This Week in Agribusiness, April, 15, 2017

Max Armstrong discusses winter wheat, Easter and wildfires.


Part 1

Max Armstrong opens this week's show with a look at the winter wheat crop. Jannell Aust talks with Matt Ploger, with Kansas State University Research and Extension, and Chris Boyd, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, about how their wheat crops are progressing. Darin Keller, Wilber, Nebraska, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster Sabrina Hill, AgNet West, Fresno, California, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong talks markets with Brian Basting, Advance Training. In Samuelson Sez, Orion shares his thoughts on the attack on GMOs. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

John Newton, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation, explains why Easter will be cheaper this year. Loren Joos, Deer Creek, Illinois, shows off his tractor at the I & I Historic Farm Days Show 2016, and explains why he loves coming every year. Max reminds us that the I & I Historic Farm Days Show takes place July 13th through the 16th  in Penfield, Illinois, more information at Antiquefarm.org. Max shares some of his favorite Tweets of the Week, which can be seen on Twitter @MaxArmstrong.

Part 4

In Freeways to Farms with Max Armstrong, Max talks with Jamie Walter, Whiskey Acres, Dekalb, Ill., about his road back to his family farm. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1959 Ford 961 Powermaster, owned by Jerry Davis, Perryville, Missouri.

Part 5

Max Armstrong continues his market conversation with Brian Basting, Advance Trading.

Part 6

Max Armstrong profiles Alamosa FFA, Alamosa, Colo. This 46-member group takes a lot of field trips to better their community. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max Armstrong closes this week’s show with a look at wildfire devastation in the country with a report from Janell Aust. Jenny Giles-Betschart, Molly Giles-Beckford, and Katie Giles-Shaw, Ashland, Kansas, share the story of what happened to their farm, and how the community rallied around them. David Clawson, Englewood, Kansas, explains that donations were so immediate he was still dealing with the fire when hay loads showed up. 

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