AgDay Daily Recap - May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 5, 2017


HEADLINES
WILD SPRING WEATHER IS DESTROYING DROUGHT...AND FLOODING OUT FIELDS. THE KANSAS WHEAT TOUR WRAPS UP--WE'LL SHARE THE FINAL TALLY. IN AGRIBUSINESS...LOOKING AT INTEREST RATES. ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV SAYS KNOW YOUR HYBRIDS... AND BAKING BREAD WITH THE SUN IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

FLOODING RECORDS BROKEN
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WHILE MUCH OF THE MIDWEST AND  LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IS FIGHTING AGAINST FLOODING RIVERS AND  SATURATED GROUND...THE REST OF THE COUNTRY HAS PLENTY OF SOIL  MOISTURE TOO, AS THE LEVEL OF DROUGHT IN THE U-S HAS REACHED A  HISTORIC LOW. U-S DROUGHT MONITOR RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS WEEK. THE COLORED AREAS ON THE MAP REPRESENT JUST 14-POINT-THREE PERCENT  OF THE CONTINENTAL U-S. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 21-POINT-THREE PERCENT SET IN JUNE OF 2010. IF YOU TAKE OUT THE 'ABNORMALLY DRY" CATEGORY AND JUST FOCUS ON THE DROUGHT CATEGORIES - THEY COVER JUST UNDER FIVE PERCENT OF THE  COUNTRY. THAT DROP BREAKS LAST WEEKS' RECORD AND A LONG-STANDING  RECORD DATING BACK TO 2010. ON INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES -  D2 AND D3 INCHED UP THIS WEEK, MOSTLY DUE TO  WORSENING DROUGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN GEORGIA AND FLORIDA'S  PENINSULA. RIVER LEVELS ARE FALLING AFTER RECORD AND NEAR-RECORD FLOODING IN  PARTS OF THE MIDWEST, BUT THE CRISIS IS FAR FROM OVER. MAJOR FLOODING  IS OCCURRING ON PARTS OF THE MISSOURI RIVER  AND THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER  IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  BUT SMALLER RIVERS, LIKE THE BLACK RIVER IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS, ARE  LEAVING THEIR DEVASTATING MARKS AS WELL.

ARKANSAS FLOODING
AN EXTENSION AGENT FROM RANDOLPH COUNTY, ARKANSAS SAYS THOUSANDS  OF ACRES OF ROW CROPS ARE UNDER SEVERAL FEET OF WATER.. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU, KEN MOORE SAYS MULTIPLE CROPS ARE IN JEOPARDY. WE REALLY THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING FINALLY A DECENT YEAR. WE HAVE HAD THEIR FLOOD ISSUES OFTEN  ON FROM PAST FOUR YEARS IN A ROW THE LAKES WERE ALL DOWN THIS YEAR RIVERS WERE ALL IN GOOD  SHAPE AND WE FELT LIKE FINALLY THIS WAS A THIS WAS GOING TO BE WAS GONNA BE A AMASS EVEN  MEDIOCRE YEAR 'S FORCE. A FARMING SEASON WAS CONCERNED BUT ONE WEEK IN AND CHANGED ALL  THAT UP TO A FOOT OF RAIN FELL ACROSS NORTH ARKANSAS THE LAST WEEKEND OF APRIL RESULTING IN FLASH  FLOOD EVENTS THAT CAUSED CREEKS TO SWELL ROADS AND BRIDGES TO COLLAPSE AND RIVERS TO RISE  ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FLOODING THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF CROP AND PASTURE LAND EARLY ESTIMATES  SHOW THE ECONOMIC IMPACT TO AGRICULTURE COULD EXCEED THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS WHAT  WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IN THESE FIELDS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO RESEED THE LEAVES WE'RE  GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOME RICE THAT'S FAST MATURING WHERE THAT RICE WILL CATCH UP WITH THE RICE  THAT'S ALREADY UP IN THE FIELD THIS IS GOING TO DELAY OUR HARVEST IT WILL PROBABLY HURT OUR QUALITY  AND WE COULD SAY OH WE COULD PROBABLY SEE IT A NEAR FIFTEEN PERCENT YIELD DRAG BECAUSE OF  THIS WE HAVE FARMED ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER. ALL OF OUR LIVES WE'VE WE'VE TAKEN SEVERAL HITS  THEM THROUGH THE YEARS ALWAYS MANAGED TO COME BACK FROM THEM. BUT THE MARGINS HAVE  GOTTEN SO TIGHT IN FARMING THAT IS GETTING VERY DIFFICULT TO TAKE VERY MUCH OF A HIT IT ALL AND  BOUNCE BACK THE ONLY THING THAT AND THAT COULD POSSIBLY HAIL IS THAT I CAN THINK OF IS THAT IS AT  THE MARGINS AND FARMING ARE GONNA HAVE TO GET TO BE BACK TO A POINT TO WHERE A FARMER CAN  SOMEWHAT SELF INSURE THEY WERE HE CAN BE ABLE TO ABSORB SOME LOSSES AND COME BACK OUT  OF IT ON A GOOD YEAR AND RIGHT NOW THAT JUST ISN'T THE CASE. THIS IS KEN MOORE REPORTING THANKS KEN. 

