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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Agweek Podcast 4/12/21: Drought talk with NDSU Extension Climatologist Adnan Akyüz & RRV Sugarbeet Planting Roundup

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In this week's episode, we get the latest on drought conditions and projects from NDSU Extension Climatologist F. Adnan Akyüz, Ph.D.

We also take a tour through the Red River Valley and talk sugarbeet planting with Joe Hastings, General Agronomist for American Crystal Sugar Company, Mike Metzger, Vice President of Agriculture & Research at Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, and Todd Geselius, Vice President of Agriculture at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. 

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

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Agweek Podcast 4/2/21: Reasons why Fertilizer Prices are Skyrocketing & Getting to Know Mitch Rowe of Sure-Flex Hybrids

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This week's episode covers reasons the price of fertilizer has skyrocketed over the last few months, U.S. Sugar's acquisition of Imperial Sugar in Savannah, Georgia, and how that might impact Red River Valley sugarbeet growers, and we learn about Mitch Rowe of Sure-Flex Hybrids in Jackson, Minnesota. 

We also introduce a new podcast segment, the "Sugarbeet Spotlight" where we take a look around the latest news across the country in the sugarbeet industry. 

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

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Getting to Know Agweek's Mike Spieker: Journalist, Sugarbeet Expert, Racing Enthusiast

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Hosts Jenny Schlecht and Al Winmill chat with Mike Spieker, Agweek's newest reporter and Sugarbeet Grower Magazine editor. Mike joined the Agweek team as we worked Sugarbeet Grower into our brand and we are happy to have him. 

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Emily Beal looks at how off-farm income contributes to on-farm success

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Agweek Staff Writer Emily Beal joins Jenny Schlecht and Al Winmill to talk about her recent cover story on the contributions of off-farm income and health insurance for farm families. You can read her story here: https://www.agweek.com/business/agriculture/6845385-Off-farm-income-is-more-than-working-for-the-insurance

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Jon Knutson's Coverage of New Nutrition Guidelines

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This week, we talk with Jonathan Knutson on his coverage of the USDA's newest guidelines on healthy eating.

Click here to read this full story on Agweek.com

This episode of the Agweek Podcast is brought to you by Superior Grain Equipment, Trans Ova and Topp Herefords.

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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.

Hosted by

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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.

Al Winmill