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Join experts from Landus as well as other special guests as we dive into the latest factors impacting farming operations in grain, agronomy, and more. Each month you can expect two timely episodes, one for all things grain, and the other for agronomy and more. GROW Podcast is brought to you by the Landus GROW Solutions Center. Subscribe today!

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Making Your Voice Heard | Rural Matters

February 20, 2024

The cooperative model is based on doing for the farmer what they can’t do themselves. Although Landus has outgrown the mold of what traditional cooperative can do, we remain committed to representing farmer goals and values. One of the more underrepresented settings of farmers is none other than our state capital in Des Moines and Capitol Hill in D.C. This week’s GROW Podcast is hosted by Landus Vice President of External Affairs, and Rural Matters author, Elizabeth Burns-Thompson; with Landus ‪Business Development Lead, Brian Crowe. Together, they tackle what topics are bearing the most weight for Iowa and American farmers. Highlights: •It’s never been easier to let Landus know the topics you’re passionate about. Complete our Rural Matters survey here: https://forms.office.com/r/084wHemVtU •Read Rural Matters every week for the latest updates on rural policy: https://www.landus.ag/news-events/blog/rural-matters Connect with us: https://linktr.ee/landusag%20%20

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What Makes Agronomy Fun | GROW Podcast

February 06, 2024

When the season starts, farmers formulate a “game plan.” A plan that they curate with the help of their agronomists on what outcomes are likely to occur throughout the growing and harvest seasons. Last year presented challenges that we knew would present hardships. However, in every game plan lies an area of uncertainty. According to Landus ‪Technical Agronomy and Precision Lead, Dan Bjoklund, “that’s what makes agronomy fun.” In this episode of the GROW Podcast, Landus ‪Optimization and Procurement Lead, John King, delivers his market updates and talks with Dan about the challenges that lie ahead for 2024. Technology and innovative solutions will be key to conquering the 2024 obstacles, so be sure to attend one of our Innovation Connector events that will be happening later this March. View the full AcreEdge Performance Portfolio Purchase any AcreEdge product and be entered into the Edge of Your Seat Sweepstakes! View the contest details here. Read more on the state-of-the-art facility being constructed in Boone Connect with us

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New Year, Same Grain | Grain Episode

January 23, 2024

The January WASDE Report by the USDA is one of the more significant WASDE monthly reports. It tells the final numbers of harvested crop across the US and basis will be based off the numbers in this report. Landus ‪Strategic Account Manager, Ashley Kaldenberg hosts this week’s GROW Podcast with returning guest, Landus ‪Grain Merchandiser, Reese Drenth. Highlights: Read the January WASDE Report. View the Price Later Contracts and the Landus Decision Matrix on our Grain Marketing page. View more contracts in the Landus portal. Connect with us on social media.

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Insights for Your 2024 Growing Season | Agronomy Episode

January 09, 2024

The Agronomy Trio (minus one) is back again with their compiled results from the 2023 harvest. Which hybrids did the best? Did any of them manage stress better than expected? What should you expect from your seeds for next harvest? Get the latest on the agronomy markets, the stressors predicted for the 2024 crop, and more in this episode of the GROW Podcast. Connect with us

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Introducing AcreEdge Performance Portfolio | GROW Podcast

November 21, 2023

Seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady has nutrient supplements designed for him because off the shelf supplements don’t meet his specific needs — why should your crops be any different? Be the Tom Brady of farming with AcreEdge products. In this episode, John King hosts guests who are responsible for the launch of the brand new AcreEdge Performance Portfolio—a special line up of products that are designed to enhance critical inputs, optimize application practices, and elevate crop performance throughout the growing season. Listen in as John King, Optimization and Procurement Lead; Edwin Suarez Araya, Technical Agronomy Manager; Matt Jones, Executive Vice President of Sales; Ryan Grant, Marketing and Communications Lead; have to say about AcreEdge and what it provides for the farmer. •View the full AcreEdge Performance Portfolio here •Purchase any AcreEdge product and be entered into the Edge of Your Seat Sweepstakes! View the contest details here •Read more on the state-of-the-art facility being constructed in Boone here •Connect with us

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Your Grain, Our Wheels | Grain Episode

November 07, 2023

A major endeavor Landus will be emphasizing in 2024 is the direct shipment of all our products. Both our grain and agronomy departments currently offer their own versions of direct ship, but the premium service will only get better for next year. GROW Podcast host and Landus strategic account manager Ashley Kaldenberg, strategic dispatcher Savannah Carroll, and grain merchandiser Reese Drenth, provide high-level examples of how farmers can use direct ship for their on-farm, grain needs. Highlights: •Market updates from Reese Drenth at 1:15 •Direct ship can be used throughout the year •Savannah Carroll’s position allows Landus customers to talk to one person to get their direct ship needs met. •On-farm storage grew 20% among Landus growers USDA WASDE report will be released Nov. 9. You’ll find it here. Connect with us

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Plant Health: The Beginning and End | Agronomy Episode

