AgDay Daily Recap - November 9, 2017

November 9, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 9, 2017


HEADLINES
AMID THE TRUMP TRIP, CHINA SIGNS PURCHASE  DEALS FOR U-S GOODS. BACK HOME - THE RISK OF WALKING AWAY FROM NAFTA. "I'M TYNE MORGAN IS FAILURE TO RENEGOTIATE NAFTA AN OPTION FOR THE  CURRENT ADMINISTRATION I TALK TO THREE DAIRY LEADERS TODAY ON AGDAY." IN AGRIBUSINESS....TAX PLANS AND THE FED. "BUT THIS TAX PLAN I THINK HAS THE COMPONENTS FOR GROWTH." ARE MEATPACKER CAMERAS MAKING THE GRADE? DROVERS INVESTIGATES. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

TRUMP’S ASIA VISIT
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON ASSIGNMENT. THE  PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO ASIA HELPS BUFFER BUSINESS DEALS TO BUY U-S GOODS,  INCLUDING MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS IN BEEF AND PORK. "TODAY'S SIGNINGS ARE GOOD EXAMPLES OF HOW WE CAN PRODUCTIVELY BUILD UP OUR BILATERAL  TRADE."U-S AND CHINESE COMPANIES SIGNED A SERIES OF BUSINESS AGREEMENTS IN  BEIJING ON WEDNESDAY. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THEY ARE WORTH AROUND 9  BILLION U-S DOLLARS. AND MORE WAS EXPECTED. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MADE NARROWING THE U-S TRADE DEFICIT WITH CHINA A  PRIORITY OF HIS ADMINISTRATION. THE AGREEMENTS COME AMID STRAINED TIES BETWEEN THE WORLD'S TWO  BIGGEST ECONOMIES, WITH WASHINGTON ACCUSING BEIJING OF BACKSLIDING  ON MARKET-OPENING PROMISES AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES. THE U-S DELEGATION TO BEIJING - LED BY COMMERCE SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS  - INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND AGRICULTURAL FIRMS. THE WHITE HOUSE EXPECTS TO ANNOUNCE UPWARDS OF 250 BILLION DOLLARS  IN BUSINESS DEALS IN CHINA THIS WEEK. SOME OF THAT IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO U-S AGRICULTURE. AS AGDAY FIRST REPORTED WEDNESDAY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AGREED  TO INCREASE SOYBEAN PURCHASES FROM THE U.S. IT WILL SIGN A DEAL WITH  THE U-S SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL. CHINA IS ALSO PROMISING TO BUY MORE U-S PROTEIN.   J-D-DOT-COM - WHICH IS CHINA'S SECOND LARGEST ONLINE RETAILER - PLEDGED  TO PURCHASE ONE-AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS IN BEEF AND PORK OVER THE  NEXT THREE YEARS. THE PORK WOULD COME FROM SMITHFIELDS FOODS, WHICH IS OWNED BY A  CHINESE CONGLOMERATE.

