AgDay Daily Recap - August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 3, 2017


HEADLINES
THE DOW SOARS TO A NEW HIGH. A NEW IDEA TO GET IMMIGRATION REFORM THRU CONGRESS. "THEY'RE NOT GOING TO COME IN AND JUST IMMEDIATELY COLLECT WELFARE, THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN  UNDER THE RAISE ACT." HAY RELIEF IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS. IN ANALYSIS - SOYBEAN SPECULATION.... FILLING A VOID FOR DOCTORS IN UNDER-SERVED AREAS OF FARM COUNTRY. AND A TRUE BIN-BUSTER... AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

DOW BREAKS 22,000
GOOD MORNING I'M TRICIA SLOMA IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS.  EYES WILL BE ON WALL STREET TODAY TO SEE IF THE DOW CONTINUES ITS PUSH  INTO NEW TERRITORY. THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE BROKE THE 22-THOUSAND POINT LEVEL  FOR THE FIRST TIME. TRADERS ON WALL STREET HAVE BEEN EXPECTING THE  INDEX TO HIT THIS BENCHMARK SOMETIME THIS WEEK. ANALYSTS SAY ONCE APPLE CAME OUT WITH ITS POSITIVE EARNINGS REPORT,  THE 22-K-MARK WAS INEVITABLE. THE DOW HAS BEEN PUSHING HIGHER SINCE THE ELECTION LAST FALL.  RESPONDING TO THE NEWS PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID "WE PICKED UP FOUR  TRILLION DOLLARS IN NET WORTH."

IMMIGRATION IN D.C.
ALSO FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT TRUMP UNVEILING LEGISLATION THAT  WOULD PLACE NEW LIMITS ON LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND SEEK A SYSTEM BASED  ON MERIT AND JOB SKILLS. THE PRESIDENT APPEARED WITH REPUBLICAN SENATORS. DAVID PERDUE OF  GEORGIA AND TOM COTTON OF ARKANSAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO DISCUSS  THE BILL.  CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A HALLMARK OF THE TRUMP  ADMINISTRATION THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THAT ONLY ONE IN 15 IMMIGRANTS COMES TO THE U-S  BECAUSE OF THEIR SKILLS, AND THE CURRENT SYSTEM FAILS TO PLACE A  PRIORITY ON HIGHLY SKILLED IMMIGRANTS. "THIS COMPETITIVE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL FAVOR APPLICANTS WHO CAN SPEAK ENGLISH,  FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES AND DEMONSTRATE SKILLS THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE  TO OUR ECONOMY. THE RAISE ACT PREVENTS NEW MIGRANTS AND NEW IMMIGRANTS FROM COLLECTING  WELFARE AND PROTECTS U.S. WORKERS FROM BEING DISPLACED."PERDUE AND COTTON INTRODUCED THE LEGISLATION IN FEBRUARY THAT WOULD  CHANGE THE 1965 LAW TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. IT  WOULD LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ABLE TO OBTAIN GREEN CARDS TO JOIN  FAMILIES ALREADY IN THE UNITED STATES. THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU TOLD AGDAY THAT IT IS STUDYING THE  LEGISLATION IN REGARD TO HOW IT MAY IMPACT THE CLEAR AGRICULTURAL  LABOR NEEDS OF OUR FARMERS AND RANCHERS.

