AgDay Daily Recap - July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
JULY 14, 2017


HEADLINES
THE DICAMBA BAN ENDS IN MISSOURI-- WE'VE GOT THE LATEST DETAILS. PLUS, A POPULAR FAST FOOD COMPANY IS WORKING TO REINVENT ITSELF. IN AGRIBUSINESS...WHAT TO DO WITH OLD CROP CORN. KEN FERRIE SAYS JAPANESE BEETLE PRESSURE MAY BE AT HISTORIC  LEVELS...HE HAS ADVICE FROM BETWEEN THE ROWS. AND THIS NEW ICE CREAM IS TRYING TO TAKE ON AN AMERICAN CLASSIC. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

MISSOURI DICAMBA BAN LIFTED
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. MISSOURI'S BAN ON DICAMBA IS SHORT- LIVED. THE STATE ANNOUNCING IT IS LIFTING THE BAN JUST ONE WEEK AFTER  BEING ENACTED. THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURE HAS APPROVED A NEW LABELING FOR  CERTAIN DICAMBA PRODUCTS, AS IT LIFTS THE WEEK OLD BAN. THAT MEANS FARMERS IN MISSOURI CAN ONCE AGAIN PURCHASE AND USE NEW  DICAMBA FORMULATIONS FOR OVER-THE-TOP USE IN SOYBEANS AND COTTON.  CHRIS CHINN/MO DEPT OF AG: "I'M HAPPY TO INFORM YOU WE HAVE RELEASED THE  STOP SALE AND USE ORDER FOR BASF INGENIA HERBICIDE MONSANTOS  EXTENDAMAX WITH VAPORGRIP TECHNOLOGY AND DUPONTS FEXIPAN  HERBICIDE A SPECIAL LOCAL NEEDS LABEL IS NOW IN PLACE FOR THESE THREE  PRODUCTS IN MISSOURI.  BUT THERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS. WIND SPEEDS CAN BE NO GREATER THAN TEN MILES AN HOUR. THE HERBICIDE CANNOT BE APPLIED BEFORE NINE IN THE MORNING OR AFTER  THREE P-M/ THE CHEM MUST BE APPLIED BY A PROPERLY LICENSED APPLICATOR WHO MUST  COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION. AND RECORD-KEEPING IS A MUST. CHINN SAYS THE MISSOURI ORDER REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL DECEMBER FIRST  FOR ALL OTHER DICAMBA-CONTAINING PRODUCTS. THE STATE OF TENNESSEE IS ALSO REVISING ITS REGULATIONS ON DICAMBA  USE. AS OF WEDNESDAY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AG HAD RECEIVED ABOUT  70 COMPLAINTS OF DICAMBA DRIFT. THE NEW RULES REQUIRE ANYONE APPLYING ANY DICAMBA PRODUCT TO BE A  CERTIFIED APPLICATOR OR LICENSED AS A PEST CONTROL OPERATOR. OLDER FORMULATIONS OF DICAMBA ARE PROHIBITED FOR THE REMAINDER OF  THE GROWING SEASON. IN TENNESSEE, THE HERBICIDE CAN ONLY BE APPLIED BETWEEN 9AM TO 4PM LOCAL TIME. AND APPLYING DICAMBA OVER THE TOP OF COTTON AFTER FIRST BLOOM IS  PROHBITED.

AG IN WASHINGTON
IN WASHINGTON, HOUSE APPROPRIATORS ROLLING OUT THE 2018 BUDGET.  AT 145 BILLION, IT'S ABOVE WHAT THE PRESIDENT REQUESTED BUT STILL MORE  THAN 8 AND A HALF BILLION LESS THAN CURRENT SPENDING LEVELS. WHILE LESS MONEY, IT MAINTAINS MUCH OF THE FUNDING FOR RURAL  DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH, CROP INSURANCE AND INTERNATIONAL FEEDING  PROGRAMS. THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM IS CUT BY NEARLY 5 BILLION  DOLLARS...ALTHOUGH IT STILL COVERS CURRENT ENROLLMENT LEVELS. NUTRITION WAS A KEY FOCUS OF THE LAST ADMINISTRATION.

