AgDay Daily Recap - May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 8, 2018

HEADLINES

THE WHITE HOUSE PREPARES TO HOST ANOTHER RENEWABLE FUELS MEETING  THIS WEEK. I'M BETSY JIBBEN . ONE RURAL TOWN SUPPORTS THE RFS SO MUCH, IT'S RESIDENTS ARE TAKING  MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS. WE'LL EXPLAIN AHEAD IN THE SHOW."PLUS AN UPDATE ON PLANTING PROGRESS. IN AGRIBUSINESS...CHALLENGES FOR COTTON FARMERS. AND COULD GOOD BACTERIA HELP IN THE BATTLE FOR CLEARER SKIN. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO. 

RFS MEETING TUESDAY
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. TRADE NEGOTIATIONS, PLANTING PACE, A NEW FARM BILL--ALL TOPICS MAKING  HEADLINES IN RECENT WEEKS. BUT A BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE FUELS AND ETHANOL  CONTINUES PERCOLATE THROUGH WASHINGTON. THE PRESIDENT PLANNING A SEVENTH BIOFUELS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR  LATER TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. EXPECTED TO BE ON HAND... FOUR SENATORS -- INCLUDING CHUCK GRASSLEY AND TED CRUZ --BOTH ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE ISSUE.  THEY'LL BE THERE ALONG WITH EPA AND USDA OFFICIALS AND STAFFERS. THE HOPE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION IS TO HEAR THE RESULTS OF RECENT STUDIES AND MAKE A DECISION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE RFS. "I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS READY TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT THIS. I HTINK WE'RE AT A POINT WE HAVE  ALL THE INFORMATION. I HTINK BOTH SIDES HAVE MADE THEIR INTEREST IN THIS CLEAR. AND I DO THINK ITS'  A HEALTHY CONVERSATION TO BRING TO AN END." CHUCK GRASSLEY TELLING AGRITALK'S CHIP FLORY MONDAY -- RECENT ACTION BY EPA TO WAIVE BLENDING REQUIREMENTS AT SOME REFINERIES MUST BE  ADDRESSED. "IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THERE'S REALLY LIBERAL USE OF THE WORD HARDSHIP WHEN WE GET RUMORS THAT  SUBSIDIARIES OF EXXON ARE ASKING FOR A WAIVER OR A COMPANY THAT MADE ONE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLAR PROFIT LAST YEAR. DOESN'T SOUND TO ME LIKE THOSE ARE HARDSHIP CASES"

