AgDay Daily Recap - May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 10, 2017


HEADLINES
THE INTERIOR SECRETARY BEGINS HIS REVIEW OF RECENT MONUMENT DESIGNATIONS. THE I-80 PLANTING TOUR.. I'M BETSY JIBBEN. AFTER A SLOW START TO THE SEASON, PLANTING IS PICKING UP IN EASTERN IOWA. WE'LL HAVE THAT STORY AHEAD ON AGDAY." I WOULD SAY WE'RE ON THE BACKWINDOW OF A LATE RIGHT NOW. I WOULDN'T CALL US BEHIND YET BUT JUST ON THE TAILEND OF WHERE WE'D LIKE TO BE. IN AGRIBUSINESS...CHECKING ON COTTON. IT'S FIG HARVEST SEASON IN CALIFORNIA.. AND THESE KIDS ARE RECREATING BREAKFAST IN BELIOIT WISCONSIN. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATIONS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THEPRESIDENT HAS ORDERED THE REVIEW OF RECENT NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATIONS...FOLLOWING THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION'S USE OF THE ANTIQUITIES ACT TO LOCK UP MORE THAN 250 MILLION ACRES. U.S. INTERIOR SECRETARY RYAN ZINKE FOLLOWING THROUGH ON THAT ORDER THIS WEEK. TOURING AMERICA'S NEWEST AND MOST HOTLY CONTESTED MONUMENTS INCLUDING BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT. THE 1 POINT 3 MILLION ACRE DESIGNATION IS JUST ONE OF NEARLY 30 NOW UNDER REVIEW. "A LOT OF THAT IS RESTORING TRUST. AND RESTORING TRUST IS ABOUT LISTENING, IS ABOUT WORKING WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND MAKING SURE THAT OUR PUBLIC LANDS ARE FOR THE PUBLIC." THE PUBLIC LANDS COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION BOTH APPLAUDING THE ACTION. THEY SAY ELEVATING MILLIONS OF ACRES TO MONUMENT STATUS WITHOUT LOCAL INPUT OR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS RESULTS IN UNRECOVERABLE LOSSES TO THE LOCAL  COMMUNITIES. ALSO CITING RECENT EXAMPLES OF LOSSES IN GRAZING AND LOGGING RIGHTS...AS LANDS TRANSITION TO MONUMENT STATUS. "IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US. WE'VE BEEN HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND IT'S HOW WE MAKE OUR LIVES. IT'S HOW WE FEED OUR CHILDREN AND PUT A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS." "THEY WANT THE LAND MANAGED IN THE MOST PROFITABLE WAY FOR THEMSELVES RATHER THAN FOR THE LONG TERM BENEFIT OF EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY." OF COURSE RANCHERS NOT THE ONLY VOICE. BEARS EARS WAS ESTABLISHED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA NEAR THE END OF HIS TERM AFTER A COALITION OF TRIBES SPENT YEARS URGING THAT THE AREA BE MADE A NATIONAL   MONUMENT. "I'M ACTUALLY OPTIMISTIC. AT THE END OF THE DAY WE'LL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION THAT I THINK WILL BE BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY AND

AG WORKFORCE BILL
FARM WORKERS AND OWNERS KEEPING A CLOSE ON NEW LEGISLATION BEING PROPOSED TO HELP MAINTAIN AN AGRICULTURAL WORKFORCE. AS WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY, THE BILL WOULD GIVE FARM WORKERS A PATH TO LEGAL STATUS AND CITIZENSHIP ALLOWING UNDOCUMENTED FARM WORKERS WHO HAVE WORKED IN AGRICULTURE FOR AT LEAST 100 DAYS IN EACH OF THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS TO EARN A "BLUE CARD," WHICH WOULD ALLOW THEM TO WORK LEGALLY. THEY WOULD EVENTUALLY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A GREEN CARD OR    LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENCY, WHICH OPENS THE DOOR TO EARNING CITIZENSHIP. "THEY TELL ME THEY CAN'T FIND WORKERS. THAT WORKERS ARE SCARED. THEY ARE AFRAID T HEY'RE GOING TO BE PICKED UP AND DEPORTED. THAT THEY HAVE DISAPPEARED AND THEY TELL ME THAT SOME OF THEM ARE LOOKING AT DEVELOPING OPERATIONS ON LEASED LAND IN MEXICO. THAT'S NOT THE ANSWER."

