AgDay Daily Recap -August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 22, 2017


HEADLINES
KICKING OFF CROP TOUR IN SOLAR ECLIPSE  STYLE...  MARCHING THROUGH FIELDS... SCOUTS GROUND TRUTH USDA'S YIELD  ESTIMATES IN BOTH OHIO AND SOUTH DAKOTA. "FROM OHIO TO INDIANA— I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS-- CAN THE EASTERN CORN  BELT HELP OVERRIDE THE DROUGHT STRICKEN WEST. " "THE VARIABILITY CONTINUES IN SOUTH DAKOTA BUT THE CROPS MAY HAVE  MORE MOISTURE THAN YOU THINK. I'M BETSY JIBBEN WE'LL HAVE THAT STORY  COMING UP IN THE SHOW." ONE SOUTHERN STATE BOASTS A DOUBLE DIGIT MOVE IN MILK PRODUCTION..  AND A CELESTIAL SHOWCASE. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

CROP TOUR EASTERN LEG
GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON THE FARM  JOURNAL MIDWEST CROP TOUR. I'LL BE OUT THERE LATER THIS WEEK AS OUR PARTNERS AT PROFARMER ANALYZE  THE POTENTIAL FOR THE 2017 CROP SIZE. COVERAGE OF THE 2017 FARM JOURNAL MIDWEST CROP TOUR, IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DUPONT  PIONEER. WITH YOU FROM THE WORD GO. LATER THIS MORNING MORE THAN 100 SCOUTS WILL BEGIN DAY TWO OF THE  CROP TOUR WHICH IS NOW IN ITS 25TH YEAR. OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS SCOUTS WILL TRAVEL SEVEN MIDWEST STATES,  COLLECTING MORE THAN 14-HUNDRED FIELD SAMPLES FROM CORN AND  SOYBEAN FIELDS. THESE STATES REPRESENT ABOUT 70-PERCENT OF THE  NATION'S PLANTED CORN  ACREAGE. ON MONDAY SCOUTS IN THE EASTERN CORN BELT SURVEYED FIELDS IN  WESTERN OHIO AND EAST CENTRAL INDIANA, AN AREA THAT LARGELY SUFFERED  FROM TOO MUCH RAIN THIS SPRING. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON THAT STRETCH  OF THE TOUR, CLINTON. TYNE, I GUESS I WOULD CHARACTERIZE IT LIKE MUCH OF THE CORN BELT THIS  SEASON— IT'S VARIABLE. SOME FIELDS LOOKS GREAT—OTHERS LOOK TOUGH— THE QUESTION IS CAN OHIO JUST BE AVERAGE? FOR SOME FARMERS—THAT'S ENOUGH AFTER A ROCKY START AT PLANTING. JOSH YODER CONSIDERING THE BATTLE WE HAD EARLY IN THE SEASON IT LOOKS FAIRLY GOOD. FOR JOSH YODER IN UNION COUNTY OHIO, THESE FIELDS MAY NOT BE PERFECT —BUT THAT'S OKAY. WE PLANTED AT THE END OF APRIL IT TURNED OFF COLD AND WE GOT INTO THE RAINY WEATHER AND WE JUST DIDN'T GET THE GERMINATION THAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR. WE'VE SEEN THAT IN THE FIELDS AS A RESULT IT NOT ONLY LEADS TO YIELD VARIABILITY COMING OUT WHEN  WE DO OUR YIELD CALCULATIONS IN THE CORN FIELDS BUT IT LEADS TO VARIABILITY IN TERMS OF MATURITY IN  THE FIELD. THANKFULLY THE SECOND HALF OF THE GROWING SEASON HAS BEEN BETTER. THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST PART OF THE GROWING SEASON IN TERMS OF HELPING US TO CATCH  UP ON THE DAMAGE THAT WAS DONE EARLY IN THE SEASON. USDA SEEMS TO AGREE… IN ITS AUGUST CROP PRODUCTION REPORT, USDA  EXPECTED OHIO CORN YIELDS TO AVERAGE 171 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE—QUITE A  BIT BETTER THAN LAST YEAR'S 159. SO FAR IT'S BEHIND A LOT OF LATE PLANTED CORN WE RAN INTO SOME CORN THAT THE SILKS HADN'T EVEN  BROWNED OFF. IT'S STILL POLLINATING. WE HAD TO GO FIND ANOTHER CORN FIELD TO GET A YIELD CHECK. GIVEN ALL OF THOSE CONDITIONS SOME BETTER THAN EXPECTED YIELDS. IN THE 160S TO  180'S ON  SOME OF THOSE SO. SOYBEAN PRODUCTION IS FORECAST LOWER AT 53 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE. LAST  YEAR IT WAS 54. YOU LOOK OVER THE FIELDS AND THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE GREEN CARPET YOU CAN SEE SOME UNDULATIONS  AND STUFF LIKE THAT ITS SIGNS THAT THERE WERE SOME STRUGGLES EARLY ON.  NATS OF JOSH LOOKING BEANS FOR JOSH, FINISHING STRONG IS ABOUT OUT OF HIS HANDS—NOW HE'S  PREPARING FOR A BUSY SEPTEMBER. I WILL BE GETTING MARRIED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER..2:44 YEAH YOU KIND OF HAVE TO PLAN THAT BEFORE YOU GET BACK IN THE FIELD.  PUTTING HIS YIELDS AT PLUS ONE REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER. ONE OTHER INTERESTING THING OF THIS YEAR'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF CROP TOUR. THERE'S A  RECORD NUMBER OF SCOUT NEARLY 150 OUT SCATTERED ACROSS THE CORN BELT GATHERING DATA.  

