AgDay Daily Recap - August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 22, 2018

HEADLINES

CROP TOUR CONTINUES THROUGH THE MIDWEST. WE HAVE REPORTS FROM  INDIANA..."WILL WE SEE A NEAR RECORD CORN YIELD HERE IN INDIANA WE HAVE COVERAGE FROM THE PROFARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR ON THE EASTERN  LEG>' "AND SCOUTS IN NEBRASKA ARE STILL SEEING HAIL ALONG THEIR ROUTES, BUT WILL IT IMPACT THE CORN  YIELD? WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE AHEAD IN THE SHOW."      IN AGRIBUSINESS...THE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS CHESS MATCH. COULD THE U.S. REACH A NAFTA DEAL WITH MEXICO THIS WEEK AND A SOUR SMELL -- THE UNIQUE BLOOMING CORPSE FLOWER IS DRAWING  CROWDS IN CALIFORNIA AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHEVY SILVERADO, THE MOST DEPENDABLE, LONGEST-LASTING FULL  SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD. 

CROP TOUR EASTERN LEG
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. CROP TOUR SCOUTS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY INTO AND ACROSS IOWA THIS  MORNING AS MARKETS LOOK FOR CLUES TO THE SIZE OF THIS YEAR'S CROP. NOW IN IT'S 26TH YEAR, THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR IS SCOURING  THE REGION, MEASURING THE POTENTIAL OF THE CORN AND SOYBEAN CROPS IN  SEVEN OF THE MAJOR STATES. USDA ROLLING OUT ITS WEEKLY CROP PROGRESS REPORT MONDAY SHOWING A  HIGH QUALITY CROP, THOUGH CONDITIONS RETREATED A COUPLE OF POINTS  LAST WEEK. AND MATURITY CONTINUES TO RUN AHEAD OF PACE. SCOUTS ON THE EASTERN LEG OF THE TOUR MOVED INTO ILLINOIS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON WHERE THE CROP IS RUNNING WELL AHEAD OF AVERAGE. 63- PERCENT OF THE STATE'S CORN CROP IS DENTED. THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE IS  36-PERCENT. LETS START WITH OHIO--THE SIDE I WAS ON... CORN YIELDS IN AT 179 POINT 5--UP 9 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR. THE BIGGEST IMPACT APPEARS TO BE A 7 PERCENT INCREASE IN EAR COUNTS. SOYBEANS SEEING A 12 PERCENT JUMP IN PODS FOR A 3 BY 3 SQUARE. MOISTURE ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN A YEAR AGO. TYNE MORGAN TAKES OVER FOR ME ON THE EASTERN LEG. TUESDAY SHE TRAVELED WITH SCOUTS AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY ACROSS  INDIANA. TYNE. WELL CLINTON, WE CAN DUMP THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TO WHERE THE MUDDY BOOTS TO WE'RE  HERE IN INDIANA SCOUTS WERE GREETED WITH RAIN AS THEY