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This Week in Agribusiness, June 3, 2017

Max Armstrong talks with Orion Samuelson, looks at the markets, features a report on changes in Washington and gets an update on a post-drought California.

Part 1

Max Armstrong opens an information-filled show in a talk with Orion Samuelson to catch up with him on a range of ag topics. In the Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week, Matt Darr, Iowa State University, precision ag authority, offers insight on post-planting steps. And Farm Broadcaster, Von Ketelson, KCIM Radio, Carroll, Iowa, about hot topics in that part of the country.

Part 2

Max Armstrong takes a look at the markets with Greg Grow, Archer Financial Services, including this season's planting challenges. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson offers his take on current food labeling regulations we have and how useful they may be to consumers, including the GMO-Free label used as a marketing tool. And Greg Soulje, agricultural meteorologist, looks at weather for Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong features a report on the changing culture in Washington, D.C., with a report from Patrick Haggerty. And Kristin Decker reports on a Prairie Tractor, a rare vintage machine, that made a recent visit to the I&I show.

Part 4

Max Armstrong opens this segment with a look at how farmers are using technology this season and how the tools are helping. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max shares the story of a 1968 Allis-Chalmers D-21 owned by Bobby Vause, Jr., Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Part 5

Max Armstrong continues his market conversation with Greg Grow, Archer Financial Services.

Part 6

Max Armstrong profiles Willow Lake FFA, Willow Lake, S.D., a 29-member chapter in a town of 263. Willow Lake graduate Jennifer Tonak shares more information about the work of this group. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max Armstrong winds up this week's show with a look at California ag with a report from Chad Colby, who offers insight into what's happening in the region from Martin Hein, Hein Ranch Company. And Max reminds us that it is June Dairy Month.

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