AgDay Daily Recap - August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 15, 2018

HEADLINES

WHILE TRADE TENSIONS CONTINUE, GRAINS EXPORTS SET A REMARKABLE PACE. HOW MUCH WOULD A TRADE AID PACKAGE PAY OUT? WE HAVE NEW ESTIMATES. IN AGRIBUSINESS..CAN SOYBEANS RALLY? CITRUS GROWERS IN FLORIDA MAY FIND THEMSELVES WITH A MUCH BETTER  CROP. AND THIS MISSOURI CHURCH FOUND A WAY TO RESTORE ITS PAST AND  PRESERVE ITS FUTURE. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHEVY SILVERADO, THE MOST DEPENDABLE, LONGEST-LASTING FULL  SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD. 

SOYBEANS TO CHINA
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. TRADE, WEATHER AND MARKETS...THE THREE ISSUES TOP OF MIND FOR  FARMERS IN MID-AUGUST. GROWERS CONTINUE TO HOPE FOR CLARITY ON TWO OF THOSE CONCERNS IN  THE COMING WEEKS. NEW REPORTS THIS WEEK, ANOTHER CARGO SHIP LOADED WITH AMERICAN SOYBEANS IS HEADED FOR CHINA. BLOOMBERG REPORTING THE 60-THOUSAND METRIC TON SHIPMENT IS ON ITS  WAY DESPITE FRESH IMPORT DUTIES ON AMERICAN AG GOODS. ANALYSTS SAY ITS PROOF CHINA WON'T BE ABLE TO FULLY SHUN AMERICAN  SUPPLIES. NEW NUMBERS FROM USDA SHOWS EXPORTS OF GRAIN IN ALL FORMS IS ON  TRACK TO SET A NEW RECORD FOR THE 2017-2018 YEAR. WITH TWO MONTHS OF SALES LEFT TO REPORT, THE U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL SAYS  SO FAR THE U.S. HAS EXPORTED 98.3 MILLION METRIC TONS OF GRAIN. THAT'S IN ALL FORMS-- AND UP 2 PERCENT YEAR OVER YEAR. EXPORTS ARE ON PACE TO EXCEED 116 (MMT) MILLION METRIC TONS WHICH  WOULD BE A RECORD FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. THE RECORD FLYING IN THE FACE OF A TURBULENT TRADE YEAR INCLUDING  RENEGOTIATIONS OF NAFTA, A TRADE WAR WITH CHINA, A CLASHES WITH THE  EUROPEAN UNION. EXPORTS TO BOTH NAFTA PARTNERS ARE UP YEAR OVER YEAR. CORN SALES TO MEXICO RISING NEARLY 9 PERCENT (12.4 MMT), WHILE CANADIAN  IMPORTS HAVE NEARLY DOUBLED (1.25 MMT). EXPORTS OF GRAIN IN ALL FORMS TO NAFTA PARTNERS MAY TOP 31 MILLION  METRIC TONS THIS MARKETING YEAR. SHIPMENTS TO THE E-U ARE UP 84 PERCENT (3.78 MMT) THE BIGGEST SECTOR OF THESE GRAINS IN ALL FORMS SEGMENT CONTINUES TO  BE ETHANOL. NOW ON TRACK FOR ANOTHER RECORD EXPORT YEAR NEARING  ONE POINT 6 BILLION (1.6) GALLONS. 

U.S.-CHINA TRADE TALKS
MEANWHILE FORMER IOWA GOVERNOR AND CURRENT U.S. AMBASSADOR TO  CHINA SAYS TRADE TALKS ARE HAPPENING.TELLING CROWDS AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR THE ADMINISTRATION IS AIMING TO  DOUBLE AG EXPORTS TO CHINA OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. BRANSTAD TELLING REPORTERS THAT THEY'RE CONTINUING TO HAVE  DISCUSSIONS AND THEY'VE HAD SEVERAL MEETINGS.ADDING THAT U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN HAS ALSO BEEN  TALKING TO CHINESE OFFICIALS OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS. 

