AgDay Daily Recap -November 18, 2016

September 2, 2016 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 18, 2016

HEADLINES
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - A NEW SURVEY ON THE HEALTH OF THE FARM  ECONOMY SHOWS CONTINUED UNCERTAINTY. WILDFIRES AND DROUGHT CONTINUE IN THE SOUTHEAST. IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING.THE U.S DOLLAR. WHY ON THE DOLLAR I MEAN IS IT JUST OPTIMISM OVER TRUMP? OPTIMISM OR I GUESS FEAR WHATEVER WE’RE GOING TO AN INFLATIONARY ENVIRONMENTGROWTH STAGES OF SOYBEANS ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AN INDIANA ARTIST WHO USES PAINT AND PASSION TO PRESERVE GREAT AMERICAN BARNS.   I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING I COULD DO TO GIVE BACK AND TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE DEMISE FACING OUR BARNS. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE  DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

FARMERS FACING NEGATIVE CASH FLOWS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.  MIDWESTERN AG BANKERS CONTINUE TO SHARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE STATE  OF THE FARM ECONOMY. THE RURAL MAINSTREET INDEX DROPPED BELOW GROWTH NEUTRAL FOR 15 TH STRAIGHT MONTH. THE LATEST SURVEY OF RURAL BANKERS SHOWS A CONTINUED DROP IN  FARMLAND VALUES. 70 PERCENT OF BANK CEO'S INDICATE THEIR BANK IS NOW INCREASING  COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS AS  RESULT OF FALLING FARM INCOME. BANKERS EXPECT LOAN DEFAULT RATES TO BE ROUGHLY 5 PERCENT IN THE  NEXT YEAR. ALAN HOSKIS SAYS LOOKING AT 2016 BALANCE SHEETS, ABOUT 1 IN 4 FARMERS  ARE FACING NEGATIVE CASH FLOWS THIS YEAR. IF WE SEE A REPEAT OF 2016, IN 2017, THAT  NUMBER MAY CHANGE FROM 25 PERCENT TO SOMEWHERE IN THAT 35 TO 40 PERCENT RANGE. THE RMI SAYS ONE IN FIVE LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS ARE EXPECTED TO REPORT  NEGATIVE CASH FLOWS IN 2016. CASH FLOW AND MARGIN POTENTIAL IS LIKE TO DRIVE PLANTING DECISION IN  2017. INFORMA ECONOMICS JUST RELEASING ITS LATEST 2017 ACREAGE FORECAST. IT NOW PEGS PLANTED SOYBEAN ACREAGE AT JUST OVER 88 POINT 6 MILLION  ACRES. THAT WOULD BE A RECORD AND A NEAR 6 PERCENT JUMP OVER 2016. THE FIRM LOWERING CORN PROJECTIONS TO 90 POINT 8 MILLION, A 3.6%  REDUCTION FROM 2016. BUT LOOK AT THIS, INFORMA PEGGING  WINTER WHEAT ACREAGE AT 33 POINT 7  MILLION. THAT'S A 2 MILLION ACRE DROP FROM IT'S PREVIOUS FORECAST, AND  POTENTIALLY ONE OF THE LOWEST WHEAT PLANTINGS IN RECENT U-S HISTORY.   OVERALL SOME ARE NOW ASKING IF FARMERS ARE GROWING TOO MANY ACRES.  SO I DON'T THING WE'RE GOING TO SEE A SWING OF LAND OUT OF PRODUCTION.  WE MAY SEE SOME ACRES GO OUT TEMPORAIRIYY. BUT WE'RE STILL GOING TO NEED ALL THAT LAND AS WE  MARCDH TOWARD A LARGER WORLD POPULATION. DOZENS OF WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BURN OUT OF CONTROL IN THE  SOUTHEAST AS DROUGHT CONDITIONS INTENSIFY.

