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Get the latest insights on climate change and breakthrough technologies and innovations that are fighting climate change! According to a United Nations climate change report, the evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming and continues to strengthen. The impacts of climate change are intensifying and climate-related threats to our physical, social, and economic well-being are rising at an unprecedented rate. Widespread climate changes are causing extreme heat, severe drought, un ...
 
Once in a generation a choice is made that is so bad, it echoes in eternity. It leads us into to dead-end jobs, unshakeable nick-names and ill-advised hair cuts. Graham Rodgers makes those kind of choices on a daily basis. With the help of his bandleader and unlicensed life coach, Gerard, he's here to tell us how to overcome our worst mistakes by gathering them together in an un-ventilated room, cleaning them with ammonia and bleach, then passing out from the toxic fumes. (Formally known as ...
 
The POWER Podcast provides listeners with insight into the latest news and technology that is poised to affect the power industry. POWER’s Executive Editor Aaron Larson conducts interviews with leading industry experts and gets updates from insiders at power-related conferences and events held around the world.
 
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This podcast is produced and hosted by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agricultural Engineering Team. We are a group of agricultural engineers that work with farmers and agribusiness professionals to help improve the efficiency, profitability, and environmental outcomes on farms. This podcast will feature information and interviews with ISU Extension field ag engineers and others with expertise in engineering and environmental issues in agriculture. We will cover a var ...
 
Learn about sustainable food tech in deep dives including topics like cell-based meat, alt proteins, food waste, sustainable packaging, vertical farming, and regenerative agriculture. The Red to Green Podcast by Marina Schmidt covers food technology topics in a format similar to audiobooks. Diving deep into one topic at a time with 12 episodes and 7+ hours of content. Hear from vetted food industry leaders including food tech startups, corporates, investors, and more. Past seasons include cu ...
 
Between The Rows is a weekly podcast featuring the Glacier FarmMedia editorial team bringing you the ‘story behind the stories’ in ag news and markets. Drawing from our more than 20 print and online brands, our reporting staff will discuss the top stories and latest developments in agriculture today. The 25-30 minute weekly program is built around a team of rotating journalist-hosts that include: Laura Rance, Glacier FarmMedia Editorial Director Gord Gilmour, Manitoba Co-operator Editor Ed W ...
 
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Producing your own anhydrous ammonia on the farm with renewable energy might seem like a pipe dream but it's about to become a reality. Fuel Positive is a Canadian company that is rolling out a containerized system that uses air, water, and either grid-tied or renewable electricity to produce anhydrous ammonia. In this episode we chat with Ian Clif…
 
Here's one of the wildest stories of (lacking) food regulation in the US: In 2008 over 70% of all ground beef sold in the US contained "pink slime," - ammonia-treated scraps. These trimmings would usually be processed into pet food and cooking oil due to higher levels of fecal contamination. Well, the company Beef Products Inc found a way to kill t…
 
USDA has announced a total of $3.5 Billion for the new Climate Smart Commodities program; $2 Billion in new funds for Domestic Food Purchasing programs; and $300 Million for the Organic Transition Initiative. We break down what's contained in each program and the significance of these investments. Hosted by Ethan Durand, Research Assistant—With Bro…
 
In this episode, arson attacks on farms are on the increase – with culprits torching straw stacks and property going up in smoke. The cost is immense, with damage often totalling tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds and farmers concerned for their livelihoods. So what can be done? We examine the winter outlook for drought-hit livestock farmers, …
 
Bayer wins a fifth consecutive state court roundup products liability trial, the legal challenge to the EPA's 2020 5-year dicamba registration approval may finally move ahead, and the criminal trial of Blue Bell ice cream’s former CEO ends in a mistrial. Hosted by Ethan Durand, Research Assistant—With Brook Duer, Staff Attorney—Produced & Written b…
 
It’s hard to find anything that hasn’t seen its price increase as of late, and the price of farm equipment is no exception. John Schmeiser with the North American Equipment Dealers Association offers some insight into what’s driving rising prices; Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm takes a look at this year’s harvest progress and which crops on the Prair…
 
In part 2 of my discussion on the damage that fat shaming can do, I brainstorm things we could do in the preventative arena, both through government intervention and individual efforts. The first article discusses the labeling of obesity as a disease and what political actions resulted from that decision. The article can be found here. There was a …
 
Countries throughout the world have set carbon emission reduction targets in an effort to limit the effects of climate change. Many are striving to achieve net zero in coming decades. Yet, governments also want to maintain, or even improve, living standards for their citizens, which means keeping power affordable and reliable. This poses some poten…
 
In this episode, we profile new Defra secretary Ranil Jayawardena and examine the challenges faced by UK agriculture. We speak to Norfolk farmer Kit Papworth as he prepares to take on a new role as Red Tractor combinable crops and sugar beet sector chairman. As Prince William takes on the 52,000ha Duchy of Cornwall estate, we find out how you pass …
 
