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This Week in Agribusiness – July 27, 2019

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge look at crop progress, get a sense of key market issues and offer a preview of the 2019 Farm Progress Show

July 27, 2019

Note: Start the video and all parts will play through as the full show

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open this week’s show with a look at crop weather this mid-season as Greg Soulje looks at the lack of moisture for the crop in the ground. Steve checks crops with Joel Barickman, Ancona, Ill., who discusses his season including some ingenuity to get his soybean crop up and going. Max and Steve talk markets with Mike Pearson, Zaner Group, who offers a look at key factors traders are watching this season.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge continue their market conversation with Mike Pearson, Zaner Group. In Colby Agtech, Chad Colby discusses his trip to the 50th annual Oshkosh Air Show with a look at the latest aerial crop spray planes; and he shares other planes and tech he got to see. Max and Steve talk with Farm Broadcaster Dave Williams, Pennsylvania Farm Country Radio, Honesdale, Penn.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open this segment talking about continued discussion about the June 28 USDA report in a conversation wit Dale Durchholz, market analyst, Grain Cycles. That report took corn limit down with details first came out, and Durchholz shares thoughts on ways to manage the information “dump” on the market.

Part 4

In this segment, Max Armstrong offers a report on a factory tour he made recently to Racine, Wis., where Case IH Magnum and New Holland T7 tractors are made. It was Max’s first trip to the plant. Greg Soulje takes a look at weather across the country, including a look at heat building back into the forecast.

Part 5

Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje offers his extended look at the weather including his four-week forecast.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max shares the story of a 1957 Farmall 230 owned by Brad Frerichs, Litchfield, Ill., which has a background in broadcasting as he explains. Steve Bridge profiles Blue Juniata FFA in Alexandria, Penn., a 95-member strong chapter with students from Alexandria and Petersburg. Steve shares details about some favorite programs for the organization. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares the story of a Wisconsin County Fair site with a flooding problem; and an idea that could benefit other county fairs.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge wrap up this week’s episode talking with Matt Jungmann, events manager, Farm Progress, about the upcoming Farm Progress Show. Jungmann talks about the investments made by exhibitors for permanent exhibits, and other exciting features for the 2019 event. Farm Progress Show will run Aug. 27-29, 2019 in Decatur, Ill.

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