AgDay Daily Recap- April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 12, 2017


HEADLINES
A FRESH SUPPLY DEMAND REPORT FROM USDA ARRIVES TO LITTLE FAN FAIR.  PLUS, "I'M BETSY JIBBEN . WE'RE MAKING ANOTHER STOP ALONG OUR I-80 PLANTING TOUR BUT THIS TIME  IN WESTERN IOWA WHERE FARMERS ARE PREPPING THEIR MACHINERY TO GET IN THE FIELDS. WE'LL HAVE  THAT STORY AHEAD ON AGDAY." IN AGRIBUSINESS...COULD THE BULLS RUN SPRING  WHEAT MARKETS? THE PACKER TV LOOKS AT APPLE PRICES AND SUPPLIES.  WHILE THIS FLOWER MAY BE UNIQUE AND PLEASING TO THE EYE-- YOUR NOSE  HOWEVER..WILL BE HUNTING FOR AN EXIT. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE  DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

WASDE RESULTS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WEIGHED DOWN BY PROJECTIONS OF  AN EVEN BIGGER BRAZILIAN BEAN CROP...AND ABUNDANT SOYBEAN STOCKS IN  THE U-S....SOYBEAN FUTURES WERE IN THE RED TUESDAY. IN THE MONTHLY SUPPLY AND DEMAND REPORT, USDA BOOSTED BRAZIL'S  SOYBEAN CROP BY THREE MILLION METRIC TONS - OR ABOUT THREE PERCENT - FROM LAST MONTH. IT NOW PROJECTS A RECORD A ONE-HUNDRED-ELEVEN  MILLION METRIC TON CROP. THAT'S 15-PERCENT BIGGER THAN LAST YEARS  BRAZILIAN SOYBEAN CROP. WITH SUCH A BIG CROP, USDA ALSO RAISED GLOBAL SOYBEAN ENDING STOCKS. "NO IF THERE WERE ANY SURPRISES IT WAS PROBABLY ON GLOBAL SIDE OF  THINGS GLOBAL CORN SOYBEAN AND WHEAT CARRYOVERS FOR 2016 17  MARKETING YEAR ALL CAME IN HIGHER THAN WHAT WAS ANTICIPATED AND THAT  WAS DRIVEN BY MORE THAN A 4.5 MILLION METRIC TON INCREASE IN GLOBAL  SOYBEAN ENDING STOCKS FOR THE CURRENT MARKETING YEAR SO THOSE  WERE PROBABLY THE SURPRISES BUT ALL IN ALL RELATIVELY NEUTRAL REPORT I  THINK MORE OF THE FOCUS NOW IS GOING TO BE ON HOW THAT SOUTH  AMERICAN CROP FINISHES UP ESPECIALLY IN ARGENTINA WITH SOME OF THE  RAINS AND FLOODING WILL THAT BECOME A MARKET FACTOR OR NOT FOR THE  EDITORS OF PROFARMER IN CEDAR FALLS IOWA I'M BRIAN GRETE." HERE AT HOME USDA BUMPED UP U.S. SOYBEAN ENDING STOCKS FOR 2016-17 BY  10 MILLION BUSHELS TO 445 MILLION BUSHELS. THAT'S BASED ON REDUCED DOMESTIC SOYBEAN USE. ON THE CORN LEDGER, USDA LEFT THOSE NUMBERS ALONE. "FOR THE MOST PART IT CAME IN PRETTY MUCH AS EXPECTED AS FAR AS THE US  NUMBERS OVER ON CORN USDA DECIDED TO LEAVE CORN ENDING STOCKS  UNCHANGED AT LAST NUMBER 2.320 WHILE THEY DID LOWER FEED RESIDUAL  NUMBERS WHICH WAS DISCUSSED BASED OFF THAT PREVIOUS GRAIN STOCKS  REPORT THEY ALL SAID THAT EXACTLY WITH A 50 MILLION BUSHEL INCREASE IN  CORN FOR ETHANOL SO BETTER THAN EXPECTED FOR THE CORN NUMBERS  THERE ON THE US SIDE.