SONNY PERDUE AND SCHOOL LUNCH
NOW USDA SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE IS DEFENDING HIS DECISION TO PUT  CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM ON HOLD.   THOSE CHANGES TO THE NUTRITIONAL STANDARDS CAME DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. THE AG SECRETARY SPOKE TO SEVERAL THOUSAND MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL  NUTRITION ASSOCIATION WEDNESDAY IN ATLANTA. THE S-N-A  LOBBIED  WASHINGTON TO REVERT BACK TO THE OLD STANDARDS. PERDUE SIGNED A PROCLAMATION IN MAY WHICH BEGINS THE PROCESS OF  RESTORING LOCAL CONTROL OF GUIDELINES ON WHOLE GRAINS, SODIUM, AND  MILK. IT WOULD ALLOW RLAVORED MILK WITH 1 PERCENT FAT BACK INTO SCHOOL  CAFETERIAS.

MCDONALDS AND HEALTHIER FAST FOOD
NUTRITION AND A RENEWED FOCUS ON FOOD IS MAKING LIFE TOUGH FOR SOME  FAST FOOD COMPANIES. FOR INSTANCE, AMERICANS ARE EATING AT MCDONALD'S LESS OFTEN, A TREND  THE FAST-FOOD CHAIN IS FIGHTING TO REVERSE. CEO STEVE EASTERBROOK THINKS HE HAS A PLAN THAT CAN HELP TURN THE  TIDE OVER THE LONGER TERM JOHN MONE REPORTS. MCDONALD'S SET THE GOLD STANDARD FOR FAST FOOD….IN THE 1950S. BUT IN  THE 21ST CENTURY – THE GOLDEN ARCHES HAVE LOST THEIR SHEEN AND THE  COMPANY IS TRYING REGAIN DOMINANCE. STEVE EASTERBOOK, MCDONALD'S CEO: "IT'S  COMPETITIVE. SO YOU'VE GOT TO BE NIMBLE, YOU'VE GOT TO BE AGILE, AND YOU'VE GOT TO STAY CLOSE  TO CUSTOMERS." CUSTOMER VISITS ARE DECLINING AT ESTABLISHED LOCATIONS— BUT C-E-O STEVE EASTERBOOK SAYS THE GLOBAL RESTAURANT CHAIN IS  RETOOLING MENUS AND ADDING MORE TECHNOLOGY. THE COMPANY HAS AN  INNOVATION CENTER OUTSIDE CHICAGO WHERE IT TESTS NEW CUSTOMER  EXPERIENCES.AND RECENTLY ROLLED OUT THESE KIOKS IN SELECT CITIES SO PEOPLE CAN  SKIP WAITING IN LINE AT THE REGISTER— "WE'RE CONFIDENT WE'VE NOW GOT THE PLANS IN PLACE THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY REGAIN THOSE  CUSTOMERS AND ACTUALLY GET MORE CUSTOMER GROWTH, GET MORE CUSTOMERS EATING MORE OFTEN."  BUT THEY WILL HAVE TO DO IT WITH FEWER LOCATIONS. MCDONALD'S IS EXPECTED TO SHRINK ITS U-S FOOTPRINT FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR… EVEN WITH AROUND 14-THOUSAND LOCATIONS AND A STOCK THAT KEEPS  INVESTORS HAPPY. ERIK GORDON, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BUSINESS PROFESSOR: "THE  QUESTION FOR IT GOING FORWARD, THOUGH, IS: HOW DO YOU REBUILD TRAFFIC? BECAUSE IN THE LONG  TERM, YOU HAVE TO HAVE STRONG TRAFFIC AND STRONG SALES IN ORDER TO SUCCEED." BUSINESS  PROFESSOR ERIK GORDON STUDIES THE FAST FOOD GIANT. "A LOT FEWER PEOPLE  HAVE BEEN GOING TO MCDONALD'S.SINCE 2012, THEY'VE LOST ABOUT 500 MILLION _ HALF A BILLION _  VISITORS." HE SAYS IN TODAY'S RESTAURANT ECONOMY, CONSUMERS HAVE MORE  CHOICES THAN EVER AND MORE WAYS TO BUY THEIR MEALS. SO MCDONALDS  WANTS TO MAKE IT EVEN EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO GET ITS FOOD — PARTNERING  WITH ON DEMAND SERVICES LIKE UBER EATS FOR DELIVERY. IT'S LAUNCHING A  SMARTPHONE APP LATER THIS YEAR. NICK KARAVITES MCDONALD'S FRANCHISE OWNER: "OUR  FOCUS IS ON OUR CUSTOMER. WHAT DO THEY WANT TO EAT? WHAT DO THEY TO DRINK? HOW DO THEY  WANT TO BE SERVED? HOW DO THEY WANT TO PLACE THEIR ORDER. AND WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON  MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT BASE. "THE SUPERSIZED EFFORTS ALSO AIMED AT  SHEDDING ITS PROCESSED JUNKFOOD IMAGE… ADDING FRESHER INGREDIENTS  AND NOT USING FROZEN PATTIES IN QUARTER POUNDERS…MOVES LIKE THAT  ARE MEANT TO HEAD OFF COMPETITION FROM "BURGER" CHAINS LIKE SHAKE  SHACK AND THE HABIT THAT ARE MORE POPULAR WITH MILLENNIALS. "I THINK  MCDONALD'S CAN DRAW CUSTOMERS BACK. THEY HAVE TO GET THE MENU SIMPLIFIED. IT HAS TO BE A  STRONG VALUE PROPOSITION. I THINK THEY HAVE TO WORK ON THEIR IN-STORE OPERATIONS." "SO THE  REALITY IS, WE'VE GOT TO BE BETTER AT WHAT WE'RE GOOD AT. AND WE'VE GOT TO SIGNAL THAT IN THE  RIGHT WAY TO CUSTOMERS. AND WHEN WE DO THAT, WE KNOW THEY RESPOND. THEY COME BACK MORE  OFTEN. THEY LOVE THE VALUE OF IT." EVEN THOUGH BILLIONS HAVE BEEN "LOVIN' IT," THE  COMPANY IS TRYING TO COME UP WITH THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS HOW TO BE  RELEVANT FOR THE FRESH OBSESSED ON DEMAND CULTURE NOW DEFINING THE  FOOD BUSINESS. JOHN MONE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ) THANKS JOHN.

