AgDay Daily Recap - November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 10, 2017


HEADLINES
USDA THINKS U-S FARMERS WILL SEE THEIR HIGHEST  NATIONAL CORN YIELD EVER RECORDED... SO WE HAVE MORE SUPPLIES THAN THE MARKET WAS ANTICIPATING.>THE CURVE BALL SENDING CROP PRICES IN THE RED.  WITH PRESSURED PRICES, IT'S A GRIM REALITY FOR  SOME.   THERE ARE STILL SOME PRODUCERS STRUGGLING IN TERMS OF  MAINTAINING A POSITIVE PROFIT MARGIN. BUT THE KC FED SAYS THERE'S A GLIMMER OF HOPE.  IN AGRIBUSINESS, USDA DIDN'T ADJUST SOYBEAN YIELD,  BUT CAN SOYBEAN EXPORTS PICK UP?  IT'S BASICALLY A ONE MONTH LAG FROM WHAT WE WOULD NORMALLY  SEE ON THE EXPORT PROGRAM. PLUS, FROM THE FRONT-LINE TO FARM-LAND, MEET A  VET WHO WANTS TO BE A VET. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR  HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

CROP PRODUCTION, WASDE
GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN. CLINTON IS ON  ASSIGNMENT. LACKLUSTER CORN PRICES DID NOT GET  ANY HELP FROM USDA'S LATEST YIELD AND  PRODUCTION ESTIMATES. USDA BOOSTED CORN PRODUCTION BY TWO PERCENT  FROM LAST MONTH'S ESTIMATE, BASED ON A LARGE  INCREASE IN YIELD. . PRODUCTION HITS 14-POINT-SIX BILLION BUSHELS. THAT NUMBER IS ABOVE THE PRE-REPORT ESTIMATES. . THE AG DEPARTMENT PEGS CORN YIELD AT A RECORD  175-POINT-FOUR BUSHELS AN ACRE. THAT'S MORE THAN  THREE BUSHELS HIGHER THAN OCTOBER. THE SOYBEAN FORECAST WAS TRIMMED SLIGHTLY -  DOWN ABOUT ONE PERCENT FROM OCTOBER.   IT NOW  COMES IN AT FOUR-POINT-FOUR BILLION BUSHEL. . YIELD WAS UNCHANGED FROM LAST MONTH STILL  HITTING 49-AND A HALF BUSHELS AN ACRE. WITH A RECORD SIZED CORN CROP IN THE MAKING,  HOW WILL THIS PLAY-OUT IN THE INDUSTRY. PROFARMER NEWSLETTER EDITOR BRIAN GRETE GIVES  US HIS PERSPECTIVE. I THINK IF THERE IS A SAVING GRACE IN THE CORN MARKET IT'S THAT WE'VE KIND OF BEEN SPINNING OUR WHEELS IN HERE BECAUSE FUNDS ARE SO HEAVILY LOADED UP ON THE SHORT SIDE OF THE MARKET THAT MAY PREVENT A SHARP DOWNSIDE MOVE IN THE CORN MARKET. BUT IT SURE DOESN'T ENCOURAGE ANY KIND OF STRONG UPSIDE MOVE IN CORN FUTURES ANY TIME SOON. NOW ON THE SOYBEAN SIDE OF THINGS WE WERE ANTICIPATING A LOWER CROP ESTIMATE WHICH WE GOT AND A LOWER CARRYOVER ESTIMATE WHICH WE GOT BUT NEITHER OF THEM DROPPED AS MUCH AS ANTICIPATED AND THE NEGATIVE REACTION IN THE CORN MARKET SPILLED OVER TO SOYBEANS.  WITH A MUCH HIGHER CORN PRODUCTION ESTIMATE, USDA ALSO BOOSTED  DOMESTIC CORN ENDING  STOCKS FOR 2017-18. IT COMES IN AT JUST UNDER TWO  AND A HALF BILLION BUSHELS. . U.S. SOYBEAN ENDING STOCKS FOR THIS MARKETING  YEAR WAS TRIMMED A BIT, NOW SITTING AT 425 MILLION  BUSHELS. AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST CHRIS HURT FROM PURDUE  UNIVERSITY WEIGHS IN ON THE REPORT AND WHERE  THE MARKET MIGHT BE HEADED. USDA ALSO SUGGESTED WITH THAT MUCH CORN, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE USAGE THAT WOULD INCREASE FOR EXPORTS BY 75 MILLION BUSHELS  AND FOR LIVESTOCK FEED BY 75 MILLION BUSHELS. WHAT THAT MEAN IS  300 MORE BUSHELS OF CORN AND 150 MILLION MORE BUSHELS OF  USAGE, MEANS THE CARRYOUT IS GOING TO INCREASE BY 150 MILLION  BUSHELS ACCORDING TO USDA. NOW ONE OF HTE OTHER HALLMARKS IS  THAT HIS PUSHES THE CARRYOUT UP TO CLSOE TO 2.5 BILLION BUSHELS ON  CORN. AND A CERTAINLY A NUMBER OF THAT MAGNITUDE CERATINLY STARTS  TO LIMIT UPSIDE POTENTIAL SIMPLY BC WE HAVE SO MUCH OLD CROP  STOCKS, SO MUCH INVENTORY THAT WE'RE GOING TO CARRY INTO THE 2018  CROP AT THE END OF HTE SUMMER IN 2018.