GIPSA DELAY
OUT OF WASHINGTON, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SENDING NOTICE TUESDAY  IT PLANS TO DELAY THE START OF THE FARMER FAIR PRACTICES RULES WRITTEN  BY USDA'S GRAIN INSPECTION PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ADMINISTRATION. TWO PROPOSED AND ONE FINAL GIPSA RULE WERE ROLLED OUT LAST  DECEMBER. MAJOR LIVESTOCK GROUPS WERE AGAINST ARGUED THE NEW RULES WOULD  RESTRICT THE BUYING AND SELLING OF LIVESTOCK, LEAD TO CONSOLIDATION  AND LAWSUITS. THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS USDA IS DELAYING THE RULES TO ALLOW MORE TIME  FOR REVIEW.

PENCE TRAVELS TO JAPAN
ALSO ON TRADE, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND COMMERCE SECRETARY  WILBUR ROSS WILL TRAVEL TO JAPAN TO DISCUSS TRADE LATER THIS MONTH.  THE U.S. OFFICIALS WILL MEET WITH JAPAN'S FINANCE, FOREIGN AND INDUSTRY  MINISTERS.  JAPAN IS ONE OF THE TOP EXPORT MARKETS FOR U.S. AGRICULTURE.  CONGRESS AND FARM GROUPS CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR A NEW BILATERAL  TRADE AGREEMENT WITH JAPAN.

CHEMCHINA, SYNGENTA
IN MERGER NEWS, MEXICO HAS SIGNED-OFF ON CHEMCHINA'S ACQUISITION OF  SWISS-BASED SYNGENTA.  THE TWO COMPANIES CALL THE MOVE A STEP TOWARDS CLOSING THE  TRANSACTION, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN THE SECOND QUARTER  OF THIS YEAR.  THE APPROVAL BY MEXICO FOLLOWS LAST WEEK'S APPROVAL BY THE EUROPEAN  UNION AND THE U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.  IT STILL NEEDS APPROVAL FROM REGULATORS IN CHINA AND INDIA.

I-80 WESTERN IOWA
THE I-80 PLANTING TOUR - 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. THIS WEEK THE INTERSTATE 80 PLANTING TOUR STOPS IN WESTERN IOWA  WHERE PLANTERS ARE STILL PARKED AS FARMERS  WAIT FOR THE SOIL TO WARM-UP AND DRY OUT. "NASS" SAYS STATEWIDE THERE WERE ONLY TWO DAYS OF SUITABLE  CONDITIONS FOR FIELD WORK. BETSY JIBBEN TALKED WITH TWO GENERATIONS OF FARMERS ABOUT THE  SEASON AHEAD. CRAIG DOUGLAS IS USED TO GETTING EQUIPMENT READY FOR THE PLANTING  SEASON.. HE'S DONE IT ENOUGH TIMES - FARMING SINCE THE NIXON ERA.  "OH SINCE ABOUT 1971, CAME BACK AFTER SCHOOL. BEEN AT IT AWHILE, I GUESS," "THIS IS WHERE I GREW UP. SO, I DIDN'T GET VERY FAR." THOUGH HE'S BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY  FOR DECADES - THE START OF A NEW SEASON IS ALWAYS EXCITING. "ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING HERE BUT ALWAYS SEEMS TO GET HERE BEFORE YOU'RE READY," BUT  THIS YEAR, FARMERS LIKE DOUGLAS RECEIVED A LITTLE MORE TIME FOR PREP  WORK. MOTHER NATURE GAVE THEM A 2 WEEK BREAK FROM FIELD WORK  CLOUDS AND RAIN KEPT HIM OFF THE SOILS LATE MARCH TO ALMOST MID-APRIL.  "NOW WE JUST NEED IT TO QUIT RAINIGN AND HAVE THE SUN COME OUT AND WARM UP TO 80 DEGREES  AND WE'RE READY TO ROLL," A DRY SET OF DAYS IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.. HE'S  SPRAYING BEANS FOR EMERGENCE AND HOPING TO TAKE THE PLANTER OUT OF  THE WORKSHOP EARLY NEXT WEEK- CONTINUING AT PLANTING A 50-50 ROTATION.  "IF IT DIDN'T MESS UP THE NO-TILL AS MUCH, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE WENT TO MORE BEANS, IT'S HARD TO GET OUT OF THE ROTAITON MIX AND GET BACK IN," ERIK PEDERSON CAN COUNT ON HIS  HANDS HOW MANY SEASONS HE'S BEEN HOME FULL TIME. "I'VE ONLY BEEN FARMING FOR FIVE YEARS. I GRADUATED FROM IOWA STATE IN 2010 WITH A DEGREE IN  AG BUSINESS." BORN INTO THE INDUSTRY TOO, HE NOW FARMS WITH HIS FAMILY.  "A LOT OF FARMERS GET KIND OF ANSY IN THE SPRING AND FALL. (TAKE OUT MIDDLE) MY DAD IS, I GET A  LITTLE BIT THAT WAY TOO,"  PEDERSEN SAYS HE WAS OUT OF THE FIELD FROM THE END  OF MARCH UNTIL LATE LAST WEEK AS WELL.. "RIGHT NOW, I'M ANHYDROUS-ING, PUTTIN GNITROGEN IN THE GROUND. WHEN IT COMES TO PLANTING, I'LL RUN A PLANTER AND MY DAD WILL RUN A PLANTER," HE SAYS THE LOW-LYING AREAS ARE STILL  WET BUT A LOT OF THE HILLGROUND SHOULD BE GOOD TO PLANT IN DAYS.  AN ACREAGE MIX HEAVY CORN - CATERING TO HIS FAMILY'S FEEDLOT.  "WE HAVE TWO CATTLE FEEDLOTS. WE NEED TO PLANT THAT CORN EVERY EYAR TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE  ENOUGH FEED ON HAND." "CORN, THE INPUT COSTS ARE HIGHER, BUT THER'ES MOR EOF A RISK/REWARD TYPE THING WITH CORN,"  HARD DECISIONS ALL FARMERS ARE USED TO MAKING EACH YEAR...  "IT'S KIND OF CHALLENGING BEING A YOUNGER FARMER BECAUSE OF THE HIGH CAPITAL EXPENSE OF  GETTING INTO FARMING AND THE LIMITING ACCESS OF LAND. IT'S CHALLENGING FOR A YOUNGER FARMER TO  GET INTO FARMING. YOU KIND OF NEED SOMEONE THERE LIKE A FATHER, BROTHER, UNCLE, SOMEONE  THERE TO HELP YOU GET STARTED," "IT'S A TOUGH ROAD TO HOLD IF YOU DON'T HAVE HELP OR SOME GUIDANCE OR HELP FROM THE OLDER  GENERATION. IT TAKES SO MUCH CAPITAL TO GET STARTED NOW. IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE LANDBASE OR  LAND TO WORK WITH, THE MARGINS ARE SO TIGHT NOW, IT'S PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE GO GET STARTED ON  YOUR OWN,"THOUGH EXPERIENCE HELPS, THOSE TOUGH SITUATIONS DON'T GET MUCH  EASIER. "IT'S HURTING EVERYONE ACROSS THE BOARD BUT THE OLDER FAMRERS HAVE EQUITY WHERE THEY CAN  RIDE THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS." THAT'S WHY (EXPERIENCED?) FARMERS LIKE CRAIG  DOUGLAS WILL TUNE UP HIS PLANTER AGAIN DURING A NEW YEAR AND ANOTHER  ADMINISTRATION -- AND HOPE THIS YEAR IS AS GOOD AS THE REST.  REPORTING FOR AGDAY, I'M  BETSY JIBBEN.  NOW BOTH FARMERS SAY THEY HAD A VERY MILD WINTER - WITH TEMPERATURES  IN THE 80S IN FEBRUARY.  DOUGLAS SAYS HE'S CONCERNED WITH AN INCREASED AMOUNT OF BUGS AND  PESTS - LIKE ROOTWORM- SINCE IT WASN'T COLD ENOUGH, LONG ENOUGH. 

CROP COMMENTS
YES IT'S SPRING BUT COOL NIGHTS ARE STILL BRINGING THE CHANCE OF FROST  OR FREEZE TO PARTS OF THE MIDWEST. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN TODAY'S  CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. THE NORTHERN PLAINS AREN'T GIVING-UP WINTER JUST YET. WE RECEIVED THIS  PHOTO FROM A FARMER IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA. HE SAYS TUESDAY WAS  A PRETTY TOUGH MORNING ON ALFALFA AS OVERNIGHT TEMPS DIPPED TO 26 DEGREES. RAIN CONTINUES TO DELAY PLANTING OF CORN IN MISSOURI.  FIVE PERCENT IS  IN THE GROUND.  THAT'S 16 POINTS BEHIND LAST YEAR. AND SEVEN POINTS  BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. THE STATE 'NASS' OFFICE SAYS FARMERS HAD ABOUT A DAY LAST WEEK FOR  FIELDWORK. IN TEXAS WINTER WHEAT IS 79 PERCENT FAIR TO GOOD. IN THE NORTHERN  COUNTIES OF THE PANHANDLE, THERE ARE SOME REPORTS OF WHEAT STREAK  MOSAIC VIRUS AND RUSSIAN WHEAT APHIDS. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. THIS IS MACHINERY PETE - INVITING YOU TO CHECK OUT MY NEW WEBSITE - MACHINERYPETE.COM - OFFERING FARMERS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF USED  EQUIPMENT LISTINGS TO SEARCH.  LET MACHINERY PETE HELP YOU FIND AND  VALUE YOUR NEXT PIECE OF USED EQUIPMENT. 

