AgDay Daily Recap - October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 27, 2017


HEADLINES
THE HOUSE MOVES FORWARD ON TAX REFORM PLUS, BREAKING DOWN THE NEW GUEST WORKER PROPOSAL. IN AGRIBUSINESS..PRICING BEANS. FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV IS LOOKING AT WHEAT VIRUSES. PLUS AN EERIE EXTENSION OFFICE THAT COULD PUT THE FRIGHT IN 4-HER'S. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

TAX CODE, IMMIGRATION REFORM
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. CONGRESS GIVING A SIGNIFICANT  BOOST TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S PROMISE TO CUT TAXES, NARROWLY  PASSING A GOP BUDGET THURSDAY. "THE MOTION IS ADOPTED WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE."> THE HOUSE VOTING 216-TO-212 ON A BUDGET PLAN THAT WOULD LEAD TOWARDS  A MAJOR RE-WRITE OF THE NATION'S TAX CODE. PASSAGE GIVES REPUBLICANS THE ABILITY TO PUSH THE MATTER THROUGH  CONGRESS WITHOUT THE FEAR OF PROCEDURAL BLOCKING TACTICS BY  DEMOCRATS. MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI SAYS THE BILL DRAWS A LINE IN THE SAND  BETWEEN THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE VERY WEALTHY. PRODUCERS ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO A NEW GUESTWORKER PROGRAM  DESIGNED TO GET MORE AG. LABOR HELP TO OPERATIONS.  THE AG. GUESTWORKER BILL BARELY CLEARING THE HOUSE JUDICIARY  COMMITTEE BY A VOTE OF 17 TO 16 ON WEDNESDAY. THE BILL IS DESIGNED TO  REPLACE THE CURRENT H2A PROGRAM.  BETSY JIBBEN JOINS US NOW WITH MORE.  MANY AG. GROUPS SAY THIS BILL ISN'T PERFECT BUT BELIEVE THE H2A PROGRAM  IS BROKEN AND THE INDUSTRY IS IN NEED OF A CHANGE. IF ENACTED, H2C WILL ALLOW AG EMPLOYERS WITH YEAR-ROUND WORK  TO  APPLY- LIKE THE  DAIRY INDSUTRY. SOMETHING THEY COULDNT' DO IN THE PAST.  "THIS PARTICULAR BILL PROBABLY HAS MORE LEGS COMPARED TO ANY OTHER PIECE OF LEGISLATION WE'VE  SEEN MAYBE IN 12 YEARS. 53 SO, WE'RE IN A PLACE WHERE WE ARE ON THE CUSP OF SOMETHING I HOPE IS REALLY POSITIVE,"UNDER THE BILL, THE PRODUCER DOES NOT NEED TO PROVIDE FREE HOUSING  OR TRANSPORTATION FOR WORKERS - A POINT WHICH UPSET THE RANKING  MEMBER OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, REPRESENTATIVE JOHN CON- YERS.. THE PROVISION SEEMS TO BE MIXED AROUND FARM COUNTRY.  NOT HAVING TO PROVIDE HOUSING IS KEY FOR US. NOT HAVING TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION  IS KEY FOR US. 07 I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THOSE THINGS, BUT HERE IN CALIFORNIA, PROVIDING HOUSING IS  JUST ENORMOUSLY DIFFICULT 20 THE RULES ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPLY WITH,""WE'RE NOT GOING TO SAY COME BUT FIND YOUR OWN PLACE TO LIVE. IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.   WHEN YOU'RE COMPETITING IN THIS MARKET WITH EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS COUNTRY AND EVERYONE ELSE  IN THE WORLD WHO WANTS TO EXPORT THEIR PRODUCE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME INCENTIVES TO GET  WORKERS. SAY  THEY GET NO HOUSING OR TRANSPORTATION? FINE, I'LL WORK FOR SOMEONE WHO DOES."> ONE STICKING POINT IS THE BILL HAS A VISA CAP SET AT ROUGHLY 450  THOUSAND WORKERS NATIONALLY. SOME AG GROUPS SAY THAT NUMBER IS TOO  LOW.  THAT IS CONCERNING SEEING HOW CALIFORNIA CAN UTILIZE THAT AND THAT'S FOR THE WHOLE  COUNTRY SO THAT IS ONE OF THE CONCERNING PROBLEMS."THERE HAVE BEEN PAST VERSIONS OF A SIMILIAR BILL INTRODUCED IN 2013 AND  2015. THE PROPOSALS INCLUDED VISA CAPS AS WELL. BUT THIS BILL  HAS AN  ESCALATION CLAUSE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS WHICH MEANS IT CAN GROW  OVER TIME IF NEEDED.  IF ENACTED, USDA WOULD TAKE OVER THE VISA PROGRAM PROCESS INSTEAD OF  THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. SOME PRODUCERS TELL ME WHILE THAT CHANGE  MAY BE POSITIVE FOR THEM, THEY'RE WORRIED SINCE USDA IS EXPERIENCING  REORGANIZATION, INCLUDING STAFF CUTS.  THE NEXT STEP IS THE HOUSE FLOOR. 

