AgDay Daily Recap- May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 1, 2018

HEADLINES

TRADE TALKS ARE ON THE TABLE THIS WEEK. I'M MICHELLE ROOK. FARMERS SAY TRADE MAY BE A BIGGER ISSUE FOR THEM THAN EVEN THE NEW FARM BILL. WE'LL FIND OUT WHY COMING UP. CROP PROGRESS MAKES ITS MOVE...THE LATEST FROM USDA. IN AGRIBUSINESS...MILK MARKETS IN MAY AND AS SEVERE WEATHER SEASON SETS IN , THESE TENNESSEE KIDS ARE  GETTING PREPARED. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHEVY SILVERADO, THE MOST DEPENDABLE, LONGEST-LASTING FULL  SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD.. 

TRADE AGREEMENTS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THE HOUSE AND SENATE ARE ON RECESS THIS WEEK...BUT THERE COULD BE  SIGNIFICANT MOVEMENT ON THE TRADE FRONT BOTH IN CHINA AND THE NORTH  AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ARE LEAVING THIS WEEK FOR BEIJING SET TO   NEGOTIATE ON TRADE POLICY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. MUCH OF THE DISCUSSION FOCUSING ON RECENT TARIFF AND RETALIATORY TARIFFS ANNOUNCEMENTS. NAFTA NEGOTIATORS ALSO WORKING FURIOUSLY TO TRY AND REACH A DEAL AT  LEAST IN PRINCIPAL BY THE END OF THE WEEK. IT'S NOT A FARM BILL BUT TRADE THAT'S A BIGGER ISSUE FOR A MAJORITY OF  FARMERS.  MICHELLE ROOK TRAVELING TO THE NATION'S CAPITAL FOR AN UPDATE. TRADE CONTINUES TO BE A TOP OF MIND CONCERN AMONG FARMERS, WHO ARE WATCHING A LOOMING  TRADE WAR AS WELL AS UNCERTAINTY GROW ABOUT EXISTING TRADE DEALS LIKE NAFTA. FOR MONTHS THE UNKNOWNS REGARDING NAFTA HAVE LED TO THE U.S. LOSING BUSINESS WITH  CANADA AND MEXICO, SO THE HOPE IS A DEAL IS CLOSE. 8 SEC "I HOPE WE GET IT DONE IN MAY, WE NEED TO GET IT DONE IN MAY THE MEXICAN CUSTOMERS  ARE GETTING REAL NERVOUS."  THE CAVEAT IS THE TOUGHEST ISSUES HAVEN'T BEEN DEALT WITH, INCLUDING CANADA'S CLASS 7 MILK  PRICING. "WE DON'T THINK WE'RE MAKING ANY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT THERE AND AGAIN IT'S A POLICY OF  SUPPLY MANAGEMENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE CONTINUING TO DEFEND." "SO IT'S NOT LIKELY THAT CANADA'S GOING TO MAKE ANY CONCESSIONS ON ITS PRICING UNTIL WE  GET INTO THE 9TH INNING AND THE LAST-MINUTE DEALS NEED TO BE CUT." AT THE SAME TIME, FARMERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S TARIFF SCHEDULE. CHIEF AG  NEGOTIATOR GREGG DOUD SAYS IT'S WARRANTED DUE TO CHINA'S UNFAIR TRADING PRACTICES AND TRADE IMBALANCE WITH THE U.S. "WE IMPORT $500 BILLION WORTH OF STUFF FROM CHINA. WE EXPORT $150 BILLION WORTH OF STUFF INTO CHINA."  HE SAYS U.S. AGRICULTURE IS AT THE TIP OF THE SPEAR REGARDING THE $53 BILLION OF INITIAL AND  RETALIATORY TARIFFS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. "SO WHEN YOU ADD THE $3 BILLION IN THAT INVOLVED FRUITS AND NUTS AND PORK ON THE TOP OF THE  $50 BILLION IN THEIR LIST FOR 301. THAT'S NOW 82-PERCENT OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS TO CHINA  ARE INVOLVED IN THIS TRADE SITUATION."  YET DOUD SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION BELIEVES THEY WILL ACHIEVE A FAVORABLE OUTCOME FOR  AGRICULTURE. FARM GROUPS HAVE NOT BEEN AS CONFIDENT, ASKING THE PRESIDENT TO DROP THE TARIFFS TO AVOID THE  LOSS OF U.S. MARKET SHARE AND AVERT A TRADE WAR.  "WHAT WE WANT TO SEE IS INCENTIVE TO GET PARTNERS ACROSS THE TABLE FROM EACH OTHER.  LET'S NEGOTIATE THIS OUT, LET'S NOT GET INTO A FULL-BLOWN WAR."  U.S. AG SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE HAS BEEN ASSURING FARMERS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS THEIR  BACK. "ANY FARMER KNOWS THERE'S MARKET RISK. THERE'S ENOUGH MARKET RISK OUT THERE WITH  WEATHER AND JUST GENERAL TRADE MARKETS AND DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT. WE DON'T WANT THEM TO  BE THE VICTIMS OF TRADE DISPUTE MARKET DISRUPTIONS IN THAT WAY."  AT THE SAME TIME, HE'S PREPARING A TRADE COMPENSATION PROGRAM, THE FULL DETAILS OF WHICH ARE  NOT BEING DISCLOSED. 7 SEC "FIRST OF ALL THERE ARE REGULAR PROGRAMS FOR FARMERS OVER PLC AND ARC AND OTHER TYPES OF  THINGS THAT COULD BE UTILIZED BUT THERE ARE ALSO OTHER AUTHORITIES SUCH AS CCC AND SECTION 32  THAT COULD BE UTILIZED."  HOWEVER, FARMERS SAY THEY WANT TRADE, NOT AID. "IT'S REALLY ANYBODY'S GUESS WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE. IT CERTAINLY WILL NOT REPLACE  GETTING A GOOD PRICE FROM THE MARKETPLACE WHICH IS ULTIMATELY WHAT WE WANT TO SEE."  AND THEY ALONG WITH LAWMAKERS ARE ASKING THE PRESIDENT TO MOVE SWIFT TO AVOID ADDITIONAL TARIFFS LIKE THOSE IMPOSED ON ETHANOL, PORK AND NOW SORGHUM. "THERE ARE THINGS PEOPLE ARE HAVING TO COPE WITH RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE UNCERTAINTY  AND THE TURMOIL WHILE THIS NEGOTIATION IS GOING ON." IN WASHINGTON, I'M MICHELLE REPORTING FOR AGDAY.> THANKS MICHELLE. THE AG COMMUNITY IS ALSO PUSHING THE ADMINISTRATION TO WORK ON BI- LATERAL DEALS AND THEY'RE HOPEFUL THE PRESIDENT WILL FOLLOW THROUGH  ON HIS INITIAL COMMENTS ABOUT GETTING BACK INTO TPP. 

