AgDay Daily Recap - August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 7, 2018


HEADLINES
U.S. AND JAPANESE OFFICALS PLAN ITS FIRST MEETING ON TRAE. THE U.S. SHIPS ITS FIRST SOYBEAN SHIPMENT TO CHINA IN WEEKS. IN ANALYSIS WHEAT MARKET WINS: ARE PRICES POISED TO CLIMB MORE? AN ALARMING NUMBER OF DAIRIES ARE CALLING IT QUITS IN WISCONSIN  AND FOOD ALLERGIES IN THE CLASSROOM AND CAFETERIA AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHEVY SILVERADO, THE MOST DEPENDABLE, LONGEST-LASTING FULL  SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD. 

TRADE MEETING IN JAPAN
GOOD MORNING, I'M BETSY JIBBEN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS.  U.S. OFFICIALS ARE SET TO MEET WITH THEIR JAPANESE COUNTERPARTS IN  WASHINGTON D.C. LATER IN THE WEEK IN WHAT'S CALLED A FIRST ROUND OF - FAIR, FREE AND RECIPROCIAL TRADE - TALKS ACCORDING TO POLITICO, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE  ROBERT LIGHTHIZER ARE CONCERNED ABOU THE SIZE OF THE TRADE DEFICIT WITH JAPAN WHICH TOTALED 68-POINT-8 BILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR.  CURRENTLY, THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT HAVE A TRADE DEAL IN PLACE WITH  JAPAN, SOMETHING AG GROUPS HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR YEARS. "BUT NEXT YEAR, THE EUROPEANS HAVE A DEAL WITH JAPAN , CANADA AND AUSTRALIA HAVE  A DEAL WITH JAPAN . ALL OF THE SUDDEN THOSE TARIFFS WITH THOSE COUNTRIES VERSUS THE UNITED STATES IS GOING TO GO LIKE THIS AND THAT'S A PROBLEM."THIS MEETING IS OCCURING WHEN TRADE TENSIONS ARE HIGH, ESPECIALLY  WITH CHINA.  CHINESE OFFICIALS SAYING THEY WILL ACT AND IMPOSE TARIFFS ON ANOTHER 60  BILLION DOLLARS OF U.S. PRODUCTS IF WASHINGTON MOVES AHEAD IWTH MORE  TRADE THREATS.  IF THIS MOVE OCCURS, IT MAY TARGET MORE THAN 52-HUNDRED U.S. PRODUCTS.  "TWO THINGS WE'VE GOT GOING FOR US, IS THE ELECTION IS COMING UP- THE GENREAL ELECTION IS GOING  TO BE IN NOVEMBER. AND HARVEST IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. HOPEFULLY THAT WILL PROD THINGS  ALONG, BUT WE'VE JUST GOT TO GET THE WORD TO D.C. TO CONGTRESSMAN AND REPRESETNATIVES, THAT OUR PROCIES ARE 20 PERCENT LESS THAN WHAT THEY SHOULD BE, SO LET'S GET BACK TO FAIR TRADE.

SOYBEANS TO ASIA
DESPITE THE 25-PERCENT TARIFF IMPOSED ON U-S SOYBEANS BOUND FOR  CHINA, THERE ARE STILL SOME BEAN BUYERS IN THE ASIAN NATION. ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG NEWS, A SHIP WITH U-S SOYBEANS SET SAIL FOR  CHINA LAST WEEK. THE SHIP DEPARTED GAVILON GROUP'S EXPORT TERMINAL ALONG THE COLOMBIA  RIVER, ABOUT 40 MILES NORTH OF PORTLAND, OREGON. BLOOMBERG SAYS THE CARGO IS HEADED TO SHANGHAI. IT'S THE FIRST CARGO  OF AMERICAN SOYBEANS HEADED FOR CHINA IN THREE WEEKS. IT'S THE FOURTH SOYBEAN SHIP DEPARTING FROM THE U-S SINCE MID-JUNE. BUT  ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG ONLY ONE HAS ACTUALLY DELIVERED THE CARGO. DESPITE THAT PURCHASE, CHINESE JOURNALISTS REPORTING CHINA IS LIKELY  TO CUT IMPORTS OF SOYBEANS BY MORE THAN 10 MILLION TONS THANKS TO  NEW SOYBEAN TECHNOLOGY.  ACCORDING TO STATE MEDIA, "ECONOMIC DAILY,"  THE SOYMEAL TECHNOLOGY AND USE OF SUPPLEMENTS SUCH AS SUNFLOWER SEEDS AND PALM SEEDS WILL PRODUCE A LOW-PROTEIN FORMULA IN ANIMAL  FEED, WHICH COULD CUT CHINA'S ANNUAL DEMAND FOR SOYMEAL BY 5 TO 7  PERCENT, EQUAL TO 5 MILLION TONS OF SOYBEANS. 

