AgDay Daily Recap - August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 30, 3017


HEADLINES
ALL EYES ON HARVEY.. RICE FARMERS IN THE PATH OF HARVEY RACE THRU HARVEST. IN ANALYSIS... WHAT TO DO NOW WITH FARM JOURNAL CROP TOUR DATA? AND A DAIRYMEN DEDICATED TO WISCONSIN'S DAIRY INDUSTRY IS RECOGNIZED  FOR SUCCESS.  AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

HARVEY TRAJECTORY
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN. CLINTON IS ON ASSIGNMENT AT FARM  PROGRESS SHOW IN DECATUR, ILLINOIS. TOPPING OUR NEWS THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING IS THE MASSIVE STORM NAMED  HARVEY. THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ISSUED ITS LATEST PROJECTION OF THE  PATH OF THE STILL-DANGEROUS STORM. RIGHT NOW IT APPEARS THE STORM WILL TRACK UP THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI  VALLEY, ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH AND HIT THE SOUTHERN CORN BELT THIS WEEKEND, BEFORE MAKING ITS WAY TO THE EAST COAST. AND WHILE THE STORM WILL WEAKEN, FORECASTERS SAY IT STILL CARRIES AN  ABUNDANCE OF RAIN. COTTON FUTURES LINGERING HIGHER MOST OF THE DAYTUESDAY AS THE INDUSTRY  FIGURES OUT THE IMPACT HARVEY HAD - AND IS HAVING - ON THIS YEAR'S  COTTON CROP. COTTON EXPERTS TELLING AGDAY, OCTOBER COTTON IS RUNNING ON A PREMIUM TO THE BACKMONTH CONTRACTS BECAUSE THE NEXT SHIPMENT OF COTTON SUPPLIES ARE SUPPOSED TO COME OUT OF THE  AREA IMPACTED BY HARVEY. THIS COMES AT A TIME WHEN COTTON SUPPLIES ARE TIGHT DUE TO  DEMAND. OTHER LARGE COTTON PRODUCING STATES WON'T HARVEST FOR AWHILE. SOME FARMERS TELLING AGDAY THAT YIELDS THIS YEAR WERE SOME OF THE  BEST THEY EVER HAD.

TEXAS, LOUISIANA RICE CROP
MEANWHILE, A MAJORITY OF THE STATE'S FIRST RICE CROP HAD ALREADY BEEN  HARVESTED PRIOR TO THE STORM. THE CROP PROGRESS REPORT SAYS 87- PERCENT IS OUT OF THE FIELD.  BUT THE SECOND CROP - THE RATOON CROP - IS  NOW AT RISK DEPENDING ON HOW QUICKLY THE WATER GOES DOWN. MOST TEXAS RICE IS GROWN NEAR THE COLORADO RIVER IN COLORADO,  WHARTON AND MATA-GORD-A COUNTIES WHICH ARE JUST SOUTHWEST OF  HOUSTON. HARVEY IS ALSO DUMPING MASSIVE RAIN IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA. BUT THERE  ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE RICE CROP IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE. ACCORDING TO THE LSU AGCENTER, A MAJORITY OF THE RICE CROP IN THE  SOUTHERN PARISHES HAD ALREADY BEEN HARVESTED. BUT LIKE TEXAS THERE  IS CONCERN ABOUT THE RATOON CROP. THEIR RICE SPECIALISTS SAY THE NEXT  48 HOURS WILL BE THE MOST TELLING. BUT IN THE NORTHERN PARISHES, RICE HARVEST IS JUST GETTING UNDERWAY.  AND RICE FARMERS HAVE BEEN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE YIELD  POTENTIAL...BEFORE HARVEY. DUSTIN HARRELL:  "THE CROP UP THERE HAS LOOKED TREMENDOUSLY GOOD THROUGHOUT THE GROWING SEASON. WE JUST HOPE THESE FREQUENT RAINFALL EVENTS DON'T CAUSE OUR YIELDS TO DROP  BECAUSE WE ARE NOT GETTING IT OUT ON TIME."> HARELL SAYS AN INCREASE IN RICE PRICES RECENTLY MAY SOFTEN THE BLOW  OF LOWER YIELDS.

