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This Week in Agribusiness, April 7, 2018

Max Armstrong is joined by Steve Bridge on the desk this week. They kick off with a reports on the China tariff situation, then hear about the omnibus spending bill and later Max Armstrong gets a look at antique potato harvesters.

Part 1

Note: The video automatically plays through all show parts once you start.

Max Armstrong is joined by Steve Bridge on the desk this week. They kick off with a conversation about the China trade dispute with Dave Salmonsen, who handles congressional relations for the AFBF. Mark Feight of International Agribusiness joins Max and Steve to talk about the market impact of the China situation.

Part 2

Mark Feight of International Agribusiness rejoins Max and Steve to look beyond soybeans and corn regarding the threatened tariffs. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment talks with Farmer-Agronomist Matt Foes who discusses his early-season planting strategy. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Max and Steve introduce a report from Patrick Haggerty regarding the omnibus spending bill and its impact on agribusiness, including the 199A fix and rural infrastructure spending. Max talks with antique equipment enthusiast Kenny Knight about potato planting and harvesting with classic harvesting equipment.

Part 4

Max talks with Clint Chaffer of the Climate Corporation to hear about planting strategies and technology work together. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1954 Farmall Super H owned by Fred C. Pond of Scott, Ohio.

Part 5

Max and Steve talk with Tom Brand, Executive Director of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters about planting season and a timely upcoming visit to China. The Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week rounds out the segment.

Part 6

Steve profiles Torrington / Lingle FFA in Torrington, Wyoming, whose 68 members host a hand-squeezed lemonade stand at the state fair. Member Makenna Greenwald reflects on lessons learned judging livestock at the area’s sale barn. Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max interviews Duane Martin, Corn and Soybean Traits Manager for Syngenta, about their Enogen corn product that has been accepted with gusto by ethanol plants. Steve reports on Nationwide’s grain tube giveaway and discusses best practices for staying safe in grain bins.  Click here for the giveaway contest.




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