AgDay Daily Recap - November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 22, 2017


HEADLINES
2017 COULD GO DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS A COSTLY ONE. "WE'RE SEEING MORE BILLION DOLLAR WEATHER EVENTS THAN WE'VE EVER SEE." WHY IT DOESN'T TAKE AS BIG OF A NATURAL DISASTER TODAY TO CREATE HEFTY  LOSSES FOR FARMERS.  CHARRED HILLS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE SCARS FROM A RECENT  WILDFIRE.. "LESS THAN 1 PERCENT OF THE VINEYARDS BURNED." BUT YOUR 100 DOLLAR BOTTLES ON WINE JUST GOT EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE.  IN AGRIBUSINESS, SEARCHING FOR THE SILVER LINING IN WHEAT "IT MIGHT TAKE A WHILE BUT I THINK IT'S GETTING LESS BEARISH." AND  'TRADITION' ROLLS-UP TO THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

AG DISASTERS
GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN, IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS YOU PREPARE TO GIVE THANKS THIS  WEEK, 2017 PROVIDED ITS FAIR SHARE OF  CHALLENGES. AND AS BILLION DOLLAR DISASTERS MOUNT, ONE AG LENDER PROJECTS THE AG  LOSSES FROM SEVERE WEATHER COULD SET A RECORD IN 2017.  THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION SAYS DURING THE  FRIST 9 MONTHS OF 2017, THE U-S EXPERIENCED 15 SEPERATE BILLION DOLLAR  WEATHER DISASTERS.  THAT TIES 2011 FOR THE MOST EVER DURING THE FIRST NINE MONTHS.  2017'S NATURAL DISASTER  PLOT INCLUDED TWO FLOODS, A FREEZE, SEVEN  SEVERE STORM, THREE HURRICANES, A DROUGHT AND WILDFIRE.  MANY OF THOSE ALSO LEAVING ITS MARK ON U-S AGRICULTURE.  FARMER MAC SAYS SINCE THE 1980S, SEVERE STORMS HAVE LEFT THE BIGGEST  SCARS. AND CHECK OUT THIS MAP... IT'S REALLY THE GULF COAST AND EASTERN  SEABOARD SEEING THE BIGGEST FINANCIAL LOSSES SINCE THEN.  IF IT SEEMS LIKE AGRICULTURE IS SEEING MOUNTING DISASTER, YOURE RIGHT.  IN THE LATEST EDITION OF THEIR QUARTERLY REPORT HTE FEED,  FARMER MAC  SAYS THAT'S BECAUSE IT DOESN'T TAKE AS LARGE OF A WEATHER EVENT TO  CREATE A BILLION DOLLAR DISASTER. FARMER MAC ECONOMISTS SAY IN 2004, A STORM WOULD NEED TO DAMAGE  OVER 2 MILLION ACRES TO GENERATE A 1 BILLION DOLLAR LOSS. IN 2005, THAT  HAD DROPPED TO 1 POINT 5 MILLION ACRES. AND BY 2012, IT TOOK LESS THAN A  MILLION DAMAGED ACRES TO EQUATE TO A BILLION DOLLAR LOSS.   JACKSON TAKACH SAYS THAT'S DUE TO THE INCREASE IN INPUT COSTS.  "WE'RE SEEING MORE BILLION DOLLAR WEATHER EVENTS THAN WE'VE EVER SEEN JUST  BECAUSE THE COST OF PRODUCTION IS HIGHER. AND FARMING IS JUST MORE EFFICIENT. SO AN ACRE TODAY  PRODUCES WAY MORE REVENUE THAN IT DID 20 YEARS AGO, BECAUSE PRICES CHANGED AND YIELD  HAS CHANGED AND THAT MEANS IF YOU DESTROY THAT ACRE OF PRODUCTION THAT'S GOING TO COST MORE  MONEY. SO YOU'RE SEEING MORE AND MORE DEVASTATING HAILSTORMS, TORNADOES THOSE TYPES OF  THINGS IN THE MIDWEST WHERE 30 YEARS AGO THAT REALLY WASN'T THE CASE.” OCTOBER WAS ALSO A CHALLENGING MONTH IN CALIFORNIA. THAT'S AFTER A  WILDFIRE RIPPED THROUGH THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE STATE.  