CROP TOUR WESTERN LEG
THANKS CLINTON. MEANWHILE IN THE WESTERN CORN BELT SCOUTS WILL SPEND  THEIR DAY TODAY IN NEBRASKA FIELDS. ON MONDAY THEY STARTED THEIR TOUR IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.  [TAKE :SOUTH DAKOTA DROUGHT MONITOR] THAT CORNER OF THE STATE IS IN MODERATE DROUGHT. OVERALL JUST TEN  PERCENT OF THE STATE CATEGORIZED AS DROUGHT-FREE. BUT LOOK AT  DRYNESS COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO. WHILE IT'S IMPROVED, SOUTH DAKOTA  FARMERS STILL SAW SOME ISSUES LAST YEAR, ESPCIALLY IN THE WESTERN PART  OF THE STATE.  BUT THIS IS WHAT CONDITIONS LOOK LIKE ABOUT 120 MILES NORTHWEST OF  SIOUX FALLS. RYAN THOMPSON SNAPPED THIS PICTURE OF HIS CORN FIELD IN  JERAULD COUNTY. IT LOOKED LIKE THE TOPS WERE CUT-OFF LIKE IN SEED-CORN  PRODUCTION.AND HE SAYS IT'S NOT HARD TO DO THE MATH ON THIS FIELD. WHILE SOUTH DAKOTA HAS BEEN STRUGGLING WITH DRY CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE GROWING SEASON BETSY JIBBEN TRAVELED A ROUTE WHICH  HAS ENOUGH MOISTURE, BETSY. THIS GROWING SEASON IS PRESENTING ITS CHALLENGES FOR LINCOLN COUNTY,  SOUTH DAKOTA FARMER, BRAD SMIDT. "I THINK IT WAS GETTING MID JUNE BY THE TIME WE GOT DONE, MORE TOWARDS THE 20TH OF  JUNE." BUT THE CHALLENGE MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK. THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS MAJORITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA IS IN A  DROUGHT - NEARLY THREE-QUARTERS OF THE STATE IS IN A MODERATE  DDROUGHT AND ALMOST HALF IN SEVERE . BUT A POCKET IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN PART OF THE STATE <MOISTURE - WHEN HE  KICKS FOOT ON THE GROUND>  IS TOO WET EXCESSIVE RAINFALL, WHICH IS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT THAN THE MAJORITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA."

