AgDay Daily Recap -June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
JUNE 19, 2017


HEADLINES
THE PRESIDENT RESETS CUBA....RELATIONS  ONCE AGAIN. FROM FEDERAL TO STATE LEVELS - IMPROVING THE ECONOMY OF RURAL  AMERICA.  "I'M CHARLES DENNEY. IT'S A CRITICAL ELEMENT TO TENNESSEE'S FUTURE - RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. THAT STORY FROM BOLIVAR, TN COMING UP ON AGDAY."  IN  AGRIBUSINESS....PREPPING FOR THE WEEK AHEAD. MACHINERY PETE LOOKS AT FORAGE EQUIPMENT. AND THESE KANSAS  STUDENTS ARE FIGURING OUT WAYS TO REDUCE RUNOFF. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

U.S.-CUBA TRADE
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU IS  URGING THE PRESIDENT TO "EXERCISE CAUTION" AS HE ROLLS OUT NEW RULES  AND RESTRICTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO DOING BUSINESS WITH CUBA. PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCING A SERIES OF CHANGES TO THE OBAMA-ERA  CUBA POLICY WHICH EASED TOURISM AND TRADE RESTRICTIONS THAT HAVE  BEEN IN PLACE FOR 50 YEARS. THE PRESIDENT IS CHALLENGING THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT TO NEGOTIATE A  BETTER DEAL. THE PRESIDENT SAYS HIS REVISED CUBA POLICY IS AIMED AT HALTING THE FLOW  OF U.S. CASH TO THE COUNTRY'S MILITARY AND SECURITY SERVICES WHILE  MAINTAINING DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS. AMERICAN FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT ZIPPY DUVALL SAYING IN A STATEMENT - "WE SHOULD BE DOING MORE, NOT LESS, TO ENCOURAGE U.S. AGRICULTURAL  EXPORTS TO CUBA. OUR FARMERS AND RANCHERS AND THE CUBAN PEOPLE  WOULD BENEFIT FROM INCREASED SALES OF HIGH-QUALITY, AMERICAN-GROWN FOOD AND FEED. " DUVALL WENT ON TO SAY - "AS WE COPE WITH THE BIGGEST DROP IN FARM  PRICES IN DECADES, WE NEED TO BE OPENING UP MARKETS FOR AMERICAN  FARM GOODS, NOT SENDING SIGNALS THAT MIGHT LEAD TO LESS ACCESS." 

DOW-DUPONT MERGER
ON THE MEGA-MERGER FRONT, DUPONT AND THE DOW CHEMICAL GETTING THE  GREEN LIKE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICETHEY HAD ALREADY TO AGREED TO DIVEST PORTIONS OF THEIR BUSINESSES.   THE MERGER CURRENTLY HAS APPROVALS IN THE U.S., EUROPE, BRAZIL AND  CHINA THEY HOPE TO FINISH THE DEAL IN AUGUST AND SPIN-OFF INTO SEPARATE  BUSINESSES WITHIN 18 MONTHS. 

