AgDay Daily Recap - March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
MARCH 17, 2017


HEADLINES
THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET ROLLS OVER  WASHINGTON.. ANOTHER CASE OF AVIAN FLU POPS IN TENNESSEE. IN THE  PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING...THE LAST EFFECTS OF A BIG CROP IN SOUTH AMERICA. KNOWING YOUR SEED SIZE IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF WINTER WHEAT PLANTING.  AND A FULL SERVICE FILL UP ISN'T OUT OF STYLE AT THIS NORTH DAKOTA GAS  STATION. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

PROPOSED BUDGET BLUEPRINT
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. LAWMAKERS AND STAKEHOLDERS ARE  SIFTING THROUGH THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET BLUEPRINT... GETTING AN IDEA OF  THE ADMINISTRATION'S PRIORITIES. PRESIDENT TRUMP UNVEILED HIS ONE-POINT ONE TRILLION DOLLAR "AMERICA  FIRST" BUDGET.IN WASHINGTON THIS IS CALLED "SKINNY" BUDGET BECAUSE IT DOES NOT GO  INTO GREAT DETAIL ABOUT FUNDING FOR EACH DEPARTMENT IN FISCAL YEAR  2018. THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS A MORE DETAILED VERSION OF THE SPENDING PLAN  WILL COME OUT IN MAY. SINCE CONGRESS ACTUALLY CONTROLS THE BUDGET, THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET  HELPS SPELL-OUT THE PRIORITIES FOR HIS ADMINISTRATION. IN THIS CASE IT  CUTS FUNDING TO E-P-A, BUT IT INCREASES MILITARY AND HOMELAND SECURITY  SPENDING.FOR AGRICULTURE - THE PRESIDENT'S SPENDING PLAN ALLOCATES JUST UNDER  18 BILLION DOLLARS FOR USDA.  THAT REPRESENTS A 21-PERCENT REDUCTION  FROM THE 2017 BUDGET. TO HIT THE REDUCED LEVEL, THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD USE A MIX OF  SPENDING CUTS AND STAFF REDUCTIONS. SPENDING ON FOOD STAMPS AND CROP SUBSIDIES ARE SAFE, FOR NOW. BUT SOME JOBS AT FARM SERVICE AGENCY AND LOCAL USDA OFFICES COULD BE  AT RISK.WASHINGTON WATCHERS SAY WITH BUDGETS ROLLING OUT ITS IMPORTANT TO GET LEADERSHIP IN PLACE AT USDA. "I THINK WE DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT USDA WILL HAVE IN TERMS OF A BUDGET  PROPOSAL, HOW CAN WE GET, I FEEL STRONGLY THAT SEC PERDUE WILL BE A  STRONG ADVOCATE FOR AG TRADE. SO WE NEED HIM AT THE CABINET TABLE  TALKING TO USTR, TALKING TO SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.  WE NEED NOT ONLY  A SECRETARY BUT A DEPUTY AND LOTS OF UNDERSECRETARIES THERE SOONER  RATHER THAN LATER." PERDUE'S PAPERWORK HAS MADE IT TO THE SENATE AG  COMMITTEE.HE COULD HAVE A CONFIRMATION HEAR SCHEDULED AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK.  THE MONTHLY RURAL MAINSTREET INDEX FROM CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY HAS  LITTLE TO CELEBRATE THIS MONTH.

RURAL MAINSTREET INDEX
THE R-M-I SHOWING THE OVERALL INDEX FELL BELOW GROWTH NEUTRAL FOR  THE 19TH STRAIGHT MONTH.   THIS REPORT GAUGES THE HEALTH OF RURAL AMERICA BASED ON RESPONSES  IN TEN STATES IN THE GREAT PLAINS AND MIDWEST. OF THE RURAL BANKERS SURVEYED, SEVEN OUT OF TEN EXPECT FARM LOAN  DEFAULTS TO RISE OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS. ALMST A THIRD OF BANKERS SAY PROPERTY TAXES ARE A MAJOR ECONOMIC  PROBLEM FOR FARMERS CASH RENTS ON FARM LAND IS DOWN 16-PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO. THE  AVERAGE IS TWO-HUNDRED-11 DOLLARS PER ACRE. ONE BRIGHT SPOT - RURAL MAINSTREET BUSINESSES, NOT DIRECTLY LINKED TO  FARMING, EXPANDED EMPLOYMENT FOR THE MONTH.

