This Week in Agribusiness, May 26, 2018

Max Armstrong, Orion Samuelson and Greg Soulje look forward to a new month for the farm bill, legal action against Smithfield and a special dose of patriotism.

Part 1

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

First off this week, Max Armstrong interviews Steve Troxler, North Carolina Ag Commissioner about a legal decision against the pork industry and continues with a conversation with Larry Wooten, president of North Carolina Farm Bureau to get his reaction. Joe Camp of Agrivisor talks with Max and Orion about a lot of positive signs in the markets and fields.

Part 2

Joe Camp of Agrivisor rejoins Max and Orion to look at world trade and much better signs from the Chinese trade talks. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment turns on to LED flashlights and other lighting. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Chad Colby rejoins the show to talk more technology, getting the lowdown on the new SIMPAS system from AMVAC with Cory Ritter. Orion Samuelson introduces a report from Patrick Haggerty in Washington, D.C. discussing international trade with seasoned ag trade negotiators.

Part 4

Max and Orion discuss the farm bill and learn why it needs to get done soon from Steve Troxler, North Carolina Ag Commissioner. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1972 John Deere 4320 owned by Connor Erbsen Lanark, Illinois.

Part 5

In the farm broadcaster of the week segment Max and Orion chat with familiar face, Steve Bridge of WFMB radio in Springfield, Illinois. The Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week rounds out the segment.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Manchester FFA in North Manchester, Indiana, where they host an annual petting zoo.  Member Katie Mize talks about her SAE project where she learned how to put a good team together. Orion Samuelson has two requests for congress, which he’s pretty sure will be ignored … again. Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max introduces his report from the “Got To Be NC” Festival in Raleigh, which Jim Knight started after working with the state ag commissioner to celebrate antique tractors. Its’ turned into a small and popular “state fair” type of event. We also get a look at photos farmers sent Max of the American flags on their farms.

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