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Digging In with Matt Moreland

Matt Moreland, Owner of Red Barn Ranch in Harrisonville, MO, was a presenter at our recent MOFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks. Moreland joins us on the podcast to tell us a little about his agritourism destination, how he got started and how he has grown his business to what it is today. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs & Advocacy Guests: Matt Moreland, Owner of Red Barn Ranch Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

February 14 • 15m 48s

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Digging In with Matt Moreland

Matt Moreland, Owner of Red Barn Ranch in Harrisonville, MO, was a presenter at our recent MOFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks. Moreland joins us on the podcast to tell us a little about his agritourism destination, how he got started and how he has grown his business to what it is today. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs & Advocacy Guests: Matt Moreland, Owner of Red Barn Ranch Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

February 14 • 15m 48s
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Digging In with MOFB President Garrett Hawkins

Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins joins us on the podcast this week to provide a rundown on the happenings at the recent American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention, as well as upcoming events for MOFB members. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs & Advocacy Guests: Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau President Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

February 5 • 16m 48s
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Digging In to MOFB YF&R Conference with Eric Volmer

Join us for a preview of the upcoming MOFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference with MOFB Senior Director of Field Services Eric Volmer! There are a lot of exciting things for young farmers to look forward to at this event, happening February 9-11, 2024. From informational sessions to live music to trivia, there's sure to be something for everyone! To register or learn more, visit https://mofb.org/event/2024-yfr-conference/. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Eric Volmer, Missouri Farm Bureau Senior Director of Field Services / Young Farmer & Rancher Program Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

January 31 • 18m 3s
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Think Big, Do Good featuring Max Armstrong

We are adding a new part to the Digging In podcast with our series called, "Think Big, Do Good." This series was designed with feel-good stories in mind, as we highlight those who dared to dream big without losing sight of what is important in their hearts. Former farm broadcaster Max Armstrong kicks of this new series. While traveling the world covering agricultural news, Max impacted America's heartland. Rediscover the personality and voice that endeared so many listeners. You won't want to miss this first episode of Think Big, Do Good! Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Think Big, Do Good sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Max Armstrong, Former Farm Broadcaster Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

January 31 • 17m 50s
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Digging In to the American Farm Bureau Convention

Our team will be heading to Salt Lake City, Utah, this week for the 105th American Farm Bureau Convention. Joining us on the podcast are Spencer Tuma, MOFB Director of National Legislative Affairs, and Dan Engemann, MOFB Director of Regulatory Affairs, to give us a preview of the convention, the policy process and policy priorities MOFB will be presenting during the national delegate session. Also, you'll hear a quick highlight on the upcoming MOFB Legislative Trip to Washington, D.C.! Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Spencer Tuma, MOFB Director of National Legislative Affairs, and Dan Engemann, MOFB Director of Regulatory Affairs Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

January 15 • 21m 46s
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Digging In with Ben Travlos

Missouri's Legislative Session began last week on January 3 and runs through May 17, 2024. We invited Ben Travlos, MOFB Director of State and Local Legislative Affairs, on the podcast this week to discuss Missouri Farm Bureau's policy priorities during this session and give us a legislative preview for the year ahead. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guest: Ben Travlos, MOFB Director of State and Local Legislative Affairs Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

January 8 • 14m 53s
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Digging In with Zach Ducheneaux

Zach Ducheneaux, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, encourages farmers and ranchers to apply for FSA programs, especially individuals who have previously been turned down or discouraged from participating. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guest: Zach Ducheneaux, USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

January 2 • 8m 17s
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Digging In with Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, joins us to talk about the agriculture trade missions USDA has scheduled for 2024. They are currently accepting applications from U.S. agriculture exporters, including rural agri-business leaders, who would like to participate. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guest: Alexis Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

December 26 • 5m 13s
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Digging In with Joby Young and Farah Ahmad

We have two guests on this week's episode of Digging In! AFBF Executive Vice President Joby Young, talks about the 2018 Farm Bill year-long extension. AFBF has called on Congress to finalize the 5-year bill, but questions arise on that possibility amid election year politics. Farah Ahmad, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, encourages rural communities to apply for programs to improve broadband. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Joby Young, AFBF Executive Vice President and Farah Ahmad, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

December 18 • 11m 46s
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Digging In with Jay Ashcroft

