AgDay Daily Recap - March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
MARCH 3, 2017


HEADLINES
WITH NEW LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON, FARM GROUPS  PRIORITIZE THEIR POLICIES FOR AGRICULTURE. 2017 COMMOIDTY CLASSIC UNDER WAY WE'LL FIND OUT WHAT'S ON GROWERS  MINDS. WELL TRADE IS NOT ONLY TOP OF MIND FOR GROWERS BUT THE  ASSOCIATES AT COMMODITY CLASSIC SO WHAT'S AT STAKE WHEN  RENEGOTIATING NAFTA WE'LL HAVE THE DETAILS  IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING FILTERING THROUGH VERIFIED NEWS. YOU  KNOW I THINK THE BIGGEST THING IN THIS CASE IT WORKED IN THE PRODUCERS  FAVOR  ARE SEED TREATMENTS REALLY WORTH IT? AND NOT ALL COUNTRIES  LOVE THE TASTE OF AMERICAN COFFEE.  AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE  DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

COMMODITY CLASSIC COVERAGE
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON ASSIGNMENT AT  COMMODITY CLASSIC IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. TODAY MARKS THE SECOND DAY OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION AND EXPO. THIS  GATHERING DRAWS THOUSANDS OF CORN, SOY, WHEAT AND SORGHUM  GROWERS TO LOOK AT THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION. IT HELPS  PRODUCERS SHARPEN THEIR BUSINESS SKILLS AND IMPROVE THEIR BOTTOM  LINE.  COVERAGE OF THE 2017 COMMODITY CLASSIC IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY FARMERS EDGE.  FOR THE  LATEST IN MAKING SENSE OF YOUR DATA, VISIT GROWYOURRETURNS.COM.  IN ADDITION TO THE TRADE-SHOW THE MAJOR GRAIN COMMODITY GROUPS CONDUCT THEIR ANNUAL MEETINGS HERE.  IT'S WHERE THEY'LL ELECT NEW  LEADERS AND SET POLICY. AND WITH A NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN THE WHITE  HOUSE, THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF PRIORITIES THAT FARM GROUPS WANT  ADDRESSED. CLINTON GRIFFITHS JOINS US NOW WITH A LOOK AT THE UNKNOWN FROM A NEW  ADMINISTRATION, CLINTON. HELLO BETSY, I CAN TELL YOU THERE IS A LOT OF ENERGY AT THIS YEAR'S COMMODITY CLASSIC AS FARMERS PREPARE FOR  ANOTHER GROWING SEASON. OF COURSE THERE ARE SO MANY UNKNOWNS BETWEEN WEATHER, PRICES  AND NOW WASHINGTON.  FROM TRADE DEALS TO A NEW FARM BILL—2017 HAS THE AG INDUSTRY ON  ALERT. CAUTIONS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE HOPING THINGS WILL PICK UP FOR NOT ONLY ME  BUT ALL OF THE FARMERS. CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM… FINDING IT'S WAY TO THE FARM GATE IN 2017— HOW DO YOU HAVE STOCK MARKET AT ALL TIME HIGHS AND HAVE AG STRUGGLING ITS KIND OF A  CONUNDRUM AND WE NEED TO WORK ON THAT. // WORK TO BE DONE IS NOT IN SHORT SUPPLY—AND MUCH OF THAT STARTS IN  WASHINGTON. BUT THE AMERICAN FARMER IS NERVOUS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A BETTER FEELING OR  LEAST YOU WILL AFTER ALL OF THE INTERVIEWS ON WHAT THE PULSE IS SO MAYBE IT WAS VERY MUCH RURAL  AMERICA THAT PUT TRUMP IN BUT WILL RURAL AMERICA KEEP HIM IN? 2:41 THAT MAY DEPEND AND HOW AG IS TREATED AS KEY ISSUES PERMIATE BELT-WAY  CONVERSATIONS. THERE'S ONLY 2 MILLION ACTIVE FARMERS IN THE UNITED STATES. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO BE FIGHTING  WITH ONE ANOTHER. THERE'S ALSO ONLY 34 LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON THAT REPRESENT 50 PERCENT OR LARGER RURAL POPULATIONS THAT LEAVES 401 LAWMAKERS IN THE HOUSE THAT DON'T. THAT IS A HUGE MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB SO WE CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE FEWER FRIENDS OUT THERE. WE NEED AS MANY  FRIENDS AS WE CAN GET. NCLUDING AN AG SECRETARY  WE DON'T HAVE AN AG SECRETARY TODAY I DON'T KNOW WHO'S RUNNING THE USDA BUT THERE'S 90 THOUSAND EMPLOYEES STILL PUTTING OUT INFORMATION AND DATA  AND COLLECTING STUFF.TALK OF A ONE TRILLION DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN HAS POSITIVE  IMPLICATIONS… INFRASTRUCTURE— IMPORTANT TO KEEPING THE U.S. A GLOBAL COMPETITOR IN  TRADE—BUT TOUGH TALK FROM THE WHITEHOUSE HAS FARM GROUPS ON EDGE. IT COMES BACK TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO LET US HAVE TPP WHEN  ARE THEY GOING TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST BILATERAL. I'M ASKING WHO IS IT GOING TO BE WITH AND WE'RE  STILL LOOKING AT 4-6 YEAR TIMEFRAME. WE'VE GOT TO START WORKING ON THOSE TODAY. 16:31 BEYOND THE BILATERAL, NOW RENEGOTIATIONS OF NAFTA. AND I'M VERY CONCERNED WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BRINGING NAFTA BACK UP FOR  RENEGOTIATION WHEN WHAT WE NEED TO BE DOING IS GETTING EVERYONE IN AGRICULTURE TO COALESCE  AROUND A FARM BILL SO WE CAN GET A FARM BILL PASSED BEFORE IT EXPIRES// WE'VE BEEN REALLY TALKING WITH OUR FRIENDS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE INDUSTRY TO MAKE SURE  THOSE CONVERSATIONS ARE OUT IN THE OPEN NOW SO THAT AS WE GET ALONG INTO THE FARM BILL  PROCESS WE AREN'T HAVING THOSE SAME IN-FIGHTS WITHIN AGRICULTURE. TRADE OBVIOUSLY IS GOING TO BE A BIG ISSUE AND A BIG UNKNOWN. TYNE  MORGAN IS ALSO HERE AND MAY HAVE SOME INSIGHTS ON TRADE. TYNE.

TRADE IN AGRICULTURE
THANKS CLINTON WELL I'M HERE WITH ACTING DEPUTY UNDERSECRETARY  JASON HALFEMEISTER AND JASON YOU REALLY FOCUS ON TRADE. SO TO JUST  TELL US HOW VITAL IS TRADE TO AGRICULTURE YEAHTRADE IS CRITICAL TO THE  HEALTH OF U S AGRICULTURE IN ITS RURAL COMMUNITIES. AROUND ONE THIRD  TO TWENTY PERCENT OF U S FARM INCOME DEPENDS ON TRADE AND FOR  CERTAIN COMMODITIES LIKE WHEAT CORN RICE SOYBEANS UP TO HALF OF OUR  PRODUCTS ARE OVERSEAS SO THAT WE ARE SELLING OVERSEAS. WE'VE GOT  SERIOUS PROBLEMS HERE AT HOME AND WE'RE GOING TO RENEGOTIATING  NAFTA. WE KNOW THAT THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. SO WHAT STEAKS IS  AGRICULTURE HAVE AT THE TABLE AT THESE RENEGOTIATIONS YEAH NAFTA 'S A  REAL IMPORTANT FOR US CANADA MEXICO ARE CRITICAL MARKETS FOR US NOW  AND WE LIKE THEM TO BE BETTER SO AS WE ENGAGE WITH THOSE COUNTRIES ABOUT HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR TRADE RELATIONSHIP WE WANNA MAKE  SURE AGRICULTURE HAS A CHANCE TO OPEN MARKETS ALL RIGHT THANKS SO  MUCH JASON RIGHT THAT 'S RECOVERED FROM COMMODITY CLASSIC ON TYNE MORGAN FOR AGDAY .THANKS TYNE.