SMALL TOWN PROTECTS RFS
AS WASHINGTON OFFICIALS MEET TO FIGURE OUT THE FUTURE OF ETHANOL  FUEL- ONE INDIANA TOWN IS BANDING TOGETHER -- SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT  FOR HOW MUCH THE RFS MEANS TO THEIR RURAL COMMUNITY. BETSY JIBBEN REPORTS FROM PORTLAND, INDIANA.  IT'S HARD TO IGNORE THE POET BIOREFINERY PLANT SET IN PORTLAND,  INDIANA..  A MASSIVE FACILITY "IT HAS ALLOWED FOR ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT IN SMALL COMMUNITIES LIKE PORTLAND, INDIANA."WHICH HAS AN EVEN BIGGER IMPACT ON ITS TOWN. "IT SUPPORTS THE EMPLOYEES OUT HERE TO WORK THE ETHANOL PLANT, IT SUPPORTS THE FARMERS,"THAT SENTIMENT IS SHARED THROUGHOUT THE CITY. SO MUCH SO, ITS CITY COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION URGING INDIANA  LAWMAKERS TO PROTECT THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD. "I THINK SEN. DONNALLY IS TIRED FO ME WRITING HIM. HE WRITES BACK, "DEAR BOB." IT'S SUPPORT SOME RESIDENTS  FEEL IS NEEDED AS THEY BELIEVE RENEWABLE  FUELS ARE UNDER ATTACK IN WASHINGTON. LAWMAKERS FROM BIG OIL STATES FIGHTING FOR A CAP ON RENEWABLE  IDENTIFICIATION NUMBERS - ALSO KNOWN AS A RINS  IN HOPES OF DRIVING DOWN RIN PRICES. OTHER LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHIGN TO FIGHT RIN PRICES BY GROWING SUPPLY- OPENING THE DOOR TO E-15 PUMPS YEAR-ROUND, NATION-WIDE. POET GENERAL MANAGER MATT TAMANO BELIEVES E-15 NEEDS TO BE BLENDED YEAR-ROUND - GIVING CONSUMERS MORE  OPTIONS AT THE PUMP AND FARMERS MORE DEMAND FOR THEIR PRODUCT. "IF THEY CAN'T SELL ALL OF HTE CROP THEY NEED TO PRODUCE, THAT'S GOING TO REDUCE PRICES AND  CREATE CHALLENGES FOR THEM ON AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT,"" WE HAVE POSITIVE BASIS MOST OF HTE YEAR AND IT'S PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THIS ETHANOL PLANT,">ON THE DISCUSSION ABOUT CAPPING RINS... "A RIN CAP IS GOING TO CAP OUR ABILITY OF MARKET EXPANSION OF E-15 AND HIGHER BLENDS OF  ETHANOL,""WE KNOW ONCE IT'S OUT THERE, CONSUMERS WANT IT BU TIF WE CAN'T GET OURSELVES INTO  THE MARKETPLACE WITH THE RIN CAP, THAT HURTS HTE EXPANSION OF E-15 IN THE FUTURE,"THEN THERE'S THE RECENT REVELATIONS ABOUT WAIVERS AND DECISIONS BY ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT TO WAVE THE RENEWABLE FUEL BLENDING  REQUIREMENTS FOR MULTIPLE REFINERIES.  "HARDSHIP OUTTA BE HARDSHIP. WHEN SOME OF THE COMPANIES MAKE A BILLION AND A HALF DOLLARS OF PROFIT. I DON'T CONSIDER THAT HARDSHIP CASE.""IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR, EPA FINALIZED THE RVO THE RENEWABLE VOLUME OBLIGATIONS FOR 2018.  THE WAIVERS CAME AFTER THAT. THEY NO LONGER NEED TO REASSIGNED. I DON'T THINK THAT WAS BY  ACCIDENT."BACK IN PORTLAND,  LOCALS STAY SUPPORTING THE TOWN'S STAPLE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE REGION. "PEOPLE WITH BIOLOGY DEGREES, ACCOUNTING DEGREES, AG ECONOMIC DEGREES..."AS THE COMMUNITY HOPES THIS BUSINESS AND THEIR MESSAGE WONT' BE  OVERLOOKED IN WASHINGTON. REPORTING FOR AGDAY, I'M BETSY JIBBEN.

THANKS BETSY.

ECONOMIC TRADE MEETING IN CHINA
THE RFS NOT THE ONLY TOPIC OF DISCUSSION AT THE WHITEHOUSE. THE PRESIDENT ALSO REVIEWING LAST WEEK'S TRADE TRIP TO CHINA WITH HIS  TEAM. THE TWO COUNTRIES FAILING TO COME TO A CONSENSUS BUT HAVE AGREED TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION. U.S. NEGOTIATORS TOOK AN 8 POINT PLAN THAT INCLUDED ASKING CHINA TO PLEDGE NOT TO TARGET U.S. FARMERS FOR RETALIATION. AND ASKING THAT IT OPEN ITS SERVICES AND AGRICULTURAL SECTORS TO FULL  AMERICAN COMPETITION. THE U.S. DELEGATION STIPULATED THAT THE TWO SIDES SHOULD MEET EVERY QUARTER TO REVIEW PROGRESS. CHINESE NEGOTIATORS MAY VISIT THE U.S. AT THE END OF THIS MONTH OR NEXT  MONTH FOR FURTHER TALKS.  