USDA REPORT PREVIEW
ALL EYES ARE ARE WATCHING THE MARKETS THIS WEEK AS TWO MAJOR USDA REPORTS  - KNOWN TO BE MARKET MOVERS - ARE SET TO  BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY.  THE DEPARTMENT IS GOING TO UNVEIL THE WORLD AG SUPPLY AND DEMAND  REPORT AND ITS CROP PRODUCTION REPORT. THE CROP PRODUCTION REPORT WILL GIVE FARMERS THE FIRST PRODUCTION AND YIELD ESTIMATES OF THE YEAR BASED ON "OBJECTIVE YIELD DATE-A"  LOOKING AT PLANT POPULATIONS FOR CORN AND PODS PER 18 SQUARE FEET  FOR BEANS IN THEIR EQUATION, MORE THAN JUST TRENDLINE YIELD. THE  REPORT ALSO INCLUDING THE FIRST ACREAGE ADJUSTMENTS SINCE JUNE.  "I THINK THE AVERAGE TRADE GUESS FOR CORN IS SOMEWHERE IN THE 175 AND 180 RANGE. THAT WILL  TIGHTEN UP AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE REPORT. I THINK WEEKS AGO THERE WERE A CAMP OF TRADERS AND BIG BANKS WHO THOUGHT THE YIELD WAS GOING TO BE NORTH OF 180. THERE MAY STILL BE SOME OF THOSE TRADERS OU THERE BUT I THINK OPTIMISM FOR BOTH CORN AND YIELDS HAVE BEEN REDUCED  SLIGHTLY HERE AS OF LATE. SOYBEANS, I THINK THAT 50 BUSHEL PER ACRE NUMBER SEEMS TO BE ABOUT  THE MIDDLE GROUND HERE. WE'VE SEEN SOME ESTIMATES COME BELOW, SOME COME ABOVE, I THINK  THAT'S GOING TO BE CLOSE TO TRADE EXPECTATIONS."

INFORMA REPORT
INFORMA ECONOMICS RELEASING ITS FORECAST BEFORE REPORT DAY,  IT'S PROJECTING A RISE TO THE U.S. SOYBEAN YIELD TO 50 BUSHELS PER ACRE  AND CORN YIELDS UNCHANGED AT 176 BUSHELS PER ACRE. INFORMA PREDICTING U.S. CORN PRODUCTION AT 14-POINT-39 BILLION BUSHELS  AND SOYBEANS AT 4-POINT-4 BILLION BUSHELS WITH ALL-WHEAT PRODUCTION AT 1-POINT-8 BILLION BUSHELS, DOWN FROM ITS MONTH-AGO ESTIMATE.  

CROP PROGRESS
USDA RELEASING ITS LATEST CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWING THE NATIONAL  CORN AND SOYBEAN CONDITION RATING OVERALL HAS DROPPED, BUT NOT BY  MUCH.  71 PERCENT OF THE U.S. CORN CROP IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT AMONG  THE TOP 18 PRODUCING STATES, THAT'S ONE PERCENT WORSE THAN LAST WEEK. LOOKING AT CORN,  81 PERCENT OF THE ILLINOIS CORN CROP IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT, FOR  IOWA, THAT'S 75 PERCENT.  MISSOURI, 44 PERCENT IS RATED POOR TO VERY POOR.  67 PERCENT OF THE OVERALL SOYBEAN CROP IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT ACROSS THE TOP PRODUCING STATES, 3 TICKS LOWER THAN A WEEK AGO. FOR SOYBEANS,  ILLINOIS, 75 PERCENT OF THE CROP IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT,  74 PERCENT OF IOWA'S BEAN CROP IS CONSIDERED IN THE GOOD TO EXCELLENT  CATEGORY. "I THINK OUR CORN IS STILL PRETTY GOOD. WE STILL LOST A FEW LOW AREAS DUE TO EXTREME  FLOODING. THE HIGH GROUND IS VERY GOOD. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF 200 BUSHEL  CORN. OUR BEANS SUFFERED A LITTLE MORE FROM THE FLOODING. "TRADERS ARE CONTINUING TO SEE IF SOME OF THE PROBLEM AREAS IN IOWA  AND MISSOURI WILL BE MADE UP IN OTHER LOCATIONS.  

