AgDay Daily Recap -July 27, 2015

July 16, 2015 02:57 AM
 


TODAY ON AGDAY:

JULY 27, 2015

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TODAY ON AGDAY -WHEAT CONDITIONS IN THE
MIDWEST AS SOME REGIONS STRUGGLES WITH WET
FIELD CONDITIONS. IN AGRIBUSINESS...THE FEAR I HAVE
GOING FORWARD IS GUYS ARE GOING TO START SAYING
WELL THIS MARKETING STUFFS NOT WORTH THE
EFFORT I'M GOING TO FOCUS STRICTLY ON
PRODUCTION AND I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO THE
GRAMPA STRATEGY. PLUS THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
OF SOYBEAN HULLS
AND BUILDING A BETTER PAST TIME--A MICHIGAN
THINKS HE'S FOUND IT BY COMBINING FOOTBALL AND
BOWLING. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE
DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HOT AND DRY
CONDITIONS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ARE PUSHING
WHEAT CROPS ALONG. BUT IT'S ALSO TAKING YIELD OFF
THE TOP FOR CANADIAN FARMERS.

IT'S "GO TIME" FOR WINTER WHEAT GROWERS IN THE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST. AND FOR MANY, IT'S AN EARLY
START TO THE HARVEST.

STARTING IN MONTANA, 12-PERCENT OF THEIR WINTER
WHEAT CROP IS HARVESTED. IT'S USUALLY THREE
PERCENT.

NEARLY HALF OF THE OREGON CROP IS HARVESTED.
THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE IS 12-PERCENT..

WASHINGTON STATE IS A THIRD COMPLETED. IT'S ALSO
USUALLY IN SINGLE DIGITS.

IDAHO IS ELEVEN PERCENT.

IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS NEARLY ALL OF SPRING
WHEAT IS HEADED. AND MOST OF THE CROP SHOWS A
LOT OF POTENTIAL ACCORDING TO THE AG
DEPARTMENT.
83-PERCENT OF THE MINNESOTA CROP AND 82PERCENT
OF NORTH DAKOTA SPRING WHEAT IS GOOD
TO EXCELLENT.
BUT AS YOU HEAD WEST, THE CONDITION DROPS OFF. 
WESTERN OHIO CORN AND SOYBEAN FARMERS ARE
BATTLING A VERY WET GROWING SEASON, LIMITING THE
MATURITY OF SOME OF THE CROP.
BUT THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY FARMERS HAVING A HARD
TIME.
THE WET CONDITIONS HAVE CREATED SOME QUALITY
AND HARVEST ISSUES FOR SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT
GROWERS.
AGDAY'S BETSY JIBBEN HAS THE STORY.

THE GOLDEN FIELDS ARE GOOD AND READY BUT THIS
YEAR THERE'S A LOT OF THING GOING AGAINST THE
SOFT WINTER WHEAT CROP.

GROWER, KENT EDDY GOT A START ON HARVEST LATE
LAST WEEK BUT RAIN OVER THE WEEKEND PUSHED HIM
OUT OF THE FIELDS AGAIN. 
"THIS WHEAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN OFF RIGHT BEFORE THE FOURTH OF JULY.
BUT THE WEATHER HASN'T PERMITTED IT,"

ACCORDING TO USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT FOR
THE WEEK ENDING JULY 19TH,
56-PERCENT OF OHIO'S WINTER WHEAT IS HARVESTED,
THAT'S 35 POINTS BEHIND THE 5-YEAR AVERAGE. (5 YEAR
AVERAGE IS 91 PERCENT)
IN THE BUCKEYE STATE, 31-PERCENT IS RANKED GOOD,
WITH ONLY 6-PERCENT EXCELLENT.
"FARMERS IN THE AREA ARE NOT ONLY STILL BATTLING
WET CONDITIONS BUT ALSO SOME QUALITY ISSUES AS
WELL,"
"I THINK THE OLD ADAGE, 'RAIN MAKES GRAIN' DOESN'T NECESSARILY DO
THAT IN OHIO. INSTEAD, IT MAKES DISEASE,"

FIGHTING RAIN DROPS THE CROP IS TAKING A HITLOWER
TEST WEIGHTS, SPROUTING, HEAD SCAB AND
VOMITOXIN ALL IN THE SAME YEAR.

