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This Week in Agribusiness – July 6, 2019

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson talk farm support, look at the markets and even share research on a soy-based product that can preserve roads

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson open this week’s show with a report from Patrick Haggerty who talks with Collin Peterson, D-Minn., chair of the House Ag Committee, who discusses ag disaster aid, market conditions and the impact of the African Swine Fever on markets. Max and Orion talk markets with Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities, including a look at the impact of recent USDA reports.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson continue their market conversation with Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities. In Colby Agtech, Chad Colby offers insight on when farmers should consider upgrading smart devices. Max and Orion talk about county fairs including the story of a Michigan county fair pig sale that turned into a successful fundraiser for a young lady working to help a family hit by cancer.

Part 3

Max Armstrong talks with Ramblin’ Ray Stevens, a long-time country DJ in the Chicago area. They talk farming, faith and patriotism, all embodied in country music.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson open this segment talking with Ron Hays, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network, Oklahoma City, Okla., about key issues for that part of the country. 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 1956 International-Harvester 300 Utility LP sold, then repurchased, by Marvin Marvin Berkshire, Royal Center, Ind. Orion Samuelson profiles Somonauk/Leland/Sandwich FFA in Somonauk, Ill., is 150 members strong and provides some essential community services in the region. Chapter President Avery Plote shares many of the reasons for being part of FFA from hands-on to leadership skills. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson takes on false labeling in the food industry from “milk” to “false meat.”

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson talk about the interest in industrial hemp, including a look at a Twitter survey Max conducted online with some interesting results. And they share a report from Lynn Ketelsen who shares news of research on a soybean product that may help preserve asphalt roads.

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