AgDay Daily Recap -February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 15, 2017


HEADLINES
A MEXICAN OFFICIAL WANTS TO BOYCOTT CORN,  BUT TAKING A DEEP DIVE INTO NAFTA IS A PRIORITY FOR U-S GRAINS.  "WE LIKE THE SURGICAL APPROACH TO MAKING THOSE IMPORVEMENTS  BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT AT STAKE WITH THAT MEXICAN MARKET." AND NEWS OF A  TRADE WAR HAS THE U-S MEAT INDUSTRY ON EDGE. BUT COULD RENOGOTIATING  NAFTA BODE WELL FOR AG? WE'LL DIVE INTO WHAT TRUMP MEANS FOR TRADE. IN AGRIBUSINESS, COULD CORN ACRES OUTPACE SOYBEANS FOR THE FIRST  TIME EVER? "AS I'VE LEARNED IN THIS BUSINESS GUYS LIKE TO PLANT CORN. ONE ANALYST ISN'T  SO SURE. AND FORGET ROSES NEXT VALENTINE'S DAY... "IT'S NOT THE TYPICAL ROSE, IT'S  NON TRADITIONAL, NON CLICHE". IT'S A BACON BOUQUET BURSTING WITH FLAVOR AND  LOVE. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO. 

TWEAKING NAFTA
I'M TYNE MORGAN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS WILL JOIN US FROM THE  AGRIBUSINESS DESK. TOPPING OUR NEWS - AS PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH HIS CANADIAN  COUNTERPART, THE PRESIDENT SAID HIS PRIMARY CONCERN WITH THE THREE- WAY TRADE DEAL CALLED "NAFTA" IS WITH MEXICO AND NOT CANADA. REGARDING CANADA AND NAFTA, THE PRESIDENT SAYS - QUOTING HERE - "WE'LL BE TWEAKING IT". BUT OTHERWISE THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE U-S HAS AN  OUTSTANDING TRADE RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH. DURING A JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE WITH CANADIAN PRIME MINSTER JUSTIN  TRUDEAU, TRUMP SAYS THAT THE U-S WILL NEGOTIATE CERTAIN ASPECTS OF  NAFTA THAT WILL BENEFIT BOTH COUNTRIES.  HE SAYS ANY CONCERNS HE HAS  WITH CANADA ON TRADE ARE "MUCH LESS SEVERE' THAT WHAT'S TAKING PLACE  ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER. IN RESPONSE TO TRUMP'S RECENT STATEMENTS ABOUT TRADE WITH MEXICO,  ONE SENATOR FROM MEXICO'S LEGISLATURE SAID HE'LL INTRODUCE  LEGISLATION ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY TO BUY CORN FROM BRAZIL AND  ARGENTINA RATHER THAN FROM THE U-S. MEXICO IS THE TOP EXPORT MARKET FOR U-S CORN. NEARLY A THIRD OF ALL  SHIPMENTS GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER. DURING A RECENT INTERVIEW WITH THE U-S GRAINS COUNCIL, PRESIDENT AND  CEO TOM SLEIGHT TOLD AGDAY THAT THE POSSIBILITY OF RE-OPENING NAFTA  HAS BEEN THE TOP ISSUE IN HIS OFFICE SINCE JANUARY. "JUST TALKING TO OUR STAFF DOWN IN MEXICO CITY, IT'S FROSTY DOWN  THERE. IT'S FROSTY WITH OUR END USERS. THEY'RE ACTIVELY LOOKING AT  ALTERNATIVE SUPPLIES. THEY'RE WORRIED. THEY'RE BOTH WORRIED ABOUT THE  FACT THAT THEY MIGHT LOSE U.S. SUPPLIES AND THEY'RE A LITTLE BIT AGITATED  BY THE FACT THAT THEY'RE SEEING ALL THIS FRICTION."> SLEIGHT SAYS IF NAFTA DOES FACE RE-NEGOTIATION, HE PREFERS A "SURGICAL  APPROACH" TO MAKE VERY SPECIFIC ADJUSTMENTS AND NOT WHOLESALE  CHANGES TO THE ENTIRE TRADE PACT. THE NEWS OF MEXICO RAMPING UP EFFORTS TO SHY AWAY FROM U-S CORN  BUYS ALSO HAS THE U-S MEAT INDUSTRY ON EDGE. THIS COMES AFTER U-S PORK EXPORTS HIT A NEW RECORD VOLUME IN 2016 AT 2  POINT 31 MILLION METRIC TONS.  