AgDay Daily Recap -Oct. 9, 2015

October 9, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
Oct. 9, 2015

Opening:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY -   THE PUSH IS ON TO PASS THE TRANS PACIFIC  PARTNERSHIP...NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL   IMPACT.
PLUS, THE RACE FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE HEATS  UP...
IN TODAY PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING...SORTING OUT  CATTLE MARKETS.
AND THIS VIRGINIA FARMER IS A STRONG BELIEVER IN  SUSTAINABILITY HE CAN BUILD ON...LONGEVITY FROM  THE SOIL UP.
AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG  LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
TPP:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.
IN 2014--NEARLY HALF OF ALL U.S. AG EXPORTS WERE  SHIPPED TO THE COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN THE NEWLY  COMPLETED TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP.
USDA SAYS SHIPMENTS TO THOSE 11 COUNTRIES  ADDED 63 BILLION DOLLARS TO THE U.S. ECONOMY.
THE INFORMATION PART OF NEW FACT SHEETS ROLLING  OUT FROM WASHINGTON AS LEADERS PUSH FOR FINAL  APPROVAL.
USDA ROLLING OUT A SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS  SHOWING HOW THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP CAN   BOOST THE U.S. AG INDUSTRY. 
USDA'S FOREIGN AG SERVICE MADE THE IMAGES WHICH  GRAPHICALLY DEPICT HOW EACH STATE AND  INDIVIDUAL COMMODITIES CAN BENEFIT FROM  INCREASED AGRICULTURAL TRADE.
THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE SAYS THE  DEAL WILL CUT 18-THOUSAND SEPARATE TAXES ON   AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS. 
THE BIGGEST ECONOMY LEFT OUT OF THE DEAL IS  CHINA. 
THE US DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS THE TPP IS  "NOT DESIGNED TO ENCIRCLE CHINA". 
"TO THE CONTRARY, IF CHINA IS INTERESTED IN PURSUING MEMBERSHIP  AND IF IT IS ABLE TO MEET THE STANDARDS, WE WOULD WELCOME THAT.  AND INDEED, MORE BROADLY, AS I SAID, WE WELCOME CHINA'S  EMERGENCE AND SUCCESS. AND PARTICULARLY, WITH REGARD TO CHINA'S  ECONOMY, SO MANY OF US ARE SO INTERTWINED THAT IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, TO YOUR BENEFIT THAT CHINA SUCCEED AND PROSPER. AND SO,  IF TPP (TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP) IS A VEHICLE FOR FURTHERING THAT,  
AND FURTHERING THE INTEGRATION OF THE COUNTRIES IN THIS REGION, WEWOULD WELCOME THAT." 
GETTING THE DEAL APPROVED HERE AT HOME APPEARS  TO THE BIGGER HURDLE. 
SEVERAL PROMINENT LEADERS INCLUDING FORMER  SECRETARY OF STATE OF HILLARY CLINTON NOW   STANDING IN OPPOSION TO TPP.  CONGRESSMAN KEVIN MCCARTHY, A REPUBLICAN FROM  CALIFORNIA, IS DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE FOR  SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. 
THIS HAPPENED JUST MINUTES BEFORE THE ELECTION,  PROMPTING OUTGOING SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER TO  POSTPONE ELECTIONS.
MCCARTHY SAID HE DIDN'T WANT TO WIN THE JOB BY  JUST SQUEAKING BY WITH ENOUGH VOTES, ADDING THE  G-O-P NEEDS A NEW FACE.
MCCARTHY PLANS TO KEEP HIS POST AS MAJORITY  LEADER.
AS WE REPORTED EARLIER THIS WEEK, MCCARTHY  SERVED ON THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE AND   REPRESENTS A LARGE AG DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA.  
New dietary guidelines look to include sustainability:
ALSO IN WASHINGTON, THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE  HOLDING A HEARING ON DIETARY GUIDELINES. 
THE NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS SCHEDULED TO BE  RELEASED BY THE END OF 2015. 
