesting the Wind
With a new administration finding their footing in Washington, a renewed and re-energized focus on alternative energy, and wind in particular, is elevating many community tensions around wind leases on farmland. Today, Progressive Farmer Crops Editor Matt Wilde joins us to share the specific story about farmers, wind energy and the community response in Madison County, Iowa, and how the fallout from a landmark decision there might affect the appetite for wind investment elsewhere. We’ll talk about farmer perspectives, the economics of wind, how to take community feedback into account, and best practices when considering and reviewing a proposed wind lease for your farm.
24 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Where are the Millions of Missing Acres?
March’s dynamite prospective planting report dropped Wednesday, March 31st, and markets responded with surprise and worry to low acres. DTN’s Todd Hultman joins us today to break down that market reactions and to help shed some light on why the USDA, or producers themselves, might be underestimating what planting in the year to come. We’ll take a closer look at corn, soybean, and wheat plantings, discuss what might explain the absence of several million acres in the report, and dig deeper on what all of this might mean in the face of possible bad weather and uncertain demand from China.
28 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
The Early Farmer Gets the Wheat
As the current wheat season draws to a close, DTN Progressive Farmer is taking a deeper look at the winners of the 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest, awarded by the National Wheat Foundation. DTN staff reporter Emily Unglesbee joins us today to take a deep dive on how America’s most bin-busting wheat farmers achieve those top results. We’ll talk management styles and varieties, population and soil, pests and water conservation. Plus a careful look at weather effects, and a look into what might be ahead for progressive grain farmers in terms of sustainability and technology.
32 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Happy Cattle, Happy Markets?
2020 was a wild ride for the US cattle market, and now with the first few months of 2021 under our belts, it looks like the uncertainty will continue. DTN’s Livestock analyst Shayle Stewart joins us today to take a deep dive on the cattle market in particular. We’ll talk boxed beef prices, COVID and demand shifts, exports, and the continuing impacts of a strong corn market. Plus a thoughtful look at weather, and advice on how to stay on top of potential policy changes and other key factors likely to affect cattle markets this year.
31 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Finally, A Quiet WASDE...?
The March WASDE dropped Tuesday, March 9th, representing the first relatively quiet winter report of the season. DTN’s Todd Hultman joins us to break down market reactions and to help unravel what seem to be some overly conservative estimates by the USDA. We’ll take a closer look specifically at long term price trends, whether the growing demand for corn and soybeans is likely to hold out, what weather and international impacts could derail supplies, and how an upswing in the COVID vaccine rollout might favor all three of the major grains.
44 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was confirmed just a days ago, and as he and his team settle in at Department headquarters in DC, ag spaces are already buzzing with what might be on the docket. Today, DTN’s Chris Clayton gives us the full download on a broad range of topics, from ethanol and regulation to COVID relief and the future of meatpacking. We’ll discuss what a more determined focus on climate change and righting the wrongs of USDA’s long history of racial discrimination might look like, plus more on how all of these priorities might effect markets.
26 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Best of Big Iron
Over the past year, the first Reader Insight Survey from DTN has collected nearly 10,000 pieces of farmer feedback on equipment to offer a never-before-seen level of insight about Big Iron. We’ve spoken to DTN’s Dan Miller twice here on Field Posts on individual category winners, but as of the 2020 DTN Ag Summit, the votes are in, and the overall best in show was announced. Today, we’re featuring a conversation amongst leaders from some of the winning companies, from John Deere and CaseIH, to Great Plains and Kabota.
47 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
The Future of Farming is Data
A little over five years ago, Dr. Ranveer Chandra started the Farm Beat program at Microsoft. It was started to help solve the world’s upcoming food problem by finding ways to grow more, healthier food without harming the planet. Dr. Chandra spoke at the DTN’s 2020 Ag Summit about how data will be the key to doing just that. Today, we’ll hear his talk about how farmers should be preparing for an even more demanding, unpredictable, and data driven world. Plus, questions from farmers about what’s next and how to get started.
39 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Those Are Some Tight Stocks You've Got There
The February WASDE dropped Tuesday, February 9th, bringing with it some additional bullish news for corn and soybeans, though perhaps not quite as much as expected. Today, DTN’s Todd Hultman joins us to break down the expectations and market reactions to what's usually a quiet report. We’ll take a closer look at recent purchases from China, what these might indicate about future demand, and what narrow stocks around the globe might mean for secondary corn and soybean markets. Plus, more on weather risks in the US and across the Americas.
25 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Not Your Father's Tillage
Finding the optimal trade-off between tillage and yield is becoming increasingly difficult for farmers to achieve. How can precision tillage technologies play a role? Progressive Farmer's Crops editor Matt Wilde joins us today to break down the costs and benefits of the latest tech to help inform farmer decisions on how to invest for the 2021 season.
46 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Predicting 2021 on the Farm
From the 2021 Covid-19 possibilities to what a new administration might be planning at USDA and EPA, Field Posts gets deep into the weeds on what factors might have the potential to derail a season that’s already looking more profitable in the markets than the last several. Today, we’re sitting down with the DTN Editor in chief Greg Horstmeier and Progressive Farmer editor in chief Gregg Hillyer to break down the data and information we have right now and make their predictions on technology, labor, and so much more.
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