AgDay Daily Recap -January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 10:02 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 12, 2017

HEADLINES

WHAT IF THE U-S WITHDRAWS FROM NAFTA? "THIS IS NOT A TESTED AREA OF U.S. LAWS." IN AGRIBUSINESS...A PREVIEW OF USDA'S LATEST REPORT. A LOT OF TIME WITH BEANS YOU SEE USDA KICK THE CAN KEEPING YOUR PLANTER ON POINT WITH FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AND GROWING YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MOOD THIS WINTER. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

NAFTA AUTOS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. ONE DAY AFTER CANADA EXPRESSED FEARS OVER THE FUTURE OF NAFTA, IT  NOW APPEARS THERE COULD BE PROGRESS IN ONE MAJOR STICKING POINT - AUTO PARTS. DURING AN EARLIER ROUND OF TALKS, U-S NEGOTIATORS DEMANDED A HIGHER  PERCENTAGE OF NORTH AMERICAN AUTO PARTS BE USED IN BUILDING CARS.  AND HALF OF THE CONTENT SHOULD COME FROM THE U-S. CANADA AND MEXICO BALKED AT THOSE DEMANDS, CALLING THEM IMPRACTICAL  AND SAID IT COULD "SABOTAGE" TALKS. NOW, BLOOMBERG IS REPORTING THE CANADA AND MEXICO ARE BOTH SAYING  THERE IS ROOM FOR NEGOTIATIONS IN THE AUTO SECTOR. CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTER CHRYSTIA FREELAND SAYS HER COUNTRY WILL  BRING "NEW IDEAS" FOR "UNCONVENTIONAL" U.S. PROPOSALS. BUT SHE WAS  SHORT ON SPECIFICS.

RISK OF NAFTA PULLOUT
TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U-S AND CANADA WERE SHAKEN THIS WEEK  WHEN CANADA FILED A COMPLAINT - UN-RELATED TO NAFTA - WITH THE WORLD  TRADE ORGANIZATION.  CANADA IS UPSET OVER AMERICAN DUTIES STEMMING FROM LUMBER EXPORTS  FROM CANADA. THAT ACTION LED TO COMMENTS FROM CANADIAN OFFICIALS EXPRESSING  CONCERN THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL GIVE NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL FROM  THE PACT.  BUT WITHDRAWAL IS NOT AN EASY PROCESS. THE PRESIDENT WOULD NEED TO GIVE SIX MONTHS NOTICE OF THE DEPARTURE  TO CANADA AND MEXICO. PLUS, CONGRESS COULD BE A ROADBLOCK SINCE THE CONSTITUTION GIVES  CONGRESS THE POWER TO "REGULATE COMMERCE WITH FOREIGN NATIONS." AND NAFTA SUPPORTERS ON THE HILL COULD BLOCK THE REPEAL OF THE LAW  THAT IMPLEMENTED NAFTA. DARCI VETTER:  "IT IS CLEAR THE PRESIDENT CAN TAKE STEPS TO START  THAT PROCESS WITHOUT A  VOTE OF CONGRESS 26 THERE IS SOME DEBATE WHETHER THE REIMPOSITION OF TARIFFS OR TAKING BACK  OF CERTAIN LAWS THAT WERE PASSED TO IMPLEMENT NAFTA, WHETHER THAT WOULD REQUIRE  CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL OR NOT 13:40  AS YOU NOTED IN YOUR QUESTION, THERE'S A LOT OF  DISCUSSION IN WASHINGTON ABOUT WHAT THAT WITHDRAW PROCESS WOULD LOOK LIKE - WHO CAN OR  WHO NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. IT'S MURKY. "> THE NEXT ROUND OF TALKS BEGIN JANUARY 23RD IN MONTREAL.