BUT A MONTH LATER, THOSE IN CALIFORNIA'S WINE COUNTRY ARE TRYING TO  NOT ONLY REBUILD THE FEW STRUCTURES THAT WERE LOST, BUT REGAIN  TOURISTS WHO WERE TIMID TO TRAVEL BACK UNCERTAIN OF THE AFTERMATH  THAT UNFOLDED AFTER THE FIRE CLEARED.  CALIFORNIA'S WINE COUNTRY COMES WITH AN OPEN INVITATION EACH YEAR.  "THE TRAIN IS RUNNING. THE WINE IS FLOWING. AND WE'RE ON OUR WAY."> BUT THIS YEAR CHARRED HILLS REMIND VISITORS OF  A  DEVASTATING WILDFIRE  IN CALIFORNIA'S FAMED WINE COUNTRY THAT HIT THIS FALL.  THE FATAL FIRES SPANNED 115 THOUSAND MILES DURING PEAK TOURIST  SEASON. BUT NOW THAT THE FLAMES HAVE CEASED,  VINTNERS CALCULATE  LOSSES, THANKFUL THAT MOST OF THE STATE'S WINE GRAPES WERE SPARED.  "LESS THAN 1 PERCENT OF THE VINEYARDS BURNED, LESS THAN 1 PERCENT OF THE WINEMAKING  CAPACITY BURNED." BUT  THOSE ACRES ARE HOME TO SOME OF CALIFORNIA'S MOST PRIZED GRAPES.  THE INTERESTING THING WE'RE LOOKING AT NOW AND WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD RECOGNIZE IS THAT  THE GRAPES THAT HADN'T YET BEEN HARVESTED, TENDED TO BE THE HIGHEST PRICE CABERNETS  SAUVIGNON. THE KIND OF WINES THAT YOU AND I WOULD LIKE TO WISH WE COULD DRINK. I'M TALKING  ABOUT REALLY EXPENSIVE HIGH QUALITY WINES. SUMNER SAYS THOSE GRAPES PRODUCE THE KIND OF WINE THAT MANY ASPIRE  TO CONSUME... SELLING FOR AN AVERAGE OF 100 DOLLARS PER BOTTOLE. AND  WITH SUCH A HIGH CALIBER WINE, WINE MAKERS CAN'T  SACRIFICE QUALITY BY  USING LOWER-GRADE GRAPES.  "SOME OF THOSE CABERNET THAT WERE STILL IN THE FIELD WERE DAMAGED WITH  SOMETHING CALLED SMOKE TAINT. NOW YOU CAN REMOVE SMOKE TAINT BUT YOU CAN'T REMOVE IT WITH  WITHOUT REMOVING SOME OF THE CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKE THOSE THOSE GRAPES $700 A TON AND  THOSE WINES $100 A BOTTLE." SUMNER SAYS THAT MEANS THE 2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNONS WILL BE A  SMALLER CROP, MAKING IT EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE IN THE YEARS AHEAD.  NAPA AND SONOMA COUNTIES ATTRACT TOURISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD…  BUT THOSE TOURISTS  ARE SPARSE THIS YEAR.  " IT WAS REALLY MORE OF THE IMPACT THE FIRES HAD ON PEOPLE'S PSYCHES. THEY THOUGHT THE NAPA  VALLEY WAS BURNING AND THEY CANCELLED THEIR TRIPS. THAT'S REALLY BEEN THE MOST IMPACT FOR  US." NOW LOCAL WINERIES ARE MAKING A PUSH TO BRING TOURISM BACK,  TRYING TO  ENTICE THOSE WHO STILL WANT TO TAKE IN NORTHERN CALIFONRIA'S BEAUTY,  WHILE INDULGING IN POPULAR WINES.   "AMONGST THE DEVASTATION THERE IS STILL SO MUCH BEAUTY HERE IN SONOMA VALLEY AND AROUND  SONOMA AND NAPA. AND NOBODY SHOULD BE AFRAID TO VISIT AND SEE THE BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS  US HERE."