DROUGHT MONITOR
THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWING THE BONE-DRY CONDITIONS HAVE  INTENSIFIED. SEVEN STATES IN DIXIE ARE LIKE TINDER-BOXES. A THIRD OF THE LAND IN ALABAMA IS CLASSIFIED AT D-4 OR EXCEPTIONAL  DROUGHT. THAT'S 15 POINTS WORSE THAN A WEEK AGO. TWO THIRDS OF THE STATE IS IN EXTREME OR EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT. IT'S A SIMILAR STORY IN GEORGIA WHERE 55-PERCENT OF THE STATE IS IN  EXTREME OR EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT. LAST WEEK IT WAS ABOUT 40-PERCENT. IN EXTREME NORTHEAST GEORGIA,  THICK SMOKE IS SETTLING OVER THE MOUNTAIN  TOWNS OF RAY-BUN' COUNTY. IT'S THE EPICENTER OF FOREST FIRES BURNING ACROSS THE SOUTH WHICH  TOTALS MORE THAN THREE DOZEN. MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE  BEEN CALLED IN TO FIGHT. UNLIKE FIRES OUT WEST - WHICH OFTEN BURN TREE TOPS - THE FIRES IN THE  SOUTH ARE FEEDING ON THE GROUND. TYPICAL FIRES USUALLY LAY DOWN AT NIGHT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. IT MIGHT ONLY BE ONE OR TWO HOURS  BUT IT GIVES YOU A LITTLE BIT OF TIME WHERE IT LAYS DOWN AND YOU CAN RESET YOUR RESOURCES AND  GET THEM REPOSITIONED WHERE THIS ONE CONTINUES TO SPREAD." THE U-S FOREST SERVICE SAYS THERE ARE ABOUT 100-THOUSAND ACRES  BURNING IN THE SEVEN STATES.

FOOD AND AG WANTING CLARIFICATION FROM TRUMP
A NEW REPORT FROM RABOBANK SAYS THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP HAS  MANY IN THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SECTOR AWAITING CLARIFICATION ON HIS  POLICIES AND POSITIONS.  THE REPORTS NOTES ISSUES LIKE TRADE, LABOR AND FARM BILL TALKS FOR  POTENTIAL POLICY CHANGES THAT COULD HAVE LONGER-TERM IMPLICATIONS  ON THE INDUSTRY.  IT ALSO SAYS, WHILE PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP'S POLICIES ARE YET TO BE  CLEARLY DEFINED, HIS STATEMENTS DURING THE CAMPAIGN SUGGEST CHANGES  FROM CURRENT POLICY ARE LIKELY ON THE HORIZON...ESPECIALLY ON TRADE. US AGRICULTURE, AS IS ALL AGRICULTURE, VERY DEPENDANT UPON EXPORTS AND IMPORTS. AND THAT TRADE FLOW WORKING VERY WELL.BUT WE HAVE TO COMMENT THINKING PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP AT THIS POINT IS A BUSINESS PERSON. HE KNOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADE BOTH TO HIS OWN BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY'S. AND WE THINK ONCE HE GETS IN THERE.HE'S A DEAL MAKER HE LIKES TO NEGOTIATE AND ONCE HE GETS IN THERE AND HE STARTS TO LOOK AT THESE MORE SERIOUSLY AND STARTS THOSE NEGOTIATIONS HE'LL SEE THE VALUE AND PROBABLY WE'LL SEE A LITTLE BIT OF MODIFICATION ON HIS VIEWS AS IT PERTAINS TO TRADE AGREEMENTS. JAPAN'S PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD  TRUMP THIS WEEK. ON THE AGENDA TRADE INCLUDING THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. MEANWHILE, NEW ZEALAND'S PRIME MINISTER WANTS TO TALK TRADE WITH  TRUMP AS WELL. HE SAYS THE PRESIDENT ELECT NEEDS THE CHANCE TO GET A PROPER  ASSESSMENT BEFORE SEEING HOW "WE CAN MOVE THINGS FORWARD."  NEW ZEALAND'S PARLIAMENT APPROVED LEGISLATION LAST WEEK ALLOWING  THE NATION TO JOIN TPP.

