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This Week in Agribusiness, January 14, 2017

In this week's installment Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge bring you ag news of the week including a report from the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention.

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open this week’s show with a look at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention. Orion Samuelson talks to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, about his experience in office and what the future holds. The Farm Challenge of the Week is tackled by Bob Wold, Engineering Director, Trimble Ag. And Farm Broadcaster John Jenkinson, KBUF Radio, Garden City, Kansas, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk USDA and markets with Steve Gregory, Allendale Inc. In Samuelson Sez, Orion shares his thoughts on questions asked at the AFBF Convention. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Dave Williams reports on the 100-year-old Pennsylvania Farm Show. Russell Redding, Secretary of Agriculture, Pennsylvania, talks about why the Pennsylvania Farm Show is so important. Lynn Ketelsen reports on the advantages of conservation tillage. Trump isn’t the only one tweeting- Max highlights a few his tweets from this week.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge offer look back to the Best of the Farm Progress Show, where Max talks to Paul Kaeb, CEO, KSI Conveyors, and Jason Kaeb, KSI Conveyors, about the advantages of a family business. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells, the story of a 1953 John Deere AR owned by Brent Charlton, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge continue their market conversation with Steve Gregory, Allendale, Inc.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Vinton-Shellsburg FFA in Vinton, Iowa, this 175-member group was chartered in 1930. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead, including his four-week forecast.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge wrap up this week’s show with a look at a chair being filled at the AFBF board meetings. Orion Samuelson talks to Kalena, Kenney-Bruce, Elected Chair, AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers about the importance of the young farmer’s voice being heard.

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