This Week in Agribusiness - June 2, 2018

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge look at the move toward a new farm bill, new scouting tech, international market opportunities and a special Smithsonian exhibit

June 2, 2018

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk about a call to action from the American Farm Bureau Federation about the farm bill debate. Max and Steve talk about the issue with Andrew Walmsley, with Farm Bureau. Max talks with Larry Wooten, president, North Carolina Farm Bureau, who discusses the failed vote on the U.S. House first attempt to pass the farm bill. And Brian Rice, Rice Dairy, talks about the current dairy situation in the markets.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge continue their market conversation with Brian Rice, Rice Dairy. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, shares new drone tech for field scouting. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States.

Part 3

Steve Bridge open this segment with a report from Chad Colby, who talks with Jason Webster about the new Smart Firmer tool for measuring fields during planting; and Precision Planting will be opening a new research farm near Pontiac, Ill. Russell Nemetz offers a report on backyard grilling and increasing demand for beef during this key summer season. And Max shared a Tweet of the Week showing a combine burned up during the Texas wheat harvest.

Part 4

Max Armstrong features a report from Steve Bridge who reports on a group from Mexico touring U.S. beef operations to improve their herds. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong highlights the upcoming Red Power Roundup, and talks about a 1953 Farmall Super H owned by the Bodine Family, Marshall County, Ala.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk with Farm Broadcaster Susan Littlefield, KRVN Rural Radio Network, York, Neb., who reported from the World Meat Congress, which is in Dallas. She also offers insight on issues impacting growers in her part of the country.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles Richmond FFA in Richmond, Mo., a 77-member group. And Member Kolyn Scott, shares a highlight in her career with FFA. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead, including his four-week weather outlook.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge close this week's show with a look at a special exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution with a report from Pat Haggerty. And Max offers a look at an International TD-25, a construction machine, running at the most recent I&I show.

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