This Week in Agribusiness, June 13, 2020

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson look at the 2020 corn crop, beef production and the ‘full steam ahead’ Farm Progress Show.

June 13, 2020

Part 1

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

Max Armstrong starts off hearing from John Kermicle of AgriGold to check in on the corn crop, which is looking good. Greg Soulje previews the weather report. Randy Blach of Cattlefax joins the show to talk about the cattle industry which is coming back online after making huge strides.

Part 2

Randy Blach of Cattlefax rejoins Mike to dig in on the export market for U.S. Beef among other issues, including hook space. In the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad Colby is catching up with Sabanto Ag’s CEO Craig Rupp about their add-on autonomous technologies.

Part 3

Jamie Johansen is taking a deep dive on the forestry industry with Brian Brookshire of the Missouri Forest Products Association. Forestry is a $10 billion-dollar industry in the state.  

Part 4

Max Armstrong is looking at this week’s court decision limiting dicamba use with Kellie Bray of Croplife America. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje joins Max and Steve to look at the 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 is introducing a 1966 John Deere 4020 owned by Genoa, Illinois’ Dave Timmerman and his dad before him. It’s still working replants in the field. Mike Pearson profiles Cheraw FFA in Cheraw, Colorado, a new chapter out on the high plains. Member Haley Scofield whose SAE project revolves around her goat herd. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson says that we’re all a little worn out from the bad news and so he’s going to be your good news man for a bit.

Part 7

Delaney Howell reports from Boone, Iowa, home of the Farm Progress Show Sept. 1-3.  The show is moving at full steam ahead with all indications it will be another great event. For more information, go to

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