AgDay Daily Recap - August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 27, 2018


HEADLINES
THE RESULTS ARE IN...IT'S A SPECIAL EDITION OF AGDAY FROM THE 2018 PRO  FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR.  FROM THE YIELDS... TO THE MARKETS.. WHERE DO THE RESULTS TAKE FARMERS FROM HERE. WHILE THE WORLD WATCHES A BIG U.S. CROP RACE TOWARD HARVEST. AGDAY-PIONEER THE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE 2018 PRO FARMER MIDWEST  CROP TOUR. 

PRO FARMER CROP TOUR NUMBERS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS AUGUST RACES TO A CLOSE, THE PROFARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR HAS PUT  TOGETHER IT'S BEST GUESS FOR THE SIZE AND POTENTIAL OF THE 2018 CROP. MORE THAN A HUNDRED SCOUTS, SPREADING OUT ACROSS SEVEN KEY STATES IN THE CORN BELT ON ITS 26TH ANNUAL TREK TO JUDGE THE SIZE OF THE  NATION'S MAJOR CROPS. THOUSANDS OF MILES, THOUSANDS OF SAMPLES AND A SHARP PENCIL HAS THE TEAM READY TO ROLL OUT ITS FINAL NUMBERS FOR 2018. LETS GET STRAIGHT TO THE NUMBERS. PROFARMER USING CROP TOUR DATA - ALONG WITH OTHER FACTORS - TO PUT  OUT ITS FINAL EXPECTED YIELDS. ON CORN, PROFARMER SAYS THERE'S A 14 POINT 5 BILLION BUSHEL CROP--WITH  AN AVERAGE YIELD OF 177 POINT 3.  THAT'S BELOW USDA'S AUGUST PROJECTION OF A RECORD 178 POINT 4 BUSHEL  PER ACRE YIELD AND A 14.6 BILLION BUSHEL CROP.  PRO FARMER STRESSES THEIR PROJECTION IS PLUS OR MINUS ONE PERCENT. ON SOYBEANS, PRO FARMER SETTLING ON A YIELD PROJECTION OF 4 POINT 683  BILLION BUSHELS...WITH AN AVERAGE YIELD OF 53 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE. IN AUGUST..USDA PEGGED THE CROP AT 4 POINT 59 BILLION BUSHELS AND  AVERAGE YIELDS OF 51 POINT 6. PRO FARMER SAYS THEIR SOYBEAN NUMBER IS PLUS OR MINUS 2 PERCENTAGE  POINTS. "SO IT IT'S A HECK OF A GOOD BEAN CROP. WE KNOW THAT IT'S A GOOD BEAN CROP. WE COUNTED A  LOT OF PODS. THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS YEAR AND LAST YEAR IS THAT THERE'S THERE'S NO NEW  GROWTH OUT THERE. THERE'S NO BLOOMS, THERE'S VERY FEW BLOOMS. WE'RE NOT GOING TO CONTINUOUSLY ADD TO THIS BEAN CROP THIS YEAR, LIKE WE DID LAST YEAR." BREAKING THE NUMBERS DOWN BY EAST AND WEST... SCOUTS BEGAN THEIR  SURVEY NEAR DUBLIN OHIO MOVING ACCROSS TO INDIANA, BLOOMINGTON ILLINOIS, IOWA CITY AND FINISHING IN ROCHESTER. STARTING IN OHIO WITH WHAT SCOUTS CALL ONE OF THE BEST CROPS THEY'VE EVER SEEN. OHIO IS ONE OF THOSE STATES WHERE IF THEY GET THE MOISTURE THEY CAN VERY GOOD YIELDS AND IF THEY DON'T IT SHOWS STRESS AND WE'RE NOT SEEING THE STRESS SO FAR. LOW STRESS AND YET WELL AHEAD IN MATURITY. WE HAD SOME GREAT HEAT UNITS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AND IT REALLY MATURED WELL. NEXT DOOR INDIANA RAINS BROUGHT MUD AND WET FIELDS...BUT MORE STRONG YIELDS THE FORECAST RIGHT NOW IS 186 UP FROM 180 LAST YEAR IN INDIANA.  I FEEL LIKE IT MEETS OUR EXPECTATIONS PRETTY WELL.  

