AgDay Daily Recap -July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
JULY 24, 2017


HEADLINES
STEPPING INTO THE DICAMBA DEBATE...A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE  TECHNOLOGY IN MIDSEASON. CHINA OPENS RICE MARKETS TO U.S. GROWERS. IN AGRIBUSINESS ...WEATHER MARKETS AND YIELD IMPACTS MACHINERY PETE IS TRACKING THE MOST RECENT EQUIPMENT VALUES AND  AUCTION PRICES. AND MEET A TOP PRODUCER OF TOMORROW FROM SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

DICAMBA DRIFT
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WHILE HUNDREDS OF SUSPECTED  CASES OF DICAMBA DRIFT HAVE COME FROM THE MID-SOUTH, IT NOW APPEARS  FARMERS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST ARE SCOUTING AND SEEING POSSIBLE  PROBLEMS STEMMING FROM THE HERBICIDE. THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TELLING AGDAY THAT IT IS  INVESTIGATING ABOUT THREE DOZEN COMPLAINTS FROM FARMERS ABOUT THE  WEED KILLER DRIFTING INTO THEIR FIELDS. THOSE FIELDS WERE NOT PLANTED  WITH DICAMBA-TOLERANT BEANS. IN COMPARISON THE STATE INVESTIGATED THREE CASES OF POSSIBLE DICAMBA  DRIFT IN ALL OF 2016.  TESTING-RESULTS LAST YEAR SHOWED NOT ONE POSITIVE CASE FOR DICAMBA. M-D-A SAYS NO STATE RESTRICTIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING DISCUSSED AT THIS  TIME. AS WE'VE REPORTED ARKANSAS, MISSOURI AND TENNESSEE HAVE ALL  TIGHTENED THEIR RESTRICTIONS ON DICAMBA USE. THE CHEMISTRY OFFERS FARMERS A NEW TOOL TO COMBAT GLYPHOSATE  RESISTANT WEEDS. FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR THE E-P-A ALLOWED FARMERS TO SPRAY IT OVER  THE TOP OF SOYBEANS. AS TYNE MORGAN REPORTS THAT DECISION HAS FRUSTRATED SOME FARMERS,  BUT IT HAS OTHERS SINGING ITS PRAISE. THESE BEANS ARE DEFINITELY STARTING TO FLOWER. >  STROLLING THROUGH SHIN HIGH SOYBEANS...  ILLINOIS FARMER ED VITKO HAS A REFRESHING VIEW.   <WE SPRAYED APPROXIMATELY 1200 ACRES OF SOYEBASN WITH   DICAMBA>  AND HE SAYS THOSE 1200 ACRES ARE THE CLEANEST   HE'S SEEN IN YEARS.   <I'M, VERY ESTACTIC WITH THE WEED CONTROL IV'E GOTTEN>  VITKO SPRAYED BASF'S NEW DICAMBA FORMULATION   CALLED ENGENIA. <I HAD ZERO ISSUES WITH DICAMAB INJURY, ZERO. >>  <IT WASN'T DIFFICULT AT ALL. AND THE KEY IS FOLLOW THE LABEL>  BUT 100 MILES SOUTH, JEREMY WOLF HAS A DIFFERENT   VIEW. HE STARTED SEEING INJURY FROM DICAMBA SHOWING UP IN EARLY JUNE.   <WE WERE THE ONLY ONES SPRAYING BEANS THAT DAY, THEY   HAD A LOAD OF DICAMBA WENT OUT EARLIER THAT DAY, MULTIPLE LOADS   BETWEEN US BUT WE STILL GOT IT>  THE VERDICT? TANK CONTAMINATION.   <IT WAS CONSISTENT ACROSS ALL THE FIELDS THAT WE SPRAYED, SO IT WAS   PRETTY CLEAR>  AND WOLF SAYS FROM EARLY JUNE THROUGH MID-JULY,   THE ISSUE ONLY HEATED UP.   <AND THIS LAST FRIDAY WHICH WOULD HAVE MARKED 10 DAYS, WE   WERE IN SPRAYING FOR JAPNESE BEETLE AND WE NOTICED THE CUPPING   IN THE FIELD>  IT'S POSSIBLE DAMAGE FROM DICAMBA SHOWING UP IN   FIELDS ACROSS ILLINOIS.    < BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S NOT NEW FOR US IN ILLINOIS. WE'VE   ACTUALLY SEEN DICAMBA SYMPTOMS VIRUTALLY EVERY YEAR WE'VE   USED THIS PRODUCT INT EH STATE WHICH IS NOW CLSOE TO 50 YEARS. >  WEED SPECIALIST AARON HAGAR SAYS HE'S HAD MORE   CALLS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT DICAMBA IN THE LAST 30   DAYS, THAN EVER BEFORE.   <I THINK THERE'S JUST A LOT OF GENREAL IGNORANCE ABOUT DICAMBA.   NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE USING IT NOW HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT   FOR MANY MANY YEARS>  <A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR IT BECAUSE THEY'VE NEVER LOOKED   FOR IT BEFORE> FERRIE SAYS SOME SOYBEAN LEAVES ARE CURLING   THIS YEAR DUE TO WEATHER STRESS, NOT DICAMBA.    BUT WHEN IT'S INJURY FROM DICAMBA, IT CAN SHOW UP   ANYWHERE FROM 7 TO 21 DAYS AFTER EXPOSURE,   SINCE IT'S ONLY REVEALED IN NEW LEAVES.   <SO IF YOU DO THE MATH RIGHT NOW IF WE'RE STANDING HERE ABTOU THE   MIDDLE OF JULY, IF WE'RE GOINGOT WRAP U IN 10 DAYS, IF IT TAKE S14 TO   21 DAYS, YOU'RE PROBABLY LOKING AT EARLY OR MID PART OF AUGUST   BEFORE YOU REALLY HAVE A GOOD IDEA STATEWIDE OF HOW EXTENSIVE   THIS PROBLEM IS GOING TO BE>  HE SAYS THERE'S MULTIPLE REASONS BEHIND THE   DAMAGE THIS YEAR.   <WE ARE SEEING THINGS THAT ARE PROBABLY ECCOMPASSING VIRUTALLY ALL OFF TARGET FACTORS, THOSE WOULD INCLUDE PHYSICAL DRIFT, THOSE   WOULD INCLUDE MOVEMENT BY VAPORS WHETHER IT BE THROUGH   VOLATILLITY, IT COULD OCCUR AND BE MOVIGN THROUGH THE PROCESS OF   INVERSION CONDITIONS IT'S NOT JUST MOTHER NATURE... ANOTHER CULPRIT   ...FARMERS USING OLDER FORMULATIONS OF DICAMBA.   <WE'VE HAD A LOT OF INSTANCES SO FAR WHERE A LOT OF THE   INVESTIGATIONS CLEARLY  PIONT TO MOVEMENT FROM A DICAMBA PRODUCT APPLIED IN CORN>  BUT HAGAR SAYS EVEN THE NEW DICAMBA PRODUCTS   AREN'T ACCIDENT PROOF.  <WHEN YOU HAVE PRODUCTS THAT ARE LOW VOLATILITY AND YOU COUPLE   THAT WITH EXTRMEEY SENSITIVE SPECIES LIKE SOYBEANS, IT'S NOT A   MATTER OF IF YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE, IT'S   TYPICALLY HOW EXTENSIVE AND WHAT THE MAGNITUDE IS GOING TO BE>  AND THE EXTENT OF HTE DAMAGE  WON'T BE KNOWN   UNTIL HARVEST.   <YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HTE DOSE OF EXPORE WAS, YOU AHVE NO   IDEA WHAT THE GROWTH STAGE WAS WHEN THAT EXPOSURE TOOK PLACE>   HOWEVER, IN FERRIE'S EXPERIENCE, DAMAGE IS   MINIMAL ON BEANS STILL IN THE VEGETATIVE STAGE.   <THERE'S A LOT OF FIELDS I'VE SEEN THAT IT WILL HAVE NO AFFECT ON,   OTHER THAN THE NERVES OF THE FARMER THAT SAW THE CUPPING>   <SO RIGHT NOW WER'E IN A FIELD OF XTEND SOYBEANS, AND YOU CAN   SEE TEHSE END ROWS, THEY DID NOT APPLY DICAMBA HERE BECAUSE   IT'S SO CLSOE TO THE GRASS. TEHY SAY THIS IS GLYPHOSATE RESITANT WATER HEMP. AND THIS IS THE REASONT EHY NEED DICAMBA RIGHT NOW  <MY FIELDS ARE A CLEAN AS THEY'VE EVER BEEN AND THE LAST COUPEL YERS I COULD NOT SAY THAT, I HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE KILING WEEDS LAST   YEAR AND THE YEAR BEFORE >  <WHEN I LOOK AT THIESE FIELDS AND THE PRODUCTS, THERE'S PROBABLY   ONLY TWO THAT CAN BRINGDOWN SOME OF THESE FOOT TALL WATER HEMP   AND MARESTAIL. AND OUR DICAMBA MIXED WITH GLYPHOSATE IS ONE OF   THEM THAT'S DOIGN IT>  WITH THE NUMBER OF DICAMBA DAMAGE COMPLAITNS ON THE RISE, COMPANIES LIKE MONSANTO AND BASF ARE TAKING NOTE.   <SO WE'RE LOOKING AT DRIFT AGENTS, NOZZLES AND CLEAN OUT   PROCEDURES FOR GROWERS. WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKIGN WITH STATES TO   MAKE SURE THE OFF LABEL PRODUCTS AREN'T USED AND THAT'S GOIGN TO   BE KEY, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH GROWERS TO HELP THEM   BE MORE AWARE OF TEMPERATURE CONDITIOSN AND AVERSION. SO, SO   LOTS TO DO BUT I'M ABOSLUTELY CONVINVED THESE ARE GOIGN TO BE   GREAT TOOLS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO FARMERS>  B-A-S-F SAYS THEY'RE AWARE OF ISSUES IN THE FIELD,   ALREADY DEPLOYING MORE THAN 400 FIELD REPS TO   ANSWER QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS. THEY'RE ALSO   PUTTING MONEY BEHIND GETTING THE RIGHT TOOLS IN   FARMERS HANDS.  <ONE OF HTE KEY INGREDIENTS OF THAT GODO EXPERIENCE FROM A   PROPER APPLCIATION STANDPOINT, IS UTILIZE THE RIGHT NOZZLE. AND SO   WHAT BASF IS DONE WE'VE INVETSTED HEAVILY AND HAVE DISTRIBUTED   THOSE NOZZLES TO OUR CUSTOMERS, OVER 600,000 NOZZLES TO DATE,   BASF HAS PURCHASED AND GIVEN TO OUR CUSTOMERS.   WHILE USING THE CORRECT NOZZLES WILL HELP WITH   ON TARGET APPLICATION, HAGAR STILL FORSEES POSSIBLE ISSUES IN THE FUTURE. .   <DICAMBA IS DICAMBA. WE CAN CHANGE THE SALTS WE CAN CHANGE   THE ADDITIVES TO IT, BUT DCAMBA IS STILL DICAMBA AND YOU CANNOT   FORMULATE AROUDN THE FACT THAT SOYBEANS ARE EXTREMELY SENSTIVE.   AND IT'S NOT JUST SOYBEANS, TEHRE'S A LOT OF OTHER SPECIES THAT CAN   BE VERY SENSTIVE TO VERY LOW DOESES OF DICAMBA >  AND  IT'S THAT UNDERLYHING ISSUE CHALLENGING   WHETHER BOTH DICAMBA TOLERANT AND NON DICAMBA TOLERANT TECHNOLOGIES CAN CO EXIST?   BOTH BASF AND MONSANTO HAVE BOOTS ON THE   GROUND, WORKING TO FIND SOLUTIONS FOR NEXT. AND   WHILE WOLF IS FRUSTRATED WITH DRIFT TODAY, HE   DOESN'T WANT TO SEE THE WEED- FIGHTING TOOL GO   AWAY.   <MY FRUSTRATION TODAY IS COMPANIES ARE NOT SPEAKING THE TRUTH, IT   SEEMS TO BE MORE OF COVER UP BRUSH IT UNDRE THE RUG, BUT WE'RE   NOT TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT ARE REALLYHAPPENING. THESE ARE   HAPPENIGN, THEYR'E REAL, WE NEED THIS TECHNOLOGY GOING FORWARD,   SO LET'S ADDRESS THE ISUES HEAD ON AND FIGURTE OUT WHAT WE NEED   TO DO. WHAT'S CAUSING THESE PROBLEMS?>  AND WHILE THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION ISN'T   CLEAR CUT, FARMERS LIKE VITKO HOPE THE PRODUCTS'   GOOD OUTWEIGH THE BAD, MAKING DICAMBAA VIABLE   OPTION FOR YEARS TO COME.   