HARVEST OF THANKS TEASE
IT'S THE STORIES OF RESLIENCY THAT CONTINUE TO SHINE TRHOUGHOT  AGRICULTURE AFTER LIFE ALTERING  EVENTS SUCH AS THIS.  THURSDAY ON AGDAY JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL HARVEST OF THANKS SPECIAL.  2017 COULD SET A RECORD FOR BILLION DOLLAR DISASTERS, BUT IT'S WHAT  HAPPENS DURING THE REBUILDING PROCESS THAT IS OFTEN LEFT UNTOLD. IT'S  AFTER THE FIRE. AFTER THE FLOODS. "IT'S THE TEXAS WAY. AFTER THE HURRICANE, EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNWO THEM, YOU HELP FELLOW TEXANS IN NEED. THE WHOLE FAMILY IS SAFE, IT'S A MESS, BUT WE'RE GOING TO FIX IT." WHEN THERE WAS TRIUMPH IN THE  HEARTLAND. WE'LL SHARE THOSE STORIES WITH YOU RIGHT HERE  THANKSGIVING MORNING.

SOUTH DAKOTA CROPS
EVEN DROUGHT STRICKEN AREAS LIKE SOUTH DAKOTA ARE GIVING HTANKS THIS  WEEK, THAT'S AS YIELDS IN SOME PORTIONS OF THE STATE TURNED OUT BETTER  THAN EXPECTED.  IT'S A COMMON THEME ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR. YIELDS ARE TURNING  OUT BETTER THAN EXPECTED.  SOUTH DAKOTA PRODUCER BRAD GREENWAY LIVES RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE  DROUGHT WHICH IMPACTED CROPS IN THE STATE THIS YEAR - TO HIS SURPRISE,  THE CROPS TURNED OUT BETTER THAN HE ANTICPATED.  "IN JULY I WAS BUYING CORN BECAUSE I THOUGHT I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TO FEED MY LIVESTOCK. AND  IT'S AMAZING TO ME THE YIELDS WE GOT. 04 (TAKE OUT MIDDLE) 11 I'VE HARVESTED THE BEST CORN  CROP I EVER HARVESTED IN THE TIME I'VE BEEN FARMING AND IT WAS GETTING JUST ENOUGH MOISTURE  TO CARRY IT THROUGH. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO VERY FAR AND OTHERS WEREN'T AS FORTUNATE."BUT IT'S THOSE BETTER THAN EXPECTED YIELDS THAT COULD FORCE SOME  FARMERS TO CHANGE THEIR TAX PLANS THIS YEAR. FARM CPA PAUL NEIFFER  SAYS CONSIDERING TAX CHANGES ON THE TABLE, FARMERS SHOULD CONSIDER  PUSHING SOME OF THOSE PAYMENTS INTO THE NEW YEAR.  "THEY REALLY SHOULD BE LOOKING AT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SOME DEFERRED  PAYMENT CONTRACTS WHERE THEY'RE ACTUALLY SELLING THE GRAIN NOW ,YOU KNOW BECAUSE THEY  DON'T HAVE STORAGE OR SELLING THE GRAIN BUT ROLL THAT CASH DELIVERY OR THE CASH THAT THEY GET  INTO 2018. THAT GIVES AN OPTION IF RATES GO DOWN WE'LL STILL TAX IT IN 18. IF IF RATES STAY THE SAME AND WE GOT SOME OFFSETTING DEDUCTIONS IN 17 WE'LL BRING IT BACK INTO 17. THAT'S ALWAYS A GOOD  RECOMMENDATION."BUT NOT EVERY FARMERS IS SEEING BOUTNIFUL BUSHELS.  IN KANSAS, SORGHUM FARMERS SAY YIELDS ARE JUST AVERAGE THIS YEAR.  "WE HAD A REALLY PROLONGED DROUGHT AND A LOIT OF HEAT IN THE SECOND PART OF THE SUMMER SO  OUR YIELDS WERE RIGHT AROUND APH LEVELS, ABOVE OR A LITTLE BELOW CROP INSURANCE LEVELS SO NOT  A FANTASTIC CROP."86 PERCENT OF KANSAS' SORGHUM IS OUT OF HTE FIELD, 6 POINTS BEHIND  AVEREAGE;

CROP COMMENTS
