Rusty Halvorson reports on the continuing trade tensions for the U.S. and Kirsten Rall has tips for early-season weed management. Sabrina Hill interviews a representative of the Fertilizer Institute about fertilizer application.

In this edition, Rusty Halvorson has an in-depth report on this week's hearing with EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, with audio from lawmakers questioning Pruitt's actions. Sabrina Hill talks with Kevin Skunes, President of the National Corn Growers Association about a provocative plan for ethanol, and why it could be a threat to trade markets as well as a problem for growers.

In top news this week, Rusty Halvorson reports on NAFTA, Farm Bill, and best tips for late planting this year with Corey Dathe, of AgriPro and Syngenta. Sabrina Hill interviews John Bode with the Corn Refiners Association about the controversy surrounding food labeling.

In this week's podcast, Rusty Halvorson reports on spring fieldwork in the Northern Plains and the planting window with Josh Miller of BASF; Kirsten Rall discusses cover crops with Evan Twedt of Asgrow DEKALB; and Sabrina Hill talks with Jane DeMarchi of the American Seed Trade Association about regulations on gene editing and biotechnology.