AgDay Daily Recap - February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

HEADLINES

HARSH TONES FROM THE PRESIDENT ON UNFAIR TRADE. 'WE'RE LIKE THE STUPID PEOPLE. AND I DON'T LIKE TO HAVE THAT ANYMORE." PLUS, THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN ON INFRASTRUCTURE. COVERAGE FROM NATIONAL FARM MACHINERY SHOW. AND IN AGRIBUSINESS...DROUGHT DRIVEN WHEAT MARKETS. CONSUMER COSTS MAY GO UP BECAUSE OF SHIPPING SHORTAGES. AND AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE SPREADING THE NEWS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF MILK.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHEVY SILVERADO, THE MOST DEPENDABLE, LONGEST-LASTING FULL  SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD..

TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A "CARGO-LOAD" OF ANGST MAY PULL  INTO PORT AS PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPOSING A  "RECIPROCAL" TAX ON IMPORTS. THE PRESIDENT MEETING WITH LAWMAKERS ON TRADE THIS WEEK. HE'S  SEEKING ADVICE ON WHETHER TO IMPOSE TRADE SANCTIONS ON ALUMINUM AND  STEEL IMPORTS. THE ADMINISTRATION ARGUES THOSE IMPORTS POSE A THREAT TO NATIONAL  SECURITY. BUT SOME OPPONENTS WARN THAT COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA COULD  RETALIATE AND CREATE A TRADE WAR. PART OF THE  CONVERSATION REVOLVING AROUND TRUMP'S COMMENTS  MONDAY THAT HE WOULD SOON ANNOUNCE A "RECIPROCAL TAX" — A TAX ON  IMPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AT THE SAME RATES THOSE COUNTRIES  IMPOSE ON U.S. PRODUCTS.  "THE WORD RECIPROCAL IS A VERY IMPORTANT WORD. WE HAVE COUNTRIES THAT ARE TAKING  ADVANTAGE OF US. THEY'RE CHARGING US MASSIVE TARIFFS FOR US TO SELL OUR PRODUCTS INTO THOSE  COUNTRIES AND WHEN THEY SELL TO US - ZERO. WE CHARGE THEM ZERO. WE'RE LIKE THE STUPID  PEOPLE. AND I DON'T LIKE TO HAVE THAT ANYMORE. SO WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE THAT. AND WE'RE  GOING TO MAKE IT FAIR. AND THAT - I CALL THAT FAIR TRADE."WHILE THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUT A RECIPROCAL TAX DURING THE MEETING,  OTHER WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY NO FORMAL PLAN IS IN THE WORKS....AND  THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS MERELY REITERATING SENTIMENTS HE'S HAD FOR  SOME TIME. STILL, TRADE ANALYSTS SAY A RECIPROCAL TAX - ALSO KNOWN AS A "BORDER- ADJUSTED TAX' COULD PROVOKE CHALLENGES AT THE WORLD TRADE  ORGANIZATION IF THAT TAX EXCEEDS ACCEPTABLE MAXIMUM TARIFFS THAT FALL  UNDERE W-T-O OVERSIGHT.