NAFTA TALKS
MEANWHILE -- NEW REPORTS THAT CHINA IS OFFERING ITS FARMERS INCENTIVE TO PLANT MORE SOYBEANS THIS YEAR. THEY'RE CALLING IT AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION. NAFTA TALKS RESTARTED SUNDAY... NEGOTIATORS FROM THE U.S., MEXICO AND CANADA MEETING IN WASHINGTON  TO DISCUSS SEVERAL CONTENTIOUS ISSUES, INCLUDING AUTOMOTIVE RULES OF ORIGIN, A SUNSET CLAUSE, DISPUTE SETTLEMENT, A SEASONAL PRODUCE PROPOSAL AND DAIRY. THIS WEEK COULD SEE A FINAL PUSH TO FINALIZE THE DEAL. U.S. NEGOTIATORS SAY THEY NEED TO REACH AN AGREEMENT BEFORE MID-MAY  IN ORDER TO GET THE DEAL COMPLETED THIS YEAR.

FARM BILL
ALSO IN WASHINGTON, HOUSE LEADERS ARE WHIPPING VOTES ON THE FARM  BILL. THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE IS WORKING TO EDUCATE MEMBERS AHEAD OF A  VOTE LIKELY TO BE NEXT WEEK.  DEMOCRATS SEEM UNLIKELY TO BUDGE IN THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE BILL... THE FARM BILL WOULD NEED TO PASS WITH JUST REPUBLICAN VOTES. 

CROP PROGRESS
THE LATEST CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS FARMERS MADE BIG GAINS LAST  WEEK. 39-PERCENT OF CORN IS NOW PLANTED, FIVE POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE,  BUT A 22 POINT JUMP FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK. ILLINOIS CORN IS NOW THREE-QUARTERS PLANTED - UP MORE THAN 40 POINTS.. IOWA IS AT 40-PERCENT PLANTED. EIGHT POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE BUT A 23  POINT GAIN. WHILE THE CROP IS PLANTED IN THOSE TOP 18 STATES, IT'S SLOW TO EMERGE.  EIGHT PERCENT HAS BROKEN THROUGH.  FIVE STATES HAVE NOT RECORDED EMERGENCE. AND ALL OF THE STATES ARE  BEHIND AVERAGE. SOYBEAN PLANTING HAS PUSHED AHEAD OF THE AVERAGE MARK WITH 15- PERCENT NOW IN THE GROUND. IN ILLINOIS, NEARLY A THIRD OF THE SOY CROP IS PLANTED. THE FIVE YEAR  AVERAGE IS 12-PERCENT. FARMERS IN EASTERN IOWA EXPERIENCING A NICE WINDOW TO PLANT LIKE MANY  OTHER PLACES AROUND THE CORN BELT.  AFTER WHAT BEGAN AS A SLOW START TO PLANT 2018, SOME FARMERS HAVE WRAPPED UP AND ARE READY TO PUT THEIR PLANTERS  BACK IN THEIR SHOPS FOR THE YEAR! "THIS IS PROBABLY THE EARLIEST THAT WE'VE HAD BOTH CROPS IN,"WE'LL HAVE MORE FROM EASTERN IOWA FARMERS TOMORROW MORNING DURING OUR I-80 PLANTING TOUR.  ON THE WHEAT SIDE OF CROP PROGRESS...SPRING WHEAT PLANTING IS STILL  BEHIND. A THIRD OF THE CROP IS NOW PLANTED THAT'S A 20 POINT JUMP IN A WEEK'S  TIME...BUT STILL WELL BACK OF THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. AND 34 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT IS NOW RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. ITS JUST 9 PERCENT IN OKLAHOMA AND 14 PERCENT IN KANSAS. 

CROP COMMENTS
WE CONTINUE OUR PLANTING PROGRESS UPDATE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE  HOFFMAN AND TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. CROP COMMENTS BEGINS IN DAWSON COUNTY, TEXAS. A FARMER POSTED ON  AGWEB LAST WEEK THAT MORE THAN 200 DAYS HAD PASSED AND TOTAL  RAINFALL WAS ONE-POINT-TWO INCHES. HE SAYS IRRIGATED WHEAT WAS BEING BALED AS HAY BECAUSE IT'S WORTH  MORE THAN WHEAT SEED. AND FROM HETTINGER COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA - FARMERS ARE JUST STARTING  TO PUT SPRING WHEAT IN THE GROUND. THAT'S ABOUT 3 WEEKS LATER THAN  NORMAL. HE SAYS IT'S GOIING TO BE A VERY BUSY MONTH TRYING TO GET ALL  THE DIFFERENT CROPS IN. AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND SPEED FORECAST THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY IS WHERE IT'S GOING TO  BE WINDY STARTING TODAY AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH GOING TO BE THE CASE THROUGH THEM LATER AFTERNOON HOURS AS WELL HEADING TOWARD TOMORROW. THAT SYSTEM DOES MOVE A LITTLE BIT FARTHER  EAST SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE WESTERN LAKES CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DOWN INTO TEXAS IN  THE MORNING AND THAT WILL EXPAND A LITTLE BIT FARTHER EASTWARD. PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY BY AFTERNOON WE'LL HAVE MORE ON YOUR FORECAST COMING UP. BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN  TEMPS.

