This Week in Agribusiness, Oct. 20, 2018

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson hear about harvest, trade and livestock ranchers' struggle with federal agencies.

October 20, 2018

Part 1

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

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson have been out in the field getting harvest reports.  They hear from Rick Schlichting from Rice, MN. Jamie Johansen is in Wisconsin visiting the Gumz Farms to check on the onion harvest which ran very late this year. Paul Georgy of Allendale talks with Max and Orion about how the markets are reacting to harvest weather challenges.

Part 2

Paul Georgy of Allendale rejoins Max and Orion and they turn their attention to finding more customers for U.S. soybeans and proteins. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment takes a look at artificial intelligence and its ability to count from aerial imagery. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.  

Part 3

Max Armstrong interviews Angela Boyer, a ruminant nutritionist with Kent Feed, about their latest efforts to increase dairy cattle production. Chad Colby returns to talk about planter check-up and tune-up time. Max remembers listening to tractor radios and talks to a collector of antique tractor radios, Orion Hodupp of Marion, Indiana.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson visits with Andy Groseta of Cottonwod, AZ about the challenges livestock producers face when dealing with public lands. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1972 Farmall 544 owned by Mark Buschelman or Fordyce, Neb. This tractor was the apple of Mark’s eye, and he made it his.

Part 5

Max and Orion hear from Tom Cassidy of the Ag Radio Network in Barneveld, NY, the outgoing president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting during the farm broadcaster of the week segment.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Quincy FFA in Quincy, Wash. Students love educating the public about agriculture. Member Noah Nielsen talks about their Farmer Consumer Awareness Day. In Samuelson Sez, Orion says that we are seeing the “death of civility and respect.” Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max and Orion hear a report from Russell Nemetz marking the 75th anniversary of the Scott family’s Padlock Ranch where they have over 10,000 head of cattle in Wyoming.

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