"I SAY ONE OUT OF THE FIVE YEARS WE HAVE A LITTLE VOMITOX
PROBLEM BUT I DON'T REMEMBER ALL THREE IN THE SAME YEAR,"


REX WILLIAMSON OF WILLIAMSON INSURANCE IN PAYNE,
OHIO SAYS VOMITOXINS NEED TO BE DOCUMENTED
PROPERLY. IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY, IF IT GOES IN THE
BIN.

"WITH CROP INSURANCE AND VOMITOXIN, IT HAS TO BE MORE THAN 2
PARTS PER MILLION BEFORE IT IS CONSIDERED A PROBLEM. MOST
ELEVATORS GO WITH THAT TOO. IF IT'S OVER 10 PARTS PER MILLION, THEN
IT'S HOW ARE WE GOING TO DEAL WITH THIS SITUATION?"

EVEN WHILE CRAWLING THROUGH HARVEST, EDDY
SAYS HE'S RUNNING AT 3-POINT-7 PARTS PER MILLION.
HE EXPECTED HIGHER LEVELS AND SOME PLACES ARE
SEEING THEM.

"VOMITOXIN WERE RUNNING ANYWHERE FROM 4 TO 12. ONCE YOU GET
ABOVE 10, THEY DON'T WANT IT,"

"IT'S EVEN STATED IN THE POLICY, IF YOU HAVE TO HAUL AN EXTRA
DISTANCE AT SOME POINT, THE POLICY WILL ACCOMINDATE YOU ON THAT.
IF THE WHEAT IS OF NO USE AND IT'S EXPOSED TO TOXINS, SUBSTANCES
THAT ARE HARMFUL, IT WILL HAVE TO BE DESTROYED. IT NEEDS TO BEFORE
AN INDEMNITY CAN EVEN BE PAID ON IT WHEN WE GET TO THE EXTREME
EXAMPLES,"

"I DON'T SEE ANY PINK BUT THIS WOULD ALL BE
DAMAGED,"

EDDY SAYS HE'S ALREADY BEEN DOC'ED AROUND AHDOLLAR
FOR SOME QUALITY ISSUES BUTJUST HOW BAD
AND HOW WIDE-SPREAD THE PROBLEM IS WILL HAVE TO
WAIT UNTIL FIELDS DRY OUT AND COMBINES GET BUSY.

REPORTING IN GROVER HILL, OHIO,
I'M BETSY JIBBEN.

THANKS BETSY.
NOW EDDY SAYS DESPITE THE ISSUES, HE THINKS THE
WHEAT YIELD IS ANYWHERE FROM 40 TO 90 BUSHEL PER
ACRE,
BUT HE'S SEEN TEST WEIGHTS RANGING FROM 50 TO 58
POUNDS.
WITH SUN IN THE FORECAST, THEY HOPE TO KNOW
MORE AT THE END OF THE WEEK.

MEANWHILE DROUGHT IN THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES IS PUSHING
THE FARM MINISTRY TO LOWER PRODUCTION
ESTIMATES ON ITS WHEAT CROP.
THE AG MINISTRY'S JULY FORECAST PEGS ALL
CANADIAN WHEAT AT 27-AND-A-HALF MILLION METRIC
TONNES. THAT'S DOWN FROM 29 MILLION JUST ONE
MONTH EARLIER.

NORTH TO SOUTH, SUMMER HARVEST IS IN FULL SWING.
LETS TAKE A LOOK WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE
HOFFMAN.
HE HAS THIS MORNING'S CROPWATCH. MIKE.

GOOD MORNING CLINTON.

