AgDay Daily Recap - October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 10, 2017


HEADLINES
IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL TAKES CENTERSTAGE AS NEW  GUEST WORKER LEGISLATION IS WAITING IN THE WINGS  IN WASHINGTON.  AND THERE'S A NEW PROBLEM TO SOLVE IN DAIRY  COUNTRY...  <I'M MICHELLE ROOK. MIDWEST DAIRY STATES CONTINUE TO TRY TO  ATTRACT NEW DAIRY PROCESSING PLANTS. I'LL HAVE THE STORY COMING  UP.> PLUS, AS THE STOCK MARKET BARRELS DOWN THE  TRACKS, IS IT RUNNING OUT OF STEAM?  <OBVIOUSLY SOMEBODY WANTS TO CALL EVERYBODY WANTS TO CALL  THETOPS SOMEBODY WILL GET IT RIGHT.> THAT'S ANALYSIS.  AND AS ONE AVID CYCLIST TAKES TO THE ROAD, HIS  LEASURELY RIDE NOW TURNING INTO WORK TO RID  ROADWAYS OF MOUNDS OF METAL.  AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR  HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

IMMIGRATION REFRM
GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN, IN FOR CLINTON  GRIFFITHS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ISSUING THE  STIFFEST IMMIGRATION REFORM EVERY OFFERED BY  AN ADMINISTRATION. AND NOW AG GROUPS ARE  ASSESSING THE 70 POINT PLAN TO DETERMINE WHAT IT  ULTIMATELY MEANS FOR AN INDUSTRY ALREADY  FEELING PAIN FROM NOT ENOUGH FARM WORKERS.  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION  SUMBITTING A 70-POINT  IMMIGRATION ENCORCEMENT PLAN TO CONGRESS  SUNDAY EVENING.   IT INCLUDES A MASSIVE OVERHAUL IN ORDER TO  ELIMINATE ANY LOOPHOLES WITHIN THE CURRENT LAW. THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN CALLS FOR A BORDER WALL,  MORE DEPORTATION AGENTS, A CRACKDOWN ON  SANCUTARY CITIES AND STRICTURE LIMITS TO CHAIN  IMMIGRATION.  IT ALSO GIVES FEDERAL AGENTS MORE LEEWAY TO  DENY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATNTS AT THE BORDER AND  ARREST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALREADY IN THE U-S.  SEEING THE LACK OF AG WORKERS AS A PAIN POINT, A  NEW AGRICUTURAL GUEST WORKER ACT INTRODUCED  IN WASHINGTON LAST WEEK THAT WOULD REPLACE THE  CURRENT H-2A PROGRAM.  IT WOULD  CREATE A GUEST WORKER PROGRAM AND  ALLOW UP TO AN ADDTIONAL 500 THOUSAND NON- RESIDENTS TO WORK ON AMERICAN FARMS AND  RANCHERS YEAR-ROUND.  THE NEW WORK VISAS  WOULD BE VALID FOR THREE YEARS.  INTORDUCED BY VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN OCNGRESSMAN  BOB GOODLATTE, HE HOPED TO GET IT PASSED OUT OF  THE JUDICUARY COMMITTEE, BUT THE ACT WAS PULLED  BACK AFTER GOODLATTE DISCOVERED HE DIDN'T HAVE  ENOUGH VOTES TO GET IT PASSED.  THE AG ACT ALSO INCLUDES A WAY TO USE THE  PROGRAM TO HIRE AG PROCESSORS AND CUSTOM  OPERTORS, INCLUDING JOBS LIKE TRUCKING MANURE  FOR DAIRY FARMS. 

