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This Week in Agribusiness – September 28, 2019

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong get insight on farm trade, ag technology and challenges facing the beef industry

September 28, 2019

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

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong start this show with a look at weather from Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje, who previews the weather. Farm Broadcaster Lynn Ketelsen offers a harvest report from Minnesota where late crops are the norm. Max visits with BASF Innovation Specialist JJ Pyle, who discusses the 2019 season and the challenges farmers faced. Orion and Max talk markets with Joe Camp, Agrivisor, Bloomington, Ill., who got a good look at the crop this summer – on two wheels.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Joe Camp, Agrivisor, Bloomington, Ill., including a look at the trade picture. In Colby Agtech, Chad Colby offers a look at the new iPhone 11 including the opportunity to trade in your old phone; and he unboxes his new iPhone 11 Pro. And Max talks about the Harvest Heros program from Mosaic MicroEssentials. Learn more at

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this segment with a report from Chad Colby who talks about his FLIR device that can turn your camera into a thermal device. And he shares a look at the use of the technology with a drone and how it can be used in agriculture. Max talks with Carl Downs, tractor pull announcer for the Half Century of Progress about the popularity of pulling events. Orion offers and advance look at the upcoming World Dairy Expo where two secretaries of agriculture will be on hand.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this segment with news about a new trade deal with Japan. Max discussed trade with Darren Armstrong, chairman, U.S. Grains Council, who also offers insight on other potential markets for U.S. ag products. Challenges of new electronic logging rules are dogging the trucking industry. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., talks with Patrick Haggerty about his work to modify those rules for agriculture. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 5

Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje offers his extended look at the weather including his four-week forecast.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max shares the story of a ‘muscle tractor’ a 1969 Minneapolis Moline G1000 Vista owned by Mark and Kathy Becker, Athens, Ill. Orion Samuelson profiles Waterloo FFA in Waterloo, Wis., northeast of Madison. The group has several programs and solid support from alumni. Member Jackson Christenson shares insight on the work of alumni that are involved with the organization. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson offers his take on impeachment, and his thoughts on term limits for the House and Senate.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up this week’s episode talking about beef as Max talks with Amanda Radke, a South Dakota rancher who also writes for BEEF Magazine, about the issues impacting the industry including the move toward plant-based alternatives.

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