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This Week in Agribusiness, February 25, 2017

Max Armstrong showcases data in ag, the year ahead, and what the spring may hold.

Part 1

Max Armstrong starts off this week’s show with a conversation with Katie Brenny, Maeppa, Minnesota about agriculture in the digital world. Scott Silveus, Silveus Insurance Group, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster John Jenkins, The Ag Network, from Garden City, Kansas, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong talks markets with Jerry Gidel, Price Group. In Samuelson Sez, Orion shares some of his thoughts on estate planning. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Patrick Haggerty once again takes a look at the Agricultural Outlook Forum, where Robert Johansson, USDA Chief Economist, gives his forecast for the year to come.  Joe Geswein, Boswell, Indiana, displays his IH 303 Combine at various farm shows, and explains why he wants to remove his cab.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson introduces Brad and Milly Judson, West Point, Mississippi, who are two of the nation’s Outstanding Young Famers of 2017. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1952 Massey Harris 33, owned by Daniel Rayman, Clifton, Illinois.

Part 5

Max Armstrong continues his market conversation with Jerry Gidel, Price Group.

Part 6

Max Armstrong profiles Chicago Ag Sciences FFA in Chicago, Illinois, this 720-member group was chartered in 1985. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead and early spring.

Part 7

Max Armstrong wraps up this week's show with a look at Freeways to Farms with Max Armstrong, a new show that highlights how technology is changing the way we farm. Steve Pitstick, Maple Park, Illinois, talks about how his dad ran the farm, and how he wants to adapt to new technology.

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