AMAZON BUYING WHOLE FOODS
A GIANT OF E-COMMERCE STUNNED THE BUSINESS WORLD FRIDAY WHEN  AMAZON ANNOUNCED IT IS BUYING WHOLE FOODS AND IT'S BRICK-N-MORTAR  STORES. IT'S A DEAL VALUED AT 13-POINT-SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS.  AMAZON ALREADY OFFERS GROCERY-DELIVERY SERVICES IN FIVE MARKETS, BUT  THE WHOLE FOODS PURCHASE WOULD LET IT EXPAND TO MANY MORE. AMAZON ALSO OFFERS GROCERY SHIPMENTS ELSEWHERE, BUT THAT'S TOUGH  WITH PERISHABLE FOODS.  ANALYSTS SAY THE MOVE SETS THE STAGE FOR THE ON-LINE RETAILER TO  BATTLE WITH WALMART AND TARGET, "IF AMAZON COMBINED WITH WHOLE FOODS CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THAT (GROCERY DELIVERY)  MAKE THAT MUCH MORE ECONOMICAL AND ACTUALLY MAKE MONEY AT IT, SO THAT SOMEBODY CAN GET  THEIR ENTIRE GROCERY CART DELIVERED TO THEIR DOOR IN A SIMPLE WAY, IN A PROFITABLE WAY THEN YES I  THINK THAT IS A GAME CHANGER FOR SURE.""WE'VE SEEN WALMART BECOME THE LEADING GROCERY DESTINATION IN THE UNITED STATES, HAVING 17-18 PERCENT, AND AMAZON HAD A FRACTION AND NOW OVERNIGHT BY COMBINING WITH WHOLE FOODS THEY'RE SUDDENLY ONE OF THE TOP TEN RETAILERS OF GROCERY IN THE UNITED STATES OVERNIGHT. SO FOR THEM I THINK IT IS PART OF THEIR STRATEGY TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE WALMARTS AND THE TARGETS AND THE COSTCOS." WHOLE FOODS WILL KEEP OPERATING STORES UNDER ITS NAME. IN AN EMAIL TO  CUSTOMERS, WHOLE FOODS SAID IT WILL MAINTAIN THE SAME STANDARDS  UNDER AMAZON, INCLUDING BANS ON ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS AND COLORS AND  ANTIBIOTICS IN HENS PRODUCING ITS EGGS. BUT AMAZON SHOULD BE ABLE TO BRING COST-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES, SUCH  AS ROBOTS TO MOVE INVENTORY AROUND, WHILE THE COMPANY GETS A BETTER  PICTURE OF CUSTOMERS BY MARRYING DATA FROM AMAZON AND WHOLE FOODS'  LOYALTY PROGRAMS. 

FEDERAL RURAL TASK FORCE
ONE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN MESSAGES THAT HELPED HIM GET  ELECTED WAS HIS PROMISE TO IMPROVE THE ECONOMY FOR RURAL AMERICANS. TO DO SO THE PRESIDENT SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER IN APRIL TO CREATE  THE INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURE AND RURAL PROSPERITY.  THE TASK FORCE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME THURSDAY. IT'S MADE-UP MOSTLY OF  CABINET SECRETARIES IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. THE TASK FORCE  INCLUDES MEMBERS FROM 23 DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS. THEIR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN RURAL AMERICA BY SPURRING  INNOVATION, IMPROVING INTERNET ACCESS AND ROLLING BACK REGULATIONS  TO ALLOW COMMUNITIES TO GROW. USDA SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE CHAIRS  THE GROUP. AND WHILE NOT DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE FARM BILL, PERDUE SAYS THERE  COULD BE SOME BENEFITS TO THAT LEGISLATION. "I THNK THE WORK THAT WE DO HERE CAN BE INFORMATIVE AND CONSULTIVE  GOING FORWARD WITH THE FARM BILL. THIS IS NOT A FARM BILL SPECIFIC TASK  FORCE OR INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP BUT I THNK THE THINGS WE HEAR  CAN INFORM THE FARM BILL REGARDING SAFETY NET AND OTHER THINGS THAT  CAN HELP IN THAT REGARD." TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT, PERDUE NAMED ANNE  HAZLETT AS HIS ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT.  HAZLETT IS SEEN HERE TO THE RIGHT OF PERDUE AT THE INTERAGENCY  MEETING. WITH PERDUE'S REORGANIZATION, HAZLETT'S POSITION REPLACES AN "UNDER- SECRETARY" POST WHICH WOULD HAVE REQUIRED SENATE CONFIRMATION. THE INTERAGENCY HAS 180 DAYS TO DEVELOP A PLAN AND SUBMIT IT TO THE  PRESIDENT. IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO ADMIT BUT THERE CAN BE A DOWNSIDE TO RURAL LIFE. . .  INCLUDING A LACK OF DECENT-PAYING JOBS.  