WHEAT FUTURES
WHEAT FUTURES FELL DOUBLE DIGITS THURSDAY AFTER THE KANSAS WHEAT  TOUR'S REPORTED YIELD ESTIMATES. IT EXPECTS 282 MILLION BUSHELS THIS YEAR...ALTHOUGH SOME AGRONOMISTS  WARN THERE COULD BE A LOT OF VARIABILITY BETWEEN NOW AND  HARVEST...DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF ABANDONMENT AND RAINFALL. OUT WEST WHERE THE BLIZZARD HIT LAST WEEKEND, THE TOUR ESTIMATES  WINTER WHEAT YIELDS AVERAGING NEARLY 47 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE...EVEN  AFTER FACTORING STORM DAMAGE. FUTURES DROPPED OFF A TWO MONTH HIGH. SCOUTS DIPPING INTO OKLAHOMA ALSO FINDING DECENT CROPS NORTH OF I-40.  "AS YOU GOT TO I 40 GOING NORTH OBVIOUSLY THE CROP WASN'T NEARLY AS  MATURE WHEN THE RAIN STARTED AND IT'S REALLY BENEFITED THAT CROP  ESPECIALLY THE CLOSER YOU GET TO THE KANSAS BORDER THE MORE BENEFIT  THERE WAS HAVE YOU SEE AN PINCH ON ACRES LIKE WE SAW IN KANSAS WE ARE  SEEING A BIG PINCH ON ACRES SOME OF THE LOWEST PLANTED ACRES WE'VE  EVER HAD IN OKLAHOMA AND THIS YEAR WE'RE GOING TO HAVE HIGHER  ABANDONMENT THAN EVER BECAUSE I TALKED ABOUT SOUTH OF IOWA 40  SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA THEY DO HAVE THE OPTION TO GO TO COTTON AND  RIGHT NOW WITH PRICE OF WHEAT VERSUS WHAT COTTON IS DOING IT'S A LOT  BETTER DEAL FOR THOSE GUYS SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE 50% PLUS  ABANDONMENT IN SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA THEY'LL BE GOING TO COTTON  PROBABLY OR POSSIBLY GRAIN SORGHUM."  IN OKLAHOMA --     HODGES ESTIMATES WHEAT HARVEST WILL START IN CENTRAL  TEXAS THIS WEEKEND AND MAKING IT'S WAY TO NORTH TO OKLAHOMA BY MAY  15TH. 

CROP COMMENTS
TODAY IN CROP COMMENTS, WE LOOK AT SOIL MOISTURE EXTREMES. MIKE  HOFFMAN TAKES A LOOK FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER,. MIKE. GOOD MORNING CLINTON.  THERE'S NOT WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN IOWA,  THANK GOODNESS, BUT MANY FIELDS ARE STILL WAY TOO WET TO PLANT. WE TALKED TO A FARMER FROM WAVERLY, IOWA. THAT TOWN IS JUST NORTH OF  CEDAR FALLS-WATERLOO AREA. HE SAYS HE HAS NOT PUT ONE SEED IN THE GROUND YET. LAST YEAR HE WAS  COMPLETELY FINISHED BY NOW. HE HOPES TO GET IN THE FIELD THIS WEEKEND AS OF MONDAY, ONLY A THIRD OF  IOWA'S CORN WAS PLANTED, SEVEN POINTS BEHIND THE AVERAGE. AND WE BRIEFLY MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT THE FEW SPOTS OF DROUGHT IN  THE COUNTRY. FLORIDA IS ONE OF THEM. RIGHT NOW TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATE IS IN SOME LEVEL OF DROUGHT. IT  HASN'T BEEN THAT HIGH IN FOUR YEARS. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. WITH MARKET PRICES CONSTANTLY CHANGING, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE CURRENT PRICES  STAND. GET MARKET PRICES DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE, JUST TEXT MARKETS TO 31313 TO  GET STARTED!

