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01/22/2021
FTC Episode 127: Producing a “Record Harvest”
Justin Ogle is the Vice President of record harvest. His goal is to help farms record the data surrounding farmers crop seasons AND by doing so, helping them make decisions that will produce a record harvest. Listen to what he believes are some of the best practices to both. See omnystudio.com/liste
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01/13/2021
FTC Episode 126: Taking Your Farm to TV’s “Shark Tank” - Moink
You may have seen her farm featured on TV’s “Shark Tank” where she made a successful pitch to one of the “Sharks” to invest in her operation. Learn how this farmer turned a small farm in northeast Missouri into an enterprise shipping premium quality meats throughout the nation and employing other fa
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01/06/2021
FTC Episode 125: Preparing for the 2021 Corn Crop
Corn prices topped $5/bushel on the CBOT this week. Are you ready for the season ahead? Missy Bauer shares her years of field experience with us as we look at Nitrogen applications, seeding rates, planter technology and much more to get ready for 2021.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat
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12/30/2020
FTC Episode 124: When to Sell? Marketing your 2020 and 2021 Crops
The last quarter of 2020 saw a significant price gain for grains. The situation provides opportunities for producers to make profitable sales and lock in prices for the long term. So exactly when should you be selling and how much? What should your plan be for the 2021 crop that is still a few month
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12/23/2020
FTC Episode 123: Can Your Farm Profit by Selling a Carbon Crop?
Perhaps you’ve heard about carbon programs that can pay farmers for certain conservation practices they use on their farms. How can you evaluate the options?  What might be required in order to receive payments? What is the future of these programs and how will they impact farmers in the future?See
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12/18/2020
FTC Episode 122: The Covid Vaccine and It’s Tie to Animal Agriculture
Distribution of the vaccine to fight Covid-19 is rolling out around the world. I visited with a veteran of the animal health industry who says we all might be surprised at how this vaccination effort is similar to the process she’s encountered in her year’s of experience bringing animal pharmaceutic
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12/11/2020
FTC Episode 121: Kit Pharo – How to Build a Profitable Cattle Business
Kit Pharo is a name well-known to many beef producers. His focus has always been driven by profitability and making your cattle fit your environment. He admits that many may look at his ideas with skepticism, but has many years of experience now, helping producers all across the country build herds
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12/07/2020
FTC Episode 120: Product Update – What’s Ahead for 2021
Each year the National Association of Farm Broadcasting holds its annual convention. This year’s event was virtual, however it still featured Trade Talk, a large gathering of ag-related businesses sharing what they have planned for the upcoming year. Here’s a look at what you can expect.See omnystud
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11/25/2020
FTC Episode 119: Thanksgiving Break – Riding The Rails with Hobos
Thanksgiving may look different for most of us this year, but we all usually take a break to relax for a moment over the holiday. This week we relax from the agricultural issues we normally feature to instead hear the interesting tale of a family who knows all about life on the rails. I think you’ll
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11/20/2020
FTC Episode 118: Tax Planning – What’s Ahead & What To Do Now
Paul Neiffer is a regular guest on our podcast toward the end of each calendar year. We discuss tax issues to close out 2020 and take a look at what may be on the horizon with a new administration in the White House for 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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11/13/2020
FTC Episode 117: Cover Crops and Regenerative Agriculture – Increasing Yields and Soil Health
How can cover crops increase yields, control weeds and provide added feed for your livestock? Austin Schweizer farms in south central Kansas and his experimentation with regenerative farming methods, such as cover crop mixes, is already paying dividends on his farm. I stopped by to see what is worki
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11/06/2020
FTC Episode 116: Health Insurance Options – What to Consider During Open Enrollment
For many families, having health insurance is a key factor in determining if a member of the family may take an off-farm job simply for the benefits. Do those benefits outweigh the potential cost of child care? What factors should you consider to matter what your stage of life? We talk about the opt
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10/30/2020