EMISSIONS BILL
MEANWHILE THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO PUSH HIS OVERHAUL TO  INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE U-S. THE PRESIDENT HOLDING A BI-PARTISAN MEETING TO DISCUSS HOW TO  PROCEED. THE WHITE HOUSE REVEALED THE ONE-AND-A-HALF TRILLION DOLLAR PLAN  EARLIER THIS WEEK.  AS IT'S LAID OUT, FEDERAL MONEY WOULD ACCOUNT FOR  200-BILLION DOLLARS. THE BALANCE WOULD COME FROM LOCAL AND STATE TAX  DOLLARS AND PRIVATE INVESTMENTS TO IMPROVE HIGHWAYS, PORTS AND  MAJOR WATERWAYS. "  MORE POWER FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO CHOOSE PROJECTS.  WE WANT THEM TO  CHOOSE THE PROJECTS THEY WANT THE MOST IMPORTANT PROJECTS BECAUSE THEY KNOW BEST THE  NEEDS OF THEIR PEOPLE." REP. LINDA SANCHEZ: "THERE IS STRONG BIPARTISAN  SUPPORT TO REBUILD OUR NATION'S ROADS AND BRIDGES, BUT THE PROPOSAL THE PRESIDENT HAS PUT  FORTH FAILS TO PROVIDE ANY SUBSTANTIAL FUNDS NECESSARY TO ACTUALLY PAY FOR BUILDING PROJECTS.""RURAL COMMUNITIES HAVE NOT BEEN TREATED FAIRLY. SO WE'RE GOING TO SPEND $50 BILLION ON  RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND INTERNET ACCESS WHICH IS SO IMPORTANT." THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT'S CRITICAL TO EASE RESTRICTIONS ON THE PERMITTING  PROCESS WHICH OFTEN SLOWS PROJECTS. ALSO IN WASHINGOTN,  AG GROUPS ARE CELEBRATING A NEW BIPARTISAN BILL  THAT  EXEMPTS FARMS FROM AN EPA REGULATION RELATED TO HAZARDOUS  EMISSIONS.  THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED BY SENATORS DEB FISCHER AND JOE DONNELLY. FARM BUREAU SAYS IT SERVES AS "RELIEF TO FARMERS AND RANCHERS WHO  WILL SOON NEED TO FILE CONTINUOUS AIR EMISSIONS REPORTS UNDER  FEDERAL SUPERFUND AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE LAWS." 

IMMIGRATION BILL
MEANWHILE,  PRESIDENT TRUMP URGING THE SENATE TO PASS AN IMMIGRATION BILL  INTRODUCED THIS WEEK BY IOWA SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY.  HOWEVER, THE SENATOR'S BILL DOES NOT INCLUDE CHANGES TO THE H2A PROGRAM OR A PROVISION TO MOVE THE AG GUEST WORKER OVERSIGHT TO  USDA.  GRASSLEY HOPES THAT CONVERSATION WILL HAPPEN SOON.  "THAT WOULD DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF LEGAL IMMIGRATION. AND NOTHING IN THIS BILL DEALS WITH A  CHANGE OF LEGAL IMMIGRATION. SO CONSEQUENTLY THAT WILL COME ON THE SECOND ROUND OF  IMMIGRATION DEBATE THAT WE HAVE. HOPEFULLY WE CAN HAVE THAT SOON."GRASSLEY HOPES THE BILL CAN BE PASSED AND SIGNED BY THURSDAY NIGHT. 

ON THE ROAD AT THE NATIONAL FARM MACHINERY SHOW
THIS WEEK IN LOUISVILLE WE FIND THE NATIONAL FARM MACHINERY SHOW IS  UNDERWAY. TYNE MORGAN IS AT THE EVENT AND JOINS US NOW WITH MORE. THANKS. CLINTON WE'RE HERE FROM THE LARGEST INDOOR FARM SHOW THE NATIONAL FARM  MACHINERY SHOW HERE IN LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY. CATCHING UP WITH ALAN HOSKINS FROM AMERICAN  FARM MORTGAGE. ALAN. THE PAST FEW YEARS. WE KNOW COMMODITY PRICES HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED  AND REALLY THAT'S SHOWN UP IN THE MOODS HERE AT NATIONAL FARM MACHINERY SHOW. BUT TALKING  TO PEOPLE TODAY AND THIS WEEK HOW ARE MOODS. THIS YEAR PINE MOODS ARE STILL PRETTY POSITIVE.  THEY ARE MUCH MORE. ATTUNED TO WHAT THEY NEED TO BE FOCUSED ON THE DAY. AND I WOULD SAY  THAT HAS TRANSLATED. INTO THEM BEING. VERY REALISTIC ABOUT WHAT THEY NEED TO BE LOOKING AT THIS  YEAR. WELL SPEAKING OF BEING REALISTIC YOU KNOW WE'VE SEEN AN UPTICK. IN EQUIPMENT.  PURCHASES THE END OF 2017 HEADING INTO THE BEGINNING OF 2013. ARE YOU SEEING MORE OF  YOUR. CUSTOMERS UPGRADING EQUIPMENT WE'RE SEEING MORE PEOPLE LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES  THAT ARE OUT THERE AND THE THING THAT I REALLY LIKE THEY THEY'RE BEING VERY SELECTIVE ABOUT WHAT  CONSTITUTES A GOOD OPPORTUNITY. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THE MARKET HAS CHANGED AND THEY'RE  DOING A VERY GOOD JOB OF RESEARCHING BEFORE THEY MAKE A DECISION ABOUT WILL MAKING THOSE  DECISIONS. PLANNING FOR 2018. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OUR VIEWERS TO SET YOURSELF UP FOR  A STRONG FINANCIAL YEAR IN 2018 NO MATTER TO COME OUT OF YOUR RIGHTS. FIRST OF ALL GOING INTO THIS  YEAR KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THE BREAKEVENS ARE AND MAKE SURE THAT MARKETING PLAN IS TIED TO  WALKING IN THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXAMPLE WITH WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN BEANE'S LATELY THERE'S BEEN  A GOOD OPPORTUNITY WITH WHERE MOST PEOPLE ARE SO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE DOING THAT. AND  ALSO AGAIN KEEP HAVING THOSE DISCUSSIONS WITH LANDLORDS ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE  MARKET PLACE. MAKE SURE THERE ARE TWO. SO WHEN IT COMES TIME TO TALK ABOUT RENTAL  AGREEMENTS THAT WARD IS NOT SURPRISED BY WHAT'S GOING ON. ALL RIGHT ALLAN THANK YOU SO MUCH.  WE APPRECIATE IT. REPORTING FROM HERE AT NATIONAL FARM MACHINERY SHOW I'M TYNE MORGAN  AND STAY TUNED BECAUSE TOMORROW WE'LL HAVE MORE COVERAGE FROM THE SHOW.