BIRD FLU IN TENNESSEE
THE STATE OF TENNESSEE IS NOW DEALING WITH A SECOND CASE OF HIGHLY  PATHOGENIC AVIAN FLU. THE STATE VETERINARIAN SAYS THIS CASE INVOLVES A  SECOND COMMERCIAL CHICKEN BREEDER. AND LIKE THE FIRST IT'S ALSO THE H7- N9 STRAIN. AND IT'S ALSO IN LINCOLN COUNTY. DEPOPULATION OF THE FLOCK IS NOW UNDERWAY.

CATTLE DYING FROM FIRE
WHILE UN-TOLD THOUSANDS OF CATTLE DIED IN LAST WEEK'S WILDFIRES IN  KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, AND TEXAS, AMONG THOSE ALSO HIT HARD BY FIRE ARE  THE SURVIVING BEEF CATTLE. FROM MILD SURFACE BURNS TO DEBILITATING  HOOF INJURIES, RANCHERS AND VETERINARIANS ARE TEAMING UP TO RENDER  CARE AND COMPASSION. THERE CAN BE LINGERING, LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES FROM INJURIES  SUSTAINED IN THE FIRES. A KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY BEEF VETERINARIAN  SAYS  THE FIRST CONCERN FOR ALL THESE ANIMALS SHOULD BE THE FEET.  " INITIALLY FROM THE HIGH TEMPS OF THE FIRE, WE SAW SOME SEPARATION AND  CRACKING IN WHAT'S CALLED THE CORONARY BAND. THAT'S WHERE THE HOOF  TRANSITIONS TO SKIN. WHERE THAT HAIR INITIALLY STARTS, THAT'S THE  CORONARY BAND AND THAT'S WHERE HOOF DEVELOPMENT BEGINS AT. OVER THE  NEXT COUPLE WEEKS, EVEN SOME SLIGHT DAMAGE FROM THE, INITIATED DURING THEFIRE, WE CAN RUN INTO AS REALLY SEVERE LAMINITIS, WHERE WE  CAN HAVE SEPARATION OF THAT HOOF WALL DUE TO THE DAMAGE AT THE  CORONARY BAND." TAR-POFF SAYS LAMINITIS CAN INCLUDE CRACKS IN THE HOOF WALL, AND  SEPARATION OF THE HOOF FROM THE FOOT. WHEN HE SEES THAT KIND OF  DAMAGE, IMMEDIATE EUTHANASIA IS NECESSARY.