PEDV IN CANADA
A DISEASE THAT'S BEEN ESPECIALLY DEADLY TO YOUNG PIGS HAS BEEN  DISCOVERED ONCE AGAIN IN CANADA. THE CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER IN MANITOBA SAYS TESTS ARE SHOWING  POSITIVE FOR P-E-D-V FROM A SOW OPERATION IN SOUTHEAST MANITOBA.  A DISEASE INVESTIGATION IS NOW UNDERWAY.  MANITOBA AUTHORITIES SAY  CONTROL MEASURES WERE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY,  PRODUCERS WITHIN A THREE MILE RADIUS OF THE INFECTED SITE HAVE BEEN  ALERTED AND ARE MONITORING THEIR HERDS. THE LAST KNOWN CASE IN MANITOBA WAS SEPTEMBER OF 2016. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SAYS IT INTENDS TO IMPOSE DUTIES ON  MEXICAN SUGAR IMPORTS BEGINNING ON JUNE 5, UNLESS THE TWO COUNTRIES  CAN COME TO AN AGREEMENT OVER WHAT IT CALLS THAT COUNTRY'S UNFAIR  TRADING PRACTICES. 

MEXICO-U.S. SUGAR
SOME IN AGRICULTURE FEAR THIS LATEST U.S.-MEXICO SUGAR DISPUTE COULD  SPREAD TO U.S. CORN OR HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IF MEXICO RETALIATES. IOWA SENTOR CHUCK GRASSLEY SAYS 260-THOUSAND U.S. CORN REFINING- RELATED JOBS HANG IN THE BALANCE. ALSO IN TRADE, USDA AND THE ACTING US TRADE REPRESENTATIVE  ANNOUNCING POSITIVE CHANGES FOR THE CITRUS INDUSTRY. THE E-U IS AMENDING IT'S IMPORT REQUIREMENTS -- DROPPING THE NEED FOR A  GROVE SURVEY. THAT MAKES ITS EASIER FOR U.S. CITRUS TO BE SHIPPED TO THE E-U AND SAVES  GROWERS NEARLY 6 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. THE INDUSTRY ESTIMATES THAT CITRUS EXPORTS COULD INCREASE BY 25  PERCENT.

SURVEY BY AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION
A SURVEY BY THE AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION SHOWS NEARLY 90  PERCENT OF AGRICULTURAL LENDERS HAVE SEEN A DECLINE IN OVERALL FARM  PROFITABILITY IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.  GRAINS SEEM TO BE THE BIGGEST CONCERN  FOR 80 PERCENT OF LENDERS. AG BANKERS SAY THEY EXPECT A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF OF THEIR CLIENTS TO  BE PROFITABLE IN 2017. LAST YEAR IT WAS 60 PERCENT. 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT SOME MACRO-ECONOMIC ISSUES  INCLUDING INTEREST RATES AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR FARMERS IN 2017. PLUS KEN FERRIE REMINDS YOU TO KNOW YOUR HYBRIDS DURING FARM  JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. PLUS CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW MUCH ENERGY IT TAKES FOR INDUSTRIAL-SIZED  BAKERIES TO MAKE BREAD? SEE HOW ONE COMPANY IS OFFSETTING THOSE  COSTS. IT'S JUST A VERY GOOD INVESTMENT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.HELP A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION WIN TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.  VOTE NOW BY TEXTING DREAM TO  31313.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS CRUDE CLOSED NEAR A SIX-WEEK LOW AFTER U.S. INVENTORIES DECLINED BY  LESS THAN ANALYSTS PROJECTED. WHILE GRAINS AND LIVESTOCK ALSO PULLED BACK ON THURSDAY.  