This Week in Agribusiness – Oct. 27, 2018

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong offer a look at the importance of the upcoming election, a Montana wool innovator and the work of an Arkansas farmer

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

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week’s show with a conversation about the farm vote with Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation.   Orion and Max talk markets with Donna Hughes, Cape and Son, Abilene, Texas.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Donna Hughes, Cape and Son, Abilene, Texas. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, shares insight on the new 50 Series combine from Case IH and a unique new feature for this machine. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States. And Chad Colby offers a look at the 2018 California table grape harvest.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong share a conversation with Trent Gabler, BioZyme who discusses Amaferm, a product designed to help protect through stress. Orion talks with Jay Whetton, Arizona Cattle Growers about the export market between the U.S. and Mexico.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong share a report from Russell Nemetz, who covers the effort by a wool grower in Dillon, Mont., to create a source verified Merino wool company. 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 1968 Allis-Chalmers D-21, that will go on sale at the Iowa Premier Auction with Mecum Auctions, Nov. 9 and 10, the auction starts Nov. 8. Learn more at mecum.com.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk with Tom Brand, executive director, National Association of Farm Broadcasting, who is at the 91st Annual FFA Convention; and he discusses the upcoming NAFB convention coming up in November.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Cameron FFA, Cameron FFA. This 125-member chapter is active in education events and conducts a farm day as well. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares his perspective on the importance of voting. He offers insight on the many reasons to exercise your right to make your voice heard. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead and he offers his look at the winter forecast.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong close this week’s show with a Plan Smart, Grow Smart look at Jason Felton and his northern Arkansas operation that just started using fungicides and what that’s meant to his operation.

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