AgDay Daily Recap - October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 1, 2018

HEADLINES

STORM LOSSES MOUNT IN STORM RAVAGED NORTH CAROLINA. "WHEN YOU LOSE 40 PERCENT OF THAT, IT'S A BIG HIT TO THE BOTTOM LINE."USDA RELEASES IT'S QUARTERLY STOCKS NUMBERS. IN AGRIBUSINESS..WHERE DO PRICES GO FROM HERE. MACHINERY PETE IS PRICING VINTAGE PICKUP TRUCKS. AND TAKE A TRIP WITH A HEAVENLY HOST TO AN ANGELIC COLLECTION IN  WISCONSIN. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO. 

NORTH CAROLINA HURRICANE LOSSES
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THE DAMAGE CAUSED HURRICANE  FLORENCE HAS TOPPED A BILLION DOLLARS TO AGRICULTURE - AND THAT'S JUST  IN ONE STATE. THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AG RELEASING NEW ESTIMATES OF HOW  MUCH HURRICANE FLORENCE COST THE STATE'S AGRICULTURE SECTOR. AT THIS POINT, THE TOTAL TOPS ONE-POINT-ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO  CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IN NORTH CAROLINA. THE STATE BREAKS IT DOWN LIKE THIS - ROW CROP LOSSES 986 MILLION  DOLLARS. THE STATE DID NOT MAKE ESTIMATES BY INDIVIDUAL COMMODITIES.VEGETABLE AND HORTICULTURE CROP LOSSES ARE ESTIMATED AT 27-MILLION  DOLLARS. LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND AQUACULTURE LOSSES ARE ESTIMATED AT 23 MILLION  DOLLARS, FIVE OF THE TOP SIX FARMING COUNTIES IN THE STATE WERE WITHIN THE  HARDEST-HIT AREAS. WHILE THE STATE ESTIMATES ARE NOT BROKEN DOWN BY CROIP, TOBACCO  COULD BE THE NORTH CAROLINA FIELD CROP TAKING THE BIGGEST HIT. NORTH CAROLINA REMAINS THE NATION'S LARGEST TOBACCO PRODUCER, WITH  MORE THAN 330 MILLION POUNDS IN 2016. ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF IT WAS STILL IN THE FIELD WHEN FLORENCE ARRIVED,  AND AN INDUSTRY GROUP PROJECTED LEAF LOSSES COULD BE $350 MILLION. "WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO REALLY MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO HARVEST ANY BEFORE NOW ANYWAY AND  BY THE TIME WE CAN, TOBACCO WISE, THERE WON'T BE ANYTHING LEFT. THE WAY IT'S GONE DOWN IN  THE LAST TWO DAYS, THERE'S JUST NOTHING LEFT."NORTH CAROLINA SWEET POTATO COMMISSION SAYS THERE ARE NO INDUSTRY  ESTIMATES YET FOR SWEET POTATO CROP DAMAGE FROM FLORENCE. FORESTRY LOSSES TOTALLED 70-MILLION DOLLARS. THE ESTIMATES ARE BASED ON THE PERCENTAGE OF CROPS STILL IN THE FIELD  IN THE 35 COUNTIES HURT THE MOST BY FLORENCE. AND 4 MILLION POULTRY AND 55-HUNDRED HOGS WERE LOST TO THE STORM. MANY OF THE NATION'S HOGS ARE IN THE CAROLINA'S --

HOGS AND PIGS REPORT
ACCORDING TO USDA  QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS REPORT, THE TOTAL INVENTORY ON SEPTEMBER 1 WAS 75.5 MILLION HEAD.  THIS WAS UP THREE PERCENT FROM ONE YEAR AGO.  THE BREEDING HERD INVENTORY IS AT 6.33 MILLION HEAD, ALSO UP THREE  PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR AND UP SLIGHTLY FROM THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.  AND THE MARKET HOG INVENTORY IS IN AT 69.2 MILLION HEAD, UP THREE PERCENT FROM MARCH OF 2017 AND UP FOUR PERCENT FROM LAST QUARTER. 

