AgDay Daily Recap -June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
JUNE 28, 2017


HEADLINES
WORK BEGINS ON MAJOR AGENDA ITEMS--LIKE WOTUS-- FOR THE NEW  ADMINISTRATION. IN AGRIBUSINESS...A HEAT CHECK ON CATTLE. THE PACKER TV PROFILES A COMPANY TAKING ON FOOD WASTE AND GETTING HEALTHY IN TENNESSEE-- AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

WOTUS RESCINDED
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. TWO MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THE  PRESIDENT'S DOMESTIC AGENDA - WITH DIRECT LINKS TO AGRICULTURE - TAKE  FRONT AND CENTER STAGE TUESDAY. FAIR TRADE AND REGULATORY BURDENS. THE E-P-A AND CORPS OF ENGINEERS TOOK THE FIRST STEPS TO RESCIND THE  CLEAN WATER RULE AND DISMANTLE THE OFT-MALIGNED "WATERS OF THE U-S  RULE". THIS IS THE INITIAL STEP IN A LENGHTY PROCESS OF RULEMAKING. FARM GROUPS ARE APPLAUDING THE MOVE. THE FARM BUREAU SAID EPA NEEDS  TO "WRITE A NEW RULE THAT PROTECTS WATER QUALITY WITHOUT TRAMPLING  THE RIGHTS OF BUSINESSES AND STATES."

USTR HOLDING NAFTA HEARINGS
ALSO IN WASHINGTON - THE US TRADE REPRESENTATIVE'S OFFICE HOLDING  HEARINGS ON WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS THE MODERNIZATION OF  NAFTA. IT'S PREPPING THE TEAM AND SETTING PRIORITIES FOR THE UPCOMING  RENEGOTIATIONS. SPEAKING AT THE HEARING WERE VARIOUS LEADERS FROM SECTORS ACROSS  OF THE AG INDUSTRY. FROM THE CORN GROWERS TO THE COTTON COUNCIL, GRAIN EXPORTS,  NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION AND R-CALF.  AND WHILE MANY TOUTED THE BENEFITS OF THE NAFTA ACCORD-- OTHERS LIKE  FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS FROM FLORIDA SAY COMPETITION AND  DUMPING IS HURTING AMERICAN FARMERS. NAFTA AND THE PENDING RENEGOTIATION WAS A HOT TOPIC OVER THE WEEKEND  AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA...WHERE THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE HELD A  FARM BILL HEARING. THIS WAS THE FIRST HOUSE LISTENING SESSION OF 2018.

FARM BILL IN FLORIDA
FARMERS AND INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES ATTENDING THE GATHERING  HOPING TO IMPACT LEGISLATORS AS THEY WRITE THE 2018 FARM BILL. AND WHILE CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY NETS, RESEARCH AND MARKETING WERE  TOP OF MIND. CURRENTLY, SPECIALTY CROP GROWERS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE SAY NAFTA IS A  LEADING CONCERN. "WELL OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE EXPERIENCED GREATER MARKET ACCESS WITH INCREASED FOREIGN DEMAND OF OUR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS THROUGH THIS AGREEMENT FLORIDA HAS INDISPUTABLY STRUGGLED. WE HAVE SEEN DRAMATIC REDUCTIONS IN MARKET SHARE IN KEY FLORIDA SPECIALTY CROP MARKETS INCLUDING TOMATOES STRAWBERRIES AND BELL PEPPERS DUE TO ITS PROLIFIC MEXICAN DUMPING INTO OUR MARKETS. FREE BUT FAIR THIS HAS BECOME THE HALLMARK OF THIS ADMINISTRATION'S TRADE POLICY AGENDA. IN FLORIDA AGRICULTURE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THAT VISION BECOME A REALITY SPECIFICALLY FOR OUR SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCERS."FARM LABOR AND THE H2-A PROGRAM ALSO GETTING ATTENTION DURING THE  HEARING. AS ONE OF THE HEAVIEST USERS OF THE PROGRAM, FLORIDA FARMERS SAY THE  PROGRAMS SLOW, EXPENSIVE AND INEFFICIENT.

