AgDay Daily Recap -Aug 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 02:57 AM
 

 

TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 1, 2014
 
OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - TAKING TO THE SKIES TO CHECK A CORE REGION OF THE CORN BELT...IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING..."THE CATTLE MARKET IS ALL KINDS OF FUN TO WATCH...MAKING NEW HIGHS" BUT THE SMALL HERD SIZE ALSO MEANS JOB CUTS AT BEEF PLANTS. A CALL OF THE WILD IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE….AND THIS GREAT AMERICAN BARN STANDS AS A TESTEMENT TO IT'S OWNER PERSERVERANCE. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ALL NEW CHEVY SILVERADO - THE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
CARGILL CLOSING:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. ANOTHER SIGNAL OF THE STRUGGLES FOR AMERICA'S BEEF PROCESSORS AS CARGILL ANNOUNCES PLANS TO CLOSE ANOTHER PLANT....AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
DROUGHT MONITOR:
THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR IS OUT AND IT SHOWS THAT MORE THAN HALF OF THE COUNTRY--53 PERCENT--IS NOW FREE OF DROUGHT...LAST YEAR IT WAS JUST 41 PERCENT OF THE COUNTRY.
LIDDELL:
SINCE 1970 WHENEVER WE'VE HAD OVER 10 INCHES OF RAIN AND LESS THAN 72 DEGREES AVERAGE ACROSS THE CORN BELT THEN WE GENERALLY SEE 12- 15 BUSHELS BETTER THAN AVERAGE PRODUCED IN THE CORN CROP." AVERAGE WOULD BE TRENDLINE WHICH IS IN THE 165 BUSHELS PER ACRE RANGE. IF LIDDELL'S WEATHER STATS HOLD TRUE, THIS YEAR'S AVERAGE WOULD BE CLOSER TO 175.
IOWA BY AIR:
WELL AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO OF NORTH EAST IOWA AND THIS WAS TAKING IN FAR NORTHEAST IOWA NEAR THE MINNESOTA BOARD WHICH WAS A HEAVY PREVENT PLANT AREA LAST YEAR, CROPS ARE DOING MUCH BETTER THIS YEAR THAN THEY WERE LAST YEAR YOU CAN SEE LUSH GREEN FIELD IN MANY OF THE CASES BUT YOU CAN ALSO SEE SOME AREA WHERE YOU SEE DIRT AND VERY THIN STANDS AND THOSE ARE ESPECIALLY EVIDENT IN THE SOYBEAN FIELD THIS YEAR CORN IS PERFORMING MUCH BETTER THAN SOYBEANS AND THAT'S NOT PROBABLY NOT A SURPRISE SOYBEANS DON'T LIKE WET FEET AS WE KNOW AND THE CORN CROP SEEMS TO THRIVE UNDER THESE COOL WET CONDITIONS THAT WE'VE HAD SO FAR DURING THE GROWING SEASON SO THAT WASN'T A SURPRISE I THINK THE LEVEL OF A THE AMOUNT OF DIRT I WAS ABLE TO SEE FROM 1000 FEET UP ON THE SOYBEAN FIELDS WAS PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT SURPRISING BECAUSE OF THE THIN STANDS SOME OF THAT WAS BECAUSE OF HAIL BUT A LOT OF IT WAS JUST BECAUSE OF TOO MUCH MOISTURE AND THE FACT THAT THE CROP GROWTH HASN'T QUITE BEEN THERE YET. FROM THE PROFARMER STUDIOS IN CEDAR FALLS IOWA THIS IS BRIAN GRADY FOR AGDAY.
POULTRY SHIPMENTS:
 U.S. POULTRY EXPORTS COULD GET CAUGHT UP IN THE SANCTIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND RUSSIA. PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCING NEW SANCTIONS TARGETING RUSSIAN INTERESTS.
IN RESPONSE, RUSSIA SAYS IT MAY BAN IMPORTS OF U.S. POULTRY AND EUROPEAN FRUIT--CITING CONTAMINATION.RUSSIA IS THE SECOND LARGEST CUSTOMER FOR BROILERS--ACCOUNTING FOR ABOUT 7 PERCENT OF ALL POULTRY EXPORTS.
FEEDERS PRICES:
CLINTON…CATTLE FUTURES ENDED THURSDAY DOWN ACROSS THE BOARD.
THIS ENDS THE LONGEST RALLY FOR FEEDER FUTURES IN NEARLY 4 DECADES...UNTIL THURSDAY, 10 STRAIGHT DAYS IN THE GREEN. USDA'S MID-YEAR CATTLE INVENTORY HELPING TO SPUR ANOTHER RUN--AFTER SHOWING HERD NUMBERS CONTINUING TO FALL.