CROP PROGRESS
WHILE FARMERS KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON WASHINGTON, THEY'RE FOCUS THIS  WEEK IS THE WEATHER AND PLANTING PROGRESS. CORN PLANTINGS REACHED 17-PERCENT AS OF MONDAY, UP 12 POINTS FROM  LAST WEEK, BUT TEN POINTS BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. ILLINOIS FARMERS MADE BIG GAINS WITH A THIRD OF CROP PLANTED, UP 28  POINTS FROM LAST WEEK. IOWA WENT FROM ZERO LAST WEEK TO 17 PERCENT THIS WEEK. CORN PLANTING HAS NOT STARTED IN MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA OR SOUTH  DAKOTA. NORMALLY, THEY WOULD HAVE STARTED BY NOW. SOYBEAN PLANTING REACHED FIVE PERCENT WHICH TIES THE FIVE YEAR  AVERAGE. SOYBEANS ARE GOING IN ACROSS THE THREE 'EYE' STATES. LITTLE PROGRESS IN COTTON PLANTING LAST WEEK - UP TWO POINTS, REACHING 12 PERCENT. IT'S ALSO TWO POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE. IN THE TEXAS COTTON BELT, FARMERS ARE FACING VERY DRY CONDITIONS. MUCH OF WEST TEXAS IS IN SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT.  PORTIONS OF THE  PANHANDLE ARE IN THE WORST CATEGORY OF EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT.THAT DRY SOIL IS RAISING QUESTIONS HOW MUCH COTTON WILL ACTUALLY GET  PLANTED THIS SEASON. "IT'S PROBABLY NOT A QUESTION ABOUT WHAT GETS PLANTED IN WEST TEXAS. I DO THINK THE ACRES WILL  GET PLANTED PARTICULARLY IF THEY GET A PLANTING RAIN. I JUST THINK THE QUESTION IS GOING TO BE DO  WE CONTINUE TO GET SOME RAIN THROUGH THE GROWING SEASON AND WE CAN ACTUALLY TAKE THE CROP  TO HARVEST."ADAMS SAYS IT'S A DIFFERENT PROBLEM IN THE MID-SOUTH. HE SAYS THEY'VE BEEN SO WET THAT SOME FARMERS DIDN'T GET CORN PLANTED AND MAY  SWITCH SOME ACRES TO COTTON OR SOYBEANS. LOOKING AT WINTER WHEAT - 19-PERCENT IS STARTING TO HEAD. THAT'S ELEVEN  POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE. OVERALL, A THIRD OF THE CROP IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. IN KANSAS - AS THE WHEAT QUALITY COUNCIL TOUR SETS TO BEGIN - JUST TWO  PERCENT IS HEADED, WELL BEHIND THE 24-PERCENT FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE. AND JUST 13-PERCENT IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. HALF OF THE CROP IS POOR TO VERY POOR IN KANSAS.

