AgDay Daily Recap -May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 12:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 19, 2017


HEADLINES
TRADE OFFICIALS KICK START THE PROCESS OF RENEGOTIATING NAFTA. PLUS  THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF MISSING BEES ARE FOUND IN CALIFORNIA.  IN AGRIBUSINESS...GLOBAL GRAIN DEMAND. SPRAYER TIPS FROM WHEAT EXPERT  PHIL NEEDHAM. AND GREEN BEER--NOT THE DRINK IT'S THE BOTTLE THAT'S  ENVIRONOMENTALLY FRIENDLY. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE,  LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

TRADE/NAFTA RENEGOTIATIONS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. FARM GROUPS ARE WATCHING CLOSELY  AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TAKES A MAJOR STEP TO CHANGE A 25 YEAR OLD  TRADE PACT WITH CANADA AND MEXICO. NEWLY MINTED U-S TRADE REPRESENTATIVE ROBERT LIGHTHIZER FORMALLY  NOTIFYING CONGRESS THURSDAY ON HOW THE WHITE HOUSE INTENDS TO  RENEGOTIATE THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. THE ADMINISTRATION PLANNING TO INITIATE NEGOTIATIONS WITH CANADA AND  MEXICO AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, BUT FEDERAL STATUTE PROHIBITS TALKS  FROM STARTING ANY EARLIER THAN AUGUST 16TH. LIGHTHIZER SAYS AMERICAN AGRICULTURE HAS BENEFITED FROM NAFTA BUT  MANUFACTURING HAS NOT. AS AN EXAMPLE THE TRADE REP SAYS ' DIGITAL  TRADE WAS IN ITS INFANCY WHEN NAFTA WAS ENACTED"....AND NEEDS TO BE  MODERNIZED TO ADDRESS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.  MOST MAINSTREAM FARM GROUPS SEEM WILLING TO ACCEPT MODERNIZATION  OF THE TRADE PACT. BUT THEY CAUTION THE ADMINISTRATION NOT TO CREATE  PROBLEMS FOR AG EXPORTS. TOM SLEIGHT/USGC: "FOR US, ANY TRADE AGREEMENT COULD BE IMPROVED BUT FOR US, FEED  GRAIN INTEREST WITH SORGHUM, GRAIN AND BARLEY, WE LIKE TO SEE A SURGICAL APPROACH BECAUSE  MEXICO IS OUR NUMBER ONE MARKET FOR U.S. CORN. WE WANT TO PROTECT THAT MARKET."> ON THE PROTEIN SIDE, NCBA AND ITS COUNTERPARTS FROM CANADA AND  MEXICO SENT JOINTLY-SIGNED LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENTS OF THE THREE  NATIONS URGING THEM NOT TO "JEOPARDIZE THE SUCCESS UNDER NAFTA." IN RESPONSE TO REPORTER QUESTIONS, LIGHTHIZER SAYING THAT HE HOPES TO  HANDLE CURRENT TRADE DISPUTES OVER SUGAR AND SOFTWOOD LUMBER  BEFORE NAFTA DISCUSSIONS BEGIN. THAT COMES AS SUGAR PRODUCERS VISIT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THIS WEEK  TO TALK ABOUT MEXICO SUGAR DUMPING. THEY SAY SUGAR PRODUCERS HAVE LOST 2 BILLION DOLLARS SINCE 2015. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IS CURRENTLY NEGOTIATING THE ISSUE WITH  MEXICO.   JAPAN'S PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE THIS WEEK SAYING HE HOPES THE U.S.  WILL REJOIN THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE AGREEMENT.  JAPAN CONTINUES TO PUSH TO FINALIZE THE AGREEMENT AND THE 11  REMAINING NATIONS ARE STARTING DISCUSSIONS ON HOW TO PROCEED.

 

BRAZIL POLITICAL SCANDAL
GRAIN MARKETS FEELING PRESSURE THURSDAY ON TURMOIL IN BRAZIL AND  FALLING CURRENCY. FRESH ALLEGATIONS OF PAYOFFS AND POLITICAL SCANDAL INVOLVING THE  NATION'S CURRENT PRESIDENT MICHEL TEMER. LOCAL NEWSPAPERS REPORTING TWO JBS EXECTIVES CLAIM TO HAVE  RECORDINGS OF PAYOFFS APPROVED BY TEMER--OFFERING THE TAPES IN  EXCHANGE FOR THEIR OWN REDUCED SENTENCES.