DURING THE HEARING, THE GOVERNMENT'S 2015 DIETARY  GUIDELINES CAME UNDER ATTACK FROM CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS,  REPUBLICANS AND THE MEDIA. 
THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TAKING HEAT FOR  INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS BEYOND NUTRITION--  INCLUDING SUSTAINABILITY...WHICH SECRETARY  VILSACK INDICATES WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE  FINAL VERSION  LEADING SOME COMMITTEE MEMBERS LIKE MINNESOTA  DEMOCRAT COLIN PETERSON TO QUESTIONING THE  GUIDELINES CREDIBILITY.  
HE SAYS THERE SEEMS TO BE MORE FOCUS ON  IDEOLOGY AND MARKETING FOOD PRODUCTS THAN   PROVIDING CLEAR NUTRITION ADVICE TO THE GENERAL  PUBLIC.  
Cindi Clawson for Crop Watch:
WHILE THE CAROLINA'S ARE DEALING WITH FLOODING  AND STORM DAMAGE, OTHER PARTS OF THE EAST COAST WERE SPARED.  CINDI CLAWSON EXPLAINS IN THIS MORNING'S  CROPWATCH. 
HELLO CLINTON.
ITS TRUE HURRICANE JOAQUIN DID NOT FIND ITS WAY  TO THE EASTERN SHORE.  FARMERS SAY CROPS ARE NOW DRYING OUT AND  APPEAR TO HAVE SURVIVED LAST WEEK'S NOR'EASTER. 
USDA SAYS NEARLY HALF OF MARYLAND'S CORN CROP  WAS HARVEST BEFORE LAST WEEK'S RAIN. 
80 PERCENT IS LISTED IN GOOD CONDITION. 
AND WE GOT THIS VIDEO FROM DOUG WHITNEY IN  
ROSWELL NEW MEXICO. 
HE SAYS THIS WAS THE SCENE DURING THE DAIRY  
JUDGING AT THE EASTERN NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR IN  
ROSWELL WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
THE AREA GOT SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN THIS WEEK  
AND MORE IS IN THE FORECAST.  
MOST NEW ALFALFA IS PLANTED AND SOME BARLEY -  
ALL ARE DOING WONDERFUL HE SAYS. 
BUT, THERE IS STILL CORN FOR SILAGE STANDING AND  
THAT'S GETTING TO BE A REAL CONCERN! 
THANKS CINDY. 
TWO EASTERN OREGON RANCHERS ARE HEADED TO  
PRISON. 
A RESULT OF A 2012 CONVICTION FOR COMMITTING  
ARSON ON PUBLIC LAND. 
ACCORDING TO THE PORTLAND OREGONIAN, THE  
RANCHERS ARE SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON  
FOR BURING ABOUT 140 ACRES OF BLM LAND NEAR  
DIAMOND OREGON. 
THE REPORT SAYS THE RANCHERS CLAIM THEY WERE  
ATTEMPTING TO DO A PRESCRIBED BURN WHEN IT  
SPREAD TO FEDERAL LAND. 
THE GOVERNMENT'S ACCOUNT SAYS THE MEN WERE  
TRYING TO HIDE EVIDENCE OF ILLEGAL GAME HUNTING. 
THE HEAVY SENTENCE FOLLOWS AN ANTI-TERRORISM  
ACT FROM 1996..WHICH SETS A MINIMUM OF FIVE  
YEARS. 
THE OREGON FARM BUREAU IS SUPPORTING THE MEN  
AND SAYS RANCHERS SHOULDN'T BE TREATED LIKE  
TERROISTS. 
THE U.S. ATTORNEY PROSECUTING THE DUO ARGUED  
FOR THE MANDATORY FIVE-YEAR SENTENCE.  
HE SAYS QUOTE, "THESE GRAZING LEASES DON'T GIVE  
THEM THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE THESE LANDS."  
"IT DOESN'T GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO BURN THE  
PROPERTY. IT'S NOT THEIRS." 
THE U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION, SAYS AUGUST  
BEEF AND PORK SHIPMENTS REMAINED BELOW LAST  
YEAR. 
