Fastline Fast Track features agriculture industry newsmakers discussing hot-button issues and the latest in farming equipment and trends that affect farmers from coast to coast, as reported by our Fastline, Big Ag and Pink Tractor publications.The podcast also features "The Legends Stage," a segment presented by the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, featuring up-and-coming and legendary country music artists.
Ep. 105: World Ag Expo update; the music of John PayCheck
On this episode, Jennifer Fawkes, marketing manager for the International Agri-Center and the World Ag Expo, provides an update on the 2021 virtual World Ag Expo. Jesse Allen recaps the week in the markets in his Market Talk update and Ray Bohacz talks tires in “Bushels and Cents.” The Episode also features the music of singer/songwriter John PayCheck.
Ep. 104: Opioid crisis on the farm, dairy labeling, rural broadband push, the music of Alison Elena
Ray Atkinson of the American Farm Bureau Federation and Illinois Farmer Connie Gyorr discuss the opioid crisis on the farm. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation talks about the new DAIRY PRIDE Act, and Farm Bureau’s Emily Buckman discusses the American Connection Project for rural broadband. Emily Solis with the Animal Agriculture Alliance provides details about the Animal Agriculture Alliance Summit. The episode also features the music of former American Idol contestant, Alison Elena.
Ep. 103: Talking fuel efficiency with CLAAS, pork rebound, sunflower strength, the music of Dave Wilbert, Dawn Anita tribute
A rebound in the pork market, and why now might be a good time to plant sunflowers. Potato growers raise concerns about Mexico’s USMCA obligations, EPA head says no imminent changes coming to waterway rules and the USDA’s National Agricultural Classification survey is coming. Daryl Theis from CLAAS talks fuel efficiency, Jesse Allen discusses a bullish week in the grain markets and Ray Bohacz presents “Bushels and Cents.” The episode also features the music of Dave Wilbert and a tribute to Dawn Anit
Ep. 102: John Deere tractor-planter and sprayer innovations, weed control, new USDA pandemic aid, cash basis talk, the music of Emily Miller
John Deere's Ryan Jardon, Kevin Juhl and Joel Basinger discuss a new integrated tractor and planter solution, new Hagie sprayers and John Deere See and Spray Select technology. We talk weed control and a new palmer amaranth study. Also, the USDA has retooled some of its COVID-19 aid programs. Jesse Allen discusses cash basis in this week’s Market Talk update and Ray Bohacz talks slow-starting engines in “Bushels and Cents.” The episode also features the music of rising country music star Emily Miller.
Ep. 101: Trouble on the border, mental health on the farm, the music of Victoria Rose
On this episode, Texas farmer Scott Frazier testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on problems facing farmers and ranchers along the border; the United Soybean board reveals results of a consumer confidence survey and the World Dairy Expo will stay in Madison, Wisconsin. The episode also features a panel discussion on mental health on the farm, as well as the music of rising country star Victoria Rose.
Ep. 100: Examining fertilizer prices; neighbor problems; the music of Adam Warner
On this episode, we discuss fertilizer price trends with David Widmar of Agricultural Economic Insights. We also discuss what to do when your neighbor’s negligence leads to damage on your property with Washburn University Law Professor Roger McEowen. Jesse Allen breaks down a wild week in the markets following key USDA reports and Ray Bohacz presents “Bushels and Cents.” The episode also features the music of Adam Warner.
New and informative ag interviews
Great podcast with interesting interviews from a variety of people in the agriculture industry. If you like country music and hearing about rising artists from the heart of Nashville, Tennessee...the Legends Stage segment is awesome!