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Sarah Heinrich is both a rancher and a broadcaster for The Ag News Leader, KFGO & the Growing Harvest Ag Network. She’s the former KX-TV, Bismarck, Ag Director and the niece of another legendary North Dakota Ag Director, Al Gustin. She leads the KFGO 790-AM team as Farm & Ranch Director. Also part of the team is Farm and Ranch Reporter Sam Halstengard.

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    Morning Ag News, November 26, 2021: Analyst talks grain markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 3:04

    Bryan Doherty, Senior Market Advisor & Vice President of Brokerage Solutions for Total Farm Marketing, talks more about the current commodity markets. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 25, 2021: We visit with AFBF's new chief economist

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 2:33

    We visit with Dr. Roger Cryan, Chief Economist, about some of the top priorities of the American Farm Bureau Federation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 25, 2021: Protecting your 2022 crop

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 2:32

    We visit with Sam Ohman of Heartland Commodities and Securities Inc. about markets and adding protection to your 2022 crop as inputs remain uncertain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 25, 2021: The cost of your Thanksgiving Day dinner is up from 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 3:06

    A holiday meal with family and friends is a highlight for families across the country. But this year, that meal might be a little more expensive, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF senior economist Veronica Nigh says shoppers should expect to pay a little over $50 this year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 24, 2021: USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack talks shipping crisis concerns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:28

    At the NAFB annual convention in Kansas City, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined broadcasters virtually to discuss some of the transportation issues being addressed to help alleviate the current shipping crisis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Enlist system

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:29

    Steve Synder, Enlist Field Specialist, talks more about the Enlist system.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Enlist system

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 4:49

    Steve Synder, Enlist Field Specialist, talks more about the Enlist system.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 24, 2021: NDDA Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program now open

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:33

    The North Dakota Department of Agriculture Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program is now open for applications. The program was made possible through funding provided by the 67th Legislative Assembly. NDDA will provide cost-share assistance to producers via a lottery system. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 24, 2021: NDSU Extension expert offers some advice on backgrounding calves

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 3:03

    Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock specialist, has some advice for producers wanting to use some alternative feed sources to background their calves.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 23, 2021: Cooperative Ventures to focus on advancing ag technologies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:32

    GROWMARK and CHS have announced the formation of Cooperative Ventures, a new capital fund that will focus on creating advancements in breakthrough technologies for the agriculture industry.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 23, 2021: Legislation introduced to suspend Brazilian beef imports to the United States

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:26

    U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana introduced legislation to suspend Brazilian beef imports to the United States. The move comes after repeated issues with delayed reporting of BSE, or mad cow outbreaks in Brazilian beef. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 23, 2021: Possible Tax Credit Ahead for Soy Oil-Based Aviation Fuel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:57

    Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow soybean oil-based jet fuel to qualify for an unprecedented tax credit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 22, 2021: NCGA promotes benefits of using ethanol

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:36

    Kathy Bergren is the director of public policy and renewable fuels for the National Corn Growers Association. Gas prices are as high as they've been in years. She says ethanol has a role in helping to solve that problem. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 22, 2021: Ellendale ranch receives 2021 North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:33

    The Sand Ranch of Ellendale is the recipient of the 2021 North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award. Brad Sand, a rancher from Ellendale in Dickey County, will be presented with $10,000 and a crystal award for being selected during the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts' Annual Convention on Sunday, November 21. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 22, 2021: Rising input costs are a major concern for commodity groups

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 3:00

    Jean Henning with the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council says rising fertilizer costs are a top concern for the corn industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 19, 2021: Farmers work to wrap up corn harvest

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 2:32

    The push is on to finish this year's corn harvest. Jean Henning with the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council talks more about this year's spotty yields. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Farm Talk: North Dakota ag commodity groups meet in Bismarck

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 4:07

    This Farm Talk Segment is brought to you by the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. Jean Henning with the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council discusses some of the top topics that were discussed in Bismarck, including weed control and rising fertilizer costs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 19, 2021: National Corn Yield Contest seeking entries