During the 2023 Annual Meeting, Missouri Farm Bureau - in partnership with Brownfield Ag News - hosted a 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial Forum, in which four leading candidates for Governor spoke to MOFB members about their platforms and important agricultural issues. Brownfield's Carah Hart sat down with each candidate, and in this recording, you will hear from Republican gubernatorial candidate Jay Ashcroft. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Carah Hart, Brownfield Ag News Anchor/Reporter Guest: Jay Ashcroft Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

December 12 • 13m 1s
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Digging In with Bill Eigel

During the 2023 Annual Meeting, Missouri Farm Bureau - in partnership with Brownfield Ag News - hosted a 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial Forum, in which four leading candidates for Governor spoke to MOFB members about their platforms and important agricultural issues. Brownfield's Carah Hart sat down with each candidate, and in this recording, you will hear from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Eigel. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Carah Hart, Brownfield Ag News Anchor/Reporter Guest: Bill Eigel Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

December 12 • 14m 18s
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Digging In with Mike Kehoe

During the 2023 Annual Meeting, Missouri Farm Bureau - in partnership with Brownfield Ag News - hosted a 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial Forum, in which four leading candidates for Governor spoke to MOFB members about their platforms and important agricultural issues. Brownfield's Carah Hart sat down with each candidate, and in this recording, you will hear from Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Kehoe. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Carah Hart, Brownfield Ag News Anchor/Reporter Guest: Mike Kehoe Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

December 12 • 15m 12s
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Digging In with Crystal Quade

During the 2023 Annual Meeting, Missouri Farm Bureau - in partnership with Brownfield Ag News - hosted a 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial Forum, in which four leading candidates for Governor spoke to MOFB members about their platforms and important agricultural issues. Brownfield's Carah Hart sat down with each candidate, and in this recording, you will hear from Democrat gubernatorial candidate Crystal Quade. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Carah Hart, Brownfield Ag News Anchor/Reporter Guest: Crystal Quade Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

December 12 • 12m 41s
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Digging In to the Farm Income Outlook Report with Scott Brown

Drought, decreased herd sizes, and lower yields are just a few of the obstacles Missouri farmers faced this year. Due to these challenges and more, the Rural & Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center's newly published Farm Income Outlook Report shows net farm income is expected to decrease in the next few years. However, Dr. Scott Brown, Interim Director, says the the overall outlook for agriculture is still bright. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Scott Brown, Interim Director, Rural & Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

November 20 • 13m 14s
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Digging In to a D.C. Update with Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant, Owner and Editor of Agri-Pulse, joins us again on the podcast for another Washington, D.C. update. With a new Speaker of the House selected, Sara shares some insight on what this could mean for the upcoming Farm Bill, as well as other political topics on her radar as we start to round out 2023. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Sara Wyant, Owner/Editor of Agri-Pulse Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

November 13 • 9m 41s
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Digging In with Jim Morris - "The Rookie"

The Disney movie "The Rookie" is based upon a true story about a coach who discovers that dreams can come true at any stage of life. That coach, Jim Morris, is one of our guest speakers at the MOFB Annual Meeting! On this episode, Jim discusses how the movie came to be, what filming was like, and gives a sneak peek into his message for our upcoming event! Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Jim Morris, "The Rookie" Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

November 6 • 10m 44s
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Digging In to This Month's PSC Ruling with Brent Haden

On October 13, the Public Service Commission (PSC) authorized the Grain Belt Express to relocate the Missouri converter station from Ralls County to Monroe County, increase transmission capacity and relocate the AC connector line (the “Tiger Connector”) from Ralls County to Monroe, Audrain, and Callaway Counties. Digging In guest Brent Haden, Founder and Partner of The Law Firm of Haden & Colbert, chatted with us on what this means for affected landowners and how PSC reform could benefit Missouri farmers and ranchers. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Brent Haden, Founder and Partner of The Law Firm of Haden & Colbert. Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

October 30 • 22m 14s
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Digging In to MOFB Annual Meeting (and more!) with AFBF President Zippy Duvall

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President, Zippy Duvall, digs in to variety of topics on this episode, ranging from Farm Bill progress to peanut production! Plus, Zippy gives us a sneak peek on the topics he plans to cover at the upcoming MOFB Annual Meeting and AFBF Annual Convention. More on MOFB's Annual Meeting can be found at https://mofb.org/event/2023-annual-meeting/. You won't want to miss this year's event! Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation President Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

