AgDay Daily Recap -December 9, 2016

July 14, 2016 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
DECEMBER 9, 2016


HEADLINES
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - DONALD TRUMPS CHOICE TO HEAD THE EPA  STIRS-REACTION FROM ALL SIDES. USDA'S CHIEF SAYS IOWA'S GOVERNOR HAS THE DIPLOMATIC SKILLS FOR CHINA. "HE UNDERSTANDS AND APPRECIATES THE IMPORTANCE  OF TRADE AND HE WILL HAVE TO." PLUS,  MEET A WISCONSIN DAIRY FARM PLANNING FOR IT'S FUTURE. IN  AGRIBUSINESS...THE HOLIDAY IMPACT ON INPUTS. THERE ARE TWO TIMES A YEAR  WHERE WE CAN SEE DEMAND REALLY IMPACT PRICES AND THAT'S IN THE SPRING  AND THEN AGAIN POST HARVEST. K EN FERRIE REMINDS YOU HIGH TECH CAN BE  COSTLY IF USED WRONG. AND MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS HELPING A TEXAS  HANDYMAN AND VETERAN SUCCEED ON THE JOB. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY  THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

SCOTT PRUITT TO LEAD EPA
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. PRESIDENT ELECT--DONALD TRUMP APPEARS TO BE LIVING UP TO HIS PLEDGE TO  PUT A FRIENDLY FACE AT THE HELM OF THE EPA. THE TRUMP TRANSITION TEAM...CHOSING OKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL SCOTT  PRUITT AS THE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR. PRUITT HAS SPENT MUCH OF HIS TIME AS OKLAHOMA A-G FIGHTING THE AGENCY. HE IS SUING THE EPA OVER CLIMATE RULES AND OPPOSES WATERS OF THE U.S. AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION PRESIDENT ZIPPY DUVAL SAYS THE  SELECTION OF PRUITT TO LEAD THE EPA IS "WELCOME NEWS" FOR FARMERS AND  RANCHERS.DUVALL SAYS PRUITT "SHOULD HELP PROVIDE A NEW DEGREE OF FAIRNESS FOR  U.S. AGRICULTURE." HOWEVER,  PRUITT IS ALSO A CRITIC OF THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD.  HE ARGUED IN A 2013 SUPREME COURT BRIEF THAT EPA IGNORED THE RISKS OF  GASOLINE BLENDED WITH MORE THAN 10 PERCENT ETHANOL SAYING IT POSES  PROBLEMS TO FUEL SYSTEMS.HE ALSO ARGUED THE MANDATE'S EFFECT ON FOOD PRICES. THE ETHANOL INDUSTRY SAYS THEY'RE AWARE OF HIS RECORD BUT HOPE HE  WILL IMPLEMENT TRUMP'S VISION TO MAINTAIN A STRONG RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD. "WE KNOW THAT WILL BE PART OF THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS. THAT'S IMPORTANT. QUESTIONS NEED TO  BE ASKED. MOVING FORWARD, WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS WHEN HE WAS AG OF OK, HE HAD TO ADVOCATE  FOR HTE INTERESTS OF THE OK RESIDENTS AND OK INDUSTRIES. HE NOW IS THE HEAD OF HTE EPA AND  ADVOCATES FOR ALL 50 STATES. HIS JOB IS TO NOW IMPOLMENT THE POLICIES AND VISIONS THAT'S  OUTLINED BY MR. TRUMP."PRUITT IS LIKELY TO HAVE FIREWORKS DURING HIS CONFIRMATION. ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY HIRING PRUITT IS LIKE HIRING AN ARSONIST TO HELP  FIGHT FIRES.

