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This Week in Agribusiness - December 16, 2018

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk beef, explore markets with a new source, dig into Missouri agriculture and even get a Christmas memory from the Secretary of Agriculture

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

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show talking with Kevin Kester, Parkfield, Calif., who will be taking the reins of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association in 2018. Orion and Max talk markets with Donna Hughes, Daniels Trading.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Donna Hughes, Daniels Trading. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States. And in the Best of the Farm Progress Show segment, Max talks with Art Williams, Kubota, about the company's M Series row crop machines.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this segment talking Chris Chinn, director of agriculture, Missouri, who offers a look at what the department does in the state. Max offers a look at the Keck Gonnerman tractor in a report from the Half Century of Progress Show. You can get a video of that show learn more at

Part 4

Orion Samuelson stops in Washington to talk with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue who shares an interesting Christmas memory. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max offers the story of a 1971 International 856 owned by Lane and Larry Volker, Holstein, Iowa.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk with Todd Fitchette, field editor, Western Farm Press who is based in Tulare, Calif., who offers insight on issues impacting farmers in that country. Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week looks at year end issues with John McNutt, Latta Harris, a consultant.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Suring FFA in Suring, Wis. Member Caleb Lally shares insight into what the group does, including a key project for 2017. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson offers an answer to "Why do I like my job?" with some key examples from just one week. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wraps up this week's show with a look at a tradition - the star or lit tree on the silo or grain leg. And they tell the story about one star put up 40 years ago with a family story from Tom Brand.

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