AgDay Daily Recap -Dec. 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
DEC. 14, 2015


OPENING HEADLINES:
A MEGA MERGER MOVES FORWARD--WHAT DOES IT MEAN AT THE FARM? PLUS, EGG PRICES ARE FALLING BUT SLOWLY. IN AGRIBUSINESS...TOUGH ADVICES FOR FOLKS STORING GRAIN.
“I FEEL LIKE THE PERCEPTION RIGHT NOW IS THAT PRICES ARE CHEAP AND THAT THEY CAN'T GET CHEAPER AND MAYBE THAT'S RIGHT AND MAYBE THAT'S WRONG.”
MACHINERY PETE REPORTS FROM THE ROAD… AND SEE HOW THIS ALABAMA 9 YEAR OLD IS BRINGING CHRISTMAS CHEER TO PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD.
DOW AND DUPONT ANNOUNCE MERGER:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.
TWO AG-CHEM GIANTS ARE SHAKING-UP THE INDUSTRY AS THEY ANNOUNCE THEIR INTENTIONS TO MERGE.
BUT THERE'S A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE DOW AND DUPONT BECOME ONE.
WEEK-LONG SPECULATION BECAME REALITY FRIDAY WHEN DOW CHEMICAL AND DUPONT ANNOUNCED PLANS TO FORM ONE COMPANY VALUED AT ABOUT 130 BILLION DOLLARS. THE TWO COMPANIES, LIKE OTHERS IN AGRICULTURE, ARE TRYING TO COUNTER FALLING COMMODITIES PRICES AND WEAKNESSES IN KEY MARKETS.
THE TWO COMPANIES WILL FORM DOWDUPONT, THEN SEPARATE INTO THREE INDEPENDENT PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES.
ONE WILL FOCUS SQUARELY ON AGRICULTURE.
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURAL LAW PROFESSOR, ROGER MCEOWEN SAYS THIS CASE IS UNIQUE BECAUSE IT'S NOT COMMON FOR COMPANIES MERGING TO BRANCH OFF INTO MULTIPLE BUSINESSES. HE SAYS BECAUSE OF THAT, IT'S POSSIBLE FARMERS MAY SEE MINIMAL IMPACT OF THE MERGER.
I THINK WHEN YOU COMBINE AND SPLIT UP AND THREE WAYS, WHICH THEY SAY WILL BE AS SOON AS FEASIBLE AND THAT WOULD BE AFTER THE DEAL CLOSES AT THE SECOND HALF OF 2016, SO INTO 2017, YOU SEE THESE THREE NEW COMPANIES, THEY COULD REALIZE SOME COST SAVINGS AND IF THE MARKETPLACE FUNCTIONS AS ANTICIPATED, FARMERS COULD ACTUALLY BENEFIT FROM THAT. BUT THERE WILL BE SOME CONCERN INITIALLY WITH SOME CONSOLIDATION IN THE SEED AND CHEMICAL BUSINESS AND THE RAMIFICATIONS THAT MAY HAVE FOR FARMERS.
ANALYSTS SAY THE NEW COMPANY WOULD SELL ALMOST A FIFTH OF THE WORLD'S PESTICIDES AND MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF AMERICA'S CORN AND SOYBEAN SEEDS. TRADE ANALYSTS SAY THERE'S VERY LITTLE OVERLAPPING BETWEEN THEIR RESPECTIVE PORTFOLIOS. HOWEVER ONE KEY AREA IS CORN. DOW HAS THE MYCOGEN BRAND AND OTHERS. DUPONT, OF COURSE, HAS THE PIONEER PRODUCTS. DUPONT SAYS THAT CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE AGRICULTURE MARKETS AND EMERGING MARKETS WILL MAKE SALES GROWTH "CHALLENGING" IN 2016.
AS A RESULT, THE COMPANY IS CUTTING 10 PERCENT OF ITS GLOBAL WORKFORCE,
WE COULD HEAR BY THIS FRIDAY WHEN CANADA AND MEXICO WILL START PLACING TARIFFS ON U-S AG PRODUCTS.