DAIRY INDUSTRY’S NAFTA CONCERNS
WHILE THE ADMINSTRATION TOUTS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF BUSINESS DEALS  WITH CHINA, BACK HERE AT HOME THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL  LOSS OF REVENUE IF THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IS  DISSOLVED. THE FIFTH ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS IS SET FOR NEXT WEEK. AND THE U-S DAIRY  SECTOR IS WORRIED. TYNE MORGAN REPORTS FROM THE FARM JOURNAL MILK  CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS. THANKS, BETSY. AS LEAD NEGOTIATERS FROM CANADA, MEXICO AND THE U-S  PREPARE FOR THE FIFTH ROUND OF NAFTA 2 POINT 0 NEGOTIATIONS, DAIRY  LEADERS TELLING AGDAY THAT BREAKTHOUGH THE CURRENT BARRIERS IN  CANADA IS A MAIN FOCUS FOR THE U-S. AND WHILE VARIOSU SECTORS OF U-S  AGRICULTURE MAY NOT AGREE ON EVERY ASPECT OF NAFTA, THE DAIRY  LEADERS SAY ONE THING IS CLEAR-- FAILURE OF RENOGTIATING NAFTA IS NOT AN  OPTION. WELL I DON'T THINK THAT'S A RESULT THAT U.S. AGRICULTURE IS GOING TO ACCEPT AND AT THE END OF THE DAY I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER INDUSTRIES THAT WOULD FEEL VERY SIMILAR TO THIS. I THINK THE  RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION IS TO FIGURE OUT CREATIVELY HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE AND  THEY WERE RIGHT TO RAISE THE ISSUE OF MODERNIZING AND RENEGOTIATING NAFTA, BUT NOW THEY HAVE TO BUT NOW THEY HAVE TO BRING IT HOME. 5:02 YES I AGREE WITH THE SECRETARY. I DON'T THINK FAILURE IS AN OPTION HERE FOR US AGRICULTURE.  MEXICO IS THE NUMBER ONE MARKET FOR A NUMBER OF US. IT'S NOT JUST AREA BUT IT'S ALSO CORN. IT'S  RIGHT UP THERE FOR SOYBEANS IS THERE FOR PORK AND BEEF. 5:46 I THINK THERE'S JUST TOO MUCH HERE TO WALK AWAY FROM. I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION KNOWS THAT  AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME PROGRESS MADE ON SOME OF THE OTHER UNDERLYING ISSUES THAT  NEVER GET TALKED ABOUT. YOU KNOW THE FIVE YEAR SUNSET RULES OF ORIGIN ON AUTOS DAIRY DISPUTE  SETTLEMENT THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT ALWAYS GET TALKED ABOUT AND IS TYPICAL WITH OTHER TRADE  AGREEMENTS. YOU KNOW THERE ARE SOME DIFFICULT ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE RESOLVED AND  NEGOTIATED AND THE FINAL PARTS OF THE NEGOTIATION SO THEY GET TALKED ABOUT A LOT. BUT I'M  OPTIMISTIC WE CAN WE CAN GET THERE AND I KNOW THE ADMINISTRATION IS GETTING THE MESSAGE. I  KNOW CAPITOL HILL IS GETTING THE MESSAGE. AND I'M OPTIMISTIC WE WILL. WE'LL GET SOMETHING  DONE HERE.  WHILE THE DAIRY INDUSTRY WANTS BETTER MARKET ACCESS TO CANADA,  MEXICO IS THE NUMBER ONE CUSTOMER OF U-S DAIRY… A MARKET THEY NOT  ONLY WANT TO PRESERVE, BUT GROW. MEXICO IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT MARKET IT'S OVER A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN SALES. AND IF WE DIDN'T  HAVE ACCESS TO THAT MARKET OR WE HAD TO PAY THE HIGHER HIGHER DUTIES THAT USED TO BE  CHARGED WE PRE-NAFTA WE WOULDN'T HAVE THE EXPORTS WE HAVE THERE WOULD BE IT BE A  SERIOUS HARM TO THE U.S. DAIRY INDUSTRY IF WE DIDN'T HAVE NAFTA IN THE ACCESS IT PROVIDES US  TO MEXICO GOING BACK TO CANADA. 1;42 BUT AS THE CURRENT ADMINSITRATION REWORKS CURRENT TRADE DEALS,  DYKES SAYS AGRICULTURE IS MISSING OUT ON OPPORTUNITIES TO BUILD NEW  BUT AS WE LOOK AT THE FUTURE AND WE LOOK AT THE MILK COMING AT US AND WE LOOK AT THE  IMPORTANCE OF EXPORT MARKETS WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AT PROACTIVE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS  WITH COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD ESPECIALLY ASIA-PACIFIC AND PRESENCE IN JAPAN THIS WEEK OF  VIETNAM THIS WEEK THERE ARE PLACES WE NEED TO BE NEGOTIATING FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS.  TODAY.BECAUSE IF WE'RE NOT THE EU IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVEN'T DISCUSSED IS THE WHOLE ISSUE OF  GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS, AND THE CONCERN THAT WE NOW HAVE BOTH IN MEXICO AND JAPAN ON  THIS ISSUE. IT'S ANOTHER ISSUE IS ANOTHER REASON WHY NAFA HAS TO GET RESOLVED VERY QUICKLY  BECAUSE IT WILL ALSO HAVE AN IMPACT ON A G.I. ISSUE. 14:06 WHILE WE'RE DOING THAT WE'RE NEGOTIATING EXISTING AGREEMENTS WE'RE NOT LOOKING FORWARD  TO NEW AGREEMENTS THE REST OF THE WORLD IS LOOKING FORWARD TO NEW AGREEMENT. SO THIS IS  GOING TO HAVE THIS POLICY WE'RE WE'RE ON RIGHT NOW. IT'S GOING TO HAVE A TAIL A LONG TAIL. AND  WHEN WE FALL BEHIND FIVE YEARS 10 YEARS IN OUR TRADE MARKET ACCESS BECAUSE WE DON'T GET  POLICIES IN PLACE AND AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE WE NEED NEW MARKET ACCESS.  SO THIS IS A REAL SERIOUS CONCERN OF MUCH OF U.S. AGRICULTURE. SECREATRY VILSACK ALSO SAYS THE CONVERSATION NEEDS TO MOVE FROM THE  IMPACT OF TRADE TO FARMERS, TO THE IMPACT OF TRADE ON FOOD AND  ULTIMOATELY CONSUMERS. REPORTING FROM FARM JOURNAL'S MILK BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN LAS VEAS  NEVADA, I'M TYNE MORGAN FOR AGDAY. ) THANKS TYNE.