CROPWATCH TAKES US TO ELKHART COUNTY INDIANA THAT'S
IN THE NORTH CENTRAL CORRIDOR. BETSY
JIBBEN SNAPPED THESE PHOTOS NEAR THE TOWN OF
WAKARUSA.
THIS FIRST ONE SHOWS WHAT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD
LOOKING FIELD OF SOYBEANS. THAT SEEMS TO BE THE
EXCEPTION HOWEVER.
THIS LOW SPOT IN THE FIELD IS A COMMON SITE IN
CENTRAL INDIANA. USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT
SAYS 40-PERCENT OF THE INDIANA CROP IS GOOD TO
EXCELLENT. ANOTHER THIRD IS JUST FAIR.

IN MONTANA, SMALL GRAINS ARE ADVANCING QUICKLY.
"NASS" SAYS 65-PERCENT OF BARLEY IS TURNING,
THAT'S 40 POINTS AHEAD OF AVERAGE.
HALF OF THE CANOLA CROP HAS TURNED. THAT'S 30
POINTS AHEAD.
AND NEARLY ALL OF DURUM WHEAT HAS HEADED. IT'S
USUALLY AROUND 50-PERCENT.

AND IF YOU'RE TRAVELING THROUGH GEORGIA, THERE
SHOULD BE PLENTY OF PRODUCE AT ROADSIDE
STANDS. NEARLY 90-PERCENT OF BLUEBERRIES AND 84PERCENT
OF THE STATE'S FAMED PEACHES HAVE BEEN
HARVESTED.
AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WEATHER MAP YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THAT'S HEADING INTO THE SOUTH EAST I'LL HAVE YOUR FORECAST COMING UP IN JUST A LITTLE WHILE

LATER TODAY, THE U.S. HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO VOTE
ON H-R 15-99...THE SAFE AND ACCURATE FOOD
LABELING ACT OF 2015.
IT SETS A FEDERAL STANDARD FOR LABELING FOODS
WITH GMO INGREDIENTS...IN TURN PREEMPTING STATE
LAWS.
WASHINGTON WATCHERS SAY THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO
PASS WITH BIPARTISON SUPPORT.

MEANWHILE, A COALITION OF NEARLY 500 GROUPS ARE
PLEDGING THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE BILL.
THE GROUP RELEASING A LETTER CALLING ON HOUSE
MEMBERS TO VOTE FOR THE BILL.
OF COURSE NOT EVERYONE IS ON BOARD.
THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION AND THE ORGANIC
TRADE ASSOCIATION OPPOSE THE BILL.
SENATOR JOHN HOEVEN OF NORTH DAKOTA IS
WORKING ON A SIMILAR BILL FOR THE SENATE.
THERE'S NO WORD ON WHEN THEY MIGHT TAKE THAT
UP.

IS MARKETING A CROP AHEAD OF TIME WORTH THE
EFFORT? BOB UTTERBACK TAKES A STAB AT
ANSWERING THAT QUESTION TODAY ON IN THE
COUNTRY.

AND LATER, A MICHIGAN MAN IS HOPING A LITTLE
CREATIVITY COULD LEAD TO A NEW CAREER AND A NEW
NATIONAL PAST TIME.
THE SPORT OF FOWLING TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY.

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IN AGRIBUSINESS COMMODITIES HAVING A TOUGH TIME
ON WEDNESDAY. LETS GET DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR
OF THE CME.S

WHERE ARE WE? INTERESTING. WE HAD A 92 CENT
RALLY IN CORN. WE'RE ALMOST HALFWAY BACK. THE
HALF WAY POINT BETWEEN THE CONTRACT LOW 3.62
AND THE RECENT ONE YEAR HIGH WE HAD JUST A
COUPLE WEEKS AGO, IT WAS A 92 CENT RALLY FROM