TRUMP ADMIN’S FORMAL TRADE AGENDA
ON THE TOPIC OF TRADE - THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RELEASED ITS FORMAL  TRADE AGENDA IN A 200 PAGE DOCUMENT. IT SPELLS OUT THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN TO PURSUE BI-LATERIAL TRADE DEALS  WITH SINGLE NATIONS RATHER THAN MULIT-NATIONAL TRADE PACTS. AND KEEPING WITH THE PRESIDENT'S 'AMERICA FIRST' POLICY, THIS AGENDA  SAYS THE U-S WILL NOT NECESSARILY CHANGE U-S LAW OR PRACTICES, EVEN IF  IT LOSES IN A WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION DISPUTE SETTLEMENT PANEL. THE AGENDA PRIORITIZES U-S SOVEREIGNTY OVER MATTERS OF TRADE POLICY. SOUTH DAKOTA SENATOR JOHN THUNE IS INTRODUCING A MEASURE HE'S  HOPING TO BE IN THE NEXT FARM BILL WHICH WOULD GIVE PRODUCERS  ANOTHER LAND CONSERVATION OPTION. THE PROPOSAL  CALLED THE SOIL HEALTH AND INCOME PROTECTION PROGRAM,  ALSO KNOWN AS SHIPP TACKLES SOIL HEALTH AND FARMING OF LESS- PRODUCTIVE LAND. FARMERS COULD COMMIT A MAXIMUM OF 15 PERCENT OF THEIR LEAST  PRODUCTIVE ACREAGE FOR THREE TO FIVE YEARS, UNLIKE THE 10 TO 15 YEAR  COMMITMENT FARMERS HAVE WITH CRP.  PARTICIPANTS COULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLANT THE ACREAGE WITH HAY  OR ALFALFA OUTSIDE THE NESTING PERIOD ESTABLISHED FOR THE COUNTY. THUNE SAYS THE IDEA IS DESIGNED FOR THE 'THESE TOUGH AGRICULTURAL  TIMES.' "WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PROVIDE AN INCOME PROTECTION PROGRAM FOR FARMERS.  {THAT'S} SOMETHING THAT PROMOTES SOIL HEALTH, WHICH IS GOOD OBVIOUSLY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT,  AND A SHORT TERM IN DURATION IN THE EVENT THINGS START TO IMPROVE AND WE HOPE THAT THEY WILL.">THE SHIPP ANNUAL PAYMENT RATE IS HALF OF THE CRP RATE FOR THE COUNTY. THE HOPE IS TO NOT  HAVE A NATIONAL CAP ON ACREAGE UNLIKE THE CURRENT CRP PROGRAM.