JBS CORRUPTION CONTINUES
THE PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL NOW STANDS FORMALLY ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION...STEMMING FROM AN INVESTIGATION INVOLVING THE EXECUTIVES OF J-B-S MEAT. BRAZIL'S ATTORNEY GENERAL FORMALLY ACCUSED PRESIDENT MICHEL TEMER OF CORRUPTION - MAKING HIM THE FIRST SITTING PRESIDENT IN LATIN  AMERICA'S LARGEST NATION TO FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES.. THE CASE NOW GOES TO THE LOWER CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES IN CONGRESS,  WHICH MUST DECIDE WHETHER IT HAS MERIT. IF TWO-THIRDS OF THE LEGISLATURE DECIDES THAT IT DOES, THEN THE  PRESIDENT WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR UP TO 180 DAYS WHILE A TRIAL IS  CONDUCTED. IN HIS DECISION, BRAZIL'S ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID THAT TEMER AT SOME POINT  BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL OF THIS YEAR TOOK A BRIBE OF AROUND 150- THOUSAND DOLLARS OFFERED BY JOESLY BATISTA, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF  MEAT-PACKING GIANT JBS. TEMER HAS DENIED WRONGDOING AND SAID HE REFUSES TO RESIGN DESPITE  NUMEROUS CALLS FOR HIM TO DO SO AND PLUNGING POPULARITY. WHILE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED, THE CRIMINAL CHARGES COME JUST DAYS AFTER  THE U-S ANNOUNCED A BAN OF ALL FRESH BEEF IMPORTS FROM BRAZIL. USDA SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OVER CONCERNS  OF BRAZILIAN BEEF. BRAZIL'S AGRICULTURE MINISTER BLAIRO MAGGI ANNOUNCED PLANS TO TRAVEL  TO THE U-S TO TRY TO REVERSE THE AMERICAN BAN. PERDUE'S DECISION WAS ANNOUNCED THREE MONTHS AFTER A MAJOR SCANDAL  INTO ALLEGATIONS OF BRIBED MEAT INSPECTORS SHOOK BRAZIL'S MEAT  INDUSTRY AND PROMPTED SEVERAL COUNTRIES TO TEMPORARILY HALT  IMPORTS. SINCE MARCH U-S INSPECTORS HAVE REFUSED ENTRY TO 11 PERCENT OF  BRAZILIAN FRESH BEEF PRODUCTS, ABOUT TWO MILLION POUNDS.

FOOD SAFETY AND CHINESE CHICKEN IMPORTS
SPEAKING OF FOOD SAFETY, AG SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE MAKING  ASSURANCES TUESDAY-- AND INSPECTORS WILL ENSURE THE SAFETY OF NEW  CHINESE CHICKEN IMPORTS. THE U.S. AGREED TO ALLOW COOKED POULTRY INTO THE COUNTRY IN EXCHANGE  FOR CHINA REOPENING U.S. BEEF IMPORTS. THE SECRETARY IS EXPECTED IN CHINA TODAY TO MARK THE RETURN OF U.S.  BEEF TO THE CHINESE MARKET AFTER NEARLY 14 YEARS.

CROP COMMENTS
A FREEZE AND FRIGGED WEATHER HAS SOYBEAN GROWERS IN THE NORTHERN  PLAINS SURVEYING DAMAGE THIS WEEK. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. THAT'S RIGHT CLINTON. IT MAY BE LATE JUNE BUT FROST DAMAGE IS SHOWING UP IN FIELDS IN THE  NORTHERN PLAINS. LEE BRIESE POSTED THIS PHOTO OF SOYBEAN DAMAGE NEAR GRAND RAPIDS  NORTH DAKOTA THIS WEEK. HE SAYS SOYBEANS ARE FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE COLD BUT CORN  APPEARS TO BE OKAY. PAT ESTVOLD POSTING BACK--ON TWITTER -- HE TOO SEEING COLD DAMAGE ON  SOYBEANS IN THE TOLNA NORTH DAKOTA REGION. CURRENTLY, USDA SAYS SOYBEANS IN NORTH DAKOTA ARE 53 PERCENT GOOD  TO EXCELLENT.  NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL  PRO.COM.