CROP COMMENTS
DRY CONDITIONS LINGER IN THE PLAINS. WE'LL CHECK IN WITH MIKE HOFFMAN  FOR CROP COMMENTS.  GOOD MORNING,  CLINTON.  LANCE FEIKERT SENDING US A PICTURE OF THE FIRST CALF OF THE YEAR! HE  SAYS CONDITIONS ARE VERY DRY IN BUCKLIN, KANSAS. IT'S BEEN CLOSE TO 130  DAYS WITHOUT A MEASURABLE RAINFALL.  A DIFFERENT CHANGE OF PACE OVER IN ONTARIO, CANADA.  KEVIN VANDER SPEK SENDING US A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THE SNOWY LANDSCAPE.  WHILE IT LOOKS COLD, THE AREA MAY HIT THE LOW 40S LATER TODAY.  AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND SPEED FORECAST GOING TO BE A FAIRLY WINDY DAY FROM THE GREAT  LAKES BACK THROUGH THE NORTHERN PLAINS EVEN INTO THE SOUTH CENTRAL PLAINS TENNESSEE VALLEY  YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY THEN THAT'S A BLAST OF WIND COMING INTO THE AREAS  FROM MINNESOTA TOWARDS NEBRASKA AND THEN TOMORROW EVERYTHING KIND OF SPREADS TO THE  SOUTH TO START TODAY FROM TEXAS INTO THE EASTERN LAKES AND THEN WE GET ANOTHER SYSTEM  COMING INTO THE NORTHWEST. SO KIND OF WINDY IN A LOT OF PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. WE'LL CHECK YOUR  FORECAST COMING UP BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN. TEMPS.  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. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL TALK ABOUT DROUGHT AND DRYNESS IN THE  SOUTHERN PLAINS AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR WHEAT MARKETS. AND IF YOU'RE CAUGHT-UP IN THE OLYMPICS, FIND OUT WHY ONE ATHLETE SAYS  IT'S IMPORTANT TO DRINK YOUR MILK.