KANSAS CITY FED
CROP PRICES DIDN'T GET ANY HELP FROM USDA ON  THURSDAY. BUT THE KANSAS CITY FED WHEN LOOKING  AT FARM INCOME, HIGHER YIELDS AND BETTER  LIVESTOCK PRICES ARE HELPING SLOW THE DECLINE.  THE KANSAS CITY FEDERAL RESERVE'S LATEST AG  CREDIT SURVEY SHOWED 82 PERENT TOF BANEKRS  REPORTED A YEAR OVER YEAR DECLINE IN CROP  PRODUCERS WORKING CAPITAL. THE DROP WASN'T AS  SEVERE AS 2016, BUT WAS HIGHER THAN THOSE  BANKERS WITNESSED IN 2014 AND 2015. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE SURVEY DID SHOW A  GLIMMER OF HOPE. THE KANSAS CITY FED FOUND  WHILE FARM INCOME CONTINUED TO DECLINE IN THE  THIRD QUARTER, IT WAS AT A SLOWER RATE. 52  PERCEN TOF BANKERS REPORTED FARM INCOE FALLING  FROM LAST YEAR… THE FED SAYS THAT'S THE  SLOWEST SHARE IN TWO YEARS. OMAHA BRANCH  EXECUTIVE NATHAN KAUFFMAN AUTHORS THE SURVEY  RESULTS. AND HE SAYS THEY ARE WHAT HAPPENS  HEADING INTO 2018.  "PROFIT MARGINS ARE STILL PRETTY WEAK AND THERE ARE STILL SOME  PRODUCERS STRUGGLING IN TERMS OF MAINTAINING A POSITIVE PROFIT  MARGIN. SO AS WE GO INTO 2018 I THINK THE FOCUS WILL AGAIN BE ON  WHAT IS THE CASH FLOW PICTURE AND HOW ARE PEOPLE FINANCING THEIR  OPERATIONS FOR THE NEXT YEAR.  THE KANSAS CITY FED COVERS A WIDE GEOGRAPHY,  COLORADO, KANSAS, NEBRASKA, OKLAHOMA,  WYOMING, WESTERN MISSOURI AND NORTHERN NEW  MEXICO. KAUFFMAN SAYS AREAS THAT ARE HEAVILY  RELIANT UPON CATTLE ARE FARING BETTER THAN  OTHERS. THE CHICAGO FED OFFICE ALSO RELEASING ITS  QUARTERLY SURVEY. FARMLAND VALUES FOR "GOOD" PRODUCTIVE LAND IN  THE FIVE STATE DISTRICT DID NOT CHANGE FROM A  YEAR AGO.  . THEY WERE ALSO UNCHANGED FROM THE SECOND  QUARTER OF THE YEAR. . OF THE 200 AG BANKERS WHO WERE SURVEYED, A VAST  MAJORITY EXPECT LAND VALUES TO REMAIN STABLE  OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.  BUT A QUARTER OF  THE BANKS EXPECT A DECREASE. AND TWO PERCENT  EXPECT FARMLAND VALUES TO GO UP.

