This Week in Agribusiness, October 28, 2017

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge tackle a number of topics this week including feral hogs, connecting to consumers, a history of corn pickers and a Texas environmentally focused ranch.

Note: The video automatically plays through all show parts once you start.

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open this week's show with a report from Jamie Johansen reporting on the growing problem of feral hogs in the United States. In the Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week there's a look at Sudden Death Syndrome and how seed treatments can help. And Farm Broadcaster Jody Heemstra, Dakota Radio Group, Pierre, S.D., discusses key issues impacting farmers in that part of the country.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk markets with John Zanker, J.C. Zanker and Co. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson offers insight on a very important crop this time of year – pumpkins. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge share a report from Delaney Howell who talks with Jayson Lusk a Purdue University ag economist who has worked on research on how people make choices about food in agriculture. He was recently honored by the Council of Agriculture Science and Technology. Mike Wilson, Farm Futures, talks about The Ag Data Conference and what's coming up and the data and its importance. And Max shares a Tweet of the Week talking about Danny Klinefelter, the well-known ag economist who has retired.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge talk with Bob Johnson who worked with his wife to share a history of corn pickers. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares the story of 1956 Ford Powermaster 861 owned by Mickey O'Neil, Meeme, Wis., that's been a hard worker for that family. Got a tractor you want to feature? Send it to Max Armstrong at max@agbizweek.com.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridget continue their marketing conversation John Zanker, J.C. Zanker and Co.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles West Columbus FFA Cerro Gordo, North Carolina ., chartered in 1965. Member Morgan Hayes shares more information about the chapter. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead including his four-week outlook.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge wrap up this week's episode with a report from Russell Nemetz, who profiles the Sterling Cattle Co., a finalist in the Environmental Stewardship Award for 2017.

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