AgDay Daily Recap - August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018 10:02 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 10, 2018

HEADLINES

A NEW DAIRY PROCESSOR PREPARES TO OPEN SHOP IN MICHIGAN. PLUS, FRESH LANDVALUE NUMBERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ITS RICE HARVEST TIME IN LOUISIANA  IN AGRIBUSINESS..CHECKING ON WHEAT MARKET POTENTIAL. AND COW-BOY COPS IN FLORIDA HELP CORRAL OF AN OFF-ROAD CAPER. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO. 

MICHIGAN MILK PROCESSING PLANT
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THERE HASN'T BEEN MUCH TO  CELEBRATE IN THE MILK INDUSTRY LATELY WITH LOW MILK PRICES PAID TO  FARMERS, A GLUT OF MILK IN GLOBAL SUPPLIES, AND TRADE CHALLENGES. BUT IN MICHIGAN, DAIRY PRODUCERS ARE HOPEFUL - WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW HALF-BILLION DOLLAR PROCESSING PLANT. CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH ON A NEW CHEESE AND WHEY FACILITY IN ST. JOHN'S MICHIGAN - A TOWN NORTH OF LANSING. IT'S A JOINT EFFORT OF GLANBIA NUTRITIONALS, DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA  AND SELECT MILK PRODUCERS. THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OFFERED FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND TAX ABATEMENTS  TO SECURE THE DEAL. AT A NEWS CONFERENCE THURSDAY, STATE ECONOMIC LEADERS TOUTED THE PROJECT. THE COST OF THE PROJECT IS ABOUT A HALF BILLIION DOLLARS. "IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MARKET RIGHT HERE YOU HAD TO SHIP IT SOMEPLACE ELSE AND THOSE THAT WAS  VERY EXPENSIVE. SO TO BE HONEST WITH YOU OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS WE'VE HAD A CHALLENGE FOR  DAIRY FARMERS. IT'S BEEN A TOUGH HAUL." ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT FARM JOURNAL'S MILK THE PLANT WILL  PROCESS EIGHT MILLION POUNDS OF MILK A DAY. THE OWNERS INTEND TO  EMPLOY 250 PEOPLE WHEN IT'S FULLY OPERATION - WHICH WOULD COME IN THE  YEAR 2020. THEY'VE ALSO ENTERED AN AGREEMENT WITH PRO-LIANT DAIRY INGREDIENTS TO PROCESS THE WHEY CO-PRODUCTS. PRO-LIANT SAYS IT INTENDS TO BUILD A SEPARATE PLANT ON THE SAME SITE IN  ST. JOHN'S. ACCORDING TO USDA DATA MICHIGAN RANKS SIXTH IN MILK PRODUCTION. AND  IT'S ABOUT TO JOIN THE BILLION POUND CLUB. THE LATEST MILK PRODUCTION REPORT SHOWING MICHIGAN FARMERS  PRODUCED 986 MILLION POUNDS LAST MONTH. MICHIGAN COWS ARE ALSO THE BIGGEST PRODUCERS IN THE COUNTRY AT TWO- THOUSAND-330 POUNDS A MONTH. THREE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK DISTRICTS ARE OUT WITH THEIR QUARTERLY  LAND VALUES AND CREDIT CONDITIONS REPORT. UNFORTUNATELY THEY REVEAL A CONTINUING SLUMP OF DOWN PRICES AND  FARM INCOME. 