FTC Episode 115: Keeping Cattle Healthy – What every Cow/Calf and Stocker Producer Should Know
Keeping cattle healthy can be a challenge anytime of the year, but especially in the fall. Dr. Dan Thomson, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University and host of Doc Talk is my guest and we talk about ways to keep the herd healthy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info
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10/23/2020
FTC Episode 114: Harvest Update – What We’ve Learned To Do For 2021
Cory Tilstra from Luverne, Minnesota is my guest. We went to the corn fields to take a look at his harvest and see what this crop advisor says are the keys to keep in mind for 2021.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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10/16/2020
FTC Episode 113: How Can an Independent Seed Company Survive & Thrive? Lessons for All in Agriculture
Scott Beck, President of Beck’s is my guest. He oversees the largest, family-owned seed company in the country. We talk about how he went from being the 12th employee at the business to now overseeing the operation with over 700 employees. How can independent seed companies survive and thrive in the
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10/09/2020
FTC Episode 112: Crop Update: What Worked Well in 2020 / XTendiMax Soybean Approval
Dustin O’Hanlon with O’Hanlon Seed in Lexington, Nebraska is our guest. His company scouts thousands of acres each year plus he has become a “go to” man for information on growing great crops and much more. We get his perspective on what worked well this year and the best practices to incorporate fo
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10/02/2020
FTC Episode 111: The Present & Future of the Hemp Industry
Adrian Zelski with High Grade Hemp Seed and The Center Pivot Group is our guest. He has many years of experience in the hemp industry and we discuss the present state of the crop here in the U.S. and what he sees for the future. What are the challenges and potential opportunities for farmers?See omn
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09/27/2020
FTC Episode 110: Pam Johnson on Farm Programs, Ethanol and the 2020 Election Outlook
Pam Johnson is part of the very popular “Free-for-all” every Friday on AgriTalk. Pam’s extensive ag background and many contacts in the industry provide her with a an always interesting perspective on many topics. We explore farm programs, ethanol and the 2020 election outlook and more!See omnystudi
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09/19/2020
FTC Episode 109: Farm Transitions – How Things Go Wrong…and Right!
Transitioning the family farm and business operations from one generation to another can have its challenges. Ron Rabou has personally experienced what can go wrong and right. Not only does he speak on the subject, but his new book “Make Your Own Way” shares his real-life story and the keys to makin
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09/11/2020
FTC Episode 108: How to Grow The Best Soybean Crop (and more)!
Ever year is unique. However, there are best practices that can lead to growing a great soybean crop on a consistent basis. Kyle Allen shares what he’s learned, including the best items to consider to raise yields and get the best ROI for soybeans and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf
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09/03/2020
FTC Episode 107: The Keys to Successful Small Towns – How Places are Learning to “Shrink Smart”
The perception is that small rural towns are shrinking. In many cases that is true.  However, research shows that towns can be very successful whether they are growing or shrinking. Learn what one multi-year study says are the most important things small towns must do in order to survive and thrive.
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08/28/2020
FTC Episode 106: The 2020 Crop Tour – How Does it Impact Your Marketing Plan?
On this edition of FTC we visit with Pro Farmer’s Brian Grete about the 2020 crop tour. How did the results stack up against the expectations and how will it impact crop prices heading into harvest? How should we look to market grain in the last half of 2020 and beyond?See omnystudio.com/listener fo
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08/21/2020
FTC Episode 105: Who Will Win the Presidential Election? How Will it Impact Agriculture?
On this edition of FTC we visit with Pro Farmer’s Jim Weismeyer about the 2020 presidential election. How tight is the race and who will come out on top? Who will control Congress and what impact will this year’s voting have on agriculture in 2021 and beyond?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i
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08/14/2020
FTC Episode 104: Growing Record Yields with Few Inputs – The Keys to Regenerative Farming
On this edition of FTC we visit with Russell Hedrick about how he grows record yields with very few inputs. It’s called regenerative farming and it’s helped Russel to farm in a way far different from most of his neighbors. Learn how he’s reduced herbicide costs, changed cropping systems and incorpor
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