AgDay Daily Recap -October 27, 2015

October 27, 2015 02:57 AM
 

Today on AgDay

October 27, 2015

OPENING HEADLINES:
THE MEAT INDUSTRY WEIGHS IN ON THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CONNECTING MEAT AND CANCER.
PLUS, THE HARVEST AND WINTER PLANTING HOMESTRETCH... IN AGRIBUSINESS... MANAGING FOR PROFIT IN 2016.
ITS TOUGH FOR COMMERICAL STORAGE RIGHT NOW PROFITABILITY IS REALLY TIGHT.
OUTDOORS ON THE FARM - FINDING  THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN FARMING & OUTFITTING FOR HUNTERS.
"FARMING ALWAYS COMES  FIRST. LOOK FOR HUNTERS WHO UNDERSTAND THAT  AS WELL."
AND BUILDING A DRONE ZONE FOR NEW PILOTS IN KANSAS.
 AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE,  LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
MEAT PRODUCERS ANALYZE WHO REPORT:
GOOD MORNING. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.
CATTLE MARKETS SPEND  PARTS OF MONDAY TRADING LOWER FOLLOWING A NEW REPORT FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION...TYING RED MEAT AND PROCESSED MEATS TO CANCER.
THE MEAT INDUSTRY, HOWEVER,  IS ALREADY QUESTIONING THOSE RESULTS.
AS WE REPORTED MONDAY, THE W-H-O'S INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER LOOKING AT BOTH RED MEAT AND PROCESSED MEATS LIKE BACON, SAUSAGE AND HOT DOGS.
IT SAYS EATING  AN EXTRA 50 GRAMS OF PROCESSED MEATS PROBABLY INCREASES CHANCES OF COLORECTAL CANCER BY I-ARC PUTTING  IT AT THE TOP OF FIVE RISK CATEGORIES.
THE NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL HAD A REPRESENTATIVE ON HAND DURING THAT MEETING.
HE SAYS THERE IS NOTHING NEW  HERE...THEY PANEL ONLY LOOKED AT EXISTING RESEARCH.
AND GAVE MORE WEIGHT TO RESEARCH THAT SHOWED  A CORRELATION BETWEEN MEAT AND CANCER-- GIVING LESS WEIGHT TO STUDIES THAT DON'T.
IT'S OUR HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT THIS AND TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN AND SALT AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY BASED IT ON WHERE VERY WEAK STATISTICAL ALLOCATION THAT WERE NOT UNIVERSAL WITH ALL OF THE RESEARCH AND ANY POSSIBLE LINK WAS TO BE OUTSIDE TO HOW MUCH MEAT WAS CONSUMED HOW IT WAS COOK AND OTHER LIFESTYLE FACTORS.
DOCTOR  KOVICH TALKING WITH MIKE ADAMS MONDAY ON AGRITALK.
ON RED MEAT-- THE GROUP HAD A HARDER TIME COMING TO A CONSENSUS  DECISION...PUTTING IT IN THE LOWER CLASSIFICATION OF PROBABLY CAUSES CANCER.
THE PANEL DECIDING NOT TO GO WITH IT'S TYPICAL FULL CONCENSUS  VOTE AND CHOOSING TO USE A MAJORITY VOTE IN ITS PLACE.
I THINK WHAT'S MORE DISTRESSING IS THAT THE SCIENCE DOESN'T NECESSARILY SUPPORT WHAT THE WHO SAID IN THEIR REPORT. THEY DON'T HAVE A CONCESUS ON THE PANEL IN FACT THEY ONLY HAD A MAJORITY SO PROBABLY TO USE A REPORT CLAIMING THIS CANCER LINK WAS PROBABLY NOT THE BEST OF INTENTIONS FROM THE WHO.
