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This Week in Agribusiness – Oct. 6, 2018

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong visit the World Dairy Expo, learn about hurricane damage and get insight on a new way to deal with crop pests

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 with a look at the World Dairy Expo, including their take on the attitude of attendees in spite of the industry’s weakness. Orion shares the Dairy Farmer of the Year Pete Kappelman, Two Rivers, Wis.; and Dairy Woman of the Year, Jeannette Sheehan, Rochester, Minn. Orion and Max talk markets with Mike Pearson, Ag News Daily.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Mike Pearson, Ag News Daily. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, shares insight into the process of getting a new cell phone and transferring key information. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open with a report from the Yavapai County Club Calf Sale and Beef Barbecue including comments from Andy Groseta, former president, National Cattelemen’s Beef Association. Congressman Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., talks with Orion about efforts to deal with wildfires. He also talks about key issues in the farm bill.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong look at the impact of Hurricane Florence on one farm in North Carolina, which saw significant losses to tobacco and sweet potato fields. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares the story of a 1972 Oliver 1755 restored by Corey Verstraeten, San Antonio, Texas. This was his latest restoration, which was a national champion in the Delo restoration contest.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk with Farm Broadcaster Bob Bosold, WAXX Radio, Eau Claire, Wis.; they connected during the World Dairy Expo.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Brookfield, FFA in Brookfield, Mo., a 90-member chapter in northern Missouri. The chapter has an extensive program for teaching farm safety to kids. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson asks a key question “What’s wrong with working?” He offers his take on a provision proposed in the new farm bill that some SNAP recipients should work to qualify, he added that unemployment is low, and jobs are available. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong close this week’s show with a report from Al Gustin who looks at the challenge of dealing with blackbirds that dine on sunflowers in the Dakotas. And the wildlife services are getting more creative.

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