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This Week in Agribusiness, August 19, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong look at a tool to train youth in the markets, learn more about the new Secretary of Agriculture and offer a sneak peek of the upcoming Half Century of Progress.

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show talking with Tim Andrieson, director of ag products, CME Group, who offers perspective on the cattle market; he also talks about the crop markets. Farm Broadcaster Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network, Barneveld, N.Y., about issues important to farmers in that part of the country.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk markets with Jerry Gulke, The Gulke Group. In Samuelson Sez, Orion responds to emails from viewers who pulled no punches in comments about a previous broadcast, including the challenge of politics and agriculture. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States (after a look at his recent tractor pull experience).

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong look at the CME Commodity Carnival, a game that educates youth in the risks in raising a commodity. Sam Schneider, a 4-H member at the Illinois State Fair shared insight on the game. This year the game focuses on cattle. Max Armstrong talks with Pat Haggerty about the new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. And Max Armstrong shares a Tweet of the Week about a steer sale honoring a young man who was killed in a tractor accident earlier in the year; and Max tweeted about volunteer firefighters.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Jerry Gulke, the Gulke Group. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max offers the story of an LP tractor - a 1956 Case 300 LP - restored and owned by John and Sue Ahlers, Bigelow, Minn., including some nice detail features on that tractor.

Part 5

Max Armstrong talks with Brad Roberts and Rick Myroup, Climate Field View and what farmers can get out of the information they collect this year to plan for 2018. They also discuss interesting new features to the software.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles West Columbus FFA, Cerro Gordo, N.C., with insight from Morgan Hayes, chapter president. She shares how involved the group is with community projects. The chapter has a range of projects including a special holiday event. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up the show with an advance look at the 2017 Half Century of Progress show that starts Aug. 24, 2017. The show draws visitors from around the world to check out the antique equipment on hand. The show includes a wide range of equipment to see.

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