Rice news, weather talk and social media musing

April 26, 2018

Donnarie Hales, BASF Product Marketing Manager, discusses new rotation options for rice growers, her new gig, and the changing social media landscape. 


This guy can grow just about anything…including chufa.

December 11, 2017

Cotton? Check. Corn and Soybeans? Sure. Peanuts and pumpkins? Yep. Wheat? Why not? Chufa? Of course. North Carolinian Donny Lassiter can grow it all.


Paul Rea of BASF talks acquisitions, natural disasters, innovations– and the most unusual crop he’s seen

November 29, 2017

Paul Rea, BASF Senior Vice President for Crop Protection, North America, reviews 2017 and talks acquisitions, innovation, natural disasters, and the most unusual crop he’s ever seen.


Nobody talks and walks it like Twitter star, grain goddess and hot mess mom in ag Angie Setzer

November 13, 2017

She runs a grain trading operation, co-hosts the popular “Girls Talk Ag” podcast, wrangles a husband, a son and four dogs as a hot mess ag mom – and still has time to talk ag, and market grain. Buckle up for Angie Setzer.


Meet the number-crunching wheat queen of the North

October 30, 2017

Up near the Canadian border, Betsy Jensen and her husband grow a variety of crops. But her heart is in wheat. And number crunching. And her table from the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.


Rob Sharkey Dishes Dirt Road Tour Dirt

October 19, 2017

Can Donnarie get ag podcast king Rob Sharkey to break down and reveal his softer side? Listen in as they recap their summer Dirt Road Tour.  


Let’s Get Viticultured

September 17, 2017

Hand-harvesting a ton of grapes a day. Disease control. Heading off spontaneous fermentation. And a $500,000 bottle of wine. When it comes to growing grapes, Jason Yeager of Nine Wine Estates tells all.


Hemp Pioneer on the Prairie

September 4, 2017

From getting in on the forefront of growing hemp, to setting up an exporting business from scratch, to growing half of the U.S. supply of cranberry beans – it’s all in a day’s work for North Dakota grower, Chris Adams.


Wheat’s The Word

July 31, 2017

Bread, pasta, cookies, crackers, pizza – you can’t spell “wheat” without “eat.” We talk to Phil McLain, a North Carolina wheat grower who’s also the Board Chairman of the National Wheat Foundation.


We’re Nuts For Almonds

July 16, 2017

You say “almond,” she says “am-mend.” As Almond Girl Jenny, this hull-splitting, tree-shaking, fourth-generation nutty farm girl talks about the crop that’s our favorite go-to snack.