This Week in Agribusiness - March 3, 2018

Max Armstrong reports from the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong reports from 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. He kicks off the show with a report from Gordon Stoner, president, National Association of Wheat Growers, who offers a look at the market. Steve Bridge talks markets with Greg Grow, Archer Financial Services who starts with a look at the issues facing the wheat market. In the Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week, John Fulton, Ohio State University, shares insight into what farmers should do ahead of the season from a data standpoint.

Part 2

Steve Bridge continues his market conversation with Greg Grow, Archer Financial Services, with a look at the corn and soybean markets. In Colby AgTech, Chad Colby shares a look at new tech - Smart Firmer - from Precision Planting. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States.

Part 3

Steve Bridge offers profiles of the final pair of couples in the National Outstanding Young Farmer Program for 2018. The profiles include Robby and Stephanie Bevis, Arkansas; and Sam and Jenn Zimmerman, Wisconsin.

Part 4

Steve Bridge opens this segment with a report from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue shares news of a new member of his team - Bill Northey, in the role of Deputy Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation. Max Armstrong talks with Davie Stephens, Clinton, Ky., who shares key priorities for the American Soybean Association. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max shares the story of a 1949 Field Marshall tractor that will be on the upcoming Mecum Auction for farm equipment at mecum.com. The tractor can be started by crank or by shotgun shell - you read that right.

Part 5

Steve Bridge talks with Dale Minyo, Ohio Ag Net, Columbus, Ohio, who discusses key topics impacting farmers in that part of the country.

Part 6

Steve Bridge profiles Southeast Polk FFA, Pleasant Hill, Iowa; this 196-member group is involved in several programs including managing a 25-head cow-calf herd. Member Lydia Johnson shares some insight on being part of the organization. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Steve Bridge wraps up the show with a report from Max Armstrong who discusses the value of farm groups working together. He talks with Kevin Skunes, president, National Corn Growers Association about the work these groups do.

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