Ag Markets & More

Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 5:45am and 7:45am
  • Hosted by Jeff Pope, Bob Bragg
  • Local Host Jeff Pope

Ag Markets & More brings you a twice-weekly report on issues that affect agriculture and its role in shaping local, national, and global economies.

Scott Bauer / USDA Agricultural Research Service

Jeff and Bob discuss the role that Colorado State University's Southwestern Colorado Research Center plays in helping farmers to select crops and production practices that can make them more efficient producers. 

Plowing The Prairie

Feb 2, 2017
Gary Kramer / Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS

During the February 2nd Ag Markets & More report, Jeff and Bob discussed the environmental concerns associated with the loss of grasslands in the Great Plains in the U.S., caused by their conversion to crop production.  To view the World Wildlife Fund 2016 Plowprint Report, go to:  http://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/plowprint-report

 

Grain Bin Homes Survive Huricane

Oct 19, 2016

Tuesday, we talked about an Iowa company that made farm country proud for their positive contribution to keeping families safe during the hurricane that struck Haiti recently. Attached is a photo that I hope will add to the story.

Sukup Manufacturing Co., Shieffield, Iowa, makes grain bins, grain handling equipment and steel buildings used by farmers and ranchers throughout the country. About three years ago, the company designed and manufactured over two hundred homes, based on their popular grain bins, that were erected for homeless families in Haiti.

Celebrate July 4th

Jul 4, 2016

As we celebrate the founding of or nation on this July 4th , I believe that it is a good occasion to think about the role that agriculture has played in our history. However, the story doesn't just start in 1776.

 

The majority of the millions of people living in the Americas, whether North, South or Central, before 1492, were farmers. Columbus stumbled upon the tip of the complex network of resource-rich societies that depended upon a whole host of crops that were unknown to Europeans.

 

Consumers influencing food production

Jun 12, 2016

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.

 

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