JAPAN BEEF IMPACTS
AS WE FIRST REPORTED LAST WEEK JAPAN IS UPPING THE TARIFFS ON FROZEN  BEEF IMPORTED FROM THE U-S. THE TOUGHER FEES WENT INTO EFFECT  TUESDAY. WITH THE LACK OF A FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT WITH JAPAN, THE TARIFF NOW  CLIMBS FROM 38-AND-A HALF TO 50-PERCENT. COMPETITORS LIKE AUSTRALIA - WHICH HAS A TRADE DEAL WITH JAPAN - ONLY  PAYS NINE PERCENT. CAN OTHER ASIAN NATIONS MAKE-UP FOR POTENTIAL BEEF LOSSES FROM  JAPAN'S MOVE? BETSY JIBBEN TAKES A LOOK AT THE DEMAND PICTURE. JAPAN - THE TOP BUYER OF U.S. BEEF IS HIKING TARIFFS ON U.S. FROZEN BEEF  PRODUCTS FROM 38.5 PERCENT TO 50 PERCENT THROUGH THE COUNTRY'S  FISCAL YEAR, AT THE END OF MARCH.  UNDER WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION RULES, JAPAN CAN INTRODUCE  SAFEGUARD TARIFFS WHEN THE COUNTRY'S IMPORTS RISE MORE THAN 17  PERCENT YEAR-ON-YEAR DURING ANY GIVEN QUARTER. THEY CAN IMPLEMENT  THE SAFEGUARD TARIFFS TO COUNTRIES THAT DON'T HAVE A FREE TRADE  AGREEMENT WITH THEM. NOW THE QUESTION IS WHETHER  U.S.PRODUCT CAN FIND ANOTHER HOME.  "I WOULDN'T COUNT ON CHINA SO MUCH RIGHT NOW. I THINK WE HAVE QUITE A WAYS TO GO WITH CHINA  BUT STILL, OUR EXPORTS TO SOUTH KOREA AND HONG KONG HAVE BEEN STRONG THIS YEAR AS WELL AS TO  JAPAN. 7;02 WE HAVE OTHER MARKETS WE'RE DOING QUITE WELL IN. AS OF RIGHT NOW, CHINA HAS STIPULTAIONS OF U.S. BEEF SHIPPED INTO THE  COUNTRY, INCLUDING NON-HORMONE. NA-LIF-KA SAYS CHINA'S IMPACT  PROBABLY WON'T MAKE A BIG DIFFERENT SHORT-TERM. THANKS BETSY.  ABOUT HALF OF THE BEEF THE U.S. SENDS TO JAPAN IS FROZEN. U-S EXPORTS  OF BEEF AND BEEF PRODUCTS TO JAPAN TOTALED ONE AND A HALF BILLION  DOLLARS LAST YEAR, MAKING IT THE UNITED STATES' TOP MARKET. 

LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION CONTRACT
NOW TO THE WEST COAST - VOTING IS NOW UNDERWAY BY MEMBERS OF THE  LONG-SHOREMEN'S UNION ON A THREE YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION. ACCORDING TO THE PACKER THE INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE  UNION IS EXPECTED TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH THE PACIFIC MARITIME  ASSOCIATION. THE P-M-A REPRESENTS SHIPPING COMPANIES AND PORTS. THE UNION REPRESENTS DOCK WORKERS ALL ALONG THE PACIFIC COASTLINE. BASED ON EARLY VOTING RESULTS, THE UNION ANTICIPATES APPROVING THE  EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT CONTRACT THROUGH JULY 1, 2022.

