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This Week in Agribusiness, July 1, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge offer a look at the markets, land values, and some interesting ag tech news.

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge open the show with a look at the USDA June 30 crop report; and there's a look at the June 28 hogs and pigs report. Steve Bridge catches up with farmer Steve Gerrish, Rockville, Ind., for a look at the 2017 planting season on his farm. In Farm Challenge of the Week Bryce Knorr, senior grain analyst, Farm Futures who talks about how to see the top of the market. And Farm Broadcaster Mike Hergert, Red River Farm Network, Grand Forks, N.D., offers a look at conditions and issues for that part of the country.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge take a look at land values with Ray Brownfield, LandPro, LLC. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson discusses a recent win for farmers as the Trump Administration makes a move against the Waters of the United States – or WOTUS – issue. And Greg Soulje, looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

In this segment, Lynn Ketelsen offers a report on on-farm tours aimed at telling the story of agriculture using outreach efforts to foodies and bloggers. Patrick Haggerty shares a report on the effort to connect farmers with food banks to help the hungry.

Part 4

Steve Bridge talks with Ted McKinney about the march of technology in agriculture and what that may mean for the future. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong tells the story of a 1964 Oliver 770 owned by Art Mason, Ottawa, Ill., which is important to his family's history.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge continue their conversation with Ray Brownfield, Landpro LLC

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles the 40-member Collins-Maxwell FFA in Maxwell, Iowa. The chapter, formed in 1997, is heavily involved in community activities. And they have a new greenhouse under construction that will be available by the new school year. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Steve Bridge closes the show with a look at the AgBot challenge, a global program that allows teams to compete with their latest autonomy technology. The program is in its second year.

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