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This Week in Agribusiness – Oct. 26, 2019

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson talk beef, weather, ag tech and the dairy business in this week's episode.

October 26, 2019

Note: Start the video and all parts will play through as the full show

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson open this week’s show with a quick look at the weather with Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje, who warns of some tough conditions ahead. Patrick Haggerty talks with Colin Woodall, CEO, National Cattlemens Beef Association, who calls out the Organization for Competitive Marketing, for what he calls a smear regarding checkoff payments. Max and Mike talk markets with Ted Seifried, chief market strategist, Zaner Ag Hedge.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson continue their market conversation with Ted Seifried, chief market strategist, Zaner Ag Hedge. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, talks tools including the wide-ranging use of cordless tools thanks to enhanced battery performance, including an interesting new tool he’s discovered. Max also shares a reminder to nominate a harvest hero by visiting

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson feature a report from Chad Colby who talks about NASA including a visit he made to the Kennedy Space Center and what he learned. Max turns to the Half Century of Progress with a look at the equipment parade that’s part of the big event held in Rantoul, Ill.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson open this segment with a discussion with Paul and Jason Kaeb, KSI Conveyors. The company has seen a tough season and works to add value to the grower and you can learn more at Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje offers a first-look at weather for the week ahead.

Part 5

Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the long-range weather forecast for agriculture.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong talks auger tractors, which are often vintage machines that are still at work to move grain from ground to grain bin. Max shares images sent by readers in response to a request Max made on Twitter. Max Armstrong profiles Hawthorne, FFA in Hawthorne, Fla., which was recently re-instated. The 120-member group gets to work in a land lab that’s being rejuvenated. Member Kylie Bartlett offers insight on the group’s recycling work in the school. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson talks about the challenge of food labeling with substitutes arriving for milk and meat.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson close this week’s show with a report from Max Armstrong who talks with Steve Maddox, Burrel, Calif., who is the 2019 Dairyman of the Year from the World Dairy Expo.

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