LETS LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADE ACTION FROM OUR FRIENDS ON THE FLOOR. VOLATILITY OFTEN TIMES INVITES MORE VOLATILITY AND WE'RE DEFINITELY  SEEING THAT PLAY OUT SPECIFICALLY IN THE CATTLE MKT. LIVE CATTLE, FEEDER  CATTLE WITH THE EXPANDED LIMITS, KINDA TRADING BOTH SIDE BELIEVE IT OR  NOT. LIVE CATTLE STARTED LIMIT UP, CAME OFF RELATIVELY WELL DESPITE THE  CASH BEING MUCH HIGHER IN THE AREAS OF TEXAS. FEEDER CATTLE ACTUALLY  TRADED NEARLY LIMIT DOWN. A LOT OF VOLATILE TECHNICALS ARE OUT THE  WINDOW IF YOU'RE IN THIS MARKET, I THINK YOU'LL WANT TO USE OPTIONS AS A  HEDGE. IF YOU'RE TRADING WITH FUTURES, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A POSITION AND  YOU WANT SKIN IN THE GAME, LOOK AT PURCHASING OPTIONS AS ONE WAY TO GET GOOD EXPOSURE WITH LIMITED RISK. AND UNFORTUNATELY WE'RE SEEING SOME SELLING PRESSURE COME INTO THE  COMMODITY SECTOR REALLY ACROSS THE BOARD. DESPITE THE US DOLLAR  TRADING LOWER AS WELL. WE'RE SEEING A LOT PRESSURE IN GOLD, CRUDE OIL  AND THE AG COMMODITIES AS WELL AS SPECIFICALLY THE GRAINS TAKING A HIT.  TAKING A LOOK AT TECHNICALS FOR CORN CHARTS. DECEMBER CORN IS GOING  TO BE THE MONTH OF CONTRACT THAT IS NEW CROP.. COMNIG DOWN TO  PREVIOUS TECHNICAL SUPPORT 3.83 REPRESENTS A KEY FIBONACCI  RETRACEMENT AS WELL AS A 200 DAY MOVING AVERGE. THE BULLS MUST  MAINTAIN A CLOSE ABOVE THIS TO KEEP SOME FOOTING IN THIS MARKET. I THINK  GOING INTO THE WEEKEND THERE'S SOME WEATHER UNCERTAINLY. BUT REALLY  WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO MONDAYS CROP PROGRESS REPORT WHICH WILL BE MORE TELLING AS TO WHAT HAPPENED THIS PAST WEEK AS FAR AS WEATHER.  THIS HAS BEEN OLIVER SLOUP WITH II TRADER FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME.

AGRIBUSINESS
TOMMY GRISAFI. ADVANCE TRADING OUR GUEST HERE ARE THE AGRIBUSINESS  DESK TODAY TOMMY LET 'S TALK ABOUT INTEREST RATES AND EVERYBODY  THOUGHT THAT IT WAS KIND OF THE END OF THIS INEXPENSIVE MONEY OUT  THERE. AS WE RAISE INTEREST RATES. BUT WHEN YOU SAY WHAT 'S THE IMPACT  THAT WE'RE SEEING SO FAR CURVE SHIFTED A LITTLE BIT SO WE THE TWO YEAR  ABOVE THEM BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TENURE AND THAT 'S A LOT OF  PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE TENURE WAS THAT LIKE ONE NINE BEFORE THE  ELECTION IMMEDIATELY SHOT UP TWO TO EIGHT TO NINE START TALKING OF  THREE PERCENT FOUR PERCENT TENURE RATES ALSO LOOK TO MY QUOTE  SCREEN HERE DAY IN THE TENURE WAS BACK DOWN TO 2.25 TODAY IT'S AT TWO  THIRTY SO THINK ABOUT THAT YOU CAN BORROW MONEY ON THE BANKER YOUR  LENDING INSTITUTION OF CHARGE A LOW BUT MOURN THAT SO THEY CAN MAKE  SOME MONEY BUT YOU CAN STILL TERM OUT DEBT AN INCREDIBLY LOW RATE IF  YOU ARE ONE THESE BELIEVERS THAT THEIRS GOING TO BE INFLATION WHICH  UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION IN THE STOCK MARKET HITTING RECORD HIGHS EVERY DAY YOU THINK IT SOME POINT THE ECONOMY WOULD START TO REALLY  HEAT UP AND WE HAVE INFLATION CURRENTLY. WE DON'T KNOW THAT TENURE  SEE ON TINY THAT STORY. THE FEDS RAISE RATES A FEW TIMES. BUT THAT 'S THE  SHORT TERM RATE THAT DOESN'T RAISE RATES AND THAT ON THE LONG END OF  THE CURVE THEY JUST CONTROL SHORT TERM INTEREST RATES. I THINK PEOPLE  THINK INTEREST RATES HAVE EXPLODE AND REALLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT  THERE ALMOST LOWER THAN THEY WERE BEFORE THE ELECTION. THE STOCK  MARKET IMPROVED A LOT SINCE THEN. SO IT 'S SO GREAT AND A TERM OUT DEBT.  