AgDay Daily Recap -October 31, 2016

August 12, 2016 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 31, 2016


HEADLINES
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY-SHIPPING A RECORD CROP CONTINUES TO RUN SMOOTHLY THIS HARVEST SEASON. PLUS, CAN RENEWABLE FUELS BREAK THROUGH THE BLEND WALL? IN AGRIBUSINESS...A HARVEST RALLY RESPONSE. "LAST YEAR WE RALLIED SOYBEANS AND WE MOVED UP TO SOME RESISTANCE." MACHINERY PETE IS HERE. AND A SPOOKY HALLOWEEN HELLO FROM TENNESSEE. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

COMMERCE SHIPPING
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. NEW ECONOMIC NUMBERS ARE OUT AND SHIPMENTS OF SOYBEANS ARE HELPING THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BEAT EXPECTATIONS. THE COMMERCERCE DEPARTMENT SAYING G-D-P GREW BY 2 POINT 9 PERCENT FROM JULY TO SEPTEMBER. THAT'S THE FASTEST GROWTH RATE IN TWO YEARS. THE GROWTH REFLECTING INCREASED EXPORTS--INCLUDING EXPORTS OF SOYBEANS--AND A BUILD UP INVENTORIES. NOW IN THE HEAT OF HARVEST AND RECORDS ON THE HORIZON TRANSPORTATION IS WORKING TO KEEP UP. BETSY JIBBEN JOINS US WITH MORE. KEN ERICKSEN WITH INFORMA ECONOMICS SAYS THINGS ARE RUNNING WELL BECAUSE WE HAVE RAIL, BARGE AND TRUCKS ALL MOVING GRAIN. BUT HARVEST ISN'T OVER AND A LOT OF VOLUME STILL NEEDS TO BE SHIPPED OUT. KEN ERICKSEN WITH INFORMA ECONOMICS SAYS RAIL BARGE   AND TRUCK ARE ALL BUSY MOVING GRAIN BUT HARVEST ISN'T OVER A LOT OF VOLUME STILL NEEDS TO BE SHIPPED. OUR NATION'S  FARMERS ARE GETTING THIS YEAR'S CROP OUT OF THE FIELD. BUT NOT ALL OF THEM ARE SELLING. <"I DO THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A BIG CROP COMING IN. AND I BUILT SOME MORE GRAIN BINS. SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE TO STORE MOST OF IT. ALMOST ALL OF MY CROP,I'LL BE ABLE TO STORE ON HAND."> FARMERS LIKE PARKER ARE HOLDING ON AND WAITING FOR BETTER PRICES... BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN NONE OF THESE CROPS AREN'T MOVING. <"WE NEED TO BE RUNNING ABOUT 160 MILLION BUSHELS A WEEK FOR HTE NEXT 10 TO 13 WEEKS. WE'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE. THE BEST WE'VE EER DONE IS 148 MILLION ONE WEEK A YEAR AGO. WE'RE ASKING THE SYSTEM TO DO SOMETHING IT'S ENVER DONE PERSISTENTLY OVER THE NEXT 10 TO 13 WEEKS."> THAT'S A RECORD. AND THE U.S. MAY NEED TO PUSH OUT MORE BUSHELS YET - ACCORDING TO HIS INFORMA ECONOMICS FORECAST, THE NUMBER IS BUMPED UP TO ROUGHLY 180 MILLION BUSHELS A WEEK. HE SAYS WE PRESSED OUT AROUND 142 MILLION BUSHELS DURING ONE WEEK IN OCTOBER. IT'S NOT NEAR ENOUGH BUT ERIKSON SAYS BETTER WEATHER MAY HELP. HE SAYS RAIL IS FAIRLY WIDE OPEN.  ERICKSEN CREDITS THAT TO COMPETITING COMMODITIES AND RAIL INVESTMENTS. <'THEY'RE WANTING TO SERVE THAT GRAIN MARKET REALLY WELL. THEY'RE MOVING AT A FAIRLY HIGH SPEED AND THEIR DWEEL T IME IS SITTING AT A RAIL YARD SOMEWHERE ARE MUCH LOWER THAN WHAT WE'RE SEEING ON AVERAGE,"> HE SAYS BARGES HAVE BEEN ADDED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, RELIEVING PRESSURE ON RAIL. <"IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE'VE ADDED ABOUT 2 THOUSAND BARGES THAT USED TO BE OPEN BARGES MOVING COAL. NOW THEY'RE SERVING THE GRAIN MARKET,"> WHILE THE LOCKS ARE HOLDING UP, MANY ARE ROUGHLY 80 YEARS OLD AND NEED ATTENTION. <"IT'S NO LONGER DOUBLE-HIP REPLACEMENTS BUT FULL BODY REPLACEMENTS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE,"> AS FARMERS WRAP UP ANOTHER HARVEST, SELLING OR NOT, THEY'RE HOPING DEMAND CONTINUES... <"I JUST HOPE THE DEMAND FOR OUR PRODUCT STAYS UP CAUSE WE'RE RAISING SOME BIG CROPS FOR THE WORLD."> OF COURSE THE ECONOMY AND WEATHER ARE ALL PART OF THE EQUATION. ERICKSEN SAYS THE SUPER TYPHOON FROM ASIA DID BACK UP TRANSPORTATION AND CREATE SOME SHORT TERM HICCUPS IN THE SYSTEM.

