This Week in Agribusiness, Oct. 7, 2023

Dairy exports, harvest in Missouri, an electric side-by-side, the Dairy Producer of the Year and soybean demand are highlighted this week.

October 7, 2023

48 Min View

Mike shares highlights from World Dairy Expo. There, he spoke to Alex Peterson, U.S. Dairy Export council chairman, about dairy exports this year and opportunities for the U.S. and international demand.

In the cab, Mike talks to Austin Harshaw, Avilla, Mo., about the harvest season, drought management, the hybrids that are working for their operation and the crop diversity on his farm.

Joining Mike at the desk, Melissa Badger, Highground Trading Group, talks markets, including milk prices and what’s impacting them, herd sizes, butter bright spots, U.S. dairy exports, domestic dairy demand, China demand and producer sentiment.

In the ag tech segment, Chad Colby talks about electric vehicles, including a new electric Polaris Ranger.

Mike talks to Randy Kortus, the 2023 Dairy Producer of the Year, about the history of his operation, as well as current operations and opportunities and leadership, Select Sires and genetic improvements and more.

In the Plan Smart, Grow Smart segment, Max talks to Sydney Sebulsky, seed treatment marketing lead, BASF, about the seed treatment options available, new technologies and modes of action, wheat and soybean protections, sustainability,

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

There’s a 1954 Farmall Super M-TA in Max's Tractor Shed this week.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Colin McIntyre, Missouri State FFA vice president.

Max talks to Mac Marshall, United Soybean Board, at Farm Progress Show, about soybean supply and demand, as well as domestic crush facility and potential.

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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