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This Week in Agribusiness, November 4, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong look at conservation policy and profile the new FFA national leadership, and the FFA Star Farmer. There's also a report from a major livestock show in Europe.

Part 1

Note: The video automatically plays through all show parts once you start.

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show with a report from Patrick Haggerty, looking at the government-farmer partnership on conservation. Jim McCormick, Allendale, Inc., talks markets including what to expect in the upcoming USDA report.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their market conversation with Jim McCormick, Allendale, Inc. Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States. Orion Samuelson shares information about the new FFA National Officer team, including a talk with Erica Baier, national FFA secretary, Earlham FFA, Iowa. And the new FFA National President Breanna Holbert, Lodi, Calif., shares information about her background and what she sees as key goals ahead. And he shares information about the regional vice presidents for the association.

Part 3

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong offer a profile of the new FFA Star Farmer, Joseph Arnold, Holloway, Minn. And Max shares a Tweet of the Week, which highlighted a story about a LeGrand, Iowa farmer who took his 93 year old grandfather for a ride in the combine.

Part 4

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong share a report on Best of the Farm Progress Show report on Wyffels Hybrids and what's happening with that company. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max Armstrong shares the story of 1972 John Deere 4020 owned by Michael Bowen, Washington, N.C.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk with Farm Broadcaster Susan Littlefield, KRVN Radio, Lexington, Neb., who shares a look at what's going on with harvest and other issues in that part of the country. In Farm Challenge of the Week, Brad Ray, Rabo AgriFinance, offers insight on setting up a grain marketing plan.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Chillicothe FFA, Chillicothe, Mo., chartered in 1946. FFA Member Clayton Walker talks about his SAE project in FFA for the chapter. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson shares his thoughts on the impact of the FFA along with some key numbers. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje offers his look at the weather for the week ahead.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up this week's with a report from Gary Cooper, Southeast Agnet, reports on a large livestock show in Europe the Sommet de l'Elevage held in France. And Orion shows a special plaque he received from the FFA this year.

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