LOUISIANA CROPS
THIS WAS THE SCENE EARLIER THIS WEEK AS A NOR'EASTERN BLEW THROUGH  NEW ENGLAND. THOUSANDS WERE WITHOUT POWER INCLUDING SOME DAIRIES IN THE AREA. HIGH WINDS AND UP TO TWO FEET OF SNOW BURIED HOMES AND BUSINESSES. THE STORM GARNERING ATTENTION IN AN OTHERWISE UNUSUALLY MILD WINTER  INCLUDING BELOW-NORMAL SNOWFALL  FOR MUCH OF THE EAST COAST. THERE'S NO SNOW IN LOUISIANA AND TEXAS WHERE FARMERS HAVE RETURNED  TO FIELDS TO BEGIN SPRING PLANTING.  AS IN MOST YEARS, CORN IS THE FIRST CROP PLANTED. AS WE REPORTED YESTERDAY, THE ANALYSTS AT ALLENDALE INCORPORATED ARE EXPECTING U-S FARMERS TO PLANT FOUR MILLION FEWER ACRES OF CORN  THIS YEAR. EVEN THOUGH LOUISIANA IS NOT A BIG CORN PRODUCER, IT'S SWITCH TO  COTTON AND SOY IS NOTICEABLE. CRAIG GAUTREAUX HAS DETAILS IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE LSU AG  CENTER. WITH GOOD SOIL MOISTURE AND HIGHER SOIL TEMPERATURES THAN LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR'S CORN CROP  IS EXPECTED TO GET OFF TO A QUICK START.   DAN FROMME: YOU GET PLANTED. THINGS ARE GOING TO COME OUT OF THE GROUND REALLY FAST. WE'RE  GOING TO GET OFF TO A FAST START IF THE WEATHER STAYS LIKE THIS. LAST YEAR, LOUISIANA FARMERS PLANTED MORE THAN 500,000 ACRES OF CORN. ECONOMIC CONDITIONS HAVE CHANGED, AND FROMME BELIEVE CORN ACRES WILL SEE A SIGNIFICANT DECREASE BECAUSE OTHER CROPS HAVE MORE FAVORABLE  PRICES. DUE TO LOWER CORN PRICES THIS YEAR, I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED WE WOULD BE SOMEWHERE  AROUND 350,000 TO 400,000 ACRES THIS YEAR. HAVING FEWER CORN ACRES WILL BE THE TREND AMONG  ALL CORN PRODUCING STATES. ECONOMISTS ARE PREDICTING CORN ACRES TO SHRINK BY FOUR MILLION  ACRES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MOST OF THE ACRES WILL SHIFT TO SOYBEANS, BUT IN LOUISIANA, FROMME EXPECTS TO SEE AN INCREASE IN COTTON ACRES AS WELL. RIGHT NOW, WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE AROUND  160,000 ACRES. PEOPLE THAT ARE MORE OPTIMISTIC, THAT IS, MAYBE 170 TO 175, 000 ACRES.   LOUISIANA HAD ABOUT 130,000 ACRES OF COTTON LAST YEAR, BUT A RECENT PRICE INCREASE IS  ENCOURAGING MORE FARMERS TO PLANT COTTON. WITH THE LSU AGCENTER, THIS IS CRAIG GAUTREAUX REPORTING. LOUISIANA FARMERS WILL START CORN HARVEST IN MID-JULY IF ALL GOES AS  PLANNED.

CROP COMMENTS
SNOW IN THE EAST AND DRY CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH PLAINS.  MIKE HOFFMAN HAS A LOOK IN CROP COMMENTS.  GOOD MORNING, CLINTON. WE'VE BEEN COVERING WILD FIRES IN SOUTH WEST  KANSAS RECENTLY,  BUT HERE'S A NICE PHOTO TAKEN SOMEWHERE BETWEEN MEADE AND ASHLAND.  TEMPERATURES REACHED ALMOST INTO THE 70S... BUT THE WIND WAS REALLY  BLOWING EARLIER IN THE WEEK...AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  THE LOCAL WEATHER CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT NOT ONLY ON YOUR DAY, BUT ALSO ON YOUR CROPS.  