WERE ON THE QUEST TO GROUND TRUTH. USDA IS NEAR RECORD CORNEAL PROJECTION THIS YEAR. I WOULD SAY IF YOU USE A CONSISTENCY FOR A  WORD IN OHIO VARIABILITY IS PROBABLY MORE ACCURATE. IN INDIANA. IT'S VERY ABILITY THAT'S MIXED IN  WITH PLENTY OF MUD THIS YEAR, A LOT OF WET FEET FOR THE SCOUT INDIAN ACROSS WE'VE BEEN SEEING A LOT MORE BLOOD PRESSURE I WOULD SAY IN INDIANA THAN USUAL FROM HEAVIER PEST PRESSURE TO WANING SOYBEAN. STAN COUNTS WITH RECENT RAINS AND  WHEN SHOWING UP IN THE FORM OF A FEW FIELDS OF LARGE CORN. WE SAW A LOT OF LODGING OUT THERE VERY WET. DEFINITELY THE CORN IS NOT AS ADVANCED AS WHAT WE SAW LAST YESTERDAY SAMPLES AS SCOUTS  WAITED THROUGH THE SOYBEAN FIELDS, IT WAS A DISAPPOINTING START TO THE DAY DEFINITELY I'D SAY  I'M MAJORITY OF OUR STOPS HAVE BEEN FAIRLY UNDERWHELMING, BUT AS SCOUTS HEADED FARTHER NORTH  BEEN COUNT STARTED TO RAMP UP. BUT WE ARE SEEING MORE THREE, FOUR BEING PAUSE. THESE ARE PROBABLY THE BEST BEANS WE'VE SEEN TODAY. BUT EVEN THESE BETTER BEAN FIELDS STILL SEEING  SOME CHALLENGES, 15 INCH ROWS, CHALLENGES THAT AREN'T AS WIDESPREAD IN NEIGHBORING FIELDS  PLANTED WITH CORN THIS YEAR. IT'S THOSE YIELDS COMING IN THE FORM OF YOUR ACCOUNTS. AND COLONEL DEPTH FORECAST RIGHT NOW IS 186 FROM ONE AT LAST YEAR IN INDIANA. HAWTHORNE SIGNS OFF  ON THE NATIONAL CORN YIELD FOR USDA NAST AND HE SAYS WELL, THE AGENCY ISN'T CURRENTLY  PROJECTING A RECORD CORN CROP IN THE STATE. THE ESTIMATE IS ONLY TWO BUSHELS SHY OF A NEW RECORD YIELD AND IT'S A NEAR RECORD CROP HE SEEN THIS YEAR I WANT TO SEE GOOD YOUR POPULATION. THAT'S ONE THING THAT OUR OBJECTIVE YIELD SURVEY SHOWED THIS  YEAR IS WE WERE GOING TO SEE LESS SKIPS IN THOSE ROWS. I FEEL LIKE IT MEETS OUR EXPECTATIONS  PRETTY WELL. IT'S A SOLID CORN CROP. LOCAL FARMER KEENAN LIMITER IS ALSO SEEN LAST YEAR ON MY FARM. WE AVERAGED OVER TO 20 AND THIS YEAR I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE CLOSER TO 200. SO  A LITTLE BIT BY A LITTLE SOFTER THAN LAST YEAR AFTER A DRY START TO THE YEAR. IT'S A HOT AND DRY MIDSEASON THAT HE THINKS ATE AWAY AT TOP IN  CORNEAL I THINK WE GOT GOOD ROUTE, ROUTE AND DEVELOPMENT DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME. AND I DON'T  THINK THAT HURT IS AS MUCH AS THE HOT AND DRY PERIOD THAT WE HAD THERE IN JULY WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO POLLINATE AND HE SAYS WHILE IT'S STILL EARLY FOR SOYBEANS, HE THINKS SOYBEANS WILL YIELD BETTER THAN LAST YEAR. REPORTING FROM INDIANA. I'M TYING MORGAN FOR AG DAY.