TEASE
WE'LL CONTINUE TO TALK PLANTING AND COTTON MARKETS NEXT ON THE  AGRIBUISNESS DESK.  AND IN 'AG FOR YOUR HEALTH' -FOR MANY ECZEMA PATIENTS, LIFE IS A NEVER  ENDING MERRY-GO-ROUND OF ITCHING, SCRATCHING AND HARSH MEDICATIONS. BUT A NEW STUDY LOOKS AT BACTERIA AS A WAY TO BATTLE BACK. 



MONSANTO EXECS EXIT
IN AGRIBUSINESS..THE MERGER BETWEEN MONSANTO AND BAYER CONTINUES  TO MOVE TOWARD A CLOSE. LEADERS AT MONSANTO TELLING EMPLOYEES MONDAY THAT SEVERAL OF THE TOP BRASS WILL NOT BE JOINING THE NEW TEAM. THAT INCLUDES THE FATHER OF AG BIO-TECHNOLOGY ROBB FRALEY AND CURRENT MONSANTO CEO HUGH GRANT.  GRANT SAYING HE'S PROUD OF THE PATH MONSANTO HAS PAVED, AND HE  KNOWS, TOGETHER WITH BAYER, THE COMPANY WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE  MODERN AGRICULTURE FORWARD. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
TURNING TO MONDAY'S MARKETS, LETS SEE HOW THINGS FINISHED FROM THE  FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. SOYBEANS REALLY ARE WERE SHARPLY LOWER IT SEEMS THAT THE U.S. CHINA TRADE TALKS ARE STILL UNSETTLED AND IT HAS EVERYONE A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS. I THINK THAT THE ANALYSTS ALSO ARE SAYING THAT THE WORLD SOYBEAN SUPPLIES ARE ARE ACTUALLY INCREASING AND THAT MAKES IT REALLY DIFFICULT FOR US TO KIND OF MOVE ANY PRODUCT. ALSO THERE'S ONE THING TO CONSIDER THAT WITH THE EXPORTS OR THE LACK OF EXPORTS ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO CHINA EVEN THOUGH THAT THE TARIFFS HAVE NOT BEEN IMPOSED YET. THE REAL CONCERN IS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SCHEDULE EXPORTS AND THEN BY THE TIME SHIPPING COMES IN THERE IS GOING TO BE THE TARIFFS ARE GOING TO SHOW UP HERE. SO THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE A LOT OF THE EXPORT TRADE SLOWING DOWN A LOT. ALSO THE NAFTA TALKS ARE YOU KNOW HAVE A LOT OF THE TRADERS A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS ON WHAT'S EXACTLY GOING TO HAPPEN HERE. SO U.S. CHINA TRADE TALKS AND THEN AFTER TALKS THERE'S STILL ALL AN UNSETTLED GROUND. AND THE U.S. DOLLAR INDEX IS STILL CREEPING HIGHER. SO THAT COULD ALSO BE PUTTING A LID ON OUR OUTSIDE SALES OR OUTSIDE EXPORT. SO WE'RE GOING TO WATCH THAT CLOSELY. THAT'S ALL FROM THE FLOOR AT THE CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO AND VIRGINIA MCGATHEY.