ON SOYBEANS--MORE MATURITY AND MORE PODS.WE ARE SEEING MORE 3, 4 BEAN PODS. THESE ARE PROBABLY THE BEST BEANS WE'VE SEEN TODAY. EYE-STATE NUMBER 2...HAVING COME THROUGH THIS ROUTE LAST YEAR AS WELL, WHILE THE YIELDS HAVE BEEN CONSISTENT THEY HAVEN'T BEEN NEARLY AS GOOD AS THEY WERE LAST YEAR. CENTRAL ILLINOIS FARMERS CONCUR. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE IN THAT 200 TO 225 AREA PROBABLY DOWN ABOUT 10 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR'S AVERAGE. SOYBEANS A DIFFERENT STORY--WITH RECORDS ON THE HORIZON.TO THE WEST, IOWA FIELDS FACING VARIABLITY--NORTH TO SOUTH. AND CORN IS MATURING QUICKLY. IT SEEMS TO ME IF YOU MATURE A CROP THIS EARLY, I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN HAVE THE YIELD THAT WE'VE HAD THE LAST TWO YEARS BECAUSE ITS BEEN SUCH A COOL AUGUST.  LIKE ILLINOIS, IOWA BEANS SET TO IMPRESS. WHOA THAT'S QUITE A FEW PODS ON THESE PLANTS HERE. ACROSS THE CORN BELT EXCELLENT POD COUNTS. WAY UP FROM WHAT WE FOUND LAST YEAR. 

WESTERN LEG RESULTS
TO THE WEST, SCOUTS BEGAN THE WEEK IN SOUIX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA,  TREKKING THROUGH NEBRASKA, TO SPENCER IOWA AND MEETING UP WITH THE  EASTERN LEG IN ROCHESTER MINNESOTA.SOUTHEAST, SOUTH DAKOTA KICKING OFF THE WEST...THE CROP LOOKS AMAZINGLY PRETTY GOOD FOR ALL OF THE WET WEATHER. THE YIELDS ARE ALL OVER THE BOARD SO FAR THAT WE'VE FOUND. THERE'S ALSO SOME NITROGEN ISSUES IN THE FIELD THAT YOU CAN SEE AS YOU DRIVE BY. WET WEATHER ADDING STRESS TO CORN, BEANS HOWEVER...SOYBEANS HAVE HAD SOME DECENT POD COUNTS. THE SAME THING THERE'S SOME DROWNED OUT SPOTS BUT THE BEANS ARE CLEAN. NOW THEY NEED HEAT TO FINISH WHILE OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE REMAIN DRY.IT'S PROBABLY AS GOOD AS I'VE EVER SEEN IT LOOK. NEBRASKA CROPS ARE TURNING HEADS IT'S BEEN A VERY CONSISTENT CROP SOYBEANS ALSO GROWING STRONG. PLANT COUNT IN THIS AREA IS MUCH BETTER THAN I WAS SEEING YESTERDAY AS WELL. SOUTHERN AND WESTERN IOWA..GOOD REPORTS GIVEN THE WEATHER CHALLENGES OF 2018. I WAS KIND OF THINKING WE WERE GOING TO SEE SOME RAGGED PLANTS AND SOME POLINATION ISSUES. SO FAR WE HAVE NOT SEEN THAT AT ALL. THE SAME MAY NOT BE TRUE FOR MINNESOTA. THESE FIELDS ARE PROBABLY THE MOST IMMATURE FIELDS I'VE SEEN IN SD AND NE SO FAR AND IOWA OF COURSE. SO I THINK THAT'S JUST A TESTAMENT THAT THEY HAD SO MANY PLANTING PROBLEMS EARLY ON IN THE SEASON. THAT'S CORN--SOYBEANS, ONCE AGAIN TAKE THEIR OWN PATH TOWARD HARVEST.SO THEY MAY STILL BE ABLE TO HARVEST SOME GOOD BEANS, NOT ANYWHERE AS GOOD AS LAST YEAR. LIKE OHIO TO THE EAST, NEBRASKA PUTTING UP SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER  NUMBERS THAN 2017.  