VIRAL GRAIN BIN COLLAPSE
WITH HARVEST SEVERAL WEEKS AWAY, AN INDIANA FARM FAMILY NEEDS TO FIND  A BACK-UP PLAN FOR ITS GRAIN STORAGE FOLLOWING A SPECTACULAR INCIDENT  ON THEIR FARM. AT THE SAME TIME, THEY'RE THANKFUL NOBODY WAS HURT. JORDAN WHITE POSTED THIS VIDEO FROM HIS FAMILY FARM IN SWITZ CITY  INDIANA. HE WAS RECORDING AS AN OVERHEAD TANK FULL OF CORN BEGAN TO  TIP OVER. IN THE BACKGROUND NOISE YOU CAN HEAR THE METAL CREAKING AND CRUNCHING.  AS GRAIN STARTS TO POUR-OUT FROM THE TORN SEAM, IN JUST MOMENTS THE LARGE STRUCTURE TOPPLES. "WE GOT A PHONE CALL AND OUR DRIVER SAID THAT HE WAS IN THERE LOADING HEARD IT OFTEN IN MANY  WAYS YOU WALKED OUTSIDE TO LOOK AT THE SIDE OF THE BIN AND SEEING IT WAS BUCKLING SO WE  IMMEDIATELY CAME DOWN HERE. SO WE TRIED TO DO WITHOUT WHEN WE NEED TO RELIEVE THE  PRESSURE ON THE BAND BECAUSE IT'S COMPLETELY FULL OF CORN. AND WE DID THAT TO TRY TO RELIEVE  PRESSURE WHENEVER WE OPENED THE HOPPER DOOR ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK. IT JUST SPED UP  THE PROCESS MADE IT CURL EVEN QUICKER. WE GOT OUT FROM UNDERNEATH OF. AND YOU KNOW WE JUST  TURNED OUR PHONES ON VIDEO AND SAT THERE AND WATCHED THE GO. YOU KNOW AT THAT POINT  THERE'S NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO."  WHITE SAYS HARVEST STARTS IN THREE-TO-FOUR WEEKS. HE SAYS THEY'VE  LOST NOT ONLY THE TANK, BUT HUNDREDS OF FEET OF AUGER AND THE DUMP.  HE CALLS IT A "MAJOR, MAJOR LOSS." THE VIDEO - AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE - HAS GONE VIRAL. IT'S BEEN SEEN MORE  THAN TEN MILLION TIMES SINCE MONDAY.

CROP COMMENTS
LET'S GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT FARM COUNTRY WEATHER. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS  DETAILS IN CROP COMMENTS. MIKE. GOOD MORNING TRICIA. WE START IN JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA .  ONE CROP REPORTER FOR "NASS"  SAYS THIS YEAR IS THE  LATEST  SOME  OF  OUR  PRODUCERS  HAVE EVER  PLANTED   SOYBEANS   BECAUSE   OF   THE   RAIN.   THEY HAD SOME GROWERS  PLANTING SOYBEANS LAST WEEK! WE ASSUME THAT'S A DOUBLE-CROP AFTER  WHEAT.  AS FAR AS EARLY PLANTED BEANS, ABOUT HALF ARE SETTING PODS. DROUGHT IS HITTING EUROPE. AND THE FAMED LAVENDER FIELDS IN FRANCE  ARE FEELING THE EFFECTS. THE FRAGRANT PLANT IS USED FOR PERFUME AND COSMETICS. FARMERS WHO  GROW THE CROP SAY INSTEAD OF HAVING VERY LONG PLANT EARS WITH A  NUMBER OF LARGE FLOWERS, THEY'RE SEEING SMALLER PLANT EARS. SO  THEY'RE UNABLE TO PRODUCE AS MUCH OIL FROM THE FLOWER. THE DRY CONDITIONS ALSO CREATE A FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR  LEAFHOPPERS, INSECTS THAT CARRY A DISEASE THAT AFFECTS THE PLANTS. ...AND NOW SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
WITH MARKET PRICES CONSTANTLY CHANGING, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE CURRENT PRICES STAND.  GET MARKET PRICES DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE, JUST TEXT MARKETS TO 31313 TO GET  STARTED! UP NEXT IN AGRIBUSINESS TYNE MORGAN TALKS ABOUT THE SOYBEAN MARKET  AND FIND OUT WHAT SPECULATORS ARE WATCHING. VOLUNTEERS ARE STEPPING-UP TO HELP RANCHERS IN NEED OF FEED FOR  THEIR NORTH DAKOTA LIVESTOCK. AND WE LEARN ABOUT A PROGRAM TO HELP MIGRANT FARM WORKERS GET  HEALTH-CARE. AND ONE OF THOSE DOCTORS KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THE WORK BEING DONE IN THE FIELD.

