Neil Dahlstrom on Tractor Wars

The Meb Faber Show | 20 April 2022 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Neil Dahlstrom about his book Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture. Discusses the evolution of the tractor industry touching on all the major players; the different strategies each company took around pricing and distribution; and finishes on the future with things like autonomous tractors and drone technology.

The Future of Food with Jim Mellon

We Study Billionaires | 28 March 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jim Mellon about his book Moo’s Law: An Investor’s Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution. Discusses the imminent transformation of food, with plant-based proteins and the cultivation of meat and dairy products, delivering food that is cleaner, cheaper, safer and more ethical.

Isabella Tree on Wilding

EconTalk | 16 March 2020 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Isabella Tree about her book Wilding. Describes how Tree and her husband turned their three and a half-acre farm, the Knepp Castle Estate, into something wilder, a place for wild ponies, wild pigs, wild oxen, and an ever-wider variety of birds and bugs. Covers the re-wilding phenomenon, the complexity of natural systems, and the nature of emergent order.

Brandon Zick on the Business of Investing in Farmland

The Meb Faber Show | 19 June 2019 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Brandon Zick of Ceres Partners about investing in farmland. Nicely frames the build-up of returns from farmland. Intriguing insights on the influence of technology on farming.