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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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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Agweek Podcast 05/21/21: It's dry in North Dakota and hard to find parts everywhere!

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This week on the Agweek Podcast, presented by Superior Grain Equipment, visits with Oliver County NDSU Extension agent Rick Schmidt to get an update on drought conditions in central North Dakota. We also check in with Mikkel Pates who tells us how parts are getting hard to find for some growers.

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

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Agweek Podcast 5/14/21: Update on Drought Conditions & Forecast, CBD Company Looks to Help with High THC Hemp, Minn-Dak sugarbeet planting recap

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In this week's episode, we take a look at how a CBD company is trying to help with high THC hemp, visit with NDSU Climatologist Adnan Akyüz to his latest update and projections on the drought in North Dakota, and catch up with Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative agriculturalist Cody Wahlstrom to recap the co-op's sugarbeet planting season. 

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

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Agweek Podcast 5/8/21: Making Invests in Ag, ND Corn Planting Update, RRV Sugarbeet Planting Recap

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In this week's episode, we look at how one-time COVID relief funds many major ag projects in the region, we visit with a North Dakota corn grower to get an update on planting, and catch up with a Minnesota sugarbeet grower to recap their planting season. 

Connect with 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