October 23 • 12m 23s
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Digging In to What's Happening in D.C. with Sara Wyant

There will be another vote for the Speaker of the House, today in Washington D.C. Joining us for a quick visit on this episode of Digging In is Sara Wyant, Owner and Editor of Agri-Pulse, a large online publication focused on food and farm policy. We discuss the situation up to this point, today’s vote and potential outcome, as well as what this could mean for the upcoming Farm Bill. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs Guests: Sara Wyant, Owner/Editor of Agri-Pulse Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

October 18 • 12m 8s
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Digging In to Health Plans with Anthony Kimbrough

Access to affordable and effective health coverage is one of the biggest challenges facing Missouri Farm Bureau members. Anthony Kimbrough, CEO of Tennessee Farm Bureau Health Plans, joins President Hawkins on the podcast this week to discuss why additional health plan options are important for Missourians. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau President Guests: Anthony Kimbrough, CEO of Tennessee Farm Bureau Health Plans Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

October 9 • 26m 48s
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Digging In to Estate Planning with Connie Hayden, J.D.

Some conversations can be difficult to have but are necessary to properly plan for the future. Connie Haden, Founding Partner of The Law Firm of Haden & Colbert, says estate planning should happen sooner rather than later. Do you have an established plan to pass on your assets? Aren't sure where to start? Tune in to learn more on this week's episode of Digging In! Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guests: Connie Haden, J.D., The Law Firm of Haden & Colbert Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

October 2 • 16m 35s
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Digging In to the Farm Bill with Joel Leftwich

We're continuing our Farm Bill series on the podcast this week with special guest Joel Leftwich, Kansas Farm Bureau's Chief Strategy Officer. After spending nearly two decades in Washington, D.C., Leftwich reflects on his experiences with previous Farm Bills and gives us his predictions on the potential timing and content of the upcoming Farm Bill. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guests: Joel Leftwich, Kansas Farm Bureau Chief Strategy Officer Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

September 25 • 20m 27s
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Digging In to National Farm Safety and Health Week

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. This is why the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Linda Emanuel, RN and Community Health Director at AgriSafe, shares stories and her insight on farm safety during this episode of Digging In. AgriSafe has educational tools and resources available for farmers and ranchers, as well as youth. You can find more at agrisafe.org or contact them at info.agrisafe.org. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guests: Linda Emanuel, RN and Agrisafe Community Health Director Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

September 18 • 14m 48s
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Digging In to the Green Web

What is the Green Web? You'll find out in this week's episode of Digging In as Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Regulatory Affairs, Dan Engemann, dives deeper into conversation on the Green Web and how it may affect farmers and ranchers. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guests: Dan Engemann, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Regulatory Affairs Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

September 6 • 16m 21s
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Digging In to the Farm Bill with Congressman Mark Alford

Continuing with our Farm Bill series, Congressman Mark Alford joined the podcast this week to discuss the potential timeline, his priorities and conversations he is having leading into the upcoming Farm Bill. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guests: Congressman Mark Alford; Spencer Tuma, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of National Legislative Affairs; Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau President Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

August 29 • 28m 24s
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Digging In to Cattle Loss in Central Missouri

Drought, followed by significant rain in August, cost a central Missouri farm several dozen head of cattle. The animals died after consuming grass that turned green following the rains, but retained toxicity caused by drought stress. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host; Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guests: Davin Althoff, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Marketing & Commodities, and Dr. John Bollinger, DVM Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

August 25 • 9m 25s
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Digging In to the 2023 Commodity Conference

Davin Althoff, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Marketing & Commodities, joined us on the podcast this week to talk about the upcoming Commodity Conference. Held August 24-25, the conference brings together Missouri Farm Bureau leadership and members, giving them the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities relating to the commodities grown in our state. Registration is free for those interested in attending. More information can be found at https://mofb.org/event/23commodity/. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host; Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guest: Davin Althoff, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Marketing & Commodities Producer: Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Video & Audio Media Specialist

August 21 • 13m 45s
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Digging In to the 2023 Missouri State Fair