3.62 TO 4.54. HALF WAY BACK IS 4.08 AND A QUARTER SO
TODAY'S LOW WAS 4.10. A LOT OF TECHNICAL TRADERS
HAVE THAT 4.08 LEVEL AND CERTAINLY 4 DOLLARS IN
THEIR TARGET, WE'LL SEE HOW THAT PLAYS OUT THE
REST OF THE WEEK. MOVING ONTO SOYBEANS, NOW
SOYBEANS HAD A CONTRACT HIGH OF 10.45. SO THIS 10
DOLLAR LEVEL IS A LEVEL WHERE GUYS WILL TAKE A
BREATHER TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON. IS THERE
SUPPORT BELOW? ABSOLUTELY. THERE'S SUPPORT AT
9.90, SUPPORT AT 9.80, AND THEN HALF WAY BACK WILL
BE 9.70 THOSE TECHNICAL AREAS ARE KEY. FINISHING
OUR FRIDAY, REALLY SOME VOLATILE TRADE. WE HAD
LIVE HOGS LIMIT UP, AND IT LOOKED LIKE WE WERE
GOING TO BE HIGHER IN CATTLE BOTH THE FATS AND
FEEDERS BUT WE FELL OUT OF BED THERE TO SELL
LOWER AS WELL. FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME, THIS IS
CHRIS ROBINSON.
HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK THIS MORNING IS
BOB UTTERBACK UTTERBACK MARKETING BOB LET'S
TALK ABOUT WHERE WE STAND RIGHT NOW WE JUST
DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT HOW BAD OR HOW GOOD
THE CROP IT REALLY IS.>> AND THE FARMER THAT HAS
DONE NOTHING HAS BEEN REWARDED BECAUSE I CALL
IT THE GRAMPA STRATEGY PRODUCE IT PUT IT IN THE
BIG STORE IT TILL NEXT YEAR AND SELL IT WHEN I NEED
MONEY WHERE AS THE MARKETER THAT TRIES TO
WORK A BUDGET HAS BEEN YOU KNOW IF YOU AS
FLEXIBLE HE'S HE'S HAD TO DO A LOT OF WORK YOU
SOMETIMES WONDER IF IT'S REWARDING AND THE FEAR
I HAVE GOING FORWARD IS GUYS ARE GOING TO START
SAYING WELL THIS MARKETING STUFFS NOT WORTH
THE EFFORT I'M GOING TO FOCUS STRICTLY ON
PRODUCTION AND I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO THE
GRAMPA STRATEGY BUT WE'RE MOVING IN, I WOULD
ARGUE, INTO A TIME PERIOD OF CONTINUED ANXIETY
AND UNCERTAINTY IN THIS MARKET PLACE.>> NOW WHY
DO YOU SAY THAT WHAT DO YOU MEAN?>> I WOULD
ARGUE THE WORLD IS NOT GOING TO BE SAFER IN THE
NEXT FIVE YEARS THAN THE PAST I WOULD SAY THE
IRAN SITUATION IS THE CONFLICT IN THE MID EAST IS
NOT GOING TO GET SAFER WE'RE NOT GOING TO START
SINGING KUBYYA EVERYBODY HAPPEN THAT'S GOING
TO BE A PROBLEM I WOULD SAY THE FEDERAL DEFICIT
BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA AND EUROPE IS
STILL GOING TO BE A PROBLEM SO THERE'S GOING TO
BE A LOT OF CURRENCY RELATIONSHIPS I THINK THE
OLDER POPULATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES EUROPE
WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE RETIRING AT MY AGE IN
THE NEXT 10 YEARS RETIRING AND AS WE RETIRE WE
ARE HIGH WAGE EARNER RETIRING BUT AT THE SAME
TIME WE'RE GOING TO DEMAND MORE SERVICES FROM
OUR GOVERNMENT THAT MEANS SOMEBODIES GOT TO
PAY FOR SO IN THE FEDERAL DEFICT ALREADY HIGH SO
THERE'S A LOT MACRO FUNDAMENTALS THAT ARE I
THINK CIRCULATING WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT THE
ANSWER TO AND THEN IF YOU THROW A LITTLE
WEATHER UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS MR. OBAMA
BELIEVES WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO A PERIOD OF
GLOBAL WARMING I THINK WE'RE GOING MORE OF A
CLIMATE CHANGE BUT BE MORE OF A MORE RELATED
TO THE SUN ACTIVITY BUT BOTTOM LINE WE'VE GOT
WEATHER UNPREDICTABILITY BE A VARIABLE WE HAVE
TO DEAL WITH AND YOU PUT THAT ALL TOGETHER
KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO WHEN
THE MARKET OFFERS YOU A PROFIT AND A GOOD
PROFIT I THINK YOU AS A FARMER HAVE TO DEFEND
THAT PROFIT AND HAVE FLEXIBILITY TO ADJUST TO THE
MARKET IF EVENTS CHANGE DOWN THE WAY WE
CANNOT PREDICT WITH GREAT CLAITY NINE TEN
MONTHS AWAY BUT WHEN THE MARKET OFFERS ME
TWNETY THIRTY PERCENT OVER RETURN INVESTMENT I
THINK HISTORICALLY SAYS YOUR NOT GOING TO BE
ABLE TO KEEP THAT. >> ALRIGHT GOOD ADVICE BOB
THANKS FOR BEING HERE WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
AGDAY RIGHT AFTER THIS. 