DROUGHT MONITOR
THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR IS OUT AND IT SHOWS THE NORTHERN PLAINS  CONTINUING TO STRUGGLE. 36-PERCENT OF NORTH DAKOTA IS NOW IN D-3 OR EXTREME DROUGHT.  THAT'S SIX POINTS WORSE THAN LAST WEEK. SOUTH DAKOTA ALSO STEPPING DEEPER INTO DROUGHT.  93-PERCENT OF THE STATE NOW IS AT SOME LEVEL SERIOUS DRYNESS. ELEVEN PERCENT IS IN EXTREME DROUGHT. AND DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN NORTHEAST MONTANA WORSENED AS WELL.

CALIFORNIA HEAT WAVE KILLS THOUSANDS OF COWS
THAT HEAT WAVE OUT WEST LAST MONTH TOOK A TOLL ON DAIRY HERDS IN  CALIFORNIA. TEMPERATURES TOPPED 100 DEGREES FOR 9 STRAIGHT DAYS. NOW OUR PARTNERS AT DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT REPORT, BETWEEN 4 AND 6  THOUSAND COWS DIED IN FRESNO COUNTY ALONE DUE TO THE HEAT. SUMMER ISN'T ALL SCORCHING TEMPERATURES AND HARD WORK.

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN HAS A LOOK IN TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. THANKS CLINTON. LET'S START OFF NEAR NEW HOLLAND, ILLINOIS. DARA ENTWISTLE SENDING US  THE CROPS IN THE AREA. SHE SAYS THE AREA IS IN NEED OF A RAIN.  THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR SAYS DRY CONDITIONS ARE IMPROVING IN THE  STATE. 16 PERCENT IS ABNORMALLY DRY. THE DRY AREAS ARE MOSTLY IN THE  CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE NEAR HER.  AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS..GOOD OL' FASHIONED WISCONSIN SUMMER SHOT  FROM OUR ANALYST AND FRIEND NAOMI BLOOM. HER SON OSCAR IS PART OF A WATER SKIING TEAM CALLED THE "WEBFOOTERS"  IN FREMONT, WI.   HE'S THERE ON THE BOTTOM LEFT. THE KIDS HAVE FREE SHOWS ON WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS ALONG THE  BANKS OF THE WOLF RIVER. VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL  PRO.COM.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL STOP OVER AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TO TALK  ABOUT STRATEGIES FOR OLD CROP CORN.  PLUS IN THE DEBATE OVER WHAT'S A REAL DAIRY PRODUCT.....WE'LL SHOW YOU A  SWEET SHOP THAT'S PUSHING AHEAD WITH ITS VEGAN OFFERINGS.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS USDA'S LATEST REPORTS CONTINUE TO WEIGH ON MARKETS.  LETS GET THE CLOSE FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. FROM THE TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVE WE'RE LOOKING AT THREE NINETY FIVE BEING A BIG LEVEL FOR THAT DECEMBER CORN FUTURES CONTRACT. WE NEED TO GET OUT ABOVE THAT TO ROUND OUT THE WEEK TO KEEP THE BULL TREND INTACT. FAILURE TO DO SO I THINK CONTINUES TO PUT PRESSURE ON THIS MARKET UNTIL THE 380 TO EIGHTY FIVE LEVEL THIS WAS PREVIOUS RESISTANCE BACK IN MARCH AND JUNE. NOW BECOMES VERY KEY SUPPORT. NOW AS FAR AS THE SOYBEANS ARE CONCERNED $10 IS THE LINE IN THE SAND THIS IS VERY PSYCHOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT TO US IF THE BULLS ARE ABLE TO CLOSE ABOVE THIS, I THINK THEY MAINTAIN MOMENTUM GOING INTO THE WEEKEND. ON THE SUPPORT SIDE OF THINGS 980 TO 985 IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT. WRAPPING THINGS UP WITH THE WHEAT MARKET A LOT WIDER OF RANGES VOLATILITY OFTENTIMES INVITES MORE VOLATILITY IN THE MARKET AND THAT'S DEFINITELY WHAT WE'RE SEEING NOT ONLY IN CHICAGO BUT MINNEAPOLIS AND KANSAS CITY WHEAT AS WELL. THIS HAS BEEN OLIVER SLOUP WITH IITRADER FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME.

