Farm Progress

Planting progress, sugar production and processing, a book about grain marketing and ag in the state of Virginia are featured this week.

April 29, 2023

46 Min View

At the National AgriMarketing Association meeting, Max talked to Doug Reynolds, Corteva Agriscience, about planting progress across the U.S., as well as planting soybeans early.

Max also talked to Richard Fordyce, Missouri farmer and Osborn Barr Paramore, about the farm bill and concerns about passing a new bill.

Matt Roberts, senior grain analyst, Terrain, joins Mike at the desk to talk markets, including acreage thoughts and planting prospects, cancelled corn purchases, South American corn, marketing earlier as risk management, wheat market impacts, and more.

In the ag tech segment, Chad Colby talks about the Milwaukee pruning saw. Without a battery, it weighs only 5 pounds, and is easy to use with a lot of performance.

Charlie Berens talks about Vermont in the Ag States of America segment. Vermont is also where the Holstein Association USA is headquartered, and Max shares some facts about the organization and cattle.

Mike talked to Rob Johansson, American Sugar Alliance, about sugar production, processing capacity and more.

Greg Soulje is in with a weather forecast for the week, and an extended weather outlook.

The M&W collection is featured in Max's Tractor Shed.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Makenna Garrett, Virginia State FFA Secretary.

Max shares a book recommendation: Back to the Futures, by Scott Irwin, ag economist at Illinois State University. He talks to Scott about the book, his history and why Scott wrote the book.

This Week in Agribusiness features market news, ag technology, weather and farms, weekly on RFD-TV, and can be found each week on

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