(TO TALK WITH BOB ONE-ON-ONE, CALL UTTERBACK
MARKETING SERVICES, TOLL FREE AT 800-832-1488)

CORN AND BEAN PRICES ARE 'TOPPY'. WE'LL TALK
ABOUT WHERE PRICES ARE HEADED AND WHEN THEY
MIGHT PUSH HIGHER IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT
BRIEFING FRIDAY ON AGDAY.
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<WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY, METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN JOINING US
AGAIN TODAY, MIKE WE'VE BEEN WATCHING THIS FRONT WORK IT'S WAY
ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BRING A LITTLE BIT OF COOL WEATHER SOME OF
THOSE PLACES THAT HAVE BEEN HOT. YEAH, IT REALLY HAS. AND SOME
OF THOSE PLACES THAT HAVE BEEN WET, IT'S DRYING THINGS OUT ACROSS
MUCH OF THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY. HERE'S WHAT'S GOING ON, TO THE
SOUTH OF THAT LARGE DOME OF PRESSURE IS WHERE WE FIND MOST OF
THE ACTIVITY AND THAT'S WHERE THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS GOING TO
MOVE ALONG THIS WELL STATIONARY FRONT, THAT'S GOING TO CAUSE A FEAR
AMOUNT OF SHOWERS AND STORMS FROM ARKANSAS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY. AND INTO MUCH
OF DIXIE. BUT AGAIN, HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATING THE GREAT LAKES INTO
THE NORTHEAST WITH COOL AIR. FOR THE MOST PART DRY. ANY SHOWERS
THAT DO OCCUR THERE WOULD BE LIGHT AND SCATTERED. AND SOME FAIR
AMOUNT OF MOISTURE COMING INTO THE DESERT SOUTHWEST, A LOT OF
THIS IS FROM THE PACIFIC BUT THERE'S ALSO COME KIND OF FLOWING IN
AROUND THIS HIGH FROM THE GULF. SO A COMBINATION OF THAT WILL
CAUSE SOME SHOWERS AND STORMS MOST OF THE NEXT TWO
AFTERNOONS INT HAT AREA. AND THAT WILL CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND
AS WELL. THERE'S TEH ACTIVITY BY TOMORROW MORNING, YOU CAN SEE
NOT A LOT BUT THEN IT SUDDENLY BLOOMS AGAIN, MOSTLY OVER GEORGIA
AND FLORIDA IT LOOK LIKE AS WE HEAD OVER THIS AFTERNOON. THERE WILL
BE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS BACK ALONG THIS FRONT ON UP
INTO THE SOUTH CENTRAL PLAINS. AND ALONG THIS COLD FRONT FROM
NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA BACK INTO COLORADO. BUILT A LOT OF THE
ACTIVITY TOMORROW AFTERNOON WILL BE IN TEHB DESERT SOUTHWEST FOUR
CORNER REGION. TAKING A LOOK AT PRECIP ESTIMATES OVER PAST 24
HORUS. YOU CAN SEE SOME LIGHT AMOUNTS HERE AND THERE BUT THE
MAJORITY HAS BEEN FROM FAR EASTERN OKLAHOMA, SOUTHWARD INTO
