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This Week in Agribusiness, March 18, 2017

Max Armstrong hosts a show where he discusses weather, antique firetrucks and online auctions.

Part 1

Max Armstrong opens this week's show with a look at the upcoming celebration of Ag Day. Chad Colby,, talks about how weather is affecting producers in western Texas. Matt Bjerke, Lake Park, Minnesota, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster Dave Gentry, WDWS Radio from Champaign, IL, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong talks markets with Naomi Blohm, Stewart-Peterson. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares the story of his latest trip in an airplane. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong talks with Richard Gocken, Crescent City, Il, who highlights some of the antique firetrucks in his collection that were on display at the last Half Century of Progress. Max encourages anyone who has access to an antique firetruck to bring it to the Half Century of Progress being held this summer, more information at At, you can nominate your farm mom, for Mom of the Year.

Part 4

Freeways to Farm with Max Armstrong is a new show where Max sits down with farm families and talks about how data is being used in their field. Steve Ruh, Big Rock, Illinois, talks to Max about how growing up on a dairy farm shaped how he runs things. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1964 John Deere 2010 RU, owned by Gary Barker, Ezel, Kentucky.

Part 5                                                 

Max Armstrong continues his market conversation with Naomi Blohm, Stewart-Peterson.

Part 6

Max Armstrong profiles Eastern Brown FFA, Winchester, Ohio, this 84-member group has a long history of giving back to the community. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead, including his four-week forecast.

Part 7

Max Armstrong wraps up this week's show with a look at online auctions. Mark Stock, Co-founder, Big Iron Auctions, tells Max about online ag auctions. Max shares one of his tweets from the last week @MaxArmstrong.

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