AgDay Daily Recap -January 4, 2016

January 4, 2017 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 4, 2017


HEADLINES
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - WASHINGTON WARMS UP FOR 2017 AS THE  PRESIDENT ELECT FILLS OUT HIS CABINET. IN AGRIBUSINESS...INFLATION VS  DEFLATION. "I THINK A LITTLE INFLATION IN THE ECONOMY WOULD BE GOOD." ON  THE PACKER TV, YOUR SMART PHONE CAN NOW HELP YOU I-D PLANT DISEASES. AND TAKE A TRIP FOR AN INTERNSHIP. THESE TENNESSEE STUDENTS ARE  GETTING GLOBAL EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR FUTURE JOBS. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO  YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

AG SECRETARY MYSTERY
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A NEW YEAR AND FRESH FOR WASHINGTON AS A NEW CONGRESS IS SWORN IN. IN A LITTLE OVER TWO WEEKS, PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP WILL SEE HIS  OWN INAUGURATION. AND YET, STILL NO OFFICIAL WORD FROM THE TRUMP TRANSISTION TEAM ON THE  TOP JOB IN AGRICULTURE...THE SECRETARY OF AG. AGRI-PULSE AND OTHERS REPORTING FORMER GEORGIA GOVERNOR SONNY  PERDUE STILL IN THE RUNNING TO SECURE THE BID....CITING A SOURCE THAT  LIKELY HE'S NOW THE LEADING CANDIDATE. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN PLENTY OF OTHER INTERVIEWEES--- INCLUDING  FORMER CALIFORNIA LT. GOVEROR ABEL MALDONADO. HE OWNS A VINEYARD IN THE GOLDEN STATE AND GREW UP PICKING CROPS  ALONGSIDE HIS PARENTS WHO WERE AG LABORERS . THE NEW NOMINEE IS EXPECTED TO BE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK.

USTR HEAD ANNOUNCED
MEANWHILE THE TRUMP TEAM SAYS ROBERT LIGHT-HIZER IS THEIR NOMINEE AS  THE NEXT U-S TRADE REPRESENTATIVE. LIGHTHIZER WAS A DEPUTY TRADE REPRESENTATIVE UNDER THE REAGAN  ADMINISTRATION AND IS AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE ATTORNEY. THIS CABINET POST IS AN IMPORTANT TO AGRICULTURE, MISTER TRUMP  REPEATEDLY CAMPAIGNED ABOUT HIS PLANS TO SCRAP TRADE DEALS THAT HE  FEELS ARE UNFAIR.

PENCE TO FINISH FILLING CABINET POSTS
THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT SINCE 95-PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION LIVES OUTSIDE THE U-S, "EXPANDING  ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR FUTURE  SUCCESS." VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT MIKE PENCE WAS AT TRUMP TOWER TUESDAY TO  RESUME MEETINGS WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP TO FINISH FILLING OUT THE  CABINET POSTS. PENCE SAYS HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS MEETINGS ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY  WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE TO DISCUSS THE TRUMP AGENDA.  "WE LOOK FORWARD TO LEGISLATION THAT WILL GIVE US THE TOOLS TO ROLL BACK THE AVALANCHE OF RED  TAPE AND REGULATION THAT HAVE BEEN STIFLING AMERICAN JOBS AND GROWTH. HE PRESIDENT ELECT  HAS A VERY CLEAR MESSAGE FOR CAPITOL HILL, AND THAT IS, IT'S TIME TO GET TO WORK. AND IT'S TIME TO  KEEP OUR WORD TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND MAKE THIS COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN, MAKE IT  PROSPEROUS AGAIN ."

FORD CANCELING MEXICO PLANT
CHALK-UP ANOTHER WIN FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP. FORD ANNOUNCING IT IS CANCELLING PLANS TO BUILD A ONE-POINT-SIX BILLION  DOLLAR FACTORY IN MEXICO. INSTEAD THE AUTOMAKER SAYS IT WILL INVEST 700-MILLION DOLLARS IN A  MICHIGAN PLANT TO BUILD NEW ELECTRIC AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. "A $700 MILLION INVESTMENT AND 700 NEW U.S. JOBS, RESULTING IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF THIS  PLANT INTO ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST FLEXIBLE AND HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING CENTERS.""I WAS CRYING WITH JOY, BECAUSE I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT IT'D HAPPEN. AND IF IT DID HAPPEN, I JUST THOUGHT THAT THEY WOULD TAKE IT TO THE WEST COAST AND NOT BRING IT HERE."WE'RE ALSO ENCOURAGED BY THE PRO-GROWTH POLICIES THAT  PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP AND THE NEW CONGRESS HAVE INDICATED THAT THEY WILL PURSUE." "FORD IS A GLOBAL AUTOMAKER, BUT OUR HOME IS RIGHT HERE IN  THE UNITED STATES.TRUMP HAS BEEN PRESSURING FORD TO KEEP PRODUCTION IN THE U-S. AS PART OF TUESDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT, FORD SAYS IT PLANS TO BUILD A GAS- ELECTRIC HYBRID VERSION OF ITS POPULAR F-150 PICKUP. IN NOVEMBER CARRIER AIR CONDITIONING SAID IT WAS CHANGING ITS PLANS TO  MOVE PRODUCTION TO MEXICO AFTER MEETING WITH TRUMP'S TRANSITION  TEAM.

LAND TRANSFERS
NEW NUMBERS FROM USDA SAYS ABOUT A THIRD OF PRINCIPAL FARM  OPERATORS IN 2014  WERE AT LEAST 65 YEARS OR OLDER. THE AVERAGE AGE OF A FARMER IS NOW 58 YEARS OLD.USDA EXPECTS FARMLAND OWNERS TO TRANSFER SOME 93 MILLION ACRES IN  THE NEXT 5 YEARS...THAT'S ROUGHLY 10 PERCENT OF ALL LAND IN FARMS. SPEAKING OF LAND TRANSFERS, STARTING NEXT WEEK, THE USDA IS MAKING IT  EASIER TO TRANSFER CRP ENROLLED LAND FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE  NEXT. IN THE PAST, IF A LANDOWNER DECIDED TO TERMINATE A CONTRACT EARLY, THEY  WOULD NORMALLY BE REQUIRED TO PAY BACK ALL THE MONEY THEY RECEIVED  WHILE ENROLLED, WITH INTEREST.  THE NEW POLICY WILL WAIVE THE REPAYMENT REQUIREMENT ONLY IF THE LAND  IS TRANSFERRED TO A BEGINNING FARMER OR RANCHER THROUGH EITHER A  SALE OR A LEASE WITH AN OPTION TO BUY. 

DOW’S BULLISH RUN
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE IS CONTINUING ITS BULLISH RUN,  CHASING 20-THOUSAND.  THE DOW HAS BEEN FLIRTING WITH THE 20-THOUSAND MARK SINCE LAST MONTH  GAINING ALMOST 10 PERCENT SINCE THE ELECTION.  AND IT'S NEARLY DOUBLED SINCE 1999. HOWEVER, SOME ANALYSTS SAY THE HYPE OF 20-THOUSAND MAY NOT HAVE  MUCH IMPACT FOR FARMERS.  "IF YOU'RE IN PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE, IT MEANS NOTHING. IT JUST MEANS COMPANIES IN AMERICA WHERE WE TRADE AND COMPANIES ACROSS THE WORLD ARE BEING RUN VERY EFFICIENTLY. IT COMES AT  THE COST OF PEOPLE LOSING JOBS AND HEALTH CARE IS A BIG FACTOR IN THAT. THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF FULL  TIME JOBS WITH HEALTHCARE BUT THERE'S A LOT OF PART-TIME JOBS. SOME USE THAT TO THEIR ADVANTAGE  TO RUN THIS AS EFFIENTLY AS THEY CAN. THEY HAVE RESPONSIBIBLITY TO MAKE MONEY FOR THEIR SHARE  HOLDERS AS THE AMERICAN FARMER HAS TO MAKE MONEY FOR THEMSELVES."> GRISAFI IS ENCOURAGING FARMERS THINK ABOUT EFFICIENCIES IN THEIR OWN  BUSINESS FOR 2017.

NEW ZEALAND BEEF BAN
NEW ZEALAND IS NOW OPENING ITS DOORS TO BOTH RAW AND COOKED U.S.  TURKEY PRODUCTS UNDER A NEW VET AGREEMENT. AFTER TWO YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS, THE U.S. WILL NOW BE ALLOWED TO  EXPORT BOTH RAW AND COOKED TURKEY TO THE COUNTRY UNDER A NEW VETERINARY AGREEMENT OVER HEALTH STANDARDS OF TURKEY MEAT.  ONLY COOKED TURKEY WAS EXPORTED TO THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF NEW  ZEALAND'S STANDARDS.  THE NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION SAYS IT'S AN IMPORTANT STEP FORWARD TO  ENHANCE EXPORTS. 

CROP COMMENTS
"CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM  DOW AGROSCIENCES."   LET'S CHECK IN WITH MIKE HOFFMAN FOR THIS MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS.  MIKE. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON. LET'S START OFF IN DALHART, TEXAS. SCOTT SIMMONS IS WORKING UP SOME  GROUND. HE SAYS THE AREA IS IN NEED OF A GOOD RAIN OR SNOW. ACCORDING  TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR, ALMOST 76 PERCENT OF THE STATE IS NOT IN A  DROUGHT. HOWEVER, ROUGHLY 24 PERCENT IS ABNORMALLY DRY IN THE  PANHANDLE WHERE HE'S LOCATED. OVER IN ASHTON, ILLINOIS, ALLYN BUHROW SENT US THIS PICTURE A LITTLE  WINTER EXERCISE. PICTURED IS HIS SON, BRETT AND HIS SHORTHORN HEIFER,  MAE. THEY ARE PRACTICING FOR SHOWS LATER THIS YEAR. TEMPERATURES ARE  DIPPING DOWN TO THE TEENS BEFORE RISING LATER IN THE WEEK. AND TAKING A  LOOK AT THE WEATHER MAP BIG STORM SYSTEM MAINLY OVER EASTERN CANADA  BUT IT IS AFFECTING THE NORTHEAST AND THE NEXT BIG SOME COMING IN OUT  WEST WE'LL TRACK THAT ONE FOR YOU AND HAVE YOUR FORECAST IN A FEW  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NOVEMBER CROP COMMENTS WINNER, LARRY AND  KARI SHA-RAM-EK FROM EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI. THEY BOTH OPERATE A 14-HUNDRED ACRE CORN, SOYBEAN AND WINTER WHEAT  FARM ALONG WITH A SMALL CATTLE HERD IN THE SHOW ME STATE.  NOW THEY HAVE WON A 100-DOLLAR GIFT CARD FROM CABELA'S PROVIDED BY  RESICORE, ALL BY SUBMITTING A PHOTO. YOU  HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE THE NEXT WINNER.  TO ENTER, YOU NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY THRU THE WEBSITE, OR EMAIL  YOUR MESSAGE TO CROP COMMENTS AT AGWEB-DOT-COM. AND WE'VE NOW ADDED A TEXT OPTION...TEXT THE WORD 'CROP' ALONG WITH  YOUR PICTURE--AND DESCRIPTION TO 31-31-3. STANDARD MESSAGING RATES APPLY.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK....WE'LL CHECK THE MARKETS AND LOOK AT THE IMPACTS  INFLATION AND DEFLATION COULD HAVE ON THE ECONOMY IN 2017. THE NEXT TIME YOU SCOUT A FIELD, DON'T FORGET YOUR SMARTPHONE. WE'LL  TELL YOU WHY IN NEWS FROM THE PACKER. AND TIME TO LINE-UP A COLLEGE INTERNSHIP....AND ONE COULD LAND YOU ONE  OF THE MOST FAMOUS TENNIS COURTS IN THE WORLD! HERE'S THE SECRET TO SELLING OLD EQUIPMENT. PETE'S PICK OF THE WEEK  LETS YOU EASILY VIEW CURRENT MARKET PRICES. JUST TEXT PETE TO 31313 TO  GET STARTED! 

AGRIBUSINESSS
TOMMY GRISAFI ADVANCE TRADING OUR GUEST AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TODAY. TOMMY, WE HAVE A  NEW ADMINISTRATION COMING IN AND WE EXPECT SOME POLICY CHANGES AND COULD BE SOME  DRASTIC POLICY CHANGES, INCLUDING THE WAY THAT OUR MONEY IS MANAGED IN THIS COUNTRY. WHAT  ARE YOU SEEING ON THE HORIZON? I'M EXCITED. YOU KNOW, BEFORE I START TRADING GRAINS, I WAS A  BOND TRADER AT THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE WHEN WE HAD INTEREST RATES. SURE. I DON'T KNOW  MANY SUCCESSFUL BOND TRADERS SAY MARKET INTEREST RATES HAVEN'T MOVED MUCH IN THE LAST  SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS. WE'VE SEEN INTEREST RATES GO UP QUARTER AND ANOTHER QUARTER IN THE REAL  MARKET PLACE THEY ARE ACTUALLY GOING UP A PERCENT PERCENT OR PERCENT AND A HALF. AND SO THE  COST OF BORROWING MONEY IS MOVING UP. THAT RISK NEEDS TO BE MATCHED BUT ALSO I THINK A LITTLE  INFLATION IN THE ECONOMY WOULD BE GOOD, ESPECIALLLY WHEN YOU'RE A PRODUCER PRODUCING A  COMMODITY. SO, UNFORTUNATELY GUYS HAVE BEEN SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY TO GROW OR PRODUCE A  COMMODITY AND WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF DEFLATION AND SO YOU SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS AND END  UP WITH NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF CROP AND YOU'RE BEHIND ONE HUNDRED  THOUSAND DOLLARS. SO INFLATION OVERALL IS GOOD AND IT NEEDS TO BE MANAGED AND DON'T BE AFRAID  OF IT. BUT DO UNDERSTAND THAT SOMETHING HAS CHANGED AND IT WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO CHANGE  UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION. AND SO YOU SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS AND END UP WITH NINE HUNDRED  THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF CROP AND YOU'RE BEHIND ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS. SO INFLATION  OVERALL IS GOOD AND IT NEEDS TO BE MANAGED AND DON'T BE AFRAID OF IT. BUT DO UNDERSTAND THAT  SOMETHING HAS CHANGED AND IT WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO CHANGE UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION.  AND SO YOU SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS AND END UP WITH NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF  CROP AND YOU'RE BEHIND ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS. SO INFLATION OVERALL IS GOOD AND IT  NEEDS TO BE MANAGED AND DON'T BE AFRAID OF IT. BUT DO UNDERSTAND THAT SOMETHING HAS  CHANGED AND IT WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO CHANGE UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION. AND WITH THIS NEW  ADMINISTRATION AND A LOT OF CHANGES ACROSS AMERICA, OUR GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENTS  ACROSS THE WORLD, THEY'RE GONNA GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF MANIPULATING MARKETS. LET 'S HOPE  WE'RE GOING TO MORE OF A FREE MARKET WHERE THINGS JUST RUN ON ITS OWN AND IT'S A PLACE WHERE  YOU CAN TAKE RISK AND LAY OFF RISK. ALRIGHT, GOOD IDEA. APPRECIATE IT, TOMMY. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN A MINUTE. INTERESTED IN SPENDING A DAY WITH A TRADER. CALL TOMMY GRISAFI AT  800-664-4384.

WEATHER
AGDAY WEATHER - BROUGHT TO YOU BY CORVUS PRE-EMERGENCE CORN HERBICIDE FROM BAYER.   THE ONLY HERBICIDE TO OFFER THREE LEVELS OF DEFENSE AGAINST WEEDS - BURNDOWN, RESIDUAL AND REACTIVATION WITH RAIN. WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE, AS WE START THE WEEK, LOOKS  LIKE COLDER WEATHER AND MORE STORMS OUT WEST. YES AND THAT STORM OUT WEST IS GOING TO BE  TRACKING EAST. IT MIGHT PUT DOWN SOME SNOW IN PLACES THAT DON'T GET IT VERY OFTEN. BUT RIGHT NOW IT 'S OCCURRING AT WEST AND THAT REALLY IS PUTTING DOWN SOME VERY HEAVY AMOUNTS  OF A SNOW AND RAIN IN THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY, THE SIERRA NEVADAS IS GOING TO GET  IT ON A SNOW AND LOTS OF THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AS WELL. TWO STORM SYSTEMS IN THE EASTERN  NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY  CAUSING SOME SNOW BUT A LOT OF THAT 'S NORTH OF THE BORDER, EXTREME NORTHERN PORTIONS OF NEW  ENGLAND. YOU CAN SEE AS WE PUT THE MAPS INTO MOTION, THOSE CONTINUE TO MOVE OFF TO THE  NORTHEAST. THIS IS ARCTIC AIR COMING IN BEHIND THIS COLD FRONT RIGHT HERE INTO DIXIE BUT THIS IS  GOING TO BE STALLING OUT IN THAT 'S WHERE THIS NEXT FRONT IS GOING TO BE RIDING EASTWARD AND  WE'RE GONNA SEE SLOW STREAK EASTWARD THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY.  AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, WAY EAST OF THE ACTUAL STORM SYSTEM. EVERY  THING IS MOVING SLOW AT THIS POINT. AND YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD INTO THE MORNING HOURS  TOMORROW THE SNOW WAS STREAKING ACROSS KANSAS, MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS   BY SEVEN AM AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THAT WAY, AGAIN EVEN THOSE STORM SYSTEMS COMING,  THIS IS KIND OF UPPER AIR DISTURBANCES RIDING ALONG THIS FRONT, PUTTING DOWN SOME SNOW IN THE  OHIO RIVER VALLEY, EVENTUALLY THOUGH THE SNOW MAY PUSH EVEN FARTHER SOUTH AS THE ARCTIC AIR  MANY TIMES WILL. PRESS FARTHER SOUTH ON THE COMPUTER MODELS SUGGEST EITHER WAY AS WE HEAD  THROUGH LATE IN THE DAY TOMORROW, THERE'S STILL A LOT OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE FOUR CORNER AND IT  WILL PRESS FURTHER SOUTH THAN THE COMPUTER MODEL SUGGESTS.BACK IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN  CALIFORNIA. PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS THESE AMOUNTS IN THE NORTHEAST, ALSO IN FLORIDA AND ALSO OUT WEST ESPECIALLY THE SIERRA  NEVADAS. YOU CAN SEE AS WE ADD IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS, WE PUT DOWN A LOT IN THE HIGHER  ELEVATIONS.OF CALIFORNIA THEY'RE IN DECENT AMOUNT EVEN IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE CENTRAL ROCKIES  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AND ALREADY SOME PRETTY HEAVY IN HEAVY NUMBERS OVER THE PAST A DAY OR  SO BUT THAT IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LOT MORE ACROSS THE HIGHEST  ELEVATIONS OF THE ROCKIES AND IN SOME DECENT SNOWS STREAKING ACROSS THE PLAINS INTO THE LOWER RIVER VALLEY SO HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY LOOK AT THAT  NEGATIVE NUMBERS UP ACROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER FORTIES ALL THE WAY DOWN IN THE NORTHERN DIXIE  BUT JUST ORGANISED A MILD IN FLORIDA AND THE FAR SOUTHWEST AS YOU CAN SEE HERE A LOW TEMP  TRES TOMORROW MORNING STILL SIXTIES IN MIAMI NOBODY ELSE IS GOING TO BE CLOSE TO THAT BUT  ANYWAY HIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW AFTERNOON AGAIN BELOW ZERO IN THE FAR NORTHERN PLAINS  AND LOTS OF COLD AIR CONTINUING TO PRESS SOUTH WERE ALL BECAUSE OF THE JET STREAM  AGAIN SEE THAT NEXT FALL RIPPLE COMING SOUTHWARD BRING IN THAT SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR THAT THERE ARE  MODEL IS SHOWING AT TEN A WEAKENING AGAIN AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEK NEXT WEEK AND WE'LL SEE A MORE ZONAL FLOW SETTING UP AGAIN AND THAT WILL CAUSE MILDER TEMPERATURES.  THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET 'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. SANDPOINT, IDAHO, FIRST OF ALL PARTLY SUNNY, BREEZY AND COLD TEMPS AROUND TWENTY. TAKE A LOOK AT TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI, PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND COLDER. HIGH OF FORTY FIVE AND WATERTOWN, NEW YORK,  CLOUDY WITH TIMES OF LIGHT SNOW. THE HIGH IS AROUND 37 DEGREES. 

TEASE
NEXT - NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE PACKER, INCLUDING SMARTPHONE  TECHNOLOGY TO HELP SCOUT YOUR FIELDS. PLUS, GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES WHILE IN COLLEGE. "I'M CHARLES DENNEY. WHO SAYS YOU HAVE TO STAY HOME TO LEARN OR  TEACH. THE INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE  INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND THEIR PROFESSORS.  THAT STORY COMING UP ON AGDAY."

PACKER TV
IF YOU'RE SCOUTING A FIELD FOR DISEASE OR INSECT PRESSURE, YOUR  SMARTPHONE COULD HELP YOU COME-UP WITH THE DIAGNOSIS.A COMPANY IN HANOVER, GERMANY IS FIELD TESTING ITS NEW PHONE APP   CALLED PLANTIX. THIS TOMATO PLANT IS SUFFERING FROM POWDERY MILDEW. YOU OPEN THE APP  AND TAKE A PHOTO. WITHIN A FEW SECONDS, THE APP CONFIRMS THIS COMMON  FUNGUS. THE DEVELOPER SAYS PLANTIX CAN DETECT OVER 60 DISEASES SO FAR. SO FAR  MOSTLY HOBBY GARDENERS IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND HAVE  DOWNLOADED THE APP.   BUT THE COMPANY IS WORKING WITH SMALL SCALE FARMERS IN INDIA TO TEST  THE BETA VERSION BEFORE IT'S LAUNCHED COMMERCIALLY. THE SYSTEM CAN SHOW WHERE CERTAIN DISEASES OR PESTS ARE  WIDESPREAD, AND EVEN PREDICT WHERE IT WILL SPREAD. FROM HIGH TECH PHONE APPS TO A FUTURE RUN BY ROBOTS. A TRACTICA NEWS RELEASE SAYS EXPECTS SHIPMENTS OF  AGRICULTURAL ROBOTS TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY, JUMPING FROM 32,000 UNITS  THIS YEAR TO WELL OVER HALF-MILLION BY 2024. THE MARKET IS EXPECTED TO REACH $74.1 BILLION BY 2024.   SOME OF THE KEY APPLICATIONS INCLUDE DRIVERLESS TRACTORS, MATERIAL  MANAGEMENT, AS WELL AS MANAGING FIELD CROPS, SOILS, AND DAIRIES.  AND PAMELA RIEMENSCHNEIDER EDITOR OF PRODUCE RETAILER RECENTLY  GOT A TRIAL OF THE ARCTIC GOLDEN APPLE. YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT'S THE  VARIETY THAT'S BEEN GENETICALLY ALTERED NOT TO BROWN WHEN CUT AND LEFT IN THE OPEN. THAT COULD OPEN UP A NEW CATEGORY FOR APPLES-- FRESHLY CUT AND  PACKAGED. THERE ARE PLANS TO TEST THE CONCEPT EARLY THIS YEAR. PAMELA DID HER OWN TEST---PITTING THE ARCTIC GOLDEN AGAINST STANDARD  GOLDEN AND SEVERAL OTHER WELL KNOWN VARIETIES.  SHE SAYS THEY DO SEEM TO DELIVER--AFTER SEVERAL HOURS SITTING CUT OUT ON THE COUNTER, THE APPLES SHOWS VERY LITTLE BROWNING ESPECIALLY  WHEN COMPARED TO ITS COMPETITION. PAMELA SAYS RETAILERS HOPE THE SLICED APPLE CAN DO FOR THE CATEGORY  WHAT BABY CARROTS DID THE CARROT INDUSTRY.

TEASE
STILL TO COME, GETTING THOSE COLLEGE STUDENTS READY FOR THE REAL  WORLD. A LESSON ON INTERNSHIPS FROM TENNESSEE.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S BX AND L SERIES COMPACT  TRACTORS - AVAILABLE NOW WITH A SIX-YEAR LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY.   LEARN MORE TODAY AT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER. THE SPRING SEMESTER IS NOW UNDERWAY AT UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY. IF YOUR CO-ED HASN'T LINED-UP A SUMMER INTERNSHIP JUST YET, THEY BETTER  GET TO IT.THERE'S A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY OUT THERE FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO  THINK GLOBALLY.   IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE U-T INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE, CHARLES  DENNEY TELLS US ABOUT SOME AMAZING EXPERIENCES OVERSEAS, FOR BOTH  TEACHING AND LEARNING. THAT'S SERENA WILLIAMS HOISTING THE WIMBLEDON TROPHY, BUT WHO'S THAT YOUNG MAN BEHIND  HER? AND HERE HE IS HANGING WITH MEN'S CHAMPION ANDY MURRAY. RYAN HAMMITT DIDN'T JUST GO TO WIMBLEDON THIS PAST SUMMER, HE WORKED THERE. THE TURFGRASS SCIENCE MAJOR FROM UT'S  COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES HAD AN INTERNSHIP IN LONDON WHERE  HE CARED FOR THE GRASS COURTS ON THE HALLOWED WIMBLEDON GROUNDS. (RYAN HAMMITT) "AS A  TENNIS FANATIC, I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF GOING TO WIMBLEDON, SO UPON ARRIVING THERE IT WAS THE  MOST SURREAL FEELING I'VE PROBABLY EVER HAD. AND THEN GETTING TO CONTINUE TO GO EVERY DAY  AFTER THAT MADE THE EXPERIENCE WHAT IT WAS, WHICH WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING." NOW BACK ON  THE KNOXVILLE CAMPUS, RYAN IS STARTING TO PROCESS ALL HE LEARNED, AND HOW HIS INTERNSHIP  MIGHT LEAD TO A FUTURE CAREER. (RYAN HAMMITT) "I FIRMLY BELIEVE THEY CAN PRODUCE THE BEST  GRASS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, SO JUST BEING ABLE TO BE A PART OF THAT EVERY DAY, YOU LEARN  SOMETHING NEW. (CHARLES DENNEY)  "FACULTY HERE AT THE UT INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE. MANY TRAVEL TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO SERVE  AS CONSULTANTS OR TO PLAY STUDENT THEMSELVES." (DR. TOM GILL) "IT'S VERY MUCH ABOUT THIS CROSS  CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND THIS TWO WAY LEARNING." DR. TOM GILL IS CHAIR OF INTERNATIONAL  SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FOR UTIA. THE AG CAMPUS HOSTED THIS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS  SHOWCASE, HIGHLIGHTING THE UNIVERSITY'S EFFORTS IN AREAS SUCH AS FOOD SECURITY IN UGANDA,  PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM TAINTED MEATS AND EBOLA. UTIA HAS ALSO WORKED IN CAMBODIA,  TEACHING FARMERS TO GROW MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES INSTEAD OF JUST RICE, AND THE UNIVERSITY  ALSO HELPS PRODUCERS IN AFRICA SLOW SOIL EROSION. "PROVIDING THAT EXPOSURE TO OUR EMPLOYEES AND ALSO TO OUR STUDENTS IS REALLY CRITICAL BECAUSE THEN THEY COME WITH THIS GLOBAL MINDSET. I  WANT THEM TO THINK ABOUT THE WORLD IS NOT JUST SOMEWHERE YOU GO TO, BUT THE WORLD IS HERE,  AND IT'S HERE IN TENNESSEE, AND YOU CAN INTERACT WITH IT." ON HIS LAST DAY AS A WIMBLEDON  INTERN, RYAN HAMMITT MOWED THE MOST FAMOUS TENNIS COURT ON THE PLANET. NOW LIKE A  NUMBER OF UTIA STUDENTS AND FACULTY, HE HAS GREAT MEMORIES AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE THAT'S  OTHER WORLDLY. THIS IS CHARLES DENNEY REPORTING.

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. HIGH STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY, THE CHEVY  SILVERADO IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS GATHERING VEHICLE OF AGDAY TELEVISION.

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