USDA AID PACKAGE
THE WHITE HOUSE PLAN TO SUPPORT FARMERS DURING NEGOTIATIONS  CONTINUES TO BE A HOT TOPIC. NEW ANALYSIS FROM THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SHOWS THE 12-BILLION DOLLAR  TRADE WAR MITIGATION PLAN NEEDS MORE DETAILS. ACCORDING TO FAPRI HEAD, PAT WESTHOFF, PAYMENTS FOR SOYBEAN FARMERS  COULD RANGE ANYWHERE FROM 25 CENTS TO ONE DOLLAR PER BUSHEL. HE THINKS THOSE PAYMENTS WOULD BE BASED ON A PRODUCERS ACTUAL  PRODUCTION, NOT ON A COUNTY'S AVERAGE YIELD.  "THE BIGGEST CONCERN WE'VE HEARD IN MISSOURI HAS BEEN THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF PRODUCERS IN  NORTHWEST MISSOURI WHO WERE HIT HARD BY DROUGHT THIS YEAR, WHO WON'T HAVE MUCH OF A CROP  TO SELL, AND SO BECAUSE THEY WON'T HAVE MUCH TO SELL, THEY WON'T QUALIFY FOR MANY PAYMENTS." WESTHOFF MAKING IT CLEAR THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE CLARITY AND DIRECTION ON PAYMENTS, WHICH HE SAYS COULD HAPPEN ONCE THE AID  PACKAGE IS FINALIZED. THE FAPRI NUMBERS ARE ONLY PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES. IT'S NOT JUST GRAINS FEELING THE PINCH OF CHINESE TRADE TENSIONS. 

ASIA PORK IMPORTS
PORK IMPORTS TO THE ASIAN NATION ARE ALSO FALLING. WH GROUP-- THE CHINA BASED OWNER OF SMITHFIELD, SAYS TRADE TENSIONS AND FALLING DOMESTIC PRICES ARE CHANGING WHERE ITS SHIPPING PORK. U.S. EXECUTIVES AT SMITHFIELD SAY VOLUMES TO CHINA DROPPED BY 20 TO 30  PERCENT, BUT SHIPMENTS TO KOREA ARE UP 50 PERCENT.  CHINA IS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PORK PRODUCER, CONSUMER AND IMPORTER. IT INCREASED DUTIES ON U.S. PORK TO 37 PERCENT IN APRIL AND THEN TO 62  PERCENT IN JULY.  

CROP COMMENTS
USDA USING ITS AUTHORITY TO DECLARE MULTIPLE COUNTIES IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS AS PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS DUE TO DROUGHT. MIKE  HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROP COMMENTS, MIKE. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. USDA DESIGNATING MULTIPLE COUNTIES IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN STATES AS  "PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS".AG PRODUCERS WHO SUFFERED LOSSES AND DAMAGES DUE TO A RECENT  DROUGHT, MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FARM SERVICE AGENCY EMERGENCY LOANS.  25 COUNTIES IN MISSOURI RECEIVING THE DROUGHT DESIGNATION. THOSE  STATES ARE PRIMARILY IN THE NORTHERN THIRD OF THE STATE WHICH IS UNDER  D-3 OR EXTREME DROUGHT CONDTIONS.THIS IS ONE EXAMPLE OF HOW DROUGHT HAS HURT CORN PRODUCTION IN THE  STATE, THIS IS NEAR HARDIN, MISSOURI IN RAY COUNTY.  ONE OF THE 25  MISSOURI COUNTIES DECLARED AS A NATURAL DISASTER AREA. EIGHT COUNTIES IN KANSAS RECEIVED THE DESIGNATION. SIX OF THE  LOCATIONS ARE COLLAR COUNTIES NEAR KANSAS CITY.  TWO ARE IN THE  SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE STATE NEAR JOPLIN. TWO COUNTIES IN OKLAHOMA ALSO RECEIVED THE DROUGHT DESIGNATION. PRODUCERS IN NEIGHBORING COUNTIES MAY ALSO QUALIFY. AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND SPEED FORECASTING SEE A LITTLE BIT OF WIND FROM SOUTHERN ILLINOIS  DOWN INTO TEXAS AS WE START THE DAY TODAY. LITTLE BIT MORE AND SOME THUNDERSTORMS IN THE OHIO VALLEY CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND PARTS OF THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON HEADING INTO THE  DAY. TOMORROW WE'LL START OFF KIND OF BREEZY IN PLACES FROM THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES DOWN TO  TEXAS AND THEN THOSE WINDS INCREASE OBVIOUSLY AS WE HIT THE AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY IN AREAS  WHERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP. WE'LL HAVE YOUR FORECAST COMING UP BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  BELOW-NORMAL COLD TEMPERATURES LAST WINTER IN LOUISIANA DRASTICALLY  REDUCED GIANT SALVINIA, AN INVASIVE WEED FROM SOUTH AMERICA.

