AgDay Daily Recap -October 17, 2016

July 29, 2016 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 17, 2016

COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - COULD 2017 BE THE YEAR OF THE LA NINA? IN  AGRIBUSINESS...WHERE DO CATTLE MARKETS GO FROM HERE.  MACHINERY PETE  IS LOOKING AT DEMAND FOR SMALLER HORSEPOWER TRACTORS. AND "WE'RE  BACKSTAGE AT LUKE BRYAN'S 2016 FARM TOUR SPONSORED BY BAYER. HEAR  FROM LUKE HIMSELF ABOUT THIS PARTNERSHIP AND WHAT IT'S DOING TO  SUPPORT FARMERS AND FEED AMERICA AHEAD ON THE SHOW." AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

LA NINA IN 2017
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. LIKE A RECORD FROM FALL 2015,  METEOROLOGISTS AND CLIMATOLOGISTS ARE ONCE AGAIN STARTING THEIR CALL  FOR A LA NINA. THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION RAISING THEIR  CHANCES OF LA NIÑA DEVELOPMENT THIS FALL TO 70 PERCENT. AN OFFICIAL "LA  NIÑA WATCH" HAS BEEN ISSUED BY NOAA'S CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER, WHICH  MEANS THE PATTERN IS LIKELY TO FORM WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. A TYPICAL LA NIÑA WEATHER PATTERN BRINGS A WARM AND DRY WINTER FOR THE SOUTHERN TIER OF THE NATION AND A POTENTIALLY COOLER, STORMIER WINTER  ACROSS THE NORTH. NOAA WILL ISSUE ITS OFFICIAL WINTER FORECAST FOR THE  U.S. THIS THURSDAY. RAIN AND DAMAGING WINDS MOVED INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON AND OREGON.   ON FRIDAY, WINDS WERE GUSTING UP TO 65 MILES AN HOUR.  THE POWERFUL  STORM DREW VISITORS TO THE COAST TO SEE THE POWERFUL WAVES CRASH  ON SHORE. USDA METEOROLOGISTS SAY THE REGION WOULD SEE HEAVY RAIN,  MOUNTAIN SNOW AND GUST WINDS FROM CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TO THE  NORTHERN ROCKIES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD REACH TEN INCHES, PROVIDE  SOME RELIEF TO THE PARCHED PACIFIC NORTHWEST. TWO STATES OVER, THEY GOT AN EARLY BLAST OF WINTER IN WYOMING AS THEY  WERE HARVESTING SUGARBEETS. PETER KUKOWSKI SENT THIS PHOTO FROM POWELL,  WYOMING. THAT'S NEAR THE NORTHERN BORDER. HE SAYS SIX INCHES OF SNOW FELL, BUT IT WAS GONE THE NEXT DAY. PETER  SAYS IT'S NOT UNHEARD OF TO GET SNOW IN THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER, BUT  IT IS RARE. THEY'RE ABOUT A THIRD OF THE WAY THROUGH THEIR SUGARBEETS. THE HEAVY RAINS FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW HAVE DONE LITTLE TO IMPROVE  THE DROUGHT PICTURE IN THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES, DESPITE THE FACT  MORE THAN A FOOT OF RAIN FELL IN PARTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. IN SOME CASES, THE DROUGHT HAS GOTTEN EVEN WORSE. IN GEORGIA FOR INSTANCE - MORE THAN 19-PERCENT OF THE STATE IS NOW IN  D-3 OR EXTREME DROUGHT. ONE WEEK EARLIER - BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF MATTHEW -  ABOUT 12-PERCENT  OF THE STATE WAS IN THAT CATEGORY.. THE RAIN FROM MATTHEW REMAINED IN THE EASTERN COUNTIES, WHICH  ALREADY HAD ADEQUATE SOIL MOISTURE.

AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MATTHEW
AS WE'VE BEEN REPORTING THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MATHEW  CONTINUES. NORTH CAROLINA OFFICIALS ESTIMATE SOME 5 MILLION BIRDS MOSTLY  CHICKENS HAVE DIED AS A RESULT OF FLOODING. USDA SAYS LAST YEAR THE STATE PRODUCED SOME 823 MILLION CHICKENS FOR  MEAT.SANDERSON FARMS--THE COUNTRY'S THRID LARGEST PRODUCER--SAYS IT'S  LOST ABOUT 250-THOUSAND BIRDS. SPEAKING OF LIVESTOCK, A NEW REPORT FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL  SAYS MORE THAN 43 MILLION GALLONS OF MILK HAVE  BEEN DUMPED THIS YEAR  INTO FIELDS, MANURE LAGOONS OR DISCARDED AT PLANTS.  MILK PRICES HAVE PLUNGED 36 PERCENT SINCE THE RECORDS FARMERS SAW IN  2014. 

ANGUS BEEF PRODUCTS SETTING RECORDS
SPEAKING OF CATTLE, SALES OF CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF PRODUCTS SETTING A  FRESH RECORD. FOR THE FISCAL YEAR THAT ENDED SEPTEMBER 30TH CAB SALES TOPPED ONE  BILLION POUNDS FOR THE FIRST TIME.  THE FISCAL YEAR 2016 SALES FIGURE REPRESENTS A 13 PERCENT INCREASE  OVER 2015. AVERAGE GROWTH OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS IS NOW THREE PERCENT, 

NEW CUBA POLICY
THE PRESIDENT ON FRIDAY ANNOUNCING A NEW POLICY DIRECTIVE FOR CUBA. THE NEW REGULATORY CHANGES ARE MEANT TO FACILITATE MORE INTERACTION  BETWEEN NATIONS INCLUDING TRAVEL AND COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES.  IT ALSO FREES TRAVELERS TO BUY AND BRING HOME CUBAN RUM AND CIGARS. THIS IS THE LATEST IN A THAW THAT BEGAN IN DECEMBER OF 2014 ALL CHANGES GO INTO EFFECT ON MONDAY.

EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING DEMAND SHOULD BOTTOM
FOR WHAT ITS WORTH, A WELLS FARGO ANALYST SAYS THE EQUIPMENT  MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY'S DEMAND CYCLE SHOULD BOTTOM OUT WITHIN THE  NEXT 12 TO 18 MONTHS. THEY SAY IT SIGNALS A TURNAROUND FOR THE INDUSTRY.  WHEN THE DEERE REPORTS EARNINGS NEXT MONTH, IT IS EXPECTED TO POST A  THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF FALLING REVENUE AND NET INCOME. THE RECENT COMMODITY MARKET DOWNTURN, WHICH HAS LED TO LESS FARM  INCOME, HAS STALLED PURCHASING OF NEW EQUIPMENT BY FARMERS.

