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This Week in Agribusiness, June 15, 2019

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson get the low-down on the latest USDA yield projections and discuss the National Hog Farmer's Global Mega Producers list.

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 report from Max himself talking about how customs officials protect agriculture with their inspections. Jim McCormick of AgMarket.net talks with Max and Orion about the USDA’s big drop in yield expectations for corn.

Part 2

Jim McCormick of AgMarket.net rejoins Max and Orion to talk about the big crop in Brazil, which could hurt the rally and the relief of the end of the trade battle with Mexico. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment talks about the challenges of 2019 and ways tech can help understand what’s going on in the field.  Mark Dufau from AeroVironment joins Max to discuss the latest technology for drones. Dufau will participate in a webinar “Actionable Insights: Capturing Drone Value on Your Farm” hosted by Max this Wednesday, register here.

Part 3

Orion reports from Arizona where he talks with Paul Rovey, dairy farmer in Glendale, who says that the future for dairy is bright. Russell Buhr, a leader with the Half Century of Progress Show, talks about the types of antique tractors they have at the show.

Part 4

Max Armstrong sits with Ann Hess, editor of National Hog Farmer, to discuss the Global Mega Producer list the magazine released. They are also joined by Dennis Smith, Archer Financial and Jim Long, Genesus. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje  joins Max and Orion 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 1951 Farmall M, owned by Daniel Simonson in Hixton, Wisconsin who has quite the collection of International equipment. Orion Samuelson profiles Fort Atkinson FFA in Fort Akinson, Wisconsin where they are home to many major agribusiness players. Member Abby Kuchen talks about the annual dinner they host for first responders. In Samuelson Sez, Orion, who grew up on a dairy farm, takes on the Fair Oaks Farm incident.

Part 7

Max Armstrong talks about the big Red Power Roundup, the annual salute to everything International in Bloomsburg, Pa, June 27-29. Max shares some drone video from Chad Colby of a whole sea of antique tractor colors.

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