AgDay Daily Recap -December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017 12:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
DECEMBER 5, 2017


HEADLINES
THE WEATHER IS CHANGING AND HARVEST IS STILL STANDING FOR SOME IN THE  NORTHERN PLAINS. THE PRESIDENT REDUCES THE SIZE OF MONUMENTS IN UTAH. IN AGRIBUSINESS...WHEAT PRICE EXPECTATIONS. A CHEESE MAKING VETERAN DISCUSSES THE CHANGES HE'S WITNESSED IN HIS  LONG CAREER IN WISCONSIN. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

WINTER WEATHER
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER A MILD FALL FOR MUCH OF THE GREAT PLAINS AND MIDWEST, IT APPEARS  WE'RE GETTING A STARK REMINDER THAT WE ARE  IN DECEMBER....AND THAT  WINTER WILL OFFICIALLY ARRIVE IN THREE WEEKS. THE SEASON'S FIRST MAJOR WINTER STORM STRIKING NORTH DAKOTA ON  MONDAY. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE IN BISMARCK. STRONG WINDS KICKED-UP  SNOW.  IT WAS STILL LIGHT ENOUGH THAT YOU COULD USE A LEAF-BLOWER TO  CLEAR SIDEWALKS. BLIZZARD WARNINGS WERE POSTED AS WINDS GUSTED UP TO 50 MILES AN  HOUR. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS RANGED FROM THREE-TO-SIX INCHES.. THE STORM PUSHING EASTWARD ACROS THE RED RIVER VALLEY INTO  MINNESOTA. THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE PATROL SAYS INTERSTATE 29 HAD A QUARTER MILE  VISIIBLITY. THE ROADWAY WITH SLUSH AND SNOW COVER UP TO THE CANADA  BORDER. TRAVEL CONDITIONS WERE TRICKY. BEFORE THE SNOW STORM ARRIVED, SOME FARMERS IN NORTH DAKOTA WERE  STILL TRYING TO BRING IN SOME OF THEIR STILL-STANDING CORN. DROUGHT CONDITIONS DELAYED DEVELOPMENT OF THE CROP, AND WITH PRICES  BOTTOMING OUT, SOME FARMERS AREN'T PLANNING ON HARVESTING UNTIL NEXT  SPRING. CLIFF NAYLOR FROM AFFILIATE KFYR REPORTS. THE PACE OF THE CORN HARVEST IN NORTH DAKOTA HAS BEEN SLOW AND STEADY.  MOST OF THE  CROP HAS BEEN CUT, BUT HUNDREDS OF ACRES ARE STILL STANDING. MICHAEL ROGSTAD, BULEIGH COUNTY FARMER:  YOU LOOK AROUND AND THERE'S QUITE A BIT OF CORN  AROUND THE COUNTRY AND I'VE TALKED TO A FEW GUYS AND THEY'RE STILL 18, 19, 20 PLUS MOISTURE  AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE AIR DRYERS TO PUT IT IN AND DRY IT DOWN. MICHAEL ROGSTAD DOES HAVE DRYERS AND HE'S CUTTING HIS CROP BEFORE IT SNOWS AGAIN. ROGSTEAD IS USUALLY FINISHED COMBINING CORN BY MID NOVEMBER, BUT THIS YEAR'S DROUGHT  SLOWED CROP PROGRESS, THEN AN EARLY FROST FURTHER STIFLED ITS DRY DOWN. ERIC BASNETT, CHS SOUTH CENTRAL GRAIN:  ONCE IT FREEZES IT'S HARDER TO BRING THAT MOISTURE  DOWN, IT'S COMING DOWN STILL, BUT RATHER THAN LOSING A POINT A DAY, WE'RE MAYBE LOSING A POINT  A MONTH. ROGSTAD SAYS THE CORN THAT'S LEFT STANDING ISN'T WORTH DRYING. MICHAEL ROGSTAD:  IT'S REALLY NOT A MONEY MAKER THIS YEAR AND EVERY PENNY YOU'VE GOT TO PUT  INTO DRYING IT OR HARVESTING IT, IT'S MONEY OUT OF YOUR POCKET. WITH LOW PRICES SOME FARMERS ARE OPTING TO LET THE CROP STAND, AND RISK HAVING IT DRY DOWN  OVER THE WINTER. ERIC BASNETT:  THERE'S A YIELD LOSS, YOU COULD LOSE UP TO 50% OF YOUR YIELD, IT'S NOT A GOOD  THING ESPECIALLY WITH PRICES WHERE THEY ARE AT, BUT AGAIN WITH THE PRICES WHERE THEY ARE AT, A  LOT OF GUYS DON'T WANT TO PAY THE DRYING CHARGES. SO FOR SOME FARMERS, MOTHER NATURE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THE CROP READY TO  CUT.....NEXT SPRING. I'M CLIFF NAYLOR, REPORTING FOR AGDAY.WHILE IT'S A LATE HARVEST FOR ROG-STAD, THERE'S NOT A BIG PROBLEM  STATEWIDE. IN THE LAST CROP PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SEASON - ISSUED A WEEK AGO - 94-PERCENT OF CORN WAS HARVESTED. THE STATEWIDE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE IS 95-PERCENT.

