AgDay Daily Recap - November 16, 2016

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TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 16, 2016


HEADLINES
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY-A STRENGTHENING DOLLAR PUTS COMMODITIES ON ALERT. THE I-80 HARVEST TOUR WRAPS UP WITH A FINAL LOOK AT A RECORD YEAR. IN AGRIBUSINESS...PREPARING FOR 2017. WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT IS OKAY THAT 2017 CROP WHAT ARE OUR OPPORTUNITIES THERE. THE PACKER TV, FINDS YOUNG ADULTS ARE LISTENING TO MOM AND EATING THEIR VEGIES. AND QUILTING FOR VETERANS--HONORING SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WITH THE WARMTH OF A QUILT. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

DOLLAR RALLYING
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. SINCE ELECTION DAY, THE U.S. DOLLAR HAS BEEN ON A RALLY BUILDING TO LEVELS NOT SEEN IN MORE THAN A DECADE. THE U.S. DOLLAR CLIMBED TO A 14 YEAR HIGH EARLIER THIS WEEK BEFORE PULLING BACK TUESDAY. THE SURGING STRENGTH HAVING A CASCADE OF IMPACTS ON OTHER SECTORS....INCLUDING COMMODITIES. OIL PRICES FEELING PRESSURE AND GRAINS ARE ALSO DOWN THIS WEEK ON EXPECTATIONS A STRONG DOLLAR COULD SLOW DOWN EXPORTS. THE CHINESE YUAN FELL TO ITS WEAKEST LEVEL AGAINST THE DOLLAR IN ALMOST EIGHT YEARS BEFORE RECOVERING SLIGHTLY. WHEN IT COMES TO DOMESTIC OIL PRODUCTION -THE PERMIAN BASIN IN WEST TEXAS AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO -IS ONCE AGAIN THE CLEAR LEADER. THE ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE PERMIAN PRODUCES ABOUT TWO MILLION BARRELS A DAY.  IT NOW HOLDS NEARLY AS MANY ACTIVE OIL RIGS AS THE REST OF THE UNITED STATES COMBINED. OF THE FIVE MAJOR PRODUCING REGIONS, ONLY THE PERMIAN IS GROWING. THE BAKKEN IN NORTH DAKOTA HAS BEEN RETREATINGFROM ITS PEAK SET IN 2015. WHILE THE DOLLAR RALLY IS NEW, WHAT ISN'T NEW IS THE FACT FARMERS ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO CUT EXPENSES IN HOPES OF SAVING THEIR BOTTOM LINE. AG LENDERS SAY FARMERS ARE SPENDING LESS ON CAPITAL AND MACHINERY, WHILE SAVING MORE ON INPUTS LIKE FERTILIZER AND FUEL. THAT'S PARTIALLY WHY USDA REVISED THEIR NET FARM INCOME FORECAST THIS YEAR. WHILE THE PICTURE ISN'T ROSEY, FARMER MAC SAYS THE RED ISN'T AS SEVERE AS EXPECTED. SO THE INITIATL NUMBERS THAT USDA PUT OUT BACK IN FEBRUARY SHOWED I THINK 51 BILLION IN NET FARM INCOME FOR 2015. SO THEY LOOKED AT THE NUMBERS AGAIN AND SAID FARMERS WERE ABLE TO SQUEEZE OUT A LOT MORE EXPENSES THAT THOUGHT. SO, THEY SAID, 2015 NUMBER UP TO 81 BILLION. SO I THINK IT'S A 30 BILLION DOLLAR SWING IS WHY WE HAVNE'T SEEN AS MUCH STRESS AS EVERYONE EXPECTED US TO SEE. HE SAYS USDA'S 2016 PROJECTIONS POINT TO A 10 PERCENT DROP IN NET FARM INCOME FROM 2015. TOMORROW ON AGDAY, TYNE MORGAN JOINS US FROM THE AG BANKERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE TO LOOK AT WHY WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE FLOOD OF LOAN DELINQUINCIES THAT SOME PROJECTED THIS YEAR.

