AgDay Daily Recap -September 29, 2016

July 13, 2016 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016


HEADLINES
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - THE TRADE DEBATE FIRING UP THIS WEEK.. AS THE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS GO HEAD TO HEAD, TRADE GETS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. AGRIBUSINESS TEASE...SOYBEAN MARKET MOVES. ONE OF THE LARGEST CANADIAN FEEDLOTS IS CLOSING ITS GATES. WE'LL TELL YOU WHY. AND HE'S A FACE OF FARMING, BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ORGANIC AND NON ORGANIC FARMING. GROWING CROPS BOTH WAYS TO PUT A SPIN ON TRADITION, HELPING SPREAD HIS LOVE FOR FARMING. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

MEXICO CORN PURCHASE
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM USDA'S WEEKLY EXPORTS SALES...MEXICO AGREEING TO ONE OF THE LARGEST CORN PURCHASES EVER. TRADERS LIGHTING UP ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT MEXICO AGREES TO BUY MORE THAN ONE POINT 5 (1,577,340 MT) MILLION METRIC TONS THIS YEAR. THAT'S 62 MILLION BUSHELS IT ALSO AGREED TO BUY ANOTHER ONE MILLION (1,036,320 MT)  METRIC TONS IN THE 16-17 MARKETING YEAR. AND HALF A MILLION (541,020 MT) IN THE 17-18 YEAR. EVEN AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT CORN SPENT MOST OF THE DAY TRADING IN THE RED.

