AgDay Daily Recap - August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 4, 2017


HEADLINES
NEW LAND VALUE NUMBERS ARE OUT AND WHAT YOU PAY WILL DEPEND ON  WHERE YOU LIVE. PLUS A NEW DROUGHT MONITOR UPDATES CONDITIONS. IN AGRIBUSINESS...MAKING BIN SPACE..WITH OLD CROP SALES. KEN FERRIE TELLS YOU HAVE TO RESCUE TROUBLED SOYBEANS. AND THEY SHARED A VIDEO OF THEIR BIN BUSTING DISASTER-- HEAR THE TALE IN  THEIR OWN WORDS. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

NASS LAND VALUES
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. DURING THE COMMODITY BOOM IN 20-12 AND 20-13--FARMLAND VALUES  SKYROCKETED.  NOW FRESH DATA IS OUT RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STABILITY OF LAND  MARKETS. THE REPORT BREAKS DOWN THE NUMBERS INTO THREE SECTIONS: FIRST-- FARM  REAL ESTATE WHICH INCLUDES THE VALUE OF ALL LAND AND BUILDINGS. IT WAS UP ABOUT 2 PERCENT COMPARED TO 2016 ($3,080 /AC UP 2.3%). THE BIGGEST INCREASES WERE IN THE PACIFIC REGION WHILE DECREASES  WERE SEEN IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS.  SECOND ARE CROP LAND VALUES. OVERALL CROPLAND VALUES REMAINED UNCHANGED ($4,090/AC NO CHANGE)  FROM LAST YEAR-- HOWEVER THERE WAS MOVEMENT. THE SOUTHERN PLAINS SAW CROPLAND VALUES INCREASE 6 PERCENT WHILE IN  THE DROUGHT STRICKEN NORTHERN PLAINS -- PRICES FELL. SEVERAL OF THE  KEY CORN BELT STATES LIKE OHIO, INDIANA, ILLINOIS AND NEBRASKA ALSO  SEEING CROPLAND VALUES FALL IN 2017. AND THIRD PASTURELAND PRICES IN 2017. VALUES WERE UP JUST 20 DOLLARS AN ACRE TO ($1350/ AC UP 1.5%) SOME OF THE BIGGEST INCREASES WERE IN TEXAS AND THE DELTA REGIONS. WHILE THE BIGGEST DECREASES IN PASTURELAND PRICES WERE MAJOR CROP  STATES LIKE IOWA--WHERE PASTURE LAND PRICES FELL NEARLY 9 PERCENT. CASH RENT INFORMATION IS ALSO OUT FROM USDA FOR 2017.NATIONALLY THE AVERAGE COST TO RENT CROPLAND IS 118 DOLLARS PER ACRE. THAT'S ABOUT 5 DOLLARS HIGHER THAN A YEAR AGO. STATES LIKE IOWA AND ILLINOIS SAW CASH RENTS FALL-- BY A FEW DOLLARS  COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO. WHILE RENTS WENT UP IN PLACES LIKE INDIANA AND CALIFORNIA. 

