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This Week in Agribusiness - June 9, 2018

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams share reports from the World Pork Expo and World Meat Congress; and they report on ag tech, farm equipment and aerial application

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

Part 1

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams open with a look at trade issues impacting the meat industry including a look at the World Pork Expo. Max talks with Randy Spronk, past president of the National Pork Producers Council, discusses the value of trade to the pork industry. Max also talks with Jim Long, Genesus, who offers a look at the global pork market. Max and Mike talk markets with Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities.

Part 2

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams continue their market conversation with Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, takes to the air and discusses the relationship between general aviation and agriculture; he also discusses updates to the aerial application industry. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams open this segment with more from Chad Colby, including the discussion of a farmer's need to keep upgrading their equipment. Russell Nemetz shares a report on the farm equipment industry in the current ag economy.

Part 4

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams offer a report on the World Meat Congress; Mike talked with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue during the event, and the Secretary shared his perspective on trade. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And Kenneth Smith, chief NAFTA negotiator for the Mexico discusses progress on that agreement. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares news of the upcoming Red Power Roundup, including more information about that 1953 Farmall Super H owned by Bodine Family, Marshall County, Alabama. The family is hosting the event coming up this week.

Part 5

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams talk with Farm Broadcaster Bob Bosold, WAXX Radio, Altoona, Wis., who talks June Dairy Month, dairy breakfasts and issues impacting dairy producers in that state. And Chad Colby reports on cherries, peaches and other crops in Central California and the impact of those early season cold temperatures.

Part 6

Mike Adams profiles Yuma FFA in Yuma, Colo., an active chapter in eastern Colorado. And Member Lucy Day, share the value of one activity supported by the group. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Max Armstrong and Mike Adams close this week's show with a look at the work of aerial applicators and the work they do for today's crops. Max shares information about a group called AgriFly Network that helps connect farmers to applicators.

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