ARKANSAS DICAMBA BAN
THE ARKANSAS STATE PLANT BOARD PASSING AN IN-SEASON DICABAMA BAN FOR  SOYBEANS AND COTTON AFTER HOURS OF DISCUSSIONS DURING A PUBLIC  HEARING.  THE 10 TO 3 VOTE DETERMINING A DICAMBA BAN FOR APRIL 16 THROUGH THE  END OF OCTOBER AS WELL AS A FINE INCREASE TO 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.  THE APPROVED RULES MOVING TO THE ARKANSAS EXECUTIVE SUBCOMMITTEE  AND THEN GOVERNOR'S DESK IF APPROVED.

CALIFORNIA AND PESTICIDES
CALIFORNIA FARMERS HAVE A NEW RULE WHICH TELLS THEM WHEN AND WHERE  THEY CAN APPLY CERTAIN PESTICIDES. THE STATEWIDE RULE CREATES BUFFER ZONES NEAR SCHOOLS AND DAY CARE  CENTERS. THE NEW RULE WILL PROHIBIT FARMERS FROM SPRAYING A VARIETY OF  PESTICIDES WITHIN A QUARTER MILE OF PUBLIC K-THRU-12 SCHOOLS AND  LICENSED DAYCARE CENTERS FROM 6 A.M. TO 6 P.M. DURING THE SCHOOL WEEK. THE RULE APPLIES TO CROP DUSTERS OVER ROW-CROPS AND AIR BLAST  SPRAYERS USED TO SPRAY ORCHARDS. IT TAKES EFFECT JANUARY FIRST.

CROP COMMENTS
LET'S TURN NOW TO MIKE HOFFMAN WITH A LOOK AT CROP COMMENTS. MIKE.  GOOD MORNING, BETSY.  MATT NELSON OVER IN BURT COUNTY, NEBRASKA DIDN'T LET A LITTLE SNOW  SLOW HIM DOWN EARLIER.  MATT SAYS HIS AREA DIDN'T RECEIVE MUCH BUT IT SURE MADE A MESS.  HE SAYS LOTS OF FARMERS ARE BEHIND WITH HARVEST - IT'S REFLECTIVE WITH  THE USDA CROP PROGRESS REPORT WHICH SAYS 68 PERCENT OF CORN  HARVEST IS COMPLETE IN NEBRASKA - 13 POINTS BELOW THE 5 YEAR AVERAGE.  AND AUSTIN MILES OVER LOVE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA SAYS FALL- CALVING IS IN  THE BOOKS FOR 2017! THE WEATHER IN THAT AREA COULD POTENTIALLY DIP INTO THE 60S THIS  WEEKEND.  AND NOW 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
WILL THE MOMENTUM WITH THE RISING STOCK MARKET FINALLY SPILL INTO THE  COMMODITY MARKET? THAT'S COMING UP IN ANALYSIS.  AND A YOGURT LABEL WITH A SMALL, FAMILY  FEEL. MEET THE VAY-GLEE'S  LATER, IN THE COUNTRY.