MURPHY-BROWN PLANS TO APPEAL
MURPHY-BROWN, THE HOG PRODUCTION SUBSIDIARY OF SMITHFIELD FOODS,  SAYS IT WILL APPEAL LAST WEEK'S COURT DECISION AGAINST ONE OF ITS  CONTRACT PORK PRODUCERS.  A FEDERAL JURY SIDING WITH 10 NEIGHBORS OF AN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA HOG FARM, AWARDING THEM $750,000 IN COMPENSATORY DAMAGES AND $50  MILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES. THE COMPLAINTS CENTERING AROUND ODOR, LAGOON WATER AND NOISE FROM  THE FARM. THE CASE WAS THE FIRST OF SEVERAL NUISANCE LAWSUITS BROUGHT BY  NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS AGAINST HOG OPERATIONS IN THE STATE.  

CROP COMMENTS
THERE'S PLENTY OF PLANTERS ROLLING AS RAINS AND SPRING WEATHER ARE  FORECAST FOR THE WEEK MIKE HOFFMAN HAS MORE IN TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. A FARMER FROM CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS POSTED SOME COMMENTS ON AGWEB-DOT-COM. HE SAYS CORN PLANTING PRETTY WELL DONE HERE AND  BEANS MOSTLY DONE.  SOME FOLKS ARE STARTING TO PLANT COTTTON. AND NOW TO CHIPPEWA COUNTY, WISCONSIN. IT'S BEEN WET AND COLD.   MANURE PITS GETTING FULL ON DAIRY FARMS. IT'S BEEN TOO WET TO SPREAD  ON FIELD.  THE FARMER WHO POSTED THESE COMMENTS HOPE TO START  PLANTING BY MAY TENTH. AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND SPEED FORECAST KIND OF WINDY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY  EVEN INTO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THAT'LL SPREAD INTO THE  SOUTHWEST AS WELL AND THEN AS WE HEAD TOWARD TOMORROW WE'LL SEE A LITTLE BIT LESS WIND BUT  IT'S STILL GOING TO BE PRETTY WINDY. CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE GREAT LAKES DOWN INTO  PARTS OF TEXAS AND HEADING INTO THE AFTERNOON. KIND OF WINDY FROM THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES  BACK INTO THE SOUTHWEST. THE REST OF YOUR FORECAST COMING UP BUT FIRST HERE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
WE'LL BLOCK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DAIRY MARKET WITH MIKE NORTH  AFTER THE BREAK. AND LATER, WITH SEVERE WEATHER SEASON KICKING INTO HIGH GEAR, WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW KIDS IN THE MIDWEST ARE LEARNING TO BE PREPARED. THAT STORY TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY NEW DELARO FUNGICIDE FOR CORN AND SOYBEANS. ACHIEVE  PERSONAL BEST YIELDS.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS WHEAT AND OTHER MAJOR GRAINS CATCHING FIRE DURING  MONDAY'S TRADE. TODAY SOYBEANS WERE A LITTLE BIT OF A MIXED BAG THE MARKETS STARTED A LITTLE BIT HIGHER AND  REALLY CONTINUING OUR RALLY FROM FRIDAY BUT THEN REALLY YOU KNOW STARTED TO SLIDE SOME BACK.  THE TECHNICALS WERE JUST STRUGGLING TO KEEP THOSE PRICES HIGHER AND THE MARKET REALLY HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A TURNAROUND. WE WAS ALSO HIGHER. THEY HAD SOLID FUTURES BUYING. THAT REALLY WAS  GAINING GAINING A LOT OF MOMENTUM. AND I KNOW THAT COMMERCIALS AND NON COMMERCIALS ALIKE  WERE ARE BACK IN THE GAME AND PUSHING THIS MARKET HIGHER. WE COULD BE THE ONE THAT'S ACTUALLY LEADING THE CHARGE HERE AS SOON AS WE FIND OUT THE NUMBERS FROM THE WHEAT FROM  THE WINTER WHEAT CROP. THAT WILL GIVE US A LIFT AND THERE WILL BE SOME OVERFLOW BUYING IN THE  REST OF THE GRAINS.THAT'S ALL FROM THE FLOOR AT THE CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO AND VIRGINIA MCGATHEY.