A past 4-H winner recounts the time Queen Elizabeth II inspected his champion Hereford steer at the Manitoba Summer Fair in Brandon, Man., in 1970; Manitoba steam-powered threshing enthusiasts share what they enjoy about the ‘huffing and puffing’ of the antique machines that once dominated Canada’s farmland; a Saskatchewan entrepreneur talks about,…
 
This special episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is dedicated in its entirety to the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on 8 September 2022. In a series of specially recorded interviews for Farmers Weekly, farmers recall the times they met the Queen and her in-depth knowledge of agriculture. Farmers reflect on the Queen's ability to put …
 
The federal government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from nitrogen fertilizer is generating heat with farmers and some industry groups. Karen Proud, president and CEO of Fertilizer Canada, says the goal of achieving a 30 per cent reduction may be achievable, but is the government’s timeline realistic and at what cost does it come to far…
 
In this episode, Liz Truss outlines her priorities for farmers as she seeks to become Conservative Party leader and the UK's next Prime Minister. A farm worker has an extremely lucky escape when his articulated trailer overturns – and so does the tractor pulling it. On the markets, we find out why there's a big surge in on-farm machinery sales. It'…
 
The federal government enacts the second part of the Biden Administration’s Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA, with nearly $38 Billion of new money for agricultural programs and rural development; pork processing giant Smithfield Foods settles pork class action claims; and one of the nation’s largest dairy cooperatives, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)…
 
Alberta's UCP government is pitching a plan to shift rural law enforcement duties from the RCMP over to a provincial police force, but Western Producer reporter Alex McCuaig says rural councils remain skeptical of the province's claims of cost savings and increased staffing. Also: from where Dalhousie food policy prof Sylvain Charlebois sits, the f…
 
In this episode, how a decision to shut down ammonia production will affect the market for UK fertiliser – and impact the livestock sector. How a new buying group – started by a Darlington livestock farmer – could help your business beat farm input inflation and raise money for charity. On the markets, we have a harvest round-up, including all the …
 
Who or what is the Canadian Beef Advisors? Its chair James Bekkering talks us through that group's priorities, in terms of seeing Canada's beef industry through its latest challenges toward its strategic goals for this decade. Then, Brenna Grant, executive director of Canfax, gives us a closer look at those industry goals for carbon sequestration a…
 
Since 2020 China is the second largest dairy market globally and it’s right on track to exceed the US and become Nr 1. How did milk go from the image of being barbarian to being seen as a valuable necessity for strong, healthy babies? How is the communist party of China using milk as a political tool? And insights into how small cultural changes ca…
 
It may be time to get a little uncomfortable with what should be common sense but is seldom discussed. And it's this: Fat shaming is condoned in the medical community and it makes matters worse, not better. Let's put it another way: If someone is shamed or ridiculed for being overweight, they tend to gain weight rather than lose weight. There have …
 
In this episode, will the UK's next Prime Minister be good for farming? Conservative Party leadership candidate Rishi Sunak holds a live Q&A in person and online at the National Farmers Union headquarters at Stoneleigh. Farm leaders say the government must do more to ease the labour shortage and drought pressures on growers and livestock producers.…
 
A major event on the Ontario agriculture industry calendar is about to return from cyberspace to the grounds of Discovery Farm Woodstock -- but while the pandemic's restrictions may have been lifted, related supply chain issues may still linger for some exhibitors. Canada's Outdoor Farm Show president Doug Wagner fills us in on what's new at the sh…
 
In April 1985, the Coca-Cola Company decided to discontinue its most popular soft drink and replace it with a sweeter formula it would market as “New Coke.” As soon as the decision was announced, a large percentage of the US population boycotted the drink and made sales plummet for the company. Outrage over pulling the original coke recipe was high…
 
In the episode we venture into the wet world of water quality and aquatic invasive plant removal with Tara Lordi, owner and COO of Weedoo Greenboat Inc. Tara discusses challenges to water quality due to pesticide applications and nutrient runoff and how removing excess vegetation can be a win-win for water quality and the environment. Learn more at…
 
As drought is declared across eastern, central and southern England, we assess the impact on the livestock and arable sectors. We look at the prospects for grazing, winter forage and animal health – and examine the best time to drill oilseed rape. And we speak to the onion grower who is giving away his crop after hot, dry weather meant it failed to…
 
The DOJ files a complaint and proposed consent decrees in yet more poultry antitrust litigation; a settlement in a private class action case against Koch Poultry; and the USDA announces an expansion of its State MPI Program to Oregon. Hosted by Ethan Durand, Research Assistant—With Brook Duer, Staff Attorney—Produced & Written by Ethan Durand Penn …
 
We are joined by Dr. Patty Pringle Bloom and Dr. Parita Patel for a very, very special (and fun) episode of Liver Talks. We talk about the first job search timeline, contracts, lawyers, asking for protected time, getting the tea on the prospective work place--all from the perspective of a clinician, clinician-educator and clinician-researcher. We l…
 
Property crime is on the minds of many rural Manitobans. Kam Blight with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities talks about a new survey that sheds light on the extent of rural crime and what needs to happen to address it; Wade Sobkowich with the Western Grain Elevator Association offers his take on the 2022-23 grain transportation plans of Can…
 