BAYER SELLING LIBERTYLINK
BAYER ANNOUNCING IT WILL SELL ITS LIBERTY AND LIBERTYLINK-BRANDED SEEDS BUSINESS TO GAIN ANTITRUST APPROVAL FOR ITS ACQUISITION OF MONSANTO. REUTERS REPORTING THE DIVESTMENT OF THE TWO GLOBAL   BRANDS WILL ACCOUNT FOR THE BULK OF ASSET SALES WHICH IS NEEDED TO SATISFY REGULATORS LOOKING AT THE $66 BILLION DEAL. THE DIVESTITURES ARE ALSO WIDELY EXPECTED TO BE REQUIRED BY REGULATORS IN THE U.S.  AND THE EUROPEAN UNION. BAYER'S CEO LAST MONTH SAID HE EXPECTS THE ACQUISITION TO BE FINAL BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

USDA SUPPLY AND DEMAND PREVIEW
ON THE PRODUCTION FRONT, USDA EXPECTED TO RELEASE IT'S NEWEST SUPPLY DEMAND REPORT LATER TODAY. THE REPORT WILL INCLUDE THE GOVERNMENT'S FIRST  OFFICIAL CROP PRODUCTION AND USAGE ESTIMATES FOR THE 2017/18 MARKETING YEAR. THOSE NUMBERS GENERALLY INCLUDE ESTIMATES BASED ON TREND LINE YIELDS AND EXPECTED PLANTED ACREAGE. WHILE ALL EYE FOCUS ON NEW CROP NUMBERS, MANY FARMERS ARE STILL WAITING ON A PRICE RALLY TO UNLOAD  OLD CROP. I THINK THERE'S A FAIR AMOUNT OF OLD CROP YET. MOST OF THE BEANS HAVE BEEN SOLD BUT THERE'S A FAIR AMOUNT OF CORN YET THAT'S STILL IN THE COUNTRY THAT HASN'T BEEN SOLD,"

