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This Week in Agribusiness, Jan. 27, 2024

Fertilizer prices, protein markets, volatility, lender insights, farm policy and the National Farm Machinery Show are highlighted this week.

January 27, 2024

46 Min View

Josh Linville, StoneX Financial Inc., joins Mike to talk about fertilizer prices, and what’s impacting them.

Dennis Smith, Archer Financial Services, joins Mike at the desk to talk protein markets, including cattle volatility, winter impacts, USDA expectations, potential rally opportunities, Chinese demand, beef imports, domestic demand. Also, hog markets, including rapid changes and volatility and producer opportunities.

Greg Soulje is in with a weather forecast for the week.

Max talks with Richard Fordyce, Osborn Barr Paramore, about the 2023 crop year, including smoke impacts, extreme weather events, seed technology, crop insurance and risk management, new markets and more.

Max found a farm show in Gordyville, Ill., the Midwest Ag Expo. While there, he spoke with Andy Buhr, The Gifford State Bank, about input purchasing, commodity prices and sales, lender relationships. He also talked to Tim Hughes, Premiere Cooperative, Inc., about volatility, opportunities and 2023 yields.

Greg is back with an extended weather outlook.

Mike is joined by Josh Baethge to talk farm policy, the farm bill and the Farm Bureau convention.

There are heat housers in Max's Tractor Shed this week.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Grant Norfleet, National FFA secretary.

In the ag tech segment, Chad Colby attended Precision Planting’s winter conference. He learned about Panorama, a new software suite, Symphony for nozzle control, and a self-contained soil sampling lab.

Max talks about meeting and learning season, and the social opportunities around it. Max and Mike will both be at National Farm Machinery Show next month.

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

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