THAT'S LARGELY DUE TO A FIFTH CONSECUTIVE RECORD YEAR FOR EXPORTS TO  MEXICO. ACCORDING TO THE U-S MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION, MEXICO IS A BIG BUYER OF  HAMS, BUT ALSO A WIDGE RANGE OF PORK CUTS.  DON CLOSE OF RABOBANK SAYS THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE WATCHED CLOSELY."46 PERCENT OF U.S. PORK EXPORTS IN 2016 WENT TO EITHER MEXICO OR CHINA. AND WITH THE  TRADE TENSIONS THAT EXIST WITH BOTH OF THOSE COUNTRIES, THE RISK OF SEEING DISRUPTION IN PORK  FLOW COULD BECOME AN ISSUE BEFORE THE YEARS OUT.

TRUMP REGULATORY POLICIES AND AG
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN IN OFFICE FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND AGRICULTURE  IS NOW GETTING A BETTER SENSE OF THE ADMINISTRATION'S TRADE AND  REGULATORY POLICIES.  MICHELLE ROOK TAKES A LOOK AT WHAT ALL THIS MEANS FOR AGRICULTURE.  REGULATIONS AND TRADE WON'T BE BUSINESS AS USUAL UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.  THE  PRESIDENT STARTED WITH HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO SCRAP TPP, A REAL DISAPPOINTMENT TO  AGRICULTURE. "WE ARE LOSING 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH AND EVERY DAY WE DON'T HAVE THAT TRADE  AGREEMENT AND THAT IS BECAUSE AUSTRALIA HAS TAKEN AWAY OUR MARKET ACCESS INTO JAPAN  BECAUSE THEIR TARIFF IS LOWER THAN OURS." "HE HAS SUGGESTED POINT BLANK THAT HE  WANTS TO NEGOTIATE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WITH INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES ON A ONE ON ONE BASIS AND  NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN THESE GROUP EFFORTS."   PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ALREADY STARTED RENEGOTIATING THE NORTH  AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND IT'S SOMETHING THE PORK AND CORN INDUSTRIES ARE CLOSELY  FOLLOWING. "FROM AN AG STANDPOINT  CANADA AND MEXICO ARE TWO OF OUR LARGEST MARKETS AND THAT HAS COME ABOUT BECAUSE OF  REDUCTION OF TARIFFS AND BARRIERS THAT EXISTED PREVIOUS TO PUTTING NAFTA IN PLACE."   "RIGHT NOW THE PORK INDUSTRY EXPORTS ABOUT 25- PERCENT OF ALL U.S. PRODUCTION, SO ONE IN EVERY FOUR PIGS IS GOING OVERSEAS IS ANOTHER WAY TO  LOOK AT THAT.  AND SO INTERNATIONAL EXPORTS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND STABILITY OF INTERNATIONAL  TRADE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PORK INDUSTRY."  THERE'S ALSO UNCERTAINTY ABOUT CHINESE TRADE WITH THE ADMINISTRATION FLAGGING CURRENCY  MANIPULATION AND TRADE ENFORCEMENT. "THEY'VE TOYED WITH THEIR OWN CURRENCY IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP THEMSELVES  COMPETITIVE IN THE WORLD MARKETPLACE." "WE'RE GOING TO ENFORCE OUR TRADE  LAWS, WE'RE GONNA NEGOTIATE GOOD TRADE DEALS ON THE FRONT END AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO LOOK  AT THESE DEALS AND REEXAMINE THEM ON AN ONGOING BASIS TO SEE WHAT WORKS AND WHAT  DOESN'T WORK." THE ADMINISTRATION HAS ALSO FLOATED A 35-PERCENT IMPORT TARIFF, WHICH HAS BEEN COUNTERED BY  THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.  "WE'RE GOING TO NOW INSTEAD OF TAXING EVERYTHING THAT LEAVES THE UNITED STATES, WE WANT TO DO A  BORDER ADJUSTMENT THAT NOW TAXES THINGS THAT COME INTO THE UNITED STATES."     AGRICULTURE IS HOPING TO AVOID A TRADE WAR AND IS PINNING ITS HOPES ON IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY  BRANSTAD WHO WILL BE AMBASSADOR TO CHINA.   ON THE REGULATORY FRONT, THE ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO ROLL BACK BURDENSOME AND COSTLY EPA  RULES STARTING FIRST WITH THE CLEAN POWER PLAN AND WATERS OF THE U.S.  NOVAK, "THERE IS A NEED FOR CLARITY.  THERE ARE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS, THERE DOES NEED TO  BE A RULE.  YET THAT RULE NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE THE REALITIES OF AMERICAN AGRICULTURE."   THE HOPE IS THIS WILL HELP AGRICULTURE AND GET THE ENTIRE ECONOMY MOVING. NOEM, "I THINK PEOPLE ARE READY FOR A BREAK THEY'RE READY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO QUIT SENDING  ALL THEIR MONEY TO WASHINGTON D.C. AND FILLING OUT PAPER WORK AND READY TO REALLY START  FEEDING THE WORLD AND FOCUSING ON THAT AGAIN."  I'M MICHELLE ROOK REPORTING FOR U.S. FARM REPORT.THANKS MICHELLE. NOVAK POINTED OUT THAT U.S. TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA ARE ALREADY  STRAINED AS A RESULT OF CHINA DDG DUMPING CASE AGAINST THE U-S IN THE  WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION.

CROP COMMENTS
TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS WE SHARE SOME AMAZING VIEWS - WITH TWO  COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SURROUNDINGS. MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER, MIKE. GOOD MORNIGN TYNE WE RECEIVED PHOTOS SHOWING GRAY AND RAINY SKIES OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO.  THIS IS NEAR THE TOWN OF ANIMAS <AN-UH-MISS>.  THEY RECEIVED  ABOUT A HALF INCH OF RAIN MONDAY. TEMPS WERE IN THE 40'S. CALVING  SEASON IS NOW UNDERWAY.

TEASE
MEANWHILE, HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IT LOOKS LIKEINSIDE AN EMPTY  LOCK CHAMBER ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER? BETSY JIBBEN IS GETTING FIRST-HAND LOOK AT WINTER-TIME REPAIRS ON THE  LOCKS NEAR NEW BOSTON, ILLINOIS. SHE'LL HAVE THAT STORY FOR US IN THE COMING DAYS. ...AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. STILL TO COME, COULD THIS BE THE YEAR SOYBEAN ACRES BEAT OUT CORN?  THAT'S ANALYSIS. PLUS, WILD WEATHER IN THE U-K IS CREATING A VEGGIE SHORTAGE. BUT IT'S  OPENING THE DOOR FOR OPPORTUNITY FOR U-S GROWERS.  AND LOVE CAN BE EXPRESSED IN MANY WAYS, BUT LATELY, IT'S ALL ABOUT  BACON. WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THIS TASTY TREAT CAN ALSO SERVE AS A GIFT OF  LOVE, LATER, IN THE COUNTRY. 

