Agweek Podcast

Agweek brings you timely agriculture news from field to fork in digital, print and television. Fresh every week, join Jenny Schlecht from the Agweek editorial team and Al Winmill from the sales and marketing team for a deeper dive into farm and ranch stories along with a guest interview with personalities from the world of agriculture. If you’re involved in farming, ranching or agribusiness, the Agweek Podcast is the show for you.

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Jay Bakken talks Minnesota State Cattlemen's Summer Beef Tour

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Jay Bakken, president of the Rock-Nobles Cattlemen's Association, talks to Agweek's Jenny Schlecht about the upcoming July 13 Minnesota State Cattlemen's Summer Beef Tour, which will take attendees on tours of eight diverse cattle operations in southwestern Minnesota.

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07/02/21 Agweek Podcast: Patriotic Producers & North Dakota pasture production update

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This time of year, we see Old Glory flying everywhere, but for some farmers, it's an everyday occurrence. In this week's Agweek cover story, Mikkel Pates shares his annual feature of some of the patriotic displays he's seen as he travels the countryside.

As it has all season long, North Dakota continues to take the brunt of the drought in the upper Midwest. The prolonged dry conditions have taken a major toll on hay production in the state. We got the latest from North Dakota State University Extension Rangeland Specialist, Kevin Sedivec.

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter.

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06/25/21 Agweek Podcast: Drought creates challenges with weed control

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The hot, dry, windy weather many growers are dealing with this season may be tough on crops, but many weeds thrive in it. In this week's episode, Mikkel Pates talked to a crop consultant about the problem.

Mikkel also covers a story about the increase in cattle numbers livestock auction barns are seeing in recent weeks in response to the continuing drought. 

We also visit with Harrison Weber of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association to see how beets are fairing during the dry growing season. 

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter.

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06/04/21 Agweek Podcast: Palmer Amaranth in Cattle Feed & Comparing the 2020/2021 Growing Seasons

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In this week's episode, we get the latest from Mikkel Pates on a cattle producer who is dealing with Palmer Amaranth that was in his cattle feed.  

We also talk with North Dakota grower Jason Schatzke to compare the planting seasons of 2020 and 2021. 

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter.

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Agweek Podcast 5/28/21: Good news for buckwheat, wind was bad news for sugarbeets

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In this week's episode of the Agweek Podcast, Mikkel Pates explains the details behind buckwheat now being eligible for crop insurance in more counties in the region. 

Mike Spieker visits with the marketing manager of Väderstad Inc., who recently announced the acquisition of AGCO-Amity JV LLC, as well as a North Dakota sugarbeet grower to see how his crop faired following the recent wind event. 

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter.

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About the Podcast

Agweek brings you timely agriculture news from field to fork in digital, print and television. Fresh every week, join Jenny Schlecht from the Agweek editorial team and Al Winmill from the sales and marketing team for a deeper dive into farm and ranch stories along with a guest interview with personalities from the world of agriculture. If you’re involved in farming, ranching or agribusiness, the Agweek Podcast is the show for you.

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Jenny Schlecht is Agweek's Content Manager. She lives with her husband and two daughters on a farm and ranch in Medina, N.D. — a perfect vantage point for writing agriculture and rural news.

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Al Winmill