AgDay Daily Recap - October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 18, 2017


HEADLINES
USDA ABANDONS IT'S GIPSA RULES. PLUS HARVEST 2017 STRUGGLES TO GAIN STEAM.  "I'M BETSY JIBBEN . IT'S TURNING INTO A LATE HARVEST IN NEBRASKA. WE'LL HAVE UPDATES AHEAD ON  THE SHOW."  IN AGRIBUSINESS...A LOOK AT SOYBEAN DEMAND. AN UPDATE ON WINE COUNTRY FIRES IN CALIFORNIA. AND A WELL KNOWN WHISKEY NAMESAKE IS CARRYING ON THE FAMILY  TRADITION. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

GIPSA WITHDRAW
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.  AFTER EXTENDING THE COMMENT  PERIOD FOR THE "GIPSA" FINAL RULE FOR SIX MONTHS, USDA HAS NOW DECIDED  TO COMPLETELY WITHDRAW THE PROPOSED RULE THAT FOCUSED ON  COMPETITION IN THE MEAT PACKING SECTOR. GIPSA - OR THE GRAIN INSPECTION, PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS  ADMINISTRATION - ISSUED WHAT'S KNOWN AS "FARMER FAIR PRACTICE RULES". IT WAS PUT IN PLACE BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN 2016. IT WAS SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT THURSDAY. SEVERAL MAINSTREAM LIVESTOCK GROUPS - LIKE THE NATIONAL PORK  PRODUCERS COUNCIL AND NCBA - SAY THE RULE WOULD HAVE BEEN  DEVASTATING ON PRODUCERS. AND ARE PLEASED WITH USDA'S DECISION.OUR PARTNERS AT DROVERS SAY LIVESTOCK ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN  DIVIDED OVER THE MERITS OF USDA'S PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE GIPSA  RULES FOR SEVERAL YEARS. USDA'S ANNOUNCEMENT IS CONSISTENT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE  ORDER FREEZING FEDERAL REGULATIONS. HE ALSO SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE  ORDER SAYING THAT FOR EVERY REGULATION PUT INTO EFFECT TWO MUST BE  ELIMINATED. "LIVESTOCK GROUPS OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED GIPSA RULE ARE RELIEVED BECAUSE THEY  BELIEVED SUCH NEW REGULATIONS WOULD BRING A WAVE OF LAWSUITS FROM PRODUCERS SEEKING TO  TURN CONTRACT DISPUTES INTO A FEDERAL CASE SUBJECT TO TRIPLE DAMAGES. THAT WOULD CREATE  ADDITIONAL COSTS AND LEGAL UNCERTAINTY, RESTRICTING THE BUYING AND SELLING OF LIVESTOCK AND LEAD  TO FURTHER VERTICAL INTEGRATION OF THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRIES AND ENCOURAGE PACKERS TO OWN MORE  OF THEIR OWN LIVESTOCK.."THE NATIONAL CHICKEN COUNCIL SAID TODAY'S LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY  CONTRACTING AND MARKETING PRACTICES ARE ALREADY AND REMAIN  REGULATED BY THE PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT TO PROTECT FARMERS.

JBS WITHDRAWSING PUBLIC OFFERING
MEAT PACKING GIANT JBS SA IS WITHDRAWING PLANS FOR A $500 MILLION PUBLIC  OFFERING. THE MOVE COMES AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF TURMOIL FOR THE WORLD'S  LARGEST MEAT PACKER STEMMING FROM POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND FOOD SAFETY SCANDALS. ACCORDING TO REUTERS, JBS FOODS INTERNATIONAL REQUESTED A  WITHDRAWAL OF THEIR IPO WITH THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.