CROP COMMENTS
CORN HARVEST HAS BEEN A SLOW ONE THIS YEAR,  WITH FARMERS STILL 13 POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE. BUT  WITH HEADWAY THIS WEEK, HARVEST IS COMING TO AN  END FOR SOME. MIKE HOFFMAN HAD DETAILS IN CROP  COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING, MIKE.  THNKS, TYNE.  AS YOU MENTIONED, CORN HARVET IS BEHIND, BUT  MIKE CUNNINGHAM IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS SAYS HE  WAS FINALLY ABLE TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK.  <IKE SAYS HE FINALLY FOUND THE ROWS HE WAS  LOOKING FOR-- THE LAST ONES FOR THIS YEAR, WHICH  MEANS HARVEST 2017 IS IN THE BOOKS. USDA SAYS  STATEWIDE, 83 PERCENT OF THE CORN IS HARVESTED,  8 POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE.  AND HARVEST ALSO WRAPPING UP FOR SELDEN,  KANSAS FARMER MICHAEL MEIER. HE SAYS THE BEST  PART IS HE DOESN'T HAVE TO EAT LUNCH MEAT FOR  ANOTHER FIVE MONTHS. I KNOW MANY OF YOU CAN  RELATE. USDA SAYS KANSAS FARMERS ARE 5 POINTS  THE AVERAGE HARVEST PACE FOR CORN. FARM JOURNAL ON AIR IS THE GO-TO APP FOR AMERICAN  AGRICULTURE.  AGDAY, AGRITALK, U.S. FARM REPORT AND MORE -  24/7 ACCESS TO ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS. TV AND RADIO...IN YOUR  HANDS, ON DEMAND.  FARM JOURNAL ON AIR - DOWNLOAD THE APP  TODAY. 

TEASE
STILL TO COME, WE HEAD TO THE FLOOR OF THE CME  TO SEE HOW THE TRADE IS DIGESTING THE BIGGER  YIELD NUMBERS FROM USDA.  PLUS, USDA DIDNT' TOUCH THE NATIONAL SOYBEAN  YIELD, BUT DO SOYBEAN SHIPMENTS STILL NEED TO  PICK UP?  YOU MAY STILL BE DEEP IN HARVEST, BUT FARM  JOURNAL COLLEGE TALKS PLANTING - AND MUTLI- HYBRID TECHNOLOGY. PLUS, SALUTING AMERICAN PATRIOTS.  I'M CHARLES DENNEY. THIS COMING VETERANS DAY  WE'LL MEET A STUDENT HERE AT THE UTIA WHO  SERVED OUR COUNTRY. AND YOU MAY BE SURPRISED  TO HEAR HOW MANY VETERANS ARE ON COLLEGE  CAMPUSES. THAT STORY COMING UP ON AGDAY. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS, USDA THROWING A CURVEBALL AT  THE TRADE. AND AS A RESULT, CROP PRICES SEEING MORE RED.  LET'S HEAD NOW TO THE FLOOR OF THE CME. THE ESTIMATE FOR CORN COMES IN AT ABOUT 175 POINT FOUR WELL ABOVE THE HIGH END OF EXPECTATIONS. THIS HAS BROUGHT US DOWN BELOW CONTRACT LOWS. SO THIS IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING TO KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON GOING FORWARD. IF THE MARKET CANNOT BREAK BELOW ON THIS VERY BEARISH NEWS THERE MIGHT BE SOME SOME SHORT COVERING WARRANTED HERE IN THE NEAR-TERM. THE BULLS WANT TO SEE IT CLOSED BACK ABOVE 3.51 AND A QUARTER. AS FAR AS THE SOYBEANS ARE CONCERNED WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BIT OF A VALUE DOWN HERE AS WELL BREAKING BELOW TREND LINE SUPPORT. BUT I THINK YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO WANT TO SIT TIGHT AND WAIT FOR 980 WHERE WE HAVE THE 50 PERCENT RETRACEMENT FROM THE JUNE LOWEST OF JULY HIGHS. SO I'LL SAY 50 100 AND 200 DAY MOVING AVERAGE. AS FAR AS THE WHEAT IS CONCERNED. RELATIVELY MUTES ALL THINGS CONSIDERED ON THAT DAY WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BIT HIGHER PRICE ACTION TO SELL AGAINST 4:38 AS THE LEVEL WE'RE LOOKING AT. THAT'S A 50 DAY MOVING AVERAGE AN INDICATOR. WE HAVE NOT CLOSED ABOVE SINCE JULY. SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT TO ROUND OUT THE WEEK. THAT'S WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT TOO. IT'S BEEN OLIVER SLOUP WITH BLUE LINE FUTURES FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME.