FARM PROGRESS SHOW
THE STORM AND ITS AFTERMATH IS ALSO BEING DISCUSSED AT THE FARM  PROGRESS SHOW IN DECATUR, ILLINOIS. CLINTON GRIFFITHS TALKED WITH ONE TEXAS FARMER WHO'S AT THE SHOW, BUT  HIS MIND IS ON HIS HOMESTATE, CLINTON. HEY THERE. YES WE'RE AT THE FARM PROGRESS SHOW IN DECATUR ILLINOIS WHERE THOUSANDS UPON  THOUSANDS OF FARMERS FROM ACROSS THE REGION IN FACT FROM ACROSS THE WORLD ARE HERE TAKING IN  THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE AG INDUSTRY AS THEY INTRODUCE NEW EQUIPMENT. TALK POLICY TALK  ISSUES AND THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT THIS YEAR BETWEEN YOU KNOW PRICES CROP CONDITIONS  FARM INCOMES AND THE CHALLENGES WE ALL FACE THERE. BUT EVEN WHILE THEY'RE HERE ENJOYING THE  SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF FARM PROGRESS SHOW THEY'RE STILL THINKING ABOUT THEIR FELLOW FARMERS  AND RANCHERS. BACK IN TEXAS DEALING WITH HURRICANE HARVEY. INFRASTRUCTURE IS BEING  DESTROYED. THESE STATE HIGHWAYS COUNTY ROADS RAILROAD SYSTEMS ARE BEING WASHED AWAY.  AND WE DON'T EVEN SEE HOW BAD IT IS UNTIL THE WATER DISAPPEARS. AND OF COURSE I'LL BE HERE  OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES FACING AGRICULTURE AND  WE'LL HAVE A VISIT FROM AG SECRETARY KERRY SONNY PERDUE OR EVEN FARM PROGRESS SHOW THEM  CLINTON GRIFFITHS IN DECATUR ILLINOIS.

CROP PROGRESS
USDA ROLLING OUT ITS LATEST CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWING OVERALL 62  PERCENT OF CORN IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT - UNCHANGED FROM LAST WEEK  WHILE SOYBEANS TICK A POINT HIGHER- 61 PERCENT RATED GOOD TO  EXCELLENT.  SOME OF THE BIGGEST GAINS IN THE CORN BELT FOR SOYBEANS ARE SOUTH  DAKOTA NEBRASKA AND IOWA... BUT SCOUTS ON THAT WESTERN CORN BELT LEG OF THE TOUR SAY THE  SOYBEAN CONDITION IS A BIG SURPRISE THIS YEAR WITH SOME LOW POD  COUNTS AND FLAT PODS.  "WE'VE BEEN STRUGGLING FOR BEAN COUNTS FROM DAY ONE. WE STARTED IN SOUTH DAKOTA, WE  RAN SHORT ON BEAN NUMBERS, IT FOLLOWED US THROUGH NEBRASKA, EVEN THE IRRIGATED PARTS OF  NEBRASKA, DIDN'T CHANGE. YESTERDAY INTO WESTERN IOWA, WE SAW SOME BETTER NUMBERS IN IOWA,  BUT AT THE END OF HTE DAY, OUR AVERAGE WAS STILL 21 PERCENT OUR 3 YEAR AVERAGE ON THE SAME  ROUTE. NORMALLY BEANS ARE A CROP THAT WILL TAKE A DETREMENTAL WEATHER YEAR MORE THAN CORN.  THIS YEAR, IT HASN'T BEEN THE CASE,""WE'RE COMING UP ON LABOR DAY AND WE'RE SEEING FLAT PODS ALL THE WAY DOWN THE FLAT TO THE  BOTTOM, WHICH ISN'T TO MY KNOWLEDGE, VERY NORMAL."FOR CORN, SOUTH DAKOTA SEEING A FOUR POINT JUMP HIGHER, NEBRASKA AND  MINNESOTA UNCHANGED.  WHILE ILLINOIS, INDIANA, OHIO AND IOWA ALL SEEING DECLINES IN CORN. CONDITIONS SEEN ON TOUR.  SOME ON TOUR BELIEVE THE DROUGHT IN IOWA ISN'T ENOUGH TO MOVE THE  MARKET AT THIS POINT.  "GIVEN YOU HAVE A DROUGHT PROBLEM IN THE WEST AND IOWA IS IN THAT RANGE, I DON'T  THINK IT REALLY MATTERS IN THE BIG PICTURE OF THINGS TO THE MARKET. YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A SWING  OFG 120 OR 130 MILLION BUSHELS IN THAT ARNGE. WE HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS ON OUR HANDS TODAY  THAN WORRYING ABOUT 120 MILLION BUSHELS."

