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This Week in Agribusiness, June 29, 2019

On this week's show Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson get the latest on the dairy markets, the USDA and why cows impact on climate change is overstated.

June 29, 2019

Part 1

Note: The video automatically plays through all show parts once you start.

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson kick off the show with a conversation with Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig about the challenging growing season there. Cody Koster from Rice Dairy joins Max and Orion to talk about how dairy farmers are doing with higher prices for milk, but also for grains.  

Part 2

Cody Koster from Rice Dairy rejoins Max and Orion to discuss the challenges for forage and feed for dairy cattle and the effect of China on the dairy markets. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment talks with Bill Northey about what’s going on at USDA.  In the Farm Broadcaster of the Week segment Jeff Steward of Linder Farm Network in Minnesota joins Max and Orion to talk about crop progress up north.

Part 3

Max and Orion hear from Harry Siemens of about some shocking conditions in the prairie provinces of Canada.

Part 4

Max Armstrong talks with Kimberly Atkins of the U.S. Grains Council about their efforts to promote U.S. grains around the world, especially during the various trade wars. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje joins Max and Orion while on vacation to look at the forecast for the week ahead.

Part 5

Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje returns to take a look at the long-range weather picture.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 50-year-old “peach” tractor, a 1969 John Deere 2020, a futuristic-looking ride owned by Pat Short of North Carolina. Orion Samuelson Estancia FFA in Estancia, New Mexico, a club at 6,100 feet of elevation. Member Matthew Lindeman touts the make-up of the club, which has its own chile roast. In Samuelson Sez, Orion talks about why travelling abroad is the best education.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson introduces a report from Steve Bridge who interviews UC Davis professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist Frank Mitloehner who dispels the idea that “cow farts” have much to do with climate change. 

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