AgDay Daily Recap -November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 21, 2014

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP ON AGDAY A RECORD SETTING SNOW STORM CAUSING HEADACHES FOR NEW YORK DAIRY PRODUCERS...AN EARLY SNOW IS MAKING SUNFLOWER HARVEST A CHALLENGE IN THE DAKOTAS. IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING...WE'VE HAD SOME PROBLEM IN UKRAINE SOME PROBLEMS IN RUSSIA WE'VE GOT FEED QUALITY WHEAT FLOWING OUT OF EUROPE. A GREAT AMERICAN BARN NESTLED IN INDIANA'S AMISH COUNTRY. AND A TENNESSEE TOWN MAKES PLANS FOR GROWTH THAT INCLUDES PRESERVING BOTH CITY AND COUNTRY LANDSCAPES.
AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
MICHIGAN SNOW:
ROAD CREWS IN WESTERN MICHIGAN ARE TRYING TO KEEP-UP WITH THE LAKE-EFFECT SNOW FALLING THERE. AND THIS SEEMS TO SUM-IT-UP FOR MANY MICHIGAN FARMERS. THE SNOW CAME EARLY AND ONLY ABOUT 60-PERCENT OF THE STATE'S CORN CROP IS HARVESTED.
DAKOTA SUNFLOWERS:
MANY FARMERS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST AND NORTHERN PLAINS ARE FINISHING-OUT 2014 HARVEST IN SNOW. THAT INCLUDES MANY SUNFLOWER GROWERS IN NORTH DAKOTA. AS CLIFF NAYLOR TELLS US CUTTING CROPS IN WINTER WEATHER ISN'T UNUSUAL FOR THE STATE'S PRODUCERS.
SUNFLOWER HARVEST:
AS OF MONDAY, 80-PERCENT OF THE SUNFLOWER CROP - GROWN PRIMARILY IN FOUR STATES - WAS COMPLETED. COLORADO AND KANSAS ARE BOTH IN THE MID-70'S, A BIT BEHIND AVERAGE. THE DAKOTAS ARE IN THE LOW 80'S AND RIGHT ON TARGET.
CROP WATCH:
WHILE NOT EVERY STATE IS GETTING SNOW, IT 'HAS' BEEN COLD. ACCORDING TO AGWEB, THE LOWER-48 STATES SAW TEMPERATURES SINK TO AN AVERAGE OF 19-POINT-FOUR DEGREES - THE LOWEST COUNTRYWIDE AVERAGE IN NOVEMBER POSTED SINCE 1976. OF COURSE, FARM WORK MUST CONTINUE. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.
MILK PRODUCTION:
STRONG MILK PRICES ARE ENTICING MORE PRODUCTION FROM THE NATION'S DAIRY.
THE LATEST NUMBERS ARE OUT FROM USDA.
MILK PLANT:
KANSAS CITY BASED DAIRY COOPERATIVE, THE DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA--SAYS IT HAS AGREED TO BUILD A 100 MILLION DOLLAR MILK POWDER PLANT IN THE STATE.
IT'S PARTNERING WITH A CHINESE COMPANY TO SQUEEZE OUT AN ANTICIPATED 88-THOUSAND TONS OF POWDER A YEAR. MUCH OF THAT PRODUCT IS EXPECTED TO BE EXPORTED.
TEASE:
UP NEXT, WE'LL CHECK WEDNESDAY'S MARKETS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME. PLUS THE PROFARMER FOLKS ARE HERE WITH A LOOK AT PRICES EXPECTATIONS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2014.
CME REPORT:
IN AGRIBUSINESS IT WAS ANOTHER MIXED DAY IN MARKETS WITH GRAINS SEEING SOME GAINS. DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME...
PROFIT BRIEFING:
WE'VE SEEN SOME UNUSUAL PRICE RALLIES IN THE GRAIN MARKETS THIS FALL. WHAT WILL HAPPEN THELAST SIX WEEKS OF THE YEAR? OUR PARTNERS AT PROFARMER HAVE SOME THOUGHTS IN TODAY'S PROFIT BRIEFING.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE, IT'S BEEN COLD BUT IT SEEMS LIKE A LITTLE BIT OF A WARM UP. THAT'S ABOUT IT. THEN THE COLD AIR COMES BACK. PROBABLY NOT QUITE AS EXTREME COMPARED TO NORMAL AS WE JUST SAW, BUT NONETHELESS, IT IS GOING TO COME BACK. IT'S GOING TO BE A TWO OR THREE DAY EVENT. HIGH PRESSURE IS STILL BRINGING COLD AIR INTO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY. WE SEE SOME RAIN SNEAKING INTO THE COUNTRY IN EASTERN TEXAS AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA. THAT WILL SPREAD NORTH ON THAT FRONT COMING IN THROUGH THE NORTHERN PLAINS. AS YOU KNOW, AS YOU PUT THE MAPS INTO MOTION, THAT WILL START TO THE MISSOURI VALLEY AND CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AS