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This Week in Agribusiness, December 5, 2020

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson check in on the status of the grain market rally, look at changes in D.C. and hear about innovations in fertilizer around sustainability.

Part 1

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

After a quick weather check-in with Greg Soulje, Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson kick off the show with a discussion with Ethan Lane, VP, Government Affairs – NCBA to discuss the next Farm Bill with a new administration and a new congress. Dale Durchholz of Grain Cycles joins Mike to talk about the challenges the cattle and hog markets are facing with a resurgent COVID-19.

Part 2

Dale Durchholz of Grain Cycles rejoins Mike to dig in on the grain market rally and ponder whether or not the rally has ended. In the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad is checking out technology’s impact on farm safety talking to Andy Bartlow of Augusta, Ill. about his recent farm accident.

Part 3

Mike discusses the new pork cut-out contract with Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Services who explains what it is and how it works.

Part 4

Mike Pearson introduces a report from Willie Vogt in Florida, talking new fertilizer technology with startup firm Anuvia which is focused on sustainability. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje has the weather for the week ahead.

Part 5

Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje returns to take a look at the long-range weather picture.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1940 Farmall M owned by several generation of the Dinges family in Illinois. In the FFA Chapter Tribute segment Mike Pearson is talking to Miriam Hoffman of Eastern Region V.P. for the FFA about what she’s learned with FFA and how it’s continued into college. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson talks about some folks we should also be thinking about during COVID cancellations.

Part 7

Mike Pearson introduces a look at the Vermeer ZR5 sell-propelled baler recorded at the Farm Progress Virtual Experience in Boone, Iowa.

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