LOUISIANA WEEVILS
EACH SUMMER IT CHOKES LOUISIANA WATERWAYS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE COLD ALSO REDUCED THE POPULATION OF GIANT SALVINIA WEEVILS, WHICH ARE A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL FOR THE WEED.   CRAIG GAUTREAUX HAS DETAILS IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE LSU  AGCENTER. A SEVERE WINTER ACROSS LOUISIANA CAUSED MUCH OF THE GIANT SALVINIA IN THE STATE TO DIE OFF, ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE. HOWEVER, THE WEATHER ALSO CAUSED A DRASTIC  REDUCTION OF A WEEVIL BEING USED TO CONTROL THE SALVINIA. THE SALVINIA IS NOW REBOUNDING AND CREATING PROBLEMS. CHARLIE WAHL: INSTEAD OF SEEING OUR NORMAL INFESTATIONS IN LATE SPRING, WE ARE NOW MOVING  INTO SUMMER BEFORE WE SAW OUR GIANT SALVINIA INFESTATIONS CREATE BIG MATS TO WHERE THEY  WERE PROBLEMATIC FOR WATERWAYS. WAHL HAS PONDS ACROSS THE STATE WHERE HE RAISES WEEVILS TO HELP COMBAT GIANT SALVINIA.  WEEVIL POPULATIONS IN THE WILD AND IN SOME OF HIS PONDS WERE DECIMATED FROM THE SEVERE  WINTER COLD. WAHL: WE SAW A BIG DECREASE IN THE DENSITY OF THE ADULT SALVINIA WEEVILS, AND WE SAW A BIG  LAG TIME BEFORE THEY STARTED REPRODUCING AND PRODUCING ANY LARVAE AS WELL. SALVINIA CAN BE CONTROLLED VIA CHEMICAL SPRAYING, BUT WEEVILS ARE A MORE VIABLE SOLUTION. WAHL: CHEMICAL CONTROL, RELYING ON JUST CHEMICAL CONTROL ALONE IS VERY COSTLY, AND IT IS SHORT- TERM, SMALL-SCALE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. COMMON SALVINIA, A RELATIVE OF GIANT SALVINIA, IS ALSO CAUSING SOME CONCERN. WAHL:  YOU WOULDN'T FIND IT AS WIDESPREAD AS GIANT SALVINIA. THIS YEAR, WHEN WE ARE  MONITORING AND GOING OUT, WE HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN AN INCREASE IN COMMON SALVINIA INFESTATIONS AROUND SOUTHERN LOUISIANA. WHILE THE GIANT SALVINIA WEEVIL CAN FORAGE ON COMMON SALVINIA, IT IS NOT AN EFFECTIVE CONTROL  FOR THE PLANT. WAHL: IT CAN FEED ON COMMON SALVINIA AND GET ENOUGH TO LIVE A LITTLE LONGER. IT'S NOT  REPRODUCING. IT'S NOT VIABLE HABITAT TO CONTROL COMMON SALVINIA, SO THERE FAR WE'RE HAVING TO  RELY ON MUCH MORE ON CHEMICAL CONTROL. IN AREA'S THE WEEVIL HAS REACHED HIGH ENOUGH LEVELS, GIANT SALVINIA HAS BEEN KEPT IN CHECK.  WITH THE LSU AGCENTER, THIS IS CRAIG GAUTREAUX REPORTING. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL LOOK AT THE UPSIDE POTENTIAL OF SOYBEANS. AND LATER A MISSOURI COMMUNITY RALLIES TOGETHER TO REFRESH AND  RESTORE A HISTORIC CHURCH. DON'T MISS THE 2018 FARM PROGRESS SHOW … AUGUST 28TH THROUGH AUGUST 30TH … IN BOONE, IOWA. VISIT FARM PROGRESS SHOW-DOT-COM FOR  MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE.

