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This Week in Agribusiness, May 29, 2021

Farm Futures Summit agenda and planting update, markets and thermal imaging technology, Mental Health Awareness and more featured this week.

Willie Vogt, Executive Director, Farm Progress joins Max Armstrong and gives an update on planting. Max and Willie talk agenda for the upcoming Farm Futures Summit. Willie will monderate a few panels and shares what farmers can look forward to this year during the Farm Futures Summit and Ag Finance Boot camp. You can register online to for one or both events.

Mike Pearson is joined by Garrett Toay, Ag Trader Talk, as they dive into the corn market, ethanol market, soybeans and more.

Chad Colby Tech segment focuses on technology used in fire service. Nicholas Dinges, Dinges Fire Company shares more about thermal imaging. Thermal imaging technology can be used not only for fires, but also grain bin rescues and vehicle accidents. Chad shares the trailer for the movie Silo that shows the importance of grain bin safety.

Duane Murley, KWMT Radio, Fort Dodge, IA talks with Mike about crops, weather and market in his area. Duane shares the excitement, concerns from farmers in his area.

Mike talks with Russell Nemetz, Western Ag Network, about the way things are shaping up in the West. The top concern for farmers in his area is dryness! Russell shares more on livestock production, pasture conditions and more.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Max checks in with Adrienne Desutter, Behavioral Health Consultant. Desutter talks balancing farms and families. Prioritizing faith, family and farming. Keeping in contact with friends and support network is also important to maintain.

Greg Soulje is in to share the weekly weather forecast.

Max's Tractor Shed spotlights a restored 1950 Ferguson TO-20 owned by Denise Emond from Wolcott, Indiana.

Mark Stock shares what's coming up on the auction block for Big Iron Auctions.

Mike Pearson continues to salute the FFA programs across the country and this week talks with Georgia FFA State Southern VP, Ethan Hyers. Ethan shares how serving through a pandemic was different, ending the year with an in person event and what his future holds moving forward.

Orion talks about weather, ethanol and farm bill in this week’s Samuelson Sez.

Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect on those that have sacrificed for us all and showing pride by displaying the American flag.

This Week in Agribusiness features market news, ag technology, weather and farm management and equipment information and opinions. This leading ag news program airs weekly on RFD-TV, and can be found each week on FarmProgress.com.
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