AgDay Daily Recap -June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
JUNE 8, 2018

HEADLINES

THE WORLD'S LARGEST ECONOMIES MEET IN CANADA--TRADE DISCUSSIONS ARE  ON THE TABLE. "WE'RE AT THE WHITEHOUSE TODAY ON AGDAY AND WE'LL SEE IF HEADWAY HAS ACTUALLY BEEN MADE ON TRADE WITH CHINA." IN AGRIBUSINESS...CASH CONTRACTS  MISSY BAUER IS CALIBRATING CENTER PIVOTS ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AND THE CDC IS WARNING ABOUT THE SUMMER INSECT SEASON. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHEVY SILVERADO, THE MOST DEPENDABLE, LONGEST-LASTING FULL  SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD. 

G7 SUMMIT
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WHEN LEADERS OF SEVEN OF THE  WEALTHIEST NATIONS MEET TODAY IN CANADA, PRESIDENT TRUMP EXPECTS TO  GET "AN EARFUL" FROM U-S TRADING PARTNERS, UPSET OVER TRADE TARIFFS  JUST PUT INTO EFFECT ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM. THE G-7 SUMMIT WILL GET UNDERWAY LATER THIS MORNING. THE GROUP  CONSISTS OF THE U-S, CANADA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, THE UNITED KINGDOM  AND JAPAN. THOSE NATIONS REPRESENT ABOUT 65-PERCENT OF GLOBAL NET WEALTH. THE JUST-ENFORCED STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS COVER FIVE OF SIX  TRADING PARTNERS IN THAT GROUP, EXCLUDING JAPAN. AHEAD OF THE MEETING IN CANADA, JAPANESE PRIME MINSTER SHINZO ABE MET  WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THURSDAYWHILE THE FOCUS OF THEIR MEETING DEALT WITH NEXT WEEK'S NORTH KOREAN  SUMMIT, THE TWO LEADERS ALSO DISCUSSED THE METAL TARIFFS AND TRADE  RELATIONS BETWEEN THESE TWO COUNTRIES. THE U-S CURRENTLY CARRIES ABOUT A 70-BILLION DOLLAR TRADE DEFICIT WITH  JAPAN. "WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT OUR TRADE DEFICIT THAT WE HAVE WITH JAPAN AND WE'RE GOING TO  HAVE A VERY GOOD DISCUSSION TODAY. THE RELATIONSHIP HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER BETWEEN THE  UNITED STATES AND JAPAN. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING TIME WITH YOU. THEN WE'RE GOING UP TO THE G7 VERY SHORTLY, AS YOU KNOW IN CANADA AND WE'LL BE HAVING SOME FURTHER DISCUSSIONS  IN ADDITION TO OTHER COUNTRIES BEING THERE WITH US."

WORLD PORK EXPO
THE PRESIDENT WILL LEAVE THE TWO DAY SUMMIT IN CANADA AND HEAD  DIRECTLY TO THE NORTH KOREAN SUMMIT WHICH WILL BE HELD IN SINGAPORE. TRADE NEGOTIATIONS AND TARIFFS ARE ALSO A BIG CONVERSATION THIS WEEK  AT THE WORLD PORK EXPO IN DES MOINES, IOWA.WHILE AT THE EXPO, AGDAY TALKED WITH GREGG DOUD - THE TOP AG  NEGOTIATOR FOR THE U-S TRADE REPRESENTATIVE. HE WAS AT THE  NEGOTIATING TABLE LAST WEEK IN CHINA WHERE THERE'S NO EASY SOLUTION. BETSY JIBBEN HAS EXCLUSIVE DETAILS. 'WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR TRAVELS AND ARE YOU PRETTY OPTIMISTIC FROM THAT TRIP. YOU  KNOW IT'S A PROCESS IT'S GOING TO TAKE SEVERAL OF THOSE MEETINGS OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS. AND  WHAT I WILL SAY THAT THE LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT THIS TIME WAS I THINK BETTER THAN WHAT WE'VE SEEN  IN THE PAST AND YOU KNOW IT'S BABY STEPS. IT'S GOING TO TAKE LOTS OF THESE MEETINGS ALL THE  TIME. THERE ARE SOME FARMERS WHO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT. THEY UNDERSTAND THE TRADE DEFICIT. BUT THERE ARE OTHER FARMERS WHO ARE SCARED TO DEATH WHEN  THESE TARIFFS ARE PUT ON SOME OF THEIR PRODUCTS. WHAT REASSURANCE CAN YOU GIVE THEM ARE  RELIEF. CAN YOU GIVE THEM THAT THIS ISN'T GOING TO BACKFIRE WITH THESE TARIFFS. THIS IS SOMETHING  THAT JUST HASN'T OCCURRED OVERNIGHT. THESE ISSUES IN TERMS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND DISCUSSIONS WITH CHINA AND STILL PROBLEMS AND THESE ARE STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS IN THE STEEL AND  ALUMINUM MARKET WHICH IS A SEPARATE ISSUE THAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS MAYBE EVEN  DECADES. AND SO WE HAVE A PRESSING UNITED STATES WHO HAS STOOD UP AND SAID YOU KNOW IT IS TIME TO DEAL WITH THIS AND WHEN THAT OCCURS THE INITIAL REACTION IS EVERYBODY'S GOING TO  BRISTLE UP OF HERE A LITTLE BIT ON BOTH SIDES AND SAY OH MY GOODNESS YOU KNOW HOW IS THIS ALL  GOING TO PLAY OUT WHEN WE DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT. BUT WE DO KNOW I CAN TELL YOU IS A GUY THAT'S BEEN WORKING ON THESE ISSUES FOR 25 YEARS IN WASHINGTON D.C. THEY NEEDED TO BE  ADDRESSED SOME MAJOR SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THIS RELATIONSHIP HAVE TO OCCUR. AND THAT'S WHAT  THIS IS ABOUT.