CROP TOUR WESTERN LEG
IN SOUTH DAKOTA-- YIELDS IN AT 178-- A 20 POINT JUMP FROM LAST YEAR'S  DROUGHT STRESSED CROP. EAR COUNTS WERE 10 AND A HALF PERCENT HIGHER. WHILE SOYBEANS IN A 3 BY 3 CLIMBED 13 PERCENT ABOVE LAST YEAR. MOISTURE ALSO 40 POINTS BETTER. ON TUESDAY, SCOUTS MADE THE TREK THROUGH HAIL DAMAGED NORTHERN  NEBRASKA...  WHILE LOOKING TO THE SOUTHEAST PART OF THE STATE FOR BETTER YIELDS?  BETSY JIBBEN REPORTS FROM THE WESTERN LEG OF THE TOUR. SCOUTS ALONG THE WESTERN LEG OF THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR ARE MAKING THEIR WAY  TO SPENCER, IOWA TONIGHT TO ASSESS THE IOWA CROP. YET BEFORE THAT, SCOUTS MADE THE TREK  THROUGH A HAIL DAMAGED NORTHERN NEBRASKA. WILL THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE STATE HAVE BETTER YIELDS? BETSY JIBBEN IS ON THE ROAD. AS BRANDON HUNNICUTT WALKS ANOTHER ROW IN HIS TEST PLOT, HE'LL TELL YOU NEBRASKA CROPS LOOK GOOD IN HIS AREA. OUR CROP IN NEBRASKA LOOKS REALLY GOOD. IT'S PROBABLY AS GOOD AS  I'VE EVER SEEN IT LOOK 41 THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SEEMS TO THINK SO TOO, FORECASTING 196 BUSHELS PER ACRE AS AN ESTIMATED AVERAGE CORN YIELD  FOR THE STATE. BUT HUNNICUTT SAYS THERE ARE PROBLEM AREAS. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A REALLY GOOD CROP BUT THERE ARE SOME AREAS  THAT GOT DECIMATED AND HAD SOME ISSUES THIS YEAR. 52 SCOUTS LIKE BRENT JUDISCH SAW A UNIFORMED CROP ON THE WAY DOWN TO  GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA- IT'S BEEN A VERY CONSISTENT CROP AND IF ALL THREE YEARS ARE UNIFORM,  VERSUS ONE BEING TWENTY PERCENT LESS, IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE ON THE FINAL YIELD. BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR MANY SCOUTS TO RUN INTO MILES OF HAIL. THEN WE HIT AN AREA OF 10 MILES AND IT WAS ALL ZERO. NO BEANS, NO CORN TO SAMPLE.  NOW, SCOUTS ARE SEEING IF THEIR ROUTES WILL BE BETTER TO NEBRASKA CITY. JUDISCH STILL SEEING HAIL DAMAGE ALONG HIS ROUTE THROUGH HAMILTON  AND YORK COUNTIES. I THINK WE JUST PULLED A 186 OFF OF THIS YIELD WHICH WITH HAIL DAMAGE  BEING AT LEAST 15 TO 20 PERCENT, THAT'S STILL PRETTY GOOD CORN.  50 LOCAL FARMERS AWKNOWLEDGING HAIL AS WELL. IT WASN'T VERY WIDE, MAYBE 2 OR 3 MILES WIDE. IF YOU GO 10 MILES STRAIGHT  DOWN HIGHWAY 34, NO YOU WON'T SEE ANY. 21 HOWEVER, JUDISCH SAYS EARS ARE FAIRLY CONSISTENT WHICH MAY ADD  BUSHELS PER ACRE COME HARVEST. THE CROP YOU'RE SEEING IN THIS PART OF NEBRASKA, DOES IT MAKE UP FOR THE LOSS  YOU SAW WITH HAIL? 42 BRENT: I WOULD SAY YES, IF YOU ONLY HAVE SAY HALF OF THE ACRES ARE HAIL  DAMAGED BUT EVERY FIELD IS A COUPLE PERCENTAGES BETTER THAN LAST YEAR, IT MORE THAN MAKES  UP FOR THAT I WOULD SAY. SCOUTS STATING BEANS LOOK BETTER TOO. THEY'RE LOOKING REALLY GOOD. THEY'RE FURTHER ALONG IN MATURITY THAN WHAT I SAW  PLANT COUNT IS MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT I WAS SEEING YESTERDAY AS WELL.      AS FARMERS LIKE HUNNICUTT ARE THANKFUL FOR THEIR CROP… IT MAY BE A 'WAIT AND SEE' HOW THE WHOLE STATE PANS OUT AT HARVEST. REPORTING IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA, I'M BETSY JIBBEN.  > OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW MORNING ON AGDAY. AND BE SURE TO FOLLOW OUR EXTENSIVE COVERAGE ON AGWEB-DOT-COM. AND GET REAL-TIME COMMENTS AND IMAGES FROM THE FIELD ON TWITTER - #P- F-TOUR-18. 