DROUGHT MONITOR
THE LATEST U-S DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWING WHY WE'VE SEEN A DROP IN IOWA  CROP CONDITIONS THE PAST TWO WEEKS. THE MONITOR NOW SHOWING 67-PERCENT OF THE TOP CORN-GROWING STATE  AT SOME LEVEL OF ABNORMAL DRYNESS OR DROUGHT. THAT'S THREE POINTS WORSE THAN LAST WEEK. USDA METEOROLOGIST BRAD RIPPEY SAYS IOWA IS THE ONLY STATE IN THIS  MIDWEST MAP THAT'S SHOWING SEVERE DROUGHT. IT COVERS ABOUT SEVEN  PERCENT OF THE STATE. AND FOLLOWING A DROUGHT-FREE JULY - EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER - A  FEW COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS ARE NOW IN D-ONE - OR MODERATE  DROUGHT. AND THE FRESH DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWING ROUGHLY 30 PERCENT ON THE  CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES IN SOME FORM OF DROUGHT OR DRYNESS. THAT'S  A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT FROM LAST WEEK. AND STILL 20 POINTS BETTER OVERALL COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. ONE STATE OUTSIDE THE DROUGHT ZONE IS TENNESSEE. THE DROUGHT  MONITOR SHOWS ITS 100-PERCENT DROUGHT-FREE. AND THE CROP PROGRESS REPORT SEEMS TO BACK THAT UP. 82-PERCENT OF THE STATE'S CORN AND COTTON IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT.  AND 72-PERCENT OF SOYBEANS GET THOSE HIGH MARKS. TYNE MORGAN JOINS US FROM UNION CITY, TENNESSEE WITH A LOOK AT CROPS IN THAT CORNER OF THE STATE, THANKS CLINTON YET TENNESSEE'S KIND OF BEEN THE BRIGHT SPOT WHEN IT COMES TO CROP CONDITIONS THIS YEAR EACH WEEK. I MEAN WE SEE SOME STRONG CROP CONDITIONS IN TENNESSEE. AND HERE NOW WITH TODD LITTLETON HE FARMS IN KINTON TENNESSEE. OVERALL HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE. LET'S START OFF WITH CORN. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CORN CROP THIS YEAR. WE'VE GOT AN ABOVE AVERAGE CORN CROP ON OUR EARLY CORN COME OUT OF THE GROUND GROWING HAD A COUPLE OF WEEKS OF COLD WEATHER THERE THAT KIND OF SLOWED THINGS UP BUT AFTER THAT WE'VE COME THROUGH WE HAD A REALLY NICE GREEN GOT SOME TIMELY RAINS AND EVERYTHING IS SHAPING UP TO BE GOOD WITH CORN. YEAH. AND HOW WAS TEMPERATURES DURING THAT KEY POLLINATION TIME. I MEAN WE'RE SITTING HERE IT'S AUGUST 80 SOMETHING DEGREES I MEAN I WAS EXPECTING 100 DEGREES YOU KNOW THE WEATHER IS FAVORABLE TODAY HASN'T BEEN THAT WAY ALL YEAR. WE HAD A THIS PAST TWO WEEKS HAVE BEEN ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BUT A LOT OF OUR FIRST CORN IS ALREADY POLLINATED AND GROWING FOOD AND COME THROUGH THAT TIME PRETTY WELL. SO WE'RE OPTIMISTIC IT IS GOING TO BE A ABOVE AVERAGE CROP. SO OVERALL WE'RE AVERAGE YIELDS FOR YOU HERE IN TENNESSEE. AND THEN WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO REACH THIS YEAR. I WOULD SAY ON AVERAGE WE'RE A HUNDRED AND FORTY TOO S HUNDRED AND SIXTY BUSHEL. I'M HOPING THIS YEAR WE HAVE SOME HUNDRED AND SIXTY TO A HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE 80 AND THEN WE'VE GOT SOME LIGHTER CORNERS TO GO A LONG WAY TO GO THAT MIGHT NOT REACH THOSE ABOVE AVERAGE YIELDS. SO WHEN YOU EXPECT TO HARVEST DO YOU EXPECT TO HARVEST ON TIME OR MAYBE A LITTLE BIT EARLIER THIS YEAR. WE THINK YOU'LL BEGIN HARVEST MAYBE IN THREE TO FOUR WEEKS. SO THAT'S YOU KNOW FIRST OF SEPTEMBER PRETTY WELL ON ON TIME FOR. AND REAL QUICK. YOU ALREADY HARVESTED YOUR WINTER WHEAT CROP YIELDS DISAPPOINTING OR WERE THEY SURPRISING THIS YEAR. OUR YIELDS IS WERE SURPRISING GIVEN THE STRESS THAT THE CROP COME THROUGH. WE HAD A BAD FREEZE WHEN WHEAT WAS JOINTED THAT HAD A LOT OF GUYS REALLY CONCERNED TRIMMED SOME YIELD BUT WE SEEM TO HAVE COME THROUGH THAT PRETTY GOOD WITH THIS YEAR'S CROP. WELL TODD THANK YOU SO MUCH. I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST. IT'S EVERYTHING THAT YOU WANTED AND MORE. THANK YOU. THANKS TODD. I APPRECIATE IT. CLINTON BACK TO YOU.