TEASE
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FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS GRAINS AND FINANCIALS STRUGGLE TO FIND A FLOOR WHILE  LIVESTOCK SEE PLENTY OF GREEN DURING THE DAY'S TRADE. LETS SEE HOW  THINGS CLOSED FROM THE FLOOR OF THE  CME IN CHICAGO. THE LIVE CATTLE MARKET WAS SHARPLY HIGHER HERE ON TUESDAY TESTING SOME MULTI-MONTH HIGHS. YOU KNOW FUNDS HAVE BEEN AGGRESSIVE BUYERS OF THIS CATTLE MARKET IN RECENT WEEKS. ITS ESTIMATED THAT FUNDS HOLD THE BIGGEST LONG POSITION IN THE LIVE CATTLE FUTURES MARKET SINCE 2014 SO TWO OR THREE YEAR HIGHS THERE ESSENTIALLY IN THE FUND POSITION. SO WE'VE GOT AGGRESSIVE SPECULATIVE BUYING HERE. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE HAVE THIS CHINA HEADLINE OUT DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS AND I THINK ITS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE. CHINA IS GOING TO ALLOW IMPORTS OF U.S. BEEF FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 13 YEARS. NOW WE DON'T HAVE ANY DETAILS HERE. WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE TIMING IS GOING TO BE BUT WE'RE PRETTY SURE THAT THIS IS A HEADLINE TO BE TAKEN POSITIVELY. AND I THINK TO GO ALONG WITH THAT FIRST POINT ABOUT THE FUNDS THIS IS JUST ANOTHER REASON FOR THE FUNDS TO PILE INTO A COMMODITY THAT THEY VIEW AS BEING CHEAP HERE. AGAIN, JOE VACLAVIK FROM CME GROUP IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
WHEAT ACREAGE IS DOWN AND PRICES HAVEN'T BEEN MUCH TO WRITE HOME  ABOUT. BUT IN ANALYSIS THIS MORNING, TYNE MORGAN VISITS WITH ONE EXPERT WHO  THINKS SPRING WHEAT MARKETS MIGHT BE READY TO RUN WITH THE BULLS. HERE NOW WITH DUWAYNE BOSSE OF BOLT MARKETING DUWAYNE LET 'S TALK  ABOUT SPRING WHEAT  I MEAN IT'S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT MARKET. RIGHT NOW  THAN WINTER WHEAT AND WE NEED TO KEEP THAT IN MIND RIGHT YES  ABSOLUTELY WHEN YOU LOOK AT SPRING WHEAT IN YOU GOT TO  REMEMEBER LAST YEAR ENDING STOCKS ACTUALLY DECREASED IN SIZE WHICH IS I THINK THE  ONLY CROP THAT THE DECREASED IN SIZE I KNOW WINTER WHEAT YOU KNOW  THE BIG TIME HUGH SUPPLIES THERE AND EVERYONE GETS VERY BEARISH. THE  SPRING WE LIKE YOU SAID THAT 'S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT CROP YOU'RE GONNA NEED MORE SWING RATE TO BLEND IN WITH A LOWER QUALITY WHEAT. SO I'M ACTUALLY VERY EXCITED ABOUT SPRING WHEAT MOVING FORWARD ON THE MAIN  REASONS IS OF COURSE YOU GOT THAT PLAN THAT FIRST IN THE SPRING AND IN  NORTHERN NORTH DAKOTAAND SOUTHERN CANADA THE VERY WET RIGHT NOW  AND OF COURSE WERE COOLER UP THERE TO DO SO. IF WE GET SOME WET  COOL WEATHER THIS SPRING I'M JUST WORRIED IN SPRING. WE WILL GET  PLANTED ON TIME THERE FOR YOU LOOKING AT BELOW TRENDLINE YIELDS IT  JUST REALLY A SNOWBALLING TO BE OF ACTUALLY QUITE BULLISH STORY HERE  LATER THIS SUMMER WHICH IS PROBABLY THE FIRST MINUTES OF THAT ALL WEEK  FOR TEN YEARS THAT I AM EXCITED ABOUT IT FOR ONCE SO AS THESE PRICES  WE CAN BE BULLISH RIGHT WELL I THINK THAT 'S PROBABLY A SAFE PLAY THERE  TOO IT IS TO SAY HOW BEARISH DO YOU REALLY WANT TO GET SPRING WHEAT AT  THESE LEVELS SO NO