AgDay Daily Recap -November 4, 2016

August 18, 2016 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 4, 2016

HEADLINES

COMING UP ON AGDAY - THERE IS MORE THAN PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS TO  DECIDE THIS ELECTION DAY...INCLUDING THE FUTURE OF FARMING THIS  COLORADO CASH CROP. THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING...ALL EYES TURN  SOUTH..BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR US TO SWITCH OUR FOCUS AGAIN WE GT TO  SWITCH IT OVER TO SOUTH AMERICA WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE.  THE  VALUE OF KEEPING FIELD TRIALS CLOSE TO HOME...AND A GREAT AMERICAN  BARN CONTINUES ITS LEGACY IN THE HOOSIER STATE.  AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

PROBLEMS WITH LEGALIZED MARIJUANA
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WHEN THE NATION HEADS TO THE  POLLS NEXT TUESDAY, VOTERS IN TEN STATES WILL DECIDE ON BALLOT  MEASURES THAT COULD "LIGHT" THE WAY FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF LEGALIZED  MARIJUANA-USE IN THIS COUNTRY. MOST OF THE STATES WOULD ALLOW FOR THE LEGAL, RECREATIONAL, USE OF  MARIJUANA. ALTHOUGH FOUR OF THE STATES - FLORIDA, ARKANSAS, MONTANA  AND NORTH DAKOTA - THE BALLOT FOCUSES ON MEDICAL USE. COLORADO IS THE EXCEPTION. IT'S NOT A STATEWIDE REFERENDUM. RATHER,   IT'S A LOCAL ISSUE AFFECTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF PUEBLO. VOTERS  THERE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO REVERSE THE LAW THAT ALLOWS THE  PRODUCTION AND USE OF MARIJUANA. PETER BANDA FROM THE ASSOCIATED  PRESS HAS OUR STORY. IF TWO BALLOT MEASURES ARE APPROVED, THE COMMUNITY WILL BE THE FIRST  IN THE U-S TO REJECT RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA AFTER APPROVING IT. PETER BANDA FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS OUR STORY. RAISED ON A FAMILY FARM IN EASTERN NEBRASKA, RYAN KINNISON NOW  GROWS MARIJUANA.  NOT JUST A FEW PLANTS, BUT 36 ACRES OF IT IN PUEBLO  COUNTY ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTH OF DENVER.  "I JUST ACTUALLY TOLD MY PARENTS ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AGO WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.'' SINCE COLORADO LEGALIZED RECREATIONAL POT IN 2012... THE LOS  SUENOS FARMS HAS GROWN INTO WHAT'S BELIEVED TO BE THE LARGEST LEGAL  FIELD IN THE COUNTRY. WITH AN EXPECTED YIELD OF FIVE TO SIX TONS..  SECURITY IS ALSO A BIG PART OF THE OPERATION. 289 CAMERAS TRACK ANYONE  WHO ENTERS THE FIELD....EVERYONE NEEDS A BADGE, AND MUST SIGN IN, INCLUDING OWNER BOB  DEGABRIELLE."WE'VE HAD A REMARKABLY STRESS FREE SECURITY ISSUE.''  BUT IT'S ANOTHER ISSUE THAT  NOW THREATENS DEGABRIELLE AND SOME 180 RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA  BUSINESSES INCLUDING DISPENSARIES AND CULTIVATION FACILITIES.  THE COUNTY COULD BE THE FIRST TO CHANGE ITS MIND ABOUT LEGALIZING  RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA."WE DO NOT WANT TO BE THE NAPA VALLEY OF MARIJUANA.''  CHARLENE GRAHAM LEADS THE GROUP THAT PUT PROPOSITION 200 ON THE  BALLOT THIS ELECTION. SHE SAYS LEGAL MARIJUANA HAS DRAWN MORE  HOMELESSNESS TO THE AREA, AND WITH IT MORE STRAIN ON LOCAL  RESOURCES, INCLUDING HOSPITALS. "THE AMOUNT OF MONEY COMING IN NOWHERE MATCHES THE AMOUNT THAT'S GOING OUT.'' BUT  DEGABRIELLE SAYS THE LEGAL INDUSTRY EMPLOYS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AND  PUMPS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THE ECONOMY. "THEY WANT TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS TO LEASE PROPERTY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE GROWING MARIJUANA,  WELL, I THINK THAT WOULD BE LIKE GOING TO A CAR DEALER AND SAYING, `HEY, I DON'T LIKE YOU, I WANT  TO DO AWAY WITH YOUR BUSINESS. WITH A MEASURE ON THE BALLOT IN PUEBLO COUNTY IT'LL BE UP TO VOTERS TO  DETERMINE WHETHER THE FARM'S NAMESAKE — SPANISH FOR "THE DREAMS'' — REMAINS A REALITY. PETER BANDA, ASSOCIATED PRESS, PUEBLO, COLORADO.  HERE'S THE BREAK-DOWN OF THE ELECTORATE IN PUEBLO COUNTY COLORADO.  THERE ARE ABOUT 48-THOUSAND DEMOCRATS, 28-THOUSAND REPUBLICANS,  AND 37-THOUSAND THAT DON'T CLAIM EITHER PARTY.