BILATERAL TRADE WITH CANADA, MEXICO?
DISCOURAGED BY THE UN-FINISHED BUSINESS OF NAFTA, PRESIDENT TRUMP  HAS REITERATED HE FAVORS BI-LATERAL TRADE DEALS....AND HINTS THAT'S  WHERE TRADE PACTS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO WILL END-UP. TYNE MORGAN HAS THE LATEST FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.  THANKS, CLINTON. WE'VFE BEEN HEARING CONTRADICTING REPORTS ON WHETHER WE WILL SEE A NAFTA  2.0 DEAL OR WHETHER THIS ADMINSTREATION WILL CHOOSE TO GO MORE OF THE BILATERAL ROUTE. AND IN  MY TALKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE THIS WEKE, IT SEEMS LIKE OFFICIALS THINK THE BILATERAL ROUTE, IS THE  WAY TO GO. I AM OPTIMISTIC OVERALL. THE PRESIDENT'S MADE THE DECISION CERTAINLY ON NAFTA NOT TO WITHDRAW BUT TO NEGOTIATE SEPARATELY WITH CANADA AND MEXICO BELIEVING THAT WE CAN  GET A BETTER DEAL WITH CANADA AND WITH MEXICO SEPARATELY. AND HONESTLY BASED ON SOME OF THE DIFFERENCES AND THE NEEDS THERE, THAT'S TRUE. > PERDUE SAYS THE DIFFERENCES ARE STARK WHEN IT COMES TO TRADE BETWEEN CANADA VERSUS MEXICO. HE SAYS AGRICULTURE SEES MANY  OBSTACLES ON GETTING PRODUCTS LIKE DAIRY INTO CANADA, WHEREAS  AGRICULTURE HAS FAIRED FAIRLY WELL IN GETTING AG GOODS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN BORDER. INSTEAD, IT'S AUTO THAT'S A CONTENTIOUS ISSUE WITH  TRADING PARTNERS THERE;  AND I BELIEVE WE COME OUT WITH A BETTER DEAL WITH BOTH AND HOPEFULLY SOONER RATHER THAN LATER, BECAUSE TRYING TO GET A TRIANGULATION BUT IT WAS VERY FRUSTRATING AND WE WERE ALL RUNNING  INTO DIFFERENT TIMELINES OF THE WINDOW SHUTTING.NATIONAL ECONOMIC ADVISORY LARRY KUDLOW SAYS THE PRESIDENT  SHOULDN'T BE BLAMED FOR TRADE CONFLICTS, HE SAYS THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN, AND IT'S THAT SYSTEM TRUMP IS TRYING TO FIX.  PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BASICALLY SAYING WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND WE WILL REWARD SUCESS, NOT PUNISH IT,K AND THAT'S CREATED TREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT IN CONFERENCE CFROM ACROSS THE  BOARD. THE TRUMP ADMINSTRATION  STRIVING TO MAKE HEADWAY WHILE ALSO THREATENING TARIFFS ON 50 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF AG GOODS. KUDLOW  SAYS OPEN MARKETS IS AN INTREGARL PART OF HTE PRESIDENT'S PLAN, BUT  WHEN IT COMES TO CHINA, IT'S WHAT HE DEEMS AS UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES  THAT THE ADMINSTRATION WANTS TO HALT.  WE HAVE TO DEFEND AMERICA IN THOSE AREAS. AT THE END OF IT, IF WE CAN NEGOTIATITE, ANY DEAL. WE HAVE WITH CINA, HOW EVER LONG IT MIGHT TAKE , WE'LL EXPAND EXPORT MARKETS FOR EVERYBODY  AND THAT INCLUDES FARMERS AND AGERICULTURE, SO THAT'S THE PROMISE WE WILL. MAKE BUT IN THE  MEANTIME WE HAVE TO DEFENT THE COUNTRY, WE HAVE TO DEFEND TEH COUNTRY'S INTERSTS INCLUDING THERE INTERSETS AS WELL.> AT THE WHITE HOUSE, PERDUE SAYS CHINA'S OFFER TO PURCHASE 70 TO 100  BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF AG GOODS IF THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T FOLLOW  THROUGH ON HIS TARIFF THREAT IS SOMETHING THAT COULD OPEN THE DOOR  FOR NMORE AGRICULTURE GOODS INTO CHINA.  WELL DOUBLING AGRICULTURAL IMPORTS FROM 20 TO 40 BILLION DOLLARS OVER A TWO TO  THREE YEARS. YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW GOOD THAT WOULD BE FOR U.S. AGRICULTURE. IT'S THE GAMUT; IT'S SOYBEANS IT'S RICE IT'S WHEAT IT'S OTHER PRODUCTS AND WE GROW LIKE DDGS, ETHANOL, THOSE KINDS  OF THINGS.  PERDUE SAYS HE CONTINEUS TO DEFEND AGRICULTURE'S ANGST AT THE WHITE  HOUSE, WHILE ALSO PUTTING FAITH IN THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN. I WOULD JUST ASK THEM TO TRUST THEM TO GET US THROUGH THIS NEGOTIATION PATCH. I  BELIEVE HE'S VERY SINCERE WHEN HE WANTS THEM TO THRIVE NOT ONLY SURVIVE BUT TO THRIVE IN THE FUTURE.A FUTURE THAT'S CURRENTLY CLOUDY, AS THOSE IN FARM COUNTRY HOPE FOR  MORE CLARITY IN THE DAYS AHEAD.  REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON D.C., I'M TYNE MORGAN.  

