This Week in Agribusiness - December 2, 2018

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk technology, markets, cotton and pedal tractors in this week's show

Note: Start the video and all parts will play through as the full show

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open this week's show with a report from The Ag Data Conference talking with Chad Colby about where technology is going; and he offers tips for farmers. Max and Steve talk markets with Brian Basting, Advance Trading.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge continue their market conversation with Brian Basting, Advance Trading. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States. Max talks with Luke Samuel, Climate Corporation, about the tech that company offers to maximize information collected on the farm, including a look at what the company is offering in 2018.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge share a report from Orion Samuelson who talks with Wes Spurlock, chairman, National Corn Growers Association about trade and the corn market. Max shares a look at an impressive collection of a unique farm implement - pedal tractors from the Half Century of Progress. Not also that the new video about the 2017 event is now available for ordering at tractorvideos.com.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge share a report from Jamie Johansen about cotton with a look at the process in the Missouri Bootheel. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max offers the story of a 1955 Earthmaster owned by Darden Jarman, Siler City, N.C., and about the woman who lived next door - Aunt Bea, yes that Aunt Bea.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk with Farm Broadcaster Dale Minyo, Ohio Ag Net, Columbus, Ohio, about key issues impacting farmers in that part of the country. Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week looks the value of using a fungicide with two modes of action.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles Harvard FFA in Harvard, Ill., a 28-member chapter that is involved in the community. Member Jennah Brookner talks chapter's many local activities. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson offers his take on NAFTA and new talks to renegotiate the agreement. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead, including his four-week outlook.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge close this week's show with a look at the journey of the 2017 Capital Christmas Tree, which came from Montana.

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