AgDay Daily Recap -Oct. 12, 2015

October 12, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
October 12, 2015


Opening:
A COURT PUTS THE WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE ON PAUSE. WE HAVE INDUSTRY REACTION.
PLUS, USDA ROLLS OUT ITS LATEST CROP PRODUCTION ESTIMATES.
IN AGRIBUSINESS...LOOKING AT WHAT'S NEXT.
ONCE YOU PUT THE CROP AWAY, THE DEMAND BEGINS TO WEIGH ON THE END USERS AND THEY WILL HAVE TO COME FOR IT PEANUT HARVEST ROLLS ON IN NEW MEXICO.
AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SILO SAFETY FROM A TEXAS FAMILY ALL TOO FAMILIAR WITH TRAGEDY.
AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO AND BY MYCOGEN SEEDS. VISIT ACRES OF POSSIBILITY DOT COM TO DISCOVER THE POTENTIAL OF MYCOGEN SEEDS.
WOTUS Ruling:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.
THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS PRESSES PAUSE ON THE EPA AND ARMY CORP'S
WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES RULE.
BY A VOTE OF 2 TO 1 THE THREE JUDGE PANEL ORDERING THE RULE BE STAYED NATIONWIDE UNTIL
THE COURT CAN SORT OUT ALL OF THE PENDING LAWSUITS.
THE COURT ALSO SAYING THOSE LAWSUITS HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL POSSIBILITY OF SUCCESS BASED ON THE MERITS OF THE CLAIMS ADDING THAT IT ALSO CASTS SUSPICION ON THE RULEMAKING PROCESS.
THE JUDGES SAY THAT THE BURDEN TO THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AS WELL AS PRIVATE PARTIES AND THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL, FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WOTUS OUTWEIGHS ANY HARM THE AGENCIES MAY FACE IN HALTING THE RULE.
NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION PRAISED THE MOVE.
THE EPA RESPONDED TO THE JUDEGES RULING SAYING QUOTE, "THE AGENCIES RESPECT THE COURT'S
DECISION TO ALLOW FOR MORE DELIBERATE CONSIDERATION OF THE ISSUES IN THE CASE AND WE
LOOK FORWARD TO LITIGATING THE MERITS OF THE CLEAN WATER RULE.
ADDING THAT, "THE AGENCIES' PRIOR RULE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT NATIONWIDE AND WE WILL
CONTINUE TO APPLY THE BEST SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL DATA ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS TO
WATERS AT ISSUE. "

THE EPA ALSO SAYING THE RULE IS A RESPONSE TO AN  URGENT NEED TO IMPROVE AND SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS FOR IDENTFYING THE WATERS NOT PROTECTED UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT.
THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU CONTINUES SAYING THE RULE IS ANYTHING BUT SIMPLE.
2015 Crop Production:
ALSO OUT OF WASHINGTON, THE USDA RELEASING IT'S OCTOBER SUPPLY DEMAND REPORTS ON FRIDAY.
THE AGENCY LOWERING IT'S FORECAST FOR CORN...PEGGING PRODUCTION AT 13 POINT 6 BILLION
BUSHELS....ON 80 MILLION ACRES. (80.7) 
THAT’S DOWN 5 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR'S RECORD HAUL.
YIELDS EXPECTED TO AVERAGE 168 BUSHELS PER ACRE...UP SLIGHTLY (.05 BU) FROM THE SEPTEMBER
FORECAST.
IF REALIZED, THIS WOULD BE THE SECOND HIGHESTYIELD AND THIRD LARGEST CROP ON RECORD FOR THE
UNITED STATES.
ON SOYBEANS PRODUCTION EXPECTED TO HIT 3 POINT 89 BILLION BUSHELS...82 MILLION ACRES. (82.4)
THAT'S DOWN 1 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR AND USDA'S SEPTEMBER FORECAST.
YIELDS PENCILED IN AT JUST MORE THAN 47 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE. (47.2)--UP JUST A TENTH OF BUSHEL
FROM SEPTEMBER.
REACTION FROM OUR PARTNERS AT PROFARMER.