NAFTA IMPACT ON AG
"NAFTA IS THE WORST TRADE DEAL MAY BE EVER SIGNED ANYWHERE BUT CERTAINLY EVER SIGNED IN THIS COUNTRY AND NOW YOU WANT TO APPROVE TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP THAT IS JUST NOT ACCURATE I WAS AGAINST IT ONCE IT WAS FINALLY NEGOTIATED AND TERMS WERE LAID OUT A CALLED IT  THE GOLD STANDARD OF TRADE AND SAID IT'S THE FINEST DEAL YOU'VE EVER SEEN AND THEN YOU HEARD WHAT I SAID ABOUT IT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU WERE AGAINST THE FACTS ARE I DID SAY I HOPED IT WOULD BE A GOOD DEAL BUT WHEN IT WAS NEGOTIATED, WHICH I WAS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR I CONCLUDED IT WASN'T. I WROTE ABOUT IT ABOUT THAT I MY BOOK. IS IT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FAULT, IS IT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FAULT. SECRETARY, IS IT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FAULT? BECAUES HE'S PUSHING IT THERE ARE DIFFERENT VIEWS ABOUT WHAT'S GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY OUR ECONOMY AND OUR LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD." THAT HEATED EXCHANGE AS SEVERAL PROMINENT POLITICIANS HAVE RECENTLY MADE COMMENTS ALLUDING TO A POTENTIAL VOTE ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IN THE LAME-DUCK SESSION OF CONGRESS FOLLOWING THE ELECTION. A REPORT OUT OF MINNESOTA SAYS REPUBLICAN SENATOR ORRIN HATCH OF UTAH-- CHAIR OF THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, WHICH HAS AUTHORITY IN TRADE MATTERS,--  SAYS THE UPPER CHAMBER COULD CONSIDER TPP DURING A LAME DUCK SESSION. TEXAS REPUBLICAN KEVIN BRADY, CHAIR OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, ECHOED HATCH IN AN  INTERVIEW WITH THE TEXAS TRIBUNE. FARM GROUPS CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR THE TPP TO BE PASSED. <WE'VE ESTIMATED THAT IT'LL ADD 4 POINT 4 BILLION DOLALRS TO NET FARM INCOME IN THE UNITED STAES EACH YEAR. THERE'S NOT A LOT OF PLACES I CAN THINK OF THAT FOR VERY LITTLE INVESTMENT FROM TEH U.S. STANDPOINT WE GET THAT LARGE OF A RETURN> ON NAFTA--A HALLMARK OF THE BILL CLINTON'S PRESIDENCY--GETTING A SHARP EYE FROM THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE...ESPECIALLY ON MANUFACTURING. IN AGRICULTURE, BY THE NUMBERS, USDA SHOWS SINCE NAFTA WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 1994, AG EXPORTS TO BOTH CANADA AND MEXICO HAVE MORE THAN QUADRUPLED. FROM 8 POINT 9 BILLION DOLLARS IN 1993, TO 38 POINT 6 BILLION IN 2015. CANADA WAS THE LARGEST DESTINATION FOR U-S AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN 2015, AND THE TOP BUYER OF U-S FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. MEXICO IS THE TOP EXPORT MARKET FOR U-S CORN, SOYBEAN MEAL AND POULTRY. <. ADN THE U.S. HAS ABOUT BECASUSE OF THAT FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, WE HAVE A MARKET SHARE IN THOSE TWO COUNTRIES OF ABOUT 65 PERCENT> <SO THAT MEANS OF ALL THE AG PRODUCTS THAT CANADA AND MEXICO ARE IMPORTING, 65 PERCENT OF THEM ARE COMIGN FROM THE UNITED STATES>NIGH SAYS ON THE FLIP SIDE, THE MAJORITY OF AVCADOES IMPORTED COME FROM MEXICO. NOT ALL AG GROUPS ARE A FAN OF THE DEAL. LAST YEAR, THE U-S COMMERCE DEPARTMENT DETERMINED MEXICO WAS SUBSIDIZING ITS SUGAR IMPORTS. THAT ALLOWED EXPORTERS TO DUMP PRODUCTS INTO THE U-S 40 PERCENT BELOW MARKET PRICES. IN TURN, MEXICO SIGNED A SUSPENSION AGREEMENT WTH THE U-S, LIMITING MEXICAN SHIPMENTS. BUT SUGARBEET GROWERS SAY THE PRODUCT IS STILL COMING IN UNDER THE RADAR <IT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE. WE'VE HAD SUGAR COME IN UNDER THE COST OF PRODUCTION, WE'RE COMPETING AGAINST THEIR TREASURY BECAUSE IT'S HIGHLY SUBSIDIZED AND THE FARM IS NOT SUFFERING BECAUSE IT PAID THEM, WELL THEN THE GOVERNMENT OWNS IT AND THEY WANT TO DUMP IT IN AT WORLD PRICES AND TH WORLD MARKET IS REALLY A DUMP MARKET IT'S NOT THE REAL TRUE MARKET THAT GROWRS SELL ITO. SO THE GOVERMENT IS SIMPLY RECOVERING A PART OF THEIR COST> MAATZ SAYS SINCE OTHER SEGMENTS OF AGRICULTURE BENEFIT FROM NAFTA, HE DOSN'T THINK THE DEAL SHOULD SIMPLY BE THROWN OUT. BUT HE DOES THINK VARIOUS PIECES OF THE TRADE AGREEMENT SHOULD BE REEVALUATED. WHICH MEXICO SAID IT WOULD BE WILLING TO DO DURING DONALD TRUMPS RECENT VISIT TO THE  COUNTRY.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHINA DDGS
MEANWHILE, CHINA ISSUED A FINAL RULING THIS WEEK, CLAIMING U-S DRIED DISTILLER'S GRAINS ARE BEING UNFAIRLY SUBSIDIZED BY THE U-S GOVERNMENT, SAYING IT'S DAMAGING CHINA'S DDG INDUSTRY. CHINESE OFFICIALS SAYS THEY WILL NOW REQUIRE THOSE SHIPMENTS TO PAY A DUTY. THE NEWS CAME JUST WEEKS AFTER THE U-S FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, ACCUSING CHINA OF ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES FOR RICE, WHEAT AND CORN. IN A JOINT STATEMENT THIS WEEK, U-S GRAINS COUNCIL, GROWTH ENERGY AND THE RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION DENYING U-S DDG'S HAVE CAUSED INJURY TO CHINA'S DDGS PRODUCERS, BUT AGREEING TO FULLY COOPERATE WITH THE INVESTIGATION

SYNGENTA CASE
SPEAKING OF CHINA, A KANSAS FEDERAL JUDGE SAYSTHE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SYNGENTA MAY MOVE FORWARD. THE PLAINTIFFS ALLEGE SYNGENTA PREMATURELY SOLD ITS AGRISURE VIPTERA AND DURACADE CORN PRODUCTS LEADING CHINA TO STOP IMPORTING THE CORN. WHICH IN TURN CAUSED PRICES TO DIP. THE JUDGE'S RULING COULD OPEN THE DOOR FOR HALF A MILLION U-S FARMERS TO JOIN THE CLAIM. THE FIRST CASE COULD MAKE IT BEFORE A JUDGE IN JUNE OF 2017.

