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This Week in Agribusiness, December 9, 2017

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson are in-studio this week discussing NAFTA, Christmas trees arriving in D.C., and get a report on a third generation cattle ranch in Arizona.

Part 1

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Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson are in-studio this week discussing a big week for NAFTA advocacy with Jamie Johansen who reports on the ASTA conference.  Naomi Blohm of Stewart-Peterson joins Max and Orion to talk markets as we near the holiday lull.

Part 2

Naomi Blohm of Stewart-Peterson rejoins Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson to talk about NAFTA negotiation impacts on the markets. Greg Soulje gives his forecast for the Western United States. In the Best of the Farm Progress Show segment Max talks to Erik Quanbeck of Geringhoff about their long history in agriculture.

Part 3

Patrick Haggerty reports from Washington, D.C. on the raising of the national Christmas Trees. Al Gustin talk to Kist Livestock Auction Company about their late-season replacement heifer auctions.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson talks to John Becherer, the long-serving CEO of the United Soybean Board, reflecting on his career. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces Ken Wolf’s 1950 Oliver 88 from Oswego, Ill.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson talk with Tom Cassidy, the incoming president of the Association of Farm Broadcasters, about what’s going on in New York in the farm broadcaster of the week segment.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Paris FFA from Paris, Mo, where they have 92 members and are winners of the 2017 Premier Chapter in Growing Leaders award. Member Regan Ragsdale talks about the Beef-up Reading program that figured into their win. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson delivers his thoughts on “Learning about Agriculture,” not just teaching consumers, but each other. Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead and how winter is shaping up.

Part 7

Reporter Russell Nemetz tells the story of the O’Haco family ranch, where they on their third generation just outside of Winslow, Arizona. Conservation planning has been a big focus on this dry land operation.


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