FLOOR OF THE CME
SOYBEANS TRADING IN THE GREEN ONCE AGAIN DURING THE DAY BUT HOW DID  THINGS CLOSE? FOR THAT WE GO TO THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. TODAY IN SOYBEANS THE MARKET REALLY FIRMED UP THERE'S STILL WEATHER WORRIES IN ARGENTINA AND  THEY REMAIN A FACTOR. IT SEEMS LIKE THE FUTURES ARE SOLIDLY ABOVE THE TEN DOLLAR MARK AND  THEY'VE REALLY BECOME THE SUPPORT INSTEAD OF THE RESISTANCE AND THE RESISTANCE. AND WITH THAT  U.S. DOLLAR INDEX COMING OFF DRAMATICALLY TODAY. THAT IS YOU KNOW COOPERATING TO HELP THIS  MARKET REALLY MARCH HIGHER OF COURSE. TODAY WAS STEADY BUT A LITTLE BIT FIRM THAT DRYNESS IN  SOUTH AMERICA IS STILL AFFECTING THE CORN MARKET AS WELL. IT'S AND WE'RE IN A CRITICAL STAGE OF  DEVELOPMENT AND WHO KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT THOSE YIELDS ARE GOING TO BE IN SOUTH AMERICA  THAT WILL IF THERE'S ANY DIFFICULTY THERE THAT'S DEFINITELY GOING TO HELP THE U.S. MARKETS. THE U.S. DOLLAR INDEX DOWN FIRMLY AS THEY ARE TODAY DEFINITELY IS GOING TO MAKE US COMPETITIVE AROUND  THE WORLD AND WE EXPECT THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT TO KEEP ANY OF THE GRAIN  MARKETS DOWN. THAT'S ALL FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO AND VIRGINIA  MCGATHEY 