RURAL MAINSTREET INDEX
THE RURAL MAINSTREET INDEX IS SHOWING SIGNS OF LIFE FOLLOWING TWO  YEARS OF ANEMIC READINGS. CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY'S R-M-I REACHED ITS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE JULY 2015. ON A SCALE OF ZERO TO 100, IT HIT 50...SIX POINTS HIGHER THAN THE APRIL  READING. THE RMI SHOWS AG EQUIPMENT SALES JUMPED TO ITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE  THAN TWO YEARS. DESPITE THE UPTICK, A MAJORITY OF THE BANKERS IN THE RURAL REGIONS  CONTINUE TO HAVE A PESSIMISTIC OUTLOOK UNTIL COMMODITY PRICES BEGIN  TO TREND HIGHER.

STOLEN BEES
THE BEE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING DISAPPEARANCES FOR MULTIPLE  YEARS NOW--BUT INVESTIGATORS IN CALIFORNIA SAY THEY'VE DISCOVERED A  TREASURE TROVE OF LOST BEES -- STOLEN BY A MAN MANY TRUSTED. BETSY  JIBBEN HAS THE STORY. THIS FIELD SCATTERED WITH BEE BOXES HAS THE BEE INDUSTRY BUZZING.  SGT. ARLEY TERRENCE, FRESNO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE "OUR DETECTIVES CAME OUT TO THIS LOCATION WHERE THEY FOUND DOZENS AND DOZENS OF BEEHIVES  IN BEE BOXES. THROUGH THEIR INVESTIGATION, THE DETECTIVES HAVE DETERMINED THAT THESE BEE  BOXES AND BEEHIVES WERE STOLEN FROM NUMEROUS COUNTIES THROUGHOUT FRESNO, I'M SORRY,  THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS WELL AS THE STATES OF MISSOURI AND MONTANA." THOUSANDS OF HIVES STOLEN FROM ALMOND ORCHARDS FARM FIELDS ACROSS  THE STATE. IN DOLLAR VALUE IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST SUCH THEFTS ON  RECORD. "TO DATE, THROUGH THE INVESTIGATION, WE'VE RECOVERED ABOUT $875,000 WORTH OF STOLEN BEES  AND BEE BOXES. AND WE HAVE IDENTIFIED A SUSPECT." CALIFORNIA RELIES HEAVILY ON BEES BROUGHT IN FROM PLACES LIKE MISSOURI,  MONTANA AND NORTH DAKOTA TO PRODUCE ALMONDS, FRUITS AND  VEGETABLES.   BUT THREE  YEARS AGO-- HIVES BEGAN TO VANISH OVERNIGHT ACROSS  SEVERAL COUNTIES. A BREAK IN THE CASE CAME IN LATE APRIL. A TIP LED AUTHORITIES TO A RAMSHACKLE "CHOP SHOP" OF STOLEN BEEHIVES  ON A CORNER LOT OUTSIDE FRESNO.  SGT.TERRENCE: "HE'S WITHIN THE BEE KEEPING COMMUNITY, SO HE HAS RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER BEEKEEPERS, AND  HE WOULD BEFRIEND THEM, WORK ON PROJECTS TOGETHER. HE WAS AWARE OF OTHER BEE CONTRACTORS  THAT ARE PLACING BEES OUT IN ORCHARDS AND AND HE WOULD GO AND STEAL THEM." 2,500 HIVES AND EQUIPMENT WORTH NEARLY 1 MILLION DOLLARS... THE 51-YEAR-OLD BEEKEEPER-- WAS ARRESTED-- AS THE INDUSTRY STARTS TO  SORT OUT AND UNCOVER THIS MULTI-YEAR MYSTERY. THIS IS BETSY JIBBEN REPORTING.OFFICIALS SAY THE TIP CAME FROM A BEEKEEPER NEEDING A PLACE TO STORE  HIS HIVES AND CAME ACROSS THE LOT USED BY THE SUSPECT.  HE RECOGNIZED HIVE BOXES BELONGING TO A FRIEND OF HIS IN MISSOURI.