AG SEC DISCUSSES 2018 FISCAL YEAR
AG SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE PREDICTS FISCAL YEAR 2018 FARM EXPORTS  WILL REMAIN STRONG.  FISCAL YEAR 2017 CLOSING WITH THE THIRD-HIGHEST TOTAL ON RECORD.  THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S EXPORT FORECAST ROLLED OUT LAST  WEEK. THE USDA PREDICTING FARM EXPORTS FOR THE 2018 FISCAL YEAR WILL REACH A  VALUE OF $140 BILLION, THE FOURTH-BEST YEAR IN HISTORY.  AG'S TRADE SURPLUS IS EXPECTED TO GROW EIGHT PERCENT, TO $23 BILLION  NEXT YEAR.  CURRENTLY EXPORTS GENERATE 20 PERCENT OF U.S. FARM INCOME.  A NEW REPORT FROM COBANK SAYS 2018 COULD BRING AN INCREASE IN PROFIT  MARGINS FOR GRAIN ELEVATORS.  THE REPORT CITES A WEAK HARVEST BASIS, ALONG WITH LOW TRANSPORTATION  RATES, AND OTHER ISSUES FOR THE PROSPECT OF IMPROVED PROFIT MARGINS. 

DECREASING UTAHS NATIONAL MONUMENTS
THE ADMINISTRATION EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE PLANS TO SHRINK TWO  NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN UTAH. THE DECISION GETTING MIXED REVIEWS FROM STAKEHOLDERS. TRUMP'S DECISION WOULD SCALE BACK THE 1.4-MILLION-ACRE BEARS EARS AND  1.9-MILLION-ACRE GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENTS. THE MOVE WOULD BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION EVER TO A PREVIOUS  PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATION.THE CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION AND THE PUBLIC LANDS COUNCIL  RELEASING THIS VIDEO OF BEARS EARS TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT IT SAYS ARE  MASSIVE SWATHS OF RANGE AND GRASSLAND INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL  MONUMENT DESIGNATION.  ADDING THAT MUCH OF THE NATIONAL MONUMENT LAND DOES NOT CONTAIN THE  "HISTORIC LANDMARKS" OR "HISTORIC AND PREHISTORIC STRUCTURES" THAT  THE ANTIQUITIES ACT WAS INTENDED TO PROTECT. THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT HE WILL CUT THE  GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE MONUMENT TO ABOUT HALF ITS CURRENT SIZE.  THESE DECISIONS EXPECTED TO BE CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT BY  ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATIVE AMERICAN GROUPS THAT SUPPORTED THE  PROTECTION OF THE DESIGNATION.

CROP COMMENTS
FARMERS SCOPED OUT THE BLOOD MOON AND HAVE SOME PRETTY INCREDIBLE PICTURES TO SHOW FOR IT. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS AN UPDATE.  GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.  TAKE A LOOK AT THIS - TOM JONES - OVER IN  INDIANA SNAPPING THIS BEAUTIFUL  PICTURE OF SUNDAY'S SUPERMOON. WHAT A PICTURE! HERE ARE SOME OTHER INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FROM MCCADE MORRISON OVER  IN LOGAN, IOWA.  MCCADE TOOK THESE PICTURES BETWEEN 5:15 AND 7:20 P.M. WHAT A SIGHT.  AND HERE'S A SNAPSHOT OF SOMETHING NOT AS WELCOMING - SNOW IN NORTH  DAKOTA.  DJ MORAST IN DAZEY, NORTH DAKOTA - SAYS EVERTHING IS COVERED IN A COAT  OF WHITE - THIS IS AROUND AN INCH OF SNOW AS OF MONDAY MORNING.  AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  FARM JOURNAL ON AIR IS THE GO-TO APP FOR AMERICAN AGRICULTURE.  AGDAY, AGRITALK, U.S.  FARM REPORT AND MORE - 24/7 ACCESS TO ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS. TV AND RADIO...IN YOUR  HANDS, ON DEMAND.  FARM JOURNAL ON AIR - DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY.