AGRIBUSINESS
JOE VAKLAVIK WITH STANDARD GRAIN OUR GUEST HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS TODAY. JOE LET'S TALK  ABOUT OLD CROP CORN WE KNOW THERE IS STILL QUITE A BIT OF IT OUT THERE STUCK IN BINS PEOPLE  WAITING ON A RALLY A PRICE RALLY TO TRY TO BRING IT OUT. ANY CHANCE OF DOING THAT AND HOW DO WE  DO IT. WELL THIS PAST OR LAST WEEK YOU KNOW THE SEPTEMBER CORN CONTRACT THAT'S WHAT MOST  YOUR ELEVATORS AND ETHANOL PLANTS ARE BIDDING OFF OF. I THINK IT GOT WITHIN A PENNY OF SOME 12  MONTH HIGHS. SURE. SO YOU KNOW YOU CAN SELL THE STUFF AT ESSENTIALLY WHAT HAD BEEN A 12  MONTH HIGH. IS IT GOING TO LOOK GREAT ON PAPER OR IS IT EVEN PROFITABLE. MAYBE YOU'RE MAYBE  NOT DEPENDING ON WHAT KIND OF CROP YOU HAD AND WHAT YOUR INPUTS ARE AND HOW YOUR MARGINS  LOOK. SO IT'S IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROBABLY LIGHTEN UP A LITTLE BIT. I DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT  LIGHTENING UP ON OLD CROP AT 12 MONTH HIGHS ASSUMING THAT I'VE GOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF NEW  CROP TO PRICE STILL AND I THINK THAT THAT'S THE CASE FOR EVERYBODY. RIGHT. SO THE PROBLEM HERE IS  THAT YOU CAN RUN OUT OF TIME AND YOU KNOW MAYBE WE RUN INTO BETTER CORN PRICES. BUT WHAT IF  IT'S IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER. PAST THE POINT WHERE YOU KNOW YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE THIS STUFF  MOVED OR NEED TO HAVE IT. THAT'S THE PROBLEM. SO YEAH THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY THERE JUST  BECAUSE WE'RE THE BEST WE'VE BEEN 12 MONTHS CAN MARKET GO HIGHER. WELL SURE. YOU KNOW  ARE YOU A REAL OWN GUY OR NO. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY VERY CAREFUL YOU KNOW I AS A BROKER I'M  VERY VERY CAREFUL TO HAVE ANY OF MY FARM CUSTOMERS ALONG THE BOARD IN ANY SITUATION FOR ANY  REASON JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE SO INHERENTLY LONG. SO YOU BETTER REALLY REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU'RE  DOING AND BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY YOUR RISKS ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE FARM BEFORE YOU DO THAT. YEAH.  AS WE LOOK AT THE NEW CROP MARKET RIGHT NOW. ARE THERE ANY INDICATIONS THERE THAT THIS CAN  CONTINUE TO RUN A LITTLE BIT. SURE. I MEAN IF YOU THINK THE YIELD DEBATE IS RAGING RIGHT NOW. SURE  ABSOLUTELY IF YOU'RE ON THE LOW END OF THE YIELD WHERE YOU THINK IT'S GOING TO BE AND YOU'RE  RIGHT WE'LL HAVE HIGHER PRICES. OK. THAT WOULD BE MY OPINION. DO I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE  YIELDS GOING TO BE LOW. NO I DON'T. IT'S VERY VERY EARLY. SO THIS IS ALL UP TO MOTHER NATURE AT  THIS POINT. STILL IT'S EARLY IN THE BALL GAME. WE HAVE SEEN POLLINATION YET. STILL WAITING ON  WEATHER FORECAST. THERE'S A LOT TO BE DETERMINED HERE. THIRD FOURTH WEEK OF JULY IS KIND OF  KEY PERIOD TO BE WATCHING A LOT OF IT'S GOING TO BE LATER THIS YEAR. A LOT OF LATER PLANTING AND IT'S  GOING TO BE KIND OF SPREAD OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE. SO SHOULD BE INTERESTING. OK. WE'LL KEEP AN  EYE ON IT. THANK YOU JOE WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.  GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AG DAY. METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN MIKE AS WE WATCH THIS DROUGHT  MONITOR REALLY NO RELIEF FOR THOSE NORTHERN PLAINS STATES. AND I DON'T SEE IT. WE HAVE A RIDGE  BUILDING. I MEAN EVENTUALLY WE MIGHT SEE A SYSTEM KIND OF COME IN AND DROP INTO THE  NORTHERN PLAINS AND GIVE YOU SOME MOISTURE. BUT RIGHT NOW EVERYTHING'S DEVELOPING OFF TO  YOUR EAST AND MOVING EAST. SO LET'S GO BACK ABOUT A MONTH AND SEE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE.  