I-80 WRAP UP
THE I-80 HARVEST TOUR - SPONSORED BY THE ENLIST WEED CONTROL SYSTEM FROM DOW AGROSCIENCES -   COMBINING THE PROVEN CONTROL OF A NEW 2,4-D AND GLYPHOSATE.  TAKE CONTROL OF TOUGH WEEDS LIKE NEVER BEFORE.  ) USDA IS ADDING MORE BUSHELS TO ITS ALREADY RECORD CORN AND SOYBEAN FORECAST. BUT ARE PRODUCERS SEEING THOSE INCREASES? BETSY JIBBEN TAKES A LOOK IN THIS I-80 HARVEST REPORT WRAP-UP. THIS GROWING SEASON IS PRODUCING SOME OF THE BEST CROPS JOHN KENNAY HAS EVER SEEN. <"IT'S A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN '14. I'D SAY 10 TO 15 PERCENT ABOVE A GOOD YEAR,"> AND HE'S NOT ALONE.. USDA IS PROJECTING A NATIONAL CORN CROP OF 175.3 BUSHELS AN ACRE AND A 52.5 BUSHELS PER ACRE SOYBEAN CROP, BOTH AN INCREASE AND POTENTIAL RECORD. BUT MANY PRODUCERS ARE SEEING YIELDS THAT ARE MUCH HIGHER...... MONSTEROUS YIELDS IN SOYBEANS. <"BEANS ARE GOOD. THERE ARE A LOT OF 70-75 BUSHEL BEANS THIS YEAR."> USDA'S SOYBEAN YIELD PROJECTIONS? ARE HIGH ACROSS THE NATION. WITH MAJORITY OF SOYBEAN YIELDS IN THE CORN BELT HIGHER THAN USDA'S NOVEMBER CROP PRODUCTION REPORT FROM 2014-WHEN THE U.S. PRODUCED A RECORD CROP. THE IOWA SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION EVEN FORECASTING A RECORD SOYBEAN PRODUCTION IN THE STATE THIS YEAR. <"SO FAR THE BEAN CROP LOOKS OUTSTANDING,"> SOME POCKETS OF OHIO AND SOUTH DAKOTA EXPERIENCED TOO WET TO BONE DRY CONDITIONS THIS SEASON.. AND EVEN THOSE STATES ARE SEEING GOOD YIELDS. USDA SAYS OHIO'S STATE AVERAGE IS AT 55 BUSHELS PER ACRE. SOUTH DAKOTA 48. <"THESE SOYBEANS ARE MAKING MORE IN THE 60S. THAT'S LEADING THE WAY IN REVENUE FOR GUYS IN FARMS THIS YEAR."> <"WE HAD SOME CHALLENGES IN JUNE AND JULY BUT THE BEANS HAVE HELD ON. THESE RAINS IN AUGUST HAVE REALLY HELPED OUT."> <"I THINK WE'LL BE AT TREND OF MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE BETTER ON THE BEANS BECAUSE OF THE AUGUST RAINS,"> NOW THE INDUSTRY HOPES THERE'S ENOUGH SOYBEAN DEMAND TO SUPPORT IT. <"BEANS WERE SOLD OFF ON THE REPORT AS WELL. THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE DEMAND HIKE THAT CORN DID. WE WERE THINKING MAYBE WE'D SEE EXPORTS GO UP BUT THEY LOWERED THE CRUSH. CARRYOUT MOVED FROM 420 MILLION BUSHELS TO 480 MILLION BUSHELS. SO, IT'S A SUBSTANTIAL JUMP HERE IN SOYBEANS WHICH I THINK WILL SHOW WEAK PRICES HERE, EVEN AS DEMAND ON THE EXPORT MARKET CONTINUES TO BE STRONG," SAID DANIELS TRADING SENIOR FUTURES & OPTIONS BROKER AND MARKET STRATEGIST, JOHN PAYNE."