I-80 HARVEST NEBRASKA
THE I-80 HARVEST TOUR IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ENLIST WEED CONTROL SYSTEM.  MORE WEED  CONTROL.  LESS DRIFT AND VOLATILITY.  MAXIMUM YIELD POTENTIAL.  RAIN HAS MOVED FROM THE WESTERN CORN BELT TO THE EAST OVER THE LAST  WEEK.  PUTTING HARVEST ON HOLD OR BEHIND FOR MANY FARMERS.  OVERALL CORN HARVEST IN THE COUNTRY IS 19 POINTS OFF THE AVERAGE PACE  WITH LESS THAN A THIRD PICKED. SOYBEAN HARVEST IS ABOUT AT THE HALF WAY POINT, BUT IT'S ELEVEN POINTS  BEHIND. THIS WAS EARLIER THIS WEEK IN ROCHESTER INDIANA. 9 YEAR OLD LAYNE RUNNING THE COMBINE UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF HIS  FATHER, WHILE MISSING THE WEEKEND STORMS. THEY SAY THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST CROPS THEY'VE EVER HARVESTED...WITH  CORN RUNNING ABOVE 200 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE. USDA SAYS INDIANA CORN HARVEST IS 12 POINTS BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR  AVERAGE, WHILE SOYBEANS ARE RIGHT ON PACE. ACROSS THE CORNBELT, IN NEBRASKA,USDA SAYS CORN PICKING IS 22  PERCENTAGE POINTS BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE...SOYBEANS ARE 34  POINTS BEHIND.  NATIONAL REPORTER, BETSY JIBBEN SAYS FARMERS IN THE CORN HUSKER  STATE WILL TELL YOU, HARVEST MAY BE A LONG ONE THIS YEAR. EMPTY MACHINERY.. QUITE UNUSUAL TO SEE IN NEBRASKA DURING OCTOBER.  ALL AS RAIN....<MAYBE SHOW RAIN DROPS ON MACHINERY LIKE 6728, 6731, 6730 AND COVER HIS  FIRST SOUNDBITE MAYBE> "WE'RE PUSHING PROBABLY CLOSE TO 8 INCHES OF RAIN, PROBABLY 2 AND A HALF CAME IN 24 HOURS  JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO,"AND EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH IT.. "IS IT SUPPOSED TO FREEZE TONIGHT? IT'S SUPPOSED TO, FIRST FROST."> "WE HAD HAIL THIS AFTERNOON, PEASIZED."ARRIVES ON KENNY REINKE'S FARM IN NELIGH, NEBRASKA. “THAT'S ALMOST SLEET"IT'S NOT HARD TO TELL FARMERS LIKE HIM HAVE HARDLY BEEN IN THE FIELDS.  "FARMERS SAY THEY'RE USUALLY HARVESTING CORN RIGHT NOW. BUT FOR THIS TIME IN OCTOBER, THEY'VE  BARELY CUT BEANS."I'VE GOT 10 TO 14 DAYS OF BEANS IN FRONT OF ME. IT'S GETTING WORRYSOME. BRINGS BACK TERRIBLE  MEMORIES OF 09. IN 09 WE HAD SNOW ON THE BEANS,"FOR NEBRASKA FARMERS, THERE'S MORE STRESS THAN TWO WEEKS OF WET  BEANS.  "YOU'RE WALKING IN THE FIELDS AND YOU'RE SEEING OPEN AND SPLIT PODS. IF WE GET WARM WEATHER  AND WIND.. WE'RE GOING TO SEE BEANS ON THE GROUND,"FARMERS ALSO HAVE FALL BILLS TO PAY AND THOSE DON'T STOP FOR RAIN.  "THERE'S MONEY ON THESE FIELDS. A LOT OF CREDIT LINES. RENTS NEED TO BE PAID. YOU HAVE TO PAY  YOUR BILLS. THAT'S THE OTHER STRUGGLE PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE."AND DEPENDING ON HOW LONG THE RAIN STAYS... REINKE SAYS HE'S EXPECTING ABOVE HIS APH IN DRYLAND BEANS BUT IRRIGATED MAY NOT BE AS GOOD AS '16. "WE'RE CLOSE TO LAST YEAR BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE QUITE THERE,"FIELDS OF BEANS ARE STILL STANDING IN HOOPER, NEBRASKA. BUT LEE BOHLING CAN'T GET IN THE FIELDS.  "WE HARVESTED ONE AFTERNOON AND THAT'S ABOUT IT.""SO, WE'RE ANXIOUS TO GET BACK IN THE FIELD AND GET BACK AFTER THE BEAN HARVEST,"> ANXIOUS SINCE THE YEAR IS GETTING SHORTER AND THE DAYS ARE TOO.  "NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT A DAY THAT MIGHT START AT 11 OR NOON AND WE MAY SHUT DOWN BY 6,"BOHLING SAYS 2017 IS NOT THE YEAR HE WANTED TO LEAVE THE CROP IN THE  FIELD THIS LONG.  BY IN LARGE, THINGS WERE REALLY GOOD HERE THIS YEAR,"> A REASON HE EXPECTS BOTH CORN AND BEANS TO BE ABOVE HIS 5-YEAR  AVERAGE..  YET BOHLING SAYS THE PHYSICAL BEAN IS VERY SMALL.THAT'S IMPACTING HIS  SOYBEAN YIELD COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.  "OUR POD COUNTS WERE HIGHER THIS YEAR. WE WERE PRETTY OPTIMISTIC THINKING WE'D GET BETTER  BEAN YIELDS. SOME OTHER GUYS I'VE TALKED WITH ARE RUNNING IN THE LOW 60S LIKE US. WE'RE  KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED WE CAN GET INTO THAT 70 BUSHEL YIELD OR SO,"AS RAIN CONTINUES NEBRASKA FARMERS HOPE THEY CAN MAKE PROGRESS IN THE FIELD SOON SO MACHINERY WON'T HAVE TO SIT IDLE MUCH LONGER.  REPORTING FOR AGDAY, I'M BETSY JIBBEN. 

CROP COMMENTS
WITH HARVEST DELAYS ACROSS THE CORN BELT, FARMERS ARE LOOKING FOR  SOME BETTER FIELD CONDITIONS. LET'S CHECK IN WITH MIKE HOFFMAN FOR  TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. MIKE. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. RYAN SCARFPIN SENT US THESE PHOTOS AND DRONE FOOTAGE OF HARVEST-17  IN SCIOTO COUNTY OHIO. THAT'S IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE.  THEY'RE CUTTING SOYBEANS RIGHT NOW. USDA SAYS A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF OF THE SOYBEAN CROP  IS HARVESTED IN  THE BUCKEYE STATE. THAT'S RIGHT ON PACE WITH THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. CORN HOWEVER IS ABOUT 11 POINTS BEHIND. NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
WE'LL LOOK AT SOYBEAN DEMAND AS THE CROP COMES OUT OF THE FIELD NEW  AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK. AND LATER MEET A COLLEGE STUDENT - WITH A FAMOUS LAST NAME - WHO  WANTS TO HELP HIS OWN FUTURE BY NOT FOCUSING ON THE PAST SUCCESSES  OF HIS FAMILY IN THE WHISKEY DISTILLERY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY ILEVO SEED TREATMENT FROM BAYER. PROTECT YOUR SOYBEANS FROM  SDS AND NEMATODES THIS SEASON.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS ANOTHER MIXED DAY MARKETS AT THE CME IN CHICAGO. LETS FIND OUT ABOUT THE TRADING DAY FROM OUR FRIENDS ON THE FLOOR. THIS IS JOE VACLAVICK FROM CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO THE CORN MARKET TRADED BOTH SIDES OF  UNCHANGED HERE ON TUESDAY IN A PRETTY CHOPPY TRADE LOW VOLATILITY TRADE. WE'VE BEEN KIND OF  STUCK IN A LOW VOLATILITY ENVIRONMENT HERE NOW FOR SEVERAL WEEKS REALLY SINCE THE LATTER PART OF  AUGUST I BELIEVE DECEMBER CORN FUTURES HAVE BEEN CONFINED TO A 16 CENT RANGE. SO A VERY  VERY TIGHT CHOPPY TRADE HERE AS OF LATE. NOW WE HAD A USDA REPORT LAST WEEK THAT WAS THE  OCTOBER CROP PRODUCTION REPORT AND WE SAW A LITTLE BIT OF VOLATILITY ON THAT DAY. AS A MATTER OF  FACT THE DECEMBER CORN CONTRACT POSTED A FRESH LIFE OF CONTRACT TO GO DOWN AROUND 3.42  CAME BACK AND FINISHED THE DAY HIGHER. SO THAT WAS A KEY REVERSAL FROM A TECHNICAL  STANDPOINT. WE HAVE NOT HOWEVER SEEN ANY FOLLOW THROUGH. YOU KNOW A LOT OF TIMES WHEN  YOU SEE THESE REVERSALS YOU'LL NEED SOME FOLLOW THROUGH TO CONFIRM THE REVERSAL AND WE  HAVEN'T SEEN THAT JUST YET. SO FOR THE MOMENT YOU KNOW SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL WORKING WITH  THE IDEA THAT THAT VERY WELL COULD HAVE BEEN OUR SEASONAL LOW THERE LAST THURSDAY. BUT GIVEN  IMPROVING WEATHER HERE IN THE U.S. ACCELERATING HARVEST IT'S TOUGH TO SAY THAT WE'RE OUT OF  THE WOODS JUST YET AGAIN. JOE VACLAVICK FROM CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO. 

