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AG Business Show Brings It Home--the Week that WAS Life Changing, What's Ahead for crops, Red Power and East River Summit

by Bill Zortman

Weather affected so many people in the mid-west last week. Our hearts go out to each of those families regardless of where they are.

Our Ag Show today talks about the weather surrounding the storms -- how it affected and continues to affect town and country.

Rick Shields -- Midwest Communication Farm Director -- his report today includes some tips to follow up after the storm. Who is better prepared and heeds storm alerts -- those in town or city or rural areas.

Roger and Travis Starks were in Pilger, Nebraska just before the double tornadoes hit. We'll talk about that community and others that they serve. An issue how much coverage is needed? The Starks have the answers.

Alvaro Garcia---SDSU Professor for Extension Agriculture looks at the crops---and how the outlook changed in the last week.

Scott Varilek--Kooima Kamingk Commodities will reflect on Commodity trading and the affect in the mid-west markets.

Rocky Boer--Vice President of Agriculture at Plains Commerce Bank---gives his take on the water -- the crops -- and the loan values -- did they take a hit as well for many?

Rock Nelson -- International Trade Director Sioux Falls City and Chamber -- brings POET Michael Skuodas--Director of Sales Dakota Gold--with a focus on distillers grain and Matt Reiners -- Director of Sales, Regulator Affairs and Quality with a focus on corn oil.

POET Nutrition has grown into a major player in feed markets and this year will market 4.5 million tons of distillers grain and 300,000 tons of corn oil.

Glenn Muller--Executive Director of the South Dakota Pork Producers Association has nominated a very ag and athletic friendly name in South Dakota -- who this week in the Hills will receive the Ag Ambassador Award. Brad Greenway will be our topic. Yes THE GREENWAY family from Mitchell.

Paul Johnson--SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator will join us via Skype to talk about the National Red Power Round Up in Huron Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The International Harvester Conference is celebrating 25 years and it's South Dakota or the high plains for the first time ever.

Brian Minish--Dakota Power Community Wind--dpcwind.com talks about the 2nd week of investment meetings this week. Meetings scheduled in Brookings, Madison, Aberdeen, Watertown and Rapid City this week.

The AG Show will be on podcast by noon Tuesday.