AGRIBUSINESS
TYNE MORGAN HAS PULLED DOUBLE DUTY TODAY. SHE'S BACK NOW TO TALK  ABOUT TAX REFORM AND THE FED. HERE NOW WITH ARLEN'S SUDERMAN ARLAN WE HAD A BIG WEEK LAST WEEK THE HOUSE ROLLING OUT THEIR TAX PLAN. WE HAD THE PRESIDENT NOMINATE A NEW FED CHAIR. LET'S LOOK JUST AT THIS TAX  PLAN. WE KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE SOME PUSHBACK TO THAT PLAN BUT OVERALL DO YOU THINK  THAT HELPS THE STOCK MARKET AT THIS POINT. WELL IT DOES. YOU'RE ALWAYS HAD A RISK OF A  CORRECTION YOU KNOW BUY THE RUMOR SELL THE FACT TYPE OF THING AND THAT'S STILL A POSSIBILITY. BUT  OVERALL IT IS VERY SUPPORTIVE NOW WE DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF FINAL FORM THE TAX BILL WILL GO  THROUGH BUT THIS TAX PLAN I THINK HAS THE COMPONENTS IN IT FOR GROWTH PARTICULARLY WITH A 20  PERCENT CORPORATE TAX RATE. AND WITH THE REPATRIATION FEE THAT BRING IN CORPORATE TAXES HOME  FROM OVERSEAS THAT ALONE SHOULD BE A BIG STIMULUS FOR THE ECONOMY. THAT ALONE SHOULD BE A  STIMULUS FOR THE STOCK MARKET AND FOR THE ECONOMY OVERALL DOMESTICALLY AND GLOBALLY. AND  THEN WE ALSO HAVE POSSIBLY A NEW FED CHAIR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCING THAT  NOMINATION. YOU KNOW WE'VE KIND OF KNOWN WHAT JANET YELLEN PLAN WAS BUT NOW THAT WE'VE  MOVED TO A POSSIBLY A NEW FED CHAIR DO YOU THINK THAT THAT CHAIR WILL CONTINUE THESE  INCREMENTAL RAISES IN INTEREST RATES. YOU KNOW I'M NOT NECESSARILY HAPPY WITH THE NEW PICK  BUT I THINK IT'S A SAFE PICK. SO WHY AREN'T YOU HAPPY. WELL BECAUSE I'M I'M A BELIEVER THAT THE  FED NEEDS TO PULL BACK AND NOT BE AS INVOLVED IN A MORE FREE MARKET FACTORS AT PLAY. BUT  WHAT THIS DOES AND I THINK WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP PICKED HIM IS IT KEEPS THE STATUS QUO SO TO  SPEAK. SO THE MARKET HAS CERTAINTY IF YOU INTRODUCE A NEW PLAYER WITH A NEW TYPE PHILOSOPHY  IT CREATES UNCERTAINTY FOR THE MARKET AND HE WANTS THINGS MOVING ALONG ON THE PATH THAT  THEY'RE ON SO THEY CAN FOCUS ON THE GROWTH ASPECTS AND THAT'S POSITIVE. SO OVERALL WE SEE  THE MOMENTUM IN THIS STOCK MARKET. WHEN DOES IT SPILL OVER INTO COMMODITIES. THAT'S WHAT  WE WANT TO KNOW. YEAH AFTER THE ELECTION WE SAW COMMODITIES GO UP WITH THE STOCK MARKET.  WITH THE DOLLAR THAT'S VERY RARE. SO IT'S POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT AGAIN BUT WE NEED TO KEEP IN  MIND THAT THE STRONGER THE DOLLAR GETS WITH THE GROWTH THAT WE HAVE AND BECAUSE THE FED  HAS TO PULL BACK ITS MONETARY STIMULUS AS WE ADD FISCAL STIMULUS THAT CREATES A PROBLEM FOR  COMMODITIES. I THINK NEAR-TERM WE DO SEE HIM CONTINUE TO GROW TOGETHER BUT IT'S LIKE THE  CRUDE OIL MARKET IN THE WINTER 2016 WE HAD A RUN UP IN CRUDE OIL AND THEN WE HAD A LEVELING  OFF PERIOD. WE FOUND A RANGE AND I THINK THE COMMODITIES WILL DO THE SAME THING HERE. ALL  RIGHT ARLENE IT'S ALWAYS GREAT TO CATCH UP WITH YOU. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. STAY WITH  US WE NEED TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK BUT WE'LL BE BACK WITH MUCH MORE ON AGDAY .  > 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.