Mark Wolfe, Missouri State Fair director, joined the podcast to talk about the final preparations going into the 2023 Missouri State Fair. Beginning August 10, the State Fair features 11 days of fun and excitement for the entire family! Be sure to join us on Monday, August 14, for Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day! Special discounts are available that day for Farm Bureau members, including $1 off adult gate admission and $5 off an unlimited carnival ride wristband -- all available if purchased through your local county Farm Bureau office! Also, be sure to stop by our building any time during the State Fair to visit with staff, purchase items from our store and get a refreshing cup of milk! Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host; Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guest: Mark Wolfe, Missouri State Fair director Producer: Tyler Madsen, Missouri Farm Bureau

August 3 • 12m 51s
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Digging In to the Farm Bill with Bart Fischer

Dr. Bart Fischer, research assistant professor and co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University, joined the podcast this week to talk about his experience as the chief economist for the Committee on Agriculture in the U.S. House of Representatives and what he sees when he looks at the current progress of this year's Farm Bill construction. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host; Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guest: Dr. Bart Fischer, Texas A&M University Producer: Tyler Madsen, Missouri Farm Bureau

July 27 • 25m 45s
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Digging In to the PSC and Grain Belt Express Updates

Brent Haden, founder & partner at the law firm of Haden & Colbert in Columbia, Mo., joined the podcast this week to discuss the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) and what's the latest with the Grain Belt Express and Tiger Connector projects, Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host; Janet Adkison, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Guest: Brent Haden Producer: Tyler Madsen, Missouri Farm Bureau

July 20 • 28m 39s
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Digging in from D.C. with Senator Josh Hawley

In a special traveling episode of the Digging In podcast, Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins sat down with U.S. Senator Josh Hawley from the Senate recording studio to talk about key items impacting Missouri's famers & ranchers. President Hawkins and Senator Hawley discussed WOTUS, how decisions made by other state legislatures impact Missouri, and why a conversation between Senator Hawley and a family member runs through his head during any agriculture negotiation on Capitol Hill. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each time it's released! Host: Garrett Hawkins, MOFB President Guest: Senator Josh Hawley Producer: Tyler Madsen, Missouri Farm Bureau

July 12 • 23m 48s
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Digging In with AFBF's Cookout Survey

Terri Moore and Roger Cryan from the American Farm Bureau Federation joined the podcast to talk about AFBF's 2023 Fourth of July Cookout Survey results, which gives Americans an informal look at what they can expect to pay this summer for a friends & family BBQ! Check out MOFB President Garrett Hawkins' Commentary from June 28 that highlighted additional survey results: https://mofb.org/fourth-of-july-provides-time-to-reflect-at-2023s-halfway-mark/ Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs & Advocacy Producer: Tyler Madsen, MOFB Communications Strategist

July 3 • 14m 11s
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Digging In on the Farm Bill: Andrew Walmsley, AFBF

Andrew Walmsley, Senior Director of Government Affairs at American Farm Bureau, joined the podcast to discuss the status of the Farm Bill. Andrew and host Janet Adkison, MOFB's Director of Public Affairs & Advocacy, talked where the Farm Bill currently sits and what the next steps could be as the massive piece of legislation makes its way through Congress. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each week! Producer: Tyler Madsen

June 29 • 16m 46s
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Digging In with Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey

Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins sat down with Andrew Bailey, the 44th Attorney General of the State of Missouri, this week to discuss Waters of the United States (WOTUS). AG Bailey talked with President Hawkins about the Clean Water Act, what the recent Supreme Court "Sackett vs. EPA" decision truly means for Missouri farmers & ranchers and how a law school class taught by Erin Hawley, wife of Senator Josh Hawley, sparked his interest in this topic. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to have Digging In sent directly to your smart device each week! Producer: Tyler Madsen

June 27 • 21m 6s
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Digging In to Taxes, Part II

Paul Neiffer, CPA, joined the show once again this week to talk taxes and the farm. Paul is an Agribusiness Certified Public Accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and FSA planning related to farmers and processors. Have questions about farm taxation? Send them to publicaffairs@mofb.com to get them answered by Paul in another episode! Host: Janet Adkisson, MOFB Director of Public Affairs & Advocacy Guest: Paul Neiffer Producer: Tyler Madsen

June 20 • 18m 44s
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Digging In To PSC Reform