MEAT LABELING CONTINUES TO POSE POTENTIAL TARIFF CONSEQUENCES:
AS WE REPORTED LAST WEEK, AN ARBITRATOR FROM THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION SAYS THE TWO COUNTRIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASSESS A BILLION DOLLARS IN TARIFFS AGAINST THE U-S IN RETALIATION FOR THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAW. NEWLY ELECTED CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS HE WOULD PREFER NOT TO APPLY SANCTIONS AGAINST THE U-S OVER THE MEAT LABELINGDISPUTE. BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE WARNS HE WILL STAND UP FOR CANADA'S FARMERS. ON THIS SIDE OF THE BORDER, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN JUNE PASSED A BILL CALLING FOR COOL TO BE REPEALED.
BUT THE SENATE HAS NOT TAKEN ACTION. IOWA CHUCK GRASSLEY SAYS THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS -CREATE A VOLUNTARY LABELING SYSTEM OR DO AWAY WITH LABELING COMPLETLY.
'WHICH OF THESE TWO WILL BE IN THE FINAL BILL TO GO TO THE PRESIDENT, I DON'T KNOW. BUT I SUPPORT EITHER ONE. BUT MY FIRST CHOICE IS, AS CANADA HAS, VOLUNTARY LABELING."
GRASSLEY SAYS HE THINKS THERE'LL BE LEGISLATION ON "COOL" ATTACHED TO A SPENDING BILL BEFORE CONGRESS TAKES ITS CHRISTMAS BREAK LATER THIS MONTH. CHUCK GRASSLEY ALSO STEPPING UP TO HELP RECOGNIZE HIS HOME STATE GOVERNOR. IOWA LEADER TERRY BRANSTAD AS OF TODAY--NOW HOLDS THE TITLE OF LONGEST SERVING GOVERNOR IN U.S. HISTORY.--A TOTAL OF SEVEN-THOUSANDSIX-HUNDRED-42 DAYS ON THE JOB.
AFTER NEARLY 21 YEARS IN OFFICE, BRANSTAD SURPASSES THE MARK SET BY ONE TIME REVOLUTIONARY WAR GENERAL--GEORGE CLINTON WHO SERVED A GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK.
HE VISITS ALL 99 COUNTIES IN THE STATE EACH YEAR, AND HIS STOCK ADVICE TO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TRYING TO WIN IOWA'S CAUCUS--DO THE SAME.
CROP WATCH:
ALMOST ALL OF TEXAS IS DROUGHT-FREE, WHILE NORTHWEST OREGON BATTLES TOO MUCH RAIN.
CINDI CLAWSON HAS MORE IN CROPWATCH. CINDI.
GOOD MORNING CLINTON.
LET'S START OFF CROPWATCH IN CENTRAL TEXAS.
JULIE TOMASCIK SAYS ALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS IS "HEALTHY CATTLE, GREEN GRASS AND SOME SUNSHINE."
WELL IT LOOKS AS IF SHE'S GETTING HER WISH. THE HIGHS HAVE BEEN IN THE 70S IN HER AREA. AND VIRTUALLY ONE PERCENT OF TEXAS IS IN A DROUGHT. WELL, IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY IN NORTHWEST OREGON.
THE COPPINI FAMILY TOLD AGDAY LATE LAST WEEK, THEY HAD A CHANCE TO GET THEIR COWS OUT OF THE MESS. NOW THEY'RE JUST DEALING WITH SINK HOLES AND SLIDES. THE FAMILY SAYS AS A RESULT, MILK AND FEED TRUCKS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME GOING TO SOME FARMS.
STAYING IN OREGON, ANOTHER FARM IN THAT AREA LOOKING MUCH MORE LIKE A LAKE. THE FARM SAID DESPITE THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF RAINFALL, MILK TRUCKS WERE ABLE TO ARRIVE ON THE FARM.
