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This Week in Agribusiness, March 09, 2019

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson are hearing a lot about trade this week and get the lowdown on ag’s role in the beer wars.

March 9, 2019

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson taken in news on the USDA Ag Outlook Form, trade with China and introduce award-winning young farmers.

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 getting Farm Bill 2018 implemented with Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta. Max is also out in the field with a look at winter weather with BASF’s Melanie Burk. Joe Camp of Agrivisor talks with Max and Orion about the upcoming planting season.

Part 2

Joe Camp of Agrivisor rejoins Max and Orion to look deeper into what’s coming this spring. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad is visiting Brian Leony in Peru, Illinois checking out floater trucks doing some spreading. Orion talk to Susan and Ben Albright winners of the National Outstanding Young Farmer award winners.

Part 3

Max Armstrong has a conversation with Brad Harris, manager of field engineering for Firestone Ag about winter tire care and spring prep.  New dietary guidelines are concerning Jennifer Houston, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association who talks with Max.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson are wondering whatever happened to the Trans Pacific Partnership. Patrick Haggerty reports from the Farm Foundation Forum in Washington on what looks like an opportunity missed for U.S. farmers. Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture weighs in on trade with Japan, China, the USMCA, and more. 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 introduces a 1961 John Deere 8020 about to be auctioned at the Mecum Gone Farmin’ Auction, March 28-30 in Davenport, Iowa. Orion Samuelson profiles Vantage FFA in Van Wert, Ohio where they host a field day. Member Casey Etter who shares his pride in rebuilding tractors. In Samuelson Sez, Orion is wondering “who are these organizations” who are helping support agriculture.  

Part 7

Max Armstrong talked to Adam Collins, V.P. of communication for MillerCoors who expresses their support for corn growers following the Bud Light Super Bowl commercial that took a shot at corn. Max and Orion are getting ready for National Ag Day coming up this week.

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