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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

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

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

Secretary Vilsack in-studio

The Secretary of Agriculture is coming for a visit to Market to Market. Tom Vilsack will be in-studio Friday afternoon. Vilsack ran for President in 2008 after completing his two terms as Iowa’s Governor.

There will be an interview with C-SPAN first in our studio with the Ag Secretary before for a visit with our host Mark Pearson.

Part of that interview will be seen in this week’s edition of Market to Market (3540).
The rest will be used for next week’s program (3541) and will eventually live on our website.

What questions should Mark ask the Secretary of Agriculture? What question about USDA policy should we discuss with Mr. Vilsack?

Drop them in the comment section below.

Posted in Talk Back on June 3rd, 2010 by paul – Be the first to comment