DICAMBA BATTLE CONTINUES
NEW QUESTIONS CONTINUE TO BE RAISED IN THE BATTLE OVER DICAMBA. BLOOMBERG REPORTING THAT CHEM MAKER --B-A-S-F THINKS ILLEGAL USE OF  OLD FORMULATIONS OF THE WEED KILLER MAY BE BEHIND THE CROP DAMAGE  SEEN THIS YEAR, ESPECIALLY FOR SOYBEAN FARMERS IN ARKANSAS. ONLY BASF'S NEW FORMULA, ENGINIA, WAS LEGALLY APPROVED FOR USE IN THE  STATE. HOWEVER THE COMPANY SAYS BY IT'S CALCULATIONS, IT ONLY SOLD ENOUGH  PRODUCT TO COVER ABOUT 50 PERCENT OF THE DICAMBA-TOLERANT ACRES  PLANTED IN ARKANSAS. BASF IMPLYING TO BLOOMBERG THAT A LARGE QUANTITY OF OFF-LABEL  DICAMBA, PRODUCTS KNOWN TO BE HIGHLY VOLATILE, COULD HAVE BEEN USED  TO FILL THE GAP.

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN KEEPING AN EYE ON FARM COUNTRY FOR US. HE HAS A LOOK AT CROP COMMENTS FOR THE END OF THIS WEEK. MIKE.  WELCOME BACK, CLINTON.  COTTON HARVEST IS UNDERWAY FOR MIKE LASS IN LOCKNEY, TEXAS.  MIKE SAYS HE'S WAITING ON GRADES BUT YIELDS LOOK GREAT. HARVEST ON   IRRIGATED WILL START NEXT WEEK. HOWEVER, GROWERS ARE EXPECTING A BIG  FREEZE BY THE END OF THE WEEK.  USDA SAYS 31 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S COTTON CROP IS HARVESTED. 3 POINTS  AHEAD OF THHE 5 YEAR AVERAGE.  CORN HARVEST  IS MOVING IN FOR JAKOB WILSON IN PLAIN CITY, OHIO. HE SAYS  HE'S SEEING SOME OF THE BEST CORN YIELDS HE'S EVER PRODUCED.  USDA NOTES CORN HARVEST IS BEHIND IN OHIO AT 35 PERCENT.  THAT'S ELEVEN PERCENT BEHIND THE 5 YEAR AVERAGE.  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
WE'LL TALK ABOUT PRICING STRATEGIES FOR SOYBEANS WHEN WE COME BACK. AND LATER WE'RE OFF TO THE BLUEGRASS STATE TO TALK WHEAT VIRUSES ON  FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AND JUST TO THE SOUTH, WE VISIT A TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE WHICH  USED TO BE AN OLE' JAIL.  WHERE SOME SPIRITS ARE REPORTEDLY RELUCTANT TO STAY LOCKED UP.  WITH MARKET PRICES CONSTANTLY CHANGING, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE CURRENT PRICES  STAND. GET MARKET PRICES DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE, JUST TEXT MARKETS TO 31313 TO  GET STARTED!