CROP COMMENTS
SOME FARMERS IN INDIANA ARE SHELLING CORN. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS AN UPDATE  IN THIS MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS.  GOOD MORNING, BETSY.  SAMEUL EBENKAMP IN IRELAND, INDIANA SAYS A HANDFUL OF FARMERS IN HIS  AREA ARE STARTING HARVEST, THAT'S EARLY FOR THE LOCATION. HE SAYS IT'S  MOSTLY ON EARLY PLANTED APRIL CORN.  SAM SAYS HOWEVER, A LOT OF SILAGE IS BEING CHOPPED IN THE AREA AS WELL.  AND MATT BORGEN SENDING US THIS PICTURE OF SUGAR BEET HARVEST BY  GEORGETOWN, MINNESOTA.  HE SAYS CONDITIONS ARE IDEAL FOR HARVEST. WE COULD USE SOME RAIN TO  HELP FINISH THE REST OF THE CROP.  AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  THIS IS MACHINERY PETE - INVITING YOU TO CHECK OUT MY NEW WEBSITE - MACHINERYPETE.COM - OFFERING FARMERS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF USED EQUIPMENT LISTINGS TO SEARCH.  LET MACHINERY  PETE HELP YOU FIND AND VALUE YOUR NEXT PIECE OF USED EQUIPMENT.

TEASE
NOW THAT THE FARM JOURNAL CROP TOUR IS OVER, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO  WITH THE PRO FARMER CROP ESTIMATES WHEN IT COMES TO THE CORN CROP?  TYNE MORGAN TAKES A CLOSER LOOK IN ANALYSIS. AMAZON FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH A PROMISE TO LOWER PRICES AT ITS  MARQUEE STORE - WHOLE FOODS! WE'LL SEE WHAT KIND OF SAVINGS CONSUMERS ARE FINDING. AND LATER, THE DAIRY INDUSTRY HONORS A MAN WHO SPENT A LIFE-TIME  SUPPORTING THE IMPORTANT BUSINESS SECTOR IN WISCONSIN. DETAILS AS WE  HEAD IN THE COUNTRY. JOIN US ON THE US FARM REPORT FACEBOOK PAGE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM CENTRAL  TIME FOR "FOLIAR HEALTH FOCUS." WE WILL HAVE EXPERTS LIVE IN THE FIELD DISCUSSING PROACTIVE  DISEASE CONTROL STRATEGIES THAT WORKED THIS YEAR AND WAYS TO BOOST YOUR YIELD IN 2018.

FLOOR OF THE CME
WHERE DID THE MARKETS CLOSE TUESDAY? FOR THAT, WE'LL HEAD DOWN TO  THE CME FLOOR IN CHICAGO FOR AN UPDATE.  HOG MARKET UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE HERE THIS WEEK AS A MATTER OF FACT ON TUESDAY BOTH  OCTOBER AND DECEMBER CONTRACTS TRADED AT SOME FRESH 10 MONTH LOWS LOWER LEVELS IN THOSE  CONTRACTS. SINCE OCTOBER OF 2016. SO VERY VERY UGLY TRADE HERE ESPECIALLY THE LAST THREE DAYS  THE SELL OFF IS REALLY ACCELERATED. I BELIEVE WE WILL. WE'VE LOST MORE THAN $10 100 WEIGHT OFF OF  THAT OCTOBER CONTRACT JUST SINCE THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST HERE. SO REALLY SOME PRETTY NASTY STUFF.  CORN MARKET WAS LOWER HERE AGAIN ON TUESDAY IT'S BEEN A PRETTY BAD START TO THE WEEK. AS A  MATTER OF FACT BOTH SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER FUTURES TRADED INTO SOME FRESH LIFE OF CONTRACT  LOWS CORN MARKETS FOLLOWING A FAIRLY NORMAL SEASONAL PATTERN. YOU KNOW IN A NORMAL YEAR  WE'LL PUT IN SOME SORT OF SUMMER HIGH WHICH WE SAW IN JULY FOLLOWED BY A DETERIORATION INTO  HARVEST AND THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF RIGHT NOW. SO THE MARKET VERY VERY WEAK  IN A TIME WHERE IT USUALLY IS WEAK DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR. ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT'S ALSO STILL  AFFECTING THE MARKET NEGATIVELY IS THE OLD CROP ISSUE. THERE IS STILL A LOT OF FARMER OWNED OLD  CRAP CORN OUT THERE. THERE'S STILL A LOT OF COMMERCIAL ON THE OLD CROP CORN OUT THERE. WE'RE  JUST REALLY FLUSH WITH SUPPLY HERE IN THIS COUNTRY. WE DON'T HAVE A SUPPLY PROBLEM THAT PAIRED  WITH WHAT LOOKS TO BE A PRETTY GOOD CROP COMING OUR WAY IN HARVEST HERE THIS SEPTEMBER  OCTOBER. IT MAKES FOR A PRETTY BEARISH SITUATION. AGAIN JOE VACLAVIK FROM CME GROUP HERE IN  CHICAGO. 

