AgDay Daily Recap -Sept. 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
September 29, 2015

TODAY ON AGDAY EPA
AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKES
STRONGER STANDARDS FOR SOME PESTICIDE USE.
HAS LOWER FARM INCOME ALREADY IMPACTED
PRODUCERS?
"I'M MICHELLE ROOK. USDA IS PROJECTING A BIG DROP
IN NET FARM INCOME IN 2015. WHAT CAN THEY EXPECT
IN STATES LIKE NEBRASKA? WE'LL HAVE THE ANSWER
FROM HUSKER HARVEST DAYS TODAY ON AGDAY."
IN AGRIBUSINESS...WHAT ARE SOME ANALYSTS
FORECASTING FOR 2016 GRAIN PRICES?
"IN FACT, I BELIEVE THAT 2016 IS GOING TO BE A PRETTY OPTIMISTIC YEAR."
AND WE INTRODUCE YOU TO 'THE GRAND DADDY OF
MOONSHINE' DEEP IN THE HILLS OF VIRGINIA.
AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG
LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO. AND BY BASF, GROW
SMART WITH BASF AND GET THE MOST ACRE AFTER
ACRE SEASON AFTER SEASON
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN. CLINTON IS ON
ASSIGNMENT. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAKES AIM
AT PESTICIDE USE ON THE FARM TO INSURE THE
PEOPLE WHO USE THEM ARE PROTECTED AND
PROPERLY TRAINED...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON
AGDAY.
E-P-A AND THE LABOR DEPARTMENT JOINTLY
ANNOUNCED STRONGER STANDARDS FOR PESTICIDE
APPLICATORS. THESE ENHANCED RULES APPLY TO
HIRED EMPLOYEES.
.
THESE PESTICIDES ARE NOT TYPICALLY AVAILABLE TO
THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THEY MAY ONLY BE APPLIED BY A
CERTIFIED APPLICATOR. THE NEW RULE REQUIRES ALL
PEOPLE WHO APPLY THE CHEMICALS TO BE AST LEAST
18 YEARS OLD. THEY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO GET
ANNUAL TRAINING. 
THE AGENCIES ARE ALSO REQUIRING MANDATORY
RECORD-KEEPING BY FARM OPERATORS.
THERE ARE ALSO NEW RULES TO REDUCE "TAKE HOME"
EXPOSURE FROM PESTICIDES.

COMING UP TOMORROW, I HEAD ON THE ROAD TO
WESTERN IOWA FOR OUR NEXT STOP ON THE I-80
HARVEST TOUR.
IOWA FIELDS SHOWED PLENTY OF POTENTIAL EARLIER
THIS SUMMER. ARE FARMERS SEEING THOSE RESULTS
ON THEIR YIELD MONITOR NOW?
WE'LL SHOW YOU WEDNESDAY.

MEANWHILE USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS
CORN HARVEST STILL LAGS BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR
AVERAGE. 18-PERCENT IS NOW SHELLED. IT'S USUALLY
23-PERCENT.
IOWA IS STILL IN SINGLE DIGITS. SO IS MINNESOTA. AND
NEBRASKA JUST HIT TEN PERCENT. ALL THREE ARE
BEHIND AVERAGE PACE.

ON THE OTHER HAND, SOYBEAN HARVEST HAS MOVED
PAST THE AVERAGE PACE. 21-PERCENT IS IN THE BIN FIVE
POINTS AHEAD.
IN THE EASTERN CORN BELT, ILLINOIS, INDIANA AND
OHIO ARE ALL AHEAD OF THEIR STATE AVERAGES.

USDA IS PROJECTING A 53-PERCENT DROP IN NET FARM
INCOME NATIONALLY IN 2015 FROM THE RECORD HIGH
OF 124 BILLION DOLLARS SET IN 2013. IT'S LARGELY THE
RESULT OF LOWER GRAIN PRICES, WHICH HAVE FALLEN
BY NEARLY 50-PERCENT ON CORN AND 40-PERCENT ON
SOYBEANS. SO HOW ARE FARMERS STATES LIKE
NEBRASKA FAIRING FINANCIALLY? AGDAY'S MICHELLE
ROOK CHECKED THE PULSE AT THIS YEAR'S HUSKER