CROP COMMENTS
CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM  DOW AGROSCIENCES.  MIKE HOFFMAN IS STARTING OFF THE WEEK WITH CROP COMMENTS STRAIGHT  FROM THE FIELD. MIKE.  GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.  LET'S START OFF IN PELLA, IOWA.  CHRIS VER MEER SAYS IT'S CLOUDY, COOL AND MISTY. THAT MEANS ONE MORE  DAY OUT OF THE SOYBEAN FIELD. HE SAYS IT'S NOT GOOD WEATHER FOR DRYING DOWN BEANS. SO, HE'S PICKING  CORN.  AND CHELSEA SWEETER, WHO IS JUST SOUTH OF SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA,  SENT US HER HARVEST PHOTO.  SHE SAYS THE AREA HAS BEEN PRETTY RAINY AND DAMP LATELY. NOW FARMERS  ARE FINALLY ABLE TO GET BACK IN THE FIELDS. NOT MUCH CORN HAS BEEN  HARVESTED. USDA IS RELEASING A NEW CROP PROGRESS REPORT THIS  AFTERNOON.  NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AUGUST CROP COMMENTS WINNER, TEXAS  PRODUCER, MIKE LASS! THE GROWS COTTON, WHEAT, SORGHUM, CORN AND ALSO RAISES LIVESTOCK  THERE IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. HE CONSIDERS HIMSELF A FOURTH GENERATION CATTLEMEN AND FIRST  GENERATION FARMER. MIKE HAS WON A 100-DOLLAR GIFT CARD FROM CABELA'S PROVIDED BY  RESICORE, ALL BY SUBMITTING A PHOTO. YOU  HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE THE NEXT WINNER.  TO ENTER, YOU NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY THRU THE WEBSITE, OR EMAIL  YOUR MESSAGE TO CROP COMMENTS AT AGWEB-DOT-COM. AND WE'VE NOW ADDED A TEXT OPTION...TEXT THE WORD 'CROP' ALONG WITH  YOUR PICTURE--AND DESCRIPTION TO 31-31-3. STANDARD MESSAGING RATES  APPLY.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS HEAVY DROP IN CATTLE FUTURES  PRICES. AND WHETHER THERE'S ANY LIGHT UP AHEAD. AND LATER WE'RE OFF TO AN INDIANA FARM PLAYING HOST TO ONE OF COUNTRY  MUSIC'S TOP TALENTS. WE'LL TELL YOU WHY HE'S PLAYING FARM FIELDS RATHER THAN PACKED ARENAS  TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY.

FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA - MAKERS OF VIKING SIDE- BY-SIDES.  YAMAHA - REAL WORLD TOUGH.  IN AGRIBUSINESS...IT WAS A BUMPY WEEK FOR COMMODITIES. LETS SEE HOW  MARKETS CLOSED FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. THE CME GROUP ANNOUNCING IT'S CONSIDERING A CHANGE FOR LIVE CATTLE  FUTURES. THE GROUP SAYS IT'S LOOKING AT SWITCHING TO A CASH SETTLEMENT  PROCESS. TRADERS CONTINUE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT EXTREME VOLATILITY. CME SAYS IF IMPLEMENTED IT WOULD BE A MAJOR ATTEMPT TO RESTORE  CONFIDENCE IN THE MARKET. SOME IN THE INDUSTRY SAY SWITCHING TO A CASH SETTLEMENT MAY HAVE IT'S  OWN PROBLEMS.THOSE EXCHANGES ARE DWINDLING AND THE NUMBERS REPORTED ARE OFTEN  UNRELIABLE.

