AgDay Daily Recap - March 6, 2018

March 6, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
MARCH 6, 2018

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TARIFF TURMOIL AS THE WORLD SEEKS ANSWERS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.  I'M MICHELLE ROOK. IS THERE DANGER OF A TRADE WAR WITH CHINA? I'LL HAVE THE STORY COMING UP. IN AGRIBUSINESS ...DIGGING INTO DAIRY. AND USING 3-D PRINTERS TO HELP DOCTORS SIMULATE A PATIENT'S HEART   BEFORE SURGERY.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHEVY SILVERADO, THE MOST DEPENDABLE, LONGEST-LASTING FULL  SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD.

NAFTA AND STEEL, ALUMINUM TARIFFS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. EVEN THOUGH CONGRESSIONAL  LEADERS ARE REJECTING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PLAN TO ASSESS TARIFFS ON  STEEL AND ALUMINUM IMPORTS, THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WILL NOT RETREAT. HOWEVER HE IS NOW TYING THE NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS TO THE THREAT OF STEEL  TARIFFS. THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT NORTH AMERICAN NEIGHBORS CANADA AND MEXICO  WILL GET NO RELIEF FROM HIS NEW TARIFFS ON METAL IMPORTS UNLESS A "NEW  AND FAIR" FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IS SIGNED.  THE LATEST ROUND OF  NEGOTIATIONS IS WRAPPING UP IN MEXICO CITY. "AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SAID WE HOPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THESE TALKS AND WE  WOULD PREFER A THREE WAY TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT. IF THAT PROVES IMPOSSIBLE WE ARE PREPARED TO  MOVE ON A BILATERAL BASIS IF AGREEMENT CAN BE MADE." IN A TWEET MONDAY, THE PRESIDENT SAYING "TARIFFS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM  WILL ONLY COME OFF IF NEW & FAIR NAFTA AGREEMENT IS SIGNED,."  HE WENT  ON TO TWEET "ALSO, CANADA MUST TREAT OUR FARMERS MUCH BETTER.  "CANADA WOULD VIEW ANY TRADE RESTRICTIONS ON CANADIAN STEEL AND ALUMINUM AS ABSOLUTELY  UNACCEPTABLE. WE WILL ALWAYS STAND UP FOR CANADIAN WORKERS AND CANADIAN BUSINESSES  SHOULD RESTRICTIONS BE IMPOSED ON CANADIAN STEEL AND ALUMINUM PRODUCTS. CANADA WILL TAKE  APPROPRIATE RESPONSIVE MEASURES TO DEFEND OUR TRADE INTERESTS AND OUR WORKERS." HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN SAYS THE U-S ECONOMY WOULD SUFFER FROM  PROPOSED IMPORT TAXES ON METAL. IN A STATEMENT FROM HIS OFFICE, SPEAKER RYAN IS "EXTREMELY WORRIED  ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES" AND  URGING THE WHITE HOUSE "TO NOT ADVANCE  WITH THIS PLAN. EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER SAID THE E-U  WOULD TARGET IMPORTS OF SEVERAL ICONIC PRODUCTS, INCLUDING HARLEY- DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES -  WHICH ARE MADE IN RYAN'S HOME STATE OF  WISCONSIN, AND KENTUCKY BOURBON - HOME STATE FOR SENATE MAJORITY  LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL. THE WORRY PERTAINS TO MORE THAN MOTORCYCLES AND BOURBON   BUT MACHINERY AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT.  