THEY SAID IF THE DRIVERS WOULDN'T HAVE SHOWED, THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO DUMP MILK. WELL
TEASE:
COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WEEK CLINTON LAST SPRING'S OUTBREAK OF BIRD FLU CONTINUES TO IMPACT EGG PRICES. WHILE THEY ARE MOVING LOWER, THOSE HOMEMADE COOKIES, CUSTARDS AND EGG NOG MAY COST A BIT MORE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. JASON VANCE WITH UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION HAS MORE…
AVIAN FLU CAUSES RAISE IN EGG PRICES:
EGG PRICES HAVE SKYROCKETED FOLLOWING AN OUTBREAK OF AVIAN INFLUENZA. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION POULTRY SPECIALIST JEFF FIRMAN SAYS SOME KEY POULTRY STATES LOST MORE THAN 50 MILLION BIRDS.
"MINNESOTA IS THE BIGGEST TURKEY STATE IN THE UNION AND IOWA IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED THE BIGGEST LAYER STATE, SO SIGNIFICANT LOSSES IN BOTH THE TURKEY INDUSTRY AND THE TABLE EGG LAYER INDUSTRY."
 TURKEY PRICES HAVE RETURNED TO NORMAL, BUT EGGS ON THE OTHER HAND ARE STILL PRICED HIGHER THAN BEFORE THE OUTBREAK. FARMS THAT LOST THEIR ENTIRE FLOCK HAD TO START OVER FROM SCRATCH. IT TAKES TIME TO GET BACK ON TRACK, WHICH FIRMAN SAYS IS HAPPENING SLOWLY.
"WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THE NUMBER OF BIRDS GO BACK UP AND I THINK THE EGGS THEN WILL GO BACK UP AND THEN THE PRICES WILL COME BACK DOWN HERE."
ALTHOUGH THE PRICE OF EGGS HAS BEGUN TO TREND LOWER RECENTLY, FIRMAN SAYS DON'T EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT DROP FOR A FEW MORE MONTHS.
"FOR CONSUMERS YOU KNOW YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY A LITTLE BIT MORE FOR EGGS AND TURKEY A LITTLE BIT FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AND SUCH, BUT THAT WILL STRAIGHTEN ITSELF OUT HERE BY NEXT SPRING FOR SURE."
 FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, I'M JASON VANCE REPORTING.
TEASE:
STILL TO COME, JOE VACLAVIK JOINS ME AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK WITH STRAIGHT TALK FOR FARMERS HOLDING GRAIN IN THE BIN.
PLUS MACHINERY PETE IS ON THE ROAD WITH A LOOK AT THE STILL-STRONG DEMAND FOR GOOD USED COMBINES.
AND NOT ALL OF SANTA'S HELPERS WORK AT THE NORTH POLE. MEET A NINE YEAR OLD WHO SHOWS HER CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IN THE DEEP SOUTH. BUT IT'S FELT ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
CME:
IN AGRIBUSINESS LETS SEE MARKETS FINISHED LAST WEEK. FOR THAT...WE HEAD TO THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO.
WE'VE BEEN LOWER MOST OF THE DAY, ALTHOUGH WE DID START HIGHER. WE DEFINITELY GOT THE FEELING THAT GRAINS WANTED TO GO HIGHER EARLY HERE, HOWEVER, WITH STOCK MARKETS  DOWN HARD AND COMMODITIES IN GENERAL IN A BIT OF A TUMBLE HERE TODAY--GRAIN SORT OF SUCCUMB TO THAT PRESSURE AND HAVE BEEN PUSHED LOWER AS WELL. FOR ENDING THE WEEK, SIMILAR TO HOW WE STARTED-- WHICH UNDER PRESSURE. WE HAD THAT USDA REPORT HERE THIS  WEEK, WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH A NON-EVENT, OVERALL WE HAVE A DOWN WEEK, BUT PRICE ACTION  EVEN AFTER THAT REPORT HAD BEEN KIND OF GOOD UP UNTIL HERE THIS MORNING, CATTLE AND FEEDER CATTLE STARTED OUT OF THE GATE NEAR UNCHANGED, BUT THEN FOUND SOME PRESSURE EARLY ON. I GOT TO SAY, IT IS FAIRLY POSITIVE THAT WE HAVEN'T GONE DOWN TO MAKE A NEW LOW AND COMPLETELY NEGATED THAT POSITIVE TECHNICAL TRADE DAY THAT WE HAD YESTERDAY, THE FACT THAT AT LEAST WE ARE HOLDING A PERCENTAGE OF THOSE GAINS IS A GOOD THING AND COULD BE SETTING US UP FOR AT LEAST SIDEWAYS TO HIGHER TRADE HERE EARLY  NEXT WEEK. HOGS BEING THE ONE EXCEPTION FOR THE DAY, WITH THE GREEN POSTING ON THE BOARD. LOOKING PRETTY GOOD WITH THAT LOWER DOLLAR HERE THIS WEEK AGAIN HERE TODAY, SOME OPTIMISM HERE THAT WE COULD SEE A RESUMPTION OR AN UPTICK OF OUR EXPORTS TO CHINA, LIKE WE HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR HERE FOR SOME TIME NOW. THIS HAS BEEN TED SEIFRED OF ZANER AG HEDGE FROM THE CME.
