Trade dominates today's headlines with the official announcement that the US and Japan are opening the gate to Bilateral trade talks, NAFTA or rather Mexico-US trade text will be released Friday, and is looking to expand some market access into China in the wake of US trade tensions. The Farm Bill is also top of mind for many as expiration nears this coming Sunday. For today's conversation, we are livening things up a bit and talking with Aaron Steele one of the founders of Goats on the Go, a goat grazing business, and their future expansions into the retail and meat industry.
On today's #TechTuesday we are talking specifically Irish technology that Delaney got to see during her trip last week. The two companies featured today are DeadDock, a company working to transform how herbicides are applied on Dock weeds; and Fresh Graze, a young tech company working to improve grazing management practices. Top news for the day includes new remarks and concerns from the WTO about the USDA Assistance package and what that means for the world markets; continued rollbacks on WOTUS, and a 24 hour strike happening in Argentina. What could that mean for the markets and more? We will find out later this week!
Well, it sure seems like #Harvest18 is underway across much of the Midwest, so it's a great day to dig in to recent market movements with our friend from north of the boarder, Matthew Pot, author of the Grain Perspectives newsletter. We chat a bit about NAFTA and the changing flow of soybean trade globally, and take a look at the months ahead for corn, soybean, and wheat growers.Also, President Trump plans to sign the renegotiated Korea-US Free Trade Agreement today, crude oil prices looks to be on a continued upswing, and Delaney runs through Friday's Cattle on Feed report from the USDA.
It's a Friday, and Delaney is back in the good ol' US of A for today's podcast! She brings up to speed on the things she learned and saw while in Ireland at the National Ploughing Championships over the last week. Some of the things were surprisingly different, others surprisingly similar. We also have a riot of trade news for today's episode - China is buying US beans again, an FTA w/ India is in the works, and the US/Mexico NAFTA replacement deal looks closer than ever. To tie in to that bit of news, we have a conversation today with Dr. Alyshia Galvez, professor at CUNY Lehman College, about her recent book "Eating NAFTA", about NAFTA's impact on the Mexican consumer. It makes for an interesting shift in the way we (Americans) typically think about trade, and our discussion could have gone on for hours! Be sure to listen over the weekend, and for those starting harvest, stay safe!
Kind of a rough episode today, everybody, and I'm sorry about that, but it's worth putting up with the crackle and pop to hear a report from Field Reporter Bruce Gaarder with Ron Lamberty about the future of E15. Delaney returns tomorrow and you'll be in good hands!
Dairy is the topic of conversation today; from Kylie Jenner putting milk on her cereal for the first time (!?!?!), to Delaney talking with Teddy Cashman from the National Dairy Council in Ireland. Also, numbers are starting to firm up from the damage in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence, and Bayer makes a move to have the California court withdraw the $289M judgement against glyphosate. Be sure to subscribe to on your favorite podcast player, GooglePlay, iTunes, or Stitcher
More tariffs in the news today; raise your hand if you're surprised... The US will put tariffs on another $200B of Chinese imports and China will retaliate with tariffs on $60B of US imports; both set to go in to effect September 24, with more to come a real possibility. Plus, Florence has moved away from North Carolina so now the agriculture industry is getting back to work and assessing damage to both crops and livestock. Nearly every acre in that state has been hit with excessive rain right before/during harvest, so it might be a bit before true damage is known.And Delaney brings us a report from the National Ploughing Championship in Ireland! Today she has our #TechTuesday interview with Brian Mulcahy, GM of HerdInsights, a dairy cow heat detection and health monitoring product.
Well, it's a Fri-YAY once again, ladies and gentlemen, and we have a conversation today that is the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Before we get chatting with Jeff Ryan from North East Iowa, however, we've got some African Swine Fever news, updates from hurricane Florence, and the commencement of another round of tariffs on Chinese goods.Once the bad stuff is out of the way, clear your palate with our chat with Jeff Ryan. We spent three hours with Jeff, checking out his spring fed water trough, rotational grazing, and seeing the Northern Iowa Community College Dairy Center; plus, we had the chance to discuss the foray in to shrimp production that he and his wife Sherrill spent several years developing. Fascinating guy, with great stories!
AND road trip comes to its end with this 70 mile an hour podcast coming at you hot from I-80! USDA unveils a couple of big pieces of news, bioengineered food may finally have a ruling, and meat exports in the news! Plus a great conversation with SD row crop farmer Keith Alverson.
And the road trip continues! Today we've traveled from Clear Lake, Iowa to Dubuque, Iowa with stops along the way with cattle and corn producer Jeff Ryan, Pioneer rep, corn and hog guy Mitch Hemesath, and surprise visitor Paul Hunter! Busy day, but we caught up with Paul at Decorah's own Whippie Dip and ate ice cream and talked issues of the day. Ted Seifried joined to dig in to today's somewhat surprising USDA WASDE report which moved the corn market lower, and Paul shares his farmer perspective on the ongoing trade issues and next years crop. Be sure to subscribe at your favorite source of podcasts today! iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher!