AgDay Daily Recap - January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 24, 2018

HEADLINES

WORLD LEADERS GATHER TO DISCUSS THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND TRADE. PLUS, MEET A TOP PRODUCER FINALIST FROM NORTH CAROLINA. IN AGRIBUSINESS..MAKING MONEY IN 2018. AND THE GROCERY STORE OF THE FUTURE MAY NOT NEED A CHECKOUT LINE.    AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

DAVOS WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. GLOBAL TRADE TAKES CENTER STAGE  THIS WEEK AS CHIEF EXECUTIVES GATHER IN DAVOS, SWITZERLAND FOR THE  WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM. AT THE SAME TIME, NEGOTIATORS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN MONTREAL OVER THE  NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. AND THE ELEVEN REMAINING NATIONS IN THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP  FORGE A NEW DEAL. WE BEGIN IN DAVOS WHERE LEADERS FROM 60 NATIONS AND EVEN MORE  ECONOMISTS GATHER FOR AN OUTLOOK OF THE WORLD ECONOMY. INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI <NARR-IHN-DUR  MOE-DEE> GAVE THE  KEYNOTE OPENING ADDRESS. 

SOLAR TARIFFS
WHILE NOT DIRECTLY MENTIONING PRESIDENT TRUMP, MODI ISSUED A WARNING  AGAINST PROTECTIONISM AND TRADE POLICIES BEING INSTITUTED BY THE U-S. MODI DELIVERED THE WARNING JUST HOURS AFTER THE TRUMP  ADMINISTRATION APPROVED TARIFFS ON IMPORTED SOLAR-ENERGY PANELS  FROM CHINA IN A BID TO HELP U-S MANUFACTURERS. MOST IMPORTED SOLAR MODULES WILL FACE AN IMMEDIATE TARIFF OF 30  PERCENT, WITH THE RATE DECLINING BEFORE PHASING OUT AFTER FOUR YEARS.  CHINA ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF JEOPARDIZING THE MULTILATERAL TRADING  SYSTEM BY TAKING ACTION ON COMPLAINTS UNDER U.S. LAW INSTEAD OF  THROUGH THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION. AS THE A-P'S PETER BANDA REPORTS THE U-S SOLAR INDUSTRY IS SPLIT OVER  THE TRADE BARRIERS. THE NUMBER OF JOBS IN THE SOLAR INDUSTRY HAS BOOMED SINCE 2010. FALLING PRICES OF PANELS THANKS IN PART TO CHEAP IMPORTS FROM CHINA  HAS MADE SOLAR POWER MORE COMPETITIVE WITH ELECTRICITY GENERATED  FROM COAL AND NATURAL GAS. INSTALLATION COMPANIES SUCH AS NAMASTE SOLAR IN BOULDER, COLORADO,  ARE FEARFUL THAT PROPOSED TARIFFS ON PANELS FROM CHINA… COULD HURT THEIR INDUSTRY BECAUSE IT WOULD DRIVE UP THE COST OF NEW  SYSTEMS. BLAKE JONES, CO-FOUNDER OF NAMASTE SOLAR: "IF THOSE SOLAR TARIFFS ARE HIGH ENOUGH WE COULD SEE THE LOSS OF 10S OF THOUSANDS OF  DOWNSTREAM SOLAR JOBS IN THE NAME OF PROTECTING A FEW HUNDRED JOBS.'' A GREEN-TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH FIRM ESTIMATES THAT TARIFFS COULD COST  UP TO 88,000 U.S. JOBS. "PEOPLE ON ROOFTOPS INSTALLING THESE SOLAR PANELS. PEOPLE SELLING AND DESIGNING THE THE SOLAR  SYSTEMS." BUT WHILE BUSINESS HAS BEEN GOOD ON THE INSTALLATION SIDE... US SOLAR MANUFACTURERS SEE IT DIFFERENTLY. SUNIVA INC., A SUBSIDIARY OF A CHINESE COMPANY — AND SOLARWORLD  AMERICAS — A SUBSIDIARY OF A GERMAN COMPANY — SAY CHEAP IMPORTS  HAVE HURT BUSINESS – SUNIVA DECLARED BANKRUPTCY LAST YEAR. BOTH FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE US INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION  WHICH RECOMMENDED TARIFFS OF UP TO 35 PERCENT. TIM BRIGHTBILL, ATTORNEY, SOLARWORLD AMERICAS: "WE'VE SEEN BEFORE WHEN TARIFFS WERE FIRST IMPOSED ON CHINA THERE WERE DIRE PREDICTIONS THAT  50,000 JOBS WOULD BE LOST IN THE UNITED STATES. INSTEAD, THE OPPOSITE OCCURRED. SOLAR  TECHNOLOGY CONTINUED TO DEVELOP, SOLAR INSTALLATIONS KEPT GROWING, DEMAND KEPT GROWING AND  SOLAR JOBS KEPT INCREASING AS WELL.  PETER BANDA, ASSOCIATED PRESS, BOULDER, COLORADO 

TPP, NAFTA TRADE AGREEMENTS
ALSO AT DAVOS CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS CANADA AND  10 OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP HAVE AGREED TO A  REVISED TRADE AGREEMENT, NOW KNOWN AS T-P-P-ELEVEN. THE DEAL COMES EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP WITHDREW HIS  COUNTRY FROM THE AGREEMENT. THE AGREEMENT FOLLOWS TWO DAYS OF HIGH-LEVEL TALKS IN TOKYO. THE  PARTNERS HOPE TO SIGN THE PACT BY MARCH. TRUDEAU TOLD A CROWD AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM THAT THE TRADE  DEAL MEETS CANADA'S OBJECTIVES OF CREATING AND SUSTAINING GROWTH,  PROSPERITY AND WELL-PAYING MIDDLE-CLASS JOBS. THE T-P-P AGREEMENT COMES AMID WORRIES THAT TRUMP WILL PULL THE U-S  OUT OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE DEAL.  THE NAFTA TALKS - NOW UNDERWAY IN MONTREAL - ARE SCHEDULED TO LAST  UNTIL MONDAY WHEN THE TOP TRADE OFFICIALS FROM THE THREE COUNTRIES  ARE SCHEDULED TO MEET. BLOOMBERG NEWS REPORTS THAT THE U-S AND CANADA AGREE ON 40-PERCENT  OF THE TOPICS BEING NEGOTIATED. MEXICO SAYS NEGOTIATORS ARE CLOSE ON  30-PERCENT.

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US NOW WITH A LOOK AT THE WINTER STORM THAT MOVED  THROUGH THE MIDWEST IN TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS.  MIKE.  GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.  HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS PUSHED ACROSS THE MIDWEST THIS WEEK,  PROMPTING HIGHWAY CLOSINGS IN KANSAS AND SOUTH DAKOTA, SCHOOL  CANCELLATIONS IN MINNESOTA AND GROUNDING FLIGHTS. IN MINNESOTA, GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON CALLED OUT THE NATIONAL GUARD TO  HELP STRANDED MOTORISTS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAID UP TO 17 INCHES OF SNOW FELL NEAR  OWATONNA.  AND JESSIE ALT OVER IN MADRID, IOWA SAYS HER AREA OF CENTRAL IOWA IS  EXPERIENCING TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 20S, WITH CLOUDS AND WIND. BUT  IT'S SURE HARD TO BEAT A PICTURE LIKE THIS! AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND SPEED FORECASTS ARE GOING TO BE KIND OF WINDY IN THE NORTHEAST  AS WE START TODAY TODAY AS WELL AS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF  THE COUNTRY. THE WINDS INCREASE OUT WEST DECREASE IN THE NORTHEASTERN AS WE HEAD INTO THE  DAY TOMORROW. THE WINDS REALLY DECREASED ALONG THE EAST COAST AND WE'LL BEGIN TO SEE A  LITTLE BIT OF A BREEZE INTO THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY. BUT THE MAJORITY IS STILL GOING TO BE FROM  OKLAHOMA AND KANSAS BACK THROUGH THE WESTERN STATES. WE'LL HAVE YOUR FORECAST COMING  UP. FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR FINALIST
TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR KICKS OFF IN CHICAGO LATER TODAY. AND TONIGHT OUR CORPORATE COUSINS WILL BE AWARDING THE TOP  PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. THEY'VE CHOSEN THREE FINALISTS FOR THE HONOR. TODAY WE INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SECOND OF THOSE THREE. FRANK HOWEY FROM MONROE NORTH CAROLINA. HUNGRY COWS MAKE THEIR WAY TO FRANK HOWEY'S TRUCK... A DAILY TASK FOR THIS NORTH CAROLINA FARMER WHO IS ANYTHING BUT  ROUTINE.  "ONE OF MY NICKNAMES FROM SOME OF MY COMPETITORS IS THAT I'M 'ALL -IN" (LAUGHS). I'M ALWAYS  LOOKING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER AND GROW THE OPERATION,"THAT MAY BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.  THE MONROE FARMER IS THE DEFINITION OF SELF-MADE, GROWING HIS  OPERATION FROM THE GROUND UP ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND BUSINESS  PARTER, ALISON.  "HEAR IN BACKGROUND: "NOW SHE DIDN'T GROW UP ON A FARM?"  FRANK: "I'VE TAUGHT HER WELL." LAUGHS ALISON: "HE TRAINED ME." LAUGHS" BOTH EVENTUALLY CREATING FRANK HOWEY FAMILY FARMS.... 30 THOUSAND ACRES OF WHEAT, SOYBEANS, CORN, CATTLE, TIMBER AND SOLAR.  MOST OF IT OWNED OUTRIGHT.  ALISON:"WHEN WE FIRST GOT MARRIED, HE SAID, 'HONEY, THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO TAKE THIS  OPERATION.' I SAID, 'OK. IF IT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU, IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME AND I GOT ON BOARD." FRANK'S VISION REALLY TOOK OFF AT 16 YEARS OLD WHEN HE LEASED 10 ACRES OF LAND.  AT 18, HE PURCHASED HIS FIRST FARM...THIS FARM.  "OF COURSE I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH CASH. I GAVE THEM THE CASH I HAD SAVED UP FROM FARMING AND  THE OWNER FINANCED IT,"HE'S GROWN ACRE-WISE EVERY YEAR SINCE.... IN AREAS OF NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND FLORIDA. DURING GOOD TIMES AND BAD. "I KIND OF SEE BAD TIMES AS OPPORTUNTIIES TO BE CREATIVE AND CONTINUE TO GROW BUT GROW  SMART. DON'T JUST BE GROWING TO BE GROWING. IT HAS TO MAKE SENSE."AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. "I'VE BOUGHT FARMS OTHER PEOPLE DIDN'T WANT BECAUSE IT LOOKED ROUGH. BUT I'VE TURNED A SOG'S EAR INTO A SILK PURSE A FEW TIMES."AS HE'S GROWN, FRANK HAS ADDED NEW FACILITIES.  "WE HAVE A HIGH CAPACITY DRYER THAT TAKES OUT AND DRIES 50 THOUSAND TO 60 THOUSAND  BUSHELS, TAKES OUT 10 POINTS OF MOISTURE IN 24 HOURS,"WITH A PRETTY IMPRESSIVE DRYER... "IT'S THE LARGEST ONE I KNOW OF IN THE SOUTHEAST." YET, RURAL ENTREPRENEUR IS FACING URBAN SPRAWL.. CHARLOTTE IS CLOSE AND GETTING CLOSER. "UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COUNTIES IN THE NATION" AS THE CITY MOVES TO THE COUNTRY FARMS ARE IN THE PATH OF PROGRESS. THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO SELL AND BUILD BACK ACREAGE - USING A 10-31  EXCHANGE.  "AND THEN WE TOOK THAT MONEY AND BOUGHT FIVE ACRES FOR EVERY ONE ACRE WE SOLD."> <IN  SOME CASES 10 FOR ONE. IF I HADN'T BEEN CREATIVE AND EXPANDED, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN  SURROUNDED BY HOUSES AND IT WOULDN'T BE A VIABLE FARMING OPERATION." AT THE SAME TIME, THE FAMILY PUT CONSERVATION EASEMENT ON LAND TOO.  " WE TURNED SOMETHING SOME PEOPLE SAY IS A CURSE INTO A BLESSING THROUGH CONSERVATION  EASEMENT AND 10-31S. TO GROW THE OPERATION FURTHER AWAY FROM THE URBANIZATION GOING ON  HERE."AS A WAY TO TO PRESERVE FARMLAND NOW AND FOR THE FUTURE. "THAT'S ANOTHER WAY WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GROW THE OPERATION, BY PROTECTING LAND FOREVER. THIS  ISN'T FOR 100 YEARS BUT FOREVER."BECAUSE THE FARMER WHOSE GROWTH IS ANYTHING BUT STANDARD STILL WANTS TO BE A CONVENTIONAL FARMER SO THE NEXT GENERATION AND THE GENERATION AFTER WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO FEED SUCCESS IN THEIR OWN FUTURES.

TEASE
TOMORROW YOU'LL MEET THE THIRD AND FINAL CANDIDATE...AND AFTER... WE'LL  SHARE WHO TOOK HOME THE AWARD. WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL LOOK AT WHO'S MAKING MONEY IN AGRICULTURE  RIGHT NOW AND WHAT THE OPPORTUNITIES LOOK LIKE FOR 2018. AND LATER, PICK UP AND WALK OUT. AMAZON WANTS TO CHANGE THE WAY WE  SHOP FOR THINGS LIKE GROCERY'S. DETAILS ON IN THE COUNTRY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOP THIRD AG MARKETING.  FARMER-FIRST, WITH A PLAN FOR EVERY  MARKET.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS ANOTHER MIXED DAY FOR COMMODITY MARKETS. LETS GET DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME. THE SOYBEAN MARKET TRADED BOTH SIDES OF UNCHANGED HERE ON TUESDAY BUT HAS BEEN  GENERALLY STRONG HERE SINCE THE JANUARY 12TH USDA REPORT. SINCE BOTTOMING OUT REPORT DAY  THIS BEAN MARKETS RALLIED A GOOD 40 CENTS. THERE ARE A FEW REASONS FOR THE RALLY I THINK. ONE  OF THEM IS WHETHER THERE ARE SOME WEATHER CONCERNS IN ARGENTINA. IT'S BEEN VERY DRY IN THE  CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY AND SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THE CROP ESTIMATES  WILL CONTINUE TO FALL. AND WE'VE SEEN A LITTLE BIT OF THAT HERE RECENTLY. AND I BELIEVE THAT WE  MAY SEE SOME MORE OF THAT HERE OVER THE COMING WEEKS. THE LIVE CATTLE MARKET TRADE BOTH  SIDES OF UNCHANGED BUT WAS GENERALLY A LITTLE BIT FIRMER HERE ON TUESDAY. WE HAD A NICE  STRONG START TO THE WEEK ON MONDAY ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON AFTER THE FUTURES MARKETS CLOSED.  WE SAW A CASH CATTLE TRADE THAT CAME IN QUITE A BIT BETTER THAN EXPECTED. SO IMMEDIATELY ON  MONDAY MORNING WE STRONG WE SAW A STRONGER TRADE AND THAT TRANSLATED INTO A LITTLE BIT OF FALL  THROUGH BUYING HERE ON TUESDAY. BUT AGAIN WE DID TRADE BOTH SIDES OF UNCHANGED. I THINK  THAT WEATHER IS AN ISSUE WE'VE HAD SOME SEVERE WINTER WEATHER ACROSS A LOT OF THE WESTERN  PART OF THE COUNTRY AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT COULD POTENTIALLY STOP OR ELIMINATE SOME CATTLE  FROM THE MARKET THIS WEEK. SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT COULD FIRM THE CASH MARKET SHORT TERM  BUT LONG TERM PROBABLY DOESN'T CHANGE A WHOLE LOT. AGAIN JOE VACLAVIK FROM THE CME GROUP  HERE IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS TODAY WE HAVE DOUG WHIRLING BOWER TRADING DOUG AS WE START TO LOOK AT THE OVERALL AG ECONOMY. A LOT OF IT IS DIVIDED OUT BY SECTOR LIVESTOCK'S SEEMS TO BE  HOLDING PRETTY WELL. GRAINS HAVE HAD A TOUGH COUPLE OF YEARS. WHAT IS 2018 MEAN FOR I GUESS  THE SECTOR AS A WHOLE AND CAN WE MAKE ANY MONEY. WELL WE'RE TALKING ABOUT LIVESTOCK  PACIFICALLY AND CATTLE FEED CATTLE FAT CATTLE. OBVIOUSLY WISENER FEED DEMAND INCREASE SURE  THAT CROP REPORT SHOWED US WERE FEEDING US WE WERE FEEDING MORE CORN AND THAT'S A NO  BRAINER IT'S CHEAPER. OK THAT'S A BETTER TOOL TO MAKE THEM LARGER. NOW. WHAT WE'VE SEEN IS  WE'VE SEEN EXPANSION OVER THE PAST YEAR SPECIALLY IN THE CATTLE MARKET BUT IT'S BEEN  WARRANTED BECAUSE WE OPENED UP AN EXPORT MARKET TO CHINA THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD IN A VERY  LONG TIME AND WE REESTABLISHED COMMUNICATION WITH JAPAN. AND SO WE HAVE SEEN THE  OVERALL EXPANSION SUPPLY HERE IN THE U.S. BE SUPPORTIVE AND HELP SUPPORT PRICES BECAUSE OF  THE GLOBAL GROWTH SITUATION. AND ONCE YOU GET A TASTE FOR THAT YOU HAVE MORE MONEY YOU'RE  NOT GOING TO GO BACK ON IT. SO THAT'S THE ONE BRIGHT THAT'S A BROAD PAINTBRUSH OF COURSE TO  UNDERSTAND IT'S NOT THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS BUT THAT'S WHY SELL OFFS ARE SUPPORTED. AND YOU  HAVE OVERALL DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL INTEREST IN THAT. YEAH INTERESTING. SO AS WE LOOK AT GRAIN'S  ON THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT I GUESS THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IS CAN WE GET ENOUGH DEMAND EITHER  FROM LIVESTOCK OR ELSEWHERE TO HELP SUPPORT PRICES AND HAVE THEM GO UP. IT'S THERE IT JUST  TAKES A LOT LONGER AND EVERYBODY WANTS SO IF YOU HAVE NO PROBLEMS THIS YEAR IN THE U.S. OR  ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD BY THE END OF 2013 WE'LL BE IN A PRETTY GOOD SPOT. IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE  GOING TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER IN PRICE BUT WE'LL BE IN A LOT BETTER SPOT IN A LOT BETTER GOING IN 2019. IF YOU'RE SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT THOSE 3 THOSE THREE GRAINS YOU'RE GOING TO SEE MORE  DIVERSIFICATION OUTSIDE THE CORN BELT THIS YEAR THAN WE'VE SEEN OVER THE YEARS IN THE PAST. ALL  RIGHT WELL APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS.  ONE DREAM. TWO PRIZES. THREE FIELDS.  SHOW US YOUR FARM AND YOU COULD WIN A $10,000  DONATION FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, PLUS A DREAM SPORTS TRIP FOR YOU.  TO ENTER, VISIT  POWERTODOMORE-DOT-COM.  SPONSORED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN WHO LOOK AT THE ROOT ZONE  MOISTURE MAP AND MIKE TO THE NORTH YOU CAN SEE THEY'VE BEEN GETTING SOME MOISTURE BUT IN  THE SOUTHERN PLAINS STILL TRY. YEAH AND YOU'VE POINTED OUT THE WINTER WHEAT COULD USE A LITTLE  BIT OF MOISTURE IN THOSE AREAS SO WE'LL HAVE TO KIND OF WATCH THAT. OTHER THAN THAT WE'RE ALSO  WATCHING THE DRYNESS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES DOWN INTO PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST. IT'S ALSO WET  UP ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES AT THE MOMENT BUT NORTHERN  AREAS WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO BEFORE WE REALLY GET INTO THE MAJOR FIELDWORK SEASON. HERE'S  THE WEATHER MAP TODAY NOT A LOT GOING ON BETWEEN THE COASTS. STILL SOME LINGERING SNOW IN  THE NORTHEAST MAYBE JUST A TOUCH HERE AND THERE. LAKE EFFECT IN THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES  AND THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM COMING IS PRETTY STRONG AND IT'S PUTTING DOWN SOME PRETTY GOOD  RAINS AND MOUNTAINS SNOWS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO NORTHERN  CALIFORNIA HEADING THROUGH THE DAY. YOU CAN SEE THE RAIN MOVES INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA THERE.  