PROFIT BRIEFING:
CLINTON…WITH MORE ON CATTLE MARKETS PROFARMER'S BRIAN GRETE AND MARKET RALLY RADIO HOST CHIP FLOREY JOINS US FROM OUR STUDIO IS CEDAR FALLS IOWA FOR TODAY'S PROFIT BRIEFING.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY CINDY CLAWSON IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN TODAY. CINDY LETS TALK ABOUT THIS MAP HERE. IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THERE'S A LOT GOING ON. MAYBE ON THE EASTERN SEABOARD A BIT….YEAH THAT'S KIND OF THE CASE. WE HAVE KIND OF THIS PESKY LOW THAT'S BEEN BRINGING SOME RAIN TO ESPECIALLY THE WESTERN PARTS OF THE GULF COAST STATES. NOT THAT BAD. IT’S BEEN KIND OF DRY THERE BUT ITS GOING TO BE PERSISTENT AND THEY'VE ACTUALLY BEEN SEEING A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN RECENTLY RIGHT. WELL HERE'S A LOOK AT THE MAPS AND AS PUT THIS INTO MOTION THAT LOW PRESSURE REALLY DOES NOT MOVE VERY MUCH OFF OF THE SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS COASTLINE THERE. AS WE PUT THIS INTO MOTION. NOTICE AGAIN VERY LITTLE MOVEMENT. NOW WE'RE GOING TO SEE SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS KIND OF POPUP IN THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY BUT ESPECIALLY CLOSEST TO WHERE THAT STATIONARY FRONT IS ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. NOW WE HAVE THE STATIONARY FRONT IN PARTS OF THE PLAINS STATES GETTING INTO PARTS OF THE ROCKIES SO WE COULD SEE SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTROMS WITH THAT. WE'LL WATCH ANOTHER COLD FRONT THEN SPRINGING DOWN INTO PARTS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST AND THE NORTHERN PLAINS AS WELL. SO WE'LL WATCH FOR SOME SHOWERS AND SOME THUNDERSTORMS WITH THAT. BUT KIND OF THE BIGGER RAIN MAKERS ARE GOING TO BE ALONG THE EAST COAST AND THEN DOWN TOWARD OUR LOW PRESSURE IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS. AND AS WE GO EVEN FURTHER….INTO SATURDAY.KIND OF AGAIN AS YOU GET INTO THAT AFTERNOON DAY TIME HEATING WE COULD SEE SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POPPING UP IN MUCH OF THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY. ALRIGHT HERE'S A LOOK AT OUR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE. OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS ITS REALLY KIND OF BEEN THE TROUBLE SPOTS WITH THE LOW PRESSURE IN EASTERN TEXAS AND OFTEN TO PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST WITH THAT STATIONARY FRONT IN PLACE. WE'LL ALSO HAVE SOME MONSOONAL MOISTURE THAT'S GOING TO CONTINUE IN PARTS OF THE SOUTHWEST. HERE'S THE NEXT 24 HOURS ITS KIND OF THE SAME AREAS THAT WE REALLY EXPECT TO SEE THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION. LET’S TAKE A LOOK THEN AT OUR TEMPERATURES. TEMPERATURES ARE SLOWLY WARMING UP. IT WAS A REALLY COLD START TO THE WEEK. TEMPERATURES ARE REALLY WARMING UP. AND ESPECIALLY IN THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN CORN BELT…. TEMPERATURES ALL THE WAY INTO 80'S EVEN 90 OVER IN BILLINGS….95 AS YOU GET DOWN TO BROWNSVILLE. STILL SOME COOLER 70'S INTO THE NORTHEAST. NOW AS YOU HEAD INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THOSE TEMPERATURES DOWN INTO THE 60'S FOR A LOT OF THE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES IN FACT THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY. WE'LL HAVE SOME 70'S AND A COUPLE OF 80'S DOWN IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES. HEADING INTO TOMORROW, VERY SIMILAR TEMPERATURES….NEAR 80 DEGREES FOR MUCH OF THE EASTERN CORN BELT…. IT GETS MUCH WARMER INTO THE PLAINS. 90 OR 95 AS YOU GET DOWN TO SOUTHERN TEXAS SOME 70'S INTO THE NORTH EAST. NOW LOOKING A LITTLE BIT FURTHER AHEAD HERE'S OUR JET STREAM FORECAST. WE HAVE A TROUGH THAT'S GOING TO BE AFFECTING PARTS OF THE...WELL ESPECIALLY THE GREAT LAKES. THAT'S WHY WE MIGHT SEE LITTLE BIT OF ACTIVITY THERE. BUT OVERALL TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO REMAIN ON THE WARM SIDE. NOTICE THAT THE JETSTREAM KIND OF REMAINS TO THE NORTH OF US OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST NOW LETS CHECK OUT THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE. CENTRAILIA WASHINGTON MORNING FOG AND LOOK FOR CLOUDS ON THE DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY WITH A HIGH OF 84 DEGREES. BEAUMONT TEXAS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR YOU WITH A HIGH OF 89 DEGREES AND KINGSTON NORTH CAROLINA SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS….YOU COULD SEE SOME HEAVY RAIN THERE HIGH OF 84.