BEEF EXPORTS IN AUGUST TOTALING JUST OVER 84- 
THOUSAND (84,167) METRIC TONS. 
THAT DOWN ALMOST 20 PERCENT (18) COMPARED TO A  
YEAR AGO....THE VALUE OF THAT PRODUCT ALSO DOWN  
NOW AT ITS LOWEST POINT IN 18 MONTHS. 
ON THE YEAR BEEF EXPORTS ARE OFF 11 PERCENT. 
ON THE PORK SIDE, AUGUST SHIPMENTS TOTALING  
NEARLY 161-THOUSAND (160,719) METRIC TONS.  
THAT'S ONLY DOWN 1 PERCENT COMPARED TO AUGUST  
LAST YEAR. 
VALUES HOWEVER HITTING THE LOWEST POINT IN 4  
YEARS. 
MEANWHILE, DESPITE A COUPLE BETTER DAYS OF  
TRADE IN CHICAGO, RECENT LOSSES AT U-S  
FEEDYARDS CREATING TURMOIL. 
OUR REPORTING PARTNERS AT BEEF TODAY SAYING  
SOME YARDS ARE NOW ON THE BRINK OF FINANCIAL  
COLLAPSE.  
THE LATEST STERLING PROFIT TRACKER SHOWS  
LOSSES AVERAGING 550 DOLLAR PER HEAD. 
THAT'S A 200 DOLLAR INCREASE FROM JUST LAST WEEK.  
THE TRACKER SAYS CASH FED CATTLE PRICES  
AVERAGED 117 DOLLARS LAST WEEK. 
UP NEXT WE'LL DIG INTO THE CATTLE SITUATION WITH  
THE CREW OVER AT PROFARMER. 
AND LATER, WE'RE OFF TO VIRGINIA TO SEE HOW ONE  
FARMER IS PASSIONATELY PRESERVING HIS FARM FOR  
THE FUTURE....AND HES DOING IT BY FOCUSING ON THE  
SOIL. 
(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) 
 
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IN AGRIBUSINESS GRAINS SPENDING THRUSDAY  
TRADING LOWER. LIVESTOCK SEEING A BIT OF GREEN. 
LETS SEE HOW THINGS CLOSED ON THE FLOOR OF THE  
CME. 
LETS START LOOKING AT THAT CORN MARKET. CORN TESTING
 THE 200 DAY MOVING AVERAGE YESTERDAY AT 3.98. BUT WASN'T
 ABLE TO BREAK OUT ABOVE. IF THE BULLS ARE ABLE TO GET IT
 CLOSED ABOVE THAT TOMORROW WE COULD RUN TOWARD 4.08.
THAT'S THE NEXT LINE IN THE SAND WE'RE LOOKING AT. THE
 SOYBEAN MARKET KIND OF THE SAME THING. LOOKING AT A
 COUPLE KEY MOVING AVERAGES. THE 50 DAY COMING IN AT
8.96 AND THREE QUARTERS IF YOU RECALL. WE FAILED AGAINST
THAT YESTERDAY WHICH INVITED SOME SELLERS TO COME INTO
THE MARKET AND TAKE SOME PROFIT TAKING. LONG LIQUIDATIONS
IS OFTEN REFERRED TO. IF WE ARE ABLE TO BREAK OUT ABOVE T
HAT AFTER TOMORROWS REPORT. 9.27 REALLY NOT MUCH IN THE
 WAY IN BETWEEN HERE AND THERE. WHEAT A LITTLE BIT
DIFFERENT BEAST HERE. 200 DAY FAILED YESTERDAY I
PROBABLY SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD AS I DID WITH
THE CORN AND SOYBEANS AS WELL. THAT CAME IN AT 5.32
TESTING THE 100 DAY TODAY AT 5.21 BUT FAILED TO BREAK
OUT AND AGAIN WE SAW LONG LIQUIDATION AND PROFIT TAKING
AHEAD OF TOMORROWS USDA REPORT. SUPPORT COMES IN AT A
 POCKET AT THE 20 AND 50 DAY MOVING DAY BETWEEN 4.99 AND 5.03. 