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN IS BACK IN THE SADDLE THIS MORNING. HE JOINS US WITH TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. WE HEARD FROM A "NASS" CROP REPORTER IN ADAMS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.  THAT'S WHERE THE GETTYSBURG BATTLE FIELD IS LOCATED. THEY'RE HAVING A  HARD TIME GETTING CORN AND SOYBEANS PLANTED. IT'S BEEN VERY WET.  MANY  OF THE FARMERS ARE TALKING ABOUT 'PREVENT PLANT". JUNE TENTH IS THE  CUT-OFF DATE FOR CORN. THERE ARE QUITE A FEW APPLE ORCHARDS IN THAT AREA.  THE FRUIT CROPS ARE  SAID TO BE LOOKING OK BUT GROWERS ARE SCOUTING FOR DISEASES BECAUSE OF  ALL THE MOISTURE. STATEWIDE, HOWEVER, 99-PERCENT OF THE CROP CALLS THE APPLE CROP  "GOOD-TO-EXCELLENT". NOW TO MONTANA - WHERE MUCH OF THE NATION'S BARLEY CROP IS GROWN.  NEARLY ALL OF THE CROP IS PLANTED. 78-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THAT'S AN 18 POINT IMPROVEMENT FROM  LAST WEEK. AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND SPEED FORECASTING CAN SEE THAT SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL START OFF A  LITTLE BIT WINDY AS WE HEAD INTO TODAY HEADING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS AND MANY PLACES  ACROSS THE PLAINS INTO THE WEST TURN A LITTLE BIT ON THE WINDY SIDE. TOMORROW WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT SOME COMPLEXES OR AT LEAST REMNANTS OF COMPLEXES CAUSING A LITTLE BIT OF WIND ACROSS  PARTS OF THE PLAINS STATES AND WE'LL SEE THINGS TURN REAL WINDY IN MANY PARTS OF THE WEST AS  WE HEAD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST COMING UP BUT FIRST HERE  ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, CASH STRATEGIES FOR FARMERS THAT DON'T USE  FUTURES...BOB UTTERBACK IS AT THE DESK. AND WE'LL LOOK AT CALIBRATING WATER FLOW ON YOUR CENTER PIVOTS TODAY  ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOP THIRD AG MARKETING.  FARMER-FIRST, WITH A PLAN FOR EVERY  MARKET.

