March 23, 2022
At the onset of the Russian invasion, we had a chat with two of our analyst friends from Ukraine (Masha & Elena) on a live twitter space (EP102). We wanted to make sure both were ok and managed to get Elena back on to tell us about her journey out of Ukraine and the impact of the war on agriculture.
Masha couldn't make it onto the podcast, but she is safe.
March 16, 2022
Fuel has gone through the roof - but is there a larger, more structural issue looming?
We have a chat with John Blackburn AO, former Air Vice-Marshal and Deputy Chief of the RAAF. John has been working investigating supply chains as a part of Australia's national security.
In this discussion, we find out how much at risk our fuel supply chain is (along with many other products).
March 14, 2022
We have a chat with Michael Trant, a farmer and author from Western Australia, about his new book Wild Dogs.
We chat about how a farmer goes from writing about live export to publishing a crime thriller set in the Australian outback. Although not our typical type of conversation, it's really interesting to find out what the process is.
Andrew also finds out why he wasn't selected to be the narrator.
AgWatchers don't do sponsors but we'll give his book a plug: Audible and Paper
March 11, 2022
A short AgWatchers market update. We cover the impact of the floods in NSW/QLD on livestock, the action in the wheat market and the impact of the Russian invasion of ag inputs from diesel to fertilizer.
Enjoy the weekend!
March 2, 2022
We chat with friend of the podcast Liz Jackson, Sheep Producers Australia board member and lecturer about a whole range of topics around agricultural supply chains. No stones were left uncovered, and a whole bunch of golden insights and some rubbish ones from Matt and Andrew.
Fortress WA, breakdown of WA supply chains, labour issues, dexa scanners, who is the farmers customer? and the 'fight for acres'.
February 24, 2022
We have a live talkback discussion about the Invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We invited Elena Neroba and Masha Belikova, both grain analysts living in Ukraine to let us know how they are.
We also talk to a whole bunch of different folk about the ongoing situation in Ukraine and its impact. Thanks to our additional guests who contributed:
Switter, Yeti, Stefan Meyer (and his wife), Simon McDougall and Brett Hosking
(Sound quality not great at points, but audible.)
February 23, 2022
We have a chat with renowned economist and market commentator Stephen 'The Kouk' Koukoulas about inflation, interest rates, the aussie dollar, negative gearing and a whole lot more.
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February 17, 2022
Our 2nd AgWatchers talkback discussion. We start off with a quick market update on livestock and grains. Lots of data on livestock this week, on how the herd is rebuilding which could impact the price. Then the glyphosate issue, Indian lentil tariffs and volatile wheat.
Then we get into the audience with Ryan Milgate, James Stacey, Amelia Shaw and Gaurav Jain. We get some more detail on lentils, Road issues in Victoria, policy issues in grains and issues with the peri-urban fringe.
A lot of variety and a good chat with all the brave guests.
February 13, 2022
It's a bit different this week and a lot of fun. We are the first Australian Ag podcast to do a live stream talkback style episode over Twitter spaces.
All our podcasts are completely unscripted (as you can tell), but in this one, it was recorded live to the Twitter audience and we gave impromptu invitations for brave guests to join the conversation.
The guests include Yeti, Clint Jasper, Martin Murray, Jonathan Dyer, Stefan Meyer and Renée Anderson. We started off with the weekly market update followed by discussions on fertilizer, inflation, cotton, organic farming, durum supply chains, issues with MRL's and a whole lot more.
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February 9, 2022
Seeding is approaching and farmers have to start making fertilizer decisions if they haven't already. In this podcast, we get AgWatchers regular Chris Lawson, Head of Fert for CRU Group on to have a chat about the fert market.
We chat about what is driving the market, the current falls overseas, snake poo as an alternative, new Australian production and dispel some conspiracy theories.