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This Week in Agribusiness June 25, 2022

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson get you prepare for the June 30th USDA planting report, plus weather markets and tech.

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson are at the desk previewing what might be in the final USDA planting report, due on June 30. Max chats with farm broadcaster Carah Hart or Red River Farm Network. Mike Pearson talks markets with Cesar Cruz, Director of Research at ATI to talk about export data for the U.S. crop and the global fertilizer market.

Part 2

Cesar Cruz, Director of Research at ATI rejoins Mike to discuss what to expect in the USDA planting report. In the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad Colby chats with Matt Foes about his latest application technique.

Part 3

Max is joined by Jason Berkland, Rick Management with Nationwide, about their recent rescue tube donations to rural, volunteer fire departments.

Part 4

Next up in the BASF Plan Smart Grow Smart series, Max talks with LongView Farms Scott Henry about weed control. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje joins the show with the weekly weather forecast.

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 1954 Farmall Super MTA owned by Larry Plapp, an ag educator in Delavan, Wisconsin. He was gifted it on retirement by his students who found this family treasure. In the FFA Chapter Tribute Mike talks with Mia Hillebrand, Wisconsin State FFA Treasurer whose term is just coming to an end. She says even though she didn’t grow up farming, but fell in love with it once engaging with FFA. Next up she plans to finish up her 4 year degree.

Part 7

Max and Mike return to talk about how restaurants choose their products from farmers and the challenges they face. Mike interviews Ernie Meier, director of quality, McDonald’s about how they connect with producers and the needs they all have. Also, he discusses what they look for in a producer.

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