BAYER ACQUISITION COMPLETE
AFTER A NEARLY TWO YEAR ANTITRUST REVIEW, BAYER HAS CLOSED ITS 63  BILLION DOLLAR ACQUISITION OF MONSANTO. IN SEPTEMBER 2016, MONSANTO AGREED TO BE ACQUIRED BY BAYER. TO REACH THIS POINT, BAYER HAD TO AGREE TO SELL-OFF SOME OF ITS PRODUCTS TO BASF. THAT PROCESS IS STILL IN THE WORKS. UNITED STATES REGULATORS APPROVED THE DEAL IN MAY. AS OF THURSDAY,  THE COMPANY WAS SIMPLY KNOWN AS BAYER. AND THE MONSANTO TICKER  SYMBOL NO LONGER EXISTED ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. THE NORTH AMERICAN BUSINESS SECTOR WILL REMAIN IN ST. LOUIS. BUT THE  CORPORATE OFFICE IS BASED IN GERMANY. IN AGRIBUSINESS SOYBEANS FACING ANOTHER TOUGH DAY OF TRADE. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
LETS GET DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. JULY CORN FRACTIONALLY LOWER TODAY. ONGOING FEARS OF CHINESE DEMAND. REALLY GOOD WEATHER  AND THE BRAZILIAN REALITY FALLING ANOTHER 3 PERCENT IS KEEPING PRESSURE ON THE JULY CORN CONTRACT. USDA EXPORT SALES CAME OUT A LITTLE BIT SHY OF EXPECTATIONS THAT'S REALLY ADDING  PRESSURE TO THE MARKET A LITTLE BIT TODAY 838 SIXTEEN THOUSAND METRIC TONS OF OLD CROP CORN  WAS SOLD MORE THAN TWICE AS LARGE AS THE SAME WEEK LAST LAST YEAR. TALKING ABOUT JULY LEAN  HOGS CONSOLIDATING TODAY AFTER ALMOST A 4 PERCENT RALLY ON WEDNESDAY ALONG WITH CASH HOGS UP NEARLY ONE DOLLAR. RIGHT NOW THE HOG MARKET NEAR TERM DRIVERS INCLUDE FURTHER WEAKNESS  IN THE EURO CANADIAN DOLLAR AND BRAZILIAN REAL. THREE OF THE LARGEST PORK EXPORTERS AROUND  THE WORLD I'M LARRY SHOW OVER FROM THE CME GROUP IN CHICAGO. ULY FRACTIONALLY LOWER TODAY. ONGOING FEARS OF CHINESE DEMAND. REALLY GOOD WEATHER AND THE BRAZILIAN REALITY FALLING  ANOTHER 3 PERCENT IS KEEPING PRESSURE ON THE JULY CORN CONTRACT. USDA EXPORT SALES CAME  OUT A LITTLE BIT SHY OF EXPECTATIONS THAT'S REALLY ADDING PRESSURE TO THE MARKET A LITTLE BIT TODAY  838 SIXTEEN THOUSAND METRIC TONS OF OLD CROP CORN WAS SOLD MORE THAN TWICE AS LARGE AS THE SAME WEEK LAST LAST YEAR. TALKING ABOUT JULY LEAN HOGS CONSOLIDATING TODAY AFTER ALMOST A 4  PERCENT RALLY ON WEDNESDAY ALONG WITH CASH HOGS UP NEARLY ONE DOLLAR. RIGHT NOW THE HOG  MARKET NEAR TERM DRIVERS INCLUDE FURTHER WEAKNESS IN THE EURO CANADIAN DOLLAR AND BRAZILIAN  REAL. THREE OF THE LARGEST PORK EXPORTERS AROUND THE WORLD I'M LARRY SHOVER FROM THE CME GROUP IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