SOUTH DAKOT A DAIRIES
WHETHER ITS LACK OF LABOR OR THE COST OF DOING  BSUINESS, SOME DAIRIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A NEW  HOME. STATES LIKE SOUTH DAKOTA NOT ONLY WELCOMING  THOSE DAIRIES WITH OPEN ARMS, BUT WORKING  DILIGENTLY THE PAST TWO YEARS ON RECRUITING  THOSE DAIRIES TO THEIR HOME TURF.   THE RELOCATION EFFORTS ARE SO SUCESSFUL THAT  IT'S SPURRED A NEW POBLEM, A MILK SURPLUS. AND AS  MICIHELLE ROOK TELLS US, STATE DAIRY LEADERS NOW  WORKING DURING WORLD DAIRY EXPO TO FIND THAT  MILK A HOME. MIDWEST DAIRY STATES ARE FACING A PROCESSING DEFICIT AND ARE  HERE AT THE WORLD DAIRY EXPO TRYING TO RECRUIT NEW DAIRY  PROCESSING PLANTS.   AFTER YEARS OF HAVING A MILK DEFICIT IN SOUTH DAKOTA, THE STATE IS  FACING A SURPLUS.    DAVID SKAGGS, SD DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, "FEWER COWS  ARE MAKING MORE MILK.  AND THAT IS REALLY, WE'VE ADDED ENOUGH  COWS IN THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA THAT WE'VE FILLED OUR  PROCESSING PLANTS TO DATE."   SO, WORLD DAIRY EXPO WAS ANOTHER RECRUITMENT TRIP FOR THE STATE.   SKAGGS, "WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO NOW IS FIND ALTERNATIVE METHODS  OF PROCESSORS COMING INTO THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA."  6 SEC  MEANWHILE, NEIGHBORING NEBRASKA IS FACING AN EVEN BIGGER MILK  SURPLUS. "WE'RE IN  A SITUATION WHERE RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF THE MILK  THAT IS PRODUCED IN NEBRASKA ACTUALLY LEAVES THE STATE FOR  PROCESSING OTHER PLACES.     SO, THE NEWLY FORMED GROW NEBRASKA COALITION WAS ALSO AT  EXPO PROMOTING ECONOMIC INCENTIVE PACKAGES AND WILLING SITES  IN THE I-80 CORRIDOR. JOHNSON, "WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD PRODUCTIVE LAND ALONG  INTERSTATE 80 AND A LOT OF GOOD AREAS FOR DAIRIES TO GROW AND TO  DEVELOP, SO THAT'S PRIMARILY WHERE THE COMMUNITIES THAT GOT INVOLVED WITH US ARE LOCATED."   BEYOND FINDING THE RIGHT SITE, THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS THE HIGH  COST TO BUILD.    "IT IS VERY  EXPENSIVE.  WHEN YOU'RE TALKING $200 MILLION FOR A PLANT OR  HIGHER, IT TAKES TIME."  7 SEC   IN THE MEANTIME, THERE ARE EXISTING PROCESSORS EXPANDING WITHIN  THE REGION.      "WE'RE FINALLY IN THE  PROCESS OF GROWING OUR PLANT IN SANBORN, IOWA MORE THAN  DOUBLING THE CAPACITY THERE TO MAKE ROOM FOR MORE MILK."  8 SEC  AND HE SAYS THAT'S FAR LESS COSTLY THAN BUILDING NEW.  3 SEC   SCHLANGEN, "WHERE WE CAN MAYBE EXPAND SANBORN FOR $20  MILLION OR MAYBE LESS AND THAT'S ADDING A MILLION AND A HALF POUNDS A DAY."  SO THAT'S A REALLY PRETTY EFFICIENT WAY TO EXPAND."  PRODUCERS ADMIT PROCESSING EXPANSION CAN BE A BIT OF A CHICKEN  AND EGG PROPOSITION.  4 SEC    MERRILL, "THEY NEED THE MILK AND THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO MARKET  THE FINISHED PRODUCT.  SO, THERE'S A LOT OF MOVING PIECES TO BRINGING PROCESSING IN."  7 SEC   HOWEVER, HE SAYS ITS NECESSARY FOR THE FUTURE OF THE ENTIRE DAIRY  INDUSTRY.  IN MADISON, WISCONSIN I'M MICHELLE ROOK REPORTING FOR  AGDAY.  ) THANKS, MICHELLE.  BOTH NEBRASKA GOVERNOR PETE RICKETTS AND  SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR DENNIS DAUGAARD HAVE  BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE RECRUITMENT  EFFORTS. IN FACT, DAUGAARD HAS MADE TRIPS TO FAIR  OAKS FARMS AND THE FAIR LIFE PLANT IN  COOPERSVILLE, MICHIGAN. 