A TRADE EXPERT AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY SAYING - IF THE U.S.  IMPLEMENTS TARIFFS ON IMPORTED STEEL AND ALUMIUM, THE MOST DIRECT  IMPACT TO FARMERS AS A WHOLE COULD BE ON THE PRODUCTION AND PRICES  OF EQUIPMENT.  "IT'S NOT CLEAR WHETHER THIS IS GOING TO BE AN ACROSS THE BOARD TARIFF AGAINST ALL SUPPLIES OF THOSE TWO METALS OR IF IT'S TARGETED JUST AT CHINA VERSUS OTHER COUNTRIES, BUT IF IT INCLUDES  CANADA AND MEXICO, MEXICO PRODUCES STEEL. THAT HAS A HUGE POTENTIAL TO UNDERMIND THE NAFTA RENEGOTIATIONS."THE ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS SAYING   THE TARIFF IMPLEMENTATION WILL HAVE A 'DRAMATIC IMPACT' ON EQUIPMENT  SINCE U.S. AG AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS EXPORT  ROUGHLY 30 TO 35 PERCENT OF THEIR PRODUCTS OVERSEAS.  AND THE U.S. IMPORTS A LARGE AMOUNT OF OUR NAFTA PARTNERS.  "AS WE LOOK AT THIS DISCUSSION WITH CHINA, CANADA IS 16 PERCENT OF THE IMPORTS WHICH COME  FROM CANADA AND ANOTHER 9 PERCENT FROM MEXICO. SO 25 PERCENT OF THAT STEEL COMES FROM OUR  PARTNERS IN NAFTA. NOW YOU'RE AFFECTING THEIR ECONOMIES AND WE'RE NOT GETTING TO THE ROOT  CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM HERE WHICH IS CHINA. THAT'S THE DELIMINIA WITH THIS."SLATER SAYS 10 TO 20 PERCENT OF THE PRICE OF A MACHINE WILL BE THE COST  OF STEEL. HE SAYS STEEL MANUFACTURERS HERE AT HOME ARE ALREADY RAISING RATES  AND PRICES - IN ANTICIPATION OF A TARIFF COMING - HE'S SEEING SOME STEEL  COMPANIES INCREASING STEEL PRICES UP TO 30 PERCENT OVER THE LAST FEW  MONTHS.

POSSIBLE WTO INVOLVEMENT WITH TRADE WAR
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION DIRECTOR-GENERAL ROBERTO AZEVEDO EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S PLAN FOR TARIFFS  ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM IMPORTS AT 25 AND 10-PERCENT RESPECTIVELY.   AZEVEDO SAYS THE WTO IS CLEARLY CONCERNED THE POTENTIAL FOR  ESCALATION IS REAL. MICHELLE ROOK REPORTS U.S. FARMERS ARE ASSESSING  JUST HOW NEGATIVE A TRADE WAR, ESPECIALLY WITH CHINA, COULD BE FOR U.S.  AGRICULTURE.  UNCERTAINTY ABOUT TRADE UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION  CONTINUES WITH RECENT TARIFFS ON CHINESE IMPORTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM, LEAVING AGRICULTURE  CONCERNED ABOUT A POSSIBLE TRADE WAR.  THAT'S ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR THE SOYBEAN INDUSTRY, AS CHINA IS ITS NUMBER ONE CUSTOMER.   JOHN HEISDORFFER, AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, "YOU KNOW SCARES US TO  DEATH BECAUSE 60-PERCENT OF OUR SOYBEANS ARE EXPORTED AND CHINA TAKES A $14 BILLION WORTH  OF SOYBEANSAND SOYBEAN PRODUCTS. SO, IT'S A REAL CONCERN."   ASA LEADERS SAY CHINESE TARIFFS ON U.S. BEANS WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO THE MARKET.   RON MOORE, AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION CHAIR, "WELL I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY  NEGATIVE IN THE SHORT TERM AND IT WOULD TAKE TWO TO THREE OR FOUR YEARS BEFORE WE COULD  RECAPTURE THAT MARKET BACK AGAIN."   