AGRIBUSINESS
MIKE NORTH WITH COMMODITY RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP OUR GUEST TODAY MIKE AS WE LOOK AT THE  DAIRY MARKETS. BOY WE'VE BEEN BEEN KIND OF CONCERNED ABOUT WHERE DAIRY MARKETS ARE  WHERE THEY'RE GOING. DO WE OPEN UP ANY ROOM HERE FOR THEM TO MOVE AT ALL. ABSOLUTELY AND I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT WHERE WE'RE AT TODAY WE'RE ALREADY DOING MUCH BETTER THAN MOST PEOPLE  HAD THOUGHT. RIGHT. EVEN MYSELF AS WE CAME THROUGH LAST FALL AND WINTER PRODUCTION WAS  REALLY HITTING ITS STRIDE NOT JUST HERE BUT IN EUROPE AS WELL. WE HAD A LOT OF SUPPLY BIG INVENTORIES ACROSS THE WORLD ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT PRODUCT FRONTS AND THAT CONTINUES TO BE THE  CASE. BUT WE'VE HAD SOME PRETTY GOOD BACK TO BACK MONTHS OF EXPORTS FIRST QUARTER HAD DAIRY  EXPORTS UP 14 PERCENT. WOW AND THAT'S GOOD GROWTH. WE'D LIKE TO SEE THAT WE DID SEE A LITTLE  SOFTER TONE IN CHINA IN THE MONTH OF MARCH THOUGH AND THAT COULD BE PROBLEMATIC AND SO AS WE GO FORWARD THE BIG QUESTION FOR US IS HOW WE PERFORM DOMESTICALLY BECAUSE WHILE THE  EXPORTS ARE IMPORTANT THEY STILL ONLY ACCOUNT FOR 14 PERCENT OF OUR TOTAL MILKS MILK PRODUCTION.  OKAY. SO AS WE LOOK AT DOMESTIC DEMAND IT'S BEEN KIND OF HIT AND MISS. THE WINTER PLAYED INTO SOME OF THAT WE'RE WATCHING TO SEE HOW THAT PLAYS OUT AS WE HEAD INTO THE GRILLING  SEASON AND IF WE GET ANY UPTICKS AS PEOPLE BUY CHEESE FOR THEIR CHEESEBURGERS OFF THE GRILL.  AND THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WE'RE WATCHING BUT THE THE BEAUTIFUL THING OF LATE HAS BEEN THE FIRMER TONE AND PRODUCT. AND I THINK WHAT WE'VE BEEN SEEING THIS YEAR IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN  EARLIER MOVE TO THE MARKET BY BUYERS AS THEY PREPARE FOR THE BALANCE OF THE YEAR. AND SO  WE'RE SEEING CHEESE PRICES THAT ARE HOLDING THE MID 50S AND WE'RE SEEING BUTTER PRICES IN THAT 230 ZONE AND STRONGER POWDER WHICH IS A BIG SURPRISE GIVEN THE MASSIVE INVENTORIES NOT  JUST HERE BUT IN EUROPE. AND SO THAT IS A VERY GOOD THING TO SEE. HOWEVER ONE OF THE THINGS  THAT WE STRUGGLE WITH AND WHY THE PICTURE WAS SO DARK AS WE CAME INTO THE YEAR IS BECAUSE WE HAD SO MANY COWS. A LOT OF BIG PRODUCTION NUMBERS AND IT WAS IT WAS IT WAS BURDENSOME.  AND SO WHILE WE'RE PAINTING BETTER PRICES FOR THE FUTURE THAT ALSO KEEPS MORE COWS IN THE  BARN AND COULD BE OUR VERY DEMISE AS WE HEAD INTO SUMMER. SO YOU KNOW WE'RE WE'RE WATCHING VERY CAUTIOUSLY. WE'RE HOPEFUL OF HIGHER PRICES BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE'RE OUT OF  THE WOODS JUST YET. OK. ALL RIGHT WE'LL KEEP AN EYE ON IT MIKE THANK YOU. BACK WITH MORE IN  JUST A MINUTE.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN AND MIKE I KNOW THIS WEEK  IT'S THE BEGINNING OF MAY IT'S SEVERE WEATHER SEASON AND THERE'S SOME THREATS OUT THERE THIS  WEEK. YEAH NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. THE WARM SECTOR IS REALLY STARTING TO MOISTEN UP A LITTLE BIT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY AND OUT AHEAD OF THAT COLD FRONT. YOU NEVER KNOW. AND  THAT'S OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS WEEK AS WE HEAD THROUGH TIME.  