DOW HITS ALL-TIME HIGH
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL HITTING A NEW ALLTIME HIGH TUESDAY. THAT'S  AFTER FEDERAL CHAIR JANET YELLEN TESTIFIED IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK  GIVING MORE HINTS OF INTEREST RATE HIKES THIS YEAR.   IN HER REMARKS BEFORE CONGRESS, YELLEN SAID  WAITING TOO LONG TO  RAISE INTEREST RATES WOULD BE UNWISE, CONSIDERING THE RISE IN  INFLATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.  YELLEN ALSO SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD FOCUS ON POLCIIES AIMIED AT  IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY OF TEH AMERICAN ECONOMY RATHER THAN SHORT  TERM GROWTH  IT WAS A MIXED DAY AT THE CME. FOR DETAILS, LET'S HEAD TO THE FLOOR.  "QUITE A BIT OF MOVEMENT IN LIVESTOCK CONTRACTS TODAY. HOGS WERE SHARPLY HIGHER ONCE AGAIN.  BASED ON CONTINUE SPECULATIVE BUYING AND GOOD LOOKING CHARTS. SO THE TECHS HAVE BEEN  POSITIVE FOR HOGS AND IF YOU LOOK AT FUNDAMENTALS FROM A BROADER PERSPECTIVE, COLD STORAGE  BEING LOWER THAN WHAT EXPECTATIONS HAD BEEN, EXPORTS HAVE BEEN VERY FAIRLY GOOD, FELL OFF A  BIT LAST WEEK. BUT HOPES ARE HIGH FOR ANOTHER GOOD WEEK THIS WEEK, AND THE LONGER TERM  PRODUCTION CURVE MAY BE COMING DOWN A LITTLE BIT AS WELL, SO THOSE UNDERLYING BULLISH   FUNDAMENTALS OF HOGS WERE IN PLAY ONCE AGAIN TODAY."

AGRIBUSINESS
THERE'S BEEN A SURGE IN SOYBEAN PRICES...BUT WILL THAT BE BUYING ACRES?  CLINTON GRIFFITHS TAKES A LOOK ANALYSIS. JOHN PAYNE DANIELS AG MARKETING OUR GUEST HERE THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK JOHN WE'VE BEEN  TALKING A LOT ABOUT SOYBEANS AND REALLY THE PULL THAT SOYBEANS ARE HAVING ON THE ICE TRYING TO  DECIDE WHAT TO PLANT THIS YEAR. WHERE DO YOU SIT AS FAR AS LOOKING TWENTY SOYBEAN CROP WELL  IT'S KIND OF THE SAME CONVERSATION WE HAD A YEAR AGO. IN A SENSE AND I I WAS ONE OF THOSE  WHO CAME OUT LAST YEAR WAS THINKING WE WERE AN EIGHTY SEVEN EIGHTY EIGHT MILLION SOYBEAN  NUMBER BUT AS I'VE LEARNED IN THIS BUSINESS GUYS LIKE TO PLANT CORN THEY JUST LOVE IT AND I THINK  YOU'RE GONNA SEE CORN ACRES SOMEWHERE IN THE NINETY ONE NINETY TWO MILLION AGAIN I YOU  KNOW I UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENTS AGAINST THAT THE PRICE IS CERTAINLY DON'T REFLECT. BUT GIVEN THE YIELDS THE GUYS HAD LAST YEAR. IF THEY'RE IN UP FOR THE ROTATION I HIGHLY DOUBT THEY ARE GOING  TO SWITCH OUT FROM FROM THE SOYBEAN STANDPOINT WE'RE IN AN INVERTED MARKET RIGHT NOW YOU  SEE THESE JULY PRICES WELL ABOVE WHERE NOVEMBER IS THAT TELLS ME THERE'S SOMETHING AFOOT  HERE AND YOU KNOW THE SAME ANALYSIS THAT WE WERE DOING ABOUT FIFTY AGO STILL EXISTS AND FOR  MY OPINION I THINK THE HILL THERE'S SIGNIFICANT DOWNSIDE OF COURSE GIVEN IF WE DO A FIFTY TWO FIFTY  THREE BUSH YIELD. BUT I'D BE WILLING TO GAMBLE A LITTLE BIT AND THINK THAT WE HAVE A POP THIS  SUMMER. SO IF YOU HAVE NEAR THE FOUR WITH THE WHEREWITHAL ON THE CAPITAL DO SO I THINK  HOLDING ON AS LONG AS YOU CAN HERE BEANS ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY AT SOME  POINT ABOUT SOUTH AMERICA WHERE WE DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT WHAT 'S