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The Around Farm Progress podcast looks at the new USDA report, checks market opportunities and gets a preview of this season's weather

Willie Vogt

April 3, 2020

In our third episode of Around Farm Progress, we take a look at two key areas ahead of the 2020 season – markets and weather. USDA is predicting a lot of acres planted to corn, a fact that Farm Futures Market Analyst Jacqueline Holland discovered a week ahead in our industry survey, we talk with her and colleague Ben Potter about that.

In addition, Holland and Potter share insight on potential tactics for farmers to consider moving into the new year. And we take a trip around the world to check on key markets and how they might impact the 2020 season.

Special guest Greg Soulje, agricultural meteorologist on This Week in Agribusiness, shares his insights on the weather ahead for this season. No spoiler alert, except to say this year might look a little familiar.

We also share insights from a new service, the Farm Progress Panel, which works with smart phone subscribers to our mobile text service to get feedback on key issues facing ag. If you're interested in being a part of that, text FARM to 20505 to get our top ag news texts every day, and take part in futher Farm Progress Panel surveys.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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