THE DECEMBER FUTURES FOR LIVE CATTLE REALLY LOOKING FOR A RUN TO
1.39 AND 1.42 TO START STEPPING IN ON A LITTLE BIT HEAVIER OF A
SIDE. ON THE FEEDER CATTLE 1.90 TO 192 THAT'S FOR THE NOVEMBER
CONTRACT. SO THOSE ARE WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT AND OFTEN TIMES THIS MARKET
 DOESN'T BOTTOM ON A V RECOVERY. YOU'RE GOING TO SEE OTHER
RETESTS OF THAT. SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ANTICIPATING. THIS HAS
BEEN OLIVER SLOUP WITH IITRADER FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME.
IT'S BEEN A ROCKY ROAD LATELY FOR CATTLE  
MARKETS. 
THE CREW OVER AT PROFARMER ARE TAKING A CLOSER  
LOOK AT WHERE WE'VE BEEN AND WHERE TRADE MAY  
BE HEADED--IN THIS WEEK'S PROFIT BRIEFING. 
USDA IS GOING TO DELIVER SOME IMPORTANT CROP PRODUCTION SUPPLY
 AND DEMAND REPORTS THIS MORNING, BUT BRIAN WE HAVE GOT TO TAKE
 A STEP BACK, AWAY FROM THE GRAINS AND LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON
IN THIS CATTLE MARKET AND WE NEED TO TALK HOGS AS WELL, BUT BEFORE
 WE TALK ABOUT TOTAL IMPACTS, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE GOT
 HERE. WHAT CAUSED THIS WASH OUT?> WELL, DEMAND CONCERNS AND
KEEP IN MIND THIS IS A BIGGER WASH OUT PERCENTAGE WISE THAN WHAT
 WE SAW POST BSE, SO JUST A HISTORIC PRICE PLUNGE HERE IN THE
CATTLE MARKET, BUT THOSE DEMAND CONCERNS KIND OF BUILT ON THEMSELVES,
 EVERYBODY RUSH FOR THE EXITS AND THEN YOU KNOW, WE WOUND UP
WITH A MARKET THAT'S GREATLY UNDERVALUED.> OK, LET'S PUT SOME
NUMBERS ON IT. I MEAN WE HAVE GOT, WE SAW SOME CASH CATTLE
 TRADE UNDER $120 PER HUNDRED WEIGHT, THAT WAS OFF THE HIGHS
 THAT WERE OVER $170 PER HUNDRED WEIGHT A YEAR AGO AT ABOUT
 THIS TIME. IT IS RATHER HISTORIC AND FOR SOME OF THESE
OPERATORS IT'S CATASTROPHIC.> WE ARE SEEING MARGINS RIGHT
 NOW, FEEDLOT MARGINS THAT ARE SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE RED
AND YOU KNOW WE HAVE GOT TO GET THROUGH THOSE. 
I KNOW THEY HELD ON THINKING THAT A RECOVERY WAS
COMING AT SOME POINT IN TIME, BUT WE HAVE TO FLUSH
THROUGH ALL THOSE ANIMALS BEFORE THE MARKET CAN RECOVER.>
OK, NOW LET'S LOOK A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN THE LINE,
THESE FEED LOT LOSSES THAT ARE MOUNTING RIGHT NOW ON
CATTLE THAT ARE COMING TO MARKET. IT'S GOT TO CHANGE
THEIR ATTITUDE WHEN IT COMES TO FILLING THE FEED LOT
BACK UP.> IT SURE DOES AND YOU KNOW WHEN WE LOOK AT
 FEEDER CATTLE PRICES IN RELATION TO FAT CATTLE PRICES,
STILL INDICATES THAT THE FEEDERS NEED TO COME DOWN SOME
 MORE TO GIVE THEM INCENTIVE TO PUT MORE ANIMALS BACK
INTO FEEDLOTS.> RIGHT, YEAH THE  CALVES THAT ARE GOING
INTO THE FEEDLOT ARE CARRYING A BREAK-EVEN OF $140
IN THE CASH AND WE HAVE GOT TO DO SOMETHING, EITHER
 WE NEED TO SEE THAT FAT CATTLE PRICE MOVE UP OR
THE FEEDER CATTLE PRICE TO MOVE DOWN. AND OF COURSE
 IF THE FEEDER CATTLE PRICES COMES DOWN, IT IMPACTS
OUR COW, CALF PRODUCERS.> IT SURE DOES AND YOU KNOW
, IT'S JUST KIND OF LIKE A VICIOUS CYCLE RIGHT NOW.