GOING ON THERE YET BUT  WE START TO GET SOME DATA IN SOME INFORMATION RIGHT IN THINKING THIS POINT THERE AND HIT THEIR  TARGETS. IT 'S DIFFICULT TO SAY NOW I WILL SAY A YEAR AGO BRAZIL LOOKED PRETTY GOOD AND THEN IT WAS  THE BACK HALF OF THE YEAR THAT REALLY HURT. SO STILL A LOT TO GO. BUT THAT ARGENTINEAN CRISIS SEEMS  TO BE ABSORBED NOW OR COME PUSHING BACK TOWARDS TEN DOLLARS IN NOVEMBER BUT AGAIN A LOT  OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS PRICED IN AND THE ACREAGE NUMBER I THINK WE'RE WAITING ON THAT  BUT EVEN A BREAK IN THE MID NINE 'S I DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THESE FARMERS MOVING. I  THINK THE PLAY HAS REALLY BEEN TO SELL SOYBEANS. AFTER THE CROP YEAR AND I THINK MOST GUYS DO.  THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE A YEAR AGO. IF WE END UP WITH JUST KIND OF ANOTHER AVERAGE YEAR  BEANS IS THAT A LITTLE MORE BULLISH OR NOT I WOULD BE BULLISH MORE BECAUSE WE'RE SEEING THE  OTHER MARKETS RALLY LIKE COPPER LIKE COTTON EVEN OATS TO A CERTAIN EXTENT YOU'VE SEEN CORN  COME UP YOU'RE A LITTLE BIT. THE STOCK MARKET AND THERE 'S A LOT OF OPTIMISM OUT THERE. SO WHEN  YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WHERE WE'VE BEEN IN SOYBEANS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS TAKE A LOOK AT A  MONTHLY CHART PULL BACK A DECADE IN YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SIXTEEN SEVENTEEN DOLLAR NUMBERS IN  THERE. I THINK WE CAN EASILY SEE ELEVEN ALRIGHT THAT 'S POSITIVE NEWS APPRECIATE IT THANKS FOR  BEING HERE WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE. THE NEXT GENERATION OF HEAVY DUTY ENGINE OILS ARE HERE.  INTRODUCING DELO 400 WITH  ISOSYN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY.  THE NEW DELO 400 PRODUCT LINE IS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN  EVER.

WEATHER
AGDAY WEATHER - BROUGHT TO YOU BY CORVUS PRE-EMERGENCE CORN HERBICIDE FROM BAYER.   THE ONLY HERBICIDE TO OFFER THREE LEVELS OF DEFENSE AGAINST WEEDS - BURNDOWN, RESIDUAL AND  REACTIVATION WITH RAIN. WELCOME BACK IT 'S TIME NOW FOR A CHECK OF WEATHER MIKE WHEN YOU SHOWED IS THAT CROP  MOISTURE MAP EARLIER IN THE SHOW IT LOOKS LIKE THE TWO AREAS THAT REALLY DON'T NEED THE  MOISTURE RIGHT NOW THEY'RE GETTING ARE YOU KNOW WE HAVE MORE STORMS IN THESE MORE STORMS  COMING INTO THE WEST. YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT. OF COURSE ARE STILL SOME AREAS OF  LONG TERM DROUGHT IN THE SOUTHEAST NORTHEAST SOUTHERN PLAINS. IT ISN'T GETTING ANY MOISTURE  THIS MORNING IN PARTS OF CALIFORNIA BUT THESE CONTINUE TO SHOW AT LEAST THE SHORT TERM MOISTURE  IS ADEQUATE OR MORE IN MOST OF THAT AREA. AND OBVIOUSLY THAT BIG STORM COME IN AND OUT WEST   WE'RE WATCHING THAT CLOSELY WITH THAT DAM THAT 'S BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THERE 'S A STORM SYSTEM IN THE SOUTHEAST WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEASTWARD OUT INTO THE  ATLANTIC SO LATER ON TODAY FOLKS IN THE SOUTHEAST WILL BE DRY IT OFF AGAIN. STILL SOME LAKE EFFECT  SNOW SHOWERS FROM WEST VIRGINIA AND NORTHWARD AND SNOWING THROUGHOUT MANY PARTS OF NEW  ENGLAND THAT 'S A THIRD STORM IN A WEEK IN THAT AREA THIS WILL BE THAT THE LEAST OF THOSE THREE.  