FLORIDA PANHANDLE. ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS WE'RE GOING TO
ADD IT AGAIN IN THIS CORRIDOR RIGHT THERE, INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN
PORTION OF THE COUNTRY AND WE'LL ADD A LITTLE UP ACROSS THE
NORTHERN PLAINS AND CENTRAL PLAINS FROM THOSE TWO FRONTAL
SYSTEMS ALONG WITH THE AFTERNOON ACTIVITY OUT WEST. TAKING A LOOK
AT TEMPS, YOU CAN SEE THE HEAT TRYING TO BUILD BACK INTO THE HIGH
PLAINS ALL THE WAY UP INTO NORTH DAKOTA, BUT THERE IS A COOL FRONT
COMING BACK IN, STILL VERY PLEASANT FOR GREAT LAKES INTO THE
NORTHEAST WITH LOW HUMIDITY KEEPING THINS DRY FOR A CHANGE. LOW
TEMPS TONIGHT GOING TO DROP OFF INTO THE 50S AGAIN FOR PARTS OF
NORTHEAST, 60S THE GREAT LAKES, AT LEAST MOST OF THEM, STILL VERY
MUGGY FOR THE SOUTH.LOOK AT SOME LOWS INT EH LOWER 80S PARTS OF
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERNER TEXAS. THAT'S SOME REALLY HEAT THERE
AND VERY MUGGY AIR AS SWELL, HIGH TEMPS IN THE AFTERNOON YOU
CAN SEE SOME PINK AREAS IS ACTUALLY SOME 100S SHOWING UP
AGAIN FROM JUST NORTH OF DALLAS ALL THE WAY ACROSS PARTS
OKLAHOMA. SO THAT'S SOME REAL HEAT AGAIN, THAT WE'VE ALREADY
SEEN A COUPLE TIMES THIS SUMMER. JET STREAM ON TOMORROW,
YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THAT TROPH INT HE NORTHEAST SLOWLY MOVE
AWAY, RIDGE BUILDS INTO, ANOTHER TROPH DIGS IN TOT HE GREAT LAKES
AND NORTHEAST, THEN THE RIDGE REALLY COMES BACK. NOW HERE'S THE
INTERESTING THING BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK, THE RIDGE IS REALLY
BEING SHOVED WELL TO THE WEST AT THAT POINT. THAT WOULD KEEP YOU
FOLKS DRY ALONG THE WEST COAST AND THAT WOULD GIVE A LOT OF ROOM
FOR A BIG TROPH TO DEVELOP IN HERE AS WE HAD INTO AUGUST. SO
THAT'S SOMETHING WE'LL BE WATCHING DOWN THE ROAD. THAT'S A LOOK
ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LOCAL FORECASTS. FOR LANDER WYOMING, LOTS
OF SUNSHINE, PLEASANTLY WARM HIGH OF 84. WACO TEXAS, MOSTLY
SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID, THAT'S PRETTY TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR,
HIGH OF 97, PORTLAND MAINE, PARTLY SUNNY, QUITE COMFORTABLE, HIGH
AROUND 78

UP NEXT, AN INNOVATIVE USE FOR BIODIESEL
BIPRODUCTS.
IT'S OUR BEEF TODAY REPORT NEXT.
AND LATER, WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU CROSS
FOOTBALL WITH BOWLING?
LOTS OF FUN ACCORDING TO THESE MICHIGANDERS.
WE'LL EXPLAIN THIS NEW SPORT TODAY ON IN THE
COUNTRY.

