AgDay Daily Recap -February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY- LABOR TALKS LANGUISH AS PORT BUSINESS SLOWS TO A CRAWL.THE PORT DISPUTE IS COSTING THE CATTLE INDUSTRY. KEY LEADERS RESPOND WE'RE GETTING OUT ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF OUR PRODUCT THAT WE NORMALLY EXPORT. IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING...AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
PORTS UPDATE:
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON ASSIGNMENT. A LABOR DISPUTE INVOLVING DOCK WORKERS APPROACHES A TIPPING POINT THAT COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
BEEF EXPORT IMPACT:
THE AGRICULTURE TRANSPORTATION COALITION SENT OUT A NOTICE WARNING EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS ABOUT A POSSIBLE PORT SHUT-DOWN, UP AND DOWN THE COAST. MANY OF THOSE EXPORTS ARE HEADED ACROSS THE PACIFIC TO IMPORTANT ASIAN MARKETS. THE PORT LABOR DISPUTE IS GETTING PLENTY OF ATTENTION AT THE CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION. CLINTON GRIFFITHS JOINS US FROM THERE CLINTON….
TEXAS RAINS:
WHILE AT THE CATTLEMEN'S CONVENTION, CLINTON VISITED A RANCH JUST SOUTH OF SAN ANTONIO. IT'S BEEN A WET WINTER SO FAR IN SOUTH TEXAS. RANCHERS NEAR (POE-TEET) PO-TEET SAY IT'S THE RAINIEST THEY'VE SEEN SINCE 2007. THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOLLOWING NEARLY 8 YEARS OF DROUGHT AND DRY WEATHER. PASTURES ARE ALREADY GREENING, HAY SUPPLIES ARE AMPLE AND SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER.
TEASE:
AHEAD OUR PARTNERS AT PROFARMER GIVES US A PREVIEW OF THE NEXT BIG GRAIN REPORT FROM USDA. DETAILS IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING…
CME PIT:
IN AGRIBUSINESS - THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE IS FURTHER EXPANDING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN TRADING OF THE PAST, COMPARED TO TRADING OF TODAY. THE C-M-E GROUP - WHICH OWNS THE BOARD OF TRADE - SAYS IT WILL CLOSE MOST OF ITS FUTURES TRADING PITS IN CHICAGO AND NEW YORK BY JULY. C-M-E SAYS THE "OPEN OUTCRY" FUTURES TRADING HAS FALLEN TO JUST ONE PERCENT OF THE VOLUME. MOST TRADING IS NOW ELECTRONIC.
CME REPORT:
NOW LET'S HEAD TO THE C-M-E FLOOR FOR THURSDAY'S GRAIN ACTION.
PROFIT BRIEFING:
COMING UP TUESDAY, USDA WILL RELEASE IT'S FEBRUARY SUPPLY AND DEMAND NUMBERS FROM THE GRAIN SECTOR. PROFARMER'S CHIP FLORY AND BRIAN GRETE HAVE DETAILS IN THIS WEEK'S PROFIT BRIEFING.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE, MY HOME STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA IS SEEING TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM THE 20'S TO THE 50'S. ANY PLACE ELSE IN THE CORN BELT SEEING A WARM-UP? I THINK OVER THE NEXT TWO TO THREE DAYS MOST OF THE CORN BELT, THE EASTERN AREAS NOT AS MUCH AS WEST, BUT THAT'S BEEN TYPICAL THIS WINTER. WE'VE SEEN THOSE WARM SPELLS COMING INTO THE WESTERN PLAINS. LET'S GO TO THE MAP AND SEE HOW IT LOOKS. IT'S LOOKING GOOD ACROSS A GOOD CHUNK OF THE CORN BELT LIKE WE JUST TALKED ABOUT. THERE'S HIGH PRESSURE IN THE SOUTHEAST ALL THE WAY BACK INTO THE MIDDLE PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES, KEEPING ALL OF THAT AREA DRY AND EVEN THOUGH IT'S STILL CHILLY IN THE EAST, IT'S STILL MILD IN THE PLAINS BACK INTO MUCH OF THE WESTERN STATES. ANOTHER SHOT OF COLD AIR ISN'T GOING TO MAKE IT VERY FAR SOUTH. IF YOU PUT THE MAP INTO MOTION, YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT CONTINUES TO WORK. LIKE WE TALKED ABOUT YESTERDAY, MULTIPLE SYSTEMS COMING IN OUT WEST…NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA IS GOING TO GET A LOT OF MOISTURE. WE'VE ALREADY HAD SOME IN THE NORTHERN PARTS OF THE STATE. YOU'RE GOING TO GET MORE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. AS WE HEAD THROUGH TONIGHT, HIGH PRESSURE JUST CONTINUES TO DOMINATE SOUTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES. COLD AIR WITH SOME SNOW IN THE FAR