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.WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY I'M HERE NOW WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE WE TALKED  ABOUT EARLIER A LOT OF PRODUCERS ARE ABOUT DONE WITH FALL CALVING DOWN IN THE SOUTH. HOW DOES  THE WEATHER LOOK FOR THEM IN THAT OKLAHOMA TEXAS AREA. NOT BAD AT ALL OVER THE NEXT TWO OR  THREE DAYS ALL THE MOISTURES IN THE SOUTHEAST IN THE NORTHWEST IN THE GREAT LAKES AT THE  MOMENT OF COURSE IN THE GREAT LAKES THAT SYSTEM PUTTING OUT MAINLY SNOW ESPECIALLY THE  NORTHERN GREAT LAKES A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN AND SNOW MIXED IN THE SOUTHERN SECTIONS. LOTS OF RAIN  THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST THOUGH AS THIS SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MOVE PRETTY QUICKLY OFF TO THE  NORTHEAST. VERY SLOW MOVING SYSTEM OUT WEST IS KIND OF SPLITTING INTO TWO PIECES ONE IS GOING  TO MOVE EAST THROUGH SOUTHERN CANADA. THE NEXT ONE WILL CONTINUE TO COME IN TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WESTERN AND CENTRAL OREGON INTO AREAS ALONG THE COAST THERE YOU CAN SEE THIS IS  A SHOT OF THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON ALREADY INTO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SOUTHERN INDIANA BY LATER  ON TODAY. THAT COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AS WE HEAD  THROUGH TONIGHT AND FARTHER SOUTH THE EAST AFTER THAT DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF MOISTURE ALONG IT  MAINLY WITH THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WE'RE SEEING A PRETTY GOOD SNOW OUT OF THAT AREA  ALTHOUGH A LOT OF THAT'S GOING TO BE AFFECTING CANADA IN THIS CASE. AND SAME IDEA WITH THAT  SYSTEM SOME SNOW THERE. MOUNTAIN SNOW WITH THE WESTERN SYSTEM ALTHOUGH A LOT OF THAT IS  IN THE FORM OF RAIN HEADING THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. YOU CAN SEE THAT ARCTIC COLD FRONT  GOING ALL THE WAY INTO THE SOUTHEAST. NOW OBVIOUSLY WITH SUNSHINE IS NOT GOING TO BE TOO BAD  DOWN HERE BUT IT IS GOING TO BE ON THE CHILLY SIDE FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. TAKE A LOOK AT  PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. THAT SYSTEM IN THE SOUTHEAST PUT DOWN SOME  DECENT RAINS. PARTS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS INTO NORTHERN LOUISIANA. ADD IT IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS  YOU CAN SEE SOME AREAS WILL GET AN INCH. PARTS OF GEORGIA SOUTH CAROLINA OTHER AREAS NOT  QUITE THAT MUCH. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ACTUALLY WITH THIS SLOW MOVING SYSTEM OUT WEST. OUR  COMPUTER MODELS SHOWING THREE FOUR OR FIVE INCHES OF RAIN OR MELTED SNOW IN THE NORTHERN  PORTIONS OF CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN OREGON ESPECIALLY IN SOME OF THOSE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. SPEAKING OF SNOWFALL OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS MOST OF IT HAS BEEN THROUGH THE NORTHERN TIER OF  STATES INCLUDING THE U.S. OF MICHIGAN ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE  SOME MORE FALLING IN THE NORTHERN PORTIONS AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES AND THE  NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES BUT A LOT OF THAT STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEAST IS GOING  TO BE IN EASTERN CANADA AS FAR AS SNOW IS CONCERNED TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON ONLY IN THE  LOW TO MID 20S THE FAR NORTHERN STATES 50S TO NEAR 60 IN THE SOUTHEAST PRETTY CHILLY FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ALMOST SINGLE DIGITS A FEW SPOTS IN THE NORTHERN  PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES TOMORROW. THE CHILLY WEATHER CONTINUES EAST OF THE ROCKIES A  LITTLE MORE TYPICAL TEMPERATURES OUT TO THE WEST. SEE THAT SHOT OF COLD AIR IN THE JET STREAM.  THEN WE KIND OF GO ZONE WITH LITTLE PIECES OF ENERGY GOING FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE  COUNTRY. AND THAT TREND KIND OF CONTINUES AS WE HEAD THROUGH NEXT WEEK. THAT'S A LOOK  ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS HEADING TO HOLBROOK  ARIZONA SUNNY AND QUITE COMFORTABLE TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES. PEORIA ILLINOIS  A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE ON THE CHILLY SIDE. HIGH 45 AND NEWBURN NORTH CAROLINA CLOUDY A BIT  OF RAIN AT TIMES HIGH AROUND 59. 