EPA RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARDS
IT'S JUST A MATTER OF MONTHS BEFORE THE EPA RELEASES NEW RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARDS INCLUDING HOW MUCH ETHANOL SHOULD BE BLENDED WITH GASOLINE. THE EPA HAS SET THE BLEND RATE AT A MINIMUM OF 10 PERCENT PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION BOB DINNEENSAYS HE'S OPTIMISTIC EPA WILL BREAK DOWN THE BARRIER. <"RECENT DATA FROM EIA SAYS WE'RE ALREADY BLENDING AT   A 10.4 PERCENT RATE. NOW THAT TELLS ME THERE IS E 85 AND E 15 AND API'S NOTION THAT WE CANNOT POSSIBLY BLEND MORE THAN 9.7 PERCENT IS NONSENSE. WE CAN AND INDEED ARE BLENDING AT A RATE HIGHER THAN WHAT HTE PROPOSAL IS REQUIRING TODAY."> THE EPA RELEASED THE  PROPOSED 2017 RENEWABLE   VOLUME OBLIGATIONS EARLIER THIS YEAR CALLING FOR 18 POINT 8 BILLION GALLONS, VERSUS 18.11 IN 2016. WHILE AN INCREASE, IT'S STILL WELL BELOW THE STATUTE CONGRESS SET IN 2007 FOR 2017. WHILE THIS IS A 700 MILLION GALLON INCREASE IN A YEAR, IT'S STILL WELL BELOW THE RENEWABLE FUELS STATUTE CONGRESS SET IN 2007, CALLING FOR 24 BILLION GALLONS OF RENEWABLE FUELS BY 2017.

DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DRESSED IN RIOT GEAR AND FIRING BEAN BAGS AND PEPPER SPRAY EVICTED PROTESTERS IN CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA LATE LAST WEEK OVER THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE. THE SCENE DRAMATICALLY ESCALATING A MONTHS LONG DISPUTE OVER NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS AND THE PROJECT'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. AT LEAST 117 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND OPENING THE PRIVATE LAND IN THE PATH OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS OIL PIPELINE. NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED, THOUGH ONE MAN WAS HURT IN THE LEG AND RECEIVED TREATMENT FROM A MEDIC.

CETA BACK ON
CANADA AND IT'S PROPOSED TRADE DEAL WITH THE E-U MAY BE BACK ON. THE PRIME MINISTER OF BELGIUM AND OTHER POLITICAL LEADERS REACHING A CONSENSUS ON THE DEAL KNOWN AS CETA. THE FRENCH-SPEAKING REGION OF WALLONIA WAS PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR HOLDING THINGS UP. OFFICIALS THERE WANTING STRONGER PROTECTIONS FOR LABOR, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER STANDARDS. THEY ALSO WANTED PROTECTIONS FOR WALLONIA'S FARMERS, WHO WOULD NOW FACE COMPETITION FROM CANADIAN IMPORTS. THE DEAL STILL NEEDS APPROVAL FROM THE 27 OTHER NATIONS IN THE E-U.

