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This Week in Agribusiness, May 6, 2023

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson are checking in on how spring planting is going across the country.

May 6, 2023

46 Min View

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson start the show checking in with Missouri State Sen. Rusty Black about what’s going on in his region this planting season and the impact of Smithfield’s announced closure of facilities there. Mike talks with Matt Clark, Senior Rural Economy Analyst, Terrain about the latest rate hike from the Fed and other news for the broader economy.

Part 2

Matt Clark, Senior Rural Economy Analyst, Terrain, returns to discuss more economic issues, including the improving supply chain, electric vehicles, what that means for basis, and next up, is a recession coming? In the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad Colby is looking at the latest tech in trailers.

Part 3

Max introduces the Ag States of America, this time out, host Charlie Behrens profiles North Carolina, a state famous for its diversity and they are the top state for sweet potatoes.

Part 4

Max and Mike introduce a story from Al Gustin in North Dakota seeing how the planting is going, even with the extra cold this year. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead.

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 few Allis-Chalmer tractors including a D 17. In the FFA Chapter Tribute segment, Mike talks with Elizabeth Bates, Virginia State FFA Vice President. She started with horses and has expanded to learn and serve a wide swath of Virginia’s agriculture. She’s excited now as she gets ready to attend Virginia Tech, perhaps to study agriculture law.

Part 7

Max and Mike hear from Laurie Isley, United Soybean Board, about their outreach to STEM students and educators.

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