CROP COMMENTS
THE SOUTH PLAINS AND THE WESTERN CORN BELT GETTING HIT WITH SEVERE  WEATHER AND RAIN THIS WEEK. HERE ARE SOME  PHOTOS FROM MINNEOLA, KANSAS.  THIS FARMER SAYS THE AREA HAS RECEIVED ROUGHLY 15 INCHES OF RAIN IN  TWO MONTHS.  THE WATER HAS CRUSTED IN CROPS AND TURNED FIELDS INTO TEMPORARY  LAKES.  THE PRODUCER SAYS THERE ARE MORE STORMS FORECAST FOR THE  THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AS WELL. RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA AREA ALSO GETTING HIT WITH RAIN. THIS FARMER SAYS AS OF WEDNESDAY, THE AREA RECEIVED 3 TO 5 INCHES,  DEPENDING ON THE FARM. MORE HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED. AND NEAR SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA,  AS OF WEDNESDAY, THE AREA SAW MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAIN WITH MORE ON  THE WAY - PUTTING STANDING WATER IN MANY FIELDS. THIS FARMER IS NERVOUS  SINCE THERE COULD BE HIGHS IN THE FORTIES THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.  AS THE WESTERN BELT IS DEALING WITH STANDING WATER, A POCKET IN THE  EAST IS COPING WITH A DUST STORM.  MIKE HOFFMAN HAS THE DETAILS.  OUR PHOTO THIS MORNING COMES FROM MELISSA HAHN IN SPRINGFIELD,  ILLINOIS - WHERE THE AREA EXPERIENCED A RARE DUST STORM EARLIER THIS  WEEK.  BLOWING DUST REDUCED VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO FOR SEVERAL HOURS IN  OPEN AREA. THE AREA HAS DRY TOPSOIL FROM LITTLE TO NO RAIN OVER THE  PAST SEVERAL DAYS.  AND HOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL  PRO.COM.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL LOOK AT GLOBAL GRAIN DEMAND AND THE  CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR NEW CROPS NOW IN THE FIELD. AND LATER, GRAB A BREW AND RECYCLE THE BOTTLE--IN THE COMPOST PILE.  WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT A NEW PRODUCT THAT MAY BE HEADED FOR A SHELF  NEAR YOU.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS IT WAS A TOUGH DAY FOR BEAN FUTURES AT THE CME. LETS  SEE HOW THURSDAY'S SESSION FINISHED FROM OUR FRIENDS ON THE FLOOR.  THE SOYBEAN MARKET WAS SHARPLY LOWER ON THURSDAY. ON WEDNESDAY  NIGHT, WE SAW HEADLINES REGARDING CORRUPTION IN THE BRAZILIAN  GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE SOME SCANDALS INVOLVING BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT,  SOME BRIBERY, THE NET IMPACT HERE IS THAT WE SAW THE BRAZILIAN  CURRENCY SHARPLY LOWER 6 TO 7 PERCENT LOSSES RIGHT OFF THE BAT  WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THOSE LOSSES CARRIED INTO THURSDAY MORNING AND  REALLY THROUGH THE DAY SESSION HERE.  THIS COLLAPSE IN THE BRAZILIAN CURRENCY MAY GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO  UNLOAD SOYBEANS WHICH ARE GOING TO MAKE THEIR WAY INTO THE EXPORT  MARKET. THIS SELLOFF IN THE BRAZILIAN CURRENCY WILL MAKE THINGS MORE  ATTRACTIVE IN BRAZIL TO BUYERS LIKE CHINA AND THIS IS ALL GOING TO BE AT  THE EXPENSE OF THE UNITED STATES.  ARE WE GOING TO SEE FOLLOW THROUGH IN THE BRAZILIAN CURRENCY OR WILL  THIS BE A ONE, TWO OR THREE DAY EVENT? THAT'S WHAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN  HERE. 

