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This Week in Agribusiness, January 15, 2022

Highlights from American Farm Bureau Convention, women honored at this year’s convention, markets, and the 2022 Farm Dog of the Year.

Max Armstrong shares a few highlights from the American Farm Bureau Convention. Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation talks more about the labor shortage that agriculture faces. Duvall notes that sustainability and climate are top priorities. Concerns about crop inputs and crop protection.

Richard Guebert, President, Illinois Farm Bureau shares with Max concerns with crop protection products and availability. Max is joined by Ohio Farm Bureau President Bill Patterson to talk more about how they can make a difference with lawmakers and getting the message to those lawmakers on concerns in their agriculture communities.

Mike Pearson talks markets with Dale Durchholz, Grain Cycles. Dale talks more about the quarterly grain stocks and crop production reports.

This week in Colby Ag Tech, Chad Colby spotlights window tint and technology that makes the installation process smoother.

The winner of the 2022 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year competition is Fit, a border collie that belongs to Cindy Deak, Florida Farm Bureau Member. Cindy shares about Fit’s day to day job and what makes her such a special farm dog.

Max talks more about the highlights from the Farm Bureau convention to include mental health, young farmers that are recognized. Kansas Senator Roger Marshall joins Max to talk about the farm bill that is just ahead and what he hears from farmers about the current farm bill and what can be improved or changed.

Greg Soulje gives his weather forecast for week ahead and what to expect in the upcoming forecast.

Max’s Tractor Shed this week spotlights a 1956 Ford 600 owned by the Mayer Family in Washington, Missouri.

This week the FFA Chapter Tribute goes to Ellie Wanek, Nebraska State FFA President.

This week in Samuelson Sez, Orion talks about the WOTUS proposal by the Administration and the response from American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.

Max spotlights the women that were honored this week at the American Farm Bureau convention. Terry Gilbert, Women’s Leadership Committee, AFBF talks with Max about how she got started with Farm Bureau, what her responsibilities look like as a woman in agriculture. Isabella Chism shares that every little bit helps and women can be an advocate for agriculture in the classroom as well as in policy making.

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 FarmProgress.com.

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