On Wednesday this week, Jeff and I reported that Whole Foods, and Starbucks were two of many high end restaurants and natural food retailers that were in the market for slow-growing chickens to fill the perceived demand of their customers.
As I gather information for the reports that Jeff and I produce for Ag Markets and More, I often stumble onto interesting stories that I'd like to share. However, I know that to distill them down to the allotted three minutes would wring all of the flavor out of them.
Thursday's report is a good example of that. I called water managers around the Four Corners to see what the outlook was for water supplies for irrigation this sumer.
Jeff Pope and I have produced the Ag Markets and More program for over a decade. When we envisioned the program, we initially modeled it on the format of early morning and noontime farm programs that I listened to while growing up in the rural Midwest. Those programs gave farmers, and ranchers in the West, up to date market reports, weather and news that affected their lives and businesses.