Market Talk is hosted by Jesse Allen (who is also the Farm and Ranch Director for the American Ag Network). It is a weekday podcast that focuses on the market trade each day. Jesse, talks with some of the best minds in the trading world to help you maximize profits on your operation. Check out the recent episodes below and learn more at www.markettalkag.com!

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  • Friday, March 5th, 2021- Mac Marshall March 5, 2021
    Today, a special edition of the show as we talk with Mac Marshall. He is the VP of Market Intelligence with the United Soybean Board and the US Soybean Export Council. We dive deeper into the current rise in soybean prices, the outlook moving forward and more.
    Jesse Allen
  • Thursday, March 4th, 2021- John Heinberg March 4, 2021
    Weekly export sales came out and were pretty dismal for corn; but there were some underlying positive notes. Also, outside markets seemed to really hammer down grains on the day. John Heinberg with Total Farm Marketing joins us to talk about it.
    Jesse Allen
  • Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021- Mike Zuzolo March 3, 2021
    Grains were lower on Wednesday as South American crops become more competitive. Weather concerns in South America are something to watch as well as developing concerns for the U.S. heading into spring. Mike Zuzolo stops by to talk with us more about it!
    Jesse Allen
  • Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021- Brian Splitt March 2, 2021
    Grain markets saw a strong rebound on Tuesday amid South American weather issues and lower crop ratings for wheat. Livestock were mixed with live cattle up slightly with feeder cattle and lean hogs lower on the day. Brian Splitt with AgMarket.net joins us to discuss Tuesday's trade.
    Jesse Allen
  • Monday, March 1st, 2021- Bryan Doherty March 1, 2021
    Grain markets were lower on Monday as we started a new month. Weaker than expected grain inspections and simply no fresh news in the marketplace seemed to be the main reasons for the lower close. Bryan Doherty with Total Farm Marketing joins us to discuss.
    Jesse Allen
  • Friday, February 26th, 2021- Kent Beadle February 26, 2021
    We wrapped the final trading day of February with more pressure and correction in our markets. Grains, livestock and outside macro markets all took hits on the day but we did end the week higher on most grains. Kent Beadle with CHS Hedging joins us to discuss the trade as we wrap up another month […]
    Jesse Allen
  • Thursday, February 25th, 2021- John Heinberg February 25, 2021
    We saw red across much of the grain and livestock sector on Thursday after a disappointing weekly export sales report as well as first notice day for March options. We break it all down with John Heinberg from Total Farm Marketing on today's show.
    Jesse Allen
  • Wednesday, February 24th, 2021- Mike Zuzolo February 24, 2021
    Grains were higher across the board as well as livestock on Wednesday. The soy complex led once again in grains with wheat higher and corn up slightly. Hogs once again went on a tear and took cattle with them. Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics joins us to discuss.
    Jesse Allen
  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021- Bill Biedermann February 23, 2021
    The soy complex continued on a tear higher thanks to a very bullish world vegetable oil market. Corn was up fractionally while wheat was down slightly. Meantime, has the hog market topped out? Bill Biedermann with AgMarket.net joins us to talk about it.
    Jesse Allen
  • Monday, February 22nd, 2021- Bryan Doherty February 22, 2021
    Markets were strong on Monday with most all commodities and livestock moderately higher. Is South American weather issues the reason or is it something else? Bryan Doherty with Total Farm Marketing joins us to discuss the trade.
    Jesse Allen
  • Friday, February 19th, 2021- USDA Outlook Forum Recap February 19, 2021
    Market Talk host Jesse Allen recaps the day's market trade and takes a full look at the USDA Outlook Forum numbers released over the last two days.
    Jesse Allen
  • Thursday, February 18th, 2021- Mike Zuzolo February 18, 2021
    We got the first batch of numbers from the USDA Ag Outlook Forum on Thursday; markets were fairly quiet to lower on the day with wheat the lone exception. What do these numbers mean and what more should we expect on Friday? Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics joins us to discuss all of it.
    Jesse Allen
  • Wednesday, February 17th, 2021- John Heinberg February 17, 2021
    The markets were mostly lower on Wednesday although corn and soybeans did rally to unchanged late. What drove the market lower? Was it profit taking? John Heinberg with Total Farm Marketing joins us to talk about it and share his thoughts.
    Jesse Allen
  • Tuesday, February 16th, 2021- Matt Bennett February 16, 2021
    Markets came back from a three day weekend and traded solidly higher on Tuesday. Good strength throughout all commodities and lean hogs while the cattle market finished mixed. Matt Bennett with AgMarket.net joins us to discuss.
    Jesse Allen
  • Monday, February 15th, 2021- Bill Northey February 15, 2021
    Markets are closed for Presidents Day on Monday, so that allows us to catch up with an old friend! Former USDA Undersecretary in the Trump Administration and former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey joins us today. We discuss his time at USDA, his thoughts on the new administration and how that will affect agriculture […]
    Jesse Allen
  • February 12th, 2021- Ted Seifried February 12, 2021
    Grain markets wrapped the week quietly as we head into a three-day weekend. Livestock trade was strong in both cattle and hogs to close out the week. Today, we welcome Ted Seifried of Zaner Ag Hedge in Chicago to discuss the market trade at week's end.
    Jesse Allen
  • Thursday, February 11th, 2021- John Heinberg February 11, 2021
    Thursday saw a rebound in corn and soybean markets with a solid export sales and shipments report. Hogs continued their impressive strength as well. John Heinberg with Total Farm Marketing joins us to talk about the trade as we near a long holiday weekend.
    Jesse Allen
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2021- Mike Zuzolo February 10, 2021
    Profit taking was the name of the game on Wednesday as long positions were liquidated in grain trade and we saw a hard selloff. All this comes after a rather disappointing WASDE report for February. However, hogs and feeder cattle were strong on the day. Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics joins us to talk […]
    Jesse Allen