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK WE HAVE JOE VACLAVIK STANDARD GRAIN JOE LET'S TALK ABOUT THE  WHEAT MARKETS YOU'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT A QUITE A BIT FROM THE CME. WE'VE BEEN WATCHING  WHAT'S GOING ON. YOU KNOW THE BIGGEST DROUGHT FOOTPRINT IN FOUR YEARS ACCORDING TO THE LATEST  DROUGHT MONITOR. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE WHEAT MARKETS AND HOW DO WE STAY IN THE  GAME HERE. WELL TO PUT IT SIMPLY THIS IS A CROP SCARE. AND IN GENERAL CROP SCARE RALLIES  PRESENT THE FARMER WITH SOME OF THE BEST MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY'LL SEE THROUGHOUT  A CALENDAR YEAR. IT'S TRICKY WITH WHEAT BECAUSE NOBODY KNOWS WHAT TYPE OF CROP THEY ARE  GOING TO HAVE. THE BEST WAY TO MARKET THIS OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS RALLY. YOU CAN SELL CASH CONTRACTS OR FUTURES AGAINST YOUR GUARANTEED BUSHELS AND DO IT IN SOME OF THOSE DEFERRED  CONTRACTS MAKE THAT CARRY WORK FOR YOU. OKAY. AND THE SECOND THING WOULD BE ANYTHING THAT'S  NOT GUARANTEED THAT YOU THINK YOU STILL MIGHT HAVE PUT SOME OPTIONS STRATEGY IN THE PLACE  WHERE YOU CAN SET UP FOR WITHOUT COMMITTING CASH BUSHELS. YOU KNOW I MADE IT SOUND EASY  YOU KNOW SELL CROPS REALLY. IT'S NOT EASY. RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO TIME IT RIGHT. YOU'RE NEVER  GOING TO GET THE PRICE RIGHT. BUT IN GENERAL THESE THESE TYPE OF WEATHER OPPORTUNITIES WE SAW  IN THE IN THE ROW CROP MARKETS LAST SUMMER THESE ARE SOME OF YOUR BEST CHANCES TO DO SOME  MARKETING. GENERALLY SPEAKING I'M SURE MENTALLY IT'S TOUGH BECAUSE YOU'RE SITTING THERE  LOOKING AT A FIELD IT'S DRY YOU'RE NOT EXACTLY SURE WHETHER YOU'RE GOING TO GET ENOUGH RAIN TO  MAKE A CROP. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY YOU KNOW HOW BIG OF A CROP YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE.  RIGHT. SO THAT'S IT'S PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT HARDER TO FORCE YOURSELF INTO MAKING SOME OF THESE  DECISIONS UNBELIEVABLY DIFFICULT. YEAH AND YOU'VE GOT TO TALK TO YOUR. PERSON WHO HANDLES  YOUR CROP INSURANCE AND MAKE SURE IT'S SAFE TO SELL YOU KNOW X AMOUNT OF BUSHELS AND THEN  BEYOND THAT YOU'VE GOT TO START LOOKING AT OPTIONS OR SOME SORT OF INSTRUMENT THAT CAN AGAIN  SET YOUR PRICE WITHOUT COMMITTING TO CASH BUSHEL. SO IT'S IT'S DIFFICULT TO DO IT'S VERY VERY  DIFFICULT IT'S MUCH EASIER SAID THAN DONE BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A MARKETING OPPORTUNITY  CERTAINLY AS YOU LOOK GLOBALLY. YOU KNOW WE'VE GOTTEN SOME SOME LOOK AT SOME OF THE GLOBAL  CROPS OUT THERE. WHAT DOES THE PICTURE LOOK LIKE. IT'S BEARISH AND WE CAN'T EXPORT WHEAT TO  BEGIN WITH AND WHEN WE PRICES RALLY LIKE THIS YOU'RE GONNA EXPORT EVEN LESS SO IN WE RUN INTO  A MAJOR CROP FAILURE WHICH IS ON THE TABLE BUT NOT A GUARANTEE. THE FUNDAMENTAL PICTURE  ACCORDING USDA LAST WEEK AT LEAST WAS STILL PRETTY BEARISH. SO WE'VE GOT A SHARP RALLY IN  WHAT'S REALLY STILL KIND OF A BEARISH FUNDAMENTAL SUPPLY AND DEMAND MARKET. SO THAT'S THAT'S  WHY I THINK AND CONFIRMS MY BELIEF EVEN MORE I THINK THAT THIS COULD BE SOME KIND OF MARKING  OPPORTUNITY RIGHT TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY. ALL RIGHT. APPRECIATE IT. THANKS. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE  AGDAY IN JUST MINUTE.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAM COMMERCIAL - AMERICA'S LONGEST-LASTING HEAVY DUTY  PICKUPS.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN HERE LOOKING AT THE WEATHER  MAP AND BOY LOOK AT THAT. IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN DOWN IN THE SOUTHWEST AND YOU THINK THERE COULD  BE MORE BEHIND THERE IS ANOTHER SYSTEM GOING TO RIDE RIGHT UP ALONG THAT FRONT. SO THAT IS AT  LEAST SOME GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE VERY DRY AREAS IN THE SOUTHWEST. AND WE ALSO HAVE A COUPLE  OF OTHER SYSTEMS FARTHER NORTH FROM KANSAS NEBRASKA ON UP INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES  AND THIS ONE'S GOING TO REALLY MOISTEN UP THIS FRONT AS WE HEAD THROUGH TIME LOTS OF GOLF  MOISTURE COMING OUT AHEAD OF IT. SO LOOKS LIKE RAIN JUST BREAKS OUT ACROSS ILLINOIS INDIANA AND  OHIO AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY. SNOW IN THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES  SOME UPSLOPE SNOW IN WYOMING AND COLORADO. NEXT SYSTEM STILL OFFSHORE SO WE KIND OF SEE  THINGS WANING A LITTLE BIT IN THE SOUTHWEST FOR A DAY OR TWO. THIS PROBABLY SHOULD BE SHOWN AS  A STATIONARY FRONT BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO MEANDER A LITTLE BIT. BUT WE HAVE THE WHOLE THING KIND  OF SHOWN AS A COLD FRONT FOR NOW. HIGH PRESSURE BY TOMORROW MORNING FROM THE NORTHERN  PLAINS INTO THE WEST. KEEPING THINGS DRY. BUT ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM COMING INTO THE PACIFIC  NORTHWEST WITH RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOWS. YOU CAN SEE KIND OF A MESSY SYSTEM IN THE  NORTHEAST AS WE HEAD INTO TOMORROW MORNING. THAT CONTINUES TO SHIFT OFFSHORE WITH LINGERING  SNOW SHOWERS IN EASTERN LAKES AND IN THE NEXT SYSTEM COMING INTO THE SOUTHWEST SO LOOK AT  THAT A LARGE AREA SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO MOVING INTO WEST  TEXAS GETTING SOME MOISTURE THERE CHECKING OUT PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24  HOURS A LOT OF IT HAS BEEN FROM NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI ON UP INTO PENNSYLVANIA. ANOTHER LITTLE  AREA THROUGHOUT THE ROCKIES ESPECIALLY THE EASTERN PORTIONS ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS ARE  GOING TO HAVE SOME MORE OF THOSE SAME PLACES IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY OHIO VALLEY AND  SCATTERED INTO THE NORTHEAST AND BOY THOSE ARE SOME DECENT AMOUNTS IN PLACES IN THE  SOUTHWEST. I'M SURE IF YOU ARE LIVE IN ONE OF THOSE AREAS IT GETS MISSED YOU'RE GOING TO BE  VERY DISAPPOINTED BY THE SITUATION. BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME MORE CHANCES COMING AS WE  HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO. SNOWFALL ESTIMATES MAINLY OUT WEST AND THE FAR NORTHERN  PORTIONS OF THE PLAINS WHICH YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH TIME THAT COLDER AIR PUSHES AND  WE SEE A LITTLE BIT MORE SNOW COMING INTO THE NORTHEAST RATHER NORTHERN GREAT LAKES BUT  MOST OF IT REMAINS IN THE ROCKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY 60S AND 70S FROM ST. LOUIS  SOUTHWARD SINGLE DIGITS. BY THE TIME WE GET INTO NORTH DAKOTA LOWS TOMORROW MORNING DOWN  TOWARDS ZERO EVEN A FEW PLACES BELOW ZERO IN THE FAR NORTHERN PLAINS 60 ZONE MID-ATLANTIC TOWARD THE GULF COAST AND THEN TOMORROW AFTERNOON THAT COLD AIR OPPRESSIVE EVEN FARTHER.  LOOK AT THAT DIFFERENCE. LANTA 70 MEMPHIS 43. LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HERE'S THE JET STREAM  AND YOU CAN SEE HOW WE CONTINUE TO TRY TO GET THESE LOWS GOING INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN PART  OF THE COUNTRY. THAT MEANS MORE GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE DROUGHT AREAS AND IT STAYS WARM IN  THE SOUTHEAST. THAT'S LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS.  FIRST OF ALL CASPER WYOMING. MUCH COLDER TIMES OF SNOW HIGH OF TWENTY FOUR DEGREES. ST.  LOUIS MISSOURI CLOUDY AND WARM WITH SHOWERS HIGH AROUND 70. AND FINALLY PITTSBURGH P.A.  TURNING WARM WITH RAIN ARRIVING IN THE AFTERNOON HIGH OF 62. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WHY MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS MAY BE GETTING MORE  EXPENSIVE AT THE GROCERY STORE. AND SEE WHY WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES RELY ON MILK TO FUEL THEIR BODIES. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RESICORE CORN HERBICIDE.  A UNIQUELY POWERFUL FORMULATION.   EXTRAORDINARY POWER OVER WEEDS.