AGRIBUSINESS
MARK GOLD OUR GUEST HERE AT THE AGRI-BUSINESS DESK. TOP THIRD AG MARKETING. MARK LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS CATTLE MARKET. LAST WEEK JUST KIND OF A TOUGH WEEK REALLY OVERALL. DO YOU EXPECT WE'LL SEE A FLOOR HERE ANYTIME SOON? YOU KNOW WHAT'S A FLOOR IN THIS MARKET? WE'VE SEEN THIS STAIR STEPPED DOWN AND EVERY TIME MAKE A NEW LOW THERE'S BEEN ABOUT TEN OR TWELVE OF THESE LOWS FOLLOWED BY A FIVE OR EIGHT DOLLAR RALLY MAKING A NEW LOW AND IT'S JUST BEEN CHOPPING ITS WAY DOWN. RIGHT IS THIS LATEST LOW ON THURSDAY GOING TO BE THE ONE THAT'S GOING TO HOLD? IT'S HARD TO KNOW THAT. I STILL BELIEVE THERE'S PROBABLY TEN DOLLARS OF RISK IN BOTH THE FATS AND THE FEEDERS OUT HERE. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CATTLE OUT THERE THE CASH MARKET EVEN THOUGH BEEF IS BEING FEATURED AT SOME VERY CHEAP PRICES AROUND THE COUNTRY WE DON'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO MOVE ENOUGH PRODUCT TO OFFSET THE NUMBERS THAT ARE OUT THERE. RIGHT. AT SOME POINT THAT WILL CHANGE MAYBE WE'VE GOT TO HAVE ONE MORE LOWER HIT BUT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU LOOK AT THURSDAY'S PRICES AND FRIDAY'S PRICES IS THERE A LITTLE BIT OF BOTTOMING ACTION...BUT IT'S THE SAME BOTTOMING ACTION WE'VE SEEN TEN OR TWELVE TIMES BEFORE THIS. SO IS THIS GONNA BE THE ONE? IT'S HARD TO SAY BUT I DON'T THINK WE'RE QUITE THERE QUITE YET ALRIGHT SO WE'RE WATCHING FUNDAMENTALS. ONE FUNDAMENTAL I THOUGHT WAS INTERESTING LAST WEEK WAS AUSTRALIA SAYING THEIR NUMBERS ARE AT TWENTY YEAR LOWS. THEY EXPECT TO TAKE TWO OR THREE YEARS TO REBUILD WHICH SHOULD HELP OUR OWN EXPORTS RIGHT? ABSOLUTELY.  AND WE'VE SEEN CHINA COME BACK IN BEEF THE MARKET THAT'S ALL POSITIVE. WE'RE GOING TO TURN THE MARKET. MY GUESS IS WE'LL TURN IT FUNDAMENTALLY FIRST. AS WE GENERALLY DO. IT WON'T BE SOME FUNDAMENTAL NEWS IT'LL BE SOME TECHNICAL SIGNAL THAT WE HAVEN'T AGAIN HAD A HALF A DOZEN OF THEM BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS SOMETHING WILL EVENTUALLY WILL TAKE OUT FROM ONE OF THESE HIGHS WILL ACTUALLY GET OVER THE OTHER HIGH AND THAT OH MAYBE FORCES US TO THINK THAT WE HAVE A BOTTOM OUT HERE. SO UNTIL WE TAKE OUT ONE OF THESE PREVIOUS REBOUNDS AND I THINK YOU'VE GOT TO BE CAUTIOUS. ALL RIGHT A CAUTIOUS. GOOD WORD. A WORD OF ADVICE. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE. FOR A SPECIAL REPORT ON THE GRAIN MARKETS CALL TOLL FREE AT 877-TT- HEDGE. THAT'S 877-884-3343.YOU'RE A FARMER.  AND YOU ARE RELENTLESS.  WE'RE RELENTLESS TOO.   VISIT MYCOGEN-DOT-COM, OR YOUR LOCAL MYCOGEN SEEDS DEALER TO LEARN  MORE ABOUT OUR RELENTLESS DEDICATION TO YOU.  

