This Week in Agribusiness, May 30, 2020

Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson are looking at the pandemic’s effect on pork, grain and more.

May 30, 2020

Part 1

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

Max Armstrong starts off hearing from Steve Moest from High Plains Pork about the struggles his business faces currently. Mike Pearson is on the desk and chats quickly with Greg Soulje previewing the weather report. Dale Durchholz of Grain Cycles joins the show to talk about the weather’s impact on the 2020 crop and how ethanol’s return is lifting the market. Next they turn some attention to livestock.

Part 2

Dale Durchholz of Grain Cycles rejoins Mike to discuss the challenges with international trade. In the Colby Ag Tech segment Chad Colby is chatting with Matt Foes who’s describes how tech is helping out with cover crops and tillage.

Part 3

Max is talking to Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture to discuss the Iowa hog industry and the Iowa Disposal Assistance Program.  

Part 4

Max Armstrong checks in with Polly Ruhland of the United Soybean Board where they are developing many new uses for soybeans, including asphalt and tennis shoes. 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 teasing us with a peak at the tractor for next week’s broadcast. Mike Pearson profiles Woodbury FFA in Woodbury, Connecticut, way out of the corn belt they produce maple syrup and raise tilapia. Member Aiden Usher tells us about their greenhouse program’s “Peddle it Forward” program. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson say that the “natives are getting restless” and is responding to viewer e-mails as he looks towards a return to whatever normal is.

Part 7

Max chats with Lisa Safarian of Bayer Crop Science who tells us how COVID-19  has challenged her work, both on a personal level and across the Bayer Crop Science.


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