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS IT WAS A MIXED DAY FOR MARKETS IN CHICAGO. LETS SEE WHERE THINGS CLOSED FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME. LIVE CATTLE MARKET WITH SHARPLY HIGHER HERE ON THURSDAY POSTING SOME FRESH MULTI-MONTH  HIGHS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY. NOW YESTERDAY ON WEDNESDAY WE DID SEE SOME NEW  HIGHS IN THE MARKET BUT WE EVENTUALLY CAME BACK AND FINISHED TODAY UNCHANGED A LOWER BUT  RIGHT BACK UP HERE TODAY AND AGAIN TRADING INTO SOME FRESH MULTI-MONTH HIGHS. THE WHEAT  MARKET TRADED BOTH SIDES OF UNCHANGED HERE ON THURSDAY. WE'VE BEEN KIND OF STUCK IN A  CHOPPY LOW VOLATILITY ENVIRONMENT HERE ESSENTIALLY. MARKETS STARTED THE DAY HIGHER AND THEN DRIFT A LITTLE BIT LOWER. SO MORE OF THE SAME HERE JUST KIND OF A CHOPPY DEAL REALLY  DIRECTIONLESS. THERE WAS SOME INTERESTING NEWS REGARDING BRAZIL. THEY'VE HAD SOME HARVEST  DELAYS AND SOME HARVEST ISSUES DUE TO EXCESSIVELY WET WEATHER THERE AND THERE COULD BE A  NEED FOR SOME BRAZILIAN WHEAT IMPORTS. NOW IN GENERAL OR HISTORICALLY BRAZIL HAS HIT ANY  COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF ARGENTINA URUGUAY AND PARAGUAY WITH THE 10 PERCENT DUTY WHEN  IMPORTING WHEAT INTO BRAZIL. WELL THEY MIGHT GET RID OF THAT DUTY TEMPORARILY AND THAT COULD  OPEN UP SOME BUSINESS HERE FOR THE U.S.. SO NOT ANYTHING THAT'S FRIENDLY IMMEDIATELY BUT IT'S  SOMETHING THAT COULD RESULT IN SOME MUCH NEEDED EXPORT BUSINESS HERE FOR THE UNITED  STATES DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN. JOE VACLAVIK FROM CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
BEAN HARVEST IS WELL UNDERWAY. THIS MORNING TYNE MORGAN ASKS ABOUT  PRICING STRATEGIES AS THE CROP COMES IN. HERE NOW WITH MARK GOLD OF TOP THIRD MARK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS SOYBEAN MARKET YOU KNOW  IT SEEMS LIKE WE HEAR FROM A LOT OF ANALYSTS WHO THINK MAYBE THE BEAN MARKET IS APT TO RALLY  MORE SO THAN THE CORN MARKET BUT WHAT STRATEGIES SHOULD A FARMER HAVE IN PLACE RIGHT NOW.  WELL IF YOU'RE SELLING SOYBEANS OFF THE COMBINE WHICH I THINK A LOT OF GUYS ARE YOU NEED TO BE  LOOKING AT OWNING CALL OPTIONS AND GO OUT TO LEASE THE MAY OR JULY CONTRACT TO GET SOME TIME  OUT THERE AND LET THIS MARKET DEVELOP THAT GETS IT THROUGH A WHOLE LOT OF TIME TO SEE  SOMETHING HAPPEN WHETHER IT'S IN BRAZIL WHETHER IT'S IN CHINA WHETHER IT'S HERE IN THE U.S..  SO WE CERTAINLY WANT TO SPEND 35 40 CENTS ON A CALL OPTION TO TRY TO KEEP THIS THING OPEN. IF  THEY'VE SOLD THE BEANS OFF THE COMBINE SO WHAT MONTH. SO WE BUY THOSE COPS MAY OR JULY  I'D PROBABLY LIKE TO GET OUT AT LEAST TILL JULY GET THROUGH SOME OF THAT JUNE WEATHER TO SEE IF  WE'RE GOING TO BE HOT AND DRY IN THAT SUMMER TIMEFRAME. SO I THINK YOU WANT TO GO OUT TO THE  JULY OPTIONS. WE HAVE AN OLD SAYING ON THE FLOOR BY JULY BEANS IN NOVEMBER BY NOVEMBER  BEANS IN JULY. SO THIS IS NOVEMBER WE WANT TO BUY SOMETHING IN