This Week in Agribusiness, May 27, 2017

Max Armstrong offers insight on the Trump budget and agriculture; NAFTA renegotiation, and a look at an interesting farm business in Florida.


Part 1

Max Armstrong opens this week's show talking about the Trump budget with Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation. In the Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week, Dale Foiles, Raymond, S.D., talks about his problems with herbicide-resistant kochia. And Farm Broadcaster Alan Watts, WKDZ Radio, Cadiz, Ky., talks about issues impacting farmers in that part of the country.

Part 2

Max Armstrong takes a look at the markets with Jerry Gulke, The Gulke Group. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson offers his annual safety sermon on country roads with tips for city drivers making that rare trip outside of town. Greg Soulje, agricultural meteorologist, looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong shares a report on the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation from Patrick Haggerty. Max Armstrong shares his conversation with Jane Berbaum, Champaign County, Ill., about her Spirit of '76 Case tractor. And she talks about the Case Collectors group too. And Max notes that the 175th Case Collector's Show in Albert City, Iowa - Aug. 10-13. And he shares some interesting dairy facts.

Part 4

Max Armstrong offers the latest episode of Freeways to Farms with a look at Jay Fillman, Mazon, Ill., and his approach to ag, which includes some interesting outside jobs too from accounting to insurance to ethanol. You can watch more at freewaystofarm.com. Greg Soulje, ag meteorologist, looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1941 Farmall H owned by Dave Bailey, Chesapeake, Va., which is festooned with flags.

Part 5

Max Armstrong continues his market discussion with Jerry Gulke, The Gulke Group, including a look at the corn market in Brazil.

Part 6

Max Armstrong offers the FFA Chapter Tribute with a look at Fruita FFA, Fruita, Colo., a 100-member, 75-year-old chapter. Member McKenna Young offers a look at highlights for the group. And Greg Soulje takes a look at weather for the week ahead, including his four-week forecast.

Part 7

Max Armstrong  offers a look at Agri-Starts with Founder Randy Strode, a company that grows starter plants from tissue culture, with a wide variety of products available. And Max pauses to remember Memorial Day.

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