AgDay Daily Recap -August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 14, 2017


HEADLINES
WHERE IS THE MARKET HEADED NOW THAT USDA SETS THE  COURSE FOR THE REST OF THE GROWING SEASON? IN ANALYSIS... WE LOOK AT THE RURAL IMPLICATIONS OF OPIOID ABUSE. MACHINERY PETE TELLS US WHAT TRACTOR COLLECTORS ARE INTERESTED IN  RIGHT NOW. AND GOOGLE AND 4-H JOIN FORCES FOR THE FUTURE OF FARM KIDS. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

USDA WASDE ANALYSIS
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS.  A NEW WEEK BRINGS ANOTHER FRESH CROP PROGRESS REPORT. HOWEVER,  FARMERS AND ECONOMISTS ARE STILL FEELING THE STING FROM LAST WEEK'S  BIG USDA REPORT.  USDA PEGGING THE U.S. CORN CROP AT 169 POINT 5 BUSHELS PER ACRE -DOWN  FROM LAST YEAR. HOWEVER, USDA SAYS IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE THE  THIRD HIGHEST CORN YIELD AND PRODUCTION ON RECORD DESPITE PROBLEM  AREAS THROUGHOUT THE CORN BELT.  SOME ECONOMISTS FORECASTING RELIEF IN THE AG ECONOMY MAY NOT ARRIVE  SOON EOUGH WITH LOWER PRICES KEEPING REVENUES VERY TIGHT.  PUT THAT ALTOGETHER IS THAT MARGINS ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE A LOT FROM WHAT THEY WERE LAST  YEAR. THOSE WERE VERY NARROW, IN SOME CASES, WE SAW NEGAT IVE MARGINS, FARMERS LOSING  MONEY ON CROPS, THAT'S GOING TO CONTINUE FOR 2017, 55 AND THE DISCOURAGEMENT IS THAT IT'S UP  T O ANOTHER CROP NOW, '18 CROP BEFORE WE CAN GET SOME TURNAROUND.HURT SAYS ONE REASON HE'S ANTICIPATING TIGHT MARGINS TO CONTINUE IS  THE AMOUNT FARMERS SPENT ON THIS YEAR'S CROP - ON AREAS NEEDING  REPLANT, AND HIGHER CHEMICALS FOR DISEASE AND WEED PRESSURE.   USDA LEFT HARVESTED  SOYBEAN ACRES UNCHANGED AT 88- POINT-SEVEN MILLION ACRE.  IF REALIZED, THAT WOULD BE RECORD ACREAGE.  AND THE AVERAGE YIELD WAS RAISED FROM LAST MONTH TO 49-AND-A HALF  BUSHELS AN ACRE. MUCH OF THE YIELD GROWTH THIS YEAR HAS BEEN IN THE SOUTH. THIS USDA HIGHLIGHTS THE STATES IN BLUE WHERE AVERAGE YIELDS CLIMBED.  GEORGIA SEES A 14-BUSHEL INCREASE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. BUT IT WAS  DEEP IN DROUGHT AT THIS TIME IN 2016. THE RED THROUGH-OUT THE MIDWEST  INDICATES LOSSES FROM THE PREVIOUS  YEAR.