AEM FLASH REPORT
THE LAST FLASH REPORT FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT  MANUFACTURES SAYS OVERALL SALES OF TRACTORS AND COMBINES POSTING  STRONG GAINS IN JULY. YEAR TO DATE COMBINE SALES ARE UP 37 PERCENT COMPARED TO THE FIRST  SEVEN MONTHS OF 2017. SALES OF FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRACTORS WERE ALSO HIGHER-- UP 13 PERCENT YEAR TO DATE. AEM SAYS THE NUMBERS ARE FAVORABLE BUT THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT  THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR DUE TO UNCERTAINTY AROUND TARIFFS AND  TRADE. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN MARKETS, MUCH OF THE GRAINS BACK IN THE GREEN ON TUESDAY. LETS GET  DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. TODAY SOYBEANS IN REALLY IS RECOVERING FROM THE FALLOUT FROM THE REPORT ON FRIDAY. THE FUTURES ARE CLIMBING BACK FROM THAT NEW LOW THAT IT MADE IT'S KIND OF A MULTI-YEAR WEEK LOW. THE TREND IS STILL WEAK AND LOWER. BUT FOR NOW IT SEEMS THAT TRADERS ARE LOOKING AT THESE PRICES ARE KIND OF LIKE A BARGAIN VALUE SO THEY'RE GOING TO STEP UP AND START TO BUY THEM A LITTLE BIT. AND I THINK THE DRY WEATHER IS STARTING TO SEEP ITS WAY INTO THE MARKET SOMEWHAT IT'S GIVEN IT A LITTLE BIT OF A LIFT. CORN ALSO RALLIED TODAY. WHEAT ALSO REBOUNDED. NOW SPECULATORS JUST STOPPED THE LIQUIDATION THANK GOODNESS BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY GETTING A LITTLE BIT OVERDONE TODAY CAROL FIRMED UP THOSE BEADS CUT OUT PRICES AND THE DEMAND WERE A LITTLE BIT HIGHER TODAY AND THAT GAVE THE MARKET SOMEWHAT OF A LIFT. THAT'S ALL FROM THE FLOOR AT THE CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO. VIRGINIA MGATHEY. ​