USDA QUARTERLY GRAIN STOCKS REPORT
ON FRIDAY, USDA ALSO ROLLING OUT IT'S QUARTERLY STOCKS REPORT. SOYBEANS TURNING HEADS, WITH OLD CROP BEANS STORED IN ALL POSITIONS  ON SEPTEMBER FIRST IN AT 438 MILLION BUSHELS.  THAT'S UP 45 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.  SOYBEAN STORED ON FARM IS 15 PERCENT HIGHER (101 MILLION BUSHELS) WHILE OFF-FARM STOCKS CLIMBED 58 PERCENT (337 MILLION BUSHELS) OLD CROP CORN IN ALL POSITIONS IS 2 POINT 14 BILLION BUSHELS. THAT'S DOWN 7 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR- OF THAT NUMBER 620 MILLION BUSHELS ARE CURRENTLY STORED ON FARM--21  PERCENT LOWER THAN A YEAR AGO. ONE OF THE CHANGES MADE IN THIS REPORT, IS THE OFFICIAL YEILDS FROM  2017. ON THE WHEAT SIDE OF THE DOCKET, ALL WHEAT STOCKS ARE UP 5 PERCENT...AT  2.38 BILLION BUSHELS. ON FARM STOCKS WERE NEARLY 30 (28) PERCENT HIGHER AT 631 MILLION  BUSHELS. 

FARM BILL EXPIRES
THE FARM BILL OFFICIALLY EXPIRING OVER THE WEEKEND.  NEGOTIATORS STARTING LAST WEEK ON FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS WITHOUT A  BUDGET BASELINE. AS WE REPORTED LAST WEEK, THERE ARE 39 PROGRAMS NOW LEFT IN LIMBO  INCLUDING THE FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. A PROGRAM WITH VITAL IMPORTANCE GIVEN ALL OF THE RECENT TRADE  TURBULENCE. COMMITTEE CHAIR PAT ROBERTS SAYS THEY'RE MAKING ARRANGEMENTS. HE SAYS THE SAME THING HAPPENED IN 2012. ADDING THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY  LIKE TO HAVE SEEN IT, BUT I THINK THAT THEY KNOW THEY WILL BE FULLY FUNDED.  WASHINGTON WATCHERS SAY GETTING A BILL FINISHED ISN'T GOING TO BE EASY.  

NAFTA DEADLINE
ANOTHER DEADLINE NOW IN THE REAR VIEW IS PUBLISHING A FULL AND  COMPLETED THREE NATIONS NAFTA AGREEMENT. THE WHITE HOUSE PREPARING A REVISED NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE  AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO...HOPING TO GET THE DEAL FINISHED BEFORE THE  NEWLY ELECTED MEXICAN PRESIDENT TAKES OFFICE. THE TEXT DOES NOT INCLUDE CANADA. HOWEVER, IT'S EXPECTED TO ALLOW CANADA TO JOIN THE AGREEMENT AT A  LATER DATE. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S A DONE DEAL. CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS CAUTIONING THAT THE ADMINISTRATION  WOULD FIND LITTLE SUPPORT ON CAPITOL HILL FOR A DEAL THAT EXCLUDES  CANADA ENTIRELY. MEANWHILE NEGOTIATIONS ARE ON GOING BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CANADA. BUT DAIRY REMAINS A MAJOR STICKING POINT. 

CROP COMMENTS
HARVEST IS RAMPING UP NOW THAT SOME OF THE RECENT RAINS ARE DRYING  OUT. DAVID HARKER WITH THE AGDAY WEATHER TEAM HAS MORE INTODAY'S CROP  COMMENTS.  GOOD MORNING CLINTON. WE'LL START CROP COMMENTS IN JACKSON COUNTY IOWA.THIS PICTURE OF HARVEST WAS POSTED TO AGWEB DOT COM. THE FARMER SAYS IN EXTREME EAST CENTRAL IOWA, RAINS HAVE SLOWED  HARVEST BUT NOT AS MUCH AS EXPECTED. THEY SAY ROUGHLY 75 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE READY. CORN IS IN THE MID  TWENTIES MOISTURE WISE. SO FAR YIELDS APPEAR TO BE GOOD. AND ANOTHER FARMER IN FLOYD COUNTY IOWA SAYS IT'S BEEN A MUDDY MESS  SO FAR THIS HARVEST SEASON. THEY SAW 18 OR MORE INCHES OF RAIN LAST MONTH. SOYBEAN YIELDS APPEAR TO BE MOSTLY IN THE 50 TO 60 BUSHEL RANGE WHILE  CORN IS ROLLING IN AT ABOUT 200 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE. LET'S GO AHEAD AND TALK ABOUT THE DROUGHT. A LOT OF AREAS OUT WEST STILL NEED TO SEE SOME RAIN  SHOWERS AND WE'RE LIKELY GOING TO GET THERE IN THE NEXT WEEK TO 10 DAYS A LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF IS  A GOOD THING FOR AREAS THAT HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH ALREADY THIS SEASON. BE SURE TO STICK AROUND  FOR THE REST OF THE FORECAST. NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  