AGRIBUSINESS
SOYBEANS PUSHED BACK HIGHER WEDNESDAY, FOLLOWING A BIG DROP ON  TUESDAY. TYNE MORGAN TALKS ABOUT THE BEAN MARKETS AND SPECULATOR POSITIONS  WITH BRIAN ROACH. HERE NOW WITH BRIAN ROACH OF ROACH AG BRIAN LET'S GET INTO SPECULATORS. I MEAN HOW BIG  OF A ROLE ARE THEY PLAYING RIGHT NOW IN BOTH THE CORN AND BEAN MARKETS. WELL RIGHT NOW IT'S  BEEN RELATIVELY QUIET. THE SPECS IN THE CORN MARKET ARE MAYBE JUST ABOVE NEUTRAL BEANS  MAYBE A LITTLE MORE ABOVE NEUTRAL. CHICAGO WHEAT VERY MUCH HIGHER THAN NORMAL HISTORICALLY.  AND SO THE WHAT WE LOOK FOR IS WE TIE OUR RALLIES AND THE SELL SIGNALS THAT WE THAT WE INITIATE  FOR GROWERS TO TAKE ACTION ON. WE LOOK OVER AT THE SPECS AND THE LEVELS THAT THEY THAT THEY  ARE HOLDING AND WHAT WE'RE WHAT WE'RE FINDING AND WHAT GROWERS DON'T NECESSARILY LIKE ABOUT  TODAY'S PRICES THAT THE SPECS AREN'T IN IT TO THE LONG ENOUGH AND LONG ENOUGH POSITION TO DRIVE  THE HIGHER PRICES WHICH DRIVES CONFIDENCE THAT THESE THAT THOSE PRICES WILL BE SOME OF THE  BETTER ONES OF THE CROP YEAR. SO THE THE THE GROWERS THAT ARE GETTING GETTING DECENT RAINS AND  THEY HAVE DECENT YIELDS. IT'S EASY FOR THEM TO SELL ON THESE RALLIES THAT WE'VE HAD. BUT WHAT  WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE SPECS HAVE REALLY NOT MADE THAT BIG MOVE TO THE HIGHER SIDE  THAT WOULD DRIVE PRODUCERS CONFIDENCE AND KNOWING THAT THEY'RE SO IN A REALLY STRONG PRICE. WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE THEN TO MOVE THAT SPECKED POSITION WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS TO  HAPPEN. WHAT SIGNALS DO THEY NEED TO KIND OF COME IN THESE MARKETS STRONG. YOU'RE GOING TO  HAVE TO SEE THE DEMAND NUMBERS I THINK ARE STRONG ENOUGH. SO I THINK IF YOU ASSUMED  DEMAND'S GOING TO BE STRONG WORLD DEMAND AND U.S. DEMAND ECONOMIES ARE MARCHING  ALONG AND GOOD GOOD PACES. LIVESTOCK NUMBERS ARE MARCHING ALONG. ETHANOL IS POSITIVE. I  THINK YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE CROP SIZES AND THIS YEAR WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT'S  WELL OFF OF LAST YEAR'S RECORD BOTH IN THE CORN AND SOYBEANS. AND I THINK THOUGH THAT THE WAY  WE MEASURE THOSE CROPS AND THE WAY THE DATA COMES IN IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A LITTLE LONGER  BEFORE YOU KNOW WE'LL SEE IN AUGUST WE'LL SEE SOMETHING FROM THE USDA BUT NOT REALLY TILL  SEPTEMBER DO I THINK. THE SPARKS REALLY START TO FLY. SO BUT WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO SEE IS WE  WANT TO SEE THE SPECS TAKE THAT BIG HUNDRED THOUSAND CONTRACT JUMP IN CORN OR 150 WILL SEE  A 50 OR 75 HUNDRED THOUSAND CONTRACT JUMPIN IN BEANS. AND I THINK THAT WILL SET US UP FOR  GROWERS TO BE MORE CONFIDENT THEY'RE SELLING HIGH PRICES. ALRIGHT THANKS BRIAN WE APPRECIATE  IT. STAY WITH US. WE HAVE MORE AGDAY WHEN WE COME BACK.>

