Kevin McNew

2021 Agriculture Advice With Kevin McNew

Jan 14, 2021
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In The Moment … January 14th, 2021 Show 972 Hour 2

Dry weather in South America and inflated demand from China are creating some welcome opportunities for U.S. farmers.

Guest: Kevin McNew, chief economist for the Farmers Business Network.


When it comes to agriculture and the Biden administration, there are a few key areas to keep an eye on, including trade policy and environmental incentives and regulations. Soil carbon storage incentives and biofuel support are topics to watch. Immigration policy impacts farm labor and the food production chain. 

In this week's In the Moment podcast, we dive into the question: "What will Biden's administration mean for South Dakota's agriculture industry?"


Kevin McNew, Chief Economist with the Farmers Business Network |


In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 1

Farmers are always facing uncertainty. As it stands now, many South Dakota farmers are experiencing moderate to severe drought.

And, what does an administrative change in the White House along with the many possible policy changes mean for the state's producers?

Joining us to share thoughts on what a Biden Administration looks like for South Dakota farmers is Kevin McNew, Chief Economist with the Farmers Business Network.


In The Moment … May 21, 2020 Show 822 Hour 2

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced details of direct assistance to farmers and ranchers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The CFAP will provide up to 16-billion dollars in direct payments to deliver relief to America's farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Joining us to answer questions about eligibility, how to receive assistance, and how this impacts South Dakota, is Kevin McNew, chief economist for the Farmers Business Network.

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Apr 20, 2020

In The Moment ... April 20, 2020 Show 799 Hour 2

Having dealt with severe weather and flooding a year ago, South Dakota's farmers find themselves in unprecedented times yet again. How is COVID-19 affecting things like trade, prices, supply and interest rates? Kevin McNew is the chief economist with Farmers Business Network and he has some thoughts on these issues and more.


In The Moment ... October 15, 2019 Show 679 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting and In The Moment continue our series on the future of farming. Kevin McNew, Chief Economist for the Farmers Business Network, discusses the challenges of the 2019 harvest season while providing an outlook for 2020. He also discusses the news of a possible trade deal with China.

News: July 27 - Aug 2

Aug 2, 2019

After recent hearings on SNAP benefit eligibility requirements, the USDA issued a rule to reform the process; Representative Johnson discusses these changes. Kevin McNew, chief economist with the Farmer's Business Network, talks the impact of the new farm aid package. The CEO of Blue Dasher Farms explains “Regenerative Ag.” The senior advisor for South Dakota's Department of Agriculture discusses the 2019 Agricultural Economic Contribution Study. And, as always, the political junkies discuss this week's political news. 


In The Moment ... July 30, 2019 Show 626 Hour 1

South Dakota farmers affected by trade issues and adverse weather can now begin receiving payments as part of the Trump Administration's $16 billion farm aid package.

How were the figures determined, what's the process for receiving paymets and how are they being disbursed?

Kevin McNew, chief economist with the Farmer's Business Network visits about the impact of the new farm aid package.


In The Moment ... June 11, 2019 Show 593 Hour 1

This years bad weather has the bulk of South Dakota Farmer's facing the imapcts. Kevin McNew is Chief Economist at the Farmer's Business Network. He joins now for a look at the historic season and how if stands to influence yields.