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Monday, July 18

F.C. Stone's Arlan Suderman on volatility in the previous week's market and how weather forecasts will dominate market activity until the 2016 crop production is secured.

Friday, July 15

American Soybean Association President Richard Wilkins shares thoughts on the ASA's just finished board meeting in Washington.  Wilkins discusses the congressional votes on GMO food labeling, trade negotiations, and the need for more stability for the biodiesel industry.

Thursday, July 14

DTN Chief Ag Meterologist Bryce Anderson is featured discussing the latest short term weather outlook and new climate data for the balance of July and August growing weather.

Tuesday, July 12

Illinois Soybean Farmer Tim Scates from China discusses meetings with representatives of our top global soybean customer.  Only 3% of the nation's soybean crop is shipped in containers, but Illinois makes up 58% of that volume.  Listen and hear first hand what Illinois soybean farmers have to say about this region.

Thursday, June 30

Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo was one of the original legislators to see the need for a national GMO food labeling standard.  He worked with the FDA, USDA and other legislators to craft a voluntary program that was approved by the House.  The Kansas Republican shares his thoughts on the mandatory disclosure proposal approved by the Senate. 

Tuesday, June 28

Trade Specialist Paul Drazek has spent his career working for U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace. His career includes time spent with the American Farm Bureau Federation as well as government agencies.  Drazek now works with DTB and Associates in Washington.  There's much rhetoric coming from the leading presidential candidates on trade.  Drazek shares thoughts on the trade in the political debate. 

Monday, June 27

Mike Steenhoek with the U.S. Soy Transportation Coalition witnessed first hand the grand opening ceremonies of improvements for the Panama Canal.  Steenhoek says improvements to the locking system will bring both challenges and opportunities for US farmers. 

Tuesday, June 21

Jim Mulhern is president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation.  In this interview he offers and update on the challenges dairy farmers face today. While the 2014 Farm Bill offered new risk management tools for dairy farmers, they've not been effective in stemming the cyclical fall in milk prices this year.  Mulhern offers thoughts toward debate on the potential 2018 Farm Bill but admits new farm policy isn't a guarantee.

Friday, June 17

Todd Van Hoose, President and CEO of the Farm Credit Council reflects on the 100th anniversary of the Farm Credit System. The group held a national celebration in Washington with different panel discussions on issues and challenges facing the agriculture industry.

Tuesday, June 14

Jan Archer a pork producer from Goldsboro, North Carolina was elected  President of the National Pork Board. Jan shares thoughts on the opportunities and challenges facing the swine industry and ongoing efforts to meet the needs of today's consumers.
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