AgDay Daily Recap -November 17, 2015

November 17, 2015 02:57 AM
 

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November 17, 2015


OPENING HEADLINES:
DOMESTIC MILK PRICES ARE STRONGER THAN GLOBAL  COMPETITORS--WE HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT'S DRIVING DEMAND.
AND RATOON RICE HARVEST IS UNDERWAY IN LOISIANA.
IN AGRIBUSINESS...WHY HIGHER SUGAR PRICES COULD BE GOOD FOR MARKETS
AND THIS NOMADIC TENT IS GAINING IN POPULARITY AS FOLKS DESIRE TO BE CLOSER TO NATURE.
DAIRY PRODUCT DESIRE PUTS HOLD ON PRICES:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.
CLASS THREE FUTURE'S CONTRACTS NOW TRADING IN THE 15 DOLLAR PER HUNDRED RANGE.
AND WHILE THAT'S SIGNIFICANTLY OFF OF LAST YEAR'S RECORD SETTING PACE, U.S. FARMERS ARE SEEING PRICES HOLD BETTER THAN SOME OF THEIR GLOBAL  COUNTER PARTS.
PART OF THAT REASON IS A STRONG DESIRE FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS AT MEAL TIME.
TACO BELL OFFICIALS TOLD DAIRYMEN AND WOMEN AT THE ELITE PRODUCER'S BUSINESS CONFERENCE THAT THE DMI PARTNERSHIP--AND IT'S DAIRY EXPERTS--IS HELPING THE COMPANY BRING NEW PRODUCTS TO MARKET MORE QUICKLY.
MANY OF WHICH INCLUDE CHEESE. IN WASHINGTON, THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
PLANS TWO HEARINGS THIS WEEK. ONE WILL LOOK AT TRANSPORTATION AND THE FUTURE
OF INTERNATIONAL AID PROGRAMS. THAT HEARING IS LATER TODAY.
THEN ON WEDNESDAY--THE FULL COMMITTEE WILL MEET TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, OR SNAP.
AGRIPULSE:  AGRICULTURE FAVORS BUSH AND RUBIO
IN THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, AGRIPULSE REPORTING FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH AND SENATOR MARCO RUBIO ARE LEADING WITH AGRICULTURE.
SEARCHES OF DATABASES AND/OR P-A-C FILINGS SHOW THE FLORIDA PAIR APPEAR TO BE FAVORITES OF FARMERS, RANCHERS AND AGRIBUSINESS EXECUTIVES.
HOWEVER, FORMER GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE, BEN CARSON, AND FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON ALSO GETTING SOME SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FROM THE FOOD AND FARM INDUSTRIES.

FINAL SUMMER CROP PROGRESS REPORT:
WITH THE SUMMER CROPPING SEASON ALL BUT WRAPPED UP USDA ROLLING OUT ONE OF ITS LAST CROP PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE YEAR.
CORN HARVEST IS ALL BUT FINISHED. NATIONALLY IT'S 96-PERCENT. COLORADO, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA AND WISCONSIN REMAIN IN THE 80'S. BUT THEY 'ARE' ON PACE OR BETTER.
COTTON HARVEST IS TEN POINTS BEHIND AT 64% PEANUTS ALSO FACING SOME DELAYS AT 82-PERCENT, 12 POINTS BEHIND.
AND MOST OF THE WINTER WHEAT CROP IS PLANTED, EMERGING, AND READY TO WELCOME THE "DORMANCY" OF WINTER.
CROP WATCH:
CROPWATCH TAKES US TO SOME ONION FIELDS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US FROM
THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER. GOOD MORNING MIKE. LET'S START OFF CROP WATCH IN SALEM, OREGON.
GREG BENNETT SENT US THIS PHOTO OF HIS ONION CROP IN THAT AREA.
NOW THE NATIONAL ONION ASSOCIATION ESTIMATES LESS THAN 1,000 GROWERS PRODUCE ONIONS. THAT INCLUDES ORGANIC.