AGRIBUSINESS
SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN A WILD RIDE THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS FROM SEEING  PRICES CLIMB TO A NEAR FREE FALL AFTER USDA'S LATEST REPORT-- IN  ANALYSIS THIS MORNING, TYNE MORGAN ASKS WHETHER BEAN PRICES CAN FIND  ROOM TO RALLY. HERE NOW WITH BRIAN SPLITT OF ALLANDALE. BRIAN WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SOYBEAN MARKET THERE'S  BEEN SO MUCH NEGATIVE NEWS A LOT OF THAT NEGATIVE NEWS PRICED INTO SOYBEANS. WE'VE SEEN A COME BACK A LITTLE BIT BUT DO YOU THINK WE CAN CONTINUE TO INCREASE THE LEVY IN PRICES  HEADING INTO HARVEST. I DO. AND WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE YIELD IS GOING TO BE AND IT'S  GOING TO BE A WHILE TO FIND OUT. BUT I THINK THE MARKET DOES HAVE A HABIT OF RALLYING INTO THE  MONTH OF OCTOBER FOR THE FALL PRICE AVERAGE FOR CROP INSURANCE LEVELS. AND I WOULD ALSO SUGGEST THAT IF YOU'RE THINKING AHEAD TO NEW CROP YOU SHOULD BE PATIENT WITH PRICES YET. 11 OF  THE PAST 11 YEARS WE'VE SEEN NEW CROP SOYBEANS TRADE OVER TEN DOLLARS EVERY SINGLE YEAR  AND THE LOWEST OF THOSE HIGH PRICES WAS TEN DOLLARS AND 45 CENTS. SO I THINK THERE'S A VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT WE'LL SEE A GOOD MARKETING OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW CROP NEXT YEAR. OK SO  YOU MENTIONED NEW CROP YOU THINK THERE'S A MARKETING OPPORTUNITY. WHAT ABOUT THOSE  PRODUCERS RIGHT NOW THAT ARE SETTING AN OLD CROP BEANS. WE KNOW A LOT MORE PRODUCERS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF PRICES AND GOT RID OF SOME OLD CROP BEANS BUT THOSE THAT STILL HAVE SOME TO  MOVE. WHAT SHOULD THEY DO AT THIS POINT. I'D BE SURPRISED IF THERE ARE A LOT OF OLD CROPS STILL  OUT THERE THAT'S ON PRICE BUT AT THIS POINT I THINK YOU KNOW BE PATIENT THE BASIS ISN'T  SUGGESTING THAT YOU WANT TO MOVE THE MARKET RIGHT NOW. SO I SIT ON IT FOR A LITTLE BIT AND LOOK  FOR THE MARKET TO GO UP BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR PRICING DECISIONS AND NEW CROP WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT TEN DOLLAR RANGE THAT WE HAVE SEEN THAT EVERY YEAR. I MEAN HOW LONG DO YOU THINK  WE HAVE TO HOLD ON FOR THAT TO HAPPEN. IT'S HARD TO SAY WHAT'S GOING TO BE THE DRIVER. BUT YOU  KNOW SINCE 2007 NO MATTER HOW BEARISH THE MARKET SEEMED IT COULD BE WE'VE SEEN AN OPPORTUNITY OVEREATEN A LOT OF TIMES DURING THE WINTER MONTHS YOU'LL GET A THREE TO FOUR MONTH  TIME FRAME WHERE YOU ACTUALLY TRADE OVER 10 FOR A WHILE TO MAKE SURE WE GARNER THE  APPROPRIATE ACRES AND I THINK YOU'LL GET THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN THIS YEAR. ALL RIGHT BRIAN SPLIT OF ALLENDALE THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE NEED TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK. HAVE A CHECK OF WEATHER AND  THEN WE'LL BE BACK WITH MUCH MORE THEN. > ADVICE, INFORMATION, IDEAS AND MORE. IF IT'S AG TECH, IT'S IN THE TECH TOOLSHED, YOUR  UNBIASED, ONE-STOP SOURCE FOR EVERYTHING AG TECH. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN LOOKING AT THE ROOT ZONE MOISTURE  MAP. AND MIKE IF YOU LOOK AT THIS THERE'S THAT BIG BULL'S EYE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORN  BELT REALLY. I KNOW IT AND ANY RAIN THAT TRIES TO COME INTO THERE IT SEEMS LIKE IT TENDS TO DRY UP WHICH IS TYPICALLY WHEN YOU GET INTO A REALLY DRY SITUATIONS THERE STILL WILL BE SOME RAIN OVER  THE NEXT DAY DAY AND A HALF FOR PARTS OF THIS REAL DRY AREA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY BUT JUST  NOT SURE IT'S GOING TO HELP A WHOLE LOT. WE'LL SEE WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE. ROSSEAU