Farm Progress

This Week in Agribusiness, July 1, 2023

Crop updates from Illinois and show sites, drone use, improving crop performance, and a look back on Max’s career are highlighted this week.

July 1, 2023

46 Min View

Max talks to Dan Waldstein, BASF technical service representative, about the rain, or lack of, in central Illinois. He’s hopeful for summer rains and has faith in genetics to help the plants handle drought stress.

Max also caught up with Matt Jungmann, national show manager at Farm Progress, about the field demo crops for Farm Progress Show, and they’re looking good so far, he says.

Russell Buhr talks to Max about the crops at the Half Century of Progress Show grounds.

In the studio, Brian Splitt,, shares market insights, including identifying risks and levels, some trade anticipations, the South American crop, USDA report impacts, a wheat rally, new-crop soybeans, demand concerns.

Mike recaps data from the USDA acreage report, which offered some surprises.

In the ag tech segments, Chad Colby talks about drones and the data they capture, and how they can help on the farm. He shares some differences between drones, and talks about the data available from them.

Charlie Berens is back with the Ag States of America, talking about ag in Nebraska this week.

In the Plan Smart, Grow Smart series, Max talks to Nick Fassler, director of technical services, U.S. ag solutions division, BASF, how BASF is working with growers to improve performance, including being product experts, showing up on the farm level, doing research trials, and the future of farming technology and farm research.

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

There are fender radios in Max's Tractor Shed this week.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Colton Roy, Missouri FFA state president.

Max has been recounting stories from his broadcasting career during the week, and Mike and Max talk about Max’s career as he wraps it up this week.

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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