START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT WITH YOUR LOCAL FORECAST DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE, JUST TEXT  WEATHER TO 31313 TO GET STARTED!  A BIG SOUTH AMERICAN CROP COULD MEAN HEADWINDS FOR U.S. PRICES THIS  YEAR. THE PRO FARMER PROFIT BRIEFING IN NEXT. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN YOU JUST SAT IN YOUR CAR AT THE GAS STATION AND  WAITED FOR A SERVICE ATTENDANT TO FILL THE TANK. IN MOST OF THE COUNTRY THAT TRADITION IS GONE. BUT WE'LL VISIT ONE PLACE  WHERE "FULL SERVICE" IS STILL IN PLACE. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN.  A UNIQUELY POWERFUL FORMULATION.EXTRAORDINARY POWER OVER WEEDS.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS WE'RE ON THE DOWN HILL SLIDE OF THE TRADING WEEK. LETS  GET DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. WE WERE SEEING SOME GREEN ON THE BOARD IT IS NICE TO SEE WE'VE BEEN  UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE OVER THE PAST WEEK WEEK AND A HALF OR SO BUT WE HAVE HELD SUPPORT VERY WELL WE'RE LOOKING AT THE MAY CORN  CONTRACT THREE SIXTY IS THE AREA OF INTEREST FOR US WE THINK HOLDS IT  AS SUPPORT GOING FOR BUT REALLY THE BULLS WANT TO SEE IT CLOSED BACK  ABOVE THREE SEVENTY THREE SEVENTY TWO THIS POCKET REPRESENTS A  TWENTY FIFTY AND TWO HUNDRED DAY MOVING AVERAGE ONE THING WE'RE  KEEPING AN EXTRA CLOSE EYE ON IS OPTION EXPIRATION NEXT WEEK THERE IS  ABOUT FIFTY THOUSAND IN THE MONEY PUTS BETWEEN THREE SIXTY AND THREE  SEVENTY I THINK THAT OFFER SUPPORT TO THE MARKET BUT NOT  OVERWHELMINGLY NOT TO GET OUT OF BUT BECAUSE THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT  AMOUNT OF OPEN INTEREST AT THREE SEVENTY FIVE CALL LOOKING FOR NEXT  WEEK 'S TRADE RAIN TO BE THREE SEVENTY THREE SEVENTY FIVE HOURS OF  SEEING A LOT OF GREEN AND THE CATTLE BARN A LIVE CATTLE FEEDER CATTLE  TRADE A CONSIDERABLY HIGHER TAKING AS A KEY TECHNICAL LEVELS LOOKING  AT THE APRIL LIVE CATTLE CONTRACT ONE TWENTY THIRTY TWO WAS A CONTACT  EYES. I WOULD BE TOO SURPRISED TO SEE US FAIL AGAIN SITS ON THE FIRST  TEST SO IF YOU HAVE NO POSITION I WOULD LIKE TO BE A SELLER ON THE FIRST TEST LOOKING FOR A TARGET OF ONE SIXTEEN WHICH HAS BEEN A GOOD  SUPPORT AS OF LATE HAS BEEN ALL OLIVER SLOUPE WITH IITRADER FROM THE  FLOOR OF THE C M E 

PROFIT BRIEFING
A BIG CROP DOWN IN SOUTH AMERICA COULD HAVE A LASTING IMPACT ON U.S.  PRICES THIS YEAR. THE FELLAS FROM PROFARMER JOIN US WITH MORE IN TODAY'S PROFARMER  PROFIT BRIEFING. BRIAN NORMALLY THE MARCH SUPPLY AND DEMAND REPORT THE KIND OF A  YAWNER THIS TIME NOT SO MUCH A YAWNER BECAUSE WHAT USDA DID WITH THE  SOUTH AMERICAN CROP ESTIMATE YEAH ARE BIG CHANGES THERE 'S PRESSURE  ON THE BRAZILIAN SIDE OF THINGS AND NOT JUST ON SOYBEANS WHICH  EVERYBODY WAS KIND OF ANTICIPATING NOT TO THE DEGREE THE USDA GAVE US  BUT ANTICIPATING AND THEN ALSO ON THE AT THE CORN SIDE OF THINGS. SO  REALLY SHOOK UP THE KIND OF THE APPLE CART THERE AND TIPPED IT OVER  YEAH AND WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THAT BIGGER BRAZILIAN CORN  CROP IT 'S NOT GONNA HAVE THAT MUCH OF AN IMPACT IN THE CURRENT  MARKETING YEAR. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK OUT WHAT IT COULD DO TO OUR  EXPORTS IN THE TWENTY SEVENTEEN EIGHTEEN MARKETING YEAR THAT FOR THE IMPACT IS FELT YEAH THAT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CAN ADJUST PROJECT  OUT SOME NUMBERS IF WE DO GROW A TREND LINE CROP AND WE DO SEE A  SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN ACRES WHICH WE ANTICIPATE HERE IN THE. UNITED  STATES NOW AT THE THE COMPETITION FROM BRAZIL THE INCREASED  COMPETITION YOU PROBABLY DON'T REDUCE YOUR CARRYOVERS MUCH AND  MAYBE DOESN'T COME DOWN AT ALL. EVEN WITH REDUCED ACRES OK NOW THE  BIG CATCH PHRASE FOLLOWING THE MARCH S AND DS WAS THAT IT WAS REALLY  A GAME CHANGER FOR CORN AND SOYBEANS. EVEN THOUGH WE EXPECTED THE  BIG INCREASE IN THE BRAZILIAN BEAN CROP IT IT 'S STILL BEEN LABELED A GAME  CHANGER FOR THOSE MARKETS RIGHT NOW A MONTH OVER MONTH THE USDA JUST TO HISTORICALLY DOESN'T MAKE THIS BIG A CHANGE AND I THINK THAT  THAT 'S WHY IT CAUGHT THE MARKET SO MUCH BY SURPRISE IN AND CAUSE THE  PRICE PRESSURE. BUT WHEN WE WE LOOK AT THE SOYBEAN SIDE OF THINGS WE  KNEW THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE MORE EXPORT COMPETITION BUT THEY  LOPPED OFF TWENTY FIVE MILLION BUSHELS FROM THE DOMESTIC SUPPLY AND DEMAND THAT TABLE THEY RUN ON SOY BEANS ON THE OLD CROP NOT JUST A  NEW CROP BUT THE OLD CROP RIGHT SOL HAVE AN IMPACT IMMEDIATELY HERE  AND THEN MOVING FORWARD OK NOW WHEN WE SAY THAT IT 'S A GAME  CHANGER DOES THAT REMOVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A SEASONAL RALLY END  OF MAY JUNE ABSOLUTELY NOT RIGHT IT PROBABLY TAKES OUR TARGETS DOWN  SOMEWHAT YOU KNOW IT TAKES THE TOP AND OFF OF THINGS ON THE RALLY  POTENTIAL BUT YOU KNOW WE WE STILL LOOK AT THESE MARKETS FUNDS ARE  STILL LONG SOYBEANS I GUESS THAT THERE IS RISK THERE AND THAT IF THEY  WANT TO GET OUT RIGHT THROUGH THIS WHOLE PROCESS THEY HAVE  LIGHTENED UP BUT THEY HAVEN'T COMPLETELY GOTTEN OUT OF THEIR LENGTH  THERE ON THE CORN SIDE OF THINGS A GUY BASICALLY DOWN TO FLATTEN AND  WE SAW SOME BUYING RESURFACED LAST WEEK IN AND SO I THINK THAT YOU  KNOW IT 'S. STILL MONEY FLOW ISSUE IN AND MAYBE THAT THE REPORTS THE  GAME CHANGERS TAKE THE TOP END OFF OF THAT ON A RALLY GOTCHA. OK SO  WE CAN STILL ANTICIPATE A SEASONAL RALLY JUST NOT AS MUCH OF A RALLY  BECAUSE OF THESE NUMBERS ALRIGHT FOR BRIAN GRETE AND ALL THE EDITORS  AT PRO FARMER IN CEDAR FALLS  IOWA I'M CHIP FLORY.AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOP THIRD AG MARKETING.  FARMER-FIRST, WITH A PLAN FOR EVERY  MARKET.