MUCH LIKE DDG'S ARE A CO-PRODUCT OF ETHANOL
PRODUCTION, SOYBEAN HULLS ARE A CO-PRODUCT OF
BIODIESEL PRODUCTION....OR ANY OTHER CRUSHING.
THOSE LEFTOVERS HAVE VALUE TO BEEF PRODUCERS.
IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF
KENTUCKY EXTENSION, JEFF FRANKLIN TELLS US HOW
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION IS KEEPING THOSE ONE-TIME
EXPORTS IN THE BLUE GRASS STATE.
IT IS FEEDING TIME AT UK'S RESEARCH EDUCATION
CENTER IN PRINCETON AND FOR THESE YOUNG BULLS.
AND THEY ARE GETTING SOYBEAN HULLS, IN PELLET
FORM AFTER PROCESSING UP UNTIL 1996, SOYHULLS
WEREN'T USED AS FEED FOR CATTLE. BUT UK
RESEARCHERS DISCOVERED SOYHULLS ARE A HIGHFIBER,
LOW STARCH CONTENT WHICH ARE VERY GOOD
FOR BEEF CATTLE. AND WE SHOWED THEN BECAUSE OF THE
HIGH FIBER CONTENT, IT IS A HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE FIBER, AND THE LOW-
STARCH CONTENT, THAT THEY WERE A VERY GOOD FEED FOR CATTLE. A
FEED THAT IS VERY SAFE, NOT LIKE CORN, BECAUSE OF THE STARCH, CATTLE
MIGHT FOUNDER, BUT THEY ARE VERY SAFE AND CATTLE LIKE THEM. ROY
BURRIS SAYS NOW ALL SOYBEAN HULLS PRODUCED IN
KENTUCKY ARE USED FOR CATTLE FEED. PRIOR TO
1996, ALL SOYBEAN HULLS IN KENTUCKY WERE PUT ON
A BARGE AND SHIPPED OVERSEAS FOR PROCESSING.
BURRIS SAYS SOYHULLS COULD REPLACE CORN ON A
POUND FOR POUND BASIS ESPECIALLY IN FORAGE
DIETS. IN 1996, NO ONE WAS USING SOY HULLS AT ALL AND MOST OF
THE SOY HULLS FROM THE PROCESSOR WHERE BEING RUN OUT ON A BARGE
AND SHIPPED OVERSEAS. SO IT BEGGED TO THE QUESTION IF THEY WERE
HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE, WHY WEREN'T WE USING THEM AS CATTLE FEED
LOCALLY? EIGHTY MILLION BUSHELS OF SOYBEANS ARE
PRODUCED EACH YEAR IN KENTUCKY AND EVERY
BUSHEL HAS THREE POUNDS OF SOY HULLS, WHICH
WAS A BY PRODUCT OF SOYBEANS, THAT HAS NOW
BECOME A CO-PRODUCT IN BEEF PRODUCTION IN
KENTUCKY. FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT
I'M JEFF FRANKLIN REPORTING.
USDA IS PREPARING TO SURVEY THOUSANDS OF CROP
PRODUCERS ABOUT THE IMPACTS OF FERAL SWINE...OR
WILD HOGS.
THE AGENCY IS TRYING TO PUT A NUMBER ON THE
PROBLEM AND FIGURE JUST HOW BAD IT IS.
IT'S LOOKING FOR INFORMATION FROM 11
STATES..MOSTLY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE
COUNTRY FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO CALIFORNIA.
UP NEXT, IT LOOKS LIKE FOOTBALL, NO IT'S BOWLING-ACTUALLY
IT'S FOWLING.
COULD A MICHIGAN MAN'S CREATION BE THE NEXT BIG
SPORT?