RURAL AMERICA AND OPIODS
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS TAKING STEPS AT DECLARING THE OPIOD  EPIDEMIC AS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY- IT'S AN ISSUE BLEEDING THROUGHOUT  THE COUNTRY -       BOTH RURAL AND URBAN COMMUNITIES.  THE OPIOD EPIDEMIC IS WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT  OUR NATION'S CITIES... AND RURAL COMMUNITIES.... THAT'S WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TAKING STEPS AT DECLARING A NATIONAL  EMERGENCY AFTER A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE'S OPIOID  "NO BODY IS SAFE FROM THIS EPIDEMIC THAT THREATENS YOUNG, AND OLD, RICH AND POOR, URBAN AND  RURAL COMMUNITIES."U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS VOCAL ABOUT THE POPULARITY OF  OPIOD DRUG USE.  ACCORDING TO THE AUTHORITIVE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE,  WE'RE SEEING MORE AVAILABILITY, HIGHER PURITY AND LOWER PRICE. THOSE  ARE THREE BAD TRENDS 10> ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION - OPIOIDS KILLED MORE THAN 33-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN 2015.  SESSIONS SAYING  THE USE IS WIDE-SPREAD THROUGHOUT LARGE AND SMALL  COMMUNITIES... AND OHIO IS GROUND ZERO.  ON AVERAGE, ONE PERSON IN COLUMBUS DIES FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE  EVERY DAY. THAT IS AMAZING. BUT IT'S NOT TOO DIFFERENT FROM ALABAMA AND OTHER PLACES AROUND THE COUNTRY.  THE USE IS SUCH A PROBLEM FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES FORMER USDA AG.  SECRETARY TOM VILSACK LED THE PUSH TO CURB OPIOID USE WHILE HE WAS IN  OFFICE.  "THE OTHER COMPONDING FACT IN RURAL AREAS IS THE LACK OF TREATMENT. THERE ARE NOT THAT MANY  TREATMENT FACILITIES IN RURAL AREAS. IT'S SOMETIMES DIFFICULT FOR A SMALL COUNTY HOSPITAL TO HAVE  THE KIND OF PERSONNEL,"RURAL AMERICA CAN SEE INJURIES- SOMETIMES FROM STRENUOUS W ORK ON  THE FARM.. AND PAIN MEDS CAN POTENTIALLY LEAD UP TO AN ADDICTION.  THOSE WHO WORK ON FARMS HAVE A TENDENCY TO HURT THEMSELVES, STRAIN MUSCLES, WHAT  HAVE YOU. 40 WE NEED TO BE AWARE AND CAUTIOUS OF THE IMPACT OF OPOID MEDICATIONS AND THE  ADICTIVE NATURE OF PAIN MEDICATIONS,">  A GROWING PROBLEM AND  A LONG WAY TO GO AS THOSE IN OFFICE   ACKNOWLEDGE AND TACKLE THE PROBLEM.  "I'M CONFIDENT BY WORKING WITH OUR HEALTHCARE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERTS, WE WILL FIGHT  THIS DEADLY EPIDEMIC AND THE UNITED STATES WILL WIN."ACCORDING TO THE CDC - 91 AMERICANS DIE EVERY DAY FROM AN OPIOD  OVERDOSE THAT INCLUDES PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS AND HEROIN.  

CROP COMMENTS
FROM HARVEST TO HAIL, MIKE HOFFMAN HAS YOU COVERED IN THIS MORNING'S  CROP COMMENTS. MIKE THANKS, BETSY. USDA'S REPORT ON THURSDAY SHOWED TEXAS' STATE AVERAGE  CORN YIELD CLIMBING 5 BUSHELS PER ACRE THIS YEAR TO 132 BUSHELS PER  ACRE. AND THIS VIDEO MAY SHOW YOU WHY... TODD KIMBREL IS HARVESTING SOME IMPRESSIVE CORN YIELDS NEAR ITASCA,  TEXAS. THE KIMBRELLS TELL US YIELDS HAVE BEEN GOOD, BUT NOW THEY ARE  GETTING INTO THE HEAVIER GROUND, YIELDS ARE BETTER THAN EXPECTED.  LOOK AT THOSE 220S AND 230S SHOWING UP ON THE YIELD MONITOR.  AND USDA ALREADY THINKS CORN YIELDS IN KANSAS WILL FALL 9 BUSHELS FROM  LAST YEAR. WELL, THIS HAIL WON'T HELP. JAKE CAPTURED THIS VIDEO OF A BARRAGE OF TENNIS BALL SIZED HAIL  POUNDING WAKEENEY KANSAS... THAT'S JUST WEST OF HAYES HE SAYS  MULTIPLE VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED WITH BROKEN WINDOWS.  WITH MARKET PRICES CONSTANTLY CHANGING, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE CURRENT PRICES STAND.  GET MARKET PRICES DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE, JUST TEXT MARKETS TO 31313 TO GET  STARTED!