GET A  LITTLE DRIER NORTH DAKOTA IN THE NORTHERN MINNESOTA AS YOU CAN SEE SOME WET AREAS IN THE EAST WITH THAT STORM THAT'S JUST BEEN SITTING THERE ESPECIALLY EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA ALSO PARTS  OF TEXAS SUDDENLY ON A WET SIDE AT LEAST IN THE ROOT ZONE AREAS OF THE SOIL. NOW TAKE A LOOK  AT THE MAP THIS MORNING THERE'S A STORM SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH CENTRAL AND NORTHERN  MISSOURI. YOU CAN SEE OUR MODEL NOT SHOWING A WHOLE LOT OF RAIN THERE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THAT SYSTEM AS YOU TYPICALLY GET IN THIS SITUATION. BUT AS IT HEADS INTO ILLINOIS AND INDIANA  SHOULD BE SPREADING SOME SHOWERS AND EVEN THUNDER STORMS INTO PARTS OF THAT AREA. ALSO A  COOL FRONT COMING SOUTHWARD. AND OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO HIT AND MISS STUFF. SOUTHEAST SOUTHWEST EACH AFTERNOON HEADING INTO THE DAY TOMORROW THEN THE STORM SYSTEM MOVING  THROUGH NORTHERN INDIANA AT 7A.M. TIMEFRAME TOMORROW AND WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  ACROSS THAT AREA SOUTHWARD INTO PARTS OF KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE AND THAT WILL SPREAD EASTWARD AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY. BUT ALSO SOME HIT AND MISS SHOWERS AND  THUNDERSTORMS. BACK TO THE WEST SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST LIKE I SAID TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF  THE YEAR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES PAST 24 HOURS. THIS STORM HAS PUT DOWN SOME DECENT RAINS  IN PLACES BUT OTHER PLACES HAVEN'T SEEN A WHOLE LOT THERE'S BIG BIG DRY AREAS IN THE MIDDLE OF  THAT STORM AT TIMES HEADING THROUGH THE NEXT 36 HOURS YOU CAN SEE HOW IT SPREADS ACROSS PARTS OF ILLINOIS INDIANA KENTUCKY AND INTO THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES. CHECK IT  OUT. TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON STILL HOT AND MUGGY TO THE SOUTH. LITTLE BIT MORE COMFORTABLE  THAN YOU HAVE SEEN ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS AS YOU CAN SEE. GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY  LOTS OF 70S AND 80S FOR HIGHS. TEMPERATURES TOMORROW MORNING WE'LL SEE 50S AND 60S ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS BEHIND THAT FRONTAL SYSTEM IS STILL 70S BY THE TIME YOU GET TO THE LOWER  GREAT LAKES SOUTHWARD. AND DURING THE AFTERNOON TOMORROW A LOT OF 80S ACROSS THE CORN  BELT 90S FARTHER SOUTH OBVIOUSLY. HERE'S THE JET STREAM YOU CAN SEE LITTLE RIPPLES IN IT WITH  THOSE STORM SYSTEMS MOVING FROM WEST TO EAST. WE STILL KIND OF HAVE A TROUGH AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WEEKEND BUT A BIGGER TROUGH LOOKS LIKE IT'S COMING FOR THE MIDDLE PARTS OF NEXT  WEEK FOR THE EAST. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL  FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL FOR CASPER WYOMING LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND HOT TODAY HIGH OF 89 DEGREES.  WACO TEXAS PARTLY SUNNY HOT AND HUMID HIGH OF 97 AND FINALLY DAYTON OHIO RATHER HUMID.  A THUNDERSTORM IN SPOTS HIGH TEMPERATURE AROUND 84.AFTER A TUMULTUOUS FEW YEARS, FLORIDA CITRUS GROWERS ARE FINDING  REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC.  WE'LL TELL YOU WHY AFTER THE BREAK. AND LATER, WE'RE OFF TO THE SHOW ME STATE WHERE THIS COUNTRY CHURCH  IS FINDING A WAY TO PRESERVE IT'S FUTURE. YOUR NEXT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IS ON MACHINERY PETE DOT COM. SEARCH EQUIPMENT FROM  DEALERSHIPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. ONLY ON MACHINERY PETE DOT  COM. 