NORTHERN AND EASTERN GREAT LAKES BUT REALLY THAT'S NOT AFFECTING TOO MANY FOLKS. LOTS OF RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOWS CONTINUE INTO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ALL THE WAY INTO IDAHO AND PARTS OF MONTANA GETTING INTO THE ACT AS WELL. NOT A LOT OF MOISTURE MAKING IN TO EASTERN MONTANA, BUT AT LEAST WESTERN SECTIONS GETTING SOME. YOU CAN SEE THE WEATHER MAP INTO LATE TOMORROW, PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING. THIS IS THE MILD AIR. THAT WILL SLOWLY SPREAD EASTWARD FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE'S ANOTHER SYSTEM LURKING OFF THE WEST COAST. THERE'S THE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS, VERY LITTLE AS YOU CAN SEE. IT'S MAINLY FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA UP TO WASHINGTON. ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS, WE DON'T ADD TOO MUCH IN THE EAST. JUST A LITTLE BIT OF THAT STREAKING SNOW THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES INTO NEW ENGLAND. BOY IS THIS SOME HEAVY MOISTURE THERE. MOST OF IT IS RAIN, BUT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN NEVADA WILL GET SOME SNOW. SPEAKING OF THAT, WE WILL SEE VERY LITTLE THE NEXT 24 HOURS IN THE LOWER 48. WE WILL ADD SOME IN THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES, FAR NORTHERN PLAINS OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS AND TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE ROCKIES AS YOU CAN SEE. TEMPERATURES ARE 60'S AND 70'S IN THE WESTERN PLAINS AGAIN. TEENS IN THE GREAT LAKES AND MOST OF THE NORTHEAST…LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT GOING TO BE VERY COLD IN NEW ENGLAND ONCE AGAIN…WITH A SINGLE DEGREE READING THERE IN MAINE…BOY, 40'S IN NIGHT TIME ALL THE WAY UP TO RAPID CITY. THIS IS MILD FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. HIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW WILL BE 70'S AGAIN IN WEST TEXAS ALL THE WAY INTO PARTS OF NEBRASKA. STILL SOME TEENS IN NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES INTO NEW ENGLAND…THERE'S THE JET STREAM. BY FRIDAY, THIS HAS BEEN THE CASE ALL YEAR. WE KEEP SEEING THE COLD AIR IN THE NORTHEAST. MILD AIR IN THE WEST…PLAINS STATES, YOU'VE BEEN THE BATTLE GROUND. YOU'RE GOING TO BE THE BATTLE GROUND OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS BUT THE COLD AIR IS COMING BACK. WE WILL SEE THE FIRST SHOT COMING WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY INTO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS AND THEN FARTHER EAST. ANOTHER SHOT LINGERING IN AFTER THAT. IT LOOKS LIKE IT DOES TURN COLD AGAIN FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS IN THE PLAINS STATES. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE'LL HEAD TO RED BLUFF CALIFORNIA. FIRST OF ALL, IT'S WINDY WITH HEAVY RAIN. HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 55 DEGREES NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA IS PARTLY SUNNY AND MILD. THE HIGH IS ALL THE WAY UP TO 53. FINALLY, CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA IS PARTLY SUNNY AND RATHER COLD. THE HIGH IS RIGHT AROUND THE FREEZING MARK.
TEASE:
OUR JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF A GREAT AMERICAN BARN TAKES US TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
ITC HOUSE ELEVATION:
ELEVATING A HOME FOR FLOOD PROTECTION IS A MAJOR TASK THAT CAN BE EXPENSIVE AND LEAD TO MANY ANXIOUS MOMENTS. BUT IT CAN ALSO GIVE HOMEOWNERS A SENSE OF SECURITY WHEN THE NEXT FLOOD OR TROPICAL STORM COMES ASHORE. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE LSU AGCENTER CRAIG GO-TROE HAS THE STORY OF A HISTORIC HOME THAT IS BEING RAISED TO PROTECT IT FROM FUTURE STORMS.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND CLINTON GRIFFITHS, I'M BETSY JIBBEN. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

 

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