Farm And Ranch Country (Bill Graff)
Summary: Farm podcast by an actual farmer talking about farm issues Topics covered: Farm Bill, Precision Farming, Tractors, Country Living, Farm Life, Cattle, and all things ag.
This is the first part of 2 podcasts where I discuss what is going on in many places in rural America. These were originally #breakfastwithbill periscopes. In certain places, especially states that have the economic climate for growth in rural America, too much growth is a problem. I am not…Read More139-Rural Infrastructure and Quality of Life
[click play button to listen to farm podcast] This Podcast is a direct result of my periscopes that I do every day, well 6 days a week, I take Sundays off. I had a listener that is a member of the smartest audience in Agriculture ask about the future of…Read More138 – Ag Business Customer Relations
I received a request/question to talk about financing agriculture and specifically retailer financing. I also do several other social media platforms besides podcasting and this was asked on my YouTube live #AMAAA (ask me anything about agriculture) that I do on Monday nights at 9 p.m. central time. I also…Read More137 – Financing Agriculture
Agriculture is generating a lot of data, always has, always will. And, it is valuable data. And, the government since the start of farm programs has collected a lot of data from farmers and ranchers. Not just the USDA office that is getting data from us. IRS gets your income…Read More136 – BIG DATA
(click play to listen to the farm podcast) This is not 2008 or 2012, it is 2017 in the agricultural economy. What worked then may make you go broke now. All farmers but especially young farmers need to rethink how they move forward in a high cost, low return environment…Read More135- Most Economical Yield
My state has a County Treasurer Association. I was asked to give an outlook speech to this group. How is the rural/agricultural economy? Where are taxes and resources headed? Some counties are tax cap counties, where does that leave them? Sales tax revenue, video gambling, income tax, what is happening…Read More134- State of the Rural Economy
Click play for farm podcast. Now, remember it is never so good it can’t get better and never so bad it can’t get worse. That is a saying from a World War 2 combat veteran. And, the cure for low prices is low prices, and the cure for high prices…Read More133 – What if commodity prices stay low???
How did I get involved with the Trump campaign? How or why did I become a delegate running on the ballot for Trump? How involved is/was my family? How does one file at the State Board of Elections? How did an 18 year old get involved in all of this?…Read More132 – Trump Special
Ag retailers, grain elevators, equipment dealers – what do they look like going forward? Especially with the current net income downturn that is going on in agriculture. I think the game is changing and if this economic downturn lasts another year or two, it could change fast. There is only…Read More131 – Future of Agribusiness
Farm Podcast: Click play to listen Have machines replaced humans in driving the economy? Lots of people are not happy with their economic situation. What is really driving our economy and how is it affecting agriculture??? Rising prices for lots of basic necessities, but no inflation according to government statistics.…Read More130 – How No Economic Growth Affects Agriculture
Some farm and ranch production agricultural organizations want to give voting rights to non producers. Lots of big time agvocates do not produce agricultural commodities, but are still huge supporters of commercial production agriculture. But, should they be given the right to set policy for production agricultural organizations??? Several recent…Read More129 – Voting rights non farmers and ranchers?
Ted Cruz an anti ethanol guy won the Iowa Republican caucus. I know it is a caucus and not a primary and it is IOWA but wow. The “Rural Vote” matters but does the Farm and Ranch Policy vote matter? Their are less and less commercial production agricultural people. Social…Read More128 – Farm And Ranch Vote – Does it matter???
The revised edition: In other words the correct episode posted. I have been asked to speak at a young farmer meeting this summer and after outlining it, I said hey I should do this as a podcast. So here goes. Social media for farmers. Whether it is our age or…Read More126 Revised: Agriculture in Transition
“Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the face” Mike Tyson Stock Market real high Britain votes whether to leave the European Union on June 23rd. Europe has lots of problems. U.S. will have a new President in November. Last jobs report was bad. States and cities are…Read More127 – U. S. Recession
I believe the topic of land prices and land as an investment is worthy of taking a chance. I am a real estate broker so I follow land prices pretty close. I look at what land prices have done in the past few years. Hunting/brush land in the Midwest has…Read More125 – Land Prices and Land as an Investment