TEASE
UP NEXT, WE'LL GET YOU READY FOR THE TRADING WEEK AHEAD AND DIGEST  LAST WEEK'S FLURRY OF NEWS AND NUMBERS. YOU LIKE VINTAGE PICKUPS FOLKS. THEN STAY TUNED. I'VE GOT SOME REAL EYE CANDY FOR YOU.AND TAKE A TRIP TO AN ANGELIC MUSEUM IN WISCONSIN FOR ONE LAST TOUR. 

AGRIBUSINESS
WELCOME BACK. AND THEN YOU'RE TAKING A LOOK AT HOW WE'RE GOING TO START THIS WEEK FELLAS.  WE'VE GOT ANDY SHISSLER, MIKE NORTH. THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE. ALL RIGHT LET'S TALK ABOUT  THE GRAIN STOCKS REPORT. WHAT IS YOUR TAKEAWAY. DID ANYTHING STAND OUT TO YOU. YOU KNOW LIKE  IT WAS AS EXPECTED I WOULD SAY FROM A CORN STANDPOINT OUR STOCKS WERE DOWN AND LOOK AT THE CASH MARKET GOING INTO THIS FALL. IN CEDAR RAPIDS OUR BASIS IS PROBABLY ABOUT 10 CENTS BETTER  THAN IT WAS A YEAR AGO OK. SO THAT'S A GOOD BAROMETER. SO THE MARKET THOUGHT A LITTLE  CLEANER TO ME IS I CAN TELL ARE DOWN ON STOCKS BUT THERE IS STILL A FAIR AMOUNT LEFT OUT THERE IN  THE CORN MARKET BEANS. I WASN'T SURE WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN HERE BUT I KNEW THE STOCKS WOULD BE HIGHER BECAUSE WE'VE HAD NO BID ON THE PNW FOR GOING ON THREE 4 MONTHS RIGHT.  THAT'S A PROBLEM IF YOU WERE TO CLEAN UP THE COUNTRY. WE USUALLY CLEAN UP AND WE'LL TRADE  PLUS 25 PLUS 50 IN CEDAR RAPIDS AND WE STAYED AT 70 UNDER THE RAIL THAT WAS ALL COMING IN IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS. SO IT WAS A SLOPPY STOCKS NUMBER AND I THINK THAT WAS  TO BE EXPECTED. AS WE GET THROUGH AND START AFRESH WEEK WHERE DOES THIS TAKE YOU WHERE  DOES WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ON TRADE ON PRICES ON STOCKS WHERE DOES THAT TAKE US. WELL EVERYBODY WAIT TO TROLL MIDWEEK LAST WEEK AND ULTIMATELY WAS WAITING FOR THAT STOCK'S NUMBER  TO GIVE THEM A NEW DIRECTION. TECHNICALLY WE MOVED OUT OF A DOWNWARD TREND CHANNEL AND  CORE AND THAT STARTED TO LOOK PROMISING. THE LOWER TRADE FRIDAY PULLS US RIGHT BACK INTO THE CHANNEL WITHOUT ANY NEW NEWS WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY THE VOID WILL BE CAUGHT IN UNTIL THE  OCTOBER WAS COMES OUT. I LOOKED FOR THAT TO BE RANGE BOUND AND CAUGHT INSIDE THAT CHANNEL  SO PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT OF A LOWER BIAS FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO. THE SOYBEAN MARKET NOW IS BACK BELOW THAT 850 LINE WHICH HAS BEEN A TOUGH ONE TO TAKE OUT. WE'VE SEEN SOME  RESISTANCE THERE THAT I THINK IS GOING TO HOLD BEING YIELDS CONTINUE TO COME IN STRONG SO THERE  AGAIN I LOOK FOR A LITTLE SOFTER MARKET ON BEANS AND THE WHEAT NUMBERS COMING OUT WHERE THEY WERE IN PLENTY OF MOISTURE OUT THERE AND WHAT WILL LIKELY BE A REALLY STRONG PLANTING PACE  PROBABLY A SOFTER TONE TO PEOPLE LET'S NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT WE'RE REALLY CLOSE TO THOSE  ALL LOWS AND THERE SHOULD BE SOME CHART SUPPORT NOT FAR IN FRONT OF US SO A LITTLE BIT OF A  CHOPPY SIDEWAYS MAYBE SOFTER TRADE IN THE WEEK TO 10 DAYS TO COME. ALL RIGHT GENTLEMEN THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE. GETTING US STARTED THIS WEEK. SO IT'S HAPPENING. IT'S HARD TO  PUT IT ALL INTO A BUCKET. APPRECIATE IT. WE'LL BE BACK MORE AGNE IN JUST A MINUTE.