TEASE
AS WINTER WHEAT HEADS INTO DORMANCY, WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FOR  WHEAT PRICES IN THE MONTHS AHEAD? WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK IN ANALYSIS. PLUS WE MEET A WISCONSIN CHEESE-MAKER WHO HAS SEEN A LOT OF CHANGES  IN THE CHEESE INDUSTRY DURING HIS HALF-CENTURY ON THE JOB. AND IF YOU PARTAKE IN NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER, YOU'LL WANT TO STICK AROUND  FOR IN THE COUNTRY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY ILEVO SEED TREATMENT FROM BAYER. PROTECT YOUR SOYBEANS FROM  SDS AND NEMATODES THIS SEASON.

FLOOR OF THE CME
RECEIVE A FREE TRIAL OF THE DAILY GRAIN PLAN NEWS LETTER FROM ROACH AG MARKETING.  TEXT  ROACH TO 31313.  START YOUR SUBSCRIPTION BY TEXTING ROACH TO 31313. )_ LETS SEE HOW MARKETS STARTED THE WEEK. FOR THAT WE HEAD TO THE  FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. TODAY CATTLE WAS FALLING YET AGAIN LONG LIQUIDATIONS REALLY WEIGHED HEAVY ON THE FUTURES.  WE'VE MADE IT TO A NEW FIVE WEEK LOW AND THAT'S BASED ON THE ON THE IDEA THAT THERE  CONCERNS THAT THE SUPPLIES ARE JUST TOO MUCH. A LOT OF NON-COMMERCIAL SELLING AND THEY'RE  REDUCING THEIR LONG POSITION NOW THE FUNDS ARE STILL A LITTLE BIT LONG WHERE THEY'VE BEEN  REDUCING IT STEADILY AND IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD RIGHT NOW. LIVE CATTLE IS REALLY DOWN ABOUT THREE  DOLLARS TO A THREE DOLLAR DISCOUNT AND MAKES IT VERY EASY FOR THE BUYERS TO KIND OF LIKE SLIP THE  PRODUCERS TO SLIP THEIR BIDS EVEN LOWER TODAY'S SOYBEANS WERE UP AGAIN. FUND BUYING WE'RE  ADDING TO THE ALREADY LONG POSITIONS AND REALLY GAVE THE MARKET A BOOST. TECHNICALLY  SPEAKING THOUGH WE ARE WE REACHED A TOP AND WE'RE YOU KNOW HERE ABOVE THAT TEN DOLLAR  MARK AND IT SEEMS DIFFICULT TO MOVE HIGHER ALTHOUGH EXPERTS WERE SAYING THAT WE KEEP THEY  EXPECT THE RANGE TO BE FROM 10 40 DOWN TO 960. BUT IT IS SHOWING A LITTLE BIT OF AN OVERBOUGHT  CONDITION. THE RSI IS A LITTLE BIT HIGH. AND THE FUNDAMENTAL NEWS IS ACTUALLY ON THE BEARISH  SIDE. YOU KNOW FIRST OF ALL THE U.S. DOLLAR INDEX IS A LITTLE BIT STRONG RIGHT NOW AND IT HAS BEEN  GOING UP ALONG WITH THE STOCK MARKET AS WELL AS WEATHER IN BRAZIL ACTUALLY ACTUALLY HAS BEEN  PRETTY GOOD. EVEN THOUGH ARGENTINA IS A LITTLE BIT BEHIND SCHEDULE AND GETTING SOME OF THEIR  CORN AND BEANS IN THE GROUND. THAT'S ALL FROM THE FLOOR AT THE CME GROUP I'M VIRGINIA  MAGATHEY HERE IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
WINTER WHEAT IS IN AND SPRING WHEAT HAS A FEW MONTHS BEFORE PLANTERS  ROLL...SO WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FOR PRICES GOING FORWARD? TYNE MORGAN ASKS THE QUESTION IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS FROM THE ROAD. HERE NOW WITH ANGIE SETZER OF CITIZENS GRAIN ANGIE WHEAT HAS NOT BEEN A FUN TOPIC REALLY  ON THIS SHOW TO TALK ABOUT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT PRICES NO WONDER THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE  ANOTHER RECORD LOW WHEAT ACREAGE POSSIBLY WITH PLANTING NEXT YEAR. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT  WHEAT PRICES DO YOU THINK THAT WILL BUDGE. DO YOU THINK THAT PRICES CAN ACTUALLY MOVE HIGHER.  