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK WE HAVE ANGIE SETZER OF CITIZENS GRAIN. ANGIE LET'S TALK ABOUT  THE GLOBAL DEMAND PICTURE FOR GRAINS WE'RE KIND OF AT THAT POINT WHERE WE'VE GOT SOME OF THIS  OLD CROP WE STILL WANT TO MOVE BUT BRAZIL'S HARVESTED MOST OF THEIRS AND THYE'VE GOT MORE ON  THE WAY AS THE WORLD PICTURE CHANGED AT ALL FOR DEMAND FOR US GRAIN TO ME I DON'T THINK IT HAS  AS LONG AS WE REMAIN COMPETITIVE. OK. THE EVERYONE HAS ACTED LIKE AS SOON AS BRAZIL  HARVESTED THEIR $111 MILLION METRIC TON. YOU KNOW THIS MASSIVE SOYBEAN CROP THAT WE WERE  SUDDENLY GOING TO SEE THE FAUCET SHUT OFF FOR U.S. DEMAND AND EVERYONE GO TO BRAZIL. BRAZIL  HAS PROVEN LAST YEAR THEY HAVE THEIR DROUGHT. THEY'VE PROVEN THAT THEY CAN'T NECESSARILY BE  THAT GO TO SUPPLIER THAT THE WORLD WANTS THEM TO BE. IT TOOK US FOUR YEARS TO REGAIN SOME  MARKET SHARE AFTER THE 2012 DROUGHT THAT WE HAD LOST. NOW OF COURSE PRICE WISE AND A HUGE  FACTOR CURRENCY CONVERSION RATES THINGS OF THAT NATURE. BUT WHEN IT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT  AT THIS POINT IN TIME I THINK AS LONG AS WE MAINTAIN AN ABILITY TO BE A STEADY SUPPLIER AT  COMPETITIVE PRICES WE WILL SEE A CONTINUATION OF DEMAND. AND THE USDA AGREED WHEN IT  CAME TO SOYBEANS. EVERYONE HAD BEEN ANTICIPATING THIS LARGE DROP AND NEW CROP SOYBEAN  DEMAND PROJECTIONS OUT OF THE USDA LAST WEEK. THEY DISAGREED AND ACTUALLY RAISED NEW  CROP EXPORT EXPECTATIONS AS WELL AS THE OLD. SO IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE THE USDA DOESN'T NECESSARILY THINK THAT THE BRAZILIAN FARMER WHILE THEY WILL REMAIN COMPETITIVE SO WE  DON'T WANT THE MARKET TO GET OUT OF CONTROL AND US LOSE THAT MARKET SHARE. SO WE'RE TOWING A  FINE LINE RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRICE IS GOOD FOR THE FARMER BUT WE ALSO  WANT TO MAKE SURE THE PRICE IS GOOD FOR OUR BUYER TO KEEP THAT DEMAND UNDERNEATH AND GIVE  US A PLACE TO TAKE THESE BIG CROPS THAT WE'RE HOPING TO PRODUCE. WHAT ABOUT CARRY OUT THE  USDA HAD CUT OUT ABOUT $350 MILLION BUSHEL OF CORN EXPORT EXPECTATIONS FROM THIS YEAR TO  NEXT. I THINK THAT MIGHT BE A LITTLE LARGE. OKAY. IF WE DON'T SEE A PRODUCTION ISSUE AND ALL OF A  SUDDEN WE'RE WE'RE IN THE UPPER 4 MARKET STRUCTURE YOU KNOW AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT COULD HAPPEN BUT IF IT DOES. YEAH IF THE MARKET WERE TO IMPROVE PRICE WISE THEN YOU WOULD SEE THE  BRAZILIAN FARMER COME IN. YOU KNOW THEY'RE REALLY LOOKING AT PRODUCING A PRETTY MASSIVE  SECOND CORN CROP BUT THERE IS SOME TALK DOWN THERE THAT FARMERS COULD SEE PRICES AS LOW AS A DOLLAR SIXTY A BUSHEL COME THIS SUMMER. A LOT OF THOSE FARMERS ARE GOING TO HOLD THOSE  SUPPLIES BACK. SO IF WE DO SEE A PRICE RALLY YOU COULD SEE BRAZIL BECOME A LOT MORE  COMPETITIVE. BUT AT THIS POINT IN TIME IF THINGS STAY STEADY AND WE SEE THE YEAR PROGRESS IS  NORMAL WHATEVER THAT MAY MEAN I THINK WE'LL SEE A CONTINUATION OF STRONG DEMAND AND LOWER  CARRY OUT AS A RESULT. ALL RIGHT WELL IT'S SOMETHING TO WATCH AS WE GO THROUGH THIS SEASON  APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU. ANGIE WE WILL BE BACK MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.  FOR HELP SOLVING YOUR CASH GRAIN PROBLEMS, CALL ANGIE SETZER WITH  CITIZENS LLC AT 800-858-3738.