AGRIBUSINESS
JOHN PAYNE PUBLISHER OF THIS WEEK IN GRAINS AND OILSEEDS NEWSLETTER. JOHN LET'S TALK ABOUT  THE COTTON MARKET BECAUSE WE ARE BEHIND IN PLANTING BUT PRICES HAVE BEEN PRETTY SOLID. YEAH  IT'S BEEN A GOOD 18 24 MONTHS HERE AND KIND. TWO BIG BULLISH STORIES THAT DOMINATE THE TRADE RIGHT NOW. ONE IN THE FRONT OF THE CURVE ONE IN THE BACK OF THE CURVE. SO STARTING THE FRONT  DEMAND EXPORT DEMAND IS FANTASTIC. I MEAN MAYBE THE BEST MARKET WE'VE SEEN FROM AN  EXPORT SIDE IN A WHILE. WE'RE ABOUT 100 13 PERCENT OF EXPORT PACE SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE  USDA INCREASE DEMAND IN THE COMING WAS THE REPORTS. NOW THE BACK OF THE CURVE IT'S PLANTING AND PACE ISN'T THAT BIG OF A CONCERN YET. IT'S THE LACK OF RAINFALL IN WEST TEXAS THIS  YEAR. COTTON TRADER I THINK YOU JUST STICK YOUR EYES ON THE FORECAST FOR THE PANHANDLE OF  TEXAS. IF IT RAINS I THINK WILL BREAK. BUT AT THIS POINT THEY'RE SO FAR BEHIND IN MOISTURE THAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A GOOD STORM TO DO IT. IT'S GOING TO TAKE QUITE A BIT OF RAIN. HOW MUCH DO YOU  THINK WE'LL SEE PLANTING SHIFT OR NOT SCHIFTER ACRES COME OUT. HAVE WE HAVE WE GOT AN IDEA  ABOUT HOW BIG AN AREA THIS MAY BE. IT'S A PRETTY BIG AREA. I MEAN IF YOU TAKE TAKE THE BASE OF  THE PANHANDLE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE OF TEXAS. NOW A LOT OF ACRES THAT HAVE COME ONLINE IN SOUTHWEST KANSAS. I MEAN THEY HAVE A LOT OF THOSE GUYS HAVEN'T HAD RAIN SINCE HALLOWEEN.  SO TALK TO A GUY TODAY SAID THAT THEY WOULDN'T BE SHIFTING ANYTHING THEY WOULD SIMPLY  ABANDON IN ANY DRY LAND IT DOESN'T GET RAIN AND TWO WEEKS THEY THINK THEY WOULD ABANDON. SO I THINK WE'RE SITTING RIGHT HERE 80 CENTS ON THAT DEFERRED CONTRACT. I REALLY THINK YOU'VE GOT  TO AVOID TAKING A TOO AGGRESSIVE STANCE ON THE SHORT SIDE HERE GIVEN THE FRONT END OF THE  CURVE HAS SUCH HIGH DEMAND AND IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS AS WE GO INTO THE DEMAND OR  INTO DELIVERY FOR JULY AND MAY CONTRACTS WE'VE SEEN A SQUEEZE. AND I THINK THAT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN. SO WE'RE ABOUT SEVEN CENTS SIX CENTS ABOVE MAY OVER THE THE FORWARD  CONTRACT I THINK THAT COULD GO TO 10 CENTS AND THAT MAYBE PULLS THE DECEMBER UP TO 80 82. AT  THAT POINT MAYBE ARE GOING WITH SOME PUT'S OR DO SOME HEDGING THERE BUT I'M LIVING THROUGH THE PAST 16 17 MONTHS OF THE TRADE IT'S BEEN A PRETTY GOOD TECHNICAL BUY. IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE BREAKING ANYTIME SOON. ALL RIGHT JOHN APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHTS. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE ON THE JUST A MINUTE.

TEASE
STILL TO COME - THE BENEFITS OF GOOD BACTERIA WHEN IT COMES TO  TREATING A PAINFUL RASH. AND WHAT IS THE CONTENTIOUS DAIRY ISSUE WITHIN NAFTA COSTING THE U-S  DAIRY INDUSTRY? THE ANSWER IS NEXT.  

