Hour Two: #Plant24 Has Begun In Southwest IA

Hour One: Toeing The Starting Line For Planting In Southern Iowa

Tuesday's First Hour: Iowa State University Extension Agronomist Clarabell Probasco gives us an update on planting in Southern Iowa and the conditions she is looking for to signal the start of widespread activity. Don Roose from US Commodities fills us in on the markets with a quiet day today after Monday's gains. And we're looking ahead to the 2024 Iowa State Fair (now 107 days away) with the announcement of some new events taking place this year, free with your Fair admission!

4/19 Hour Two: Homeland Energy Solutions Hosts Farming For the Future Friday!

We continue today's show from Lawler, Iowa at Homeland Energy Solutions sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers and the Iowa Corn Growers Association! Bob is talking about the process the corn goes through at Homeland and some of the products it goes into with Commodity risk Manager Zach Nosbisch. We're also talking ethanol with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board's Jason Orr and the uses of corn they are researching and promoting! Don Roose from US Commodities closes up today's show with us talking markets as grains finish the week stronger.

4/19 Hour One: Farming For The Future In Lawler

Bob is in Lawler, Iowa at Homeland Energy Solutions today for Farming for the Future Friday sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers and the Iowa Corn Growers Association! He's talking with the folks there about the news today of the EPA allowing E-15 sales this summer, the uses of corn in animal agriculture, and the process of corn coming in at Homeland to byproducts going out.

Hour Two: Hog Manure and Soil Health

Thursday's Second Hour: BASF's Kurt Maertens runs down the pest concerns he's talking to growers about as planting season begins for 2024. Dr. Dan Anderson from Iowa State University talks with us about the role hog manure plays in soil health and its benefits for Iowa's farmers. Brian Hoops from Midwest Market Solutions digs into today's market trade with corn and soybeans in the red, and discusses the strategy he's looking at over the next several weeks.

Hour One: Update From ISU VDL Director

Thursday's First Hour: Starting the show, we hear one more time from Kiley Allan at the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference earlier this week joined by District Officer Caleb Zuercher who tells us about Courtesy Corps and his experiences at MFL MarMac FFA. ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Director Roger Main joins us with an update on their facility after this month's ribbon cutting ceremony for Phase 1 and the groundbreaking for Phase 2. Midwest Market Soulutions' Brian Hoops tells us what is bringing down soybeans today and has an update on South America's crop harvest. "Trailer Mike" Finarty is with us at the end of the hour discussing the importance of the mobile education trailer and the ability to take the message of corn growers directly to people around the state.

Hour Two: More CWISH in Hardin County!

Wednesday's Second Hour: Today's Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here show continues today from the Stolee Farm near Radcliffe, Iowa sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture Water Aliance! Bob is joined to start this hour by Duck Unlimited CEO Adam Putnam talks about their partnership with IDALS in helping keep Iowa's waterways clean and healthy for waterfowl. Speaking of IDALS, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig elaborates further on the DU partnership, talks about cover crops, and gives his praise for Heath Stolee and the wetland on his farm. IAWA Executive Director Sean McMahon discusses the future of clean water on Iowa's farmland and brings in some stats on the success of wetlands in the clean water process. We also celebrate Wyffels Wednesday at the end of today's show with Wyffels Hybrids Agronomy Manager Eric Wilson diving into when isthe right time to start planting in Iowa!

Hour One: Clean Water Starts at the Stolee Farm!

Wednesday's First Hour: Bob Quinn is at the Stolee Farm near Radcliffe, Iowa for today's Clean Water Wednesday event sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture Water Aliance! He kicks off the program with IAWA Communications Director Rebekah Jones discussing the projects they are working on and makes the announcement of their partnership with iHeartRadio all season long to tell the stories of farmers working on conservation. Heath Stolee talks about the success he is having with the wetland on his farm in taking out nitrates and discusses the cover crops he's using. Iowa Corn Growers Association CEO Craig Floss gives a look at the message they are conveying to farmers and programs they are working on promoting cover crops. Iowa Pork Producers Association Pat McGonegle chats with us at the end of the hour about the establishment of the Iowa Ag Water Aliance and the ways pork producers contribute to the quality of water across Iowa.

4/16 Full Show: More From FFA Leadership Conference!!

It's a severe weather-shortened Big Show today! thanks to our news team for keeping everyone safe and up to date. We spend most of today's show hearing from Big Show correspondent Lydia Johnson at the 96th Annual Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames! She spoke with Sigourney FFA participants in the Parliamentary Procedure competition, the WINNER of the Prepared Public Speaking contest, and with Iowa State University CALS Ambassador Maddi Klemme!

Hour Two: Weed Prevention on Soybeans with Syngenta

Monday's Second Hour: Starting the hour, Dean Grossnickle from Syngenta talks about prevention of weeds in soybean fields as planting season gets into full swing across Iowa! We head back to the FFA Leadership Conference in Ames with Bob Quinn as he sits down with Brian Waddingham from the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers talking about their booth. Lydia Johnson learns about the poultry judging competition from two competitors from the Cricket Creek FFA chapter. Jamey Kohake wraps up the day with an update on the ag commodity markets.