AgDay Daily Recap - October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 6, 2017


HEADLINES
WORK IN WASHINGTON CONTINUES ON THE PRESIDENT'S NOMINEES. THESE SMALL WISCONSIN TOWN FARM FIELDS ARE ABOUT TO BECOME BIG BUSINESS. IN AGRIBUSINESS...EXPECTATIONS FOR MILK PRICES FROM WORLD DAIRY EXPO. THE IMPORTS OF PICKING THE RIGHT HITCH PINS ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV. AND THOUGHTS FROM A 4H DAD DURING NATIONAL 4H WEEK. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

IBACH, NORTHEY NOMINATED
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IN WASHINGTON, THE SLOW PROCESS OF APPROVING NOMINATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO  PICK UP PACE. THE SENATE AG COMMITTEE HOLDING A HEARING THURSDAY ON THE NOMINATION OF BILL NORTHEYAND GREG IBACH. NORTHYTAPPED FOR UNDERSECRETARY OF FARM AND CONSERVATION, WHILE IBACH, WAS SELECTED AS UNDERSECRETARY FOR MARKETING AND REGULATORY PROGRAMS. FARM JOURNAL WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT JIM WEISMEYERTHINKS THESE NOMINATIONS WILL BE CONFIRMED BY THE END OF OCTOBER. THE FULL SENATE CONFIMEDSTEPHEN CENSKYAND TED MCKINNEY FOR THE USDA EARLIER THIS WEEK.

PROPOSED GUEST WORKER PROGRAM INTRODUCED
ALSO IN WASHINGTON,VIRGINIA REPRESENTATIVE BOB GOODLATTEINTRODUCING A NEWLY PROPOSED AGRICULTURE GUEST WORKER PROGRAM TO THE JUDICIARY   COMMITTEE THIS WEEK. THE H-2-C BILL WOULD REPLACE THE CURRENT H-2A VISA AND MOVE GUEST WORKER OVERSIGHT TO THE USDA. IT ALSO ALLOWS AG EMPLOYERS TO APPLY FOR YEAR ROUND WORKERS...SOMETHING THE DAIRY INDUSTRY HAS BEEN ASKING FOR. IT NEEDS TO GO THROUGH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THEN WE    EXPECT THE SENATE TO WORK ON SOMETHING FOR EXACTLY THE SAME. THE SENATE WILL TAKE A DIFFERENT APPROACH. BUT ULTIMATELY IF WE DON'T START SOMEWHERE AND GET THIS PROCESS GOING THEN WE'LL STILL BE TALKING ABOUT IT IN 2018. AND IF THAT'S THE CASE AND IT COULD BE A FEW MORE YEARS BEFORE WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PASS  SOMETHING. IT IS EVERY BIT AS GREAT AS IT HAS BEEN IN PAST YEARS MAYBE EVEN SLIGHTLY MORE RIGHT THAN JUST OUR TREND LINE FOR DEMOGRAPHICS OR SOME OF OUR WORKERS ARE AGING OUT THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF OUR BROADER RURAL COMMUNITY LEAST HERE IN WISCONSIN. AND MOST OF   THE UPPER MIDWEST ARE SUCH THAT WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE LEFT IN RURAL AREAS AND THEY'RE NOT STICKING AROUND FOR AT LEAST AG JOBS IF THEY ARE STICKING AROUND AT ALL. PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. THE BILL IS SET FOR MARKUP IN COMMITTEE.

FOXCONN IN WISCONSIN
A SMALL COMMUNITY IN WISCONSIN IS ABOUT TO TRADE IT'S FIELDS OF CORN AND SOYBEANS FOR A NEW HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING FACILITY. TAIWANESE TECH COMPANY FOXCONNANNOUNCING PLANS TO BUILD ITS NEW PLANT IN MOUNT PLEASANT WISCONSIN. THE 26-THOUSAND PERSON COMMUNITY IS ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTH OF MILWAUKEE. OFFICIALS SAY IT'S GOING TO BE A 10 BILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT INCLUDES A 20 MILLION SQUARE FOOT CAMPUS THAT MAY EVENTUALLY EMPLOY 13-THOUSAND PEOPLE. LOUIS WOO, FOXCONN: "WE ARE ALSO FORMING A WHAT WE CALL THE 8KPLUS 5T ECOSYSTEM WHERE THAT YOU WILL SEE WE ARE BUILDING A PLATFORM. SO USING THIS ADVANCED DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY, WE ARE INVITING LOCAL PARTNERS TO WORK WITH US TO DEVELOP SOLUTIONS IN INNOVATIVE LEARNINGS, IN MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, IN WHAT WE CALL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS AND IN THE SAFETY AND SECURITY SOLUTIONS, IN TRANSPORTATIONS, EVEN INCLUDING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. THERE ARE SO MANY

EXCITEMENT IS. IT'S NOT ONLY JUST $10 BILLION DOLLARS. AFTER WE FINISH, THERE WILL BE $30, $40-BILLION DOLLARS INVESTED IN THIS GREAT COUNTY, IN THIS GREAT STATE." THE WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE APPROVED A $3 BILLION INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR FOXCONN.