TEASE
STILL TO COME  IN OUR DROVERS REPORT - ARE CAMERAS IN MEAT-PACKING  PLANTS MAKING THE GRADE? PLUS A REGIONAL YOGURT IN WISCONSIN HELPS CELEBRATE THE HERITAGE OF  THESE BROWN SWISS COWS. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY ILEVO SEED TREATMENT FROM BAYER. PROTECT YOUR SOYBEANS FROM  SDS AND NEMATODES THIS SEASON.

DROVERS TV
DROVERS TV ON AGDAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY QLF.  FOR 40 YEARS, QLF HAS BEEN PROUD TO  SUPPORT AMERICAN FARMERS THAT FEED THE WORLD. RANCHERS IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN WATCHING A FEDERAL  COURT CASE IN NEW MEXICO VERY CLOSELY TO SEE HOW IT MIGHT IMPACT  THEIR ABILITY TO GRAZE CATTLE ON FEDERAL LAND. A U-S COURT SIDED WITH A NEW MEXICO RANCHING FAMILY IN A DECADES-LONG  BATTLE OVER ACCESS TO WATER ON NATIONAL FOREST LAND. THE GOSS FAMILY CLAIMED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT VIOLATED ITS  CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS BY NOT PROVIDING FAIR AND JUST COMPENSATION  AFTER CONDEMNING PROPERTY. THIS PARTICULAR CASE INVOLVES WATER  RIGHTS THAT WERE IN PLACE BEFORE A NATIONAL FOREST WAS CREATED ON  THE LAND. ATTORNEYS AND OTHERS SAY THE OUTCOME COULD HAVE RIPPLE EFFECTS ON  RANCHERS AND RURAL COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE OFTEN COMPLAINED ABOUT  ABOUT FEDERAL LAND MANAGERS TRAMPLING PROPERTY RIGHTS.THE COURT MUST STILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH COMPENSATION THE FAMILY IS  OWED. THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS CALLING ON FARMERS TO STOP USING  ANTIBIOTICS TO PROMOTE GROWTH AND PREVENT DISEASE IN THEIR ANIMALS. THE W-H-O ISSUED THAT FORMAL RECOMMENDATION THIS WEEK AS A WAY TO  CONTROL ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE.  W-H-O SAYS HEALTHY ANIMALS SHOULD ONLY RECEIVE ANTIBIOTICS TO PREVENT DISEASE IF  IT HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED IN OTHER ANIMALS IN THE SAME FLOCK OR HERD. THE NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL CALLS THE BAN "ILL-ADVISED AND  WRONG". THE PORK COUNCIL SAYS DENYING PIGS, COWS AND POULTRY  ANTIBIOTICS WOULD BE IMMORAL, LEADING TO ANIMAL SUFFERING, AND COULD  COMPROMISE THE NATION'S FOOD SYSTEM. BEEF CARCASSES GRADED BY USDA'S NEW CAMERA-GRADING TECHNOLOGY  CAME UNDER SCRUTINY THE PAST TWO WEEKS AS SPECULATION CIRCULATES  THAT THEIR RESULTS HAVE BEEN INACCURATE. IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, USDA'S AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE  LAUNCHED ITS NEW CAMERA GRADING TECHNOLOGY CALLED GIG-A-BYTE EHH- THER-NET OR "GIG E." THE CAMERAS ARE IN PLACE IN NINE SLAUGHTER  FACILITIES THAT PROCESS 50% OF THE U-S MARKET SHARE. BUT AS DROVERS EDITORIAL DIRECTOR GREG HENDERSON DISCOVERED, THERE  HAVE BEEN SOME PROBLEMS WITH THE TECHNOLOGY. "AMS UNDER SECRETARY FOR MARKETING AND REGULATORY PROGRAMS  GREG IBACH SENT A LETTER TO INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS LAST WEEK  INFORMING THEM THE GRADING CAMERAS WERE NOT OPERATING AS EXPECTED.  INDUSTRY SOURCES SAY THE CAMERAS WERE ASSIGNING CARCASSES HIGHER  GRADES THAN WERE APPROPRIATE. A SCREENSHOT FROM THE ELECTRONIC GRADING SYSTEM SHOWS A USDA  CHOICE, YIELD GRADE 2 RIBEYE, WITH THE NATURAL COLOR VIEW ON THE LEFT  AND THE INSTRUMENT ENHANCED VIEW ON THE RIGHT THAT DETAILS MARBLING,  SIZE, AND FAT THICKNESS. WHILE AMS SAYS THEY NOTICED THE INACCURACIES OF THE CAMERA GRADING,  IBACH SAID USDA INSPECTORS HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO OVERRIDE ANY ERRORS  AND ASSIGN THE CARCASSES THE CORRECT GRADE. > HENDERSON SAYS A-M-S HAS MADE AN ADJUSTMENT TO THE CAMERAS TO  IMPROVE PERFORMANCE, AND THEY PLAN TO MAKE ANY FURTHER ADJUSTMENTS  NECESSARY.