BLOW FOR BREXIT
IN OTHER ELECTION NEWS, IN A MAJOR BLOW FOR BRITAIN'S GOVERNMENT, THE  NATION'S HIGH COURT SAYS THE PRIME MINISTER CAN'T TRIGGER THE U.K.'S EXIT  FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM PARLIAMENT. THE GOVERNMENT IS LIKELY TO APPEAL THURSDAY'S RULING TO THE SUPREME  COURT.PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY HAS SAID SHE WILL LAUNCH EXIT NEGOTIATIONS  WITH THE EU BY MARCH 31.CLAIMANTS ARGUE THAT LEAVING THE EU WILL REMOVE RIGHTS, INCLUDING  FREE MOVEMENT WITHIN THE BLOC, AND SAY THAT CANNOT BE DONE WITHOUT  PARLIAMENT'S APPROVAL.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PUSH FOR TPP
WITH LESS THAN A WEEK UNTIL THE ELECTION, TALK ABOUT THE TPP ISN'T GOING  AWAY.THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL PUSH FOR  THE "LONG-SHOT" BID IMMEDIATELY AFTER CONGRESS RETURNS TO D.C. FOR  THE LAME-DUCK SESSION. U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL FROMAN TOLD NBC NEWS THAT IF HOUSE  AND SENATE LEADERS BRING TPP FORWARD, HE BELIEVES HIS TEAM CAN GET  THE VOTES NEEDED TO PASS IT.

USDA SUPPLY AND DEMAND PREDICTIONS
NEXT WEDNESDAY USDA RELEASES ITS LATEST SUPPLY DEMAND REPORT AND  MARKETS ARE ALREADY GEARING UP FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO YIELD  EXPECTATIONS. SOYBEAN MARKETS SEEING CHOPPY ACTION THIS WEEK AS TRADER POSITION  THEMSELVES FOR THE REPORT. COMMODITY BROKERAGE FIRM, F-C STONE, PUTTING OUT ITS OWN PRE-REPORT  FORECAST.IT'S RAISING THE 2016 SOYBEAN ESTIMATE TO A NATION WIDE AVERAGE OF  NEARLY 53 (52 POINT 8) BUSHELS TO THE ACRE. USDA PUT YIELDS JUST ABOVE 51 (51.4) IN OCTOBER. FC STONE IS ALSO FORECASTING CORN TO TOP 175 (175.3) BUSHELS TO THE  ACRE AS A NATIONWIDE AVERAGE.USDA A COUPLE BUSHELS LOWER (173.4) THAN THAT IN OCTOBER.

CROP COMMENTS
CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM DOW AGROSCIENCES. LET'S CHECK IN WITH MIKE HOFFMAN FOR THIS MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS.  TEXAS AGRI-LIFE EXTENSION SAYS UNUSUALLY WARM WEATHER IN TEXAS HAS  NOT BEEN IDEAL FOR FALL AND WINTER CROPS INCLUDING SPINACH FIELDS LIKE  THIS ONE. THE CROP MATURES BETTER IN COOLER WEATHER. HOWEVER, THE WARM TEMPS HAVE EXTENDED THE GROWING SEASON FOR  OTHER HORTICULTURAL CROPS LIKE PEPPERS AND SQUASH. AND WE GOT THIS PICTURE FROM DAVE DEKEN OF SUNUP TV IN STILLWATER  OKLAHOMA. HE SAYS THIS WHEAT IS THE VERY LAST TEST PLANTED IN THE  STATE. DAVE REPORTS THAT WHEN THE FIELD WAS PLANTED THE VERY NEXT DAY  IT RECEIVED AN INCH OF RAIN.AND HE ADDS IT LOOKS LIKE MORE MAY BE ON THE WAY.  AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE DROUGHT MONITOR IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE IN THE SOUTH EAST ESPCIALLY IN NORTHERN ALABAMA NORTHERN GEORGIA WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT AND  HAVE YOUR FORECAST FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAY BUT NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
THE PRO FARMER CREW JOINS US NEXT WITH A LOOK AT SOUTH AMERICA'S  PLANTING SEASON AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR MARKETS HERE AT HOME. PLUS THE BENEFITS OF HOSTING A WHEAT VARIETY TRIAL ON YOUR OWN FARM PLUS WE HEAD IN THE COUNTRY TO INDIANA TO SHOWCASE A CENTURY-OLD BARN AND THE CURIOUS CRITTERS THAT CALL IT HOME.

FLOOR OF THE CME
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA - MAKERS OF VIKING SIDE- BY-SIDES.  YAMAHA - REAL WORLD TOUGH. THE FEDERAL RESERVE KEPT INTEREST RATES UNCHANGED FOLLOWING ITS  LATEST POLICY MEETING WEDNESDAY. HOWEVER, THE FED DID SIGNAL A HIKE COULD BE DUE IN DECEMBER AS THE  ECONOMY GATHERS MOMENTUM AND INFLATION PICKS UP.  IN AGRIBUSINESS LETS SEE HOW MARKETS FINISHED THURSDAY FROM THE  FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. NOT A TON TO TALK ABOUT BECAUSE WE'VE GOT THE USDA NEXT WEEK. AND  WE'VE SEEN ALL THESE NUMBERS KIND OF COME IN AND GET CLOSER AND  CLOSER TOGETHER SO, I THINK WE COULD SAY WITH SOME DEGREE OF  CERTAINTY OR WE'VE GOT AN IDEA ABOUT WHAT USDA IS GOING TO GIVE US BUT  TODAY WAS A LITTLE OF A MIXED BAG. WE HAD CORN AND BEANS HIGHER, WHEAT  A LITTLE LOWER BUT NOT BY MUCH. AND WE'VE GOT MOST OF THOSE  SPECULATORS AND INVESTORS TRYING TO TAKE A TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A  DEFENSIVE STANCE GOING INTO THOSE NUMBERS NEXT WEEK. IT'S GOING BE  INTERESTING TO SEE IF WE CAN BUILD A CASE FOR THE BULLS HERE. WE'VE  SEEN SOME THE FUND POSITIONS KINDA GET SMALLER AND SMALLER WHICH IS  SOMETHING I WOULD EXPECT WITH NUMBERS LIKE THIS, BUT ULTIMATELY WE'RE  GOING NEED SOMETHING NEW FOR THESE BULLS BECAUSE THESE NUMBERS  COMING THROUGH ARE GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER AND THAT'S NOT  SOMETHING YOU WANT TO SEE IF YOU WANT TO SEE A RALLY. SO AGAIN A MORE  POSITION TAKING THAT'S DEFENSIVE IN NATURE RATHER THAN OFFENSIVE IN  NATURE THAT'LL CONTINUE THE CASE GOING INTO NEXT WEEK. LET'S SEE IF WE  CAN BUILD A CASE FOR THE BULLS THAT CAN HOLD THESE PRICES AND MAYBE  EVEN GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF A RALLY. I'M SCOTT SHELLADY ON THE CME GROUP FLOOR IN CHICAGO.  