TEASE
NEXT IN AGRIBUSINESS, MATT BENNETT JOINS ME TO LOOK AT SPRING CATTLE  MARKETS....CAN PRICES CONTINUE WHERE THEY'RE AT. LATER - CONSUMERS ARE USUALLY PRETTY PICKY WHEN IT COMES TO FRESH  FRUIT AT THE SUPERMARKET. IN OUR PACKER T-V SEGMENT SEE HOW ONE  COMPANY IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SLIGHTLY DAMAGED APPLES. I'M CHARLE DENNEY. GETTING HEALTHIER ONE COMMHNITY AT A TIME., PART OF  A STATEWIDE PLAN IN TENNNESSEE. THAT STORY FROM ALAMO, TENNESSEE  COMING UP ON AGDAY. " GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
NOW WE'VE GOT A BIG USDA REPORT COMING UP THIS FRIDAY. THIS IS THE PLANTED ACREAGE AND QUARTERLY STOCKS REPORT BOTH OF WHICH ARE HIGHLY UNPREDICTABLE THIS IS A YEAR WHERE WE'VE SEEN I THINK A LOT OF ACREAGE SHUFFLING YOU KNOW USDA TOLD US BACK IN MARCH THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE RECORD SOYBEAN ACREAGE. BUT A LOT OF THINGS HAVE HAPPENED SINCE THEN. FIRST OFF THE SOYBEAN PRICE FELL OFF A LOT SINCE WE TOOK THOSE SURVEYS BACK DURING THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS OF MARCH. THAT'S ONE FACTOR THAT COULD INFLUENCE THE NUMBERS. SECOND THING AND MAYBE CONTRADICTORY TO THAT IS THAT WE HAD A VERY WET SPRING WHICH SOMETIMES MEANS MORE SOYBEAN ACRES. WE ALSO HAD SOME OF THE BAND ABANDONMENT POTENTIALLY OF WINTER WHEAT IN THE PLAINS. SO YOU SEE A LOT OF ISSUES THAT COULD RESULT IN SHUFFLING. BUT I THINK IN ANY CASE WE'RE GOING TO REMAIN WITH A RECORD SOYBEAN ACREAGE NUMBER THIS SPRING AND INTO THE SUMMER THIS GROWING SEASON WHICH REMAINS KIND OF A BEARISH FACTOR THAT'S WHY THE MARKET'S KIND OF PRESSING SOME MULTI-MONTH LOWS HERE. FUNDS ARE RECORD SHORT THIS SOYBEAN MARKET AND THEY'VE EXCEEDED THEIR PREVIOUS NET RECORD SHORT BY A GOOD 20 PERCENT HERE. THEIR SHORT PROBABLY ABOUT 120000 CONTRACTS. SO A VERY MASSIVE BET AGAINST THE BEAN MARKET HERE AHEAD OF THE HEART OF THE U.S. GROWING SEASON. LIVE CATTLE MARKET WAS SHARPLY LOWER HERE ON TUESDAY AFTER A SHARPLY HIGHER TRADE ON MONDAY. SO WE'VE HAD KIND OF A ROLLERCOASTER HERE TO START OFF THIS WEEK A LOT OF VOLATILITY IN THE FUTURES MARKET WHICH HAS REALLY TRENDED LOWER HERE DURING THE LAST TWO OR THREE WEEKS. WE'VE SEEN THE CASH CATTLE TRADE DECLINE QUITE A BIT. WE'VE SEEN A SETBACK IN THE BOX BEEF MARKET. SO THE FUTURES ARE FOLLOWING SUIT ALONG WITH ALL OF THAT. AND THOUGH WE'VE SEEN PRESSURE ON BOTH THE NEARBY AND ON THE DEFERREDS AGAIN JOE VACLAVIK HERE AT THE CME IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
MATT BENNETT MANY CONSULTING OUR GUESTS HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS  DESK. MATT LET'S TALK ABOUT THESE CATTLE MARKETS. YOU RAISE SOME  CATTLE THERE IN ILLINOIS FARM PRETTY CLOSELY. IS THERE ANYTHING TO GET  EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW. THE LAST TWO WEEKS HAVE BEEN PRETTY TOUGH.  IT DEPENDS ON WHICH SIDE OF THIS THING YOU'RE ON. BUT THAT'S RIGHT.  BASICALLY WE HAD A REVERSAL OF SIX AND IT'S JUST BEEN CURTAINS ON THE  CATTLE MARKET EVER SINCE. IT'S BEEN A ROUGH GO GOING INTO THURSDAY  EVENING. YOU KNOW ACTUALLY 11 OUT OF 13 SESSIONS WE HAD A LOWER MOVE  GO. ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE THIS CATTLE MARKET REVERSE ITSELF  AND GO BACK. YOU KNOW I DO THINK THAT YOU'LL GET A LITTLE BIT OF  RECOVERY ACTION AT SOME POINT SHOULD GET YOU BACK INTO THE 130S YOU  KNOW ON THE MONTH IS PROBABLY NOT SOMETHING THAT I SEE RIGHT OFF  RIGHT OFF THE BAT. SOME THINGS THAT REALLY EXCITE ME IS THIS CHINESE  NEWS. YOU KNOW WE'RE GOING TO BE PUSHING EXPORTS INTO CHINA. YOU  KNOW LOOK AT WHAT THE PORK SITUATION HAS DONE FOR US IN THE LAST  SEVERAL YEARS NOW. NOT ONLY WITH PORK PRICES BUT SOYBEANS AND  SOYBEAN OIL PRICES SO THAT'S VERY EXCITING NEWS TO ME. NOW IF WE CAN  CRACK THAT IT FEELS LIKE MAYBE WE CAN REALLY START TO MOVE SOME  PRODUCT THAT DIRECTION. I MEAN IT COULD BE GREAT POTENTIAL. RIGHT  ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THAT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A LONGER TERM ASPECT. I  DON'T THINK THAT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO NECESSARILY IMPACT THIS MARKET WHENEVER WE'VE GOT PLACEMENTS THAT ARE STILL FAIRLY  ROBUST. YOU KNOW THE SHORT TERM FUNDAMENTALS FOR ME ARE PROBABLY  NOT NEAR AS BULLISH AS A LONGER TERM FUNDAMENTALS BUT IT IS A FUTURES  MARKET. YOU KNOW THE CATTLE MARKET IS VERY CYCLICAL. IT'S VERY TOUGH  TO TRADE AND AT THIS POINT. I THINK THE ONE THING THAT I WANT TO POINT OUT  IS THAT WE HAD A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO LOCK IN PROFIT AND IF WE DIDN'T  DO IT I DON'T WANT TO BEAT ANYBODY UP SURE BUT WE NEED TO LEARN OUR  LESSON MOVING FORWARD THAT WHENEVER WE HAVE 10 15 DOLLARS OF PURE  PROFIT ON THE TABLE THAT WE CAN WE CAN SET A FLOOR UNDER THE MARKET  AND LATCH ON TO AT LEAST SOME OF IT. THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD IDEA TO DO SO  WHEN YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY TAKE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES WHEN THEY  COME. YES.APPRECIATE IT MATT THANKS FOR BEING HERE. WE'LL BE BACK IN  MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOP THIRD AG MARKETING.  FARMER-FIRST, WITH A PLAN FOR EVERY  MARKET. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK THE AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN  LOOKING AT ROOT ZONE MOISTURE MAP AND YOU CAN SEE MIKE WHERE THOSE  AREAS ARE REALLY DRYING OUT. YEAH IT REALLY IS AMAZING THIS PRODUCT  CHANGES RAPIDLY. ONCE WE DO SEE SOME AREAS DRYING OUT OR GETTING  WET FOR THAT MATTER AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE AREAS RIGHT THERE. AND  WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT THIS WET AREA IN SOUTHERN ALABAMA SOUTHERN  MISSISSIPPI AND THE NEW ORLEANS AREA THAT'S ALL THE REMNANTS OF CINDY  OR AT LEAST A LOT OF IT THE TROPICAL STORM THAT CAME INLAND THERE. ALSO  YOU CAN SEE THE WET AREAS IN THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MICHIGAN SO  CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES PRETTY WET. IT'S DRYING OUT A  LITTLE BIT. CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ONCE AGAIN YOU'VE BEEN GOING BACK  AND FORTH OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. WE'LL KEEP WATCHING THIS BUT  OBVIOUSLY THINGS HAVE BEEN CHANGING JUST DEPENDING ON WHERE EACH  STORM SYSTEM KIND OF MOVES THROUGH. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A STORM  SYSTEM IN THE WESTERN GULF NOT EXPECTING THAT TO BECOME A TROPICAL  STORM BUT IT IS GOING TO BRING SOME MORE MOISTURE TO THE SOUTHERN  MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND THE SYSTEM IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS GOING TO  BRING SOME DECENT MOISTURE TO PLACES WHEREVER THESE COMPLEXES OF  THUNDERSTORMS FORM LIKE THIS MORNING OVER PARTS OF IOWA AND THE  NORTHERN MISSOURI. THOSE WILL PUT DOWN SOME PRETTY PRETTY HEAVY  AMOUNTS OF RAIN IN PLACES ANYWAY AND SOMETIMES IT CAN BE FAIRLY  WIDESPREAD YOU CAN SEE LATER TODAY. MOST OF THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES  INTO PARTS OF IOWA INTO THE KANSAS CITY AREA SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS  AND THUNDERSTORMS AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NIGHTTIME HOURS TONIGHT.  AGAIN WE CAN SEE SOME DECENT AMOUNTS OF RAIN AHEAD OF THE WARM  FRONT END OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION JUST SPOTTY STUFF ALONG THAT  COLD FRONT AND THEN THIS SYSTEM COMING OUT OF THE GOLF PUTTING DOWN  SOME DECENT AMOUNTS IN LOUISIANA PARTS OF MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA AS  WELL HEADING THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. MORE OF THE SAME. A LOT OF  THIS IS HIT AND MISS OBVIOUSLY THAT'S HIT AND MISS IN FLORIDA AND HIT MISS  IN THE WARM SECTOR OF THE SYSTEM IN THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE  OHIO VALLEY AND YOU CAN SEE THE NEXT SYSTEM DIVING IN WITH A COOL  FRONT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ONCE AGAIN INTO THE  DAKOTAS WHICH IS SOME GOOD NEWS THERE IS THE PAST 24 HOURS FOR  RAINFALL. ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS YOU CAN SEE THE POCKETS THAT OUR  COMPUTER MODEL IS SHOWING GETS THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS. SOME AREAS IN  THE SCUSE ME CENTRAL MISSOURI VALLEY LOOKING PRETTY GOOD. AND ALSO  THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THOSE APPEAR TO BE THE TWO HEAVIER  AREAS. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY PRETTY HOT. TYPICAL HEAT FOR THE  CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS 80S AND 90S THERE BUT PRETTY PLEASANT  FOR THE GREAT LAKES AND THE NORTHEAST HIGHS MAINLY IN THE 70S. LOWS  TONIGHT ARE GOING TO DROP OFF IN THE 60S IN THE NORTHEAST BUT STILL  STAYING PRETTY MUGGY FROM CHICAGO SOUTHWARD AND HIGH  TEMPERATURES TOMORROW STARTS TO WARM UP AGAIN INTO THE OHIO VALLEY  AS THAT HE COMES EAST FOR A DAY OR TWO. JET STREAM SHOWING THAT  TROUGH FINALLY MOVING AWAY IN THE NORTHEAST AND THEN WE GO FAIRLY  ZOBEL WITH A TROUGH IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS. BUT THAT WILL KEEP THE  REALLY CHILLY AIR FROM RETURNING. YOU CAN SEE THOUGH THERE WILL BE  SOME AREAS THAT DO GET COOL AND THE HEAT CONTINUES AT LEAST IN THE  SOUTHERN TIER OF STATES. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S  TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE'LL HEAD TO ELKO NEVADA FIRST  OF ALL PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND BREEZY HIGH OF 87. TOPEKA  KANSAS HUMID WITH SHOWERS AND STORMS COULD BE STRONG OR SEVERE.  HIGH OF 89. AND FINALLY PORTSMOUTH OHIO. LOTS OF SUNSHINE IN PLEASANT  HIGH OF 82. 

TEASE
LATER ON AGDAY - FIND OUT WHAT ONE SOUTHERN STATE IS DOING TO IMPROVE  THEIR HEALTH STATISTICS. BUT FIRST - WE VISIT A JUICE MAKER THAT'S TRYING TO PREVENT ROTTING FRUIT  FROM ENDING-UP IN THE DUMP.

