AgDay Daily Recap - Aug. 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
AUG. 26, 2016


OPENING HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY -IT'S THE FINAL LEG ALONG THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR. IOWA IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A GOOD CROP THIS YEAR BUT CAN IT CARRY SOME AREAS THAT ARE NOT PERFORMING AS WELL WE'LL HAVE THAT STORY AHEAD ON AGDAY. CLEAN UP BEGINS AFTER A MASSIVE TORNADO OUTBREAK. IN AGRIBUSINESS...THE ART GRAIN MARKETING. IT'S WHEN YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO LET GO LOSE CONTROL OF THAT GRAIN FRESH AGRONOMIC TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS OF FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. FIRE NEARLY RAVAGES THE FOOTBALL SEASON FOR A SMALL OKLAHOMA TOWN. "IT'S ALMOST LIKE A SECOND HOME FOR MOST OF US." BUT FIND OUT HOW THE GOODNESS OF RURAL RIVALS SCORES A BIG WIN.
CROP TOUR FINAL LEG:
THE FINAL COUNTS ARE IN... BUT IS THIS A GARDEN SPOT I THINK THE CORN CROP WAS PRETTY WELL MADE. I DON'T THINK WE HAVE MANY NEGATIVES TO COME OR IS A SURPRISE LURKING.. :05 JUST A LITTLE BIT DISAPPOINTING ON BOTH CORN AND SOYBEANS JUST A LITTLE LIGHTER THAN WE EXPECT. I EXPECT OUR FARM TO BE DOWN 25 BPA. THE ONLY THING IS ONCE IT'S MATURE, TO SEE IF THE STALK ROT IS AT PLAY OUT THERE. 55 BUCKETS OF RAIN IN RECENT WEEKS HELPING TO FIRE UP DISEASE PRESSURE.  ONE THING I'M CURIOUS TO SEE IS HOW FAR SDS HAS PROGRESSED ON THESE SOYBEANS. AS SCOUTS TRY TO DETERMINE IF TOP END YIELDS WILL HOLD OR BE PULLED BACK BEFORE HARVEST. COVERAGE OF THE 2016 PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR IS PROVIDED BY DUPONT PIONEER WITH YOU FROM THE WORD GO.THE 2016 PROFARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR IS NOW IN THE BOOKS.
CROP SIZE ESTIMATES TO COME:
PRO FARMER IS SET TO RELEASE ITS OFFICIAL CROP SIZE ESTIMATES LATER THIS AFTERNOON. ON DAY THREE, CROP TOUR SCOUTS ESTIMATED THE ILLINOIS CORN CROP AT 193 BUSHELS AN ACRE, THAT'S SEVEN BUSHELS BELOW USDA'S PROJECTIONS EARLIER THIS MONTH. THE SOYBEAN POD COUNTY IN ILLINOIS HIT JUST OVER 13-HUNDRED (1318) IN A THREE BY THREE FOOT SQUARE. EASTERN TOUR DIRECTOR BRIAN GRETE SAYS WEDNESDAY'S SHOWERS ACROSS ILLINOIS WILL HELP THE SOYBEAN CROP FINISH STRONG. AS FAR AS CORN, HOWEVER, GRETE SAYS THERE ARE PLENTY OF HEALTH ISSUES IN THE ILLINOIS CORN CROP. THOSE PROBLEMS MAY END-UP ROBBING FARMERS OF SOME YIELD POTENTIAL. THE EASTERN LEG SPENT THURSDAY MAKING ITS WAY FROM IOWA CITY TO ROCHESTER MINNESOTA. NATIONAL REPORTER BETSY JIBBEN FOLLOWED SCOUTS ALONG THE ROUTE AND JOINS US WITH A REPORT FROM THE ROAD.

PROFARMER TAKE:
PRO FARMER'S BRIAN GRETE SAYS THE AREA HAD A GREAT GROWING SEASON FOR FARMERS, EXCEPT FOR A COUPLE OF WATER-LOGGED POCKETS. THERE IS SOME DISEASE PRESSURE AS A RESULT. WE'RE SEEING SOME SDS. SOME ROUTE HAVE REPORTED WHITE MOLD. AND THAT'S NOT TOO SURPRISING. THE CONDITIONS IT TAKES TO GET A BIG, BUSHY SOYBEAN CROP WHICH WE HAVE THIS YEAR, EARLY MOISTURE, THEY PUT ON A LOT OF GROWTH, THEY CANOPIED, LATE INTOT HE SUDDEN DEATH AND WHITE MOLD ISSUES DOWN THE ROAD. HOWEVER, GRETE BELIEVES EASTERN IOWA FARMERS WILL BE DISAPPOINTED IF FTHEY DON'T END UP WITH ABOVE AVERAGE YIELDS- ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO CORN.WHAT'S KNOWN FOR NOW – EASTERN IOWA LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. NOW AS WE MOVE INTO EASTERN IOWA, FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN SO FAR, IT'S A VERY GOOD CROP."  REPORTING FOR AGDAY, I'M BETSY JIBBEN.THANKS BETSY.
SEARCH FOR THE GARDEN SPOT:
MEANWHILE OUT WEST, TEAMS LEFT SPENCER IOWA HEADED FOR ROCHESTER HOPING TO FIND WHAT'S CONSIDERED THE GARDEN SPOT OF THE CORN BELT. SCOUTS HOPING TO BUILD A FINAL PICTURE OF IOWA'S OVERALL POTENTIAL AND DETERMINE THE SIZE OF THE MINNESOTA CROP. IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA WE'RE SEEING SOME SIGNS OF STRESS EARLIER IN THE PLANTS LIFE AND PROBABLY AROUND THAT V8 POINT OF DEVELOPMENT WHEN IT WAS ESTABLISHING THE NUMBER OF KERNELS PER ROW AND THE NUMBER OF KERNEL ROWS AROUND ON MY ROUTE MY ROUTE WE'RE MISSING A KERNEL ROW. A YEAR AGO WE WERE AT ABOUT 16 KERNEL ROWS AROUND THE EAR ON AVERAGE THIS WE'RE AT ABOUT 15 ON THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF KERNEL ROWS AROUND THE EAR. DEVELOPMENT OF THE CORN CROP ITS OKAY IT'S FURTHER BEHIND WHAT WE SAW IN THE FURTHER WEST OF HERE BUT THAT CROP AS LONG AS IT'S IN THE MID TO LATE DOUGH STAGE LETS GO AHEAD AND COOK IT INTO THE END OF THE YEAR AND ADD AS MUCH WEIGHT AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.
TEASE:
JOIN US MONDAY MORNING FOR AN AGDAY CROP TOUR SPECIAL.
TORNADO HITS NORTH OF INDIANAPOLIS:
CLEAN-UP CONTINUES TODAY IN CENTRAL INDIANA AFTER A SERIES OF TORNADOES TOUCHED ABOUT 30 MILES NORTH OF INDIANAPOLIS. THE CITY OF KOKOMO WAS ESPECIALLY HARD HIT. SO WAS HOWARD COUNTY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DISPATCHED A TEAM TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE AND THE PATH OF THE TWISTERS. THE AGENCY SAYS IT WAS THE BIGGEST SINGLE DAY TORNADO OUTBREAK IN AUGUST IN A HALF CENTURY.
FROM PROGRAM SPENDING EXPECTED TO INCREASE:
IN OTHER NEWS, SPENDING ON FARM PROGRAMS BY THE USDA IS PROJECTED TO INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS. THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE. THE CBO NOW PROJECTING SPENDING ON FARM PROGRAMS TO RISE FROM $13 BILLION IN 2015 TO $14 BILLION THIS YEAR, AND THEN TO $19 BILLION BY 2017 AND 2018. CBO DID NOT SAY WHY THE OFFICE PROJECTS AG SPENDING WOULD GO UP, BUT THE INCREASE LIKELY STEMMING FROM PAYMENTS TRIGGERED BY LOW COMMODITY PRICES.
CROP COMMENTS:
MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROP COMMENTS, MIKE. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. SINCE WE PUT SO MUCH ATTENTION ON THE CORN BELT AND ITS CROPS THIS WEEK, I THOUGHT I'D SHARE CONDITIONS FOR CORN OUTSIDE THE MIDWEST. IN TEXAS, ABOUT HALF OF THE STATE'S CORN CROP IS HARVESTED, PRETTY MUCH ON PAR WITH THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. TWO POINT TWO MILLION ACRES WERE PLANTED TO CORN THIS YEAR. 56-PERCENT IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. IN ARKANSAS, CORN HARVEST WAS DELAYED BY LAST WEEK'S HEAVY RAINS. EIGHT PERCENT OF THE STATE'S CROP IS OUT OF THE FIELD. IT'S USUALLY ABOUT 25-PERCENT BY NOW. THE STATE PLANTED 735-THOUSAND ACRES. 60-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. IN GEORGIA, A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF OF THE STATE'S LIMITED CORN CROP IS SHELLED.
TEASE:
WHEN WE COME BACK, TOMMY GRISAFI JOINS ME TO TALK ABOUT THE ART OF GRAIN MARKETING. AND HE ALWAYS HAS A GOOD PERSPECTIVE. WE LAUNCH A BRAND NEW SEGMENT ON AGDAY -ONE THAT COULD HELP FARMERS GET MORE BUSHELS FOR THE BIN. AND A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM FROM OKLAHOMA MAY HAVE BEEN DOWN....BUT THEY'RE NOT OUT...AFTER FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH THE EQUIPMENT ROOM. A STORY OF GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP LATER ON AGDAY.
AGRIBUSINESS:
JOINING US HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TOMMY GRISAFI OF ADVANCE TRADING. TOMMY LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ART OF GRAIN MARKETING BECAUSE YOU SAY IT MAY BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT PEOPLE THINK. I THINK WHEN PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF WHO COME ON THE TV, I HAVE A FUTURES BACKGROUND, I WAS A GOOFY KID IN HIGH SCHOOL. WENT TO THE BOARD OF TRADE ON A HIGH SCHOOL FIELD TRIP AND NEVER LEFT, SO I UNDERSTAND FUTURES AND OPTIONS. IT'S EASY FOR ME, MAYBE YOU GUYS NEED HELP WITH IT., MAYBE YOU GET IT TOO. BUT THE REAL ART OF GRAIN MARKETING FROM WHAT I'VE LEARNED THE PAST 3-4 YEARS IS IN THE CASH MARKET. THE CASH SALE. IT'S THE FINAL DESTINATION OF THE GRAIN. IT'S WHEN YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO LET GO, LOSE CONTROL OF THAT GRAIN. THAT'S AN ART AND A SCIENCE IN ITSELF BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH GOING INTO THE MARKETING OF GRAIN.LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO SELL BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW IF THEY HAVE ENOUGH BUSHELS. 
NATIONAL WEATHER:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY , METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN HERE LOOKING AT THE DROUGHT MONITOR, GOSH AFTER ALL THE RAIN THE PAST FEW WEEKS IT'S HARD TO TALK ABOUT DROUGHT BUT THERE ARE SOME POCKETS. THERE ARE SOME POCKETS AND THEY HAVEN'T EXPANDED AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY'VE BEEN GOING AWAY JUST A LITTLE BIT AS WE'RE GOING TO SEE RIGHT HERE. ESPECIALLY IN AREAS OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WHERE ALL THAT TROPICAL MOISTURE CAME NORTHWARD AFTER ALL THE FLOODING IN LOUISIANA,. THAT'S WHERE THINGS REALLY DID TEND TO GO AWAY. AS YOU CAN SEE OVER THE LAST FOUR WEEKS, THREE WEEKS AGO, TWO WEEKS AGO, WE'RE GOING TO SHRINK THINGS A LITTLE BIT INTO PARTS OF MISSISSIPPI, NORTHERN ALABAMA, NORTHERN GEORGIA SO THAT AT LEAST IMPROVED IN THOSE AREAS, BUT THERE ARE STILL POCKETS OF EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT.
REGIONAL WEATHER:
THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET'S LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL TWIN FALLS, IDAHO MOSTLY SUNNY AND COMFORT HIGH OF 81. CARTHAGE MISSOURI WARM AND HUMID HEAVY STORMS LIKELY HIGH OF 76 AND GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS A MIX OF CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE IN SOME AREAS YOU'LL GET A THUNDERSTORM, HIGH OF 87. TODAY'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN IS NOT TOO FAR FROM A CROP TOUR ROUTE.
GREAT AMERICAN BARNS:
IT'S LOCATED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF QUINCY, ILLINOIS. CHUCK AND LINDA O'LEARY OWN THE FARMETTE WHERE THIS BARN STILL STANDS. CHUCK'S NOT THE ORIGINAL OWNER. HE AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN THERE ABOUT TEN YEARS. BUT THEY LOVE THEIR BARN WHICH WAS BUILT IN THE EARLY 1900'S. THEIR HOUSE DATES BACK TO THE CIVIL WAR. THEY USE THE BARN FOR STORAGE. IT'S LIKE A MUSEUM TO THE O'LEARY'S AND THEY WOULD NEVER WANT TO SEE THE BARN COME DOWN. TIN WAS ADDED TO THE SIDES AND ROOF IN THE 1960'S WHICH HAS HELPED PRESERVE IT. FOUR YEARS AGO, A STORM BLEW-OFF A BIG PORTION OF THE ROOF. THE O'LEARYS BRIEFLY CONSIDERED TEARING DOWN THE BARN, BUT RECONSIDERED.... AND HAD IT REPAIRED. AND WE'RE GLAD THEY DID. OUR THANKS TO CHUCK AND LINDA O'LEARY OF QUINCY ILLINOIS FOR SHARING THEIR GREAT AMERICAN BARN.
TEASE:
UP NEXT A NEW WEEKLY FEATURE. WE'RE BRINGING THE GREAT AGRONOMIC TIPS OF FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV AND EVENTS TO AGDAY. AND LATER, FINDING COMMON GROUND ON THE GRIDIRON. OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOLS HELPING ONE RURAL RIVAL GET BACK IN THE GAME AFTER A FIRE PUT ITS FOOTBALL SEASON ON THE SIDELINES.
TIPS TO HIGHER YIELDS:
A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, FARM JOURNAL OPENED IT'S TEST PLOTS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS TO FARMERS INTERESTED IN RESEARCH AND AGRONOMY. ITS FIELD AGRONOMISTS TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE THEIR TIPS TO HIGHER YIELDS. WE TOOK THAT IDEA AND MADE IT A TV SHOW. AND NOW ITS A SEGMENT WE'LL HAVE EVERY FRIDAY HERE ON AGDAY. TODAY, FIELD AGRONOMIST KEN FERRIE JOINS US TO DISCUSS WHY MULTIHYBRID PLANTERS MAY BE THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE. TODAY WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT MULTI-HYBRID PLANTERS AND VRT TECHNOLOGY ITSELF. AND WITH OUR CONSULTING GROUP AND WORKING WITH OUR CUSTOMERS WE BELIEVE THAT MULTI-HYBRID AND VARIABLE RATE TECHNOLOGY IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT BIG GAME CHANGER IN OUR YIELD MOVEMENT IN ITSELF. BECAUSE, NOW WE CAN MANAGE EVERY MANAGEMENT ZONE WITHIN THE
FIELD AS A FIELD WITHIN ITSELF.
TEASE:
WHEN WE COME BACK, BEING RIVALS DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR. THESE OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS ARE PROVING THE POINT-DETAILS WHEN WE RETURN.
IN THE COUNTRY:
THOUGH THEY ARE RIVALS ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, SEVERAL RURAL HIGH SCHOOLS IN OKLAHOMA ARE SHOWING THAT COMPETITORS CAN SHARE A COMMON BOND WHEN ONE OF THE TEAMS FACES A MAJOR SETBACK TO THEIR SEASON. FIRE SEVERELY DAMAGED THE LOCKER ROOM AT LITTLE AXE HIGH SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL -WITH AN ENROLLMENT OF JUST OVER 300 -IS LOCATED NEAR NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. THE FIRE DESTROYED THE FOOTBALL TEAM'S GEAR AND EQUIPMENT. THE FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON IS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY. WITH THEIR FOOTBALL SEASON IN JEOPARDY, RIVALING TEAMS HAVE PITCHED IN, DONATING PADS, CLEATS AND HELMETS.
CLOSING:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR BETSY JIBBEN AND MIKE HOFFMAN, I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
PROMO:
I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. NOW THAT THE PROFARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR HAS WRAPPED-UP, HOW WILL THE MARKET RESPOND? PLUS SCOUTS EXAMINE THE HEAVY INFESTATION OF WEEDS....AND WEED RESISTANCE. WE HOPE YOU JOIN US MONDAY FOR A SPECIAL EDITION OF AGDAY.

 

 

Back to news


Comments

 
Spell Check

No comments have been posted to this News Article

Corn College TV Education Series

2014_Team_Shot_with_Logo

Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!

Markets

Market Data provided by QTInfo.com
Brought to you by Beyer
Close