Each week, go beyond the headlines to hear what the stories the show's producers have been pursuing as they travel around the lower 48 states. Plus, learn more about the market analysts who have broken down the commodity markets for more than four decades on the nationally-distributed program.
Weather is always of interest to James Roemer #392
The weather is always an easy conversation starter for James Roemer. As the founder of BestWeatherInc.com, the highs, lows, rainfalls and droughts are his life. This week we discuss current conditions and trends along with long-range forecasts and what that means for several commodities including corn, wheat, soybeans, coffee and orange juice.
Taking control of your health - Amanda Nigg #391
Amanda Nigg is known as Farm Fit Momma online. She's taken the brand from humble beginnings to launch an effort at physical fitness that can help mental health as well. We catch up with the past guest of the podcast to see how her life has changed and the impact she's having on those farmers and their spouses. Click here for a discussion on helping yourself and others during these long winter days whether they be in her state of South Dakota or yours.
Drones Fly Into Labor, Technology Discussion - Arthur Erickson #390
Technology has come into agriculture in many ways - whether seed, steel or more recently in the skies via drones. The eyes in the sky are being used for more than just pictures and images. Hylio, based in Texas, started looking at many fields for its products, but settled on agriculture as their focus.
Water Quality All Encompassing For John Norwood #389
The water quality issue plays heavily in grain country, but as John Norwood found out in his early years, both coasts care about water as well and carry different sets of concerns. Norwood is on the Polk County, Iowa Soil and Water Commission. He's used his seat to ask a lot of questions and answer many as well in talking to groups about soil health and conservation infrastructure. Click here and see how this discussion flows and impacts everyone.
Recapping stories from the road and staff favorites of 2021
Colleen Krantz was back on the road in 2021 chasing down stories across the country. As a frequent guest on the MtoM, she’s always good for talking about the process she goes through in her reporting. We’ll discuss animal pain, livestock tags and data mining amongst other issues.
Supply chains and weather dominate 2021 headlines - Peter Tubbs and John Torpy #387
Our annual year in review podcast differs from the TV version. This time Market to Market producers Peter Tubbs and John Torpy elaborate on big stories of 2021 from supply chains, weather and trade. This episode also features a lot of behind-the-scenes information about how we’ve been covering news in another COVID year.