TENNESSEE’S RURAL TASK FORCE
LIKE AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, THE TENNESSEE GOVERNOR HAS CREATED A  RURAL TASK FORCE TO BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN FARM COUNTRY. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY U-T'S INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE CHARLES  DENNEY TAKES US TO AN AREA LOOKING FOR COMMERCE AND SUSTAINED  GROWTH.  LOCAL LEADERS SAY THEY'VE GOT IT GOING ON IN BOLIVAR.  HARDEMAN COUNTY IS POISED FOR GROWTH  WITH PLANS TO COMBINE THE AREA'S RICH HISTORY WITH THE FACT THAT IT'S A PRETTY NICE PLACE TODAY.   THE MOVEMENT EVEN PROMPTED A THEME. KANDY SHACKLEFORD: "HARDEMAN COUNTY IS WHERE  HERITAGE FUELS THE SOUL." KANDY SHACKLEFORD WITH THE LOCAL CHAMBER SAYS A KEY TO GROWTH IS  PROVIDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. LIKE MANY TOWNS, KIDS GO AWAY  TO COLLEGE, BUT THEN DON'T COME BACK. "WE WORK TOGETHER WITH GOVERNMENT, WITH EDUCATORS.  WE FEEL LIKE IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO KEEP OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WELL EDUCATED. WE'RE REALLY  WORKING HARD TO TRY TO INSTILL SOME PRIDE IN OUR YOUNG, AND TO GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES SO THEY WILL WANT TO STAY HERE." CHARLES DENNEY:  "IN RECENT YEARS THERE'S BEEN A REVITALIZATION OF LANDSCAPING, AND EVEN SOME RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. IT'S ALL TO GET PEOPLE DOWNTOWN."  JIMMY SAIN:"WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN AREA. THE COURTHOUSE YOU'RE IN NOW IS  1868."  MAYOR JIMMY SAIN RAN FOR OFFICE PARTLY ON THE ISSUE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. HE PRAISES  STATE LEADERS FOR THE GOVERNOR'S RURAL TASK FORCE TO BUILD STRONGER RURAL COMMUNITIES. "WE  ACTUALLY HELP THE POPULATED AREAS DO WELL BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE WE DO A LOT OF OUR SHOPPING  AND WE BUY A LOT OF OUR GOODS, BUT OUR PEOPLE HAVE TO HAVE MONEY TO GO BUY THOSE GOODS.  SO IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT THE RURAL AREA DOES HAVE OPPORTUNITY." SAIN WANTS TO BOOST TOURISM  AND PROMOTE NATURAL RESOURCES, EVEN THE POSSIBILITY OF BUILDING A LAKE NEAR THE NEW LONE  OAKS 4-H CENTER. UT EXTENSION IS INVOLVED IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR HARDEMAN COUNTY,  AND THAT INCLUDES PROGRAMING AT LONE OAKS AND 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT. GARY RODGERS:  "WE'RE TRYING TO INSTILL THESE LIFE SKILLS INTO THESE YOUTH TO MAKE THEM QUALITY AND HIGHLY  PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS, AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL STAY IN HARDEMAN COUNTY OR GO GET THEIR EDUCATION  AND COME BACK TO HARDEMAN COUNTY, RAISE THEIR FAMILIES HERE, AND KEEP THE GENERATIONS  GOING." ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN TOWNS LIKE BOLIVAR WILL TAKE MORE AMBITIOUS PLANNING. BUT  MOST EVERYONE AGREES, IT'S GOOD – AND NECESSARY – FOR TENNESSEE TO HAVE ITS RURAL AREAS  PROSPER.  THIS IS CHARLES DENNEY REPORTING. )

CROP COMMENTS
LET'S GET A CHECK ON YOUR FIRST LOOK AT FARM COUNTRY WEATHER. MIKE  HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROP COMMENTS, MIKE. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.  OUR FIRST PHOTO COMES FROM SOUTHWEST KANSAS. WHEAT HARVEST IS  UNDERWAY BUT THE CORN IS GETTING THIRSTY AFTER HOT, DRY WINDS.  USDA IS RELEASING ITS LATEST CROP PROGRESS REPORT LATER THIS  AFTERNOON.  AND ADAM CASNER IN CARROLLTON, MISSOURI SAYS THE CORN IS GROWING  RAPIDLY IN HIS AREA BUT IS STILL IN NEED OF A DRINK.  THE DROUGHT MONITOR SAYS MORE THAN HALF OF THE SHOW-ME-STATE IS IN  NO DROUGHT. HOWEVER, NEARLY 24 PERCENT IS CONSIDERED ABNORMALLY  DRY. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  RECEIVE A FREE TRIAL OF THE DAILY MARKET LETTER AND GAIN KNOWLEDGE  ABOUT CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS FROM THE PROFESSIONALS AT BOWER  TRADING. VIEW THE MARKETS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. GO TO BOWER TRADING DOT  COM. 