FED CREDIT CONDITIONS
THE KANSAS CITY FED REVEALING THE FARM ECONOMY DETERIORATING, ALONG  WITH THE LATEST DOWNTURN IN COMMODITY PRICES.  THE FED REPORTING CREDIT CONDITIONS ERODED DURING THE SECOND QUARTER OF HTE YEAR, WITH BANKERS REPORTINGA MODEST INCREASE IN  PROBLEMS WITH BORROWERS REPAYING LOANS.  THERE'S ALSO MORE DEMAND FOR FARM LOANS.  THE KC FED SAYS DESPITE A 17 PERCENT DROP IN U-S SOYBEAN CROP PRICES IN  JUNE,K THE EFFECT ON FARM INCOME WAS SOMEWHAT LIMITED. THE VALUE OF IRRIGATED CROPLAND HAD THE BIGGEST DECREASE, DOWN  ABOUT 4 PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO. RANCHLAND VALUES ARE ALSO LOWER,  BUT AT THE SLOWEST RATE SINCE EARLY 2016. THEY'RE DOWN TWO PERCENT. AND THE YEAR-OVER-YEAR DECLINE IN THE VALUE OF NON-IRRIGATED  CROPLAND WAS THE SMALLEST SINCE EARLY 2015, DOWN ONE PERCENT FROM A  YEAR AGO. IN THE ST LOUIS DISTRICT - COVERING THE SOUTHERN CORNBELT AND MID- SOUTH - BANKERS SAY THEY HAVE LESS VOLATILITY IN FARM INCOME BECAUSE  IT'S BASED LESS ON ROW CROPS AND MORE ON CONTRACT POULTRY GROWERS. WHILE PRICES ARE OFF THEIR HIGHS, THEY HAVE STABILIZED. QUALITY FARMLAND VALUES FELL THREE-AND A HALF PERCENT IN THE SECOND  QUARTER. BUT RANCH AND PASTURELAND VALUES CLIMBED ONE-POINT SIX  PERCENT. LAND VALUES APPEAR TO BE HOLDING FAIRLY STEADY IN THE HEART OF THE  MIDWEST AS WELL. FARMLAND VALUES FOR THE SEVENTH FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT EDGED UP 1 PERCENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER FROM A YEAR EARLIER.   WISCONSIN HAD THE BIGGEST YEAR-OVER-YEAR CLIMB - UP FOUR PERCENT. ILLINOIS WAS THE ONLY STATE IN THE DISTRICT THAT BANKERS REPORTED A  DECLINE. IT'S DOWN TWO PERCENT. 

USDA REPORTS
LATER TODAY USDA IS SET TO RELEASE A FRESH CROP REPORT. BUT BESIDES THE NORMAL UN-CERTAINTY OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH THESE RELEASES, THERE'S AN ADDED FACTOR THIS TIME. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST REPORT RELEASE UNDER NEW LOCK-UP RULES AT USDA HEADQUARTERS. REPORTERS AND MEDIA GROUPS NO LONGER GET EARLY ACCESS TO THE  REPORT.  FOR DECADES THEY RECEIVED IT 90 MINUTES BEFORE THE GENERAL  PUBLIC, GIVING NEWS REPORTERS AND EDITORS TIME TO PREPARE THEIR HEADLINES AND NEWS SUMMARIES. INSTEAD EVERYBODY WILL GET IT AT THE SAME TIME - A COUPLE SECONDS  AFTER THE ELEVEN A-M-CENTRAL TIME RELEASE. WHEN THE AG DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THE CHANGE, AG SECRETARY SONNY  PERDUE SAID GIVING JOURNALISTS EARLY ACCESS "PRE-DETERMINES WHO  GETS THE INFORMATION FIRST," WHICH USDA SAYS UNFAIRLY FAVORED SOME  TRADERS. OUR PARTNERS AT AGWEB WILL POST THE DATA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,  ASSUMING THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS WITH USDA'S WEBSITE. WHILE TRADE TENSION REMAIN HIGH BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA, OTHER NEW  USDA DATA SHOWS U.S. SOYBEAN SALES ARE ALREADY SHIFTING TO OTHER  PARTS OF THE WORLD. THAT LATEST USDA DATA FOR JUNE SHOWING SOYBEANS MOVING BACK TO THE  ATLANTIC.  

EU SOYBEAN SHIPPING
THE EUROPEAN UNION SHIPPING MORE THAN 589,000 METRIC TONS OF  SOYBEANS IN JUNE, COMPARED TO JUST OVER 184,000 TONS FOR THE SAME  MONTH A YEAR AGO.  THE EU WAS THE TOP DESTINATION FOR US SOYBEANS IN JUNE, WELL AHEAD OF  NO. 2 MEXICO. MEXICO HOWEVER ALSO INCREASING THEIR IMPORTS SUBSTANTIALLY, FROM 322- THOUSAND LAST YEAR TO MORE THAN 485-THOUSAND TONS THIS YEAR. AND PAKISTAN-- WHICH DIDN'T IMPORT ANY U.S. SOY IN JUNE OF 2017-- COMING IN  AT THE NUMBER 3 SPOT.  IN JUNE IT IMPORTED NEARLY 396-THOUSAND TONS OF U.S. BEANS. ACCORDING TO REUTERS, BEAN IMPORTS TO CHINA WERE OFF 8 PERCENT-- MOSTLY DUE TO INCREASING DOMESTIC STOCKS. 

RICE HARVEST
RICE HARVESTING IN SOUTH LOUISIANA IS IN FULL SWING AND WILL SOON BE  BEGINNING IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE. EARLY YIELDS ARE POINTING  TO AN EXCELLENT HARVEST, BUT THAT COULD CHANGE QUICKLY IF THE  WEATHER DOES NOT COOPERATE. LSU AGCENTER'S CRAIG GAUTREAUX HAS THIS  REPORT FROM SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA. RICE PRODUCERS FINALLY CAUGHT A BREAK FROM THE WEATHER THIS YEAR AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF  THE FAVORABLE GROWING CONDITIONS. WITH A LITTLE MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE CROP HARVESTED IN  SOUTHERN LOUISIANA, FARMERS ARE REAPING A BUMPER CROP. DUSTIN HARRELL: THE YIELDS HAVE LOOKED EXCEPTIONAL ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA. IN FACT, IF WE TAKE OUR EARLY YIELDS, IT LOOKS LIKE WE MAY BE NEAR A RECORD. THAT RECORD WAS SET IN 2013 WHEN FARMERS HARVESTED NEARLY 7,300 POUNDS PER ACRE. HARRELL  SAID YIELDS ARE RUNNING ABOUT 7,600 POUNDS RIGHT NOW, BUT CAUTIONED THAT YIELDS AT THE  BEGINNING OF THE HARVEST ARE HIGHER THAN THE FINAL NUMBER. WHILE DROUGHT CONDITIONS HURT MANY CROPS ACROSS THE STATE, RICE BENEFITTED FROM THEM. HARRELL: NOW YOU WOULD THINK THAT WOULD BE BAD FOR RICE. BUT, IN FACT, IF WE CAN KEEP OUR  IRRIGATION ON THE CROP, GROWING RICE IN A DROUGHT SITUATION IS ACTUALLY VERY GOOD. FOR THOSE FARMERS PLANNING ON GROWING A SECOND OR RATOON CROP OF RICE, THEY WILL NEED TO FINISH HARVESTING THEIR FIRST CROP SOON. ARRELL:  WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THESE COMPLETED BY AUGUST 15. NOW, WE CAN GO A LITTLE BIT LATER  WITH HARVEST AND STILL RATOON THOSE ACRES, BUT YOU HAVE A HIGHER PROBABILITY OF GETTING CAUGHT  BY COLD TEMPERATURES. GROWERS WITH HARVESTED FIELDS ARE BUSY MANIPULATING THE REMAINING STUBBLE TO INCREASE THE  YIELDS OF THEIR SECOND CROP. HARRELL: YOU WILL SEE GROWERS THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA DOING THIS IN A COUPLE OF  DIFFERENT WAYS. THEY MAY GO IN WITH A FLAIL OR BUSH HOG AND MOW THAT STUBBLE DOWN TO ABOUT 8 INCHES, OR THEY MAY COME IN AND ROLL THAT STUBBLE WITH A ROLLER OR CRUMBLER. HARRELL SAYS MANIPULATING THE STUBBLE CAN INCREASE YIELDS ON THE SECOND CROP RICE BY MORE  THAN 700 POUNDS PER ACRE. WITH THE LSU AGCENTER, THIS IS CRAIG GAUTREAUX REPORTING. 

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN JOINING US THIS MORNING FOR A LOOK AROUND FARM COUNTRY. HE HAS TODAY'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. WE DON'T TALK ABOUT SUNFLOWERS VERY OFTEN - BUT IT SURE IS A CHEERFUL  CROP WITH THE BIG YELLOW FLOWERS. WE FOUND THIS PATCH IN PERU, INDIANA. IT APPEARS TO BE USED - IN PART - AS  A FEED PLOT FOR DEER. INDIANA DOESN'T GROW A LOT SUNFLOWERS. BUT NORTH DAKOTA DOES - ABOUT 450-THOUSAND ACRES. IT'S IMPORTANT OILSEED CROP. ACCORDING TO 'NASS',  THE NORTH DAKOTA CROP IS IN FINE SHAPE THIS YEAR. 80-PERCENT IS CALLED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. 81-PERCENT IS BLOOMING IN NORTH DAKOTA FIELDS, WELL AHEAD OF THE 50- PERCENT AVERAGE. AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE WINDSPEED FORECAST. BOY NOT A LOT THIS MORNING WE'RE KIND OF GETTING  INTO THE DOLDRUMS AT TIMES OF AUGUST BUT SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CAUSE SOME WINDS IN  THE SOUTHWEST ACROSS PARTS OF TEXAS AS WELL THAT WILL CONTINUE IN PLACES INTO TOMORROW MORNING MAINLY IN THE SOUTHWEST AND THEN AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY KIND OF MORE OF THE  SAME FEW SPOTS TURN WINDY AS WELL AS THE NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY WE'LL HAVE  MORE ON YOUR FORECAST COMING UP. BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. 