THE NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION  SAYS QUOTE "BILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SPENT ON STUDIES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND NO SINGLE FOOD HAS EVER BEEN PROVEN  TO CAUSE OR CURE CANCER. THE OPINION BY THE IARC COMMITTEE  TO LIST RED MEAT AS A PROBABLE CARCINOGEN  DOES NOT CHANGE THAT FACT. THE AVAILABLE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE SIMPLY DOES  NOT SUPPORT A CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RED OR PROCESSED MEAT AND ANY TYPE OF CANCER."
THE INTERNATIONAL  AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER IS THE SAME GROUP THAT RECENTLY PUT "ROUNDUP" ON ITS LIST OF LIKELY CARCINOGENIC COMPOUNDS.
EVEN THAT DECISION  IS STILL BEING DEBATED. JUST LAST WEEK SENATORS  ASKED THE EPA ABOUT STATEMENTS ON GLYPHOSATE DURING A SENATE AG HEARING.
THE EPA SAID IN APRIL AFTER REVIEWING  THE STUDIES, EVIDENCE DOES NOT SHOW GLYPHOSATE CAUSES CANCER. THE SAME  CONCLUSION THAT  EPA SAYS WAS REACHED BY THE UN IN 2004 AND THIS YEAR BY GERMANY'S PESTICIDE REGULATORS.
HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE WEATHER IN TEXAS:
FIELD WORK IN TEXAS IS ON HOLD AFTER SEVERE WEATHER AND RAIN COVERED MUCH OF THE STATE. MEANWHILE  MANY FARMERS IN THE MIDWEST  ARE IN THE HARVEST HOMESTRETCH.
CROP PROGRESS:
USDA SAYS 87 PERCENT OF THE NATION'S SOYBEANS ARE NOW CUT.
THAT'S 7 POINTS AHEAD OF THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. CORN HARVEST ALSO MOVING QUICKLY.
THREE QUARTERS OF THE CROP IS NOW IN THE BIN. ILLINOIS AND IOWA AND ARE NEARLY DONE  WITH 93 AND 82 PERCENT CUT RESPECTIVLY.
MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN BOTH LESS THAN 50 PERCENT (47) HARVESTED.
AND WINTER WHEAT PLANTING IS 83 PERCENT COMPLETE-- RIGHT ON PAR WITH THE AVERAGE PACE.
MEANWHILE IN KENTUCKY, WINTER WHEAT PLANTING  IS ALL BUT WRAPPED  UP.
FARMERS NEAR HOPKINSVILLE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON WHAT'S BEEN AN IDEAL PLANTING SEASON  IN THE BLUE GRASS STATE.

WE STARTED OFF WITH GOOD MOISTURE AND WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF 80 AND 85 DEGREE DAYS WITH STRONGISH WINDS AND WE'VE LOST A LOT OF MOISTURE. SO ONE OF THE BIGGEST OBSERVATIONS I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT OFF THE BAT ANYBODY THAT'S BEEN NO TILLING JUST LEAVING A LITTLE BIT OF RESIDUE RIGHT ON THE TOP OF THE SURFACE WE HAVE GREAT MOISTURE TO PLANT INTO MOST AREAS AND MOST SOIL TYPES.
MUCH OF TEXAS - WHICH WAS STARTING TO DRY- UP - HAS PLENTY OF MOISTURE NOW IN MUCH OF THE STATE. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.
CROP WATCH:
GOOD MORNING CLINTON.
WE'RE STARTING IN TEXAS, WHICH RECEIVED A LOT OF RAIN FROM THE TROPICAL SYSTEM "PATRICIA" WHICH IS HELPING TO FILL STOCK  PONDS FOR LIVESTOCK.
GENE DETTMAN FROM TAYLOR COUNTY - WHICH IS SOUTH OF ABILENE - SENT THESE PHOTOS. FINAL TOTAL WAS SEVEN INCHES OF RAIN ON THIS RANCH.