BETSY JIBBEN SPENT THE WEEK ON CROP TOUR AND REPORTS FROM THE  GARDEN SPOT OF THE WESTERN LEG. IF YOU ASK, BRANDON HUNNICUTT IS LIKELY TO SHARE THE POTENTIAL OF THE  NEBRASKA CROP. WHAT IS THE CROP LIKE IN THIS AREA OF NEBRASKA? BRANDON: YOU KNOW WE'VE  BEEN BLESSED THIS YEAR, OUR CROP IN OUR AREA OF NEBRASKA LOOKS REALLY GOOD. OTHERS MAY NOT BE AS WILLING.  IT'S MORE LIKE – YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THE NUMBER, SO I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT. JUST AS SCOUTS ALONG THE WESTERN LEG OF THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST  CROP TOUR GROUND-TRUTH THE POTENTIAL OF THIS YEAR'S HUSKER HARVEST. USDA PEGGING 196 BUSHELS PER ACRE AS AN AVERAGE YIELD THE SAMPLES FROM PRO FARMER'S 2-DAY TOUR TOTAL AN AVERAGE YIELD OF  179, FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE DEPARTMENT SINCE PRO FARMER TENDS TO BE 15  BUSHELS BELOW USDA'S ESTIMATE. WE MEASURE ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF THE IRRIGATED FIELDS IN NEBRASKA, THERE'S ABOUT  PERCENT OF THE FIELDS IN NEBRASKA THAT ARE IRRIGATED.   THE HEALTH OF THE CROP HOWEVER, DOESN'T COME WITHOUT A WIDE RANGE OF OPINIONS. BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I EVER SAW A FIELD ALL DAY THAT DIDN'T HAVE AN 'OWIE' IN IT  SOMEWHERE. NOTHING DAZZLING BUT NOTHING HORRIBLE. IT'S THE REGULAR OLD NEBRASKA CROP  IT MAY JUST DEPEND ON THE ROUTE. SCOUTS SAYING THE NORTHEASTERN PATH FROM SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA  TO NEBRASKA IS CONSISTENT. WITH A LUSH, GREEN VIEW. FIRST AND FOREMOST IS THE CORN. IT JUST HAS A DARK GREEN COLOR TO IT ALL YEAR LONG. DESPITE THE CONSISTENCY, HAIL DAMAGE IS HARD TO MISS...   THEN WE HIT AN AREA WHERE WE DROVE 10 MILES AND IT WAS ALL ZERO  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.I SUSPECT SOME OF THAT NORTHERN NEBRASKA CORN IS GOING TO BE AS MUCH AS 20 IF NOT  BUSHEL AN ACRE HIGHER THAN AN ACTUAL PRODUCTION HISTORY PRODUCERS WOULD HAVE ON THEIR CROP  INSURANCE. SO THE NORTHERN PART OF NEBRASKA WILL WIPE OUT CONCERNS OF SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.WHILE IRRIGATION REIGNS IN NEBRASKA, IT'S DRYLAND THAT MAY CARRY  OVERALL YIELDS. THE DRYLAND IS GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO COMPENSATE FOR A LOT OF THOSE STORM EVENTS.  THIS YEAR NEBRASKA CROPS HAVE POTENTIAL… SOMETHING HUNNICUTT IS  THANKFUL TO SEE. REPORTING ON THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR, IM BETSY JIBBEN. 