I-80 PLANTING TOUR
USDA SAYS IOWA IS BEHIND ON PLANTING PROGRESS WITH BOTH CORN AND SOYBEANS BUT THAT'S CHANGING FAST. IN THE LAST WEEK, FARMERS PUTTING IN 20 TO 25 PERCENT OF INTENDED ACREAGE THANKS TO IMPROVING WEATHER. BETSY JIBBEN IS IN EASTERN IOWA ON THE ROAD FOR THIS WEEK'S I-80 PLANTING TOUR. "CLINTON, MOTHER NATURE FINALLY GAVE FARMERS A GOOD WINDOW TO PLANT AND PRODUCERS HERE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT," ONE WEEK AGO, SEED WAS BEING MOVED IN EASTERN IOWA... EVERYWHERE BUT IN THE GROUND... "WE'VE JUST BEEN COLD AND WET!" WAVERLY, IOWA FARMER MARC MUMMELTHEI WAS DONE PLANTING CORN AND BEANS BY MAY LAST YEAR.. A WEEK AGO, HE DIDN'T HAVE A SINGLE SEED IN THE SOIL. "WE LOOK AT THREE THINGS, WE WANT TO PL WE'VE HAD A TOUGH SPRING GETTING THOSE THREE IN ALIGNMENTS," MUMMELTHEI SAYS SOME FARMERS IN EASTERN IOWA HAD A SMALL WINDOW TO PLANT IN APRIL - HE WASN'T ONE OF THEM. "IF WE ARE IN BY MAY 10, AND GET SOME GOOD EMERGENCE WEATHER WHICH IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL HAVE DECENT WEATHER, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE IN FINE SHAPE," IT'S A FORECAST THAT'S GOING HIS WAY.. A WEEKEND FULL OF WIND AND WARM TEMPERATURES MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE. MUM-EL-THIGH HAS PLANTED 90 PERCENT OF HIS CORN AND HALF OF HIS SOYBEANS. "YEAH, NO WEEKENDS OFF THIS WEEK," READLYN, IOWA FARMER BRIAN POTTEBAUM MOVED GRAIN LAST WEEK - HE JUST DIDN'T PLANT IT. "IT'S ON A PRICE CONTRACT SO IF WE CAN'T PUT CORN IN THE GROUND, WE MIGHT AS WELL TAKE IT TO TOWN," HE WASN'T THE ONLY ONE - POTTEBAUM SAYS FAMRER ARE HAULGIN GGRIAN TO THE LOCAL ETHANOL PLANT TSINCE THEY CAN'T BE IN TEH FIELD. "CORN HIT 3.50 AROUDN HERE AND I THINK THAT WAS A BIG TRIGGER POINT FOR US. THAT GOT  A LOT OF GUYS EXCITED. A LOT OFF TRAILERS CAME OUT OF THE SHED," ONE WEEK AGO HE HAD 250 ACRES PLANTED. HE WASN'T WORRIED ABOUT BEING BEHIND AT THAT TIME. "THE LAST FEW YEARS WE'VE BEEN KIND OFF SPOILED AND WE'VE BEEN DONE USUALLY BY SOMETIME THIS YEAR. WE'VE EVEN HAD OUR BEANS IN BY NOW, GROIWNG UP GRANDPA USED TO NEVER START UNTIL MOTHER'S DAY SO I GUESS WE'RE STILL AHEAD OF SCHEDULE," HE MADE PROGRESS OVER THE WEEKEND TOO. POTTE-BAUM  IS ALMOST DONE WITH PLANTING FOR THE YEAR. HE SAYS FARMERS AROUND HIM GOT A LOT ACCOMPLISHED OVER THE  COURSE OF 5 DAYS. A WEEK'S TIME IS MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE TO PLANTING PROGRESS IN EASTERN IOWA... "I COULDN'T GET TOO CONCERNED YET. IT WILL ALL GET DONE," AND AS FARMERS USE THE WINDOWS T HEY HAVE ON THE ROAD TO A PROFITABLE 2017. REPORTING IN EASTERN IOWA, I'M BETSY JIBBEN. THANKS BETSY. MUMMELTHEI SAYS HE HAS A STRAIGHT 50-50 CORN AND  SOYBEAN ROTATION. HE DID NOT SWITCH DUE TO PRICE. POTTEBAUM IS HEAVY CORN. HE FEELS IT'S EASIER TO RAISE CORN AND GET A LARGER YIELD.

CROP COMMENTS
USDA SAYS MINNESOTA FARMERS ARE 20 POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE WITH CORN PLANTING AND THEY STILL CAN'T CATCH A BREAK WITH SPRING STORMS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS MORE. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON. OVER IN LE CENTER, MINNESOTA, ROBERT AND JUSTIN GOETTL HAD TO PACK UP THE MACHINERY AND GET OUT OF THE FIELDS AFTER ANOTHER STORM ROLLED THROUGH THEIR AREA. THEY SAY THE PICTURE SUMS UP THEIR PLANTING SEASON PERFECTLY - WET DAYS AND NOT MUCH TIME TO DO FIELDWORK OR PLANT. THE GOETTL'S SAY THEY'VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE ABOUT 4 TO 5 GOOD DAYS IN THE FIELD. TAKING A BREAK FROM PLANTING, WE SNAPPED A PHOTO OF HIS CALF ALONG OUR PLANTING TOUR TRAVELS. HE'S ENJOYING THE NICE SUNSHINE - A CHANGE OF PACE FOR EASTERN IOWA. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL CHECK ON THE COTTON COMPLEX INCLUDING PLANTING PROGRESS AND MARKET DIRECTION. AND LATER THESE WISCONSIN KIDS ARE GETTING A CHANCE TO REINVENT BREAKFAST. SEE WHAT THEY SERVED UP--TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY.

