AgDay Daily Recap -December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
DECEMBER 17, 2014

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY A SIGNING CEREMONY IN CHICAGO LOCKS IN SOYBEAN SALES TO THE U.S. NUMBER ONE CUSTOMER. PLUS, OIL PRICES ARE TURNING HEADS AT THE PUMP. IN AGRIBUSINESS...A LOOK AT SOYBEAN TRENDS FROM FIELD TRIALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE HAD A LATE START GETTING PLANTED AND THEN IT TURNED WET AND COOL EVEN IN MAY A CHRISTMAS TREE TREND THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE A TRIP TO THE OUTDOORS. AND A USDA PROGRAM PROVIDING CONSERVATION CREDITS TO HELP ENSURE STEWARDSHIP OF THE LAND…
SOYBEAN CONTRACT:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IT APPEARS CHINA'S ECONOMY AND APPETITE FOR U-S SOYBEANS WILL NOT EASE IN THE NEW YEAR...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
OBAMA RUSSIAN SANCTIONS:
MEANWHILE, CHINA'S NEIGHBOR--RUSSIA FACING MORE SANCTIONS FROM THE U.S.
THE PRESIDENT EXPECTED TO SIGN NEW LEGISLATION ADDING TO THE GROWING LIST OF SANCTIONS AND GIVING AID TO UKRAIN.
CROP WATCH:
MOST FARMERS TRY TO FINISH HARVEST BEFORE THANKSGIVING, BUT SOME WOULD BE LUCKY TO FINISH BEFORE CHRISTMAS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.
TEASE:
OF ALL THE SEED VARIETIES OUT THERE, WHICH BRANDS AND TRAITS PERFORMED THE BEST THIS YEAR? THERE'S A WAY TO FIND OUT. DETAILS JUST AHEAD IN OUR SPECIAL REPORT…
CME REPORT:
 IN AGRIBUSINESS WHEAT PRICES CONTINUING TO FIND STRENGTH WHILE CATTLE CONTINUE TO POST IN THE RED DETAILS NOW FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME.
FIRST:
WELL WE'RE JOINED TODAY LIKE WE HAVE BEEN THE LAST FEW YEAR WITH JOE BRUCE HE'S THE GENERAL MANAGER OF FIRST WHICH IS FARMER INDEPENDENT RESEARCH OF SEED TECHNOLOGY AND YOU GUYS DO TEST PLOTS KIND OF ALL OVER THE COUNTRY EXPLAIN THAT FOR US BEFORE WE GET STARTED INTO SOYBEANS TODAY. SURE CLINTON ESSENTIALLY WE'VE GOT WE'RE IN 16 STATES STARTING UP IN EASTERN OF NORTH DAKOTA GOING DOWN INTO EASTER KANSAS AND SHOOTING STRAIGHT ACROSS TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WE'VE GOT 13 MANAGERS THAT ARE TESTING THIS YEAR WE HAD 56 COMPANIES THAT ENTERED SOYBEAN PRODUCT 760 PLUS SOYBEAN PRODUCTS WERE TESTED IN OUR AREA THIS YEAR.  SO THIS IS A PRETTY BROAD PICTURE OF WHAT'S OUT THERE IN THE INDUSTRY SO LET'S TALK SOYBEANS TODAY. SURE.  KIND OF AN INTERESTING YEAR WEATHER WISE HOW DID HOW DID OUR TEST PLOTS FAIR? YOU KNOW OVERALL IT WAS TOUGH TO GET STARTED BECAUSE WE HAD A LATE START GETTING PLANTED AND THEN IT TURNED WET AND COOL EVEN IN MAY WHEN YOU THINK OKAY IT'S GOING TO BE WARM AND THINGS THEY'LL JUMP RIGHT OUT OF THE GROUND IT DIDN'T IT STAYED COOL WE HAD SEVERAL ISSUES WHERE SITES WERE LOST BECAUSE OF POOR EMERGENCE WE EVEN SAW IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS WHERE WE HAD A FEW PRODUCTS THAT WERE NOT TREATED THE SEED WAS NOT TREATED WITH FUNGICIDE AND THOSE PRODUCTS HAD VERY POOR STANCE AND YOU CAN SEE THE RESULTS IN THE YIELD THAT THEY JUST WERE NOT THERE I MEAN WHEN YOU GOT 25 TO 50% STAND YIELD WAS GOING TO BE IMPACTED.  ABSOLUTELY SO MOVING THROUGH THE YEAR WHAT ELSE WHAT ELSE IMPACTED OUR YIELDS?  AS WE WENT AND MOVED FORWARD AGAIN IT WAS A LOT OF THE WET CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY IN AUGUST WE HAD A BAND IN SOUTHERN IOWA CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INDIANA WHERE YIELDS WERE DOWN JUST BECAUSE IT JUST TOO MUCH WATER ON THESE BEANS HURT YIELD BUT WE HAD SOME OTHER DISEASE ISSUES AS WELL.  YEA WE HEARD A LOT ABOUT LIKE SDS AND WHITE MOLD THOSE THINGS SHOWING UP. YES ABSOLUTELY WE HAD SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME SHOWED UP IN SEVERAL OF OUR LOCATIONS ONE IN PARTICULAR WAS MACOMB ILLINOIS WHERE YOU COULD WE HAD AN EXAMPLE OF A SUSCEPTIBLE RELATIVELY SUSCEPTIBLE VERSUS RELATIVELY TOLERANT THE SUSCEPTIBLE HAD 38 BUSHELS PER ACRES VERSUS THE TOLERANT WAS 58 BUSHELS PER ACRE AND IT JUST YOU KNOW JUST THE WAY IT IS AND.  