YOU'LL NOTICE THERE WE'RE STILL A FEW DRY AREAS IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST BUT YOU ARE ALREADY GETTING  SOME RAIN DOWN THERE THERE WERE SOME DRY AREAS STARTING TO SHOW UP IN THE MIDDLE  MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THOSE ARE GONE AND SOME OF THE DRY AREAS IN TEXAS HAVE GOT A LITTLE WORSE  AS WELL. SO LET'S ADD IN EVERY WEEK OVER THE PAST FOUR WEEKS AND YOU CAN SEE THE EXPANDING  AREAS IN THE FAR NORTHERN PLAINS SOME SPOTS IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. BUT IT HAS ACTUALLY  IMPROVED IN PARTS OF THE MISTS MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AS THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL  DAYS HAVE BEEN FORMING EAST OF THE DROUGHT AREAS AND MOVING OFF TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST.  SO HERE'S THE WAY THE FRONT SHAPES UP TODAY THAT'S ALL SHIFTED SOUTH OF THE WAY WE'RE NOT  GOING TO SEE THOSE DEVELOPING STORMS OVER THE NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ANYMORE FOR A  WHILE. YOU CAN SEE AS THIS FRONT SHIFTS INTO THE OHIO VALLEY CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THAT'S  WHERE THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE GOING TO SPRING UP TODAY. THERE'LL BE A FEW  LINGERING SHOWERS WITH THAT SECONDARY AREA OF LOW PRESSURE EASTERN GREAT LAKES TODAY. HIGH  PRESSURE THOUGH BUILDING IN ANOTHER COLD FRONT KIND OF DROPPING INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF  CANADA BY TOMORROW MORNING. AND THAT WILL ONLY CAUSE A FEW SHOWERS AS IT MOVES FARTHER  SOUTH EASTWARD. BUT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THIS SOUTHERN FRONT WILL DEVELOP EVEN  MORE DURING THE AFTERNOON WHICH IS KIND OF TYPICAL THIS TIME OF YEAR ESPECIALLY IN THE HEAT AND  HUMIDITY NEAR AND SOUTH OF THAT FRONT JUST A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS. LIKE I SAID FARTHER NORTH  NOW OUT WEST YOU'RE JUST IN THE SAME OLD WEATHER PATTERN YOU'VE BEEN HAVING. AFTERNOON  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL POP UP IN A FEW SPOTS BUT MOST AREAS STAY DRY. THERE IS A  PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. BASICALLY RIGHT FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS ALL THE  WAY INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS YOU CAN SEE HOW WE TAKE THAT  EVEN FARTHER SOUTH AND YOU GET A LITTLE BIT MORE RAIN INTO PARTS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN SECTIONS OF  THE COUNTRY. ALSO ARE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN THERE FROM  A SYSTEM OVER MEXICO. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY 90S FOR MOST OF THE WESTERN PLAINS ONLY 70S  FROM MINNEAPOLIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH MOST OF THE GREAT LAKES AND THE NORTHEAST. HOT SOUTH  OF THAT FRONT AND WE'LL SEE THAT SPREADING SOUTHWARD SO THAT IT COOLS DOWN INTO THE 60S ALL THE  WAY INTO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY BY TOMORROW MORNING AND THE THE REALLY HOT STUFF KIND OF  SPREAD SOUTHWARD FROM THE TENNESSEE VALLEY SOUTHWARD AND IN THE PLAINS BECAUSE OF THIS  RIDGE STILL HOLDING. YOU'LL NOTICE ON THE JET STREAM THOUGH WE HAVE FIRST A LITTLE TROUGH SECOND A  LITTLE PIECE OF ENERGY FOR THE WEEKEND AND THEN IT HEATS UP AGAIN FOR THE GREAT LAKES BEFORE  THE TROUGH STARTS TO REDEVELOP LATER NEXT WEEK. THAT'S BEEN THE PATTERN. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS  THE COUNTRY NOW. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE HAD TO CLOVIS NEW MEXICO FIRST OF  ALL LOTS OF SUNSHINE RATHER HOT. HIGH OF 91. DUBUQUE IOWA MOSTLY SUNNY AND COMFORTABLE  TODAY HIGH AROUND 78 AND WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA PARTLY SUNNY HOT AND HUMID HIGH UP TO  94 DEGREES.