YEAH I DO. I'M ACTUALLY MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WHEAT PRICES THAN I AM. ANYTHING ELSE REALLY.  YEAH I AM GOING TO GO INTO MY OWN LITTLE CORNER AND SIT AND THINK ABOUT WHAT I JUST SAID. BUT  THE REALITY IS WHEAT YOU KNOW THE RECORD LOW ACRES THE FACT THAT WE'VE SEEN PRODUCTION  ISSUES AROUND THE WORLD AUSTRALIA IS GOING TO HAVE SOME REAL ISSUES HERE WE'RE NOT REALLY  ENCOURAGING EXPANSION ANYWHERE. AND THE FACT IS IS THAT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT THESE HUGE  GLOBAL STOCKS WHILE 48 PERCENT OF THEM ARE SITTING IN THE HANDS OF THE CHINESE AND THOSE ARE  NOT COMING INTO THE WORLD PIPELINE ANYTIME SOON IF AT ALL. THEY'RE REALLY NOT GOING TO COME  INTO THE WORLD PIPELINE. SO THE FACT REMAINS THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT THESE HUGE GLOBAL STOCKS  ALL WE WANT BUT THE REALITY IS 48 PERCENT OF THEM ARE REALLY THERE TO A CERTAIN EXTENT SO THAT  PRODUCTION SHORTAGE OR A PRODUCTION HICCUP ANYWHERE WE'RE STARTING TO SEE SOME DRY  WEATHER REMAIN IN THE HARD RED SPRING AREA STARTING TO WORK ITS WAY IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS  HAVEN'T HAD THE GREATEST FALL THEY WENT FROM. FROM WET THEY'RE STARTING TO DRY OUT AS WELL  WE'VE GOT SOME LA NIÑA IMPACTS. I KNOW THAT I WAS IN MICHIGAN THIS PAST WEEKEND AND THE  CROP REALLY DOESN'T LOOK ALL THAT GREAT. THERE ARE SO REALITY IS CASH MARKET HAS STARTED TO  REALLY FIRM. I THINK WE'LL START TO SEE SOME OF THOSE SPREADS COME IN. WE'RE SEEING SOME  CHANGES IN THE OVERALL FUNDAMENTALS OF WHAT THE FARMERS ARE GETTING. AND SO I AM OPTIMISTIC  ON WHEAT PRICES IT MAY TAKE SOME TIME LAST YEAR I WAS BULLISH ALL YEAR AND FINALLY WE SAW THE  RALLY IN JUNE SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT COUNTS AS BEING RIGHT OR NOT BUT IT MAY TAKE SOME TIME BUT  I FEEL THAT FARMERS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SELL WHEAT AT A REASONABLE LEVEL AND I WILL. WE'LL  SEE WHAT HAPPENS FROM THERE. ALL RIGHT ANGIE THANKS SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE IT. STAY WITH  US. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MOMENT.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK.HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN LOOKING AT THE WEATHER AS IT TURNS  COLDER FOR A BIG PART OF THE COUNTRY THIS WEEK. THIS IS IT EAST OF THE ROCKIES THIS IS WHERE  WINTER BEGINS. OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS IN SOME AREAS IT'S ALREADY BEGUN. AND THAT WOULD BE  ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS WHERE IT IS ALREADY TURNING MUCH COLDER WITH SOME AREAS OF SNOW.  THERE'S A FAIR AMOUNT OF SNOW IN SOUTH CENTRAL CANADA WITH THIS SYSTEM AS IT CONTINUES TO  MOVE NORTHEAST. BUT THIS IS THE FIRST BLAST OF COLD AIR. THERE'LL BE MANY MORE COMING SHOWERS  AND THUNDERSTORMS BY LATER TODAY UP AND DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD INTO THE SOUTHERN  APPALACHIANS AND DOWN TOWARDS THE GULF COAST BEHIND IT THEN LITTLE AREAS OF SNOW HERE AND  THERE THERE'S GOING TO BE A FAIR AMOUNT OF LAKE EFFECT IN SOME AREAS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF  WEEKS