COMPARE THAT CURRENT PHOTO TO THE SAME STOCK POND IN 2011. OBVIOUSLY TROPICAL RAIN WITHOUT  DAMAGE IS A WELCOME SIGHT. NOW TO THE NORTHEAST,  VIEWER MATT SNYDER FROM SOUTH DAYTON, NEW YORK SENT THIS PHOTO FROM HIS FARM. MATT SAYS THEY JUST FINISHED CORN HARVEST. HE SAYS IT RAINED  FOR SIX WEEKS STRAIGHT IN EARLY SUMMER. AS A RESULT - THE CROP IS VARIABLE. BUT OVERALL, YIELD AND TEST WEIGHT IS GOOD.
MATT SAYS HE WATCHES  AGDAY EVERYDAY - AND WE ARE GLAD TO HEAR THAT!
RUNOFF PLANNED IN ARGENTINA:
DOWN IN SOUTH AMERICA, ARGENTINE VOTERS NOW PLANNING FOR A RUNOFF FOLLOWING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OVER THE WEEKEND.
THE VOTE TOO CLOSE FOR A CLEAR WINNER...A  RUNOFF  IS LIKELY FOR LATER IN NOVEMBER.THE DECISION COULD BE IMPORTANT  FOR SOYBEAN FARMERS IN THE U.S.
IF THE COMMODITY EXPORT TAX IS REMOVED,  SOUTH AMERICAN AG EXPERT MICHAEL CORDONNIER SAYS FARMERS IN ARGENTINA WILL PLANT CORN RATHER THAN BEANS.
IN RECENT YEARS' THERE'S BEEN 6 TIMES MORE ACRES SOYBEANS THAN CORN.BUT REMOVING  THE TAX COULD CHANGE THAT QUICKLY.
TEASE:
UP NEXT BE SURE TO GRAB A SHARP PENCIL. WE'RE LOOKING AT WAYS TO STAY PROFITABLE IN 2016 INCLUDING FACTORS THAT COULD INFLUENCE PLANTING DECISIONS.
"HEY EVERYBODY, IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN,  WE'RE OUTDOORS ON THE FARM WITH SHARKEY OUTFITTERS"
AND THIS MIGHT  LOOK  LIKE A BATTING CAGE, BUT IT'S A WAY TO KEEP A "DRONE" IN THE ZONE.
(FOR 150 YEARS CARGILL HAS BEEN WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH FARMERS AND THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY. THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THIS SUCCESS. WE CONTINUE TO LOOK FORWARD AND ARE EXCITED TO OFFER ONLINE GRAIN PURCHASING THROUGH CARGILLAG.COM)
AGRIBUSINESS:
MATT BENNETT, BENNETT CONSULTING, OUR GUEST HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TODAY. MATT LET'S TALK ABOUT MAKING  MONEY, 2016, 2015, MAYBE EVEN. WHY DON'T WE TALK ABOUT  CASH  AND CASH GRAIN, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING OUT THERE AS FAR AS OPPORTUNITIES GO? WELL, YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW THE MARKETS SEEM PRETTY RAGE BOUND. EVERY TIME WE SEE A LITTLE BIT OF A RALLY WE SELL IT OFF JUST A LITTLE BIT, SO GUYS ARE HOPING FOR BETTER
PRICES , BUT IN THAT SITUATION, FOR INSTANCE IN THE CORN MARKET, ONE THING WE HAVE BEEN DOING WITH GUYS IS WE ARE SELLING CALL PREMIUM  OUT TO MAY OR JULY. EXPLAIN THAT. WE ARE JUST TEMPTING  THE MARKET TO GO HIGHER, YOU KNOW  LIKE IT IF YOU  ARE GOING TO GIVE ME 18, 20 CENTS FOR 40 OR 50 CENTS AWAY FROM THE MONEY CALL, I'M GOING TO BE A WILLING SELLER OF THAT, BECAUSE  IF I END UP TAKING ANY HEAT ON THAT CALL WHAT SO EVER, THAT MEANS MY CASH CORN HAS INCREASED IN VALUE. OK, SO LONG TERM STRATEGY OR HOW FAR OUT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS? WELL, I THINK THAT IF YOU DO IT FOR JULY YOU CAN ACTUALLY CALL THAT A HEDGE YOU KNOW AND YOU CAN HOLD THAT THING OUT AND THEN IF THE MARKET DOES NOT RALLY LIKE WE ARE HOPING FOR, AT LEAST YOU ARE GOING TO GET YOUR CALL PREMIUM  BACK. AS FAR AS LONGER TERM STRATEGIES GO, RIGHT NOW PROBABLY MORE OF A WAIT AND SEE MODE AS FAR AS CORN GOES.  I THINK WITH  BASIS LEVELS WHERE  THEY ARE AT IT TELLS ME THAT CORN IS PROBABLY GOING TO HOLD ITS VALUE FOR SOME  TIME, UNTIL WE GET CORN IN THE RIGHT PLACES AT LEAST. ON THE SOYBEAN SIDE THE SAME THING?