AGRIBUSINESS:
JOIN ME HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK, JOE VACCLIVIC, AND STANDARD GRAIN. LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS HUGE CROP THAT WE GREW IN 2015 AND THAT'S NOW SITTING IN GRAIN BINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SIDE.> WELL, IT'S WIDELY BELIEVED THAT FARMERS ARE SITTING AT A PRETTY LARGE PERCENTAGE OF LAST YEAR'S PRODUCTION, MORE THAN IN A NORMAL YEAR AND THAT'S A BIG, BIG PROBLEM TO ME AS A RISK MANAGER AND TO FARMERS THAT ARE HOPING FOR HIGHER PRICES.> OK, WHY? TELL ME, WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?> WELL, I FEEL LIKE THE PERCEPTION RIGHT NOW IS THAT PRICES ARE CHEAP AND THAT THEY CAN'T GET CHEAPER AND MAYBE THAT'S RIGHT AND MAYBE THAT'S WRONG AND IF IT'S WRONG THE FARMER IS REALLY ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THIS THING. THERE'S NO RULE THAT SAYS THAT THE DOLLAR COULDN'T SHOOT UP ABOVE A HUNDRED AND GO TO 105-110. THERE'S NO RULE THAT SAYS THAT OUR EXPORTS COULDN'T DETERIORATE FURTHER, SO I'M REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON HERE ON THE FARM. I THINK EVERYBODY HAS REALLY GOT ALL THEIR EGGS IN ONE BASKET AND WHEN I SAY EVERYBODY, I MEAN THE FARMER IN GENERAL, SURE THERE ARE GUYS WHO HAVE DONE THE HOMEWORK AND HAVE THE RISK MANAGEMENT IN PLACE, BUT AS A WHOLE, THIS THING REALLY MAKES ME NERVOUS.> YEAH, SO WHAT DO WE DO? WHAT'S THE SOLUTION HERE?> WELL, AS I'M SURE PEOPLE HAVE TALKED ABOUT ON THE SHOW BEFORE OPTIONS ARE A GREAT TOOL TO CARRY YOU INTO SPRING, SUMMER. THEY ARE AFFORDABLE RIGHT NOW RELATIVE TO WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN THE LAST YEAR, JUST TO GIVE ME SOME PIECE OF MIND, JUST TO GIVE THE FARMER SOME PIECE OF MIND. THERE'S NO RULE THAT SAYS THAT CORN COULDN'T HAVE A TWO IN FRONT OF IT. THAT DOESN'T MEAN I'M BEARISH, IT DOESN'T MEAN THE MARKET IS PROJECTING THAT, IT JUST MEANS THAT IT IS CERTAINLY WITHIN THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MACRO ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DEMAND...> THERE'S SOUTH AMERICA.> YEAH, SOUTH AMERICA IS IN GOOD SHAPE. THERE ARE NO RULES IN THIS THING. WHEN YOU GET IN THESE BEAR MARKETS THE TENDENCY IS TO WANT TO PICK A BOTTOM, MAYBE WE HAVE SEEN IT, BUT MAYBE WE HAVEN'T AND THAT'S WHAT I'M WORRIED ABOUT. > SO, KIND OF FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. PUT SOME RISK MANAGEMENT IN PLACE, THEN AS YOU PREPARE FOR CROPS IN 2016, IS THAT GRAIN SITTING IN YOUR BIN WEIGHING ON YOUR MIND?> YEAH, I THINK SO. I THINK ON A LOT OF FARMS THERE'S GOING TO BE TAX IMPLICATIONS AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, THERE'S GOING TO BE GRAIN THAT'S GOING TO BE SOLD TO COVER INPUT COSTS IN SOME SITUATIONS, SO THIS COULD TURN INTO A REALLY, REALLY, EVEN A MESSIER DEAL--IF PRICES WERE TO LEAK LOWER, SAY YOU GOT DOWN TO THAT 3.20 WE BOTTOMED OUT LAST YEAR, SAY IT WENT BELOW THAT--IT COULD BE REALLY PROBLEMATIC AND I KNOW THERE'S NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING THAT WAY AND I DON'T NECESSARILY KNOW THAT HAPPENS, BUT THAT'S THE RISK RIGHT NOW.> ALL RIGHT, APPRECIATE IT JOE. THANKS FOR THE STRAIGHT TALK. WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES.