Janet and President Hawkins dig into Missouri's ongoing Public Service Commission Reform debate. For more information on this and other Missouri Farm Bureau priority issues, visit mofb.org/state-issues/. Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Guest: Garrett Hawkins, MOFB President Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

June 13 • 21m 30s
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Digging In To Agritourism Conference

Janet is joined by Davin Althoff, Director of Marketing and Commodities, to discuss the upcoming Missouri Farm Bureau Agritourism Conference! For more information on the conference and other MOFB agritourism efforts, visit mofb.org/event/23agconf/. Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Guest: Davin Althoff, MOFB Director of Marketing and Commodities Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

June 7 • 13m 16s
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Digging In To The Farm Bill

Janet is joined by Spencer Tuma, Director of National Legislative Programs, to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill process in the legislature. Follow our podcast feed and commentaries this summer to learn more about the Farm Bill! Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Guest: Spencer Tuma, MOFB Director of Legislative Programs Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

May 31 • 18m 9s
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Digging in to the SCOTUS Prop 12 Decision

Janet is joined by Dan Engemann, Director of Regulatory Affairs, and Travis Cushman, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Public Policy for the American Farm Bureau Federation, to discuss the SCOTUS ruling on California's Proposition 12 and its negative effect on the nation's hog industry. Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Dan Engemann, MOFB Director of Regulatory Affairs Guest: Travis Cushman, AFBF Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Public Policy Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

May 23 • 22m 21s
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2023 Missouri Legislative Session Review

President Hawkins is joined by Ben Travlos, Director of State Legislative Affairs, to review the progress made during the 2023 Missouri Legislative Session. Host: Garrett Hawkins, MOFB President Guest: Ben Travlos, MOFB Director of State Legislative Affairs Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

May 18 • 28m 2s
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Digging in to Rural Broadband

Janet is joined by BJ Tanksley, Director for the Office of Broadband Development in the Missouri Department of Economic Development, to discuss their upcoming Connecting All Missourians 2023 Spring Outreach Tour. The tour aims to ensure all Missourians have high-quality, affordable internet access, and the skills to use it. For more information on the tour or other rural broadband initiatives through DED, visit ded2.mo.gov/connecting-all-missourians, call 573-522-6261, or email broadband@ded.mo.gov. Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Guest: BJ Tanksley, Director for the Office of Broadband Development, MO DED Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

May 11 • 18m 54s
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Janet is joined this week by Scott Stone, Centralia High School Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor, to discuss how teachers impact our lives. Check out the links below to find some celebratory discounts for the teachers in your life! https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2023/05/05/teachers-appreciation-week-2023-ideas-companies-donate/70179499007/ https://www.today.com/food/news/teacher-appreciation-week-food-deals-rcna83384 Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Guest: Scott Stone, Centralia High School Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

May 9 • 15m 19s
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Digging in to Missouri FFA

Director of Public Affairs Janet Adkison is joined by Keith Dietzschold, Missouri FFA State Advisor, to discuss last week's Missouri FFA State Convention and the many opportunities FFA offers to students. For more information on available scholarships visit missouriffa.org/scholarships-2/. Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Guest: Keith Dietzschold, Missouri FFA State Advisor Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

April 27 • 17m
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Digging in to Taxes, Part 1

MOFB Director of Public Affairs, Janet Adkison, is joined by Paul Neiffer, CPA, to discuss how recent tax policy changes can affect the farm. Paul Neiffer is an Agribusiness Certified Public Accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and FSA planning related to farmers and processors. Have questions about farm taxation? Send them to publicaffairs@mofb.com to get them answered by Paul in another episode! Host: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Guest: Paul Neiffer, Agribusiness CPA and primary author at FarmCPAReport.com Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

April 19 • 24m 48s
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Digging In With Janet Adkison

President Hawkins sat down with Janet Adkison, Missouri native, former RFD-TV news anchor, and new Director of Public Affairs for MOFB. Welcome to the team, Janet! Host: Garrett Hawkins, MOFB President Guest: Janet Adkison, MOFB Director of Public Affairs Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

April 12 • 27m 11s
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Health Plan Mini Episode

In this mini episode of Digging In, State Legislative Affairs Coordinator Ben Travlos walks listeners through the movement of the MOFB Health Plan Legislation in the Capitol. For more information on this and other state legislative priorities, visit mofb.org/action-center/.

