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This Week in Agribusiness – Nov. 30, 2019

Mike Pearson and Chad Colby share news about trade, land values, rough weather ahead and some media trained turkeys

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

Part 1

Mike Pearson and Chad Colby open this week’s show talking about the unstable weather ahead from Greg Soulje, which is not good news. Patrick Haggerty talks with Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and chair of the House Ag Committee, about the uncertainty of the trade situation. Max Armstrong talks with Colin Woodall, CEO, National Cattlemens Beef Association, about some trade wins that have occurred this year. Mike and Chad get an update on the land market with Ray Brownfield, Land Pro LLC.

Part 2

Mike Pearson and Chad Colby continue their conversation with Ray Brownfield, Land Pro LLC, including a look at land rents. In Colby AgTech, Chad shares some interesting gift ideas for the holiday season.

Part 3

Mike Pearson and Chad Colby talk with Farm Broadcaster Don Wick, Red River Ag Network, Grand Forks, N.D., about what farmers are facing in that part of the country, including lost crops of potatoes and sugar beets. Max Armstrong shares the story of an 875-hp tractor that showed up at the Half Century of Progress event last summer. Max talks with Lee Randall owner of the Rite Earthquake tractor, including some history about the tractor.

Part 4

Mike Pearson and Chad Colby open this segment with a look at the controversy occurring in the renewable fuels community and Max Armstrong talks with Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Assocation about the situation. In a Best of the Farm Progress Show, Max talks with Jim Hedges, vice president, seed marketing, Winfield United about the cooperative and the work they're doinig. 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 including some major challenges in December.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares the story of a International Harvester Hydro 86 owned by Harry Knobbe, West Point, Neb. Max shared that earlier this year Harry had an accident, but he is working to recover, including getting back behind the wheel of this legacy tractor. Max Armstrong profiles Chillicothe FFA in Chillicothe, Mo. Member Abby Hayen shares insight on a couple community activities. Max also shares that the chapter is supported by the Litton Foundation, and Member Clara Leamer, shares more information about the support of the Litton Ag Center. And Member Delaney May shares how the center helps members who show livestock, including for those who live in town.

Part 7

Mike Pearson and Chad Colby close this week’s show talking turkeys, specifically Max Armstrong's report on the 2019 White House turkeys that came from the Clinton, N.C. turkey farm owned by Wellie Jackson. Of course "Bread" and "Butter" are a little different; they've been media trained. And Chad and Mike recognized Steve Bridge who was honored with the Doane Award for his report from China last year; and you can see a montage of that coverage.

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