AS FARMERS BEGIN THE HARVEST IN NEBRASKA THE MOOD IS
BEARISH….
 MIKE KORTH, RANDOLPH, NE FARMER, "THIS IS A VERY TOUGH
TOUGH YEAR FOR MOST AG PRODUCERS."
AND THAT'S REFLECTED IN NET FARM INCOME, WHICH IS PROJECTED TO BE
DOWN SUBSTANTIALLY DUE TO THE DROP IN GRAIN PRICES.
 ROBERT TIGNER, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA EXTENSION EDUCATOR,
"THIS 2015 CROP IS WELL BELOW THE PEAK IN REVENUE ABOUT HALF OF
WHAT IT WAS IN 2012 AND 13."
IN FACT, WITH CORN FUTURES UNDER $4 AND SOYBEANS UNDER $9 THAT
IS SQUEEZING MARGINS.
 JIM MILLER, BELDEN, NEBRASKA, "AT 60 BUSHELS SOYBEANS I
HAD A $10.12 BREAKEVEN. IF WE DROP DOWN IN THAT $8.40 RANGE I
NEED 73 BUSHEL SOYBEANS TO BREAKEVEN." 
 STANDUP -FARMERS IN NEBRASKA ALSO SAY THAT ADDING TO
THEIR TIGHT MARGINS IS THE FACT THAT GRAIN PRICES HAVE DROPPED, BUT
INPUTS AND OTHER EXPENSES HAVE NOT.
KORTH, "THE RENT IS REALLY HIGH. AND WE HAVE ALL OF OUR INPUT
COSTS ARE THE SAME AS WHAT THEY WAS WHEN WE HAD $7 AND $8
CORN."
THE HOPE THOUGH IS THAT NEAR RECORD YIELDS WILL HELP IMPROVE
FARM BOTTOM LINES.
 JERRY CATLETT, NE BANKERS ASSOCIATION, "I THINK WE'RE
GONNA HAVE A BIG CROP, AT LEAST IT LOOKS LIKE IT IN THE AREA THAT I'M
IN AND SO THAT'S GONNA OFFSET SOME OF THAT." 5 SEC
AND FARM PROGRAM PAYMENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO KICK IN.
TIGNER, "THAT MIGHT MAKE UP OH MAYBE A THIRD TO 40-PERCENT OF
THIS DEFICIT IN REVENUE THAT FARMERS HAVE. 8 SEC BUT THEY'RE STILL
UNLIKELY TO MAKE UP ENOUGH TO BE BREAKEVEN." 13 SEC
THE OTHER AREA THAT HAS BEEN SUPPORTING FARM INCOME IN
NEBRASKA HAS BEEN THE CATTLE INDUSTRY, AT LEAST COW CALF
OPERATIONS.
SCOTT HERRICK, FRANKLIN, NE COW CALF PRODUCER, "CATTLE PRICES
HAVE DROPPED HERE IN THE LAST THREE OR FOUR WEEKS, BUT STILL WE'RE
ABLE TO SEE A PROFIT IN THAT AND ITS KINDA HOLDING OUR GRAIN FARMS
TOGETHER." 9 SEC
HOWEVER, FEEDLOTS ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME LOSSES WITH THE
RECENT DROP IN FAT CATTLE PRICES.
CATLETT, "MAYBE 2015 INTO 16 MIGHT BE THE TOUGHEST YEARS IN THE
CATTLE FEEDING BUSINESS HAS SEEN FOR A LONG TIME." 6 SEC
TO STAY IN BUSINESS BOTH FARMERS AND RANCHERS ARE LOOKING FOR
WAYS TO CUT COSTS.

TONY JOHANSON, OAKLAND, NE FARMER "GUYS ARE GOING TO
THEIR BANKERS AND TRYING TO REFINANCE LOANS, KINDA GET AS MUCH
WORKING CAPITAL AS THEY CAN." 6 SEC "A LOT OF IT IS JUST TRYING TO BE
SMART WITH YOUR CROP, KNOWING WHAT YOU NEED." 4 SEC ,
THEY'RE ALSO CUTTING BACK ON MAJOR PURCHASES.
KORTH, "SO CONSEQUENTLY YOU'RE SEEING SOME REAL CONTRACTION ON
MACHINERY SALES ON BIG TICKET ITEMS." 6 SEC
THAT WAS EVIDENT WITH RETAILERS AND IMPLEMENT DEALERS AT HUSKER
HARVEST DAYS AND UNFORTUNATELY FARM PRICES AREN'T EXPECTED TO
IMPROVE IN 2016.
AT HUSKER HARVEST DAYS IN GRAND ISLAND, NE I'M MICHELLE ROOK
REPORTING FOR AGDAY.