RAIN AND SNOW CONTINUES TO PUSH EASTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHERN ROCKIES WEAK LITTLE SYSTEM  CAUSING SOME FLURRIES IN THE NORTHWESTERN GREAT LAKES BY LATER ON TODAY AND THEN AS WE  HEAD THROUGH TONIGHT AND INTO THE FIRST PART OF THE DAY TOMORROW. WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT A FEW  FLURRIES COUPLE OF SPOTS IN THE GREAT LAKES. FIRST SYSTEM COMING ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES  SECOND WIND LURKING OFFSHORE. AND SO IT'S STILL GOING TO BE KIND OF A STORMY WEATHER PATTERN  FOR THE WEST COAST AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE REST OF THIS WEEK THE WAY IT LOOKS BY LATER IN THE  DAY TOMORROW. YOU CAN SEE THAT NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHING WITH SOME RAIN AND MOUNTAIN  SNOWS ONCE AGAIN. ALL RIGHT. TAKE A LOOK AT PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS.  LIKE I SAID THE NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST HAVE SEEN THE MOST. SOUTHEAST FLORIDA ALSO HAD  JUST A LITTLE BIT OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. BUT ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS WE'RE NOT GOING TO  HAVE MUCH AT ALL IN THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY WHERE WE ARE GOING TO ADD A LOT OF MOISTURE YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THESE ARE HUGE AMOUNTS WITH SOME OF THAT THREE OR MORE  INCHES OF RAIN OR MELTED SNOW IN THE AREAS FROM CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ALL THE WAY UP THE COAST  INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON. SNOWFALL THEN PASSED 24 HOURS NORTHEAST NORTHWEST ALSO ADDING IN  THE NEXT 36 HOURS WILL ADD ON JUST A TOUCH IN PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES. BUT WE'RE GOING TO ADD  A LOT OF SNOW. SOME OF THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OUT WEST TAKING A LOOK AT HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS  AFTERNOON 50S KIND OF ON THE COOL SIDE. SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE SOUTHEAST. THESE ARE MILD  TEMPERATURES FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS 20S AND EVEN LOW 30S FOR HIGHS LOWS TONIGHT SINGLE  DIGITS. NORTHERN GREAT LAKES NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. OTHERWISE TEMPERATURES ARE NOT BAD FOR  THIS TIME OF THE YEAR ALTHOUGH STILL CHILLY IN THE SOUTHEAST. THOSE NUMBERS ARE CHILLY FOR YOU  FOLKS IN KIND OF A SIMILAR IDEA AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. HERE'S THE JET STREAM  KIND OF INTERESTING. WE HAVE THE ONE TROUGH MOVING AWAY THE RIDGE MOVES IN FOR A WARM UP.  ANOTHER QUICK SHOT OF CHILLY AIR AS WE HEAD INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. AND THEN THE RIDGE COMES  IN. I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE THE TROUGH THAT WILL BRING ALL THE COLD AIR BACK TO THE EAST THAT WILL  COME IN ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT  SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. TAKE A LOOK AT BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA MOSTLY CLOUDY AND MILD HIGH  TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES. HASTINGS NEBRASKA A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE IN ON THE COOL SIDE  HIGH OF 43 IN LAFAYETTE INDIANA A MIXTURE OF CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE AND COLD HIGH OF 32. 