PROFARMER
IT'S BEEN A CHOPPY WEEK FOR SOYBEANS AS WE HEAD INTO THE NOVEMBER  SUPPLY DEMAND REPORT FROM USDA. IN TODAY' PRO FARMER PROFIT BRIEFING THE TEAM TAKES A LOOK AT WHERE TO  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS...IN THE MONTHS AHEAD. BRIAN THIS BEAN MARKET HAS REALLY BEEN FASCINATING TO WATCH. WE HAD  RUN UP IN THE SPRING ON ANTICIPATION THAT WE COULD RUN INTO SOME  ROUGH WEATHER DIDN'T GET IT GREW A BIG CROP WE'VE GONE THROUGH A  PERIOD WHERE DEMAND HAS JUST BEEN FANTASTIC BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO  SWITCH OUR FOCUS AGAIN WE'VE GOT A SWITCH IT OVER TO SOUTH AMERICA WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE? WELL WE'RE STARTING TO SEE PRICES ROLL  OVER FIRST OFF BUT THE REASON THAT THEIR ROLLING OVER IS THERE AFTER A  VERY AGGRESSIVE ON PLANTING PACE. SO MATTO GROSSO THE TOP  PRODUCTION STATE IS DOUBLE ITS NORMAL PLANTING PACE RIGHT NOW.  PARNAH THE SECOND TOP PRODUCTION STATE IS RUNNING WELL AHEAD OF  WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR SO A VERY QUICK PACE WHICH MEANS THAT SOME OF  THOSE NEW CROP SOYBEANS OUT OF BRAZIL ARE GOING TO HIT THE MARKET  SOONER THAN WHAT NORMALLY IS THE CASE. WELL ITS GOT TO INDICATED THAT  A FIELD CONDITIONS A PRETTY GOOD DOWN THERE. ARE THEY DRY RIGHT NOW?  WELL THE ONLY DRY AREAS ARE IN NORTHEAST BRAZIL AND THAT ACCOUNTS  FOR ABOUT TEN PERCENT OF THEIR PRODUCTION. SO NOT AN ISSUE THERE. IT'S  TOO WET DOWN IN FAR SOUTHERN BRAZIL RIO GRANDE DEL SOL AND THAT THAT  ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT ANOTHER FIFTEEN PERCENT SO. TWENTY FIVE PERCENT  THE PRODUCTION AREA IS IN QUESTION RIGHT NOW SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT IT  HAS REALLY GOOD CONDITIONS. OK IF THOSE BEANS ARE BEING PLANTED THIS  AGGRESSIVLY WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT LATE JANUARY EARLY FEBRUARY WHEN  THE HARVEST SHOULD START? YEAH MATTO GROSSO PROBABLY ABOUT TWENTY  FIVE PERCENT HARVESTED BY THE END OF JANUARY. NORMAL WOULD BE ABOUT  TEN PERCENT SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT YOU KNOW WELL ABOVE WHAT THE  NORMAL PACE WOULD BE THAT JUST MEANS THAT THEY'RE GONNA MAKE THEIR  WAY TO PORT PROBABLY BY THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY WHICH BROUGHT HIM  ABOUT TWO WEEKS AHEAD OF NORMAL FOR HITTING EXPORT FACILITIES AND  THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHEN THOSE BRAZILIAN BEANS ARE  AVAILABLE WILL DETERMINE WHEN OUR EXPORT WINDOW IS BASICALLY GOING  TO SLAM SHUT ON US. YEAH EXACTLY AND THAT YOU KNOW IT'LL START TO  CLOSE A LITTLE BIT AT THE BEGINNING WHEN THOSE BEANS ARE TRICKLING IN  OUT OF BRAZIL  BUT THEN AS THE FLOW BECOMES HEAVIER THEN IT IT STARTS  TO CLOSE MORE RAPIDLY AND IF YOU REMEMBER BACK FIFTEEN SIXTEEN SO  LAST MARKETING YEAR WE NEVER DID SEE OUR EXPORT WINDOW CLOSE WE  WERE SELLING OLD CROP SOYBEANS RIGHT UP UNTIL THE FINAL DAY OF THE  MARKETING YEAR AND NOT TYPICAL WHATSOEVER AND I ANTICIPATE THAT WE'LL  HAVE MUCH MORE OF A TYPICAL TYPE OF YEAR THIS YEAR. ALRIGHT KEEPING A  VERY CLOSE  I WAS GOING ON DOWN IN BRAZIL FROM BRIAN GRETE AND ALL THE  EDITORS AT PRO FARMER IN CEDAR FALLS IM CHIP FLORY

