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This Week in Agribusiness, July 8, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong look at crop-impacting weather, the markets, celebrate an equipment anniversary and learn about food influencers.

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show with a look at the weather ahead, including the expansion of dry conditions ahead of pollination with insight from Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje. Steve Bridge reports on the U.S. river system and the need for investment in infrastructure improvements. In Farm Challenge of the Week, Bryce Knorr, senior market analyst, Farm Futures talks about market volatility. And Farm Broadcaster John Jenkinson, KBUF Radio, Garden City, Kan., looks at conditions in that part of the country.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk markets with Jim McCormick, Allendale, Inc., noting that the focus is now on the weather. Orion Samuelson shares his thoughts on his favorite time of the year  - those outdoor shows - including a focus on county and state fairs. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this segment with a report on the 175th anniversary of Case IH as Max talks with Danny Buckert, Hamilton, Ill., a collector of those Case machines. And Don Berbaum, Champaign, Ill., talks with Kristin Decker about his Case 600 combine.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk with Randy Krotz, CEO, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance about that group's work to tell agriculture's story to younger consumers who have a lot of influence over the food industry. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of 1967 International 1206 with a unique feature. The tractor is owned by Troy Klokkert, Hamilton, Mich.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Jim McCormick, Allendale, Inc., with a look at the soybean market.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Wheatland FFA, Wheatland, Wyo., has 58 members and is the largest program in the school. FFA member Ty Paisley shares information about the work of the group. This was the 14th chapter chartered in the state. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje offers a look at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up the show with a report from Russel Nemetz about a program in Montana that aims to help educate folks about the value of rangelands in the region - Montana Range Days. And Max Armstrong remembers Glenn Grimes, University of Missouri economist who passed away this week.


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