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Max Armstrong is joined by Mike Adams on the desk this week. They kick off with a conversation about the importance of exports to U.S. agriculture. Lynn Ketelsen reports from Minnesota on how soybean growers and pork producers are responding to proposed tariffs. Ray Brownfield of Land Pro, LLC joins Max and Mike to talk about the importance of land to farmers and how land sales are going in the tough economy.
Ray Brownfield of Land Pro, LLC rejoins Max and Mike to look at cash rent values, volume of land available and what’s ahead for land in 2018. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment dives in on LED light system for your tractors. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.
Max and Mike introduce a report from Jamie Johansen who reports from Ireland on the tough dairy market there right now and how it compares to the U.S. market. Max and Mike hear from John Deere’s Training Manager, Beverly Flores and what they do to make sure that their dealers, field teams and more know the ins-and-outs of all their equipment.
Max talks with Chip Bowling of the U.S. Farmer and Ranchers Alliance about communicating with consumers with their SMART effort. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1941 Farmall H owned by Bradley Muldoon, Edinburgh, Indiana.
In the farm broadcaster of the week segment Max and Mike chat with Brian Winnekins or WRDN Radio in Durand, Wi. The Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week rounds out the segment.
Mike Adams profiles South Knox FFA Chapter in Vincennes, Indiana, an historical fur trading town. Members reflect that entrepreneurial approach through their SAE projects. Member Dylan Butler describes his project a landscaping effort. Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead.
Max interviews Kendall Frazier, leader of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association about the challenge of standing up for their members and rural America through the advocacy in Washington and beyond.