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Ag Proud – Idaho presents all agriculture, all Idaho, all the time – a podcast to bring you an audio version of the magazine. Our host brings the latest industry talk to your tractor, pickup cab or wherever you listen. Potatoes, livestock, dairy, hay, sugarbeets and many of the other 85 crops grown in this diverse state, along with humor columnists, water reports and more, are discussed in each episode. So throw your shovel in the back, grab a water jug and come along for the ride.

Ag Proud – Idaho presents all agriculture, all Idaho, all the time – a podcast to bring you an audio version of the magazine. Our host brings the latest industry talk to your tractor, pickup cab or wherever you listen. Potatoes, livestock, dairy, hay, sugarbeets and many of the other 85 crops grown in this diverse state, along with humor columnists, water reports and more, are discussed in each episode. So throw your shovel in the back, grab a water jug and come along for the ride.

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Ag Proud – Idaho presents all agriculture, all Idaho, all the time – a podcast to bring you an audio version of the magazine. Our host brings the latest industry talk to your tractor, pickup cab or wherever you listen. Potatoes, livestock, dairy, hay, sugarbeets and many of the other 85 crops grown in this diverse state, along with humor columnists, water reports and more, are discussed in each episode. So throw your shovel in the back, grab a water jug and come along for the ride.

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English


Episodes

Dairy and beef genetics

8/9/2022
Today Homer Jaynes interviews Justin Praegitzer, a field representative with GENEX, stationed in south central Idaho. With additional representatives in western and eastern Idaho, Genex provides dairy and beef herds with elite genetics, making genetic improvements to herds faster than ever before. Justin talks about changes in the livestock industry here in Idaho and identifies differences with Idaho herds compared to Midwest or Eastern herds. You’ll always learn something new on the Ag...

Duration:00:39:37

Livestock judging at the county fairs

7/27/2022
Today’s interview is with Homedale’s FFA Advisor and Ag Teacher Shane Wetzel. In addition to his school duties, Wetzel judges livestock shows at several county fairs and jackpots in Idaho. Today he’ll talk about some of the disconnect between show animals and commercial animals and talk about changes throughout the industry that youth can learn from to increase their successes in the show ring.

Duration:00:54:27

Livestock auctioneer Jack Riggs

7/10/2022
Do you know what it means to “punch your numbers”? Today’s interview features Jack Riggs who ranches in Glenns Ferry and is a contract auctioneer for Twin Falls Livestock Commission and Burley Livestock Commission. Jack talks about the ins and outs of auctioneering, explains punching numbers, advises when to run a bid and when not to, and gives an inside look at what it takes to become an auctioneer, as well as describing the auctioneer competitions throughout the country.

Duration:00:42:04

Room to grow in Idaho with BnB Farms, things you shouldn’t find in a bale of hay, market basics and futures, and chickens on the lam

7/5/2022
Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast: (1) Room to grow in Idaho – not all those from “out of town” are out-of-towners ¬– so to speak. Some are farmers and ranchers who came looking for an ag-friendly state. BnB Farms in Cambridge is one such story. (2) Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry – could describe almost any day in Idaho’s farm country. The commodities cycle runs on the same philosophy apparently, says marketing management advisor Clark Johnston. He...

Duration:00:18:50

Hay market movements

6/28/2022
Today we bring you an interview with Josh Callen, author and owner of The Hoyt Report. This seven-state hay report is customized for western growers and buyers in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. If you want to know alfalfa hay prices and all other forage prices, if you want to know hay industry news and market indicators, if you want to know what the dairy situation is or the hay export situation, then Josh knows....

Duration:00:38:30

Sweet dirt at Amalgamated Sugar

6/13/2022
Today’s interview is with Clarke Alder of the Amalgamated Sugar Company – a farmer-owned Idaho cooperative. Clarke is the agronomist for the group and helps with the research and grower education. In this short water year, hear what concerns are top of mind for sugarbeet growers.

Duration:00:20:12

Farmer Mike Wilkins, Idaho Irrigation Pumpers Association, market historical trends and “Shoeboxes and coffee cans”

5/27/2022
Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast: (1) Our feature spotlight today is from Minidoka County where Mike Wilkins farms with his family. Of all the jobs on the farm, Wilkins says his favorite is operating the sugarbeet digger. Freelancer Julia McCarthy tells us his story. (2) As water becomes ever more valuable to Idaho, a group of ag producers consistently evaluate proposed increases to help legislators, the public and the Public Utilities Commission understand...

Duration:00:26:31

Building nutrient management plans

5/25/2022
Today’s interview is with Shane Blakely of Blakely Ag Consulting in Kimberly. In addition to running his own cow-calf operation, Shane writes nutrient management plans for feedlots and dairies, does ag consulting, phosphorous indexing and water calculations that comply with the Idaho Department of Agriculture standards.

Duration:00:29:51

3 Idaho producers shed some light on their water outlook

5/6/2022
Today we have three interviews for you, with three producers from around the state – Lance Griff with Griff Farms in Twin Falls County, Elizabeth Thomas with Thomas Cattle Company in Owyhee County and Shaun Van Orden with GVO Farms in Bingham County. They talk about the water situation this year and what changes that might mean for their operations.