AGRIBUSINESS
BRIAN BASTING ADVANCE TRADING OUR GUEST HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK RIGHT LET'S TALK ABOUT  SOYBEANS AND THE DEMAND FOR THESE BEANS. WE HAVE A BIG CROP. WE WERE HARVESTING A LOT OF  ACRES OF SOYBEANS. OF COURSE YOU KNOW THEY'RE NOT ALL AND YET WE'RE A LITTLE BIT BEHIND BUT AT  SOME POINT WE'VE GOT TO SELL THESE THINGS. AND THE QUESTION ALWAYS IS IS THERE A BUYER FOR IT.  CLINTON YOU MAKE A GREAT POINT. WE DO HAVE BIG CROPS IN FACT THIS YEAR'S CROP HAS A CHANCE  TO BE TOTAL VOLUME WISE EVEN LARGER THAN LAST YEAR BECAUSE AS YOU SAID ACRES ARE UP SO  MUCH. NOW WE DO HAVE GREAT NEWS THOUGH ON THE DEMAND SIDE IS NOT JUST LIMITED TO CHINA.  WE ALL KNOW I'M SURE YOUR VIEWERS KNOW HOW STRONG THE DEMAND FOR BEANS HAS BEEN FROM  CHINA BUT WE'RE ALSO SEEN SOME DEMAND STRENGTH FROM OTHER PARTS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA  WHETHER IT'S THE PHILIPPINES INDONESIA MALAYSIA THAILAND VIETNAM ALL THOSE OTHER AREAS THEY  MAY NOT BE IMPORTING BEANS BUT THEY'RE IMPORTING SOYBEAN MEAL WHICH WERE JUST CRUSHING  HERE DOMESTICALLY OF COURSE. BUT IT'S VERY STRONG WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO SEE BIG CROPS NOW IN  THE U.S. BUT ALSO IN SOUTH AMERICA. YEAH I GUESS THE QUESTION THEN BECOMES HOW DO WE  COMPETE. ARE WE COMPETING WELL ENOUGH WITH SOUTH AMERICA AS THEY'RE JUST NOW GETTING STARTED RIGHT PUTTING CROPS IN THE GROUND. THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. OUR GREAT POINT CLINTON  BECAUSE RIGHT NOW THE SOUTH AMERICAN PRODUCER IS POTENTIALLY LOOKING AT PLANTING MORE  SOYBEANS THIS YEAR BECAUSE THE DOMESTIC CORN PRICE IN BRAZIL FOR EXAMPLE IS SO CHEAP. SO  THE COMPETITION IS KEEN RIGHT NOW WORLDWIDE. THE GOOD NEWS IS WE CONTINUE TO SEE THAT  DEMAND BASE EXPAND MEANS WE DO NEED MORE ACRES. BUT RIGHT NOW THAT MEANS WE COULD  SEE MORE ACRES ALSO IN SOUTH AMERICA. NOW YOU KNOW LAST YEAR SOUTH AMERICA GAVE US A  LITTLE BIT OF A RALLY AS WE STARTED THE NEW YEAR. WE'LL BE WATCHING WHETHER DOWN THERE WON'T  WE. YOU'VE GOT A GREAT MEMORY CLINTON THAT THE RURALLY RALLY IN SOYBEANS IN JANUARY WAS THE  PEAK IN THE MARKET UNTIL JULY OF THIS YEAR. SO YOU GOT TO BE ON YOUR TOES AS A PRODUCER.  OPPORTUNITIES CAN ARISE WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT. ALL RIGHT APPRECIATE IT. THANKS BRIAN. THANKS  FOR BEING HERE. WE'LL BE BACK IN MORE THAN JUST A MINUTE. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY LIBERTY HERBICIDE, THE SIMPLY BETTER SOLUTION FOR SUPERIOR WEED  CONTROL AND A STRONGER YIELD.

