Friday, March 24th, 2023 Video and Audio Program

On today’s program, we cover a few different topic surrounding agriculture to wrap up the week. The Surface Transportation Board announced that it has approved the merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern railroads. We get an update on the STB announcement and the impact this could have on agriculture with Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition.

Next, with March being Women’s History Month, we discuss the role that women play in agriculture with Heather Hampton-Knodle. She is an Illinois farmer and the President of American Agri-Women. Learn more online at

We also take a look at the current outlook for chicken prices in relation to the rest of the meat sector. Brian Earnest, lead animal protein economist at CoBank joins us to discuss. You can read his latest report here:

Finally, we also go back to our interview on Monday with Chris Swift of Swift Trading Company to get an updated outlook on the cattle markets.

Today’s show is brought to you in part by Growmark/FS; learn more online by going to