IN FACT, THE SOYBEAN INDUSTRY HAS BEEN BRACING FOR RETALIATION, BUT SORGHUM WAS DEALT THE FIRST  BLOW.    TIM LUST, NATIONAL SORGHUM GROWERS ASSOCIATION CEO, "ON THE 4TH OF FEBRUARY THE  CHINESE GOVERNMENT FILED AN INVESTIGATION, BOTH COUNTER VEILING DUTIES AND ANTI-DUMPING  INVESTIGATION AGAINST U.S. SORGHUM."   THEY'RE IN THE SECOND PHASE OF THE WTO INVESTIGATION AND HAVE ALREADY FELT A MARKET  IMPACT. LUST, "WE HAVE SEEN OUR INDIVIDUAL PRODUCERS JUST WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE  INVESTIGATION SEE A DROP IN PRICES AND IN SOME CASES A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN PRICES."  10 SEC CORN FARMERS HAVE ALSO FACED TRADE DISRUPTIONS IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, WITH CHINESE  TARIFFS ON U.S. DDGS AND ETHANOL AND THEY HOPE CORN ISN'T NEXT.    KEVIN SKUNES, NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, "IN A TRADE WAR IF THEY  WOULD START PUTTING TARIFFS ON THINGS COMING OUT OF THE COUNTRY THAT WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO  THE U.S."     SKUNES, "IT'LL EFFECT FARMERS BOTTOMLINE."   U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL OFFICIALS EMPHASIZE CHINA'S TARIFFS ARE JUST A SPEED BUMP AS THEY NEED  U.S. PRODUCT TO FEED A GROWING MIDDLE CLASS AND AS THEY PUSH TO 10-PERCENT ETHANOL.   KIMBERLY ATKINS, VP AND COO, U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL, "THEY DID PLACE A TARIFF ON U.S.  ETHANOL GOING INTO CHINA, BUT DESPITE THAT TARIFF WE'VE CONTINUED TO SEE SOME ETHANOL EXPORTS  GOING INTO CHINA."   AG SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE SAYS WHILE THERE'S REASON FOR ANXIETY, HE'S HOPEFUL THEY CAN  AVOID A TRADE WAR AND PROTECT U.S. AGRICULTURE.  7 SEC  SONNY PERDUE, U.S. AG SECRETARY "WE NEED TO HAVE EFFORTS THAT MAKE SURE THAT  AGRICULTURE IS NOT HARMED IN A WAY THAT WOULD BE HURTFUL TO ANY KIND OF TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS."    I'M MICHELLE ROOK REPORTING FOR AGDAY.   IN ADDITION TO CONCERNS ABOUT CHINA RETALIATION, THE PRESIDENT OF THE  EUROPEAN COMMISSION SAYS HE'LL BRING FORWARD A PROPOSAL FOR WTO- COMPATIBLE COUNTERMEASURES AGAINST THE U.S. IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  

END OF NAFTA ROUND SEVEN
ALSO THIS WEEK, THE END OF A NEW ROUND OF NAFTA DISCUSSIONS. PROGRESS HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN MADE IN ADDRESSING MORE  CONTROVERSIAL AREAS SUCH AS RULES OF ORIGIN FOR AUTO PARTS AND  COMPONENTS — MEXICO'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR SAID AUTOMOTIVE RULES OF  ORIGIN NEGOTIATORS HOPE TO MEET AGAIN SOON.   CHAPTERS ON FOOD SAFETY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ALSO MADE  SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS. NAFTA 2.0 WILL INCLUDE A STANDALONE CHAPTER ON  ENERGY, AFTER MEXICO AND CANADA PRESSED TO HAVE A FULL CHAPTER ON  ENERGY.  MOST TRADE POLICY CONTACTS BELIEVE SENSITIVE AGRICULTURE POLICY  ISSUES SUCH AS CANADA'S DAIRY POLICY WILL LIKELY BE HELD OFF UNTIL NEAR  THE END OF NAFTA 2.0 TALKS.  WHICH IS EXPECTED TO HAPPEN--LIKELY IN LATE 2018.

