This Week in Agribusiness, April 4, 2020

Mike Pearson is joined by a remote Max Armstrong as they look at COVID-19 impacts on agriculture and we get a full spring forecast from Greg Soulje.

April 4, 2020

Part 1

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

Mike Pearson starts off the show by handing the virtual mic to Max Armstrong who talks with American Seed Trade President Andy Lavigne about the seed supply chain for this spring. Don Roose from U.S. Commodities joins Mike to talk about the USDA crop projections report that went high on corn and took the market by surprise.

Part 2

Don Roose from U.S. Commodities rejoins Mike to talk about international trade under COVID-19. They also dig into the livestock markets which could spark a Congressional investigation. In the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad Colby takes a deep dive on modern pick-ups and their new features.  

Part 3

Mike Pearson starts off the segment with a look at planting season with Max Armstrong. Max talked with Bryce Baker of Precision Planting about their systems. Max also has a very special Tweet of the Week.

Part 4

Mike Pearson introduces Max’s chat about his upcoming Rancher Roundtable featuring a discussion about forage programs. The webcast will be Thursday April 9, you can register now at Max next interviews Chris Chinn, director of agriculture in Missouri. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje joins Max and Steve to look at the forecast 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, first Max lets you what’s going on with the summer tractor shows. Then he introduces a 1977 IH 574 tobacco special, owned by Tommie Lloyd in Youngsville, North Carolina. Mike Pearson profiles Pierce County FFA in Blackshear, Ga whose members sell poinsettias at Christmas and keep the roads clean in their area. Member Ella Griner is proud to be a member of Pierce Co. FFA because her roots run deep in the organization. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson says working together is our best bet to handle the pandemic and that our food system is strong and safe.

Part 7

Mike Pearson introduces Greg Soulje who gives us his long-range spring forecast.


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