BUT THOSE GROWERS MAY PRODUCE OVER 6 BILLION POUNDS A YEAR.
MOVING OVER TO WESTERN CALIFORNIA, CELESTE FROM THAT REGION SENT US THIS PHOTO.
SHE SAYS "GREEN IS MY NEW FAVORITE COLOR." THE AREA HAS RECEIVED OVER 2 AND A HALF INCHES OF RAIN IN NOVEMBER, GIVING HER RANCH A MUCH NEEDED DRINK OF WATER. SHE SAYS IT'S NOT A LOT, BUT THE RAINFALL IS A GREAT START.
AND OVER TO SOUTH-CENTRAL NEBRASKA…DAREN OFF TWITTER SENT US THIS PHOTO.
HE SAYS WHEAT LOOKS GOOD. THERE'S NOT A LOT OF SUBSOIL MOISTURE, BUT THE CROP LOOKS MUCH BETTER THAN LAST YEAR.
USDA SAYS VIRTUALLY ALL OF WINTER WHEAT IS PLANTED IN NEBRASKA. THANKS MIKE.
TEASE:
WHEN WE COME BACK A LOOK AT THE DEMAND SIDE OF THE GRAIN LEDGER AND WHY HIGHER SUGAR PRICES COULD BE GOOD FOR MARKETS.
AND LATER WE'LL BE "ROUGHING IT" WITH CLIFF NAYLOR. HE SHOWS US HOW AN "ANCIENT" FORM OF CAMPING IS GROWING IN POPULARITY ONCE AGAIN. (AGDAY -BROUGHT TO YOU BY BASF. GROW SMART WITH BASF AND GET THE MOST, ACRE AFTER ACRE, SEASON AFTER SEASON) 
CME:
IN AGRIBUSINESS LETS SEE HOW COMMODITIES KICKED OFF THE WEEK.
FOR THAT, WE HEAD TO THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO.
THE LIVESTOCK MARKETS UNDER SOME EXTREME SELLING PRESSURE AGAIN TODAY. LIVE CATTLE AND LIVE HOGS ALL AT ONE TIME TRADING LIMIT. LIVE CATTLE AND HOGS LIMIT DOWN FOR MUCH OF THE SESSION. LOOKS LIKE THE MARGINS FOR THE FEEDLOTS ARE GETTING BETTER NOW. THEY CAN AFFORD TO BUY FEEDERS AND PUT THEM ON FEED. WE SHOULD SEE SOME OF THAT ACTIVITY PICK UP. THEN WE HAVE PROVIDED SOME SUPPORT TO THE FEEDER MARKET. THE HOG MARKET GOING DOWN A LONG WITH THE BEEF RIGHT NOW. THE BEEF MARKET LEADING THE WAY LOWER. AND THE HOGS ARE COMING OFF AND THEN WE'LL SEE THE HOGS START TO STABILIZE WHEN THE CATTLE START TO STABILIZE. IT'S BEEN A QUIET MARKET IN THE GRAIN ROOM HERE TODAY. CORN, WHEAT, SOYBEANS ARE TRADING BOTH SIDES UNCHANGED BUT NOT WITHOUT A HIGH VOLUME AND
NOT WITH ANY DEGREE HERE. TRADITIONALLY THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE DO START TO RALLY BECAUSE HARVEST IS OVER. THE BIN DOORS ARE LOCKED ON THE FARM LEVEL. PRODUCERS ARE NOT WILLING TO SELL UNLESS THEY GET A TYPE OF PRICE.
WE COULD BE GETTING A TYPE OF TURN AROUND IN THESE MARKETS AS WELL. CERTAINLY THE PRICES HAVE GOTTEN A LOT CHEAPER THAN THEY HAVE THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE TO GET THE PRODUCT OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE FARMERS.
THIS IS JACK SCOVILLE, VICE PRESIDENT OF PRICE FUTURES GROUP, HERE ON THE CME FLOOR WITH SOME COMMENTS FROM THE MARKETS.