  WHEREEVERYTHING; WE JUST NEED TO HIT THE RESET BUTTON,
 GET THINGS BACK TO WHERE WE CAN SAY OK EVERYTHING IS GOOD AGAIN.
 WE ARE MAKING MONEY ON ALL THE SIDES OF THINGS AND GET PASSED THIS
 WASH OUT.> AND MAY BE NUMBER 1 IN HITTING THE RESET BUTTON AT THE
FEED YARD LEVEL IS WE GOT SOME ELEPHANTS OUT THERE IN THE FEED LOTS
 THAT NEED TO GET CLEANED UP. > YEAH, THEY JUST HELD THEM BACK TO
LONG IN ANTICIPATION THAT SOMETHING BETTER WOULD COME NEXT WEEK,
WELL NEXT WEEK TURNED INTO NEXT MONTH AND NEXT MONTH TURNED INTO
TWO MONTHS AND SO ON AND THEY JUST GOT TOO HEFTY. WE NEED TO GET
THOSE HEAVY CARCASSES OUT OF THE FEEDLOTS, PROCESS THROUGH,
SWALLOW THE PILL AND GO ON.> YEAH, EXACTLY. NOW THE IMPACT
ON THE HOG MARKET--HOGS HAVE BEEN PERFORMING FAIRLY WELL. >
 RIGHT AND THE DEMAND CONCERNS ON THE BEEF SIDE OF THINGS
HAVE TURNED INTO A GREAT THING FOR PORK. WE ARE SEEING MORE
 DEMAND THERE. TAKING AWAY MARKET SHARE FROM BEEF THROUGH
THE GROWING SEASON, WHICH IS VERY UNUSUAL AND NOW WE ARE TO
THE POINT, WHERE THE HOG MARKET IS OUT PERFORMING AND HAS
BOTH ON THE CASH SIDE OF THINGS, THE PRODUCT SIDE OF THINGS
 AND IN THE FUTURES, SO THAT MARKET IS PROBABLY ABOUT READY
 TO RUN OUT OF STEAM I WOULD GUESS AND NOW BECOMES A HEDGERS
 MARKET, WHERE YOU ARE LOOKING TO HEDGE PRICE STRENGTH. >
YEAH, LET'S JUST GET SOME STABILITY IN HERE. HIT THAT RESET
BUTTON AND THEN LOOK FORWARD FROM THAT POINT. ALL RIGHT, FOR
 BRIAN GRADY AND ALL THE EDITORS AT PROFARMER HERE IN CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, I'M CHIP FLORY.
(AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY BASF. GROW SMART  
WITH BASF AND GET THE MOST ACRE AFTER ACRE  
SEASON AFTER SEASON) 
 
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<WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. CINDI CLAWSON FILLING IN  
AGAIN TODAY. CINDI LOOKING AT DROUGHT MONITOR  
THERE'S A FEW SPOTS THAT IMPROVED AND SOME  
THAT GOT A LITTLE WORSE. YEAH, ABSOPULTELY. THE  
IMPROVEMENT CAME IN THE SOUTHEAST BUT OF  
COURSE AT A PRICE. GETTING OUT OF DROUGHT WAS  
ABOUT THE ONLY POSITIVE THAT WE SAW OUT OF ALL  
THAT RAIN IN THE SOUTEHAST LAST WEEKENED. NOW  
AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE DROUGHT  MONITOR, WE DO SEE  
REALLY SOME AREAS THAT DID GET WORSE, AND THAT IS HERE IN EASTERN  
TEXAS, PARTS OF LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI AS WELL, REALLY NOT MUCH  
OF A DIFFERENCE AS WE LOOK OVER OUT IN THE WEST. NOW AS FAR AS  
FORECAST FOR TODAY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ONE MAIN FRONT AFFECTING  
FOLKS. LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT'S GOING TO BE SLIDING INTO NEW  
ENGLAND. AND THAT FRONT IS GOING TO BE BRINGING A LITTLE RAIN TO  
PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST. NOTICE THERE'S JUST NOT REALLY A TON OF   
MOISTURE WITH THIS. SO, IT SHOULDN'T BE TOO MUCH OF  PROBLEM FOR  
FOLKS  IN SOUTHEAST. THE HEAVIER RAIN WILL BE WITH THE ACTUAL RAIN.  