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. WE HAVE SOME AIR COMING INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS. IT WILL FEEL MORE  LIKE FALL FOR SOME IS THIS STRONG COLD FRONT COMING INTO THE DAKOTAS ALREADY. GOOD NEWS WITH  SOME RAIN IN PARTS OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ALSO ALONG THE GULF COAST. THIS AREA OF LOW  PRESSURE MOVING ALONG A STATIONARY FRONT WILL BE PRODUCING SOME SHOWERS AND  THUNDERSTORMS THERE AND SOME DECENT AMOUNTS ONCE AGAIN EVEN AS IT MOVES INTO NORTHERN  FLORIDA TONIGHT. BUT YOU CAN SEE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BY LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE  WESTERN GREAT LAKES CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY JUST A HIT AND MISS VARIETY THAT YOU'VE SEEN  OUT WEST ALL SUMMER LONG IS A VERY HOT PATTERN FOR YOU FOLKS OUT WEST AS YOU'LL SEE  TEMPERATURES COMING UP HEADING THROUGH THE NIGHTTIME HOURS TONIGHT THIS AREA OF LOW  PRESSURE MOVES INTO NORTHERN FLORIDA SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF GEORGIA WITH SOME SHOWERS AND  THUNDERSTORMS STILL SCATTERED ABOUT IT AT NIGHT. SAME IDEA WITH THE SYSTEM COMING THROUGH  MICHIGAN AND THE COLD FRONT JUST BLASTING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST IS KIND OF UNUSUAL FOR AUGUST  TO SEE THIS CHILLY OF AN AIR MASS COMING IN NOW FOR A LOT OF FOLKS IS GOING TO FEEL PRETTY NICE  BECAUSE IT TAKES A LOT OF THAT HUMIDITY OUT OF THE AIR. BUT BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON YOU SEE  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO EASTERN  TEXAS. ALONG THAT COLD FRONT THIS COULD BE SOME GOOD NEWS FOR THE CAROLINAS THAT HAVE BEEN STARTING TO DRY OUT RECENTLY. HOPEFULLY THIS SYSTEM BRINGS SOME WIDESPREAD AREAS OF RAIN.  WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE A LITTLE BIT ON THAT. CHECK IT OUT PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE  PAST 24 HOURS. YOU CAN SEE FLORIDA CONTINUES TO GET SOME DECENT RAINS IN PLACES SAME THING  LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. YOU'LL SEE THAT SYSTEM KIND OF MOVING  THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST WITH SOME AREAS OF RAIN THERE AND THE SYSTEM ACROSS THE NORTHERN  PLAINS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT COLD FRONT THAT WILL BE PRODUCING SOME  DECENT RAINS ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON. THESE ARE  CORRECT NUMBERS. LOW 60S IN MINNEAPOLIS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS IN AUGUST. PRETTY  UNUSUAL LOTS OF 80S ACROSS AREAS SOUTH OF THE FRONT. THE TRIPLE DIGITS CONTINUE IN MANY PLACES  OUT WEST AT LEAST 90S AND THEN YOU CAN SEE LOWS TONIGHT DOWN INTO THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 50S FOR THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE PLAINS. HIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW AFTERNOON CHICAGO 62 OF  COURSE ARE GOING TO HAVE A NORTHEAST WIND OFF LAKE MICHIGAN WHICH TENDS TO COOL THINGS  DOWN BUT THAT'LL BE THE CHILLIEST AREA DURING THE DAY TOMORROW. THE REST OF THE HIGHS AREN'T  BAD FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR EITHER FROM THE EAST ALL THE WAY TO THE SOUTH THE EASTERN AND  SOUTHERN PLAINS LOOKS LIKE HIGHS IN THE 80S. NOW PARTS OF TEXAS STILL IN THE 90S. AND WE'LL SEE  THINGS NOT QUITE AS HOT OUT WEST BUT IT'S STILL PRETTY STEAMY FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. THERE'S  THE JET STREAM YOU CAN SEE WHY WE'RE GOING TO TURN REALLY CHILLY THAT'S A STRONG DIP IN THE JET  STREAM THERE THAT COMES THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES THIS WEEKEND THEN IT MOVES OFF TO THE EAST.  THINGS IS MORE ENERGY THOUGH FEEDING INTO THAT TROUGH. IT'S A COOLER THAN NORMAL PATTERN RIGHT NOW FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS INTO THE NORTHEAST AS WE HEAD THROUGH NEXT WEEK. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE HEAD TO TACOMA  WASHINGTON FIRST OF ALL BRIGHT SUNSHINE VERY HOT. HIGH OF 95 DEGREES. ST. JOSEPH MISSOURI A  MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS RATHER WARM A HIGH OF 79 AND TAVARES FLORIDA HUMID WITH A  THUNDERSTORM LIKELY HIGH OF 89.

TEASE
STILL TO COME IN OUR DROVERS REPORT - SEE HOW MICHIGAN FARMERS ARE  STEPPING-UP TO HELP DROUGHT STRICKEN RANCHERS IN NORTH DAKOTA. AND  FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP AS WELL. PLUS WE LOOK AT A PROGRAM TO GET MORE DOCTORS IN UNDER-SERVED PARTS  OF THE COUNTRY. AND YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED WHO'S FILLING SOME OF  THOSE JOBS.

DROVERS REPORT
IN NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS AT DROVERS -  A MICHIGAN-BASED RELIEF  ORGANIZATION THAT SHIPPED  HAY TO TEXAS AND KANSAS AFTER THE  WILDFIRES IN MARCH IS NOW STEPPING-UP TO HELP DROUGHT-STRICKEN NORTH  DAKOTA. THE GROUP IS CALLED "AG COMMUNITY RELIEF".  THE HAY WILL BE SHIPPED  LATER THIS MONTH. BUT DISTRIBUTION IN NORTH DAKOTA WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL  SEPTEMBER. PRODUCERS MUST ENTER A LOTTERY TO RECEIVE HAY. THE STATE AG  COMMISSIONER EXPLAINS WHO'S ELIGIBLE. "PRODUCERS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS HAY LOTTERY MUST BE AN D2 TO D3 OR D4 COUNTY AND ON AT  LEAST 25 ANIMAL UNIT EQUIVALENTS THAT WOULD BE IN DAIRY BEEF CATTLE OR SHEEP.""I SPENT A FEW DAYS IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA OVER THE PAST WEEKEND AND CERTAINLY  AS YOU GET OUT INTO THAT AREA IT'S VERY VERY SEVERELY IMPACTED. FORGE PRODUCTION IS DOWN  SIGNIFICANTLY IN OUR LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS ARE IMPACTED NEGATIVELY BY THESE DROUGHT CONDITIONS."THE MICHIGAN HAY - AND OTHER DONATIONS - ARE BEING COLLECTED AT A SITE  OVERSEEN BY NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY IN FARGO. THE DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS 80 PERCENT OF NORTH DAKOTA IN SOME LEVEL  OF DROUGHT. AND 45-PERCENT IS IN THE D-3 OR D-4 CATEGORIES, WHICH ARE THE MOST  SEVERE LEVELS. THE AG DEPARTMENT IS SETTING-UP A HAY LOTTERY FOR ELIGIBLE PRODUCERS  IN NORTH DAKOTA. FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO ENTER THE LOTTERY, THEY NEED TO REGISTER ON- LINE. THE AG DEPARTMENT ALSO SET-UP A HOTLINE FOR OTHERS WHO WISH TO MAKE  A DONATION. THE NUMBER IS ON YOUR SCREEN.

TEASE
STILL TO COME, A FORMER MIGRANT FARM WORKER IS NOW HELPING PEOPLE IN  THOSE SAME FIELDS WHERE HE GREW-UP. WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THIS UNIQUE PROGRAM TO FILL THE VOID CAUSED BY A  SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S M5 SERIES - BRINGING NEW  LEVELS OF COMFORT TO HARD WORK.  LEARN MORE AT KUBOTA.COM, OR VISIT  YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER TODAY.  WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF A DOCTOR SHORTAGE CRISIS IN THIS COUNTRY. WITHIN  THE NEXT DECADE, EXPERTS PREDICT A SHORTFALL OF UP TO 95 THOUSAND  DOCTORS - AND A THIRD OF THOSE VACANCIES COULD BE FAMILY DOCTORS.  ONE PROGRAM THAT TRAINS DOCTORS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES IS HELPING TO  FILL THOSE GAPS... GAPS WE SEE IN UNDER-SERVED PARTS OF FARM COUNTRY.  CLARK POWELL HAS DETAILS.  THERE ARE FEW PLACES IN THE U.S. WITH BIGGER HEALTH PROBLEMS THAN  CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL VALLEY, WHERE HIGH DISEASE RATES AND DOCTOR  SHORTAGES ARE SEVERE. IN KINGS COUNTY, THERE IS ONE PRIMARY PHYSICIAN  FOR ABOUT EVERY THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE2 - THREE TIMES THE NATIONAL  AVERAGE.3 A SHORTAGE ONLY MADE WORSE BY LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL  BARRIERS. :16 "ONLY FIVE PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA PRACTICING PHYSICIANS ACTUALLY ARE HISPANIC.  YET, 39 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IS HISPANIC." :08 IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE HEALTHCARE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL PATIENTS, U-C-L-A REACHES OUT TO IMMIGRANT  PHYSICIANS LIKE DOCTOR JOSE JAVIER HERNANDEZ. AFTER GETTING A MEDICAL  DEGREE IN MEXICO, HE CAME TO UCLA IN THE HOPES OF GETTING INTO A FAMILY  MEDICINE RESIDENCY AND EARNING A LICENSE TO PRACTICE IN THE U.S.  HERNANDEZ WORKED IN THE FIELDS HERE GROWING UP AND SAW THE NEED  FOR CARE FIRST HAND.:15 "TO HAVE A PROVIDER THAT SPEAKS THEIR LANGUAGE AND  UNDERSTAND THEIR CULTURE, IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE." :05 IN ITS TENTH YEAR, THE  INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATE PROGRAM SELECTS THE BEST AND  BRIGHTEST IMMIGRANT DOCTORS AND PUTS THEM THROUGH RIGOROUS  TRAINING. IN EXCHANGE, DOCTORS WHO QUALIFY, AGREE TO PRACTICE 2 TO 3  YEARS WHERE PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS ARE NEEDED MOST. TAKING CARE OF  PATIENTS LIKE ROSELLE MARTINEZ. WHEN SHE EXPERIENCED CHEST PAINS  RECENTLY, HER HUSBAND RUSHED HER TO THE E-R, WHERE DOCTOR  HERNANDEZ WAS READY TO HELP. :25 "WHICH IS GOOD, BECAUSE MY HUSBAND DOESN'T  SPEAK ENGLISH. HE SPEAKS PURE SPANISH, SO IT WAS GOOD THAT HE EXPLAINED TO HIM WHAT WAS  GOING ON WITH ME." :08 THE 2 TO 3 YEARS THESE DOCTORS SPEND PRACTICING IN  UNDERSERVED AREAS HELPS TO FILL CRITICAL GAPS IN PATIENT CARE - BUT  COORDINATORS HAVE NOTICE A ENCOURAGING TREND. :09 "OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT  HAVE GRADUATED, AND COULD GO WORK WHEREVER THEY WANTED TO, 75 PERCENT REMAINED IN THE  UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES." :10 WHICH MEANS A PROGRAM THAT CHANGED THE  LIVES OF THESE IMMIGRANT DOCTORS, IS HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF  THEIR PATIENTS - WHO MIGHT HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN OVERLOOKED. AT UCLA  HEALTH, THIS IS CLARK POWELL REPORTING.  THE PROGRAM TRAINS DOCTORS NOT ONLY FROM MEXICO, BUT CUBA, PERU AND  MANY OTHER COUNTRIES IN LATIN AMERICA. IT IS FUNDED ENTIRELY THROUGH  PRIVATE DONATIONS.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR TYNE MORGAN AND MIKE HOFFMAN, I'M TRICIA SLOMA. HAVE A GREAT DAY. AGDAY IS POWERED BY RAM TRUCKS - AMERICA'S LONGEST LASTING PICKUPS. 

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