SOUTHERN WILDFIRES
WILDFIRES ARE CHARRING HUNDREDS OF ACRES DAILY IN THE SOUTH AMID A WORSENING DROUGHT, AND NO RAIN IS IN SIGHT. OFFICIALS SAY FIRES HAVE BURNED MORE THAN 12,000 ACRES STATEWIDE IN ALABAMA IN JUST THE LAST 30 DAYS. NORTHWEST GEORGIA IS ALSO SEE AN OUTBREAK OF WILDFIRES. OUTDOOR FIRES HAVE BEEN BANNED ACROSS WIDE STRETCHES OF THE AREA AND GEORGIA HAS STOPPED ISSUING BURN PERMITS IN SOME COUNTIES.

CROP COMMENTS
THIS MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS ARE FEATURING SOME OF OUR 'FUTURE FARMERS.' MIKE HOFFMAN HAS AN UPDATE. MIKE. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON. LET'S START OFF IN SENECA, SOUTH DAKOTA. 4-YEAR-OLD KINZE IS HELPING DAD WITH HARVEST THIS FALL. PROUD DAD, CHRISTOPHER SAYS SHE LOVES TO RIDE ALONG IN THE MACHINERY. HE SAYS THE GROWING SEASON WAS DRY-WITH HARDLY ANY RAIN IN JULY AND AUGUST. CORN YIELDS ARE DOWN 50 BUSHEL ON AVERAGE. SOYBEAN YIELDS ARE BELOW AVERAGE IN HIS POCKET AS WELL. AND MEET ANOTHER LITTLE FARMER, 4-YEAR-OLD JERREK DANSEL (PRONOUNCED DANZ-UL) FROM NORTHWEST KANSAS. HE'S SPENDING THE DAY OUT IN THE FIELDS WITH HIS GRANDPA STAN AND DAD JOHNATHAN. JOHNATHAN SAYS HARVEST IS WRAPPING UP WITH A LOT OF 100 BUSHEL AN ACRE PLUS DRY LAND CORN AND SORGHUM. HE SAYS THAT'S EXCELLENT FOR THE AREA. HOWEVER, BAD HAIL IS ROBBING YIELDS IN THE AREA AS WELL.

TEASE
UP NEXT I'M HEADED OVER TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TO TRY AND MAKE SENSE OF THESE MID-HARVEST MARKETS. AND LATER...

FLOOR OF THE CME
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA -MAKERS OF VIKING SIDE-BY-SIDES.  YAMAHA - REAL WORLD TOUGH.LET'S SEE HOW THE MARKETS CLOSED ON FRIDAY. FOR THAT, WE HEAD TO THE CME FOOR IN CHICAGO. HI, I'M SCOTT SHELLADY FROM THE CME FLOOR IN CHICAGO WHERE WE'RE ACROSS THE BOARD WITH CORN, WHEAT AND BEANS HERE. THERE'S ACTION ON BOTH SIDES. THE MARKET IS TRADING A LITTLE BIT OF EXHAUSTION HERE. I CAN TELL BECAUSE THE DOLLAR IS OFF AND IT HAS A BOOST IN THE MARKETS. WE'VE SEEN PROFIT TAKING. WE'VE SEEN AN 80 CENT RALLY IN BEANS WHICH HAS GOT SOME GUYS TAKING MONEY OFF THE TABLE. WE HAVE TO HOLD A 10.13 LEVEL IN BEANS AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WE CAN DO THAT NOW.