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN IS IN THIS MORNING AND HAS A LOOK AT CROP COMMENTS. MIKE.  GOOD MORNING BETSY. CLINTON SHARING SOME PHOTOS FROM QUAY (KWAY) COUNTY, NEW MEXICO WHERE HIS FAMILY RANCHES. HIS FAMILY TOLD HIM THEY ARE WATERING HARD AND ARE HOPING TO GET SOME  GRASS GROWING BEFORE WINTER. THIS AREA IN EASTERN NEW MEXICO HAS  SEEN ABOUT SEVEN INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE YEAR.  AND AT LIN-CREST FARMS IN LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, KANSAS, THEY ARE CHOPPING SILAGE - AND THE FAMILY SAYS THIS IS THE EARLIEST THEY'VE EVER  CUT THE CROP. THEY DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A HIGH-ENERGY FEED  SOURCE THIS YEAR FOR THEIR DAIRY HERD. HAD IT BEEN HARVESTED FOR GRAIN, IT 'MIGHT' HAVE GOTTEN 20 BUSHELS AN  ACRE. THAT PART OF KANSAS HAS BEEN IN EXTREME DROUGHT. NOW TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND SPEED FORECAST. YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY  TODAY IT WILL BECOME A LITTLE BIT WINDY ALONG OUR FRONTAL SYSTEM FROM THE OHIO VALLEY BACK INTO  THE CENTRAL PLAINS A LITTLE BIT IN SOUTH TEXAS AS WELL HEADING INTO THE DAY TOMORROW WE WON'T  START OFF TOO WINDY EXCEPT FOR PERHAPS SOME THUNDERSTORMS IN PARTS OF OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS. BUT THEN WE DO GET A LITTLE WINDY OR IN THE OHIO VALLEY LOWER GREAT LAKES SEEING PARTS OF THE  SOUTHWEST. WE'LL HAVE YOUR FORECAST COMING UP BUT FIRST HERE'S SOME HOMETOWN. TEMPS.  

TEASE
NEXT IN AGRIBUSINESS - WE'LL GET A CHECK ON WHEAT MARKETS. IN OUR DAIRY REPORT - THE ALARMING NUMBER OF DAIRIES THAT ARE CALLING  IT QUITS....IN WISCONSIN! ALSO - SEE WHAT GRAD STUDENTS ARE DOING TO MAKE A VARIETY OF CHEESE  MORE FRIENDLY FOR THE "ON THE GO" CROWD. LATER - THE FEARS FOR KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES AS THEY HEAD BACK TO  CLASS. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
LET'S SEE HOW THE MARKETS CLOSED. FOR THAT, WE'LL HEAD TO THE CME  FLOOR IN CHICAGO.  WHEAT HAS REALLY BEEN LEADING THE DAY IT RALLIED TODAY UP DOUBLE DIGITS UP OVER 15 PERCENT. THAT SEARING HEAT AROUND THE GLOBE ESPECIALLY IN EUROPE HAS REALLY HAD THE MARKET  OFF TO THE RACES SO THE EUROPEAN MARKETS ARE REALLY SURGING AN AWFUL LOT. I KNOW THERE'S BEEN  SOME EXTREME RAIN THEN COMING IN IN THE BLACK SEA. THAT'S NOT REALLY GOOD EITHER AND THAT IS  MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT. SO EUROPE SOUTHERN RUSSIA EVEN AUSTRALIA ARE HAVING TROUBLE. THAT'S  ALL FROM THE FLOOR AT THE CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO AND VIRGINIA MCGATHEY.