IMMIGRATION REFORM
LATE THURSDAY, ARIZONA SENATOR JEFF FLAKE SAYS A BIPARTISAN GROUP HAS  REACHED A DEAL ON IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION. A SPOKESMAN FOR ILLINOIS SENATOR DICK DURBIN SAYS TALKS ARE ONGOING. REGARDLESS, IMMIGRATION AND REFORM CONTINUES TO BE A MAJOR TOPIC IN  WASHINGTON. FARM GROUPS SAY A SOLUTION IS NEED TO ENSURE A STEADY SUPPLY OF  WORKERS. IN CALIFORNIA GROWERS AND CONTRACTORS RECRUITED MORE THAN 14- THOUSAND FOREIGN GUEST WORKERS LAST YEAR. THAT'S ACCORDING TO LA TIMES ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT  OF LABOR.  THE FIGURE WAS UP NEARLY 30 PERCENT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR.  "IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND AN ADEQUATE LABOR SUPPLY FOR  DECADES AND WE'VE HAD TO RELY ON THE H2A PROGRAM TO ACTUALLY FIND PEOPLE WHO CAN COME  HERE LEGALLY BUT THAT'S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH TO SERVICE THE NEEDS OF PRODUCTION AG. ESPECIALLY IN  THE FRESH PRODUCE INDUSTRY." NO WORD YET ON IF ANY IMMIGRATION WILL INCLUDE CHANGES THE H-2-A  PROGRAM. 

DROUGHT, WHEAT
DROUGHT AND DRYNESS CONTINUES TO EXPAND ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS  AND FOUR CORNERS REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY. THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWING NOW MORE THAN HALF OF THE  COUNTRY--57 PERCENT IS SOME LEVEL OF DROUGHT OR DRYNESS. THE BIGGEST CHANGES HAPPENING IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS STATES OF  TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA. IN OKLAHOMA, WHEAT PASTURE FOR CATTLE CONTINUES TO FEEL THE PINCH OF  BOTH DRYNESS AND COLD WEATHER. THE CROP WENT IN WITH PLENTY OF GOOD EXPECTATIONS FOR THE SEASON. "FOR ALL THE PROMISE THAT WE SAW AT THE END OF AUGUST EARLY SEPTEMBER REALLY JUST HASN'T HAPPENED THAT WAY. IT'S A SERIES OF CHALLENGES. AND YOU KNOW WE HAD ARMY WORMS EARLY PRODUCERS WAITED TO PLANT A LOT OF LATE PLANTED WHEAT. AND BY THEN IT WAS DRY AND IT'S CONTINUED TO GET DRIER THE WHEAT STRESSED AND OF COURSE WE'VE HAD A FAIR AMOUNT OF COLD WEATHER RECENTLY WHICH HAS SHUT DOWN THE WHEAT. SO WE REALLY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF GOOD WHEAT PASTURE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW." PEEL SAYS IN SOME CASES ROOT DEVELOPMENT IS SO POOR, THAT THE WHEAT  PASTURE WAS NOT GRAZED FOR FEAR OF PULLING IT OUT OF THE GROUND.