AGRIBUSINESS
DON ROOSE U S COMMODITIES OUR GUEST HERE THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TODAY DON LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS I GUESS THIS GIFT THIS RALLY THAT WE'VE HAD IN GRAINS OOVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. WHAT'S BEHIND IT WERE GOING WELL VERY SIMILAR TO THE RALLY THAT WE HAD STARTED IN MARCH LAST YEAR BUT THEY ARE REALLY WHAT HAPPENED IS THE FIRST WEEK OCTOBER WE USUALLY BOTTOM SOYBEANS AND WE DID LAST YEAR WE DID THIS YEAR VERY SIMILAR SITUATION LAST YR WE RALLIED THE SOYBEANS OVER SIXTY CENTS THIS YEAR A RALLIED THE SOYBEANS OVER EIGHTY CENTSBUT WE MOVED UP TO SOME RESISTANCE AND WHERE WERE AT A   PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK THE SOYBEANS MOVED BACK UP TO THE HIGH THAT WE HAD DURING THE SUMMER OIL SURPASSED THOSE NUMBERS NEW CROP BEANS COME WITHIN ABOUT ELEVEN CENTS OF THE HIGH THAT THEY'VE HAD SO YOU KNOW THIS IS A CATCH UP SELLING OPPORTUNITY IN TECHNICALLY CLINTON WERE OVERBOUGHT AT THESE LEVELS OK SO I WAS GOING ASK YOU IS THIS FUNDAMENTAL OR TECHNICAL TECHNICALLY SPEAKING THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SAYING YEAH AND THAT'S A GOOD POINT YOU KNOW BECAUSE THIS WHOLE MARKET STARTED TECHNICALLY WE'RE OVERSOLD MARKET WE THEN THE FUNDAMENTAL NEWS FOLLOWED WITH ALL THE ISSUES CHINA CONTINUED TO BUY THEN WE MOVED UP TO THE TOP END OF THE RANGE AND TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK LAST WEEK WE GOT OVERBOUGHT WE REACH SOME AREAS THAT WERE TOUGH RESISTANCE ARE FUNDS OR SETTING HUGE LONGS AND BEANS AND THE SOYBEAN OIL WE HAVE TO HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT TELLS YOU WHERE YOU'RE ABOUT TO RUN OUT OF GAS TO THE UPSIDE AND WHERE YOU'RE ABOUT TO TURN LOWER SO THAT WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO NOW OK SO     HEADS UP IS WHAT YOU'RE SAYING WHAT ABOUT THE CORN MARKET WHAT'S IT DOING ALONG WITH THIS WHILE THE CORN MARKET IN THE WHEAT MARKET EVEN MORE SO WE JUST BEEN IN A TRADING RANGE IN A JUST TELLS YOU THE WEAKNESS THAT WE HAVE ON CORN SOYBEANS AND MOVED UP TO THESE OLD HIGHS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT DURING THE SUMMER   THE CORN MARKET IS JUST STRUGGLED IT CAN EVEN GET BACK OVER THERE IT'S THREE A SIXTY ON NINE DECEMBER CORN IS ALL JUST TOO MUCH GRAIN IN THE WORLD MARKET IN U S MARKET IN IT'S JUST AN ANCHORED ON RALLY YET ON ANY SOUTH AMERICAN IMPACT YET THAT STILL TO COME WELL YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK MAYBE JUST A LITTLE BIT SUPPORT IN THE CORN FROM ARGENTINA THERE ABOUT FORTY PERCENT PLANTED ON CORN LITTLE BIT TO WET DOWN THERE BUT YOU KNOW I THINK WERE ITS ONE EYE ON SOUTH AMERICAN ALL LAST YEAR THE TRADE GOTT BEAT NOT WORRIED ABOUT SOUTH AMERICAN RIGHT SO I THINK THIS YEAR TRIED TO PUT TO RISK PREMIUM IN THE BEANSMAY BE A LITTLE BIT IN THE CORNER BUT IT'S REALLY THE U S IS THE CORN MARKET EVEN ARGENTINA WITH ALL THEIR PROBLEMS DOWN THERE THEY WILL RAISE ABOUT TWO HUNDRED MILLION BUSHELS CORN ALL RIGHT HEADS UP EVERYBODY WITH THE MARKET HERE ARE APPRECIATED AND WILL BE BACK WHERE I'D BEEN JUST A MINUTE YOU'RE A FARMER.  AND YOU ARE RELENTLESS.  WE'RE RELENTLESS TOO. VISIT MYCOGEN-DOT-COM, OR YOUR LOCAL MYCOGEN SEEDS DEALER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RELENTLESS DEDICATION TO YOU.