NATIONAL WEATHER:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY ON THIS MONDAY MORNING. CINDI CLAWSON IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN AGAIN TODAY. CINDI WE ARE REALLY SEEING SOME IMPROVEMENTS ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SOME FOLKS BEING FLOODED OUT. WE DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS RAIN ALL AT ONCE. I GUESS IF THERE IS SOME LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IT'S THAT IT IS KIND OF KNOCKING OUT THAT DROUGHT.
LET'S TAKE THE MAP AND SHOW YOU WHAT'S GOING ON. AND CLEARLY THERE'S STILL A LARGE PROBLEM OF DROUGHT THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN PART OF THE UNITED STATES BUT NOTICE HOW AT LEAST THE COASTLINES ARE CLEARNING UP BECAUSE OF THAT DROUGHT. AGAIN, WE DON'T WANT ALL OF THE FLOODING AT ONCE. IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD SPREAD THIS OUT AND HAVE STEADY RAINS EVERY ONCE AND A WHILE. WE ARE WATCHING SOME AREAS IN THE EAST THOUGH. WE ARE SEEING MORE DROUGHT DEVELOPMENT IN PARTS OF INDIANA AND INTO MICHIGAN. WE STILL HAVE DRY PATCHES IN THE NORTHEAST AND NORTHCENTRAL PLAINS. ALRIGHT, HERE'S A LOOK AT YOUR JETSTREAM FORECAST AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WEEK. WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING A BIG TROUGH THAT'S TRAVELING THROUGH THE NATION'S MID-SECTION. WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT AND STORMY CONDITIONS ON THAT TROUGH, A WARM UP AND IT COOLS DOWN AGAIN. WE SEE ANOTHER TROUGH COMING IN THE EARLY PART OF NEXT WEEK. WE SEE AN ACTIVE JET STREAM AND AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN BECAUSE OF IT. HERE'S A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST. AS WE HEAD THROUGH THIS WEEK, OVERALL WE ARE EXPECTING TO SEE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. WE ARE GOING TO SEE A COOLING DOWN A BIT INTO MUCH OF THE EAST AFTER TODAY BUT OVERALL, WE ARE SEEING ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. WE ARE NOT SEEING FRIGID AREA JUST YET. THE COOLER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN MUCH OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. SOME OF THE PLAINS WILL BE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. PRECIPITATION-WISE, ESPECIALLY IN THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK, WE ARE LOOKING AT ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND THAT WILL CONTINUE IN THE SOUTHEAST. IT'S GOING TO BE DRY IN PARTS OF TEXAS AND THE FOUR-CORNER REGION. OF COURSE, WET IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. AS FAR AS THE 30 DAY OUTLOOK, IT REALLY HASN'T CHANGED MUCH. WE'RE LOOKING AT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY AND EVEN GETTING INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND PARTS OF THE NORTHWEST. PARTS OF THOSE COOLER TEMPERATURES REMAIN IN THE FOUR-CORNERS REGION INTO CALIFORNIA THERE AS WELL. THAT'S INTO WESTERN TEXAS. PRECIPITATIONWISE, WE'RE LOOKING AT WETTER WEATHER, ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST. THAT'S A TYPICAL EL NINO PATTERN THERE INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND ALONG THE WEST COAST. THAT'S A LITTLE ON THE DRY-SIDE FOR PARTS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS INTO MONTANA, PARTS OF WYOMING AS WELL. IT'S FAIRLY NORMAL FOR PARTS OF THE CORN BELT. THE GREAT LAKES AND IN PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST AS WELL. THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST.