NATIONAL WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY,  OUR METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE IF WE LOOK AT RAINFALL OVER THE  LAST WEEK OR SO FOR THE SOUTHEAST, YOU CAN SEE, THAT RAIN REALLY CAME DOWN. THAT'S FROM  MATTHEW. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, BUT THAT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, NOT A WHOLE LOT AS YOU CAN SEE  THERE. SO WE REALLY JUST HAVE TO A BESIDES THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, ZOOM INTO THE MID ATLANTIC  STATES AND THAT'S WHERE MOST OF THE RAIN CAME DOWN OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS OR AT LEAST  FROM A WEEK AGO SATURDAY TO THIS PAST FRIDAY. THESE ARE THE AMOUNTS FOR THERE. BUT YOU CAN  SEE EIGHT TO TWELVE INCHES A RAIN FOR PARTS OF SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA. OBVIOUSLY ALMOST ALL OF THAT IS FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW. AS THAT CAME UP THE SHORE. LET'S CHECK  OUT THE SITUATION AS WE HAD THROUGH THIS WEEK. WE HAD THE TROUGH IN THE EAST NOW WE HAVE A  LITTLE BIT OF A RIDGE TRYING TO POP UP SO THAT IS WARMING THINGS UP AGAIN. YOU'RE STARTING TO COOL  DOWN OUT WEST TO WORK ON IT.THAT FLIP FLOP THINGS A LITTLE BIT LESS BUT THE MAPS INTO MOTION AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THINGS KIND  OF GO ZONAL  FOR A WHILE AND THEN THE TROUGH DIGS INTO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AREA WITH THE RIDGE  CONTINUING FROM THE OHIO VALLEY INTO THE NORTHEAST FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. BUT AS WE HEAD  TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK, PRETTY GOOD TROUGH DEVELOPING THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY  NOW. MODELS EARLIER WERE SHOWING THIS TROUGH FARTHER EAST. THAT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN  WHERE THE RAIN OCCURS. AS YOU CAN SEE OUR MODEL IS SHOWING A FAIR AMOUNT OF MOISTURE PROBABLY COMING INTO THE  EASTERN THIRD OF THE COUNTRY. LATER THIS WEEK AND INTO NEXT WEEKEND AND RIGHT NOW IT'S NOW SHOWING A CUTOFF DEVELOPING OVER THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND EVENTUALLY ENDING UP OVER THE OHIO VALLEY BY EARLY NEXT WEEK. WE'LL HAVE TO WATCH THOSE CUTOFFS. THEY ARE ALWAYS TOUGH TO FORECAST ON COMPUTER MODELS. THEY DON'T ALWAYS HANDLE THE ROLE WELL. HERE ARE THE TEMPERATURES EXPECTED THIS WEEK. MOST OF THE EAST, MOST OF THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY ABOVE NORMAL AND INTO THE SOUTHWEST. NORTHERN ROCKIES, BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED AS WELL AS MUCH OF WESTERN CANADA.AND NORTH EASTERN CANADA AS WELL. PRECIPITATION FOR THE COMING WEEK, ABOVE NORMAL IN THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE COUNTRY AS WELL AS EASTERN HALF OF CANADA. BELOW NORMAL THEN FROM SOUTH DAKOTA, ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO A WESTERN TEXAS IN THE SOUTHWEST.ABOVE NORMAL IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IN A MOST OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND THE NORTHERN ROCKIES. FOR THE THIRTY DAY OUTLOOK, ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES STILL EXPECTED THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY, PARTS OF CENTRAL CANADA, BELOW NORMAL THEN FOR THE INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST IN THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND TAKE A LOOK OF THE PRECIPITATION EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS, BELOW NORMAL IN THE SOUTHWEST. MUCH OF THE SOUTHEAST ALL THE WAY UP TO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY IN SOME AREAS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE NORMAL. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

REGIONAL WEATHER
NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE'LL HEAD TO TUCSON, ARIZONA. FIRST OF ALL, PLENTY OF SUNSHINE TODAY AND WARM. HIGH OF NINETY FOUR DEGREES.DULUTH, MINNESOTA, CLOUDY AND COOL WITH SHOWERS ONCE IN AWHILE. HIGH TEMPERATURE OF SIXTY THREE.AND TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE, WARM WITH AFTERNOON HIGHS EIGHTY NINE.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, MACHINERY PETE JOINS US WITH A LOOK AT THE MARKET  FOR SMALL TRACTORS. AND LATER, THIS FARM TOUR IS DOING MORE GOOD THAN JUST CRANKING OUT  MUSIC. WE'RE BACK STAGE WITH LUKE BRYAN LATER ON AGDAY . RECEIVE A FREE TRIAL OF THE DAILY MARKET LETTER AND GAIN KNOWLEDGE  ABOUT CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS FROM THE PROFESSIONALS AT BOWER  TRADING. VIEW THE MARKETS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. GO TO BOWER TRADING DOT  COM.

