This Week in Agribusiness, March 25, 2017

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge discuss Ag Day, Washington DC and SMART Farms.



Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open this week's show with a look at the future of agricultural trade in this country. Ray Starling, Special Assistant to the President, talks about Ag’s influence in Washington. Beverly Flores, Media Relations Manager, John Deere, stresses the importance of being vocal. Kevin Mills, K-Coe Isom, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster Dustin Hoffman, KLGR Radio, Redwood Falls, MN, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk markets with Steve Georgy, Allendale Inc. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares insights on GMOs. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge encourage you to nominate your Farm Mom at AmericasFarmers.com. Tom Sleight, President and CEO, U.S. Grains Council, talks about America’s trade deals. Ray Starling, Special Assistant to the President, reads the official proclamation from the President on Ag Day in Washington DC.

Part 4

Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture Nominee, speaks to the Senate Ag Committee and shares his thoughts on trade. Chad Colby, ColbyAgTech.com, talks with Matt Foes, Farmer-Agronomist, about a crucial piece of farm equipment - the planter. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1953 Farmall Super A, owned by Kailey Neal, Yadkinville, North Carolina.

Part 5                                                 

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge continue their market conversation with Steve Georgy, Allendale Inc.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles Iver Hagen Rolla FFA, Rolla, North Dakota, this 38-member group was charted in 1930. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge wrap up this week's show with a look at SMART Farms. Galen Lee, New Plymouth, Idaho, talks about how technology can benefit farms.

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