AGRIBUSINESS:
AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK THIS MORNING WE HAVE BRIAN SPLITT, WITH ALAN DALE INCORPORATED. BRIAN, LET'S TALK KIND OF SOME POST GAME COVERAGE OF THOSE USDA REPORTS LAST WEEK. ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS I THINK THAT WE SAW WAS TALKING ABOUT THE DEMAND SIDE OF THE LEDGER AND SOME MOVEMENT THAT UFCA MADE THERE.> SURE, SO I THINK ONE THING THAT STICKS OUT IS THE ETHANOL DEMAND DECREASE, SO FOR CORN FOR ETHANOL HAS DECREASED AND THAT WAS MAINLY A PRODUCT OF SOME SHIFTING IN THE SORGHUM BALANCE SHEETS, SO CHINA IS NOT IMPORTING AS MUCH SORGHUM. THAT EXTRA PRODUCT WILL COMPETE FOR CORN IN THE ETHANOL CHANNEL AND SO THAT'S WHERE THAT DECREASE CAME FROM. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE MIGHT BE LOOKING AT LONGER TERM FOR MAYBE A TURNAROUND IN THAT MARKET MIGHT BE THE SUGAR MARKET.> OK, WELL EXPLAIN.> SO RIGHT NOW SUGAR HAS BEEN IN A NICE UP TREND AND RECENTLY THE INVESTMENT MONEY HAS LOOKED AT SUGAR AS A PLACE TO OUT THERE MONEY, SO OPEN INTEREST HAS BEEN INCREASING, AND WHAT THAT MEANS TO US IS IF THE SUGAR MARKET CAN MAINTAIN A RALLY AND GET TO SOME HIGHER LEVELS THAT WILL MAKE IT MORE ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THE BRAZILIAN SUGAR PRODUCERS TO EXPORT SUGAR, RATHER THAN TURN IT INTO TO ETHANOL, WHICH MEANS NOW FROM A GLOBAL ETHANOL PERSPECTIVE, WE WILL NOW NEED MORE CORN FOR ETHANOL AS A PRODUCT TO MAKE UP FOR THE DIFFERENCE. WE WANT TO CHEER THE SUGAR MARKET HIGHER SO THAT THAT MEANS WE CAN GET MORE CORN INTO ETHANOL.> THAT'S KIND OF AN INTERESTING ROUNDABOUT WAY TO GET THERE. TALK ABOUT THE SOYBEAN SIDE OF THE DEMAND, BECAUSE THAT WAS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.> RIGHT, SO ON THE SOYBEAN SIDE OF THINGS, WE ACTUALLY DID HAVE A DEMAND INCREASE. IT WAS OFFSET BY EXTRA PRODUCTION. IT'S GOOD NEWS, BUT POSSIBLY CONCERNING, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF MIXED SIGNALS. THE INSPECTION PACE, SO THESE ARE THE BEANS THAT ARE LEAVING THE COUNTRY IS RUNNING AHEAD OF WHAT WE WOULD NEED TO SEE IT TO HIT THE USDA TARGET. HOWEVER, THE ACTUAL COMMITMENTS, THE ACTUAL PURCHASES ARE RUNNING BEHIND THE PACE SO THAT SUGGESTS THAT WE ARE SEEING A HAND TO MOUTH ATMOSPHERE AND UNTIL WE GET TO SEE THE FORWARD COVERAGE RAMP UP A LITTLE BIT, IT'S TOUGH TO GET EXCITED ABOUT US ACTUALLY HITTING THAT TARGET, SO UNLESS WE SEE A MAJOR ISSUE IN BRAZILIAN SOYBEAN PRODUCTION, THAT INCREASE IN EXPORT DEMAND MAY NOT BE THERE BY THE END OF THE YEAR, SO SOMETHING WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO.> REAL QUICK, U.S. DOLLAR STILL WEIGHING IN ON THAT?> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. I THINK RIGHT NOW IN THE GENERAL INVESTMENT MIND SET, THE U.S. DOLLAR IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES RIGHT NOW. THIS IS A DOLLAR THAT IS RALLYING, GOING INTO THE EXPECTED RATE INCREASE COMING FROM THE FED.HOPEFULLY IT'S MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF THE BY THE RUMOR AND SELL THE FACT SET UP, SO IF WE CAN GET THE DOLLAR TO RALLY INTO THE ANNOUNCEMENT, ONCE THE NEWS IS RELEASED THE RATE IS INCREASED. TYPICALLY, WE WILL SEE ABOUT A SIX MONTH DOWNTURN IN THE DOLLAR WHEN WE MOVE FROM A LOW INTEREST RATE ENVIRONMENT TO THAT FIRST RATE INCREASE AND MAYBE THAT MEANS GOOD THINGS TO COME FOR MONEY FLOW IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2016.> ALL RIGHT, WE WILL BE WATCHING FOR IT. THANKS, BRIAN. WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY, IN JUST A MINUTE.
