Mike Pearson gets you ready for planting season and gets the low-down on a tough year for crawfish.

April 6, 2024

46 Min View

Part 1

Mike Pearson kicks off the show with a check on planting weather with agriculture meteorologist Greg Soulje. In the markets segment, Mike Zuzolo, Global Commodity Analytics, talks USDA reports and the grain markets.

Part 2

Mike Zuzolo, Global Commodity Analytics, rejoins Max to talk livestock markets. Following that, Greg Soulje is on for this week’s weather forecast.  

Part 3

Mike is taking a look at biologicals with Dave Schrock who has been using this tool to improve soils for about 10 years. Next Mike talks to Pioneer’s Liz Knutson about their new Z-series soybeans and the continuing battle against soybean cyst nematode.

Part 4

Mike checks in on planting progress with Tyler Richardson with Nutrien about when to time your planting.

Part 5

Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje returns to take a look at the long-range weather picture. In the Farm Progress roundup segment, Mike chats with Delta Farm Press’ Raney Rapp about the deep, deep challenges with Louisiana’s crawfish industry where drought devastated the population.

Part 6

In Max’s Tractor Shed, Max shows off a John Deere D from 1924 owned by the Althaus Brothers in Sublette, Illinois. In the FFA Chapter Tribute segment, Max talks with Emma Humphreys, Iowa State FFA Reporter. She comes from a long line of FFA members. She is deep into preparation for the Iowa State FFA convention. In the Colby Ag Tech segment, Chad Colby is getting a new Hotsy, hot water power washer for some spring cleaning.

Part 7

Mike reports on HPAI and the recommendations that the USDA is offering on biosecurity for livestock operations.

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