CROP COMMENTS
CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM DOW AGROSCIENCES. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON. LET'S START OFF IN NORTHWEST INDIANA. FARMER TOM PARKER HAS BEEN HARVESTING CORN FOR JUST OVER A WEEK. HE SAYS THE MOISTURE CONTENT IS RUNNING ABOUT 19- TO 22 PERCENT. TOM SAYS THE AREA EXPERIENCED ITS WEATHER EXTREMES THIS YEAR - FROM DRY CONDITIONS, TOO MUCH RAIN TO EVEN HAIL. USDA SAYS AS OF SEPTEMBER 25, 15 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP IS HARVESTED IN INDIANA. THAT'S JUST A POINT AHEAD OF THE 5-YEAR AVERAGE. BRENT RIVERS SENT US THIS PHOTO 30 MILES SOUTH OF COLUMBUS, OHIO. BRENT SAYS HE'S 2-THIRDS DONE WITH CORN HARVEST AND YIELDS ARE RESPECTABLE. HE SAYS THE BEANS ARE STILL SLOW TO MATURE. USDA SAYS AS OF SEPTEMBER 25, 76 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE DROPPING LEAVES IN OHIO. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

TEASE

WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL CHECK ON MARKETS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR BEAN MARKETS IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS AHEAD. AND HE'S A TEXAS FARMER TURNING TRADITION INTO OPPORTUNITY, RECENTLY COMING BACK TO THE FARM. WE'LL MEET ONE OF THE FACES OF FARMING LATER IN THE COUNTRY.

CME
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA -MAKERS OF VIKING SIDE-BY-SIDES.  YAMAHA - REAL WORLD TOUGH. IN AGRIBUSINESS CATTLE PRICES HAD A ROUGH DAY TUESDAY. LETS SEE IF THAT CONTINUED...WE HEAD TO THE FLOOR OF THE CME FOR DETAILS. WEDNESDAY'S LIVESTOCK IS PRETTY INTERESTING. I THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO SUM UP TODAY'S TRADE. WE SAW WILD MOVEMENT ON THE OPENING. ESPEICALLY IN THE FATS AND THE FEEDERS. WHEN THE GATES OPENED, THEY WERE GOING DOWN THE DRAIN. OF COURSE, WE GOT DOWN 2 BUCKS IN BOTH AND MAGICALLLY THE BUYERS STEPPED IN. WE SAW THE FEEDER CATTLE GETTING BACK UP TO 1.30 AND UP A BUCK AND A HALF OR SO. THE FATS REMAINED AT AN EVEN LEVEL. OVERALL, THE FATS ARE SHOWING THE BEST BULLISH ACTION RIGHT HERE. I THINK IT'S TIME TO HOLD. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S TIME TO JUMP IN AND BUY MORE BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE BUILDING A NICE BASE HERE.

ANALYSIS
ANDY SHISSLER, S AND W TRADING,  OUR GUEST HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TODAY. ANDY, AS WE LOOK AT MARKETS AS WE GEAR UP FOR A PRETTY FAST HARVEST HERE, AT LEAST WE HOPE IT WILL BE FAST, THE BEANS, SOME OF THE YIELDS WERE HEARING ON SOYBEANS WERE JUST INCREDIBLE. YES, WE'VE SEEN PRELIMINARY BEAN YIELDS AND THEY'RE REALLY, REALLY BIG. WE'VE HAD GOOD AUGUST WEATHER. THAT'S PROBABLY THE BEST I CAN REMEMBER FROM BEING A KID. MY GOSH, WE'VE SEEN IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS YIELDS EIGHTY EIGHT BUSHELS. UNBELIEVABLE. I KNOW I'M GOING TO HAVE A FARMER WHO I USED TO WRITE INSURANCE FOR PROBABLY HIT IN THE 90S. EVEN MY DAD'S STUFF IS INCREDIBLY LARGE. I THINK IT WILL BE. BUT LOOK, THERE ARE A LOT OF 75S, THERE'S SOME 80S. THERE ARE 70S UP INTO MINNESOTA IN BIG CHUNKS OF GROUND. WE WERE WAITING TO SEE THAT WAS GOING BE THAT BIG AND THE MARKET AND BEANS WAS PRETTY TIGHT. IT'S LIKE WE ARE TRADING CASH PRICES OF FORTY FIVE OR PLUS FIFTIES IN THE DECATEUR, ILLINOIS OR GETTING SHORT ON BEANS WAITING FOR HARVEST. AND ONCE WE GOT INTO HARVEST, THAT TIGHTNESS WILL START TO SLIP BACK. WE HAVE RECORD LOADINGS THAT NEED TO GO TO CHINA. AND THEY NEED TO GET FILLED AND THERE WASN'T ENOUGH BEANS. WE GOT THIS PUSH IN PRICE HERE RECENTLY AND GOT BEANS UP TO 10 BUCKS AGAIN. AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO A SLOW DISSOLVE. THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN HERE NOW. AS THIS TIGHTNESS ERODES TO FINISH THE SEASON. I THINK WE HAD TOWARDS NINE BUCKS ON THE BOARD. I THINK WE WILL DO THAT BY PROBABLY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH, MAYBE PRETTY QUICK HERE.  BUT YIELDS ARE BIGGER THAN I THOUGHT AND I LIKE TO BE BULLISH BEANS. I LIKE THE VOLATILITY. I WANT TO OWN BEANS SOMETIME BUT MAYBE NOT FOR AWHILE. I AM SHORT BEANS RIGHT NOW AND I THINK YOU HAVE TO PULL THEM OFF AT 9 BUCKS AT THE BOARD. SO, THIS IS GOING TO BE PROBLEMATIC A LITTLE BIT ON THE BALANCE SHEETS FOR BEANS. I THINK FOR ONCE WE MAY ACTUALLY HAVE A FEW TOO MANY AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN DOING THAT FOR TEN YEARS. SO THESE ARE SO BIG ON THE YIELDS. I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE IT. BIG CROP. WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHERE IT COMES IN. OF COURSE, WE HOPE THAT DEMAND CONTINUES. YES, DEMAND WILL BE GOOD. THINGS WILL GET BETTER BUT IT WILL GET WORSE FIRST. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN A MOMENT.