JULY. AND I THINK IT MAKES  SOME SENSE OUT HERE PARTICULARLY BECAUSE WE'VE GOT LOW VOLATILITY ON THESE OPTIONS. WE'VE  RUN A STORE. A PRETTY GOOD BRICK WALL AND I KNOW YOU SAY OPTIONS ARE RELATIVELY CHEAP BUT FOR  SOME OF OUR FARMERS OUT THERE CASH FLOW IS A LITTLE TIGHT RIGHT NOW. IT'S STILL EXPENSIVE. SO WHY  DOES IT MAKE SENSE EVEN IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND A LITTLE BIT MORE MONEY. WHY DOES IT MAKE  SENSE. WELL YOU CAN STICK THE BEANS IN THE IN THE BIN AND PAY THREE SONS AND ONE STORAGE  AND IT'S GOING TO COST ABOUT THE SAME THING WHICH YOU STILL HAVE THE RISK ON THE DOWNSIDE.  AND YOU HAVEN'T SOLD THE BEANS. SO MY POINT IS SELL THE BEANS BUY THE CALL CHEAPER THAN  STORING THE GRAIN AND SEE IF YOU CAN'T GET SOME UPSIDE OUT THERE. YOU'RE GOING TO PAY ONE  WAY OR THE OTHER. I WANT TO PAY WHICH HAS THE LEAST AMOUNT OF RISK TO THE DOWNSIDE. YEAH  GOOD POINT. THANKS MARK. WE APPRECIATE IT. STAY WITH US. WE NEED TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK BUT  WE'LL BE BACK ON AGDAY.  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.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN MIKE AS WE LOOK AT THE  DROUGHT MONITOR. OK THERE'S THERE'S POCKETS OF DRYNESS AROUND THE COUNTRY BUT WE'VE BEEN  GETTING RAIN IN OTHER PLACES. I KNOW EVEN THE PLACES THAT HAVE EXTREME DROUGHT RIGHT NOW ARE  KIND OF WET AND THE TOPSOIL LIKE THE NORTHWESTERN PLAINS INTO MONTANA. BUT YOU CAN SEE THE  EXPANDING AREA OF MODERATE DROUGHT IN ARKANSAS SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI ALSO PARTS OF THE  EAST COAST AS OF THE NORTHEAST STARTING TO DRY OUT A LITTLE BIT. NONE OF THESE ARE HUGE  CONCERNS YET AS WE'RE KIND OF ENDING THE GROWING SEASON. BUT NONETHELESS SOMETHING TO  WATCH AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WINTER. GOING BACK FOUR WEEKS YOU CAN SEE HOW WE HAD A  LITTLE BIT OF DRYNESS DEVELOPING IN THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. IT'S CONTINUED TO GET BETTER IN  THE DAKOTAS AND EASTERN MONTANA AND THIS AREA IN THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ALSO EASTERN  IOWA IN THE NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS. SCUSE ME HAS GOTTEN BETTER AS WELL AS YOU CAN SEE WITH  THE CURRENT DROUGHT MONITOR STORM SYSTEM RIGHT NOW OVER THE GREAT LAKES WELL IT HAS SOME  COLD AIR BEHIND IT. THERE'S GOING TO BE COLD ALL THE WAY DOWN IN OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS. BUT THE MOISTURE IS GOING TO BE RAIN AND SNOW UP AROUND THAT AREA OF LOW PRESSURE THE SNOW BEING TO  THE NORTH IN THE NORTH WEST OF THE AREA OF RAIN AND YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH TODAY WE  DO GET SOME DEVELOPING SHOWERS MOVING RIGHT ON UP THE COLD FRONT FROM LOUISIANA ALL THE  WAY INTO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD INTO TONIGHT AND I'M SURE LOTS OF HIGH SCHOOL  FOOTBALL GAMES ON GOING IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. SO