TEASE
UP NEXT WE CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE ON CROP CONDITIONS AS THE MARKET  STILL REACTS TO USDA'S LATEST GRAIN DATA. SEE HOW THE 4-H AND GOOGLE ARE COMING TOGETHER TO HELP THE YOUTH OF  AMERICA DISCOVER A CAREER PATH. AND "IN THE COUNTRY" - WE'LL VISIT A SPECIAL FARM THAT'S ALSO PUSHING  SCIENCE AND TECHNOLGY. PLUS MACHINERY PETE CHECKS IN./ TRACTOR'S FROM THE EARLY 1970S ARE RED HOT ON THE COLLECTOR MARKET  STICK AROUND WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT. ARE YOU A GAME CHANGER?  KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?  CHEVRON IS SEARCHING FOR THOSE  PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE AN IMPACT ON THE INDUSTRY.  SHARE YOUR NOMINEE AT CHEVRONDELO DOT COM SLASH GAME CHANGERS!  DELO:  LET'S GO FURTHER. 

ANALYSIS
USDA IS PEGGING A 169-POINT-5 BPA FOR CORN IN ITS LATEST REPORT DESPITE  DECLINING CONDITIONS IN SOME 'I' STATES. IF CROP CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO FALL, WHAT COULD THAT MEAN FOR THE  MARKETS? TYNE MORGAN JOINS US NOW WITH MORE.  HERE NOW DAN HUBER DAN LET'S LOOK AT THESE CROP CONDITIONS WE CONTINUE TO SEE USDA TRIM  SOME OF THESE CROP CONDITIONS BACK. I MEAN IS IT TYPICAL THIS TIME OF YEAR THAT CROP CONDITIONS  DETERIORATE. ARE WE SEEING THEM FALL FURTHER THAN IN THE PAST. WELL YOU KNOW WE DO TEND TO  SEE HIM START TO SLIDE THIS TIME OF YEAR AND THEN THAT REALLY MOVES ALL THE WAY INTO HARVEST BUT  YOU KNOW WE ALREADY STARTED FROM MUCH MUCH LOWER BASE AND WE WERE A YEAR AGO. AND I  THINK THE KEY ELEMENT HERE PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS IS YOU SAW SOME OF THE  MAJOR STATES ILLINOIS INDIANA INDIANA OF COURSE IS ONE OF THE WORST RATED STATES. BUT THEN IOWA  DETERIORATING LITTLE BIT. SO YOU'VE GOT THE BIG STATES THAT ARE STARTING TO MOVE BACKWARDS AND  THAT THAT IS NOT A GOOD THEY MEAN THEY HAVE SUCH A WAITING ON WHAT THE OVERALL YIELD IS GOING  TO BE. IT'S GOT TO BE TAKING A LITTLE A LITTLE BIGGER TACK ON THAT YIELD ESTIMATE THAN MAYBE  PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. SO I MEAN IT'S PRETTY MUCH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO SEE  THE RECORD CROP THAT WE SAW LAST YEAR BUT STILL THE CROP LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. YOU KNOW OVERALL  LOOKS GOOD BUT YOU KNOW AGAIN I THINK WE TEND TO FOCUS YOU KNOW PARTICULARLY THIS TIME OF  YEAR WE FOCUS VERY MUCH ON THAT SUPPLY. HOW BIG IS THAT SUPPLY GOING TO BE. THEN WE IGNORE  REALLY WHAT'S HAPPENING IS THE DEMAND SIDE AS WE WERE GOING TO BACK OFF A LITTLE BIT ON SOME  OF THE DEMAND PARTICULARLY THE EXPORTS AS PROJECTED FOR NEXT YEAR. BUT ANY SLIP IN ON THE YIELD  AND YOU START REDUCING CARRY OUT AND THE OLD LINE OF REASONING IS IF CARRY OUTS ARE MOVING  LOWER PRICES TEND TO MOVE STEADY TO HIGHER. AND IT JUST IS A QUESTION MARK NOW ON HOW MUCH  DO WE TAKE THAT DOWN AND CORN 2 BILLION IS KIND OF A PSYCHOLOGICAL MARK. ONCE YOU START TO  SLIP BELOW 2 BILLION ENDING STOCKS THEN I THINK PEOPLE REALLY SIT UP AND PAY ATTENTION AND SAY  ALL RIGHT YOU KNOW WE KNOW CORN SEEMS TO HAVE VALUE BETWEEN 350 AND FOR IF WE STARTED  RACING FROM THAT ARE YOU GOING TO GET SOME BUYERS TO PANIC. SO WHAT YOU'LL DO WE NEED TO  COME IN ON THIS CORN MARKET TO REALLY MOVE THIS MARKET AND REALLY CHANGE THE GAME WITH  DEMAND AND ENDING STOCKS AS WELL. WELL YOU KNOW THE CHALLENGING ASPECT RIGHT NOW I  BELIEVE IS IT IS NOT GOING TO BE DRAMATIC MOVING FORWARD. YOU KNOW WE WE'VE GOT THE HEAT  KIND OF BEHIND US EVEN THOUGH THERE'S A LOT OF STRESS THERE'S A LOT OF PROBLEMS OUT THERE THE  HEAT DOESN'T REALLY FLARE UP THAT EXCITEMENT THAT YOU SEE THE EMOTION IN THE MARKETS. SO I  THINK IT'S GOING TO BE MORE OF A GRADUAL PROCESS. I MEAN THIS AUGUST REPORT TOMORROW SHOULD  TAKE A SIZABLE YIELD REDUCTION OF COURSE FROM THE YEAR FROM THE JULY REPORT. BUT THEN I THINK  YOU'LL TEND TO SEE IT EVEN REDUCE EACH MONTH THEREAFTER. SO. SO ULTIMATELY YES I THINK WE'LL BE  BELOW $2 BILLION IN CARRY OUT. I THINK THAT'S GOING TO PUT A LOT OF PEOPLE I NOTICED THAT SUPPLIES  ARE JUST NOT THAT BURDENSOME ANYMORE. ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH WE APPRECIATE IT. STAY  WITH US. WE HAVE MUCH MORE AGDAY WHEN WE COME BACK.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE WHAT DOES THE WEATHER LOOK  LIKE AS THE KICKOFF THIS WEEK. WELL LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THE AREAS THAT GOT WET LAST WEEK ARE  GOING TO BE PROBABLY WET THIS WEEK AS YOU'LL SEE IN MY FORECAST COMING UP. AND TAKE A LOOK  AT THE LAST WEEK'S WORTH OF RAIN FROM A WEEK AGO SATURDAY TO THIS PAST FRIDAY. YOU CAN SEE  SOME OF THE AREAS THAT HAD BEEN GETTING A LOT OF RAIN LIKE IOWA OVER INTO INDIANA AND OHIO.  NOT SO MUCH THIS TIME AROUND ALTHOUGH YOU DID SEE THAT ONE POCKET THERE WESTERN ILLINOIS  ALTHOUGH THAT OR HE COULD USE IT THAT'S A SMALL POCKET THAT'S BEEN DRY. BUT LOOK AT THESE WET  AREAS ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY PARTS OF SOUTHERN MISSOURI  SOUTHEAST KANSAS NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA SIX TO EIGHT INCHES OF RAIN IN SPOTS SAME IDEA IN A  FEW SPOTS IN THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WIDESPREAD DECENT RAINS THOUGH AND THAT  EXTENDS BACK THROUGH HOUSTON AND TOWARDS ST. AND SAN ANGELO AS WELL. NOT QUITE TO SAN  ANGELO BUT INTO THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF TEXAS. SO SOME PRETTY MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF RAIN THERE.  UNFORTUNATELY THE DROUGHT AREAS WHERE YOU DID SEE SOME RAIN OVER THE PAST WEEK AND NOT  ENOUGH TO REALLY GET RID OF THAT DROUGHT OR EVEN REALLY START TO DIMINISH IT MUCH. LET'S GO BACK  A MONTH. YOU CAN SEE WE HAD NO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT AT THAT POINT BUT WE'VE BEEN PICKING UP  ON THAT OVER THE PAST FOUR WEEKS. YOU'LL ALSO NOTICE WE START TO SEE AREAS OF DROUGHT SOUTHERN PLAINS STARTS TO GO AWAY. SO WE REALLY NOT SEEN NOT SEEING ANY WIDESPREAD AREAS OF DROUGHT  EXCEPT IN THE DAKOTAS EASTERN MONTANA. THERE'S A FEW POCKETS SEARED INTO PORTIONS OF IOWA  AND NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA AS WELL. HERE'S THE JET STREAM AND WE'VE SEEN THIS HUGE RIDGE  OUT WEST FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW. THAT IS BREAKING DOWN THE TROUGH IS STILL THERE TO START THIS  WEEK AS WE LOOK AT THE NORTHEAST AND THE GREAT LAKES. THEN THAT RIDGE KIND OF BUILDS  EASTWARD A PIECE OF A RIDGE KIND OF COMING INTO THE GREAT LAKES WE'LL TRY TO WARM THINGS UP.  TROUGH DIGGING INTO THE NORTHWEST FOR A CHANGE ALTHOUGH IT'S KIND OF ZONAL OUT THERE BUT  WATCH WHAT HAPPENS AS WE HEAD INTO THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY PARTS OF NEXT WEEK. WE WILL  SEE A TROUGH ACTUALLY DIGGING IN TO THE WEST COAST. THAT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A WHILE WE'LL  PROBABLY SEE A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK ALONG THE WEST COAST BUT YOU  CAN SEE THE RIDGE WILL HOLD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY. SO TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK I'M GOING  BELOW NORMAL PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST AND THE NORTHWEST ABOVE NORMAL TEXAS AND THE  SOUTHWEST AND MAINLY CENTRAL AND EASTERN CANADA NEAR NORMAL IN MOST OF THE CORN BELT  ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FROM WESTERN MINNESOTA EASTERN DAKOTAS ALL THE WAY INTO THE  SOUTHEAST OTHERWISE BELOW NORMAL NORTHEAST TEXAS AND MUCH OF THE WEST 30 TO OUTLOOK FOR  PRECIPITATION BELOW NORMAL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY ABOVE NORMAL OUT WEST. AND FOR  PRECIPITATION LARGE AREA OF ABOVE NORMAL SOUTHERN PLAINS SOUTHEAST AND MUCH OF CANADA  EXPECTED TO BE BELOW. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL  FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL FOR GREELEY COLORADO PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY MAYBE A SPOTTY  THUNDERSTORM HIGH OF 85 DEGREES. SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA VARIABLY CLOUDY A THUNDERSTORM OR  TWO HIGH OF 92 AND AUGUSTA MAINE MOSTLY SUNNY AND COMFORTABLE THE AFTERNOON HIGH AROUND  81.