ACTUALLY. WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT LAKE EFFECT AND YOU FOLKS IN THE WEST  BASICALLY YOU DON'T HAVE A LOT GOING ON OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO BECAUSE YOU'RE JUST GOING  TO HAVE A HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN MOST OF THE TIME. BUT YOU CAN SEE THERE WILL BE A LITTLE  MOISTURE HERE AND THERE FROM THAT STREAM COMING INTO THE FAR SOUTHWEST WITH A LITTLE BIT OF  RAIN AND SNOW. THAT'S HOW COLD THIS AIR IS. IT WILL ACTUALLY PRODUCE SOME SNOW ALL THE WAY  DOWN INTO WEST TEXAS BY THE TIME WE GET TO TOMORROW MORNING IN PLACES ANYWAY. AND YOU  CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE REST OF THE DAY TOMORROW. LAKE EFFECT STARTS TO KICK IN PRETTY  GOOD. THESE ARE MULTIPLE LITTLE SYSTEMS JUST KIND OF COMING IN AND REINFORCING THE COLD AIR AND  BRINGING A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW WITH THEM. NONE OF THESE WILL BE HEAVY AT ALL THOUGH WAIT TO SEE  THE JET STREAM. THAT'S WHY WE WERE CONFIDENT THIS COLD AIR IS HERE TO STAY FOR A WHILE.  PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS FROM NORTHEAST TEXAS INTO THE OHIO VALLEY. WE  HAVE SEEN A HALF INCH TO AN INCH HERE AND THEY'RE ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. YOU CAN SEE  HOW IT WILL CONTINUE TO PROGRESS EASTWARD TOWARD THE EASTERN SEABOARD. SOME OF THE FAR  NORTHERN PLACES MAY END UP WITH A COUPLE OF INCHES OF LIQUID THAT WOULD BE EITHER RAIN OR  MELTED SNOW AND THAT'S THE SAME IDEA. WEST TEXAS INTO THE FAR SOUTHWEST SNOWFALL ESTIMATES  THE HEAVIEST OVER EASTERN DAKOTAS INTO NORTHERN MINNESOTA THE PAST 24 HOURS THE NEXT 36  THEN MOST OF IT REALLY IS GOING TO BE ACROSS CANADA. WE'LL SEE SOME DECENT AMOUNTS IN  PLACES IN THE GREAT LAKES. BUT FOR THE MOST PART NOTHING HEAVY IN WEST TEXAS LIKE I SAID GET  A LITTLE BIT THERE. HIGHS TODAY WELL WE'RE GOING TO SEE THEM TURNING CHILLIER BUT LOWS TOMORROW  MORNING ALREADY INTO THE 30S DOWN TO MEMPHIS DOWN TO TULSA. WE'RE LOOKING AT TEENS IN THE  FAR NORTHERN PLAINS. HIGHS TOMORROW ONLY IN THE 20S THROUGH THE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES ARE AS  MUCH COLDER AIR IN CANADA THIS IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO COME SOUTHWARD OUT OF THIS. BUT THESE  ARE PRETTY CHILLY NUMBERS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST AS YOU CAN SEE EXCEPT FOR CENTRAL AND  SOUTH FLORIDA. THERE IS THE JET STREAM. THIS IS AGAIN JUST THE START OF THE COLD AIR. YOU CAN SEE  LITTLE BURSTS OF IT THERE ARE LITTLE PIECES OF ENERGY KIND OF COMING SOUTHWARD LIKE THAT LITTLE BATCH  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. ANOTHER ONE COMING FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY. THIS IS A STABLE WEATHER  PATTERN RATHER COLD AIR JUST KEEPS COMING SOUTHWARD. SO WE'LL SEE HOW LONG THAT LAST. THAT'S  ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE HAD TO FRESNO  CALIFORNIA. FIRST OF ALL MORNING FOR US THEN SUNNY AND NICE HIGH OF 56 DEGREES IRONWOOD  MICHIGAN CLOUDY WITH A BIT OF SNOW. HIGH OF 23 AND FINALLY LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA CLOUDY AND  MILD WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS. THE HIGH UP TO 61 DEGREES. 

