[Listen] AM Minnesota Jerry’s Top Five AG Stories In 2020
Today I hosted a special hour long AM Minnesota Program Jerry's Top Five AG Stories For 2020. Special thank you to all of our sponsors. The top story was easy, the COVID-19 pandemic and it's affect on all of agriculture. The pandemic seemed to hit livestock producers especially pork producers the hardest. My guest for the top story was Dave Preisler Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association.
My second story was the tremendous financial recovery for most farmers given how low grain and livestock prices were last spring. My guest was Ag Analyst and Vice President of MinnStar Bank Kent Thiesse from Lake Crystal.
My third story was very good corn and excellent soybean yields for most farmers. Many farmers had their best soybean yields ever, by a lot! My guest was Pioneer Agronomist Jay Zielske.
My fourth story was waterhemp which again this year was a very tough weed to control even with a nice dry spring planting season. My guest was Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
My fifth story was the change in leadership on the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee and the impact on the next Farm Bill. My guest was Tom Haag who is on the Board of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.