AND IT'S BEEN THAT WAY MOST OF THE SEASON. IT'S A WEIRD FEELING TO WATCH THE NEWS AND SEE THE DROUGHT MONITOR AND SEEING ALL OF  THE DEVASTATION. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DROUGHT MONITOR, WE'RE TOO WET. IT'S ODD. REALLY  ODD TO HAVE THAT MUCH OF A SWING IN THE SAME STATE." AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TOO FAR WEST TO SEE SOME OF THE STRESS.  BUT  THE SCOUTS ON THIS ROUTE STAYED MOSTLY EAST OF THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN  AREAS. CHIP FLORY: TALKING ABOUT HOW THE ROUTE HAS MOISTURE, SOUTH DAKOTA CORN CROP LOOKS  LIKE A SD CORN CROP  "FLORY SAYS THE CROP IS BEHIND IN MATURITY BUT HE'S NOT TOO CONCERNED.  THE SOYBEANS HAVE A LOT OF PODS - BUT SOME OF THEM ARE FLAT AND NEED  SOME AUGUST RAINS. "SOYBEAN SOT ABOUT IMPRESSED WITH PODS BUT HOW THEY ARE FLAT AND WHAT HE EXPECTS - ENDS  WITH VARIABILITY  "BACK IN SMIDT'S AREA, HE HOPES THAT VARIABILITY WILL EVEN OUT. BETTER ONCE YOU GET IN THE COMBINE THAT'S THE SECRET: HOW MUCH HAS BEEN DROWNED  OUT, HOW MUCH HAS BEEN SET BACK BY WATER AND WHAT MOISTURE LEVELS YOU'RE GOING TO RUN INTO  AS YOU'RE RUNNING THROUGH THE FIELD. 9:08"> HE'S THANKFUL HE HAS A CROP THIS YEAR BUT HOPES AN EARLY FROST WON'T  DAMAGE IT.WE STILL CAN'T HAVE AN EARLY FROST. AN EARLY FROST WOULD ABSOLUTELY KILL US AT THIS POINT."REPORTING IN SOUTH DAKOTA, I'M BETSY JIBBEN. 

DRY WEATHER
THANKS BETSY. WE TALKED WITH USDA METEOROLOGIST BRAD RIPPEY ABOUT  THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS. AS BETSY MENTIONS, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME DECENT RAINS IN PARTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS. BUT MONTANA CONTINUES TO  MISS-OUT. RIPPEY CALLS THE STATE "A DRY ISLAND". "THERE ARE PLACES IN MONTANA THAT HAD LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL NOW FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND  WE JUST HAVE NOT SEEN ANY RELIEF WHATSOEVER. YOU'VE GOT A WILDFIRE DANGER THERE. OBVIOUSLY  ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS AT THIS POINT IS TOO LATE FOR SPRING SOWN SMALL GRAINS."THOSE RECENT RAINS IN SOUTH DAKOTA PROVING TO BE GOOD NEWS FOR  CROPS. USDA'S LATEST CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWING BOTH CORN AND SOYBEAN  CONDITION RATINGS IN SOUTH DAKOTA JUMPED UP 8 POINTS IN JUST A WEEK.  NOW BOTH CROPS RATED 42 PERCENT GOOD TO EXCELLENT.  AND IN NEBRASKA, USDA LEAVING CORN AND BEANS UNCHANGED AT 63 PERCENT  GOOD TO EXCELLENT FOR CORN AND 61 PERCENT FOR SOYBEANS IN THE STATE.  MOVING TO THE EAST ON CLINTON'S ROUTE, OHIO'S CORN RATING MOVING UP 2  POINTS TO 60 PERCENT GOOD TO EXCELLENT. BEANS FALLIGN A POINT TO 54.  AND INDIANA'S CORN RATINGS FALLING 2 POINTS TO 53 PERCENT GOOD TO  EXCELLENT, WHILE THE STATE'S BEAN RATING FELL 3 POINTS.  NATIONALLY, USDA LEAVING CORN RATINGS THE SAME AS LAST WEEK AT 62  PERCEN TGOOD TO EXCELLENT. BEANS UP A POINT TO 60 PERCENT GOOD TO  EXCELLENT. 

