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This Week in Agribusiness - May 12, 2018

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong offer a look at the current farm bill debate, comments to graduates and international trade

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

Segment 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show with a look at the new farm bill debate talking with Dale Moore, American Farm Bureau Federation. Orion and Max talk markets with Steve Georgy, Allendale Inc., including a look at the new USDA crop numbers and the surprises in the report.

Segment 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market discussion with Steve Georgy, Allendale, Inc. including some controversy about the latest USDA report. Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, shares some insight on new tech that enhances farm communication. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather in the Western United States. And Orion and Max share a report about the recent honorary degree granted to Jon Kinzenbaw including his comments made to new Iowa State University graduates.

Segment 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue this segment with more comments from Jon Kinzenbaw as he earned an honorary degree from Iowa State University. There's a planting report captured by Angelo Lazarro who caught up with Cody Riley, Wheatfield, Ind., in the field who shared the challenges the family is facing this season. Orion and Max also discuss the challenges of moving farm equipment on public roads this planting season.

Segment 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong take a look at trade agreements with a report from Russell Nemetz in Montana. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares the story of a 1969 Massey Ferguson A4T-1900 – a one-of-a-kind machine that was restored by two engineers – David Ritenburgh, Ortonville, Mich., and Mike Verhulst, Ottumwa, Iowa

Segment 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk with Farm Broadcaster Duane Murley, KWMT, Fort Dodge, Iowa, with a look at key issues for that part of the country. In the Bayer Farm Challenge of the Week, there's a look at options farmers have for season long control with a postemerge application.

Segment 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Castle High School FFA, Newburgh, Ind. The 30 member group was chartered in 2001. The group has a community garden that sends its produce to a local food bank. Member Haley Beard talks about her SAE project in that garden. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson takes on a hot topic – food waste. He offers insight into this growing issue for farmers and consumers. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the week ahead, including his four-week outlook.

Segment 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up this week's show with a report from Chad Colby who talks with Joann Wright, a mom of five children, who is hard at work on the farm with her husband, Todd. On this Mother's Day weekend, she shares her thoughts on the value of raising her children on the farm.

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