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN HERE LOOKING AT THE DROUGHT MONITOR  BOY CALIFORNIA CHECK THAT OUT BUT I KNOW THERE'S HARDLY ANY BUT CONCERNS START TO CREEP INTO THE CORN BELTT I I AGREE WITH YOU THE MISSOURI AREA KIND OF EXPANDING A LITTLE BIT HAS A LOT OVER  THE LAST MONTH AS YOU'LL WATCH HERE IF WE GO BACK A MONTH AND WHAT YOU'LL NOTICE IS THINGS  THAT DID THAT LOOK A LITTLE BIT BETTER OVER MISSOURI SO WHAT WE'RE FINDING THERE 'S OVER THE PAST  FOUR WEEKS YOU'LL SEE THIS AREA EXPAND A LITTLE BIT WORSE AND THAT IS SPREADING INTO ILLINOIS  WERE GETTING REPORTS OUT OF ILLINOIS THAT IT 'S STARTING TO DRY OUT OF COURSE IS A LONG TERM DROUGHT BUT SOME OF THE TOPSOIL 'S PROBABLY EVEN DRYER IN A PART OF THE MIDWEST SO SOMETHING WE'RE  GOING TO HAVE TO AFTER WATCH AS WE HEAD INTO THE SPRING THERE 'S ARE A WEATHER MAP THIS  MORNING YOU CAN SEE THERE 'S SOME SNOW AHEAD OF THE WARM FRONT FROM A NORTHERN INDIANA  ALL THE WAY INTO A NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUTTING THE MAPS INTO MOTION THAT 'S ABOUT THE ONLY  SYSTEM ON THE MAP RIGHT NOW BESIDES THE ONE NOW COMING INTO THE NORTHWEST BY LATER THIS  AFTERNOON WE'LL START SEEING SOME RAIN SHOWERS MOUNTAIN SNOW OUT THERE BUT THE SNOW HAS  SPREAD INTO A NORTHERN MICHIGAN ON INTO AN EASTERN OHIO WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BY LATE IN THE  DAY TODAY SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE WARM SECTOR WITHOUT ONE AND A WHOLE SYSTEM CONTINUES  TO DIVE TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST SO YOU STAY COLD AND DRY IN THE NORTHEAST THIS IS PACIFIC AIR HERE  BY THE WAY NOT ARCTIC AIR LIKE THE LAST AIR MASS SO IT WILL BE NEARLY AS COLD BUT IT WILL STILL BE  CHILLY FOR THIS TIME OF THEIR SKIN TO KEEP THINGS FROM WARMING UP WAS THAT COLD FRONT WAS ALL THE  WAY DOWN INTO DIXIE CHECK OUT PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS VERY LITTLE AROUND  THE LOWER FORTY EIGHT AS YOU CAN SEE ADDING IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX THOUGH WE ARE GOING TO ADD  SOME AHEAD OF THE WARM FRONT AND ALSO IN THE WARM SECTOR WAS SOME SHOWERS AND  THUNDERSTORMS PARTS OF THE AREA THAT IS UNDER A DROUGHT RIGHT NOW IT COULD BE SOME GOOD  NEWS THERE AND MORE MOISTURE OBVIOUSLY FOR THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF WASHINGTON AND OREGON  SAME IDEA WITH THE SNOWFALL AND NOT A LOT OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS BUT THE NEXT THIRTY  SIX ONLY ONE TO TWO INCHES IN PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE CENTRAL APPELLATIONS CHECKING  OUT TEMPERATURES IT 'S WARMING UP AGAIN SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES OKLAHOMA SOUTHWARD BUT  THIRTIES AND FORTIES NORTHERN PLAINS GREAT LAKES IN THE NEW ENGLAND THAT'S ALEAST WARMER THAN  IT HAS BEEN OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL SEE THINGS DROPPED BACK  INTO THE TEENS AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND BUT YOU'LL NOTICE MOSTLY TWENTIES AND THIRTIES ACROSS  