TEASE
NEXT IN AGRIBUSINESS - WE'LL SEE HOW LAST WEEK ENDED-UP AND PREPARE  YOU FOR THE WEEK AHEAD IN THE GRAIN MARKETS. FROM SWATHERS TO BALERS, FARMERS ARE LOOKING FOR DEALS ON HAY  FORAGE EQUPMENT. MACHINERY PETE WILL TELL US ABOUT SOME RECENT SALES. PLUS WE HEAD IN THE COUNTRY TO KANSAS WHERE COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE  COMING-UP WITH AWARD WINNING PLANS TO PREVENT FLOOD DAMAGE. GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY. 

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK I HAVE BRYAN DOHERTY OF STEWART PETERSON AND BRAD MATTHEWS  OF ROACH AG MARKETING.ALL RIGHT GENTLEMEN IT'S MONDAY LET'S GET STARTED WITH THE WEEK WHAT DO  WE NEED TO HAVE OUR MIND FOCUSED ON AS WE BEGIN ANOTHER FRESH WEEK. BRAD WE'LL START WITH  YOU. WELL I THINK ANYTIME IT'S SUMMER AND YOU'RE GOING INTO A WEEKEND IT'S ALL ABOUT WHAT  SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FORECAST IS GOING TO BE. YOU KNOW IF THEY TAKE SOME OF  THIS RAIN OUT OF COURT COULD BE UP QUITE A BIT. THERE'S A LOT MORE RAIN. I EXPECT THINGS TO BE  DOWN. BIG PICTURE. WE STILL HAVE A LOT TO GET THROUGH. YOU GOT TO GET THROUGH THE JUNE 30TH REPORT WHICH I THINK COULD BE FRIENDLY TO CORN. I THINK ACRES NEED TO COME DOWN AS WELL AS WE  STILL GOT TO GET THROUGH ALL THE JULY WEATHER. THE CROP'S TWO TO THREE WEEKS BEHIND. SO REALLY  JULY WEATHER IS WHAT'S REALLY GOING TO MATTER SO THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE OPPORTUNITY SO IF WE  ARE DOWN BECAUSE THERE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE RAIN. I WOULDN'T PANIC. TO ME THERE'S PLENTY MORE  OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. WHAT ABOUT YOU. YOU KNOW AGAIN WE'LL GET ANOTHER CONDITION UPDATE. WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT  THESE MARKETS. WHAT DO YOU THINK. WELL IT'S BEEN A LONG SPRING FOR A LOT OF YOUR LISTENERS AND WATCHERS, STILL GOING FOR SOME  PEOPLE, AND REPLANT AND REPLANT AND SPRAYING NOW IS TIME TO REALLY KIND OF STEP BACK AND LOOK  BACK AT THIS BIG PICTURE AND THINK ABOUT MARKETING. THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS RUN YOUR  DIFFERENT SCENARIOS. WHERE DO WE ACTUALLY WANT TO MAKE SALES. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FARMERS  HAVE BEEN SO ENGROSSED IN THAT WE'RE IN THE PRODUCTION HAT, LET'S STEP BACK AND LET'S TAKE A  LOOK AT HOW DO WE BALANCE THIS OUT. WHERE DO WE WANT TO REALLY MAKE SALES IF WE CAN GET  PRICES TO RALLY. HOW MUCH DO WE WANT TO STORE? START THINKING ABOUT ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND  THAT OLD CROP YOU STILL GOT IN THE BIN, THINK ABOUT HOW YOU WANT TO KEEP MOVING THAT ARE  GETTING RID OF THAT OR AT WHAT POINT ONE TIME. SO IT'S IT'S A PLANNING TIME AS MY POINT. THE  MARKETS ARE GOING TO GET VOLATILE IT'S WEATHER DRIVEN UP OR DOWN. AND IF YOU'RE READY FOR IT IT'LL  BE EASIER. I DO YOU THINK THIS