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This Week in Agribusiness, January 20, 2018

Max Armstrong is joined by Steve Bridge on the desk this week as Orion Samuelson is away. Reports from the National Western Stock Show in Denver, a dairy farm in Minnesota and a family farm in Iowa highlight this week.

Part 1

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

Max Armstrong and co-host Steve Bridge hear a report from Colleen Callahan visiting the National Western Stock Show in Denver which is expanding tremendously. Max and Steve get a market update from David Hightower of The Hightower Report.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and co-host Steve Bridge continue their conversation with David Hightower of The Hightower Report. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States. The Best of the Farm Progress Show rolls on this week with a look at conveyor and seed treatment manufacturer KSI including a chat with CEO Paul Kaeb and Director of Business Development Jason Kaeb.

Part 3

Max Armstrong visits with Brad Harris of Firestone Ag to discuss winter tire maintenance. Max also talks about his favorite tweets of the week.

Part 4

Steve Bridge introduces a report from Lynn Ketelsen on managing livestock in the frigid temps we’ve seen lately from the Kasper family’s dairy farm in Owatonna, Minnesota. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1959 Allis-Chalmers D-17, and a 1940 Farmall B, owned by Larry Black in Lexington, Virginia.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge chat with farm broadcaster Dustin Hoffman in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, touching on the flu, cold temps, crop decisions and more. The segment ends with the Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles Minford FFA in Minford, Ohio, an FFA chapter that has managed a comeback story. Member Luke Montavon talks about the skills he’s built in dealing with horses and people. Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max Armstrong visits with the Totemeier family of Columbus Junction, Iowa as a part of his Plan Smart, Grow Smart series for BASF, to learn about the family’s history and approach to the farming life.

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