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This Week in Agribusiness – Nov. 17, 2018

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams offer a look at the farm bill, 'sue and settle' and trade issues

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams open the show with a report from Orion Samuelson who talks with Bill Northey, USDA, discussing the potential for Congress to finish the new farm bill in the lame duck session. And there’s a report on news that the National Corn Growers Association is teaming up with the Environmental Defense Fund to work on sustainability issues. Max and Mike talk markets with Jim McCormick, broker, Allendale, Inc.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams continue their market conversation with Jim McCormick, broker, Allendale, Inc. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, shares insight on the latest generation iPad Pro and the changes made to the device – including the performance. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams offer a report from Patrick Haggerty who looks at the process of sue and settle that’s used as a tactic by the environmental community to impact farmers and ranchers. Chad Colby offers a technology report on the draper platforms and how the tool can  impact harvest. And Max shares his observation about the social media posts regarding the challenge of combine and cotton picker fires.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams open this segment as Mike looks at trade policy and the new USMCA agreement with Canada and Mexico and the potential impact. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong offers a preview of “Tractor” which may be on your favorite farmer’s Christmas wish list; it’s a new book out this year from Octane Press at

Part 5

Max Armstrong shares a Best of the Farm Progress Show look at Brandt and the range of products this company has in the U.S. market including grain handling and bagging tools.

Part 6

Mike Adams profiles Mitchell FFA, Mitchell, Ind., which is a new chapter that is focusing on community service in its first year. Member Jacob Heshelman shares his excitement of being part of the group. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares his perspective on the process of developing a new farm bill, which often means missing key deadlines; he shares that Congress can’t let that happen. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead, including his four-week outlook.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams continue to profile the Stars of FFA with a profile of Colin Wegner, Star of Agricultural Placement. Wegner shares how he has returned to the farm and what he’s learned, including his work to rent his own ground.

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