WE HAVE A GOOD MIX OF CROPS AND CATTLE FROM THE FIELD FOR TODAY'S  CROP COMMENTS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS. GOOD MORNING, MIKE.  OUR FIRST PICTURE IS  OF HEREFORD COWS IN CENTRAL LAKE MICHIGAN.  OWNER -- SAYS OVERALL, IT'S BEEN A FAIRLY WET FALL WEITH OVER 8 INCHES OF  RAIN IN OCTOBER. THAT MEANS HE'S WORKING A LITTLE HARDER TO MAKE SURE  THE CALVES ARE COMFORTABLE.  AND IN COLORADO, FARMERS ARE STILL WORKING TO GET THE CROP OUT OF THE  FIELD. RYAN IS LOCATED IN HAXTON, COLORADO. HE SAYS HARVEST HAS BEEN A  LITTLE SLOW AT TIMES THIS YEAR, BUT THEY EXPECT TO FINISH UP HARVEST  NEXT WEEK.  USDA'S LATEST CROP RPOGRES REPORT SHOWED COLORADO CORN HARVEST IS  86 PERCENT COMPLETE. THAT TRAILS AVERAGE BY 8 POINTS.  ....AND HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. 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
WHEAT ACREAGE WAS AT A 100-YEAR-LOW THIS YEAR IN THE U-S. WHAT CAN  TURN THAT CROP BULLISH? WE'LL DISCUSS NEXT IN AGRIBUSINESS. PLUS CRANBERRIES ARE A MUST-HAVE ON MANY THANKSGIVING TABLES. BUT  ABUNDANT SUPPLIES ARE HURTING FARM PRICES. WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT A PLAN TO INCREASE CONSUMPTION. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY NEW DELARO FUNGICIDE FOR CORN AND SOYBEANS. ACHIEVE PERSONAL  BEST YIELDS.

AGRIBUSINESS
AS YOU PREPARE TO GIVE THANKS THIS HOLIDAY WEEK, WHEAT IS OFTEN A  SYMBOL OF HARVEST AND THE BREADBASKET OF THIS COUNTRY. SO, ITS' ONLY  FITTING CLINTON GRIFFITHS TALKS WHEAT THIS DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING. HE  JOINS US NOW FROM THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK.  JOE VACLAVIK STANDARD GRAIN OUR GUESTS HERE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TODAY. LET'S TALK ABOUT  THE WHEAT MARKET WE KNOW WHEN IT'S BEEN PLANTED WHAT HAVE THE MARKETS DONE WHILE THAT  WORKS BEEN HAPPENING. THE MARKETS AFFECT VERY POORLY WINTER WHEAT FUTURES ARE BACK TO THEIR  NORMAL SELVES. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CARRY IN THE MARKET FUNDS ARE VERY HEAVILY SHORT. I THINK  THERE ARE SOME POTENTIALLY FRIENDLY UNDERTONES HERE TODAY AT WORK. FIRST THING I THINK WE HAD  ACREAGE ALL WE ACREAGE IN US IS GOING TO BE DOWN AGAIN AFTER POSTING WHAT A HUNDRED AND  EIGHT YEAR LOW LAST YEAR. SO THAT'S A POTENTIALLY FRIENDLY FACTOR. WE'RE SEEING SOME BETTER  DEMAND FOR FOR HIGHER PROTEIN WHEAT. SO I THINK THE CASH MARKET IN SOME OF THE CASH  PREMIUMS HAVE IMPROVED A LITTLE BIT AS FAR AS USDA GOES. PROJECTIONS FOR CARRY OUT  PROJECTIONS FOR STOCKS TO USE RATIOS GETTING JUST A LITTLE BIT LESS BEARISH MOVING FORWARD HERE.  SO IS THIS GOING TO TURN INTO A BULL MARKET OVERNIGHT. NO I DON'T THINK SO. BUT I THINK IT'S A  SITUATION THAT IS BECOMING PERHAPS A LITTLE BIT LESS BEARISH. AND IF WE WERE TO GET SOME HELP  FROM SAY THE CORN MARKET OK OR MAYBE THE CURRENCY MARKET I THINK THAT SHE COULD BE IN FOR  MUCH MUCH BETTER PRICES DOWN THE ROAD. IS THERE ANY SCENARIO THAT YOU'RE WATCHING WHERE  YOU SEE US SWITCH SOME OF THESE CORN ACRES WITH THE PRICE WHERE THEY WHERE IT IS BACK TO  WHEAT OR IS THAT STORY NOT TOLD YET. IT'S NOT LOOKING THAT WAY TO ME. THERE WERE FARMERS IN HARD  RED WINTER WHEAT COUNTRY IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THAT HAD GOOD LUCK WITH CORN THIS YEAR. THEY  HAD GOOD LUCK WITH SOYBEANS IN SOME INSTANCES AND THE WHEAT JUST ISN'T PAYING THE BILLS.  