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This Week in Agribusiness, Jan. 2, 2021

This week is our best of edition as we share some of the interesting stories of people that we meet across the United States.

January 2, 2021

Max Armstrong travels to Lundell Plastics where they build parts for combines. Vance Lundell joins Max to discuss what was behind the start of the business and the importance of the people behind Lundell Plastics.

Mike Schaefer, Plant Manager, Case IH gives a tour of the plant that makes combines and the work force within the plant. Max learns about the build, inspection process and destinations of the combines.

Aaron Steele and Chad Steenhoek, Goats on the Go joins Delaney Howell and shares how the business started and how they wanted to get back to their agriculture roots. The goats are used for target grazing in CRP, pasture and timber. Chad breaks down how target grazing works in pastures.

Jamie Johansen travels to Eaton, Colorado and talks with Mike Harper about domestic lamb feed. Market volatility is still big concern. Brad Anderson, Mountain States Lamb walks through lamb processing, grade quality and consumer demand.

National Corn Grower Association of Stewardship Award Winner, Rick Schlichting, Rice, Minnesota joins Jamie Johansen to discuss soil health, sustainability and stewards of the land.

Chad Colby brings us the latest technology added to pickup trucks.

Jim Luebker, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, joins Max and explains what they do in customs to eliminate foreign insects, plant or animal diseases from coming into the United States that may affect agriculture and to protect our food supply.

Jamie travels south to Louisiana and joins Stacy Broussard, Broussard & Blanchard’s Seafood to learn more about crawfish farming. Jamie meets with Randall Montegue, Bon Creole Seafoods to learn more about the industry and cooking process.

Moving commodities down the river system is essential to farmers. Experts discuss the importance to agriculture and other businesses that use the rivers to move products.

Steve Bridge reports on the relationships built between international farmers and American farmers and what the trade connections mean to exports.

Zach Smith, Kernersville, North Carolina talks with Max about his sweet potato crop.

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