CROP COMMENTS
WHILE OUR SCOUTS SAW SOME HIGH QUALITY CROPS, FARMERS IN NORTHEAST  ARKANSAS ARE HOPING TO SPARE SOME OF THEIR CROPS AFTER DEVASTATING  RAINS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS SOME PHOTOS IN CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. ARKANSAS FARMERS JUST NORTH OF MEMPHIS ARE FRUSTRATED WITH VERY  HEAVY AUGUST RAINS THAT HAVE FLOODED THEIR FIELDS. AND THE TIMING COULDN'T BE MUCH WORSE AS THE SOYBEAN AND RICE FIELDS  ARE CLOSE TO HARVEST. THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DIVISION OF AG SNAPPED SOME PHOTOS IN  MISSISSIPPI COUNTY. NORTHEAST ARKANSAS RECEIVED 12 INCHES OF RAIN IN  AUGUST - MUCH OF IT IN ONE MIGHT. SOYBEANS SEEM TO BE GETTING HIT THE WORST. AN EXTENSION AGENT SAYS  BEANS ARE SPROUTING IN THE PODS AND PLENTY OF THEM ARE ROTTING.. SOME FARMERS HAVE BEEN RUNNING PUMPS BUT THEY HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.....AD LIBB....AND NOW HERE ARE YOUR HOMETOWN TEMPS. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL DISCUSS THE MARKET IMPACTS OF LAST WEEK'S  TOUR AND WHAT THESE FINAL YIELD ESTIMATES ULTIMATELY MEAN FOR PRICES.  AND LATER, WE'LL TALK CROP QUALITY, MATURITY, DISEASE AND PEST PRESSURE  WITH THE AGRONOMISTS ON TOUR. 

WHAT CROP TOUR ESTIMATES MEAN
CROP TOUR SCOUTS FROM BOTH LEGS OF THE TOUR, FARMERS AND INDUSTRY  STAKEHOLDERS POURING INTO A MEETING HALL ON THURSDAY NIGHT TO HEAR  THE FINAL NUMBERS. TYNE MORGAN SPENT A GOOD PART OF THE WEEK ON THE EASTERN LEG AND  ASKS WHAT DO THESE ESTIMATES ULTIMATELY MEAN FOR MARKETS IN 2018. WELL HERE NOW WITH BOTH BOTH OF THE CROP TO HER SCOUT LEADER BRIAN GRETE WHO WAS ON THE  EAST JEFF WILSON ON THE WEST. NOW THAT WE KNOW THE NUMBERS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE RESULTS  WE'VE SEEN WHAT PROFARMER CAME OUT WITH. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MARKET IMPACT I MEAN BRIAN  YOU LOOK AT THIS THIS NATIONAL YIELD IN COURT AND WE KNOW THAT THERE WERE HIGH HOPES FROM USDA AND THERE'S A BIG FIELD OUT THERE THAT THEY POSTED IN THE AUGUST REPORT. WHAT DOES THE  MARKET EVEN CARE ABOUT SUPPLY. WELL IT SHOULD BECAUSE WE'RE AT THE POINT NOW PULLING DOWN  DOMESTIC CARRYOVER FALLING DOWN DOMESTIC STOCKS USE GLOBAL CARRY OVER GLOBAL STOCKS TO USE.  YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT A SUPPLY SIDE MARKETS AND THAT'S FAVORABLE FOR CORN. DO YOU THINK JEFF THAT THAT THE SUPPLY SIDE STORY EVER ELEVATES ENOUGH THAT THE MARKET STARTS TO TRADE ON  DEMAND STORIES. AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A DEMAND DRIVEN MARKET AFTER WE GET THE HARVEST  GOING ON AND IT'S GOING. THE KEY IS IT'S NOT JUST CORN THAT'S AT A LOW IT'S TOTAL COARSE GRAINS  SILVER CORN BARLEY MILO RYE AND THAT'S AT A 45 YEAR LOW. SO THE WORLD IS SHORT OF FEED GRAINS  AND THE GRAINS FEED THE ANIMALS AND WE NOW HAVE MORE MEAT DEMAND THAN EVER. CRAIG JEFF MOVING OR BRYAN MOVING TO SOYBEANS I MEAN SOYBEAN YIELDS THIS YEAR THE POD COUNTS  AMAZING JUST BOUNTIFUL BEANS OUT THERE. CAN THIS MARKET AND THESE PRICES HANDLE THE CROP  THAT MAY BE IN THE FIELD THIS YEAR. WELL THEY HAVE TO HANDLE I MEAN CARRYOVERS EXCESSIVE AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE KNOW THAT. BUT I THINK THE MARKET WANTS TRADES AND WANTS A TRADE DEAL  PRICES IT GETS A TRADE DEAL IT'S GOING TO RESPOND WITH POSITIVE PRICES. IS THAT THE ONLY HOPE FOR  THIS WAY THE MARKET AT THIS POINT. JEFF SOYBEAN HAS SOYBEAN MEAL DEMAND. SO THE DEMAND  IS GROWING IT'S BEEN GROWING FOR I THINK 10 YEARS STRAIGHT. WE HAVE RECORD MEAT DEMAND THE FOREIGN COUNTRIES THAT ARE PRODUCING THEIR OWN MEAT UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE TO FEED THEM  PROTEIN AND THAT PROTEIN IS MADE FROM SOYBEANS. AND WE ARE THE CHEAPEST BEAN AVAILABLE TO  ANYBODY BUT THE CHINESE. BUT DOES THAT STORY COME INTO PLAY IF WE STILL HAVE THESE TRADE TENSIONS GOING ON BRIAN. WELL THE LONGER THE TRADE TENSIONS LAST THE THE HEAVIER THE CLOUD  THAT HANGS OVER THE MARKETPLACE. WE NEED THAT TO BE LIFTED ONCE THAT'S LIFTED. I THINK PRICES  WILL BE LIFTED AS WELL JUST SOME RELIEF BUYING. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU BOTH FOR JOINING US. WE  APPRECIATE IT. WE NEED TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK. WE'LL HAVE A CHECK OF WEATHER HERE ON AGDAY.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK AGDAY METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN HERE. MIKE WE KNOW SOME FOLKS ON KROP TOUR GOT RAIN AND YOU COULD SEE ON THE MAP WHERE THAT WAS. YEAH DURING A SEVEN DAY PERIOD A WIDESPREAD AREA DID GET SOME RAIN. OBVIOUSLY YOU COULD HAVE BEEN MISSED IN SOME OF THE MIDDLE OF THESE AREAS BUT EXCEPT FOR THE WEST COAST IN NEVADA AND MUCH OF TEXAS EXCEPT THE PANHANDLE. YOU CAN SEE AT LEAST SCATTERED ACTIVITY WAS AROUND AT SOME POINT DURING THAT PERIOD FROM A WEEK AGO SATURDAY TO THIS PAST FRIDAY. BUT SOME OF THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS YOU SEE A LITTLE BIT IN NORTH CAROLINA GOT SOME BUT BASICALLY FROM THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA ON UP INTO NORTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI EASTERN ARKANSAS. SOME AREAS ENDED UP WITH THREE FOUR OR FIVE INCHES OF RAIN. AND FARTHER NORTH POCKETS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS ENDED UP WITH SOME NICE AMOUNTS ABUSIVE FEAR IN THE DROUGHT AREAS. NORTHERN MISSOURI SOME OF THE SURROUNDING AREAS YOU WOULD HAVE LIKED A LOT MORE THAN THIS. YOU CAN KIND OF SEE A LITTLE BIT OF A HOLE THERE AND SOME OF THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS THAT THERE WERE SOME HEAVY RAINS AROUND THOSE AREAS AND THERE WERE SOME POCKETS UP IN THE DAKOTAS AS WELL. IT'S STARTING TO GET DRY. THERE IS A JET STREAM AS WE START THE WEEK. AND YOU CAN SEE THE RIDGE AND EAST TROUGH IN THE WEST KIND OF A FLIP FLOP OF WHAT WE'VE SEEN. WE DO HAVE A TROUGH COMING THROUGH THE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND THAT GOES ON BY AND IT LOOKS LIKE AS WE HEAD INTO THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND WE'LL SEE THAT RIDGE BUILDING BACK UP INTO THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND MOVING ON TOWARD THE EAST COAST AS WELL. BY THAT POINT IT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A TROUGH IN THE WEST SO WE'RE IN A TRANSITION PERIOD HERE. WE'RE GOING AWAY FROM THAT RIDGE OUT EAST TO A TROUGH RIDGE OUT WEST AND A TROUGH IN THE EAST THERE IS THE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK FOR MOST OF THE EAST. MOST OF THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND MOST OF THE SOUTHWEST ONLY AREAS WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION THIS WEEK FROM IOWA MINNESOTA EASTWARD THROUGH EASTERN CANADA ABOVE NORMAL BELOW NORMAL TENNESSEE THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEST. THURSDAY THE OUTLOOK FOR TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL FOR ALL THE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES MOST OF THE SOUTHEAST MOST OF THE WEST COAST BELOW NORMAL FOR WEST TEXAS AND THEN SEE ABOVE NORMAL CENTRAL PLAINS BACK INTO THE SOUTHWEST COULD BE SOME GOOD NEWS. BELOW NORMAL SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND THE NORTHWEST. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL FOR FRESNO CALIFORNIA HAZY SUNSHINE HOT AGAIN HIGH OF 93 DEGREES PIERCE SOUTH DAKOTA PARTLY SUNNY NOT QUITE AS HOT BUT STILL HIGH OF 88 AND WHEELING WEST VIRGINIA A MIXTURE OF SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS AND ON THE MUGGY SIDE HIGH OF 87. 

