This Week in Agribusiness, April 1, 2017

Max Armstrong and Russell Nemetz discuss wildfire, milk and the USDA.

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Russell Nemetz open this week's show with look at calving. Jerry Jones, Rancher, Kirby, Montana, talks about how rough the winter has been, and the importance of calf nutrition. Bryan May, Rose Creek, Minnesota, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster John Jenkinson, KBUF Radio from Garden City, KS, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Russell Nemetz talk markets with Dennis Smith, Archer Financial Services. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares his thoughts on this country’s infrastructure problem. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Patrick Haggerty talks with Chris Galen, vice president, National Milk Producers Federation, who explains regulations regarding the use of the word 'milk' in the US market. Max Armstrong speaks with Annette Degnan, CHS, Inc., on the importance of young people in agriculture.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Russell Nemetz talk about how the Ag community has come together to help those affected by the prairie wildfires. Toby Keith gives an inspiring message that urges people to support our farmers. Steve Bridge takes a look at the USDA’s reports for the year. Tony Orlando, President, Firestone Ag, talks about Firestone’s long history with ag.  Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1958 J.I. Case 700, owned by Remmer Schuetz, Ashton, Illinois.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Russell Nemetz continue their market conversation with Dennis Smith, Archer Financial Services.

Part 6

Max Armstrong profiles Byron FFA in Byron, Michigan, this 212-member group has been active for over 82 years. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead, including his four week forcast.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Russell Nemetz wrap up this week's show with another look at Freeway to Farms. Max talks to Tom Nesbitt, Climate Corporation, about some of the exciting uses of technology ahead.

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