DWAYNE ANDREAS PASSING
THE AG INDUSTRY HAS LOST A WELL KNOWN LEADER. DWAYNE ANDREAS FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF ADM HAS DIED. HE LED THE COMPANY FROM 1970 TO 1999....GROWING IT INTO A GLOBAL POWERFHOUSE. HE WAS 98 YEARS OLD.

CROP COMMENTS
"CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM  DOW AGROSCIENCES."  ON CROP COMMMENTS THIS MORNING, MIKE HOFFMAN TAKES US TO THE  HUSKER STATE FOR A CHECK ON CORN HARVEST. GOOD MORNING MIKE. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.  KENNY REINKE FROM NELIGH, NEBRASKA SENT US THIS PHOTO EARLIER IN THE  WEEK.HE TOOK THIS WITH 40 ACRES LEFT TO COVER. HE SAYS IT'S BEEN A RACE TO  BEAT THE SNOW STORM.  KENNY SAYS IT WOULDN'T BE A NORMAL NEBRASKA HARVEST WITHOUT ONE. USDA SAYS 93 PERCENT OF NEBRASKA'S CORN HARVEST IS COMPLETE.  STAYING IN NEBRASKA - MATT NELSON WAS BUSY CUTTING A FEW ACRES OF EAR CORN TO GRIND FOR  CATTLE FEED THIS WEEK. HE SAYS IT'S A LOT OF WORK BUT IT MAKES FOR GREAT FEED! AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE DROUGHT MONITOR YOU CAN SEE THE AREAS OF DRY WEATHER IN THE SOUTH EAST CONTINUE TO EXPAND WE’LL SHOW YOU THAT AND HAVE YOUR FORECAST COMING UP BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK THE TEAM AT PRO FARMER JOIN US TO DISCUSS THE  RECENT RUN UP IN THE VALUE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR. AND LATER, FROM COUNTRY BARN TO BEAUTIFUL CANVAS...THIS ARTIST IS  DEDICATING HER WORK TO SAVING GREAT AMERICAN BARNS. ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TWO REGISTRATIONS TO THE TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR - JANUARY 24TH THROUGH THE 27TH IN CHICAGO.   PACKAGE INCLUDES A THREE-NIGHT HOTEL STAY, PLUS A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR  VISA GIFT CARD!  GO TO TOPPRODUCERSEMINAR.COM/SWEEPSTAKES.  

PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA - MAKERS OF VIKING SIDE- BY-SIDES.  YAMAHA - REAL WORLD TOUGH.  WE'VE TALKED A LOT RECENTLY ABOUT  THE BUMP IN THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR.  THAT'S THE FOCUS FOR THIS MORNING'S PRO FARMER PROFIT BRIEFING. HERE'S CHIP AND BRIAN. WELL BRIAN SINCE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION THIS DOLLAR I MEAN IT GOT SLAMMED ON ELECTION NIGHT, STARTED TO COME BACK AS THE OUTCOME BECAME CLEAR. AND NOW ALL THE SUDDEN WE'VE GOT THE DOLLAR INDEX TRADING IN THERE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN THIRTEEN YEARS.  THIRTEEN YEARS TOOK OUT THE DECEMBER 2015 HIGH AND ABOVE PAR. SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALL KINDS OF CRAZY STUFF GOING ON WITH THE DOLLAR INDEX RIGHT NOW. AND YOU KNOW POTENTIAL RAMIFICATIONS FOR GRAIN TRADE. BUT WHY? WHY ON THE DOLLAR? I MEAN IS IT JUST OPTIMISM OVER TRUMP? THE OPTIMISM OR I GUESS FEAR WHATEVER THAT WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT INTO AN INFLATIONARY ENVIRONMENT. WE'VE SEEN TREASURY YIELDS RISE. WE'VE SEEN THE DOLLAR RISE IN REACTION SO THAT'S THE BIGGEST THING IS THAT THEY ANTICIPATE THERE'LL BE GREATER INFLATION MOVING FORWARD UNDER TRUMPS ANTICIPATED POLICY. OK ALL THIS IS COMING AT A TIME WHEN WE'VE GOT RECORD CORN CROP, A RECORD BEAN CROP,  LOTS OF WHEAT IN THE COUNTRY. WE NEED TO EXPORT AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN AND NOW THE DOLLARS WORKING AGAINST US. WELL TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. IF WE DO SEE EXTENDED STRENGTH IN THE DOLLAR THEN IT DOES WORK AGAINST US, BUT RIGHT NOW IF YOU'RE A FOREIGN BUYER AND IT'S BACK TO PAR ONE HUNDRED AND YOU THINK IT'S GOING TO 110, SO ANOTHER TEN PERCENT HIGHER, YOU WOULD ACTUALLY DO YOU BUYING NOW AND FRONTLOAD THINGS YOU KNOW IN ORDER OF THE MARKET SO WE COVER I WOULD SAY THAT PROBABLY THE BIGGEST IMPACT IS TO WHEAT BECAUSE IT HAS A LOT OF DOLLAR INFLUENCE ANYWAY. THE WORLD'S AWASH WITH WHEAT RIGHT NOW. THE U.S. IS STRUGGLING TO BE COMPETITIVE SO THAT'S WHY THE MARKET THAT'S MOST AT RISK. CORN SOMEWHAT AS WELL. COTTON MARKET I THINK IS AT RISK AS WELL. SOYBEANS NOT SO MUCH AND WHEN YOU SWITCHED TO THE AG MARKETS THAT THE MEATS I THINK THAT THEY'RE AT RISK BOTH FOR BEEF AND PORK YEAALL RIGHT HERE WE GO. IGOTTA KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE GREENBACK. FOR BRIANGRETE AND ALL THE EDITORS AT PRO FARMER IN CEDAR FALLS IOWAI'M CHIP FLORY. YOU'RE A FARMER.  AND YOU ARE RELENTLESS.  WE'RE RELENTLESS TOO.   VISIT MYCOGEN-DOT-COM, OR YOUR LOCAL MYCOGEN SEEDS DEALER TO LEARN  MORE ABOUT OUR RELENTLESS DEDICATION TO YOU.  

