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This Week in Agribusiness, June 1, 2019

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson take a deep dive into this year's much-delayed planting, its impact on the market and how some producers are carrying on.

Part 1

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

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson start off with an update on Midwest weather for planting from agriculture meteorologist Greg Soulje. Lynn Ketelsen reports from Minnesota on planting progress there. Dr. Michael Cordonnier of cornandsoybeans.com talks with Max and Orion about the impact of the very tough planting year on prices, which is a bright spot for farmers.

Part 2

Dr. Michael Cordonnier of cornandsoybeans.com rejoins Max and Orion to discuss the soybean crop in the U.S. and its opportunity to get in the ground before prevent plant and then they talk about the South American crop. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment talks about how farmers are using technology to overcome this year’s challenges. Sarah Muirhead and Ann Hess of National Hog Farmer magazine talk with Max about the impact of Global Pork Expo’s cancellation this year.  They also discuss the Global Hog Industry Virtual Conference which will help fill some of the void.

Part 3

Max and Orion hear from Don Wick of Red River Farm Network in Grand Forks, North Dakota in the Farm Broadcaster of the Week segment. Max introduces a conversation with Jon Fourez a volunteer at the I&I Show where he shows off an old school sawmill in action.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson get detailed inetelligence from Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Services on the massive impact of African Swine Fever in China and beyond. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje give us the agriculture weather forecast for the week ahead.

Part 5

Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje returns to take a look at the long-range weather picture.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1952 John Deere R, owned by Ethan Byrum in Kokomo, Indiana, where he found something surprising under the John Deere Green. Orion Samuelson profiles Oelwein FFA in Oelwein, Iowa, where they are very active in their community and sell the produce they grow in their greenhouse. Member Blake Smith tells us about an impressive variety of things the chapter has going on. In Samuelson Sez, Orion takes a look at the possibility of ag trade with Cuba.

Part 7

Max and Orion get a report from Steve Bridge who tells them about what’s happening at the Pearse Lyons Accelerator for ag innovation. Terra NutriTech’s Padraig Hennessy talks about how his firm that mixes nutrients with water for livestock, came to be. Claire Lewis, creator of Breedr, an application that tracks cattle health and growth describes the tool.

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