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#89 The robots are coming for your grain.

#89 The robots are coming for your grain.

December 2, 2021

Our podcast sometimes gets berated for lacking intelligence, so we thought we would bring some artificial intelligence onto the podcast. 

AI is all around us at the moment, from netflix to amazon. It isn't getting all that much attention from the point of view of helping farmers price grain. 

We have a chat with Marcelo Artal, CEO of Hedgit. We find out what AI is, the opportunities for AI to assist farmers price grain and a whole lot more. 

 

 

 

#88 Wet effect on grain and livestock

#88 Wet effect on grain and livestock

November 26, 2021

A quick market update on the impacts of the wet weather on livestock and grains. 

#87 As raindrops say, two’s company, three’s a cloud.

#87 As raindrops say, two’s company, three’s a cloud.

November 19, 2021

Rain is impacting the supply chain in Australia and now Canada. 

You might have seen the images in the press this week of Vancouver and the deluge they have received. We bring back Corey Nesteroff to tell us what is happening and the supply chain impacts of the floods. These rains are impacting the main port for grain and fertilizer exports in Canada. 

We also talk about the impact of the rains on our own crop. 

#86 Live from Global Grain

#86 Live from Global Grain

November 18, 2021

In a first for our podcast, maybe the first for any ag market podcast we record to a live audience in Geneva at the Global Grain conference. We chat with Dave McKeon, CEO of GrainGrowers and Tim Worledge, editor of Fast Markets. 

The chat was all about what is happening in the grain space. What is happening with the barley tariff, the impact of the wet weather and what is happening with government intervention in markets. 

#85 Chinese military helping our market.

#85 Chinese military helping our market.

November 11, 2021

We have a quick chat with Michael De Kleuver about what is happing in the wool market. We talk about how Chinese energy woes have impacted wool processing, but also recent military uniforms purchases have assisted the market.

We talk about our reliance on China for wool (+90%), and how early-stage processing could feasibly move here.

As always a bunch of topics, including something for everyone. 

#84 A COP out

#84 A COP out

November 5, 2021

We have a quick update on the markets. Topics covered include livestock, a moan about COP26, fertilizer woes and the harvest pressure on grain. 

#83 Sirloin or soy, T-bone or tofu?

#83 Sirloin or soy, T-bone or tofu?

November 3, 2021

We have a chat with Queensland Senator Susan McDonald. This conversation covers a wide range of topics with a focus on fake meat labelling, climate change and the livestock industry. 

 

#82 Geneva Grain Unconventional

#82 Geneva Grain Unconventional

October 28, 2021

We have a chat with Swithun Still, a 'veteran' grain trader based out of Geneva with a focus on the black sea region. We talk through a bunch of topics including how he survived the 2010 export ban, how he may be related to @wheatwatcher (he's probably not) and how he got into the industry. 

#81 Sheep and grain update (kind of)

#81 Sheep and grain update (kind of)

October 22, 2021

100% serious, 10% of the time. A quick update for a Friday afternoon. 

We talk about the sheep yarding numbers being low, the controversy of sheep types and Andrew dials it up for the grain update. 

In this episode, we find out that @wheatwatcher can't do a Scottish accent.

#80 We Doug into Ag Data

#80 We Doug into Ag Data

October 21, 2021

We have a chat with Doug Fitch, CEO of AgWorld. We cover a range of areas, from data ownership, connectivity, how Australia is too small for agtech and also a couple of tangents. 

As always a fun conversation!

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