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN CONTINUES OUR LOOK AT CROP CONDITIONS AND HAS TODAY'S  CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.  LET'S START OFF WITH A FOGGY MORNING AT C-STOCK FARM IN SCOTTSVILLE,  VIRGINIA.  PRODUCER PAUL COLEMAN SAYS THE WEATHER WAS IN THE UPPER 20S AND  CREATED A SKIM OF ICE AND SLEET EARLIER IN THE WEEK.  TEMPERATUERS ARE EXPECTED TO LINGER IN THE 30S AND 40S OVER THE  WEEKEND.  OVER IN ALBANY, MISSOURI, JESS ROLVES SENDING US A PICTURE OF CATTLE  HAVING BREAKFAST WTIH A HELPING OF WINTRY CONDITIONS! DESPITE THE SNOW, THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS ALMOST ALL OF THE  STATE IS IN A TYPE OF DROUGHT - CLOSE TO 99 PERCENT IS RATED ADNORMALLY  DRY. 46 PERCENT IS CLASSIFIED AS A MODERATE DROUGHT. AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WINDSPEED FORECAST YOU CAN SEE IT'S GOING TO BE VERY WINDYWITH THAT STORM SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES AND MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THAT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EASTWARD WITH THE WINDIEST CONDITIONS ACROSS INDIANA AND OHIO AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE END OF TODAY HEADING THROUGH TONIGHT THAT WILL SHIFT TO THE EAST AND BY TOMORROW MORNING THE WINDIER CONDITIONS IN THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES AND PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST AND THAT WILL SPREAD EASTWARD BUT REALLY BY LATER TOMORROW NOT TO MUCH OF THE COUNTRY SEES HIGH WINDS AND WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST COMING UP IN A FEW MOMENT BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.ONE DREAM. TWO PRIZES. THREE FIELDS.  SHOW US YOUR FARM AND YOU COULD WIN A $10,000  DONATION FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, PLUS A DREAM SPORTS TRIP FOR YOU.  TO ENTER, VISIT  POWERTODOMORE-DOT-COM.  SPONSORED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL TALK MARKETS AND LOOK AT EXPECTATIONS FOR  TODAY'S PENDING USDA REPORT. AND LATER, WE CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION AROUND PLANTER SET UP ON  FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. PLUS... "I'M CHARLES DENNEY. HERE EIN THE DEAD OF WINTER ITS EASY TO SEE YOUR  MOOD TAKE A DIP. WHAT MIGHT HELP? SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH INDOOR  BEAUTY. THAT STORY COMING UP ON AGDAY." AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAM COMMERCIAL - AMERICA'S LONGEST-LASTING HEAVY DUTY  PICKUPS.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS ANOTHER MIXED DAY FOR MARKETS AS MARCH COTTON  FUTURES TRADE 3 DOLLARS HIGHER. HOW DID OTHER MARKETS FAIR AHEAD OF  USDA'S FIRST 2018 REPORT? FOR THAT WE HEAD TO THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. KIND OF A DEAD MARKET HERE IN CORN NOT JUST TO DAY BUT AS OF LATE JUST HOVERING RIGHT AROUND THAT 350 LEVEL WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS BEING A BIG MAGNET. I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE SO UNTIL WE GET THAT NEW NEWS COMING ACROSS THE WIRES THAT WE GET A FRIENDLY REPORT PERHAPS WE SEE SOME SHORT COVERING ACCELERATE THIS MARKET TOWARDS 360 BEARISH REPORT. I THINK BREAKS DOWN TO NEW CONTRACT LOWS. IT SAYS THAT 335 LEVEL NOW AS FAR AS SOYBEANS ARE CONCERNED WE'RE TESTING THIS 950 PSYCHOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT LEVEL I THINK THERE'S UPSIDE TO THIS MARKET. WE KNOW THAT FUNDS HAVE A VERY LARGE NET SHORT POSITION THE SHORTEST THEY'VE BEEN SINCE ABOUT JUNE AND JULY WHEN WE BOUGHT THEM. SO AGAIN IF WE GET A FRIENDLY REPORT I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE SHORT COVERAGE FOR AND ACCELERATE PRICES A LITTLE BIT HIGHER 985 WOULD BE THE TARGET. THIS REPRESENTS THAT 50 AND 100 DAY MOVING AVERAGE IS ALSO A 50 PERCENT RETRACEMENT FROM THOSE JUNE LOWS TO JULY HIGHS. NOW IF WE GET A BEARISH REPORT LOOK FOR THE BREAK DOWN THE 937. THIS HAS BEEN OLIVER SLOUP WITH BLUE LINE FUTURES FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME.