MACHINERY PETE
MACHINERY PETE - SPONSORED BY THE GRIT, TOUGHNESS AND PERSERVERANCE OF FARMERS  EVERYWHERE, WHO RELY ON CHEVRON DELO.  BECAUSE UNCOMMON JOBS REQUIRE UNCOMMON  TOUGHNESS.  CHEVRON DELO - LET'S GO FURTHER.  WHILE BIG MACHINES HAVE BARELY MOVED THIS PAST YEAR, SMALLER MODEL  TRACTORS CONTINUE TO SEE STRONG DEMAND.  MACHINERY PETE IS HERE TO EXPLAIN. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT FOLKS THE HOTTEST SECTOR OF THE USED TRACTOR MARKET THE LAST YEAR HAS BEEN ON A SMALLER HORSE POWER MODELS. I'M TALKING EVEN UNDER FORTY AND FIFTY HORSE. A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT CAME LAST THURSDAY ON A FARM AUCTION WAY UP IN NORTHERN VERMONT WHERE THIS 1987 JOHN DEERE SEVEN FIFTY WHICH IS A TWENTY HORSEPOWER MODEL HAD ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY HOURS ON IT AND SOLD WITH THE JOHN DEERE SIXTY SEVEN LOADER MODEL BROUGHT SIXTY ONE HUNDRED BUCKS. NOW THAT AUCTION PRICE IS TIED FOR THE HIGHEST I'VE SEEN THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. AND IT'S TIED WITH THIS ONE JOHN DEERE SEVEN FIFTY AGAIN WITH A SIXTY SEVEN LOADER. IT'S SOLD ON A FARM AUCTION LAST NOVEMBER TWENTY EIGHT IN SOUTHWEST OHIO. AGAIN BROUGHT SIXTY ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. NOW THAT PRICE POINT IS ACTUALLY RIGHT ABOUT RETAIL PRICE I ACTUALLY LOOKED IN OUR MACHINERYPETE.COM WEBSITE AND I FOUND JOHN YOU'RE SEVEN FIFTIES WHICH WERE MADE BACK IN THE NINETEEN EIGHTIES BY DEERE. I FOUND THEM ADVERTISED ANYWHERE  FORTY FIVE HUNDRED UP TO EIGHTY FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS. HERE'S A PICTURE ONE FOR SALE IN ALABAMA BY SNEAD AG SUPPLY. THIS IS A NINETEEN EIGHTY FIVE MODEL WITH NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY THREE HOURS ON A SELLING WITH THE BUSHHOG FIVE FOOT MOWER. AND THEY'RE ASKING FOR THE 45-HUNDRED BUCKS. NOW FOLKS IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A SMALL HORSE POWER TRACTOR, CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE MACHINERYPETE.COM. WE HAVE OVER HUNDRED THOUSAND LISTINGS FOR SALE AND CLICK ON AUCTION CALENDAR TO SEE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE ON UPCOMING SALES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

TEASE
UP NEXT AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE MISSION BEHIND LUKE BRYAN'S LATEST  FARM TOUR. HINT...IT'S MORE THAN ONE NIGHT OF COUNTRY MUSIC.