VILSACK BACKING TERRY BRANSTAD
THOUGH THEY FALL ON THE OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE POLITICAL TABLE, AG  SECRETARY TOM VILSACK IS COMING OUT IN FAVOR OF IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY  BRANSTAD AS THE NEXT U-S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA. THE TRUMP TRANSITION TEAM ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THAT BRANSTAD IS THEIR  NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR THIS IMPORTANT DIPLOMATIC POST. "HE'S TENACIOUS, AND HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE. HE'S TIRELESS, HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE AND HE  UNDERSTANDS AND APPRECIATES THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADE AND HE WILL HAVE TO. YOU KNOW I THINK  ALL THE QUALITIES THAT MAKE A GOOD AMBASSADOR, HE HAS." BRANSTAD IS THE LONGEST SERVING GOVERNOR IN U-S HISTORY. HE'S KNOWN  CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. BRANSTAD MAY HAVE WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM. NEW WORD, TRADE OFFICIALS FROM THE U.S. AND CHINA WERE UNABLE TO  RESOLVE DISAGREEMENTS OVER ALLEGATIONS THAT BEIJING PROVIDED MORE  THAN $100 BILLION IN ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES FOR PRODUCING RICE,  WHEAT AND CORN. THE U-S NOW PLANS TO ASK THE WTO TO INITIATE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE  MATTER AT A MEETING NEXT WEEK.  IF THE U.S. SUCCEEDS, THE DISPUTE COULD FORCE CHINA TO REDUCE ITS  AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES OR FACE RETALIATORY TRADE TARIFFS WORTH TENS  OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

COUNTRY AIRE FARMS
AS 2016 QUICKLY COMES TO A CLOSE, THE INDUSTRY IS ALREADY EYEING THE  NEW YEAR. THE FUTURE IS SOMETHING THAT'S TOP OF MIND FOR COUNTRY AIRE FARMS IN  GREENLEAF WISCONSIN. THEY'RE OUR DECEMBER FARM JOURNAL MILK MAGAZINE COVER STORY. THE LIFE OF DAIRY FARMER... FEED, MILK, REPEAT... "WE REALLY DON'T HAVE A SLOW TIME...." AND THAT'S THE WAYS MIKE GERRITS AND HIS BROTHER TOM LIKE IT.  "I GUESS WHEN I WAS 8 OR 9 YEARS OLD I HAD SEEN WHAT MY DAD WAS DOING AND THAT ALWAYS  INTRIGUED ME. TO THIS DAY I NEVER REGRET IT. IT'S BEEN A GREAT LIVELIHOOD FOR US. " "FROM THE GET GO I ALWAYS LOVED THE COW SIDE OF IT. "  THE PAIR CO-OWN AND MANAGE COUNTRY AIRE FARMS IN GREENLEAF  WISCONSIN. "WE'RE MILKING ABOUT 3500 COWS RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE A COUPLE SITES. ONE IS WITH 600 AND  ANOTHER WITH 2200 AND ANOTHER SITE WITH THE REMAINDER SO IT KEEPS US BUSY." WITH MULTIPLE MILKING SITES AND 57-HUNDRED ACRES OF CROPLAND TO  MANAGE COUNTRY AIRE FARMS IS LONG WAY FROM WHERE IT STARTED. "IT STARTED WITH MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER, WHO BACK IN THE DAY MILKED 7 COWS MY  GRANDFATHER THEN WENT TO 40 COWS MY DAD ENDED UP AT 200 COWS AND WHEN I STARTED WE  WERE MILKING 378.  