AGRIBUSINESS
THE WHEAT MARKET IS SEEING A BIG RALLY OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS,  EVEN SEEING DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS DURING MONDAY'S TRADING SESSION.  WHAT'S BEHIND THE ACTION?  TYNE MORGAN HAS MORE IN ANALYSIS.  HERE NOW WITH TOMMY GRISAFI OF ADVANCE TRADING TELL TOMMY WE RECENTLY HAD SOME TOURS  GOING ON THAT SHOW MAYBE THE SPRING WHEAT CROP ISN'T AS LARGE AS WHAT SOME EXPECTED. AND THEN WE HAD SOME NEWS OF SOME POSSIBLE WEATHER TROUBLES BREWING IN SOME OTHER AREAS ESPECIALLY IN AUSTRALIA. THAT'S HELPING SUPPORT PRICES BUT DO YOU THINK THAT THIS RALLY CAN  CONTINUE. I THINK THE RALLY IS ALSO PART OF THE. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE ALL THE GRAINS GO DOWN SO YOU SOYBEANS GO DOWN SO MUCH AND I THINK IT'S A SIDEKICK THAT ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF  SOYBEANS GOING DOWN IS THE WORLD NEEDS MORE WHEAT AND CORN AND THEY'RE GOING TO FEED  THESE ANIMALS. I THINK CHINA IS CAUGHT IN A BAD SITUATION WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE COUNTRIES IN  THE WORLD THAT PRODUCE WHEAT AND WHEAT HARVESTED ALMOST EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. THERE'S PRETTY GOOD PROBLEMS EVERYWHERE. AUSTRALIA THE UKRAINE CAME OUT TODAY AND ANNOUNCED  SOMETHING. UKRAINE CAME OUT TODAY AND ANNOUNCED THAT THEY'RE GOING TO STOP EXPORTS OF  WHEAT. SO WHERE DO YOU COME TO. YOU'RE GOING TO COME TO AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA EUROPE EUROPE IS HAVING A SHORT CROP. SO ALL SUDDENLY WENT FROM HAVING PLENTY OF WHEAT IN THE WORLD  LOW PRICES A FEW YEARS AGO TO GUESS WHAT SEVEN COUNTRIES THAT GROW WHEAT ALL HAD A PRETTY  DECENT PROBLEM IN SIMPLE MARKET. BUT IS THIS RALLY SUSTAINABLE OR DO YOU THINK THIS IS MORE SHORT LIVED. I'M NOT THAT SMART BUT I KNOW IT'S PROFITABLE FOR MY CUSTOMERS SO WE'RE SELLING WE WE'RE BUYING GOODS WE'RE MAKING CASH SALES WE'RE SELLING A LOT OF WHEAT OUT FOR NEXT YEAR BECAUSE YOU HAVE A NORTH DAKOTA FARMER WHO HAS A CHOICE OF PLANTING MINNEAPOLIS WHEAT  OR SOYBEANS WITH A DOLLAR 50 UNDER BASIS THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF PLANTAINS SPRING  WHEAT AND 60 BUSHEL WHEAT OVER 40 BUSHEL BEANS. THEY BOTH HAVE A 6 IN FRONT OF THEM IN THE CASH MARKET. SO DO YOU THINK THIS IMPACTS ACREAGE NEXT YEAR. ABSOLUTELY. IN PLAY THE  ACREAGES ARE SHIFTING DAILY AT LEAST THE THOUGHT OF IT IS RIGHT SO YOU CAN HEDGE WHEAT HEDGE  CORN AND THEN ALL SUDDEN YOU DON'T GROW WHEAT AND CORN YOU CAN TAKE OFF YOUR HEDGES AND GROW PLANT THE BEANS BEANS ARE THREE DOLLARS HIGHER NEXT SPRING. IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE  WILDEST NINE MONTHS COMING UP THAT YOU'VE EVER SEEN BOTH FROM A CASH MARKET STANDPOINT  BASIS AND ALSO FLAT PRICE DECISION MAKING. THE WHEAT MARKET. SOMETHING TO WATCH. THANK YOU SO MUCH TOMMY. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. STAY WITH US WE'LL HAVE A CHECK OF WEATHER.  COMING UP NEXT ON AGDAY. 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.  

