This Week in Agribusiness, May 11, 2024

The U.S. waterway system, WASDE recap, pork producer issues, the Fendt Lodge, Farm Progress Show, Husker Harvest Days and sorghum trade opportunities are highlighted this week.

May 11, 2024

46 Min View

Mike recently talked to Tracy Zea, president and CEO, Waterways Council, about the waterway system, and how critical it is to the supply chain. He also talked about the lock and dam system and the Mississippi River mouth.

Dan Huber, The Huber Report, joins Mike at the desk to talk markets, including: Brazilian weather and the soybean crop in South America, corn market concerns, export numbers, U.S. dollar strength, cattle market confusion, imports.

Mike recaps the WASDE report numbers.

Greg Soulje is in with a weather forecast for the week.

Mike talked to Lori Stevermer, president, National Pork Producers Council, about pork producer concerns and how they’re going to work through them this summer, including: regulations, risk management, sharing information to the public and legislators.

Mike went to the new Fendt Lodge in Jackson, Minn., where he talked to Nick Farfsing, marketing director, Fendt North America, about the company goals, equipment and what sets Fendt apart.

Mike Newland, agriculture business development director, Propane Education and Research Council, joins Mike to talk about propane needs, planning ahead and more.

Greg is back with an extended weather outlook.

Mike talks to Matt Jungmann, national events director, Farm Progress, about planting progress at the Farm Progress Show grounds at Boone, Iowa, as well as changes and what to plan for if attending this year. The show runs Aug. 27-29. He also talks about what expect at Husker Harvest Days this year.

There’s a 1956 JI Case 400 in Max's Tractor Shed this week.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Loganne Mason, Colorado State FFA secretary.

In the ag tech segment, Chad Colby previews what’s new for the Apple iPad.

Craig Meeker, chairman, National Sorghum Producers, shares details about his trade mission to India to talk sorghum with end users, import opportunities from the U.S. and the U.S. product.

This Week in Agribusiness features market news, ag technology, weather and farms, weekly on RFD-TV, and can be found each week on

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