TODAY IT'S TEN TIMES THAT AMOUNT. THE BROTHERS TOOK OVER FROM THEIR  FATHER IN 1998..AND HAVE STEADILY ADDED TO THE OPERATION. THE LATEST  ENDEAVOR INCLUDES DEVELOPING A HEIFER RANCH OUT IN NEBRASKA. "THE MANURE ISSUES HERE ARE PROGRESSIVELY GETTING MORE CHALLENGING SO WE CONTINUE TO KEEP  MOVING HEIFERS TO THE NEBRASKA AREA." BUT THE BIGGEST CHANGE HAS BEEN THIS... THE RETURN OF "THEIR" SONS TO THE FARM. "WE DIDN'T EXPECT BOTH OF THEM TO COME BACK TO THE FARM AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY  GRADUATED FROM SCHOOL AND THEY SAID WE DECIDED WE  WANT TO COME BACK TO THE FARM AND WE  WERE LIKE OH OKAY..SO THEN MIKE AND I WERE LIKE WELL NOW WE HAVE TO CREATE TWO POSITION. BUT  THEY FIT IN NICELY." "I LOVE TO SEE THEM HERE AND BEING HERE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS WITH YOUR SON THERE'S NOTHING  BETTER." AND NOW THE TWO YOUNGER BOYS ARE COMING BACK TO THE FARM, MAKING  THE NEXT GENERATION A FOURSOME. "WE MET WITH THEM A WEEK AGO AND THEIR GOAL IS TEN THOUSAND COWS SO WHERE EVER THAT TAKES  US." THEY'RE CONFIDENT THEY'LL FIND A PATH, IN MEANTIME, THE FOCUS IS ON  PREPARATION. "MY MAIN GOAL IS TO GET EACH OF MY SONS AND NEPHEWS ON THEIR OWN FARMS. AND THEN THEY  WOULD EACH HAVE THEIR OWN DAIRIES AND RUN THEIR OWN DAIRIES." "AND YOU HAVE TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO DO THIS FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE BECAUSE IT IS COMMITMENT IT'S  NOT A MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY IT'S A MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. IT'S DEMANDING BUT IF YOU LOVE IT  YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK." FROM ONE NEW GENERATION  "YEAH WE JUST TOOK IT OVER...LAUGH" TO THE NEXT..COUNTRY AIRE FARMS IS READY TO FACE THE FUTURE. "THE SUCCESSION PLAN IS 100 PERCENT DONE AND READY TO GO AND IF SOMETHING WERE TO HAPPEN  EITHER TO TOM OR I THE BOYS WOULD CONTINUE THE OPERATION AND CONTINUE TO KEEP GROWING." KEEPING THE ROTARY'S RUNNING..."I'M HOPING I GET THIS GENERATION THROUGH HHAHAH.." "THAT'S MY GOAL BUT IF MY GRANDKIDS COME ON THAT'S FINE TOO. " FROM ONE DAIRY FARMER TO ANOTHER. "THERE'S A LOT OF WORK AND WE CAN FIND WORK FOR EVERYBODY. ..." OUR THANKS TO THE FAMILY FOR LETTING SHARE THEIR STORY. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THE YOUNG MEN IN THAT PIECE WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR  INTERVIEW...THAT'S BECAUSE THEY WERE OUT WORKING HARD WHEN OUR  CAMERA'S ARRIVED.