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. I'M HERE NOW WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFMAN. MICHAEL WE'RE  TALKING A LITTLE BIT EARLIER ABOUT THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. DO YOU THINK THEY WILL FINALLY BE SOME  RELIEF FOR THAT AREA. IT IS LOOKING THAT WAY NOT ONLY THIS SYSTEM FOR PARTS OF OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS BUT IN THE FUTURE IT LOOKS LIKE THE OVERALL WEATHER PATTERN KIND OF BECOMES A LITTLE BETTER  FOR OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS AS FAR AS RANGOS AND THIS FRONT AND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL BE  THE START OF THAT CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN BUT ALSO HAS A DECENT CHANCE OF BRINGING  SOME MOISTURE TO SOME OF THOSE DRY AREAS IN NORTHERN MISSOURI AND SURROUNDING PLACES. SO WITH THAT AREA OF LOW PRESSURE KIND OF MOVING OFF TO THE EAST YOU CAN SEE BY LATER TODAY THERE  IS GOING TO BE MULTIPLE LITTLE PIECES OF ENERGY ALONG THIS FRONT CAUSING SHOWERS AND  THUNDERSTORMS AND YOU CAN SEE OUR COMPUTER MODEL SHOWS PRETTY GOOD LINE BY LATER TODAY FROM CENTRAL ILLINOIS DOWN INTO PARTS OF OKLAHOMA HIT AND MISS STUFF ALONG THE GULF  COAST AND ALSO IN THE DESERT SOUTHWEST WE HAVE ANOTHER COOL FRONT COMING IN BEHIND MOVING  A LOT QUICKER IT'S GOING TO CATCH UP EVENTUALLY TO THIS FIRST ONE AND BRING SOME COOLER AIR FOR  MUCH OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS INTO THE GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD THROUGH THIS COMING WEEKEND. THERE IS TOMORROW MORNING STILL SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CLOSE TO THAT AREA OF LOW  PRESSURE FOR PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES. AND OUR COMPUTER MODEL IS SHOWING SOME COMPLEXES  OF THUNDERSTORMS TRYING TO GET GOING ALONG THAT FRONTAL SYSTEM IN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERN TEXAS AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TODAY OR TOMORROW I SHOULD SAY AND THAT WILL INCREASE  THOSE CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS STILL HIT AND MISS IN THE MUGGY STUFF THERE.  AND IN JUST SOME SCATTERED ACTIVITY LESSER ACTIVITY ALONG THAT SECONDARY COLD FRONT THROUGH THE  NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE PAST 24 HOURS YOU CAN SEE THAT STRIP FROM  NEBRASKA NORTHERN KANSAS ALL THE WAY ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA INTO THE LOWER GREAT LAKES ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS WE'RE GOING TO ADD SOME MORE AND YOU'LL NOTICE OUR COMPUTER  MODELS STILL SHOWS SOME AREAS IN EASTERN KANSAS. PARTS OF MISSOURI NOT GETTING MUCH RAIN AT  ALL. AND OF COURSE THOSE ARE AREAS THAT ARE ON THE DRY SIDE WHICH IS UNFORTUNATE BUT MAYBE THE COMPUTER MODEL WILL BE A LITTLE OFF ON THAT ONE. BUT YOU CAN SEE SOME AREAS ENDING UP  WITH 2 3 INCHES OF RAIN OUT OF THIS SYSTEM AS IT SLOWLY COMES SOUTHWARD WITH AREAS OF LOW  PRESSURE KIND OF MOVING EASTWARD ALONG THAT STILL HOT AND HUMID IN THE SOUTH. LITTLE BIT MORE  COMFORTABLE FARTHER NORTH BEHIND THAT FIRST COLD FRONT BY NOW A SECOND FRONT THAT IT WILL COOL  DOWN EVEN MORE. BUT TOMORROW MORNING WE'RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF 60S NORTHERN PLAINS 70S FOR THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE CORN BELT. HIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW AFTERNOON IN PRETTY MUCH ALL 80S ACROSS THE PLAIN STATES AND TO GET DOWN INTO THE SOUTHEAST. THERE IS THE JET STREAM. YOU'LL NOTICE THE TROUGH DIGS IN A LITTLE BIT AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE END OF THIS WEEK EVEN A  CUTOFF LOW KIND OF FORMING OVER THE GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD INTO SUNDAY AND MONDAY.  ANOTHER TROUGH DIGGING INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.  THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NALIS. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE HEAD TO FARMINGTON NEW MEXICO FIRST OF ALL LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND HOT HIGH OF 98. DAVENPORT IOWA  PARTLY SUNNY SHOWER A THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE HIGH OF 82 AND FAYETTEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA VERY  WARM AND HUMID THUNDERSTORM IN SOME SPOTS HIGH AROUND 92 DEGREES. 