Duration:00:58:42

Potato sniffing dogs, grain teff, what’s in a name and “honestly compelling”

5/2/2022
Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast: (1) They can sniff out drugs, cancer cells and bombs, and now dogs are being trained to sniff out potato diseases in the field and in storage facilities. Freelancer Heather Smith Thomas introduces us to the dogs’ handler to find out more about these unique capabilities. (2) Grain teff has become a new crop option for farms in southern Idaho. It’s a high-paying crop and production can be contracted. Two producers in Twin...

Duration:00:29:26

Planter technology – we’ve come a long way baby

4/18/2022
Today we bring you an interview with Jason Webb of Spring Farms in Declo. In addition to farming his own family farm, he custom plants corn silage and sugarbeets for other farmers. To do it right, Jason has some of the latest bells and whistles on his planter that determine precise seed placement, soil moisture, closing pressure needed, and depth. But the results are corn fields that look as uniform as picket fences.

Duration:00:30:23

Zitlau Valley Farm, L&L Meats and Michele Coleman – King Lear and his dogs

4/4/2022
Here’s a breakdown of this podcast: (1) Zitlau Valley Farm - Zitlau Valley Farm in Bonneville County achieved century farm designation, after 100 years of working hard and being willing to adjust their revenue streams to keep more family members involved – including now members of the fourth generation. (2) L&L Meats in Homedale, Idaho, stays busy as a mobile butchering business – and it’s even mobile enough to go as far as Alaska for a few weeks and help with cattle harvest there. (3)...

Duration:00:21:06

Farm revenue opportunities with Radley Buxton

4/1/2022
Today we bring you a live interview with Radley Buxton, with The Radley Group Land and Luxury real estate company. Radley will explore options for pivot corner use, what to do with old farmhouses and barn apartments, and the hot market for dry camping spots – options that we might not have explored much.

Duration:00:36:25

Idaho Jackpot Show Series

4/1/2022
Today we bring you a live interview with Will Jaynes, a board member of the Idaho Jackpot Show Series, which is new in 2022. Will explains the drive and concept behind the show series and tells us why it’s important to have this avenue available for Idaho youth in the show ring.

Duration:00:20:14

Biofiltro research on an Idaho dairy

4/1/2022
Mai Ann Healy with Biofiltro tells us about a research project they’re conducting on a dairy here in Idaho, with a unique product using worms, which is designed to reduce methane emissions.

Duration:00:32:55

The case for a smaller cow, the moving target of risk management, training stock dogs and tribute to the stock dogs of Idaho ranches

3/21/2022
Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast: (1) Against industry norms, one ranch now focuses on producing a smaller cow, to increase feed efficiency in a range environment. Backed by research, 1,200-pound cows wean heavier calves than 1,400-pound cows, and they share their experiences. (2) Crop input costs, rotations and water expectations – these make crop production always a moving target. But the only information growers have is today’s news – not tomorrow’s or...

Duration:00:26:24

Automatic teat sprayer development, Idaho’s Hispanic agricultural employee survey and The last woman in America still wearing nylons

3/7/2022
Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast: (1) Idaho-based leader fills the cow tech gap between OEMs and on-farm needs – Editor Walt Cooley visits with Automated Dairy about their automatic teat sprayer for the dairy parlor. (2) Money doesn’t always matter – Freelancer Kimberly Williams Brackett brings you the results of Idaho’s Hispanic agricultural employee survey, highlighting what’s important to this sector of the work force. (3) Humor columnist and farmer’s...

Duration:00:19:20

Tuff-bilt tractors, Ag stress and mental health, God’s tender mercies

2/28/2022
Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast: (1) Farming in developing countries around the world is linked directly to Idaho through Christensen Machine Inc. in Heyburn. CMI is where Tuff-bilt tractors are manufactured, and these are modeled along the old Allis Chalmers G that was originally designed for homesteads of no more than 40 acres. Baby boomer farming (or farming under 20 acres) is also a market for this up-and-coming business. (2) The agrarian imperative...

Duration:00:24:38

Beyond the Ring livestock shows and pink checks

2/9/2022
Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast: (1) Beyond the Ring and the Idaho Jackpot Show Series – A new showmanship points system has come to town. It is to livestock showing what PRCA is to rodeo. And several Idaho shows are sanctioned for the 2022 season. Learn more about it. (2) Farm wife humorist Michele Coleman shares her gnarly system of bookkeeping on the family farm, and she explains the pink check saga.

Duration:00:14:15

Heat affects pregnancy rates, a new invasive insect, and “Could I have been wrong?”

2/1/2022
Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast: (1) John Hall, University of Idaho professor and beef extension specialist says, “Through visits with veterinarians and ranchers, it appears most herds have 3 to 10 percent more open cows.” Hall discusses the impacts of the hot and dry summer with freelancer Kimberly Williams Brackett in this next article. (2) What has a long, hard-to-pronounce Latin name and fits on a dime? It’s a new invasive insect (or new to Idaho)...

Duration:00:22:46