TEASE
UP NEXT WE'LL CHECK THURSDAY'S TRADE AND TALK ABOUT THE WHEAT MARKET  WITH NAOMI BLOOM. AND LATER, CRIMINALS BEWARE--THESE COWS ARE GIVING FLORIDA COPS A HELPING HOOF WHEN IT COMES TO EVADING AUTHORITIES. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS BOTH GRAINS AND LIVESTOCK DIP INTO THE RED. LETS GET DETAILS FROM OUR FRIENDS ON THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. CORN SOYBEANS WHEAT ALL TRENDING A LITTLE BIT LOWER DURING TODAY'S SESSION. NOW MOVING OVER  TO THE WHEAT IT'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT HOT AND DRY WEATHER AND THE BLACK SEA. AUSTRALIA  AND EUROPE AND CONCERNS OVER CROP PRODUCTION WE THINK ULTIMATELY THIS FEAR WILL SUBSIDE AND IT LOOKS LIKE PRICES TELLING THAT WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF BULLISH HEADLINES THAT CONTINUE TO PROP THIS  MARKET UP. AND I THINK ULTIMATELY REPRESENTS A GOOD SELLING OPPORTUNITY. IT'S BEEN OLIVER  SLOUPE WITH BLUE LINE FUTURES.  

AGRIBUSINESS
WHEAT MARKETS SPUTTER ON THURSDAY FOLLOWING RAINS IN EUROPE. BUT WHAT ABOUT RECENT TRENDS? TYNE MORGAN ASKS THE QUESTION FROM THE ROAD IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS. HERE NOW WITH NAOMI BLOOM OF PETTERSSON. NAOMI LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS WHEAT MARKET LAST  WEEK. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE WHEAT PRICES THAT CARE IN CORN PRICES HIGHER. I  KNOW IT'S JUST A PHENOMENAL THING WITH THE MARKETPLACE RIGHT NOW. WE'VE SEEING LOWER PRODUCTION AND LITTLE POCKETS ALL AROUND THE WORLD AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAD SAID ALL ALONG  WOULD TAKE IT TO MAKE THE MARKET GO HIGHER SMALLER PRODUCTION EVERYWHERE. SO WE'VE GOT  PRODUCTION LOSS 25 PERCENT AND GERMANY LOWER YIELDS ALSO IN FRANCE AND IN SPAIN. AND NOW WE'RE HEARING SMALLER SUPPLIES EVEN IN AUSTRALIA WHERE IF THEY DON'T GET RAIN WITHIN THE NEXT  THREE WEEKS THEIR PRODUCTION COULD BE POTENTIALLY NOW CUT IN HALF WHICH WOULD BE NEW TO THE  MARKET. THAT'S HOW DIRE IT IS WITH THE SITUATION THERE. SO WITH PRICES TODAY WE'RE UP NEAR  RESISTANTS LEVELS ON CHARTS FOR CHICAGO KANSAS MINNEAPOLIS WHEAT FUTURES THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME SALES MADE BECAUSE IF THAT RAIN COMES IN AUSTRALIA WE COULD SEE THE  MARKET HAVE A SETBACK LOWER. YEAH IF THIS IS A TRUE WEATHER RALLY WE KNOW WEATHER RALLIES  DON'T LAST THAT LONG. SO YOU'RE SAYING RIGHT NOW PRODUCERS DON'T MISS THIS CHANCE. ABSOLUTELY  MAKE THOSE CASH SALES GET SOME PUTS ON THE MARKET BECAUSE IN ORDER FOR PRICES TO GO HIGHER WE WOULD NEED THE CONFIRMATION OF SUPPLY DESTRUCTION IN AUSTRALIA ALONG WITH  CONTINUED LOWER YIELDS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. BUT DO YOU THINK THAT'S AN OPTION. DO YOU  THINK THAT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE DO SEE HIGHER WHEAT PRICES. IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE IF THOSE GLOBAL  PRODUCTION LEVELS GO DOWN WITHOUT A DOUBT. AND IF YOU LOOK BACK AT 2002 2003 HEADING INTO 2004 THE LOWER WHEAT PRODUCTION LEVELS AROUND THE WORLD IS WHAT LED THE RALLY FOR ALL GRAINS  MARKET IN THE 2004 WHEAT LEADS THE BIG RALLY. SO IT'S SOMETHING TO WATCH. BUT IF IT RAINS PRICES  WILL PROBABLY SLIDE LOWER. BUT WHAT IF YOU WANT TO SELL SOME WHEAT. BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU  WANT TO LEAVE SOME ROOM FOR SOME OF THAT UPSIDE POTENTIAL WHAT IS AN OPTION. OK. SO WHAT YOU COULD DO IN THAT CASE WOULD BE TO BUY CALLS TO LET THE MARKET GO HIGHER. AND THEN I WOULD  SAY GO OUT TO DECEMBER OF 2018 OR POTENTIALLY GO OUT INTO MARCH OR JULY 2019. THE VOLUME  GETS LESS IN THOSE TWO YEARS SO IT'S TRICKIER. BUT I WOULD SAY YOU COULD PROBABLY GO WITH  DECEMBER FOR THE SHORT TERM. ALL RIGHT. NAOMI BLUM THANK YOU SO MUCH FUN TO TALK ABOUT HERE ON AGAG. LET'S TAKE A QUICK BREAK AND THEN WE'LL HAVE MUCH MORE ANDAY WHEN WE  COME BACK.