TEASE
NEXT IN OUR DAIRY REPORT - THE ALARMING NUMBER OF DAIRIES THAT ARE  GOING OUT OF BUSINESS IN THE DAIRY STATE OF WISCONSIN. AND IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME. FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE  ALLERGIES, IT CAN BE NERVE-WRACKING. WE'LL HAVE SOME TIPS ON REDUCING THOSE FOOD FEARS. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOP THIRD AG MARKETING. FARMER-FIRST, WITH A PLAN FOR EVERY MARKET. 

DAIRY REPORT
MORE THAN 4 PERCENT OF WISCONSIN DAIRY OPERATIONS HAVE LEFT THE  BUSINESS SO FAR IN 2018.  382 DAIRY FARMS HAVE CALLED IT QUITS THIS YEAR IN THE STATE.  44 FARMS WENT OUT OF BUSINESS IN JULY, 10 FEWER FARMS THAN IN JUNE. ACCORDING TO THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND  CONSUMER PROTECTION,  THERE ARE CURRENTLY ROUGHLY 84 HUNDRED DAIRY FARMS LICENSED IN THE  STATE. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR, 283 WISCONSIN FARMS HAD EXITED THE BUSINESS.  465 DAIRY FARMS LEFT THE BUSINESS BY YEAR-END GRADUATE STUDENTS AT KANSAS STATE'S FOOD SCIENCE INSTITUTE BROUGHT  HOME TOP HONORS FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF A "QUICK QUARK". QUARK IS A SOFT CHEESE THAT'S VERY POPULAR IN MANY EUROPEAN  COUNTRIES. THE K-STATE STUDENTS REVAMPED THE RECIPE, MAKING IT MORE PALATABLE FOR U-S TASTE BUDS. THEIR DESIGN MAKES QUARK DRINKABLE AND MORE CONVENIENT WITHOUT  SACRIFICING NUTRITION. THE PROJECT IS PART OF THE NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL'S NEW PRODUCT  COMPETITION. "QUICK-QUARK HAS 14 GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER 150 GRAMS OF SERVING, SO IN THIS ONE SINGLE POUCH,  WE ARE ALMOST DOUBLING THE AMOUNT OF PROTEIN THAT YOU WOULD SEE IN THE GREEK-YOGURT DRINKS SEEN IN THE MARKET. AND, IT ALSO IS AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF CALCIUM. IT PROVIDES 30 PERCENT OF  THE DAILY VALUE OF CALCIUM."THE NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL SAYS 50 PERCENT OF ALL EATING IS SNACK- RELATED. SO IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR THE K-STATE RESEARCHERS TO MAKE THIS  FOOD CONVENIENT, BUT NOT LOSE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS.. THEY ALSO WANTED TO BROADEN THE APPEAL OF QUARK, SO THEY INFUSED  REAL FRUIT FLAVORS LIKE BLUEBERRY AND PINA COLADA. THE COMPETITION WAS OPEN TO COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE U-S AND CANADA.  K-STATE'S ENTRY BROUGHT HOME FIRST PLACE BRAGGING RIGHTS AND AN EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLAR PRIZE. THE LATEST JOS REPORT FOR JULY SHOWING UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ARE AT 3- POINT-9 PERCENT, A SLIGHT DIFFERENCE FROM 4 PERCENT.  JOB GROWTH IN JULY WAS LESS ROBUST THAN EXPECTED. WITH SOME IN THE LABOR FORCE  OUT OF THE WORKFORCE.  THE NUMBERS SUGGEST THE ECONOMY IS HELPING THE LABOR MARKET DEAL WITH TRADE POLICY TENSIONS, ALLOWING THE FED TO POTENTIALLY RAISE  RATES IN SEPTEMBER.  HOWEVER, SOME AG ORGANIZATIONS SAY THERE'S A GREATER LABOR  SHORTAGE ACROSS RURAL AMERICA ACROSS EVERY SECTOR. "THERE'S NOT A DOMESTIC SUPPLY OF WORKERS SITTING ON THE SIDELINES TO TAKE CARE OF THESE  ANIMALS AND CREATE JOB GROWTH AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY IN RURAL AMERICA. SO WE HAVE TO  HAVE ACCESS TO AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF WORKERS IN ORDER TO FEED THE WORLD."THE FED DID NOT RAISE RATES DURING ITS LAST MEETING.  BACK TO SCHOOL CAN BE A STRESSFUL TIME ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN WITH FOOD ALLERGIES. 