CHINA ALLOWING U.S. RICE IMPORTS
AGRICULTURE SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE ANNOUNCING THE USDA HAS  REACHED A FINAL AGREEMENT WITH CHINA TO ALLOW U.S. RICE GROWERS TO  BEGIN EXPORTING TO THAT COUNTRY FOR THE FIRST TIME.  PERDUE SAYS THE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR MORE THAN A  DECADE, AND REPRESENTS "AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY" WITH POTENTIAL  FOR GROWTH IN THE FUTURE.  CHINA IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCER AND CONSUMER OF RICE. SINCE 2013, IT HAS ALSO BEEN THE LARGEST IMPORTER, WITH IMPORTS  REACHING NEARLY FIVE MILLION TONS LAST YEAR.  WHEN THE NEW RICE PROTOCOL IS FULLY IMPLEMENTED, THE U.S. RICE  INDUSTRY WILL HAVE ACCESS TO CHINA. THE USA RICE FEDERATION EXPECTS THE FIRST SHIPMENTS TO CHINA BEFORE  THE END OF THE YEAR.

CROP COMMENTS
NOW TO FARM COUNTRY AS MIKE HOFFMAN WALKS US THROUGH TODAY'S CROP  COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. DAN ALLRED OF CORYDON, IOWA TWEETED OUT A PHOTO OF OAT HARVEST. HE'S PLEASED WITH THE YIELD OF 75 BUSHELS AN ACRE. LAST MONDAY'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWED 18-PERCENT OF THE IOWA  OAT CROP WAS HARVESTED. IT'S USUALLY 30-PERCENT BY NOW. AND WE ALSO HEARD FROM THE FOLKS AT EAST EDEN FARMS .  THEY'RE ON  THEIR SECOND CUTTING OF HAY IN SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK. MEANWHILE "NASS" SAYS 75-PERCENT OF THE RANGE AND PASTURELAND IN NEW  YORK STATE IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. ...AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. 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. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL CONTINUE ON THE TOPIC OF WEATHER AND WHAT IT  COULD MEAN TO PRODUCTION THIS YEAR AND IN TURN PRICES. PLUS, STAY TUNED FOLKS COMING UP MY LATEST MARKET REPORT USED FARM MACHINERY VALUES. AND WE'RE HEADED TO OKLAHOMA TO MEET A YOUNG PRODUCER WORKING  HARD TO BUILD ON HIS FAMILIES LEGACY.

AGRIBUSINESS
WEATHER CONTINUES TO BE FRONT AND CENTER AS TRADERS WORK TO  CALCULATE THE U.S. CROP. TYNE MORGAN HAS MORE IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS. HERE NOW WITH MATT BENNETT OF BENNETT CONSULTING MATT WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE ALL ABOUT  THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW WITH THESE MARKETS AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE SEEING. BUT IT JUST  SEEMS LIKE THE AREAS THAT DON'T NEED THE RAIN ARE THE ONES THAT ARE THAT ARE GETTING IT RIGHT  NOW. ABSOLUTELY. YOU KNOW I TOOK A LITTLE DRIVE WITH MY FAMILY THIS PAST WEEKEND OVER TO  CEDAR POINT OHIO SAW A LOT OF REALLY WET FARM GROUND NORTH OF INDIANAPOLIS ALL THE WAY OVER  TO CEDAR POINT. YOU KNOW A LOT OF WATER STANDING. A LOT OF OFF COLOR CROPS. CORN WAS VERY  VARIABLE. LOOK LIKE AN OCEAN OUT THERE WITH A WAVINESS A LITTLE BIT OF A CONCERN FOR ME. I THINK  THAT THOSE GUYS ARE KIND OF BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL I FEEL FOR THEM BECAUSE IT'S REALLY TOUGH TO  COME BACK FROM THAT KIND OF A WEATHER SITUATION. BUT ILLINOIS ISN'T AN UNTOUCHED I MEAN IT'S  NOT IMPRESSIVE EVERYWHERE IN ILLINOIS EITHER. ABSOLUTELY NOT. THE REALLY INTERESTING THING WITH  ILLINOIS IS YOU'VE GOT YOU KNOW THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS AND THE HAVES COULD HAVE ONE  HECK OF A CROP. YOU KNOW WE CAN HAVE A REALLY GOOD CROP IN PLACES WE CAN'T LOSE SIGHT OF THE  FACT THAT WE HAD A TON OF WEATHER ISSUES THIS SPRING THAT DID NOT LAY THE PROPER FOUNDATION TO  HAVE A HUGE CROP. SO EVEN THE REALLY GOOD AREAS ARE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE LIKE 2014 TYPE  YIELDS. BUT AS FAR AS THE REALLY BAD AREAS YOU'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT YOU KNOW MAYBE EVEN A  2012 TYPE SITUATION BECAUSE THEY HAD A REALLY BAD SPRING AND THEN THEY JUST HAVE NOT BEEN  ABLE CATCH THE RAIN. I'VE HEARD SOME AGRONOMISTS THAT SAID YOU KNOW WE STARTED OFF SHAVING  THE TOP END YIELD OFF JUST BECAUSE OF THE ROUGH START THAT WE HAD. SO BASED ON THAT I MEAN  WHAT ARE YOU WHAT WHAT ABOUT IOWA. HOW GOOD DO YOU THINK IS IOWA. IT JUST DEPENDS WHERE  YOU'RE OUT IN IOWA YOU GET IN NORTHWESTERN IOWA OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE DRY. THEY'VE HAD SOME  ISSUES. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY NORTHEASTERN IOWA COULD BE REALLY REALLY GOOD SOUTHWESTERN IOWA  NOT TOO BAD. BUT BOTTOM LINE YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF VARIABILITY. THEY NEED TO GET SOME RAIN  HERE SOON. SO BASED ON ALL OF THAT VARIABILITY WHAT NATIONAL YIELD ARE YOU GOING WITH RIGHT  NOW. PERSONALLY I'M IN THE LOW 160S AT THIS POINT A LOT. I DON'T THINK THAT I CAN GET TO 165 AT  THIS POINT UNLESS WE HAVE MAJOR JUST REALLY GOOD WEATHER FROM HERE ON FORWARD AND THEN AS  FAR AS SOYBEANS GOES TOO EARLY TO TELL. YEAH BUT IN CORN THAT WOULD PUT SOME FIREWORKS IN THE  MARKET POSSIBLY. YEAH. ALL RIGHT. MATT BENNETT WITH BENNETT CONSULTING. STAY WITH US. WE HAVE  MUCH MORE AGDAY WHEN WE COME BACK.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOP THIRD AG MARKETING.  FARMER-FIRST, WITH A PLAN FOR EVERY  MARKET.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE AS WE LOOK AT RAINFALL  OVER THE PAST WEEK THAT DROUGHT AREA OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS, THERE WERE SOME SPOTS THAT DID  GET SOME RAIN SHOWERS. YEAH THERE WERE SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS COMPLEXES FORMED EAST OF THEM BUT THERE WERE  SOME OBVIOUSLY THAT DID GET TO AREAS. YOU CAN SEE MOST OF THE MISSOURI VALLEY SOUTHERN  PLAINS DIDN'T GET A WHOLE LOT THOUGH. YOU CAN SEE THE SOUTHEAST AND THE MID-ATLANTIC. GET  THOSE AFTERNOON VARIETY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCASIONALLY SO THEY ENDED UP WITH  DECENT AMOUNTS. MOST OF THE WEST. NOT A DROP IN THOSE AREAS. LET'S GO INTO THE NORTHERN  PLAINS WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE CORN BELT. YOU CAN SEE THE POCKETS ONE POCKET THERE SOUTH  CENTRAL NEBRASKA. A LITTLE POCKET NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND THEN YOU CAN SEE ALONG THE  SOUTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA BORDER THERE WAS A COMPLEX THAT GAVE SOME PRETTY DECENT  AMOUNTS AND THAT TRACK WAS KIND OF THROUGH NORTHEAST IOWA SOUTHERN MINNESOTA  SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN INTO PARTS OF ILLINOIS INDIANA AND ENDING AS IT MOVED OVER OHIO.  THAT'S WHERE THOSE COMPLEXES OCCURRED FROM THIS PREVIOUS SATURDAY TO JUST THIS PAST FRIDAY.  NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THE JET STREAM YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD INTO THIS WEEK ANOTHER TROUGH  BRINGING A COOL SHOT OF AIR TO THE GREAT LAKES NORTHEASTERN PLAINS INTO THE NORTHEAST. THAT WILL  MOVE ON BY IT'LL TRY TO WARM UP ANOTHER LITTLE SHOT. KIND OF COMES INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT  LAKES BY WEDNESDAY. AND HERE'S WHERE THINGS. IT'S NOT LIKE THAT PATTERN CHANGES  DRAMATICALLY BUT IT DOES LOOK LIKE AS WE HEAD THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND AND INTO THE FOLLOWING  WEEK YOU'LL NOTICE HOW WE TRY TO SEE THIS RIDGE COME EAST. BUT THEN IT REALLY GETS SHOVED  BACK TO THE WEST AND LOOKS LIKE A BIG COOLDOWN COULD OCCUR ABOUT A WEEK FROM NOW INTO THE  NORTHERN PLAINS. WE'LL WATCH THAT. THIS COULD CHANGE A LITTLE BIT BUT THAT IS KIND OF SHOVING THE RIDGE BACK TO THE WEST A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST MONTH OR SO. SO TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK  I'M GOING ABOVE NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE CENTRAL SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE SOUTHEAST. ABOVE NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE DAKOTAS ESPECIALLY NORTH DAKOTA INTO THE SOUTH CENTRAL PORTIONS OF  CANADA AND THROUGHOUT THE WEST. NEAR-NORMAL HERE IS BECAUSE THOSE AFTERNOON VARIETY  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS KIND OF KEEPS TEMPERATURES DOWN ON AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL.  AND FOR THE GREAT LAKES PENNSYLVANIA DELAWARE NORTHEASTWARD INTO EASTERN CANADA.  PRECIPITATION THIS WEEK ABOVE NORMAL FROM ABOUT ST. LOUIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST.  ALSO THE EASTERN LAKES INTO THE NORTHEAST AND ALSO THE FAR SOUTHWEST. BUT THEN YOU GET FROM  NORTH DAKOTA TO THE WEST AND YOU GET FROM EASTERN KANSAS SOUTHWARD PROBABLY BELOW  NORMAL. 30 DAY OUTLOOK FOR TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL FROM THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE  CENTRAL PLAINS CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE NORTHWEST BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SOUTHWEST IN  THE FAR NORTHEAST. PRECIPITATION THEN ABOVE NORMAL IN THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST. BELOW  NORMAL IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS NEAR NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE CORN BELT. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE  COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. HEADING TO MORECROFT WYOMING FIRST  OF ALL A VERY WARM THUNDERSTORM AND A FEW SPOTS HIGH OF 95. OTTUMWA IOWA MOSTLY SUNNY  AND NOT AS HOT. HIGH OF 82. AND FINALLY FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA HOT AND HUMID AFTERNOON  STORMS AROUND HIGH OF 93.

TEASE
MACHINERY PETE IS DIGGING INTO THE DATA FOR A LOOK AT EQUIPMENT VALUES  AND TRENDS. HE JOINS US NEXT . AND LATER, THIS OKLAHOMA WHEAT GROWER AND CATTLEMAN IS NOW AN  AWARD WINNER. WE'LL TELL YOU WHY...ON IN THE COUNTRY. ARE YOU A GAME CHANGER?  KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?  CHEVRON IS SEARCHING FOR THOSE  PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE AN IMPACT ON THE INDUSTRY.  SHARE YOUR NOMINEE AT CHEVRONDELO DOT COM SLASH GAME CHANGERS!  DELO:  LET'S GO FURTHER. 