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THERE'S TONS OF WAYS TO PASS THE
TIME....ALTHOUGH MANY OF US ARE ALWAYS LOOKING
FOR A CHALLENGE.
RECENTLY A MICHIGAN MAN CREATED HIS OWN NEW
SPORT COMBINING PARTS OF FOOTBALL AND BOWLING.
NOW HE'S HOPING--FOWLING CATCHES ON AND THIS
NEW PASTTIME CAN BE A CAREER.

KNOCKING DOWN PINS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT.
BUT THIS AMERICAN TRADITION COMES WITH A TWIST.
MORE LIKE A SPIRAL. 
SOUNDBITE: CHRIS HUTT, FOWLING INVENTOR:
"THE GAME IS FOWLING, WHICH IS A COMBINATION OF FOOTBALL AND
BOWLING."
CHRIS HUTT SAYS HE INVENTED FOWLING WHILE
TAILGATING AT THE INDIANAPOLIS 500.
THE DETROIT-AREA RESIDENT BROUGHT THE GAME TO
HIS HOMETOWN.
AND LATE LAST YEAR OPENED UP A 34,000-SQUAREFOOT
FACILITY DEVOTED TO THE PURSUIT.
IT WORKS LIKE THIS …
SOUNDBITE: CHRIS HUTT, FOWLING INVENTOR (PARTIALLY COVERED):
"WE HAVE THE TWO BOARDS. THERE'S A TEAM ON ONE SIDE AND A
TEAM ON THE OTHER. EACH LANE HAS ONE FOOTBALL. THE OBJECT OF THE
GAME IS TO KNOCK DOWN YOUR OPPONENT'S 10 PINS BEFORE THEY
KNOCK DOWN YOUR 10 PINS THROWING THE ONE FOOTBALL BACK AND
FORTH."
FOR MANY FOWLERS, THOUGH, IT'S NOT ABOUT
WINNING AND LOSING. 
CORINNE  CHRISTENSEN VISITED THE
FOWLING WAREHOUSE WITH A GROUP OF FELLOW
HOCKEY MOMS AND DADS.
LOOKING TO GET IN ON THE ACTION.
SOUNDBITE: CORINNE CHRISTENSEN, TRIED FOWLING:
"SOMETHING FUN. SOMETHING INTERESTING. THERE'S NO SKILL, I GUESS
YOU COULD SAY, TO IT.  NEED TO THROW THE BALL (AND) HIT THE
PINS, HIT THE TARGET."
BUT IT SOUNDS EASIER THAN IT IS.
SOUNDBITE: PETER GRACE, FOWLING VETERAN
IT DOESN'T LOOK FAR, BUT THEN YOU THROW THE BALL AND YOU
COMPLETELY SHORT IT OR HIT THE TOP OF THE BEAM OR SOMETHING. AND
YOU'RE JUST LIKE, 'OH CRAP. I DIDN'T DO THIS WELL AT ALL.'"
THROWING A STRIKE IS EXTREMELY RARE.
IN THE 100-PLUS GAMES PLAYED SINCE THE BUSINESS
OPENED …
SOUNDBITE: CHRIS HUTT, FOWLING INVENTOR:
"WE'VE HAD 29 STRIKES. THAT'S IT."
HUTT WOULD LIKE TO STRIKE OUT TO OTHER
LOCATIONS.
HOPING THE COMBINATION OF TWO FAVORITE
PASTIMES WILL HELP SCORE NEW FANS.
MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS,
HAMTRAMCK, MICHIGAN

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 IN FARM
COUNTRY.

(HIGH STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH STRENGTH
DEPENDABILITY, THE CHEVY SILVERADO IS THE
OFFICIAL NEWS GATHERING VEHICLE OF AGDAY
TELEVISION)
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I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. FRIDAY ON AGDAY CORN AND
BEAN PRICES ARE 'TOPPY'. THE EXPERTS AT
PROFARMER WILL TALK ABOUT WHERE PRICES ARE
HEADED AND WHEN THEY MIGHT PUSH HIGHER. JOIN US
FRIDAY FOR AGDAY.

 

 

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