TEASE
UP NEXT, PEST PRESSURE COULD BE CAUSING POLLINATION ISSUES THIS  GROWING SEASON. KEN FERRIE EXPLAINS COMING UP IN FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AND DAIRY PRODUCERS MIGHT OBJECT BUT NUT GROWERS MAY ENJOY THE  MARKET OPPORTUNITY. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT VEGAN ICE CREAM, LATER ON IN  THE COUNTRY.

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
JAPANESE BEETLES CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND THIS YEAR, INFESTATIONS APPEAR TO BE AT OR NEAR RECORD LEVELS IN  PARTS OF THE CORN BELT. FIELD AGRONOMIST KEN FERRIE ON WHAT TO WATCH FOR BETWEEN THE ROWS. PART OF THE INSECT ISSUE WE'RE DEALING WITH HERE IN ILLINOIS THE MILD WINTER SURVIVAL RATE FOR A  NUMBER OF THESE INSECTS WAS BETTER IN ITSELF. AND THEN IT'S AREAS TOO. SO A SCENARIO WHERE WE  HAVE OTHERS WHERE IS MODERATE. HARDLY NO JAPANESE BEETLE. AND THEN THE NEXT PLACE YOU GO  TO AND IT'S IT'S YEAH SOME OF THESE FIELDS I'VE BEEN IN IT'S HISTORIC AS THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE  THAT WE'RE SEEING FROM WELL IT'S EASY TO MANAGE. THAT WHEN YOU POLLINATE IN A THREE TO FIVE  DAY WINDOW. BUT WE'RE GOING TO POLLINATE IN A 10 DAY TO TWO WEEK WINDOW. SO THESE. SILK  CLIPPING INSECTS STICK WITH THE FRESH POLLEN. SO THEY START TO MOVE TOWARDS THOSE LATER EMERGING PLANTS AND THEY WON'T LET THEM GET POLLINATED. OTHER YEARS YOU HAVE ONE OR TWO  THOUSAND LATE POLLINATORS YOU CAN IGNORE THEM THIS YEAR FOR A LOT OF GUYS THAT MIGHT BE FIVE TO  SEVEN THOUSAND. SO IT COULD TRIGGER ON A MODERATE PRESSURE AS FAR AS NUMBER OF INSECTS BUT  WE STILL COULD BE FORCED TO TREAT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TAKE CARE OF THOSE LATER EMERGING  PLANTS SO WE GET SOME GRAIN OFF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SILK CLIPPING. IT'S MAKING SURE YOU'RE  DOING YOUR SCOUTING. AND WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SCOUTING THOSE FIELDS. HOW THEY CAME UP.  SO SOME AREAS CAME UP SLOW AND THE LOW GROUND COMPARED TO THE HIGH GROUND THEY'RE  GOING TO POLLINATE LATER. SO WHEN YOU'RE SCOUTING YOU JUST CAN'T DIP IN A FEW ROWS. THAT'S  WHERE THE DRONES AND AERIAL IMAGERY COME IN YOU CAN ACTUALLY LOOK FROM THE AIR AND SEE  WHAT IS POLLINATING WHAT'S NOT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK THE AREAS THAT ARE POLLINATING  TODAY AND THE ONES YOU KNOW CHECK NEXT WEEK WHEN IT COMES TO JAPANESE BEETLES. A LITTLE  BIT TOUGHER BECAUSE HE'S AN ORNERY ONE TO TAKE DOWN IF YOU'RE GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND YOU  HAVE TO CLEAN HIM UP IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT PUTTING SOME TYPE OF  KNOCKDOWN IN THERE SO YOU CAN KNOCK THE ONES THAT ARE DOWN ALONG WITH SOMETHING THAT WILL  REPEL THEM OUT LATER WHERE IF WE'RE TREATING HIM AND SOYBEANS WEAKENED. WE GOT TIME ON  OUR SIDE SO WE CAN PUT SOMETHING OUT THERE MAINLY FROM A REPELLENT STANDPOINT. BUT WHEN IT  COMES TO CORN WE CAN'T LET THEM FEED FOR 10 DAYS WHILE YOUR INSECTICIDES TRYING TO BRING THEM  IN LINE. 