CROP COMMENTS
CINDI CLAWSON JOINING US NOW WITH A BROADER LOOK ACROSS FARM  COUNTRY.  SHE HAS TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. CINDI. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. IN CENTRAL TEXAS, ALLEN MEISSNER TOOK THIS PICTURE FOR TWITTER AS CORN  HARVEST CAME TO AN END. HE LIVES IN BARTLETT TEXAS. ACCORDING TO THE LATEST NUMBERS FROM NASS-- ABOUT A FIFTH OF THE  STATE'S CORN HAS BEEN HARVESTED. IT'S USUALLY ONLY IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. 69 PERCENT IS CURRENTLY RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. AND ALSO FROM TWITTER, 7TH GENERATION FARMER, GEOFFREY RUTH POSTED  THIS PICTURE FROM HIS CORN FIELDS IN RISING CITY NEBRASKA.  HE SAYS THE EAR DIFFERENCE IS THE RESULT OF THIS SPRING'S COLD WET  WEATHER.  UNEVEN EMERGENCE LEADS TO LESS THAN STELLAR YIELDS.  ADDING THAT PLANT-17 CONTINUES TO HAUNT THEM. USDA SAYS 61 PERCENT OF NEBRASKA CORN IS CONSIDERED GOOD TO  EXCELLENT.  AND JUST 17 PERCENT IS IN THE DOUGH STAGE...THAT'S WELL BEHIND THE FIVE  YEAR AVERAGE. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL  PRO.COM.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL TALK ABOUT STRATEGIES FOR MAKING BIN SPACE  AND SELLING OLD CROP CORN. THAT'S TODAY'S MARKET ANALYSIS. AND LATER, WE GET FACE TO FACE WITH THE MAKERS OF THIS VIRAL VIDEO. THE STORY BEHIND THE FOOTAGE--TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY. SUMMER CROP HARVEST JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY -- YOU MAY BE THINKING  ABOUT BIN SPACE. THIS MORNING TYNE MORGAN DISCUSSES OLD CROP SALES FOR THE DAY'S  ANALYSIS.

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE NOW SUE MARTIN SUE LET'S TALK CORN. I MEAN WE HAVE A LOT OF PRODUCERS WE KNOW THAT  ARE STILL HANGING ON TO SOME OLD CROP. NOT AS MANY MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES AND CORN THAT  WE'VE SEEN IN BEANS. WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR THE CAMP THAT STILL HAS OLD CROP IN THEIR HANDS.  WELL I THINK THAT WHEN YOU'VE GOT OLD CROP AND YOU'RE STILL HOLDING IT AND YOU'RE YOU KNOW  YOU'RE GOING TO BE NEEDING PROBABLY THE ROOM. I WOULD RECOMMEND MOVING THAT CORN IF YOU  CHECK AROUND IN SOME AREAS ESPECIALLY LIKE ST. LOUIS KANSAS CITY. THERE'S GOT TO BE SOME  PRETTY GOOD BASIS BIDS OUT THERE ESPECIALLY EVEN IN WHEAT AND BEANS AND BEANS. YESTERDAY  WAS LIKE 18 CENTS OVER THE BOARD. AND TODAY KC WAS RUNNING ON WHEAT EQUAL TO THE BOARD.  