260 episodes

Damian travels all over the globe talking to audiences about trends in the business of food, fuel, and fiber. With his clever wit and down-to-earth delivery, he has turned these topics into an interesting (and sometimes controversial) podcast.

The Business of Agriculture Podcast Damian Mason

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 80 Ratings

Damian travels all over the globe talking to audiences about trends in the business of food, fuel, and fiber. With his clever wit and down-to-earth delivery, he has turned these topics into an interesting (and sometimes controversial) podcast.

    260 - Finding Fairness In Farm Transition

    260 - Finding Fairness In Farm Transition

    You’ve likely heard the horror stories about unhealthy Agricultural family business succession. Dysfunctional relationships, favoritism, squandered wealth, sibling rivalry — Elaine Froese, the Farm Family Coach, has seen it all. The sad part: it’s all preventable. Elaine joins me to discuss strategies to successful business succession. She shares valuable information and tips on how to run a family operation like the business it is.

    Sponsored by Pattern Ag pattern.ag

    • 40 min
    259 - Precision Conservation That Boosts Farm Profits

    259 - Precision Conservation That Boosts Farm Profits

    While most farm operators quest for more acres, the real drive should be for more profitable acres. Which means, less productive acres in some cases would be better off going un-farmed. That’s the concept of precision conservation as promoted by Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. Jacob Taylor a specialist with the wildlife organization joins Tennessee Farmer Jeremy Fowler to explain how they enroll less productive farm land into conservation programs enhancing wildlife and landowner profit.

    Sponsored by Pattern Ag pattern.ag and AGvisorPRO getagvisorpro.com

    • 41 min
    258 - Sorghum: A Crop To Answer A Future Of Water Restrictions?

    258 - Sorghum: A Crop To Answer A Future Of Water Restrictions?

    Sorghum, Grain Sorghum, Milo…whatever you call it, it’s a crop that’s likely to expand in acres over the next decade. The reason: water. Specifically, water restrictions — either by regulatory forces or adequate availability — will increase the economic justification for drought tolerant crops like sorghum. John Duff, one of the world’s foremost experts on sorghum discusses the crop, the marketplace, and the future of the world’s fifth most important grain crop.

    Sponsored by Pattern Ag pattern.ag and AGvisorPRO getagvisorpro.com

    • 53 min
    257 - Farming In Western Canada Amid New Environmental Regulation Push

    257 - Farming In Western Canada Amid New Environmental Regulation Push

    The Trudeau administration recently announced its intention to bring (potentially stifling) environmental regulations to Canada’s Ag sector. So far, the rules are just proposals and are still ambiguous and evolving. The Netherlands kicked off what is fast becoming a green agenda in Ag that could leave the farm sector economically wounded or even force Dutch farmers to liquidate. Is this degree of green crusade coming to North America via Canada? Manitoban farmer Riley Anderson joins me to discuss the potential outcomes, negatives, and even a possible positive for farmers.

    Sponsored by Pattern Ag pattern.ag

    • 44 min
    256 - 13 Trends Impacting The Future of Food Production - Part 2

    256 - 13 Trends Impacting The Future of Food Production - Part 2

    A new white paper produced by a team of members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers outlines 13 trends impacting the future of production Agriculture. In this two-part episode I am joined by an AEM panel to dig into the trends and provide outlook on the rapid changes coming to Ag over the next decade. Who will own the farm land? What will you do to protect your increasing dependence on technology from cyber attack? Will water use become limited? Does technology and climate cause a different crop rotation? Those and other questions about the future of rural America’s most vital business are in these two episodes!

    Sponsored by Pattern Ag pattern.ag

    • 51 min
    255 - 13 Trends Impacting The Future of Food Production - Part 1

    255 - 13 Trends Impacting The Future of Food Production - Part 1

    A new white paper produced by a team of members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers outlines 13 trends impacting the future of production Agriculture. In this two-part episode I am joined by an AEM panel to dig into the trends and provide outlook on the rapid changes coming to Ag over the next decade. Who will own the farm land? What will you do to protect your increasing dependence on technology from cyber attack? Will water use become limited? Does technology and climate cause a different crop rotation? Those and other questions about the future of rural America’s most vital business are in these two episodes!

    Sponsored by Pattern Ag pattern.ag

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

amy flemmingg ,

Amazing Podcast

Wow I love this podcast. Damian is incredibly knowledgeable and delivers with accuracy, passion, and even a good sense of humor, which I enjoy. His analysis is deeply thought-provoking and spot on. Damian my only critique is sometimes you speak a bit too fast, but other than that, I love listening to you. This is an amazing podcast for anyone wanting to look below the surface and gain an acute awareness of issues affecting the industry

skipping copter ,

Their political bias damages their effectiveness

The most recent episode was a disaster. They had an opportunity to educate someone like myself but they destroyed their credibility with right-wing political dog whistles.

Doug Woolf ,

Great Podcast on Ag

Just found this podcast and I have listened to several episodes. Really entertaining and great information on what is going on in Agriculture. I have learned a lot and I am glad I found this podcast. Keep up the great work!

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