FLOOR OF THE CME
FIGHTING TO STAY IN THE GREEN MONDAY. LETS SEE HOW MARKETS CLOSED FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CMEIN CHICAGO. TONS OF VOLITALITY IN THE LIVE CATTLE MARKET ON TUESDAY. AS A MATTER OF FACT THE MARKET OPENED THE DAY SHARPLY HIGHER AND THEN TRADED LIMIT DOWN LATER IN THE DAY. SO JUST A TON OF VOLITALITY IN A MARKET  THAT'S SEEN A HUGE MOVE HIGHER HERE DURING THE LAST FEW WEEKS. MOVES LIKE THIS IN THE COMMODITY MARKETS DON'T HAPPEN VERY OFTEN. THIS IS THE TYPE OF MOVE WE  SEE ONCE EVERY FIVE OR TEN YEARS IN THIS COMMODITY MARKET. SO REALLY, AN UNPRECENTED SITUATION. IT WAS REALLY JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO THAT THE MARKET TALKED ABOUT A WALL OF BEEF IN A VERY NEGATIVE FUNDAMENTAL SITUATION AND THAT SITUATION  HAS CHANGED VERY QUICKLY HERE. AGAIN, JOE VACLAVIK, HERE ON THE CME FLOOR IN CHICAGO.                             

AGRIBUSINESS
ACCORDING TO USDA 21 PERCENT OF THE COTTON CROP IS NOW IN THE GROUND. THAT'S SLIGHTLY BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. AS MORE ACRES GO IN THIS SEASON, TYNE MORGAN JOINS US FROM THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK ON WHAT TO WATCH IN  MARKETS. CRAIG VANDYKE COTTONHERE NOW WITH CRAIG VANDYKE OF TOP THIRD CRAIG. LET 'S TACKLE THE SCOT MARKET. I MEAN WE SEE THIS HUGE SWING IN COTTON ACRES THIS YEAR. YOU WOULD THINK WITH THAT BIG OF A OF A SWING IN COTTON ACRES WILL SEE JUST PRICES PLUMMET. BUT BUT WE HAVEN'T. IS THAT TOTALLY A A DEMAND STORY. WE'RE TALK ABOUT ONE SIDE OF THE EQUATION THAT 'S THE EXPECTED PRODUCTION WHICH WE ALSO HAVE NOT PRODUCED YET. OK. YES. TWELVE POINT TWO MILLION ACRES. MY GUESS THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY PICK UP A LITTLE BIT WITH WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN WEATHER CONDITIONS IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. BUT WERE ALREADY WELL AHEAD WHILE PAST A HUNDRED PERCENT MARK OF EXPORTS ON COTTON RIGHT NOW AND WE STILL HAVE YOU KNOW WHAT. TWELVE THIRTEEN WEEKS TO GO IN THE EXPORT SEASON BUILD A LARGE LAWN POSITION. WE'VE BEEN ON A NICE RUN FOR THE PAST SIXTEEN EIGHTEEN MONTHS IN THE COTTON MARKET AND CHINA    HOLD FIFTY PERCENT OF THE WORLD 'S RESERVES WHICH ARE ALL THEY NEED TO REPLACE SOES. AT SOME POINT. BUT LOOKING AT THESE PRICE LEVELS TODAY. ARE YOU FEARFUL THAT THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF DOWNSIDE RISK IN THIS MARKET TODAY I WOULD SAY THERE IS SOME RISK HERE.. MARKET RISK. YES. ABSOLUTELY. AND WE SAW BACK IN JUST A MONTH AGO WHEN FUNDS START OF THE LIQUIDATE. SOME OF THAT LENGTH WE SAW A SIZEABLE SHIFT TO THE DOWNSIDE. BUT IT 'S HEALTHY TO HAVE SMALL CORRECTIONS AND IN AN UPTREND IN MARKET IF WE KEEP DEMAND IN THAT PACE WE HAVEN'T WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY SIGNS OF THAT MEANS SLOWING UP AND WITH CHINA HOLDING FIFTY PERCENT THE OF WORLD RESERVES TO ME THE COTTON MARKET COULD BE A VERY EXPLOSIVE MARKET IN BOTH DIRECTIONS MOVING INTO THE END OF THE YEAR SO WE'LL SEE WHAT A PRODUCTION DOES RIGHT NOW. I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WHY THEY ARE. SELLERS WOULD BE AN AGGRESSIVE SELLERS   AT THIS CURRENT LEVEL. BUT AS WE START ALONG THE PRODUCTION YEAR THAT MIGHT START TO PLAY A LITTLE MORE ROLL AND WE'LL SEE IF THERE 'S ANY SORT OF CHANGE IN DEMAND FROM CHINA. AS FAR AS YOU KNOW THEM SLOWING PACE OF COTTON CHINA DEFINITELY THEY WHEN WE COME BACK