THOSE WILL HAVE TO BE WATCHED  HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND THEN TOMORROW MORNING AS WE HEAD INTO SATURDAY. STILL SOME  SHOWERS. NOTICE A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW THERE IN THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF OHIO RIGHT ON THE BACK  EDGE OF THAT RAIN AND THE SNOW SHOWERS SNOW COULD MIX INTO SOME OF THAT LAKE EFFECT AROUND  LAKE MICHIGAN AS WELL BY LATER IN THE DAY AND THEN YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD I SHOULD SAID  FIRST OF THE DAY LATER IN THE DAY THEN WE'LL SEE THAT ME AND MAINLY RAIN SHOWERS BECAUSE IT  DOES WARM UP A LITTLE BIT. WE'LL HAVE TO WATCH THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE COMING ACROSS CUBA  AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND IF YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA YOU WANT TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THAT  EVEN IF IT DOESN'T BECOME A TROPICAL SYSTEM. IT MAY HAVE A LOT OF RAIN AND WIND WITH IT. THERE  IS A PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE PAST 24 HOURS. YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF IT OVER NEW ENGLAND NORTHERN  MINNESOTA NORTHERN WISCONSIN MICHIGAN THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO ADD SOME MORE.  GENERALLY THOSE SAME AREAS PLUS WE'RE GOING TO ADD SOME OUT AHEAD OF THAT COLD FRONT IN THE  TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS. SNOWFALL MAINLY IN MINNESOTA OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. NEXT 36  WE'LL ADD A LITTLE BIT INTO NORTHERN IOWA. THEN TRACK IT ACROSS THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES INTO  EASTERN CANADA AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES GO 30S AND 40S FOR LOW OR HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS  AFTERNOON. IT'S BEEN LOWS LATELY ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST SOME 20S AND 30S AND 30S GO ALL  THE WAY DOWN INTO TEXAS AND NORTHERN LOUISIANA. HIGHS TOMORROW CHILLY THROUGH THE MIDDLE  OF THE COUNTRY WARM SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST ALL BECAUSE OF THIS JET STREAM THAT'S  CONTINUING TO PUT DOWN TROUGHS AS YOU CAN SEE RIGHT ON IN EARLY NEXT WEEK. THEN IT GOES A  LITTLE BIT MORE ZONAL BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK WHICH COULD WARM THINGS UP SLIGHTLY. THAT'S A  LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL PRICE UTAH  AND A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND COOL HIGH TEMPERATURE 59 DEGREES. MCPHERSON KANSAS  BREEZY AND CHILLY WITH SUNSHINE HIGH OF 48 AND ROANOKE VIRGINIA. LOTS OF SUNSHINE. IT'LL BE  PLEASANT THIS AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 68.

TEASE
"I'M CHARLE DENNEY. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR OFFICE TO SIT ATOP A  CREEPY OLD JAIL, ESPECIALLY DURING HALLOWEEN. THAT STORY FROM U-T  EXTENSION OFFICE IN CHESTER COUNTY COMING UP ON AGDAY."