PACKER TV
IT APPEARS FLORIDA ORANGE GROWERS MAY BE CATCHING A BREAK THIS  YEAR...AT LEAST SO FAR. BLOOMBERG NEWS SAYS THE STATE MAY PRODUCE 70 MILLION BOXES OF ORANGES THIS YEAR. THAT COMPARES TO 45 MILLION LAST YEAR, WHICH WAS THE SMALLEST OUTPUT  SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO. AS WE'VE BEEN REPORTING ORANGE PRODUCTION IN FLORIDA HAS BEEN  SHRINKING OVER THE PAST DECADE DUE TO THE ASIAN CITRUS PSYLLID. THE  PEST SPREADS A BACTERIA CALLED CITRUS GREENING. ON TOP OF THAT, LAST YEAR THE STATE'S ORANGE GROVES GOT WALLOPED BY  HURRICANE IRMA IN SEPTEMBER. USDA WILL ISSUE ITS FIRST ESTIMATE FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON IN OCTOBER. ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, PEAR GROWERS ARE  FACING A BIG HARVEST THIS YEAR. OUR REPORTING PARTNERS AT THE PACKER SAY NORTHWEST PEAR GROWERS  ARE STARTING THE HARVEST SEASON WITH AN ESTIMATED 20 MILLION, 44-POUND  BOX EQUIVALENTS, WHICH IS THE FOURTH-LARGEST CROP IN HISTORY. THE PEAR BUREAU NORTHWEST SAYS AN EARLIER ESTIMATE PUT THE CROP AT  JUST UNDER 19 MILLION BOXES. THE PACKER SAYS HARVEST STARTED ABOUT A WEEK EARLIER THAN LAST YEAR  BUT CLOSER TO THE HISTORICAL START DATE. PEAR HARVEST IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TYPICALLY RUNS THROUGH  SEPTEMBER. NEW RESEARCH FROM THE FOOD MARKETING FIRM "PACKAGED FACTS" SAYS YOGURT - ESPECIALLY GREEK YOGURT -   IS STILL A POPULAR BREAKFAST FOOD, BUT THESE DAYS PEOPLE WANT IT ON THE GO. THE INDUSTRY HAS SEEN 20-PERCENT GROWTH THIS YEAR IN DRINKABLE YOGURT.  PACKAGED FACTS EXPECTS THAT GROWTH TO CONTINUE - ANOTHER 13-PERCENT IN FIVE YEARS. THE RESEARCH FIRM SAYS COLD CEREAL REMAINS THE MOST POPULAR  BREAKFAST FOOD AMONG ADULTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN. OLDER GENERATIONS ARE MORE LIKELY TO PURCHASE HOT CEREAL. 