DROUGHT MONITOR
THE NEWEST DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWING AN EXPANSION OF DROUGHT IN THE  SOUTHERN CORN BELT. ABOUT HALF OF ILLINOIS IS COVERED IN DRYNESS. INDIANA JUMPED 40 POINTS IN  DROUGHT INTENSITY.THE YELLOW PATCHES INDICATE A ONE CLASS DECLINE. WEST CENTRAL  MISSOURI IS DRYING UP AS WELL. AND WE SEE A PATCHWORK OF YELLOW THROUGH-OUT TEXAS WHERE A  QUARTER OF THE STATE IS NOW ABNORMALLY DRY. IN SOUTH TEXAS, THE CORN CROP IS OFF TO A GOOD START.  WHILE THERE'S NO  OFFICIAL CONDITION REPORT, FARMERS TELL US IT'S ONE THE EARLIEST STARTS  FOR THE CORN CROP TO EMERGE. ITS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE EVER FINISHED PLANTING CORN IN FEBRUARY BUT FOR US IN SOUTH  TEXAS ITS IMPORTANT TO GET IT IN EARLY WE'LL GET THE HEAT IN MAY ALREADY, HOT DAYS AND HOT NIGHTS  SO ITS IMPORTANT. IN CALIFORNIA THE DROUGHT CONTINUES TO DISAPPEAR. THE NEW DROUGHT  MONITOR SHOWS 75-PERCENT OF THE STATE IS NOW FREE FROM DROUGHT.   HOWEVER, AS YOU CAN SEE, THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES ARE STILL COPING WITH  VERY DRY CONDITIONS. THE LATEST SNOW SURVEY IN CALIFORNIA EXPLAINS THE BIG IMPROVEMENT.  THIS MEASUREMENT IS TAKEN NEAR LAKE TAHOE. IT SHOWS THE SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT OF 43-AND-A HALF INCHES.  THAT'S THE  DEPTH OF WATER - IF IN THEORY - THE ENTIRE SNOWPACK MELTED AT ONCE. LAST MONTH, THE S-W-E WAS 28 INCHES. EARLY JANUARY WAS SIX INCHES. THE SNOWPACK SUPPLIES ABOUT 30-PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA WATER.

CROP COMMENTS
CINDI CLAWSON IS IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN. SHE JOINS US NOW WITH MORE. CINDI. GOOD MORNING, BETSY. FOLKS AT COMMODITY CLASSIC ARE HAVING MODERATE WEATHER.  TODAY'S HIGH IS IN THE UPPER 60S AND PARTLY SUNNY. HOWEVER, SHOWERS MOVE IN ON SATURDAY WITH TEMPS STILL IN THE 60'S. AND NEAR CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA.  CALEB HAMER IS HAULING GRAIN AND WAITING IN LINE AT HIS LOCAL ELEVATOR.  HE SAYS LINES HAVE BEEN HIT AND MISS, BUT ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN - THERE IS A STEADY STREAM OF GRAIN COMING IN.  .AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A DREAM SPORTS TRIP, PLUS A $10,000 DONATION FOR A COMMUNITY  SPACE.  TEXT DREAM TO 31313 TO ENTER TODAY.

TEASE
NEWS IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR FINGER TIPS THESE DAYS BUT CAN HOAX  HEADLINES HAVE AN IMPACT ON AG? THAT'S IN THIS MORNING'S PROFIT  BRIEFING.  AND ARE SEED TREATMENTS REALLY WORTH THE EXPENSE?  AND NOT EVERYONE LIKES STARBUCKS - ESPECIALLY ITALIANS. WE'LL TELL YOU  WHY IN THE COUNTRY.  GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY. 

PROFIT BRIEFING
WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE YOU CAN RECEIVE NEWS ANYWHERE- EVEN WITHIN  A MATTER OF SECONDS- BUT NOT ALL OF THE HEADLINES ARE VALID. IN THIS MORNING'S PROFIT BRIEFING BRIAN GRETE AND CHIP FLORY DISCUSS  HOW MARKET NEWS - VERIFIED OR NOT - CAN IMPACT THE FARM. WELL BRIAN, WE GOT PLENTY OF EVIDENCE LAST WEEK ON TUESDAY  THAT THERE 'S A NEW KIND OF RISK IN THESE GRAIN MARKETS FOR LIVESTOCK MARKETS EVERY DAY AND  THAT IS HEADLINE RISK. WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET INTO ALL THE DETAILS THAT SURROUNDED THE HEADLINE THAT CAME FROM RFA AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BUT  I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN MANAGE THAT KIND OF RISK WHEN IT WHEN IT COMES ALONG. NOW, THE BIGGEST REACTION WE  GOT WAS IN SOYBEAN OIL, BEANS FOLLOWED AND WENT SHARPLY HIGHER, CORN WAS SHARPLY HIGHER. IT  GAVE US SOME OPPORTUNITIES AND THEY DIDN'T LAST VERY LONG. RIGHT, I THINK THE BIGGEST THING AND IN THIS CASE IT WORKED IN THE PRODUCER 'S  FAVOR WITH THE HEADLINE RISK THERE. BUT THE REAL QUESTION IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE GET NEWS  THAT'S BEARISH AND WORKS AGAINST THE PRODUCER. SO, THAT'S WHERE YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT PROTECTING THE RISK  THERE. THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TARGETS IN PLACE FOR MAKING SALES. THAT 'S WHY WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO  USE FUTURES AND OPTIONS ON HEDGING POSSESSIONS TO LOCK IN PRICES THAT ARE ATTRACTIVE AND SO  ON. AND I THINK THE TARGETS, I THINK THAT 'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF WE WOULD HAVE ANOTHER  HEADLINE COME OUT THAT GIVES YOU A QUICK PUSH UP, TO 4.10 OR 4.15 IN DECEMBER CORN FUTURES,  YOU WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING IN PLACE WHERE IT 'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO CAPTURE THAT OPPORTUNITY.  DEFINITELY. IF THAT YOU PICKED OUT FOR WHATEVER REASON THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE SALES AT WHETHER IT 'S  PROFITABLE WHETHER IT 'S AN AREA ON THE CHART WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE THERE 'S TOUGH RESISTANCE AND  YOU KNOW IF IT STALLS OUT OF THAT LEVEL, WHATEVER THE REASON, IF THEY'VE PICKED THAT LEVEL OUT AND IT GETS TO IT ON SOME SORT OF EVENT, WHATEVER THAT EVENT MAY BE WHETHER IT'S HEADLINE  NEWS OR NOT,THEN YOUR PLAN IS IN PLACE AND IT 'S TRIGGERED. RIGHT, AND HAVE THE DISCIPLINE TO  LEAVE IT THERE. RIGHT, EXACTLY. DON'T DON'T MOVE THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE THINKING WELL YOU KNOW  HEY WE'RE UP TWENTY CENTS TODAY, LET 'S MOVE IN ANOTHER TWENTY CENTS HIGHER. NO, IT WAS IN THAT  POSITION TO BEGIN WITH FOR A REASON. EXCEPT WHATEVER IT IS, MAKE THE SALE OF THAT LEVEL RIGHT  AND THEN MAYBE YOU MOVE YOUR NEXT TARGET HIGHER. IT 'S A NEW AGE. WE'VE GOT NEW  ADMINISTRATION THERE COMES WITH DIFFERENT RISKS. SOME RISKS WE'VE NEVER DEALT WITH BEFORE. FOR  BRIAN GRETE AND ALL OF THE EDITORS AT PRO FARME IN CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, I'M CHIP FLORY. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK, CINDI CLAWSON FILLING IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN TODAY. CINDI, WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS DROUGHT MONITOR, THINGS HAVE REALLY CHANGED. THE TIDES HAVE REALLY TURNED. MISSOURI IS ALMOST COMPLETELY COVERED IN SOME TYPE OF DROUGHT AND CALIFORNIA, THERE'S HARDLY ANYTHING ANYMORE. I KNOW, IT REALLY HAS KIND OF FLIPPED. WE'VE SEEN SO MUCH RAIN IN CALIFORNIA, GOOD FOR DROUGHT NOT SO GOOD FOR SOME OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE THERE. OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THAT, MUD SLIDES AND WE SEE A LITTLE TOO MUCH ALL AT ONCE BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE SEEING IMPROVEMENT OVER THE DROUGHT MONITOR OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS. LET'S TAKE A LOOK. WE SEE DRYNESS EXPANDING INTO THE SOUTHEAST. OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WE DO EXPECT TO SEE IMPROVING CONDITIONS IN MOST OF