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE NOW WITH ALAN BRUGLER. ALAN WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS SOYBEAN  MARKET YOU KNOW WE'VE SEEN SOME IMPRESSIVE YIELDS OUT THERE  BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THESE YIELDS ARE KIND OF TAPERING OFF AS WE GET  LATER INTO THE SEASON. YOU KNOW OVERALL WHERE DO YOU SEE  SOYBEAN PRICES. SHORT TERM WELL SOYBEAN SOYBEANS BEEN AN UPTREND SINCE THE  FIRST OF SEPTEMBER. MAY IT CONTINUE A LITTLE LONGER. I THINK THE KEY  IS PROBABLY THE EXPORT MARKET. WE'VE HAD ABOUT A MONTH LAG IN  THE EXPORTS WE WHERE WE WERE EXPECTING TO GET A LITTLE MORE  VOLUME IN SEPTEMBER OCTOBER THAN WHAT WE HAD. THAT'S  BECAUSE BRAZIL HAS SUCH A BIG CROP LAST YEAR. BUT I THINK YOU'RE  GOING TO SEE VERY STRONG EXPORT SALES ARE NO DEC WELL THESE NO  DEC JAN. NOW. OK. AND I THINK THAT'S GOING TO GIVE US MUCH  FIRMER BASIS FOR ONE THING. AND ALSO UNDERPIN THE PRICE A LITTLE BIT  OVER THE WINTER. SO IT'S BASICALLY A ONE MONTH LAG FROM WHAT WE  WOULD NORMALLY SEE ON THE EXPORT PROGRAM. SO THE SALES PACE DOES NOT WORRY YOU AT THIS POINT. I THINK IT'S ALREADY PICKING UP AND BRAZILIAN EXPORTS FOR OCTOBER  DROPPED TO ONLY TWO AND A HALF MILLION TONS OR SO SO THAT'S THAT  MEANS THE U.S. HAS GOT TO GET MORE ON THE BOATS NOW .

WEATHER
AGDAY WEATHER - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KAWASAKI AND THE NEW  MULE PRO-FXR™ SIDE X SIDE. RIDE LIKE A BOSS WITH HIGH-END  STYLING AND RUGGED CAPABILITY.  ALL RIGHT. WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. TIME NOW TO CHECK IN  WITH METEOROLOGIST MY COMMENT MIKE WHEN I LOOK AT THAT  DROUGHT MONITOR MAP I MEAN THE NORTHEAST HAS IMPROVED SO  MUCH AND THE STORM REALLY GOT REALLY BASICALLY. BUT IN THE PAST  COUPLE OF WEEKS.  BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT OTHER AREAS OF THE MAP THAT THE DRY  WEATHER JUST INTENSIFIED I KNOW ESPECIALLY AROUND ARKANSAS  WE'VE SEEN THAT FOR ABOUT THE PAST FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS NOW GETTING  A LITTLE BIT WORSE EACH WEEK. IN FACT YOU CAN SEE SEVERE DROUGHT  IS NOW SHOWING UP IN AREAS LIKE TEXARKANA UP TO LITTLE ROCK INTO  THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF MISSOURI AND SOME OF THAT AREA. NOW  FARTHER NORTH WHERE IT WAS STARTING TO GET WORSE EARLIER IN THE  SEASON IT HAS GOTTEN BETTER FROM SOUTH DAKOTA AND MONTANA.  PARTS OF NORTH DAKOTA STILL SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT AND MUCH  OF THAT AREA BUT IT HAS IMPROVED OVER THE PAST THREE OR FOUR  MONTHS BUT IT HASN'T BEEN IMPROVING MUCH OVER THE PAST MONTH  OR SO. LET'S GO BACK ONE MONTH AND YOU CAN SEE HOW DRY IT WAS  AT LEAST IN POCKETS THE NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WAS STARTING  TO GET DRY IN ARKANSAS. IT WAS STARTING TO GET DRY IN THE NORTHEAST  AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE PAST FOUR WEEKS. YOU'LL NOTICE HOW IT  CONTINUES TO GET A LITTLE BIT WORSE THROUGH ARKANSAS IS STARTING TO  GET WORSE IN THE NORTHEAST AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT JUST WENT AWAY  AFTER THAT BIG STORM THAT CAME THROUGH A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.  LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAP. THEN AS WE START TODAY WE HAVE A  STORM TO THE NORTH OF MAINE WITH SOME PRETTY GOOD SNOWS UP THAT  WAY. EVERYTHING'S KIND OF OFFSHORE IN THE EAST NOW SO COLD  DOMES OF HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUE TO MOVE EASTWARD.   WE HAVE A WEAK SYSTEM MOVING NORTH OF THE CANADIAN  BORDER NORTH OF MONTANA AND A WEAKENING SYSTEM COMING INTO  THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AS YOU CAN SEE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND  OREGON GETTING SOME RAIN AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY. MOST OF  THE LOWER 48 NOT GETTING A WHOLE LOT. THERE WILL BE SOME  SCATTERED SHOWERS IN PARTS OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND A LITTLE BIT OF LAKE  EFFECT SNOW. PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD THROUGH  TONIGHT THEN WE'LL SEE SOME MORE SNOW DEVELOP AHEAD OF THAT  WARM FRONT INTO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES. THIS SYSTEM  WEAKENING AS IT COMES ACROSS THE ROCKY BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF  MOUNTAIN SNOW AND OTHER SYSTEM LURKING OFF SHORE THOUGH OF THE  WEST COAST. SO AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW BY LATE IN  THE DAY WE'LL START TO SEE SOME RAIN COMING BACK INTO WESTERN  WASHINGTON. LITTLE BIT OF RAIN AND SNOW RIGHT THERE IN THE NORTH  AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW  THEN TO THE NORTHEAST OF THAT WARM FRONT. THERE IS A PRECIPITATION  ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS WE'VE SEEN SOME AMOUNTS IN  THE SOUTHEAST THE NORTHEAST AND THE NORTHWEST. ADD IN IN THE  NEXT 36 HOURS YOU CAN SEE WE DON'T ADD A LOT ANYWHERE BUT WE  ARE GOING OUT A LITTLE BIT THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES AND A LITTLE BIT  MORE THERE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INTO WESTERN OREGON SNOWFALL  THEN YOU CAN SEE OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS WE'RE GOING TO SEE A  LITTLE BIT MOVING ONCE AGAIN INTO THE GREAT LAKES AREA. THERE WILL  BE SOME MORE IN THE NORTHERN ROCKIES AS WELL.   HIGHS TODAY VERY COLD 20S AND 30S FROM THE OHIO VALLEY  NORTHWARD COOL ALL THE WAY TO THE GULF COAST IN FACT LOWS TONIGHT  DROPPING INTO THE 30S IN MANY PARTS OF THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF  MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA GEORGIA AND OTHER CHILLY WEATHER TOMORROW  IN THE GREAT LAKES AND STILL ON THE COOL SIDE DOWN TO THE GOLF ALL  BECAUSE OF THE JET STREAM THAT TROUGH THOUGH IS MOVING AWAY.  SO WE WILL SEE AS WE HEAD INTO NEXT WEEK A LITTLE BIT OF A WARM  UP BUT THERE'S STILL TROUGHS COMING FROM WEST TO EAST AND THAT WILL  CAUSE SOME PRETTY ACTIVE WEATHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY RIGHT  THROUGH NEXT WEEK. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S  TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE HEAD TO HELENA  MONTANA. FIRST OF ALL MOSTLY CLOUDY A BIT OF RAIN OR SNOW POSSIBLE  HIGH OF 41 TEXARKANA TEXAS LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND COOL WITH A  HIGH OF 63. AND FINALLY CLARKSBURG WEST VIRGINIA A MIX OF SUN AND  CLOUDS HIGH OF JUST 35. 