JAPAN BEEF
AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MOVES TOWARDS  REWORKING CURRENT TRADE DEALS, U-S BEEF  EXPORTS REMAIN ON AN IMPRESSIVE PACE.  AND DESPITE U-S WITHDRAWING FROM THE TRANS  PACIFIC PARNTERSHIP, THE NUMBER ONE BUYER OF U-S  BEEF CONINTUES TO BE JAPAN. U-S MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION SAYS AUGUST BEEF  EXPORTS WERE 5 PERCENT HIGHER THAN A YEAR AGO.  ADN THE LARGEST EXPORT NUMBERS SO FAR THIS  YEAR.  EXPORT VALUE REACHING THE SECOND HIGHEST ON RECORD AT 679 POINT 1 MILLION DOLLARS. THAT'S A 20 PERCENT JUMP FROM LAST YEAR.  THE SHARP JUMP CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO JAPAN,  WHERE EXPORTS SHOT UP 22 PERCENT FROM YEAR  AGO LEVELS, HITTING THE LARGEST SINCE WHAT THE  FEDERATION CALLS THE POST BSE ERA. EXPORT VALUE  TO JAPN JUMPED 35 PERCENT, AND BROKE THE 200  MILLION DOLLAR MARK FOR HTE FIRST TIME SINCE IN 21  YEARS. IT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT AUGUST WS THE FIRST  MONTH THAT JAPAN'S TARIFF ON U-S BEEF WAS IN  EFFECT... UP TO 50 PERCENT FROM 38 PERCENT.  AND MOVING TO PORK, USMEF SAYS WHILE PORK  EXPORTS CAME IN 9 PERCEN TBELOW LAST YEAR'S  RECORD PACE, THE VALUE OF THOSE EXPORTS IS STILL  ON THE RISE, UP 11 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

CALIFORNIA WINE
CALIFORNIA'S FAMED WINE COUNTRY IS UNDER ATTACK  FROM DEVASTATING WILDFIRES, ACCELERATED BY  POWERFUL WINDS. GOVERNOR. JERRY BROWN DECLARED A STATE OF  EMERGENCY IN NAPA, SONOMA AND YUBA COUNTIES AS  OFFICIALS ESTIMATED THE FIRE HAD WIPED OUT  OVER  15-HUNDRED HOMES AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. . MANDATORY EVACUATIONS WERE ORDERED IN THE  WINE COUNTRY NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY AND  ELSEWHERE AFTER BLAZES BROKE OUT LATE SUNDAY, SENDING MANY INTO A MIDDLE-OF-THE NIGHT  SCRAMBLE TO GET OUT.

CROP COMMENTS
FROM SUNSHINE TO THE FIRST SIGHTING OF SNOW,  CINDI CLAWSON IS IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN THIS WEEK  AND HAS THIS MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD  MORNING, CINDY.  GOOD MORNING TYNE. OUR VIEWERS IN THE PANHANDLE NEBRASKA WOKE UP  TO A DIFFERENT VIEW TO KICK OFF THE WEEK-- A  BLANKET OF SNOW. MARILYN SAYS THEY ONLY RAISE  WHEAT, SO IT'S NOT HALTING HARVEST FOR THEM, BUT  THEY ARE THANKFUL FOR THE MOISTURE FOR THE NEW  CROP.  AND SOYBEAN HARVEST IS JUST GETTING UNDERWAY IN  WISCONSIN. LAST WEEK IT WAS 16-PERCENT  COMPLETED. THE UPDATED CROP PROGRESS REPORT  COMES OUT THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SHOT WAS TAKEN  IN SCENIC DOOR COUNTY - THAT'S THE THUMB THAT  STICKS OUT FROM WISCONSIN. FARMER ROBBY SCHOPF  SAYS YIELDS ARE OKAY ON THIS SANDY-LOAM SOIL.  THERE AREN'T MANY ROW-CROPS IN THIS PART OF THE  STATE. BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF APPLES AND  CHERRIES.  AND NOW HERE ARE SOME  HOMETOWN TEMPS. THE LOCAL WEATHER CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT NOT ONLY ON YOUR  DAY, BUT ALSO ON YOUR CROPS. START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT WITH YOUR  LOCAL FORECAST DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE, JUST TEXT  WEATHER TO 31313 TO GET STARTED! 

TEASE
STILL TO COME, AS THE STOCK MARKET CONTINUES ON  ITS IMPRESSIVE RUN, IS IT RUNNING OUT OF STEAM?  THAT'S AGRIBUSINESS.  PLUS HE TRAVELS THOUSANDS OF MILES A YEAR ON HIS  BIKE....AND GOT TIRED OF SEEING THE TRASH ALONG  THE ROAD. SO HE'S DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. DETAILS AS WE HEAD IN THE COUNTRY.

