This Week in Agribusiness – Dec. 1, 2018

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge get an update on farm bill issues, see gift tech-related gift ideas and learn more about the value of pulse crops

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open with a conversation with Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, who discusses funding needs in the new farm bill, which appears to be ready to pass during the Lame Duck session. Max and Steve talk markets with Brian Basting, Advance Trading.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge continue their market conversation with Brian Basting, Advance Trading. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, shares insight on gift ideas from bright flashlights to the new iPad Pro. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States.

Part 3

In this segment, Steve Bridge shares a report about the importance of international visitors who come to this country to learn about the latest in ag tools. Kristin Decker shares a look at one man’s collection of pedal tractors…should we say big collection?

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge open this segment with a report from Orion Samuelson, who talks with Tim Andriesen, CME Group, about risk management and the trade. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares another holiday wish list item, the Max Armstrong Farmall 300 collectible from Spec Cast; you can learn more about the product at speccast.com, or by calling 800-844-8067, ext. 248.

Part 5

Max Armstrong continues his series, Best of the Farm  Progress Show, with a look at the agtech offered by Climate Corporation, including Climate Fieldview.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles Princeton FFA, Princeton, Minn., a chapter that has seen a changing membership population. Member Leah Heffley shares how the group conducts an Ag Awareness Day to teach elementary students about farming. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge wrap up this week’s show with a report from Russell Nemetz, who looks at how growers are raising pulse crops as a diversification. Montana is a leading producer of pulse crops.

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