ANOTHER CONCERN WITH THE LOWER FARM INCOME IS
A NEBRASKA FARM BUSINESS SURVEY SHOWS DEBT
HAS RISEN FROM 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS TEN YEARS
AGO TO ONE-POINT-THREE MILLION TODAY.

THE U-S HOG HERD IS CONTINUING TO REBOUND FROM
THE PEDV VIRUS. USDA SAYS AS OF SEPTEMBER FIRST,
THERE WERE MORE THAN 68 MILLION HOGS AND PIGS
ON U-S FARMS, UP 4 PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO. AND
IT'S UP TWO PERCENT FROM THE LAST FISCAL
QUARTER.
THE AG DEPARTMENT SAYS THIS IS THE HIGHEST
INVENTORY OF ALL HOGS AND PIGS SINCE QUARTERLY
ESTIMATES BEGAN IN 1988.

NOTED AG ECONOMIST, DOCTOR CHRIS HURT OF
PURDUE UNIVERSITY, SAYS THE PORK INDUSTRY HAS
LARGELY OVERCOME THE IMPACTS OF THE 2014 PED
VIRUS, AND PORK PRODUCERS HAVE BEEN DISCIPLINED
IN LIMITING EXPANSION AFTER RECORD 2014 PROFITS.
AS A RESULT, PORK SUPPLIES SHOULD BE ONLY
MODESTLY HIGHER IN 2016 AND PROVIDE PRICES THAT
COVER ALL COSTS OF PRODUCTION.

IN THIS MORNING'S CROPWATCH MIKE HOFFMAN SHOWS
US
QUITE THE VIEW NOT ONLY FROM THE GROUND BUT ON
TOP OF A GRAIN LEG.
MIKE?

GOOD MORNING BETSY.
LET'S START OFF CROPWATCH IN NORTHEAST NEW
MEXICO.
WINTER WHEAT IS COMING UP IN THE AREA.
LAST WEEK THIS FIELD GOT MORE THAN 3 INCHES OF
RAIN. TWO YEARS AGO, THIS FARM ONLY GOT 4 INCHES
OF RAIN ALL YEAR.
LET'S START OFF CROPWATCH IN CONSTANTINE,
MICHIGAN.
JEFF PLANTZ EMAILED US THIS PHOTO OF CORN
HARVEST IN HIS AREA.
THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF RAIN IN THE
FORECAST..HOWEVER, THAT AREA SHOULD SEE SUNNY
SKIES BY THE END OF THE WEEK. -MIKE FEEL FREE TO
CHANGE.

AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS
DAVID CAUDILL CAPTURED THIS PHOTO ON A 110 FOOT
CLIMB UP HIS GRAIN LEG ONE FOGGY MORNING.
TO THE WEST SHOWS A LOCAL GRAIN ELEVATOR ... AND
QUITE THE PICTURESQUE SUNRISE OVER THE FOG...
TAKING A LOOK AT THE WEATHER MAP YOU CAN SEE A COLD FRONT
DROPPING SOUTHWARD THAT'S GOING TO BRING CHILLIER WEATHER TO MOST
OF THE CORN BELT I'LL HAVE MY FORECAST COMING UP IN JUST A LITTLE
WHILE
STILL TO COME, MARK GOLD IS HERE. WE'LL SEE IF
THERE'S ANY REASON 'NOT' TO BE BEARISH IN THE
GRAIN MARKETS. 
LATER THE NATIONAL F-F-A HITS A NEW MILESTONE.
DETAILS AFTER MIKE HOFFMAN'S WEATHER.
AND WE'LL HEAD IN THE COUNTRY TO VIRGINIA WHERE
MOON-SHINE IS STILL BEING COOKED. BUT IT'S NOT
HIDDEN IN THE HILLS.


