This Week in Agribusiness - February 3, 2018

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk beef, high-tech sprayers, food in space and even managing data for cattle operations

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open the show with a look at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention, including a discussion with Allison Cooke, executive director of public affairs, National Cattleman's Beef Association, about key topics for the association including support of a vaccine bank in case of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak; the conservation title; and the association's new approach to policy. Max talks markets with David Williams, Informa Economics

Part 2

Max Armstrong continues his market conversation with David Williams, Informa Economics. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States. And Max concludes the Best of the Farm Progress Show report Max talks with Mark Mohr, tactical marketing manager, Agco to talk about the Rogator line.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge feature a report from Patrick Haggerty looking at farm regulation including managing natural resources. Al Gustin offers a report on a group of NASA researchers working to grow crops in space. Max talks about section 199A including a Twitter survey, and he shares the results.

Part 4

Max Armstrong visits with Craig Uden, the outgoing president of NCBA, regarding what he accomplished and what work is ahead for the organization. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. Max Armstrong shares the story of Dr. Marshall Martin, asst. dean of agriculture, Purdue, who owns a 1930 McCormick Deering 22-36. Max shares how Martin got this tractor back into the family and had it restored.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk with Pam Jahnke, Wisconsin Farm Report, also known as the Fabulous Farm Babe, shares what's happening in her area around Madison, Wis.; and issues facing farmers in the region.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles Kansas FFA, Kansas, Ill., an active 33-member group in a town of 800. Member Conrad Gavin, shares how the program keeps nearly half the high school students in blue corduroy. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

And this week's show wraps up with a report on a group of cattle producers collecting and sharing data. Delaney Howell reports on the Tri-County Steer Futurity Program, which has turned into a data gathering and sharing operation.

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