BARGE TRAFFIC
HEAVY RAINS AND NOW WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS BEING REPORTED FROM  CINCINNATI TO MEMPHIS.  USDA'S GRAIN TRANSPORTATION REPORT SAYS THE HIGH WATER IS CAUSING  NAVIGATION DISRUPTIONS IN SECTIONS OF THE OHIO, ILLINOIS, TENNESSEE, AND  ARKANSAS RIVERS.  SEVERAL LOCKS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AND BARGE TOW SIZES ARE REDUCED  FROM 40 TO 30 BARGES ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THOSE RESTRICTIONS WILL LIKELY STAY IN PLACE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.  BARGE TRAFFIC HAS ALSO BEEN RESTRICTED TO DAYLIGHT PASSAGE ONLY IN  OTHER LOCATIONS. 

CROP COMMENTS
CINDI IS BACK IN THE STUDIO COVERING FOR MIKE. SHE JOINS US NOW WITH A  LOOK AT CROP COMMENTS. CINDI.  GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.  LET'S START OFF IN BLADEN, NEBRASKA  DURING  THE MIDDLE OF CALVING SEASON.  DAREN NIEMEYER SENDING US A PICTURE OF HIS FIRST-TIME HEIFERS. - WHICH  MOST OF THEM HAVE CALVED - NOW, HIS COWS ARE STARTING TO CALVE TOO.  HE SAYS THE REGION IS SUNNY AND WINDY. HE HOPES THE AREA STAYS WARM  SINCE THERE'S SNOW TO THE NORTH OF HIM.  SPEAKING OF THE NORTH,  BUCK BECKER SENDING US THIS PHOTO FROM HIS COW-CALF OPERATION IN   SNOWY BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA - IT LOOKS AS IF THE SNOW WILL LET UP LATER IN THE WEEK.  LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE WINDS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THAT IN NEBRASKA. WE'RE LOOKING AT  SOME PRETTY WINDY CONDITIONS AS YOU GET INTO MUCH OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS TODAY AND THAT'S  GOING TO CONTINUE AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. BUT IT WILL EVENTUALLY IMPROVE AS WE  HEAD INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND INTO TOMORROW. BUT OBVIOUSLY THAT'S GOING TO BE A BIG ISSUE  FOR THE PLAINS WHICH ARE VERY VERY DRY AND IT COULD AND OF COURSE INCREASE THE RISK FOR FIRE  DANGER. WE'LL HAVE YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. BUT FOR NOW 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 CHECK ON THE DAIRY MARKETS AND WHY ONE ANALYSTS ISN'T EXPECTING BIG CHANGES FOR PRICES IN 2018. AND LATER, 3-D PRINTERS PROMISE TO REVOLUTIONIZE OUR WORLD...BUT  COULD THEY SAVE YOUR LIFE? THAT STORY TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROSARO FUNGICIDE FROM BAYER. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS A MOSTLY HIGHER DAY FOR COMMODITIES ON MONDAY. LETS SEE WHERE THINGS CLOSED FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. ON THIS MONDAY THE SOYBEANS WERE OFF. IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE STARTING THE WEEK ALL OVER AGAIN  THE MARKETS TAKING A LOOK AT ARGENTINA THAT THAT DROUGHT IS REALLY GETTING SERIOUS DOWN THERE  AND I THINK THAT IT'S GOT EVERYONE'S ATTENTION EVEN THOUGH WE HAD SOME OF THE SELL OFF ON  FRIDAY THAT IT'S STARTING TO MARCH BACK A LITTLE BIT. RIGHT NOW THE ESTIMATES OF THE CROP IN  ARGENTINA AS EXPECTED TO BE AT A SIX YEAR LOW. RIGHT NOW THE COURT HAS BEEN KIND OF STEADY.  