March 29 • 2m 25s
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Digging in to the Missouri Legislature: 2023 Spring Break Update

Two of Missouri Farm Bureau's state legislative experts, Emily LeRoy & Ben Travlos, lead a discussion about the 2023 Missouri spring session to this point and how MOFB's member-enacted policies are faring so far through the first half of session. They discuss health plans, property rights, beginning farmers, infrastructure and more! Co-Hosts: Emily LeRoy (Senior Policy Advisor) and Ben Travlos (Director of State and Local Legislative Affairs) Producer: Tyler Madsen, MOFB Communications Strategist

March 15 • 30m 42s
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Digging in to Rural Broadband with BJ Tanksley

President Hawkins is joined by BJ Tanksley, Director of Broadband Development for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, to discuss how Missouri is leading the charge to get high-speed internet to every area of the state, and how that can benefit rural Missourians. Host: Garrett Hawkins, MOFB President Guest: BJ Tanksley, Missouri Department of Economic Development Director of Broadband Development Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio Visual Specialist

March 6 • 22m 29s
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Digging in to Ronald McDonald House Charities

Host Jennifer Poindexter, MOFB Director of Promotion and Education, is joined by Alan Lubert, Community Relations Manager for Ronald McDonald House Charities - Kansas City, to discuss Celebrate Agriculture, Thank a Farmer Week donations, and the long-time partnership between MOFB and RMHC. To learn more visit: rmhckc.org/ or mofb.org/event/thank-a-farmer-week/. Host: Jennifer Poindexter, MOFB Director of Promotion and Education Guest: Alan Lubert, RMHC - KC Community Relations Manager Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

March 1 • 21m 59s
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Digging in to Young Farmers and Ranchers Programs

Recorded on-site at the MOFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference, guest hosts Clarissa Cauthorn and Tanner Clark discuss the upcoming American Farm Bureau Fusion Conference and how to get involved in YF&R programs. Host: Clarissa Cauthorn, former MOFB YF&R Chair and newly nominated AFBF YF&R Committee Member Guest: Tanner Clark, former MOFB YR&R Chair and outgoing AFBF YF&R Vice President Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

February 22 • 13m 55s
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Digging in to Farm Bureau Health Plans

At YF&R Conference this past weekend, President Hawkins was joined by special guest Terry Holdren, CEO/General Counsel of Kansas Farm Bureau to discuss their health plan program. MOFB is working this legislative session to implement a similar program to serve our members. Have you struggled to find reliable and affordable health insurance? Share your story at mofb.org/action-center. Host: Garrett Hawkins, MOFB President Guest: Terry Holdren, Kansas Farm Bureau CEO/General Counsel Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

February 15 • 29m 5s
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Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference Preview

Eric Volmer, Director of Field Services, and Mariah Speiss, Young Leader Development Coordinator, are joined by Bryant Kagay, Chair of the MOFB Young Farmers and Ranchers committee, to discuss the happenings of the upcoming YF&R Conference this weekend, February 10-12, at Margaritaville Lake Resort. For more information visit mofb.com/events. Hosts: Eric Volmer, MOFB Director of Field Services Mariah Speiss, MOFB Young Leader Development Coordinator Guest: Bryant Kagay, MOFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Chair Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, MOFB Audio/Visual Specialist

February 6 • 14m 54s
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Digging in to AFBF Resolutions

President Hawkins is joined by Spencer Tuma, Director of National Legislative Affairs, to discuss the grassroots policy resolutions that MOFB took to the American Farm Bureau Federation resolutions process, federal legislative priorities, and the upcoming trip to Washington D.C. Host: Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau President Guest: Spencer Tuma, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of National Legislative Affairs Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, Missouri Farm Bureau Audio/Visual Specialist

February 2 • 26m 49s
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Digging in to River Issues

Dan Engemann, Director of Regulatory Affairs, talks with Lucy Fletcher, Business Development Manager at AGRIServices of Brunswick, about recent river issues in Missouri. Host: Dan Engemann, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Missouri Farm Bureau Guests: Lucy Fletcher, Business Development Manager, AGRIServices of Brunswick Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, Audio/Visual Specialist, Missouri Farm Bureau

January 11 • 33m 48s
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Missouri Legislative Session Kick Off with Caleb Rowden

