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Since 1934, The Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman has been Iowa’s leading agriculture news source, and today it has the largest readership of any ag newspaper in Iowa. While The Spokesman newspaper is available exclusively to Iowa Farm Bureau members, The Spokesman Speaks podcast is available publicly, providing the ag news and farmer education that matter most.
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Inside the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with Dr. Daniel Robison | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 85
This episode features a peek inside Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with Dr. Daniel Robison (dean of the college).
How an Iowa farm helped create a Super Bowl champion | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 84
This episode includes some advice for a safe harvest and a discussion with 2021 America Needs Farmers Wall of Honor inductee Marshal Yanda (a former Iowa Hawkeye star, NFL All-Pro and Super Bowl champion) about his upbringing on an Anamosa, Iowa dairy farm.
Young farm leader shares opportunities for Iowa’s up-and-coming farmers | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 83
In this episode, Greg Hanes (CEO of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board) talks about the history of the Beef Checkoff (which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year) and what's around the corner. And the newly-elected chair of Iowa Farm Bureau's Young Farmer Advisory Committee (Randy Francois) shares the challenges and opportunities he sees for Iowa's up-and-coming farmers.
How a former U.S. Ambassador and USFRA’s CEO are sharing U.S. agriculture’s story internationally (emphasizing the importance of ag technology and livestock) | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 82
In this episode, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture Kip Tom and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action CEO Erin Fitzgerald discuss how they’re sharing U.S. agriculture’s story internationally (particularly the importance ag technology and livestock).
The latest updates on federal regulations, estate taxes and cattle market transparency with American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 81
In this episode, American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall shares updates on some of the most important national policy issues facing farmers right now: possible environmental regulations, possible estate tax changes, and efforts to improve cattle market transparency.
Iowa’s derecho recovery and a conversation with Iowa’s 2021 Conservation Farmers of the Year | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 80
In this episode, we reflect on Iowa’s derecho recovery (including a unique program to help livestock farmers who were impacted by the storm) with Brian Waddingham of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. We also chat with the newly-announced winners of Iowa’s Conservation Farmer of the Year award; Ken Fawcett and his nephew Kent Stuart, who farm near West Branch.
How to add edge-of-field conservation practices, like bioreactors and saturated buffers, to your farm | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 79
In this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau Conservation and Natural Resources Policy Advisor Rick Robinson discusses the water quality progress that you might not be seeing or hearing in recent news coverage. And Shane Wulf (Edge of Field Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship) shares the assistance that’s available to help farmers implement edge-of-field conservation practices (like bioreactors and saturated buffers) on their farms.
Digging into cattle market transparency and a new, innovative crop marketing opportunity in northern Iowa | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 78
In this episode, we dig into the crucial issue of cattle market transparency. We also receive a status update on the Shell Rock Soy Processing plant in northern Iowa – a project that combines rural economic development with the latest advancements in renewable energy technology and valued-added agriculture.
Strengthening and funding local meat lockers and processors | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 77
In this episode, Representative Chad Ingels discusses a recently-signed state bill that provides support for new and existing meat lockers, as well as the workforce needed to make those lockers successful.