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN LOOKING AT THE DROUGHT MONITOR HERE  MIKE. AND REALLY IT'S STILL PRETTY BAD THE WESTERN HALF AND SOUTHERN SOUTHWESTERN PART OF THE  COUNTRY BUT SPOTTY. YEAH THE WORST AREA IS THE SOUTHWEST BUT THEY'RE TYPICALLY DRY. BUT FROM  TEXAS ALL THE WAY UP TO NORTHERN MISSOURI YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE AREAS OF EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT AND OF COURSE IF YOU'RE IN ONE OF THOSE AREAS IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT IT'S  SPOTTY IT'S REALLY BAD WHERE YOU ARE. BUT THERE ARE OTHER PLACES THAT HAVE HAD SOME RAIN AND  THEY'RE ON THE DRY SIDE BUT JUST NOT OVERLY BAD. WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THOSE AREAS. BUT LOOKS  LIKE A LITTLE BIT OF A WETTER PATTERN FOR TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. SO  YOU KNOW HERE'S THE WAY THINGS LOOK FOUR WEEKS AGO SEEN NOT QUITE AS WIDESPREAD. SO WE HAVE INCREASED SOME ESPECIALLY IN TEXAS AS YOU'LL NOTICE AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE PAST  COUPLE OF WEEKS BUT LIKE I SAID WE'RE HEADING INTO A LITTLE BIT OF A WETTER PATTERN AS WE HEAD  INTO TEXAS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS SO HOPEFULLY THAT WILL IMPROVE THINGS MARGINALLY ANYWAY. HERE'S THE WAY THE WEATHER MAP LOOKS THERE'S A STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS TEXAS THAT  WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AS WELL AS THE THE LOW THAT IS TYPICAL IN THE  SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY OR IN NORTHWESTERN MEXICO. COOL FRONT WILL CAUSE SOME SPOTTY ACTIVITY UP ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN GREAT LAKES INTO THE OHIO VALLEY BY LATER  TODAY. AND A STATIONARY FRONT JUST KIND OF LAYS DOWN THERE ALONG THE GULF COAST SO WE WILL SEE  AREAS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EVEN SOME NIGHT TIME VARIETY ONES AS WE HEAD THROUGH  THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS ACROSS PARTS OF TEXAS AND THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST AS WELL HEADING THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW AS WE GO THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEKEND. SOME SCATTERED  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MID-ATLANTIC ALONG THAT ARE A SECOND FRONT. AND THEN THE  STATIONARY FRONT AGAIN STILL SOME ACTIVITY AND FINALLY A FRONT COMING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.  A FEW SHOWERS IN PLACES AS WE HEAD THROUGH TOMORROW. HERE'S A PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE PAST 24 HOURS. LOT OF IT HAS BEEN MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY. PARTS OF  FLORIDA AS WELL. AND THEN YOU ADD IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS WILL ADD MORE IN FLORIDA ADD MORE  ALONG THAT STATIONARY FRONT INTO NORTHERN MEXICO ACTUALLY AND SPOTTY THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES  IN THE NORTHEAST. HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON PRETTY HOT THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND NORTHERN PLAINS AS WELL BUT COMFORTABLE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE NORTHEAST. LOW  TEMPERATURES TONIGHT GOING TO DROP OFF INTO THE 60S IN MOST OF THE CORN BELT A FEW LOWER 70S.  AND THEN TOMORROW KIND OF MORE OF THE SAME STILL FAIRLY COMFORTABLE GREAT LAKES IN THE NORTHEAST BUT PRETTY WARM NOT AS HOT AS USUAL THOUGH IN MANY OF THE SOUTHERN PLACES.  HERE'S THE REASON YOU STILL HAVE KIND OF A TROUGH IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY IT CUTS OFF  OVER THE LOWER GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK THAT MOVES AWAY. ANOTHER TROUGH COMES IN TO REPLACE IT. RIDGE CONTINUES OUT WEST. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL IDAHO FALLS IDAHO. LOTS OF SUNSHINE  VERY HOT TODAY HIGH OF 98 JONESBORO ARKANSAS. WARM HUMID AND SUNSHINE HIGH OF 87 IN  WHEELING WEST VIRGINIA PARTLY SUNNY SKIES A THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE HIGH OF 81. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL KEEP TALKING WEATHER AND THE AGRONOMY  DECISIONS THAT GO WITH IT. AND LATER, IT'S A BOVINE BLITZ...AS A HERD OF COWS HELPS WRANGLE A  SUSPECT ON THE RUN. 