TEASE
COMING UP, A FEW SIMPLE TIPS THAT CAN GO A LONG WAY IN KEEPING KIDS SAFE AND HEALTHY AT SCHOOL. 

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 THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN FAMILIES ARE BUSY PREPARING FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, AND THAT'S ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN WITH FOOD ALLERGIES. SINCE THE LATE 1990S, FOOD ALLERGIES IN CHILDREN HAVE SHOT UP ABOUT 50-PERCENT, IN THIS VIDEO PROVIDED BY NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH, BARB CON-SIG-LEE-O HAS SOME TIPS ON KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE. WHEN JACOB WARE HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTION IN HIS KINDERGARTEN CLASS, HIS TEACHER AND SCHOOL NURSE ACTED QUICKLY TO SAVE HIS LIFE. "SHE ADMINISTERED THE SHOT, AND I MET THEM AT THE HOSPITAL. SO, IT WAS VERY SCARY, BUT THE SCHOOL HANDLED IT EXACTLY AS THEY SHOULD HAVE."  :09 JACOB'S NOT ALONE. NEARLY SIX MILLION CHILDREN HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES IN THE U-S - AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT TWO PER CLASS. DOCTOR B-J LANSER IS AN ALLERGIST AT NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH IN DENVER AND HAS FOUR SIMPLE TIPS TO KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE AT SCHOOL: FIRST, MEET WITH ADMINISTRATORS BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS.  "MEET WITH THE TEACHER, MEET WITH THE FOOD PREPARATION STAFF, THE ADMINISTRATION, THE SCHOOL NURSE, WHOEVER NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED TO GET EVERYONE ON BOARD AND ON THE SAME PAGE AND READY TO START SCHOOL."  NEXT, DEVELOP A WRITTEN PLAN THAT OUTLINES ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO PREVENT EXPOSURES AS WELL AS HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND TREAT SYMPTOMS. (NATS - "SO, REMEMBER BENADRYL IS OUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE."  YOU CAN ALSO POST A PICTU RE WITH ALLERGY INFORMATION IN YOUR CHILD'S CLASSROOM TO ALERT ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE ROOM.  "IT'S EASY TO GET CONFUSED AND FORGET WHICH FOODS EACH CHILD MIGHT BE ALLERGIC TO, AND SO THE MORE CLEAR AND THE SIMPLER YOU CAN MAKE IT FOR EVERYONE AT SCHOOL IS GREAT." FINALLY, PACK SAFE SNACKS FOR YOUR CHILD IN CASE SOMEONE BRINGS IN AN ALLERGENIC TREAT FOR THE CLASS. "I WOULD JUST SEND HIM WITH LIKE HIS OWN SEPARATE CUPCAKE, SO HE DOESN'T FEEL EXCLUDED, YOU KNOW, HE CAN PARTICIPATE, BUT IT'S SAFE FOR HIM."  AT NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH IN DENVER, THIS IS BARB CONSIGLIO REPORTING. EXPERTS SAY THAT WHILE MANY SCHOOLS NOW HAVE A SEPARATE TABLE FOR CHILDREN WITH FOOD ALLERGIES, IT'S STILL A GOOD IDEA FOR PARENTS TO TOUR THEIR KID'S CAFETERIA. THEY ALSO STRESS THAT FOOD-ALLERGIC CHILDREN SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY AN EPI-PEN IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES. 

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

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