FLOOR FLOOR THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS, IT WAS A MIXED DAY AT THE CME TO  KICK OFF THE WEEK. LET'S FIND OUT WHY AS WE HEAD  TO THE FLOOR OF THE CME.   IT WAS COLUMBUS DAY HERE AND THAT AND THE BANKS WERE  CLOSED AND THAT TOOK SOME OF THE INTEREST OUT OF THE MARKET BUT  REALLY THE BIG THE BIG THING IS IS THAT WE'RE FOCUSING THIS MARKET  ON THE PRICE ACTION AND WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN ON THURSDAY.  WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE MONTHLY SUPPLY DEMAND REPORTS AND  ALSO THE MONTHLY PRODUCTION REPORTS AND EXPECTING USDA TO  SHOW A PRETTY BIG PRODUCTION IN THE CORN AND SOYBEANS. YOU  SEEM TO BE OUT THERE. THE CORN HARVEST HAS BEEN A LOT SLOWER  REALLY TO GET UNDER WAY BUT THE SOYBEAN HARVEST HAS BEEN VERY  STRONG SO AND THE OLD ESTIMATES HAVE BEEN COMING IN HIGHER  THAN THAN PRODUCER OR EXPECTATIONS BELOW LAST YEAR BUT STILL  HIGHER THAN PRODUCER EXPECTATIONS. LIVE CATTLE REALLY HAS BEEN  THE STRENGTH OF THE COMPLEX TODAY AND CONTINUES TO REACT TO  SOME BUYING FROM THE PACKERS IT WAS SEEN AFTER THE CLOSE LAST  WEEK THE BUY IN CAME IN AT HIGHER PRICES AND THAT WAS  SUPPORTIVE TO THE MARKET AND REALLY GOOD NEWS FOR THE PRODUCER.  THANKS VERY MUCH. THIS IS JACK'S GROVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PRICE  FUTURES GROUP HERE ON THE CME FLOOR WITH SOME COMMENTS FOR HTE  MARKETS. ND THEY SEEM EAGER FOR SOME TIME FOR THE MARKETS.

AGRIBUSINESS
HERE NOW IS CHRIS NARAYANAN. CHRIS LOOKING AT THE STOCK MARKET  DO YOU THINK IT'S OVERDONE. DO YOU THINK THAT WE WILL. YOU KNOW  WE CONTINUE TO SEE RECORD HIGH RECORD HIGH RECORD HIGH. IS IT  GOING TO CONTINUE ON THIS IMPRESSIVE PACE. YOU KNOW FOR THE  FORESEEABLE FUTURE I DO SEE YOU KNOW I DON'T SEE THAT THAT IS  GOING TO TRIP IT UP. OBVIOUSLY SOMEBODY WANTS TO CALL EVERYBODY  WANTS TO CALL THETOPS SOMEBODY WILL GET IT RIGHT. BUT YOU KNOW  WHEN WE START OFF WHERE THAT WAS THE ONLY ASSET CLASS WE HAD  ANY REAL INTEREST RATES WERE REALLY LOW. WHERE ELSE ARE YOU GOING  TO INVEST YOUR MONEY. THEN WE STARTED SEEING EARNINGS GROWTH  THROUGH COST CUTTING YOU KNOW AND WE SAW THAT THE  UNEMPLOYMENT RATE THEN UNEMPLOYMENT REVERSE ITSELF PEOPLE  ARE ACTUALLY DOING BETTER SPENDING MORE MONEY DEMANDING  MORE GOODS FOR A TOP LINE REVENUE WAS GROWING AND WHERE WE  ARE YOU KNOW IF YOU LOOK AT THE EARNINGS PROJECTIONS OVER THE  NEXT 12 MONTHS AND AS A MULTIPLE OF STOCK MARKET VALUE WE'RE A  LITTLE BIT ABOVE AVERAGE BUT NOTHING THAT SUGGESTS THAT WE'RE OVER  HEATING. BUT DO YOU THINK THAT SOME OF THAT MONEY WITHIN THE  STOCK MARKET SPILLS OVER INTO THE COMMODITY MARKETS I MEAN  WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS NOW SINCE RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION AS WE  SAW POSSIBILITY THAT WE WOULD SEE AN UPTICK IN THE STOCK MARKET.  SO DO YOU THINK THAT'S A POSSIBILITY AND WHEN. WELL IT IS A  POSSIBILITY WHEN I DON'T KNOW. I MEAN COPPER JUST FINALLY GOT A  BID. YOU KNOW THERE IS TRADING ABOUT $3 A POUND WHEN I CHECKED  EARLIER BUT YOU KNOW AND CRUDE OIL IS RANGE BOUND RIGHT NOW. YOU  KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF COMMODITY SUPPLY. SO YOU KNOW YOU  KNOW DEMAND GROWTH YOU KNOW GROWING THROUGH DEMAND IS A LONG ARDUOUS PROCESS. SO WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE NEXT FEW  YEARS. YES. KNOW I EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN TOMORROW NO.  ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN IS ANYBODY'S GUESS. SO IS COPPER ONE OF  THOSE COMMODITIES THAT YOU KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON. I MEAN I LOOK  AT ALL THE COMMODITY MARKETS BECAUSE I MEAN OBVIOUSLY COPPER  IS USED IN SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS WHETHER HOMEBUILDING YOU  KNOW ELECTRONICS AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SAME WITH GOLD. YOU  KNOW SHE'LL KEEP ON AS WELL AS COSMETIC OIL FOR YOU KNOW TO  POWER THESE MACHINES THAT NATURAL GAS YOU KNOW EVEN THINGS  LIKE ETHANOL YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU KNOW HOW MUCH CORN YOU  NEED. SO YOU KNOW WE TRY TO KEEP TRACK OF THE COMMODITY  MARKET AS A WHOLE AND AS ONE OF THE INDICATORS OF WHERE THE  GENERAL ECONOMY IS GOING TO GO. AND WE ARE SEEING SOME  GROWTH BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE YOU KNOW A LONG TIME TO DO THAT. ALL RIGHT CHRIS WE APPRECIATE YOU MAKING THE TRIP HERE. STAY WITH US  WE HAVE A LOT MORE WHEN WE COME BACK. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ENLIST WEED CONTROL SYSTEM.   MORE WEED CONTROL.  LESS DRIFT AND VOLATILITY.  MAXIMUM YIELD  POTENTIAL.