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
LAST WEEK I WAS ON THE ROAD IN UNION CITY TENNESSEE. I SPOKE WITH A COUPLE OF AGRONOMISTS ABOUT CHALLENGES FARMERS FACED IN 2018. THE ANSWER IS TODAY'S FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WERE IN UNION CITY TENNESSEE ON THE ROAD. AND I'VE GOT A COUPLE  OF GREAT AGRONOMIST ON EACH SIDE OF ME HERE. WE'LL START WITH LARRY KING AND LARRY TELL ME ABOUT SOME OF THE AGGRANDISEMENT CHALLENGES THAT GROWERS HAVE FACED THIS YEAR IN THIS PART  OF THE COUNTRY. AND HOW DO THEY FIX IT. WHAT ARE THE THINGS WE DEALT WITH EARLY THIS YEAR.  CERTAINLY GOING INTO THE PLANTING SEASON WITH AREAS THAT RECEIVED A LOT MORE RAINFALL THAN WE NEEDED THAT ALWAYS CAUSED A PLANNING SITUATION AND THE SITUATION SIDE WITHIN THE STATE CASE  AND WE'RE GOING TO START OUT WITH HER DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE PURITIES AS WE GET LATER IN THE  SEASON. JONES WELL THERE ARE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE WEATHER ON YOUR PLATE AS WELL. SO WE DID HAVE SOME ESTABLISHED USE IN PLACES WITH A FAIR AMOUNT OF REPLENISHING WITH THESE  SITUATIONS SO WE ALWAYS GET QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WAY TO THREE WEEKS TO THE PLANT THE SAME  MATURITY ORDER WITH YOU TO CHOOSE THE EARLIER JOURNEY. WE NORMALLY TELL THEM AND USUALLY IF WE  STICK WITH THE SAME MATURITY THE FIRST TIME PRESSURE IS GOING TO BE ABOUT 50 PERCENT IN TERMS  OF HARVESTING USUALLY OKAY STAY WITH THE SAME PARATI IF YOU WANT TO UP TO ABOUT THREE WEEKS AFTER THAT YOU PROBABLY NEED TO START USING AN EARLIER VARIETY TO TRY TO MATCH OPPORTUNITIES THAT  ARE GIVEN FOR YOU. OKAY THAT'S GREAT ADVICE. WHAT ABOUT OVER IN KENTUCKY. TODD LAND HERE  AGRONOMIST WHAT DID YOU DEAL WITH THIS YEAR AND WHAT WERE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS YOU GOT HOW DO WE FIX. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF RAIN BACK EARLY. YOU KNOW OUR NORMAL WINDOW OF PLANNING IS  USUALLY THAT THIRD WEEK IN MARCH. BUT THIS YEAR YOU KNOW THERE WAS TIMES WHERE WE GOT A  CHANCE THE PLANT HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS A LOT OF STAND ISSUES NO GROUND MOST WAS AVERAGE AT BEST. YOU KNOW JUST TRYING TO GET THE CROPPY AND TIMELY FASHION. AND I LOVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS.  YOU KNOW STAND EMERGED AND KIND OF GET THE FINAL FINAL STAND THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO  GO FORWARD WITH. OKAY. SO IT WAS REALLY ABOUT EMERGENCE AND TRYING TO GET THROUGH THAT PART  OF THE SEASON GETTING THINGS PLANTED AND GETTING CROP GROWING AND GETTING GETTING TO WHERE  WE NEED TO BE ON IT FOR CROP GROWTH OR A PLANT OR SETTING THAT YOU HAD TO ADJUST DOWN PRESSURE WAS IT DEPTH WHEN YOU GUYS DO LIKE A LOT OF THEM WENT BACK AND CHANGED THEIR  PACKING WHEELS. OKAY. THEY'VE CHANGED THE CONFIGURATION AROUND A LITTLE BIT AND GET SOME  DIFFERENT ONES ON THE KIND OF HELP ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE SIDEWALK COMPACTION PROBLEMS THAT PLANT WHEN IT'S COLD WET USUALLY FACE. ALL RIGHT WELL APPRECIATE YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE. WE'LL  BE BACK IN JUST A MINUTE.WHEN WE COME BACK, THIS FLORIDA SUSPECT CAN RUN BUT SHE CAN'T HIDE...A  BOVINE BUST AFTER THE BREAK. 