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY, HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE  WE TALKED ABOUT THE DROUGHT MONITOR EARLIER AND SOUTHEAST IT  CONTINUES TO WORSEN THERE. IT DOES THEY DIDN'T GET ANY TROPICAL  SYSTEMS THIS YEAR AND IN THE MAIN PART OF THE DROUGHT AREAS AND I  DON'T SEE ANY BIG HELP COMING. BUT AS YOU CAN SEE THAT AREA OF  EXCEPTIONAL EXTREME DROUGHT HAS JUST BEEN EXPANDING. IT'S COVERING  MUCH OF NORTHERN GEORGIA, MUCH OF EASTERN AND NORTHERN ALABAMA  AND ALSO IT'S MOVING BACK INTO MISSISSIPPI. LET'S GO BACK A MONTH AND  YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH LESS THERE WAS. NOW WE HAD BEEN SEEN THAT FOR  QUITE SOME TIME MOST OF THE GROWING SEASON IN THE ATLANTA AREA AND  WESTWARD INTO A NORTHERN PORTIONS OF ALABAMA. BUT AS WE'VE GONE  THROUGH THE PAST FOUR WEEKS, YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT AREA JUST  CONTINUES TO EXPAND. AT THE NORTHEAST IT'S JUST STAYED IN THAT AREA. IT'S  IMPROVED AT TIMES AND GOTTEN DRIER AND OTHER TIMES BUT TO SOMETHING  WE HAVE TO WATCH THERE. BUT BOY IT'S JUST GETTING BAD IN PARTS OF THE  SOUTHEAST,  CONTINUES TO BE BAD IN CENTRAL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BUT  IT'S NOT GETTING WORSE THERE THANK GOODNESS FOR NOW. AT LEAST HERE'S  THE A WEATHER MAP THEN YOU CAN SEE A BIG STORM SYSTEM A BIG  SNOWSTORM BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THIS THING.  AS IT HEADS THROUGH THE DAY TO DAY AND SEE HOW IT PROGRESSES  NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES. SO MINNESOTA UNDER THE  GUN, WESTERN WISCONSIN SHOWERS AND EVEN THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THIS  COLD FRONT THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY NEXT STORM SYSTEM A  DOUBLE BARREL WIN COMING INTO THE WEST COAST WILL SEE THAT A MOVING  INTO NORTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA WESTERN WASHINGTON WESTERN OREGON OVER THE NEXT THIRTY SIX TO FORTY EIGHT HOURS SNOW THEN FLIES ACROSS  THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE GREAT LAKES TOMORROW MORNING AS WE  START THE WEEKEND STORM CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEASTWARD SNOW AS  FAR SOUTH AS A THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA OUT OF THE  SYSTEM. THIS IS SOME COLD AIR COMING IN BUT IT'S TYPICAL COLD AIR FOR THIS  TIME OF THE YEAR. THERE'S A RAINFALL ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST TWENTY  FOUR HOURS MOST OF ITS BEEN OUT THROUGH THE NORTHERN PLAINS WILL  ADD SOME MORE IN THE NORTHEASTERN PLAINS. WESTERN GREAT LAKES WILL  ALSO ADD SOME WITH THIS COLD FRONT. ALTHOUGH NONE OF THAT THAT'S  HEAVY. AND UNFORTUNATELY YOU SEE BY THE TIME IT GETS TO THE DROUGHT  AREAS, IT IS REALLY NOT PUTTING DOWN A WHOLE LOT OF RAIN AT ALL.  SNOWFALL ESTIMATES AND IT'S ALREADY BEEN HEAVY PARTS OF NEBRASKA  PARTS OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING. ADDING IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX  HOURS IT TURNED HEAVIER AS IT MOVES INTO MINNESOTA NORTHERN  WISCONSIN IN THE NORTHERN U P OF MICHIGAN CHECKING OUT TEMPERATURES  VERY WARM CINCINNATI SOUTHWARD MUCH COLDER BUT TYPICAL COLD FOR  THIS TIME OF YEAR FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS. LOWS TONIGHT GOING TO BE  TEENS AND TWENTIES IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS STATES STILL MILD IN THE  SOUTHEAST THAT COLD AIR IS GONNA CONTINUE ACROSS MOST OF THE LOWER  FORTY EIGHT. HERE IS A JET STREAM NOT IS INTERESTING NOW WE SEE THAT  QUICK SHOT OF COLD AIR THERE IN THE NORTHEAST AND GREAT LAKES. THEN  WE KINDA GO ZONAL WITH MULTIPLE RIPPLES COMING IN AND THAT MEANS NO  EXTREME COLD BUT LOTS OF LITTLE SYSTEMS MOVING FROM WEST TO EAST  THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL  FORECASTS. WE HEAD TO ELI, NEVADA FIRST OF ALL COLD WITH A GOOD DEAL OF  SUNSHINE HIGH TEMP OF 43. MADISON WISCONSIN A COUPLE OF SHOWERS AND  WINDY AND COLDER IN THE AFTERNOON HIGH OF SIXTY FOUR. LAKE CITY  FLORIDA LOTS OF SUNSHINE WARM HIGH OF EIGHTY TWO.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME MISSY BAUER JOINS US WITH A LESSON ON THE GROWTH  STAGES OF SOYBEANS. IT'S OUR WEEKLY FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV TIP. AND LATER, THE BEAUTY OF THE BRUSH MEETS THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT  AMERICAN BARN. A PAINTER OF PERFECT PURSUITS. ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TWO REGISTRATIONS TO THE TOP  PRODUCER SEMINAR - JANUARY 24TH THROUGH THE 27TH IN CHICAGO.   PACKAGE INCLUDES A THREE-NIGHT HOTEL STAY, PLUS A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR  VISA GIFT CARD!  GO TO TOPPRODUCERSEMINAR.COM/SWEEPSTAKES. 