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN MIKE LOOKING AT THE DROUGHT  MONITOR LOOKS TO BE LIKE CONTINUED HISTORIC NEAR RECORD LOW AMOUNT OF DROUGHT ACROSS THE  COUNTRY AT REALLY IS AMAZING OBVIOUSLY THOSE ARE AREAS THAT ARE IN DROUGHT IT 'S A PRETTY SAD  SITUATION ESPECIALLY PARTS OF FLORIDA SOUTHERN GEORGIA AND A FEW SPOTS FARTHER NORTH OF THERE IN  A NORTHERN GEORGIA AND YOU CAN SEE THE POCKETS ACROSS PARTS OF TEXAS OKLAHOMA INTO THE  SOUTHWEST THE DAKOTAS HAVE BEEN GETTING DRIER BUT AS FAR AS LONG TERM DROUGHT IS CONCERNED  YOU'RE STILL NOT REALLY IN A DROUGHT QUITE YET SO WE'LL TAKE A LITTLE BIT LONGER IF YOU CONTINUE TO  GET HER VERY LITTLE RAIN OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ANY WAY YOU CAN SAY A MONTH AGO IT WAS A LOT  MORE WIDESPREAD ALTHOUGH IT WAS ALREADY STARTING TO GET CUT DOWN THE AGING SEE OVER THE  PAST FOUR WEEKS WE JUST KEEP SHRINKING THAT AREA OF DROUGHT AND A WE SHRUNK A LITTLE BIT MORE  OVER THE PAST WEEK. ALTHOUGH YOU CAN SEE IT EXPANDED A LITTLE BIT MORE IN TEXAS TAKE A LOOK AT  THE A WEATHER MAP. THIS MORNING 'S STORM SYSTEM ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS LOT OF RAIN UP  ACROSS NEBRASKA IOWA INTO A PART OF ILLINOIS THAT KIND OF MOVES EAST AND AND THAT WEAKENS AS  IT DOES SO IN THE EASTERN OHIO VALLEY. BY THE TIME WE GET TO A LATER TODAY THESE WILL BE  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE WARM SECTOR MORE RAIN AND EVEN SOME MOUNTAIN SNOW IN  THE WESTERN FRINGE OF THAT SYSTEM VERY SLOW MOVING SYSTEM. THAT 'S REALLY THE ONLY BIG FEATURE  ON THE MAP AT THIS POINT AND YOU CAN SEE BY TOMORROW MORNING. WIDESPREAD RAINS ALL ACROSS  NEBRASKA AND IOWA AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MISSOURI AGAIN AND JUST SCATTERED  THUNDERSTORMS FARTHER SOUTH. ADDING IN THE THE THE THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW THEN YOU CAN  SEE BY LATER IN THE DAY ON SATURDAY. WE'RE LOOKING AT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT  MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY SPOTS IN FLORIDA ESPECIALLY THE EAST COAST AS WELL IN  AREAS OF RAIN TO THE NORTH. JUST A SPOTTY AFTERNOON SHOWERS IN THE FAR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE  ROCKIES. SO THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS YOU CAN SEE WHAT 'S HAPPENED AS FAR AS RAINFALL IS  CONCERNED ADDING IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX WERE GONNA ADD SOME YOU CAME OVER A TWO TO THREE  DAY PERIOD HERE. YOU COULD END UP WITH A LOT OF THUNDERSTORMS HAPPEN TO HAVE THE SAME  SPOTS OVER TIME WHICH IS WHAT OUR COMPUTER MODELS TRYING TO SHOW THEIR PARTS OF TEXAS ALSO  PARTS OF MISSOURI AND THE NORTHERN KANSAS NEBRASKA MAN UP WITH A FAIR AMOUNT AS WELL.  SNOW FALL IS IN PRETTY MUCH CONFINED TO THE ROCKIES A LITTLE BIT OF THAT MOVES INTO EASTERN  COLORADO AND A FEW SPOTS AS WELL AND TAKE A LOOK AT TEMPERATURES A BIG DIFFERENCE FROM THE  NORTH. THE SOUTH SIDE OF THAT FRONT A EIGHTIES TO THE SOUTH FIFTIES LITTLE NORTH OF THE MOST PART FOR  LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WERE LOOKING AT A LOTS OF FORTIES A FEW THIRTIES ENERGY HAD BACK INTO  THE A THE ROCKIES IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES SOUTH OF THE FRONT MORE THE SAME TOMORROW  DOESN'T REALLY MOVE