BOB UTTERBACK UTTERBACK MARKETING OUR GUESTS HERE AT AGRIBUSINESS DESK TODAY. I KNOW  THERE ARE FARMERS OUT THERE THAT DON'T USE THE FUTURE'S BOARD AND THEY ARE MANAGING THE  CASH OR THE GRAIN THAT'S BEEN USING CASH CONTRACTS. ANY ADVICE FOR THEM. WELL SEVERAL THINGS.  THE BIG MONUMENTS HAVE TO BE MANAGED. AND THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY INTO THINGS THAT YOU HAD TO MANAGE WHEN YOU'RE AN ELEVATOR FARMER ELEVATOR IS YOUR BASES AND THE CARRY AND THE  CARRY HAS HAS SHRUNK A LITTLE AND IT'S BEEN GOING BACK AND FORTH BUT FROM ABOUT OCTOBER TO APRIL MAY YOU'D TRADITIONALLY WANT TO BE GETTING PREPARED FOR THE FRONT END TO RALLY MORE THAN  THE BACK. AND SO FROM JULY TO OCTOBER THE FRONT END DROPS TO THE BACK END. SO THE CARRY  COMES BACK IN THE NORMAL SEASON. SO IF YOU'VE GOT HEDGES IN THE DEFERRED CONTRACT AND YOU'RE IN A FUT. APPLICATION YOU'D WANT TO BE THINKING ABOUT SELLING THE SEPTEMBER CONTRACT  LOOKING FOR KERRY TO INCREASE RATHER THAN SIGN TO DEFER. SO IF I WAS GETTING HERE IN JULY I WOULD  BE SELLING THE FRONT IN SEPTEMBER LOOKING TO ROAD TO D.C. TO MARCH TO MAKE READING GOING  CLEAR OUT THE BACK IN JULY TO SELL. OK. OK. NOW FROM A BASIC STANDPOINT OH CROP CORN IF YOU GOT CORN CROP CORN THAT YOU STILL HAVE TO PRICE. I WOULD BE I WOULD BE MOVING EXPEDITIOUSLY  HERE IN ROCKING YOUR BASES AND FLED. I WOULD NOT TAKE MY BASE'S EXPOSURE IN AUGUST  SEPTEMBER BUT I THINK THE LONG TERM PICTURE IS GOING TO BE REAL FAST RECOVERING THE BASES. WHEN YOU GET INTO SEPTEMBER OCTOBER BECAUSE I THINK FARMERS ARE GOING TO BE VERY  RELUCTANT SELLERS AND ELEVATORS WILL HAVE TO BID UP TO CASH BASIS AS YOU COME INTO NOVEMBER  DECEMBER. OK. SO PLENTY TO WATCH TO WATCH AS WE GET HERE INTO JUNE AND KIND OF THE HEART OF THE SEASON. THAT'S RIGHT. ALL RIGHT APPRECIATE ABOUT WE BACK MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN AND MIKE I THINK THIS WEEK  EVERYONE'S WATCHING TO SEE ARE WE GOING TO HAVE A DROUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORN BELT. IS  