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 2:32

    As farmers across the country wrap up harvest, NCGA reminds them to submit their yield results in the 2021 National Corn Yield Contest. Harvest results must be submitted by November 30 to be included in the 2021 rankings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 19, 2021: Study looks at public health impact of hog production

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 3:00

    National Pork Board invested Checkoff dollars with researchers at the University of Minnesota to re-evaluate a 2018 study that has been widely cited by journalists and others in the industry, raising concerns about the implied public health impact of hog production.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 18, 2021: White House Tribal Nations Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:36

    USDA Office of Tribal Relations Director Heather Dawn Thompson explains the Department's priorities for Tribal Nations as expressed at the White House Tribal Nations Summit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 18, 2021: Irrigation workshop to be held in Bismarck, North Dakota

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:32

    To help farmers with their irrigation management, NDSU Extension is holding an irrigation workshop in conjunction with the North Dakota Irrigation Association on Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 18, 2021: 2021 North Dakota wheat crop proves to be high quality

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 3:03

    Jim Peterson with the North Dakota Wheat Commission says many wheat acres in the central and western part of the state were low yielding or didn't make it to harvest, but he says the bushels that were harvested are high quality.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 17, 2021: Dairy industry meeting focuses on shipping crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:28

    The National Milk Producers Federation is hosting its annual meeting this week in Las Vegas, with a focus on top issues for the dairy industry, including the ongoing shipping crisis.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wheat market on the move

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 8:01

    With nearly every area of North Dakota experiencing drought conditions this growing season, it made it challenging for producers to grow a crop. Jim Peterson with the North Dakota Wheat Commission says many wheat acres in the central and western part of the state were low yielding or didn't make it to harvest, but he says the bushels that were harvested are high quality.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 17, 2021: USDA to contact producers for year-end crop production numbers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:27

    As the 2021 growing season comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds stored on their farms.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 17, 2021: Farm parents needed for a farm safety study

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 3:05

    Do news reports about farm injuries to children affect parents' knowledge, attitude and behavior toward child safety on farms? The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of the National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is recruiting farm parents to participate in a study assessing the effects of reading injury news articles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 16, 2021: Drought conditions and input costs put pressure on producers' pocketbooks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 2:33

    A historic drought followed by rising input costs have been extremely stressful for many North Dakota farmers. Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring talks more about the state of current ag economy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 16, 2021: Farmers need more information on carbon markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 2:36

    A new survey shows farmers need more information and guidance to take advantage of carbon markets. Jack Cornell, United Soybean Board Director of Sustainable Supply, says carbon conservation programs offer opportunities for farmers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 16, 2021: Tractor and combine sales remain strong

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 3:00

    Overall unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continued their growth above an already-rapid pace set last year. The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8 percent in October compared to last year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 15, 2021: Syngenta donates more than $12,000 to local FFA chapters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 2:32

    Syngenta is donating $12,050 to local chapters of the National FFA Organization to help support ongoing training and programming for future agriculture leaders and their communities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 15, 2021: Expert offers tips to find the right generator for the winter season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 2:29

    Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, talks about how to pick out the right generator for your needs and how to stay safe when using one. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 15, 2021: Bayer and Luke Bryan team up to fight hunger

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 3:03

    Food banks have been hit particularly hard over the last year by the pandemic. Through a partnership between Bayer and Luke Bryan, they are working to raise awareness of the growing need and to support food banks across America. The “Here's to the Farmer” campaign has donated nearly 5 million meals across the United States as Bayer continues its annual partnership with the five-time Entertainer of the Year to celebrate America's farmers and help fight hunger. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 12, 2021: Farm Bureau supports Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 2:31

    The Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act introduced this week seeks to provide fairness in cattle markets. Farm Bureau Congressional Relations Director Scott Bennett says the legislation is a compromise of bills by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 12, 2021: Butter sales on the rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 2:30

    As friends and family gather for the holidays, Americans are expected to purchase 161 million pounds of butter from the second week in November through Christmas. While butter sales usually increase during the holidays, the pandemic, which spiked a rebirth of home cooking, has also caused butter sales to grow significantly year-round. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    North Dakota Soybean Council hosts Fueling Your Farm Workshop series