CROP COMMENTS
"CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM  DOW AGROSCIENCES."   IN MORTON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, HEAVY SNOW BROUGHT DOWN A PORTION  OF A BARN AT NORTHERN LIGHTS DAIRY. OUR BISMACK AFFILIATE - THAT'S KFYR - REPORTS A 24-FOOT SECTION  COLLAPSED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF SNOW. FORTUNATELY THERE WERE NO  COWS UNDER THE RAFTERS WHEN IT FELL-IN. NEARLY TWO FEET OF SNOW HAS FALLEN IN THE AREA IN THE PAST WEEK. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS A DEEPER LOOK AT CONDITIONS IN FARM COUNTRY. MIKE. DAVE GREEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE SENT US THIS PHOTO OF SOME HEIFERS  GRAZING ON SOME LATE FALL PASTURE --WHICH IS ALL BURRIED NOW!  HE SAYS THE AREA IS BLANKETED WITH SNOW AND THE REAL COLD WEATHER IS  ON IT'S WAY. AND DEVON TATE NEAR BEATRICE, NEBRASKA HAS HIS CATTLE OUT IN THE  STALKS.HE SAYS THE AREA HAD BOTH RAIN AND SNOW LAST WEEKEND.  THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR SAYS JUST OVER HALF OF THE STATE IS  ABNORMALLY DRY.  48 PERCENT IS IN SOME SORT OF DROUGHT.  AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE  DROUGHT MONITOR IT HAS ACTUALLY IMPROVED IN THE SOUTH EAST WE'LL  SHOW THAT TO YOU COMING UP IN WEATHER BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME  HOMETOWN TEMPS