TEASE
UP NEXT A WISCONSIN DAIRY FARM FAMILY HELPS CELEBRATE THE SWISS  HERITAGE OF THEIR COWS. IN THE COUNTRY IS NEXT. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY CORVUS - THE NUMBER ONE PRE-EMERGENCE CORN HERBICIDE. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.  SEE THE ALL-NEW KOMMANDER-PRO ZERO-TURN  MOWER AT KUBOTA.COM. ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING YOGURTS IN THIS COUNTRY IS GREEK YOGURT.  WE'VE SEEN THE BIG MAKERS EXPAND PRODUCTION IN NEW YORK AND IDAHO. BUT ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH SWISS YOGURT? VOEGELI FARMS IN MONTICELLO WISCONSIN RAISE BROWN SWISS  COWS.   YOGURT MAKER MARCUS CAN-DEEN-US (CANDINUS) APPROACHED THE FAMILY  ABOUT WORKING WITH HIM TO MAKE A SWISS-STYLE YOGURT.. THE FARM FAMILY JUMPED AT THE CHANCE. AND YODEL-AY YOGURT WAS BORN. "WE IT WAS SO DIFFERENT, IT WAS SO GOOD, AND YOU KNOW, SO THAT REALLY SORT OF SOLIDIFIED THE  FACT THAT WE, YEAH, LET'S DO THIS THING!" ""THEY CAN IMMEDIATELY TELL IT'S A DIFFERENT CONSISTENCY. BUT WHEN THEY TRY IT, THEY CAN TELL,  OH BOY, THIS IS SO MUCH SMOOTHER, SO MUCH LIGHTER, AND THEN THEY START NOTICING THOSE THICK  PIECES OF FRUIT."YODEL-AY YOGURT HAS A THINNER CONSISTENCY THAN OTHER YOGURTS, AND  CAN EVEN BE SIPPED RIGHT FROM THE CONTAINER. RIGHT NOW IT'S ONLY SOLD IN WISCONSIN AND A CHAIN OF SPECIALITY FOOD MARKETS IN  THE CHICAGO AREA.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR ALL OF US AT AGDAY I'M BETSY JIBBEN. HAVE A GREAT DAY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAM COMMERCIAL - AMERICA'S LONGEST-LASTING HEAVY DUTY  PICKUPS. 

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