WEATHER
MIKE HOFFMAN HERE, MIKE IF WE LOOK AT RAINFALL OVER THE LAST WEEK OR SO, THE WEST COAST IS GETTING SOME RAIN AND THEN UP IN WISCONSIN RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF HARVEST. THOSE ARE THE MAIN TWO MAIN AREAS OBVIOUSLY. WEST COAST THAT'S SOME GOOD NEWS ESPECIALLY FOR CALIFORNIA. ALTHOUGH NOT SO MUCH IN THE WESTERN WASHINGTON AND OREGON BUT THE NORTHERN PLAINS GETTING SOME RAIN THIS WEEK AS WELL AND HAS PROBABLY SLOWING THE HARVEST IN PLACES LIKE WISCONSIN BACK IN THE SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA BUT ALL IN ALL, THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF MOISTURE ACROSS THE LOWER FORTY EIGHTOVER THE PAST WEEK AT LEAST A WEEK BEYOND LAST FRIDAY. THERE'S A JET STREAM AND YOU CAN SEE THE RIDGES WARMING THINGS UP AGAIN, GREAT LAKES SOUTHWARD LITTLE TROUGHS CONTINUE TO COME INTO THE A WEST COAST AND THAT MEANS ONE STORM AFTER ANOTHER FOR YOU FOLKS BY WEDNESDAY. ONE OF THOSE STORMS CROSSING THE UPPER MIDWEST STILL WARM AND DRY THOUGH IN THE SOUTHEAST IN THIS SCENARIO. AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THAT MOVES ON TO THE EAST. HERE'S WHERE IT STARTS TO LOOK LIKE IT MIGHT SEE SOME CHANGES IN THE OVERALL WEATHER PATTERN. WE HAVE A STORM SYSTEM LATE IN THE WEEK OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS AGAIN. THAT DIGS IN AND OUR MODEL IS NOW SHOWING A PRETTY GOOD TROUGH DEVELOPING IN THE EAST.STILL THE TROUGH OUT WEST THOUGH. I'M NOT READY TO SAY THE PATTERN IS CHANGING FOR GOOD AS WE HEAD INTO A NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER. NONETHELESS, THAT'S AT LEAST A SIGN OF THAT. SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THOUGH THE WEEK'S TEMPERATURES EXPECTED WITH THAT BIG RIDGE OVER THE YEARS CENTRAL AND EASTERN STATES, I'M GOING ABOVE NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY, BELOW NORMAL FOR EASTERN CANADA ABOUT THE ONLY PLACE I COULD PUT ON THE MAP. TO GO BELOW NORMAL AS FAR AS THE WEEK'S PRECIPITATION, IT'S A  TOUGH CALL UP IN THE UPPER MIDWEST, CENTRAL PLAINS STATES, JUST BECAUSE OF MULTIPLE SYSTEMS COMING THROUGH. NONE OF THEM VERY HEAVY. SO I'M GOING NEAR NORMAL IN THOSE AREAS. BELOW NORMAL IN THE EAST, ABOVE NORMAL WITH SOME MOISTURE FLOWING UP OFF THE GULF INTO THE  RIO GRANDE AREA IN EASTERN NEW MEXICO, WESTERN TEXAS, BELOW NORMAL IN THE SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA NORTHWARD, ABOVE NORMAL. NOW LET'S GO FOR THE NINETY DAYS. WE  WILL START WITH THE NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL FROM THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES NORTHERN I THINK THIS WILL COME LATER IN THE MONTH YOU'RE GOING BE WARM TO START ABOVE NORMAL THE FAR EAST COAST, THE GULF COAST AND MOST OF THE WEST. AS FAR AS DECEMBER IS CONCERNED, AT BELOW NORMAL AREAS PROBABLY GOING TO EXPAND ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO KENTUCKY THROUGH THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY COVERING MOST OF THE NORTHEAST QUADRANT ABOVE NORMAL OUT WEST. THAT CONTINUES ON INTO JANUARY AS WELL AND ALONG THE GULF COAST BUT I STILL THINK IT'S GOING TO BE ABOVE NORMAL IN THE OHIO RIVER AND PLAINS ALL THE WAY INTO MUCH OF CANADA. NINETY DAY OUTLOOK FOR PRECIPITATION ABOVE NORMAL FROM THE OHIO VALLEY IN THE NORTHEAST IN THE PART OF THE COUNTRY ALSO THE NORTHWEST, NORTHERN ROCKIES WAS BELOW NORMAL AREAS FOR MOST OF THE SOUTHERN TIER OF STATES. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS A COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE HEAD TO HAVRE, MONTANA, FIRST OF ALL MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SHOWER A POSSIBLE. HIGH JUMP OF FIFTY TWO. BRADY, TEXAS, MOSTLY SUNNY AND COMFORTABLY WARM. HIGH OF EIGHTY FOUR AND FINALLY DAYTON, OHIO, A MIXTURE OF SUN SHINING CLOUDY AFTERNOON HIGHS SIXTY EIGHT.