THEY HAD ONE LITTLE OPPORTUNITY IN JUNE AND JULY WHEN WE SAW THAT BIG RALLY IN THIS SHARING  WEED MARKET TO DO SOME MARKETING. I THINK YOU HAD JULY 18 KANSAS CITY UP OVER $6 FOR A  MOMENT IN TIME. BUT ON THE WHOLE THE PRICES DON'T WORK IT DOESN'T WORK MARGIN WISE. SO I  THINK THAT IF WE GET THAT REDUCED ACREAGE THROW ANY LITTLE WEATHER HICCUP IN MAYBE A CURRENCY  THING. FUNDS ARE PRETTY HEAVILY SHORT TERM WHEN YOU TURN THIS THING INTO SOMETHING BETTER  HERE IT MIGHT TAKE A WHILE BUT I THINK IT'S GETTING LESS BEARISH LESS BEARISH MAYBE SOMETHING BETTER. I THINK THERE ARE SOME FARMERS THAT WOULD PROBABLY TAKE THAT. YES. ALL RIGHT. WE'LL BE  BACK WITH MORE AGDAY JUST A MINUTE.  AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ENLIST WEED CONTROL SYSTEM.  MORE WEED CONTROL.  LESS  DRIFT AND VOLATILITY.  MAXIMUM YIELD POTENTIAL.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK. MIKE WE'RE JUST A DAY AWAY FROM THANKSGIVING WE DID HAVE ANY BIG PLANS.  YOU KNOW WHAT. I ACTUALLY WORK ON THANKSGIVING BUT THAT'S OK. MY FAMILY'S MEETING ON  SUNDAY IN INDIANAPOLIS SO THAT WOULD BE NICE. I AM IN CHARGE OF COOKING THANKSGIVING  DINNER. OH. AND MY THEORY IS WHEN IN DOUBT OR WHEN SOMETHING DOES IT TASTE RIGHT. JUST HAD  BETTER. SO WHAT SOUNDS GOOD ON THANKSGIVING. IT WORKS. IT DOES WORK. ALL RIGHT. HOW'S  WEATHER. WELL LET'S CHECK OUT FIRST OF ALL THE ROOT ZONE MOISTURE MAP AND YOU CAN SEE THE WET  AREAS. AND OF COURSE THOSE ARE SOME OF THOSE SAME PLACES THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT  TRYING TO FINISH UP HARVEST AND THAT GOES ALL THE WAY FROM THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES NORTHERN  INDIANA BACK ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS RIGHT THROUGH THE I-80 CORRIDOR IN NEBRASKA DOWN INTO  COLORADO. WINTER IS UP INTO MONTANA AS WELL. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAPS AS WE HEAD  THROUGH THIS WEEK. WE HAVE AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING UP THE EASTERN SEABOARD  MAYBE A DECENT RAIN PRODUCER BUT RIGHT ALONG THE COAST THIS FRONT IS HAVING SOME RAIN AND  SNOW SHOWERS NOTHING BIG WITH THAT A FEW LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS BEHIND IT. AND WE HAVE  TWO SYSTEMS OUT WEST. FIRST ONE'S NOT GOING TO BE A BIG WEATHER PRODUCER. THE SECOND ONE  IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY SLOW MOVER AND EVENTUALLY WILL BE A FAIRLY BIG WEATHER PRODUCER FARTHER  EAST. WE'LL BE WATCHING THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE GOLF. BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE 24 HOURS  AND IT'LL START TO AFFECT YOU IN FLORIDA AS IT COMES ALONG THIS FRONT. HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATING  FROM THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO TEXAS AS WE HEAD THROUGH TONIGHT INTO  TOMORROW A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW. CENTRAL NORTHERN GREAT LAKES AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES ON THROUGH.  