LET'S PUT THE MAPS INTO MOTION AND SEE HIGH PRESSURE SITTING OVER THE SOUTHEAST US GOING TO KEEP YOU FOLKS WARM AND DRY AS WE HEAD THROUGH MOST OF THIS WEEK MAYBE SOUTH FLORIDA  GETS A COUPLE OF SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON BUT THAT'S JUST A SLIGHT CHANCE YOU CAN SEE ALONG THE FRONT. NOT A WHOLE LOT AS WE HEAD THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. IT LOOKS LIKE.  BUT ANYTHING THAT DOES HAPPEN TO POP UP IN THE WARM SECTOR OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS  COULD ALWAYS BE HEAVY. YOU CAN SEE AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE KIND OF MOVING ALONG THAT FRONT INTO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES BY TOMORROW MORNING THAT WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR SOME SHOWERS  AND THUNDERSTORMS. NOW THOSE KIND OF GO AWAY AS WE HEAD INTO THE DAY AND THEN THEY'LL  REDEVELOP AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE HEATING OF THE AFTERNOON. I WANT TO POINT OUT THERE'S ALSO THAT KIND OF TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM JUST KIND OF SITTING THERE IN  THE SOUTHWEST AND THAT WILL ALLOW SOME POP UP SHOWERS AND THUNDERSHOWERS TO DEVELOP IN  PARTS OF THE FOUR CORNERS REGION EVEN STILL SOME SNOW INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. YOU CAN SEE  BY LATER ON TOMORROW THERE'S THOSE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS GETTING GOING INTO THE EVENING HOURS ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES BACK ALONG THE FRONT INTO  SOUTHERN IOWA AND NORTHERN MISSOURI AND EVEN PARTS OF KANSAS. TAKE A LOOK AT PRECIPITATION  ESTIMATE PAST 24 HOURS. WE'VE SEEN SOME AMOUNTS HERE AND THERE CROSS THE WEST A LITTLE BIT  IN THE NORTHEAST ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS RIGHT ALONG THAT FRONT EACH AFTERNOON ANYWAY. WE'LL SEE THOSE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BUBBLE UP AND SOME OF THOSE COULD BE ON THE  HEAVY SIDE AS YOU CAN SEE THERE. TAKE A LOOK AT SNOWFALL ESTIMATES. NOTHING OUT OF THE  ROCKIES TO START WITH ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. WE ARE GOING TO ADD SOME MORE IN THE ROCKIES EVERYTHING IN THE EAST STAYS WELL NORTH AS YOU CAN SEE BECAUSE THE WARM AIR IS  FINALLY OVERTAKEN BY HIGHER ELEVATIONS OUT IN MANY PARTS OF THE ROCKIES STILL DO TO GET SOME  ACCUMULATING SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. 80S FINALLY INTO PLACES THAT HAVEN'T SEEN IT LIKE CHICAGO ALL  THOSE COULD BE CLOSE. IN CHICAGO A LITTLE BIT COOLER NORTHERN PLAINS HEADING THROUGH TONIGHT GOING TO STAY KIND OF MILD FOR A CHANGE FROM IOWA ALL THE WAY TO THE GULF COAST. AND THEN YOU  CAN SEE TOMORROW MORE OF THE SAME. IT REALLY ALL DEPENDS ON THE EXACT PLACEMENT OF THAT  FRONT. HERE'S THE JET STREAM AND YOU CAN SEE BIG TIME ENERGY MOVING AWAY FROM THE  NORTHEAST TO THE RIDGE BUILDS IN BUT AROUND THE NORTHERN FRINGE OF THAT RIDGE WILL SEE SOME ACTIVITY IN THE TROUGH KIND OF REPLACES IT AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND WILL BE A CHILLY SHOT OF  AIR. NOT AS COLD AS WE'VE SEEN BUT SOMETHING WE'LL BE WATCHING THEN WE KIND OF GO ZONE WILL  AGAIN BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT  SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL LONGVIEW WASHINGTON MOSTLY CLOUDY RATHER MILD TODAY HIGH OF 61 DEGREES SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS A MIXTURE OF SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS AND BREEZY. HIGH OF 78  IN XENIA OHIO. LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND WARM HIGH AROUND 80

