This Week in Agribusiness, February 9, 2019

This week Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson get reports on the 2018 Farm Bill, Brazilian crops and the Louisiana crawfish harvest.

February 9, 2019

Part 1

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

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson start off with a look at the most recent USDA reports tallying up 2018 crops and stocks. Patrick Haggerty reports from Washington on happenings with the 2018 Farm Bill and how the real impacts are shaping up. Dr. Michael Cordonnier of talks with Max and Orion about the downturn in Brazil’s soybean crop.

Part 2

Dr. Michael Cordonnier of rejoins Max and Orion to turn towards Brazilian corn crops which are coming on. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment is visiting Kinze to hear about their electronic innovations. Max introduces a report from Russell Nemetz on young farmers working in the sheep and lamb industry.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson hear about Thunder View Farms, a cattle ranch within 100 miles of New York City, owned by the Coombe’s family, recently honored for conservation practices. They also talk about Caterpillar’s new machines with Cat's Shandy Hill.  

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson talk with Randy Block of CattleFax who says beef is also concerned about African Swine Flu and its impact on the market. In Best of the Farm Progress Show we talk to Syngenta’s Quinn Showalter. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje give us the agriculture weather 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, Max offers some restoration inspiration. Orion Samuelson profiles Sandy Creek FFA in Fairfield, Nebraska where they have a sheep and goat herd. Member Connor Crumbliss shares his love for managing goats and llamas. In Samuelson Sez, Orion has thoughts on the Bud Light Super Bowl ad that took corn to task.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson introduce a report  from Jamie Johansen taking a look at the crawfish harvest in Louisiana.

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