AND THAT 'S A TOOL THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR TOOLBOX. AT LEAST TAKE  THE TIME TO GO TALK TO YOUR LENDING INSTITUTION AND ASK WHAT THEY THINK  ABOUT MOVING MONEY AROUND YES STRATEGIES FOR HAVING THAT DISCUSSION  WITH YOUR LENDING INSTITUTION I KNOW THAT 'S THAT 'S BEEN ONE OF THOSE  TOUGH CONVERSATIONS THIS YEAR WHAT ARE YOU HEARING OUT THERE FROM  FOLKS IS THEY GOING TRY TO TALK ABOUT BORROWING MONEY TO GET  THROUGH TWENTY SEVENTEEN THEY ARE YOU KNOW THERE 'S DIFFERENT WAYS  TO BORROW MONEY FROM THE BANK BUT THE LENDING INSTITUTIONS LIKE TERM  STUFF OUT YOU MAY HAVE HAD SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE AGGRESSIVELY PAY  DOWN ALL OVER LAST YEAR 'S MICHAEL REMORTGAGE THAT THAT JUST WEIGHS  A SHIFT OF MONEY AROUND SO THAT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE YOUR FARM SO  CASHED STRAPPED IS AS WE KNOW MAY THE PRODUCERS ARE VERY WEALTHY  THERE 'S A LOT OF WEALTHY AND IN AGRICULTURE MULTI GENERATIONS OF LAND  OWNERSHIP AND THINGS LIKE THAT SOMETIMES CAN JUST A CASH TRIP SO THE  INSTITUTION BANKS LOVE THAT ON MONEY THEY'RE NOT GOING TO YELL AT YOU  AS LONG AS YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU PUT AGAINST THAT LAW ON THE B MORE  IN LINE TO TALK YOU ARE ALRIGHT TOMMY GOOD PERSPECTIVE APPRECIATE  THAT WILL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN AFTER THESE MESSAGES  INTERESTED IN SPENDING A DAY WITH A TRADER? CALL TOMMY GRISAFI AT  800-664-4383.  GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE. IF WE LOOK  AT THE DROUGHT MONITOR AS WE MENTIONED THEY WERE KIND OF A RECORD  LOW POINT FOR DROUGHT AND YOU CAN REALLY SEE WHERE THE ONLY PLACES  ARE WHERE IT 'S BAD YEAH AND THEY REALLY JUST DIDN'T. GET THE RAIN EVERYBODY ELSE DID SO AT LET 'S GO BACK A MONTH AND SEE WHAT LOOKED  LIKE AMAZING HOW MUCH MORE THE COUNTRY HAS SOME SORT OF DROUGHT  AND IT 'S AMAZING TO ME HOW SOME OF THESE AREAS IN MISSOURI AND  OKLAHOMA WENT FROM A MODERATE TO SEVERE DROUGHT TO NOTHING IN  FOUR WEEKS DROUGHT IS A LONG TERM ISSUE AND IT USUALLY TAKES A LONG  TIME TO GET RID OF BUT THERE 'S BEEN SO MUCH RAIN THAT WE'VE GOTTEN RID  OF THAT MOST OF THAT DROUGHT OVER THE OVER THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF  THE COUNTRY OFF COURSE THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS IT 'S WAY TOO WET NOW  WE HAVE TO CHANGE THIS WEATHER PATTERN TO SEE THINGS START TO DRY  OUT LIKE WE SAID FLORIDA ESPECIALLY PARTS OF GEORGIA STILL HAVE SOME  REAL DROUGHT ISSUES AS OF. THIS MORNING 'S STORM SYSTEM. ANOTHER BIG  WET STORM SYSTEM IN EASTERN OHIO VALLEY PRODUCING RAINFALL IN THAT  AREA BACK INTO THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. BUT MOST OF IT 'S NOW  GOING TO FALL ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD AND INTO THE NORTHEAST  WITH SOME LINGERING BACK IN INDIANA. OHIO AND KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE.  