IN THE COUNTRY
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. LUKE BRYAN IS KNOWN AS A COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR, TOPPING THE CHARTS  AND SELLING MILLIONS OF ALBUMS WORLDWIDE. OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, HE TOOK A BREAK FROM HIS 'KILL THE  LIGHTS TOUR' AND DEDICATED TIME TO A SPECIAL TOUR PARTNERSHIP WITH  BAYER. IT'S FOCUSED ON HUNGER AND OUR NATION'S FARMERS ON A 2016 FARM TOUR.  BETSY JIBBEN WAS AT ONE OF THE STOPS. SHE HAS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW LUKE HIMSELF. IT'S THE HEAT OF HARVEST FOR FARMERS AROUND THE COUNTRY...  "HARVEST IS GOING WELL. SOYBEANS ARE COMPLETED. NOW, WORKING ON CORN," BUT SET BACK  BETWEEN HIS INDIANA FIELDS AND BACKROADS... IS AN UNUSUAL SIGHT FOR THIS MONROEVILLE FARM.  "WE'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 2 O'CLOCK TODAY,"THOUSANDS OF CARS HEADING TO THE  COUNTRY FANS FILLING IN THE ROWS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER, LUKE  BRYAN. "I'M A FARMER'S DAUGHTER. I GREW UP EVERY YEAR WATCHING MY DAD WONDER IF IT'S GOING TO BE A  GOOD YEAR OR BAD AND OUR LIFE DEPENDED ON THAT. THAT'S AWESOME LUKE GIVES BACK TO THE  COMMUNITIES," AS THESE FANS KNOW, THIS TOUR IS DIFFERENT.  BAYER AND LUKE BRYAN ARE TEAMING UP TO CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN FARMER.  "WHAT MAKES IT TRULY UNIQUE IS TWO DAYS AGO WE WERE IN A HAYFIELD OR SOME SORT OF FIELD. AND  NOW WE HAVE 30 TOUR BUSES AND TRACTOR TRAILERS AND STUFF. IT'S ALMOST LIKE WE'RE A CIRCUS." "WE'RE ALL ABOUT THE AMERICAN FARMERS, THE HARDEST WORKING PEOPLE IN AMERICA AND WE WANT  TO COME OUT AND CELEBRATE THEM TOGETHER," THE FARM TOUR HAS TWO GOALS IN MIND: THANKING FARMERS DURING  HARVEST, AND PROVIDING MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED.  BAYER IS DONATING ONE MEAL TO FEEDING AMERICA EVERY TIME THE HASH-TAG   #THANKFUL4AG IS USED ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS: SUCH AS FACEBOOK,,  TWITTER, TUMBLR AND INSTAGRAM NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 30.  "UNFORTUNATELY, IN AMERICA WE HAVE A PROBLEM. WHICH IS HUNGER.  THERE ARE KIDS, FAIMLIES WHO  DON'T KNOW WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL IS COMING FROM,"  ["OUR GOAL THIS YEAR IS 500-THOUSAND MEALS. LAST YEAR WAS 300-THOUSAND. WE NAILED IT WITH  LUKES HELP. NOW WE'RE GOING FOR 500," IT'S NOT JUST A CAMPAIGN FOR LUKE BRYAN,  BUT PART OF HIS HISTORY. AGRICULTURE RUNS DEEP IN HIS FAMILY - HIS DAD IS A  PEANUT GROWER DOWN IN GEORGIA. " I WOULD SPEND MY AFTERNOONS WORKING AT THE PEANUT MILL. I'D HAVE TO GO OUT TO THE FIELDS. PULL  THE PEANUTS ON TRAILERS AND GET MOISTURE ON THEM AND GET THEM DRIED AND GET THEM READY TO  GO TO THE SHELLING PLANTS." KNOWING IF HE WASN'T SINGING ON STAGE- FARMING  WOULD LIKELY BE HIS FUTURE."AT ANY MOMENT IN MY LIFE, I COULD HAVE TOOK A DIFFERENT PATH OR DIFFERENT DIRECTION AND STILL CERTAINLY COULD HAVE BEEN WORKING IN AG,"  INSTEAD, HE'S HERE, GIVING THANKS DURING HARVEST.. HELPING FEED THOSE IN NEED..DURING A FEW NIGHTS OF FUN.  "ANYTIME WE CAN BRING AWARENESS TO FARMERS AND UPLIFT AND LET THEM KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE  THINKING ABOUT THEM AND CERTAINLY GUYS LIKE YSELF ARE TRYING TO DO WHAT I CAN TO PROP FARMERS  UP AND SPREAD HTE WORD OUT THERE, IT FEELS LIKE SOMETHING I WAS DESTINED TO DO AND I ENJOY  DOING IT," REPORTING IN MONROEVILLE, INDIANA, I'M BETSY JIBBEN.  LUKE HAD TO CANCEL ONE OF THOSE 8 STOPS DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW.  THE LAST STOP FOR THIS YEAR WAS SATURDAY IN EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS. FOR  MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY LOG ONTO: LUKEBRYAN.COM OR THANKFUL- NUMBER 4- AG.COM

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR BETSY JIBBEN AND MIKE HOFFMAN,  I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT  DAY. HIGH STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY, THE CHEVY  SILVERADO IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS GATHERING VEHICLE OF AGDAY TELEVISION.

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