Mike Pearson is on the desk this week and discusses Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement at the Farm Progress Show plus farm bill news, markets, weather and more.

September 9, 2023

46 Min View

Part 1

Mike Pearson kicks off the show with a conversation with Farm Progress Policy Editor Josh Baethge about Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack’s visit to the Farm Progress Show and farm bill prospects. Next, Mike talks with Walter Kunisch, Senior VP, HTS Commodities about next week’s WASDE and other market news.

Part 2

Walter Kunisch, Senior VP, HTS Commodities, returns talk more markets. In the Colby Ag Tech segment, Chad gets into disruptive ag innovations on display at the Farm Progress Show.

Part 3

Mike is back on the desk and introduces a report from Al Gustin about research using soil pits to measure carbon. Al also rides along with a wheat yield contest entrant about how they're trying to take the win again.

Part 4

Mike introduces a conversation between Max Armstrong and Steve Reinhard of the United Soybean Board. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather 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 shows off a 1929 McCormick 22-36 with massive steel wheels. In the FFA Chapter Tribute segment, Mike talks with Iowa State FFA President Holly Schmitt. She grew up in St Lucas, Iowa dairy farm. She excited to meet members from across the state and hear their stories.

Part 7

Mike introduces a report from Lorrie Boyer in Northeast Colorado where Camelot Dairy milks camels.

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