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV - BROUGHT TO YOU BY INSTINCT AND N-SERVE.  MAXIMIZE EVERY  NITROGEN APPLICATION, SO YOUR CROPS DELIVER THE MAX IN RETURN.  LEARN MORE AT  MAXINMAXOUT.COM.  WINTER WHEAT PLANTING IS MOVING TOWARD THE FINISH LINE. ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV WE TALK WHEAT VIRUS FROM THE FIELDS OF  KENTUCKY. TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHEAT VIRUSES. SURE WELL THERE'S A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT VIRUSES OUT THERE. WHAT WE LIKE TO CONCENTRATE TODAY'S IS IN GENERAL THE MOST COMMON ONE THAT WE SEE IN MOST  PRODUCTION AREAS ESPECIALLY WINTER WHEAT PRODUCTION AREAS AND THAT'S BARLEY YELLOW DWARF  VIRUS. OK. OK. CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOMS DEPENDED ON WHEN THE INFECTION OCCURS. IF IT WAS  EARLY FALL LIKE FALL EARLY SPRING LATE A SPRING DICTATES WHEN THE EXPRESSION OF THE VIRUS BEGINS  TO APPEAR BUT BASICALLY BARLEY YELLOW DWARF VIRUS APPEARS AS YELLOW LEAVES AND STUNTING OF  PLANTS. OK. AND HOW DOES THIS GET INTO THE IN THE CANOPY. GOOD QUESTION IT'S SPREAD BY IT'S  BASICALLY SPRAYED ARE AFFECTED BY IFITS. OK SO MOST TIMES WHEN WE SEE THRESHOLD LEVELS OF  APHIDS IN THE FALL AND WINTER WHEAT AND WE START SEEING MORE THAN THREE OR FIVE PER SQUARE  FOOT THAT'S GENERALLY A THRESHOLD TO GO AHEAD AND TREAT THE APHIDS WITH AN INSECTICIDE  BECAUSE MOST OF THE APHIDS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO VECTOR THE VIRUS SO WHEN THE APHIDS ARE  FEEDING ON THE WHEAT WHEN IT'S SMALL THEY'RE BASICALLY VECTORING THIS VIRUS INTO THE WHEAT  PLANT. AND AGAIN DEPENDING ON WHEN THE INFECTION OCCURS THAT DICTATES WHEN THE SYMPTOMS  BEGIN TO DEVELOP. OK. AND IF WE DO THIS IN OUR FIELD WHAT KIND OF YIELD LOSS ARE WE LOOKING AT.  DEPENDS A LOT ON WHEN THE INFECTION OCCURS. BUT IF THE INFECTION OCCURS EARLY IN THE FALL YOU'RE  LOOKING AT 20 OR 40 BUSHEL PER WEEK A LOSS IS ROUGHLY SIGNIFICANT IF IT'S LATER FALL OR EARLY SPRING THAT THE LOSSES WON'T BE AS GREAT. I'M GOING TO SAY BASED UPON THE LACK OF STUNTING ON THIS  PLANT THIS IS PROBABLY AN EARLY SPRING INFECTION. OK. IF THE INFECTION TOOK PLACE IN THE FALL YOU  GENERALLY SEE A LOT MORE STUNTING THAN WHAT WE SEE IN HERE. AND OFTENTIMES YOU CAN SEE  ACTUALLY STERILE HEADS PLANTS THAT ARE STUNTED ENOUGH THE HEADS DON'T FULLY DEVELOP AND THE  HEAD TO SOMETIMES STERILE. OK. SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO SCOUT FOR THESE LITTLE APHIDS  ESPECIALLY IN THE FALL AND EARLY SPRING. AND IF YOUR REACH OR EXCEED THRESHOLD LEVELS THEN GO  AHEAD AND TREAT WITH AN EFFECTIVE TIME. 

TEASE
AND WITH HALLOWEEN UPON US, YOU CAN COUNT ON U-T'S CHARLES DENNEY  TO DIG-UP A GHOSTLY TALE, FRIGHTFUL FOLKLORE WHEN WE COME BACK. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ENLIST WEED CONTROL SYSTEM.  MORE WEED CONTROL.  LESS  DRIFT AND VOLATILITY.  MAXIMUM YIELD POTENTIAL. 

