Farm Progress

This Week in Agribusiness, June 29, 2024

Mike Pearson is looking at flooding in Iowa and gets reports on the farm bill and Midwest crop progress.

June 29, 2024

46 Min View

Part 1

Mike Pearson kicks off the show talking massive flooding in Northwest Iowa with the state’s secretary of agriculture, Mike Naig. They also touch on the HPAI outbreak in the state and how they are handling it. In the markets segment Brian Splitt,, talks grain markets and how they’ve changed compared to early USDA projections.

Part 2

Brian Splitt,, rejoins Mike to discuss soybeans and how trade and renewable diesel are affecting diesel. They also cover corn, wheat and livestock expectations. Following that, Greg Soulje is on for this week’s weather forecast.  

Part 3

Next, Mike talks with Rep. GT Thompson, Chairman – House Ag Committee, on how the Farm Bill is progressing in Congress.

Part 4

Jeff Tarsi of Nutrien Ag Solutions joins Mike to discuss the company’s investment day activities on Wall Street and the story they are telling investors about their future efforts.

Part 5

Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje returns to take a look at the long-range weather picture. In the Farm Progress roundup segment, Mike chats with Holly Spangler, Executive Editor, Prairie Farmer about crop conditions in Illinois.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max shows off a unique display in Tennessee that celebrates tractors and patriotism. In the FFA Chapter Tribute segment, Mike talks with Cecillia Leaann Newby, Former Kansas State FFA Secretary, who just finished her term. They just had the largest convention they’ve had in the Sunflower State. In her career, she loves that her FFA advisors pushed her to get out of her comfort zone. In the Colby Ag Tech segment, Chad Colby is in the field talking with Gregg Sauder of the 360 Yield Center about their 360 Rain irrigation system.

Part 7

In the Nutrien Ag Solutions Agronomy for Your Acres segment, Mike chats with Nolan Taylor about how their solutions are helping farmer get more nutrients into their corn and how farmers can get the highest yields.

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