“WELL, I ANTICIPATED THAT ACREAGE WOULD BE THE WILD CARD IN THE OCTOBER CROP PRODUCTION REPORT AND THAT TURNED OUT TO BE THE CASE. CORN AND SOYBEANS HARVESTED ACREAGE CAME DOWN MORE THAN ANTICIPATED WITH THE CUTS THERE FROM USDA. AND THAT OFFSET INCREASES ON THE YIELD SIDE OF THINGS, BOTH CORN AND SOYBEAN YIELDS WERE INCREASED SLIGHTLY FROM LAST MONTH. NOT A SURPRISE ON THE SOY SIDE GIVEN THE EARLY HARVEST RESULTS. BUT ON THE CORN SIDE IT IS A LITTLE BIT OF A SHOCKER THERE. THE CARRYOVER SIDE OF THINS BOTH NEW CROP AND SOYBEAN CARRYOVER WERE REDUCED FORM LAST MONTH, ON THE SOY SIDE OF THINGS PLENTIFUL SUPPLIES STILL AT 425 MILLION BUSHELS FOR 15/16. ON THE CORN SIDE OF THINGS, WE'RE TO THE POINT NOW IF WE GET ANY TIGHTER, THE MARKETS GOING TO HAVE TO REALLY PAY ATTENTION. SO LOOKING FORWARD THE PRIZE ACTION NOW LOOKS LIKE PUT IN EARLY SEASONAL LOWS NOW WE HAVE TO FIND THAT PRICE SUPPORT FOR CORN AND SOYBEANS TO FIND SUSTAINED BUYER INTEREST TO MOVE FORWARD.
THANKS BRIAN.
OTHER CROPS HIGHLIGHTED IN THIS REPORT. COTTON PRODUCTION FORECAST AT MORE THAN 13 (13.3) MILLION 480 POUND BALES. THAT'S DOWN NEARLY 20 (18) PERCENT COMPARED TO 2014. YIELDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO BE LOWER.
 AND THE ALL ORANGE FORECAST ALSO COMING IN LOWER. AT 5 POINT 7 (5.77) MILLION TONS PRODUCTION IS ON PACE TO BE 10 PERCENT LOWER THAN THE 2014 -2015 SEASON.
Harvest Conditions with Cindi Clawson:
WELL WE TOOK A LOOK AT CROP PRODUCTION, NOW  LET'S TALK HARVEST CONDITIONS.
CINDI CLAWSON HAS THAT UPDATE. CINDI?
LET'S START OFF CROPWATCH IN NORTH-WESTERN OHIO.
MIKE HAN-A-WOLD IS IN THE MIDDLE OF HARVEST. BUT HE'S ALSO DOING SOME FALL TILLAGE TO PREVENT PLANT ACRES.
HAN-A-WOLD SAYS HE GOT ALL OF HIS CORN PLANTED. HOWEVER SOYBEANS WERE A STRUGGLE THIS YEAR. MOVING OVER TO WESTERN ILLINOIS,MATT SWANSON SAYS HE'S EXPERIENCED SOME LITTLE BREAKDOWNS THIS GROWING SEASON, BUT HE'S BACK HARVESTING AGAIN. HE SAID SO FAR, HE'S EXPERIENCING RECORD CORN AND NEAR RECORD SOYBEAN YIELDS-BETTER THAN HE EXPECTED FOR HIS AREA.
ACCORDING TO USDA'S LAST CROP PROGRESS REPORT, 56 PERCENT OF ILLINOIS' CORN IS RATED GOOD TO
EXCELLENT.
WELL COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE FORECAST FOR THE NATION AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WEEK CLINTON IT'S PEANUT HARVEST IN NEW MEXICO.
Betsy Jibben: Peanut farmers in New Mexico to have positive outcome this harvest season:
AND THIS YEAR, GROWERS MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK ON THE FUTURE.
 "THE GROWING SEASON WENT REALLY WELL. I CAN SEE THE SMILING FACE ON THE GROWERS,"
PUPPALA SAYS GROWING CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC THIS YEAR COMPARED TO THE LAST TWO
SEASONS.
AND THAT'S ALL BECAUSE OF RAIN.
"THE LAST 2 YEARS WE RECEIVED LESS THAN HALF OF USUAL RAINFALL WHICH IS 18 INCHES. THIS YEAR WE HAD ABOUT 22 INCHES OF RAINFALL TO THE END OF SEPT,"
EVEN BETWEEN THE PROCESS OF DIGGING, LAYING THE CROP TO DRY, AND HARVESTING WITH A COMBINE, PUPPALA SAYS PRODUCERS HAVE NOT SEEN MANY HARVEST DELAYS.