TEASE
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WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH MIKE HOFFMAN,  MIKE LOOKING AT THE  DROUGHT MONITOR, BOY THE SOUTHEAST, SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION THERE  OVER THE LAST MONTH. WE STARTED TO SEE IT GET BETTER FOR AWHILE BUT IF  YOU GO BACK A MONTH NOW YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH BETTER IT WAS JUST ONE  MONTH AGO. AND AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE AT THE FOUR PREVIOUS WEEKS  YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT AREA JUST EXPANDS. FIRST OF IT, IT EXPANDS INTO THE  SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. BUT IT ALSO GETS WORSE AND WORSE IN  NORTHERN GEORGIA, NORTHERN ALABAMA. IT'S ACTUALLY GOTTEN SLIGHTLY  BETTER IN THE NORTHEAST. IT HASN'T  CHANGED A WHOLE LOT OUT WEST. YOU  CAN SEE IT'S STILL VERY DRY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF  CALIFORNIA BUT THAT'S A MUCH SMALLER AREA THAN IT WAS A YEAR AGO. AT  LEAST WE HAVE IMPROVED THINGS A LITTLE BIT. HIGH PRESSURE YOU CAN SEE  AS WE START THE DAY AND AND WE'RE HEADING TOWARD THE WEEKEND. THERE  WILL BE SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BUT JUST SCATTERED ALONG  THIS FRONT  IN THE SOUTHEAST THE HIGH PRESSURE FROM THE GREAT LAKES  TO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES TO SOUTHERN CANADA,  ALL PROVIDING VERY NICE DRY, WEATHER AND NOW HOPEFULLY THIS ALLOWS  MOST FOLKS TO GET EVERYTHING OUT OF THE FIELDS. IN THESE AREAS IS THIS  IS A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER. NOW, IT'S ALSO BE A PROLONGED  PERIOD OF SOME WET WEATHER IN THE SOUTHWEST WHICH IS UNUSUAL BUT  THE SYSTEM IS GOING TO A PUT DOWN SOME DECENT AMOUNTS SOME OF THE  HIGHER ELEVATIONS WESTERN NEW MEXICO IN TWO EASTERN ARIZONA, OVER  THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS, A  COUPLE OF SYSTEMS SKIMMING THE  NORTHEAST OR NORTH WEST COAST. MOST LEFT HEADING IN THE WESTERN  CANADA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH  THE DAY TOMORROW, FIRST DAY OF THE WEEKEND, STILL FOUR DOMES OF HIGH  PRESSURE DOMINATING A GOOD CHUNK OF  THE LOWER FORTY EIGHT AND  SOUTHERN CANADA. PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR  HOURS, WE'VE SEEN SOME DECENT AMOUNTS PARTS OF TEXAS, PARTS OF THE  SOUTHWEST. AND HIT AND  MISS AMOUNTS IS YOU CAN SEE A MID ATLANTIC INTO  THE NORTHEAST BUT ADDING IN THE NEXT THIRTY SIX, VERY LITTLE IN THE EAST,  MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT MORE IN THE FAR NORTHEAST BUT MOST OF WHAT'S  GOING TO COME DOWN IS IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, EASTERN ARIZONA AND  WESTERN PORTIONS OF WASHINGTON AND OREGON. SNOWFALL, WELL THERE'S  WELLER'S BARELY ANYTHING TO SHOW HERE BUT OVER THE NEXT THIRTY SIX  HOURS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF COLORADO WILL PROBABLY SEE SOME OF  THE WHITE STUFF. SKIERS ARE LOVING THAT FORECAST. TEMPERATURES THIS  AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES IN THE NORTHEAST IN THE  GREAT LAKES. SO, THAT'S PRETTY CHILLY AIR A BIT FARTHER SOUTH SEVENTIES  AND EIGHTIES INTO THE GULF COAST REGION SEVENTIES UP AND DOWN THE  PLAIN STATES, LOWS TONIGHT GOING TO STAY MILD IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS  AND THE SOUTHEAST. OTHERWISE, TYPICALLY CHILLY FOR FAR PLACES FARTHER  NORTH AND YOU CAN SEE HOW WE STAY IN MOST OF THE MIDDLE OF THE  COUNTRY DURING THE DAY TOMORROW, ALL BECAUSE OF THIS BIG RIDGE A BIG  TROUGH IN THE EAST WITH THE RIDGES IN THE PLAIN STATES. THAT GETS KIND  OF CUT DOWN. YOU CAN SEE BY NEXT WEEK, OUR COMPUTER MODEL HAS  CHANGE A LITTLE BIT, SHOWING A CUTOFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY.  THEN THE BIG TROUGH. THAT COULD BE THE FIRST SHOT OF REALLY COLD AIR  FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY LATER NEXT WEEK. THAT'S A LOOK  ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. IN  EUGENE, OREGON FIRST OF ALL, MAYBE SOME MORNING FOG OTHERWISE,  MOSTLY SUNNY AND MILD THE HIGH  OF SIXTY EIGHT. LUFKIN, TEXAS, PARTLY  SUNNY COMFORTABLE. HIGH AROUND EIGHTY. AND WILL HEAD THE SCRANTON,  PENNSYLVANIA, WINDY BUT BECOMING SUNNY HIGH OF FIFTY ONE.

