Agri-Pulse broadcaster Spencer Chase explores complex issues in food and agriculture in 30-minute episodes.
Conservation and climate-smart agriculture might be hot topics in today's farm policy, but that wasn't always the case. In the fifth and final episode of our Deep Dive on Farm and Food Policy Drivers, we explore the history of conservation policy, including how one man found a way to use the Dust Bowl for some real-time education.
The 1980s left a mark on the rural landscape as many farms and ranches were unable to survive the financial chaos of the decade. But the modern ag lending picture is influenced by far more than just that 10-year period. In this episode, we walk through the history of how producers have secured the funds they need to operate and the policy fights and tense conversations that have unfolded along the way.
Farmers face risk regularly, but they also can utilize one of the most crucial - and controversial - aspects of federal farm policy. In this episode, we explore the history and development of federal crop insurance and take a look at many of the arguments made in support of the program, and in favor of some changes.
Do you know where you were on Dec. 23, 2003? Countless people in farm policy have memories from "the cow that stole Christmas" etched into their memory forever. This episode of Agri-Pulse Deep Dive explores what happened that fateful day and what it has meant for the 20 years that followed for the American animal agriculture sector.
To kick off the third season of Agri-Pulse Deep Dive, Spencer Chase explores the history of USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation, including the fund's extensive use during the Trump administration.
Agri-Pulse Deep Dive is back! Be on the lookout for new episodes coming soon exploring the complex history of some of farm policy's biggest unanswered questions!
The biofuel policy debates in Washington since the passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard have been active to say the least. In the final episode of their Deep Dive on Biofuels, Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle talk to the folks doing the work on the ground about what it's been like working in the growing industry and what's up ahead.
In this episode, Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Ben Nuelle and Spencer Chase explore the history of electric vehicles, legislative efforts on the subject, and where biofuels groups hope to plug in their influence as the debate about the future of propelling American drivers moves into the future.
Cellulosic technology was once the future of the biofuels industry. But now, companies are struggling to get it to the market at a competitive price. In this episode, Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle explore what happened and what is up ahead for cellulosic biofuels.
There's a major turning point in biofuels policy up ahead and a number of policy solutions at the industry's disposal. In this episode, Ben Nuelle takes a look at one of those possibilities - a low carbon fuel standard - and Spencer Chase explores the issues with one already on the books and what Capitol Hill thinks about the subject.
To understand where the biofuels industry wants to go, it's helpful to understand where it has been. Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle explore the policy history of the sector and look ahead to future concerns to kick off the second season of Deep Dive.
Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle look ahead to the next season of Deep Dive, which will focus on the biofuels industry.
This is the fifth and final episode in our five-part look at the dairy industry, This episode focuses on sustainability efforts at all stages of the dairy supply chain. To read a transcript of the podcast click here
This is the fourth podcast in our five-part series examining a wide range of issues facing the dairy industry. In this episode, Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle explore the realities of how hard it can be to secure a reliable workforce for the nation's dairy farms, what that means to the producer, and what is being done about it on Capitol Hill.
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This is the third episode of a five-part podcast series exploring a wide range of issues in the dairy industry. In this episode, farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle dive into how and what certain factors influence who makes money in the dairy business.
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This is the second episode of a five-part podcast series exploring a wide range of issues in the dairy industry. In this episode, farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle report on the various changes in dairy policy in recent memory.
To read a transcript of this episode, click here.
Farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle begin their exploration of the dairy industry with a look at recent trends for producers and consumers.
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Agri-Pulse broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle explore complex issues in food and agriculture in 30-minute episodes.