President Hawkins is joined by President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate, Caleb Rowden, to discuss the start of the Missouri Legislative Session. Host: Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau President Guests: Senator Caleb Rowden Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, Missouri Farm Bureau Audio/Visual Specialist

January 4 • 25m 16s
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Annual Meeting Rural Healthcare Panel

President Hawkins was joined by Jon Doolittle, President & CEO, Missouri Hospital Association, and Jason Beard, VP & Assistant General Counsel, Farm Bureau Health Plans, at the 108th Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to discuss the state of rural healthcare. Host: Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau President Guests: Jon Doolittle, President & CEO, Missouri Hospital Association Jason Beard, VP & Assistant General Counsel, Farm Bureau Health Plans Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, Missouri Farm Bureau Audio/Visual Specialist

December 8 • 58m 40s
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Annual Meeting Preview!

President Hawkins is joined by MOFB Director of National Legislative Affairs, Spencer Tuma, to give you the inside scoop about our upcoming Annual Meeting, December 3-6 at Margaritavill Lake Resort. For more information visit mofb.org/event/2022-annual-meeting/. Host: Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau President Guest: Spencer Tuma, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of National Legislative Affairs Producer: Elizabeth Wyss, Missouri Farm Bureau Audio/Visual Specialist

November 28 • 25m 28s
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Digging in with Ray Starling

President Hawkins is joined by former USDA Chief of Staff and White House ag advisor to President Trump, Ray Starling, to discuss his upcoming appearance at the MOFB Annual Meeting and his new book, "Farmers Versus Foodies." Check it out here https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/096011470X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0.

November 22 • 35m 26s
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Digging in with AFBF Executive Vice President Joby Young

AFBF Executive Vice President Joby Young joins Garrett to preview his upcoming visit to MOFB’s Annual Meeting at Margaritaville Lake Resort. Joby has a wealth of experience in ag policy in Washington DC and discusses his Georgia roots, his background working for Congress and the Trump administration, and his expectations for the upcoming Farm Bill.

November 14 • 24m 59s
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General Election Preview 2022

MOFB President Hawkins is joined by Spencer Tuma, Director of National Legislative Affairs, and Ben Travlos, Director of State Legislative Affairs, to preview the MOFB endorsed candidates and amendment stances for the upcoming general election. For more information, visit mofb.org/pac.

November 3 • 14m 44s
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Vote NO on Amendment 3

MOFB is opposed to Amendment 3 on Missouri’s November ballot. On today’s episode, Scott Dieckhaus speaks to MOFB President Garrett Hawkins about the problems with the proposal. Amendment 3 would effectively legalize recreational use, sale and possession of marijuana for all people over age 21. Law enforcement and medical professionals say legalizing recreational marijuana usage would be bad for Missouri. The proposal is also overly complex and is written to benefit current medical marijuana distributors. Also, efforts like this should be statutory rather than chiseled into the state constitution. MOFB policy has long opposed the legalization of recreational marijuana, due to its negative effects on health, tendency to increase crime and correlation with increased use of other illegal drugs. Missouri Farm Bureau encourages all Missouri voters to vote NO on Amendment 3.

October 31 • 25m
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Digging in with Agri-Pulse's Sara Wyant

President Hawkins is joined by Sara Wyant, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., to discuss the current state of the farm economy and the upcoming mid-term election.

October 24 • 24m
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Digging in with Senator Eric Burlison

President Hawkins is joined by Missouri Farm Bureau endorsed candidate Eric Burlison, a current state senator from southwest Missouri and the Republican nominee for Missouri's 7th Congressional District seat. To see a complete list of MOFB endorsed candidates, visit mofb.org/pac, and don't forget to vote on November 8!

October 20 • 23m 55s
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Economic Update with Seth Meyer

President Hawkins is joined by Missouri native Seth Meyer, USDA Chief Economist, to discuss all things agricultural economics as harvest begins.

September 27 • 31m 49s
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Animal Ag Regulations and Litigation

Animal agriculture has been under attack in Missouri for many years. Attorney Brent Haden has been fighting back on behalf of farmers and ranchers in the courtroom and doing so successfully. In today's episode, Brent and MOFB President Garrett Hawkins discuss the background of animal ag regulations and the current state of litigation.