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FUNGICIDE FROM BAYER. OFFICIAL FUNGICIDE OF THE
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IT'S A DOWN DAY AS WE START A NEW WEEK OF GRAIN
TRADING. LET'S HEAD TO THE CME FLOOR IN CHICAGO
FOR MONDAY'S GRAIN TRADE ACTION.
GRAIN MARKETS TRADING A LITTLE BIT LOWER HERE
TODAY. THAT'S LED BY THE SOYBEANS TRADING AT A
DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES. THE DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES ARE
COMING FAR FROM A REBOUND AND THAT WAS A
REBOUND LOWER IN THE ROYAL. THERE'S ALSO IDEAS
WITH SOME REALLY GOOD HARVEST PROGRESS IN THE
NUMBERS THAT COME UP LATER ON TODAY FROM
USDA. THERE'S ALSO BEEN SOME TALKS THAT THE
CORN IS HAVING TROUBLE GETTING TO ITS FINAL DRY
DOWN POINT. IT'S BEEN EASIER WITH SOYBEANS. THE
SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN DRIER AND MORE READY TO BE
HARVESTED AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME. THE WHEAT
MARKET WAS HIGHER TO START THE DAY AND TRADED
STRONGER FOR MOST OF THE DAY THEN SOLD OFF AS
WE GOT TOWARDS THE CLOSE. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT'S A
MARKET THAT RAN OUT OF STEAM ON THE UPSIDE BUT
OVERALL IT'S STILL A MARKET WITH POTENTIAL TO
MOVE HIGHER. THANKS VERY MUCH. I'M JACK SCOVILLE
WITH PRICE FUTURES GROUP HERE ON THE CME FLOOR
WITH COMMENTS ON THE MARKET.

IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT 2016.
BUT FOR PRICES, ARE WE SEEING THE LOWS RIGHT
NOW? AND MAY WE SEE SOME UPSIDE POTENTIAL AS
THE NEW YEAR NEARS? ONE ANALYST GIVES HIS TAKE
TO CLINTON GRIFFITHS.
(HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK, MARK GOLD, TOP THIRD AG
MARKETING. MARK, LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHERE WE THINK THE
MARKETS ARE HEADED. IF EVERYBODY HAD A CRYSTAL BALL, WE COULD ALL
DECIDE WHERE THEY ARE GOING. BUT, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TENDED TO
BE A LITTLE MORE PROTECTION, YOU KNOW KIND OF PROTECT YOURSELF, NOT
THE BEAR ALL THE TIME, BUT ONCE IN A WHILE YOU ARE CAUTIOUS. ARE
YOU STILL CAUTIOUS, WHERE DO YOU STAND?>> WELL, FOR THE LAST
SEVERAL YEARS, I HAVE BEEN PLEADING WITH GUYS TO PROTECT THE
DOWNSIDE IN THESE MARKETS. I THOUGHT THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF RISK
IN THE GRAIN MARKETS. NOW WE HAVE GOTTEN DOWN TO 3.50 CORN, WE
HAVE GOTTEN DOWN TO 8.50 BEANS AND HISTORICALLY THESE ARE NOW
PRETTY LOW PRICES. SO DO I WANT TO BE BEARISH AT THESE PRICES?
NO, I DON'T WANT TO BE. IN FACT, I BELIEVE THAT 2016 IS GOING TO BE
A PRETTY OPTIMISTIC YEAR. WHEN I WENT TO AG SCHOOL AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA, ONE OF MY FAVORITE PROFESSORS USED TO SAY
'MOTHER NATURE TAKES CARE OF SURPLUSES AND DEFICITS'. WELL, WE
HAVE HAD A LOT OF SURPLUSES AROUND THE WORLD. AND IS IT TIME THAT
MOTHER NATURE IS GOING TO GET RID OF SOME OF THOSE SURPLUSES?
WE HAD SOME FAIRLY DECENT GROWING SEASONS, THE LAST REALLY
THREE YEARS. WE HAVE HAD PROBLEMS: TOO WET, SOME HEAT, ALL
KINDS OF LITTLE PROBLEMS HERE AND THERE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART,
PARTICULARLY LAST YEAR WE HAD JUST HUGE YIELDS. ARE WE GOING TO BE
ABLE TO CONTINUE THAT ANOTHER YEAR? I DON'T KNOW, BUT AT THESE
PRICES, I DON'T WANT TO BE BEARISH DOWN HERE. I WANT TO TELL MY
CLIENTS AND WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TELLING THEM IS THAT IF YOU ARE
SELLING GRAIN DOWN HERE, WE OWN IT WITH A CALL OPTION. STAY IN THIS
GAME, BECAUSE THERE IS POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT UPSET. WHEN YOU
COME FROM $18 BEANS DOWN TO $8.50 BEANS AND WHEN YOU HAVE
GONE FROM $8 CORN TO $3.50 THERE'S A LOT OF UPSIDE POTENTIAL
THERE.>> THAT'S RIGHT, WE KNOW WHAT THE UPSIDE USED TO BE.>>
SO, CAN WE GO BACK THERE? WE CAN AND WE WILL. IT'S JUST WHEN. I
BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO START SOMETIME THIS YEAR. ARE THE LOWS IN
RIGHT NOW? WE STILL HAVE SOME HARVEST PRESSURE TO DEAL WITH AND
IT'S GOING TO GO GANG BUSTERS. THIS WEATHER HAS BEEN NEAR
PERFECT FOR THESE GUYS AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF PRESSURE IN
THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS AS THEY REALLY GET GOING IN HERE. BUT AT
SOME POINT, WE KNOW THAT FARMERS WILL TRADITIONALLY SELL A LOT AFTER
THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. SO SOMETIME BETWEEN NOW AND JANUARY 15,
ARE WE LOOKING TO BUILD LONG POSITIONS WITH CALL OPTIONS? WE
ARE.>> ALL RIGHT, GOOD PERSPECTIVE--I APPRECIATE THAT MARK. WE
WILL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.)