HIGH  PRESSURE SETTLES IN TO MUCH OF WEST AND  INTO THE CENTRAL  
UNITED STATES SO FOILS STILL HAVE ANY HARVEST TO DO, LOOKS LIKE  
YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME DECENT DRY WEATHER FOR A COUPLE OF  
DAYS TO GET THAT DONE. AS WE  HEAD THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AND  
SATURDAY HIGH PRESSURE GAIN CONTROLLING THE NATION'S MID SECTION  
THE WET WEATHER MAYBE DOWN IN FLORIDA. AND PARTS OF THE  
SOUTHEAST. ANOTHER FRONT APPROACHING IN THE NORTHWEST. HEADING  
THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY, PRETTY MUCH THOSE SAME AREAS, THE  
SOUTHEAST ESPECIALLY DOWN IN FLORIDA THE NORTHWEST GETTING A FAIR  
AMOUNT OF RAIN BUT A LOT OF DRY WEATHER IN  EH NATION'S MID  
SECTION. ALRIGHT AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE PRECIP OVER THE PAST 24  
HOURS, IT'S REALLY BEEN THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM GREAT LAKES  
HEADING INTO NORTHEAST, SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND THEN ESPECIALLY AS  
YOU GET DOWN INTO THE WESTERN PART OF TEXAS WHERE SOME HEAVY  
RAIN HAS FALLEN. THE NEXT 24 HOURS WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING  
THAT FRONT MAKE THAT EASTWARD PROGRESS WITH THE HEAVIEST RAIN  
NEAR THAT LOW PRESSURE CENTER AND ALSO DOWN IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA.  
AS FAR AS TEMPS ARE CONCERNED THAT FRONT HAS BROUGHT SOME  
COOLER AIR INTO PLACE. HIGHS IN  EH 50S IN CHICAGO ALL THE WAY UP  
THROUGH GREAT LAKES. IT STILL WARM AS YOU GET DOWN INTO THE GULF  
COAST WITH 70S AND EVEN INTO THE 80S COUPLE OF 90S DOWN IN THE  
SOUTWEST THOUGH. HEADING TO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS WE'LL SEE THOSE  
CHILLY TEMPS WITH LOWS IN THE 40S IN GREAT LAKES . EVEN SOME 70S  
ALONG SOUTHEASTERN TIERS A LOT OF 50S AND 60S OUT WEST. 70S IN  
THE SOUTHWEST AND TOMORROW WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS  IN 50S AND  
60S IN MUCH OF NORTHEAST. A LITTLE BIT COOLER UP IN MAIN. 70S AND  
80S ALONG GULF COAST AND A LOT OF 70S UP INTO THE NORTERN PLAINS.  
THAT'S A LOOK AT NATIONAL FORECAST. NOW LET'S CHECK OUT WEATHER  
WHERE YOU LIVE. SHELTON WASHINGTON COOLER WITH RAIN TODAY HIGH OF  
64 DEGREES. ATLANTIC IOWA, MOSTLY SUNNY AND COOLER WITH A HIGH  
OF F63 AND THEN PIKEVILLE, KENTUCKY SHOWERS AND STORMS, WITH A  
HIGH OF 75> 
STILL TO COME, A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER FOR  
SOYBEAN GROWERS IN A MAJOR PART OF BRAZIL. 