DROVERS TV
IN A CONFERENCE CALL WITH REPORTERS, TYSON FOODS SAYS RISING FREIGHT  COSTS ARE AFFECTING ALL OF ITS BUSINESSES AND EVENTUALLY WILL BE FELT  BY THE CONSUMER IN THE FORM OF HIGHER PRICES FOR ITS PRODUCTS. TYSON CEO TOM HAYES SAID THE COMPANY ESTIMATES THAT THE TIGHT  TRUCKING MARKET WILL ADD MORE THAN $200 MILLION TO ITS COSTS THIS YEAR. "ACROSS ALL SEGMENTS FREIGHT COSTS HAVE ESCALATED AS TRUCKING CAPACITY HAS TIGHTENED  NATIONWIDE, HE SAID. TYSON EXPECTS THESE COSTS TO CONTINUE TO RISE AS CARRIERS COMPETE FOR  DRIVERS AND NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS COME INTO PLAY.HENDERSON SAYS TYSON BELIEVES THE MARKET IS DRIVING WAGES HIGHER  AND PUSHING UP LABOR COSTS. THEY PLAN TO ADJUST THEIR MEAT PRICES TO ADDRESS THIS FREIGHT  ISSUE...AND ULTIMATELY, THE CONSUMER WILL PAY MORE FOR PRODUCTS. ALSO IN REGIONAL NEWS, BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS HAS BEEN DETECTED IN A  WESTERN MICHIGAN CATTLE HERD. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT SAYS TWO  CATTLE THAT TESTED POSITIVE AT A PROCESSING FACILITY WERE TRACED TO A  FARM IN OTTAWA COUNTY, WEST OF GRAND RAPIDS. A THREE-MILE SURVEILLANCE AREA HAS NOW BEEN ESTABLISHED AND ALL  CATTLE IN THE AREA MUST UNDERGO TESTING WITHIN SIX MONTHS. OFFICIALS SAY THE INFECTED ANIMALS ORIGINATED WITH A HERD IN INDIANA,  THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR BOVINE TB IN 2016. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, A PARASITIC WORM COMMON IN CATTLE HAS BEEN  FOUND IN PEOPLE. SCIENTISTS SAY WORMS REMOVED FROM AN OREGON WOMAN'S EYE WERE  CAUSED BY FLIES THAT FEED ON TEARS.  ACCORDING TO A NEW MEDICAL REPORT IT'S THE FIRST KNOWN HUMAN CASE OF  THE PARASITIC INFECTION TYPICALLY FOUND IN CATTLE. FOURTEEN TINY WORMS WERE REMOVED FROM THE LEFT EYE OF THE 26-YEAR- OLD WOMAN IN AUGUST 2016. THEY ARE SPREAD BY A TYPE OF FLY KNOWN AS "FACE FLIES."  THE FLIES FEED ON THE TEARS THAT LUBRICATE THE EYEBALL. "IT WAS IN THE RIGHT CORNER OF MY LEFT EYE, I COULD FEEL IT. AND THEN I COULD FEEL IT SQUIGGLE  ACROSS MY EYE." "IT'S THIS DULL KIND OF PAIN THAT WAS IN THERE, AND I WAS, LIKE, I'M SO FRUSTRATED, I'M GOING TO GET  THIS THING OUT. AND SO I JUST, I YANKED IT OUT AND IT WAS A WORM."> SHE HAD BEEN PETTING A HORSE IN GOLD BEACH, OREGON...AN AREA WITH  QUITE A BIT OF LIVESTOCK. THE WORMS WERE TRANSLUCENT AND EACH LESS THAN HALF AN INCH LONG.  EYE WORMS ARE SEEN IN SEVERAL KINDS OF ANIMALS, INCLUDING CATS AND  DOGS. 