PACKER TV
IN NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE PACKER - THE CALIFORNIA AVOCADO  INDUSTRY HAS BEEN RAMPING-UP FOR THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY WEEKEND.  THE  STATE AVOCADO COMMISSION EXPECTS CONSUMPTION WILL HIT MORE THAN 100  MILLION POUNDS. THAT'S ABOUT EVEN WITH LAST YEARS CONSUMPTION LEVELS  FOR THE SUMMER CELEBRATION. THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MAJOR CONSUMPTION EVENTS  OF THE YEAR FOR AVOCADOS. THE AVOCADO COMMISSION'S SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN WILL FEATURE A ROUTE  66 THEME, INCLUDING A BLOG POST, AND SUPPORTING TWITTER POLLS ABOUT  SELECT ROUTE 66 STOPS.  A SWEDISH STARTUP COMPANY IS RESCUING UNSOLD SUPERMARKET FRUIT,  BOUND FOR THE WASTE BIN, AND TURNS IT INTO PURE NATURAL JUICE. THE TOWERING PALLETS OF APPLES FOUND IN THEIR FACILITY WERE DEEMED  UNUSABLE BY SUPERMARKETS.  THE COMPANY LIKES TO QUOTE A UNITED NATIONS REPORT THAT SHOWS 30- PERCENT OF FOOD PRODUCED FOR HUMANS IS TOSSED AWAY EACH YEAR.  FRESH FRUIT DISPOSAL IS EVEN HIGHER - SOME ESTIMATES AS HIGH AS 45- PERCENT- IS THROWN OUT BECAUSE IT'S BRUISED OR HAS SMALL IMPERFECTIONS. "THE REASONS FOR THEM NEEDING TO THROW IT AWAY ARE NOT THE SAME REASONS THAT MAKE IT NOT  GOOD TO EAT. IT COULD BE REASON THAT THE BOXES ARE BROKEN OR HAVE BEEN DAMAGED IN  TRANSPORTATION IT COULD BE TINY, TINY DOTS FROM HAIL, IT COULD BE DAMP BOXES, IT COULD BE THAT  THREE PERCENT OF THE FRUIT IS BAD, BUT THE REST OF THE 97 PERCENT OF THE FRUIT IS GOOD TO EAT."> "SO, THIS IS A PALLET THAT WE GOT TODAY WITH APPLES AND AS YOU CAN SEE THIS APPLE IS QUITE  PERFECT AND READY TO EAT, WE HAVE ALSO ON THE SAME PALLET APPLES THAT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD  AND THAT WE DON'T USE EITHER. SO, WHAT WE DO IS THAT WE SORT THE GOOD ONES FROM THE BAD AND  MAKE JUICE FROM THE GOOD ONES."SOT VERBATIM> MOST SUPERMARKETS DON'T HAVE THE STAFF TO SORT EVERY EDIBLE APPLE  FROM A DAMAGED BATCH - BUT RESCUED FRUITS DOES. WORKERS MUST THEN  SORT THE GOOD APPLES FROM THE BAD, REMOVE PLASTIC LABELS AND OTHER  PACKAGING, THEN BEGIN PRESSING THEM INTO JUICE. LARSSON HOPES THEY CAN CHANGE CONSUMERS ATTITUDES WHEN IT COMES  TO NATURAL PRODUCTS. THEY HOPE TO TEACH PEOPLE EVERY NATURAL JUICE DRINK SHOULD NOT LOOK  OR TASTE EXACTLY THE SAME EACH TIME.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.  CHECK OUT KUBOTA'S RTV-X-1140, A RUGGED  UTILITY VEHICLE WITH SEATING FOR FOUR.  SYOP BY YOUR LOCAL DEALER TODAY, OR VISIT KUBOTA.COM. TENNESSEE'S GOVERNOR WANTS TO SEE A HEALTHIER POPULATION STATEWIDE,  AND IT STARTS ON THE COMMUNITY LEVEL. U-T EXTENSION AND A NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS ARE INVOLVED IN "HEALTHIER  TENNESSEE,' A PLAN TO GET PEOPLE MOVING IN SCHOOLS, PLACES OF WORSHIP  AND EVEN AT WORK SITES. CHARLES DENNEY HAS MORE ON LESSONS ABOUT  HEALTHY LIVING FOR OUR YOUNGEST CITIZENS.  