REGIONAL WEATHER:
NOW LET'S CHECK OUT THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE. SHELBY, MONTANA, MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SNOW. THE HIGH IS 31 DEGREES. MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN, RAIN WITH SOME SNOW LATER ON TODAY. THE HIGH IS 42 DEGREES. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, SUNNY AND COOLER WITH A HIGH OF 64. THANKS CINDY.
YAMAHA GIVEAWAY:
YOU HAVE JUST A FEW DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER TO WIN THIS WORK-HORSE. AGDAY IS ONCE AGAIN GIVING AWAY A BRAND NEW A-T-V FROM YAMAHA. IT'S A KODIAK 700. WHETHER IT'S ON THE FARM, ON THE RANCH OR OFF-ROADING IN YOUR FAVORITE SPOT, THE KODIAK HAS THE "GO POWER" THAT YOU NEED TO GET THROUGH THE TOUGHEST TERRAIN.
WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER THIS FRIDAY MORNING. SO IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED, YOU BETTER GET TO IT.
GO TO AGDAY-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE KODIAK TO ENTER.
TEASE:
JUST AHEAD, WE'LL CATCH UP WITH MACHINERY PETE AT AN AUCTION IN CENTRAL OHIO...WHERE HE'S IMPRESSED WITH A SALE OF A NEWER USED COMBINE.
PLUS, A NINE YEAR GIRL FROM ALABAMA KNOWS HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA QUITE EFFECTIVELY AS IT HELPS HER SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.
FIND YOUR NEXT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AT MACHINERY PETE.COM AND ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A YETI COLLER. ONE YETI TUNDRA 35 COOLER IS BEING GIVEN AWAY EACH WEEK. GO TO WWW.MACHINERYPETE.COM/SURVEY, COMPLETE THE SURVEY, AND ENTER YOUR INFORMATION. YOU COULD BE NEXT OWNER OF A MACHINERY PETE YETI COOLER.
MACHINERY PETE:
MACHINERY PETE HAS BEEN ON THE ROAD LATELY--VISITING AUCTIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND HE'S ALWAYS INTERESTED IN HOW THINGS ARE RUN AND WHAT EQUIPMENT BRINGS. GREG. ALL RIGHT, SOMETHING REALLY INTERESTING TODAY HERE AT AN AUCTION IN CENTRAL OHIO, FOLKS. IT'S A DEALER AUCTION FOR JOHN DEERE EQUIPMENT AND ON THE 2013, JOHN DEERE S680 COMBINE HERE, 733 ENGINE HOURS--I LOVE WHAT THEY DID HERE, THE DEALER, THEY PUT A TAG RIGHT ON THE COMBINE AND THEY SAID 'HEY, THIS IS OUR RESERVE PRICE: $195,000.' IF IT GOES UNDER THIS IT'S NOT GOING TO SELL. WELL, INDICATIVE OF WHAT'S BEEN SEEN IN THE COMBINE MARKET HERE PRETTY STRONG. IT ACTUALLY WENT FOR $209,000 TODAY. NOW, THE TIMING IS IMPORTANT HERE, FOLKS. THIS WAS EARLY DECEMBER, WITH THIS AUCTION IN OHIO AND OUR AUCTION DATA OVER THE LAST 26 YEARS HAS SHOWN THAT NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER IS USUALLY A VERY STRONG TIME OF YEAR FOR AUCTION PRICES. NOW, WITH THE NUMBER OF AUCTIONS GOING UP LIKE IT HAS AND 2016 IS GOING TO BE VERY BUSY AND I THINK COME MID-MARCH, APRIL. WE ARE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF AUCTIONS COULD BE REALLY A GOOD TIME TO BE A BUYER, SO EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE MAYBE THINK THE COMBINE MARKET IS REALLY TOUGH, I'M SEEING SOME REALLY STRONG PRICES OUT THERE.