I THINK WITH SOYBEANS, A LOT OF THE PRODUCERS  THAT I HAVE TALKED TO HAD REALLY GOOD SOY BEAN YIELDS, LIKE IF FARM PROGRESS SHOW GUYS TOLD ME I HAVE 50 BUSHELS OF BEANS AND I DON'T KNOW  IF I'M GOING TO GET 8 DOLLARS FOR EM'. WELL, ACTUALLY THAT'S 70 BUSHELS OF BEANS SOME OF THOSE GUYS AND THEY HAD A CHANCE TO PUSH NINE DOLLARS FOR SOME OF THOSE IN CERTAIN AREAS, SO WE WERE ADVOCATING GOING AHEAD AND SELLING THOSE BEANS AND IF YOU WANT  TO STAY ALONG YOU CAN DO IT FOR THE COST OF STORAGE MAYBE, SPEND  18, 20 CENTS ON A CALL MAYBE ON A PORTION OF YOUR BUSHELS. YOU MENTIONED  STORAGE REAL QUICK, STORAGE ON CORN IS THAT PAYING TO KEEP IT IN THE BIN? WELL, I THINK  AS FAR AS BEING IN THE BIN, WE HAVE BEEN A BIG ADVOCATE OF FILLING ALL YOUR BINS AS FAR AS CORN GOES AND I THINK ALREADY WE HAVE SEEN ALREADY THE BASIS APPRECIATION HAS SUGGESTED THAT WE HAVE PROBABLY MADE A PRETTY GOOD MOVE THERE, AS FAR AS COMMERCIAL STORAGE GOES, IT'S A LITTLE TRICKIER  AND IT'S PRETTY TOUGH  RIGHT NOW WITH COMMERCIAL STORAGE TO STORE A WHOLE LOT OF CORN, BECAUSE PROFITABILITY IS AWFULLY TIGHT. ALL RIGHT, IT IS TIGHT AND WE WILL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON IT. THANKS, MATT. WE APPRECIATE THE ADVICE. WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.
(FOR ADVICE ON THE BEST WAY TO BE PROFITABLE ON YOUR FARM CONTACT MATT AT 217-459-2711.)
