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This Week in Agribusiness, March 23, 2019

Max Armstrong is joined by Chad Colby this week as they hear about Midwest flooding and get updates on ongoing trade negotiations.

Part 1

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

Max Armstrong and Chad Colby start off with a chat with Greg Soulje to talk about the ongoing flood disaster in the Midwest and what the spring rains might hold. They also get a report from farm broadcaster Bryce Doeschot on the ground in Nebraska. Brian Basting of Advance Trading talks with Max and Chad about the impact of the flooding on the markets, where the effect has been modest.

Part 2

Brian Basting of Advance Trading rejoins Max and Chad to turn towards the livestock markets including international trade and the flood challenge there, also a look at the upcoming USDA reports. In the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad talks about his visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center which has influenced ag technology in many ways.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Chad Colby get a report from Delaney Howell who is talking with Iowa ag secretary Mike Naig about markets for Iowa crops. They also hear from Lynn Ketelsen reporting from Minnesota on international trade impacts on poultry.  

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Chad Colby were both in Orlando for Commodity Classic and they talked with a lot of highly-successful growers and Dekalb-Asgrow staff who were represented well in the yield contest. 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 1931 McCormick-Deering Iron Mule own by Van Merchant in Pecatonica, Illinois and will be at the upcoming Mecum Auction. Chad Colby profiles Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA in Somonauk, Illinois where they provide leaf pick-up in their town. Member Avery Plote who shares how he’s taking skills learned in FFA and sharing them.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Chad Colby talk with Mark Stock, Founder and Chairman of Big Iron Auctions, who is in Nebraska and reports on flood damage there. Max talks with Sam and Jenn Zimmerman, Wisconsin dairy farmers, about the challenges in the industry.

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