This Week in Agribusiness, March 10, 2018

Max Armstrong goes solo this week and talks about a lot of news out of Washington and its impact on agribusiness. We also hear about fire fighting in Kansas, cattle market defaults, a toy store in Montana and much more.

Part 1

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Max Armstrong discusses the 2018 Farm Bill and its importance in the middle of all the other news coming out of Washington, including the addition of Bill Northey to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s team. Max talks markets with Jamie Wasemiller of the Gulke Group as they try to make sense of the last week’s action and its impact on commodities.

Part 2

Max Armstrong continues to talk markets with Jamie Wasemiller of the Gulke Group as they turn their attention to this week’s USDA acreage reports. Next up we get an ag tech report from Chad Colby about staying on top of device updates. Finally, we get the Western Region Weather Forecast from Greg Soulje.

Part 3

Max Armstrong gives us a book review of “A History of Nebraska Agriculture, A Life Worth Living” by Jody Lamp and Melody Dobson. Next, Max gives us his “Tweets of the Week.”

Part 4

Max Armstrong introduces a report from Jamie Johansen reports from Ogallala, Neb. where she gives a report about dealer defaults and how they affect livestock markets. For more information on the legislation discussed, go to LMAWEB.com. Greg Soulje give us the Eastern Region Weather Forecast. In Max’s Tractor Shed this week we get a look at a 1965 International 1206, where it was lost and then found again by the Rittinger family in Circleville, Ohio.

Part 5

Max Armstrong visits with farm broadcaster Ken Rahjes of AgView.net, reporting from Kansas. They discuss fires and how firefighters are taking an aggressive approach to controlling wildfires.  Next, we get the Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week.

Part 6

In this week’s FFA Chapter Tribute, Max Armstrong profiles the North Callaway FFA in Kingdom City, Missouri with 119 members who are all encouraged to have an SAE project. Member Skyler Barker talks about how his beekeeping project provided lessons in agriculture and life in general. Finally, Greg Soulje takes a look at the forecast for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max Armstrong, noted ag toy enthusiast, introduces a report from Russell Nemetz at Action Toys in Billings, Montana where Gary and Donna Pippin have just about every farm toy a kid, or adult, could want.

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