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NATIONAL WEATHER:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. WATCHING THAT BIG SYSTEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT DIDN'T DO AS MUCH PEOPLE THAT IT WAS. NO, PATRICIA WAS VERY POWERFUL IN THE MIDDLE, BUT NOT A VERY LARGE STORY. SO THEREFORE A LITTLE LESS MOISTURE AND DID A LITTLE LESS DAMAGE ACROSS MEXICO. STILL IT BROUGHT A LOT OF RAIN ACROSS MANY PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. NOW THE STORM SYSTEM IS MOVING OFF THE NORTHEAST VERY SLOWLY AND ITS SPREADING A WHOLE BUNCH OF TROPICAL MOISTURE UP INTO THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, OHIO VALLEY, TENNESSEE  VALLEY. YOU CAN SEE A WIDE SPREAD AREA OF RAIN. THERE'S ANOTHER SYSTEM ON THE WEST SIDE THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD SYSTEM ALL BY ITSELF. THAT'S GOING TO BE FEEDING INTO THIS SYSTEM SO IT COULD BRING A WIDESPREAD AREA OF SOAKING RAIN HERE. HOPEFULLY A LOT OF YOU HAVE YOUR CROPS IN BECAUSE THIS IS GONIG TO BE A WET WEATHER MAKER FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS IT HEADS TO THE NORTHEAST. YOU CAN SEE BY TOMORROW MORNING REMANNTS OF PATRICIA ARE IN EASTERN KY. THE OTHER STORM SYSTEM IS INTO SOUTHERN WIS. THEY'LL COMBINE OVERALL OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF  DAYS. THE RAIN IS GOING TO SHIFT INTO THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL CANADA AND THE EASTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. SOME SNOW ON THE BACKSIDE OF THAT SECOND SYSTEM. AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE WEST CAU YOU HAVE ANOTHER SYSTEM COMING IN WITH RAIN SHOWERS FOR MANY PARTS OF WEST COAST THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, PRECIP ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS YOU CAN SEE THE HIGHER AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN FROM THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA ALL THE WAY INTO EASTERN PORTION OF ARKANSAS. WE ADD ON THE NEXT 36 HRS AND YOU SEE OUR MODEL IS SHOWING THE HEAVIEST FROM WEST TENN, CENTRAL KENTUCKY INTO CENTRAL OHIO, SOUTHEAST INDIANA WITH NOT QUITE AS MUCH OFF TO THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST. BUT STILL SOME DECENT AMOUNTS. STILL LOOKING AT AN INCH OR MORE IN EVERY PLACE WITH YELLOW IN COLOR. HIGH TEMPS THIS AFTERNOON STILL KINDA CHILLY BECAUSE OF ALL THAT RAIN. LOTS OF 50S FROM THE OHIO VALLEY NORTH. EVEN DOWN TO ATLANTA EXPECT 55. 70S, 80S IN FLORIDA, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE 50S ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE WEST AS WELL. EVEN THE SOUTHWEST NOT QUITE AS HOT AS YOU'VE  BEEN. 85 DEGREES EXPECTED IN PHOENIX. LOWS TONITE, COLDEST AREA DIVING INTO THE WESTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY. 50S FOR LOWS IN SOUTHERN OHIO VALLEY TO THE GULF COAST.  PRETTY MILD FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. AND YOU CAN SEE TOMORROW AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPS ONLY IN THE 30S AND 40S ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS. 70S BY THE TIME YOU GET TO GULF COAST. THERE'S THE JET STREAM AS THE STORM SYSTEM  LIVES EXACT TO THAT WESTERN STORM SYSTEM DIVES IN, YOU SEE  IT DOESNT LAST LONG. SO A QUICK 2 DAY SHOT OF CHILLIER AIR THEN WE GO ZONAL A LITTLE BIT WITH LINGERING TROUGH IN SOUTHERN PLAINS. BY NEXT WEEK IT LOOKS LIKE A TROUGH OUT WEST AND LITTLE RIDGE BUILDS IN THE EAST WHICH BRINGS SOME HEAT TO THE CORNBELT. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NOW LET'S LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS.
REGIONAL WEATHER:
 BUFFALO, MONTANA, CLOUDY RAIN OR SNOW SHOWER POSSIBLE HIGH OF 43 DEGREES. MONROE, LOUISIANA VARIABLE CLOUDS MAYBE A SHOWER, HIGH OF 73 AND SCRANTON, PA INCREASING CLOUDS AND COOL, HIGH AROUND 57 DEGREES.
TEASE:
THANKS MIKE. DRONES  ARE MEANT TO SOAR. BUT THE OPERATOR HAS TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT SAFELY. LATER SEE HOW ONE KANSAS COLLEGE IS TRYING KEEP DRONES  SAFE FOR USERS AND BY-STANDERS.
BUT FIRST, IF FARMING  ISN'T ENOUGH, HOW ABOUT RUNNING A DEER HUNTING VENUE ON YOUR LAND. OUTDOORS ON THE FARM IS NEXT.