AS WE HAVE THROUGH THE DAY TODAY THERE 'S THIS EVENING  THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE OFFSHORE ALONG A COLD FRONT OF THE RAIN  CONTINUES NORTH OF IT QUICK A LITTLE BURST OF ENERGY COMING  SOUTHWARD HERE 'S SOME CHILLY AIR BEHIND IT THEY'RE ALSO A A QUICK LITTLE  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS WESTERN GREAT LAKES LATE TODAY TWO STORM  SYSTEMS OUT WEST BOTH OF THESE ARE MOVING SLOWLY EASTWARD TRYING  TO BUTT UP AGAINST THE OTHER BIG RIDGE OVER THE SOME OF THE COUNTRY  WILL SHOW THAT ON THE JET STREAM THERE IS A TOMORROW MORNING AS WE START THE WEEKEND AND LOTS OF RAIN IN THE NORTHEAST MOST OF THE  SOUTHEAST DRYING OFF. AT THAT POINT AND YOU CAN SEE THAT LITTLE SYSTEM  BRINGS YOU KNOW A FEW HOURS OF SCATTERED SHOWERS TO MOST AREAS IN  AS A DROP FROM THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES INTO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY BY  LATER IN THE DAY TOMORROW. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN DEVELOPING THROUGHOUT THE MOUNTAIN RANGES OUT WEST PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE PAST  TWENTY FOUR HOURS LOTS OF IT EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ESPECIALLY  ADDING IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS. YOU SEE THERE 'S A HEAVY A BATCH  FROM SOUTHERN ILLINOIS INTO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES AND ANOTHER  BATCH FROM THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA INTO VIRGINIA SO THOSE WOULD BE  THE HEAVIEST AREAS OF RAIN SNOWFALL NOT MUCH TO SPEAK OF WE ARE GOING TO SEE JUST A LITTLE BIT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OVER THE NEXT  THIRTY SIX HOURS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WHERE THE TEMPTER 'S CHILLY IN THE EAST OR IT 'S A RAINY MID SEVENTIES WITH THE SUN HAS COME BACK  OUT ON THE PLANE TURNING HOT IN THE DESERT SOUTHWEST BY THE WAY OF SOME HUNDREDS AND THEN YOU CAN SEE A CHILLY NIGHT TO NIGHT THERE BUT  IT 'S WARMING UP AGAIN EVEN MORE ACROSS THE PLAINS STATES TOMORROW  AFTERNOON STILL CHILLY IN THE GREAT LAKES BECAUSE OF THIS CUT OFF AREA  OF LOW PRESSURE WATCH. WHAT HAPPENS IS SAYING TAKE FOREVER TO GO  AWAY. WE HAVE THIS BIG RIDGE WARMING THINGS UP RIGHT OFF IN THE MIDDLE  OF THE COUNTRY AND THE NEXT CUT OFF COMES IN BY LATER NEXT WEEK RIGHT  ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES UNBELIEVABLE WEATHER PATTERN THAT 'S A LOOK  ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET 'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS WE'LL HEAD TO POCATELLO IDAHO FIRST OF ALL PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND  WARM HIGH OF EIGHTY ONE JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI LOTS OF SUNSHINE ON  THE BREEZY SIDE BUT NOT A BAD HIGH OF SEVENTY NOW AND MOSTLY SUNNY IN  LAKE CITY FLORIDA BREEZY AND PLEASANT HIGH ROUND SEVENTY TWO.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING YOUR HYBRIDS--TIPS  FROM FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. PLUS IT MAY SOUND LIKE A "HALF-BAKED" IDEA, BUT INVESTORS SEE SOME REAL  POTENTIAL FOR A RETURN ON THEIR DOLLAR FROM SOLAR POWER. DETAILS AS  WE HEAD IN THE COUNTRY. VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