Lofty goals have been established in the U.S. for the offshore wind industry. The U.S. Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, and Department of Commerce announced a national goal in March 2021 to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. That would mark a significant increase from the 42 MW of offshore wind energy currently operati…
 
Bubble tea used to be a popular drink with shops popping up throughout the beginning of the century. But in 2012 a study sealed the fate of bubble tea in Germany: scientists from RWTH Aachen found the sweet bubbles to contain carcinogenic substances. While the study was retracted, the damage was done, sealing the fate of many immigrant and family-o…
 
In this episode, we examine why criminals are returning to the countryside – sparking a 40% increase in rural theft – and what farmers can do about it. Are you ready for Rishi? Or do you want Liz for leader – we ask growers and livestock producers who should be the UK's next Prime Minister? On the markets... we head to one of the season's first she…
 
Western Producer reporter Ed White shares some of his conversations with attendees at Ag in Motion and hears from an exhibitor about how to keep on-farm scales and weighing devices accurate; Trevor Scherman of ScherGain offers tips on how to keep your hard work – and profits – from blowing out the backend at harvest; Warren Feist of IntraGrain Tech…
 
Microwave is hard to beat for sheer convenience. But the most significant food tech innovation of the 1940s wasn't welcomed with open arms. It took decades of struggles before it rocketed to success in the 1980s. Red to Green is a food tech podcast focused on the future of food and food sustainability. We cover topics like cellular agriculture, cul…
 
Pennsylvania releases all HPAI control zones and is essentially HPAI free, pending the start of bird migration southward in the fall; a class-action alleges a conspiracy to suppress poultry plant worker income; and two very important water quality developments in Pennsylvania that, of course, involve Chesapeake Bay discharges. Hosted by Ethan Duran…
 
In this episode, lack of detail about government plans for agriculture is denting farmer confidence to invest in their businesses. Defra farm minister Victoria Prentis says farmers must learn to live with uncertainty – despite calls for clarity on farm policy. We examine the UK's first post-Brexit trade agreement – why isn't the Australia-UK trade …
 
The fertilizer industry has a carbon dioxide problem and Mike Reese, a University of Minnesota scientist, is hoping to solve it. Reese and other researchers have built a pilot plant in Western Minnesota that turns wind energy into anhydrous ammonia. And Seamus Kane, a U of Minnesota engineer, says that green ammonia can be used as a fuel for tracto…
 
The Pennsylvania Legislature passes a budget package which features efforts to address the Chesapeake Bay; Bayer loses on an appeal regarding its Roundup liabilities; and the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board commits to reconsider its direction for the last 30-plus years by setting 3 days of hearings on potentially making material alterations to it…
 
Before 1960, the main export banana was called the Gros Michel. Why can’t we eat the Gros Michel anymore today? Because it has become virtually extinct due to Panama disease affecting it over many decades, driving it to its eventual near-extinction. The fungi infection ravaged banana plants across the globe, from Asia to Africa, exterminating plant…
 
In this episode, the hottest harvest ever – how was it for you? We have a full report, including field fires, overheating grain and an interview with the farmer where the UK temperature reached a record-breaking 40.3 degrees. As MPs launch an inquiry into the government's Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM) for England, we ask: is it deliver…
 
we are approaching the end of this season on promoting alt proteins. Today you will hear from two speakers, our first is - Kimberly Nicholas, a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden. Kimberly holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University. She has published over 50 articles on climate and sustai…
 
EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Model shows a decline in the nutrient and sediment pollution entering the Bay, Bader Farms v. Monsanto Company and BASF is remanded to recalculate punitive damages, the EPA publishes a consent decree regarding pesticide-treated seed, and Sysco Corp files a beef price fixing lawsuit against major meat processors. Hosted …
 
Ag in Motion show director Rob O’Connor shares what it’s like to be back to the big outdoor farm expo after a two-year hiatus and a significant purchase that will ensure the future of the site; Ken Wall of Federated Co-operatives discusses how grain farmers can increase revenue by planting perennial forage crops and gauges the amount of farmer inte…
 
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs have become quite prominent in communities across California, and have begun to spring up in other states including Illinois, Massachusetts, and Ohio. Through CCA, communities can purchase electricity on behalf of residents and businesses, in place of investor-owned utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electri…
 
Even something as useful as a tin can - a revolution in food preservation - was not safe from the repercussions of safety scandals. The problem of food preservation is at least as old as agriculture. Humans have been very creative at finding ways to salt, dry, smoke, pickle, freeze, and ferment foods to keep them edible after the harvest ends – man…
 
A federal court affirms the denial of Mark McAfee's request for rulemaking on interstate raw butter sales; Maryland’s highest court will decide if NPDES discharge permits must control gaseous ammonia emissions; Pennsylvania suspends its 2% on-road biodiesel mandate; and, the Pennsylvania milk marketing board was petitioned to consider alternatives …
 
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