TEASE
MACHINERY PETE IS HERE NEXT WITH A LOOK AT GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND RECENT PRICE TRENDS. AND LATER STRANGE PHONE CALLS ARE COMING FROM THIS EXTENSION OFFICE IN TENNESSEE--HALLOWEEN HELLO--ON IN THE COUNTRY. THE LOCAL WEATHER CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT NOT ONLY ON YOUR DAY, BUT ALSO ON YOUR CROPS. START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT WITH YOUR LOCAL FORECAST DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE, JUST TEXT WEATHER TO 31313 TO GET STARTED!

MACHINERY PETE
MACHINERY PETE - SPONSORED BY THE GRIT, TOUGHNESS AND PERSERVERANCEOF FARMERS EVERYWHERE, WHO RELY ON CHEVRON DELO.  BECAUSE UNCOMMON JOBS REQUIRE UNCOMMON TOUGHNESS. CHEVRON DELO-LET'S GO FURTHER. TODAY MACHINERY PETE IS TAKING A LOOK AT GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND RECENT TRENDS HE'S SEEING FROM AUCTIONS THIS YEAR. WELL ANOTHER RECORD SET LAST WEEK FOLKS AND NO NOT AT AN AUCTION PRICE BUT ACTUALLY SEARCH TRAFFIC MACHINERY PETE DOT  COM LAST WEDNESDAY A RECORD HIGH NUMBER OF SEARCHES AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT A MACHINERY PETE DOT COM OUR GOAL IS TO GIVE YOU THE BEST SITE ON THE INTERNET TO SHOP FOR USED EQUIPMENT ONE THING I'VE NOTICED JUST LATELY WITH GRAIN CARTS IS THE NUMBER OF SEARCHES IN THE THIRD QUARTER COMPARED TO THE SECOND QUARTER WAS UP HUNDRED ELEVEN PERCENT AND I'VE BEGUN TO SEE SOME STRONGER PRICING OUT ON THE AUCTION MARKET AND HERE'S AN EXAMPLE THIS IS A J AND M SIX TWENTY GRAIN CART THAT SOLD ON AN ONLINE FARM AUCTION BACK ON OCTOBER TENTH AND EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN SO FOR SEVENTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS THAT IS A VERY STRONG PRICE IN FACT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE HAVE SEEN OVER SIX AND A HALF YEARS GENERALLY SPEAKING THE LAST THREE YEARS OR SOL VALUES AND USE GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT HAD BEEN FALLING AND YOU CAN SEE THAT REFLECTED HERE IN MY QUARTERLY MACHINERY PETE USED VALUE INDEX REPORT SPECIFICALLY AND GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT VALUES FALLING THE LAST THREE YEARS BUT AGAIN JUST RECENTLY A NUMBER OF SEARCHES FOR USE GRAIN CARTS GOING UP AND STRONGER AUCTION PRICING NOW IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A CARD CHECK OUT MACHINERY PETE DOT COM WE'VE GOT ALMOST ELEVEN HUNDRED OF THEM LISTED FOR SALE