WEATHER
HERE'S A LOOK AT THE OUTLOOK ESPECIALLY IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE WHEN WE START TALKING THE  JET STREAM WE'RE GOING TO SEE A MORE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN AS WE LOOK TO THE NORTHERN  PORTION OF THE STATES. AND THIS IS GOING TO BE IN THE NEXT WEEK WHERE MOST OF THE HEAVIER RAIN  SHOWERS WILL BE. AND YOU'RE GOING TO NOTICE THAT ESPECIALLY AS WE LOOK TOWARD WEDNESDAY THURSDAY AND POSSIBLY INTO THE LATTER PART OF THE WORKWEEK YOU NOTICE THIS BIG DIP IN THE JET  STREAM MEANING MORE PRECIPITATION AND EVENTUALLY SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES. THAT'S OFF OF  THE HIGHS THAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE 70S IN OUR LATEST MODEL RUNS FOR AREAS IN THE GREAT LAKES. OTHERWISE SOME RELIEF PRECIPITATION WISE WILL COME TO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION IN THE DEEP  SOUTH WHETHER IT BE IN THE NEXT WEEK OR EVEN IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS. SO LET'S GET RIGHT INTO OUR  FORECAST TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK ABOVE NORMAL WEATHER BE THE NORTHEAST DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES STRETCHING DOWN INTO THE DEEP SOUTH MOST OF TEXAS AS  WELL AS OKLAHOMA LOUISIANA AND ARKANSAS LIKELY TO DEAL WITH THE ABOVE NORMAL  TEMPERATURES. WE LOOK OUT TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS STATES AS WELL AS THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND EVEN INTO THE NORTHWEST WHERE BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL RESIDE. IT'S  THAT VERY SLIM LINE THAT YOU'LL NOTICE FROM THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN STRETCHING DOWN  THROUGH THE HEART OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS THE FOUR CORNERS REGION DOWN INTO SOUTHERN ARIZONA WHERE WE SEE MORE OF THE AT NORMAL TYPE TEMPERATURES PRECIPITATION WISE. AND NOTICE THIS  BIG SWATH OF DARK GREEN. NOW THIS ENCOMPASSES A GOOD PORTION OF THE UNITED STATES.  HOWEVER THE MOST RAIN WILL LIKELY OCCUR IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION AS WELL AS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS STATES. THAT'S WHERE WE'RE TALKING AT LEAST 50 TO 60 PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL WHEN WE  TALK CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION. IT IS BELOW NORMAL IN THE PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS AND NORMAL AS  WE LOOK TO THE EASTERN SEABOARD THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES RIGHT THERE ALONG THE ATLANTIC OCEAN  WHERE THEY STILL NEED IT ESPECIALLY AFTER THE FLOODING AND THE THE HELP FINALLY CONTINUES FROM  WHAT WAS HURRICANE FLORENCE ONLY WEEKS AGO. NOW WE TAKE A LOOK 30 DAYS OUT. THIS IS WHERE IT DOES BECOME A LITTLE BIT MORE ACTIVE. WHEN WE TALK ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURE WISE OUT WEST ESPECIALLY WEST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS YOU'LL NOTICE THE ABOVE NORMAL  TEMPERATURES THAT A BIG AREA OF DARK ORANGE ON THE SCREEN IN THE HEART OF THE UNITED STATES  BELOW NORMAL. NOW NORM ON THE NORTHERN SIDE AS WELL AS DOWN IN SOUTH TEXAS AND ABOVE NORMAL WHEN WE START TALKING THE MID COASTAL REGIONS AS WELL. WHEN WE TALK PRECIPITATION AND  THOSE SAME LOCATIONS THAT EVEN OVER THE NEXT WEEK WE'LL SEE HEAVY RAIN. WE'RE LIKELY TO BE  ABOVE NORMAL IN THOSE ASPECTS AS WELL WHETHER IT BE THE NORTHEAST STRETCHING ALL THE WAY  DOWN INTO MISSISSIPPI AS WELL AS ALABAMA AND ALL THE WAY OUT TO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION BELOW NORMAL WHEN WE'RE UP INTO THE NORTHWEST. THIS IS ONE MONTH OUT WHEN WE START TALKING  THESE TYPE OF CONDITIONS NORMAL IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND THE GREAT LAKES. LET'S TAKE A LOOK  AT SOME LOCAL FORECAST MONTROSE COLORADO WE'RE TALKING 74 DEGREES WITH POSSIBLE RAIN  SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON AS WE GET INTO SPRING GREEN WISCONSIN. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY WITH 67 AND RIDGELINE SOUTH CAROLINA POSSIBLE SHOWERS WITH A HIGH OF  85