MACHINERY PETE
"MACHINERY PETE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOHN DEERE…WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE MOST  COMPREHENSIVE INVENTORY OF JOHN DEERE CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED TRACTORS, COMBINES AND  SPRAYERS?  MACHINE FINDER-DOT-COM … SOMETIMES THE BEST NEW ADDITION TO YOUR FLEET ISN'T  NEW!"WE'VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT THE SPUTTERING FARM ECONOMY. THIS MORNING MACHINERY PETE SHOWS US HOW USED EQUIPMENT PRICES ARE  HOLDING UP. GREG. WELL SIX YEARS AGO I CREATED A NEW QUARTERLY REPORT CALLED IT MY MACHINERY PETE USED VALUES  INDEX AND IT'S JUST BASED ON ALL THE AUCTION PRICES I'VE BEEN COMPILING FOR 27 YEARS NOW. NOW  WE JUST RELEASED OUR SECOND QUARTER 2017 REPORT. YOU CAN SEE A PICTURE OF IT HERE. VERY  SIMPLE GRAPH ON MY 1 TO 10 RATING SCALE. YOU CAN SEE SECOND QUARTER JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A DROP  DOWN FROM MY 6.7 RATING IN THE FIRST QUARTER TO 6.6 IN THE SECOND QUARTER. AND THIS GRAPH  ENCAPSULATES ALL TYPES TO USED FARM MACHINERY. NOW A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE HERE. SECOND  QUARTER ON THE CALENDAR YEAR FROM APRIL THROUGH JUNE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SOFTEST TIME OF  YEAR FOR AUCTION PRICES IN FACT FROM 2005 THROUGH 2015 11 CALENDAR YEARS IN A ROW. SECOND  QUARTER OVERALL INDEX FELL AND IT FELL BY AN AVERAGE OF POINT FOUR POINTS. SO THIS YEAR IN 2017 TO  ONLY FALL POINT ONE POINT TO ME IS FURTHER PROOF OF THE FOOTING WE FOUND WITH USED FARM  EQUIPMENT VALUES. AND ACTUALLY IF YOU LOOK AT THIS GRAPH GO BACK TO THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016  ACTUALLY THE SAME EXACT RATING 6.6 THAT WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW. SO THAT'S 18 MONTHS OF HOLDING  USED FARM MACHINERY VALUES AND THIS IS WHY I SAY FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR IF YOU'RE ABLE. STILL A  WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO UPGRADE INTO LATE MODEL EQUIPMENT. SO GIVE YOUR LOCAL DEALER A CALL.  WHEN WE COME BACK, BUILDING A FUTURE IN OKLAHOMA. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.  CHECK OUT KUBOTA'S RTV-X-1140, A RUGGED  UTILITY VEHICLE WITH SEATING FOR FOUR.  SYOP BY YOUR LOCAL DEALER TODAY, OR VISIT KUBOTA.COM.  EACH YEAR, OUR PARTNERS AT TOP PRODUCER MAGAZINE AWARD A YOUNG  PRODUCER UNDER THE AGE OF 35--THE TOMORROW'S TOP PRODUCER HORIZON  AWARD. THIS YEAR IT GOES TO CODY GOODKNIGHT OF CHATTANOOGA, OKLAHOMA. BETSY JIBBEN HAS HIS STORY. SWAYING WHEAT WAITS TO BE CUT AS THE HUM OF CODY GOODKNIGHT'S COMBINE ROLLS THROUGH THESE OKLAHOMA FIELDS. FOR HIM, HARVEST IS NOT ROUTINE, IT'S TRADITION. THIS FAMILY HAS WORKED  THESE SOILS FOR FIVE GENERATIONS.  "IT'S IN OUR BLOOD. WE CAN'T GET RID OF IT. IT'S JUST SOMETHING WE REALLY REALLY ENJOY," THE CHATTANOOGA PRODUCER WHO HOLDS THE REINS OF GOODKNIGHT FARMS  IS BUSY WORKING WITH HIS CREW. NEARBY, A MAN WHO FARMED BEFORE HIM. YOU CAN SEE JOHN IN HIS PICKUP, WE MIC'ED HIM UP WHEN HE SAT IN THE VEHICLE. "I NEVER GET  AWAY FROM IT," IT'S CODY'S FATHER, JOHN,  PIONEEERED THE FARM'S FORAY INTO WHEAT,  COTTON, SESAME, SORGHUM, SOYBEAN, AND GRASSLANDS FOR THEIR CATTLE.  ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE COMMUNITY TO NO-TILL...CURIOUS ABOUT  CONSERVING MOISTURE AND MAINTAINING HIS SOIL DURING THESE DUSTY  OKLAHOMA SEASON. LESSONS CODY INHERITED, PASSED ON FROM HIS FATHER'S  PASSION.  "NOT ONLY HAS HE FOLLOWED IN MY FOOTSTEPS, HE'S  EXCEEDED IT.""WE ARE NEVER COMPLACENT, WE'RE NEVER HAPPY ABOUT WHERE  WE'RE AT, WE ALWAYS THINK THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO DO THINGS. WE DON'T JUST WANT TO COAST. WE  ALWAYS WANT TO BE IMPROVING. AND I LEARNED THAT FROM HIM,"> BUT THE REAL WORK STARTS WITH NEVER LEAVING LAND BARE. AND COVER  CROPS ARE HELPING.  "ONE REASON WE GROW IT IS TO HELP BREAK UP COMPACTION,"GOODKNIGHT PLANTS MOST ROW CROPS EXCEPT FOR COTTON IN 15 INCH  ROWS.  "THE REASON WE DO 15 INCH ROWS IS TO GET THE GROUND COVERED SOONER, MORE SHADE IN THE  GROUND."AND THEY USE STRIPPER HEADS DURING WHEAT HARVEST, TAKING GRAIN AND  LEAVING THE STRAW STANDING..  "ANOTHER BIG BENEFIT IS JUST SHADE AND WIND AND WATER EROSION PROTECTION FOR US IN NO TILL  VERSUS HAVING THE STRAW CUT AND LEFT BARE,""RIGHT NOW, WE ARE HARVESTING ABOUT 7 MILES AN HOUR, WITH THE CONVENTIONAL HEADER, WE'RE  HARVESTING 3 AND A HALF TO FOUR MILES AN HOUR,"WHILE CODY HAS GROWN THESE VISIONS - HE HAD A NICE JUMP-START. HIS DAD, JOHN DEVELOPED A CERTIFIED SEED WHEAT BUSINESS WHICH HAS  BEEN A STAPLE OF THE OPERATION FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS, ANNUALLY,  ROUGHLY 40 THOUSAND BUSHELS OF SEED SOLD TO 50 GROWERS. THE NUMBER  FLUCTUATING THOUSANDS DEPENDING ON THE CASH WHEAT MARKET AND  DEMAND. "IT CERTAINLY GAVE US A NICHE IN THE MARKET. OUR SEED WHEAT PRICE DOESN'T FLUCTUATE AS MUCH  AS NORMAL COMMODITY PRICES AND IT GIVES A PREMIUM FOR OUR WHEAT,"GOODKNIGHT SAW HOW HIS DAD ADDED VALUE IN WHEAT AND WANTED TO  MIRROR SIMILIAR SUCCESS WITH THE LIVESTOCK SECTOR HE ENVOLVED AND CHANGED THE COW-CALF OPERATION TO AI-ING HEIFERS  WITH HIGH END GENETICS.  "I WANTED TO DO THE SAME THING WITH HEIFERS. I WANTED TO RAISE SEED STOCK HEIFERS FOR OTHER  PEOPLE TO PURCHASE FROM ME,"AND IT'S IN THESE FIELDS AT HARVEST... THE FAMILY AND CREW TAKE TIME,  EVERY NIGHT TO GIVE THANKS. "YOU JUST REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE FIGHTING FORPARKING THE MACHINERY..  A MOMENT TO SLOW DOWN "IF ALL YOU'RE EVER DOING IS WORKING AND SLAVING AWAY FROM DAYLIGHT UNTIL DARK, WHAT'S THE  POINT?"TO SHARE A HOME-MADE MEAL AND BE TOGETHER... ". WE TAKE TIME TO ENJOY OURSELF AND STOP TO SMELL THE ROSES YOU MIGHT SAY,"BECAUSE FARMING THROUGH OKLAHOMA'S UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER IS NOT  FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. THEY'RE GRATEFUL FOR EACH YEAR THE WHEAT  DANCES INTO HARVEST... BRINGING PROMISE OF A FUTRE AND PLANTING SEEDS  FOR THE NEXT GENERATION...  REPORTING IN CHATTANOOGA, OKLAHOMA, I'M BETSY JIBBENCONGRATS TO CODY AND HIS FAMILY.

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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. AGDAY IS POWERED BY RAM TRUCKS - AMERICA'S LONGEST LASTING PICKUPS.

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