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06/09/23 Crop update interview from norther North Dakota. Rolla farmer Tim Mickelson (Michael-son)
06/09/23 Crop Update interview with Bowbells, ND agronomist Austin Nyhof with Dakota Agronomy Partners
06/08/23 Herbicides may not have broken down as usual with a dry fall and later spring. Extension Agronomist Tom Peters discusses the issue and gives a general crop and weed control update. (runs 10:10)
06/07/23 the grain markets continue to see a weather driven trade. Randy Koenen interviews Van Ahn and Company’s Kristi Van Ahn.
06/07/23 Peak Sugarbeet Root maggot fly continue to move northward. Randy Koenen interviews NDSU entomologist Mark Boetel.
6/7/23 R.D. Offutt’s Twin Rivers Seed Farm at Staples is the latest operation to be certified in the Minnesota Water Quality Certification Program. In this raw interview, you’ll hear from R.D. Offutt Farm President Keith McGovern, Brad Redlin from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and SWCD director Darren Newville. (runs 10:50)
06/07/23 RRFN’s Don Wick visits with Advance Trading Risk Management Advisor Tommy Grisafi about the latest market trends. (runs 8:31)
06/06/23 Randy Koenen has a crop update with Oahe Grain, Onida location Manager Tim Luken
06/06/23 Randy Koenen interview MN Corn Growers President Richard Syverson. 1st half is Mexico trade dispute 2nd half is Crop Update.
06/05/23 Whitney Pittman talks with FMC technical service manager Ryan Hunt about grasshopper pressure and controlling populations before they become a problem. (runs 5:39)
06/02/23 Randy talks markets with Bower Trading market analyst Ben Kasch
06/02/23 Minnesota CattleWomen President Michelle Mouser discusses the CattleWomen 360 Series welcoming women in the cattle industry to dive deep into different topics on cattle production. (runs 11:13)
06/02/23 NDSU Extension Pathologist Audrey Kalil talks with RRFN’s Whitney Pittman about pulse crop concerns and considerations. (runs 9:58)
06/01/23 Whitney Pittman talks with AURI Business Development Director of Novel Supply Chains to preview an Event on developing oilseed markets coming up June 9th in Crookston, MN. (runs 10:17)
06/01/23 Randy Koenen interviews Northland Potatoes President Donavon Johnson
06/01/23 Randy Koenen interviews Dakota Agronomy Partners Newburg location agronomist Ethan Hahn.
05/31/23 Whitney Pittman talks about the Supreme Court Ruling in Sackett vs. EPA with Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Public Policy Director Pierce Bennett. (runs 4:04)
05/31/23 raw interview with NDSU entomologist Mark Boetel. Peak fly approaching
05/31/23 raw interview with Van Ahn and Company market analyst Kristi Van Ahn
05/31/23 Raw interview with MFU’s Stu Lourey recapping MN legislation session
05/26/23 Proseed Sales Manager Jeff Hamre gives a crop and planting update for North Dakota and Minnesota. (5:01)
05/26/23 Randy interviews Global Commodity Analytics and Consulting President Mike Zuzolo
05/25/23 Details of the Supreme Court Ruling in the Sackett vs. EPA case with Rinke Noonan Law Firm attorney Kale Van Bruggen. (runs 9:11)
05/25/23 Randy Koenen talks with North Dakota Grain Growers Association Ed Kessel about the Supreme Court’s WOTUS decision. (runs 1:34)
5/24/23 National Association of Wheat Growers CEO Chandler Goule discusses winter wheat conditions and USDA disaster aid. (runs 7:47)
5/24/23 U of M Beef Specialist Eric Mousel talks fly control and summer cattle health. (runs 8:40)
5/24/23 Corn planting deadlines are approaching. Countryside Insurance Agency Owner Jennifer Otteson discusses those details. (runs 4:16)
05/23/23 Hefty Seeds’ Evan Purrington talks planting progress near Hawley, MN. (2:33)
5/23/23 Ford Motor Company has reversed an earlier decision and is keeping AM radio in its new vehicles. RRFN visits with National Association of Farm Broadcasting Executive Director Tom Brand about this news and the importance of farm radio. (Runs 6:28)
5/23/23 An Ag Homestead Tax Credit passed through the Minnesota Legislature. Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Past President Jamie Beyer provides more details in this interview. (runs 3:51)
05/22/23 Minnesota Soybean Growers Association President Bob Worth discusses MN’s environment bill and their lawsuit against the state’s Clean Cars Rule. (runs 5:51)
05/22/23 Randy Koenen recaps the Minnesota legislative session with MN Corn Growers Public Policy Specialist Ales Trunnell.
05/22/23 Randy Koenen interviews Northwest Research and Outreach Center Entomologist Ian MacRae about Aster Leafhoppers.
05/19/23 Randy Koenen talks with Corteva Enlist Field Specialist Steve Snyder about weed control misconceptions.