TEASE
IF YOU LIKE CLASSIC CARS, YOU'LL LIKE MACHINERY PETE'S PICTURE OF VINTAGE  TRUCK PRICES. THAT'S COMING UP NEXT. AND LATER, FLY INTO THIS ANGEL MUSEUM IN WISCONSIN. THE OWNER SAYS THEY'RE SHUTTING THE PEARLY GATES BUT NOT BEFORE ONE  QUICK PEEK INSIDE.

MACHINERY PETE
MACHINERY PETE IS RIDING IN STYLE THIS WEEK...AS HE LOOKS AT RECENT  VINTAGE PICKUP PRICESHERES GREG. OK FOLKS TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TALK VINTAGE PICKUPS. NOW BACK ON SEPTEMBER 18TH MY  FRIENDS AT SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS HAD AMAZING A STATE AUCTION OUT IN GARDEN CITY KANSAS WHERE THIS 1959 CHEVY APACHE 3100 PICKUP SOLD 30000 ORIGINAL MILES ON IT AND IT WENT FOR  TWENTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. NOW I POSTED A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THIS THING SELLING ON OUR  MACHINE REPEAT DOTCOM WEB SITE AND YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT. IT WAS AMAZING. THE BIDDING WAS GOING ALONG AT 250 DOLLAR INCREMENTS UP AROUND 15 16000. AND THEN IT JUST TOOK OFF AGAIN  ONE GOING FOR 27K. NOW WHAT I FIND INTERESTING ON THESE VINTAGE PICKUPS JUST LIKE VINTAGE  TRACTORS IS THE ORIGINAL FACTOR VERSUS RESTORED. NOW HERE'S A PICTURE OF A FULLY RESTORED CHEVY  30 APACHE. AND THIS THING WAS A FORTY SIX MODEL SOLD FOR FORTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS LAST NOVEMBER ON A COLLECTOR AUCTION OUT IN GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA. BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT.  BUT IF WE GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL FACTOR YOU WILL NEVER FIND A MORE AMAZING AUCTION THAN BACK  ON SEPTEMBER 28 2013. LITTLE PIERCE NEBRASKA. THIS WAS THE FAMOUS LAMBRECHT CHEVROLET  DEALER AUCTION. NOW THIS WAS A DEALER THAT KIND OF FOR WHATEVER REASON OVER THE YEARS JUST A  LOT OF TIMES KEPT NEW PRODUCT DIDN'T SELL IT AND HE HAD TO 30 HUNDRED APACHES THAT WERE AMAZING. HERE'S A PICTURE OF THE 60 MODEL TWO MILES ON IT BROUGHT FORTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS.  BUT THE KING OF THE HILL WAS THIS 1958 MODEL FIVE MILES ON. EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. 