IS A WEATHER MARKET OR ARE WE KIND OF STANDING IN THE THROES OF IT OR ARE WE  AT THE FRONT END OF THIS WEATHER. TO ME WE'RE IN A WEATHER MARKET RIGHT AT THE FRONT END OF THE CORN. BUT IT STARTED SEVERAL  WEEKS AGO AND WE HAD WE BEEN DRAGGING CORN SO WE'VE BEEN INTO OTHER MARKETS AND WE  WERE STILL IN A WEATHER MARKET IN SPRING WHEAT. AND YES I BELIEVE WE'RE IN A WEATHER MARKET  OF CORN AS WELL. NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? FOR SURE ALL BETS ARE OFF AFTER JUNE 15TH SO THAT'S  JUNE 15TH AUGUST  15TH EXPECT ANYTHING. SO RUN THOSE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS HOW YOU WANT TO  PLAN FOR THAT. IF WE HIT CERTAIN LEVELS HOW MUCH TO SELL WHEN THE SELL. THE BIGGEST ISSUE LAST  YEAR WAS WE RAN INTO THIS WINDOW HERE AND PRICES WERE LOOKING PRETTY GOOD THERE IS ALWAYS  FORECAST FOR HOT DRY THE HOT CAME BUT THE RAIN CAME WITH IT. PRICES TUMBLE AND A LOT OF PEOPLE,  YOU KNOW, HELD TOO MUCH INVENTORY OVER AS WELL AS LACK OF NEW CROP PRICING. SO THINK ABOUT  THAT AS WELL AS HOW DO YOU PLAN AHEAD. IT CAN TURN PRETTY FAST. THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE  AND KICK US OFF THIS WEEK I'LL BE BACK FOR JUST A MINUTE. VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL  PRO.COM. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AG DAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN MIKE AS WE START THE WEEK.  LOOKS LIKE THERE'S A TROUGH THAT'S KIND OF DIPPING ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY HERE. YEAH  THAT'S A BIG CHANGE FOR A LOT OF THE PLACES NORTHERN PLAINS GREAT LAKES THAT DID SEE THE HEAT  AND HUMIDITY THIS WEEK. THAT DEFINITELY MEANS MORE COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURES BUT IT ALSO  MEANS HEAT BUILDS EVEN MORE IN THE WESTERN STATES AS LONG AS THAT RIDGE IS WHERE IT IS. NOW  THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME STORM SYSTEMS MOVING THROUGH THIS TROUGH AND SOME OF THOSE  COULD GET INTERESTING WITH SOME PRETTY DECENT AREAS OF RAIN AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WEEK.  WE'LL SHOW YOU SOME OF THOSE ABOVE NORMAL AREAS WE EXPECT THERE IS WEDNESDAY STILL A  GOOD TROUGH IN THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES. ANOTHER PIECE OF ENERGY COMING BACK INTO NORTH  DAKOTA THAT DIGS INTO THE TROUGH AGAIN THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES SEEING SEE REALLY MOST OF  THIS WEEK FOR THE NORTHEAST QUADRANT OF THE COUNTRY. IT'S KIND OF A COOL COOLER THAN NORMAL  WEATHER PATTERN. DEFINITELY A LOT DIFFERENT THAN WE SAW LAST WEEK AND YOU CAN SEE AS WE  HEAD INTO THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND STILL THE TROUGH INTO THE NORTHEAST AS WE HEAD INTO NEXT  MONDAY BUT THE RIDGE JUST TRYING TO COME A LITTLE FARTHER EAST AND THAT'LL START TO BRING SOME OF  THAT HEAT BACK TO AT LEAST THE WESTERN PLAINS. AS WE HEAD THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND AND TAKE A LOOK AT TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK THIS TAKES US THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. WE'RE GOING BELOW NORMAL FOR NORTH DAKOTA MINNESOTA IN AND MOST OF THE GREAT LAKES AND  OHIO VALLEY AND THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND NEAR NORMAL. MORE THAN LIKELY IN THE  SOUTHEAST YOU'LL GET A LITTLE BIT OF THAT COOLER AIR PLUS WITH THE WET GROUND AND A LOT OF PLACES  THAT KEEPS YOUR TEMPERATURES DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT AS WELL SO WE'LL GO NEAR NORMAL THERE.  TEXAS WESTERN OKLAHOMA THROUGHOUT THE WEST EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE NORMAL FOR  TEMPERATURES PRECIPITATION THIS COMING WEEK THEN I'M GOING ABOVE NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE  NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THE GREAT LAKES OHIO VALLEY AND MOST OF THE NORTHEAST REALLY ALL  THE WAY FROM WASHINGTON D.C. NEW YORK CITY NORTHWARD NEAR NORMAL FOR THE SOUTHEAST AND  THEN BELOW NORMAL IN FACT A LOT OF THIS AREA MAY NOT GET MUCH RAIN AT ALL ESPECIALLY IN THE  SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. BUT MUCH OF TEXAS AND ARKANSAS KANSAS AND ALL THE  WAY UP THROUGH THE NORTHERN ROCKIES INTO WESTERN PORTIONS OF CANADA LOOKING BELOW NORMAL  AS FAR AS PRECIPITATION GOES THIS WEEK. HERE'S MY 30 DAY OUTLOOK THEN FOR TEMPERATURES THIS  IS OVERALL FOR BASICALLY THE LAST WEEK AND A HALF OF JUNE AND RIGHT THROUGH THE FIRST TWO THIRDS  OF JULY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES I'M EXPECTING FOR MOST OF THE GULF COAST AREA. NOW  THERE'S A COUPLE OF REASONS FOR THAT. THE MAIN ONE IS I EXPECT IT TO BE WETTER THAN NORMAL AND  THERE'S A DECENT CHANCE TO SEE ONE OR TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO AT SOME  POINT SO WE'LL BE WATCHING THAT FROM MINNESOTA BACK THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOST OF THE  SOUTHWEST ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES 30 DAY OUTLET FOR PRECIPITATION IS OUT ABOVE NORMAL FOR  THE GULF COAST. I'M EXTENDING THAT UP TO ABOUT THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY. PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND THEN BELOW NORMAL FOR THE WESTERN PLAINS EASTERN ROCKIES ALL  THE WAY DOWN INTO NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF MEXICO. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW  LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL WE'VE HAD THE LIMOND COLORADO LOTS OF  SUNSHINE AND WARMER TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES. JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI A  GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND LESS HUMID HIGH AROUND 84 AND FINALLY SALISBURY MARYLAND CLOUDY  A COUPLE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY. HIGH OF 85.

