This Week in Agribusiness, June 17, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong discuss Kentucky Blue Grass, the pork industry and droughts.

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show with a look at what Orion has been up to for the past few weeks. Ty Unangst, Rochelle, Illinois, talks about the challenges rain has brought to his farm. Al Gustin, talks with Mark Hayek, NRCS Range Conservationist, about how people are dealing with Kentucky Blue Grass.  Ed Usset, University of Minnesota, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster Bob Bosold, WAXX Radio from Altoona, WI, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk markets with Ryan Yonkman, Rice Dairy. In Samuelson Sez, Orion shares his thoughts on advances in medicine.  And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Dustin Jansen, Sigel, Ill., talks about his steam engine tractor and why he loves bringing tractors to shows. Max Armstrong talks to Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, who discusses the new farm bill.

Part 4

Jim Long, President & CEO, Genesus Genetics, offers insight into the global changes in the pork industry. Ron Prestage, Past President, National Pork Council, discusses potential markets for US pork. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong tells the story of a 1967 John Deere 4020, owned by Matt Foes, Loves, Park, Illinois.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson continue their market conversation with Ryan Yonkman, Rice Dairy.

Part 6                           

Max Armstrong profiles John Glenn FFA in Walkerton, Ind., this 63-member group was chartered in 1957. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up this week’s show with a look at citrus greening. Gary Cooper, Southeast Ag Net, talks about the first instances of citrus greening occurring in Florida. Harold Browning, Citrus Research & Development Foundation, discusses changes that will be made to face this challenge.

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