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NATIONAL WEATHER:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE, LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD SYSTEM BREWING RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY. THAT'S RIGHT. SLOW MOVER, LOTS OF HEAVY RAIN WITH IT. EVEN SOME SEVERE WEATHER IN SOME OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AREAS. TORNADOES ARE EVEN A POSSIBILITY IN SOME LINES OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS STATES. THIS COLD FRONT BLASTS TOWARD THE EAST. THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS NOT MOVING TOO QUICKLY BUT THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE A LITTLE BIT OFF TO THE EAST. YOU CAN SEE BY LATER TODAY, IT'S TO SAINT LOUIS, LITTLE ROCK, ALL THE WAY TOWARDS HOUSTON WITH LINES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS STILL HEAVY OR SEVERE WEATHER ESPECIALLY WITH SOUTHERN MISSOURI SOUTHWARD IN THIS SYSTEM. RAIN AND SNOW ON THE BACKSIDE OF IT. THAT'S IN WESTERN PORTIONS OF KANSAS, WESTERN NEBRASKA, EASTERN COLORADO AND YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER SYSTEM COMING IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THE FIRST IS PACIFIC AIR. THE SECOND IS GOING TO HAVE SOME ARCTIC AIR WITH IT AS THE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE NORTH BEHIND IT. YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH TONIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO SEE SHOWERS CONTINUING. THAT WILL BE THROUGH MICHIGAN DOWN TO MEMPHIS AND DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS, THAT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EASTWARD. AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW, SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVE EAST. SEVERE WEATHER A POSSIBILITY FROM KENTUCKY SOUTHWARD. THERE'S THAT BLAST OF COLD AIR COMING FROM THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS STATES TOMORROW. SO, PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES THE PAST 24 HOURS, THE HEAVIEST AROUND FROM MISSOURI VALLEY AND THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BACK INTO NORTHEASTERN TEXAS BUT BOY PRETTY DECENT AMOUNTS INTO KANSAS, PARTS OF NEBRASKA, HEAVY PRECIPITATION IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THAT'S THE SECOND BIG STORM SYSTEM IN A ROW FOR YOU FOLKS. AND ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS, YOU CAN SEE ALL THIS MOISTURE CONTINUES TO COME NORTHWARD. THIS IS A HUGE AREA OF THREE INCHES PLUS WITH SOME SECTIONS OUR MODELS SHOWING A HALF OF A FOOT. THERE'S A LOT OF RAIN IN THIS SYSTEM. AS FAR AS SNOW GOES, THAT'S MAINLY IN THE WEST. HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF COLORADO, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO, GETTING A BUNCH. THAT INCLUDES PARTS OF UTAH AND THE NORTHERN ROCKIES AS WELL. ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS, YOU CAN SEE OUR MODEL DIDN'T ADD A LOT BUT IT DID ADD SNOW TO WESTERN NEBRASKA, AND EASTERN COLORADO AND WESTERN KANSAS.
TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON, A WARM SURGE, 70S ALL THE WAY UP INTO SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF INDIANA, THAT'S 40S TO THE WEST, AND 30S IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. YOU CAN SEE THAT COLD AIR JUST MOVING EASTWARD. THE LOWS TONIGHT HAVE LOTS OF 30S SHOWING UP IN THE WESTERN PLAINS BUT STILL 50S ALL THE WAY UP TO THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES. THE WARMTH TO THE EAST OF THAT FRONT. COLDER WEATHER TO THE WEST. THAT TREND WILL CONTINUE. HERE'S WHAT THE JET STREAM LOOKS LIKE BUT THIS IS WHY THIS IS A SLOW MOVING SYSTEM, BUT EVENTUALLY, THIS PULLS EAST AND A BLAST OF COLD AIR MOVES BEHIND IT FOR THE WEEKEND. AND THAT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S MORE ON THE WAY AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY, INTO NEXT WEEK. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
REGIONAL WEATHER:
NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FOR FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, IT'S PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND COOL. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES, JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI AND CLOUDY WITH RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES, MAYBE A THUNDERSTORM.
THE HIGH IS 67. IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, IT'S PARTLY SUNNY AND COMFORTABLE. THE HIGH IS AROUND 60. STILL TO COME, NEW LEADERSHIP IN CANADA ISN'T BACKING DOWN ON POTENTIAL TRADE RETALIATION OVER OUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAW. PLUS, FIND OUT WHY THE "NOMAD-IC" WAY OF LIVING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS IS MAKING A COMEBACK IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS. (COUNTRY MUSIC PICKED EXCLUSIVELY FOR AND BY YOU -THE AMERICAN FARMER. THE MUSIC YOU WANT AND THE AG INFORMATION FROM FARM JOURNAL YOU NEED. THE FARM -ON MY FARM RADIO.)

CANADIAN ELECTION SEES NEW MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE:
RECENT ELECTIONS IN CANADA MEANS THE COUNTRY IS GETTING A NEW MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.
LAWRENCE MACAULAY--SAYS THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE WITH THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION'S DECISION TO PURSUE RETALIATORY TARIFFS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.
THE MOVE IS IN RESPONSE TO THE U.S. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAW. THAT LAW REQUIRES MEATS BE LABELED WHERE THE ANIMAL WAS BORN, RAISED AND HARVESTED. THE WTO HAS ALREADY RULED AGAINST THE U.S.-CALLING SAYING IT VIOLATES TRADE LAW. CANADA AND MEXICO ARE SEEKING MORE THAN 3 BILLION DOLLARS IN RETALIATION. WTO IS EXPECTED TO RULE ON WHETHER THAT AMOUNT IS FAIR EARLY NEXT MONTH.
TACO BELL GOES CAGE FREE:
TACO BELL SAYS IT'S PLANNING TO SOURCE ALL OF IT'S EGGS FROM CAGE FREE OPERATIONS BY DECEMBER OF NEXT YEAR.
IT HAS MORE THAN 6-THOUSAND STORES. THE COMPANY SAYS IT 'S EGGS WILL BE "AMERICAN HUMANE CERTIFIED" --A LABEL BASED ON CAGE-FREE EGG PRODUCTION STANDARDS SET BY THE AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION.
THE MOVE TO CAGE-FREE CONTINUES TO BE A CHALLENGE FOR THE EGG INDUSTRY. CURRENTLY THE AMERICAN EGG INDUSTRY IS A TEN BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS CONSISTING OF AS MANY AS 270 MILLION HENS THAT LAY EGGS FOR FOOD.
NOW IT'S TRYING TO FIGURING OUT HOW TO OVERHAUL A PROFITABLE MODEL ...TO CAGE FREE.
FARMERS TYPICALLY GET UP TO TEN PERCENT FEWER EGGS AND HIGHER PRODUCTION COSTS WHEN HENS ARE FREED OF CAGES.