TEASE
STILL TO COME - FIND OUT HOW MILK IS HELPING TO POWER OLYMPIC  ATHLETES...WHEN AGDAY CONTINUES.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE.  VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY. MANY OF US ARE CAUGHT-UP IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS NOW UNDERWAY IN  SOUTH KOREA. THEY ARE HIGHLY TRAINED ATHLETES WHERE NUTRITION IS A VITAL COMPONENT. EMILY INFELD UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF DIET IN A RIGOROUS  WORKOUT.  SHE RAN THE 10-THOUSAND METER RACE IN THE RIO OLYMPIC  GAMES IN 2016. INFELD INCLUDES MILK AT HER TRAINING TABLE. SHE NOW SPEAKS FOR THE  AMERICAN DAIRY ASSOCIATION MIDEAST ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF MILK IN HIGH- CALIBRE ATHLETES. "I WAS SOMEONE WHO ALWAYS CONSTANTLY KEPT MYSELF HYDRATED BUT I LOVED MILK, SO IT WAS  ALSO AN EASY WAY TO STAY HYDRATED WITH THAT AS WELL. AND GET SOME EXTRA NUTRIENTS. "INFELD IS SHARING SOME OF HER TRAINING TIPS WITH OHIO FARM KID KELSEY  BROERING. KELSEY RUNS TRACK IN HIGH SCHOOL. SHE GREW-UP ON HER FAMILY'S DAIRY FARM IN WESTERN OHIO. DOING CHORES ON THE FARM HELPED PREPARE HER FOR RIGORS ON THE  TRACK. "BEING A RUNNER YOU KNOW IT'S GONNA BE TOUGH. AND YOUR JUST GOTTA GO THROUGH IT. AND KNOWING THAT OLYMPIC RUNNS HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT TOO, JUST MAKES YOU WANNA THINK YOU'RE  GONNA BE THAT ONE DAY. AND JUST PUSH THROUGH IT."> INFELD SAYS CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D ARE ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR WOMAN  BECAUSE THEY PROMOTE BONE HEALTH. AND IT CAN HELP PREVENT INJURIES  LIKE STRESS FRACTURES THAT RUNNERS OFTEN FACE DURING GRUELING TRAINING SESSIONS.

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

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