TEASE
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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.  ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV THIS MORNING, WHEAT AGRONOMIST PHIL  NEEDHAM EXPLAINS WHY IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO PUT A VARIETY FIELD TRIAL ON YOUR FARM. SO TODAY WE WANT A VARIETY TRIALS. BEHIND ME WE HAVE A NUMBER DIFFERENT VARIETIES THAT WE'RE EVALUATING IN THE INTENSIVE CROP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN MANY EXAMPLES A PRODUCER MAY SELECT A VARIETY BECAUSE IT DID WELL IN A TRIAL FORTY FIFTY MILES AWAY OR AT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT UNIVERSITY TRIALS IN NUMBER MILES AWAY AND IN REALITY, THEY MAY NOT BE EVALUATED WITHIN THE SAME MANAGEMENT STYLE THAT PARTICULAR PRODUCER USES. MAY NOT BE THE WAY HEAPPLIES NITROGEN HE MAY NOT BE THE WAY HE USES A FUNGICIDE PROGRAM. IT MAY NOT BE REPRESENTED OF HIS PLANTING DATE RANGES SO WHAT WE TRY TO DO ON A LOT OF THE PRODUCERS I WORK WITH IS AT LEAST PLANT THREE OR FOUR PREFERABLY MORE THAN THAT BUT THREE OR FOUR GOOD NEW VARIETIES THAT WE THINK HAVE GOT A GOOD GENETIC POTENTIAL AND TRY THEM ALONGSIDE A LOT OF THE VARIETIES THAT HE'S CURRENTLY RAISING. IN MANY EXAMPLES YOU DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A BETTER YIELDING VARIETY OUT THERE UNTIL YOU COMPARE IT. TO BASICALLY WHAT WE GOT GOING ON RIGHT HERE IS A NUMBER DIFFERENT VARIETIES WERE LOOKING AT THEM FROM AS MANY ASPECTS IS WE CAN AS WE CAN DETERMINE. SO WE ARE LOOKING AT YIELD. WERE OBVIOUSLY LOOKING AT GRAIN QUALITY. WE'RE OBVIOUSLY LOOKING AT STANDABILITY BECAUSE WHAT WE WANT IS A VARIETY THAT IS SHORTER IN HEIGHT IDEALLY WITH THICKER STEMS SO IT STANDS HIGH IN NITROGEN RATES. IN MOST EXAMPLES THE MORE NITROGEN WE PUT ON UNTIL THE LORE OF DIMINISHING RETURNS KICKS IN ANY WAY THE MORE NITROGEN THAT WE PUT ON, THE HIGHER THE YIELD. SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR A STURDY PLANT GOOD STEM QUALITY, IDEALLY A PLANT THAT DOESN'T TILL AS MUCH UNTIL IT VERY MUCH SO THE NET RETURN IS YOU GET OF A RIGHT TO THE STANDS REALY GOOD WITH HIGHER NITROGEN RATES NO LODGING IDEALLY IDEALLY WE WANT A VARIETY WITH A GOOD DISEASE RESISTANCE, ESPECIALLY GOOD SCAB RESISTANCE BECAUSE THAT'S A CHALLENGE THAT WE OFTEN HAVE WITH MANY VARIETIES. THE SCAB TOLERANCE REALLY ISN'T THERE A LOT OF VARIETIES. FROM A POINT OF VIEW OF FOLIAR DISEASES THE ROAST THE SEC TOREY OF THE MILDEW, WE CAN CONTROL THEM PRETTY WELL WITH FUNGICIDES. SO I DON'T GET TOO CONCERNED ABOUT SOME OF THE FOLIAR DISEASES BUT WE DEFINITELY LOOK FOR A SCAB TOLERANCE ESPECIALLY IN REGIONS THAT HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF GETTING FUSE ARIAN LATER IN THE SEASON SO BASICALLY A VARIETY TRIAL WE'RE GOING TO  MANAGE IT INTENSIVELY, EVALUATE ALL OF THE VARIETIES THE SAME AND SEE WHICH ONES WE NEED TO BE RAISING WITHIN THE SPECIFIC REGIONS

