This Week in Agribusiness, January 21, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong share insight on Sonny Perdue, the proposed new Secretary of Agriculture, and they cover drones, seed buying and talking to consumers.


Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show with a look at President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Agriculture. Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation shares some of his past experiences with Sonny Perdue. Cole Coxbill, retiring Chair, Young Farmers and Ranchers, talks about land and private property rights. Joel Stensrud, Freeborn County, Minnesota, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster Gary Cooper, from Southeast Ag Network, Gainsville, Florida, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk markets with Greg Grow, Archer Financial Services. In Samuelson Sez, Orion shares his thoughts on ag technology. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Brett Marsh D.V.M., Indiana State Veterinarian, talks about what can be learned from outbreaks of an animal disease. Orion Samuelson has speaks with Brock Helgerson, Marketing Lead, Channel, about the importance of having conversations with your seed-salesmen.

Part 4

Natalie Cheng, Director of Communications, Autel Robotoics, shares some information for people who want to explore the possibility of using a drone. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1952 Farmall Super C owned by Andy Overbay, Marion, Viriginia.  

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Greg Grow, Archer Financial Services.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Hawley FFA in Hawley, Minnesota, this 50-member group was chartered in 1941. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up this week's show with a look at communication. Charlie Arnot, Center for Food Integrity talks about the benefits and drawbacks of social media in telling agriculture's story.

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