NATIONAL WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY ON THIS THURSDAY MORNING. MIKE, AS WE LOOK AT THIS CUT-OFF, OVER THE GREAT LAKES AND THE EASTERN CORN REALLY HASN'T MOVED. NO, AND IT'S NOT GOING TO AT LEAST FOR A COUPLE MORE DAYS. SO, IT'S JUST GOING TO SIT THERE AND EVENTUALLY LOSE ITS MOISTURE. BUT FOR NOW, IT HAS A GOOD MOISTURE SUPPLY COMING OFF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. SO, THE MID ATLANTIC'S GOING TO GET A LOT OF RAIN BUT IT'S THROWING THAT MOISTURE BACK INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES, OHIO VALLEY AS IT ROTATES AROUND THAT AREA OF LOW PRESSURE, HIGH PRESSURE THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY KEEPING THINGS IS RATHER DRY AND ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR AND A SLOW MOVING SYSTEM OUT WEST EVERYTHING IS MOVING SLOW WHEN YOU HAVE A CUT-OFF SITTING ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY KIND OF BLOCKS EVERYTHING ELSE UP AND SO  YOU'LL NOTICE IS WE PUT THE MAPS INTO MOTION NOTHING REALLY MOVING FROM WEST TO EAST, SOME THINGS ARE MOVING NORTH OR SOUTH. AND THE LOW OVER THE OHIO VALLEY JUST KIND OF SITTING THERE IT MIGHT MEANDER A LITTLE BIT BUT YOU CAN SEE THE RAIN JUST CONTINUES TO COME DOWN IN THE MID ATLANTIC STATES. IT WEAKENS A LITTLE BIT AS IT COMES WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS BUT NONETHELESS, THERE WILL BE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND LOTS OF CLOUDS THROUGH ILLINOIS, INDIANA AND OHIO. EVEN DOWN INTO KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE WITH THAT STORM SYSTEM. NOW TAKING A LOOK AT THE A DAY TOMORROW, YOU CAN SEE NOT A LOT OF CHANGE STORM SYSTEM STILL SITTING OVER SOUTHERN INDIANA AND A ONE OUT WEST WILL BE SOME HIT AND MISS SHOWERS. AND THUNDERSHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES.  TAKING A LOOK AT THE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS, WE'VE SEEN A FEW SPOTS IN FLORIDA AND THE SOUTHWEST BUT MOST OF IT HAS BEEN IN THE MID ATLANTIC BACK INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THEGREAT LAKES. AS YOU CAN SEE OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS, OUR COMPUTER MODEL CONTINUES TO SHOW PARTS OF EASTERN VIRGINIA GETTING 10 INCHES OR MORE OF RAIN OVER A TEN AND A HALF OR TO THREE DAY PERIOD. THAT WILL CAUSE SOME FLOODING IN SOME AREAS AND IT MIGHT BE REALLY BAD FLOODING. WE'LL HAVE TO WATCH. DECENT RAINS THOUGH IN THE WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS AND PARTS OF OHIO, NORTHEAST INDIANA IN THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF MICHIGAN. TAKING A LOOK AT TEMPERATURES. LOOK AT THAT. ONLY 60S FOR ALL OF THE   CORN BELT AND SEVENTIES AND YOU HAVE TO GO CLEAR TO THE GULF COAST TO FIND ANYTHING AROUND 80 DEGREES. IN THE MORNING ARE GOING TO BE IN THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES FOR THE MOST PART ACROSS THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY WITH A FEW FORTIES AND SIMILAR TEMPERATURES TOMORROW. STILL PRETTY COOL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. NOW TAKING A LOOK AT THE JET STREAM AGAIN. SEE THAT CUT OFF SITTING RIGHT OVER SOUTHERN INDIANA. IT KIND OF MOVES SOUTHWARD A LITTLE BIT BUT AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WEEKEND, IT STARTS TO GO NORTHWARD OR IT GETS CAUGHT IN THE MAIN JETSTREAM AND TAKES OFF IN THE EAST. SO A RIDGE ENDS UP LATER THIS WEEK IN THE EAST WITH A TROUGH REDEVELOPING IN THE WEST COMING INTO THE PLAINS. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY

REGIONAL WEATHER
NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL, POCATELLO, IDAHO,  PARTLY SUNNY MAYBE A SPOTTY AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS HIGH OF SEVENTY FIVE. BEATRICE, NEBRASKA, TIMES OF SUNSHINE VERY COMFORTABLE HIGH OF SEVENTY AND CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND COOLER HIGH OF ONLY SEVENTY THREE.

TEASE
STILL TO COME, ONE OF THE LARGEST CANADIAN FEEDYARDS CALLS IT QUITS. WE'LL TELL YOU WHY AND HOW IT COULD IMPACT OUR HERD HERE AT HOME. AND HE'S A YOUNG FARMER, WHO CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN ORGANIC AND TRADITIONAL FARMING BY GROWING BOTH. WE'LL HEAD TO TEXAS, LATER, IN THE COUNTRY. WITH MARKET PRICES CONSTANTLY CHANGING, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE CURRENT PRICES STAND. GET MARKET PRICES DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE, JUST TEXT MARKETS TO 31313 TO GET STARTED!  

STERLING PROFIT
DROVERS TV IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH - THE MAKERS OF ZUPREVO.  TALK TO YOUR  VETERINARIAN ABOUT ZUPREVO, FOR THE TREATMENT OF BOVINE RESPIRATORY DISEASE. IN DROVERS TV, DESPITE CASH CATTLE PRICES MOVING FEEDYEARD MARGINS ARE IMPROVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE LATEST STERLING PROFIT TRACKER SHOWS CATTLE FEEDERS ARE FACING 41 DOLLARS PER HEAD LOSSES. THAT'S A 48 DOLLAR IMPROVEMENT FROM LAST WEEK AND 18 DOLLARS BETTER THAN LAST MONTH. THE PROFIT TRACKER SHOWING CASH PRICING TRADING AT 106.57, A 3 DOLLAR DECLINE.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CANADA FEEDLOT
IN SHOCKING NEWS TO THE CATTLE FEEDING BUSINESS, ONE OF CANADA'S LARGEST FEEDLOT IS CALLING IT QUITS. ALBERTA BASED WESTERN FEEDLOTS SAYS IT WILL CLOSE IT'S THREE FEEDLOTS THAT CAN HANDLE 100 THOUSAND HEAD EARLY NEXT YEAR. DROVERS EDITOR GREG HENDERSON SAYS WESTERN IS BLAMING MARKET CONDITIONS AND A POOR POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE ECONOMY IN ALBERTA COULD BE SIGNIFICANT, AND THE TWO MAJOR PAKCERS IN TEH AREA, CARGILL AND JBS CANDA, SHOULD EB CONCENRED ABOUT THE LOSS OF A SOURCE OF FOUR TO FIVE THOUSAND CATTLE PER WEEK TO THEIR PLANTS. COW-CALF PROCUERS WILL ALSO MISS ONE MORE POTENTIAL BUYER FOR THEIR CALVES. ALBERTA HAS ARLEADY LOST FIVE FAMILY RUN FEEDYARDS OVER THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS DUE TO WHAT SOME ARE CALLING A HIGH COST ENVRINOMENT. AN ALBERTA CATTLE FEEDING COPMANY SAYS MORE CATTLE FEEDERS WILL CLOSE IN THE NEXT 6 MONTHS, WHICH MEANS MORE CATTLE COULD FLOOD THE U-S FEEDYARDS.                                                                                                                                                                     

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, A LONE STAR FARMER RETURNS TO THE BUSINESS , ADDING HIS FACE TO THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE WHILE PUTTING A TWIST ON TRADTION. IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT.