IT TIME TO CALL THAT YET. NO I THINK THERE ARE GOING TO BE PLACES THAT GET MISSED BY SOME OF  THESE THUNDERSTORM COMPLEXES. BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE A FAIR AMOUNT OF THEM. SO WE'RE KIND  OF IN THAT PATTERN THE WAY IT LOOKS RIGHT NOW. IN FACT WHEN YOU LOOK CLOSE ON THE DROUGHT MONITOR WE'VE ALREADY SEEN SOME POCKETS THAT HAVE IMPROVED ACROSS PANHANDLE OF TEXAS WESTERN OKLAHOMA SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS. IT'S KIND OF STAYED DRY UP THROUGH NORTHERN  MISSOURI SOUTHERN IOWA STAYED DRY IN PLACES IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND IT'S GOT A LITTLE DRIER.  EAST TEXAS INTO LOUISIANA. SO LET'S GO BACK FOUR WEEKS. YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WAS A MUCH  MORE WIDESPREAD AREA ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN PLAINS THERE WHERE WE HAD THAT EXTREME AND EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT. BUT YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT'S BROKEN UP A LITTLE BIT AND YOU CAN SEE A  LITTLE BIT MORE COLOR AT LEAST DRIER CONDITIONS COMING INTO EASTERN TEXAS LOUISIANA AND PARTS OF  ILLINOIS AND INDIANA. THE PLACES THAT ARE GETTING MISSED BY SOME OF THOSE COMPLEXES OF  STORMS AND THAT'S THE FOCUS THIS STATIONARY FRONT RIGHT THERE FROM THE NORTHEAST THROUGH THE  NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS. THERE WILL BE COMPLEXES OF THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP AND THESE CAN PUT DOWN A LOT OF RAIN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND THEY CAN LAST A WHILE AS THEY KIND OF MOVE  FROM WEST TO EAST ALONG THE FRONT. SEE A PRETTY BIG COMPLEX THERE FORECASTED BY OUR  COMPUTER MODEL FOR EASTERN NEBRASKA MOVING INTO WESTERN IOWA AS WE HEAD INTO TOMORROW NIGHT AND ON INTO SATURDAY WE ARE LOOKING AT A LITTLE BIT OF A SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY  STILL FROM EASTERN IOWA ALL THE WAY ALONG THAT FRONT INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC. THIS AREA OF LOW  PRESSURE NOT REALLY EXPECTED TO DO MUCH AS YOU CAN SEE THERE OVER THE EASTERN GOLF AND  WE'LL SEE THE HIT AND MISS AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS KIND OF POPPING UP IN THE SOUTHWEST  WHICH HELPS. BUT IT'S TYPICALLY NOT WIDESPREAD. HERE'S OUR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST  24 HOURS ADDING THAT IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS YOU CAN SEE PARTS OF FLORIDA ALSO GETTING SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. BUT THERE IS THAT FOCUS ALONG THAT STATIONARY  FRONT FROM NEBRASKA SOUTH DAKOTA ALL THE WAY INTO THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES WITH SOME HIT  AND MISS STUFF IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AS WELL. HIGH TEMPERATURES PRETTY HOT AS YOU CAN SEE  FROM MISSOURI. THE MISSOURI VALLEY SOUTHWARD STILL KIND OF ON THE COOL SIDE. GREAT LAKES IN THE NORTHEAST LOW TEMPERATURES TOMORROW MORNING STILL GOING TO BE MUGGY FROM CHICAGO SOUTHWARD. AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THAT HEAT CONTINUES BASICALLY SOUTH OF THAT STATIONARY FRONT  IS GOING TO STAY HOT NORTH OF THERE. NOT SO MUCH. HERE'S THE JET STREAM SEE THE TROUGH OFF THE  NORTHEAST AREA THE TROUGH IN THE NORTHWEST MOVING EASTWARD WHICH KIND OF CUTS DOWN THAT  RIDGE AS WE HEAD INTO NEXT WEEK ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. DIDN'T A GREAT FALLS MONTANA. FIRST OF  ALL PARTLY SUNNY RATHER WARM HIGH OF 83 DEGREES OGALLALA NEBRASKA. LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND  HOT HIGH OF 94 IN LEXINGTON KENTUCKY PARTLY SUNNY HOT AND RATHER HUMID HIGH AROUND 90.