CROP CONDITIONS
WE HAVE SOME OTHER CROP CONDITIONS TO REPORT - OUTSIDE THE CORN BELT  - INCLUDING A STRUGGLING COTTON CROP. 42-PERCENT IS CALLED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. MUCH OF THE PROBLEM STEMS FROM TEXAS WHERE MORE THAN HALF OF THE  CROP IS RATED POOR TO VERY POOR. JUST 22-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. SPRING WHEAT HAS A STRONG SHOWING WITH THREE-QUARTERS RATED AS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. AND HARVEST HAS PUSHED PAST THE HALFWAY MARK. 60-PERCENT IS CUT  WHICH IS WELL AHEAD OF THE AVERAGE PACE. 

MILK PRODUCTION REPORT
TO OTHER NEWS, USDA RELEASING THE JULY MILK PRODUCTION REPORT MONDAY.  TOTAL MILK PRODUCTION FOR THE UNITED STATES ROSE FOUR-TENTHS OF A  PERCENT OVER A YEAR AGO. PER COW PRODUCTION ALSO ROSE FROM LAST JULY. IT'S NOW 19-HUNDRED- AND-53 POUNDS. THAT'S TEN POUNDS ABOVE LAST YEAR LEVELS. THOSE EXTRA POUNDS OFF-SET DECLINING COW NUMBERS.   USDA SAYS THE NATIONAL COW HERD IS NINE-POINT-THREE MILLION HEAD - EIGHT THOUSAND FEWER COWS THAN A YEAR AGO. TRADE DELEGATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA ARE SET TO MEET LATER  TODAY.  THE TWO DAY SUMMIT ARE CONSIDERED LOW LEVEL EXPLORATORY  DISCUSSIONS SEARCHING FOR A RESOLUTION TO ESCALATING TARIFF AND TRADE TENSIONS. THE TALKS COMING AHEAD OF TWO PLANNED NOVEMBER MEETINGS INVOLVING  THE LEADERS OF BOTH COUNTRIES.

TRADE WITH CHINA
MEANWHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP CONTINUES TO PUSH FORWARD ON  IMPLEMENTING TARIFFS FOR 200 BILLION DOLLARS IN CHINESE GOODS--OR  ROUGHLY HALF OF ALL IMPORTS. DETAILS AROUND USDA'S TRADE AID PACKAGE ARE DUE OUT THIS WEEK. HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE ROUGHLY 10 TO 12 BILLION DOLLARS  WORTH OF ASSISTANCE. SIGNUPS ARE SLATED TO BEGIN SEP. 4. FARMERS WILL HAVE TO FILE 2018 CROP PRODUCTION DATA WITH USDA.   PAYMENT RATES WILL BE BASED ON ACTUAL 2018 PRODUCTION.  THE PLAN IS LIMITED TO 2018 CROPS-- NOT 2017 CROPS STILL TO BE MARKETED. QUALIFYING HOG PRODUCERS  WILL LIKELY BE ASKED TO CERTIFY PRODUCTION  AND/OR INVENTORY TO USDA.  CONTRACT HOG PRODUCERS WOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR  PAYMENTS BECAUSE  THEY DO NOT OWN THE HOGS. 

CROP COMMENTS
CROP TOUR DOESN'T TRAVEL THROUGH MISSOURI. BUT IF IT DID - SCOUTS  WOULD SEE SOME RATHER ROUGH CONDITIONS. CINDI CLAWSON IS IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN AND HAS DETAILS IN CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. WHILE THERE'S DROUGHT THROUGH-OUT THE WEST, MISSOURI IS THE ONLY  MIDWESTERN DROUGHT WITH SERIOUS DROUGHT PROBLEMS. USDA SAYS 66-PERCENT OF TOPSOIL AND 77-PERCENT OF SUBSOIL MOISTURE IS  SHORT TO VERY SHORT. THAT LACK OF MOISTURE HAS OBLITERATED CROP POTENTIAL. 44-PERCENT OF  THE STATE'S CORN AND 37-PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE POOR TO VERY POOR. TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND FORECAST AS WE HEAD INTO THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS IT'S GOING TO BE  THE NORTHEAST TO ONCE AGAIN THAT WE'LL BE WATCHING FOR SOME HEAVIER WINDS AND ALSO IN THE  FOUR CORNERS REGION. SO IT'S A LOT LIKE IT WAS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. HEADING INTO TONIGHT AND  STARTING OFF YOUR THURSDAY WE'LL SEE THOSE WINDS KIND OF DIE DOWN AND MOST OF THE AREAS BUT  THEN START TO PICK UP AGAIN AS WE GET INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON. NOW MOVING A LITTLE BIT MORE  INTO THE PLAINS STATES WILL HAVE YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE  NOW. HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOP THIRD AG MARKETING.  FARMER-FIRST, WITH A PLAN FOR EVERY  MARKET.  

TEASE
TRADE CONTINUES TO BE A HOT TOPIC IN FARM COUNTRY. WE'LL TALK ABOUT  PLANNED MEETINGS AND POTENTIAL OUTCOMES NEXT IN AGRIBUSINESS. AND LINES OF PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUSLY AWAITING TO SEE A PECULIAR PLANT - BUT THEIR CURIOSITY IS PIQUED BY MORE THAN JUST THE BLOOM. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY NEW DELARO FUNGICIDE FOR CORN AND SOYBEANS. ACHIEVE  PERSONAL BEST YIELDS.  

