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This Week in Agribusiness – March 16, 2019

Max Armstrong reports from Washington D.C., for the National Agriculture Day celebration; and Steve Bridge and Mike Adams share market and weather information

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong opens the show talking with Isabella Chism, Indiana Farm Bureau Leader, chair of the Ag Council about the purpose of National Ag Day. Max also talked with Hilary Maricle, Nebraska Farm Bureau, also discussed key priorities on tap while she visited Washington D.C. for the Ag Day events. Steve Bridge and Mike Adams talk markets with Matt Bennett, Agmarket.net.

Part 2

Steve Bridge and Mike Adams continue their market conversation with Matt Bennett, Agmarket.net. In Colby Agtech, Chad Colby offers a look at two tractor rollouts from the winter farm shows. Max Armstrong shares insight on testimony from Capitol Hill where the key issue was trade, and he got insights from Dave Salmonsen, congressional relations. American Farm Bureau Federation. And Max talked about the Waters of the United States issue with Don Parrish, regulatory relations, AFBF.

Part 3

Steve Bridge and Mike Adams share a report about trade in China in a conversation with Terry Brandstad, U.S. Ambaddador, China. Steve and Mike discuss the E15 summer sales proposal and the process ahead. They also discussed the Trump Administration budget proposals that included cuts to come key ag programs including crop insurance support.

Part 4

Max Armstrong continues his National Ag Day conversation with Richard Fordyce, administrator, Farm Service Agency, about that USDA division and how they support agriculture. Max talked with Luke O’Leary, president, FFA, and what that group was doing in Washington, D.C., for the celebration. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 5

Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje offers his extended look at the weather including his four-week forecast.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max shares the story of a 1974 Allis-Chalmers 180 owned by Bill Mullins, Elizabethtown, Ky. Mike Adams profiles Rolla FFA in Rolla, Mo. The chapter at Rolla Technical Institute, has an active calendar including a greenhouse and a welding shop. Member Brody Brown shares why he wanted to be an FFA member at Rolla, and he’s moving up in the leadership of the organization. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares responses from readers challenged to tell him what they would discuss if they had their own television show.

Part 7

Steve Bridge and Mike Adams close this week’s show with a report from Max Armstrong who continues his Plan Smart, Grow Smart series with BASF with a visit to Fansler Farms in central Indiana.

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