AND SEE HOW THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA HELPS A NINE YEAR OLD SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER.
YAMAHA GIVEAWAY:
ENTER TO WIN THIS YAMAHA KODIAK 700 EPS -A GREAT TOOL TO HAVE ON THE FARM. JUST GO TO AGDAY.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO GET DETAILS.
DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 16TH SO DON'T DELAY.

IN THE COUNTRY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ALL NEW KUBOTA SSV SERIES SKID STEERS. YOU ASKED FOR A QUALITY SKID STEER AND WE DELIVERED. VISIT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER TO TEST DRIVE ONE TODAY.
IN THE COUNTRY:
A 9-YEAR-OLD ALABAMA GIRL AND HER FAMILY DELIVERED MORE THAN 5000 HOLIDAY GIFT PACKAGES TO A CHRISTIAN RELIEF PROGRAM CALLED 'SAMARITAN'S PURSE". IT PROVIDES FOR NEEDY CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD. JOSH REE-PLOE-GULL HAS OUR STORY. ONE OF SANTA'S BIGGEST HELPERS THIS YEAR IS USING A UHAUL INSTEAD OF A SLEIGH.
"WE HAVE 5,161 SHOE BOXES." WITH THE HELP OF HER PARENTS, JORDYN MCNEAL SET OUT ON A MISSION TO COLLECT THOUSANDS OF DONATIONS. AND SHE DID... THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. EACH BOX, FILLED WITH TOYS AND TOILETRIES TO BE SHIPPED TO BOYS AND GIRLS IN NEED IN MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES. "IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD BUT REALLY FUN." EXTRA ELVES JOINED JORDYN AND HER FAMILY ON AN ASSEMBLY LINE TO GET THE SHIPPING STARTED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.
"SO WE HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS AND ACTUALLY COLLECTED 38,000 ITEMS. "
THE PACKAGES ARE PART OF SAMARITAN'S PURSE'S OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD WHICH SENDS GIFT BOXES EVERY YEAR DURING THE HOLIDAYS TO CHILDREN OVERSEAS WHO HAVE VERY LITTLE. SPECIAL DELIVERY INDEED.
"SOMEWHERE AROUND A THIRD OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION IS UNDER THE AGE OF 14 LIVING IN SOME HARD SITUATIONS. SOME ARE DEALING WITH FAMINE, DISEASE, POVERTY, WAR, NATURAL DISASTER. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A SIMPLE GIFT TO LET THEM KNOW SOMEONE CARES. REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR LIFE THERE'S SOMEONE THAT CARES." ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE  IS A GIRL IN 4TH GRADE JUST TRYING TO DO SOMETHING GOOD. "WANTING TO HELP OTHERS AND SEEING THE NEEDS OF OTHERS AND JUST DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT." THIS YEAR... THE ORGANIZATION EXPECTS TO COLLECT 8 MILLION GIFT-FILLED SHOEBOXES MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND OF THEM ASSEMBLED THANKS TO A 9 YEAR-OLD GIRL. JOSH REPLOGLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
CLOSING HEADLINES:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR CINDI CLAWSON, I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
PROMO:
I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. TUESDAY ON AGDAY MIKE FLOREZ JOINS US AT THE AGRIBUSIENSS DESK. HE OFFERS HIS OUTLOOK ON GRAINS PLUS WHY HE THINKS THE WHEAT MARKET MAY HAVE POTENTIAL FOR A RALLY. WATCH US WEEKDAYS FOR THE DAYS TOP AG NEWS, RIGHT HERE ON AGDAY.

 

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