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS MAJOR GRAINS FEELING PRESSURE AT THE CME IN CHICAGO  TUESDAY. LETS GET DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR. ​TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOYBEANS TODAY. WE'VE SEEN A 55 AND THREE QUARTER CENT RALLY IN NOVEMBER BEANS IN JUST SIX TRADING DAYS. GENERAL HOPE THAT CHINA AND THEU.S. WILL ADVANCE IN THEIR TALKS TO REDUCE TARIFFS. GOOD RAINS MOVING ACROSS THE MIDWEST OVER THE WEEKEND AND OVERNIGHT IS GOING TO HELP ENHANCE THE YIELD POTENTIAL FOR THE SOYBEAN CROP. TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE HOG MARKET TODAY. WE'VE SEEN A SHARP RALLY IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. WE THINK IT'S ON A WEAK FOUNDATION. AND I THINK THE MARKET CAN SET BACK FROM HERE. NUMBER ONE FACTOR HOPE OF AN INCREASE IN EXPORTS TO MEXICO AND HOPE THAT CHINA WITH THE SWINE FEVER DIFFICULTIES MIGHT. BE IN THE MARKET FOR MORE HOGS FROM THEU.S. THANK YOU TERRY ROGGENSACK. COMING TO YOU FROM THE CME GROUP TRADING FLOOR. WITH A TRADE MISSION HEADED FOR WASHINGTON TODAY, WHAT DOES THE OUTCOME MEAN FOR AGRICULTURE? TYNE MORGAN ASKS THE QUESTION IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS FROM THE ROAD. 

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE NOW WITH BILL BEIDERMAN OF ALLANDALE. BILL WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TRADE SITUATION OVERALL  AND YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THESE FRAMEWORK THAT HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED WE'VE REALLY HAVEN'T  SEEN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SIGN ANY NEW TRADE DEALS. IS THAT A CONCERN TO YOU AT THIS POINT I MEAN DO YOU WANT TO SEE ACTUAL TRADE DEALS IN THE WORKS. WELL SURE WE DO IT AND I  THINK THE MEXICAN TRADE PACT AND THE CANADIAN WILL WILL HAPPEN. I THINK YOU KNOW THAT'LL  HAPPEN FOR SURE REAL REAL SOON. I MEAN HE'S GOT TO HAVE THAT WIN UNDER HIS BELT. BUT THE EU PACT THAT PRESIDENT HAS TO GO HOME AND SELL IT TO ALL THOSE EU COUNTRIES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO  SUPPORT OUR FIGHT AGAINST CHINA AND CHINA HAS BEEN OVER THERE LOBBYING THEM SAYING LOOK  YOU KNOW THEU.S. IS RAISING TARIFFS ON YOU THEY'RE DOUBLING THE TARIFFS ON TURKEY THEY'RE RAISING TARIFFS ON US THEY'RE UNRELIABLE WE'RE RELIABLE WE'RE GOOD WE'RE GOING TO TRADE A LOT.  AND SO IF ANY OF THOSE EU COUNTRIES BACK AWAY FROM THEIR PRESIDENT IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR  TRUMP. HE NEEDS THE EU TO WIN. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT DATA LANDSCAPE  TODAY AND YOU VIEW IT AS A CHESS GAME. DO YOU THINK THAT THE TRADE FRAMEWORK WITH THE EU WAS A POSITIVE MOVE HUGELY POSITIVE. I THINK WITHOUT THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL OVER. NOW I  THINK THERE'S ANOTHER BIG THING THAT'S IN THE CHESS GAME THAT IS YOU KNOW WE'RE WE'RE  IMPORTING CHINESE SHOES AND THEY'RE IMPORTING OUR FOOD. WE CAN GET BY WITHOUT THEIR TENNIS SHOES BUT THEY CAN'T GET BY WITHOUT FOOD. SO I THINK THAT'S HUGE IN TRUMP'S CHEST. BUT WHAT DO  YOU THINK'S NEXT. IF YOU HAD TO GUESS WHAT IS THE NEXT MOVE IN THIS GAME OF CHESS WHAT WHAT  DO YOU WHAT DO YOU THINK. I THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME TALKS THAT GO NOWHERE AND  NOWHERE UNTIL IT GETS BAD AGAIN AND MAYBE THE 200 BILLION GETS PUT INTO PLACE WHICH WILL BE IN  SEPTEMBER AND THEN I THINK WE'LL TALK. OK. SO YOU THINK THAT 200 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF NEW TARIFFS WILL GO IN. I THINK IT WILL BE RIGHT. THE DAY OF OR MAYBE IT WILL. ALL RIGHT BILL THANK YOU SO  MUCH FOR JOINING US. WE APPRECIATE IT. LET'S TAKE A QUICK BREAK AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A CHECK  OF WEATHER HERE ON AGDAY. 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.