TEASE
ALRIGHT OUR CROP TOUR SPECIAL CONTINUES FROM ROCHESTER MINNESOTA  WITH A LOOK AT THE AGRONOMIC QUALITY OF FIELDS THIS SEASON. 

AGRONOMICS BEHIND CROP TOUR
ALL RIGHT. WELL WE SAW WHAT THE YIELDS TURNED OUT TO BE THIS YEAR. SO BUT NOW I WANT TO TAKE  A LOOK AT AN AGRONOMIC ANGLE OF THE CROP WE HAVE EMILY CARLIN WHO WAS ON THE WESTERN LEG  WE HAVE MARK BERNARD THAT WAS ON THE EASTERN LEG. EMILY I'LL START WITH YOU. WHAT STOOD OUT TO YOU AGRONOMICALLY. ABOUT THE CROP THIS YEAR IN THE WEST. I WOULD SAY AGNOSTICALLY. I MEAN  THE STORM DAMAGE WAS EVIDENT AS WE MADE OUR WAY OUR WAY THROUGH EVERY STATE THIS YEAR. I THINK NORMALLY WE ALWAYS SEE STORM DAMAGE IN NEBRASKA BUT THIS YEAR WE'RE REALLY STUCK OUT  TO ME WAS THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF STORM DAMAGE IN IOWA AND SOUTH DAKOTA AND JUST A LOT OF  SPOTS WHICH ADDED TO THE VARIABILITY. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT AREAS THAT DIDN'T DIDN'T GO THROUGH  SOME OF THAT STORM DAMAGE WE HAD SOME REALLY REALLY STRONG ESPECIALLY IN WESTERN IOWA. AND I MEAN IT REALLY WAS JUST A STRONG CROP AND I THINK THAT WHAT SURPRISED ME THE MOST WAS  THE LACK OF DISEASE BECAUSE COMING INTO THE TWO I REALLY THOUGHT THAT WE WERE GOING TO RUN  INTO A LOT OF IT AND WE DIDN'T. MARK DID YOU SEE THAT STRONG OF A CROP ON THE EAST WITH VERY  STRONG CROPPING. PROBABLY THE EQUIVALENT TO WHAT WE SAW IN THE WEST THAT THE GREAT STANDS. IT'S A VERY EVEN ONE ONLY CONCERN I HAD ON THE SIDE WAS THAT I SAW MORE GRAY LEAVES ON THE  ENTIRE TIME I'VE BEEN ON THE TOUR IS IT GOING TO FEEL A LITTLE DOWN BECAUSE MOST OF IT'S ABOVE  HERE REAL QUICK EMILY MATURITY OF THE CROP HOW MATURE OF THE CROP WAS THE WORST BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THAT REALLY IMPACTS HOW ACCURATE THESE YIELD ACCOUNTS IT REALLY WAS. IT WAS A VERY  MATURE CROP. I MEAN IT WAS PROBABLY THE MATURE CROP THAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST THREE YEARS  REALLY. I MEAN IT WAS REALLY FAR ALONG. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NEBRASKA CROP. IT WAS IT WAS JUST  SOLID. I MEAN THOSE STOCKS WERE GREEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. AND WE DON'T NORMALLY SEE THAT OFTEN YOU KNOW NON IRRIGATED ROUND. SO I REALLY THINK JUST THE OVERALL HEALTH OF THE CROP WAS  REALLY REALLY POWERFUL THIS YEAR. WHAT ABOUT YOU. I WAS ON THE EAST WITH YOU MARK AND WE  SAW SOME PRETTY MATURE CROPS AS WELL. ABSOLUTELY. WE'RE LOOKING AT CORN THAT WAS HALF TO ONE  QUARTER