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Mike Pearson reports from his visit to the Farm Futures Business Summit in snowy Coralville, Iowa this week. We also learn about updates at FarmProgress.com, CES in Vegas and more.
January 13, 2024
Mike Pearson kicks off the show with a conversation with Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions about how the weather is shaping up for this year and right now.
Chris Robinson, Robinson Ag Marketing, joins Mike to discuss the markets. Then a look at the WASDE report released by the USDA Friday. Finally, Greg Soulje is on for this week’s weather forecast.
Mike introduces a report from Al Gustin that discusses funds for farmers and ranchers who are practicing high-value conservation techniques. Next Mike talks with American Farm Bureau’s Joby Young about the prospects for a 2024 Farm Bill.
Mike Newland, Propane Education and Research Council, joins the show to talk about managing heat on the farm.
Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje returns to take a look at the long-range weather picture. In the Farm Progress roundup segment, Mike chats with Eric Braun, Senior Executive, Content, for Farm Progress about changes at the website and a new podcast, FP Next.
In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max shows off a 1918 Massey Harris #2 from the American Tractor Museum in Perryville, Missouri. In the FFA Chapter Tribute segment, Mike talks with Sam Tummons, Missouri State FFA President, he’s from Rocheport, Missouri and comes from a long line of FFA members. He says the key thing to promote FFA membership is that in addition to the contests and networking, it’s also really fun. In the Colby Ag Tech segment, Chad talks about his visit to CES, the big Vegas show with the latest in consumer technology.
Mike discusses talks with Nutrien’s John Maman about what they offer farmers to help run their businesses in the face of challenges, whether that’s weather or cash flow or something else.
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