SO THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD. THAT'S INTERESTING TOO. BY THE WAY BECAUSE THAT SPEAKS TO THE FACT  THAT DEMANDS GROWING AND MAYBE THEY'RE STARTING TO SHRINK A LITTLE BIT ON THOSE SALES. BUT I  WOULD RECOMMEND GETTING IT MOVED. AND THEN LET'S USE A BREAK IN HERE IN AUGUST TO BUY THAT  BACK AND REOWN A BUYER THROUGH OPTIONS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THE THING ABOUT NEW CROP IS  WE'RE NOT RECOMMENDING ANY NEW CROP HEDGES WE'RE AND WE HAVEN'T. WE FEEL THAT THIS IS A  MARKET THAT IS STILL TRYING TO IT'S A CORRECTIVE PULLBACK IN OUR VIEW WITHIN A MUCH BIGGER MARKET  AND WE FEEL THAT AS THIS MARKET STARTS TO GO AND IF THESE SITUATIONS OF CONCERN OVER WEATHER  CONTINUES. ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A MUCH BETTER BASIS MARKET NEXT YEAR. AND  THEREFORE THAT GRAIN. WELL IF YOU SELL THE GRAIN AND BUY BACK CALLS WELL YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET  THE BASIS MOVE THAT WE'VE SEEN IN PAST YEARS. AND EVEN IF IT CAME EQUAL TO THE BOARD OR  SOMETHING LIKE THAT YOU WON'T GET TO ENJOY THAT. AND SO IT'LL BE A CASH MOVE AS MUCH AND  MAYBE MORE THAN A BOARD MOVE BUT BUT THERE ARE GAPS ON THE CHART THAT ARE HUGE. DEC CORN YEAR IN YEAR OUT JULY CORN YOU'RE IN YOU'RE AN ASSET. THEY ARE HUGE GAPS GOING FROM 548 560  ALL THE WAY UP TO 709. I DON'T I CANNOT EVER RECALL A TIME IN HISTORY THAT WE'VE HAD GAPS LIKE  THAT. INTERESTING TO NOTE SO MUCH SO WE APPRECIATE IT. STAY WITH US. WE'LL HAVE A CHECK OF  WEATHER RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST'S CINDY CLAWSEN CINDY AS WE LOOK AT THE  MAP HERE LOOKS LIKE THIS FRONT IS REALLY THE KIND OF MAIN THING THAT YOU'RE WATCHING AS FAR AS  CREATING ANY WEATHER FOR US. THAT REALLY IS THE KIND OF THING AND WITH THAT HIGH PRESSURE  SETTLING IN WE'LL HAVE SOME DRIER CONDITIONS THEN AT LEAST FOR PARTS OF THE CORN BELT AND INTO  THE NORTHERN PLAINS. BUT LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAP. PUT THIS INTO MOTION FOR YOU AND YOU CAN  REALLY SEE THAT IT'S GOING TO BE MAINLY THIS SYSTEM WILL WE THE BULK OF THE RAIN AT LEAST IN THE  NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS AS THAT CONTINUES TO MOVE INTO THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY SO ALONG  THE EAST COAST THE GULF COAST STATES AS WELL. AND NOTICE WE HAVE A SECONDARY LOW WE'RE GOING TO SEE SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IN PARTS OF THE ROCKIES AS WELL AND  THAT WILL START TO MOVE INTO THE PLAINS STATES. OTHERWISE HIGH PRESSURE KIND OF DRIES THINGS OUT  FOR A LITTLE BIT BEFORE WE SEE MORE MOISTURE MOVING IN TO THE PLAINS AND PARTS OF THE CENTRAL  CORN BELT. THE COLD FRONT WILL SWING OFF TO THE EAST COAST. WE'RE GOING TO SEE A CONTINUATION OF  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THERE. BUT NOTICE EVEN AS WE GET INTO SATURDAY WE'LL SEE  START TO SEE A LOT MORE SCATTERED SHOWERS THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IN THE NATION'S MIDSECTION.  