A WHOLE LOT OVERALL TAKE A LOOK AT THE JET STREAM THIS IS WHY A CUTOFF LOW  BARELY MOVING MOVES UP INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES BY EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THEN YOU  CONSIDER THE CHILLY STUFF COMES BACK FOR MUCH OF THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY NEXT  WEEK THAT 'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET 'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS FIRST OF  ALL TACOMA WASHINGTON THAT A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND COMFORTABLE HIGH AROUND SEVENTY  DEGREES WICHITA KANSAS CLOUDY WITH A HEAVY MAYBE SEVERE AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM HIGH OF  SEVENTY SEVEN AND CANTON OHIO TIMES OF CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE THE HIGH AROUND SEVENTY FOUR 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, SOME TIPS ON SPRAY NOZZLES FROM OUR WHEAT  EXPERT PHIL NEEDHAM...ON THIS WEEK'S FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AND LATER, ENJOYING A BEER FROM A BOTTLE MADE OF WOOD. I'LL EXPLAIN  TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY. GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY.

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
A NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDY SUGGESTS THAT PESTS AND PATHOGENS COST  GLOBAL AGRICULTURE MORE THAN A HALF TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. TODAY ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV, WHEAT AGRONOMIST PHIL NEEDHAM  TALKS TIPS FOR FIGHTING THAT PEST PRESSURE. PHIL AS WE LOOK AT THESE NOZZLES HERE DIFFERENT NOZZLES ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU DIFFERENT  PATTERNS. THAT'S RIGHT AND WE'VE BEEN SPRAYING A LOT OF WEIGHT FOR FUSARIUM THE PAST FEW DAYS  I'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF DRIVING BETWEEN FIELDS AND THERE'S STILL A LOT OF PRODUCERS USING A  STANDARD FLAT FAN NOZZLES. OK. AND FOR CERTAIN APPLICATIONS SUCH AS BURNED DOWN HERBICIDES  THEY DO A GREAT JOB. SURE BUT I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS TO MOVE FORWARD  FROM A STANDARD FLAT FRONT NOZZLE. FOR EXAMPLE IF WE'RE TRYING TO TARGET FUSARIUM OK WE WANT  TO GET COVERAGE ON ALL FOUR SIDES OF THE HEAD. AND WHEN YOU GOT A NOZZLE SPRAY IN STRAIGHT  DOWN OR APPROXIMATELY STRAIGHT DOWN WHEN VIEWED FROM A SIDE THAT'S PROBABLY GOING TO GIVE  PRETTY GOOD COVERAGE ON THE FLAG LEAVES MAYBE GOING TO GET SOME GOOD COVERAGE ON THE TOP  OF THE HEADS. BUT IT'S REALLY NOT GOING TO ACHIEVE A VERY GOOD STANDARD OF COVERAGE DOWN  BOTH SIDES OF THE WHEAT HEAD. OK. SO IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR. OK. SO WHAT DO YOU  RECOMMEND IN THIS KIND OF APPLICATION THE SPRAY THAT WE SHOWED JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO IS  EQUIPPED WITH THESE. OK. THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A DUO CAP. SO IT'S BASICALLY A 45 DEGREE ANGLE  FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS FROM VERTICAL. WE'VE THEN GOT THESE A GUARDIAN AND NOZZLES AND  THEY SPRAY FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS. AN ADDITIONAL 12 DEGREES. SO WE'RE ACTUALLY SPRAINED  FORWARDS 57 BACKWARDS FIFTY SEVEN DEGREES FROM HORIZONTAL. SO IF YOU CAN VISUALIZE THIS  NOZZLE ABOUT 16 TO 20 INCHES ABOVE THE TOP OF THE CROP IDEALLY IT'S MOVING FORWARDS LIKE THIS.  