> <" WE'RE GOING TO USE THIS CROP WE'RE PRODUCING. IT MAY NOT BE AS QUICK BUT WE'LL USE IT. LOW PRICES WILL RESTRICT PLANTINGS IN SOUTH AMERICA,"> USDA ALSO UPPING ITS CORN YIELDS AFTER LOWERING THEM IN OCTOBER, CATCHING A LOT OF PRRODUCERS OFF GUARD. <"I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S BASED OFF OF. LOOKING AT THE STATE BY STATE AVERAGE, THEY ESSENTIALLY RAISED EVERY STATE OUT THERE. MINNESOTA, BEING THE ONE RAISED THE MOST. ILLINOIS FOR EXAMPLE IS UP 202 BUSHELS PER ACRE. THEY WERE 195   BUSHELS PER ACRE IN 2014. I HAVE TO BE HONEST, EVERYONE I WORK WITH IN THE CENTRAL ILLINOIS AREA WAS BELOW WHERE THEY WERE IN 2014," SAID PAYNE."> THOSE BIG YIELDS JUMPED IN IOW AND  NEBRASKA AS WELL. AND THERE SEEMS TO BE MIXED REVIEWS IF CORN IS A  RECORD IN FARM COUNTRY. <"IT'S GOING TO BE AN ABOVE AVERAGE CROP. I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S GOING TO BE A RECORD IN EVERY FIELD. IT'S ANOTHER GROWING SEASON WITH A BONTIFUL CROP.. <"THEY'RE DOING LIKE 80 BUSHEL PER ACRE,"> ONE WE MAY NOT JUST JUST HOW LARGE IT REALLY IS UNTIL JANUARY. REPORTING FOR AGDAY, I'M BETSY JIBBEN.   OF THE FIVE TOUR STATES, OHIO HAD THE BIGGEST INCREASES FROM OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER. USDA' SAYS OHIO CORN YIELDS CLIMBED BY FOUR BUSHELS FROM OCTOBER. SOYBEAN YIELDS CLIMBED BY THREE.

DAIRY TRADE AUCTION
THE LATEST DAIRY TRADE AUCTION OUT OF NEW ZEALAND SAW GLOBAL PRICES RISE THEIRHIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 2 YEARS. THE AVERAGE PRICE CLIMBING 4 POINT 5 PERCENT. PRICES AT THE BENCHMARK MARKET ARE NOW AT THEIR STRONGEST LEVELS SINCE JULY 2014. BEHIND THE PUSH IS A NEAR 14 PERCENT DROP IN SUPPLIES WITH PRODUCTION DROPPING IN NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA AND EUROPE. DAIRY PRICES AT THE AUCTION ARE NOW MORE THAN 50 PERCENT HIGHER THAN THEY WERE IN JULY. WE HAVE AN UPDATE THIS MORNING ON THOSE THREE HEAD OF LIVESTOCK THAT WERE STRANDED ON A "TOWER" OF CRUMBLING SOIL AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE ROCKED NEW ZEALAND. THE TWO COWS AND A CALF WERE RESCUED AFTER A FARMER AND SOME HELPERS DUG A PATH TO THEM AND    BROUGHT THEM OUT. THE COWS WERE DESPERATE FOR WATER AFTER THEY WERE RESCUED. "IT WASN'T VERY HARD TO DO BUT THEY'VE HAD A TERRIBLE ORDEAL AND THEY WEREN'T REALLY VERY HAPPY ABOUT WHERE THEY WERE SO THAT MADE IT A BIT EASIER TO GET THEM OFF." "THEY WERE VERY LUCKY THAT THE BIT OF PASTURE THEY WERE ON HAS SURVIVED ITS TRIP DOWN THE HILL BECAUSE THEY'RE A LOT OF PASTURE THAT'S BEEN CHURNED UP AND BURIED IN THE DEBRIS." "YOU'RE A CLEVER COW I THINK TO BE ABLE TO SKIP AND DANCE WHILE THE LAND BENEATH YOU IS DISAPPEARING DOWN THE HILL." MILTON SAYS THE QUAKE FAULT LINE RAN RIGHT BENEATH HIS FARM, WHICH HAD BEEN RELATIVELY FLAT BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE. WHILE THESE THREE WERE SAVED, HE DID LOSE SOME CALVES. THAT REGION IS A BIG STOCKER AREA FOR BOTH CATTLE AND SHEEP. PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THERE COULD BE"CONSIDERABLE" LIVESTOCK LOSSES.