HIGH PRESSURE AND DOMINATING LATER TODAY FROM THE WESTERN LAKES ALL THE WAY INTO THE  SOUTHWEST. AND THAT TWO OR THREE STORM SYSTEMS COMING IN OUT WEST THERE'S GOING TO BE  ANOTHER ONE FOMING ALONG THIS FRONT IS YOU'LL SEE OVER THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR HOURS SO HEADING THROUGH TO MY HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO KEEP A DRIVE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY. STILL  A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW IN THAT NEW ENGLAND AS ONLY A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM. WE GET OUTTA  HERE AND YOU CAN SEE THAT SYSTEM OUT WEST WITH THE NEW AREA OF LOW PRESSURE FORMING OVER  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA UNFORTUNATELY. BRINGING SOME MORE RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOWS TO THAT AREA.  BUT BY A LATER ON IN THE DAY TOMORROW BESIDES THE WEST THERE 'S SURE NOT A LOT GOING ON IN THE  EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS. YOU  CAN SEE STILL HAVE SOME ARE HEADING THROUGH OVER THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS THROUGH THE  SOUTHEAST. WHAT 'S NOT GONNA BE HAVING THE REAL HEAVY STUFF 'S GONNA BE OUT WEST FROM  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA NORTHWARD ALONG THE COAST AND ALSO IN MAINE ONCE AGAIN IN OTHER PARTS OF  NEW ENGLAND A LOT OF THAT IN MAINE IS GOING TO BE IN THE FORM OF SNOW. YOU CAN SEE THAT OVER  THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS HASN'T BEEN TOO MUCH. LAST TWENTY FOUR BUT I WILL START TO SEE SOME OF  THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS AGAIN OUT IN THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS  AFTERNOON FIFTIES THROUGH THE PLAIN STATES EXCEPT FOR THE FAR NORTHERN AREAS THIRTIES AND  TWENTIES THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE GREAT LAKES THAT 'S THE COLDEST AREA TODAY. LOWS TONIGHT DROP  OFF INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE NORTHERN LIGHTS FOR A LOT OF TEENS AND TWENTIES OTHERWISE STILL  PRETTY MILD IN SOUTH FLORIDA. AND THEN AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON TOMORROW THE SIXTIES  AND FIFTIES IS DOMINATE THE PLAIN STATES STILL PRETTY COLD IN THE NORTHEAST AND THE GREAT LAKES  THERE 'S A JET STREAM AND YOU CAN SEE WHY IT 'S BEEN COLD BUT THAT 'S THE LAST SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR  FOR A WHILE THE RICH COMES IN AND WARMS IT UP IN THE EAST AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND AND  YOU CAN SEE IS WE HAD IN THE NEXT WEEK THERE 'S NO SIGN OF ANY DIP IN THAT JET STREAM BRINGING  IN MORE ARCTIC AIR THAT 'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET 'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL  FORECASTS. FIRST OF OFF THE PRESCOTT ARIZONA TODAY A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND MILD HIRE AROUND  SIXTY DEGREES THE MOINES IOWA A RATHER COOL WITH SUNSHINE AND A FEW CLOUDS HIGH OF FORTY FIVE  AND NEW BERN NORTH CAROLINA. PERIODS OF RAIN AND COOLER HIGH OF SIXTY TWO DEGREES.