AGRIBUSINESS
FARM JOURNAL CROP TOUR IS OVER. AND IT LOOKS AS IF WE STILL HAVE A LOFTY  CORN CROP IN THE U.S. WHAT SHOULD FARMERS LOOK AT NOW POST TOUR?  TYNE MORGAN DISCUSSES WITH MARKET ANALYST- JAROD CREED.  HERE NOW WHAT JARED CREED JARED YOU ARE ON THE WESTERN LEG OF THE CROP TOO OR YOU KNOW  YOU SAW SOME DRY AREAS AS YOU WERE IN WESTERN IOWA IN THOSE PORTIONS BUT OVERALL FROM  WHAT I'M HEARING YOU KNOW IT WAS STILL A PRETTY DECENT CROP DESPITE THE CHALLENGES THIS YEAR.  SO YOU GO INTO THE TOUR TRYING NOT TO HAVE EXPECTATIONS. YEAH AWFUL HARD THIS YEAR. YOU KNOW  WE STARTED IN SOUTH DAKOTA OBVIOUSLY AND MADE OUR WAY THROUGH SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA IN  NEBRASKA AND LUCKY ENOUGH THIS IS THE THIRD TIME I'VE BEEN THROUGH WHAT OUR KIND OF CALL THE  HEART OF NEBRASKA IRRIGATED COUNTRY THIS YEAR IS MASSIVELY DIFFERENT THAN LAST YEAR MUCH LESS  STORM DAMAGE. NO GREEN SNAP PROBLEMS NO HAIL PROBLEMS. ALL THOSE PIECES REALLY DROVE UP  THE NEBRASKA CROP AND YOU KNOW MINUTES OR TEASE ME IOWA MINNESOTA WAS JUST KIND OF A HO  HUM KIND OF A BORING STATE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING INCREDIBLE YOU DIDN'T  FIND ANYTHING OR WHAT REALLY INTRIGUES ME HERE IS NOW THAT YOU LEARN ALL THESE NUMBERS FROM  THE RAPTOR IS YOU PRETTY MUCH HAVE IOWA NEBRASKA ILLINOIS AND MINNESOTA ALL AT 180. BUSH  FILMMAKER NO HORSE OVER AT THE END OF THE DAY. NOW WE'VE GOT TWO MILLION ACRES TOO MUCH  CORN. WE STARTED THE MARKETING YEAR WITH THE BIRD. YOU KNOW THE PROJECTIONS OF PLANTING  EIGHTY NINE MILLION ACRES OF CORN. AND WITH RECENT FSA NUMBERS THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THE  FINAL ACREAGE ENDS UP BEING NINETY ONE MAYBE EVEN NINETY ONE POINT TWO. SO WHAT NEEDS TO  CHANGE THEN WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN TO CHANGE THIS STORYLINE. YOU KNOW OFTEN YOU'LL HEAR THAT  ROTATION IS KING. I'M A BELIEVER THAT PRICE REALLY MATTERS. THERE CERTAINLY WILL BE SOME ROTATION  WILL COME INTO PLAY. I THINK THE MARKET SETTING HIMSELF UP TO YOU KNOW EVENTUALLY GAIN SOME  MORE SOYBEAN ACRES NEXT YEAR WITH THE DECREASES IN PRICE OF WHEAT OBVIOUSLY AND CORN JUST  CONTINUES TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE BALANCE SHEET. YEAH FOR THE FARMER YOU KNOW HOPEFULLY  NEXT YEAR WE CAN BE LOOKING AT AN 88 MILLION ACRE CORN NUMBER 92 MILLION ACRES OF SOYBEANS.  BUT REALLY THE STORY IS OVER FOR NOW UNTIL WE GET TO JANUARY TO SEE ANY TYPE OF MAJOR SWITCHES  FOR THIS YEAR'S CROP AND PROJECTIONS FOR NEXT YEARS ACRES. ALL RIGHT JARED GREAT THANKS SO  MUCH WE APPRECIATE IT. STAY WITH US. WE HAVE MORE AGDAY WHEN WE COME BACK. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE ALL EYES ARE ON HARVEY RIGHT  NOW AS IT MAKES ITS WAY THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE IN. IT'S ALL  IN THE SPEED IN THE TRACK. EXACTLY WHO GETS ALL THE MOISTURE SO WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER THAT  RIGHT NOW. THE NETTINGS THE HIGH PRESSURE FROM TEXAS TO THE OHIO VALLEY JUST DOMINATING  THINGS. BUT THE MOISTURE FROM HARVEY IS GOING TO KIND OF SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE HERE AND COME IN  BETWEEN THOSE AREAS OF HIGH PRESSURE BY THE WAY THIS SYSTEM IN THE ATLANTIC IT WON'T AFFECT  ANYBODY MAYBE FAR SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. SO LET'S CHECK  THINGS OUT AS WE PUT THE MAPS INTO MOTION THE REMNANTS OF HARVEY TURNS INTO A LOW PRESSURE  SYSTEM BY LATER TODAY. STILL SOME WIND BUT IT'S MAINLY A RAIN EVENT AT THIS POINT IN THE CENTRAL  AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA. SEE THE FIRST AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVING SOUTHEAST.  