TEASE
UP NEXT WE'LL CHECK IN ON CITRUS SALES WITH THE FOLKS AT THE PACKER. AND LATER, CASHIERS BEWARE--THIS STORE OF THE FUTURE LOOKS TO  ELIMINATE THAT STEP DURING GROCERY SHOPPING. DETAILS ON IN THE COUNTRY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY LIBERTY HERBICIDE, THE SIMPLY BETTER SOLUTION FOR SUPERIOR WEED  CONTROL AND A STRONGER YIELD.

PACKER TV
FROM THE EDITORS AT THE PACKER, CITRUS PRODUCERS EXPECTING GOOD  DEMAND FOR FRUIT THIS SEASON. CALIFORNIA IS CURRENTLY SHIPPING ORANGES, MANDARINS AND LEMONS. TEXAS IS SHIPPING ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT. AND FLORIDA MAINLY GRAPEFRUIT AND JUICE ORANGES. MARKETERS SAY CALIFORNIA CITRUS HAS GREAT QUALITY THIS YEAR BUT THE  NAVEL ORANGE AND LEMON CROPS ARE FORECAST TO BE SMALLER. ON THE GRAPEFRUIT SIDE, TEXAS IS MAKING UP FOR LOSSES IN FLORIDA  FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA. IT'S ESTIMATED IRMA CAUSED AT LEAST $760 MILLION IN LOSSES TO THE FLORIDA  CITRUS INDUSTRY. THE U.S. SUPREME COURT THIS WEEK RULING THAT FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS,  NOT THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS, HAVE JURISDICTION TO REVIEW THE 2015  WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE.  THE DECISION, ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION,  "BRINGS GREATER CLARITY" TO AN ISSUE THAT HAS "BOGGED DOWN" THE  LITIGATION FOR YEARS.  A-F-B-F SAYS THE SIXTH CIRCUIT MUST SOON LIFT ITS NATIONWIDE STAY OF THE  2015 RULE.  THE ADMINISTRATION IS CURRENTLY REWORKING THE RULE BUT IS YET TO

FINALIZE THE PROPOSAL TO DELAY THE 2015 WOTUS RULE. 

TEASE
AND THE FUTURE OF GROCERY SHOPPING MAY MEAN NOT HAVING TO  CHECKOUT. DETAILS NEXT.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE.  VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY.E-COMMERCE GIANT AMAZON CONTINUES TO COME-UP WITH NEW WAYS TO  CHANGE THE WAY WE SHOP. THE COMPANY OPENED ITS FIRST STORE THAT DOES NOT USE CASHIERS OR A  CHECKOUT. A SHOPPER DOWNLOADS AN APP BEFORE GOING INSIDE, SCAN THEIR  SMARTPHONE TO ENTER,  PICK THE ITEMS. AND WALK OUT THE DOOR.   BETWEEN COMPUTER VISION, ALGORITHMS AND SENSORS, THE SYSTEM  CHARGES YOUR AMAZON ACCOUNT. "I MEAN, JUST BEING ABLE TO WALK OUT AND NOT INTERACT WITH ANYONE, WAS AMAZING."THE STORE IN SEATTLE IS ONLY 18-HUNDRED SQUARE FEET. IT OFFERS GROCERY  STAPLES LIKE MILK AND BREAD. IT ALSO HAS MEAL KITS AND PLENTY OF GRAB- AND-GO ITEMS, LIKE PRODUCE. IF SOMEONE PUTS AN ITEM BACK, THEY ARE NOT CHARGED. AMAZON HAS BEEN TESTING THIS CONCEPT SINCE DECEMBER 2016 BUT ONLY  FOR COMPANY EMPLOYEES. IT'S NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND 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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