CROP COMMENTS
"CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM DOW AGROSCIENCES." MIKE HOFFMAN JOINING US NOW WITH OUR CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING MIKE. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON. LET'S START OFF IN BURT COUNTY, NEBRASKA.. MATT NELSON SENT US A PHOTO OF HIS BEST EMPLOYEE -HIS MOM! HE SAYS MARLENE LIKES TO DRIVE TRUCK IN THE FALL - EVEN ON HER 80TH BIRTHDAY WHICH WAS THIS WEEK! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO YOU MARLENE! AND WE HEARD FROM KEVIN MYERS IN WESTERN KANSAS. AFTER MANY LATE NIGHTS, DONE HARVESTING GRAIN SORGHUM IN THE AREA. HE SAYS YIELDS ARE AVERAGE AND APHID PRESSURED SEEMED TO STAY SOUTH. USDA SAYS 91 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S SORGHUM CROP IS HARVESTED. THAT'S 6 POINTS ABOVE THE 5-YEAR-AVERAGE. AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WEATHER MAP BIG STORM SYSTEMS DEVELOPING OUT WEST WE ALSO HAVE A PRETTY WET SYSTEM IN THE NORTH EAST WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE THOSE STORM SYSTEM ARE HEADED NEXT COMINGUP WITH MY FORECAST BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
BEFORE WE MOVE ON I'D LIKE TO PERSONALLY SEND AN INVITE  FOR THE EXECUTIVE WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE EVENT COMING UP AT THE END OF THIS MONTH IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS. IT'S A GREAT GATHERING, LOTS OF FUN AND VERY EDUCATIONAL.FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO EXEC-WOMEN-IN-AG DOT COM. WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL HEAD OVER TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TO BEGIN DISCUSSING STRATEGIES FOR  FARMING IN 2017. AND LATER SEWING WITH CARE...THESE DEDICATED QUILTERS ARE SHARING THEIR TALENTS WITH VETERANS WHO SHARED THEIR SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY.ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TWO REGISTRATIONS TO THE TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR -JANUARY 24TH THROUGH THE 27THIN CHICAGO.  PACKAGE INCLUDES A THREE-NIGHT HOTEL STAY, PLUS A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR VISA GIFT CARD!  GO TO TOPPRODUCERSEMINAR.COM/SWEEPSTAKES.  

FLOOR OF THE CME
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA -MAKERS OF VIKING SIDE-BY-SIDES.  YAMAHA -REAL WORLD TOUGH. IN AGRIBUSINESS TIME FOR SOME COMMENTS ON THE MARKETS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
TED SEIFRIED, ZANAR AG HEDGE OUR GUEST HERE TODAY AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK. TED, LET'S TALK  GETTING READY FOR A TWENTY  SEVENTEEN, NOT THAT SIXTEEN IS OVER BUT YOU KNOW REALLY HARVEST JUST ABOUT DONE. ALL THE OTHERS, YOU KNOW SOME PEOPLE WORKING OUT. HOW DO WE GET READY FOR WHAT'S COMING AROUND THE BEND? YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE THING THAT WE JUST GOT THROUGH HARVEST. SO, WE'RE ALL YOU KNOW LOOKING AT WHAT WE DO WITH GRAIN AND WHAT'S OUR MARKETING PLAN HOPEFULLY THAT'S BEEN CARRYING ALONG FOR A YEAR NOW.  WHAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO BE THINKING ABOUT IS THAT TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN CROP AND WHAT ARE OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO BE THERE? AND IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, WHICH HAVE BEEN FAIRLY SIMILAR YEARS SINCE THAT WE'VE HAD BIG PRODUCTION FOR FOUR YEARS RUNNING YOU'VE HAD A COUPLE TENDENCIES AND ONE OF THOSE TENDENCIES  IS THAT WE TEND TO DRIFT HIGHER INTO THE MONTH OF THE DECEMBER INTO TOWARDS THE END AMERICAN CROP, AND SO ON SO FORTH. SO, I THINK THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY THERE MAY BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PRISONERS TO GET, YOU KNOW, TWENTY TO THIRTY PERCENT SOLD FOR THAT NEW CROP. AS WE GET INTO DECEMBER AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A LOT OF PRODUCERS AT THOSE LEVELS BEFORE WE GET INTO THE MONTH OF JANUARY.  