I'M DEFINITELY A BUYER AT THESE PRICES SO WHAT ARE  YOUR THOUGHTS ON ACRES ARE WE GOING TO SEE IT AS LOW AS WHAT  USDA THINKS I MEAN REALLY HOW DO YOU THINK THIS SHAKES OUT ARE WITH NOW  MAYBE THEY HAVE A COUPLE INCHES OF RAIN YOU SAID AND THAT THE  NORTHERN PLAINS AREA AND THEN THE PLANTING FOR A WHILE WHY I'M GLAD  YOU ASKED ANY MEMBER OF THE ACREAGE INTENTIONS REPORT IS JUST THAT  THEIR INTENTIONS AND I FARM IN NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTAAND  I GOTTA TELL  YOU WHAT WE PLANT AND INTEND IN MARCH AND  FEBRUARY USUALLY DOESN'T  END OF THE WAY IT IS IT WEATHER JUST DRIVES IT 'S SO MUCH FOR THE  NORTHERN PLAINS AND OTHER NORTHERN PLAINS REALLY MATTER WHEN WE'RE  TALKING ABOUT THIS MANY SOYBEAN ACRES IN NORTH DAKOTA IF THEY GET A  LITTLE WET YOU THINK YOUR THAT MEANS MORE SOYBEAN ACRES LESS CORN  THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY THAT WAY WHEN I LOOK BACK BEFORE IN YEARS WE  HAD A LOT OF PREVENT PLANT ACTUALLY HAD MORE CORN ACRES BECAUSE THE  PRICE PROBABLY SPIKED UP IN SPRING AND EVERYONE IN THE I STATES JUST  WANT CORN ON CORN SO WHO KNOWS I DON'T THINK IT 'S QUITE AS EXTREME AS  USDA 'S ACTUALLY SAYING I THINK WE'RE GONNA ADD A LITTLE BIT MORE CORN  ACRES MYSELF A LITTLE LESS BEANS BUT WE'LL SEE HOW THE SPRING WEATHER  GOES EXACTLY THIS IS JUST OUR FIRST TASTE. SO MUCH CAN CHANGE BETWEEN  NOW AND WHEN PLANTING WRAPPED UP ABSOLUTELY THAT 'S RIGHT YES STAY  TUNED. I GUESS THANKS DUWAYNE APPRECIATE IT STAY WITH US WE'LL BE BACK  WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MOMENT. 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! 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN MIKE WERE  USING THIS ROOT ZONE MOISTURE MAP TO REPLACE OUR CROP MOISTURE MAP  WHICH WE NEVER REALLY LIKED ANYWAY. IN RELEASING THE TOP OF WHAT WE  WERE SAYING IT SEEMED TO BE SLOW RESPONDING THIS IS FROM SATELLITE  DATA FROM NASA. SOMEHOW THE GRAVITY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TWO  SATELLITE TELL THEM HOW MUCH MOISTURE IS IN THE TOPSOIL KIND OF  AMAZING SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE IS WEEKLY WITH THE LATEST  INFORMATION YOU CAN SEE A WEB SITE THERE IN THE LOWER LEFT PART OF  YOUR SCREEN. IF YOU WANT TO GO TO IT ALL RIGHT LET 'S GET TO THE CURRENT  WEATHER INFORMATION FOR LOTS OF WEAK STORM SYSTEM ACROSS THE  COUNTRY. UNLIKE THE LAST FEW WEEKS WHERE WE'VE HAD THESE MASSIVE  STORMS COMING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST  THESE ARE ALL KIND OF WEAK SO THERE 'S A LOT OF THEM ON THE MAP NONE OF  THEM DOING A LOT OF DAMAGE HERE AND THERE BUT WE WILL SEE SOME OF  MOISTURE WITH THE SOME OF THEM A LITTLE LOW BUT A RAIN AND SNOW IN THE  NORTHEAST SCATTERED SHOWERS DOWN INTO THE MID ATLANTIC PARTS OF THE  SOUTHEAST ACTUALLY THAT AREA COULD USE A LITTLE BIT MORE MOISTURE  THESE TWO STORMS HAVE A LOT OF PACIFIC MOISTURE WITH THEM BUT BOTH OF  THEM ARE MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE  COMING STRAIGHT ACROSS A COUNTRY WEAK LITTLE SYSTEM THROUGH THE  MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY WILL CONTINUE TO KIND OF A