CROP COMMENTS
WE CONTINUE OUR FARM JOURNAL CROP TOUR COVERAGE... AS SCOUTS  GROUND TRUTH YIELDS, MANY ARE SHARING WHAT THEY'RE SEEING ON  TWITTER. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS SOME VIEWS FROM THE FIELD TO SHARE IN THIS  MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING, MIKE.  THANKS, TYNE. IT'S NOT ONLY SCOUTING FOR YIELDS THAT'S KEY THIS YEAR, BUT  ALSO LOOKING AT THE MATURITY OF THE CROP.  MATT BENNETT IS A SCOUT ON THE WESTERN LEG OF HTE TOUR, HE SAYS JSUT  AS HE ENTERED NEBRASKA, THEY STOPPED BY THIS FIELD. IT LOOKS LIKE THE  FIELD NOT ONLY HAD POLLINATION ISSUES THIS YEAR, BUT THE CROP IS VERY  FAR BEHIND. HE QUESTIONS IF IT'LL EVEN MAKE IT TO THE BLACK LAYER STAGE  THIS YEAR.  AND CHIP NELLINGER MADE A STOP IN KALIDA, OHIO. HE SAW A VARIATION OF  MATURITY IN THE SAME FIELD, WITH VERY UNEVEN EMERGENCE. DESPITE THAT,  THE YIELD ESTIMATE ON THAT PARTICULAR FIELD CAME IN AROUND 176 BUSHELS  PER ACRE.  ....AND NOW SOME SOLAR-FOCUSED HOMETOWN TEMPS. VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL  PRO.COM.

TEASE
STILL TO COME, IF CROP PRICES CAN'T FIND THE MOMENTUM TO CLIMB IN THE  NEXT MONTH, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH THE OLD CROP SITTING IN THE BIN?  THAT'S ANALYSIS.  AND BOOMING MILK PRODUCTION IN THE U-S, WITH PRODUCERS HITTING A NEW  RECORD. BUT WHICH SOUTHERN STATE SAW A DOUBLE DIGIT GAIN? THAT'S OUR  DAIRY REPORT.  PLUS, IF THE CLOUDS IMPAIRED YOUR VIEW FOR THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE,  DON'T WORRY, WE'LL GIVE YOU A FRONT ROW SEAT LATER IN THE SHOW. 

