This Week in Agribusiness, Oct. 21, 2023

Insights from Washington D.C., Iowa soybean harvest, a Kentucky farm’s use of Operations Center, an organic growers summit and a Missouri hemp operation are featured this week.

October 21, 2023

46 Min View

Jennifer Carrico, Wallaces Farmer, talks about what Tom Vilsack had to say at a recent Iowa meeting, including farm labor.

In the cab, Kyle Chestnut, farmer, Boone County, Iowa, talks about the soybean harvest and which variety their farm planted this year, as well as disease issues.

Joe Camp, Commstock Investments, joins Mike at the desk to talk markets, including the soybean market post-USDA report, yield variability, soybean harvest lows, corn futures, corn yield estimate impacts, ethanol production and usage, global wheat production issues, winter planting progress, and more.

In the ag tech segment, Chad Colby shares some camera technology and options for around the farm, particularly wireless tech.

Ethan Lane, vice president, government affairs, NCBA, talks with Mike about legislative focus, including the farm bill, possible amendments, spending issues concerns, program availability for “black swan” events, speaker of the house appointment, farm bill timeline and more.

Joining Mike at the desk, Matt Jungmann, national events director, Farm Progress, talks about the Organic Growers Summit coming up and the education and show that happens during the summit.

In Tech at Work, Willie Vogt is at Seven Springs Farms in Kentucky where they’re using John Deere Operations Center on the farm. Joe Nichols and Bart Peters talk about how they use it and how that data impacts farm decisions.

Greg Soulje is in with a weather forecast for the week, and an extended weather outlook.

There’s a 1967 International Cub in Max's Tractor Shed this week.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Addison Womack, Arkansas State FFA southern vice president.

Mike talks to Brian Riegel, South Point Hemp, about diversifying his dairy operation by growing hemp, what products come from hemp, as well as the products that South Point Hemp produces and what the future is for his operation, and the CBD industry on the whole. He also touches on the fiber industry.

This Week in Agribusiness features market news, ag technology, weather and farms, weekly on RFD-TV, and can be found each week on

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