THESE AREAS. I THINK WE WILL SEE SOME DRYNESS HOLDING ON, ESPECIALLY IN THE WESTERN PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS BUT A LOT OF THIS IS EXPECTED TO IMPROVE. ALRIGHT, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FORECAST AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TODAY, WE HAVE A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PERHAPS A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW TO PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES STATES BUT OVERALL, HIGH PRESSURE IS IN CONTROL OF MUCH OF THE NATION 'S MIDSECTION SO WE DON'T REALLY EXPECT TO SEE A WHOLE LOT OF THE WAY OF PRECIPITATIONWILL SEE A SYSTEM THAT 'S GONNA BE BRINGING SOME RAIN AND SNOW TO  THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND AGAIN, WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF THAT SNOW MOVING INTO THE NORTHEAST BUT A LOT OF AREAS UNDER THAT HIGH PRESSURE. YOU WANT TO BE STAYING DRY AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS. HERE'S A LOOK AS WE GET INTO SATURDAY, KIND OF SEE A SYSTEM KIND OF A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING THROUGH, MIGHT BRING A LITTLE BIT OF RANGE TO SOME OF THE LAKE EFFECT AREAS AND DOWN INTO PARTS OF INDIANA THERE. BUT IN MOST AREAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE ARE GOING TO SEE FAIRLY DRY CONDITIONS SPREAD INTO THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL START TO SEE SOME RAIN MOVING INTO PARTS OF TEXAS. LET 'S TAKE A LOOK THEN AT OUR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES, IT'S BEEN KIND OF QUIET OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS WHEN YOU FACTOR IN THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR HOURS, IT'S MAINLY GOING TO BE THERE. LET 'S TAKE A LOOK THEN AT OUR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES, IT'S BEEN KIND OF QUIET OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS WHEN YOU FACTOR IN THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR HOURS, IT'S MAINLY GOING TO BE THERE. THIRTIES AND FORTIES ALL ACROSS THE NATION 'S MID SECTION AND AS WE HEAD THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING TO BE SEEING TEMPERATURES AND WARMER AIR AND GETTING BACK INTO THE NORTH ONCE AGAIN. STILL PRETTY COOL THOUGH AS WE GET INTO THE NORTHEAST. THAT 'S A LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST, NOW LETS CHECK OUT THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE. SUTHERLIN, OREGON, CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY FOR YOU TODAY IN A HIGH OF FIFTY FOUR DEGREES. MARION, ILLINOIS, SUNNY AND A LITTLE COOLER WITH HIGH OF FORTY FIVE AND WELLSVILLE, NEW YORK, BREEZY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND A HIGH OF TWENTY SIX DEGREES.

TEASE
COMING UP,  ARE SEED TREATMENTS WORTH THE INVESTMENT? A FARM JOURNAL  AGRONOMIST TAKES A LOOK AFTER THE BREAK.  AND SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AREN'T KEEN TOWARDS STARBUCKS COFFEE - WE'LL TELL YOU WHY IN THE COUNTRY. 

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