TEASE
MACHINERY PETE JOINS US NEXT TO DISCUSS FORAGE EQUIPMENT AND SOME  RECENT AUCTION TRENDS. AND A "FLOOD" OF IDEAS TO HELP CONTROL RUN-OFF EARNS TOP HONORS.

MACHINERY PETE
FROM SWATHERS TO BALERS, FARMERS ARE LOOKING FOR DEALS IN HAY  FORAGE EQUIPMENT. MACHINERY PETE TELLS US ABOUT SOME RECENT DEALS. WELL FOLKS LAST WEEK I WAS IN CENTRAL MISSOURI WE WERE DOWN FILMING  WITH THE DEALER THERE WITH 11 LOCATIONS OR TALKING ABOUT THE USE  MARKET. AND THEY SAID PETE USED COMBINE MARKET'S BEEN VERY STRONG  PARTICULARLY ONE MODEL SERIES OLDER. HAD A LOT OF ACTIVITY WITH NEW  AND USED PLANTER'S. SMALL TO MID-SIZE HORSEPOWER TRACTOR HAS BEEN  VERY ACTIVE. NOW THEY INDICATED THE ONE TOUGH SPOT HAS BEEN WITH USED  HAND FORAGE EQUIPMENT. AND I FOUND THAT INTERESTING BECAUSE I'M KIND OF SEEING THE SAME THING ON MY END. JUST IN THE LAST 30 DAYS AT  MACHINERY PETE DOTCOM. WE'VE SEEN A TWENTY THREE POINT SEVEN  PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF USED HAND FORAGE ITEMS LISTED FOR  SALE. AND I'M SEEING THIS MIRRORED ON THE AUCTION MARKET. NOW WE  COULD LOOK AT A COMMON BALER LIKE A NEW HOLLAND BR 7090 AND HALFWAY  THROUGH THE YEAR HERE WE'RE ON PACE TO SEE A 31.4 PERCENT INCREASE IN  THE NUMBER OF THEM SOLD THIS YEAR. AUCTION PRICING DOWN JUST A LITTLE  BIT. WE CAN LOOK AT A SWATHE, .SAY A MACDONONALD M155. AVERAGE AUCTION  SALE PRICE SO FAR THIS YEAR DOWN 8.6 PERCENT TO EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND  FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE DOLLARS. SO AGAIN FOLKS I THINK NOW IS A  GREAT TIME TO BE LOOKING TO BUY. AND I THINK THE FARM AUDIENCE IS ON THIS  BECAUSE IN JUST THE LAST 30 DAYS WE'VE SEEN A 30.3% INCREASE IN THE  NUMBER OF SEARCHES TO USE HAND FOR EQUIPMENT ITEMS SO AGAIN KEEP  YOUR EYES OPEN ON THE AUCTION MARKET AND CALL YOUR LOCAL DEALERS.  THERE ARE SOME GOOD DEALS TO BE HAD RIGHT NOW.

TEASE
UP NEXT - COLLEGE STUDENTS PUT THEIR CLASSROOM KNOWLEDGE TO THE  TEST TO PREVENT FLOODING. IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.  SEE THE ALL-NEW KOMMANDER-PRO ZERO-TURN  MOWER AT KUBOTA.COM. THE AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION IN MANHATTAN KANSAS IS ABOUT 35  INCHES. AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF YEARS WHEN IT'S A LOT LESS THAN THAT.  BUT WHEN IT DOES HIT HARD, YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CONTROL THE  RUNOFF. STUDENTS IN THE BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM AT  KANSAS STATE ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CONTROL STORMWATER RUN-OFF ON  CAMPUS. THE TEAM SET THEIR SIGHTS ON A NATURAL PRESERVE ON CAMPUS  THAT INCLUDES A SMALL STREAM. WHEN IT RAINS HARD, RUN-OFF OFTEN  EXCEEDS THE CREEK CAPACITY...AND CAUSES STREET FLOODING. USING STUDENTS FROM OTHER MAJORS TO BRAINSTORM AN IDEA, THE TEAM  DEVELOPED A PLAN TO MITIGATE FLOODING. KELSEY MCDONOUGH, DOCTORAL STUDENT, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL  ENGINEERING, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY  "THERE IS SUCH A VALUE IN BRING TOGETHER A DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALL SORTS OF  DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND EACH OF US WAS REALLY ABLE TO TAKE A PART OF THIS PROJECT AND MAKE  IT OUR OWN. SO, WE HAD ENGINEERS WHO DEVELOPED THE OVERALL FLOW PLAN AND STORMWATER DESIGN OF THIS, THEN WE HAD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WHO MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL AND REALLY ENGAGING FOR THE PUBLIC, AND THEN WE HAD AGRONOMISTS AND ENTOMOLOGISTS WHO HELPED TO  INFORM SOME OF THE ECOLOGY OF THIS SITE." > THE STUDENT PROPOSAL WOULD MITIGATE FLOODING THROUGH THE ADDITION  OF PERMEABLE PAVEMENTS, SYSTERNS TO CAPTURE RAINWATER FROM  ROOFTOPS, AND RAIN GARDENS, COMPLETE WITH NATIVE KANSAS VEGETATION. THE TEAM SAYS IT WOULD REDUCE RUN-OFF BY NEARLY HALF. THE E-P-A LIKES THE IDEA AS WELL. THE K-STATE TEAM WON FIRST PLACE IN A  NATIONAL COMPETITION SPONSORED BY THE AGENCY WHERE 60 COLLEGIATE  TEAMS BATTLED FOR PRIZES.

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

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