SO WE WERE KIND OF WEREN'T UNDERSTANDING EXACTLY WHY THAT DIDN'T HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A  LIFT BUT IT SEEMED THAT THE MIXED TRADING HAS THE FUTURES JUST MOVING SIDEWAYS AND  CONSOLIDATING THE TREND STILL REALLY REMAINS BULLISH. AND SO WE EXPECT THAT MARKET TO KIND OF  PICK UP. THERE IS SOME CONCERN THAT THERE WILL BE SOME RETALIATION BY CHINA THAT WILL STOP  BUYING SOYBEANS AND CORN FROM THE U.S. THAT POSSIBLY COULD HURT OUR MARKET. SO IT'S GOT  SOME OF THE TRADERS JUST ON THE SIDELINES A LITTLE BIT CAUTIOUS. THAT'S ALL FROM THE FLOOR AT THE  CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO. I'M VIRGINIA MACGATHEY

AGRIBUSINESS
MIKE NORTH OF COMMODITY RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP OUR GUEST TODAY MIKE AS WE TALK ABOUT  THE DAIRY MARKET. I'VE HEARD BOTH SIDES OF THIS COIN RIGHT. LIKE THE PRICES ARE GOING TO GO  DOWN THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE GOOD. I'VE ALSO HEARD PEOPLE SAYING OH WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK  TO 17. WHAT DO YOU THINK. WELL THE REALITY IS WE HAVE A LOT OF MILK AND IT'S NOT JUST A U.S.  STORY. CERTAINLY IF YOU LOOK AT THE JANUARY NUMBERS WE ELEVATED THE COW NUMBERS. ANOTHER  4000 AS GROWTH CONTINUES OUTSIDE OF THE MIDWEST. WE'VE WATCHED YOU KNOW YEAR OVER YEAR  GROWTH RATE FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS MORE MILK IN THE SYSTEM EVERY SINGLE MONTH. THAT PROBABLY  DOESN'T END VERY QUICKLY. AT THE SAME TIME THERE'S THIS CHATTER AND YOU GO BACK TO THE OTHER  SIDE OF THE COIN ABOUT THE DROUGHT IN NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA AND HOW PRODUCTION IS FALLING  THERE. BUT AT THE SAME TIME FOR EVERY POUND THAT THEY'RE LOSING WE'RE GAINING SEVEN AND A  HALF POUNDS A NEW PRODUCTION IN EUROPE. AND SO THERE'S MASSIVE MILK COMING INTO THE  EQUATION. BIG POWDER SUPPLIES BOTH HERE AND IN EUROPE. WE'RE LOOKING AT MASSIVE  INVENTORIES OF CHEESE AND BUTTER AND WHEY CONCENTRATES AND DRY WAY AND SO AS WE TALK  ABOUT THE PATH FORWARD WE'VE REALLY GOT TO SEE A BIG GROWTH IN CONSUMPTION TO GET OUT IN FRONT  OF THIS SUPPLY AND I DON'T SEE THAT COMING ANYTIME QUICK. YOU THINK CHINA WILL CONSUME MORE  OF THAT POWDER. I MEAN WE'VE HEARD THAT MORE POWDER IS GOING TO BE SHIPPED TO CHINA THIS  YEAR. CHINA HAS CONTINUED TO BUY MORE. BUT EVEN THEN WE CAN'T GET THROUGH THAT INVENTORY  FAST ENOUGH WITH THE ADDED CHINESE DEMAND. WE'RE GOING TO BE BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL ON THAT  FOR A WHILE. IT'S REALLY THE OTHER CATEGORIES WHAT CAN WE DO ON BUTTER WHAT CAN WE DO ON  CHEESE. YOU KNOW WHERE DO WE SEE FLUID AS IT COMES OUT OF NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA. YOU  KNOW THE US MILK INTO INTO CHINA. WHAT KIND OF OTHER OPPORTUNITIES DO WE HAVE AND HOW CAN  WE DRAW ON SOME OF THOSE OTHER SUPPLIES. BECAUSE A HOME OUR BIGGEST INFLUENCERS ARE  CHEESE AND BUTTER AND THEN TO A LESSER DEGREE SOME OF THE OTHER PRODUCTS. CAN WE DRAW  THOSE INVENTORIES DOWN AND THAT WILL BE A BIG CONVERSATION POINT. RIGHT NOW THERE'S SO MUCH  MILK AS WE HEAD INTO THE SPRING FLUSH RIGHT GOING INTO THE VAT AND GOING INTO THE CHURN IT'S  GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT TO GET IN FRONT OF THAT. SO I SEE SOME REALLY STRONG HEADWINDS FOR  MILK PRICES AS WE GO THROUGH THE SPRING AND IF WE GO DOWN FAR ENOUGH AND IF WE HOLD THERE  LONG ENOUGH. MAYBE THEN WE CAN RETRACT COW NUMBERS WE CAN RETRACT SUPPLY AND ULTIMATELY  GIVE US A LITTLE BRIGHTER PICTURE AS WE TALK ABOUT THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR GOING INTO 2019.  