(FOR A SPECIAL REPORT ON THE GRAIN MARKETS, CALL
TOLL FREE AT 877-TT-HEDGE. THAT'S 877-884-3343)

(AGDAY SPONSORED BY THE ENLIST WEED CONTROL
SYSTEM FROM DOW AGROSCIENCES -COMBINING THE
PROVEN CONTROL OF A NEW 2-4-D AND GLYPHOSATE.
TAKE CONTROL OF TOUGH WEEDS LIKE NEVER
BEFORE.)
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WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE
HOFFMAN. MIKE, LOOKING AT THE MAP HERE, WHAT IS
GOING ON ALL OF THE LOWS ON THE MAP AND WHAT
DOES THIS MEAN TO OUR FARMERS? THE MID ATLANTIC
WILL CREATE SOME RAIN IN THE NORTHEAST. THE
OTHERS, WE NEED TO WATCH FOR POSSIBLE TROPICAL
DEVELOPMENT. IN FACT IT'S A PEAK TIME OF YEAR FOR
TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT. SEPTEMBER BEING THE
MONTH. I DON'T EXPECT MUCH OUT OF THIS. WE WILL
SEE A SECOND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM COME OVER
THE EASTERN GULF. WHEN WE PUT THE MAPS INTO
MOTION. THIS ONE OUT EAST OF FLORIDA, WE WILL
HAVE TO WATCH. IT'S GOING TO SIT THERE OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. IT IS POSSIBLE IF NOT A
TROPICAL STORM, IT BRINGS A WHOLE BUNCH OF
STORMY WEATHER UP THE EAST COAST BY THE
WEEKEND. THAT'S SOMETHING WE WILL BE WATCHING.
NOT A LOT OUT WEST. YOU CAN SEE THAT COLD FRONT
DROPPING SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE EASTERN
GREAT LAKES INTO THE OHIO VALLEY LATER TODAY.
THE OHIO AND MISSOURI VALLEY LATER TODAY. WE'LL
HAVE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BEHIND IT.
THAT'S CHILLY AIR BEHIND IT. THAT'S TYPICAL CHILLY
AIR FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD
THROUGH TONIGHT, WE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THAT
FRONT FARTHER TOWARD THE SOUTH AND ALL THE
WAY INTO NORTHERN TEXAS. YOU'LL SEE COOLER AIR
IN THAT AREA. YOU'LL ALSO NOTICE TROPICAL
MOISTURE COMING INTO THE WEST. THAT WILL
PRODUCE SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON BUT NOT A
LOT AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS. YOU CAN SEE DURING THE DAY TOMORROW, THE
COLD FRONT GOES INTO THE WESTERN GULF OF
MEXICO AND THAT FIRST AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
REALLY PRODUCING THE RAIN INTO NEW ENGLAND BY
LATER IN THE DAY TOMORROW, BUT THAT'S GOING TO
BE A BIG RAIN MAKER. OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS, WE
HAVEN'T SEEN MUCH IN THE NORTHEAST AND MIDATLANTIC.
YOU'RE GOING TO. WE'VE SEEN SOME
SCATTERED AMOUNTS IN THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE
NORTHERN PLAINS. AND SCATTERED AMOUNTS IN
PARTS IN THE SOUTHEAST AND PARTS OF EASTERN
TEXAS AND SOUTHERN LOUISIANA. ADDING ON THE
NEXT 36 HOURS, LOOK AT ALL THAT MOISTURE. OUR
COMPUTER MODEL IS PUTTING DOWN 2 TO 3 INCHES OF
RAIN FROM THE VIRGINIAS ALL THE WAY UP THE
EASTERN SEABOARD. THAT'S SOMETHING TO WATCH.
THAT'S A FAIR AMOUNT OF RAIN OVER A SHORT AREA
OF TIME. LOOKING AT THE TEMPERATURES, BIG
DIFFERENCE. WE'RE SEEING 50S AND 60S BEHIND THE
FRONT FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES STILL IN THE 80S AND
