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This Week in Agribusiness, Feb. 12, 2022

Women in science, WASDE numbers, fertilizer challenges, electric vehicles and a special flag are featured topics this week.


This week, Max speaks to Dr. Jackie Applegate, president, Bayer Crop Science, North America, about women in ag and science, her role at Bayer and the advice she has for the next generation of female leaders.

Naomi Blohm, Total Farm Marketing, visits with Mike about markets, including WASDE news and reactions, old-crop price targets, new-crop prices, wheat movement, dairy volatility and hog prices.

In the ag tech segment, Chad Colby shares new router tech.

NCBA was held in Houston last week, where Mike spoke to Mike Ehresman, Midwest Beef Systems, about material prices and their impact on building projects. Mike also spoke to Brian Earnest, lead protein economist, CoBank, about the beef market and consumer activities, feed costs.

Mike attended an Iowa Soybean Association meeting, and spoke with Jason Troendle, The Fertilizer Institute, about fertilizer prices, challenges, and what's to come.

Chad Colby is back on the broadcast, talking about new vehicle tech, particularly electric vehicles. He talks with Bill Walsh, Bill Walsh Automotive Group, about what to know when considering an EV.

Greg Soulje is in with a weather forecast for the week.

Greg Soulje is back with an extended weather outlook.

There's a 1976 International 1066 with a windbreaker in Max's Tractor Shed.

Mark Stock shares what's coming across the block at Big Iron Auctions.

The FFA Chapter Tribute goes to Katie Zimmer, Wisconsin FFA vice president.

An Illinois farmer made a snowy flag. Max visited Dave Kestel, Manhattan, Ill., the farmer who created a large flag in his field using a UTV, as well as some food coloring and a hand sprayer.



This Week in Agribusiness features market news, ag technology, weather and farm management and equipment information and opinions. This leading ag news program airs weekly on RFD-TV, and can be found each week on

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