WE ALSO HAVE THIS COLD FRONT COMING SOUTHWARD. THIS IS GETTING KEY AS WELL. ALL DEPENDS ON  THE INTERACTION OF THESE TWO SYSTEMS AS HARVEY CONTINUES TO COME NORTHWARD INTO ARKANSAS  THE WESTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY YOU CAN SEE THAT RAIN MOVING ALL THE WAY UP INTO WESTERN  KENTUCKY BY TOMORROW MORNING AND THEN WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. SEE HOW IT  STARTS TO TRACK A LITTLE BIT FARTHER EAST GOING TO INTERACT WITH THIS FRONT AND PROBABLY THROW SOME  RAIN ON UP INTO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SOUTHERN INDIANA SOUTHERN OHIO AS WELL. HOW FAR NORTH IS THE  BIG QUESTION. SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THINGS. I'VE USED THE LONGER RANGE COMPUTER MODEL THAT  KIND OF SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL THE DIFFERENT MODELS ON WHERE HARBI IS GOING TO TRACK.  HERE'S THE PAST 24 HOURS WILL ADD ON THE NEXT 36. SO THIS TAKES US THROUGH 7:00 P.M. ON  THURSDAY TOMORROW AND THEN YOU CAN SEE WE'LL TAKE IT ON THROUGH 7:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY. AND  THEN ON BEYOND THAT IT STARTS TO TRACK FARTHER TO THE EAST. ZOOMING IN ON THIS YOU CAN KIND OF  SEE IT'S GOING TO GO OBVIOUSLY FROM EASTERN TEXAS LOUISIANA WITH SOME OF THE HEAVIER  AMOUNTS INTO THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS. YOU CAN SEE THE MEMPHIS AREA GOING TO GET  A LOT OF RAIN. SOME OF THESE ARE SIX TO SEVEN INCH AMOUNTS YOU CAN SEE IN THAT BULL'S EYE  THERE. THIS IS ACCORDING TO COMPUTER MODELS. THEN IT TAKES IT ON UP INTO EXTREME SOUTHERN  INDIANA KENTUCKY AND FROM THERE IT TRACKS THE NORTHEAST. BUT I HAVE A FEELING WE'RE GOING TO  SEE A LOT BIGGER AMOUNTS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA DEPENDING ON WHERE IT TRACKS. THAT TYPICALLY HAPPENS WHEN IT STARTS TO HIT MOUNTAINS IT'S REALLY GOING TO  PRODUCE A LOT OF RAIN ONCE AGAIN YOU SEE HIGH TEMPERATURES THOUGH TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF  THE YEAR LOTS OF 70S AND 80S THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY NOW. TRIPLE DIGIT HIGH  TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTHWEST AND THAT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE THE CASE AS WELL. TOMORROW  AFTERNOON MORE OF THE SAME AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES IN THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY  VERY MUGGY SOUTH OF THE FRONT THERE IS THE JET STREAM AND YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE THESE TROUGH  DIGGING INTO THE GREAT LAKES NORTHEAST THEN IT KIND OF GOES AWAY FOR A WHILE BY LABOR DAY  WEEKEND THE END OF THE WEEKEND WE'LL SEE A BIG TROUGH MOVING INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE  COUNTRY AND THAT WILL REALLY COOL THINGS DOWN. NORTHERN PLAINS AND THE GREAT LAKES BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL  FORECASTS LIVINGSTON MONTANA. FIRST OF ALL A MIXTURE OF SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS AND HOT HIGH OF  94 DEGREES. LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS CLOUDY WITH RAIN DEVELOPING HIGH OF 81 AND FINALLY  CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA. PARTLY SUNNY RATHER WARM AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURE AROUND 83.