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
FOR A BETTER RETURN ON INVESTMENT AND HIGHER YIELD POTENTIAL, HOLD  YOUR GROUND WITH AVAIL PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER ENHANCER.  VISIT  VLSCI.COM TO LEARN MORE.AS WE MENTIONED, MORE SOYBEANS ARE EXPECTED TO BE PLANTED IN 2017. ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV TODAY, FIELD AGRONOMIST MISSY BAUER  SHARES SOME FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE FOR MANAGING SOYBEANS NEXT  SPRING. TODAY WE'RE TAKING A LOOK AT EARLY SEASON SOYBEAN GROWTH STAGES  WHICH IS IMPORTANT NOW FOR DIFFERENT TIMINGS OF TREATMENTS THAT  WE'RE NO ONE WHETHER YOU'RE A ROLE ONE YEAR SOYBEANS ARE EVALUATING  OUR SCOUTING AND HERBICIDE TIMING BUT WHAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE  UNDERSTAND AT WHAT STAGE THAT SAY THAT SO WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IN  SOYBEANS IS THE THE STAGE IN THE B STAGE WE WERE CALLED HOME A TRY  FOR THE OUTSET HAS LIKENED THIS CASE WE HAVE TO FULLY DEVELOP TRY  FOUR WE HAD SO THIS SHOULD BE A V TO SOYBEAN WHEN THEY'RE BEING FIRST  COMES UP WHAT WE'RE GONNA SEE IS THAT IT HAS THE CATALIN STAGE AND  THEN IT'S GOT ITS UNIFORMLY IT'S AFTER THAT IT'LL START TO PUT ON ITS FIRST  SHOT A TRY FOR LEE IT SAYS YOU CAN SEE HERE FROM A GROWTH STAGE  PERSPECTIVE THIS WOULD STILL BE WHAT WE CALL A B C PLAN OR UNIFORMLY IT  AS WELL AS THIS ONE WE WOULD NOT BE INTO A FIRST TRY FOR A NERVY WINE  AND TILT THIS THESE LEAVES ARE ACTUALLY UNFOLD THEY DO CONCEDE HERE  THERE STILL CURLED UP AND TOUCHING SO BY THE TIME WE GET INTO AN  ACTUAL THE WIND THE LEAVES HAVE OPENED UP SO HERE'S A V ONE PLANT  BECAUSE I HAVE ONE TRY FOR THE SECOND ONE IT'S STARTED BUT THERE STILL  TOUCHING HERE'S MY V TO PLANT WITH TO TRY FOR THE ARTS AND HERE'S MY V  THREE PLANTS I'VE GOT ONE TOO AND NOW THREE TRI FOLD ITS AGAIN THESE  ARE UNFOLDED HERE SO THAT'S ALL WE WANT YOU EVALUATE THE EARLY  SEASON VEGETATIVE GROWTH STAGE AND SOYBEANS. THANKS MISSY.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK ITS A LOOK AT SOME GREAT AMERICAN ART FROM PAINTER DEDICATING HERSELF TO SAVING THE BEAUTY OF CLASSIC  BARNS ON CANVASS.