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE NOW WITH BOB UTTERBACK OF UTTERBACK MARKETING BOB LOOKING AT THESE GRAIN PRICES RIGHT  NOW NOT A PRETTY SIGHT ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE FARMERS WHO STILL HAVE OLD CROP CORN THAT'S UNSOLD.  SO FOR THOSE FARMERS THAT STILL HAVE THAT IN THE BIN. WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE. TWO THINGS ONE YOU'RE  AT A TIME PERIOD NOW WE'RE COMING INTO THE PRE HARVEST FLOWS SOUTH AMERICA CROP IS BIG. I  THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF WEIGHT ON THIS MARKET FOR THE NEXT 60 TO 90 DAYS. I DO THINK  THERE'S HOPE IN REFERENCE TO THE CORN MARKET WITH A SEPTEMBER REPORT. BUT YOU'VE GOT TO GET  YOURSELF CLEAR TO THE JANUARY TIME PERIOD SO IF YOU'VE GOT OLD CROP IN THE BIN THEN YOU'VE GOT  TO MAKE A HARD DECISION YOU MIX IT WITH NEW CROP CORN WHICH I DON'T LIKE IT WHICH MEANS  YOU'VE GOT TO DUMP IT. AND DO YOU RE-OWN IT ON PAPER WHICH IS A TOUGH DECISION BUT I THINK  THAT THE ONLY OPTION YOU'VE GOT A RIGHT TO THE POINT IF YOU WANT RECOVERY IN THE PRICE. AND THERE  ARE SOME FARMERS THAT MAYBE HAVE TO GET RID OF IT BECAUSE THEY NEED ROOM IN THE BINS AND  SO WHEN YOU SAY REAL IT ON PAPER WHAT DO YOU MEAN I'M SAYING YOU EITHER GOT TO BUY THE  FUTURES. MY PREFERENCE IS TO BUY AN IN THE MONEY CALL SO I CAN ADJUST IF THE MARKET BREAKS. I  THINK IF YOU BUY THE DECEMBER CORN HERE IT'S 60 65 YOUR WORST CASE RISK IS 30 CENTS DOWN.  YOUR BEST CASE IS 40 CENTS UP AND YOU ONLY GET THE 40 CENTS UP IF I CONFIRM USDA YIELD GOES  FROM 169 TO 164. SO I HAVE TO BE POSITIVE YOU GOT TO PROVE THAT USDA HAS BEEN WRONG AND  THEIR YIELD ESTIMATES WHICH I THINK WILL CONFIRM THAT BEFORE IT'S ALL OVER. WHAT IF THEY'RE IN AN  AREA THAT JUST JUST DOES NOT HAVE GOOD BASIS RIGHT NOW. ANYTHING YOU COULD DO IN THAT  SCENARIO. IT'S DIFFICULT. ALL I CAN. THIS IS WHERE YOU REMEMBER HOW BAD THIS FEELS AND HOW  HELPLESS YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW. AND THIS GUYS FEEL HELPLESS. THIS IS WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE  AGGRESSIVE IN THE APRIL MAY JUNE JULY TIME PERIOD. SO WHEN THE MARKET IS GIVEN YOU  OPPORTUNITY SO YOU'RE NOT FORCED INTO THIS. I'VE JUST GOT TO TAKE WHAT THEY GIVE IT TO. I KNOW  SOME PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT DP CONTRACTS WHERE THEY DELIVER AGAINST THAT AND DIFFERENT PRICE  LATER. I CALL IT A POOR MAN'S LONG. BUT THE PROBLEM IS THE BASES COULD STAY WIDE AND YOU END  UP NOT MARKET A FLAT PRICE RALLY AND YOU DON'T MAKE ANYTHING. SO I THINK YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE A  CLEAN SELL IT RE-OWN ON PAPER OR STORE IT AND SELL THE CARRY. GO OUT THERE AND SELL THE DEFERRED  CARRY AND PAY YOURSELF 3 CENTS A MONTH FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS TO HOLD CORN. ALL  ALRIGHT THANKS BOB WE APPRECIATE IT. BOB UTTERBACK WITH UTTERBACK MARKETING. PLEASE STAY  WITH US WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MOMENT. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK. WELL MIKE WE STEPPED OUTSIDE THE STUDIO TO CHECK OUT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE AND  WE WEREN'T IN THE TOTALITY OF IT. BUT JUST TO SEE THE PARTIAL COLLAPSE WAS AMAZING. IT WAS OH IT  REALLY WAS BREATHTAKING. AND THEN MY DAD TEXTED ME BACK HOME NEAR KANSAS CITY. HE GOT TO  SEE THE TOTALITY OF IT. HE SAID IT'S 20:24. YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE TO GO SEE IT. IT WAS SIMPLY  AMAZING BECAUSE IS GOING TO BE IN A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT PART OF THE COUNTRY ALTHOUGH I GUESS  CARBONDALE ILLINOIS IS IN IT AGAIN TOLD THEM AND WAMMY THEY'LL BE THEY'LL BE PREPARED FOR THE  TRAFFIC NEXT SATURDAY. YEAH I UNDERSTAND ABOUT THAT.  