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Agweek Podcast

Agweek brings you timely agriculture news from field to fork in digital, print and television. Join Agweek reporter Noah Fish, host of the Agweek Podcast, for a deeper dive into farm and ranch stories along with hearing from personalities in the world of agriculture. The Agweek Market Wrap delivers an in-depth analysis of the weekly market closes with Randy Martinson, expert on ag risk management.

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Noah Fish
Jenny Schlecht
Jenny Schlecht
Al Winmill
Latest Episodes
Agweek Market Wrap: August WASDE report upped soybean outlook but weather is still the main trade focus
Fri Aug 12 16:50:29 EDT 2022
Weather will continue to be the market focus, at least until the end of August, as ideal conditions will be needed for the soybean crop to reach its potential, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management told Don Wick of Red River Farm Network on the Agweek Market Wrap.

Agweek Podcast: Solving Minnesota's meat processing bottleneck
Thu Aug 11 17:59:56 EDT 2022
Agweek reporter Noah Fish talks with Paul Sobocinski, a livestock farmer who raises pigs for Niman Ranch, and cattle for direct and market sale. Sobocinski was one of the authors to a recent report called “Solving the Local Meat Processing Bottleneck." He shares recommendations to help solve the backlog issue, including an apprenticeship program, increased transition resources, creation of a navigator position at the state and more.

Agweek Market Wrap: Market rollercoaster moves up and down on weather, Ukraine grain shipments and U.S. export sales
Fri Aug 05 17:07:20 EDT 2022
The first week of August started out low for the markets but rebounded by Friday, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Carah Hart of Red River Farm Network discussed on this week's Agweek Market Wrap. They talked changing weather forecasts, Ukraine grain shipments, U.S. export sales, yield potentials and more.

Agweek Podcast: Live from the farm bill listening session
Thu Aug 04 06:00:41 EDT 2022
Live from the July 25 congressional farm bill listening session held at Far-Gaze Farm in Northfield. Members of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee have been holding sessions across the country, and this Minnesota stop included U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn.

Agweek Market Wrap: The heat is on at a key time in soybean development, and that's pushing the markets up
Fri Jul 29 16:40:25 EDT 2022
Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management talk about the volatility in the market caused by hot temperatures, international stories, the economy and more on this week's Agweek Market Wrap, sponsored by Gateway Building Systems.

Agweek Podcast: Agweek Cereal Crop Tour
Thu Jul 28 17:53:13 EDT 2022
Live from the Agweek Cereal Crop Tour. Once again this year, Agweek made stops throughout the region to check on the progress of small grains.

Agweek Market Wrap: Wheat drops fast on Ukraine-Russia deal, but it's still a weather market
Fri Jul 22 15:23:53 EDT 2022
On this week's Agweek Market Wrap, Don Wick of the Red River Farm Network and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Managent discuss the impact of the Ukraine-Russia deal regarding grain transportation on the wheat market, as well as what continued heat means for crops in the U.S.

Agweek Podcast: Minnesota Department of Agriculture goes to Ghana
Fri Jul 22 12:00:58 EDT 2022
Agweek reporter Noah Fish chats with Patrice Bailey, assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Bailey talks about how he took part in a trade mission and business conference in Ghana early this month, as well as progress made through the Emerging Farmers Working Group, established shortly after Bailey came on board with the department.

Agweek Market Wrap: Volatility in the markets again this week from WASDE report and inflationary pressures
Fri Jul 15 16:56:36 EDT 2022
Favorable weather forecasts hinted at recovery for commodity markets, but the July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report and macroeconomic concerns cut that down, said Randy Koenen of the Red River Farm Network and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management.

Agweek Podcast: Tremendous consolidation in the dairy industry
Fri Jul 15 16:50:05 EDT 2022
Agweek reporter Noah Fish is joined by Marin Bozic, dairy economist and an assistant professor in dairy foods marketing economics in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Bozic talks about the reasons behind the consolidation in the dairy industry, proposed reforming of the federal pricing system for milk and the opportunity that exists for U.S. dairy farmers in the next decade.