YEA AND EVEN LOOKING AT THE BEANS THERE'S DIFFERENT SIZES RIGHT. YEA THE BEANS WERE MUCH SMALLER WITH THE SUSCEPTIBLE VERSUS THE MUCH THE LARGER BEANS THAT WE SAW ON A MORE TOLERANT PLANT SO. WELL OVERALL HOW DID WE COME OUT THIS YEAR.  OVERALL THE YIELDS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR THEY WERE UP WE WERE ON AVERAGE 57.7 BUSHELS PER ACRES ACROSS OUR TESTING GEOGRAPHY AND THAT'S ABOUT 3.2 BUSHELS BETTER THAN LAST YEAR BUT THAT'S STILL DOWN A LITTLE BIT FROM THE HIGH THAT WE'VE WHICH WAS 2010 AND WE WERE AT 1.9 BUSHELS LESS THAN WHAT WE SAW IN 2010.  ANY PLACES BIG WINNERS THIS YEAR ANYTHING PRETTY AMAZING. YOU KNOW IT'S KIND OF INTERESTING YOU SAY THAT WERE IN INDIANA AND HOW INDIANA ACTUALLY HAD THE HIGH YIELDS THIS YEAR FOR US AT HOW THE ON AN IRRIGATED SIGHT THE BEANS AVERAGED 92.7 BUSHELS PER ACRES AND THEN OVER IN MONROE ON A NON-IRRIGATED SITE IT WAS 92.2 BUSHELS SO NOT FAR FROM EACH OTHER AND NOT A WHOLE LOT OF BENEFIT FROM THE IRRIGATION.  SO OVERALL LOOKING AT A SNAPSHOT OF THE YEAR REAL QUICK WHAT DO YOU TAKE AWAY FROM BEANS THIS YEAR. WELL I THINK THAT THIS YEAR WHAT THE KEY THINGS IS YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU PURCHASE TREATED SEED BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE TREATED SEED YOU HAVE AN INSURANCE POLICY FOR A YEAR LIKE THIS TO GET A GOOD STAND AND MAXIMUM YIELD MAKE SURE YOU PAY ATTENTION TO DON'T JUST LOOK FOR HIGH YIELDING PRODUCTS GET STUFF WITH GOOD TOLERANCE TO DISEASE BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN WHITE MOLD OR SDS COULD BE A PROBLEM SO MAKE SURE YOU CONSIDER THAT IN YOUR SELECTIONS. ALRIGHT GOOD INFORMATION THANKS FOR BEING HERE AND WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY, HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE IT LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY GOOD STORM BREWING OUT WEST. YEAH NOT TOO BAD ITS NOT TOO BAD. ITS NOT AS POWERFUL AS SOME OF THE OTHERS IN THE WEST. BUT ITS GOING TO PUT DOWN A FAIR AMOUNT OF MOISTURE IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS SO. WE'LL BE TRACKING THAT ONE FOR YOU. THE FIRST ONE COMING IN TO WEST TEXAS EASTERN NEW MEXICO…IT REALLY DOESN'T HAVE MUCH MOISTURE WITH IT RIGHT NOW. BUT IT IS GOING TO PROBABLY SPREAD SOME MOISTURE INTO MUCH OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. WIDESPREAD RAINS DEVELOPING. STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEAST WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EASTWARD SO RAIN CLOSER TO THE COAST BUT SNOW FARTHER INLAND BACK INTO THE GREAT LAKES WITH SOME LAKE EFFECT GOING ON THERE. STORM SYSTEM THEN DIVING INTO THE SOUTHWEST AS YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH TONIGHT. THE FIRST ONE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST. THE RAIN TURNS TO SNOW OVER MUCH OF KANSAS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MISSOURI. IT’S ALL GENERALLY LIGHT THOUGH. HIGH PRESSURE KEEPS THE COLD AIR INTO THE EASTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. TYPICAL COLD AIR NOTHING UNUSUAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. AND THIS STORM DOESN'T LOOK THAT IMPRESSIVE. BUT EVENTUALLY IT IS GOING TO BECOME ONE. YOU'LL NOTICE THE FIRST ONE KIND OF LOSES ITS MOISTURE SO THIS ONE WILL BE TAKING OVER AND EVENTUALLY IT WILL START TO MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARD PARTS OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY MAYBE AS FAR NORTH AS THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY. SO THE TRACK WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND ON WHO GETS THE SNOW AND WHO GETS THE RAIN OUT OF THAT ONE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THINGS AS FAR AS PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES ARE CONCERNED AND YOU CAN SEE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS ITS BEEN GENERALLY LIGHT AMOUNTS FOR THE EAST AND NORTHEAST AND THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES. OUT WEST SOME DECENT AMOUNTS IN WESTERN AND NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF CALIFORNIA. ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF IT WITH THAT FIRST SYSTEM. INTO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS STATES AS FAR AS SNOWFALL IS CONCERNED THEN, A LITTLE BIT IN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 WE'LL SEE SOME IN THE GREAT LAKES AND ESPECIALLY MAINE IN THE NORTHEAST AND A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT STUFF THERE KANSAS INTO MISSOURI. WITH SOME DECENT AMOUNTS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OBVIOUSLY THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES…HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON ONLY IN THE LOW 20'S IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS STATES. 50'S TO NEAR 60'S BY THE TIME YOU GET TO THE GULF COAST. LOWS TONIGHT GOING TO BECOME PRETTY COLD... THIS IS NOT THE REAL TRUE ARCTIC AIR YET. THAT WILL PROBABLY COME IN ANOTHER WEEK AND A HALF OR SO. BUT YOU CAN SEE SOME LOW TEENS THERE IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS. UPPER 30'S INTO THE 40'S FOR THE SOUTHEAST, AND HIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW AFTERNOON KIND OF SIMILAR...UPPER 60'S IN THE FAR SOUTH AND MID-20'S BY THE TIME YOU GET TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS. SO THERE'S THE JET STREAM. YOU'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THAT CUT OFF TROUGH MOVING EASTWARD. YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER TROUGH KIND OF MOVING EAST AND THEN HERE'S WHERE WE SEE THE TROUGH REALLY DIGGING INTO THE EAST AS WE HEAD INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THAT COULD CAUSE SOME REAL ISSUES AS WE HEAD TOWARD CHRISTMAS DAY. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LETS TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL FOR BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA MOSTLY CLOUDY SPOTTY SHOWERS HIGH AROUND 58 DEGREES…ROCHESTER MINNESOTA A MIX OF CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE…HIGH OF JUST 24, AND FINALLY AUGUSTA GEORGIA. A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE HIGH AROUND 63…
YAMAHA GIVEAWAY:
OKAY THIS IS IT...YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR THIS YAMAHA VIKING SIDE-BY--SIDE. WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER ON FRIDAY MORNING. SO WE HAVE TO CLOSE ENTRIES TODAY. WHILE THERE'S TIME-- IT'S SIMPLE ENOUGH TO ENTER. JUST GO TO AGDAY DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE YAMAHA VIKING BILLBOARD...AS WE'VE MENTIONED, THIS VIKING ALREADY HAS A FEW MILES ON IT PROFARMER'S CHIP FLORY USED IT DURING HIS OUTDOORS ON THE FARM TAPING THIS FALL. BUT IT'S BARELY BROKEN IN. GOOD LUCK!
TEASE:
UP NEXT, ARE YOU A BUY THE CHRISTMAS TREE FROM A FARM, THE FOREST OR IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME KIND OF PERSON...WE HAVE A LOOK AT THE LATEST TRENDS IN TREES..UP NEXT.

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE:
DID YOU WATER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE YET THIS MORNING? DON'T FORGET TO DO SO. EACH YEAR ABOUT 30-MILLION REAL CHRISTMAS TREES ARE SOLD IN THE U-S. MANY FAMILIES CUT DOWN THEIR OWN TREES AT A FARM. OTHERS BUY THEIR TREE AT A NURSERY. THEY TIE IT TO THE TOP OF THEIR MINI-VAN AND HAUL IT HOME. STILL OTHERS ORDER THE REAL FIR OR PINE TREE ON-LINE! THAT'S RIGHT - A CHRISTMAS TREE IS JUST A CLICK AWAY. THE A-P'S JOHN MONE REPORTS ON NEW WAYS AMERICANS ARE BUYING THOSE EVERGREENS.
XMAS IN COUNTRY:
AND SPEAKING OF CHRISTMAS, WE ARE GEARING-UP FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL - CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. WE'VE BEEN GATHERING STORIES WHICH HELP REFLECT THE TRUE MEAING OF CHRISTMAS. IT'S A PROGRAM THAT THE ENTIRE FAMILY CAN ENJOY.
BE SURE TO JOIN US CHRISTMAS MORNING FOR CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT HERE ON AGDAY.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

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