"50-PERCENT OF AREA PEANUTS ARE DUG. WITH GOOD SUNSHINE. I DON'T SEE ANY PROBLEMS WITH HARVEST AT THIS POINT,"
EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE FEWER ACRES IN THE GROUND, THE ECNOMIC IMPACT OF PEANUTS ON THE STATE REMIANS HIGH.
 "I CAN SAY THIS YEAR, ROUGHLY 12-20 THOUSAND ACRES OF PEANUTS ARE GROWN AND WORTH 40-50 MILLION DOLLARS,"
A HARVEST BRINGING NOT JUST ADIFFERENT OUTLOOK BUT A DIFFERENT OUTCOME IN 2015
REPORTING FOR AGDAY, I'M BETSY JIBBEN.
Commercial outro:
COMING UP, MACHINERY PETE IS HERE.
AND ONE FAMILY IS USING GRIEF FROM AN ON-FARM ACCIDENT AND TURNING IT INTO A LEARNING TOOL FOR OTHERS.
(WINFIELD IS YOUR TRUSTED AGRONOMIC AND BUSINESS PARTNER WITH THE EXPERTISE, PRODUCTS
AND INSIGHTS TO HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS, FROM PLANNING TO HARVEST, IN TODAY'S
COMPLEX AGRIBUSINESS ENVIRONMENT)
From the Agribusiness Desk:
IN AGRIBUSINESS-LET'S SEE HOW THE MARKETS CLOSED FOR THE WEEK.
FOR THAT, WE'LL HEAD TO THE CME FLOOR IN CHICAGO. NOTHING REALLY DRAMATIC THOUGH. WE'RE STILL WE STILL HAVE RESISTANCE AT 9 DOLLARS IN SOYBEANS AND WE HAVE RESISTANCE IN CORN AT 4 DOLLARS.
WE'LL SEE MONDAY ONCE WE GET A CHANCE TO REALLY DRILL DOWN THROUGH THESE NUMBERS AND DIGEST THROUGH THE WEEK HOW WE MOVE. THE WHEAT HELD UP REASONABLY WELL BUT WHEAT HAS BEEN ON A 70 CENT TERROR LATELY. WE'LL SEE IF THAT CONTINUES TO GO. NOTHING REALLY THAT SURPRISING BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT LOOKS LIKE WE MAY BE RANGE BOUND FOR ANOTHER MONTH. WE HAVE ANOTHER USDA REPORT IN A MONTH AND WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS THEN. A NICE RALLY IN FATS AND FEEDERS WE'RE HEARING 115S AND 118S AND 120S TRADING. WE'LL SEE IF THAT HOLDS TRUE. BUT A NICE LITTLE BOUNCE IN THE CASH MARKET. WE JUST CAME OFF A JUNE HIGH OF A 52 DOLLAR BREAK IN FEEDERS A 32 DOLLAR BREAK IN FATS. WE NEED TO GET MORE OF A RELIEF RALLY. WE'LL SEE IF THAT CAN UNFOLD. FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME THIS IS CHRIS ROBINSON.
BRIAN ROACH IS OUR GUEST HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TODAY ROACH AG MARKETING.
BRIAN, LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS REPORT, I GUESS YOU WANT TO SAY IT PASSED US ALREADY. WHAT NOW?
WHAT ARE WE WATCHING NOW AS WE HEAD INTO HARVEST? HARVEST IS WRAPPING UP OR GETTING HALFWAY DONE. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE. WE HAVE QUITE A BIT OF CORN LEFT TO HARVEST. WHERE IT'S GOING TO COME FROM WITH THE BIGGER STATES WITH LARGER YIELDS. AND SO TODAY WE GOT BIGGER YIELDS FROM USDA ON CORN AND SOYBEANS AND SMALLER ON WHEAT. OUR NUMBERS ARE TELLING US THAT WE COULD SEE SLIGHTLY LARGER BEAN NUMBERS OR NOVEMBER OR THE FINAL IN JANUARY. THAT'S GOING TO PUT A LIMIT ON THE TOP SIDE OF PRICES THIS YEAR FOR THE BALANCE OF THE YEAR. AT THE SAME TIME IN THE BEAN MARKET, EXPORT DEMAND WAS PUSHED DOWN 15 MILLION BUSHELS OFFSET BY A 10 MILLION BUSHEL INCREASE. SO THE PROBLEM WITH BEANS IS THAT WE STILL HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT IN THE PIPELINE FROM LAST YEAR. WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD CROP THIS YEAR WITH ENDING STOCKS STILL WAY OVER 400 MILLION BUSHELS. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME WE HAD STOCKS OVER 400 MILLION BUSHELS. BY THE TIME THE SUMMER ENDED, WE HAD IT AT 200 OR REAL CLOSE TO 200. THIS YEAR DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THAT AT ALL. THAT'S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PICTURE. YOU KNOW, ON THE CORN SIDE, CORN YIELDS ARE GOOD.