NOW OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS MOST OF THAT RAIN HAS BEEN WITH THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM UP  AROUND THE GREAT LAKES AREA. AND WITH THAT TRAILING COLD FRONT ESPECIALLY AROUND THE GULF  COAST AS YOU ADD IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS WE'LL SEE WHERE THAT COLD FRONT IS HEADING AND THAT'S  GOING TO BE FOR MUCH OF THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY. MORE HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE IN THE  SOUTHEAST AND YOU START TO SEE FILLING IN A LITTLE BIT IN PARTS OF THE PLAIN STATES AND THAT'S NOT A BAD THING BECAUSE WE DO HAVE SOME DROUGHT CONDITIONS THAT CONTINUE TO WORSEN THERE. ALL  RIGHT AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES STILL COOL IN THE GREAT LAKES THERE WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES ONLY IN  THE UPPER 60S WE STILL KEEP IT PRETTY WARM THOUGH OUT IN THE WEST WHERE WE'RE STILL DEALING  WITH MID AND PERHAPS EVEN UPPER 80S 92 OVER IN CARSON CITY. NOW AS WE HEAD INTO TONIGHT  THE COOL AIR KIND OF SPREADS A LITTLE BIT FURTHER TO THE SOUTH AND TO THE EAST. LOW TEMPERATURES  IN THE 50S AND 60S ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER 60S AND 70S ACROSS MOST OF THE SOUTHERN TIER.  AND AS WE HEAD INTO TOMORROW NOT QUITE AS COOL FOR MOST OF THE GREAT LAKES AREA WILL START TO  SEE THOSE TEMPERATURES GETTING A LITTLE CLOSER TO NORMAL AND NOT QUITE AS WARM IN THE  NORTHWEST AS WELL BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT A PRETTY WARM DAY FOR THE SOUTHERN PLAINS ARE TAKING  A LOOK AT THE JET STREAM WE'VE GOT THIS TROUGH THAT'S BEEN IN THE GREAT LAKES THAT'S GOING TO  PUSH ON OFF TO THE NORTHEAST AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS TEMPERATURES KIND OF START TO EVEN OUT A  LITTLE BIT. THEY'LL STILL BEING ON THE WARM SIDE IN THE WEST AND ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTH. BUT  FOR THE MOST PART WE START TO SEE A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A ZONAL FLOW DEVELOPING ESPECIALLY ACROSS  THE THE CENTRAL PART OF THE UNITED STATES. BUT OVERALL THOSE TEMPERATURES WILL KIND OF EVEN OUT  JUST A LITTLE BIT. THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST. NOW LET'S CHECK ON THE WEATHER WHERE  YOU LIVE MEDFORD OREGON SUNNY AND HOT TODAY WITH A HIGH OF 106 DEGREES. THEN OVER INTO  MARSHALL MINNESOTA MOSTLY SUNNY AND WARMER WITH A HIGH OF 75 DEGREES. AND MT. PLEASANT.  PENNSYLVANIA LOOK FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A HIGH OF 84.

TEASE
DO YOUR SOYBEANS NEED A LITTLE HELP TO MAKE IT THROUGH AUGUST? WE'LL  HAVE TIPS FROM THE FIELD WITH AGRONOMIST KEN FERRIE UP NEXT. PLUS WE TALK WITH THE INDIANA FARM FAMILY STILL TRYING TO CLEAN UP AFTER  A GRAIN STORAGE DISASTER.   HEAR IT IN THEIR OWN  WORDS--TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY.