ALL RIGHT WELL SOME TURBULENT TIMES IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE A DYNAMIC YEAR ESPECIALLY IN  THE DAIRY. ABSOLUTELY SO PRODUCERS NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THESE RALLIES WHEN THEY COME. ALL  RIGHT APPRECIATE IT. THANKS MIKE. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE TODAY. JUST A COUPLE MINUTES.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY CINDY CLAWSON IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN AS WE LOOK AT THE MAP HERE  CINDY AND IT'S BEEN KIND OF AN INTERESTING START TO THE WEEK TO SAY THE LEAST. TWO SYSTEMS ON  THE MAP ALMOST. YEAH AND THE MAIN ONE KIND OF IS A BIGGER ONE YOU CAN ALMOST SEPARATE IT  BECAUSE WE'VE GOT SNOW ON ONE END OF IT BUT THEN WE'VE GOT RAIN ON THE OTHER HAND HEADING  INTO THE SOUTHEAST. SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAP AND FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES  IT'S MAINLY GOING TO BE RAIN. BUT NOTICE CLOSER TO THE WARM FRONT WE MIGHT HAVE A BIT OF MIXED  PRECIPITATION HEADING ALL THE WAY BACK UP TO THE END OF THE OCCLUDED FRONT WE'RE GOING TO BE  SEEING SNOW IN THOSE COLDER TEMPERATURES UP NORTH AS WE PUT THIS INTO MOTION. THAT'S STILL  GOING TO BE THE MAIN FOCUS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS WE SEE THAT FRONT POOL FURTHER TO THE EAST.  THE LOW GOING TO BE KIND OF SLOW GOING MOVING THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES THAT WILL SEE THE  SNOW IN MUCH OF THE NORTHERN AREAS. BUT AGAIN WE COULD SEE SOME MIXED PRECIPITATION AS  WELL AS YOU GET INTO PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA AND ILLINOIS HEADING INTO OHIO AS  WELL. AS WE GO INTO TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THAT SNOW  AS WE SEE MOISTURE WRAPPING AROUND THAT LOW. MOST OF THE FRONTS STARTING TO HEAD OFFSHORE  THOUGH WE WILL START TO SEE SOME OF THAT MOVING INTO SOUTHERN FLORIDA. MEANWHILE WE'RE  SEEING MOSTLY QUIET WEATHER OUT IN THE WESTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY. BUT ANOTHER SYSTEM WILL  APPROACH AND THAT WILL START TO BRING SOME WET WEATHER INTO PARTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. BUT  HERE'S WEDNESDAY AT 7 O'CLOCK. STILL SNOW FOR THE GREAT LAKES AREA AND UNFORTUNATELY WE'RE  GOING TO START TO SEE THIS BECOMING MORE OF A NOR'EASTER WITH THIS SECOND LOW AS WE START TO  SEE RAIN AND SNOW MOVING BACK UP THE COAST ONCE AGAIN. NOW AS FAR AS PRECIPITATION IT'S  MAINLY GOING TO BE THIS SYSTEM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY AND YOU'LL SEE THAT PUSHING ON OFF  TO THE EAST SO THE NORTHERN AREA IS SNOW WE'VE GOT SNOW OR RAIN ON THE SOUTHERN END OF THAT.  