TEASE
UP NEXT WE VISIT A BARN WITH CHARACTER.  AND MOST OF THAT CHARACTER  SEEMS TO COME FROM AN UNSUAL HERD THAT'S HOUSED INSIDE. HERE'S THE SECRET TO SELLING OLD EQUIPMENT. PETE'S PICK OF THE WEEK LETS YOU EASILY VIEW  CURRENT MARKET PRICES. JUST TEXT PETE TO 31313 TO GET STARTED!  

IN THE COUNTRY/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. TODAY WE TAKE YOU 'IN THE COUNTRY' TO CENTRAL INDIANA WHERE UN-LIKELY  LIVESTOCK FIND A PAMPERED LIFE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE A GREAT AMERICAN  BARN. WELCOME TO HERITAGE FARM IN FLORA, INDIANA. THE FARM IS OWNED BY TIM AND BETH SHEETS.  THE MAIN BARN WAS BUILT IN  1911. IT'S A GAMBREL-ROOF ENGLISH STYLE THRESHING BARN. THE BARN IS PRIMARILY CONSTRUCTED OF TWELVE INCH BY TWELVE INCH HAND- HEWN OAK TIMBERS. THE SHEETS WANTED TO USE THE MAIN BARN FOR LIVESTOCK.  AFTER DOING  THEIR RESEARCH, THEY SETTLED ON ALPACAS. WE WANTED TO UTILIZE THE OL DBARN BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A NEAT FEATURE OF THE PROPERTY. AND IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY ITS USE WE HAD TO COME UP WITH LIVESTOCK THAT WE COULD USE IT FOR. WE RESEARCHED AND FOUND THAT ALPACAS WOULD BE PERFECT FIT FOR THE BARN. ALPACAS ARE SMALL ENOUGH, THEY HANDLE THE SMALLER SPACES.TIM SAYS THE PRIMARY RAFTER PLATE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BARN SPANS  THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE 60 FEET BARN WITHOUT A SPLICE. SO IMAGINE THE  TREE IT CAME FROM! THE SHEETS ARE ABLE TO USE PANELS TO DIVIDE AREAS FOR THE ALPACAS  DEPENDING ON AGE, GESTATIONAL STATUS STATUS AND GENDER.ACCORDING TO THE INDIANA BARN FOUNDATION, THE BARN WAS NAMED ONE OF  THE BEST TEN IN THE STATE. OUR THANKS TO TIM AND BETH SHEETS AND HERITAGE FARMS FOIR SHARING  THEIR GREAT AMERICAN BARN. DON'T FORGET, WE'D LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR HERITAGE BARN. DROP US AN  EMAIL TO SHARE YOUR STORY.

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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