TEASE
CHOCOLATE MILK IS HEADED BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH ROOMS. DETAILS NEXT. AND WE'LL ANSWER ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX QUESTIONS TO FACE MAN KIND  - HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR BEARD SMELLING SWEET. YEA, WE'RE NOT KIDDING. DETAILS AS WE HEAD IN THE COUNTRY.

DAIRY REPORT
THE DAIRY REPORT ON AGDAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY QLF.  FOR 40 YEARS, QLF HAS BEEN PROUD  TO SUPPORT AMERICAN FARMERS THAT FEED THE WORLD. ON THE DAIRY REPORT, OUR PARTNERS AT DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT  REPORTING THAT BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM WILL INVEST 80 MILLION DOLLARS TO  EXPAND ITS VACCINE FACILITIES. THE MANUFACTURING CENTERS IN ATHENS GEORGIA AND ST- JOSEPH MISSOURI  ARE EXPECTED TO ADD MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET. THE FOLLOWS THE COMPANY'S ACQUISITION OF ANIMAL HEALTH BUSINESS  MERIAL IN EARLY 2017. CHOCOLATE MILK IS SET FOR A RETURN TO SCHOOL LUNCH ROOMS. THE USDA PUBLISHING A NEW INTERIM RULE SET TO START ON JULY FIRST THAT  ALLOWS ONE PERCENT FLAVORED MILK BACK INTO CAFETERIAS ACROSS THE  COUNTRY. IT ALSO RELAXES SODIUM AND WHOLE-GRAIN REQUIREMENTS. AG SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE SAYS SCHOOLS NEED FLEXIBILITY AND THEY  WANT TO OFFER FOOD STUDENTS WILL EAT. WHEN TOM JENNY STARTED WORKING IN WISCONSIN'S CHEESE INDUSTRY,  LYNDON JOHNSON WAS PRESIDENT, THE T-V SHOW "BATMAN" DEBUTED WITH  ADAM WEST AS THE CAPED CRUSADER, AND THE YANKEES TRADE HOME-RUN  CHAMP ROGER MARIS. SUFFICE IT TO SAY, JENNY HAS SEEN A LOT OF CHANGES - BOTH IN THE COUNTRY  AND IN THE CHEESE-MAKING INDUSTRY. IN THIS VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE WISCONSIN MILK MARKETING BOARD MEET A  WISCONSIN MASTER CHEESEMAKER WHO LOOKS BACK FONDLY ON A CAREER  THAT'S SPANNED DECADES.  IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE DOING THE SAME JOB FOR 51 YEARS, BUT FOR TOM JENNY, BEING A WISCONSIN  CHEESEMAKER WAS HIS LIFE'S CALLING. "I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH IT, AND DECIDED I LIKE TAKING MILK AND TURNING IT INTO SOMETHING A PERSON COULD EAT, A GOOD WHOLESOME FOOD, AND I JUST KIND OF  STAYED WITH IT.HIS CHEESEMAKING CAREER BEGAN AT HIS DAD'S CHEESE PLANT IN PLATTEVILLE WHERE  HE WORKED FOR 33 YEARS. HE THEN WORKED FOR A FEW OTHER WISCONSIN CHEESE COMPANIES PRIOR  TO SPENDING THE LAST 13 YEARS OF HIS CAREER AT CARR VALLEY CHEESE CRAFTING AWARD-WINNING  CHEESE. BUT NOW THAT HE'S RETIRED WHAT WILL HE MISS THE MOST ABOUT MAKING CHEESE.  "THE CAMARADERIE OF IT. THE CHEESE INDUSTRY ISN'T THAT BIG SO YOU HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS, AND I  COULD CALL ANY OF MY FRIENDS UP RIGHT NOW AND GO UP AND SEE THEM FOR A DAY AND I COULD TALK  ALL DAY WITH THEM SO, I LIKE THE CAMARADERIE." TOM WAS FORTUNATE TO WORK IN AN INDUSTRY THAT  HAS SEEN A LOT OF CHANGE DURING HIS TENURE WITH THE GROWTH OF WISCONSIN SPECIALTY AND  ARTISAN CHEESES. "SID WAS THE FORERUNNER OF THAT. STARTED MAKING ARTISAN CHEESES. I REALLY  DIDN'T GET INTO THAT UNTIL PROBABLY WHEN I STARTED WORKING FOR SID IN 2004. THEN I REALLY GOT INTO  THE ARTISAN STUFF." "WE STARTED MAKING AMERICAN ORIGINALS BECAUSE WE HAD PLANT CAPACITY, WE  HAD STORES TO SELL IT IN, AND WE SAW IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO MORE THAN WHAT WE WERE DOING.  AND REALLY TO MAKE IT MORE INTERESTING FOR CHEESEMAKERS."  NOT ONLY WAS TOM AT THE FOREFRONT  OF ARTISAN CHEESEMAKING, HE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE FIRST WISCONSIN MASTER CHEESEMAKER PROGRAM GRADUATING CLASS IN 1997! "BECAME A MASTER CHEESE MAKER; THAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT  OF MY CAREER ACTUALLY. AND HERE FOR ABOUT THREE OR FOUR YEARS IN A ROW WE WON A LOT OF AWARDS  WITH MY SWISS CHEESE. SO I WAS HAPPY ABOUT THAT." AND THAT'S WISCONSIN DAIRY NEWS.

TEASE
IS IT TIME TO SHAVE THAT BEARD? IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE.  VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY.IT'S NOT EXACTLY A PROBLEM FOR ME - BUT FOR MANY BEARDED FELLAS, IT'S A  CONUNDRUM AS OLD AS TIME. AND THAT'S - HOW TO KEEP A BEARD SMELLING CLEAN AND FRESH AFTER EATING  MESSY FOOD. I'D LIKE TO SAY WE'RE KIDDING. BUT WE'RE NOT. BEARDS ARE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY HERE AT THE GENTLEMEN'S GROOMING  SHOW IN LONDON, ENGLAND. THIS IS THE PLACE TO COME IF YOU WANT YOUR FACIAL HAIR BLOW-DRIED TO  PERFECTION. BUT NO MATTER HOW WELL YOU GROOM YOUR BEARD, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN  YOU EAT MESSY FOOD? ONE ITALIAN THINKS HE HAS FOUND THE ANSWER. HE CREATED THE "BEARD  DOCTOR" PERFUME. AND JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! I'M SURE SANTA WILL BE THRILLED! THE SPRAY IS DESIGNED TO ABSORB QUICKLY INTO THE BEARD, MAKING IT SMELL  FRESH AND CLEAN. "WHAT HAPPENED AFTER (YOU) EAT? WHAT HAPPENED AFTER YOU'RE DOING SPORT? ESPECIALLY LIKE  YOU EAT SEAFOOD. YOU CAN GO TO CLEAN YOUR BEARD BUT STILL, IT'S GOING TO BE ALL SMELLY AND I  THOUGHT I NEED SOMETHING I'M GOING TO CARRY ALL THE TIME WITH ME BUT NOT TOO BIG, SO IT'S FOR  THE CARD, AND TO USE IT AFTER EATING TO AVOID ALL THESE BAD SMELLS," THE "BEARD DOCTOR" SAYS MOST OF HIS CUSTOMERS ARE WOMEN. WE'RE  GUESSING THEY'RE PICKING SOMETHING UP FOR A HUSBAND OR BOYFRIEND. A ONE-AND-A HALF OUNCE BOTTLE GOES FOR 67-DOLLARS. AND IT SMELLS OF  MINT AND EUCALYPTUS BY THE WAY, THE BIG TALK AT THE BEARD SHOW THIS YEAR - FASHION FOLKS SAY  BEARDS MIGHT BE ON THE WAY OUT. MANY YOUNG MEN ARE BACK TO THE CLEAN-SHAVEN LOOK.

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. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAM COMMERCIAL - AMERICA'S LONGEST-LASTING HEAVY DUTY  PICKUPS. 

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