This Week in Agribusiness, June 1, 2024

Kansas and Iowa crop updates, dairy markets, bio ag and the Farm Progress Show and HPAI management are highlighted this week.

June 1, 2024

46 Min View

Mike opens the episode this week with Dustin Fritzmeier, crop consultant, Nutrien Ag Solutions, in Kansas about late corn planting concerns, planting plans and options, herbicide applications and test plots.

Alyssa Badger, vice president, global operations, High Ground Dairy, joins Mike at the desk to talk dairy markets, recapping what happened in the markets over the last several months, as well as in the recent weeks, including: cheese prices and international markets, bullish opportunities for cheese, the HPAI impact, milk production, butter volatility, Chinese markets, marketing insights.

Greg Soulje is in with a weather forecast for the week.

Mike was in Washington, D.C. recently, and talked to Rep. Nikki Budzinski, D-Ill., about ag in the Decatur area, including a new tech hub for bioprocessing and fermentation, as well as a workforce development grant.

Mike also talked to Beth Ellikidis, VP, agriculture and environment, Bio, about what “bio” actually means, particularly in the ag industry, as well as how Bio helps member companies with regulation with USDA, FDA and EPA.

Duane Murley, farm director, KWMT radio, Fort Dodge, Iowa, shares an update on crop progress in the area, as well as farmer sentiment.

Greg is back with an extended weather outlook.

Mike talks to Matt Coniglio, senior director, Farm Progress, about Farm Progress Show product launches and why the show is helpful to farmers learning about new products.

Max is looking or pictures of dad on his tractor to feature in Max's Tractor Shed5tr.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Thaddeus Bergschneider, Illinois State FFA president.

In the ag tech segment, Chad Colby talks about drone use, particularly Drone in the Box from DJI. The system is about $15,000, including the drone.

Ted McKinney, CEO, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, talks about what the organization’s members are doing to manage HPAI.

This Week in Agribusiness features market news, ag technology, weather and farms, weekly on RFD-TV, and can be found each week on

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