ONE JANUARY AND FEBRUARY COULD BE QUITE HAPPY IF AGAIN SOUTH AMERICAN WEATHER LOOKS GOOD. IT DOESN'T LOOK THAT COULD BE COMPLETED IN SORT OF SOUTH AMERICAN WEATHER LOOKS GOOD THAT COULD BE THE NEXT MOVE THAT WE HAVE COULD POTENTIALLY PUSH LAWS DEPENDING ON WHAT SOUTH AMERICA LOOKS LIKE. BUT THAT WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER SORT OF SEASONAL TENDENCY TO PUSH UP IN THE FIRST PART OF OUR PLANTING INTO THE FIRST THIRD OF OUR GROWING SEASON WE SAW LAST YEAR.  THAT MIGHT BE THE NEXT THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR PRODUCERS TO MAKE MORE SALES SO THE LAST COUPLE YEARS WE'VE BEEN ABOUT SIXTY PERCENT SOLD BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE MONTH OF JUNE OR THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS IN JUNE. THAT'S WORKED OUT FAIRLY WELL. SO IF YOURE LOOK AT A ROAD MAP, IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE GAME PLAN HERE FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THESE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE BE LOOKING FOR WHEN WE GOT TO STAY VIGILANT BUT ALSO KEEP AN EYE ON THAT SOUTH AMERICAN CROP BECAUSE ESPECIALLY FOR SOYBEANS, IF THERE'S ANY SORT OF PROBLEMS THERE, YOU COULD SEE SOME HIGHER PRICES AND THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO REEL SOME BUSHELS BY PHONE IN CALL OPTIONS LOTS. STRATEGIES OUT THERE AS WE GET INTO THE NEXT YEAR TWENTY SEVENTEEN JUST AROUND THE BEND. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN A MOMENT.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE, WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT STORM SYSTEM OUT WEST AND LOOKS LIKE IT'S COMING. YEAH, AND TYPICALLY WE'VE ALREADY SEEN A BIG SNOW IN THE DAKOTAS THIS TIME OF THE YEAR BUT YET IT'S COME IN LOWER LATER THIS YEAR BUT IT IS COMING AND THAT STORM IS ACTUALLY THE SECOND AREA OF LOW PRESSURE COMING ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES RIGHT NOW. THAT'S A ONE THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE PRODUCING THE SNOW THE FIRST IN  PULLS IN THE COLD AIR OUT AHEAD OF ITSELF FARTHER EAST A LITTLE BIT OF A SYSTEM COMING THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES. REALLY CLOUDS DOUBLE LIGHT SHOWERS HERE AND THERE AND A PRETTY WET SYSTEM STILL AFFECTING NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. THAT SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHWARD AS SECONDARY SYSTEM IN THE ATLANTIC BY THE WAY WILL STAY OFFSHORE SO WE DON'T REALLY WORRY ABOUT THAT. TRIPLE DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATING THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY, AS WE HEAD THROUGH LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN WE'LL START WATCHING THE STORM SYSTEM COMING OUT OF THE ROCKIES AND ONCE IT DOES WE'LL SEE SOME OF THAT SNOW FALLING IN WYOMING AND SOME OF THE SURROUNDING AREAS WILL BE SPREADING ACROSS A PLAIN STATES. YOU CAN SEE AS WE START    TOMORROW, STILL DRY AND MILD IN THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY.  