WEATHER
AGDAY WEATHER - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KAWASAKI AND THE NEW MULE PRO-FXR™ SIDE X  SIDE. RIDE LIKE A BOSS WITH HIGH-END STYLING AND RUGGED CAPABILITY. WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN LOOKING AT THE ROOT ZONE  MOISTURE MAP AND MIKE YOU CAN SEE WHY HARVEST HAS SLOWED DOWN SO MUCH OF THE LAST FEW  WEEKS IS A DRAMATIC AMOUNT OF BLUE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY. IT IS AMAZING. AND PARTS OF  THE OHIO VALLEY NOW IN THAT IN THE SOUTHEAST EVEN THAT REALLY DRY AREA OVER ILLINOIS AND  EASTERN OHIO KIND OF GOING AWAY. SO IF YOU JUST KIND OF STAND BACK AND LOOK AT THIS MAP YOU  CAN SEE THAT THE BLUE JUST COMPLETELY DOMINATES THE ORANGES AND REDS REALLY THE REDDEST  AREA IS ARIZONA WHICH IS TYPICALLY KIND OF DRY. PARTS OF THE WEST COAST AS WELL. BUT A GOOD  CHUNK OF THE COUNTRY DEFINITELY WETTER THAN NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. SO IT'S GOOD NEWS  THAT WE HAVE HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATING MOST OF THOSE AREAS IN THE LOWER 48. STILL GETTING A  COUPLE OF SHOWERS IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS IN FLORIDA.  COUPLE OF SHOWERS ARE COMING IN TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND WE HAVE ANOTHER SYSTEM  COMING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SO PUTTING THE MAPS INTO MOTION. YOU CAN SEE THE AREA OF  LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHERN GOLF NOT REALLY COMING THIS WAY ANYTIME REAL SOON. THE WATCH  IT EVENTUALLY FOR SOUTH TEXAS WITH SOME MOISTURE. BUT YOU CAN SEE BY THIS AFTERNOON'S DECENT  RAINS COMING INTO PARTS OF WASHINGTON SOME SNOW IN THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS. STILL MOST OF THE  LOWER 48 COMPLETELY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THAT'S THE CASE AS WE HEAD  INTO THE DAY TOMORROW. A LITTLE BIT OF MOISTURE WITH THAT SYSTEM NOW COMING THROUGH THE FOUR  CORNERS REGION AND THAT'LL BUBBLE UP WITH SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSHOWERS  TOMORROW AFTERNOON. COUPLE OF SHOWERS IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. COUPLE OF SHOWERS IN  SOUTHERN FLORIDA BUT REALLY THE BULK OF THE MOISTURE IS WITH THIS PRETTY STRONG SYSTEM COMING  INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THAT'S GOING TO BE SENDING SOME RAIN BY LATER TOMORROW. ALL THE  WAY INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR A CHANGE. PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS.  YOU CAN SEE VERY LITTLE OVER THE LOWER 48. ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS OR SO YOU CAN SEE A  LITTLE BIT MORE IN FLORIDA SOME SPOTTY AMOUNTS IN THE SOUTHWEST BUT THE MOST RAIN IS GOING TO  BE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ESPECIALLY WEST WESTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHWESTERN OREGON  PUTTING IN THE SNOWFALL IT'S MAINLY IN CANADA BOTH IN THE EAST AND THE WEST BUT A LITTLE BIT IN  THE FAR NORTHERN ROCKIES THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS GOING TO START TO SHOW UP AS WELL. TAKE A LOOK  AT THE HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY PRETTY WARM FOR THIS TIME IN THE AIR FROM OMAHA SOUTHWARD  70S A FEW 80S SHOWING UP ALSO LOTS OF 60S ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE GREAT LAKES LOWS  TONIGHT TONS OF 40S AND 50S THROUGH THE MIDSECTION OF THE COUNTRY. HIGHS TOMORROW AFTERNOON  MORE OF THE SAME. MOST OF THESE NUMBERS ARE NEAR OR A LITTLE BIT ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME  OF THE YEAR. AND YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING'S KIND OF MOVING FROM WEST TO EAST BUT THE NEXT  SYSTEM COMING IN OUT WEST. ALL MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW A STRONG TROUGH DEVELOPING MIDDLE  OF NEXT WEEK FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY AND THAT COULD BE A COLD SHOT OF AIR. THAT'S A  LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL PHOENIX  ARIZONA A HAZY SUNSHINE WARM AND HUMID TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURE ALL THE WAY UP TO 98.  FARGO NORTH DAKOTA PARTLY SUNNY BREEZY RATHER MILD FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. HIGH 65 IN  KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE. LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND PLEASANT HIGH NEAR 70. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK A LOOK AT THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY FROM OUR PARTNERS  AT THE PACKER.  AND LATER, LEARNING TO DISTILL GENERATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE INTO A  COLLEGE COURSE. THIS KENTUCKY NAMESAKE IS FOLLOWING IN SOME PRETTY BIG FOOTSTEPS  TODAY 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.

PACKER TV
FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE PACKER, CONSUMERS SHOULD EXPECT SMALLER  U.S. LEMONS THIS SEASON. GROWERS SAYING WEIGHTS ARE DOWN ABOUT 15 PERCENT AND SIZES ARE ON  THE SMALL SIZE RIGHT NOW. THEY'RE HOPING MOISTURE WILL HELP TO KEEP THE FRUIT  GROWING AS  HARVEST WEARS ON IN ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA. PRICES HAVE FALLEN OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS DUE TO LARGE VOLUMES OF  IMPORTS FROM CHILE AND MEXICO. THOSE SHIPMENTS ARE DWINDLING, WHICH IS GOOD FOR GROWERS IN THE U.S. WILDFIRES THAT SPREAD THROUGH CALIFORNIA'S WINE COUNTRY WILL LEAVE A  LASTING MARK ON THE INDUSTRY AND ITS TOURISM.  THE SACRAMENTO BEE REPORTING THAT THE STATE'S WINE INDUSTRY IN NAPA  AND SONOMA COUNTIES FACED THE WILDFIRES AT THE WORST TIME OF THE  YEAR POSSIBLE. FALL IS CONSIDERED PRIME TIME FOR VISITORS. TOURISM IS A $3.2 BILLION INDUSTRY ANNUALLY.  SO FAR, JUST A HANDFUL OF WINERIES HAVE BEEN OUTRIGHT DESTROYED,  HOWEVER, OWNERS ARE ALREADY TALKING ABOUT REBUILDING. AND ACCORDING TO THE PACKERS FRESH TRENDS SURVEY--ORGANIC SALES  CONTINUE TO RISE AND THAT INCLUDES ORGANIC BANANAS. IN 2017 9 PERCENT BANANA BUYERS SAY THEY ALWAYS BUY ORGANIC. THAT MATCHES WHAT SOME INDUSTRY PACKING HOUSES SAY THEY'RE SEEING. THEY SAY IT USED TO BE ONE IN 20 CONTAINERS WERE ORGANIC. NOW IT'S ONE IN TEN. A FAMILY NAME MAY NOT ALWAYS GUARANTEE SUCCESS. BUT IT SURE DOESN'T  HURT.