WEATHER
CINDI CLAWSON JOINING US FOR A LOOK AT THE ROOT ZONE MOISTURE MAP AND OF COURSE CINDI AS  WE LOOK AT THIS YOU CAN SEE THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME IMPROVEMENTS IN MISSOURI SOUTHERN  IOWA PARTS OF ILLINOIS. YEAH WE WE DEFINITELY HAVE ALTHOUGH IT IS STILL VERY DRY AS WE HEARD JUST  A LITTLE BIT AGO IN THE SHOW HOW RIGHT IT WAS IN MISSOURI AND YOU COULD SEE THAT ON THE ROOT ZONE MOISTURE ESPECIALLY THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF MISSOURI AND INTO ILLINOIS AS WELL. BUT A LOT  OF AREAS IN THE PLAINS AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE CORN BELT OHIO TENNESSEE VALLEY REALLY HAVE  GAINED A LOT MORE MOISTURE. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR US TODAY. AND OUR  FOCUS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE WITH THIS STORM SYSTEM THAT'S GOING TO BE NOW MOVING THROUGH THE  NORTH EASTERN UNITED STATES. WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THEY'RE TRAILING COLD FRONT COULD SPARK SOME SHOWERS MAYBE SOME RUMBLES IN THE SOUTH EAST  AND THEN WE HAVE A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER CLOSE TO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION THAT'S GOING  TO BE MOVING EASTWARD AND MORE SO INTO THE PLAINS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL REALLY KEEP THINGS DRY  AND MOST OF THE CORN BELT AS WE HEAD THROUGH YOUR WEDNESDAY AND MUCH OF YOUR THURSDAY AS WELL AS THAT HIGH MOVES OFF TO THE EAST. IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH COOLER A LOT MORE REFRESHING  FOR A LOT OF FOLKS HEADING INTO MUCH OF THE GREAT LAKES AREA AND INTO THE OHIO VALLEY HEADING  INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE FRONT STARTING TO MOVE OFFSHORE YOU COULD SEE THAT LOW MOVING THROUGH KANSAS. NOW STARTING TO HEAD OVER TOWARDS MISSOURI SO YOU GET A  LITTLE BIT MORE RAIN IN THERE AND THEN AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY ON THURSDAY THAT HIGH  PRESSURE WILL CLEAR THINGS OUT AND A LOT OF THE EAST SO YOU'LL SEE SOME DRY COMFORTABLE CONDITIONS DON'T GET TOO USED TO THAT THOUGH BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO SEE THINGS REALLY  WARMING UP THOUGH AS WE GET INTO THE WEEKEND. ALL RIGHT LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE PRECIPITATION  ESTIMATE THE PAST 24 HOURS REALLY HAS BEEN THE EAST COAST ALONG THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND WE'RE GOING TO ADD TO THAT THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE HEAVIEST RAIN BUT WE'RE  GOING TO KEEP AN EYE ON THAT LOW THAT'S GOING TO BE TRAVELING THROUGH PARTS OF THE CENTRAL  PLAINS AS WELL. TEMPERATURE WISE THE HOT WEATHER IS STILL HANGING OUT IN THE SOUTH PARTS OF THE  SOUTHWEST AS WELL IT'S BECOME MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES ON  THE BACK SIDE OF THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. OVERNIGHT LOWS QUITE REFRESHING OPENING UP THE WINDOWS IN THE NORTHERN TIER STATES AS WE SEE THOSE TEMPERATURES GETTING DOWN INTO THE 50S  AND LOWER 60S STILL SOME MUGGY WARM 70S DOWN SOUTH. AND THEN THE ARE AS TOMORROW STILL  PRETTY WARM DOWN TOWARDS TEXAS BUT VERY COMFORTABLE ACROSS A LOT OF THE NORTHERN TIER OF  STATES. NOW AS WE LOOK AT THE JETSTREAM. WE'VE GOT THAT TROUGH THAT'S GOING TO START TO MOVE  ON OUT AND THEN A RIDGE STARTS TO BUILD IN AS WE GET INTO THE WEEKEND THAT'S REALLY GOING TO HEAT THINGS UP IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY WHILE WE'LL HAVE A LITTLE TROUGH STARTING TO  ENTER THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE UNITED STATES. THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST. NOW  LET'S CHECK OUT SOME OF THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE. RED BLUFF CALIFORNIA SUNNY HAZY AND  WARM TODAY WITH A HIGH OF 93 DEGREES. GREAT BEND KANSAS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A HIGH OF 73 DEGREES AND STARK FLORIDA PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SOME SHOWERS AND  THUNDERSTORMS AND A HIGH OF 92.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL CHECK IN ON NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS AND THE  IMPACT THE DEAL MAY HAVE ON PRODUCE GROWERS. AND WHILE BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER....THE SAME CANNOT BE  SAID FOR THE PUNGENT AROMA EMANATING FROM THIS FLOWER. 

