This Week in Agribusiness, Nov. 24, 2018

Max Armstrong and Chad Colby report on Thanksgiving for farmers, including a cranberry farm.

Part 1

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

Max Armstrong and Chad Colby start off with a report from Jamie Johansen at a cranberry marsh in Wisconsin. Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Services talks with Max and Chad about African swine fever in China and perhaps demand changing for U.S. pork.

Part 2

Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Services rejoins Max and Chad about what could happen if African swine fever came to the U.S. and the future for Chinese demand in the U.S. Chad Colby in the Colby Ag Tech segment takes a look at events and other events for continued learning opportunities in ag tech, including the Farm Progress Tech Forum this week. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.  

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Chad Colby get a report from Orion Samuelson, who’s in the field this week to deliver news on apple orchard farming and how the trade problems this year have impacted the business. Russell Nemetz reports from the NILE stock show and how it’s a family for tradition for many. 

Part 4

Max Armstrong talks to Jason Felton in Mariana, Arkansas for 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 the Half Century of Progress Show Book, available by mail only, information below.

Make checks payable to: Half Century of Progress
P.O. Box 76
Penfield, Ill. 61862

Part 5

The Best of the Farm Progress Show  segment features an interview with Eric Raby of Claas, talking about how challenging conditions are easier to manage with new combines.

Part 6

Chad Colby profiles Adirondack FFA in Booneville, New York. The chapter prides itself on community outreach via a greenhouse and other activities. Member Mackenzie Neilson talks about how FFA has shaped her future in the culinary arts through science. In Samuelson Sez, Orion takes on the lack of broadband connectivity in rural areas. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.  

Part 7

Max and Chad introduce Eric Koehlmoos, the American Star in Agriscience winner from this year’s FFA National Confernce via his SAE project.

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