05-17-23 MinnStar Bank Farm Management Analyst and Sr. VP Kent Thiesse discusses corn and soybean supplies, and what that may mean for those marketing grain. (runs 8:19)
051123 Vive Crop Protection David Reif interview
05-09-23 Badger, MN Farmer Shayne Isane talks field conditions and planting progress around Roseau, Badger, and Greenbush (runs 4:44)
05/09/23 Minnesota House Agriculture Committee Chair Samantha Vang reviews the omnibus agriculture bill that passed out of conference and is on the way to the House and Senate floor. (runs 13:48)
05-09-23 MN Senate Ag Committee Chair Aric Putnam talks Ag Bill and Paid Family Leave (runs 4:47)
05-09-23 USDA Risk Management Agency Administrator Marcia Bunger talks Annual Forage Insurance Program added flexibility (runs 6:28)
05/08/23 MN Milk Producers Association Executive Director Lucas Sjostrom talks MN Ag Omnibus Bill. (runs 6:43)
05/08/23 Daryl Ritchison gives a soil moisture, temperature and forecast outlook (runs 4:56)
05/03/23 raw interview – Randy interviews University of Minnesota Extension soil scientist Dan Kaiser on the new sugarbeet fertilizer recommendations.
05/03/23 Dr. James Mintert, Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculutre Director discusses the April CME and Purdue University Ag Economy Barometer. (runs 6:07)
05/03/23 MN Senator Torrey Westrom (District 12) Discusses treated seed legislation, biofuels, meat processing, grain indemnity fund, paid family leave and more. (runs 12:50)
05/03/23 MN Representative John Burkel (District 01A) discusses livestock depredation, paid family and medical leave, ag omnibus bill and more. (runs 9:56)
05/01/23 MN Senator Rob Kupec discusses the Conference Committee Hearing on the Agriculture obmnibus appropriations and differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. (runs 6:27)
04/28/23 Randy Koenen talks with StoneX Director of Fertilizer Josh Linville about fertilizer prices and availability.
4/28/23 The forecast looks better for the spring planting season. Pioneer Field Agronomist Kevin Sinner provides perspective on the planting season in this update. (runs 8:01)
04/26/23 MN Corn Growers Public Policy Director Amanda Bilek is monitoring progress of the Minnesota House and Senate Ag Omnibus conference committee.
4/26/23 ND Representative Paul Thomas talks about HB 1371 that will change North Dakota’s corporate farming law for livestock feeding operations. (runs 9:56)
4/24/23 Representative Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota talks WOTUS, Farm Bill, and regulation. (runs 8:33)
4/24/23 Minnesota FFA State Reporter Caidyn Johnson is from Fertile-Beltrami High School and started his FFA career because ag education is a requirement at his school. Johnson discusses youth and mental health. (Runs 2:54)
4/24/23 The Minnesota FFA Convention is underway. RRFN caught up with Minnesota FFA Foundation Executive Director Val Aarsvold. (runs 2:06)
04/20/23 Farm Broadcaster Randy Koenen interviews Duluth Cargo Connect President Jonathan Lamb- new Ag monthly liner service from Duluth to Antwerp. runs 6:41
4/20/23 Farm Broadcaster Whitney Pittman interviews U.S. Grains Council Vice President Cary Sifferath highlights trade opportunities. (runs 6:55)
4/20/23 CropLife America President and CEO Chris Novak describes the regulatory pressures facing the crop protection industry. (runs 6:52)
4/19/23 Dr. Rob Johansson is the director of economics and policy analysis for the American Sugar Alliance discusses the economic situation facing sugar growers. (Runs 5:06)
4/19/23 RRFN’s Whitney Pittman interviews Corn Refiners Association President John Bode from Washington, D.C. Farm Bill priorities are highlighted. (Runs 5:37)
4/18/23 RRFN Farm Broadcaster Whitney Pittman interviews National Farmers Union President Rob Larew about the farm bill and other NFU policy priorities. (Runs 5:22)
4/14/23 Brevant agronomist Ryan Bell offers an update on field conditions in South Dakota. (runs 4:16)
4/14/23 MN Senate Agriculture, Broadband and Rural Development Committee Chair Aric Putnam. Interview covers the Omnibus Agriculture Bill passed in the Senate 58 to 7 on 4/13/23. (runs 7:21)
4/13/23 Pioneer Field Agronomist Aaron Giese (pronounced GEESE) discusses the spring outlook, IDC and SCN. Giese is based at Glenwood, Minnesota. (runs 5:09)
4/11/23 RRFN’s Don Wick discusses the spring crop outlook with Dekalb Asgrow Technical Agronomist Grant Mehring. Mehring highlights planting dates, weed control and plant populations. (runs 9:53)
4/10/23 RRFN Farm Broadcaster Don Wick visits with Minnesota Senator Tina Smith regarding HPAI and the farm bill.
4/7/23 RRFN Farm Broadcaster Don Wick interviews CHS President and CEO Jay Debertin about second quarter financials, the 2023 growing season and global issues. (runs 7:28)