This Week in Agribusiness, May 6, 2017

Max Armstrong discusses Sonny Perdue, National Agri Marketing Association awards and the Farm Mom of the Year Competition.


Part 1

Max Armstrong opens this week's show a look at what Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, is hoping to accomplish in office. Randy Myers, Bayer Product Development Manager, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm broadcaster Lynn Ketelsen, Linder Farm Network, from Owatonna, MN, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong talks markets with Jerry Gidel, The Price Futures Group. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares his thoughts on the cost of education. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong talks to two people who received awards from the National Agri Marketing Association. Mike Stern, CEO, The Climate Corporation, explains to Max Armstrong the value of the data driven product that the company produces. Max also talks to Greg Nickerson, Bader Rutter, winner of NAMA’s Marketer of the Year honor. Bob Young, Chief Economist, AFBF, talks about what needs to be in the next farm bill.

Part 4

Max Armstrong talks with Ray Starling, Special Assistant to the President for agriculture, trade and food assistance, about how he thinks President Trump will deal with agriculture. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max takes a look at an International 915 combine, which will be on view at the Half Century of Progress, Rantoul Illinois.  

Part 5

Max Armstrong continues his market conversation with Jerry Gidel, The Price Futures Group.

Part 6

Max Armstrong profiles Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA, Howard Lake, Minn., a 122-member recently presented the Land of Service Award. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead, including his four-week forecast.

Part 7

Max Armstrong closes this week show with a look at the finalists of the Americia's Farmers Farm Mom of the Year Competition. Susan Brocksmith, Vincennes, Ind., talks about how important it is to be an advocate for ag. Cala Tabb, Eupora, Miss., shares the idea that everyone should be proud of local farmers. Becca Ferry, Brigham City, Utah, discusses the need in sharing ag’s story. Nancy Kirkholm, Homer, Neb., talks about how women have taken a bigger role in farm operations. Shari Sell-Bakker, Dike, Iowa, shares how social media has affected agriculture.

 

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