TRACK ACROSS PARTS  OF IOWA INTO WISCONSIN WITH SOME SHOWERS BY TOMORROW MORNING  SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING IN THE RETURN FLOW FROM THE GULF OF  MEXICO IN THE WEST TEXAS AND PARTS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO BUT YOU CAN  SEE A LOT OF THAT STARTS TO COME FARTHER NORTH INTO OKLAHOMA AND  KANSAS AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS TOMORROW AND WE'RE  DOWN TO ONE SYSTEM OUT WEST THAT KIND OF COMBINES WITH THE FIRST ONE  THAT WAS COMING IN SO LET'S TALK A LOOK AT PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER  THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS SOME PRETTY HEAVY AMOUNTS PARTS OF THE  EAST AND SOUTHERN TEXAS ADDING IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS YOU KNOW  WE NOTICE THAT WE DON'T AND TOO MUCH ALL HOLD THIS FRONTAL SYSTEM  JUST SPOTTY ACTIVITY LITTLE BIT OF MOISTURE THERE ACROSS WISCONSIN IN  THE FORM OF LIGHT RAIN AND SOME FAIR AMOUNT OF RAIN AND MOUNTAIN  SNOWS OUT WEST SPECIALLY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ON UP TOWARD  WASHINGTON 'S SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF GENERALLY BEEN IN THE ROCKIES A  LITTLE BIT NORTH OF THE GREAT LAKES THAT 'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO STAY IN  EASTERN CANADA ANY ADDITIONAL SNOW AND YOU'LL CONTINUE TO SEE SOME  ADDITIONAL SNOW IN THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OUT WEST IN EXCUSE ME ARE THE HIGH JUMP WAS THIS AFTERNOON LOTS OF SEVENTIES A FEW EIGHTIES INTO  THE SOUTHEAST FIFTIES AND SIXTIES ACROSS MOST OF THE CORN BELT NOT  DOING TOO BAD THEIR LOWS TONIGHT STILL A DROP INTO THE THIRTIES  NORTHERN AND EASTERN GREAT LAKES OTHERWISE YOU'RE TALKING SOME MILD  TEMPERATURES UNLIKE WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE PATTERN OF THE PAST FEW  WEEKS AND STILL VERY WARM FOR THE SOUTH EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE  COUNTRY BASICALLY THE CHILLY STUFF IS ON TOWARD THE CANADIAN BORDER  AND IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WHERE IT 'S BEEN RAINING THERE 'S THE JET  STREAM WATCH THE STORM SYSTEM OFF THE WEST COAST JUST REALLY  DOESN'T COME EAST TRIES TO CUT INTO THE REDS BUT IT STAYS MAINLY IN  CANADA SO BASICALLY A ZONAL FLOW WITH NO MAJOR STORM SYSTEMS COMING  EASTWARD THAT 'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET 'S TAKE A LOOK AT  SOME LOCAL FORECASTS WE'LL HEAD TO EUGENE OREGON FIRST CLOUDY  TIMES OF RAIN HIGH TEMPERATURE OF FIFTY SEVEN IN RUSSELL KANSAS SOME MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS MAYBE AN AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM COULD BE  HEAVY A HIGH OF SEVENTY TWO AND FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA A MIX OF SUN  AND CLOUDS HIGH EIGHTY TWO ."

TEASE
THE PACKER TV MAKES IT'S WEEKLY VISIT AFTER THE BREAK...WITH A LOOK AT A  NEW APPROACH IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CITRUS GREENING. PLUS A UNIQUE FLOWER IS DRAWING LOTS OF GARDENERS TO A GREENHOUSE IN  BELGIUM....BUT THEY'RE TURNING-UP THEIR NOSE TO IT. A FOUL FRAGRANCE - LATER ON AGDAY.