October 24, 2023

The factor that paid dividends this season was stock rigidity and health. With dryer conditions toward the end of this year’s growing season and higher winds to the west, crop health was the make-or-break factor for many farmers. The agronomy trio John King, Brad Sherwin, and Dan Bjorklund, return after exploring through farmer plots and report back their findings. Highlights: Market Update 2024 December corn prices could benefit from a 5%-10% crop risk The Israel and Palestine conflict may affect natural gas prices; which could affect market prices in general Landus crop protection prices launch first week of November. Keep an eye out for Landus communication pieces with more information Agronomy Portion It was a good harvest for Brevant hybrids. Their plant health was great and withstood the dry spell that langured through the end of the V5 growing season. Data will continue to be a big factor for future crops. Sample your soil this year so you’ll know what’s needed for next year. Although potassium is considered a secondary micronutrient, it’s working into consideration as a primary nutrient. Show notes: Dave Lemke brought a lot of insight to this week’s agronomy discussion. Read his recent Getting to Know Landus feature here. Connect with us

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Harvest This Year... And Beyond | GROW Podcast

October 10, 2023

Crop numbers are strong so far in the 2023 harvest. Join the GROW Podcast from in the combine or on the road and get insights for geography harvest numbers and 2024 outlooks. Follow host, and Landus strategic account manager, Ashley Kaldenberg as she sits down with special guest, Landus senior grain merchandiser, Jim Engler, through the latest edition of the GROW Podcast.

Highlights:

Approx. 75% done with bean harvest.

A dry September and low moisture percentage in corn has led to a quick harvest.

Corn test weight is less of a concern. While lower than what’s been seen in the last few years, corn should store well.

Going into harvest, the farmer was weakly sold on grain. Storing crop is a trading decision. Don't fall in love with your crop and sell when appropriate.

Show Notes:

Select the best grain policy for you!

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Fall Fertility and Harvest Progress | GROW Podcast

September 26, 2023

Most of you will be starting up your combines this week in preparation of the 2024 harvest. While you’re in your combine, we invite you to tune into this weeks GROW podcast with the Landus agronomy trio. Join John King, Brad Sherwin, and Dan Bjorklund as they look at how hybrids this season reacted with what products. One thing’s for certain: It pays to be knowledgeable on your hybrids and what you’re putting on your crop. Highlights: Sulfur is a primary nutrient. Weed control was a major factor this harvest Soybean cyst nematodes will continue to be a problem for next year Market Update: Morocco will be primary supplier of phosphate moving forward Farmers should start thinking about buying UAN for Spring Show Notes: Titan® XC and PROCOTE™ Virtual Agronomist Reading Between the Rows Connect With Us

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Crop Tour 2023 Results Are In | GROW Podcast

September 12, 2023

Landus services a healthy chunk of the Iowa corn and soybean farmers. By collecting data and completing service with Iowa growers, Landus is proud to present a comprehensive report that captures a snapshot of what farmers are expecting to harvest in 2023. Landus grain merchandiser, Reese Drenth, walks listeners through the data and what to expect for this season and how it will affect next year’s harvest. Also in this podcast, GROW Podcast host and Landus strategic account manager, Ashley Kaldenberg, sits down with Landus account leads, Jeff Aronson, Luke Vonnahme, and Dave Lemke to discuss the corn and soybean outlook throughout the Landus geography. Show Notes: 2023 Crop Tour Report Presentation WASDE Report Connect With Us

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Rural Matters X GROW Podcast Special

August 29, 2023

The Iowa legislative session of 2023 started in early January and ended in May. Throughout that timeline, Susan Tronchetti, Landus external affairs lead, published Rural Matters; the reoccurring series that covers topics that are debated in the chambers of the capital and impact rural Iowa. Since the session’s end in May, Rural Matters has become a monthly publication still dedicated to exploring topics that impact rural Iowa. In this week’s GROW Podcast, SueTronchetti and Landus business development lead, Brian Crowe, discuss the issues that are most impactful to rural Iowa, what bills were passed in the last session that impact rural Iowa, and national topics like the Farm Bill. Learn more about: Eminent domain battles with the CO2 pipelines School vouchers and the impacts that come with charter schools online The value of a coop being a political player for rural communities Farm Bill coming this year Show notes: Take the healthcare survey (open to Landus farmer-owners until September 11, 2023) Read Rural Matters: https://www.landus.ag/news-events/blog/rural-matters Connect With Us: https://linktr.ee/landusag%20%20

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Bringing Agriculture Education to Urban Students | GROW Podcast

August 15, 2023

As the state fair kicks off its 169th year, students from all corners of the state congregate to the Iowa State Fairgrounds to eat deep-fried [insert food here], ride fair attractions, and enjoy the free shows and entertainment. Many people, even in the most agricultural affluent state in the country, may not know of the animal showings that run all week long brought by 4-H and FFA chapters from the entire state.

While rural Iowa may know the animal showings brought from their communities from students that raised them, many urban area students may not even know a competition like this exists in their city. Des Moines Public Schools started Central Campus to guide students from the five Des Moines Public High Schools to sharpen them for technical degrees and development after graduation. The Environmental & Agricultural Sciences Academy instructor, Kevin Anderson, invited the Grow Podcast and podcast host, Ashley Kaldenberg, to talk about how agriculture can be better marketed to urban based youth.

Highlights from this episode:

With the rising labor problems in the ag industry, it’s going to be important to span into urban areas with agriculture.

Getting urban based kids exposure to agriculture opens the door for all the areas of interest in the ag industry.

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