TEASE
NEXT IN NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE PACKER...DID THE PRODUCE  SECTOR GET SPARED THE WRATH OF HARVEY? AND A MEET A ONE-TIME FARMER WHO USES HIS PASSION TO SUPPORT THE  DAIRY INDUSTRY OF WISCONSIN....AND HE'S GETTING HONORS FOR DOING SO.

PACKER TV
TODAY IN PACKER-TV, HARVEY IS LEAVING ITS MARK, FLOODING FIELDS IN TEXAS. BUT INDUSTRY  LEADERS SAY PRODUCE ISN'T IMPACTED AS MUCH.  A REPRESENTATIVE WITH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL PRODUCE ASSOCIATION SAYS A  LOT OF PRODUCE IS GROWN OUTSIDE OF THE FLOOD AREAS AND MAJORITY OF IT  WASN'T PLANTED.  CITURS, GRAPEFRUIT AND ORANGES ARE GROWN IN THE SOUTHERN CORNER OF  THE STATE BUT THOSE CROPS WERE SPARED FOR THE MOST PART BECAUSE  THOSE CROPS ESCAPED HIGH, DANGEROUS WINDS. THE ASSOCIATION SAYS BLUEBERRIES IN THE EAST MAY BE IMPACTED THE MOST.  LUCKILY, IT'S TOWARDS THE END OF THE SEASON.  T-I-P-A DOESN'T KNOW MANY MUCH OF HTE BLUEBERRY CROP IS DAMAGED AT  THIS TIME.  YOU MAY NEED TO USE SOME FILE OF OTHER WHOLE FOOD STORES] ONLINE RETAIL GIANT AMAZON KICKED OFF ITS FIRST DAY AS THE OWNER OF  WHOLE FOODS BY SLASHING PRICES. SOME OF THOSE PRICE REDUCTIONS ARE FOUND IN THE PRODUCE AISLE. AN ORGANIC AVOCADO COST LESS THAN A BUCK. OUR PARTNERS AT THE PACKER SAY AMAZON INTENDS TO LOWER PRICES ON  ORGANIC KALE AND LETTUCE, AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF APPLES. THERE WAS ALSO A PRICE-CUT IN MILK AND GROUND BEEF. BUT CUTS IN PRODUCE WERE THE BIG DRAW FOR THIS SHOPPER. SHOPPERS AT THIS CLEVELAND STORE SAID THEY SAVED DOZENS OF DOLLARS  ON FRESH PRODUCE. ANOTHER CUSTOMER SAID HE MIGHT COME MORE OFTEN  IF MORE PRICES ARE LOWERED BECAUSE WHOLEFOOD PRICES ARE RATHER  STEEP, HE SAYS. AMAZON BOUGHT THE ORGANIC FOODS STORE FOR NEARLY 14-BILLION  DOLLARS.
TEASE
UP NEXT - WE MEET A WISCONSIN MAN WHO SPENT A LIFETIME SUPPORTING THE  STATE'S DAIRY INDUSTRY. AND NOW HE'S GETTING RECOGNIZED FOR THOSE  EFFORTS. JOIN US ON THE US FARM REPORT FACEBOOK PAGE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM CENTRAL  TIME FOR "FOLIAR HEALTH FOCUS." WE WILL HAVE EXPERTS LIVE IN THE FIELD DISCUSSING PROACTIVE  DISEASE CONTROL STRATEGIES THAT WORKED THIS YEAR AND WAYS TO BOOST YOUR YIELD IN 2018.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.  CHECK OUT KUBOTA'S RTV-X-1140, A RUGGED  UTILITY VEHICLE WITH SEATING FOR FOUR.  SYOP BY YOUR LOCAL DEALER TODAY, OR VISIT KUBOTA.COM.  