BB STRATEGO:
AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY STRATEGO YIELD FUNGICIDE FROM BAYER... PUT'ER THERE EARLY SEASON FOR AN AVERAGE SIX POINT EIGHT BUSHELS AN ACRE BUMP IN CORN YIELD.
ITC WOLF PRESERVE:
FOR RANCHERS, WOLVES ARE NOT A WELCOME SIGHT ON THEIR LAND AS THEY ATTACK AND KILL PRIZED LIVESTOCK. BUT THE PROTECTED SPECIES 'ARE' WELCOME AT A SPECIAL RESERVE IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. EMILY ROSEMAN TAKES US TO THE SEACREST WOLF PRESERVE WHERE WOLVES FROM "THE GREAT WHITE NORTH" NOW CALL HOME.
ITC TAG:
THANKS EMILY. UP NEXT…PRESERVE OR REPLACE A HEAVILY DAMAGED BARN? FOR AN ILLINOIS FARMER, IT WAS A PRETTY EASY CHOICE. GREAT AMERICAN BARNS IS NEXT.
LFTB WRITERS:
FIVE FOOD WRITERS WERE JUST SUBPOENAED BY BEEF PRODUCTS INCORPORATED FOR IT'S LAWSUIT AGAINST ABC NEWS. AS WE'VE REPORTED THE MAKERS OF LEAN FINELY TEXTURED BEEF ARE SEEKING 1 POINT 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEFAMATION FOLLOWING ABC STORIES CALLING THE BEEF PINK SLIME. THE WRITER SUBPOENAS ARE SEEKING COPIES OF COMMUNICATIONS THEY HAD WITH ABC IN 2012.THE TWO SIDES ARE PROPOSING A TRIAL DATE FOR FEBRUARY OF 2017.
GRAB INTRO:
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WINDSTORM ON YOUR FARM THAT SEVERLY DAMAGED A BARN...THEN YOU HAD TO DECIDE WHETHER TO TAKE IT DOWN ALL THE WAY? RICHARD SCHMITT OF WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS HAD TO MAKE THAT DECISION. AND AS AL PELL SHOWS US, RICHARD MADE A GOOD CHOICE.
GRAB SCHMITT:
TODAY'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN IS A SHOWCASE IN STERLING, ILLINOIS. IT'S OWNED BY FARMER RICHARD SCHMITT. RICHARD PURCHASED THIS FARM WHEN HE WAS 25 YEARS OLD. HE'S 80 NOW. BUILT ABOUT 1903, THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A POST-AND-BEAM CONSTRUCTED BARN. IT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH BOARD AND BATTEN SIDING WHICH IS NOW COVERED WITH METAL. IT HAS A GABLE ROOF, LIGHTNING RODS AND A FULLY RESTORED CUPOLA. THEN THE CUPOLA BLEW OVER I WANTED TO ROOF IT OVER, BUT MY WIFE SAID I WANT TO LOOK AT THAT OUT THE KITCHEN WINDOW AND I WANT THAT. SO WE KEPT IT THAT WAY. RICHARD'S WIFE PASSED AWAY FOUR YEARS AGO AND HE SAYS THE CUPOLA REMINDS HIM OF HER. THE BARN ALSO HOUSED CALVES THAT HIS CHILDREN SHOWED IN 4-H. RICHARD USES THE FIRST FLOOR AS A WORKSHOP. THAT'S WHERE HE WORKS ON HIS IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF TRACTORS. WITH A SMILE, RICHARD SAYS RESTORING TRACTORS STARTED AS A FEVER AND NOW IT'S TURNED INTO A DISEASE. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR GREAT AMERICAN BARN. I'M AL PELL.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR CINDI CALWSON, BETSY JIBBEN, OUR PARTNERS AT PROFARMER AND AL PELL. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY IN FARM COUNTRY.
RFD PROMO:
FRIDAY ON AGDAY TAKING TO THE SKIES TO CHECK A KEY REGION OF THE CORN BELT...
PLUS, LAYOFFS AT A BEEF PACKING PLANT PROVIDE A STARK REMINDER OF THE STRUGGLE TO REBUILD THE NATION'S BEEF HERD. JOIN US EIGHT EASTERN ON RFD.
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