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK THE TEAM FROM PROFARMER JOIN US WITH LOOK AT THE  HOLIDAY INFLUENCE ON INPUT PRICES. PLUS, HIGH TECH CAN MAKE YOU BIG BUCKS BUT USE IT WRONG AND THE  MISTAKE COULD BE COSTLY. A REMINDER FROM KEN FERRIE. AND IT APPEARS 'MAN'S BEST FRIEND' MAY ALSO BE A HANDY-MAN'S BEST  FRIEND. FIND OUT WHY, LATER ON AGDAY. ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TWO REGISTRATIONS TO THE TOP  PRODUCER SEMINAR - JANUARY 24TH THROUGH THE 27TH IN CHICAGO.   PACKAGE INCLUDES A THREE-NIGHT HOTEL STAY, PLUS A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR  VISA GIFT CARD!  GO TO TOPPRODUCERSEMINAR.COM/SWEEPSTAKES.

PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA - MAKERS OF VIKING SIDE- BY-SIDES.  YAMAHA - REAL WORLD TOUGH. THE HOLIDAYS ARE OFTEN A WELCOME DISTRACTION. IN TODAY'S PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING WE TALK ABOUT THE HOLIDAY  INFLUENCE ON INPUT PRICES...AND WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DIESEL IN THE  WEEKS AHEAD.WELL, DAVIS, HARVEST IS OVER. FOCUS IS TURNING TO THE 2017 CROP. A LOT OF IMPORTANT DECISIONS TO  BE MADE DURING THE WINTER.HOLIDAY DOLDRUMS IMPACT THE GRAIN AND LIVESTOCK MARKET SOMETIMES,ALSO IMPACT THE MARKETS  THAT YOU WATCH. THE INPUT MARKETS. BUT LOWER PRICES, DOES THAT NECESSARILY MEAN WE HAVE  LOWER PRICES? BECAUSE SOME OF THESE INPUT MARKETS HAVE SEEN SOME PRICE PRESSURE. WHAT  DO YOU SEE AND WHAT SHOULD FOLKS BE WATCHING? WE ARE DUE FOR  A BIT OF A DIP HERE PRICE WISE HERE WITH FERTILIZERS. YOU KNOW, ACROSS THE BOARD  NITROGEN PHOSPHATE AND POTASH THERE ARE TWO TIMES A YEAR WHEN WE REALLY SEE DEMAND AND THE IMPACT PRICES. THAT'S OF  COURSE IN THE SPRING AND AGAIN POST HARVEST WHEN FARMERS ARE LOOKING TO APPLY MAYBE SOME  FALL NITROGEN, GET SOME P AND K REPLACED AND THINGS.  A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SITUATION THIS YEAR IS WE'RE MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM THAT HIGH FALL  DEMAND SEASON TO THOSE WINTER DOLDRUMS THAT YOU WOULD MENTION.WE'VE BEEN IN SUCH A  STRONG DOWN TREND HERE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW THAT IT'S MAKING ME WONDER IF MAYBE WE HAVEN'T BOTTOMED HERE WE'VE SEEN JUST A BIT OF AN  UPTICK IN PRICES HERE AND THERE ARE SOME FACTORS AROUND THE INDUSTRY THAT ARE DRIVING THOSE  RIGHT NOW. AND HOW ABOUT THE DIESEL SIDE OF THINGS? I KNOW THIS ISN'T TYPICALLY A SEASONAL TIME TO MAKE  THOSE DIESEL PURCHASES BUT DO WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY HERE IF PEOPLE DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'VE  BOOKED PROPERLY? THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE GIVEN US GREAT OPPORTUNITIES RIGHT AROUND CHRISTMAS AND HERE AGAIN  AND THAT'S DEMAND COMING OUT OF THE MARKET FROM HARVEST.IT'S A LITTLE BIT COUNTERINTUITIVE IF YOU  THINK ABOUT DIESEL IN THE DISTILLATE MARKET ITSELF BECAUSE HEATING OIL FUTURES HAVE BEEN ON THE  RISE AND OF COURSE WE'VE ALL SEEN WHAT THE WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THE CRUDE OIL MARKET. THAT'S DEFINITELY GOING TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON DIESEL PRICES BUT I THINK THAT THE MOST THAT WILL JUST  LIMIT THE DOWNSIDE RATHER THAN ELIMINATE IT COMPLETELY. WE STARTED TO SEE DIESEL BEGIN THE TICK  LOWER HERE OVER THE LAST JUST FEW WEEKS, ONLY SLIGHT MOVEMENTS DOWNWARD. THIS WEEK KNOWS THEY POSE A HIGHER PRICE ON FARM DIESEL LAST SEVERAL STATES UNCHANGED AND  SO WE'RE GOING TO LET THE DIESEL MARKET RUN JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS AND LIKE I SAID AROUND  CHRISTMAS TIME THAT WEEK BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR IS GENERALLY A SWEET  SPOT FOR FARM DIESEL. SO WE CAN TOP OFF FOR SOME WINTER AND MAYBE EVEN BOOK A LITTLE BIT FOR  SPRING AT THAT POINT IN TIME.IT SEEMS LIKE HE'S MADE A GOOD POINT ON WHAT WE NEED TO KEEP AN EYE ON AND A CLOSE EYE  ON WITH THAT DIESEL MARKET BECAUSE WE'RE HEADING TO A CRITICAL TIME TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS.  WITH DAVIS MICHAELSEN WITH THE INPUTS MONITOR AND ALL THE PRO FARMER EDITORS IN CEDAR FALLS, I'M JULIANNE JOHNSTON.   THIS IS MACHINERY PETE - INVITING YOU TO CHECK OUT MY NEW WEBSITE - MACHINERYPETE.COM - OFFERING FARMERS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF USED EQUIPMENT LISTINGS TO SEARCH.  LET MACHINERY  PETE HELP YOU FIND AND VALUE YOUR NEXT PIECE OF USED EQUIPMENT. 

