This Week in Agribusiness - January 13, 2018

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge offer comprehensive coverage from the Farm Bureau convention, and share the profile of a beef environmental steward from Kansas

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open this week's show with a look at the American Farm Bureau Federation, including reaction to the speech by President Donald Trump with a report by Jamie Johansen. Max and Steve talk with Jason Lestina, Landpro LLC, about what's happening with land sales already in 2018.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge continue their conversation about land and land transactions with Jason Lestina, Landpro LLC. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States. Max shares a Best of the Farm Progress Show look at Compere Financial, a new firm in the farm credit business, and Max talks with Rod Hebrink, president and CEO.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge connect with Zippy Duvall, president American Farm Bureau Federation and key issues that organization sees as important. Orion Samuelson talks with the Lucas Lentsch, CEO, Midwest Dairy Association about the issues impacting the dairy industry.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge share a report from Chad Colby who reported from the American Farm Bureau Federation convention. Steve Bridge shares the latest USDA crop report numbers in the Jan. 12 report, which had a range of records. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. Max Armstrong shares the story of a 1954 Farmall Super MTA owned by Elwood Walk, Monroe Center, Ill. Mr. Walk recently passed away but Max shares the impact he had on a young farmer.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk with Melissa Gregory, KFEQ Radio, St. Joseph, Mo., about hot topics for farmers in that part of the country. And in the Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week, Brad Ray, Rabobank, shares that farmers should work on tactics to preserve equity.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles Platte Valley FFA, Kersey, Colo. This active group conducts a number of programs including one of the largest livestock and horse shows in the West run by students. Member Lily Helzer offers a look at what she learns in the chapter. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

And this week's show wraps up with a report from Russell Nemetz, who profiles another regional finalist in the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Environmental Stewardship Awards - Munson Angus Farms. Junction City, Kan.

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