TEASE
HOW ABOUT A NICE BIG BOWL OF ICE CREAM ON A HOT SUMMER DAY?  NEXT  WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT SOME ALTERNATIVES TO WHAT YOU MIGHT CONSIDER ICE  CREAM.

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.  THIS SUNDAY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY, PART OF NATIONAL ICE CREAM  MONTH. BUT SOME FOLKS CAN'T ENJOY THE DELICIOUS-NESS OF THE FROZEN  DAIRY CONFECTION BECAUSE THEY ARE LACTOSE INTOLERANT. OR THEY LIVE A  VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE. AND THAT'S WHERE THE NATION'S TREE-NUT GROWERS COME INTO PLAY. AT THIS SHOPPE IN NEW YORK  VEGAN ICE CREAM IS ALL THE RAGE. BANANA IS A  POPULAR BASE FOR THE NON-DAIRY ICE CREAM, BUT SO ARE NUT BUTTERS,  RICE, AND SOY. MANY OF ITS CUSTOMERS ARE MEAT EATERS BUT THEY DON'T MIND SAMPLING  THE ALTERNATIVE DESSERT. THE OWNER SAYS VEGAN PRODUCTS HAVE IMPROVED OVER THE YEARS. MICHAEL SLOAN, CEO, CHLOE'S SOFT SERVE FRUIT CO.  "WHEN WE FIRST OPENED, IF SOMETHING WAS VEGAN IT COULDN'T BE GOOD. AND NOW I THINK WE'VE  HELPED EXPLAIN THAT FOOD CAN BE DELICIOUS AND, OH BY THE WAY, IT'S VEGAN. AND SO WE USED TO  INITIALLY HIDE THAT WE WERE VEGAN AND JUST FOR THE VEGANS WHO WANTED TO SEE IT WAS VEGAN.  NOW WE PROMOTE THAT IT'S VEGAN."WHILE CHLOE'S ONLY SELLS VEGAN ICE CREAM, OTHER SHOPS ALSO OFFER  REAL-DAIRY ICE CREAM. THE OWNERS SAY THEY USE THE BEST INGREDIENTS  POSSIBLE - NO MATTER IF IT'S VEGAN OR TRADITIONAL. THERE'S ALSO A RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK'S HUDSON VALLED CALLED ORGANIC  NECTARS. IT SELLS A VEGETARIAN GELATO CALLED CASHEWTOPIA MADE FROM - YOU GOT IT - RAW ORGANIC CASHEWS. OF COURSE THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IS NOT HAPPY WITH NON-DAIRY PRODUCTS  BEING LABELED AS MILK, CHEESE AND YOGURT IF IT'S MADE FROM ANYTHING BUT  MILK FROM A COW. WISCONSIN SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN INTRODUCE A BILL IN  JANUARY WHICH WOULD  BAN THAT NON-DAIRY LABELING.

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

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