TEASE
WILL YOU BE PLANTING MULTI-HYBRID SEED NEXT  SPRING? NEXT WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY  WITH FARM JOURNAL AGRONOMIST KEN FERRIE. AND MEET A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO WANTS TO  BECOME A VETERINARIAN. AND SEE HOW LIFE LESSONS  HE LEARNED ON THE BATTLEFIELD MAY HELP.

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE
FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV - BROUGHT TO YOU BY INSTINCT AND N- SERVE.  MAXIMIZE EVERY NITROGEN APPLICATION, SO YOUR CROPS  DELIVER THE MAX IN RETURN.  LEARN MORE AT MAXINMAXOUT.COM.  ) SOME OF YOU MAY STILL BE DEEP INTO HARVEST. BUT  AT FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT  PLANTING. KEN LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT FIRST ABOUT MULTI HYBRID TECHNOLOGY  WHETHER IT'S PLANTERS OR USING THE TECHNOLOGY IN CAB. IT'S GOING TO  CHANGE THE SEED INDUSTRY A LITTLE BIT IN ORDER TO MAKE IT  SUCCESSFUL. SO WHAT SHOULD A FARMER DO OR CHANGE WHEN IT  COMES TO PURCHASING SEED IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE USING OR  ADOPTING THE TECHNOLOGY. HE HAS TO KNOW HIS MANAGEMENT ZONES AND DECIDE WHAT HE'S  AFTER. IN MOST CASES WHEN WE'RE CHANGING POPULATION WE'RE  CHANGING IT FOR WATER MANAGEMENT WHERE WE GOT WATER WE WANT  TO PUSH IN HARDER WE'VE GOT WE WANT TO PROTECT IT. AND IN THOSE  AREAS NOW THAT WE CAN CHANGE NOT ONLY POPULATION BUT HYBRID ON  THE GO WE'RE GOING TO START THINKING ABOUT CHANGING HYBRID  CHARACTERISTICS SO FOR INSTANCE ON THOSE LIGHT SOILS WE WANT TO BE  VERY PENDULUM OR HORIZONTAL IN OUR LEAF STRUCTURE BECAUSE WE'RE  GOING TO LOWER THE POPULATION BUT WE STILL WANT TO CAPTURE ALL THE  SUNLIGHT WHEN WE LOWER THE POPULATION WE WANT TO FLEX EAR WHEN  WE MOVED DOWN INTO THOSE HEAVIER SOILS THAT WE WANT TO PUSH  THE POPULATION TAKE ADVANTAGE OVER WATER SUPPLY WE HAVE TO  BRING THE LEAF STRUCTURE UP SO WE GET SUNLIGHT DEEPER IN THE PLANT  WHEN IT PUSHED THE POPULATION UP SO WE NEED TO HAVE A MORE  DETERMINATE EAR THAT WON'T BE AFFECTED AS FAR AS BEING PUSHED AT  TOO HIGH. SO THE FARMERS CHALLENGE IS TO LEARN THOSE HYBRID  CHARACTERISTICS FROM THE FIELD PLOTS AND STUFF THAT HE DOES SO HE  KNOWS HIS HYBRIDS APART HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO BUILD A YEARBOOK  OF HIS HYBRID SO HE KNOWS JUST WHAT HE'S LOOKING AT WHEN HE'S  LOOKING FOR A HYBRID.