TEASE
UP NEXT A MISSOURI CONGREGATION STEPS UP TO PRESERVE ITS PAST AND ITS  FUTURE. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S M7060. BUILT TO GET THE JOB DONE. SEE  KUBOTAUSA.COM OR YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER FOR MORE INFORMATION. > IT'S A SMALLTOWN CHURCH FACING SIMILAR STRUGGLES AS OTHER CHURCHES  PLANTED IN RURAL COMMUNITY.  THE CONGREGATION'S NUMBERS MAY NOT BE GROWING, BUT  TO CELERBATE 150  YEARS, NORBORNE, MISSOURI'S LUTHERAN CHURCH TOOK ON A MAJOR RENOVATION.  AND THE CONGREGATION RAISED THE MONEY IN ONLY 8 WEEKS. TYNE MORGAN HAS OUR STORY. IT'S A STEEPLE, CHURCH AND CONGREGATION THAT'S A STAPLE IN THIS  COMMUNITY OF 600.  THIS CONGREGATION WAS FORMED IN 1869. SO IT WILL BE CELEBRATING ITS SESEQUICENTIAL NEXT YEARA CHURCH THAT DUG ITS ROOTS JUST AFTER HTE COMMUNITY DID.  THE BUILDING WE WERE IN WAS BUILT IN 1890IT'S A CHURCH TAHT SHOWED IT'S AGE... WITH A COMMUNITY STEPPING UP IN THE  FORM OF MUCH NEEDED T-L-C.  IT STARTED MAYBE 5 YEARS AGO.  WE TALKED ABOUT RENOVATING THE JESUS STATUE, NOT KNOWING  WHERE IT WOULD BE GOING FROM THERE BUT IT'S THIS LATEST TRANSFORMATION HELPING TO REVAMP THE BEAUTY OF A  BUILDING NEARLY 130 YEARS OLD.  THE RENOCATION THAT YOU SEE NWO WAS ONE THAT WAS COMPLETED JUST ABOUT 8 MONTHS AGO THE RENOVATION THIS TIME WAS FOCUSED ON NOT ONLY THE OUTSIDE, BUT INSIDE THESE WOODEN DOORS.  WHERE THE CHURCH WORE COLORS AND FEATURES THAT REPRESENTED A  LOOK FROM THE 1960S.  WE HIRED AN ARCHITECT WHO SPECIALIZES IN TRADITIONS CHURCH ARCHITECTURE THE GOAL WAS TO GET BACK TO THE CHURCH'S HERITAGE... A CHURCH FORMED  BY GERMAN IMMIGRANTS.  AND ASKED HIM TO GIVE US A PLAN THAT WOULD MAKE THE BIN SIDE LOOK LIKE 19TH CENTURY  GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH FROM REFINISHING THE PEWS WITH RETRO COLORING... TO PUTTING IN NEW FLOORS, THE CHURCH CAME WITH A NEW LOOK.   AND THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE WERE AFTER, GETTING BACK TO THE ORINIGAL CURCHWHILE STILL KEEPING CORNERSTONE PIECES OF THE PAST.  THE BAPTISMAL FONT WAS WITH THE ORGINICAL BUILDING IN 1890, THE ALTER BEHIND ME IS AN  ORIGINCAL PIECE WITH THE 1890 CHURCH.OVERALL, IT WAS A JOB THAT WAS NO EASY TASK...  WE ENDED UP TEARING THE CEILING COMPELTELY OFF, WITH ALL LOCAL PEOPLE PUTTING IN THE LABOR AND SKILL FOR THE CUSTOM WORK.  AND GOOD WORK TOO WORK THAT SIGNIFIES THE COMMITTMENT OF THE CHURCH... I THINK THE REMODELING ACUTALLY WAS AN INDICATION FO THE FEELING THAT THERE IS A FURTURE FOR THIS  CONGREGATINO AND THIS COMMUNITY.WITH THE CONGREGATION'S PRAISE OF THE WORK IS SHINING THROUGH... I'M IMPRESSED.

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 GREAT DAY.

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Terry Vieck
Vincennes , IN
8/16/2018 02:26 PM
 

  Hey guys , always enjoy the show Barely caught a story about usda relief for high temp and drought conditions Anything for us Indiana farmers? We r fruits &veg and temps killed us in July Several hundred acres of sweetcorn were mowed down Thanks: Terry

 
 

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