LINE LEFT SHOWING AND THAT'S A WEEK FOR TWO WEEKS WHICH IS LOGICAL MATURITY. REAL QUICK. SOYBEANS DID YOU SEE A LOT OF POTENTIAL OR WERE YOU MEASURING THE ACTUAL YIELD OUT  THERE. KIND OF WHAT STAGE WERE YOU. I THINK THAT WE WERE MEASURING THE ACTUAL YIELD THAT WAS  OUT THERE ON OUR SIDE THE ONLY SPOT WHERE WE GOT INTO A LITTLE BIT OF THE POTENTIAL SIDE WAS IN  MINNESOTA OF COURSE. BUT THE ONE THING THAT A LOT OF CROPS ARE CROPS SCOUTS OBSERVED THIS YEAR WAS JUST HOW MANY PIE OR HOW MANY BEANS WERE PER POD AND I THINK THAT THAT MIGHT BE  WHERE SOME DISCUSSION MIGHT COME INTO PLAY THAT IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT LOW THERE. MARK WHAT  ABOUT YOU. ARE BEING VERY MATURE AT MULTIPLE RS6 AND MOST OF THE TRIP THOSE FULL PODS ARE GOING TO BE MEASURING ACTUAL YIELD IN MOST CASES. ALL RIGHT THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE. I  KNOW IT'S BEEN A LONG WEEK LAST WEEK FOR YOU ON CROP SO I APPRECIATE IT. ALL RIGHT BACK TO YOU.  CLINTON. THANKS TYNE. 

TEASE
WE'LL WRAP UP OUR LOOK AT THE 2018 PROFARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR WITH  PERSPECTIVE FROM ACROSS THE WORLD.  

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.WHILE AMERICAN FARMERS WATCH THE RESULTS OF THE PROFARMER MIDWEST  CROP TOUR, THE FOUR DAY TREK ACROSS THE MIDWEST CONTINUES TO CATCH THE EYE OF GLOBAL TRADERS. GRAINS TRADERS, BUYERS, AND FARMERS COME ALL CORNERS OF THE GLOBE  TO BE SCOUTS ON TOUR EACH AND EVERY YEAR. FROM ASIA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA, THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF  THE AMERICAN CROP CONTINUES TO DRAW FOR INTERESTED PARTIES, LIKE IAN  BAWLER - AN AUSTRALIAN FUND MANAGER WHO IS BASED IN SINGAPORE. "YOU KNOW I TRADE A LOT ON THE C-BOT BUT YOU KNOW THESE FUTURES ON CORN AND WHEAT AND SOY. AND IT'S YOU KNOW GIVES ME A MUCH BETTER PERSPECTIVE ON THE YIELDS. KNOW THE THINGS THAT  ARE AFFECTING THE YIELDS YOU KNOW YOU CAN LOOK AT A SATELLITE IMAGE YOU CAN LOOK AT A. YOU  KNOW USDA REPORT. BUT UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY GET DOWN THE FIELD YOU DON'T GET A FULL APPRECIATION  OF I SUPPOSE THE DIFFERENCES IN THE THINGS THAT CAN ACTUALLY IMPACT IT."BAWLER HAS TRAVELED TO EUROPE AND BRAZIL HIS YEAR.BAWLER CALLS BRAZIL THE "WILD WEST" AS HE DESCRIBES THE THOUSAND MILE  TRIPS GRAIN HAULERS MUST TAKE TO GET THEIR SOYBEANS TO PORT. 

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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