TEASE
THE LABELING FIGHT IS HEATING UP IN THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. WE HAVE AN  UPDATE NEXT IN OUR DAIRY REPORT. PLUS HELPING TEENAGERS PREPARE FOR DISASTERS...AND GIVING THEM THE  SKILLS TO HELP OUT. 

DAIRY REPORT
IN DIARY NEWS FROM OUR REPORTING PARTNERS, WHILE NAFTA  NEGOTIATORS RACE TO TRY AND FINISH AN AGREEMENT, A FRESH TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN  THE EU AND MEXICO PUTS RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF COMMON CHEESE NAMES. NAMES LIKE "PARMESAN," "MUNSTER" AND "FETA" LOOKS TO BE RESTRICTED FOR PRODUCTS SOLD IN MEXICO. THE NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION SAYS THAT RUNS COUNTER TO  EXISTING TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH THE UNITED STATES. EARLY INFORMATION INDICATES MEXICO WILL FORCE CHEESE MARKETERS  TO PHASE OUT THE USE OF SOME GENERIC NAMES. FRANCE TAKING ON LABELS OF ITS OWN. UNDER A NEW AMENDMENT IT'S NOW ILLEGAL FOR PROCESSORS TO LABEL  VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN FOOD WITH TERMINOLOGY COMMONLY USED FOR MEAT  AND DAIRY PRODUCTS...LIKE BURGER OR MILK. THE U.S. FDA COMMISSIONER TELLING A SENATE PANEL LAST WEEK, THAT HIS  AGENCY WILL BE TAKING A VERY CLOSE LOOK AT THE SAME THING. HE SAYS U.S. FEDERAL STANDARDS DEFINE MILK AS A PRODUCT SOURCED FROM ANIMALS. MISSOURI LAWMAKERS WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THAT FOOD LABELED AS  MEAT MAY NOT CONTAIN REAL MEAT. INSTEAD IT'S PRODUCED FROM PLANT- BASED PRODUCTS OR GROWN IN A LAB. THE BILL WAS INTRODUCED LAST WEEK IN THE MISSOURI HOUSE. IF APPROVED, COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE MEAT SUBSTITUTES MUST CLEARLY  NOTE THAT THEIR PRODUCTS DON'T CONTAIN MEAT THAT COMES FROM  LIVESTOCK. THE PROPOSAL WAS SUPPORTED BY THE STATE'S PORK PRODUCERS, THE  MISSOURI FARM BUREAU AND THE MISSOURI CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION. 