AND I KNOW JUST BREAKING OUT IN THAT COLDER AIR ACROSS A WESTERN NEBRASKA THAT MANY PARTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA ARE UP IN THE SOUTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA AND NORTHERN MINNESOTA. NOW TAKE A LITTLE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OF THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS, FAIR AMOUNT SOME AREAS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN IN THE NORTHEAST. ALSO, SOME DECENT AMOUNTS IN THE FALL FAR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES.  ADDING ON THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS, WE'LL ADD A LITTLE BIT MORE IN NEW ENGLAND AND WE'LL ADD SOME OBVIOUSLY IN THE MIDDLE AND ALL NORTHERN PORTS IN ROOMS OF THE ROCKIES WHERE A LOT OF THAT IS GOING TO BE SNOW AS YOU A TALE OF THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS, WE'LL SEE IT BREAKING OUT ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS EVEN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS ARE BECAUSE IT SERVES PRETTY COLD WILL GET SOME SNOW OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS WILL PROBABLY GET A FAIR AMOUNT. THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR THE SKIERS ANYWAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON IN THE EIGHTIES FOR THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE PLAINS. UNBELIEVABLE IT'S MID NOVEMBER.  IT ON THE COOL SIDE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE NORTHEAST. LOWS TONIGHT ONLY DROPPING INTO THE SIXTIES IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS, BUT YOU CAN SEE NORTHWESTERN PLAINS DOWN INTO THE THIRTIES AND THAT'S WHERE IT STAYS TOMORROW. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID THIRTIES FOR MANY PARTS OF THE DAKOTAS.  BUT SEVENTIES ALL THE WAY UP INTO SOUTHEASTERN IOWA AND WESTERN ILLINOIS. ALRIGHT, THERE'S THE  JET STREAM. YOU CAN SEE THE RIDGE AND WHAT'S PUMPING UP THE HEAT AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM THEN HE CAN SEE THE STORM SYSTEM REALLY DRAWS IN THE COLD AIR FOR TWO OR THREE DAYS AS IT COMES UP FOR THE NORTHEAST OVER THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK.  ARCTIC AIR HAS BEEN CUT OFF AGAIN. THERE  WILL BE SOME CHILLY AIR BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE'LL HEAD  TO BOZEMAN, MONTANA, FIRST OFF CLOUDY AND COLD OR SNOW SHOWERS HIGH JUMP OF THIRTY EIGHT DEGREES.  TEXARKANA, TEXAS, A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND WARM, HIGH OF EIGHTY TWO AND ELIZABETHTOWN, KENTUCKY, LOTS OF  SUNSHINE AND COMFORTABLE HIGH OF SIXTY SEVEN.

TEASE
NEXT IN OUR PACKER T-V  REPORT IT APPEARS MOM'S ADVICE TO EAT YOUR VEGGIES IS PAYING OFF. AND REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS WITH THE COMFORT OF A QUILT. THIS IS MACHINERY PETE - INVITING YOU TO CHECK OUT MY NEW WEBSITE - MACHINERYPETE.COM -OFFERING FARMERS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF USED EQUIPMENT LISTINGS TO SEARCH.  LET MACHINERY PETE HELP YOU FIND AND VALUE YOUR NEXT PIECE OF USED EQUIPMENT.

PACKER TV
IT'S BEEN A WEEK SINCE THE ELECTION AND WE'RE STILL LEARNING THE IMPACTS ON AG. IN CALIFORNIA, VOTERS DECIDED TO MAKE THE LARGEST GMOFREE COUNTY IN THE NATION. SONOMA COUNTY IS THELATEST COUNTY TO BAN FARMERS FROM PLANTING GENETICALLY MODIFIEDCROPS. THE COUNTY IS 13 THOUSAND734 SQUARE MILES, AND HAS A THRIVING AG ECONOMY. ANY ACRES ALREADY PLANTED ARE GRANDFATHERED IN, AS ARE FARMERS WHO ALREADY PURCHASED SEED FOR NEXT YEAR. BUT AFTER THAT, EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO ABIDE BY THE NEW RULE. THE LEGAL BATTLE MAY NOT BE OVER. SONOMA COUNTY FARM BUREAU SAYS THE MEASURE IS VAGUELY WORDED ANDWOULD PROHIBIT FARMERS FROM USING TECHNOLOGY THAT'S NECESSARY TO FIGHT PESTS AND DISEASES. A HANDFUL OF OTHER CALIFORNIA COUNTIES ALREADY HAVE A