AND LATER, THIS VIRGINIA FARMER HAS DEFINED  
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FOR HIS FARM...AND IT  
STARTS IN THE SOIL. 

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FARMERS IN BRAZIL'S SECOND LARGEST SOYBEAN  
PRODUCING STATE NOW HAVE A LIMIT ON HOW MUCH  
THEY CAN PLANT.   
THE NEWS COMES FROM AGROSOUTH NEWS, SAYING  
AN ORDINANCE PASSED THIS WEEK BANS ANY FARMER  
IN THAT AREA FROM PLANTING A SECOND SOYBEAN  
CROP. 
THE GOAL IS TO CURB THE SPREAD OF ASIAN RUST IN  
THE COUNTRY. 
ANYONE WHO BREAKS THE LAW WILL FACE A FINE, AND  
REPEAT OFFENDERS COULD BE ASKED TO DESTROY  
THEIR ENTIRE CROP.  
SUGARCANE APHIDS FINDING THEIR WAY NORTH  
DURING THIS 2015 GROWING SEASON. 
THE PEST IMPACTING GRAIN SORGHUM GROWERS,  
CUTS INTO YIELDS AND LEAVES A STICKY RESIDUE THAT  
CAN CAUSE EQUIPMENT TO BREAK DOWN. 
A BREEDER FROM KANSAS STATE HAS DEVELOPED A  
SORGHUM VARIETY SHOWING RESISTANCE TO SUGAR  
CANE APHIDS AND HIGHER YIELDS.   
<LOOKING AT WHAT IS AT HAND RIGHT NOW, BOTH IN TERMS OF YIELD  
POTENTIAL, AS WELL AS ADDRESSING THIS KEY PROBLEM, IT LOOKS TO ME  
AS A BREEDER THAT THERE'S REALLY A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE  
DROUGHT TOLERANCE, SUGAR CANE APHID RESISTANCE DOESN'T SEEM TO  
BE MUCH OF A HEADACHE OF OUR GERM PLASM MATERIALS > 
HE SAYS IT'S STILL A COUPLE YEARS BEFORE THESE  
HYRBIDS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO GROWERS.  
ALRIGHT WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL MEET A VIRGINIA  
CATTLEMAN AND FARMER BUILDING A SYSTEM OF  
SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE GROUND UP. 


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(IN THE COUNTRY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ALL NEW  
KUBOTA SSV SERIES SKID STEERS. YOU ASKED FOR A  
QUALITY SKID STEER AND WE DELIVERED. VISIT YOUR  
LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER TO TEST DRIVE ONE TODAY) 
THE TERM SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE GETS USED A  
LOT THESE DAYS. 
AND THE ONE CONSTANT...SUSTAINABLE AG IS USED BY  
DIFFERENT PEOPLE FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES. 
 FOR ONE VIRGINIA FARMER, IT'S ALL ABOUT WORKING  
WITH THE LAND...AND BUILDING PROTECTING THE SOIL  
FOR THE FUTURE. 
MIKE PHILLIPS GREW UP ON HIS FAMILY'S FARM NEAR BROADWAY,  
VIRGINIA, AND SAW FIRST-HAND HOW SOIL EROSION COULD DEPLETE THE  
LAND.  
HE LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING THAT  
SOIL.  
NOW IN HIS 80S, HIS FATHER STILL CUTS THE GRASS TWO TO THREE TIMES A  
WEEK ON HIS JOHN DEERE TRACTOR.  
AND PHILLIPS HAS MADE A CAREER OF TEACHING AND MENTORING  
OTHERS HOW TO DEVELOP THEIR SOIL, WORKING WITH THE U.S.  
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S NATURAL RESOURCE AND CONSERVATION  
SERVICE.  
"EVERYTHING LIVING ON THIS FARM, BELOW GROUND AND ABOVE GROUND  
IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME."  
DEPENDING ON LOCATION AND NEED, PHILLIPS PLANTS A MIXTURE OF  
MULTIPLE PLANT SPECIES ON HIS LAND, FROM JUST A FEW TO AS MANY AS  
20. HIS CATTLE EAT IT AND RETAIN VERY LITTLE OF THE POTASH AND  
PHOSPHORUS IN THEIR SYSTEM. SO MOST OF THOSE NUTRIENTS ARE  
RETURNED TO THE SOIL WHICH IN TURN FEEDS THE SUB-SOIL BENEATH THE  
GROUND.    