WEATHER
AGDAY WEATHER - BROUGHT TO YOU BY CORVUS PRE-EMERGENCE CORN HERBICIDE FROM BAYER.   THE ONLY HERBICIDE TO OFFER THREE LEVELS OF DEFENSE AGAINST WEEDS - BURNDOWN, RESIDUAL AND REACTIVATION WITH RAIN. WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE  LOOKING AT THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR YOU CAN SEE THOSE STORMS IN  THE SOUTHEAST DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IT DID. IT IS STILL A LARGE AREA BUT  BOY WE'RE EATING AWAY AT THE EDGES OF IT AT LEAST BUT WE ALSO HAVE SOME  AREAS THERE IN THE PARTS OF OKLAHOMA, BACK IN THE SOUTHWESTERN  KANSAS GETTING A LITTLE WORSE, SO LET'S GO BACK FOUR WEEKS TO ABOUT A MONTH YOU CAN SEE HOW IT'S GOTTEN WORSE IN THOSE TWO  SPOTS I POINTED OUT IN THE PLAINS STATES. AND YOU CAN SEE IT DOESN'T  LOOK ANY OTHER ANY BETTER OR WORSE THERE IN THE SOUTHEAST BUT WATCH  EXPANDING EVEN MORE IN THE KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE ALL WAY DOWN OF THE  GULF COAST AND THAT WAS ONE WEEK AGO. WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I  CLICK THE BUTTON NOW, EVERYTHING IS JUST KINDA SHRINKING UP. AGAIN WE  HAVE A WAYS TO GO IN THE SOUTHEAST BUT YOU  GET A COUPLE MORE NICE  RAINS LIKE THAT, WE'LL START TO GET OUT OF THE SEVERE TO EXCEPTIONAL  DROUGHT. BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME ARE PRETTY BAD AREAS THERE  ESPECIALLY ALABAMA AND NORTHERN GEORGIA. THERE'S THE MAP TODAY WE  CAN SEE A COLD FRONT MOVING INTO FLORIDA, PRODUCING A FEW OTHER  AREAS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AND THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW ON- GOING ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES. TWO STORM SYSTEMS OUT WEST; ONE OFF  THE WEST COAST ANOTHER ARE ALREADY COMING THROUGH THE ROCKIES  THOSE WILL BE CONTINUING TO COME EASTWARD. THIS IS VERY COLD AIR FOR  THIS TIME WITH YOUR FIRST REAL SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR THIS ENTIRE SEASON SO  FAR YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD INTO THE DAY TOMORROW AS WE START THE  WEEKEND STORM SYSTEM STARTS TO COME INTO THE DAKOTAS WITH SOME  SNOW THERE. NEXT STORM SYSTEM OFF THE WEST COAST WITH RAIN AND  MOUNTAIN SNOWS AND NOT A LOT GOING ON IN EAST ALTHOUGH THERE'S  ALWAYS SOME LINGERING LAKE EFFECT UNTIL YOU COMPLETELY SHUT THOSE  WINDS DOWN. HEADING THROUGH THE REST OF THE DAY TOMORROW THAT  SNOW PROGRESSES ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS STATES INTO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES BY LATE IN THE DAY. AND YOU CAN SEE THE SYSTEM  OUT WEST PUT DOWN SOME DECENT MOISTURE ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. NOW THE RAINFALL ESTIMATES ARE AT LEAST A  PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES IS RAIN AND MELTED SNOW OVER THE PAST TWENTY  FOUR HOURS NOT A LOT LIKE LIGHT AMOUNT ALWAYS IN LAKE EFFECT AND YOU  CAN SEE SOME DECENT AMOUNTS IN THE WESTERN OREGON, WESTERN  WASHINGTON ADDING IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS THIS IS A PRETTY HEAVY  AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE OUT THERE IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA UP IN THE WESTERN WASHINGTON, OREGON. YOU CAN SEE THAT STRIP OF SNOW COMING  EAST SNOWFALL ESTIMATE SOME DECENT AMOUNTS ALREADY IN THE HIGHER  ELEVATIONS OF THE ROCKIES AND DOWN WIND FROM THE GREAT LAKES NEXT  THIRTY SIX HOURS THE MAIN NEW AREAS GOING TO BE THAT AREA ACROSS THE  NORTHERN PLAINS ALL DEPENDS ON THE TRACK OF THAT STORM. HIGH TEMPS  TODAY BELOW ZERO UP IN PARTS OF NORTH DAKOTA, THIRTIES AND FORTIES ALL  THE WAY DOWN INTO THE FAR SOUTHEAST. LOWS TONIGHT WAY BELOW MINUS  TEN PARTS OF THE FAR NORTHERN PLAINS. WAY BELOW FREEZING IN THE  NORTHERN PORTIONS OF DIXIE AND TOMORROW AFTERNOON WE'RE JUST  WARMING UP A LITTLE BIT OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. TAKE A LOOK AT THE JET  STREAM EVEN SEE THE FIRST BATCH OF COLD AIR LEAVING, WATCH THIS JUST A  DIRECT SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR INTO THE NORTHWEST, NORTHERN PLAINS EARLY  NEXT WEEK GREAT LAKES AND NORTHEAST INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK WITH  YET ANOTHER ONE COMING BY THE END OF THE WEEK IN THE WEST. THAT'S A  LOOK ACROSS A COUNTRY NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS.  HEADING TO OGDEN UTAH FIRST OF ALL CLOUDY AND CHILLY A COUPLE OF  SHOWERS HIGH OF FORTY TWO DEGREES. PRATT KANSAS LOTS OF SUNSHINE  RATHER COLD HIGH OF THIRTY THREE. AND ROCHESTER NEW YORK CLOUDY AND  COLD WITH STILL MORE LAKE EFFECT SNOW. HIGH AROUND 31.