GMOBAN. IF YOU LIKE GRAPES ON YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE, THERE WILL BE PLENTY GO AROUND. THE PACKER IS REPORTING THE SUPPLY OF CALIFORNIA GRAPES DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WILL BE BIGGER THAN A YEAR AGO. INVENTORIES AT THE END OF OCTOBER WERE 14-PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE SAME TIME A YEAR AGO.THE CONSTANT REMINDER FROM MOM TO "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES" IS PAYING-OFF, ESPECIALLY WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS A NEW STUDY FROM THE N-P-D GROUP SAYS MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION "Z" ADULTS ARE DRIVING THE GROWTH IN FRESH AND FROZEN VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION. N-P-D SAYS CONSUMPTION OF FRESH VEGGIES JUMPED BY 52-PERCENT OVER THE LAST DECADE.. HOWEVER IT APPEARS ADULTS  OVER THE AGE OF 60 - THOSE BABY BOOMERS - HAVE REDUCED THEIR FRESH PRODUCE INTAKE BY 30-PERCENT IN THE SAME TIME PERIOD. NO REASON IS GIVEN AS TO WHY THE REDUCTION. N-P-D SAYS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS FRESH VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION IS FORECAST TO INCREASE BY 10 PERCENT, A DAIRY FARMER AND HIS WIFE ARE "PAYING FORWARD" THE SUCCESS OF THEIR FARM.  DONALD AND CHERI DEJONG HAVE LAUNCHED THE DEJONG FOUNDATION. MAY REMEMBER THIS FAMILY. THEY WERE THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM OUR PARTNERS AT TOP PRODUCER MAGAZINE. THEY RUN AN ORGANIC DAIRY FARM IN DALHART, TEXAS. THEY WANT TO HELP OTHER DAIRY FARMERS BY INVESTING IN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE DAIRY FARMING. THE DEJONGS CREDIT THEIR SUCCESS BY MAKING THE MOST OF OPPORTUNITIES. NOW THEY WANT TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO OTHER DAIRY PRODUCERS.

TEASE
STILL TO COME - IT'S NEVER TO LATE TO THANK A VETERAN FOR THEIR SERVICE...THESE QUILTERS SHOW US HOW - NEXT ON IN THE COUNTRY. ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TWO REGISTRATIONS TO THE TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR -JANUARY 24TH THROUGH THE 27THIN CHICAGO.  PACKAGE INCLUDES A THREE-NIGHT HOTEL STAY, PLUS A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR VISA GIFT CARD!  GO TO TOPPRODUCERSEMINAR.COM/SWEEPSTAKES.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S BX AND L SERIES COMPACT TRACTORS -AVAILABLE NOW WITH A SIX-YEAR LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY.  LEARN MORE TODAY AT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER.  VETERAN'S DAY WAS LAST FRIDAY BUT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO SAY THANKS TO THOSE WHO SERVED. AND A QUILTING GROUP FROM LOUISIANA IS DOING JUST THAT. THE 'GILDED LADIES IN SULPHUR' STARTED THREE YEARS AGO. THEY MAKE QUILTS FOR VETERANS, AND DISTRIBUTE THEM ON VETERANS DAY. THE GROUP OF SIX GETS TOGETHER ONCE A WEEK TO SEW THE QUILTS. THEY SAY IT'S LIKE GIVING A HUG TO THOSE WHO SERVED.  "IT'S VERY EMOTIONAL TO SEE THEM AND HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO THEM."> <SOMEBODY HAS LABORED OVER IT. EVEN THOUGH WE'VE TAKEN THE FABRIC CUT IT UP AND RE-PIECED IT. SOMEONE HAS TOUCHED EVERY PIECE OF THAT."> "I USE THE BLANKET RELIGIOUSLY. I HAVE IT RIGHT BY ME ON THE COUCH. I'LL STRETCH BACK AND COVER UP WITH IT." THE MAJORITY OF THE QUILTS THEY HAVE GIVEN AWAY SO FAR HAVE BEEN TO WORLD WAR II OR VIETNAM VETERANS ALTHOUGH A FEW WILL BE GIVEN TO VETERANS FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.

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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