TEASE
STILL TO COME MEET A VET WHO WANTS TO BECOME A  VET! IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS,  UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND MORE.  VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY TODAY IS THE MARINE CORPS' BIRTHDAY, MARKING 242  YEARS OF SERVING THIS COUNTRY. TOMORROW IS  VETERAN'S DAY. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY - THANK A  VETERAN. . ONE PLACE YOU MIGHT FIND A SURPRISING NUMBER OF  VETERANS IS ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS. CHARLES DENNEY INTRODUCES US TO A VETERAN AT  THE UT INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE – WITH MORE ON  HIS BRAVE PAST AND PROMISING FUTURE.  AN EARLY MORNING ON THE FARM, AND BRENT BENNAE GAINS  EXPERIENCE FOR HIS FUTURE. BRENT IS AN ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR AT  UT'S COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES,  AND CONSIDERING VETERINARY MEDICINE. PART OF HIS TRAINING INCLUDES THIS LAB AT UT'S LITTLE RIVER  AGRESEARCH UNIT. "SO IF I WERE ABLE TO BECOME A VETERINARIAN, I'D  LIKE TO RUN A MIXED PRACTICE, DO LARGE AND SMALL MAYBE FARM  CALLS. CURRENTLY I'M IN AN ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY  CLASS AND I LOVE IT. SO MAYBE REPRO IS IN MY FUTURE, I'M NOT SURE." FOR BENNAE, IT WILL BE A SECOND CAREER. THE WOULD-BE  VETERINARIAN IS A VETERAN. HE SERVED NEARLY A DECADE IN THE MARINES AND ARMY, STATIONED  AT FORT CAMPBELL A WHILE -- WITH DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ AND THE  VERY DANGEROUS KANDAHAR PROVINCE OF AFGHANISTAN. "WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IS THE TALIBAN WOULD TRY TO SKIRT AROUND THIS  SPECIFIC PART OF THE COUNTRY, AND RUN GUNS AND DRUGS AND TRY TO  GET AROUND US. SO WE KIND OF RAN A BLOCKADE SO THEY COULDN'T GET  AROUND US." "THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HAS MORE THAN  500 STUDENTS WHO ARE MILITARY VETERANS, AND 63 OF THEM ARE HERE  ON THE UT AG CAMPUS. THEY'RE STUDYING EVERYTHING FROM  VETERINARY MEDICINE, TO PLANT AND FOOD SCIENCE AND FORESTRY,  WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES IS A POPULAR MAJOR WITH VETS." "I THINK FOR VETERANS, MANY OF THEM ARE MOTIVATED BY THE  FACT THAT THEY WANT TO GIVE BACK. YOU KNOW THEY'VE GIVEN SO  MUCH OF THEIR LIFE TO SAFEGUARDING OUR FREEDOM, AND THEY WANT TO  GIVE BACK TO CAREERS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE A FUTURE LIKE FEEDING  THE WORLD AND SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT. AND AGRICULTURE IS  ALWAYS GOING TO BE NEEDED." BENNAE SAYS THE TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE WASN'T EASY, BUT THE  MILITARY PREPARED HIM WELL FOR COLLEGE. THE ACADEMICS HERE ARE CHALLENGING, ESPECIALLY IN ANIMAL  SCIENCE. BUT WHAT STUDENTS GO THROUGH DOESN'T REALLY COMPARE TO A  COMBAT ZONE. "I ALSO SEE WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM BECAUSE I  AM NOW A STUDENT AND I GET STRESSED ABOUT THESE PAPERS AND  THIS TEST HERE AND THIS TEST THERE. I JUST KNOW HOW TO MANAGE MY  STRESS A LOT BETTER THAN THEY DO BECAUSE 'WELL, THIS TEST ISN'T  GOING TO KILL ME." AND THAT IS WHAT YOU CALL PERSPECTIVE. FOR BRENT BENNAE, EVERY DAY IS VETERAN'S AND MEMORIAL DAY. SOME OF HIS TATTOOS ARE IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS WHO DID NOT COME  HOME FROM THEIR MILITARY SERVICE. NOW HE LOOKS AHEAD TO A FUTURE WHERE HE'S FINDING A NEW WAY TO  SERVE. THIS IS CHARLES DENNEY REPORTING.  U-T LEADERS SAY THEY'VE SEEN AN INCREASE IN  VETERAN STUDENTS BECAUSE OF THE 'FOREVER GI  BILL' … ALLOWING VETERANS TO ATTEND COLLEGE AT  ANY TIME. IN THE PAST, THE GI BILL HAD A TIME LIMIT. 

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE  GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR ALL OF US AT AGDAY AND THE FARM JOURNAL  TEAM, WE THANK YOU, AMERICA'S VETERANS. 

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