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE, IF WE LOOK AT THE ROOT ZONE MOISTURE HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY HOW THE MIDDLE THE COUNTRY IS DRYING OUT OVER THE LAST WEEK WITH ALL OF THAT RAIN OR SO  AFTER ALL THAT RAIN THAT THEY HAD, IT 'S AMAZING HOW FAST THIS ROOTZONE MOISTURE DOES CHANGE FROM WEEK TO WEEK.   MUCH OF THE MIDWEST HERE WAS IN A FAIRLY BLUE AREA, DARK BLUE AREA BECAUSE IT WAS SO WET BUT IT IS STARTING TO BECOME A LITTLE MORE NORMAL. I'M SURE SOME FIELD WORK MAY BE GETTING DONE IN PLACES BUT IT TAKES A WHILE BUT IT IS DRYING OUT ACROSS THE DAKOTAS AND IT IS DRYING OUT INTO THE SOUTHEAST AGAIN WHERE THERE IS SOME LINGERING DROUGHT IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST, ESPECIALLY FLORIDA REALLY START THE LOOK DRY AND SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF ARIZONA LOOKED AT ALL A WET AREAS THOUGH CONTINUING A WEST COAST IN A SPECIAL THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAP THIS MORNING, YOU CAN SEE A DOUBLE BARRELED AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING EAST ACROSS THE PLAINS THAT'LL PRODUCE SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, RAIN NORTH OF THE FRONT FOR THE MOST PART WHERE IT'S A LITTLE BIT COOLER THAN SOUTH OF THERE. WE'RE JUST SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS STARTING TO DEVELOP IN THE RETURN FLOW OF THE GULF OF MEXICO BY THIS AFTERNOON. AS WE HEAD THROUGH TONIGHT AGAIN SEE MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS STARTING TO FORM ALONG THE FRONT IN THE CENTRAL TEXAS WHERE THEY CAN USE A LITTLE BETTER RAIN. SHOWERS AND A LONG THAT 'S AND MAINLY NORTH OF THAT STATIONARY FRONT IN THE MID ATLANTIC STATES INTO A MANY PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES AND BACK INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS, NEXT STORM SYSTEM VERY SLOW MOVER. IT IS COMING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WITH SOME MORE RAIN. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GETTING SOME SHOWERS AS WELL AND AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW IN THE FIRST AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OFFSHORE COMING UP WE'LL LOOK AT THE PRODUCE MARKET WITH THE PACKER TV

PACKER TV
IT'S THE BEGINNING OF FRESH FIG HARVEST IN CALIFORNIA AND INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT A PRODUCTION BUMP. THE CALIFORNIA FIG ADVISORY BOARD IS EXPECTING A SLIGHT PRODUCTION INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR WITH BOTH FRESH AND DRIED FIGS THOSE NUMBERS COULD BE UP ROUGHLY 500 TO 600 TONS DRIED.THAT'S THANKS TO MORE ACRES GOING INTO PRODUCTION AND A BETTER GROWING SEASON IN THE STATE. THIS YEAR WE'VE HAD ADEQUATE RAINFALL IN CALIFORNIA, THAT COMBINED WITH THE FARMING PRACTICES WITH OUR DEDICATED GROWERS EQUALS HEATHY TREES. AND HEATHY TREES EQUALS INTO EXCELLENT QUALITY FRUIT." STOCK-LEE SAYS HARVEST SHOULD TAKE OFF FOR FRESH FIGS MID TO LATE MAY. DRIED FIG HARVEST USUALL STARTS IN AUGUST -EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN BUY THE PRODUCT YEAR ROUND. SHE SAYS CALIFORNIA PRODUCES 100 PERCENT OF DRIED FIGS AND 98 PERCENT OF FRESH FIGS SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES. MEANWHILE, AVOCADO PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE. ACCORDING TO THE PACKER, PRICES ARE TWICE AS HIGH AS THEY WERE A YEAR AGO AND WITH PEAK SEASON IN FULL SWING THAT'S NOT EXPECTED TO SLOW DOWN.SALES FOLKS SAY THEY EXPECT PRICES REMAIN STRONG THROUGH JUNE AND JULY.PART OF THE REASON DUE TO A SMALLER CROP IN CALIFORNIA--IT'S AN OFF-BEARING YEAR YEAR FOR TREES AND GROWERS EXPECT ABOUT HALF OF LAST YEAR'S CROP--AND LESS VOLUME IN MEXICO.

