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MtoM Podcast

Season 4

The large production story of 2022 has left cattle in the field at the lowest level since 1962. What that means for producers, consumers and the economy is a big story coming according to Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University.
We call upon Colleen Krantz for a lot of stories across the country. She updates us on bug drones, no-till farming and her most recent report on ducks.
We revisit with the college student turned chicken farmer to see how things are going on the farm in Nebraska.
Feeding the world protein is something farmers and ranchers take seriously. Protein comes in many forms and according to Christine Lewington, the CEO of PIP International there's room for more sources to assist in this challenge.
We've seen a flurry of activity around the wind and solar expansion in 2022. The new year brings new opportunities for renewable energy.
The survey of Iowa land values has history that dates back to the 1940's. Farmland followed the trend of nearly everything else in agriculture by going higher in 2022. We go into the why and what's next for factors in values.
Precision agriculture keeps getting sharper as drone technology improves. We look at plans for the new year from those in the field.
A Pennsylvania Christmas tree grower and his family again were grand champions earning the right to bring a tree to the White House.
Sean O'Leary is in the family business of working in commodities. We hear about the path he took and how education is at the core of his efforts.
Regenerative agriculture is becoming more mainstream for producers looking to improve soil health and helping their bottom line.
The cattle market is riding some high times right now, but the undercurrent is out there with drought and the consumer's buying power.
Each commodity market analyst carves out ways to help their customers. It may be by understanding large economic events impacting each row or corn or soybeans. For Jeremey Frost, he tries to help farmers know when is the time to ask and not just take what's given them for prices.
Life in Ukraine changed dramatically in February of 2022. Kees Huizinga has challenges like his American counterparts do with higher inputs, energy and equipment costs, but the big hurdle has been exports. Bombs have damaged ports and other infrastructure and forced adaptations
The three are different for wheat in 2023 than in this year. Major stories are building and Nicole Berg walks us through the big opportunities for the industry moving forward.
Jonathan Coppess struggled to plant his rows straight in his younger days on the farm. He found agricultural policy to be his calling and has worked on a farm bill as a staffer in Congress and now leads a class at the University of Illinois on the subject of that legislation. We look at what is at stake in the upcoming election - specifically in policy decisions in how we feed and fuel the world.
The story of energy is global with the last 30 months serving as real-time exercise in supply, demand and exploration.
Dry land has absorbed much of the rainfall like a sponge and leaving little to head downstream to vital shipping areas along the Mississippi River.
The fertilizer market has gained watchers as prices spike with global events.
Nearly every acre of Oklahoma is locked in drought. Liquidations and prices at the packer door are weighing the industry's future.
The ups and downs of selling land has many points to consider. A discussion with Randy Dickhut
Chris Tang serves Faculty Director, Center for Global Management at UCLA. The port challenges are in his backyard but solutions could be found domestically - including a major advantage that comes from farmland.
Outgoing chair of the Iowa Corn Promotion board discusses the state of the corn industry.
This goes beyond spreadsheets on a computer to using the data to better keep farmers profitable and relevant.
The meteorologist takes a lot of grief when it rains, pours or misses complete. Ed Wilson puts himself out at the Iowa State Fair for the celebrations and criticisms.
Ernie Barnes has been making sure the Swine Barn at the Iowa State Fair runs smoothly for more than two decades. The mission of the pork industry and the fair align in a few key intersections.
Sarah Pratt answers some submitted questions about this year's creation of the annual Iowa State Fair Butter Cow. Pratt is enlisting a lot of family in our interview and how Broadway inspired this year's display.
We dive into the behind-the-scenes look at some of Colleen Krantz's latest reporting trips and collaborations. This includes reasons for expanded shipping options in the Great Lakes, an effort to feeds thousands and a revisit a crop now in high demand.
Jason Haglund was farming on the side while working on helping clients through issues of mental health, addiction and wellness. Since the pandemic started, he's now combing the two to in assisting others.
Ramona Schindelheim is WorkingNation's Editor-in-Chief and the organization recently published a report on the number of green jobs in the economy now and in years to come.
James Roemer is back to talk weather, commodities and the world patterns.
Like agriculture, the oil and gas business is full of generational operations. Jay Young is a 4th generation member of the industry. High gas prices make oil experts out of consumers but the complicated nature of the industry is on display right now.
We introduced you to two producers this spring as they faced planting questions and weather challenges. We check in to see how things look and their level of optimism.
Some government hearings are more memorable than others. Shawn Tiffany was recently a witness on a hearing impacting independent cattle feeders like him.
Neil Hamilton spent years in the classroom preparing lawyers for the world of agriculture. He also has strong roots in the land that tie together in a new book that gives farmers on the land, owners away from the farm and those who eat something to think about.
The drought story is causing many hardships and forcing tough decisions that could alter the landscape forever in the state of California. Joe Del Bosque has lived through many droughts, but this one has some new factors.
Efforts to help reform the food system comes in many shapes and sizes. Policy is one way, non-profits like Farm Action are another. This MtoM centers on a policy advocate for the group who also is a farmer herself in upstate New York.
Massive drought in New Mexico has no signs of relenting impacting nearly every part of life in the state.

About the Show

For more than four decades, Market to Market has covered the issues affecting the more than $1 trillion business of agriculture. Whether it’s global trade conflicts, environmental controversies, changing technologies or emerging enterprises, our reporters make it their business to explain the issues faced by the nearly 60 million people who live and work in rural America. And Market to Market’s team of experienced analysts has a long history of providing expert analysis of the major commodity markets and delivering insight into trends and strategies that help producers and processors cope with changing times.

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