90S SHOWING UP IN PARTS OF TEXAS AND THE
SOUTHWEST. BUT THEN AS WE HEAD THROUGH
TONIGHT, YOU'LL SEE 40S SETTLE IN THE UPPER
MIDWEST. AND 50'S INTO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY. STILL
PRETTY MUGGY IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST. HIGH
TEMPERATURES TOMORROW, I DON'T KNOW WHERE
THE NUMBERS WENT. THESE ARE ALL 50 TO 60
DEGREES READING THROUGH THE NORTHERN PLAINS
AND GREAT LAKES INTO THE NORTHEAST. THOSE ARE
STILL SOME 80S IN THE SOUTHEAST. TAKE A LOOK AT
THE JET STREAM. YOU CAN SEE HOW THE TROUGH DIGS
IN THERE. THAT BRINGS THAT QUICK SHOT OF COLD AIR
AND THEN IT SITS THERE FOR AWHILE. THAT'S GOING TO
KEEP IT ON THE COOL SIDE IT LOOKS LIKE THROUGH
THE CORN BELT AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT WEEK
OR SO. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST
OF ALL, BILLINGS, MONTANA IS A MIXTURE OF SUNSHINE
AND CLOUDS. THE HIGH IS 79 DEGREES. MOSCOVIA,
OKLAHOMA IS MOSTLY SUNNY AND WARM. THE HIGH IS
AROUND 86. AND FINALLY, SUNBURY, PENNSYLVANIA, IS
MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WITH A COUPLE OF SHOWERS.
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IS 75.
THE NATIONAL F-F-A CONVENTION WILL SOON ROLL
INTO LOUISVILLE. AND THE YOUTH GROUP IS BOASTING
AN EVEN BIGGER MEMBERSHIP.
DETAILS JUST AHEAD.
PLUS, CRAFT BREWERIES AND WINERIES ARE ALL THE
RAGE. BUT IN VIRGINIA YOU CAN ALSO FIND
'MAINSTREAM' MOONSHINE MAKERS! DETAILS AS WE
HEAD IN THE COUNTRY.
(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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IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD GRANTED A
PROCLAMATION THAT ALLOWS OVERWEIGHT LOADS OF
SOYBEANS, CORN, HAY, STRAW , SILEAGE AND EVEN
STOVER TO BE TRANSPORTED DURING HARVEST.
UNDER THE PRPOCLAMATION,
OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES CAN NOT EXCEED A GROSS
WEIGHT OF 90-THOUSAND POUNDS WITHOUT A PERMIT.
LOADS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE TRANSPORTED ON
HIGHWAYS WITHIN IOWA. HOWEVER IT EXLUDES THE
INTERSTATE SYSTEM AND ROADS WHICH DO NOT
EXCEED A MAXIMUM OF THAT 90-THOUSAND POUNDS
LIMIT.
TRUCKS CANNOT EXCEED THE LEGAL MAXIMUM AXLE
WEIGHT OF 20-THOUSAND POUNDS AS WELL.
THE PROCLAMATION TOOK AFFECT ON FRIDAY. IT
EXPIRES AFTER 60 DAYS.
THE NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION NOW HAS A RECORD
NUMBER OF MEMBERS.
TODAY FFA MEMBERSHIP IS AT 629-THOUSAND 367
MEMBERS, THAT'S A THREE PERCENT GROWTH FROM
2014.
THE NUMBER OF CHAPTERS CLIMBED AS WELL-THERE
ARE NOW 92 MORE CHAPTERS SINCE 2014.
TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, GEORGIA, OKLAHOMA AND
MISSOURI ARE THE TOP MEMBERSHIP STATES.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL-ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP HAS GROWN
AS WELL.
FOR GENERATIONS, MOONSHINE IMPLIED A LIQUOR THAT WAS
PRODUCED ILLEGALLY. BUT THINGS HAVE CHANGED.
WE'LL MEET A MAN CONSIDERED THE GRAND-DAD OF
LEGAL MOONSHINE IN VIRGINIA.
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