HERE AS AN EXAMPLE HERE IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY MOST OF THE  
CROP LAND HERE HAS BEEN FARMED FOR WELL OVER 200 YEARS AND  
THERE HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF EROSION IN THE PAST SO  
SOME OF THE SOIL IS PRETTY DEGRADED.  SO WE DON'T WANT IT TO GET  
ANY WORSE THAN WHAT IT IS NOW. WE WANT TO IMPROVE THAT  
RESOURCE  
 PHILLIPS RAISES 80 BROOD COWS AND SEVERAL BULLS ON HIS 300 ACRE  
FARM. ROTATING THOSE ANIMALS FROM PASTURE TO PASTURE AND A  
VARIETY OF COVER CROPS FOR FORAGE ARE SOME OF HIS BEST TOOLS.    
THEN HERE'S ALFALFA. THEN YOU SEE MY SUMMER ANNUALS HERE.   
BASICALLY ALL THESE FIELDS ARE ROUGHLY THE SAME IN SIZE AND  
THEY'RE RECTANGULAR FIELDS.  THERE'S NO SHADE HERE SO WHEN I  
GRAZE THEM WHEN THEY GET HOT THEY'LL COME BACK IN FOR WATER."  
GUILLIAMS SAYS THERE ARE ECONOMICAL WAYS FOR FARMERS AND  
LANDOWNERS TO USE SUSTAINABLE TECHNIQUES. ONE WAY IS TO CUT  
DOWN ON TILLAGE OR CONVERT TO NO-TILL AGRICULTURE.  NO-TILL MEANS  
YOU'RE NOT PLOWING THE SOIL, YOU'RE PLANTING DIRECTLY INTO THE  
GROUND WITH A DRILL.  ANOTHER WAY TO GREATLY REDUCE EROSION IS TO  
PLANT COVER CROPS THAT CAN LATER BE HARVESTED FOR LIVESTOCK FEED  
OR JUST LEFT TO DEGRADE AND BREAK DOWN INTO THE SOIL.     
 SO WE NOW THROUGH THE NCRS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PLANT A  
MULTI SPECIES COVER CROP.  THROW A LEGUME INTO THAT MIXTURE OR  
INTO THAT SMALL GRAIN THAT YOU'VE NORMALLY BEEN PLANTING. 
 PHILLIPS SAYS NURTURING THE SOIL IS NOTHING NEW.  THOMAS  
JEFFERSON AND GEORGE WASHINGTON PLANTED BUCKWHEAT FOR WEED  
CONTROL. SO HE'S CARRYING ON A LONG TRADITION OF BEING PASSIONATE  
ABOUT SOIL PRESERVATION.   
"THE FIRST THING IS THE FUNDAMENTAL IS YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE GOOD  
SOIL.  THAT'S THE BEGINNING OF LIFE.  YOU TAKE AWAY THE SOIL OR YOU  
DEPLETE THAT SOIL, YOU'RE DONE.  YOU'RE TOAST. YOUR MOTHER GAVE  
YOU LIFE.  THE SOIL GIVES YOU LIFE." 
   IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, THIS IS DAVE MILLER.    
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. 
(HIGH STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH STRENGTH  
DEPENDABILITY, THE CHEVY SILVERADO IS THE  
OFFICIAL NEWS GATHERING VEHICLE OF AGDAY  
TELEVISION) 
 
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 Closing:
I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. MONDAY ON AGDAY WE'LL  SHOW YOU PEANUT HARVEST IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS.  
IT'S A YIELD CHECK FROM THE LARGEST ORGANIC  
PEANUT PRODUCING STATE IN THE COUNTRY. PLUS,  
MACHINERY PETE HAS THE LATEST LOOK AT AUCTION  
PRICES. JOIN US WEEKDAYS FOR AGDAY.  
 

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