AND THERE'S THAT SYSTEM COMING ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA LOTS OF RAIN AS WE HEAD THROUGH  THANKSGIVING IN FLORIDA ITSELF. BUT FOR THE MOST PART VERY FEW TRAVEL PROBLEMS ACROSS THE  COUNTRY. THERE WILL BE A LITTLE SNOW FLYING IN THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES AND THERE'LL BE OBVIOUSLY  SOME PROBLEMS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A LOT OF THAT RAIN BUT MOUNTAIN SNOW YOU FOLKS ARE  USED TO THAT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. NOT A LOT.  HIT AND MISS PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST THE MAJORITY IS IN WESTERN WASHINGTON. ADDING IN THE NEXT  36 HOURS WE'LL ADD SOME MORE IN THE NORTHERN ROCKIES PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND A LITTLE BIT IN THE  GREAT LAKES. BUT WE WILL DEFINITELY ADD SOME MORE IN FLORIDA. SNOWFALL WE'RE NOT ADNANI IN  FLORIDA. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT LITTLE BIT OVER THE GREAT LAKES WILL ADD JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE. NONE OF THAT MAJOR FOR TRAVEL ISSUES. AND MOST OF THAT REALLY NOT MAJOR OUT WEST EITHER IT'S  FAIRLY WARM EVEN INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THERE ARE THE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES PRETTY COLD  ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE OHIO VALLEY WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S AND 40S ON THE COOL BUT  COMFORTABLE SIDE DOWN SOUTH. NOW YOU'RE TALKING 30S AND 40S TONIGHT THOUGH ALL THE WAY  DOWN TOWARD THE GULF OF MEXICO. BUT IT STARTS TO WARM UP IN THE WESTERN PLAINS AND A LITTLE BIT  INTO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD THROUGH TOMORROW AFTERNOON. THERE'S A JETSTREAM  BASICALLY WE HAVE A TROUGH IN THE EAST THAT MOVES AWAY ANOTHER PIECE OF ENERGY REPLACES IT  THAT MOVES AWAY ANOTHER THE OTHER COMES IN OVER THE WEEKEND THAT MOVES AWAY AND THEN  WE HAVE ANOTHER WIND DIVING IN FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK THAT'S THE PATTERN  WE'VE GOTTEN OURSELVES INTO. WHICH MEANS COLDER THAN NORMAL FOR THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF  THE COUNTRY A GOOD CHUNK OF THE TIME. BUT YOU WILL HAVE SOME WARM UPS IN-BETWEEN. THAT'S  A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL BILLINGS  MONTANA MOSTLY CLOUDY AND RATHER MILD TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 60 DEGREES. SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND CHILLY WITH A HIGH OF 61. AND FINALLY TAKE A LOOK AT  EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. BREEZY WITH CLOUDS AND THEN SUNSHINE HIGH OF 52. 

TEASE
UP NEXT PRODUCE SHIPPERS GET A BREAK FROM A NEW TRANSPORTATION  RULE. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHAT IT MEANS. AND IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK "A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS" AT THE WHITE HOUSE.  DETAILS WHEN WE HEAD IN THE COUNTRY. INSTINCT AND N-SERVE NITROGEN STABILIZERS DON'T JUST STABILIZE NITROGEN, THEY MAXIMIZE IT - SO  CORN CROPS GIE THE MAX IN RETURN.  LEARN MORE AT MAXINMAXOUT.COM.

