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This Week in Agribusiness – Aug. 18, 2018

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong share reports on building the new USDA aid program; new farm tech; and a unique way to tackle a noxious weed

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

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open with a report from Steve Bridge who talked with Richard Fordyce, administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency about the $12 billion in aid to help farmers due to trade challenges. Orion and Max talk markets with Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities.  Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, talks with Jack Degelman, Degelman Industries, who talks about the farm business that started with a rock picker. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States. And Max and Orion talk about state fairs, including Orion’s perspective on attending including his record of attending every Illinois State Fair since 1961.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong share a report from Orion that looks at the work of the CME Group and its work in educating consumers about ag commodities. Tim Andrieson, CME Group, talks about the Commodity Challenge; he also shares information about a new contract – the Black Sea Wheat contract. Chad Colby shares the value of using tech to communicate in new ways.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong from Russell Nemetz who reports on a program that uses sheep to control leafy spurge, a noxious weed that’s causing trouble in Montana. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares the story of a 1959 Fordson owned by Ray Baker, Alvin, Ill.; which sports the blue color which Henry Ford brought to the market.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk with Farm Broadcaster Lorrie Boyer, KSIR Radio, Ft. Morgan, Colo. She shares insight on what farmers and ranchers in that part of the country are dealing with, including how weather is impacting the state’s crops.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Waterford FFA in Waterford, Wis., with 46 members. And Member Justin Ehrhart shares how the FFA program is helping him for the future. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson follows up on a recent commentary on tall corn in the country causing blind intersections; he got a lot of response, which he shares. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong close this week's show with a look at Crazy Acres Farm near Edgerton, Wis., as part of the Plan Smart, Grow Smart series sponsored by BASF. The farm has three generations working together.

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