RECEIVE A FREE TRIAL OF THE DAILY MARKET LETTER AND GAIN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS FROM THE PROFESSIONALS AT BOWER TRADING. VIEW THE MARKETS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. GO TO BOWER TRADING.COM
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OUTDOORS ON THE FARM:
EACH FALL CHIP FLORY FROM OUR "PRO FARMER" TEAM TAKES US 'OUTDOORS ON THE FARM' TO SEE HOW FARMERS ARE USING THEIR LAND BEYOND CROP PRODUCTION.
WHEN DEER SEASON OPENED IN ILLINOIS, CHIP WAS AT SHARKEY OUTFITTERS IN BRADFORD,  ILLINOIS. THE SHARKEY FAMILY HAS BEEN ON THE SAME FARM SINCE 1854.
NOW, IT'S IN THE HANDS OF ROB AND EMILY SHARKEY. ROB RETURNED TO THE FARM IN 1996. THEY STARTED FARMING THREE YEARS LATER. AND IF THAT'S NOT CHALLENGING ENOUGH,  THEY ALSO STARTED THE OUTFITTER.
THE SHARKEYS, ALONG WITH THEIR FOUR CHILDREN, LOVE THE RURAL LIFESTYLE. AND AS CHIP FLORY SHOWS US THE SHARKEYS REMAIN TRUE TO FARMING, WHILE DELIGATING BALANCING THE NEEDS OF HUNTERS.
WELCOME TO OUTDOORS ON THE FARM, WE'RE IN BRADFORD, ILLINOIS AT SHARKEY OUTFITTERS. IT'S OCTOBER FIRST, MY SON THOMAS IS DONG A FALL HUNT OUT HERE WITH ROB SHARKEY, SHARKEY THANKS FOR HAVING US OUT HERE TO YOUR PLACE. APPRECIATE IT. IT ALWAYS INTRIGUES ME WHEN A FARMER IS ALSO AN OUTFITTER BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO MANAGE THE GROUND FOR TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. WHEN YOU DECIDED TO DO THIS? WHAT WAS THE THOUGHT PROCESS ON WHY YOU WERE GOING TO DO THIS. DID YOU THINK WE HAVE DEER OUT THERE, CAN WE MAKE SOME MONEY OFF THIS? VERY SIMPLE I WAS BROKE. AFTER '98. THE HOG MARKET CRASHED. WE WERE RAISING HOGS AT THE TIME. WE WERE FACED WITH A DECISION ON HOW TO STAY ON THE FARM. EVEN TO THE POINT IF WE WEREN'T FARMING, WE WANTED THAT RURAL LIFE. YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING MIX OF GROUND. HOME FARM IS FLAT AND BLACK. BUT THEN YOU GOT THESE PIECES OF GROUND WITH TIMBER FINGERS IN THEM. AND THAT IT'S ALL GOTTA WORK TOGETHER. GROWING UP JUST AS A FARM KID, TREES WERE NOT GOOD. YOU DID EVERYTHING YOU COULD TO GET AWAY FROM THEM, BUT NOW WE HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK. TREES ARE AN ASSET, WILDLIFE IS AN ASSET. BUT ALSO LOOK FOR WAYS TO MAKE MONEY NOT ONLY FROM OUTFITTING. BUT FROM THE FARM OPERATION AS WELL.  YOU MENTIONED COVER CROPS? WHAT KIND DO YOU HAVE, WHEN DO YOU PUT THEM DOWN, HOW DOES WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COME INTO PLAY.> IF WE HAVE WHEAT OUT, IT MAKES IT EASY, WE CAN GO IN AFTER WHEAT IS HARVESTED AND PUT SOME BIN RUN SOYBEANS, KALE AND TURNIPS. WHEN WE DON'T HAVE WHEAT AND STILL WANT TO COVER CROP, WE'LL GO IN THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN CORN AND BEANS STILL UP, BUT JUST PUTTING THEM ON TOP. PUT ON WITH HAND SPREAD. BUT WHEN WE HARVEST IT IT'S ALREADY SPROUTED.> WHEN YOU'RE FIGURING OUT WHAT TO PLANT, THE CROP MIX, DOES THE OUTFITTING BUSINESS COME INTO PLAY WITH THAT AT ALL, THINK TO YOURSELF I NEED TO PUT IN CORN THERE?> VERY LITTLE. BUT IT DOES COME INTO PLAY ESPECIALLY IF WORKING IN SOME WHEAT. BUT OUR FARM COMES FIRST. >YOU STARTED THIS IN THE 90S. YOU GOT IN AT THE RIGHT TIME BECAUSE OUTFITTING REALLY TOOK OFF. >YES, IT WAS EASY BACK THEM, WE PUT SOME ADS IN MAGAZINE AND WE WERE GETTING 10-20 CALLS A NIGHT. BUT THEN CAME THE PROBLEM OF SORTING THOSE GUYS OUT. AND THAT BECAME OUR FIRST PROBLEM. WE DIDN'T KNOW BETTER. GUY CALLED, WE LINED HIM UP.