PACKER TV
PRODUCE AND LIVESTOCK HAULERS ARE GETTING A SHORT REPRIEVE FROM A  NEW FEDERAL RULE THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF AN "ELECTRONIC LOGGING  DEVICE" - OR E-L-D - ON COMMERCIAL TRACTOR-TRAILERS. THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ISSUED A 90-DAY WAIVER. THE RULE WAS  SET TO GO INTO EFFECT ON DECEMBER 18TH. E-L-D'S REPLACE THE OLD HAND-WRITTEN LOGS THAT TRUCKERS USE TO TRACK  THEIR HOURS. MANY IN THE AG-LOBBY SAY THE FEDERAL RULE DOESN'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT  THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF HAULING LIVESTOCK OR FRESH GOODS. "IF YOU ARE TRANSPORTING GOODS LIKE SAY PRODUCE IF IT'S CAUGHT IN TRAFFIC WHETHER IF YOU'RE IN A  LOADING DOCK AND YOU'RE DELAYED AND YOUR HOURS IS UP YOU'RE 500 MILES IS UP AND YOUR HOURS  ARE UP AND YOUR PRODUCE HAS TO SIT ALONGSIDE THE ROAD IT'S GOING TO SPOIL SO THAT COSTS DON'T  GO DON'T GO IT'S GOING TO BE THE END TO THE CONSUMER." THE HOURS OF SERVICE REQUIREMENT DOES NOT CHANGE FOR COMMERCIAL  TRUCKERS. HOWEVER SHIPPERS BELIEVE THE LESS FLEXIBLE, AND MORE  PRECISE ENFORCEMENT OF HOURS, CAN ADD DELIVERY COSTS. CRANBERRIES MIGHT BE ON YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE TOMORROW  BUT IN  THE FUTURE THE EXCESS CROP COULD END-UP AS FERTILIZER! ACCORDING TO REPORT FROM BLOOMBERG NEWS AMERICAN CRANBERRY  PROCESSORS ARE WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT APPROVAL THAT WOULD ALLOW  THEM TO TURN EXCESS FRUIT INTO FERTILIZER.  THE PROGRAM WOULD BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND FOR CRANBERRIES. BLOOMBERG SAYS INVENTORIES ARE SO PLENTIFUL, THERE WAS ENOUGH TO  COVER CONSUMPTION EVEN BEFORE FARMERS STARTED GATHERING THIS  YEAR'S CROP. OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRIES SAYS THE FEDERAL ORDER COULD HELP PUT  SUPPLY-AND-DEMAND BACK IN BALANCE, WHICH WOULD ALSO HELP PRICES FOR  GROWERS. WE CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING TOMORROW. BUT AT THE WHITE HOUSE  CHRISTMAS DELIVERIES ARE SHOWING UP! IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOHN DEERE.  WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE  INVENTORY OF JOHN DEERE CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED TRACTORS, COMBINES AND SPRAYERS?   MACHINEFINDER DOT COM.  SOMETIMES THE BEST NEW ADDITION TO YOUR FLEET ISN'T NEW." 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  TRACTORS, HAY TOOLS, UTILILTY VEHICLES, MOWERS AND  MORE.  VISIT KUBOTA.COM TODAY.EVEN THOUGH TOMORROW IS A VERY IMPORTANT HOLIDAY FOR MANY OF US - THE CHRISTMAS SEASON HAS ALREADY STARTED. LET'S BE HONEST, IT STARTED  FOR SOME PEOPLE AROUND THE FOURTH OF JULY. IN WASHINGTON FIRST-LADY MELANIA TRUMP AND SON BARON RECEIVED THE  OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE AS IT WAS DELIVERED TO THE FRONT  DOOR. IT'S A 19-AND-A-HALF-FOOT BALSAM FIR FROM WISCONSIN. THE TREE COMES FROM A TREE FARM IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN CALLED "SILENT  NIGHT EVERGREENS." THE OWNERS, JIM AND DIANE CHAPMAN, PRESENTED THE TREE ON BEHALF OT THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION. THAT ORGANIZATION  REPRESENTS FARMERS WHO GROW REAL CHRISTMAS TREES. THE TREE WILL STAND IN THE BLUE ROOM, WHERE IT WILL BECOME THE HOLIDAY  SHOWPIECE FOR A PRESIDENT WHO HAS VOWED TO PUT CHRISTMAS BACK IN  THE CENTER OF THE WINTER HOLIDAYS.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. BE  SURE TO JOIN US TOMORROW MORNING FOR A "HARVEST OF THANKS". ON BEHALF OF THE AGDAY FAMILY, AS WELL AS MY HUSBAND AND KIDS, I HOPE  YOU HAVE A HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAM COMMERCIAL - AMERICA'S LONGEST-LASTING HEAVY DUTY  PICKUPS.

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