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Agweek Podcast

Agweek brings you the latest agriculture news from around the upper Midwest. Our reporters give you the latest information you need to stay informed and tell the stories you need to hear from our farming communities.

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Noah Fish
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Jenny Schlecht
Al Winmill
Latest Episodes
A better-than-expected year for grain markets and more from the Northern Ag Expo
Mon Dec 05 17:47:00 EST 2022
This week on AgweekTV, we kick off the indoor farm show season in Fargo at the Northern Ag Expo, where we'll discuss grain markets and possible greenhouse gas emission regulations. Once again it's time for year-end equipment buying. We check in on a small town in North Dakota where the community is trying to save its only restaurant. And we'll profile a unique, hands-on horse therapy business in small-town North Dakota.

Agweek Market Wrap: Outside forces like RFS announcements, railroad negotiations and Chinese lockdowns move grain markets
Fri Dec 02 17:06:00 EST 2022
Renewable Fuel Standard announcements, railroad negotiations, Chinese lockdowns and war in Russia and Ukraine were big factors in this week's grain markets, Don Wick of Red River Farm Network and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management said on the Agweek Market Wrap. 

Meet the sheep that may be the key to a cure for Huntington's Disease
Tue Nov 29 15:09:00 EST 2022
This week on AgweekTV, as our Thankful for Ag series continues, we'll visit a farm that's helping find a cure for Huntington's Disease with some very special sheep. We'll meet a family who's thankful for "the little things." Commodity groups come together to promote sustainability. And a North Dakota tree farm is growing Christmas cheer.

AgweekTV Full Show: NAFB Convention, autonomous technology, elections and ag, middle school ag ed
Tue Nov 22 16:27:00 EST 2022
This week on AgweekTV, we take our show on the road, with coverage from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. We'll talk with industry experts about autonomous technology. What do the recent elections mean for the ag industry? We'll find out. And we'll visit a rural school that's giving hands-on agriculture experience to middle schoolers.

Agweek Market Wrap: Another volatile week in the markets is 'one for the record books' as news continues to drive prices
Fri Nov 18 14:15:42 EST 2022
Volatility continues in the markets, with headline news leading the way, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Randy Koenen of Red River Farm Network discussed on the Agweek Market Wrap. They talk war news, export sales, Mississippi River levels, drought, cattle herd reduction and more on this week's episode.

AgweekTV Full Show: Nature Energy, Butcher's Edge, Feast! and vintage International Harvester equipment
Mon Nov 14 16:44:00 EST 2022
This week on AgweekTV, a Danish company is coming to Minnesota to turn manure into energy. Five friends open a new business in their North Dakota hometown to take the stress out of butchering. Small growers are getting a boost from the University of Minnesota to take their business to the next level. And we'll meet a farmer who stays out of the red — with vintage red.

Agweek Market Wrap: USDA surprises with yield adjustments and lack of demand adjustments in November reports
Fri Nov 11 17:44:36 EST 2022
The USDA had some surprising numbers this week in the Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports. Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Don Wick of Red River Farm Network discuss that, as well as exports, what a railroad strike would mean for markets, the Black Sea grain deal, an uneventful week in livestock and more on this week's Agweek Market Wrap.

Full show audio: Red Wing Grain deals with low water levels and high rates
Mon Nov 07 16:10:00 EST 2022
This week on AgweekTV, we look at how low water levels and rising barge costs have had an impact on Red Wing Grain, one of five Mississippi River ports in Minnesota providing access to river ports to the south. We also talk to an NDSU economist to hear how this and other factors around the world are affecting grain prices.

We also hear about some new pests and diseases in our region and visit a meat processing program, one of many in the region, looking to fill a need for trained meat cutters.

Agweek Market Wrap: Russia's back and forth on Black Sea deal spurs 'wild week' in the market
Fri Nov 04 17:26:10 EDT 2022
Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Don Wick of Red River Farm Network discussed Russia's back-and-forth on the Black Sea grain shipping pact, weather, interest rates, supply and demand and more on the Agweek Market Wrap.

AgweekTV Full Show: Drought outlook, farm satellite photo products, Palmer amaranth, hot sauce
Mon Oct 31 16:44:00 EDT 2022
This week on AgweekTV, we ask an expert what we can expect in terms of drought coming back to the region. We'll see how farm satellite photos are being brought to life. Palmer amaranth continues to spread in North Dakota, but there's a new effort to bring it to zero. And we'll visit a local business that is bringing the heat to the upper Midwest.