WE HEAD INTO THE END OF THE DAY. THERE IS STILL SOME LAKE EFFECT SNOW IN THE EASTERN END OF THE GREAT LAKES BY LATE TODAY. FINALLY WE WILL SEE AN END TO SOME OF THAT. WE HAVE ALL SEEN REPORTS FROM THE BUFFALO, NEW YORK AREA. THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER PLACES IN THE GREAT LAKES THAT HAVE SEEN TWO TO THREE FEET OF SNOW AS WELL. IT'S JUST NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS BUFFALO. THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM COMING OUT WEST AND THAT WILL BRING IN SOME RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOWS. THAT'S PRETTY DECENT RAINS WITH THAT ONE. THIS WEAK SYSTEM OR AT LEAST APPARENTLY A WEAK SYSTEM WILL BECOME A STORM SYSTEM NEARLY NEXT WEEK FOR THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES AND IT'S GOING TO SPREAD RAIN INTO THE EASTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. WE WILL SHOW YOU THAT AS TIME GOES ON. AS WE HEAD THROUGH INTO THE DAY TOMORROW, YOU CAN SEE IN THE MORNING HOURS, WARM FRONT ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES. THAT COULD BRING SOME FREEZING RAIN AHEAD OF IT. OTHERWISE, IT'S JUST SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS. OTHERWISE WE WILL SEE JUST LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS. MOST OF THE MOISTURE WITH THIS SYSTEM IS GOING TO HOLD OFF UNTIL THIS STORM FINALLY STARTS TO COME NORTHEAST...IT WILL COMBINE WITH THE NORTHERN SYSTEM INTO A POWERFUL STORM BY THE END OF THE WEEK INTO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES. THERE'S THE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. ALL OF THIS OBVIOUSLY MELTED SNOW. NOT THAT IT MELTED, BUT THAT'S WHAT IT MELTED DOWN TO. IT'S A VERY DRY SNOW. SO WE'RE NOT TALKING MUCH MOISTURE THERE. A LITTLE BIT IS ALREADY STARTING IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS. THE WETTEST AREAS ARE THE COASTAL AREAS OF TEXAS, ON UP INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, WESTERN WASHINGTON AND WESTERN OREGON. WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS, MOST OF IT IS OCCURRING IN THE GREAT LAKES. ADD ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS AND OUR COMPUTER MODEL ADDS MORE IN THE GREAT LAKES BUT MOST OF IT IS BEING ADDED IN THE MOUNTAINS IN THE ROCKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE ONLY IN THE 50'S AND 60'S FOR THE CENTRAL PLAINS, 20'S ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES. WITH LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT, YOU CAN SEE IT WILL DROP OFF INTO THE TEENS, AND TWENTIES AND INTO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES. THE ONLY MILD SPOTS IS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AT THIS POINT. MOST OF THE COUNTRY IS COLD AND WARMS UP IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TOMORROW. THERE'S A JET STREAM. WE FINALLY DO GET RID OF THE MAIN TROUGH. SO WE GO ZONAL FOR A WHILE THEN THE TROUGH DIGS BACK IN. AS YOU CAN SEE, IT GETS A LITTLE BIT OF ARCTIC AIR INVOLVED IN THAT. BY THE MIDDLE AND LATTER PARTS OF NEXT WEEK, ALTHOUGH THAT MAY MOVE EASTWARD AS WELL. WE WILL HAVE TO WATCH THAT. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY; NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE WILL HEAD TO SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA WHERE IT'S CLOUDY AND MILD. HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI IS CLOUDY AND DREARY WITH SOME RAIN. THE HIGH IS 49. AT ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, SUNNY AND BREEZY AND COLD WITH A HIGH OF 37...

 

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