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01/20/2020
AgPro Podcast Episode 53: Four Decades As Farm Manager
Allen Hatley shares experiences and insights from his decades in being a professional farm manager. A recipient of the Farm Manager of the Year Award, Hatley says his focus has been “working on behalf of the owner.”
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01/13/2020
AgPro Podcast Episode: 51 How To Learn From 2019
In this episode we’re featuring a conversation with Dick Isaacson from the end of 2019. The past year saw his firm expand with a merger and an acquisition. Dick is a past recipient of the Farm Manager of the Year award. And as we look ahead into 2020, he shares the biggest thing in agriculture is ch
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01/08/2020
AgPro Podcast Episode 50 DC Help Desk What To Expect in 2020
ARA's Richard Gupton joins the podcast to give a bit of a preview for priorities in policy and regulation for the year ahead. Our discussion includes USMCA, trade with China, Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill and call for comments, and the ARA Winter Board Meeting & Fly-In Feb. 10-12 in Wa
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11/25/2019
Ep 48: Good Data Is the Foundation
In this episode, Steve Cubbage, AgPro columnist and founder of Record Harvest, shares the key steps in using data for agronomic decisions. He shares how he defines "good data." And Steve will share more at the upcoming AgTech Expo, Dec. 16 and 17 in Indianapolis.
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11/20/2019
Episode 47 DC Help Desk: Working To Resolve Rail Issues
Richard Gupton, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at ARA, shares how the organization is working to resolve rail issues such as demurrage charge complaints with the Surface Transportation Board. Gupton says it’s important these complaints are handled in a streamlined and abbreviated process.
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11/14/2019
Episode 46: Geek Speak To Street Speak
Marc Saltzman is a tech evangelist and with 25 years experience in analyzing the tech industry, he gives practical tips and tangible ways to think about how technology is changing our personal lives and businesses.
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11/13/2019
Episode 45: What Can We Learn From 2019
Mike Manning at Premier Crop Systems is a presenter at the upcoming AgTech Expo, Dec. 16 to 17 in Indianapolis, and he shares some ways farmers and their trusted advisers can optimize technology today.
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10/14/2019
Ep 44: Start Talking Sustainability
Late in 2018, the SPARC initiative was launched at the ARA annual meeting. Field to Market’s Kelly Murray Young shares how the initiative is going so far and all of the ways retailers can get the conversation started with their farmer customers about sustainability.
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10/10/2019
Episode 43: DC Help Desk Take Action To Ensure Gypsum Availability
Richard Gupton Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Counsel at ARA, shares his insights on the EPA-proposed revisions to regulations of coal ash that could impact ag retailers, their farmer customers and the availability of gypsum, as well as how to submit comments before the Oct. 15 deadline.
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10/07/2019
Episode 42: Sustainability From Phosphate Mine To Fork
Brandy Wilson, Sustainability Director JR Simplot, explains how the company is progressing its sustainability goals and putting into practice the company’s motto of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life. As a company, Simplot has a footprint that goes from fertilizer mine to fork---this includes Simplo
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09/30/2019
Episode 41: Land O’ Lakes Invests In Sustainability
Matt Carstens, Senior Vice President of Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN, gives details on why the cooperative launched a fourth business unit focused on sustainability as well as what’s the scoop on their recent partnership with Tate & Lyle.
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09/23/2019
Episode 40: DC Help Desk Policy Outlook For the Rest of 2019
Hunter Carpenter, Director of Public Policy at the Ag Retailers Association, shares the latest from our nation’s capital, including if we can expect USMCA to move through Congress before the end of the year.
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09/18/2019
AgPro Podcast EP 038 John Guglielmi, Brandt Consolidated
John Guglielmi, national sales director at Brandt, shares some key insights drawing on his 30 years in the fertilizer business and having served both ag and turf customers.
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09/16/2019
AgPro PodcastEp 037 NuFarm
Ken Barham, VP of Customer Brand Marketing at Nufarm discusses how the company has grown its phenoxy herbicide portfolio, the changes from the company that will move manufacturing closer to its customers in the mid-south, and the company’s latest seed treatment product to control nematodes.
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09/12/2019
AgPro Podcast EP 039 Andersons
Chuck Anderson, vice president of sales & commercialization at The Andersons explains the company’s roots as well as today’s footprint–everything from Japanese golf courses, grain elevators and even cat litter.
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08/22/2019
Episode 036: ARA DC
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07/24/2019
Episode 035: Nate Reznechek, GSI
Nate Reznechek of GSI shares how they’re putting pressure on manufacturers to step up their game, why having  a whole staff of mechanical and structural engineers on their team is a huge benefit, and he shares how he’s seeing retailers invest in GSI.
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07/17/2019
Episode 034: Richard Gupton, Ag Retailers Association
This special edition of the Ag Pro Podcast comes from the Ag Retailers Association’s DC Help Desk. ARA’s Richard Gupton talks about the Department of Transportation’s Spare Fuse Requirement after a retailer submitted a comment about the issue. We talk a bit about other outdated regulations and even
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07/12/2019
Episode 033 Andi Riem, New Leader Manufacturing
New Leader Manufacturing is celebrating 80 years in business, and to mark this important milestone, they decided to do a bit of a facelift to reflect the beliefs of their beginnings in Cedar Rapids. Andy Reem and I talk about options that have become standards on their spreaders, how retailers are i
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06/20/2019
Episode 032: Billy Moore, Ag Resource Management
With the historically wet planting, and now growing season, Ag Resource Management is giving their customers the time and resources they need to be as efficient as possible. Billy Moore, COO of Ag Resource Management and I talk about how customers should prepare before meeting with a financial offic
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05/22/2019
Episode 031: Tim McArdle, Mark Powell, Brandt Co
Rooted in Illinois, Brandt has a family-oriented culture that transcends into their role as an international business. Their company was founded on the backs of a brother-sister team who still play a part in the company, even in their 90s! This week on the Ag Pro Podcast, I’m talking with Tim McArdl
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05/01/2019
Episode 030: Tim Stoehr, Albaugh LLC
Albaugh LLC prides themselves in offering a sustainable portfolio of high quality, post-patent crop protection products. Tim Stoehr of Albaugh discusses where crop protection services could head in the future, how the tariff war between the U.S. and China is having an impact on supply and disruption
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