SURE. AND IT'S BASICALLY SPRAYING THE FRONT SIDE OF THE HEADS AS IT GOES FORWARDS AND AS IT  GOES BACK AS IT GOES IT DRIVES FORWARD IT'S COVERING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A BACK  NOZZLE SO WE'RE GETTING POSITIVE SPRAY COVERAGE FORWARDS IN ADDITION TO BACKWARDS AS THE  NOZZLE GOES FORWARD WITHIN THE CROP 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, GLASS MAY SOON HAVE COMPETITION ON THE BREWERS  BOTTLING BELT. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  SEE THE HARDEST WORKING  TRACTORS IN AG AT KUBOTA.COM.  OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER  TODAY.  "CARLSBERG BEER" WANTS TO LEAD THE WAY WHEN IT COMES TO GREEN BEER.  AND WE DON'T MEAN THE COLOR OF THE BEVERAGE. THE COMPANY UNVEILED A NEW RECYCLABLE CONTAINER THAT COULD ONE DAY  REPLACE THE POPULAR GLASS BOTTLE. BOTTLING TIME AT CARLSBERG'S JACOBSEN BREWERY. WHILE THESE REGULAR  GLASS BOTTLES FLOW OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE, CARLSBERG EXPERTS ARE  BUSILY DEVELOPING AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT KIND OF BOTTLE. CHARLOTTA LYON, VP OF SUSTAINABILITY AND INTERNAL COMMS, CARLSBERG GROUP: "THIS IS ABOUT CREATING MORE SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS FOR THE FUTURE."ONE OF THOSE INNOVATIONS IS THE 'GREEN FIBRE BOTTLE' - MADE OF WOOD  FIBRES, MAKING IT COMPLETELY BIODEGRADABLE. CARLSBERG SCIENTISTS SAY WHEN DISCARDED, THE BOTTLE WILL GRADUALLY  DEGRADE INTO NON-HARMFUL MATERIALS. LYON: "PACKAGING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR CABIN FOOTPRINT, IN FACT IN OUR LATEST  SUSTAINABILITY REPORT WE SHARE THAT IT'S ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT, SO IT'S A  NATURAL AREA THAT WE SIMPLY HAVE TO WORK ON."> THE  BREWER MUST ALSO WORK ON CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE, BUT CARLSBERG  SAYS THE PROJECT WAS CONSUMER-DRIVEN. BUT FOR NOW, THE FIBER BOTTLE REMAINS UNDER DEVELOPMENT. NOT FAR AWAY, EXPERTS AT CARLSBERG'S LABORATORY ARE ALSO LOOKING INTO  THE FUTURE, HOPING TO FUTURE-PROOF THEIR CROPS AGAINST THE EFFECTS  OF UNCERTAIN CLIMATE. THAT DOESN'T MEAN G-M-O GRAIN. INSTEAD THEY'RE IDENTIFYING NEW BARLEY  LINES THAT HAVE IMPROVED TOLERANCE TO DROUGHT, HEAT OR FROST  THROUGH TRADITIONAL BREEDING TECHNIQUES. BIRGITTE SKADHAUGE, HEAD OF CARLSBERG LABORATORY:  "HAVING THE DEEP SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, COMBINED WITH THE BREWING KNOWLEDGE, COMBINED WITH THE GENETIC KNOWLEDGE, I THINK WE  HAVE A FANTASTIC TOOLBOX TODAY TO COMBINE ALL THESE THINGS AND THEN TRY TO IMPROVE BARLEY."DENMARK HAS A VERY ACTIVE RECYCLING PROGRAM. AN ESTIMATED 90- PERCENT OF CANS AND BOTTLES ARE RECYCLED EACH YEAR THANKS IN PART TO  A PROGRAM THAT PAYS CONSUMERS 15-TO-45 CENTS PER CONTAINER  DEPENDING ON THE SIZE. IN COMPARISON ABOUT A THIRD OF GLASS CONTAINERS AND ABOUT HALF OF  ALUMINUM CANS ARE RECYCLED IN THE U-S...ACCORDING TO THE LATEST DATA FROM E-P-A.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU  TUNED IN.  FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, BETSY JIBBEN 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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