AGRIBUSINESS
TYNE MORGAN HAS MORE ON WHAT TO EXPECT FROM USDA LATER TODAY. HERE NOW IS STEVE GEORGY OF ALLANDALE. STEVE YOU KNOW WE HAVE THIS BIG USDA REPORT  COMING OUT. SOYBEANS DEFINITELY. YOU KNOW WE'VE HEARD A LOT OF FARMERS SAY IT WAS A GOOD  CROP BUT IT DEFINITELY WASN'T MY BEST CROP. DO YOU THINK THAT COULD SHOW UP IN THIS REPORT ON  FRIDAY. I THINK I THINK IT WILL. BUT IN WHAT WAY AND HOW MUCH WILL USDA CHANGE A LOT OF TIME  WITH BEANS YOU SEE USDA KICK THE CAN. AND SO WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE CROP AND  WE TALK YIELDS THERE MIGHT BE A SLIGHT REDUCTION OUT OF YIELD. BUT THE BIGGER ISSUE FOR  SOYBEANS WILL BE EXPORTS. WE KNOW HOW FAR BEHIND IN EXPORTS WE ARE WHEN YOU LOOK AT  EXPORT SALES BY THEMSELVES WERE 15 PERCENT BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR BEVERAGE NOT EVEN THE  RECORD PACE THAT USDA HAS SIGNED. WE'RE 15 PERCENT BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE SO AS OUR  RESEARCH GUYS PUT TOGETHER WHAT DOES THAT MEAN WHEN YOU CALCULATE THAT OUT. IF WE KEEP THE  SAME PACE WE'RE ON RIGHT NOW I DON'T EVEN LIKE SELLING IT BUT IT COULD BE SOMEWHERE CLOSE TO  300 MILLION BUSHEL. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WILL BE WHAT IT WHAT IT WILL END UP BEING ON THIS REPORT.  BUT MY POINT IS SAYING THAT IS THAT THERE WILL HAVE TO BE SOME ADJUSTMENTS ON THIS REPORT AND  PREPARED TO SELL FOR SOMETHING BUT DIDN'T WE KNOW THE TRADE HAS BEEN WATCHING. WE KNOW  THE TRADE KNOWS THAT OUR OUR EXPORTS ARE BEHIND. SO HOW BIG OF A REDUCTION DO YOU THINK WE  NEED TO SEE IN ORDER FOR IT TO CREATE A NEGATIVE REACTION IN CHICAGO. YOU KNOW AND THAT'S  THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION WHEN WE LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED A YEAR AGO. RIGHT WE WENT FROM 480  MILLION CARRY OUT FOR BEANS DOWN TO 420. SO THEY CUT 60 MILLION BUSHELS ON THE REPORT AND WE  SAW THE MARKET REACT QUITE A BIT HIGHER IN A VERY FAST TIME PERIOD. YOU'VE GOT GUYS EXPECTING  WE MAY DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT THIS REPORT MAYBE A LITTLE DIFFERENT. I DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE  GOING TO GET THAT FRIENDLY TWIST LIKE WE SAW LAST YEAR. IT MAY BE A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A NEGATIVE  TWIST SO BE CAREFUL ON PRICES RIGHT NOW IF YOU NEED TO LOOK AT PROTECTING BEANS IF YOU'VE GOT  BEANS OUT THERE LOOK AT FINDING A WAY TO DO THAT. LOOK AT FINDING A WAY TO DO THAT WITH LEAVING  THE UPSIDE OPEN IN CASE WE GET THAT RALLY LIKE WE HAD A YEAR AGO. ALL RIGHT. BE PREPARED.  THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE IT. THANKS FOR JOINING US. ALL RIGHT. WE NEED TO TAKE A  QUICK BREAK AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A CHECK OF WEATHER.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ENLIST WEED CONTROL SYSTEM.  MORE WEED CONTROL.  LESS  DRIFT AND VOLATILITY.  MAXIMUM YIELD POTENTIAL. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN MIKE AS WE LOOK AT THIS  DROUGHT MONITOR WE TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER IN THE SHOW CONTINUES TO EXPAND ACROSS THE KIND  OF THE PLAINS STATES AND WEST. I KNOW AND THAT IS A CONCERN BUT IT'S KIND OF ONE OF THOSE  THINGS THAT HAPPENS IN LA NINA YEARS SO SOMETHING THAT WE'LL HAVE TO WATCH AS WE HEAD  TOWARDS SPRING. BECAUSE THIS MAP IS DEFINITELY STARTING TO SHOW A LOT OF COLOR FROM COAST TO  COAST IT'S GOT A LITTLE BIT BETTER. PARTS OF MONTANA IT'S STILL PRETTY DRY UP THERE IN THE NORTHERN  PLAINS BUT IT HAS GOTTEN BETTER THAN IT WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO BUT IT'S DEFINITELY GOTTEN WORSE  FROM THE SOUTHWEST INTO THE SOUTHEAST. GOING BACK JUST FOUR WEEKS YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH  LESS ORANGE THERE WAS WE WERE ALREADY STARTING TO SEE A LOT OF YELLOW THERE IN THE WESTERN  PLAINS. EASTERN NEW MEXICO EASTERN COLORADO AND IN THE SOUTHEAST BUT THEN AS WE'VE GONE  THROUGH THE LAST FOUR WEEKS YOU CAN JUST SEE THAT EXPANSION OF THE ORANGES AND REDS  ESPECIALLY JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HERE ACROSS SOUTHERN PLAINS IN PARTS OF THE  SOUTHEAST AS WELL. SO SOMETHING WE HAVE TO WATCH AS WE HEAD TOWARD THE GROWING SEASON.  HERE'S THE WAY THINGS SHAPE UP THEN THIS MORNING. PRETTY WET SYSTEM FROM MISSISSIPPI AND  ALABAMA ALL THE WAY INTO THE NORTHEAST. ANOTHER ONE KIND OF DIVING THROUGH THE UPPER  PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES BUT THAT'S GOING TO BE WEAKENING DIVING ACROSS THE PLAIN STATES  PUTTING THE MAPS INTO MOTION YOU SEE THE SNOW FROM NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI ALL THE WAY INTO  PARTS PARTS OF INDIANA MUCH OF OHIO AND INTO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE  BIT OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IN BETWEEN THE RAIN AND SNOW AS WELL SHOWERS AND MAYBE EVEN  THUNDER SHOWERS FOR PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST INTO FLORIDA LATER ON TODAY THAT WILL ALL MOVE EAST  THOUGH STORM SYSTEM WILL STILL BE PUTTING DOWN SNOW FROM WEST VIRGINIA INTO NORTHERN MAINE  ALTHOUGH AGAIN THAT COULD BE A LITTLE BIT OF AN ICY MIX THERE. WEAKENING SYSTEM DIVING THROUGH  THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY KIND OF FALLS APART COMPLETELY. LITTLE BIT OF LAKE EFFECT BEHIND THE  SYSTEM BUT NOT LIKE WE'VE SEEN DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND INTO THE FIRST PART OF JANUARY. ANOTHER  SYSTEM PRODUCING JUST A BIT OF SNOW FOR THE NORTHERN ROCKIES. LATE IN THE DAY TOMORROW  THERE'S A PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE PAST 24 HOURS. PRETTY NICE AMOUNTS FROM LOUISIANA ALL THE  WAY INTO INDIANA AS YOU CAN SEE ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS WILL ADD SOME MORE AND A LOT OF  THE AREA FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC ALL THE WAY INTO THE NORTHEAST SOME AREAS END UP WITH TWO TO  THREE INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT. THAT'S EITHER MELTED SNOW OR PLAIN OLD RAIN AND SOME  DECENT AMOUNTS AND SOME OF THAT ESPECIALLY HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE NORTHWEST SNOWFALL  AMOUNTS. GENERALLY THE NORTHERN ROCKIES AND ALSO THAT FIRST SYSTEM IN THE WESTERN LAKES BUT  THE MOST WE'RE GOING TO ADD IS WITH THAT STORM SYSTEM FROM THE OHIO VALLEY INTO THE  NORTHEAST. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY VERY COLD IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS IT'S COOLING DOWN IN THE  SOUTHLAND AS WELL 34 NEW ORLEANS TOMORROW MORNING. THEN YOU SEE HIGHS TOMORROW ONLY IN  THE TEENS EVEN SOME LOW BELOW ZERO NUMBERS IN THE FAR NORTHERN PLAINS ALL BECAUSE OF THIS  TROUGH THAT DIGS IN ONE PIECE OF IT COMES IN THIS WEEKEND ANOTHER PIECE FOR MONDAY AND  TUESDAY THAT HANGS AROUND FOR PART OF NEXT WEEK. BUT THEN WE START TO GO ZONAL AGAIN. THAT'LL  WARM THINGS UP ONCE AGAIN. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME  LOCAL FORECASTS WILL HEAD TO REDDING CALIFORNIA. FIRST OF ALL CLOUDS THEM SOME SUNSHINE HIGH  OF 62 DEGREES. CARNEY NEBRASKA CLOUDY JUST A BIT OF SNOW. HIGHER ONLY 15. AND FRANKFORT  KENTUCKY COLDER WITH RAIN TURNING OVER TO SNOW HIGH OF 48 AND FALLING. 