HERE'S THE WEATHER MAP THIS MORNING. AND YOU CAN SEE SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  ALONG THE COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE MIDWEST. OTHERWISE HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATING THE  SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY THIS PRETTY MUCH YEAR DOWN HERE. BUT THIS IS MUCH COOLER AIR  ONCE AGAIN MOVING INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST ESPECIALLY THE DAKOTAS INTO MINNESOTA. SHOWERS  AND THUNDERSTORMS CLOSE TO THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE  GREAT LAKES AS WE PUT THE MAPS INTO MOTION YOU'LL SEE THIS FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO PRESS SOUTH  EASTWARD PRETTY FAR SOUTH FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. BUT WE'VE HAD SEVERAL OF THOSE COLD FRONTS  SO FAR OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. WEAK LITTLE SYSTEM KIND OF DIVING IN BEHIND HIS FIRST  AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL GIVE A FEW AREAS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSHOWERS BUT THAT WON'T  AMOUNT TO TOO MUCH. SO YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH TONIGHT SHOWERS AND STORMS  CONTINUE TO PROGRESS EASTWARD TO THE EAST COAST ALTHOUGH THEY'LL BE JUST HIT MIST BY MORNING  AS THAT IS TYPICAL THAT TIME OF THE DAY KIND OF STALLS OUT THE FRONT AS ANY WAY ACROSS PARTS OF  OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS. AND AS WE HEAD INTO THE DAY TOMORROW WE'LL SEE SHOWERS AND  THUNDERSTORMS ONCE AGAIN BUBBLING UP IN THE IN THE MORE HUMID AIR SOUTH OF THAT FRONT  ESPECIALLY AS YOU CAN SEE THROUGHOUT THE GULF COAST REGION BASICALLY.  AND THEN JUST TO HIT AND MISS VARIETY TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IN MUCH OF THE WEST  THERE IS A PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS WE'VE SEEN SOME DECENT AMOUNTS  AND SOME OF THOSE COMPLEXES OF THUNDERSTORMS ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS YOU CAN SEE  HOW WE KIND OF. PUT SCATTERED AMOUNTS ON TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN  PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION OBVIOUSLY OUT WEST AND ESPECIALLY IN THE  NORTHWEST. TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON COOLER BEHIND THAT FRONT. HIGHS IN THE 60S AND 70S IN THE GREAT LAKES 80S OHIO VALLEY 90S FARTHER SOUTH. LOW TEMPERATURES NOT GOING TO REALLY  DROP OFF IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS LOTS OF 50S ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS ACTUALLY.  AND BY THE TIME WE GET TO TOMORROW AFTERNOON THE HEAT GETS SHOVED ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE  GULF COAST REGION LOTS OF 70S EVEN SOME 60S IN THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CORN BELT THERE  IS THE TROUGH DIGGING IN ONCE AGAIN THIS IS THE PATTERN THAT WE SAW FOR A MONTH AND A HALF.  AND YOU CAN SEE IT TRIES TO KIND OF GO ZONAL BUT IT'S STILL KIND OF LOOKS TROPHY IN THE EAST WITH A  BIG RIDGE OUT WEST. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL  FORECASTS HANDED OUT THE BURNS OREGON. FIRST OF ALL A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND HOT TODAY  HIGH 92 THESE ARE ALL PLACES THAT SAW THE ECLIPSE YESTERDAY. JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI VARIABLY  CLOUDY SHOWER. THAT FROM LIKELY HIGH OF 82 IN COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA PARTLY SUNNY A  THUNDERSTORM IN SOME AREAS HIGH 93. 