TEASE
UP NEXT WE'LL TAKE AN OTHER WORLDLY VISIT TO BELOIT WISCONSIN AND THE  ANGELIC SHELVES OF THE ANGEL MUSEUM. 

IN THE COUNTRY
THERE'S A MUSEUM IN WISCONSIN THAT HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE WORLD'S  LARGEST COLLECTION OF ANGELS.  THE BELOIT ATTRACTION IS NOW CLOSING IT'S PEARLY GATES AFTER TWO  DECADES OF SERVICE. STEP BEYOND THE DOOR... "I'M JOYCE BERG ALSO KNOWN AS THE ANGEL LADY." AND INTO AN OTHER WORLDLY ATTRACTION. "I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE ANGEL MUSEUM IS A HEAVENLY PLACE BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY  ANGELS. BERG HELPED START THE ANGEL MUSEUM 20 YEARS AGO WITH A PERSONAL COLLECTION,  THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY, I WOULD SAY, 10,000 PLUS ANGELS HERE." A PASSIONATE HOST OFFERING A SMILE AND A TOUR. "HELLO, WELCOME TO THE ANGEL MUSEUM. WHERE ARE YOU FOLKS FROM?" LEONARD ROZANKSI, MUSEUM VISITOR. "I THOUGHT THAT WAS REAL NICE WHEN WE OPENED THE DOOR. WE GOT A REAL LIVE ON HERE." BERG AND HER LATE HUSBAND STARTED COLLECTING IN 1976 AND NOW HOLDS  THE RECORD FOR 13,165 ANGELS.... "ACTUALLY IN THE GUINNESS BOOK IT SAYS SHE HAS X NUMBER OF ANGELS EVEN AN ANGEL SMOKE  ALARM. THIS IS THE ANGEL SMOKE ALARM. SO YOU TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN AND THERE'S A PLACE FOR  NINE VOLT BATTERY." ANGELS OF ALL SHAPES... "AND THEN OUR TIPSY ANGELS DOWN HERE _ LIQUOR DECANTERS. (LAUGHS) SIZES..."YOU HAVE TO REALLY COME IN THERE AND SEE THE TINIEST ANGEL." AND BACKGROUNDS... "THE FOUR CASES AS YOU WALK AROUND HERE ARE THE ONES THAT OPRAH  WINFREY HAS DONATED." SHE ESTIMATES THAT 200-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE MADE IT THROUGH THE  FORMER CHURCH IN BELOIT... "I FEEL A WARMTH LIKE MAYBE THE WINGS OR THE ARMS ARE WRAPPING YOU AS YOU COME IN AND IT'S  JUST VERY PEACEFUL." BUT EVEN A PEACEFUL PURPOSE CAN'T KEEP THE LIGHTS ON. "OUR PROBLEM IS INSUFFICIENT: INSUFFICIENT FUNDS, MEMBERSHIP, SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS." THE 87-YEAR-OLD BERG PLANS TO KEEP SOME ANGELS BUT HAS HIRED AN AUCTION COMPANY TOSELL THE REST. SHE'S HOPING THE FAMILY SHE'S COLLECTED CAN CONTINUE AS A SINGLE  HEAVENLY HOST. "IT'S JUST BITTERSWEET FOR ME, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THIS IS MY ANGEL FAMILY AND ALWAYS, YOU KNOW  I PLACED THESE HERE WITH LOVE AND HOPED THAT THEY COULD STAY A LONG TIME. AT LEAST IF THEY COULD STAY TOGETHER, THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO REALLY  HAPPEN YET." SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR THIS EARTHLY TRAVELER.. "AND WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? I'M GOING TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY." "I HOPE TO READ A LITTLE BIT MORE. I'VE GOT GOBS OF ANGEL BOOKS I'VE NEVER READ (LAUGHS)." AND ONE BIG BOOK TO GUIDE HER WAY. IF THE MUSEUM LOOKS INTRIGUING..WELL YOU JUST MISSED IT. THE LAST DAY WAS SATURDAY. WE WISH JOYCE LUCK ON THE FUTURE. 

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR ALL OF US AT AGDAY. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY. 

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