September 12 • 28m 8s
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Commodity Conference 2022: Cattle Markets - The Industry View

Bruce Mershon, Missouri Cattlemen's Association; Shawn Tiffany, Tiffany Feedyard; and Tyrel Lembke, American Foods Group, discuss the current state of the cattle production and processing market on a panel moderated by MOFB President Garrett Hawkins at the Missouri Farm Bureau 2022 Commodity Conference.

August 22 • 54m 13s
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Commodity Conference 2022: Agricultural Inputs - What Can We Expect

Chris DeMoss, Director of Plant Foods at MFA, Inc. discussed the upcoming costs of agricultural inputs and factors that influence the market at the Missouri Farm Bureau 2022 Commodity Conference.

August 22 • 23m 58s
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Missouri State Fair Legislative Day Press Conference

Listen to our Missouri State Fair Legislative Day Press Conference, featuring MOFB President Garrett Hawkins, Governor Mike Parson, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, Congressman Billy Long, Congressman Jason Smith, and Senator Roy Blunt.

August 18 • 42m 18s
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Commodity Conference 2022 Livestock & Grain Market Outlook

Dr. Scott Brown and Ben Brown of the University of Missouri give a livestock and grain market update at the Missouri Farm Bureau 2022 Commodity Conference.

August 17 • 42m 42s
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Election Day Preview

President Hawkins is joined by Spencer Tuma, Director of National Legislative Affairs, and Ben Travlos, Director of State Legislative Affairs, to discuss MOFB's endorsed candidates in the August 2 primary election. For more information visit mofb.org/pac.

August 1 • 13m 1s
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Digging In With Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins was joined by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, MOFB's endorsed candidate for US Senate. A lifelong farmer and proud Farm Bureau member, Vicky discussed her current campaign work and her passion for serving the people of Missouri.

July 12 • 22m 7s
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Platte County WOTUS Event with Congressmen Thompson and Graves

Congressmen GT Thompson (R-PA) and Sam Graves (R-MO) held a meeting in Platte County last week to discuss their efforts to fight the Biden Administration's new push to expand the WOTUS rule. Thompson is the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee and Graves is the same on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. They discussed their plans to combat this rule if and when they should each become Chairmen of their respective committees in January.

July 5 • 55m 59s
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Digging In With Kalena Bruce

Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins was joined by Kalena Bruce, MOFB's endorsed candidate in the Fourth Congressional District primary. A lifelong farmer and proud Farm Bureau member, Kalena discussed her current campaign work and why she is passionate about serving the Fourth District.

June 29 • 20m 47s
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Digging In With Senator Josh Hawley

President Hawkins is joined by Senator Josh Hawley to discuss the happenings of Washington D.C. and American energy policy.

June 15 • 21m 26s
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BJ Tanksley, MO Director of Broadband

Missouri Director of the Office of Broadband BJ Tanksley joins Garrett Hawkins to update us on the progress of the mission of getting broadband access to all Missourians.

June 8 • 21m 27s
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Ben Travlos Joins MOFB

President Hawkins welcomes Ben Travlos, new Director of State and Local Legislative Affairs, to discuss his history with Missouri Farm Bureau and the upcoming state legislative session.

June 1 • 14m 18s
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Davin Althoff Joins MOFB

New Director of Marketing and Commodities, Davin Althoff, joins President Hawkins to discuss the upcoming Missouri Farm Bureau Agritourism Conference. For more information, please visit mofb.org/event/agritourism-conference/.

May 25 • 22m 20s
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Finished Business - MO Legislative Session Wrap Up

President Hawkins and Senior Policy Advisor Emily LeRoy sat down to discuss the finished business related to MOFB's priorities from this Missouri Legislative session. For a look at the finished redistricting map, click here https://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills221/maps/Map.5799H.02P.pdf

May 18 • 31m 48s
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Virtual Legislative Briefing With Senator Jason Bean

President Hawkins is joined by Senator Jason Bean to discuss MOFB's legislative priorities as we push through the last two weeks of session.

April 29 • 38m 12s
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Prop 12 with AFBF's Travis Cushman

President Hawkins is joined by Travis Cushman, Senior Counsel for Public Policy for the American Farm Bureau Federation, to discuss the potential effects of California's Prop 12.

April 18 • 22m 13s
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