TEASE
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. ) STIILL TO COME, IF DAIRY PRICES HAVE THE CHANCE TO  RALLY, ONE ANALYST SAYS THE TIME IS NOW. WE'LL  TELL YOU WHY.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO ACTING AS I MENTIONED CINDY CLAWSON IS JOINING US THIS WEEK. CINDY YOU KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT WILDFIRES. WE REALLY NEED TO SEE RAIN IN THE WESTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS A SYSTEM BUT IT'S PARKED IN THE MIDWEST WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO GET HELP. EXACTLY AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE DUMPING A DECENT AMOUNT OF RAIN FOR A LOT OF FOLKS SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF PAUSE AND THE HARVEST IS IN THE CORN BELT TODAY. LET'S TAKE A LOOK. AND YOU CAN SEE WE'VE GOT THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PARKED RIGHT OVER MISSOURI THAT'S GOING TO BE BRINGING RAIN TO MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN CORN BELT AS WE HEAD INTO THE NEXT DAY OR SO AS WE PUT THIS INTO MOTION YOU'LL SEE THAT LOW STARTING TO MOVE TO THE EAST. THAT RAIN MOVING INTO MISSOURI IOWA AND ILLINOIS AND EVENTUALLY INTO PARTS OF INDIANA AS WELL. NOTICE WE'LL SEE FAIRLY DRY CONDITIONS THEN IN MUCH OF THE PLAINS AND INTO THE ROCKIES WHERE WE HAVE A FRONTAL SYSTEM THAT'S INTO SOUTHWESTERN CANADA THAT WILL AFFECT PARTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AS WELL IN THE SOUTHEAST WE'RE GOING TO SEE JUST A FEW AREAS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THERE HEADING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING WE ARE LOOKING FOR THAT RAIN TO BE PUSHING INTO THE EASTERN CORN BELT AND THEN EVENTUALLY OVER INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AS WE SEE THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CONTINUING TO MOVE EAST WITH HIGH PRESSURE STARTING TO DRY THINGS OUT ON THE BACKSIDE OF THAT SYSTEM.  NOW AS FAR AS RAINFALL IT'S REALLY GOING TO BE THAT SYSTEM IN THE NATION'S MIDSECTION THAT BRINGS US THE MOST PRECIPITATION OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS YOU COULD SEE THAT ESPECIALLY WITH OUR MODEL FOCUSING RIGHT THERE IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. SO WE'LL KEEP AN EYE ON THAT AS FOLKS ARE DEFINITELY TRYING TO GET SOME HARVEST DONE. SNOWFALL WE'RE NOT REALLY EXPECTING TO ADD A WHOLE LOT MORE AT LEAST IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. WE ARE LOOKING AT ESPECIALLY THAT SYSTEM IN SOUTHWESTERN CANADA TO BRING SOME MORE SNOW THERE AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT TEMPERATURES WE REMAIN WARM STILL IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES BUT DEFINITELY COOLING DOWN MORE SO IN THE PLAINS AND THE UPPER MIDWEST AS THAT FRONT CONTINUES TO PUSH OFF TO THE EAST AND WE SEE SOME COOLER NIGHTS THERE AS WELL WITH LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S AND 40S AS WE HEAD INTO TOMORROW WE'LL SEE SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES SPREADING A LITTLE FURTHER TO THE EAST INTO THE GREAT LAKES AND INTO THE EASTERN CORN BELT REMAINS WARM THOUGH IN THE SOUTH EAST AND JUST A VERY SMALL PART OF THE SOUTHWEST AS FAR AS THE JET STREAM WE HAVE THAT TROUGH. YOU CAN SEE THEY'RE MOVING THROUGH THE NATION'S MIDSECTION IS STILL REMAINS FAIRLY WARM TROUGH DIGS INTO THE WEST. THAT WILL START TO SORT OF FLATTEN OUT AS WE GET TOWARDS THE WEEKEND AND THEN WE'LL SEE AN ACTUAL RIDGE STARTING TO BUILD IN. BY THE TIME WE GET INTO LATE NEXT WEEKEND AND INTO THE EARLY PART OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE WEST BRINGING SOME WARMER TEMPERATURES THERE. THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST. NOW LET'S CHECK OUT THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE. HEYBURN IDAHO SUNNY AND WARMER FOR YOU TODAY WITH A HIGH OF 63 DEGREES.  LONG CREEK ILLINOIS LOOK FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A HIGH OF 72. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALSO EXPECTED IN SCOTLAND NECK NORTH CAROLINA.

