This Week in Agribusiness, February 4, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge cover the NCBA, buyouts and changes in DC.

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge open this week's show by checking in with Max Armstrong who is at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show. Craig Uden, President, NCBA, Elwood, Nebraska, talks to Max about the importance of trade. Todd Clements, Clay, Kentucky, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster Dale Minyo, Ohio Ag Net, from Columbus Ohio, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge talk markets with Dennis Smith, Archer Financial Services. In Samuelson Sez, Orion shares his thoughts on the cost of college. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge look to Lynn Ketelsen, who talks about the Bayer-Monsanto merger.  Scott King, Director of Marketing, Boehringer Ingelheim, talks about the Beef Quality Assurance Program.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge offer a look at the changes in Washington DC. Patrick Haggerty talks with Mike Conway, Chairman, House Ag Committee, about trade agreements.  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 Oliver 550 owned by Ron Scramlin, Titusville, Florida.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge continue their market conversation with Dennis Smith, Archer Financial Services.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Arcadia FFA in Arcadia Nebraska, this 35-member chapter, although not the biggest in FFA, has over half the high school participating in serving the community. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge wrap up this week's show with another look at the NCBA. This time, Max Armstrong talks to Tracy Brunn, Past President, NCBA, Ramona, Kansas.

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