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE
AUGUST IS A KEY MONTH FOR SOYBEANS. THIS MORNING KEN FERRIE AND I GO  OVER OPTIONS FOR RESCUING BEANS IF UNDER STRESS. FARM JOURNAL FIELD AGRONOMIST KEN FARRIE HERE TALKING WITH US IN A IN A SOYBEAN FIELD. KEN  THAT'S A LITTLE BIT OF STRESS TO START. IN FACT WE'VE GOT WEEDS WE'VE GOT FLOODING AND STUNTED  GROWTH. IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO TRY TO RESCUE THIS CROP. THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO  THINK ABOUT IS WHERE IS THIS CROP AT AS FAR AS IS OUR RESCUE TREATMENT FOR THE WEEDS GOING TO  BE YOU KNOW GOING TO AFFECT THE PLANT IN VERY IN ANY WAY. SO THE FIRST THING YOU DO IS IT WOULD  STAGE THE CROP ITSELF. AND THESE BEANS ARE STUNTED. THEY LOOK SHORT AND THEY JUST LOOK LIKE  THEY DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME ON THEIR SIDE AS FAR AS THEY'VE BEEN TOUGH GROWING. AND WHEN WE  LOOK AT THEM WE SEE THE IMMATURE PODS HERE AT THE UPPER PORTION OF THE PLANT. THAT TELLS US  THAT THESE ARE AT R3 SO IT ARE THREE THEY ARE IN A DANGER ZONE. IF WE BURN THESE BEANS TOO  MUCH WE'RE GOING TO DO ONE THING THEY'RE NOT. THEY'RE BARELY GOING TO DOUBLE IN SIZE SO  THEY'RE GOING TO STAY SHORT. AND AT THAT TIME IF WE BURN THEM RIGHT NOW WE CAN ABORT PODS AND  WE CAN ABORT SOME FLOWER SO WE COULD AFFECT THE YIELD ITSELF. THE OTHER THING WE HAVE TO  REALIZE THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET THIS ONE BUT WE'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO GET THIS ONE IN  THIS CASE WE'RE IN A FIELD THAT'S BEEN SPRAYED TWICE WITH ROUNDUP AND WE HAVEN'T SLOWED IT  DOWN. SO BOTH OF THESE ARE YOU KNOW ROUNDUP RESISTANT. SURE. SO WE'RE GOING TO THINK  ABOUT COMING IN HERE IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE A BURNING EFFECT YOU KNOW LIKE A OR  SOMETHING TO TRY TO BRING THESE BACK DOWN SOUTH. SO IT'S PRETTY HARD IN HERE TO CLEAN THIS UP WITHOUT CAUSING SOME BEAN DAMAGE. BUT IF WE LET THESE WEEDS GO THEY'RE GOING TO CAUSE  SOME DAMAGE ITSELF. SO KIND OF GET YOU CAUGHT THEN YOU HAVE TO LOOK IN A YEAR LIKE THIS  WHERE ARE YOU AT IN YOUR LABEL FOR YOUR CROPPING RESTRICTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR. SURE. SO YOU'RE  NOT USING A PRODUCT IF WE ARE GOING TO BURN AND WE'RE NOT USING A PRODUCTS ARE GOING TO CARRY  OVER AND DING NEXT YEAR'S CROP ITSELF. AND IF THEY WERE NOT ROUNDUP READY YOU'D JUST SAY  COME IN HERE WITH YOUR ROUNDUP APPLICATION GET WHAT YOU CAN GET AND YOU PROBABLY HAVE TO  COMBINE THE REST AND TEND TO HIM NEXT YEAR. THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW THEY'RE ROUNDUP READY  YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE THAT MIX. SO PICK IN THE HYBRID HERE BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT  OF PRESSURE WE GOT. I WOULD CHOOSE TO BURN THESE BEANS TO SEE IF I CAN SLOW THEM DOWN OR  GET THEM OUT OF HERE. AND I WOULD. BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE A YIELD HIT HERE IF WE  DON'T. SURE. BUT THERE'S A LOT OF DECISIONS WITHIN IT. IF WE GO BACK 10 DAYS AGO WE CAN MAKE  THAT APPLICATION WITH A LOT LESS LIKELY TO CAUSE A DING. BUT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE FARMERS ARE UP  AGAINST IT CAN'T GET INTO THE FIELD AND SPRAY. 