FACES OF AGRICULTURE TEXAS
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 KUBOTA DEALER. AGRICULTURE IS ABOUT PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE WHO CARE FOR THE LAND. THE PEOPLE WHO GROW THE NATION'S FOOD, FIBER & FUEL. PEOPLE LIKE JEREMY BROWN, A FARMER FROM THE SOUTH PLAINS. ED WOLFF WITH THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU HAS MORE. HE'S A FATHER.  A HUSBAND.  AND PART OF THE 1%.  THE 1% OF AMERICANS FEEDING AND CLOTHING THE NATION. "IT'S IN MY BLOOD. I LOVE BEING OUTSIDE.  I LOVE WORKING THE LAND.  I LOVE GOING OUT THERE EVERY DAY TO GROW A GOOD SAFE FOOD & FIBER SOURCE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE." JEREMY MAINLY GROWS COTTON.  BOTH ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.  WHEAT.  RYE.  GRAIN SORGHUM & SESAME CAN BE FOUND ON HIS FARM.  AS WELL AS PEANUTS.  HE'S NOT AFRAID TO TRY NEW THINGS.  BUT IT'S ALL ROOTED IN TRADITION.  FAMILY TRADITION.  HIS GREAT-GRANDFATHER STARTED FARMING IN WEST, TEXAS IN THE EARLY 1900S.  NOW EVERY DAY JEREMY FULFILLS THE LEGACY OF THOSE GONE BEFORE HIM. "I GREW UP ON A FARM HERE IN WEST TEXAS WITH MY DAD AND MY GRANDDAD AND MY GREAT GRANDFATHER SO I'M A FOURTH GENERATION FARMER.  HOWEVER, THINGS CHANGE AND LIFE HAPPENS AND WHEN I WAS AT TEXAS TECH GETTING MY DEGREE MY DAD DECIDED TO QUIT FARMING AND PURSUE A DIFFERENT CAREER.  SO I WAS ACTUALLY AWAY FROM THE FARM FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS." HIS TIME AWAY FROM THE FARM WAS SPENT IN A SUIT RATHER THAN JEANS.  HE WORKED FOR A US CONGRESSMAN.  TRAVELING THE DISTRICT. TALKING WITH CONSTITUENTS.  AND HEARING CONCERNS.  NOT ONLY FROM FARMERS BUT RANCHERS, BUSINESSMAN, AND BOTH RURAL & URBAN CITIZENS.  HE SAW THE STRUGGLES IN WASHINGTON SURROUNDING FARM POLICY.  AND FACED MANY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AGRICULTURE.  HE'S GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME.  IT BROADENED HIS PERSPECTIVE.  BUT THE FARM BECKONED HIM BACK. "MY DESIRE, MY HEART, MY PASSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FARM AND WITH THE HELP OF MY FATHER-IN-LAW I WAS ABLE TO GET BACK INTO FARMING IN 2008. NOW EVERY DAY IS SPENT CARING FOR HIS CROPS & THE NATURAL RESOURCES ENTRUSTED TO HIM.  SAFETY, QUALITY, EFFICIENCY, STEWARDSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY. TO JEREMY THESE AREN'T JUST BUZZWORDS.  BUT A WAY OF LIFE. "THERE'S THIS BIG DEBATE ABOUT GMOS. THERE'S A BIG DEBATE ABOUT ORGANIC.  AND I THINK WITH ME BEING A FARMER THAT FARMS ORGANIC AND NON-ORGANIC, I THINK IT GIVES ME A GREAT PERSPECTIVE. IT ALLOWS ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THOSE HEALTH DIALOGS WITH PEOPLE. WE'RE NOT TRYING TO HIDE ANYTHING. I JUST WANTED TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT WE'RE DOING AND THE CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE." JEREMY'S PASSION FOR FARMING IS CONTAGIOUS.  AND HE HOPES TO SPREAD HIS LOVE FOR AGRICULTURE BEYOND HIS WEST TEXAS FARM TO THE REST OF THE NATION. WITH THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU, ED WOLFF, LAMESA. THANKS, ED. ONE OF THE MANY FARMERS WHO MAKES THIS INDUSTRY SO GREAT.

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

 

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