TEASE
IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO TALK ABOUT SETTING UP THE PLANTER. WE'LL DO THAT NEXT ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV WITH MISSY BAUER. AND  SEE HOW YOU CAN BRIGHTEN THE GLOOMY WINTER DAYS...LATER ON IN  THE COUNTRY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY CREDENZ SOYBEAN SEED FROM BAYER.  DESIGNED USING SMART  GENETICS WITH TAILORED VARIETIES TO FIT ANY FIELD CONDITION. 

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
THE FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE REPORT - BROUGHT TO YOU BY INSTINCT AND N-SERVE NITROGEN  STABILIZERS - THEY DON'T JUST STABILIZE NITROGEN, THEY MAXIMIZE IT - SO CROPS DELIVER THE MAX IN  RETURN.  LEARN MORE AT MAXINMAXOUT.COM. A PROFITABLE YEAR STARTS WITH THE PLANTER. THIS MORNING WE CONTINUE OUR CONVERSATION ABOUT PROPER SET UP WITH  MISSY BAUER ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. OKAY SO ONCE WE MAKE THESE DECISIONS THE NEXT THING IS WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT IN THE FIELD TO  MAKE SURE WE'RE SET UP OUT IN THE FIELD BEFORE WE EVEN GET GOING. RIGHT. YOU BET. SO WHEN  WE HEAD TO THE FIELD THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE'VE GOT TO DO IN EVERY FIELD WE GO TO.  THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS WE JUST GOT TO GET DONE ONCE A YEAR AND MAKE SURE IT'S IT'S GOOD ONE  OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT WE DO THE FIRST DAY WE HEAD TO THE FIELD WITH THE PLANT OR IS GOING TO BE  CHECK THE PLANT OR LEVELED THIS OKAY. SO WHAT I WANT TO DO IS I WANT TO TAKE A SMALL MAGNETIC  LEVEL PUT IT ON THE MAIN TOOLBAR HERE AND THEN WHAT WE'LL DO IS ACTUALLY DROP THE PLANTER IN THE  GROUND AND ACTUALLY START GOING AND THEN WALK ALONGSIDE IT. OKAY. I WANT THIS MAIN TOOLBAR ON  THE PLANTER TO BE RUNNING LEVEL. ALL RIGHT. IF MY BULBELS IN THE FRONT OR IN THE BACK I'M MAKING ADJUSTMENTS UP HERE ON THE HITCH. I'M GOING TO BRING MY HITCHHIKES UP OR DOWN TO GET THIS  MAIN TOOL BAR LEVEL. RIGHT. ONCE YOU KNOW WHERE THAT MAIN LEVEL THIS COMES FROM IN THIS CASE  IT'S A THREE POINT HITCH PLANTER. YOU KNOW THAT SETTING FOR ALL YEAR. SO IT'S JUST SOMETHING WE'VE GOT TO DO THAT FIRST DAY. NO WE'RE THAT SETTINGS AND IF WE GOT TO DRAW UP OUR HITCH PLANNER IT'S A  LITTLE BIT MORE DIFFICULT. YOU'RE NOT MAKING THAT ADJUSTMENT FROM THE CAB. WE'RE GOING TO BE  MAYBE PUTTING SPACERS OR WASHERS ABOVE THE DRAW BAR TO RAISE THAT UP OR ADJUST THE POSITION  OF THE HITCH ITSELF. SO DEPENDING ON YOUR TYPE IT MIGHT TAKE A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME BUT THAT'S  SOMETHING YOU'VE GOT TO DO THAT FOR STAY AHEAD. ALL RIGHT. AND THEN ONCE WE'RE RUNNING WE FIRE  ALL THIS MACHINERY OF THAT WE'VE GOT TO GO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING'S RIGHT BEHIND. WE'LL START  EVALUATING AT THAT POINT THINGS LIKE PLANNING DEPTH DOWN PRESSURE AND ENSURE OUR CLOSING  WHEELS ARE CLOSING PROPERLY.

