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Max Armstrong is joined by Mike Adams on the desk this week. They kick off with a conversation about the continuing trade challenges with China and hear from Gregg Doud U.S. Trade Representative and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue about the challenges the U.S. faces in that relationship. Naomi Blohm of Stewart Peterson joins Max and Mike to talk about the slow start to planting this year.
Naomi Blohm of Stewart Peterson rejoins Max and Mike to look at weather in South America and its impact on U.S. markets. Is good news on the way? Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment dives in on tills and cultivators. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.
Max Armstrong and Mike Adams discuss talks around the 2018 Farm Bill and its chances of passage, will the Senate to save the day? They also heard from embattled EPA secretary Scott Pruitt about WOTUS and RFS waivers.
Max and Mike learn about Rick Williams and Rick Jarrett talk about their cooperative approach to no-tilling in the BASF Plan Smart, Grow Smart segment. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max introduces a 1961 Farmall 140 owned by Angela Wilson-Sutton and her husband Charles.
In the farm broadcaster of the week segment Max and Mike chat with Tom Cassidy, President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters reporting in from Washington D.C. The Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week rounds out the segment.
Mike Adams profiles St. Henry FFA in St. Henry, Ohio where they host an annual petting zoo. Member Annie Dirksen talks about the lessons she’s learned during SAE project on the family farm. Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead.
Mike introduces a report from Delaney Howell who tells us the story of an unusual sale barn in Kolana, Iowa that hosts regular horse sales and serves the Amish community.