This Week in Agribusiness, Dec. 9, 2023

Milk options in school, Earth Optics soil mapping, swine health, fungicides for corn and soybeans and the organic grower of the year are highlighted this week.

December 9, 2023

46 Min View

Joining Mike to talk about dairy in schools, Claudia Larson, National Milk Producers Federation, talks about the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act and the impact it would have on school nutrition, as well as the response from Congress to the legislation and what listeners can do to help support the legislation by reaching out to their congressional leaders. You can also go to and use their call to action button.

Duwayne Bosse, Bolt Marketing, highlights markets with Mike, including: wheat markets, support for corn, crude oil impacts, China purchases, soybean volatility, South American production, risk management opportunities.

At the NAFB convention, Mike spoke to Lars Dyrud, Earth Optics, about Earth Optics They do soil mapping and combine soil sampling with other data to provide accurate maps. He also shares what’s new in 2024, including partnering for carbon mapping.

Mike also talked to Dr. Paul Sundberg, Swine Health Information Center, at the convention. Sundberg shares insights into historical experiences, disease outbreaks and how the Swine Health Information Center is handling emerging diseases, research, biosecurity protocols and more.

In the Plan Smart, Grow Smart segment, Max talks to Kim Tudor, technical marketing manager, BASF. She shares the fungicide options for corn and soybeans, as well as tar spot.

Greg Soulje is in with a weather forecast for the week, and an extended weather outlook.

There’s a 1953 Farmall Super C in Max's Tractor Shed this week.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions. In the year wrap up show, Max talks to Mark Stock about the year, and equipment and land values.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Caleb Horne, Oklahoma State FFA president.

The Organic Grower Summit took place last year, and Mike got to talk to the organic grower of the year, Rod Braga, about what it means to win an award like that, as well as the challenges he encountered in 2023 and excitement for the organic industry.

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