BUT BOTH CORN AND SOYBEANS SAW SMALLER ACRES. THAT KIND OF TIED DOWN THE PRODUCTION NUMBERS ENOUGH NOT TO GIVE US MUCH BEARISH NEWS. WHEN WE FINISH FIVE LOWER ON CORN, AND 8 OR 9 HIGHER ON BEANS. I THINK WE TRADE OFF WHAT COMES OFF THE COMBINE AFTER A WHILE. WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE IS FOR PRODUCERS TO PUT THE CROP AWAY AND LET THE DEMAND BEGIN TO PULL ON BIDS BUT REALLY PRODUCERS OUT TO SIT TIGHT HERE. SIT, WAIT, MAYBE THERE'S OPPORTUNITY TO COME. WELL I THINK THAT YOU KNOW, ONCE YOU PUT THE CROP AWAY, THE DEMAND BEGINS TO WEIGH ON THE END USERS AND THEY WILL HAVE TO COME FOR THE CORN HARDER THAN THE BEANS THIS YEAR I WOULD IMAGINE. WE ALSO ON THE WINTER TIME START TO TRADE TO SOUTH AMERICA. WE HAVE A BIG CROP THERE. IT JUST GOT STARTED. ALRIGHT THANKS BRIAN. I APPRECIATE IT. WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MOMENT. (AGDAY -BROUGHT TO YOU BY BASF. GROW SMART WITH BASF AND GET THE MOST ACRE AFTER ACRE SEASON AFTER SEASON)

National weather:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY CINDI CLAWSON IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN AGAIN TODAY, CINDI STARTING THE WEEK OUT HERE WE KNOW SOME PLACES NEED SOME RAIN BUT THERE ARE SOME PLACES THAT DON'T.
YEAH OBVIOUSLY THE SOUTHEAST IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT DOES NOT NEED RAIN RIGHT NOW. ESPECIALLY IN SOME LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY IN SOUTH CAROLINA. BUT SOME AREAS STILL DO. AND THAT INCLUDES THE AREA AROUND THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL GULF COAST, WHERE WE'VE ACTUALLY SEEN DRIER CONDITIONS OVER THE PAST WEEK, SO WE'VE SEEN DETERIORATE ON THE LATEST U-S DROUGHT MONITOR. OBVIOUSLY OUT WEST IT'S BEEN A PROBLEM, CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM AND THERE'S BEEN VERY LITTLE CHANGE IN THE LAST WEEK. NOW WHAT CAN WE EXPECT AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WEEK? WELL, WE'VE GOT A LITTLE TROPH HERE IN THE UPPER MIDWEST AND THAT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE TO THE EAST SO LOOK FOR SOME SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPS FOR THE EASTERN OR NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE UNITED STATES WHILE WE'RE GOING TO BE VERY, VERY WARM OUT IN THE WEST AND OVERALL I THINK WE'LL EVEN OUT TO NEAR NORMAL IN THE NORTHEAST BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE SOME FAIRLY WARM TEMPS ESPECIALLY IN THE SOURHTWESTERN UNITED STATES. AND FOR AS A WHOLE, WE ARE LOOKING AT A FAIRLY NORMAL CONDITIONS IF NOT SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL ESPECIALLY UP IN HE NORTHEAST BUT IT'S GOING TO BE VERY WARM FOR A LOT OF FOLKS IN THE WESTERN PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOUTHWESTERN PARTS BUT A LOT OF THE COUNTRIES GOING TO BE EXPERIENCING WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPS. AS FAR AS PRECIP IS CONCERNED, FAIRLY DRY CONDITIONS, SO IF YOU STILL HAVE SOME HARVEST TO DO , IT REALLY DOESN'T LOOK THAT BAD THIS WEEK. WE MIGHT HAVE A COUPLE PLACES OF RAIN HERE OR THERE, BUT BELOW NORMAL PRECIP IN  THE SOUTHEAST, THE GULF COAST STATES ALL THE WAY UP IN THE NORTERN PLAINS. THE PLACES WHERE WE ARE EXPERIENCING PRECIPITATION WOULD BE DOWN IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA, THE SOUTHERN SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES AND EXTREME PACIFIC NORTHWEST. AS WE HEAD A LITTLE FURTHER INTO THE FUTURE HERE IS A LOOK AT THE 30 DAY TEMPS. ON THE WARM SIDE PRETTY MUCH ACROSS THE ENTIRE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES AN AND IN THE WEST, A LITTLE COOL FOR FOLKS IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA MUCH OF TEXAS AND INTO NEW MEXICO AS WELL. AS FAR AS PRECIPITATION IS CONCERNED OVER THE NEXT 30 DAYS WE ARE EXPECTING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF DRY SIDE IN THE GREAT LAKES AND UP INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST WE EXPECT WETTER THAN NORMAL IN PARTS OF THE MID ATLANTIC AS WELL AS THE WESTERN GULF COAST STATES ALL THE WAY OVER TO THE 4-CORNERS REGION. THAT'S A LOOK AT THE NATIONAL FORECAST.