PACKER TV
FROM OUR PARTNERS OVER AT THE PACKER, NAFTA NEGOTIATORS FROM THE  U.S. AND MEXICO CONTINUE TO MEET IN WASHINGTON. THERE ARE RUMBLINGS THE TWO COULD REACH A PRELIMINARY AGREEMENT  YET THIS WEEK. MEXICAN TRADE SOURCES SAY A MAJOR STICKING POINT SEEMS TO BE SETTLED...AS THE U.S. HAS DISCARDED NEW TRADE PROTECTIONS FOR U.S.  SPECIALTY CROP GROWERS. THE FLORIDA FRUIT AND VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION SAYS SPECIALTY CROP SECTORS IN FLORIDA AND THE SOUTHEAST CAN'T SURVIVE WITHOUT RECOURSE  AGAINST MEXICO'S DUMPING AND SUBSIDY PRACTICES. MEXICO SAYS THE PROVISION ONLY HELPS A SMALL NUMBER OF GROWERS. AND NEW NUMBERS ON SALES OF ORGANIC FRUIT SHOWS DEMAND IS  SKYROCKETING. ACCORDING TO NIELSEN, THE LATEST 2017 TOTALS SHOWS ORGANIC FRUIT SALES AND VOLUMES SURGING NEARLY 13 PERCENT COMPARED TO THE YEAR  PRIOR. ORGANIC BERRIES TOPPING THE LIST, WITH SALES RISING 22  PERCENT...FOLLOWED BY BANANAS AND APPLES. ORGANIC FRUIT SUPPLIERS TELL THE PACKER, THEY'VE GOT PLENTY OF  PRODUCT TO GO AROUND THIS SEASON...WHICH SHOULD HELP KEEP PRICES LOWER. IT'S SHOWTIME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - FOR A PARTICULAR PLANT - WITH A  SPECIAL STENCH. IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT. 

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. IF YOU'LL ALLOW ME A MOMENT TO WAX POETIC -         "A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME  WOULD SMELL AS SWEET" - MY THANKS TO SHAKESPEARE FOR WRITING THAT. BUT THEN HE PROBABLY NEVER TOOK A WHIFF OF A CORPSE FLOWER. A STINKY "CORPSE FLOWER" IS IN FULL BLOOM IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  TOWN OF SAN MARINO. VISITORS ARE FLOCKING TO LIBRARY TO TAKE-IN THE "AROMA" OF THE FLOWER - KNOWN FOR THE ROTTEN STENCH IT RELEASES WHEN IT BLOOMS. THEY ACTUALLY HAVE THREE OF THE PLANTS - NICKNAMED "STINK", "STANK",  'STUNK". IT'S NOT LIKE ROTTING... ROTTING MEAT OR DECAYING RATS OR GYM SOCKS. I MEAN EVERYBODY HAS  DIFFERENT OPINIONS. BURNT BRUSSELS SPROUTS. EVERYBODY HAS A DIFFERENT OPINION ON IT, BUT IT'S... IT'S PRETTY... IT'S PRETTY INTERESTING." THE BLOOMS TYPICALLY LAST FOR 24 HOURS. AND IT'S USUALLY JUST ONE PLANT AT A TIME - NOT ALL THREE - WHICH MAKES THIS RARE FOR THE LIBRARY. IT TYPICALLY TAKES 15 YEARS FOR A CORPSE FLOWER TO REACH A MATURE  BLOOMING SIZE. 

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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