WE'RE GETTING INTO THIS IN THE NEXT SEGMENT OF OUTDOORS ON THE FARM CUZ I KNOW ROB'S GOT SOME GOOD STORIES ABOUT SORTING OUT THOSE HUNTERS.

WHEN  YOUR REPUTATION  IS AT STAKE, IT'S IMPORTANT TO FIND - AND ALLOW - JUST THE RIGHT KIND OF SPORTSMAN TO HUNT YOUR LAND. THAT STORY TOMORROW ON OUTDOORS ON THE FARM.
TEASE:
NEXT, FIND OUT HOW AERONAUTIC  STUDENTS  ARE LEARNING HOW TO HONE THEIR DRONE-SKILLS INSIDE THE SAFETY OF A NET!
 (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)
WITH DRONE USE ON THE RISE AND WITH POSSIBLE NEW F-A- A REGULATIONS ON THE HORIZON, KANSAS STATE
UNIVERSITY IS PROVIDING  A UNIQUE AND SAFE PLACE FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN, DEVELOP AND TEST DRONES.
HE UNIVERSITY'S POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS  IN SALINAS HAS JUST COMPLETED THE LARGEST ENCLOSED U-A-V FACILITY IN THE COUNTRY.
THE STRUCTURE - WHICH LOOKS  LIKE A BIG BATTING CAGE - MEASURES 300-FEET-LONG BY 200-FEET-WIDE AND IS 50- FEET-TALL.
IT'S COVERED BY SPECIAL GOLF NETTING PANELS TO ALLOW PARTICIPANTS TO EXPERIENCE NATURAL OUTDOOR ELEMENTS IN A SECURE ENVIRONMENT.
"FOR US AND FOR OUR STUDENTS, IT MEANS THE STUDENTS WILL GRADUATE WITH A  LOT MORE  FLIGHT TIME AND A LOT MORE  EXPERIENCE. SO, IF THEY HAVE 20 MINUTES BETWEEN CLASS, THEY CAN STEP  OUT HERE  DO SOME PRACTICE WORK. WHERE AS BEFORE  THEY REALLY HAD TO GO OFF CAMPUS AND DEPLOY, TAKE THEIR EQUIPMENT, FIND THE LOCATION AND THEN  PACK IT ALL UP. IT WAS AT LEAST A TWO-HOUR PROCESS  AT THE VERY MINIMUM."
CLOSING:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.
FOR MIKE HOFFMAN,  AND CHIP FLORY. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
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PROMO:
I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WEDNESDAY ON AGDAY WE LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF THE U-S DOLLAR AGAINST WORLD MARKETS.
AND WHEN 'YOUR' REPUTATION  IS AT STAKE, HOW CAREFUL ARE YOU WHEN  IT COMES  TO WHO HUNTS ON YOUR LAND? WATCH US WEEKDAYS HERE ON AGDAY.

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