This Week in Agribusiness – Aug. 4, 2018

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge offer reports from China, a look at new dairy technology and share insight on key issues for agriculture

August 4, 2018

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

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge open with a look at China and the way that country has changed over time; including that country’s need for commodities. Steve talks with former Secretary of Agriculture John Block about the changes he’s seen. Orion and Steve talk markets with Paul Georgy, Allendale, Inc.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge continue their market conversation with Paul Georgy, Allendale, Inc.  Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, promotes what’s coming from companies that will be on hand for the Farm Progress Show or Husker Harvest Days. And Meteorologist John Boyle, sitting in for Greg Soulje, looks at weather in the Western United States.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge share a report from Al Gustin who offers a look at the changing nature of dairy technology – a robotic carousel milker. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, shares a report from the Experimental Aircraft Association air show in Oshkosh, Wis., with some insight into aviation and agriculture.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge talk with Mike Pearson, Ag News Daily, Grinnell, Iowa, about issues impacting farmers in that part of the country. Meteorologist John Boyle looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares the story of an International 2+2, a tractor that brings back memories for Max, which he saw at the Red Power Round-up. This machine is owned by Bill Jennings, Elm City, N.C.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge talk with Dale Moore, vice president, public affairs, American Farm Bureau Federation. He talks with Orion and Steve about key public policy issues impacting agriculture; including a look at the $12 billion aid package USDA announced recently.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles McCrory FFA in McCrory, Ark., has 120 members and one of the original 51 charter chapters in the state in 1928. And Member Christian Little, offers information regarding his SAE project for the chapter. In Samuelson Sez, Orion revisits some sore subject including animal rights activists picking on 4-H kids at fairs; people who don’t use turn signals for a lane change; and finally, getting drivers to pay attention at those tall-corn blind intersections. And Meteorologist John Boyle looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Steve Bridge close this week's show with a report from Russell Nemetz, who offers a report on how fringe activist groups use environmental laws to limit agriculture in the West. And there’s insight on the Endangered Species Act and potential changes to that law, which has been around since 1973.

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