TEASE
DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR CENTER PIVOT IS PUTTING OUT THE RIGHT RATES OF  WATER FROM ONE END TO THE NEXT? MISSY BAUER SHOWS YOU HOW TO CHECK NEXT. AND LATER, BITE OR BUZZ-- CDC WARNING ABOUT THE RISE IN TICK AND  MOSQUITO DISEASES.

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
WITH SUMMER HEAT INEVITABLE, SPRINKLERS AND CENTER PIVOTS ARE SURE  START RUNNING SOON IF NOT ALREADY. TODAY FIELD AGRONOMIST MISSY BAUER SHOWS US HOW TO CALIBRATE THE  WATER FLOW OF THAT PIVOT. SO WE'RE GOING TO SET UP TO REALLY STUDY PIVOT CALIBRATIONS AND GET THE UNIFORMITY ACROSS TO  PIVOT FROM END TO END. IT CAN BE A PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. SOME OF THE TOOLS THAT WE ACTUALLY  USE TO DO THIS IS A SIMPLE CATCH CAN COME. THE ONLY THING THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT WITH THIS COP  IS THAT IT'S THE SAME DIAMETER. WHEN WE SET UP OUR CANS OUT HERE WE'RE GOING TO SET THESE UP  EVERY 10 FOOT. AND AS WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WE WANT TO MARK WHERE THE PIVOT TOWERS ARE AS WELL. SO IF WE START TO HAVE ISSUES WITH APPLICATION IN UNIFORM WE HAVE CROSSED HERE. WE  NEED TO HAVE REFERENCES TO WHICH TOWER IT'S BY AND HOW MANY FEET FROM THAT TOWER. SO ALL  THESE CATCH CAN COPS ARE TEN FOOT APART. IF THAT ACTUAL COP HAPPENS TO LAND IN A PIVOT TRACK  WE JUST MOVE IT A FOOT OR TWO. EITHER WAY TO GET IT OUT OF THE TRACKS SO IT WON'T GET RUN OVER BUT  WE STILL STAY ON THE 10 FOOT EVERY 10 FOOT INCREMENTS. WE DON'T START OVER AT THAT POINT. AFTER  THIS PIVOT RUNS THROUGH YOU'RE GOING TO SET THE PIVOT ITSELF FOR WHATEVER INCHES OF RAIN YOU'D  TYPICALLY PUT ON. SO IN THIS CASE WE HAVEN'T SAT FOR A HALF INCH BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE A TYPICAL APPLICATION. SO WE TURN THE PIVOT ON HAVE IT RUN FOR A GOOD 10 MINUTES BEFORE IT EVER  GETS TO HERE CATCH CAN COPS. ONCE IT CROSSES OVER THE COPS THEN WE'RE GOING TO COME  THROUGH. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE EACH CAR PULL IT OUT AND WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO JUST MEASURE AND POUR THE WATER INTO A GRADUATED CYLINDER HERE SO I'M GOING TO POUR THE WATER IN FROM  EACH CUP AND I'M GOING TO JUST SIMPLY READ AND TAKE A MEASUREMENT.

TEASE
UP NEXT A FARM SENSE HEADS UP ABOUT THE TICK AND MOSQUITO SEASON.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA'S FULL LINE OF FIELD-PROVEN HAY TOOLS.  EXPLORE THE FULL  LINE UP AT KUBOTA.COM.  OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER TODAY.  GROWING UP IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO HAD A FEW PERKS. WHILE IT DOESN'T  RAIN MUCH IT ALSO ISN'T A HAVEN FOR MOSQUITO'S OR TICKS. WE HAD BLACK  WIDOW SPIDERS AND RATTLE SNAKES INSTEAD. AS I'VE MOVED TO RAINIER AND MORE HUMID CLIMATES I'VE HAD TO LEARN TO  ADJUST TO THESE CRITTERS.  IN FACT WHEN I FIRST MET MY WIFE IN COLLEGE --TRUE STORY--SHE WAS  WORKING AT AN ENTOMOLOGY LAB PUTTING TICKS ON RODENTS. OBVIOUSLY NOT NEW TO HER.  IN A WORLD WHERE THE JOYS OF SUMMER ARE OFTEN RULED BY THE THREAT OF  BEING BITTEN, THE CDC IS WARNING AMERICANS TO BE VIGILANT. IT EXPECTS THE THREAT OF TICK OR MOSIQUITO BITES TO BE HIGH THIS YEAR. LOOKING AT THE RECENT PAST--2004 TO 2016, THE CDC FOUND THAT THE  NUMBER OF PEOPLE BEING INFECTED BY DISEASES FROM MOSQUITOES, TICKS  AND FLEAS HAS TRIPLED IN THE UNITED STATES.  THERE WERE MORE THAN 640-THOUSAND CASES OF DISEASES LINKED TO THESE INSECTS OVER THAT TIME.  IN ADDITION TO INCREASES IN NUMBER OF INFECTIONS, THERE WERE ALSO NINE  NEW GERMS SPREAD BY MOSQUITOES AND TICKS THAT WERE DISCOVERED. ITS NOT JUST LYME DISEASE AND WEST NILE ANYMORE.  ZIKA VIRUS, CHIKUNGUNYA, AND EVEN A TICK BITE THAT MAKES YOU ALLERGIC TO  BEEF.  HOW DO I EXPLAIN THAT TO THE RANCHERS IN THE FAMILY. THE CDC SAYS THIS HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR STATES TO HAVE  COMPREHENSIVE VECTOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAMS. THAT'S A FANCY WAY TO SAY -- THIS YEAR AND IN FUTURE YEARS--ITS WORTH  BEING VIGILANT. ENJOY THE SUMMER, SAFE, AND KEEP THE BUG SPRAY HANDY. 

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. 

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