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Rural Economic Summit comes to Nebraska

Producer Andrew Batt puts finishing touches on the remote program in Grand Island, NE.

Producer Andrew Batt puts finishing touches on the remote program in Grand Island, NE.

The Market To Market crew is back from their trip to Nebraska and the Husker Harvest Days. The production team recording the last of our Rural Economic Summits. You can read a little background by clicking here.

The crew spent a couple of days at the Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska. Thanks to everyone there for making our trip smooth and memorable.

This summit had quite the guest list for our panel discussion.

  • Chuck Hassebrook, executive director, Center for Rural Affairs
  • Brandon Hunnicutt, president, Nebraska Corn Growers Association
  • Ernie Goss, Creighton University economist
  • Darin Newsom, DTN Senior Grains Analyst
  • Walt Hackney, Hackney Cattle Company

Some of the program looked at strong demand and near-record grain and oilseed and its boosting of net farm income. But as the agricultural sector exhibits its resilience, many rural communities are fighting to survive the worst economic downtrun since the Great Depression. What is that impact on the slowing recovery of rural America?

This show will air in two parts. The first will be in the regular Market To Market time slot you watch. The second will available on some stations. If you don’t see it, you’ll be able to view it on our website this weekend.

What did we miss on? What other topics needed coverage? Drop us a line at MarketToMarket@IPTV.org.

Posted in Rural Economic Summit on September 16th, 2010 by paul – Be the first to comment

Hitting the road to talk about the economy

The Market To Market crew is close to hitting the road for the final of our Rural Economic Summits. This last stop will be at the Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska. #HHD10 is largest totally irrigated working farm show.

This stop will allow us to hit a few issues vital to the western part of the corn belt. We’ll be talking about challenges confronting America’s grain and livestock producers.  Irrigation is a huge issue in many parts of the country, so the program also will examine innovative water management systems.

We’ve been asking for you to share how you are doing in this economy. We’re not asking for information on every dollar and cent, but how you’ve faired recently in the economy.

  • Did you diversify more or less than normal because of the economy?
  • Did you take risks that were not your normal strategy?
  • Are you better off today than you were 6 months ago?
  • Do you expect you’ll be better off in six months?
  • If things are going well, what made that happen?

Please take a few moments to answer a couple of our questions. You can comment to MarketToMarket@iptv.org

We’re assembling a panel to discuss many of these questions when we hold the next summit in Nebraska.

  • Walt Hackney is with the Hackney Cattle Company based in Omaha. What questions do you have for him?
  • Darin Newsom is a regular analyst for Market To Market. He’s a senior grains analyst for DTN.
  • Ernie Goss of Creighton University was just on last week’s show discussing the rural economy and why imports are helping the ag sector.

We are still trying to confirm a couple more guests for the program. I’ll let you know who they are so you can pose a couple of questions to the panel. Those questions will be asked in a special discussion program produced by Market To Market.

Again, please take some time to send us an email to MarketToMarket@iptv.org

Look for signs like this one on where to watch the Market To Market taping on Wednesday, September 15th.

Look for signs like this one on where to watch the Market To Market taping on Wednesday, September 15th.

Planning to be in Grand Island on Wednesday? Maybe around the 1p time-frame? Stop by our broadcast location at the Nebraska Farmer Hospitality tent. Inside the tent, you’ll find the Nebraska Farmer editors as well as health screening booths. Located at the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue in the center of the grounds.

We are recording at 1, so come in, take a break and say hi to the Market To Market crew. Also, give our program a listen and offer your own question to the panel.

Posted in Rural Economic Summit on September 10th, 2010 by paul – Be the first to comment

Road Trip for Market to Market

The Market to Market crew is hitting the road in September for a special rural economic summit.

We will bring Mr. Pearson to you at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska on September 15th.

We’ll assemble a panel of experts and, of course, you are invited to join the discussion and all you have to do is submit your questions at the Market to Market Web site. You can send us an email to MarketToMarket@iptv.org or just leave a comment below in the blog.

Of course, we want to get the conversation started by asking you the following: What improvement are you seeing in your local economy?

The summit will featured a town hall discussion among experts recorded in front of a live studio audience.

So, visit the Market to Market Web site to share your story and submit your questions to MarketToMarket@iptv.org

Posted in Rural Economic Summit, Talk Back on August 30th, 2010 by paul – Be the first to comment