IN THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF PLANTING SEASON, IT'S NOT UNCOMMON FOR  MISTAKES TO BE MADE. TODAY ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV, KEN FERRY REMINDS YOU THAT IT'S  IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR HYBRIDS IF YOU NEED TO SPOT A PROBLEM. SO ONE OF THE THINGS I I WORK WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS ON TO BE ABLE IDENTIFY A MISTAKE IF IT'S TAKEN  PLACES THEY NEED TO KNOW THEIR HYBRIDS THERE. SOME DISTINCT LEAF STRUCTURES AND TASSELS AS WE  SEE HERE THERE 'S A TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT HYBRIDS. THIS IS THE ONE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE  LIGHTS SOIL AT A LOW POPULATION. THIS IS THE ONE THAT'S SUPPOSE TO BE ON THE HEAVY SOIL AT A HIGH  POPULATION SO THE NEED TO BE WALKING THROUGH THEIR FIELD AND BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHICH PRODUCT  THEY PUT WHERE TO MAKE SURE IT 'S DONE RIGHT THEY ALSO THAT I NEED TO KNOW WHERE THEY PUT IT IN  THE FIELD BECAUSE IF THEY'RE GOING TO SCOUT FOR INSECTS OR DISEASE THERE NOW GONNA HAD OF  SOME TYPE OF GPS CAPABILITY IN YOUR IPAD OR IPHONE TO FIND IT IN THE FIELD BECAUSE WE'RE  CHANGING AS WE GO THROUGH THE FIELD YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT HYBRID THEY'RE IN SO AGAIN SPENT  SOME TIME STUDYING YOUR HYBRID BUILD TO YOUR YEARBOOK AS WE SAY AND KNOW WHERE THESE  HYBRIDS ARE IN THE FIELD AND WHETHER YOU GET A RIGHT OR NOT  AND NEXT SEE HOW A BAKERY 'DOWN UNDER' IS TURNING TO THE SUN FOR THEIR  MASSIVE POWER-EATING NEEDS. HOW WILL IT PAY-OFF? WE'LL TAKE A LOOK.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S M5 SERIES - BRINGING NEW  LEVELS OF COMFORT TO HARD WORK.  LEARN MORE AT KUBOTA.COM, OR VISIT  YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER TODAY. THE OLD FARMER IDIOM - 'MAKE HAY WHEN THE SUN SHINES' - SEEMS TO SHINE  LIGHT ON AN INDUSTRIAL BAKERY IN AUSTRALIA. THE BAKING COMPANY USES NOTHING BUT SOLAR POWER TO RUN ITS MASSIVE  OVENS. THE COST OF ALL THE POWER NEEDED FOR THIS MASSIVE BAKER IN SYDNEY RUNS INTO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ANNUALLY. SO THE COMPANY TURNED TO THE COMMUNITY FOR HELP. LOCAL TOWNS FOLKS - AND NOT JUST BIG MONEY INVESTORS - RAISED 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THAT  MONEY PAYS FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A 230 KILOWATT SOLAR  PANEL SYSTEM ON THE BAKERY'S ROOF. WARREN YATES, CLEAR SKY SOLAR INVESTMENTS: "THEY PUT THEIR MONEY IN AND THEN FOR A SET  NUMBER OF YEARS THEY GET PAID EVERY QUARTER FOR WHATEVER GENERATION IS PRODUCED BY THE  PANELS. AND OVER THE TOTAL TIME, THEY GET BASICALLY ALL OF THEIR CAPITAL BACK, PLUS HALF AS MUCH  AGAIN. THAT'S EQUIVALENT TO ABOUT A SEVEN PER CENT RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT."THE COMPANY SAYS MUCH OF THE ENERGY USED IS NOT IN THE OVENS WHICH  BAKES BREAD AT 400 DEGREES, BUT RATHER IT'S THE BLAST COOLERS AND CHILL  ROOMS WHICH ARE KEPT AT 30 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

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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