SPEAKING OF SNOW THERE'S BEEN A FAIR AMOUNT WITH THIS SYSTEM AS IT'S BEEN PULLING IN THAT  MOISTURE AND THAT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE EAST. BUT WITH LESSER AMOUNTS AS YOU GET  INTO THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES BUT THEN IT PICKS UP AGAIN AS THAT  SYSTEM GAINS STRENGTH OVER THE OCEAN. ALL RIGHT AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES ARE CONCERNED 20S  30S EVEN IF YOU 40S ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER STATES MAINLY 60S AND 70S 50S. IN THE SOUTH AS  WELL HEADING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING THOSE TEMPERATURES DOWN  INTO THE TEENS ACROSS SOME OF THE NORTH CENTRAL UNITED STATES 30S 40S 50S INTO THE SOUTHERN  PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES LOOK AT THAT DOWN TO 25 IN AMARILLO HEADING INTO YOUR HIGH  TEMPERATURES FOR TOMORROW WILL SEEM PRETTY SIMILAR MAYBE A FEW DEGREES COOLER IN SOME  SPOTS BUT WE'RE STARTING TO WARM UP FAR SOUTH AS FAR AS THE JET STREAM IS CONCERNED. WE'VE  GOT SOME ACTIVE WEATHER HERE IN THE NATION'S MIDSECTION YOU'VE GOT THAT TROUGH THAT'S GOING  TO BE TRANSLATING OFF INTO THE NORTHEAST. EVENTUALLY WE'RE GOING TO SEE THIS RIDGE BUILDING INTO  THE WEST THAT WILL BRING SOME WARMER AIR. BUT THEN ANOTHER KIND OF CUTOFF LOW FOR THE  SOUTHEAST AS WE GET INTO NEXT WEEK. ALL RIGHT THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST. NOW LET'S  CHECK ON THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE. COOKEVILLE WYOMING MOSTLY SUNNY AND COOL FOR YOU  TODAY WITH A HIGH OF 30 DEGREES. LIGHT SNOW AND A LITTLE BIT LESS BREEZY IN MINERAL POINT  WISCONSIN WITH A HIGH OF 36 AND MAYSVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA RAIN LIKELY FOR YOU ESPECIALLY LATER  IN THE DAY

TEASE
WHAT KIND OF IMPACT DOES NAFTA HAVE IN OUR TRADE WITH MEXICO..WE'VE  GOT NEW NUMBERS..NEXT ON OUR DAIRY REPORT. AND LATER, NEW TECHNOLOGY MAY CHANGE THE WAY DOCTORS GET PARTS FOR  HEART SURGERY. 

DAIRY REPORT
IN OUR DAIRY REPORT, THE NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION AND THE  U.S. DAIRY EXPORT COUNCIL RELEASING IT'S NAFTA IMPACT NUMBERS. A NEW REPORT SHOWING THE U.S. SHIPPED  ONE POINT 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAIRY PRODUCTS TO MEXICO IN 2016. MORE THAN 200-MILLION DOLLARS MORE THAN 2002. FROM 2012 TO 2016 U.S. DAIRY EXPORTS TO MEXICO CREATED MORE THAN 16- THOUSAND FULL-TIME JOBS ROLLING OUT MORE THAN 23-BILLION DOLLARS IN  ECONOMIC OUTPUT. MEANWHILE, SPOT MARKETS ENDING LAST WEEK MOSTLY HIGHER. CLASS THREE MILK PRICES CLIMBING 8 AND 9 CENTS ON THE MARCH AND APRIL  CONTRACTS RESPECTIVELY.  THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2018 AND 2019 WERE UNCHANGED. CLASS 4 MILK WAS MOSTLY DOWN DURING TRADE LAST WEEK. AND IT WAS A MASSIVE TURN OUT FOR WISCONSIN DAIRY LEADER AND HIS SON IN  LAW. SOME FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE COMING TO THE VISITATION AND FUNERAL FOR  JOHN PAGEL AND STEVE WITCPALEK...ACCORDING TO THE GREEN BAY PRESS  GAZETTE. THE MEN AND THEIR PILOT DIED LAST MONTH IN A PLANE CRASH NORTH OF  INDIANAPOLIS.  PAGEL OWNED PAGEL'S PONDEROSA DAIRY AND HELPED FORM THE WISCONSIN  DAIRY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND EDGE DAIRY FARMER COOPERATIVE.  THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.