TEASE
STILL TO COME, A VEGETABLE SHORTAGE IN THE U-K HAS RETAILERS TURNING TO  THE U-S.  AND FORGET ROSES... WHO DOESN'T WANT BACON FOR VALENTINE'S DAY? WE'LL  SHOW YOU WHERE COUPLES CAN EXPRESS THEIR LOVE IN A UNIQUE WAY.  GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY.

PACKER TV
IN NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE PACKER - WHOLE FOODS IS REPORTING  ANOTHER QUARTER OF "LESS-THAN-THRILLING" RESULTS. THE COMPANY SAID DURING ITS FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS CALL THAT IT PLANS  TO CLOSE NINE STORES AND OPEN ONLY EIGHT IN THE NEXT QUARTER.  ACCORDING TO THE PACKER, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE RETAILER HAS  CONTRACTED ITS FOOTPRINT SINCE 2008.WHOLE FOODS CEO JOHN MACKEY SAYS THE COMPANY WILL CONTINUE TO  GROW, BUT NO LONGER HAVE A GOAL OF 1,200-PLUS STORES. MACKEY SAYS IN MARKETS WHERE THE BRAND DOES WELL, IT WILL RELOCATE OLDER SMALLER STORES TO LARGER LOCATIONS. CONSUMER DEMAND FOR ORGANIC AND NON-GMO FOODS IS OUTPACING  PRODUCTION IN THE U-S. THAT LED TO A SHARP RISE IN ORGANIC GRAIN IMPORTS IN 2016. AND NOW COBANK SAYS FOOD MANUFACTUERS ARE EXPLORING NEW  INCENTIVIES TO HELP U-S GROWERS TO TRANSITION TO ORGANIC PRODUCTION.  THE REPORT SAYS IN ORDER FOR U-S FARMERS TO SATISFY THE GROWING  APPETITE, BETWEEN ONE AND FIVE MILLION U-S ACRES WILL NEED TO BE  TRANSITIONED INTO ORGANIC PRODUCTION. 

TEASE
ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR VALENTINE'S GIFT?  UP NEXT....WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT  AN UNUSUAL BOUQUET THAT WOULD GO QUITE NICELY WITH A COUPLE OF EGGS.  IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.  SEE THE ALL-NEW KOMMANDER-PRO ZERO-TURN MOWER AT KUBOTA.COM.  DON'T GET ME WRONG - I LOVE GETTING FRESH FLOWERS FOR VALENTINE'S  DAY...OR ANY OTHER HOLIDAY.  BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY DO DIE-OFF AFTER A  COUPLE OF DAYS. SO HERE'S ANOTHER IDEA..... WHAT IF YOU RECEIVE A BOUQUET MADE OF BACON!?! APPARENTLY NOTHING SHOWS LOVE LIKE PETALS OF PORK. AND IN ADDITION TO THE LOVELY AROMA, IT'S ALSO EDIBLE. THIS YOUNG COUPLE IN THE PHILLIPINES EXPRESSED THEIR LOVE ON  VALENTINES BY SHARING SOME SWINE. THE RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN MANILA CREATED THIS PERFECT VALENTINE'S  GIFT. "FOR THEM HEY FIND IT INTERESTING ITS VERY UNIQUE, IT'S NOT THE TYPICAL ROSE, IT'S NON TRADITIONAL, NON CLICHÉ IT'S SOMETHING NEW SO YOU KNOW PEOPLE LIKE NOVELTIES, PEOPLE LIKE BACON SO IT MAKES SENSE THAT PEOPLE WILL LOVE BACON ROSES." >IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING....THE STRIPS OF BACON ARE LAYERED INTO THE FORM OF A ROSE.  AND THEN IT'S DROPPED INTO A DEEP-FRYER TO SEAL IN THE FLAVOR AND COOK A MEMORABLE VALENTINES MEAL.A BOUQUET GOES FOR 44-DOLLARS. SO BE SURE TO ASK YOURSELF HOW MUCH YOU SPENT ON A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS AND MIKE HOFFMAN, I'M TYNE MORGAN. HAVE A GREAT DAY. 

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