TEASE
HIGH TECH MACHINERY IS GREAT AS LONG AS YOU GETTING THE SETTINGS  RIGHT. KEN FERRIE HAS A FRIENDLY REMINDER NEXT ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AND LATER, SEE HOW THIS HOME STORE EMPLOYEE IS GETTING A LITTLE EXTRA  HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY FARMER'S EDGE.  FOR THE LATEST IN MAKING SENSE OF YOUR DATA - VISIT GROWYOURRETURNS.COM. 

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
NEW TECHNOLOGY IS GREAT...AS LONG AS IT GETS USED PROPERLY. FARM JOURNAL FIELD AGRONOMIST KEN FERRIE GIVES US A QUICK REMINDER  REGARDING MULTI-HYBRID PLANTERS. WITH TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE ABILITY TO DO A LOT OF AMAZING THINGS.  THERE'S ALSO THAT AREA WHERE WE CAN CAUSE SOME BIG MISTAKES AND THOSE MISTAKES CAN BE  PRETTY COSTLY. AS WE TALK ABOUT MULTI HYBRID, WE REALIZE WE CAN CHANGE POPULATION BY THE ROW,  HYBRID BY THE ROW, BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU FOLLOW YOUR PLAN. IF YOUR SEED SUPPLIER  HAS WRITTEN THE PLAN AND BUILT THE MAP FOR YOU, THEN FOR INSTANCE YOU'RE GOING TO PUT SEED IN  THE LEFT TANK AND SEED IN THE RIGHT TANK AND THE PLANTER IS GOING TO DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU. BUT  IF THE GUY LOADING THE PLANTER MISTAKINGLY PUTS THE SEED IN THE WRONG TANK, OR THE PERSON  LOADING THE MONITOR MARKS THE TANKS WRONG AND WE HAVE THE WRONG SEED IN THE WRONG TANK,  WE GO THROUGH THE FIELD AS WE WOULD HERE. THIS IS AN UPRIGHT HYBRID THAT'S BEING PLANTED ON A  VERY LIGHT SOIL AT A VERY HIGH POPULATION. WE HAVE A PROBLEM BECAUSE IF YOU'RE GOING TO PUT A  PENDULUM HYBRID WITH A FLEX EAR ON YOUR HIGH GROUND WITH LOW WATER HOLDING CAPACITY AND  YOU'RE GOING TO PUT AN UPRIGHT AT A HIGH POPULATION IN YOUR LOW GROUND, AND NOW YOU TURN  AROUND AND YOU SWITCH THAT, YOU NOT ONLY MADE YOUR PROBLEM WORSE THAN YOU WERE BUT YOU KICKED IT OUT OVER A BIGGER SITUATION WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO CAUSE A LOT OF STRESS. THANKS KEN.

TEASE
STILL TO COME, THIS HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE IS STEPPPING UP IT'S  DEDICATION TO HIRING VETERANS. DETAILS NEXT. ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TWO REGISTRATIONS TO THE TOP  PRODUCER SEMINAR - JANUARY 24TH THROUGH THE 27TH IN CHICAGO.   PACKAGE INCLUDES A THREE-NIGHT HOTEL STAY, PLUS A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR  VISA GIFT CARD!  GO TO TOPPRODUCERSEMINAR.COM/SWEEPSTAKES.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S M7 SERIES.  LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LARGEST  TRACTOR IN KUBOTA HISTORY AT KUBOTA.COM.  IT APPEARS THE HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE 'LOWE'S' KNOWS HOW TO TAKE  CARE OF MILITARY VETERANS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. AT THE LOWE'S STORE IN ABILENE, TEXAS, CUSTOMERS ARE GETTING TWO HANDS AND FOUR PAWS TO HELP FIND ITEMS IN THE STORE. THE STORE HIRED AIR FORCE VETERAN CLAY LUTHY <LOO-THEE> AND HIS  SERVICE DOG CHARLOTTE. BOTH WEAR THE RED AND BLUE LOWE'S WORK VESTS AT THE STORE. "I THINK CHARLOTTE'S FAMOUS. I'M JUST A SCHMUCK AT THE END OF THE LEASH."> "MY WIFE MENTIONED LOWE'S. SHE SAID YOU MIGHT AS WELL GET A JOB THERE BECAUSE YOU'RE  THERE EVERY DAY ANYWAY."LUTHY HAS HAD FIVE SURGERIES ON HIS KNEES AND CAN'T BEND HIS LEFT LEG.  CHARLOTTE IS TRAINED TO HELP LUTHY UP IF HE CAN'T GET OFF THE FLOOR. CHARLOTTE HAS BECOME A CUSTOMER FAVORITE IN HER TWO MONTHS ON THE  JOB. LUTHY SAYS EVERYONE LOVES THE POOCH...AND IT WOULD BE HARD NOT- TO.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND ALL OF US AT AGDAY. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A  GREAT DAY. HIGH STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY, THE CHEVY  SILVERADO IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS GATHERING VEHICLE OF AGDAY TELEVISION.

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