TEASE
AND TURNING FRUSTRATION INTO A NEW LIFE MISSION,  AS ONE AVID BIKE RIDER WORKS TO RID ROADWAYS OF  MOUNDS OF METAL.

DAIRY REPORT
THE DAIRY REPORT ON AGDAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY QLF.  FOR 40  YEARS, QLF HAS BEEN PROUD TO SUPPORT AMERICAN FARMERS THAT  FEED THE WORLD. IN OUR DAIRY REPORT,  IF THERE'S ANY HOPE OF HIGHER MILK PRICES, ONE ANALYST THINKS THE  MARKET NEEDS TO SEE MOVEMENT NOW, BEFORE IT'S  TOO LATE.  DURING WORLD DAIRY EXPO LAST WEEK, NATIONAL  REPORT BETSY JIBBEN TALKED TO MIKE NORTH OF  COMMODITY RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP ABOUT PRICES.   HE THINKS MILK PRICES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MOVE  HIGHER SHORT-TERM. THE MOMENTUM WOULD BE  DRIVEN BY TO HOLIDAY DEMAND FOR CHEESE. <"IF THERE'S HOPE FOR AN UPTICK IN PRICE, GENERALLY NOW IS THAT  TIME. 19 IF BUYERS COME FORWARD, IF WE SEE SOME CONTINUATION OF  THIS RECENT UPTICK IN CHEESE VALUE, IF WE CAN BREAK THROUGH TEH  1.80 LEVEL IN CHEESE, THAT GIVES SOME OPTIMISM IN THE FALL FOR MILK PRICE. HOWEVER, I WOULD PROVIDE CAUTION AS WE WENT BEYOND  OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER."> TUNE INTO AGDAY THURSDAY AS BETSY TAKES A DEEP  DIVE INTO PRICE POTENTIAL IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.  AND MEET A NORTH DAKOTA BIKER WITH A "CAN" DO  SPIRIT WHEN IT COMES TO ROADSIDE TRASH.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S M5  SERIES - BRINGING NEW LEVELS OF COMFORT TO HARD  WORK.  LEARN MORE AT KUBOTA.COM, OR VISIT YOUR  LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER TODAY. WE'VE ALL HEARD THAT "ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A  DIFFERENCE." CLIFF NAYLOR FROM AFFILIATE K-F-Y-R  GIVES US ONE EXAMPLE OF SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T  PASS BY A PROBLEM, BUT INSTEAD TOOK IT UPON  HIMSELF TO PROVIDE A SOLUTION. THIS IDEALIST JUST HAPPENS TO BE CLIFF'S BROTHER. KEN NAYLOR HAS RIDDEN THE RURAL ROADS OF CASS AND CLAY  COUNTIES SINCE 2002. HE LOGS 5000 MILES A YEAR ON THIS PAVEMENT.  THIS YEAR KEN NOTICED SOMETHING DIFFERENT ALONG THE ROUTE HE'S  TRAVELED THOUSANDS OF TIMES. KEN NAYLOR:  LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF CANS IN THE DITCH.  