TEASE
UP NEXT PREPPING FOR DISASTER. "I'M CHARLES DENNEY. YOUNG PEOPLE LEARN TO BE READY IN EMERGENCY  SITUATIONS. HOW THEY CAN SURVIVE AND THEN HELP OTHERS. IT'S A PROGRAM  CALLED MY P-I. THAT STORY FROM MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE COMING UP ON  AGDAY."  

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA. TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE. VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY. THIS WEEK IS SETTING UP TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS OF THE YEAR IN  TERMS OF SEVERE WEATHER. TEENS IN ONE TENNESSEE COMMUNITY ARE LEARNING TO BE PREPARED  THROUGH A PROGRAM CALLED "MY PI." UT'S CHARLES DENNEY HAS MORE ON STAYING SAFE IN A WORST CASE  SCENARIO. THE SCHOOL COLORS FOR THE OAKLAND HIGH PATRIOTS ARE RED, NAVY AND WHITE. BUT HERE STUDENTS WEAR LIME AND YELLOW, EMERGENCY VESTS AND GEAR. THERE'S NO CRISIS, BUT THERE COULD BE. AND LIZZIE WHITTENBURG PLANS TO BE READY. (LIZZIE WHITTENBURG) "YOU BASICALLY LEARN ABOUT NATURAL DISASTERS AND TRYING TO BE ABLE TO LIKE GO AND HELP YOUR  COMMUNITY AND HELP YOURSELF IN DISASTER TRAINING." LIZZIE AND ABOUT A HUNDRED CLASSMATES WERE IN MY PI, THE PI FOR PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVE.  (NAT) LEADERS WITH UT EXTENSION AND TSU EXTENSION TRAIN THE GROUP ON SEARCH AND RESCUE. IF A WEATHER OR MAN-MADE DISASTER HAPPENS, MY PI GIVES THESE YOUNGSTERS THE KNOWLEDGE,  AND CONFIDENCE, TO HELP. RITA FLEMING) "YOUTH, AT THIS AGE, WE CAN PROVIDE THEM AS FAR AS GOALS TOWARDS CIVIL ENGAGEMENT,  RESPONSIBILITY, BEING PART OF THEIR COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF PROVIDING HELP WHEN NEEDED." IN TEAMS AND PARTNERS, THE KIDS LEARN TO CAREFULLY LIFT AND CARRY AN INJURED PERSON. YOU HAVE TO BE SMART HERE NOT TO GO FROM RESCUER TO VICTIM. LIKE THE OLD AIRPLANE DRILL "PUT YOUR MASK ON FIRST" – INDIVIDUAL SAFETY IS IMPORTANT HERE. (ANTHONY TUGGLE) "A LOT OF TIMES, AN EMERGENCY WILL HAPPEN IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. THEN A PERSON HAS TO BE INDIVIDUALLY RESPONSIBLE TO TRY TO PREPARE FOR THAT BEFORE THE EMERGENCY PROFESSIONALS GET  THERE. SO WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO, HOW TO DO IT AND HOW TO DO IT IN A SAFE MANNER." (CHARLES DENNEY) "ALONG WITH SEARCH AND RESCUE, YOUNG PEOPLE LEARN A VARIETY OF THINGS IN MY PI. IN ALL, ABOUT  A DOZEN LESSONS – INCLUDING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, FIRE SAFETY AND EVEN TERRORISM AND DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY." SO IF THE WORST HAPPENS, ARE YOU READY? THERE ARE PLANS TO TAKE MY PI INTO NASHVILLE SCHOOLS AND PERHAPS BEYOND. CRITICAL INFORMATION TO LEARN, AND AN AGE GROUP WHO CAN HELP. THIS IS CHARLES DENNEY REPORTING. MY PI IS BASED ON A PROGRAM FIRST CREATED BY MISSISSIPPI STATE  UNIVERSITY. EIGHT STATES ARE INVOLVED, WITH PLANS TO EXPAND TO OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. 

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND ALL OF US HERE AT AGDAY. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.  HAVE A GREAT DAY. 

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