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - SPONSORED BY KUBOTA.  SEE THE HARDEST WORKING  TRACTORS IN AG AT KUBOTA.COM.  OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER  TODAY.  THE CREEPINESS IS TURNED UP A NOTCH THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON AROUND  SOME GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN ONE TENNESSEE TOWN. UT EXTENSION IN CHESTER COUNTY – AND SEVERAL OTHER AGENCIES – SITS  ATOP AN OLD JAIL. CHARLES DENNEY FROM THE U-T INSTITUTE OF AG UNLOCKS THE MYSTERY.  THE UT EXTENSION OFFICE IN HENDERSON IS OFTEN BUZZING WITH ACTIVITY – AGENTS PREPARING  PROGRAMS OR HELPING THE GOOD FOLKS OF CHESTER COUNTY. THAT'S ALL ABOVE GROUND. BUT WHAT LIES  BENEATH? "IT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE, ISN'T IT?' 'NO. I TRY TO AVOID DOWN HERE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE." OUR ENTHUSIASTIC GUIDE IS DIRECTOR REBECCA SERATT WHO LEADS A TOUR OF THE FLOOR BELOW – THE  REMNANTS OF THE OLD CHESTER COUNTY JAIL – WHERE EXTENSION STORES DOCUMENTS. REBECCA MAKES FREQUENT BUT RELUCTANT TRIPS TO THE BASEMENT TO RETRIEVE MATERIALS. REBECCA SERATT: "SOMETIMES, YES, WE DO. BUT I ALWAYS LET MY SECRETARY OR MY CO-WORKERS  KNOW I'M COMING DOWNSTAIRS, AND I USUALLY BRING MY CELL PHONE WITH ME. I DON'T WANT TO BE  WITHOUT SOME KIND OF COMMUNICATION DOWN HERE." BUT COULD SOMEONE ELSE BE TRYING TO COMMUNICATE WITH US? THIS OLD BUILDING IS THE SUBJECT OF  LOCAL LEGENDS. CHARLES DENNEY: "CHESTER COUNTY HAS A COLORFUL HISTORY WHEN IT COMES TO LOCKING UP THOSE  WHO DISOBEY SOCIETY'S RULES. THEY'VE HAD SEVERAL JAILS. ONE WAS SO BADLY BUILT, THEY JUST TORE  IT DOWN AND STARTED OVER. BUT THE REAL QUESTION HERE – WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE THOSE CELLS? THERE'S NOT MUCH IN WRITTEN HISTORY, BUT FOLKS IN TOWN SAY THERE WERE DEATHS HERE, SOME OF AN  UNPLEASANT NATURE. AND COULD SOME OF THOSE PAST CRIMINALS STILL BE HANGING AROUND? THE COUNTY 9-1-1 CENTER IS ON THE BOTTOM FLOOR, JUST DOWN FROM THE OLD JAIL. DISPATCHER KIM ELWAY SAYS SHE'S SAW SOMETHING STRANGE ONE NIGHT ON A HALLWAY SECURITY  CAMERA. (KIM ELWAY) "AND I SAW THIS SHADOW GOING DOWN THE HALLWAY. YOU COULD ONLY SEE IT UP  AGAINST THE WALL. AND IT WALKED ALL THE WAY DOWN THE HALLWAY, AND THEN IT TURNED RIGHT. THERE  WAS NO NOISE, NO NOTHING. MY PARTNER WENT DOWN AND CHECKED. NOBODY WAS THERE." "AS WE GO DEEPER INTO THE JAIL, IT GETS EVEN SPOOKIER. IT GETS COLDER AND DARKER." EARLY CHESTER COUNTY MAY NOT BE QUITE THE SAME AS THE PLACE IT IS TODAY, BUT THE PAST LIVES  ON IN THIS BUILDING. AND IF THERE ARE TORTURED SPIRITS HERE, THEY MAY BE RELUCTANT TO STAY LOCKED UP. THIS IS CHARLES DENNEY REPORTING.  FOLKS WHO WORK IN THAT CHESTER COUNTY BUILDING SAY THEY HEAR THEIR  FAIR SHARE OF STRANGE NOISES. AND THEY SOMETIMES FIND A WATER FAUCET RUNNING WITH NO ONE AROUND. 

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. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAM COMMERCIAL - AMERICA'S LONGEST-LASTING HEAVY DUTY  PICKUPS. 

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