AND IT  WAS BOTHERING ME. MOST PEOPLE WOULD JUST DRIVE BY THE DEBRIS. "I'M NOT MOST PEOPLE." WHEN SOMETHING BOTHERS KEN, HE COMES  UP WITH A SOLUTION. IN HIS GARAGE, LITTERED WITH BICYCLE PARTS AND EQUIPMENT, HE  HAMMERED OUT AN ANSWER TO THE ROADSIDE RUBBISH ISSUE THAT  BECAME A THORN IN HIS RIDING ROUTINE. "IT TOOK A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT, A  LITTLE BIT OF THOUGHT AND THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF IT." KEN COLLECTED TIDY CAT KITTY LITTER CONTAINERS, TURNED THEM INTO  RECYCLE BINS, AND LABELED THEM "OPERATION TIDY CANS." IT'S A PLAY ON THE TIDY CAT BUCKET, TAKE THE "T" AWAY, PUT THE "N"  IN AND I'M TRYING TO KEEP THE CAN'S TIDY. ONCE ASSEMBLED, HE ATTACHED THE BRIGHT, COLORFUL CANISTERS TO  SIGN POSTS ALONG HIS ROUTE.  13 TIDY CAN CRATES ARE STRATEGICALLY PLACED ABOUT THREE MILES  APART.  THEY SERVE AS COLLECTION SITES FOR ALL THE GARBAGE HE HAND PICKS, SO HE CAN PERIODICALLY TAKE THE WEIGHT OF THIS CAN CRUSADE OFF HIS  BACK. "IT'S LITTER, IT'S UGLY.  ONCE SOMEONE THROWS ONE IN THE DITCH IT WILL  BE THERE TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW. THIS GOOD DEED DIDN'T GO UNNOTICED. I WAS HOPING TO FLY UNDER THE RADAR AND BE ANONYMOUS. KEN DIDN'T NOTIFY THE COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT ABOUT "OPERATION  TIDY CANS" BECAUSE HE HOPED IT WOULD BE EASIER TO ASK FOR  FORGIVENESS RATHER THAN PERMISSION. WHEN YOU ATTACH SOMETHING TO A HIGHWAY SIGN, THERE'S  PAPERWORK, APPLICATIONS, AND FEES. BUT ONCE THE BRIGHT YELLOW BINS WERE IN PLACE, PEOPLE CONTACTED  THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE UNUSUAL ROADSIDE  RECEPTACLES. SHANNON THOMPSON, CLAY COUNTY SOLID WASTE:  IT'S A GREAT IDEA  AND WE'RE ALL ON BOARD, SO HE DIDN'T NEED TO WORRY. SHANNON THOMPSON, IS THE EDUCATION COORDINATOR FOR THE CLAY  COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT. SHE SAYS A $100 PERMIT FEE FOR  PLACING EACH RECYCLE BIN IN DITCHES IS BEING TAKEN CARE OF BY THE  COUNTY. THE SINGLE CITIZEN COMMITTEE TO KEEP CLAY COUNTY CLEAN HAS  COLLECTED MORE THAN EIGHT-FIVE POUNDS OF ALUMINUM. NEXT YEAR I HOPE TO BRING IN A COUPLE OF OTHER PEOPLE, MANY  HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK. KEN PLANS TO WOULD ALSO LIKE MOTORISTS TO  CURB THE URGE TO THROW GARBAGE OUT THE WINDOW, BUT UNTIL THAT  HAPPENS, HE'LL CONTINUE TO PICK UP AFTER THEM. I'M CLIFF NAYLOR,  NBC REPORTING FOR AGDAY. SO COOL AND MOTIVATION ON THIS TUDAY.


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FOR ALL OF US AT AGAY, I'M TYNE MROGAN, HAVE A GREAT DAY IN FARM COUNTRY.

 

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