Central Minnesota Farm Report

Brought to you each Saturday morning at 6:10am by:


8/13/22 – Featuring Michelle Miller, known as The Farm Babe, and she joined KASM Radio to discuss how she uses social media platforms to promote agriculture as an online influencer:


8/6/22 – Featuring Kent Beadle, director of producer brokerage with CHS Hedging – KASM spoke to Kent at Farmfest this week discussing the current markets and all of the factors playing a role in the recent market trends:


7/30/22 – Featuring Dennis Middendorf of the Stearns County Dairy Advisory Committee. Dennis spoke to Randy Rothstein at the Stearns County Fair on Friday, July 29th. Learn more about the DAC and what they do to help support the Stearns County Dairy industry:


7/23/22 – Featuring Farm Broadcaster Carey Martin of the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network. Martin gives us an update on the extreme drought that Texas farmers and ranchers are facing:


7/16/22 – Featuring stories and commentary surrounding the economic ups and downs of the USA and Canada and the direct impacts they are having on various sectors of agriculture:


7/9/22 – Featuring Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen discussing an upcoming trade trip and more:


6/25/22 – Featuring Ben Kasch with Bower Trading; WOTUS and American Farm Bureau Federation and more:


6/18/22 – Featuring Krysta Harden, President & CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council; Jim Mulhern, National Milk Producers Council President & CEO and John Baranick, Ag meteorologist with DTN:


6/11/22 – Featuring Minnesota Corn Growers First Vice President Richard Syverson and reaction on comments regarding the recent RVO numbers announced by EPA:


6/4/22 – Featuring USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; AFBF accepting farmer input on the next Farm Bill and a look at some of the weeks economic news from Washington, DC:


5/28/22 – Featuring Amanda Bilek, Senior Public Policy Director of Government Relations with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, who discusses the 2022 MN legislative session from the corn growers perspective:


5/21/22 – Featuring Royalee Rhoads, Director of Industry Relations with the Minnesota Beef Council, talking all-things-beef in recognition of May Beef Month:


5/14/22 – Featuring South Dakota Senator John Thune. Thune addressed farm broadcasters on Wednesday, May 4th in Washington, DC during the NAFB Washington Watch event:


5/7/22 – Featuring the Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. Walsh recaps the recent labor statistics and shares his insight into the current job market scene:


4/30/22 – Featuring a segment from the Thursday, April 28th edition of AgriTalk with Chip Flory. Chip spoke to Kimball, MN rancher and NCBA President Don Schiefelbein about cattle price transparency and recent hearings this week in Washington, DC:


4/23/22 – Featuring Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen and their meeting this week in Willmar regarding HPAI with Governor Walz and Minnesota Farmers Union Government Relations Director Stu Lourey discussing agriculture issues with the session resuming after the Easter break:


4/16/22 – Featuring NCGA First-Vice President Tom Haag; Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor and Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy. President Biden made an announcement on Tuesday in Iowa to allow summertime sales of E-15:


4/9/22 – Featuring Minnesota Milk Executive Director Lucas Sjostrom. Sjostrom and other MN Milk board members recently traveled to Washington, D.C.:


4/2/22 – Featuring Tammy Howe of Ridgewater College and AMPI Chairman of the Board Steve Schlangen as KASM Radio spoke them this week at Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, SD:


3/26/22 – Featuring Meg Moynihan from the MN Department of Agriculture and learning about the work they are doing to discuss rural mental health and their initiative called “Bend, Don’t Break”:


3/19/22 – Featuring USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and National Agriculture Day on Tuesday, March 22nd:


3/12/22 – Featuring a panel discussion from the 2022 Commodity Classic with the National Association of Wheat Growers CEO Chandler Goule, American Soybean Association CEO Steve Censky and Curt Blades of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers:


3/5/22 – Featuring Minnesota FSA Executive Director Whitney Place:


2/26/22 – Featuring Stearns County Farm Bureau President Katie Drewitz and State Representative Mike Sundin:


2/19/22 – Featuring information on 2022 soybean demand, supply shortage concerns from the National Farm Machinery Show and progress of a drought relief package for Minnesota farmers and ranchers:


2/12/22 – Featuring Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and talking about the Fairness for Farmers Campaign:


2/5/22 – Featuring details of this week’s top stories. They include: cash cattle pricing, grain marketing and the EPA WOTUS deadline approaching:


1/29/22 – Featuring information on PLC/ARC decision making prior to the March 15th deadline and MN Farm Bureau Public Policy Director Amber Glaeser:


1/22/22 – Featuring MCGA Executive Director Adam Birr and MSGA President Mike Skaug:


1/15/22 – Featuring Minnesota Farm Bureau President Dan Glessing:


1/8/22 – Featuring National Pork Board CEO Bill Even, USB Chair Ralph Lott and AFBF Senior Congressional Relations Director Courtney Briggs:


1/1/22 – Featuring top story headlines from 2021 with Brownfield Ag News:


12/24/21 – Featuring the new Minnesota Farm Bureau Vice President Carolyn Olson:


12/17/21 – Featuring topics of high fertilizer costs, the need for infrastructure and issues within the Bison industry. Report includes comments from USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition executive director:


12/10/21 – Featuring Johnson’s Rolling Acres Farm from Peterson, MN – the 2021 Minnesota Milk Producers of the Year – Mark Johnson and Trinity Johnson:


12/3/21 – Featuring Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen talking about a recent trade trip to the United Kingdom and Finland:


11/27/21 – Featuring Minnesota Bison Association Executive Director Adam Ulbricht regarding their Annual Sale on 11/27/21:


11/20/21 – Featuring NCBA President-Elect Don Schiefelbein and NPPC President-Elect Terry Wolters from the 78th Annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention in Kansas City, MO:


11/13/21 – Featuring candidates for Minnesota Farm Bureau President – Dan Glessing and Shayne Isane:


11/6/21 – Featuring Tyler Ratka of the Rocori FFA Chapter as he recaps their National FFA Convention experience and a recap of the Mid-American Auction Inc. Hay Auction from Thursday in Sauk Centre:


10/30/21 – Featuring a special cattle inventory report with Gary Crawford from USDA; inflation in the cattle industry with CattleFax CEO Randy Blach and MPPA President John Anderson from Belgrade:


10/23/21 – Featuring reports from fellow farm broadcasters talking about the latest supply and demand reports, planting prices for 2022 plans and Canadian dairy energy:


10/16/21 – Featuring Farmers for Free Trade, USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and a look at Canadian equipment issues:


10/9/21 – Featuring Nick Schimek with Pioneer Seed and Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics:


10/2/21 – Featuring Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota and talking about dairy pricing and dairy margin coverage:


9/25/21 – Featuring World Dairy Expo Communications Manager Katie Schmitt and previewing the 2021 show that begin on Tuesday:


9/18/21 – Featuring First District CEO Bob Huffman about their 100th Celebration in Litchfield, MN:


9/11/21 – Featuring Mark Klaphake from the DairyStar, Katie Schmitt with World Dairy Expo and John Georgy from Allendale Inc.:


9/4/21 – Featuring Artist Jerry Kulzer and State 4-H’er Wyatt Glessing of Wright County:


8/28/21 – Featuring Minnesota Pork Board President Brad Hennen and Communications and Public Relations Intern Bailey Ruen:


8/21/21 – Featuring highlights of the 2021 Pro Farmer Crop Tour this week:


8/14/21 – Featuring many of our top agricultural stores from this past week. They include area events and a few stories regarding State Fair time in the upper Midwest:


8/7/21 – Featuring Farmfest coverage – includes carbon comments and advice for future ag leaders from MN Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen, Steve Commerford of Commerford Agronomics, Jeff Reed – a rancher from Brooten and MN Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap:


7/31/21 – Featuring Steve Frericks with FSA and a special report from broadcaster Rod Bain from USDA regarding farm labor:


7/24/21 – Featuring an extended interview with Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach and talking about the drought, infrastructure, ag labor and more:


7/17/21 – Featuring Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach, John Anderson and Grant Anderson of Anderson Farms and Steve Frericks of Stearns FSA:


7/10/21 – Featuring Liz Tauer with Compeer Financial. The focus of our conversation revolves around beginning farmers:


7/3/21 – Featuring Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen and Minnesota Farmers Union Government Relations Director Stu Lourey:


6/26/21 – Featuring Midwest Dairy CEO Molly Pelzer; Senior VP of Global Innovation Partnerships of DMI Anne Marie Splitstone and Pioneer Field Agronomist Nick Schimek:


6/19/21 – Featuring AMPI Chairman of the Board and Stearns County dairy farmer Steve Schlangen:


6/12/21 – Featuring Minnesota Pork CEO Dave Preisler at the 2021 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa:


6/5/21 – Featuring Steve Frericks from Stearns FSA, land value and weather reports from USDA and South Dakota meat processing grants:


5/29/21 – Featuring Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen – Thom joined KASM this week to discuss legislation surrounding many agricultural topics:


5/22/21 – Featuring Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish – we recap the latest legislative session news and a new MFU restaurant opening:


5/15/21 – Featuring Lucas Sjostrom with Minnesota Milk, Senator Torrey Westrom and a check-in with USDA and Wednesday’s Supply & Demand report reaction:


5/8/21 – Conversation with Joel Bauer and Midsota Manufacturing. Midsota was sold at the end of 2020 and Joel has decided to leave Midsota Manufacturing. We look back at his start in the late ’90s as a part-timer to his ownership role that started in 2004:


5/1/21 – Featuring Nick Schimek with Pioneer Seeds, an update from USDA in Washington D.C and a look at farmland values in Canada:


4/24/21 – Featuring John Georgy with Allendale Inc., an update from CRP changes from USDA and EPA administrator Michael Regan:


4/17/21 – Featuring Pioneer Field Agronomist Nick Schimek and Territory Manager Eric Kuehl and a variety of topics surround the 2021 Severe Weather Awareness Week with Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management Deputy Director Kevin Reed:


4/10/21 – Featuring Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen and Representative and House Agriculture Chair Mike Sundin:


4/3/21 – Featuring World Dairy Expo Communications Manager Katie Schmitt and reflection the the USDA prospective planting reports released on Wednesday:


3/27/21 – Featuring segments from the KASM Radio Ag Day broadcast of Friday with Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen:


3/20/21 – Featuring Minnesota Soybean Growers Association President Jamie Beyer:


3/13/21 – Featuring Ag Meteorologist Ryan Martin of Indiana and learn more about the new path for former Congressmen Collin Peterson on this weeks program:


3/6/21 – Featuring Joel Bauer of Midsota Manufacturing, Bryan Biegler with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, AFBF talking about cattle transparency legislation and First District Association:


2/27/21 – Featuring Joel Bauer of Midsota Manufacturing, State Rep. Dean Urdahl, State Rep. Lisa Demuth and AMPI Chairman of the Board Steve Schlangen:


2/20/21 – Featuring Minnesota Corn Growers President Tim Waibel and previewing National FFA Week:


2/13/21 – Featuring Joel from Midsota, State Rep. and House Ag Committee Chair Mike Sundin and State Rep. Paul Anderson:


2/6/21 – Featuring National Pork Board CEO Bill Even and Congressman Tom Emmer:


1/30/21 – Featuring Senator Jeff Howe, National Milk Producers Federation VP of Economic Policy and Market Research Peter Vitaliano and talk regarding China grain purchases:


1/23/21 – Featuring Governor Tim Walz and his comments during the MFU Virtual Lobby Days, State Representative Lisa Demuth, MSGA Executive Director Joe Smentek, MCGA President Tim Waibel and markets from Long Prairie Livestock:


1/16/21 – Featuring Minnesota Farmers Union Government Relations Director Stu Lourey, Senator Tina Smith and local livestock auction reports:


1/9/21 – Featuring Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen, Joel Bauer from Midsota and local livestock auction reports:


1/2/21 – Featuring comments regarding the increased demand for soybeans around the world and the decrease in the hog numbers in the U.S. Also, reports from Long Prairie Livestock and Central Livestock in Albany:


12/26/20 – Featuring a recap of the 2020 Tremendous Trailer Giveaway winner and something new for Midsota in 2021. Also, get a few highlights from Long Prairie Livestock and Central Livestock in Albany:


12/19/20 – Featuring Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap, State Representative Paul Anderson and Representative Dean Urdahl:


12/12/20 – Featuring Joel Bauer from Midsota Manufacturing, Jim Kanten with the MN Corn Growers Association, Mark Klaphake from the DairyStar and local livestock reports from Albany and Long Prairie:


12/5/20 – Featuring a visit with Syngenta, Minnesota Milk and area livestock reports from Central Minnesota:


11/28/20 – Featuring reports from Central Livestock in Albany and Long Prairie Livestock from this past weeks sales. Also, we check in with USDA in Washington, DC and more coverage of the 2020 National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention: