This Week in Agribusiness, June 30, 2018

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson have a busy week with trade disputes, troubled markets and maybe a farm bill.

June 30, 2018

Part 1

Note: The video automatically plays through all show parts once you start.

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson are joined by American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall to talk about all the agriculture news this week. Richard Brock of Brock Associates talks with Max and Orion about what he’s hearing from farmers out in the country.

Part 2

Richard Brock of Brock Associates rejoins Max and Orion to discuss ethanol exports and the Chinese market for corn, plus NAFTA. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment visits Kinze to hear about crop progress in Iowa and their summer plans for new products. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States. The segment ends with BASF “Plan Smart, Grow Smart.”

Part 3

Chad Colby rejoins the show to talk about camera technology beyond back-up cameras. Tim Craig, CEO of James Allen Insurance joins Max to talk about new insurance products to manage risk for livestock disease.

Part 4

Max and Orion get a report from Steve Bridge in Beijing, China where he’s learning all about tariffs and the complicated relationship between our two countries from Ambassador Terry Branstad. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1973 Massey Ferguson 165 owned by Melanie Boone in Macon, Mo.

Part 5

In the farm broadcaster of the week segment Max and Orion chat with Ron Hays of the Radio Oklahoma Network in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The team also rolls through the numbers from the USDA and elsewhere.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Eastern Greene FFA in Bloomfield, Indiana., where they have a number of work to learn programs.  Member Mariah Lucas talks about the chapter’s fundraising efforts. Orion Samuelson is Orion Samuelson is disturbed by crimes in farm country and says you should watch your equipment and know how to recognize a scam. Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max and Orion discuss a rally supporting pro-agriculture laws in North Carolina where farmers showed up, were polite, and got what they asked for.

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