GREAT AMERICAN BARNS
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.WHEN YOU SAY YOU'RE PAINTING A BARN, PEOPLE MAY ASSUME YOU'RE SIMPLY  SLAPPING A FRESH COAT OF PAINT ON THE AGING EXTERIOR. BUT FOR INDIANA  ARTIST GWEN GUTWEIN, HER PAINTWORK INVOLVES CAREFUL RESEARCH AND A  LIGHT TOUCH OF THE BRUSH. A DECADE AGO SHE SET A GOAL TO PAINT AT LEAST  ONE BARN IN EVERY INDIANA COUNTY. IT'S HER WAY OF KEEPING HERITAGE  BARNS ALIVE. AN OCTOBER-SKY BACKDROP.... ....AND A WATER-FOUNTAIN SERENADE - SETTING THE MOOD FOR INDIANA ARTIST  GWEN GUTWEIN. "I TRY TO PAINT EITHER FIRST THING IN THE AM, TO CATCH EARLY MORNING  LIGHT ON THE BARN, OR LATE IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN LIGHT IS LONG."WITH BRUSH & PALETTE - AND KEEN EYE - GWEN IS RE-CREATING INDIANA'S  BARNS ON CANVAS. HER TEMPORARY STUDIO MOVES FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY IN INDIANA - 92 IN  ALL." I WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE LOSS OF OUR BARNS. BEING AN ARTIST, I  WANTED TO DO SOMETHING I COULD DO TO GIVE BACK AND TO DRAW ATTENTION  TO THE DEMISE FACING OUR BARNS."WITH A MISSION IN PLACE, GUTWEIN SET-OUT TO CAPTURE THE CHARACTER  -- THE AGED TIMBER...  THE HARDENED HINGES... AND THE WEATHERED FACADE OF BARNS THROUGH OUT THE STATE. " THE BARNS REFLECT INTEGRITY, THEY REFLECT INGENUITY, CREATIVITY,  BEAUTY, HAHAA. " WITH PHOTOS IN HAND, GUTWEIN IS FINALLY READY TO PAINT. SHE PREFERS TO  WORK ON LOCATION - A PRACTICE KNOWN AS PLEIN-AIR (PLEN-AIR) PAINTING. " I LET THE BARNS TELL ME HOW TO PAINT THEM. BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING I  HAVE MY PERSONAL APPROACH LIKE EVERY ARTIST SO I CAN CAPTURE AND THE MOOD THAT SURROUNDS THE BARN."AS IF TRAVELING TO EVERY COUNTY OF THE STATE WEREN'T ENOUGH, GUTWEIN  WANTED TO DO MORE. THREE YEARS AGO GUTWEIN HELPED CREATE THE NON- PROFIT INDIANA BARN FOUNDATION. IT TRIES TO EDUCATE THE NON-AG PUBLIC  ON THE VALUE OF THE STATE'S AGING BARNS...A VALUE THAT BARN OWNER  KATHLEEN NICHOLS MIGHT CALL PRICELESS. "WE ALL WANT TO GO BACK AND REMEMBER WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLER. WHEN  WE LIVED OFF THE LAND AND DIDN'T SPEND ALL DAY ON OUR CELL PHONES.". > GWEN CALLS THIS ENDEAVOUR A "SELF INFLICTED" PROJECT - A WAY TO ENRICH  HER OWN LIFE AND FOR THOSE WITH AN APPRECIATION FOR HISTORY. "THE BIGGEST THING  BARNS ARE SUCH A PART OF OUR HERITAGE AND WE'RE LOSING THEM. AND IF WE LOSE THEM, WE CAN'T GET IT BACK. IT'S GONE. "  > BUT GUTWEIN'S CAMPAIGN HOPES TO LIMIT THOSE LOSSES BY GUARANTEEING A  LASTING IMAGE. THE PROMISE GOES BEYOND CANVAS AND OILS BY RE-CONNECTING A YOUNGER  GENERATION THAT IS NOW FURTHER REMOVED FROM AGRICULTURE THAN EVER  BEFORE. "I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE YOUNGER GENERATION BECOMING MORE AWARE OF  THE BARNS. BECAUSE IF A PERSON DOESN'T HAVE A CONNECTION TO SOMETHING IN  ANY WAY, THEN THEY DONT' SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVATION. "...PRESERVATION....AND GIVING PAUSE TO THOSE SEEKING PEACE AND  TRANQUILTY...ON THE FARM. "THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO SIT AND JUST REMEMBER HOW IT IS TO HAVE A   GENTLE LIFE. AND THAT'S HOW I LIVED HERE....I LIVED A GENTLE LIFE." SINCE FIRST MEETING GWEN, SHE HAS NOW ACCOMPLISHED HER MISSION,  REACHING ALL 92 COUNTIES IN INDIANA. A MISSION TEN YEARS IN THE MAKING.  TO LOOK AT HER WORK, GO ONLINE AT GWEN-GUTWEIN-DOT-COM.

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. HIGH STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY, THE CHEVY  SILVERADO IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS GATHERING VEHICLE OF AGDAY TELEVISION.

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