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 3:15

    The North Dakota Soybean Council is partnering with MEG Corp to host a series of workshops titled “Fueling Your Farm.” Jena Bjertness, NDSC Director of Market Development, explains more about these free to attend workshops that will be held across the state. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 12, 2021: Farmers working on field work before freeze up

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 3:05

    USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, notes some of the Corn Belt states where reductions in surplus moisture were favorable for field work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 11, 2021: TSC's 2021 Fall Paper Clover Campaign raises over $1.3 million for 4-H youth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:35

    Tractor Supply Company announced its 2021 Fall Paper Clover Campaign raised a record-setting total of just over $1.3 million for 4-H youth around the country. Program contributions support 4-H members' participation in camps, educational programs, and leadership experiences. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Farm Talk: North Dakota Corn Utilization Council helping to promote U.S. beef and pork industries

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 4:19

    This Farm Talk segment is brought to you by the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. The U.S. Meat Export Federation Strategic Planning Conference and Board of Directors Meeting got underway Nov.10 in California. We spoke with Jean Henning with the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, who made the trip to the coast for the event.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 11, 2021: South Dakota farmer is hopeful for this year's sunflower crop

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:35

    Onida, South Dakota grower Chuck Todd says he hopes to start harvesting his sunflowers this week. A neighboring farmer has started to harvest and is experiencing good yields, in some areas 3,100 pounds. This year his biggest insect issue was the longhorn beetle which he found in a few of his fields. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 11, 2021: National Weather Service's outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:58

    USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the National Weather Service's outlook that includes the weekend before Thanksgiving. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 10, 2021: Current fertilizer prices have producers worried

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:26

    We sit down and visit with North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring about current fertilizer prices. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 10, 2021: Money available to assist producers in protecting livestock from wolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:34

    New money is available to Minnesota livestock producers to help prevent wolf attacks. A total of $60,000 will be awarded by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through the Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grants. Applications are due January 24, 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 10, 2021: Input expenses on the rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:59

    Input expenses have been on the rise and have many farmers concerned to enter the 2022 growing season. During a recent State of the Economy event, NDSU experts offered some advice to producers about the next growing season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 9, 2021: U.S. beef and pork exports on a record pace through September

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 2:35

    Both U.S. beef and U.S. pork exports are on a record pace through September. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom notes that Japan, South Korea and China/Hong Kong are all on pace to be $2 billion destinations for U.S. beef this year.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Producers prepare for the 2022 growing season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 5:50

    DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Derrick Pruitt focuses on post-harvest issues and offers some words of advice for growers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 9, 2021: Supply chain issues not expected to end soon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 2:28

    The USDA says export sales were higher across the board during the week ending on October 28. Corn sales in those seven days totaled 1.22 million metric tons, up 37 percent over the previous week and 10 percent higher than the prior four-week average. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 9, 2021: U.S. export sales higher at the end of October

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 3:04

    The USDA says export sales were higher across the board during the week ending on October 28. Corn sales in those seven days totaled 1.22 million metric tons, up 37 percent over the previous week and 10 percent higher than the prior four-week average. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 8, 2021: Reduced turkey production leads to higher wholesale prices

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 2:29

    How much will that turkey cost to put on your table for Thanksgiving Day? Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, talks about reduced turkey production leading to lower stocks and significantly higher wholesale prices. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mid-morning Ag News, November 8, 2021: One expert offers advice to growers on carbon programs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 2:29

    Dr. Dave Ripplinger, Associate Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at NDSU, talks more about the questions that farmers should ask before they choose to participate in any of the carbon offset programs that are available.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Morning Ag News, November 8, 2021: Sunflower yields better than expected for many growers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 3:03

    Despite extremely dry conditions across much of the tri-state region, sunflower yields have been better than expected for many growers. That's according to John Sandbakken, Executive Director of the National Sunflower Association.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Afternoon Ag News, November 5, 2021: One mobile app is connecting consumers with where there food comes from

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 2:31

    The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture this week announced a new mobile app to connect consumers with agritourism venues. Launching next spring, Foundation Education Outreach Director Julia Recko says the American Farm Trail app will help consumers learn more about where their food comes from. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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