AgDay Daily Recap - August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY

AUGUST 21, 2017

HEADLINES
THE 2017 FARM JOURNAL MIDWEST CROP TOUR KICKS  OFF--WE'LL SET EXPECTATIONS. PLUS, WILL MARKETS BE WATCHING? MACHINERY PETE SAYS THE CROP TOUR COULD HAVE A  LASTING IMPACT AT FARM AUCTIONS THIS FALL. AND SHOT IN THE HEART-- YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW  THIS WISCONSIN FARMER GOT TO THE HOSPITAL...AND  WHAT MAY HAVE SAVED HIS LIFE. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR  HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY. 

CROP TOUR BEGINS
MORE THAN 100 SCOUTS WILL EXAMINE ABOUT 14-HUNDRED SAMPLES OF CORN AND SOYBEANS BETWEEN  OHIO AND NEBRASKA OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS.  DAILY CROP SIZE ESTIMATES AND POD COUNTS WILL  COME FROM THE SEVEN STATES. AT THE END OF THE WEEK, FARM JOURNAL PRO WILL  RELEASE ITS OFFICIAL ESTIMATE OF THE NATIONAL  CORN AND SOYBEAN CROPS. AND THOSE CROP ESTIMATES TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE TOUR DATA THAT  WE'VE GATHERED. THE FOUR PREVIOUS DAYS IT ALSO TAKES INTO  ACCOUNT THE AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE WHERE THE TWO ARE GOES  WHETHER HOW WE FEEL CROPS OR FINISH AIRWAVES POD WEIGHTS THAT  TYPE OF STUFF. SO THERE ARE MANY MORE FACTORS THAT COME INTO  PLAY. 0 THIS YEAR MARKS THE 25TH CONSECUTIVE CROP  TOUR...AND THAT'S A KEY PART OF THE SUCCESS OF  THE SCOUTING. BECAUSE THAT CONSISTENCY HELPS  TO INSURE IMPARTIAL DATA CAN BE ACCURATELY  COMPARED YEAR-AFTER-YEAR. 0IT'S AMAZING HOW MUCH THE CROP TOUR HAS GROWN. NOT ONLY THE  EFFORT OF GOING OUT AND COLLECTING THOSE SAMPLES BUT HOW MUCH  MORE ATTENTION THE CROP TOUR GETS NOW THAN WHAT IT DID 25 YEARS  AGO TODAY. 2017 IT'S ALMOST TURNED INTO A REAL TIME EVENT FOR THE  INDUSTRY. THEY'RE GETTING THEY'RE GETTING INFORMATION ON A  CONTINUOUS BASIS FROM THE CROP TO OUR. ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO FOLLOW THE CROP TOUR IS  VIA TWITTER.  WE'LL BE USING #FJTOUR17 AS OUR HANDLE. . THEY'LL ALSO BE CONSTANT UPDATES ON AGWEB-DOT- COM. WE'LL HAVE DAILY RECAPS ON AGDAY ALL THIS WEEK.  AND I'LL HOST A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CROP TOUR  NEXT MONDAY. THE SCOUTS WILL BE CHECKING TO SEE HOW WEATHER  HAS IMPACTED CROPS.  USDA METEOROLOGIST BRAD RIPPEY DESCRIBES IT AS  AN "IMPERFECT GROWING SEASON" IN THE MIDWEST,  MOSTLY DUE TO ERRATIC RAINFALL.  BUT COOLER TEMPERATURES HAVE ALSO PLAYED A ROLE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE CORN BELT AS A WHOLE WE HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED  MUCH IN THE WAY OF HEAT STRESS. ONCE YOU MOVE OUTSIDE OF THOSE  FAR WESTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN CORN BELT AREAS. SO AS WE MOVE  THROUGH THE REST OF THE SUMMER I MEAN CERTAINLY THE FIRST HALF OF  AUGUST HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY COOL WITH TEMPERATURES RUNNING  SOME FOUR TO EIGHT DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE DURING THE FIRST HALF OF  AUGUST. AND EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE WE'LL BE WARMING UP A LITTLE  BIT AND SEE MORE CLOSER TO AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE  REMAINDER OF THE MONTH. I DON'T THINK WE'LL SEE ANY SIGNIFICANT  STRESS ON FILLING CORN AND SOYBEANS. AS A BENCHMARK FOR THE NORTHERN CORNBELT,  RIPPEY POINTS TO CHICAGO WHICH HAD ONLY EIGHT  DAYS OF 90-DEGREE HEAT THIS GROWING SEASON. AND  JUST ONE DAY HITTING 95 DEGREES. IN ADDITION TO THE FARM JOURNAL CROP TOUR  COVERAGE THIS WEEK, AGDAY IS ALSO REVISITING  SOME OF THE FARMERS WE FIRST MET THIS SPRING  DURING OUR I-80 PLANTING TOUR.THAT TOUR FOLLOWS THE HIGHWAY FROM OHIO TO  NEBRASKA, INCLUDING STOPS IN THE BIG "EYE" STATES. BETSY JIBBEN JOINS US NOW WITH WHAT SHE LEARNED  FROM HER MID-SEASON CHECK, BETSY.

I-80 MID SEASON CHECK IN
USDA IS ANTICIPATING THE AVERAGE NATIONAL CORN  YIELD TO BE 169.5 BUSHELS PER ACRE, THAT'S DOWN  FROM LAST YEAR BUT IT STILL COULD EQUAL THE THIRD  HIGHEST CORN YIELD AND PRODUCTION ON RECORD. THE NATIONAL AVERAGE SOYBEAN YIELD IS EXPECTED  TO BE 49.4 BUSHELS PER ACRE, DOWN FROM LAST YEAR  BUT A POTENTIAL RECORD HIGH SOYBEAN ACREAGE OF  89.5 MILLION ACRES.  BETSY JIBBEN IS CHECKING WITH SOME FARMERS  AROUND THE CORN BELT FOR A MID-SEASON CROP  REPORT TO SEE HOW THEIR CROPS ARE SHAPING UP  THIS YEAR. WHEN WE FIRST MET MATT NELSON IN BURT COUNTY,  NEBRASKA, HE HAD A SLOW START TO PLANT 2017.  NOW MATT SAYS EARLY SEASON MOISTURE WHICH  HELD HIM UP THIS SPRING IS A BLESSING.  HE SAYS THE CORN AND SOYBEAN CROP HELD UP WELL DURING SOME DRY WEEKS BECAUSE OF IT AND 4  INCHES OF RAIN THIS WEEK HELPED AS WELL.  MATT THINKS DRYLAND AND IRRIGATED CORN CROP  COULD BE BETTER THAN HE EXPECTED WEEKS AGO-  POTENTIALLY AVERAGE OR ABOVE.  NEOLA, IOWA LOOKS DRY COMPARED TO WHEN WE SAW  ERIK PEDERSEN DURING PLANTING. PEDERSEN SAYS THE CROP IN HIS AREA OF WESTERN  IOWA HAS A LOT OF HEAT STRESS, HARDLY ANY RAIN IN  JULY, WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHING IN THE 90S  AND EVEN 100S CURING A CRITICAL TIME FOR CORN.  HE SAYS THE CROP IS VARIABLE - HE'S EXPECTING  BELOW AVERAGE FOR CORN BUT STILL HAS HIGH  HOPES FOR SOYBEANS.  SOME EASTERN IOWA FARMERS LIKE MARC  MUMMELTHEI IN WAVERLY, IOWA HAD A LATE START TO  PLANTING. BUT HIS POCKET IN IOWA ISN'T HIGHLIGHTED IN THE  DROUGHT MONITOR.  MARC SAYS THE AREA HAD A WONDERFUL JULY WITH  ADEQUATE RAINFALL AND IDEAL TEMPERATURES BUT  HE'S RECEIVED LESS THAN A HALF INCH OF RAIN IN  AUGUST, A CRITICAL MONTH FOR SOYBEANS.  IF HE CAN CATCH A RAIN, HE BELIEVES HE COULD HAVE  GREAT YIELDS WITH BOTH CROPS.  WE CAUGHT JOHN KEIFNER IN MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS  WHEN HE WAS PLANTING. HE SAYS THE AREA HAD A  DRY JUNE BUT MID JULY RAINS OF 6 INCHES  REJUVINATED THE CORN AND SOYBEANS. HE'S  OPTIMISTIC THE CORN CROP IN HIS AREA WILL BE  ABOVE TREND LINE YIELD. HE THINKS BEANS HOLD A  LOT OF PROMISE AS WELL.   JIM SMITH LIVES IN -- INDIANA, JUST MILES FROM THE  OHIO BORDER. HE SAYS HTE CROPS ARE LOOKING  BETTER THAN EXPECTED BUT THEY ARE STILL BEHIND  IN MATURITY. HE HASN'T TALLIED ESTIMATES ON CORN  SINCE SOME POLLINATION OCCURED TWO WEEKS AGO  ADDING BEANS HOLD PROMISE WITH LOTS OF PODS ON  THE STEMS.  JOSH SCHMACHER IN PANDORA OHIO SAYS HIS AREA IS  FORTUNATE THIS YEAR. WHILE OTHER POCKETS OF OHIO ARE STRUGGING, HE  SAYS HIS  'BUBBLE' PICKED UP PLENTY OF ADEQUATE  MOISTURE. HE SAYS THERE'S LIMITED CROP STRESS  BECAUSE TEMPERATURES WERE IDEAL FOR  POLLINATION. WHILE THE CORN BELT VARIES WITH CONDITIONS- ONE  THING REMAINS THE SAME - MOST FARMERS SAY THEY  DO NOT NEED AN EARLY FROST.  REPORTING FOR AGDAY, I'M BETSY JIBBEN.  THANKS BETSY. BEYOND THE START OF NAFTA RENEGOTIATIONS,  THERE WERE SEVERAL TRADE WINS FOR THE  ADMINISTRATION.

 

 

 

 

IN COLUMBIA, AG SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE SAYS  THE USTR HAS WORKED OUT A DEAL TO EXPAND  IMPORTS OF U.S. PADDY--OR ROUGH RICE. THE AGREEMENT LOOSENS PREVIOUS RULES AND  REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO PHYTOSANITARY  STANDARDS. IT ALSO ROLLS BACK EXPENSIVE FUMIGATION AND  PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS. EXPORTS OF PADDY RICE TO COLUMBIA ARE  CURRENTLY ABOUT 15 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. PERDUE EXPECTS THAT NUMBER TO CLIMB.

ARGENTINA LIFTS BAN ON U.S. PORK
THE VICE PRESIDENT TWEETING LATE THURSDAY THAT  ARGENTINA IS LIFTING IT'S 25- YEAR OLD BAN ON U.S.  PORK. THE TWO COUNTRIES AGREEING TO TERMS TO ALLOW  U.S. PORK BACK INTO THE ARGENTINIAN MARKET  OFFICIALS SAY IT'S NOT LIKELY TO BE A BIG MARKET  RIGHT AWAY--BUT COULD OPEN THE MARKET TO  FUTURE GROWTH. AND SOUTH KOREA ANNOUNCING IT'S RESUMING  IMPORTS OF U.S. POULTRY PRODUCTS INCLUDING  EGGS. IT WAS ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES THAT IMPOSED A  TOTAL BAN ON U.S. POULTRY FOLLOWING THE  OUTBREAK OF AVIAN INFLUENZA IN TENNESSEE THIS  SPRING. LAST FALL SOUTH KOREA HAD TO DESTROY 30 MILLION  OF IT'S OWN HENS. THIS NEW AGREEMENT TEMPORARILY ALLOWS U.S.  EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS INTO THE COUNTRY DUTY  FREE. 

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN HAS A FURTHER LOOK AT CROP  CONDITIONS IN THIS MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS.  MIKE.  I'M MIKE HOFFMAN. WILL CLOUDS BLOCK YOUR VIEW OF  THE HISTORIC ECLIPSE? I'LL HAVE YOUR FARM  COUNTRY FORECAST. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.  WE'RE STARTING OFF IN MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS. JOHN  KIEFNER SENDING US A PICTURE OF HIS PUMPKIN  PATCH IN THE AREA. HE SAYS THE PUMPKINS ARE IN  GOOD CONDITION. HE HOPES TO BRING IN 5 THOUSAND  DOLLARS OF RETAIL FROM HIS 2 ACRES OF PUMPKINS. A BIT NORTH IN WYOMING, ONTARIO CANADA, KARL  ARMSTRONG SAYS HIS SOYBEANS ARE FAIR TO GOOD.  HE'S EXPERIENCING HEAT AND TIMELY RAINS.  HOWEVER, HE SAYS YOU DONT' HAVE TO GO TOO FAR  TO FIND SOME DROUGHT AREAS WHERE THOSE  FARMERS CAN'T CATCH A RAIN. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. 

TEASE
WITH CROP TOUR KICKING OFF TODAY, WE'LL TALK  ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR MARKETS. AND MACHINERY PETE WEIGHS IN. STAY TUNED FOLKS COMING UP WILL TALK HOW THAT USDA CROP REPORT  IS AFFECTING USED FARM EQUIPMENT VALUES AROUND THE COUNTRY. AND A SHOT THROUGH THE HEART ISN'T ALWAYS  MEANT TO BE LITTERAL, BUT FOR THIS WISCONSIN  FARMER, REALITY GAVE HIM QUITE THE SCARE. JOIN MARKET RALLY HOST CHIP FLORY LIVE FROM THE RABO  AGRIFINANCE BOOTH AT THIS YEAR'S FARM PROGRESS SHOW, AUGUST  29TH THROUGH 31ST.


AGRIBUSINESS
AS CROP SCOUTS HEAD OUT MARKET ANALYSTS WILL  BE WATCHING CLOSELY. TYNE MORGAN JOINS US WITH MORE. THANKS CLINTON YOU ARE HERE NOW WITH BRIAN BASTING OF  ADVANCED TRADING. BRIAN YOU KNOW WE START OFF WITH THE FARM  JOURNAL CROP TOUR KICKS OFF TODAY MONDAY. WHAT ARE YOU WHAT  ARE YOU LOOKING FOR REALLY WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE ON THIS ON THIS  CROP TOUR. WELL THOSE FOLKS DO A TERRIFIC JOB ON THAT TOUR AND I  THINK WHAT WE WANT TO SEE IS HOW THOSE NUMBERS THAT THEY FIND THE FIELD CORRELATE OR DON'T CORRELATE WITH THE USDA NUMBERS  HERE. EARLIER THIS MONTH THERE'S A LOT OF DEBATE ABOUT THOSE  USDA NUMBERS AS THERE IS EVERY YEAR. BUT THOSE FOLKS ON THIS  TOUR THE FARM JOURNAL TOUR DO A GREAT JOB AND THEY WANT TO SEE  HOW CLOSE IT IS AND THE USDA NUMBERS. SPEAKING OF THOSE  USDA NUMBERS DO YOU FEEL LIKE USDA WAS TOO HIGH OR TOO LOW  IN CERTAIN STATES I MEAN WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THESE YIELD  ESTIMATES KIND OF WHAT'S YOUR GENERAL FEELING OF HOW CLOSE THEY  ARE HOW FAR OFF THEY ARE THIS YEAR. YOU KNOW IT'S IT'S MUCH  TOUGHER THIS YEAR TYNE THAN A YEAR AGO A YEAR AGO WAS HOW BIG  IS BIG AS FAR AS THE CROP SIZE. THIS YEAR I WAS FORTUNATE  PARTICIPATE IN A CRAB TOUR ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO AND THERE'S QUITE  A BIT OF VARIABILITY ON THE CROP TOUR AND I THINK THAT'S THE WORD THAT  WILL BE SEEN ACROSS THE TOUR NEXT WEEK. VARIABILITIES SO WE DON'T  HAVE A STRONG OPINION TODAY WE JUST KIND OF LET THIS REST THIS  GROWING SEASON MAY PLAY OUT MAYBE MAYBE THE CORN MIGHT BE A  TOUCH ON THE HIGH SIDE BUT WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE HOW IT  PLAYS OUT. YOU KNOW USDA SAID THE RESPONSE RATE WAS DOWN  WITH THIS LATEST REPORT. YOU KNOW WHEN THEY REALLY HEAVILY RELY ON  THOSE FARMERS SURVEYS TO GET AN ACCURATE PRODUCTION ESTIMATE.  SO I THINK RESPONSE RATES WERE SOMEWHERE AROUND THAT 70  PERCENT. AND A YEAR WHEN WE HAVE THIS MUCH VARIABILITY IN A FIELD  YOU KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IS IT THAT YOU HAVE MORE RESULTS AND  MORE SURVEYS COME IN TO GET AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF THIS  CROP. WELL EVERY YEAR WHEN USDA DOES A SURVEY TYNE YOU WANT  TO SEE THAT RESPONSE RATE BE STRONG BECAUSE THAT'S OBJECTIVE  INFORMATION BECAUSE THEY THEY ACTUALLY ARE THE MOST OBJECTIVE  SOURCE OF INFORMATION WE HAVE. SO I THINK IN THE YEAR LIKE YOU  SAID WITH SO MUCH VARIABILITY THE MORE DATA THE BETTER. BUT EVERY YEAR IS DIFFERENT IN THIS ONE MAY BE JUST A BIT MORE CHALLENGING  BECAUSE OF THAT RESPONSE. I THINK THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE TRADE  GOING TO BE ANY WAIT AND SEE THE WHOLE COMPREHENSIVE TOUR  BECAUSE EVEN VARIABILITY ACROSS THE REGIONS FROM THE EASTERN  CORN BELT YOU MENTIONED IOWA OR INDIANA MICHIGAN IS GOING TO BE  DIFFERENT FROM THE CENTRAL CORN BELT. ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN  COMPARED THE WEST IOWA MINNESOTA NEBRASKA THE DAKOTAS. SO I  THINK YOU KNOW EVERY YEAR IS GOING TO BE WATCHED EVERY YEAR FOR  STATES WE WATCH CLOSELY BUT I THINK THE TRADE KIND OF WANTS TO GET  THAT BALLPARK VIEW OF WHAT THE WHOLE CORPORATE IT LOOKS LIKE.  ALL RIGHT BRIAN BESTIN WE APPRECIATE IT. STAY WITH US WE'LL HAVE  MUCH MORE AGDAY WHEN WE COME BACK. ARE YOU A GAME CHANGER?  KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?  CHEVRON  IS SEARCHING FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE AN IMPACT ON THE  INDUSTRY.  SHARE YOUR NOMINEE AT CHEVRONDELO DOT COM  SLASH GAME CHANGERS!  DELO:  LET'S GO FURTHER.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY THIS MONDAY MORNING MIKE HOFFMAN  JOINING US LOOKING AT ESTIMATED RAINFALL OVER THE LAST WEEK AND  REALLY THAT KIND OF CENTRAL PLAINS AREA GETTING MOST OF THE RAIN.  THEY REALLY DID. AND THAT'S WHY THE DROUGHT IS GONE AWAY A LITTLE  BIT AND SOME OF THAT AREA ANY WAY YOU CAN SEE FROM NORTHEAST  TEXAS ON UP INTO THE DAKOTAS BUT ESPECIALLY IN NEBRASKA GETTING  A LOT OF RAIN IT'S MORE HIT AND MISS IN THE EAST. AS YOU CAN SEE  THERE IS VERY LITTLE OUT WEST BUT BOY IT'S THAT NORTHEAST PART OF  TEXAS AND MUCH IN NEBRASKA SOME OF THAT AREA GETTING EIGHT  INCHES OR MORE OF RAIN FROM A WEEK AGO SATURDAY TO THIS PAST  FRIDAY KIND OF A HUGE AMOUNT OF RAIN IN SOME OF THAT AREA. TAKE  A LOOK AT THINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS FAR AS THE DROUGHT MONITOR  IS CONCERNED THEN DESPITE THE RAINS THAT YOU'VE BEEN GETTING AT  TIMES IN THE DAKOTAS EASTERN MONTANA STILL IN EXTREME TO AN  EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET OUT OF A DROUGHT  THAT IS THIS EXTENSIVE NOT NOT IN AREA BUT IN HOW DEEP IT IS. I MEAN  EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL THAT'S ABOUT AS BAD AS YOU GET. AND  AGAIN THAT'S BEEN EXTENDING EAST FOR A LITTLE BIT. WE'LL HAVE TO  WATCH OUT OVER TIME ACROSS IOWA IN THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF  MISSOURI. BUT YOU CAN SEE OVER THE PAST FOUR WEEKS WE'VE BEEN  GETTING WORSE FOR A WHILE BUT IT HASN'T GOTTEN ANY WORSE OVER THE  PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. IN THE FAR NORTHERN PLAINS WHICH IS GOOD  NEWS BUT IT HAS GOT A LITTLE BIT WORSE RIGHT THERE ACROSS PARTS OF  IOWA. IT'S GOTTEN BETTER THOUGH IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WHERE YOU  FOLKS HAVE BEEN GETTING A FAIR AMOUNT OF RAIN AS WELL. LET'S TAKE A  LOOK AT THINGS AND THIS WEEK THE JET STREAM STARTING OFF KIND OF  ZONAL. LITTLE RIPPLES MOVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY BUT YOU CAN SEE  OUR MODEL CONTINUES TO DEVELOP A BIG TROUGH IN THE EAST. BIG  RIDGE IN THE WEST WE'VE SEEN THAT PATTERN BEFORE. A GOOD CHUNK  OF THIS SUMMER SO FAR BUT THIS ONE DOESN'T STICK AROUND THERE'S  WEDNESDAY. YOU CAN SEE THIS OUR COMPUTER MODEL CONTINUES TO  TAKE THAT TROUGH OFF TO THE EAST ON FRIDAY THE RIDGE COMES IN A  TROUGH MOVES INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A  WHILE. AND THAT KIND OF MOVES INLAND AS WE HEAD INTO NEXT WEEK  SOME KIND OF AN INTERESTING TRANSITIONAL PATTERN THERE. LET'S TAKE  A LOOK AT TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK AND ONE BELOW NORMAL FOR THE  GREAT LAKES INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS. A LOT OF THIS AREA IS  ESPECIALLY GOING TO BE THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK ABOVE NORMAL  FOR FLORIDA. SOUTH TEXAS AND MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN  ROCKIES AS FAR AS PRECIPITATION THIS WEEK ABOVE NORMAL FROM THE  NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI  VALLEY INTO THE SOUTHEAST. LITTLE BIT OF THE ROCKIES AND IS BELOW  NORMAL IN THE WEST AND MUCH OF THE GREAT LAKES AS THAT COOLER  AIR MASS COMES IN THERE ANY DAY OUTLOOK FOR TEMPERATURES  ABOVE NORMAL ON THE COAST AND MUCH OF CANADA BELOW NORMAL  FOR THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. AND AS FAR AS PRECIPITATION  OVER THE NEXT 30 DAYS I'M GOING ABOVE NORMAL FROM ALABAMA TO  NEW MEXICO KANSAS ALL THE WAY SOUTHWARD BELOW NORMAL IN THE  NORTHWEST MOST OF THE CORN BELT PRETTY CLOSE TO NORMAL. THAT'S A  LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL  FORECASTS BOISE IDAHO FIRST OF ALL LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND NOT AS HOT  TODAY. HIGH TEMPS TRIP TO 88 DEGREES TEXARKANA TEXAS. HOT AND  HUMID AND AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM AND A FEW SPOTS HIGH OF 93 IN  BINGHAMTON NEW YORK MOSTLY SUNNY AND RATHER PLEASANT HIGH 

TEASE
UP NEXT, MACHINERY JOINS TO EXPLAIN WHY HE'S  KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE 2017 FARM JOURNAL  MIDWEST CROP TOUR. AND WORKING ALONE HAS IT'S DANGERS--LUCKILY FOR THIS WISCONSIN MAN HE'S ALIVE TO TELL THE TALE. DUPONT PIONEER IS AUCTIONING OFF A TIMPTE® SUPER HOPPER  GRAIN TRAILER AND ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE FFA.

MACHINERY PETE
"MACHINERY PETE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOHN DEERE…WHERE CAN  YOU FIND THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE INVENTORY OF JOHN DEERE  CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED TRACTORS, COMBINES AND SPRAYERS?   MACHINE FINDER-DOT-COM … SOMETIMES THE BEST NEW ADDITION TO  YOUR FLEET ISN'T NEW!" WELL THAT USDA CROP REPORT A WEEK AGO THURSDAY SURE WAS A  KICK IN THE GUT WASN'T IT. YOU KNOW FROM WHERE I SIT COLLECTING  AUCTION PRICES AND TRACKING USED VALUES MAKES ME THINK WE'RE  GOING TO START TO SEE SOME GEOGRAPHIC PRICE DIFFERENCES AROUND  THE COUNTRY BASED ON CROP CONDITIONS. IN FACT I SAW THAT PLAY OUT  THAT DAY THE REPORT CAME OUT ON AUGUST 10TH. NOW ONE AUCTION I  WAS TRACKING VERY NICE FARM AUCTION WAS IN WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS.  SALE PRICES HERE WERE VERY STRONG. HERE'S AN EXAMPLE. THE  2009 MASSEY FERGUSON 8680 TRACTOR WITH 2581 HOURS ON IT OVER  $100000. THAT'S THE HIGHEST AUCTION PRICE I'VE SEEN IN THREE AND  A HALF YEARS ON AN 8680. AND ALL THE PRICES ON THE SALE BY MY  FRIEND VAN ADKISON VERY STRONG THAT DAY SAME DAY IN NORTH  CENTRAL IOWA AUGUST 10TH AND OTHER FARM AUCTION NICE EQUIPMENT  BUT THEY'RE VERY DRY VERY DRY. AND PRICES WERE SOFT. IN FACT THAT  HAD A JOHN DEERE 9320 FOUR WHEEL DRIVE BAREBACK WITH 2861  HOURS ON IT. SO FOR $74000 PRETTY SOFT FOR COMPARISON. BACK IN  JANUARY DOWN SOUTH IN MISSOURI ON A CONSIGNMENT AUCTION I SAW  ANOTHER BEAR BACK 9320 WAS 1700 MORE HOURS ON IT. SO FOR  81500 SO FOLKS PAY REAL CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE FARM JOURNAL  MIDWEST CROP CROP TOUR COMING OUT THIS WEEK AND THOSE RESULTS  BECAUSE I THINK THE REST OF THE YEAR IS GOING TO BE SOME BUYING  OPPORTUNITIES ON LATE MODEL EQUIPMENT IN THESE STRESSED AREAS. 

TEASE
UP NEXT THIS WISCONSIN FARMER SAVED HIS OWN  LIFE. HIS STORY NEXT ON IN THE COUNTRY.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.   LEARN MORE ABOUT KUBOTA SSV SERIES SKID STEERS  AT KUBOTA.COM. OR DEMO ONE AT YOUR LOCAL  KUBOTA DEALER TODAY. MANY OF OUR FARMERS AND RANCHERS END UP  WORKING ALONE AT SOME POINT DURING THE DAY. BUT WHAT IF YOU'RE INJURED? IF YOU'RE DOUG BERGESON-- YOU LOAD UP AND DRIVE  YOURSELF TO THE E-R. DOUG OWNS A VEGETABLE FARM AND CONSTRUCTION  COMPANY IN PESHTIGO WISCONSIN. HE WAS WORKING ON FRAMING IN A FIREPLACE AT  HOME WHEN THE NAIL GUN SLIPPED, FIRING A NAIL INTO  HIS HEART.  "IT DIDN'T REALLY HURT, IT JUST FELT LIKE IT KIND OF STUNG ME AND I  LOOKED DOWN AND I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING AND I PUT MY HAND THERE  AND, LIKE, THAT'S NOT GOOD. WHEN I SAW IT MOVING WITH MY HEART,  IT'S LIKE, I'M NOT GOING TO GET ANYTHING DONE TODAY, I CAN SEE THAT  ALREADY." SO HE DID WHAT ANYONE MIGHT DO...HE LOADED UP  AND DROVE HIMSELF TO THE E-R. DR. ALEXANDER ROITSTEIN/ CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON, BAYCARE  CLINIC: "A WRONG HEART BEAT, A WRONG POSITION AND HE WOULD HAVE HAD A  MUCH MORE COMPLICATED PROBLEM THAN HE WAS BARGAINING FOR. SO  HE'S QUITE FORTUNATE FROM THAT STANDPOINT. HE WAS VERY ASTUTE NOT  TO REMOVE IT BECAUSE HE REMEMBERS STEVE IRWIN. AND THAT'S  WHAT PLAYED THROUGH HIS HEAD." DOUG BERGESON, SURVIVOR OF NAIL IN HEART: "MUST HAVE HAD SOMEBODY WATCHING OVER ME BECAUSE IT WAS, IT  WAS CLOSE." BERGESON SPENT TWO DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL AND  HAS BEEN RECOVERING AT HOME.  HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK THIS WEEK 

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

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