TEASE
ARE YOU FEELING THE 'BLUES' OF WINTER?  NEXT FIND OUT HOW SOME "GREEN"  CAN HELP IMPROVE YOUR SPIRIT. IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY NEW DELARO FUNGICIDE FOR CORN AND SOYBEANS. ACHIEVE  PERSONAL BEST YIELDS.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE.  VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY. A DIP IN YOUR MOOD IS COMMON IN WINTER – WHEN SHORTER AMOUNTS OF  SUNLIGHT CAN SOMETIMES AFFECT US EMOTIONALLY. WHILE NOT A CURE FOR SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, UT EXPERTS SAY  INDOOR PLANTS CAN BEAUTIFY YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND PERHAPS IMPROVE  YOUR OUTLOOK. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, CHARLES  DENNEY TELLS US ABOUT THE EVIDENCE FOR GROWING SELF-CARE.  THE VIEW DREARY. IN WINTER THE DAYS ARE SHORT AND OFTEN COLD – NOT A GOOD MIX FOR  SOMEONE'S MOOD. SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER OR SAD IS WHERE A LACK OF SUNLIGHT CAN BRING ABOUT A DECREASE IN  MOOD OR EVEN DEPRESSION. THINGS MIGHT LOOK BLEAK OUTSIDE, BUT HERE'S SOMETHING THAT CAN HELP – INDOOR PLANTS. MUCH LIKE A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING, JUST VIEWING OR WORKING WITH NATURE'S ARTWORK IS GOOD FOR US. DR. SUE HAMILTON: "THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES THAT HAVE FOUND THAT - HOW YOU CAN INCREASE  YOUR SELF-ESTEEM, FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF, YOU'RE NURTURING CARING FOR SOMETHING, AND IN A  SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE POSITIVE RESULTS." DR. SUE HAMILTON SAYS INDOOR PLANTS CLEANSE THE AIR WE BREATHE, AND OUR PSYCHE. YEAR 'ROUND GARDENING, ESPECIALLY IN DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, HAS A THERAPEUTIC  IMPACT IN SEVERAL WAYS. DR. SUE HAMILTON: "RESEARCH SHOWS THAT YOU HAVE A REDUCTION IN BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART RATE,  A REDUCTION IN STRESS HORMONE LEVELS, AND AN INCREASE IN MOOD." CHARLES DENNEY: "WE DON'T MEAN TO SUGGEST PLANTS ARE A CURE-ALL FOR EVERYTHING. IF YOU'RE  SUFFERING EMOTIONALLY, PLEASE SEE A DOCTOR OR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. BUT THERE'S NO  QUESTION BEING SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY CAN HELP YOUR MOOD." MARGEAUX EMERY IS THE EDITOR OF A MAGAZINE FOR THE UT INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE. HER OFFICE  INCLUDES LOTS OF PLANTS. MARGEAUX SAYS BEAUTY GIVES HER A BOOST IN MOOD AND CREATIVITY, MUCH LIKE BEING IN A  GREENHOUSE. EMERY: "YEAH, THEY ARE PLANTS THAT I COLLECT PARTICULARLY. SO I HAVE THEM HERE AND AT HOME,  AND A LOT OF THEM ARE FROM MY FRIENDS. SO WHEN I'M WATERING THEM AND CARING FOR THEM I'M  THINKING ABOUT THE FRIENDS WHO GAVE THEM TO ME." THE REBIRTH OF SPRING, WITH ALL ITS COLOR, IS STILL A WAYS OFF. WE MIGHT BE STUCK IN THE DEAD OF WINTER A WHILE LONGER, BUT OUR MOOD DOESN'T NECESSARILY  HAVE TO BE DORMANT. PLANTS MAY HELP. WHY LOOK AT THIS, WHEN YOU CAN LOOK AT THIS? THIS IS CHARLES DENNEY REPORTING. U-T GARDENING EXPERTS SAY WHILE THE AIR IN OUR HOMES BECOMES DRY  WHEN WE HAVE THE HEAT ON – IT'S STILL IMPORTANT NOT TO OVER-WATER  PLANTS. MANY PLANT VARIETIES GROW WELL IN LOW LIGHT, AND REQUIRE LESS WATER  INDOORS THAN THEY WOULD IN SUNLIGHT. 

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR ALL OF US AT AGDAY. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAM COMMERCIAL - AMERICA'S LONGEST-LASTING HEAVY DUTY  PICKUPS.

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