IN THE COUNTRY
A HERD OF 16 COWS HELPED POLICE OFFICERS IN FLORIDA CORRAL A FLEEING  SUSPECT WHO BAILED OUT OF A CAR AND RAN THROUGH A PASTURE.  UP SIGNAL 4, SIGNAL 4, BALE OUT--THE PLAY BY PLAY STRAIGHT OFF THE SILVER SCREEN. IN FLORIDA, A SEMINOLE COUNTY SHERIFF'S HELICOPTER CAPTURING THE  SUNDAY NIGHT CAPER ON VIDEO AS THE CREW RADIOED TO OFFICERS ON THE  GROUND. THE FLEEING WOMAN, A JENNIFER ANNE KAUFMAN-- TRYING TO EVADE POLICE,  COULDN'T OUTRUN A HUNGRY HERD.  SHE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE CARRIED A BALE OF HAY THROUGH THE DARKENED  PASTURE--AS THE RILED COWS PURSUED--HELPING THE CHOPPER ABOVE FOLLOW EVERY MOVE. KEEP GOING SOUTHEAST SHE'S PRETTY FAR INTO THE FIELD NOW. IF YOU SEE  THE LARGE GROUP OF COWS, THEY'RE LITTERALLY CHASING HER. THERE'S A DRIVEWAY THAT CUTS TO THE SOUTH THERE THAT MIGHT HELP. THE WOMAN EVENTUALLY CROSSING THROUGH THE FENCE BEFORE BEING  BEING ARRESTED.  THE ARREST REPORT SHOWS THE CAR KAUFMAN WAS IN CRASHED DURING A  POLICE PURSUIT...BEFORE BEING TRACKED BY FRISKY BOVINE.   A SECOND SUSPECT WAS CAPTURED BY K-9 AND ARRESTED. KAUFMAN IS BEING HELD ON A $4,500 BOND.  CHARGES AGAINST HER INCLUDE RESISTING AN OFFICER AND DRUG  POSSESSION. NO WORD ON ANY POSSIBLE REWARD FOR THE ASSIST FROM THE PASTURE  POLICE. BUT RUNNERS BEWARE--THAT HERD IS ON ALERT AND READY TO PROTECT AND  SERVE THE LONG-HORN OF THE LAW. 

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

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