This Week in Agribusiness, September 9, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong share a look at top policy issues, continue their conversation with the Secretary of Agriculture and offer a look at a vintage truck with an interesting story.

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show with a look at top policy issues for farmers including the farm bill, infrastructure and ethanol. And Farm Broadcaster Gary Joiner, Texas Farm Bureau network, Waco, Texas, talks about key issues in the region including the impact of Hurricane Harvey on farmers.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong offer a look at the markets with Dennis Smith, Archer Financial Services. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson works to answer a question "How do you like the Ag Secretary?" offering some insight into his first meeting with the boss at USDA. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their conversation with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue who explores a range of topics from young farmers to damage from Hurricane Harvey. Steve Bridge offers a report on the changing trends of tiling, including under irrigation and the rising use of pattern tiling.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong feature a report from Chad Colby who connected with the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration Michael P. Huerta about drone use. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares the story of a 1966 Massey Ferguson 165 owned by Philip Shaw, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, which the owner says runs better than when it was new.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their marketing conversation with Dennis Smith, Archer Financial Services who explores the expansion of U.S. hog processing capacity.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Rural Vista FFA, White City, Kan., chartered in 1925. Member Katie Thomas talks about how the group works to educate the community about agriculture; and she shares how the group works with local children in elementary school. Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up this week's episode with a look at some interesting equipment at the Half Century Progress Event. Max shares the interesting story of a truck owned by David Williams, Middlebury, Ind.

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