THE WORLD DAIRY EXPO IS COMING UP IN ABOUT A MONTH. EACH YEAR THEY  SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON INDUSTRY LEADERS. IN THIS VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE  WISCONSIN MILK MARKETING BOARD, WE MEET THE INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR. BEN BRANCEL'S AGRICULTURE CAREER STARTED EARLY WHEN HE LEARNED HOW TO MANAGE DAIRY  COWS FROM HIS GRANDFATHER. BEN BRANCEL, FORMER SECRETARY DEPT. OF AG, TRADE & CONSUMER  PROTECTION MADISON, WI "MY GRANDFATHER DID A LOT OF FIRSTS IN HIS LIFE, MY DAD DID A LOT OF FIRSTS IN HIS LIFE, AND MY MOM DID SOME FIRSTS AS WELL IN HER LIFE, AND SO THEY'VE ENCOURAGED ME TO  REACH OUT AND DO THINGS!" IN 1975 HE PURCHASED THE FAMILY FARM AND SINCE THEN HIS EXTENSIVE  FARMING EXPERIENCE HAS HELPED HIM DEVELOP A CAREER OFF THE FARM IN GOVERNMENT. HE STARTED  HIS GOVERNMENT CAREER AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE 42ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT AND WORKED HIS  WAY TO SECRETARY OF THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AG, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. NOW  HE'S BEING RECOGNIZED AS WORLD DAIRY EXPO'S DAIRY INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR. "I DON'T KNOW WHO NOMINATED ME AND I'M NOT SURE WHAT ATTRIBUTES THEY THOUGHT WERE  VALUABLE ENOUGH TO CONSIDER IN THE SELECTION, BUT VERY HAPPY TO BE RECOGNIZED." THE  RECOGNITION IS FITTING SINCE BRANCEL WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW HOLLAND  PAVILIONS AT THE ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER AND CAN BE FOUND EVERY YEAR VOLUNTEERING AT WORLD  DAIRY EXPO. SCOTT BENTLEY, GENERAL MANAGER WORLD DAIRY EXPO MADISON, WI "IT'S CERTAINLY A  NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNIZED, NOT ONLY EVENT, BUT RECOGNITION PROGRAM AND I THINK  BEN BRANCEL IS CERTAINLY A VERY DESERVING WINNER FOR THE 2017 INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR."  EVER HUMBLE, BRANCEL TAKES THE RECOGNITION IN STRIDE AND GIVES CREDIT TO THE STATE OF  WISCONSIN FOR OFFERING SO MUCH TO THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. "WISCONSIN IS THE HUB…IT'S THE PLACE  WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE SUPPLIES, THE SERVICES, THE TECHNOLOGY, THE EDUCATION, THE RESEARCH,  THAT MAKES EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MAKE US TRULY AMERICA'S DAIRYLAND." AND THAT'S WISCONSIN DAIRY NEWS. TWO YEARS AGO OUR OWN JIM DICKRELL WAS HONORED AS THE 2015 INDUSTRY  PERSON OF THE YEAR. WORLD DAIRY EXPO RUNS OCTOBER THIRD-THRU-SEVENTH IN MADISON  WISCONSIN.

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

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