AS OF LATE OCTOBER, 24 MILLION HENS WERE FREE OF CAGES, TWICE THE NUMBER THAN IN 2009.
TEASE:
AND THIS STRANGE STRUCTURE IS ROOTED IN THE NOMADIC WAY OF LIFE. WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THE "YURT"....WHEN WE CONTINUE.
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IN THE COUNTRY:
IF YOU LIKE TO "ROUGH IT", THEN A YURT MAY BE JUST FOR YOU. THEY WERE DEVELOPED BY MONGOLIAN NOMADS AS PORTABLE DWELLINGS.
THE CIRCULAR TENTS ARE BECOMING POPULAR WITH CITY DWELLERS WHO WANT TO GET AWAY FROM THE CONCRETE JUNGLE.
CLIFF NAYLOR FROM KFYR INTRODUCES US TO A FAMILY THAT BUILT A LITTLE ROUND LODGE ON THE PRAIRIE.
THE MASON FAMILY LOVES TO CAMPOUT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY. A WOOD STOVE, GAS LIGHTS AND FRESH AIR IS ALL THEY NEED TO ENJOY WILDERNESS LIVING.
DAVE MASON, YURT CAMPER: LIFE SLOWS DOWN WHEN WE COME OUT TO THE YURT. THERE'S NO WATER, ELECTRICITY, SO EVERYTHING YOU DO JUST TAKES A LITTLE LONGER AND QUITE FRANKLY THAT'S THAT PART WE LIKE ABOUT IT.
ALLISON MASON IS FROM ALASKA WHERE ROUGHING IT IS A WAY OF LIFE. ALLISON MASON, YURT CAMPER: WE BOIL WATER TO WASH DISHES, HAVE A PORTA POTTY. WE HOOK UP LANTERNS, CANDLES AND HEAD LAMPS.
THEIR KIDS LOVE GETTING OUT IN NATURE. CAELYN MASON, YURT CAMPER: I'VE SEEN COYOTES, I'VE SEEN DEER, I'VE SEEN PHEASANTS, LOTS OF PHEASANTS. RHYS AND CAELYN AND THEIR DOG LUKA ALSO LOVE TO JUST RUN WILD. THE WHOLE FAMILY AND SOME FRIENDS WORKED TOGETHER TO BUILD THIS 30-FOOT YURT. CONSTRUCTION TOOK THREE DAYS TO BUILD THE FLOORING AND 12 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT.
DAVE MASON, YURT CAMPER: BECAUSE IT'S A BIG CIRCLE, EVERYTHING YOU DO YOU DO THIRTY-SIX TIMES, SO ONCE YOU FIGURE OUT THE METHOD THEN YOU CAN GET PRETTY QUICK. IT PROVIDES THEM WITH 700 SQUARE FEET OF SHELTER WRAPPED AROUND A ROOM WITH A FANTASTIC VIEW.
DAVE MASON, YURT CAMPER: WE'LL SET UP A FIRE IN THE WOOD STOVE AND WATCH THE SUNSET RIGHT OVER THIS WAY. AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CONTINUES.
RHYS MASON, YURT CAMPER: I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY STARS ARE OUT HERE, NO IDEA. YOU CAN SEE THE BIG DIPPER, THE SMALL DIPPER, THE MILKY WAY. THE MASONS USE THEIR PRAIRIE GETAWAY 12-15 TIMES A YEAR. THEY SAY GETTING BACK TO NATURE WILL NEVER GET OLD. I'M CLIFF NAYLOR REPORTING FOR AGDAY.)
CLOSING HEADLINES:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.
FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND AL PELL. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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PROMO:
I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WEDNESDAY ON AGDAY. WE'LL BE LOOKING AT HOG PRICES AS WE APPROACH THE END OF THE YEAR. PLUS HOW DID A WET SPRING IMPACT THIS YEARS HAY SUPPLY...AND WHAT WILL 2016 HOLD FOR PRODUCERS? WATCH US WEEKDAYS HERE ON AGDAY.

 

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