Regional forecast:
 NOW LET'S CHECK OUT THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE. REGION , WYOMING, SUNNY AND MUCH COOLER WITH A HIGH OF 68. MOUNT PLEASANT MICHIGAN, PARTLY CLOUDY A COUPLE SHOWERS POSSIBLE WITH A HIGH OF 71 AND GREENVILLE, ALABAMA, LOTS OF SUNSHINE WITH A HIGH OF 82 DEGREES>
AFTER THE BREAK IT'S ADVICE FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS FROM MACHINERY PETE.
HE SAYS THE OLD ADAGE IS TRUE...TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
AND LATER, THIS TEXAS FAMILY IS STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF SILO SAFETY AFTER LOSING A FAMILY MEMBER TO TRAGEDY. THE HEART FELT REMINDER, TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY.
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Machinery Pete:
MACHINERY PETE BACK IN THE SADDLE THIS MONDAY MORNING.
TODAY HE'S TALKING GRAVITY WAGONS AND WHY SOMETIMES TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
LOOKING TO BUY A NICE USED GRAVITY WAGON? WELL, IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUY RIGHT NOW, I THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY A LITTLE MORE MONEY FOR IT. STICK AROUND AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT IT. IT'S NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU SELL, FOLKS. A LOT OF THE TIME IT'S WHEN YOU SELL IT. NOW LAST THURSDAY, OCT. 8, I COVERED A FARM RETIREMENT AUCTION IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA, THAT HAD THIS PAIR OF VERY NICE CONDITION RENT 640 GRAVITY WAGONS UP FOR SALE. NOW THE GRAVITY WAGON MARKET ON THE USED SIDE HAS BEEN A LITTLE SOFT LAST 18 MONTHS AND THE AVERAGE AUCTION PRICE ON THE LAST SEVEN BRENT 640S THAT I HAVE SEEN SOLD CAME OUT TO $9,207 AND THE NICEST ONES USUALLY STOP BEING IN THAT $10,500 RANGE. WELL, THIS PAIR, ACTUALLY ONE FOR $12,250 SAME BUYER TOOK BOTH, NOW $12,250 IS ACTUALLY TIED FOR THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE I'VE EVER SEEN ON A BRENT 640. NOW WHEN DO YOU SUPPOSE THE RECORD SETTER WAS SOLD? YEP, RIGHT IN THE FALL. IT WAS ON A SALE LAST SEPT. 17, A 2014 FARM AUCTION NORTH WEST ILLINOIS--HERE'S A PICTURE OF IT. IT WENT FOR $13,750. SO AGAIN, WHEN YOU CAN BUY A WAGON LIKE THIS AND TAKE IT RIGHT INTO THE FIELD THIS TIME OF YEAR TENDS TO SELL FOR MORE MONEY. NOW REMEMBER, FOLKS, WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING AND VALUING YOUR NEXT PIECE OF USED FARM EQUIPMENT, CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT MACHINERY PETE.COM AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GRAVITY WAGON OR A GRAIN CART RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE GOT OVER 1400 LISTED FOR SALE FOR YOU TO LOOK AT.
Commercial outro:
THANKS GREG.
