Linder Farm Network Field Talk

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The LFN Field Talk podcast addresses a wide range of agriculture and rural lifestyle topics. Field Talk will take a deeper dive into the issues confronting farming and agriculture today.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #142 Tanner Beymer

Dan Lemke  4/16/2024

USDA announced it is cutting a major cattle inventory report. The July Cattle Inventory report, which is one of two inventory reports released each year, will no longer be provided. Tanner Beymer, Senior Director of Government Affairs at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association joined the LFN to explain by the NCBA is opposed to the action.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #141 Brian Jennings

Dan Lemke  4/9/2024

Ethanol proponents are waiting for the final word on several key issues that will impact the opportunity for the industry. American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings joined Linda Brekke to give an update on several issues including year-round E15 and adoption of the GREET model.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #140 HPAI in Cattle

Dan Lemke  4/3/2024

Highly pathogenic avian influenza cases have been confirmed in cattle herds in 7 states. While no cases have been confirmed in dairy cows in Minnesota, HPAI was detected in a Minnesota goat herd several weeks ago. University of MInnesota Extension Livestock Educator Dr. Joe Armstrong addresses the situation.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #139 Women’s Ag Leadership Conference

Dan Lemke  3/26/24

More than one-third of the nation’s farmers are women. For 26 years, the Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference has helped to empower women in agriculture. The 2024 Conference is coming up in April. Co-founder Doris Mold describes what this year’s event is all about.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #138 Early Planted Soybeans

Dan Lemke  3/20/24

Winter 2023-2024 has been one for the record books which has allowed farmers to do some things they’ve never done before–including planting soybeans in February and March. With cold weather ahead, University of Minnesota Extension Soybean Agronomist Seth Naeve gives his insights on the potential for those soybeans.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #137 NPPC President Lori Stevermer

Dan Lemke  3/13/24

Minnesota farmer Lori Stevermer has ascended to the role of National Pork Producers Council president. Stevermer has a long history of leadership within the pork industry. She joins this Field Talk podcast to talk about her new role and the challenges facing hog producers.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #136 Early Fertilizer Applications

Dan Lemke  3/11/24

Warm weather is making many farmers anxious to get into the fields. University of Minnesota Associate Professor Dan Kaiser works in the area of crops and nutrient management. He discusses some of the considerations for early fertilizer applications.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #135 Syverson Corn Congress

Linda Brekke  3/5/24

Farmers from across Minnesota took part in the annual Corn Congress, held in conjunction with Commodity Classic. Farmer and former Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Richard Syverson joins this Field Talk podcast to address some of the topics that were addressed at this year’s event.

Farming for the Future

TransFARMation Podcasts

Prompted by the many sources of stress currently impacting farmers and ranchers, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Red River Farm Network and Linder Farm Network have joined forces to create the radio and podcast series called TransFARMation. The series is designed to increase awareness and reduce inhibitions about acknowledging farm stress, as well as highlight the resources available. Local farmers, ranchers and agricultural stakeholders are featured, sharing personal stories and offering a message of hope.

If you or someone you know is wrestling with a challenge that’s more powerful than yourself, a list of resources is available on this page. The TransFARMation podcast is available to download and listen on iTunesSpotify  on your favorite podcast app in the Google Play store, and on the Linder Farm Page HERE