THE FIRST LESSON OF THE MORNING – PUNCH AND KICK. NOT REAL FIGHTING, OF COURSE, EXERCISE.  THESE STUDENTS GET THEIR CARDIO RIGHT AFTER THE FIRST BELL AT CROCKETT COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL.  KICK BOXING AND PHYS ED INCLUDES THE TEACHABLE MOMENT THAT WHEN YOU'RE MOVING, IT'S GOOD  FOR YOU.  (JONAH CICHELLO) "IF YOU EXERCISE IT HELPS TO KEEP YOUR ENDURANCE UP AND YOU CAN RUN MORE  OFTEN, AND IT KEEPS YOUR HEART HEALTHY, SO YOU DON'T DEVELOP DISEASE WHEN YOU GROW OLDER  AND YOU PROBABLY LIVE LONGER." (ALLISON LAMBERT) "WELL, I LIKE TO DO BUTT KICKS BECAUSE YOU GET  TO GO FAST. AND I LIKE DOING KARAOKE. KARAOKE IS THAT EXERCISE? YES SIR." WELL, DEPENDS ON  YOUR DEFINITION OF EXERCISE, BUT SURE, WHY NOT? THESE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS ARE PART OF 'HEALTHIER  TENNESSEE,' COORDINATED BY A NUMBER OF AGENCIES HERE, INCLUDING UT EXTENSION, THE UNITED  WAY, WALGREEN'S AND CROCKETT SCHOOLS. (KELSIE HENNING)  "SO WE WANT THEM BE ABLE TO NOT  ONLY LEARN ACADEMICALLY, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT STUDENTS THAT ARE MOVING MORE, EATING BETTER,  THEY ARE GOING TO BE BETTER STUDENTS ACADEMICALLY." (CHARLES DENNEY) "CROCKETT WAS ONE OF  FIVE WESTERN COUNTIES RECENTLY NAMED AS A HEALTHIER TENNESSEE COMMUNITY – PART OF  GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM'S FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS. TO RECEIVE THIS HONOR, THESE  TOWNS HAD TO SHOW THEY WERE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLE, OF ALL AGES."(SARAH  POOLE) "WE HAD TO HAVE SEVERAL CHURCHES SIGNED UP TO BE PLACES OF WORSHIP THAT WOULD BE  INVOLVED AND WE ALSO HAD TO HAVE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF BUSINESSES SIGNED UP TO BE HEALTHIER  TENNESSEE WORKSITES." SARAH POOLE WITH UT EXTENSION TALKS TO KIDS AT CROCKETT MIDDLE  SCHOOL, ENCOURAGING THEM TO GET MOVING AND EAT A HEALTHY DIET. POOLE SAYS THE GRANT MONEY  HAS ALREADY BEEN USED TO BUY THESE FOUNTAINS WHERE KIDS CAN FILL WATER BOTTLES AT THE STATION.  'HEALTHIER TENNESSEE' IS IN 72 OF 95 COUNTIES, AND THE HOPE IS TO EXPAND IT EVERYWHERE.  (SERENA FLOWERS) "SO GOVERNOR HASLAM FORMED 'HEALTHIER TENNESSEE' TO GET TENNESSEE OUT  OF THE BOTTOM TEN AS FAR AS LEAST HEALTHY STATES IN THE NATION. SO HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE  HAD GRASS ROOTS PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS OF ALL AGES, KIDS, FAMILIES." THESE CHILDREN REPRESENT  TENNESSEE'S FUTURE. FOR THEM TO DO GOOD THINGS AND BE TRUE LEADERS, THEY FIRST MUST HAVE  THEIR PHYSICAL HEALTH. AND IT'S NOT A STRETCH TO SAY BETTER HEALTH STATEWIDE STARTS AT A YOUNG  AGE, AND AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL. 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. AGDAY IS POWERED BY RAM TRUCKS - AMERICA'S LONGEST LASTING PICKUPS.

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