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Tractors And Troubadours

May 18, 2023

On this episode, we talk with mental health advocate and Wisconsin dairy farmer Randy Roecker about the important topic of mental health on the farm. We discuss the importance of understanding the warning signs, the need for expanded mental health care in rural America, and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health crises and treatment. We then talk with Ohio Rep. Max Miller, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee, about the 2023 farm bill and about ag policy. And, John Deere this week unveiled a new compact utility tractor and upgrades to others in that segment. We give you the inside scoop. In this week’s installment of The Dirt with Nutrien, Senior Agronomist Mike Howell returns with the second half of his look at Sulfur. In our Meat Monitor segment, we learn about how the ongoing labor issues at West Coast ports are affecting U.S. red meat exports, and in “Bushels and Cents,” Ray Bohacz discusses fuel trim in farm vehicles. The episode also features the music of Clarksville Creative Sound recording artist Laurie Lace.


Fastline Marketing Group advertisement: 0:00

Intro/news: 0:30 advertisement: 6:39

Randy Roecker, Farmer Angel Network: 6:58

Max Miller, U.S. House of Representatives: 25:59

Mark Davey, John Deere: 38:39

Mike Howell, Nutrien: 43:59

Soil Test Pro advertisement: 48:53

Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation: 48:26

Ray Bohacz, “Bushels and Cents”: 51:50

Laurie Lace: 53:32