GOOGLE, 4-H PARTNERSHIP
THANKS MIKE. A YOUTH ORGANIZATION WITH LONG ROOTS TO RURAL AMERICA AND A BUSINESS  THAT WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND ITS REACH INTO FARM COUNTRY ARE JOINING  FORCES ON A BIG PROJECT TO PUSH TECHNOLOGY TO A NEW LEVEL. 4-H AND GOOGLE ANNOUNCED A NEW PROGRAM TO BRING COMPUTER  EDUCATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS TO 4-H MEMBERS ACROSS THE  COUNTRY.  THE INTIATIVE WAS ANNOUNCED FRIDAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR.  THE EFFORT INTENDS TO BRING NEW COMPUTERS, CURRICULUM AND TRAINING  TO CHAPTERS IN 22 STATES.  GOOGLE SAYS IT IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING TECHNOLOGY LITERACY TO PARTS  OF THE COUNTRY THAT MIGHT NOT BE AS CONNECTED. GOOGLE AND 4H HAVE A LOT IN COMMON 4H HAS BUILT A LEGACY OF  EMPOWERING YOUTH TO IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNITIES IN COUNTLESS WAYS WE  AT GOOGLE ARE ALSO INVESTED IN STUDENTS WE EMPOWER STUDENTS BY  PROVIDING ACCESS TO INFORMATION THAT CAN EDUCATE AND CHANGE LIVES. > THE HOPE IS TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE MORE INTERESTED IN COMPUTER SCIENCE  FROM AN EARLY AGE  WHICH MIGHT LEAD TOWARDS A CAREER IN THAT FIELD. ACCORDING TO THEIR NEWS RELEASE -WITHIN THREE YEARS THERE'LL BE MORE  