THE UPPER MIDWEST FORTIES AND FIFTIES RETURNED TO MUCH OF THE SOUTHEAST HIGH TEMPERATURES  TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING WARM IN THE SOUTH LET ALONE STILL BE ON THE CHILLY SIDE  ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS GREAT LAKES AND NEW ENGLAND BUT A LOT BETTER THAN IT HAS BEEN  THERE 'S A JET STREAM WEAKEN SEEING MORE OF A ZONAL FLOW THERE ARE SOME SHOTS OF COLDER AIR  THAT COME ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES AND NORTHEAST COUPLE OF TIMES OVER THE NEXT WEEK BUT ALL IN  ALL IT IS GOING TO STAY ON THE MILD SIDE OF THE SOUTH WE'LL SEE UPS AND DOWNS IN THE TEMPTERS  FARTHER NORTH THAT 'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET 'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS  FIRST OF ALL IT SAID THE MOSCOW IDAHO BECOMING CLOUDY A BIT OF RAIN LATE TODAY. HIGH  TEMPERATURE OF FIFTY TWO DEGREES PARIS TEXAS MOSTLY CLOUDY AND WARM. MAYBE A THUNDER  SHOWER HIGH OF SEVENTY FIVE AND FINALLY FRANKFURT KENTUCKY. CLOUDY AND COOL WITH SPOTTY  SHOWERS. HIGH AROUND FIFTY. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, THE RELEVANCE OF SEED SIZE FOR WHEAT GROWERS IS  OUR TOPIC OF CONVERSATION FOR FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AND LATER, THIS NORTH DAKOTA FILLING STATION IS CAUGHT IN THE PAST--BUT  IT'S A BUSINESS MODEL WITH A FUTURE. INSTINCT AND N-SERVE NITROGEN STABILIZERS DON'T JUST STABILIZE NITROGEN, THEY MAXIMIZE IT - SO  CORN CROPS GIE THE MAX IN RETURN.  LEARN MORE AT MAXINMAXOUT.COM 

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
ONE THING WHEAT GROWERS THINK A LOT ABOUT AT PLANTING IS THE NUMBER  OF POUNDS OF SEED THEY'LL NEED TO PUT DOWN PER ACRE. WHEAT AGRONOMIST PHIL NEEDHAM SAYS SEED SIZE IS A BIG PART OF THAT  EQUATION. WELL LET 'S TALK ABOUT SEEDS SIZE AS WERE GETTING READY TO PLANT THAT  COULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN HOW MANY POUNDS PER ACRE WE PUT DOWN  IT SURE CAN SO BUT TWO EXAMPLES HERE THAT CAME FROM THE FIELD WHEN  PLANTING SEASON. THIS SEED THIS VARIETY HAD EIGHT THOUSAND EIGHT  HUNDRED SIXTY SEEDS PER POUND THAT 'S A VERY LARGE SEED AS YOU CAN  SAY COMPARED TO THIS FORM WHICH HAS FIFTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED  SEEDS PER POUND. AND A PRETTY MARGINAL SEED TREATMENT JOB SO HE  WOULD GET A LARGE SHADE GOOD SEED TREATMENT A SMALL SEED POORER  TREATMENT RIGHT AND TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE IN HOW MANY HOW MANY  SEEDS WE'RE GONNA PUT OUT IN THE FIELD. FOR GROWERS AND I'M JUST GIVING  YOU AN EXAMPLE FF THE GROWERS PLANTED ONE HUNDRED POUND OF WHEAT  OR A HUNDRED TWENTY POUND A WHEAT FOR EXAMPLE HE 'S GONNA GET ABOUT  ONE POINT SIX TIMES MORE SEEDS WITH SMALL SEED THAN HE IS THE BIG SEED  OKAY SO IT 'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO PLANNED BY SEED POPULATION JUST LIKE  GROWERS DO CORN MOST GROWERS DO SOYBEANS