TEASE
NEXT MEET A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO DOESN'T  WANT TO RIDE ON THE SUCCESS OF HIS ANCESTORS. UNLOCK THE POWER OF AG TECHNOLOGY THIS DECEMBER IN INDIANAPOLIS AT THE FIRST EVER AG TECH  EXPO LEARN ALL ABOUT IT AT FARM-JOURNAL-AG-TECH-EXPO-DOT-COM. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.  SEE THE ALL-NEW KOMMANDER-PRO ZERO-TURN  MOWER AT KUBOTA.COM. FOR SEVEN GENERATIONS, THE BEAM FAMILY OF CLERMONT KENTUCKY HAS  BEEN PRODUCING ITS FAMED BOURBON WHISKEY, JIM BEAM. THE TRICKS OF THE  TRADE HAVE PASSED FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.  NOW A CURRENT FAMILY MEMBER WANTS TO LEARN EVEN MORE ABOUT THE  DISTILLING BUSINESS. IN THIS VIDEO FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, JEFF  FRANKLIN TAGS ALONG AS BEN BEAM HEADS TO CLASS. BEN BEAM IS CURRENTLY WORKING IN THE DISTILLING INDUSTRY, HERE AT  MICHTER'S DISTILLERY IN LOUISVILLE, AS A DISTILLERY OPERATOR. BEAM  ACTUALLY GRADUATED FROM WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY JUST LAST  SPRING, BUT HEARD ABOUT UK'S DISTILLING, WINE AND BREWING PROGRAM AND  ENROLLED IMMEDIATELY. "ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE KIND OF LEARNED IS THAT IT TAKES TIME. YOU AREN'T GOING TO LEARN IT ALL IN ONE DAY OR ONE WEEK OR ONE MONTH. YOU HAVE TO SHOW UP EVERY DAY AND HAVE THE RIGHT  ATTITUDE AND OPEN MIND TO ABSORB EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN THROWN AT YOU. IT TAKES TIME." YOU COULD SAY THAT BEAM STARTED AT THE BOTTOM AT MICHTER'S, BUT HE  HOPES TO BE ABLE TO EVENTUALLY CLIMB THE STEPS TO SUCCESS, ONCE HE  FINISHES HIS CLASSES IN THE DISTILLING, WINE AND BREWING PROGRAM AT UK.  SETH DEBOLT, A UK HORTICULTURE PROFESSOR, IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE DWB  PROGRAM AND TEACHES SOME OF THE CLASSES. DEBOLT SAYS DISTILATION,  WINE AND BREWING ARE A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY WITH A WIDE RANGE  OF CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND THE UK PROGRAM IS HELPING PREPARE  STUDENTS. "EVERY MAJOR ALCOHOL INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD, WHETHER IT IS COGNAC, SCOTCH, OR WINE, HAS  WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND UNIVERSITY ASSISTANCE. IT'S GREAT THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY  IS PUTTING CLASSES TOGETHER TO OFFER THAT WHERE THERE IS A THRIVING INDUSTRY." DEBOLT AND UK CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR BERT LYNN, WHO ALSO TEACHES  CLASSES IN THE PROGRAM, WERE INVITED ON A TOUR OF MICHTERS BY BEN  BEAM AND DAN MCKEE AS THEY GOT A BEHIND THE SCENES PEEK AT HOW  MICHTERS MAKES SOME OF ITS SMALL BATCH BOURBONS AND WHISKEYS. LYNN  HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE BEAM IN ONE OF HIS CLASSES IN THE  PROGRAM, WHICH HE SAID ONLY ADDED TO THE CLASS.  "THE DISCUSSIONS THAT OCCURRED BETWEEN THE PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN THE CLASS WERE JUST  OUTSTANDING. HE WOULD WEAVE IN STORIES ABOUT HIS ANCESTORS AND WHAT THEY DID AND IT JUST  ADDED SO MUCH ROUNDNESS TO THE CLASS, IT WAS JUST OUTSTANDING." "IT HELPS TO SECURE MY FOUNDATION AS FAR AS HOW THINGS WORK, WHY THEY WORK, SORT OF ASSURES  ME ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE ON AN ACADEMIC STANDPOINT. I KIND OF GET DIRTY HERE AND HIT  THE BOOKS ON CAMPUS. SO IT'S A MORE WELL-ROUNDED GROWING EXPERIENCE AS I SORT OF BEGIN MY  TRACK INTO THE SPIRITS INDUSTRY." BEN BEAM IS FROM BARDSTOWN, KY, WHICH HE CALLS THE BOURBON CAPITOL  AND WHERE THE JIM BEAM FAMILY DISTILLERY HAS BEEN LOCATED SINCE THE  1850'S. FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD  AND ENVIRONMENT, I'M JEFF FRANKLIN REPORTING.  )

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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