IN THIS MORNING'S FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE, WE DIG INTO THE SEED  TREATMENTS AND ITS QUALITY.  SO, I THINK IT 'S IMPORTANT WE TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AND TALK ABOUT SEED AND SEED QUALITY AND  THERE 'S SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS THAT YOU LIKE A LOOK AT AND WE WILL START WITH A SEED  TREATMENTS.SURE, WHAT WE NEED TO ALWAYS DO IS MAKE SURE GROWERS GET THEIR SEED TREATED AT LEAST WITH A  SEED TREATMENT FUNGICIDE, PERHAPS THE SEED TREATMENT INSECTICIDE IF THEY ARE PLANNING ON  PLANTING REALLY EARLY AND THE PRESSURE OF APHIDS IS HIGH PERHAPS IF THEY HAVE A LOT OF PEST  HISTORY WE WOULD BE LOOKING A SEED TREATMENT INSECTICIDES TO HELP WITH THAT. BUT YES,  ABSOLUTELY. SO, WHETHER THEY USE A FUNGICIDE SEED TREATMENT AND A FUNGICIDES OR INSECTICIDE  SEED TREATMENT, IT 'S REALLY IMPORTANT. THEY GET A UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION OF THAT PRODUCT OVER ALL  SEEDS. RIGHT AND YOU CAN SEE THIS WITH ALL OF THE SEEDS.  THIS ON THIS SIDE WHICH IS A REALLY GREAT JOB. YET THIS SAME TREATMENT JOB WAS DONE BY A  PROFESSIONAL TREATER, IT LOOKS LIKE A CEMENT MIXER SO IT TUMBLES ITS WAY THROUGH THE SEED  TREATER AND PROBABLY GO THROUGH IT THREE OR FOUR TIMES AND THEN IT 'S EJECTED OUT INTO THE TRUCK.  YOU GOT A VERY GOOD IN UNIFORM STANDARD OF SEED TREATMENT COVERAGE AND THAT 'S WHAT WE  WANT. RIGHT, VERSES OF THIS OVER HERE THAT JUST ALMOST LOOKS LIKE IT DIDN'T GET IT AT ALL. EXACTLY,  AND THE CHALLENGE WITH THIS IS THAT SOME SEEDS LOOK LIKE TO ME THAT THEY GOT A TWO OR A FOUR X  STANDARD IN THE SAME TREATMENT WHILE OTHERS DON'T HAVE ANY TREATMENT AT ALL.RIGHT AND THIS BY  COMPARISON TO THIS, THIS FORM WAS TREATED THROUGH AN AUGER, AND SO THIS WAS BASICALLY  DELIVERING THE SEED TREATMENT FUNGICIDE THROUGH AN AUGER AND THAT GENERALLY GIVES PRETTY  POOR COVERAGE IN PRETTY POOR PERFORMANCE WITHOUT YIELD DATA TO SHOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN  THE TWO. AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET A LOT BETTER PERFORMANCE OUT OF THIS TYPE OF SEED TREATMENT  COVERAGE MOST YEARS COMPARED TO THIS. YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO SEE MUCH BENEFIT OUT OF  THE SEED TREATMENT FUNGICIDE BECAUSE SOME SEEDS LIKE YOU SAID, HAVE LITTLE TO NO COVERAGE  AT ALL. SOME ITALIANS SAY THEY COULD DO WITHOUT STARBUCKS. IN THE COUNTRY IS  NEXT. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  DISCOVER THE POWER BEHIND THE M6 SERIES AT  KUBOTA.COM. YOU MIGHT FIND A STARBUCKS AT EVERY CORNER IN EVERY CITY IN AMERICA.  BUT IN ITALY - A COUNTRY THAT PRIDES ITSELF FOR  ITS STOUT, SYRUPY,  ESPRESSO - THE MERMAID LOGO IS NOT A WELCOME SIGHT. BUT UNLESS SOMETHING DRASTIC HAPPENS, STARBUCKS IS SET TO OPEN ITS  FIRST STORE IN ITALY IN 2018. MANY ITALIANS DOUBT COFFEE SERVED THE AMERICAN WAY WILL CATCH ON. WHETHER IT'S A MACCHIATO, A CAPPUCCINO, OR A LATTE - ITALIANS LOVE THEIR  COFFEE AND CAN BE PARTICULAR ABOUT HOW IT IS MADE AND SERVED.ITALIANS STAND AT THE COFFEE BAR, THROW BACK THEIR COFFEE AND LEAVE. AND IF YOU DO USE MILK, THAT'S ONLY RESERVED FOR A MORNING BEVERAGE. ONE CUSTOMER COMPARED STARBUCKS TO MCDONALDS - AND THAT WASN'T A  VERY FLATTERING COMMENT. LET'S CHECK IN NOW ONE MORE TIME WITH CLINTON GRIFFITHS AT COMMODITY  CLASSIC. "OUR COVERAGE FROM COMMODITY CLASSIC CONTINUES ON MONDAY AS WE  TALK ABOUT FARM BILL AND WE TALK ABOUT COMMODITY PRICES AND WHAT TO  EXPECT IN 2017 THAT'S MONDAY UNTIL THEN HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND BETSY."

CLOSE
THANKS CLINTON. ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US AT AGDAY, I'M BETSY JIBBEN. HAVE A  NICE WEEKEND. 

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