This Week in Agribusiness, April, 8, 2017

This week Max Armstrong talks about Sonny Perdue, data and tractors.

Part 1

Max Armstrong opens this week's show with look at the next Secretary of Ag. Zippy Duval, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, discusses what kind of Secretary Sonny Perdue will be. Kevin Mills, K-Coe Isom, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm Broadcaster Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net from Columbus, Ohio, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong talks markets with Dale Durchholz, Agrivisor. In Samuelson Sez, Orion shares his thoughts on families keeping farms going through generations. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Max talks with Tom Ritcher, Breese, Illinois, about his green 1920’s Case tractor with a horizontal engine. Unique tractors like this can be seen at the I & I Historic Farm Days Show, July 13-16, Penfield, Illinois, more information at antiquefarm.org. Max shares some of his Tweets of the Week, including one celebrating Orion Samuelson’s birthday.

Part 4

Max Armstrong talks with Luke Samuel, Climate Corporation, about how farmers can use data to make their operation more efficient. Al Gustin reports on the record amount of canola being planted this year. Barry Coleman, Northern Canola Growers, explains the demand for canola. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1940 Minneapolis Moline R, owned by Byron Brock, Lockney, Texas.

Part 5

Max Armstrong continues his market conversation with Dale Durchholz, Agrivisor.

Part 6

Max Armstrong profiles Westbrook FFA, Westbrook, Texas, this 60-member group receives a lot of support from their community. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead, including his four week forecast.

Part 7

Joe Breker, Havana, North Dakota, shares the story of ag and explains how he is caring for the land.

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