ALRIGHT WHEN WE COME BACK, AN IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT BEING SAFE IN THE SILO THIS
HARVEST SEASON.
Teaser:
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In the Country:
ACCIDENTS HAPPEN IN AN INSTANT. BEING PREPARED CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
LIFE AND DEATH.
A NORTH TEXAS FAMILY IS HELPING OTHERS BE READY IN HOPES THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS TO GRIEVE AS THEY HAVE.
PAUL CHELIUS DIED WHEN HE WAS 32. FIREFIGHTERS IN LAMAR COUNTY WORKED FOR 20 HOURS TO SAVE THE YOUNG MAN'S LIFE.
HE ENTERED A GRAIN BIN OF SOYBEANS AND NEVER CAME OUT.
PAUL'S FAMILY RECENTLY GATHERED WITH AREA FIREMEN TO REMEMBER HIS LIFE AND TO HOPEFULLY PREVENT SUCH A TRAGEDY IN THE FUTURE.

"WE WANTED PAUL'S PASSING TO MEAN SOMETHING. THIS IS A WAY FOR PAUL'S MEMORY TO GO ON FOREVER. IT'S IMPORTANT THAT ANOTHER
MOM, ANOTHER WIFE, ANOTHER CHILD DOESN'T HAVE TO LOSE THEIR HUSBAND, THEIR DAD, THEIR SON WHEN POSSIBLY THEY COULD BE
HELPED."
HIS MOTHER HAS WORKED WITH THE LAMAR COUNTY FARM BUREAU AND THE LOCAL TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE, AS WELL AS
WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, TO RAISE OVER $8,000 TO BUY RESCUE TUBES AND AUGERS FOR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
THE FIRST RESPONDERS ON SCENE THAT NIGHT DIDN'T HAVE A RESCUE TUBE AVAILABLE. IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER OR NOT HAVING THAT EQUIPMENT
WOULD HAVE MEANT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH.
JOAN MOORE
"AT LEAST NOW, IF IT EVER HAPPENS AGAIN, OUR FIREMEN, OUR RESCUE TEAMS, THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. THEY HAVE A
CHANCE. WE DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE THEN."
NOT ONLY DID THE GROUP PURCHASE A RESCUE TUBE AND AUGER FOR THE PARIS FIRE DEPARTMENT. THEY ALSO HOSTED A TRAINING DAY,
COMPLETE WITH GRAIN SAFETY WORKSHOPS, DISCUSSION ON POTENTIAL DANGERS AND AN OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION OF HOW THE RESCUE TUBE
WORKS.
THE IDEA WAS THE BRAINCHILD OF PAUL BAYER AND HIS WIFE, LIZ.
"FOR $4,000, WE CAN SAVE A LIFE. WE HOPE WE NEVER NEED IT. WE HOPE WITH THIS TRAINING, IT WILL BYPASS THE NEED FOR IT."
ALTHOUGH THE GROUP HAS ALREADY PURCHASED ONE TUBE, THEIR HOPE IS TO PURCHASE TUBES AND GRAIN BIN RESCUE EQUIPMENT FOR FIRE
DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE AREA. THAT WAY EVERY DEPARTMENT HAS ACCESS TO ONE WHEN THEY NEED IT.
"NOBODY DESERVES TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH. IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS MORE THAN YOU THINK. WE DON'T HEAR ABOUT IT A
LOT. IF IT SAVES ONE PERSON, THEN IT'S WORTH IT,"
THE PAIN OF PAUL'S DEATH AND TRAGEDY IS STILL FRESH IN THIS NORTHEAST TEXAS COMMUNITY. BUT FAMILY AND LOCAL LEADERS HOPE
THAT THROUGH ALL THIS, THEY CAN IMPROVE SAFETY ON THE FARM, AND PREVENT ANOTHER FAMILY FROM EXPERIENCING THE ANGUISH OF A TRAGIC
LOSS.
Closing:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

FOR CINDI CLAWSON AND BETSY JIBBEN I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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Teaser:
IM CLINTON GRIFFITHS.
TUESDAY ON AGDAY WE'LL SEE HOW CROPS AND HARVEST ARE PROGRESSING.
PLUS A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WHEAT PICTURE FROM A NORTHWEST PERSPECTIVE.
AND CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION AROUND A SURPRISE RULING ON THE EPA'S WATERS OF THE U.S.
JOIN ME WEEKDAYS FOR AGDAY.

 

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