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Fielding Questions is a collaboration between the AgCountry Farm Credit Services & the Red River Farm network that explores the world of agriculture & rural life.
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AgCountry's VP Insurance and Customer Education, Rob Fronning, joins the podcast to discuss the June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report and where we stand with Prevented Planting. 
The House Agriculture Committee recently passed its version of the Farm Bill but the bill's future remains uncertain. We break it all down with AgCountry's Senior Legislative and Public Affairs Officer, Andy Martin. 
Construction Loans

Construction Loans

2024-05-1311:23

Construction loans help finance building projects of all types. Jered Freudenberg joins the podcast to discuss construction loans and provide tips for those considering a building project. 
Late April showers aren't a concern for farmers in the upper Midwest. Cody Didier, marketing education specialist with AgCountry, says more attention should be placed on having a marketing plan and executing that plan when an opportunity presents itself. 
Field work is underway in the upper Midwest. Rob Fronning, VP insurance and customer education with AgCountry, discusses where markets sit for crop commodities and cattle while also addressing the importance of having a marketing plan. 
Buying Farmland

Buying Farmland

2024-04-0112:23

Several factors play into a decision whether to buy farmland or not. Keven Berdan, market vice president with AgCountry Farm Credit Services, joins the podcast to explain how interest rates and current land prices are impacting these decisions. 
In this edition of the Fielding Questions podcast, AgCountry Farm Credit Services Marketing Education Specialist Cody Didier talks about the March USDA reports.
Shawn Hackett, president of Hackett Financial Advisors Inc., is well known for taking historical context and turning it into forecasting for the future. We speak with Shawn about a wide array of topics impacting the future of agriculture, including inflation, demographics, and geopolitical conflicts.
Rural Home Loans

Rural Home Loans

2024-02-2012:10

There is a lot that goes into building your dream home in the country. In this episode, we explore the topic with Becky Vogel, VP home loan officer with AgCountry. Listen along to hear tips and advice for those exploring a building project. 
AgCountry VP Insurance and Customer Education Rob Fronning breaks down where markets are today and the factors that are driving it. From foreign conflicts to local weather issues, markets have changed over the past year. Listen in as Rob discusses what today's markets mean for farmers and ranchers and what the can do about it. 
Continuing Education

Continuing Education

2024-01-0910:50

There is a lot of information out there to help farmers and ranchers make better decision for their operations. AgCountry Chief Marketplace Officer, Troy Andreasen, discusses why farmers should continue seeking out knowledge and what educational opportunities exist at AgCountry. 
Key Financial Ratios

Key Financial Ratios

2023-12-2610:50

On this episode, we speak with Kara Wulfekuhle, AVP loan officer with AgCountry, about key financial ratios farmers and ranchers should keep in mind to help gauge the health of their operation. 
Final 2023 WASDE Recap

Final 2023 WASDE Recap

2023-12-1109:20

Cody Didier, marketing education specialist, joins the program to recap the final World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report from USDA. 
Operating Loans

Operating Loans

2023-11-2710:52

Farming and ranching is big business, and with it comes big price tags. Nicole Erickson, market vice president with AgCountry Farm Credit Services, joins the podcast to discusses operating loan financing.
Rob Fronning, VP insurance and customer education with AgCountry, joins the podcast to talk about the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Rob gives an update on the 2023 harvest. He also talks about the recent announcement about the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). 
With no Speaker of the House, legislation in Washington, D.C. has come to a standstill. AgCountry's SVP Government and Public Affairs, Howard Olson, joins the podcast to discuss what elected officials in our nation's capital are telling him and what a potential timeline for passage of a new farm bill looks like. 
Is PRF Right For You?

Is PRF Right For You?

2023-10-1209:45

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage coverage offers farmers and ranchers protection against a lack of moisture. AgCountry Senior Insurance Specialist, Scott Van Den Einde, joins the program to provide the ins and outs of PRF insurance. 
AgCountry's VP Insurance and Customer Education, Rob Fronning, joins the podcast to give listeners an update on planting progress in South America along with insurance options available to crop and livestock farmers. 
Margin Protection is a crop insurance option farmers have to add extra protection to their acres. Ginger Harris, VP insurance with AgCountry, discusses all the ins and outs of Margin Protection. 
AgCountry Farm Credit Services Vice President of Insurance and Customer Education Rob Fronning reviews insurance coverage options for producers. Fronning reminds producers that it is not too late to get hail coverage for the season and discusses how to utilize insurance coverage to mitigate rising input costs and lock in prices. Livestock Risk Protection is a tool that remains available to protect high prices for livestock.
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