TEASE
STILL TO COME, WHICH STATE SAW A DOUBLE DIGIT CLIMB IN JULY MILK  PRODUCTION? THAT'S OUR DAIRY REPORT.  PLUS, A THIN LINE IN RURAL AMERICA HAD ONE OF THE BEST UNINTERRUPTED  SEATS IN THE HOUSE FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE. BUT IF MOTHER NATURE RUINED  YOUR VIEW, WE'LL GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE AS WE HEAD IN THE COUNTRY.  JOIN MARKET RALLY HOST CHIP FLORY LIVE FROM THE RABO AGRIFINANCE BOOTH AT THIS YEAR'S  FARM PROGRESS SHOW, AUGUST 29TH THROUGH 31ST.

DAIRY REPORT
ROUND 1 OF NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS ARE IN THE BOOKS, AND OFFICIALS FROM ALL  THREE COUNTRIES SAY THE GOAL REMAINS THE SAME... ENSURING  NEGOTIATIONS REMAIN ON A RAPID PACE.   ROUND 1 WRAPPED UP ON SUNDAY, WITH LEADERS SAYING THEY ARE QUOTE  COMMITTED TO AN ACCELERATED AND COMPREHENSIVE NEGOTIATION PROCESS.  THE RUSH IS OVER LEADERS STRIVING TO FINALIZE A NEW DEAL BEFORE  MEXICO'S NATIONAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF IN EARLY 2018. THE SCHEDULE FOR ADDTIONAL ROUNDS OF NAFTA TALKS ALREADY LINED UP,  WITH TRADE OFFICIALS NOW HEAD TO MEXICO FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF  TALKS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH 5.  THE THIRD ROUND OF NEGOATIATIONS IS THEN SCHEDULED FOR CANADA IN LATE  SEPTEMBER AND THEN OFFICIALS PLAN TO RECOVENE IN THE U-S IN EARLY  OCTOBER.  DAIRY IS MAJOR STICKING POINT FOR BOTH THE U-S AND CANADA IN NAFTA  NEGOTIATIONS.  AND A NEW PRODUCTION REPORT SHOWS THE DAIRY SECTOR NEEDS MORE  DEMAND TO OFFSET A BOOM IN PRODUCTION.

 

 

THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SHOWING MILK PRODUCTION HIT A  RECORD HIGH IN JULY. AT 18 POINT 2 BILLION POUNDS, THAT'S UP 1 POINT 8  PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO.  CALIFORNIA CONTINUES TO LEAD THE HERD, WITH PRODUCTION HITTING 3 POINT  37 BILLION POUNDS. BUT THAT'S LOWER THAN A YEAR AGO. TEXAS SEEING THE GREATEST YEAR OVER YEAR CLIMB, WITH PRODUCITON  JUMPING 14 POINT 8 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR, AT JUST OVER 1 BILLION  POUNDS.

TEASE
STILL TO COME - A FRONT ROW SEAT TO A CELESTIAL SHOW. DUPONT PIONEER IS AUCTIONING OFF A TIMPTE® SUPER HOPPER GRAIN TRAILER AND ALL PROCEEDS  WILL BENEFIT THE FFA.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  SEE THE HARDEST WORKING  TRACTORS IN AG AT KUBOTA.COM.  OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER  TODAY.  AMERICANS WITH TELESCOPES, CAMERAS AND PROTECTIVE GLASSES STAKED  OUT VIEWING SPOTS MONDAY TO WATCH THE MOON BLOT OUT THE MIDDAY SUN. "THE GREAT AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE"  WAS ONE OF THE MOST OBSERVED AND  PHOTOGRAPHED ECLIPSE IN HISTORY.  WHILE EVERYONE ON THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES COULD SEE A PARTIAL  ECLIPSE, ONLY PEOPLE IN A 70 MILE WIDE PATH FROM  OREGON TO SOUTH CAROLINA COULD SEE THE CELESTIAL SHOW IN ITS  "TOTALITY". OF COURSE, YOU HAD TO WORRY ABOUT CLOUD COVER. EVEN FOLKS ON THE FARM JOURNAL MIDWEST CROP TOUR TOOK A MOMENT TO  ENJOY THE SHOW. THIS WAS THE FIRST TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE TO SWEEP COAST-TO-COAST  ACROSS THE U-S IN 99 YEARS. IF YOU MISSED THIS SHOW, YOUR NEXT CHANCE FOR THE AMERICAN ECLIPSE  WILL BE IN 2024. THE PATH OF THAT ECLIPSE WILL GO FROM TEXAS TO NEW ENGLAND.

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

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