PACKER TV
FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE PACKER, U.S. APPLE SHIPPERS ARE REPORTING  HIGHER PRICES FOR SMALLER APPLES. THIS AS SUPPLIERS IN THE EAST AND MIDWEST WIND DOWN THEIR SHIPMENTS. USDA SAYS WASHINGTON STATE SIZE 125 GRANNY SMITH APPLES WERE TRADING  AS HIGH AS $30 PER CARTON THIS WEEK.  THAT'S UP NEARLY 7 DOLLARS SINCE MID-DECEMBER. LARGER SIZES OF GRANNY SMITH APPLES DID NOT SEE THE SAME INCREASE.  THE U.S. APPLE ASSOCIATION SAYS FRESH MARKET APPLE INVENTORIES SIT JUST  NORTH OF 53 MILLION 42 POUND CARTONS THIS MONTH.  THAT'S UP 13 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. ALSO OUT OF USDA, THE AGENCY PLANS REVIEW A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED  VIRUS DESIGNED TO HELP FIGHT CITRUS GREENING. THE DEPARTMENT WILL LOOK AT THE POTENTIAL IMPACT ON THE  ENVIRONMENT...IF THE VIRUS IS USED AS A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT  AGAINST CITRUS GREENING. TRENTON, FLORIDA.-BASED SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS NURSERY ASKED FOR  APPROVAL. THE VIRUS--BOOSTED WITH PROTEINS FROM SPINACH-- DOESN'T PREVENT THE  TREE FROM GETTING CITRUS GREENING BUT IT DOES FIGHT THE BACTERIA BACK  ALLOWING THE TREE TO GROW NORMALLY. AND A NEW REPORT, NOW LISTS SOME BEST PRACTICES ON REDUCING FOOD WASTE DURING GLEANING--OR WHEN GROUPS COME TO FIELDS OR PACKING  SHEDS AFTER HARVEST TO GATHER WHAT'S LEFT BEHIND. MANY TIMES THE FOOD IS USED FOR CHARITY OR FOOD BANKS OR PANTRY'S. THE RESEARCH COMES FROM THE CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD  SYSTEMS AT VERMONT LAW SCHOOL. ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, THE KEYS FOR SUCCESSFUL GLEANING  INCLUDES:  INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS.. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH SIMILAR ORGANIZATIONS TO ADD CAPACITY.. TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE LIABILITY CONCERNS WITH INSURANCE AND ENGAGING IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH.

TEASE
YOU KNOW HOW BAD ROTTEN MEAT CAN  SMELL? IMAGINE IF YOU COME ACROSS  THAT PUTRID SMELL IN A GREENHOUSE? THAT'S NEXT.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  SEE THE HARDEST WORKING  TRACTORS IN AG AT KUBOTA.COM.  OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER  TODAY. VISITORS FLOCKED TO A BOTANIC GARDEN IN BELGIUM TUESDAY TO SNIFF ONE  OF THE WORST SMELLING FLOWERS IN THE WORLD. IT'S A SHOW YOU CAN ONLY SEE EVERY FEW YEARS. THE FLOWER IS CALLED A TITAN ARE-UM, IT'S NOTORIOUS FOR THE UNPLEASANT  SMELL IT EXUDES AND ONLY LASTS FOR AROUND THREE DAYS. THEY ARE NATIVE TO THE RAINFORESTS OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA. IT TAKES THREE TO TEN YEARS FOR THE FLOWER TO MATURE AND THE RED  LEAVES ONLY STAY OPEN FOR TWO DAYS. DURING THAT TIME THE FLOWERS PUT OUT A ROTTEN MEAT SMELL TO ATTRACT  INSECTS. " AT THAT MOMENT THE FEMALE FLOWER, THE LITTLE FLOWERS INSIDE ARE MATURE AND IN NATURE IT IS THE  SIGN FOR THE INSECTS THAT IS POLLINATING TO GO TO THE FLOWER. THE INSECT REALLY LIKES THIS ODOUR,  THIS SMELL. IT GOES INTO THE FLOWER AND THERE YOU HAVE THE POLLINATION."> THE FLOWERS ARE NEARLY FIVE FEET TALL. IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT THE  TITAN ARUM CAN GROW TO TWICE THAT SIZE.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  

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