This Week in Agribusiness – July 7, 2018

Orion Samuelson and Chad Colby offer reports from China, talk about the farm bill, a view of an interesting drainage project and the value of cover crops

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

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Chad Colby (sitting in for Max Armstrong) open this week’s show with a report from Steve Bridge, who traveled to China recently. Orion and Chad talk markets with Rich Nelson, chief strategist, Allendale, Inc., McHenry, Ill.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Chad Colby continue their market conversation with Rich Nelson, chief strategist, Allendale, Inc. Chad offers a Colby AgTech, report on autonomous agriculture with a look at a new technology from DOT Technology. The Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Chad Colby turn to a report from Chad working with Matt Foes a farmer-agronomist who has been refining his planting tools. He shares what he’s doing for 2018 season. Jamie Johanson offers a report from the largest drainage district in the United States – the Little River Drainage District in Southeast Missouri.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Chad Colby open this segment with a report from Patrick Haggerty for one part of the farm bill that doesn’t get much attention -a change in the law for livestock truckers. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States.  And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong offers a look at the 1961 International HT-341, a turbine powered tractor that has been at the Smithsonian Institution, and it will be at the I&I Show in Pennfield, Ill.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Chad Colby talk with Farm Broadcaster Harry Siemens, Siemens Says, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada. Harry talks about conditions in his part of North America.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Whitney FFA in Whitney, Texas. The chapter is 258 members strong and is located about an hour south of Fort Worth. And Member Miranda Jennings talks contests and involvement she’s had in the organization. In Samuelson Sez, Orion talks about the Constitution and his love of history. He offers some perspective on that document and what’s happening today. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Chad Colby close this week's show with a report from Delaney Howell, who reports on the rising use of cover crops and the benefits of the practice.

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