THAN A  MILLION COMPUTER SCIENCE-RELATED JOBS, AND ONLY 400-THOUSAND QUALIFIED JOB CANDIDATES.

TEASE
LATER ON AGDAY WE'LL STICK WITH THE THEME OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  AS WE VISIT A 4H CAMP IN TENNESSEE WHERE IT'S FOCUSED ON "STEM"  EDUCATION. BUT FIRST WE CHECK-IN WITH MACHINERY PETE ON SOME OF THE HOTTEST  TRENDS RIGHT NOW FOR TRACTOR COLLECTORS.

MACHINERY PETE
"MACHINERY PETE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOHN DEERE…WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE MOST  COMPREHENSIVE INVENTORY OF JOHN DEERE CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED TRACTORS, COMBINES AND  SPRAYERS?  MACHINE FINDER-DOT-COM … SOMETIMES THE BEST NEW ADDITION TO YOUR FLEET ISN'T  NEW!" IN TODAY'S MACHINERY PETE REPORT, WE FIND OUT WHY TRACTOR MODELS  FROM THE EARLY 1970'S ARE SO HOT RIGHT NOW FOR COLLECTORS. WELL FOLKS ANY DEBATE ABOUT WHERE THE HEAT IS IN THE TRACTOR COLLECTOR MARKET THAT'S BEEN  DISPELLED HERE THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS THE SWEET SPOT OR MUSCLE TRACTORS FROM THE EARLY  1970S. NOW LAST TUESDAY ON A COLLECTOR AUCTION IN NORTHEAST IOWA THIS 1973 JOHN DEERE  7520 4 WHEEL DRIVE SOLD FOR FORTY ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. NEW RECORD PRICE THE  PREVIOUS HIGH WAS $38000. FOUR YEARS AGO ON A SALE IN OHIO. NOW THAT SAME SALE LAST  TUESDAY IN IOWA ANOTHER RECORD PRICE ON THIS 1972 JOHN DEERE 7020 4 WHEEL DRIVE AND IT  HAD THIRTY FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR HOURS ON IT ONE FOR TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED  DOLLARS. PREVIOUS HIGH WAS $24000 ON AN AUCTION IN IOWA THREE YEARS AGO. NOW A WEEK AGO  SATURDAY ACROSS THE STATE IN NORTHWEST IOWA ON A RED TRACTOR COLLECTOR SALE THIS 1970  INTERNATIONAL 1456 WHEATLAND ONE FOR $33000. AND THAT'S THE SECOND HIGHEST AUCTION PRICE  I'VE EVER SEEN ON AN INTERNATIONAL 1456 . AND FOLKS COLOR JUST DOESN'T MATTER HERE. NOW HERE'S  A PICTURE OF AN ALLIS CHALMERS 1972 220 TWO WHEEL DRIVE IS SOLD ON A FARM IN SOUTHEAST  MINNESOTA JULY 1ST AND ONE FOR $40000. AGAIN RECORD HIGH PRICE ON A TWO WHEEL DRIVE 220.  SO AGAIN THE SWEET SPOT FOR THE COLLECTOR MONEY WITH TRACTORS THESE DAYS. THE EARLY 1970S.