TEASE
STILL TO COME, THE SUPERBOWL OF BREAKFAST--WE'LL MEET SOME OF THIS YEAR'S WINNERS FROM WISCONSIN AFTER THE BREAK.

IN THE COUNTRY
WHILEBREAKFAST IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEALS IT'S NOT ALWAYS THE MOST CREATIVE MENU.BUT A GROUP OF STUDENTS IN BELOIT WISCONSIN RECENTLY WON A SUPER PRIZE FOR THEIR REINVENTION OF BREAKFAST...IN THIS REPORT FROM THE WISCONSIN DAIRY NEWS.THE STUDENT BODY AT HACKETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BELOIT IS ENJOYING A HEALTHY BREAKFAST THANKS IN PART TO THE DAIRY FARM FAMILIES OF WISCONSIN AND THE FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 PROGRAM!"THE FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 TEAM DEVELOPED THE "HACKETT HERO BREAKFAST BOWL" AND THEN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL GOT TO TASTE-TEST AND TRY THAT RECIPE AS PART OF THEIR BREAKFAST PROGRAM, SO IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THE AMOUNT OF KIDS THAT GOT TO TRY IT. EVERYONE WAS LOVING THE RECIPE, AND I SAW A LOT OF EMPTY CUPS AT THE END OF BREAKFAST!"OVER THIRTY SCHOOLS COMPETED IN THE BREAKFAST SUPER BOWL CHALLENGE, AND HACKETT ELEMENTARY WAS ONE OF THE 6 WINNING SCHOOLS."THERE WAS YOGURT, GRANOLA, STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, FROZEN YOGURT."THE GOAL OF THE CHALLENGE WAS TO CREATE A HEALTHY, BALANCED BREAKFAST THAT KIDS WOULD ENJOY EATING. AND THESE STUDENTS ACCOMPLISHED THAT TASK! "THE FACT THAT THEY CAN MAKE A CONNECTION BETWEEN IF I EAT SOMETHING AND I EAT HEALTHY, I'M GOING TO FEEL BETTER. I'M GOING TO DO BETTER, I'M GOING TO LEARN BETTER, AND SO IF THEY'RE MAKING THOSE CONNECTIONS THEN IT'S…THAT'S WHAT I'M AIMING TO DO!"SO THE TEAM GOT TO SHARE THEIR WINNING BREAKFAST RECIPE WITH THEIR PEERS TO GET THEM READY FOR A DAY OF LEARNING."A GREAT CHANCE FOR THEM TO GET THEIR DAIRY PRODUCTS IN. EACH BREAKFAST INCLUDES SOME SORT OF MILK, CHEESE, OR YOGURT ALONG WITH THE FIVE FOOD GROUPS. SO IT CAN REALLY HELP STUDENTS FUEL THEIR DAY AND REALLY BE BETTER LEARNERS AND START ON THE RIGHT NOTE."FOR THE STUDENTS IN THE FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 PROGRAM, IT WAS A CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR THEIR CLASSMATES. "IT FELT VERY GOOD AND I WAS SO HAPPY, AND I JUST FELT LIKE I WAS ABOUT TO EXPLODE BECAUSE OF HOW EXCITED I WAS!"AND THAT'S WISCONSIN DAIRY NEWS.NICE JOB KIDS.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR MIKE HOFFMAN. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.AGDAY IS POWERED BY RAM TRUCKS - AMERICA'S LONGEST LASTING PICKUPS.

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