FOR THAT ABSOLUTELY  GOT A PLANT WE BY SEED POPULATION RATHER THAN POUNDS BECAUSE THIS IS  QUITE COMMON TO SEE THIS WIDE OF A SPREAD I'VE EVEN SEEN SEED COUNTS  AS HIGH AS SEVENTEEN EIGHTEEN OR NINETEEN THOUSAND SEEDS PER POUND  WOW A BIG DIFFERENCE THAT IS A BIG DIFFERENCE. BUT MY CONCERN WITH  REALLY SMALL SEEDS LIKE THAT ON A HIGH NUMBER A 'S IF YOU GOT ANY KIND OF  STRESSED CONDITIONS DEEPER SEEDING A LITTLE BIT OF CRUSTING IS VERY  LITTLE VIGOR IN NO SMALL SEEDS TO GET HIM OUT OF THE GROUNDS ARE  REALLY PREFERRED UPON BIGGER SEED AND THE SOME GOOD RESEARCH TO  BACK THAT UP. SO I PREFER A PLANNED LARGER SEEDS IF POSSIBLE.  THE GOOD OL' DAYS AREN'T GONE AT THIS NORTH DAKOTA GAS STATION. A  FANTASTIC FILL UP NEXT.GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  DISCOVER THE POWER BEHIND THE M6 SERIES AT  KUBOTA.COM. THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF FULL SERVICE GAS STATIONS ARE LONG GONE, BUT IN  ONE SMALL NORTH DAKOTA TOWN, VEHICLES STILL GET SPA TREATMENT WITH  EVERY FILL-UP.CLIFF NAYLOR REPORTS ON A PLACE WHERE CUSTOMER SERVICE NEVER WENT  OUT OF STYLE. "HI JENNIFER, FILL'ER UP..... DOWNTOWN GAS..."YOU WANT PREMIUM OR REGULAR...."  DELIVERS GOOD OLD FASHIONED SERVICE TO EVERY MOTORIST WHO PULLS UP TO THE PUMP.  KEVIN  YEAGER HAS WORKED HERE FOR 38-YEARS.  KEVIN YEAGER:  I LIKE WHAT I DO AND I LIKE THE PEOPLE  THAT COME IN.  I HAVE REGULAR CUSTOMERS THAT COME HERE ALL THE TIME.  KENNIE VOEGELE IS ONE  OF THOSE REGULARS.  HE SAYS HE GETS GAS AT THIS LITTLE SERVICE STATION ON THE EAST END OF MAIN  STREET BECAUSE HE LIKES BEING TREATED LIKE FAMILY.  YOU PULL UP, THEY CHECK EVERYTHING AND IT'S  A DONE DEAL. TERRY DSCHAAK HAS OWNED THIS PLACE SINCE 1988.  HE SAYS CUSTOMERS DON'T PAY  THROUGH THE NOZZLE FOR FULL SERVICE.   HIS GAS PRICES ARE THE SAME OR LOWER THAN OTHER GAS  STATIONS IN TOWN.  TERRY DSCHAAK:  IT'S ALL VERY PERSONAL THE WAY WE DO IT.  FOLKS AROUND HERE  REALLY APPRECIATE NOT HAVING TO STAND OUT IN THE COLD WHEN THE FUEL GAUGE READS "EMPTY"  DURING THE LONG COLD NORTH DAKOTA WINTERS. STACEY WINKLER:  IT'S A NICE LITTLE PERK TO HAVE.  IT'S  NICE TO KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET OUT ON A TWENTY-BELOW DAY AND FREEZE WHILE YOUR CAR IS  FILLING UP. YOU CAN ALSO GET YOUR ENGINE WORKED ON HERE.  DOWNTOWN GAS HAS A STAFF OF SIX  FULL TIME AND THREE PART TIME EMPLOYEES. KEVIN YEAGER: $4.00, THANKS JENNIFER, HAVE A GOOD  DAY. EVERYONE OF THEM PROVIDES CLASSIC CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH A SMILE.  I'M CLIFF NAYLOR,  REPORTING FOR AGDAYGAS STATIONS IN OREGON AND NEW JERSEY ARE MANDATED BY LAW TO  PROVIDE FULL SERVICE.  IN OREGON THE LAW WAS EASED A BIT IN 2016. IT NOW  ALLOWS FOLKS IN RURAL AREAS TO PUMP THEIR OWN FUEL FROM 6PM TO 6AM.

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. HAVE A GREAT DAY. 

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