Farm Progress

Max Armstrong is at the desk talking Farm Bill with Jacqui Fatka, new tools with Chad Colby and World Pork Expo with Mike Pearson.

June 4, 2022

Part 1

Max Armstrong is at the desk and Mike Pearson is remote this week. Jacqui Fatka, Policy Editor and Farm Futures, joins Max to talk about the future of the Farm Bill considering all the money coming to farmers from other governmental sources. Mike Pearson talks markets with Bill Biedermann or to talk about the changing market perspective that summer brings and how the weather begins to affect the markets.

Part 2

Bill Biedermann or rejoins Mike to discuss exports and how he differs with the USDA. Next a look at dollar strength and how that’s affecting U.S. trade competitiveness. In the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad Colby looks at the latest inflater tool from Milwaukee.

Part 3

Max is joined by Wayne Shepherd of Wayne Shepherd Communications and his Christian mission project Mission Eurasia, where they are bringing food and faith to Ukraine during their war with Russia.

Part 4

Next up in the BASF Plan Smart Grow Smart series, Max talks with LongView Farms Scott Henry about fungicide. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje joins the show with the weekly weather forecast.

Part 5

Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje returns to take a look at the long-range weather picture.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a host of books on old tractors for your bookshelf from In the FFA Chapter Tribute Max talks with Austin Randolph, Kentucky State FFA Treasurer whose term is just coming to an end. He says the impact of meeting so many FFA students from across the state was key to how much he enjoyed the role.

Part 7

Max returns to talk about the hog industry with Mike Pearson who will be attending. They discuss how the event has changed post-COVID and with biosecurity concerns because of African Swine Fever.

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