TEASE
UP NEXT SOMEBODY'S CALLING...BUT NO ONE IS THERE AT THIS EXTENSION OFFICE IN TENNESSEE. THE SPOOKY STORY AFTER THE BREAK.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S BX AND L SERIES COMPACT TRACTORS - AVAILABLE NOW WITH A SIX-YEAR LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY.  LEARN MORE TODAY AT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTADEALER. AS HALLOWEEN APPROACHES, THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE SUPERNATURAL SAY OUR SPIRIT WORLD BECOMES MORE ACTIVE. THAT MAY BE THE CASE IN LEBANON, TENNESSEE, WHERE THE UT EXTENSION OFFICE HAS ITS SHARE OF UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENON. CHARLES DENNEY REPORTS ON MYSTERIOUS PHONE CALLS THE OFFICE RECEIVES -- AND WHO MIGHT BE ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE. TAKE MY HOMETOWN. THE HISTORIC SQUARE, STATELY OLD HOMES, MAMA AND NEM'S LOG CABIN ON OUR PRETTY FARM. BUT IS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE MORE SINISTER LURKING IN LEBANON. AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, ARE THEY TRYING TO COMMUNICATE WITH US? "UT/TSU EXTENSION, WILSON COUNTY. MAY I HELP YOU?" WHO YAGONNACALL? MY OLD CLASSMATE DIANE MARSH IS THE FIRST VOICE YOU HEAR WHEN YOU RING EXTENSION IN LEBANON. BUT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE PHONE RINGS, THE CALL IS COMING FROM THE BACK OFFICE, AND DIANE KNOWS NO ONE IS BACK THERE. (DIANE MARSH) "IT'S BEEPING, LIKE THEY'RE WANTING TO ASK ME OR TELL ME SOMETHING. AND THEY'RE NOT ACTUALLY BACK THERE IN THE OFFICE. WHO DO YOU THINK IT IS?  I'M NOT REALLY FOR SURE WHO IT IS. IT'S KIND OF CREEPY. IT'S SCARY." AND THE EXTENSION STAFF SAYS THE REVERSE HAPPENS. THEY GET CALLS FROM DIANE'S PHONE WHEN THERE'S NO ONE OUT FRONT. "I HEAR THE PHONE GOING KUUUUHHHH, AND IT WAS REALLY CREEPY BECAUSE IT WAS COMING FROM DIANE'S PHONE AND DIANE WAS IN THE BACK IN THE OFFICE LISTENING TO THE PHONE GO KUUUUH...." THE STAFF HAS A THEORY ABOUT WHO MIGHT BE CALLING. THERE WAS A PROMINENT LEBANON CITIZEN WHO MANY YEARS AGO DIED A MYSTERIOUS DEATH VERY NEAR THE EXTENSION OFFICE GROUNDS. "WILSON COUNTY RECORDS SHOW THIS FELLA MET HIS UNFORTUNATE DEMISE IN THE LATE 1870'S. THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME EXACT TIME ALEX G. BELL INVENTED… WELL, YOU KNOW." (SHELLY BARNES) "IT COULD BE. I MEAN HE WOULD KNOW HOW TO USE A PHONE, RIGHT?" WAIT, DON'T ANSWER THAT. SHELLY'S QUESTION, I MEAN. THEN THERE'S 4-H AGENT AMANDA WOODY, WHO MAY HAVE RECEIVED VOICEMAILS FROM THIS STRANGE CALLER. AGAIN THE CALL CAME FROM DIANE'S PHONE, BUT THE TIME CODE SAYS IT WAS LATE AT NIGHT, WHEN THE OFFICE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE EMPTY. (AMANDA WOODY) "AND THERE'S NOBODY ON THE LINE. BUT THE MESSAGE IS IT JUST SOUNDS LIKE SCREECHING NOISES AND JUST DEAD SILENCE." DEAD BEING THE OPERATIVE WORD HERE. TALK ABOUT CALL WAITING. AN EXTENSION OFFICE IS ALL ABOUT OFFERING ADVICE AND HELPFUL INFORMATION. SO IF A GHOST CALLS YOUR PHONE THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON, HERE'S THE RESPONSE THE STAFF RECOMMENDS. THIS IS CHARLES DENNEY REPORTING.>CHARLES SAYS THE WILSON COUNTY EXTENSION STAFF SAY THEY HAVE OTHER UNEXPLAINED ISSUES IN THEIR OFFICE –LIKE FLICKERING LIGHTS AND STRANGE NOISES.

CLOSE
AND THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND BETSY JIBBEN. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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