TEASE
NEXT WE VISIT WITH THE INDIANA FARMERS WHO ARE COPING WITH THE LOSS OF  THEIR GRAIN ELEVATOR WITH HARVEST JUST FOUR WEEKS AWAY. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  DISCOVER THE POWER BEHIND THE M6 SERIES AT KUBOTA.COM. CLEAN-UP CONTINUES TODAY AT A FARM IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA WHERE GRAIN  BIN AND HOPPER TOPPLED OVER IN SPECTACULAR FASHION. PERHAPS YOU'VE SEEN THIS FOOTAGE. PLENTY OF PEOPLE HAVE.  IT'S HAD  MORE THAN ELEVEN MILLION HITS SINCE IT WAS FIRST POSTED ON MONDAY. WE VISITED THE WHITE FARMS AS THEY TRIED TO RECOVER FROM THE  EXPLOSION AND THEIR NEW FOUND FAME. 84 YEAR OLD BILL WHITE AND SON STEVE ARE RESTING A SPELL THEY'VE EARNED IT. THEY'VE BEEN CLEARING DEBRIS AND TRYING TO MOVE GRAIN FROM THE NOW FRACTURED ELEVATOR. LATE MONDAY  MORNING AS THEY WERE MOVING GRAIN IN ADVANCE OF THIS YEAR'S HARVEST THEY FIRST NOTICED  SOMETHING WAS WRONG. "AND I WAS UPLOADING THE TRUCK. BOLTS STARTED POPPING AND ONE HAD UNLOADED THE TRUCK AND PULLED IT OUT AND THEN AND THEN WE OUT. AND SEE IT WAS A LEANING." SO IT WAS A LEAN IN. WHEN I SEEN THE BOLTS START POPPING ALL THIS OUT THIS SIDE IT WAS GOING TO  GO OVER THERE. SO WHAT DID THAT TELL YOU AND THE BOLTS STARTING TO POP OUT THING TO BEGIN THAT HAPPENED WITH  THE BIN AND HOPPER LEANING. THEY TRIED TO EMPTY SOME GRAIN TO EASE THE LOAD BUT THERE WASN'T ENOUGH TIME AND WITH BOLTS  POPPING AND METAL CREAKING IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME. THERE IT GOES. AS THE HEAT OFF THAT THING I CAN'T DESCRIBE THE HEAT IT WAS IT WAS OVERWHELMING. BUT WHEN THE  FLAME COME OUT IT GOT PRETTY CLOSE TO US OUT THERE THAT GOT YOUR ATTENTION. YEAH CAUSE I REALLY  THOUGHT I WAS HAVE A FIRE THEN BUT IT WAS ONE FLASH AND IT WAS OVER. I'VE BEEN A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER FOR 20 YEARS AND HADN'T NEVER SEEN AN EXPLOSION LIKE THAT. NOW BILL STEVE AND THE BOYS ARE GOING THROUGH THE RUBBLE. HAPPY TO BE ALIVE AND AMAZED BY  WHAT THEY'VE DISCOVERED IN THE WRECKAGE. CORN WAS 12 FOOT DEEP. WE HAD A WE HAD WE HAD A STRAIGHT TRUCK SITTING IN THAT BUILDING WHEN  I LAST HAD IT ACTUALLY SHED THAT TRUCK OFF THE CONCRETE FOUR OR FIVE FEET. IT HAD FOUR OR FIVE FEET OF CORN ACTUALLY UNDER THAT TRUCK. THAT WAS AMAZING FOR BILL. THIS WAS A SECOND CLOSE CALL. HAVING BEEN TRAPPED AND A BIN TWO YEARS AGO. BUT HE TAKES IT  IN STRIDE WITH HIS SIGNATURE SMILE. I GOT CAUGHT IN THIS GRAIN BEEN HERE. A FEW YEARS AGO. AND THE. THEY RESCUED ME THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT AND GOT ME OUT OF THERE. SO I'VE HAD A LOT OF AND LIVED SO FAR TO TELL ABOUT IT. STEVE SAYS THE BIN AND HOPPER WERE ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD. THEY'RE NOT  SURE WHAT FAILED BUT ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING INTO. HE SAYS HARVEST WOULD HAVE STARTED AT THE END OF AUGUST.  BUT UNTIL  THEY CAN GET REPAIRS MADE, HE EXPECTS THEY'LL BE THE LAST FARMERS IN  THE FIELD. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU  TUNED IN. 

CLOSE
BEFORE WE GO WE'D LIKE TO WISH OUR OWN BETSY JIBBEN GOOD LUCK AND  BLESSINGS ON HER BIG DAY. BETSY IS GETTING MARRIED THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH DAKOTA. WE WISH THE  NEWLY WEDS ALL THE BEST. FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS-- I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY IN  FARM COUNTRY. AGDAY IS POWERED BY RAM TRUCKS - AMERICA'S LONGEST LASTING PICKUPS.

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