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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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08/07/2020
FTC Episode 103: How to Market Beef, Pork & Lamb Direct to the Consumer – Pilaroc Farms
On this edition of FTC we visit with Jennie Schutte at Pilaroc Farms about how they market their beef, pork and lamb direct to consumers. Learn the opportunities and challenges of marketing and managing this growing businessSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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07/31/2020
FTC Episode 102: Evaluating Pivot Bio / The Guy Behind WD-40
On this edition of FTC we visit with Ernie Sanders about results from Pivot Bio trials across the Midwest. Plus we talk with the guy behind WD-40. He’s an in-demand speaker who shares his tips with those in agriculture on how they can better lead and manage others. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr
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07/24/2020
FTC Episode 101: Meet the Cowboys of Hawaii
They are called Paniolos. It’s the special name for the cowboys of Hawaii. The story of cattle on the islands is an interesting one. Part of that tale involved a young man named “Parker” who jumped ship and became friends with the king. We visit with the cowboy who once rode herd on the 130,000+ acr
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07/16/2020
FTC Episode 100: Where are Land Values Headed?
Turmoil in the domestic and international ag markets in 2020 might spell pressure for the land markets. However, prices in many areas remain strong. What trends do we see in land prices so far this year and what can we expect in the latter half of 2020?  What are the strategies for those looking to
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07/10/2020
FTC Episode 99: Summer Grain & Livestock Marketing Outlook
Corn and soybean prices are slowly climbing higher and the livestock sector may have marketing opportunities yet this year. What should you be considering right now in order to get the most for your production this year?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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07/02/2020
FTC Episode 98: Why the President’s Inaugural Planner is Sitting on Top of a Hill on a SD Ranch
You’re going to enjoy this podcast. Walter Kinzie has a hand in planning a LOT of events around the world. From presidential balls to developing concert ideas with his friend Garth Brooks, Walter has quite a story. He grew up on a farm in Kansas and today runs a multinational company from on top of
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06/26/2020
FTC Episode 97: The Cattlemen vs. The Packers – The Fight for Fair Markets
Cattlemen and packers have been at odds for years – but during the COVID-19 crisis the fight has been highlighted as packers margins widen and cattle producers struggle to just stay afloat. Is this the time when lasting changes in how cattle are marketed will take place? Bull Bullard, CEO of R-Calf
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06/19/2020
FTC Episode 96: Speaking Up, Standing Out. Taking the Lead in a Tumultuous World
What should you say? What should you do? What’s our responsibility as an individual, a business and a society? In a world with plenty of turmoil we take a look at what individuals and businesses in the ag industry are doing to take a stand for their core beliefs and how our voice impacts those aroun
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06/12/2020
FTC Episode 95: Updates on PPP Loans – Understanding the CFAP & CCC Program Payments – Tax Planning 2020
New guidelines were recently released regarding the PPP loan program. What are the changes and how can you meet the rules to receive full loan forgiveness? Paul Neiffer discusses tax planning tips for 2020 and key considerations for those applying for assistance through the CFAP and CCC programs.   
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06/05/2020
FTC Episode 94: Hope for the HEROES Act – Hog Farmers Challenge to Survive
Some hog producers have been forced to euthanize hogs due to a lack of markets and nowhere to go with market ready hogs. There was some help with the CFAP program but many are awaiting assistance through a potential HEROES Act. Kevin Hugoson is our guest as we discuss how pork producers can survive
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05/29/2020
FTC Episode 93: Meet Some Rural Towns That Pick Up the Bill for Their Students’ College Education
It’s virtual graduation season right now and this week I take a look at one rural town that began a program to pay for their students’ college education. Learn the impact the program has had on local businesses communities, population decline and more. Plus, learn how you could make this happen in y
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05/21/2020
FTC Episode 92: My kid has a show steer, but no where to show it! The fate of 2020 fairs and the impact on livestock industry.
My kid has a show steer but no where to show it! I’ve heard several people say that recently. Perhaps it’s a bit of an exaggeration, but many people are wondering if fairs, shows and festivals will be held. How is that impacting everyone from FFA and 4-H members who exhibit livestock, to those who m
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05/18/2020
FTC Episode 91: How Should Agricultural America View the Covid Crisis?
Rural and agricultural America is definitely feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, but should it cause us to change the way we live? You’ll find views ranging from “shelter in place” to “complete hoax.” Cow-calf producer, rural medical doctor and life-long resident of Lockwood, MO, Dr. Angie W
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05/08/2020
FTC Episode 90: The Struggle for American Dairies and What it Means for All of Us
Even if you are not closely connected to a diary farm, you’ve seen pictures of milk dumping in recent weeks. We know the supply chain is disrupted, but how is that affecting dairy farmers and the general public? What are the short and long-term consequences for all of us?See omnystudio.com/listener
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