TEASE
NEW RESEARCH USING 3-D PRINTERS ALLOWS DOCTORS TO SIMULATE A  PATIENT'S HEART TO FIND THE BEST OPTIONS BEFORE SURGERY. THE DETAILS  ARE COMING UP IN AG FOR YOUR HEALTH.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE.  VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY. 3-D PRINTERS ARE USED TO MAKE EVERYTHING FROM  TOYS TO TOOLS,  INCLUDING REPLACEMENT PARTS ON FARM EQUIPMENT. BUT NOW IT'S ALSO BEING USED TO BUILD REPLACEMENT PARTS....FOR HEARTS! PROVIDED BY THE OHIO STATE WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER, BARB CONSIGLIO  SHOWS US HOW THESE CUSTOM PARTS ARE SAVING LIFES. "THIS IS A PATIENT'S 3D PRINTED AORTA." IN THIS LAB, ENGINEERS ARE ABLE TO  SIMULATE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS IN A SPECIFIC PATIENT'S HEART. "SO WHAT THE  SIMULATOR IS CURRENTLY DOING RIGHT NOW IS IMPOSING PHYSIOLOGICAL FLOW AND PRESSURE THROUGH  THE PATIENT'S AORTIC VALVE." IT'S A STATE-OF-THE-ART MODEL THAT ALLOWS EXPERTS  TO PREDICT COMMON COMPLICATIONS IN AORTIC VALVE SURGERIES – SUCH AS  LEAKS, CORONARY BLOCKAGES AND BLOOD CLOTS – GIVING PATIENTS LIKE  BERNICE BELCHER A GREATER CHANCE FOR A FULL RECOVERY.  "I TRUSTED MY  PHYSICIAN, AND I FELT THAT THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING." BERNICE IS THRIVING AFTER  HER HEART PROCEDURE THANKS TO A UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN  DOCTORS AND ENGINEERS PRIOR TO SURGERY. EXPERTS AT THE OHIO STATE  UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER USED CT-SCANS TO CREATE A 3-D  PRINTED MODEL, AN EXACT REPLICA OF BERNICE'S AORTA. THEY CONNECTED IT  TO A HEART SIMULATOR, AND REPRODUCED THE CONDITIONS OF HER HEART AND  BLOOD FLOW. "THE ABILITY TO TRY AND PREDICT WHICH VALVE WILL REST IN THERE THE MOST  EFFECTIVELY, HAVE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF LEAK AND NOT IMPINGE UPON ADJACENT STRUCTURES IS  CRITICAL." DOCTORS AND ENGINEERS THEN DISCUSS THE RESULTS TO  CONFIDENTLY CHOOSE THE BEST APPROACH, VALVE AND PLACEMENT FOR THE  PATIENT – AVOIDING COMPLICATIONS THAT SOMETIMES ARISE AFTER THE VALVE  IS IMPLANTED. THIS 3D RECONSTRUCTION MODELING HAS DIRECTLY INFORMED THE WAY WE ATTACK  SOME PROCEDURES." "BY DOING THESE EXPERIMENTS, WE ARE ABLE TO COME UP WITH THE BEST  POSSIBLE SCENARIO FOR THAT PATIENT."  IT'S WORKING FOR BERNICE, WHO SAYS SHE  HASN'T FELT THIS GOOD IN YEARS, AND IS TAKING CONTROL OF HER HEART  HEALTH TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. AT OHIO STATE WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER, THIS IS  BARB CONSIGLIO REPORTING. IN ADDITION TO THE CUSTOM 3-D MODELING, OHIO STATE'S BIOMEDICAL  ENGINEERS ARE ALSO DEVELOPING NEW TYPES OF SYNTHETIC VALVES THAT  WILL BE MORE DURABLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE THAN CURRENT OPTIONS

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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