TEASE
THANKS PETE. NEXT LEARNING ABOUT SCIENCE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS. I'M CHARLES DENNEY. SUMMER MEANS CAMP FOR MANY TENN 4HERS, BUT  HERE AT LONE OAKS IN WEST TENNESSEE IT'S ALSO A CHANCE TO LEARN  SCIENCE AND AGRICUILTURE. STEM CAMPING NEXT ON AGDAY."0:00

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE.  VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY.  SUMMER CAMPS ARE MEANT TO BE AN ESCAPE FOR CHILDREN, BUT LEARNING  CAN HAPPEN THERE TOO.  THAT'S THE IDEA AT TENNESSEE'S NEWEST YOUTH  EDUCATION AND 4-H CENTER – LONE OAKS FARM.  AT THE CAMP, THEY FOCUS ON FOUR CORE CURR-IC-U-LA - SCIENCE,  TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE U-T INSTITUTE OF AG, CHARLES DENNEY  SHOWS US HOW 'STEM' BECOMES A DAY OF CAMPING ACTIVITIES.  A SUMMER MORNING IS A GREAT TIME TO CATCH FISH, AND HERE THE BASS ARE SHOCKINGLY  COOPERATIVE.YOU'RE ABOARD UT EXTENSION'S SHOCK BOAT, SENDING A HARMLESS ELECTRIC CURRENT INTO THE WATER,  STUNNING THE FISH MOMENTARILY SO THEY CAN THEN BE SCOOPED UP BY NET OR GRABBED BY THE  MOUTH. "THE TEETH HURT. THEY WILL POKE YOU AND MAKE YOU BLEED." ACTUALLY THERE WAS NO  BLOOD LOSS THIS DAY, BUT THIS CAMP HAS TEETH. IT'S A 4-H STEM EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS AT LONE  OAKS FARM IN HARDEMAN COUNTY, WHICH INCLUDES LAKES, FORESTS AND FIELDS. RON BLAIR IS  DIRECTOR OF STEM EDUCATION. RON BLAIR: "WE'RE DOING A BIG MATH LESSON RIGHT NOW ON THE SHOCK BOAT WHERE WE ACTUALLY  TAKE UNBIASED SAMPLES, ASSIMILATE THAT INTO DATA, AND THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN MAKE  RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON IT. WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO HERE AT LONE OAKS IS CONNECT PEOPLE  BACK TO AGRICULTURE, WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM AND THAT SCIENCE IS PRETTY COOL." CAMPERS LEARN FROM TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY'S MOBILE BIOFUEL LAB – HOW FARMERS GROW OUR FUEL.  KYELERPENICK HAS ASPIRATIONS OF BEING AN ENGINEER, AND HE'S ALREADY OFF TO A GOOD START. "4-H  LEADERS WANT KIDS TO HAVE FUN LEARNING WHEN THEY COME HERE TO LONE OAKS, BUT ON A MORE  SERIOUS NOTE, THIS IS ALSO PREPARING THEM FOR THE FUTURE. STEM-RELATED JOBS OF TOMORROW WILL  PAY WELL." THE DAY CONTINUED WITH KAYAKING ON THE HATCHIE RIVER. THE STEM CURRICULUM IS A  PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HARDEMAN COUNTY SCHOOLS. THIS CAMP WAS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, AN IMPRESSIONABLE AGE WHERE EDUCATORS ENCOURAGE  LEARNING. WARNER ROSS: "THIS OPPORTUNITY TO USE THE FACILITY LIKE THIS PROVIDES A SUPER-FAST ON  RAMP TO GET KIDS ENGAGED IN HANDS ON ACTIVITIES THAT EXTEND THE CLASSROOM FROM THE TEXTBOOK OUT TO WHAT REAL CAREERS ARE." GARY RODGERS: "THESE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN THAT WE'RE RUNNING THROUGH THESE CAMPS WILL  BE OUR NEXT GENERATION OF GOING TO WORK INTO THESE STEM ACTIVITIES AND STEM CAREERS, AND WE  HOPE TO GIVE THEM A GOOD BASE FOR THAT."  LONE OAKS IS A PLACE TO RELEASE FISH -- AND YOUR INHIBITIONS -- WHERE SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE AND  NATURE BLEND FOR AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE. THIS IS CHARLES DENNEY REPORTING.

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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