DAIRY REPORT
IN OUR DAIRY REPORT, AS NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS RECONVENING THIS WEEK, THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IS URGING THE ADMINISTRATION TO ADDRESS THE CLASS 7  ISSUE WITH CANADA BEFORE THE DEAL IS DONE.  DAIRY GROUPS LIKE THE INTERNATIONAL DAIRY FOODS ASSOCIATION ARE STILL PUSHING FOR A DAIRY DEAL TO BE WORKED OUT. I-D-F-A'S MICHAEL DYKES TELLING AGDAY THAT WHILE THE DEAL MAY COME IN THE FINAL HOUR OF NEGOTIATIONS, HE'S HOPEFUL SEVERAL DAIRY PROVISIONS  WILL BE INCLUDED. DYKES BELIEVES THE ADMINISTRATION UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF  GETTING CANADA'S CLASS 7 MILK PRICING STRUCTURE FIXED.  "IN THE SHORT RUN, WE HAVE THE HIGHEST COST MILK PRODUCER IN THE WORLD, UNDERCUTTING US,  DUMPING SKIM MILK POWDER ON THE WORLD MARKET AND WE'RE LOSING SALES IN THEIR COUNTRY MARKETS. THEY ARE PUTTING SKIM MILK POWDER ON THE GROUND IN MEXICO AT 3 CENTS A POUND  CHEAPER THAN WHAT WE CAN HERE IN THE U.S. THAT JUST TELLS YOU THERE'S AN ISSUE THERE. OUR  EUROPEAN PARTICIPANTS ARE LOSING SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA. SAME ISSUE. THEY HAVE GONE FROM 20,000 METRIC TONS A YEAR TO LAST YEAR THEY DID OVER 70,000 METRIC TONS OF SKIM MILK POWDER.  SO THAT'S THE SHORT TERM IMPLICATION, LOSS OF MARKETS."DYKES SAYS SKIM MILK POWDER IS A VERY THINLY TRADED PRODUCT.   A 1 CENT PER POUND DIFFERENCE CAN CAUSE SELLERS TO LOSE A SALE.  HE SAYS THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF CLASS 7, IS FOREIGN INVESTORS ARE  BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE IN CANADA, INCLUDING INFANT FORMULA PLANTS. 

TEASE
COMING UP IN AG FOR YOUR HEALTH, A NEW CLINICAL TRIAL IS TESTING IF  BACTERIA CAN GIVE ECZEMA PATIENTS A LITTLE BREAK FROM INTENSE  SCRATCHING AND HARSH MEDICATIONS. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA. TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE. VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY.OUR BODIES NEED BACTERIA FOR A HEALTHY EXISTENCE. NOW RESEARCHERS  ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF GOOD BACTERIA CAN GIVE ECZEMA PATIENTS RELIEF FROM THE CONSTANT SCRATCHING AND PAINFUL MEDICATIONS  CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET. ECZEMA IS THE MOST COMMON SKIN DISEASE WORLDWIDE. IT CAUSES UGLY  SKIN RASHES AND PAINFUL ITCHING. HARSH TREATMENTS WITH STEROIDS AND ANTIBIOTICS CAN HELP FOR A WHILE,  BUT THE ITCHING ALWAYS RETURNS. YOUR SKIN CONTAINS OVER A THOUSAND SPECIES OF BACTERIA. SOME  DAMAGE THE SKIN AND MAKE ECZEMA WORSE. OTHERS ACTUALLY HELP  SKIN.FOR THE FIRST TIME, A NEW CLINICAL TRIAL - CONDUCTED BY NATIONAL JEWISH  HEALTH - IS USING BACTERIA TO RESTORE HEALTHY SKIN.  "WHEN THE BODY IS NO LONGER MAKING ITS NATURAL ANTIBIOTICS, THEN THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO ABILITY TO FIGHT THE BACTERIA, AND THEN THE BACTERIA KEEP MULTIPLYING, AND THEN THEY CAUSE INFECTION."RESEARCHERS APPLY THIS GOOD BACTERIA TO PATIENTS' SKIN IN A LOTION,  THEN EXAMINE SAMPLES IN THE LAB TO SEE IF IT RESTORES A HEALTHY BACTERIAL BALANCE. DOCTORS HOPE TO PREVENT HARMFUL INFECTIONS AND REDUCING THE NEED FOR HARSH, SHORT-TERM TREATMENTS.

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. 

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