MONSANTO’S DICAMBA MEETING
AS FARMERS HARVEST DICAMBADAMAGED SOYBEANS AND TRACK THE IMPACT OF THE ISSUE, THE COMPANIES THAT MAKE THE CHEMISTRY ARE ALSO SEEKING ANSWERS. MONSANTO INVITING 60 WEED SCIENTISTS TO A MEETING TO DISCUSS ISSUES WITH NEW DICAMBAHERBICIDE FORMULATIONS. 35 OF THOSE SCIENTISTS SHOWED UP. TY WITTEN, MONSANTO'S CROP PROTECTION LEAD, SAYING THEY WANT COLLABORATION AND UNDERSTANDING FROM BOTH SIDES IN ORDER TO LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS IN THE MIDDLE. DURING THE MEETING ONE PRESENTER, SAYING VOLATILITY DOES WITTEN SAYS LOCALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USING THE PRODUCT WILL CONTINUE TO BE IMPORTANT.

INDIANA DICAMBA RESTRICTIONS
MEANWHILE, INDIANA IS THE LATEST STATE TO CONSIDER TAKING STEPS TO RESTRICT THE USE OF DICMABA NEXT YEAR. A NEW PROPOSED RULE WOULD FORCE ANYONE PURCASHING DICAMBA PRODUCTS IN THE STATE TO BE A CERTIFIED APPLICATOR. THE INDIANA PESTICIDE REVIEW BOARD VOTING ON THE RULE, ONCE PASSED, DICAMBA WILL BE LABLED AS A RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE. AN AG LAWYER TELLING AGDAY THAT RESTRICTED PRODUCT USE WILL MORE THAN LIKELY BE A COMMON THEME DURING 2018. I THINK IT WILL BE AVAILABLE. THERE'S TALK IN VARIOUS STATES AND AT THE EPA ABOUT RESTRCITING ITS USAGE. I CAN'T IMAGINE IT'LL BE PULLED OFF HTE MARKET COMPLETELY SINCE IT'S BEEN ON THE MARKET SO LONG, BUT I CAN DEFINITELY SEE ADDITONAL USE RESTRICITONS PLACED ON ITTHIS YEAR. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE AT LEAST 4 DICAMBA LAWSUITS, WITH PLAINTIFFS SUING COMPANIES LIKE MONSANTO AND BASF THAT MANUFACTURER THE HERBICIDE. JANZEN SAYS WHILE THE NEGLIGENCE LAWSUITS POINT THE FINGER AT MAJOR COMPANIES, MAKING THAT CASE COULD BE A CHALLENGE.

CROP COMMENTS
HARVEST ROLLS ON AND THE PICTURES ARE ROLLING IN. MIKE HOFFMAN SHARING THOSE IN TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. BROOKE SPRUNG SHARING A FEW PICTURES OF HARVEST FROM MISSOURI. A PAINTED SKY THE BACK DROP AS USDA SAYS 44 PERCENT OF CORN AND 13 PERCENT OF BEANS ARE HARVESTED THERE. CORN IS 9 POINTS BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. BROOKE SAYS THEY'RE ALSO SEEDING RYE INTO FIELDS BEHIND THE COMBINE. AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS HARVEST PHOTO FROM THE VERMILION AND DISTRICT HOUSING FOUNDATION...IN ALBERTA CANADA. THEY TOOK 11 RESIDENTS OUT TO A HARVEST DINNER. THE COMBINE OPERATORS STOPPED, SHARED A MEAL AND  TOLD HIS VISITORS HOW FARMING HAS CHANGED SINCE THE GOOD OLD DAYS. THEY SAY THE CHICKEN WAS FRESH, THE BUNS AND JAM WERE HOME MADE AND THE DAY WAS PERFECT.<AD LIB> AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, MORE FROM WORLD DAIRY EXPO INCLUDING OUR BETSY JIBBEN GETTING ANALYSTS THOUGHT ON MILK PRICES. AND LATER, IT'S NATIONAL 4-H WEEK. I'LL SHARE MY THOUGHTS ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A 4H DAD.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS A LOT OF GREEN ON THE COMMODITY BOARD AND STOCKS ON TRACK FOR FRESH RECORDS. HOW DID IT ALL FINISH. DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME.WE'RE LOOKING AT THE GRAINS HERE DECEMBER CORN STARTED A LITTLE SOFTER ON TODAY'S OPEN BUT REGAINING SOME STRENGTH HERE IN THE AFTERNOON SESSION AS SOME REPORTS COME OUT THAT THERE MAY BE SOME DELAYS WITHIN THE HARVEST NOW MOVING ONTO THE SOYBEANS THEY LOOK A LITTLE BIT MORE FRIENDLY THEY HELD TRENDLINE SUPPORT FROM THE AUGUST LOWS YESTERDAY VERY VERY WELL THAT CAME IN AT ABOUT 9.53 AND THAT BEING ABLE TO HOLD INVENTED SOME BUYERS INTO THE MARKET TODAY TO WE'RE LOOKING AT THE NEXT LEVEL TO THE UPSIDE 9.76 AND 9.77 THIS IS A TWO HUNDRED DAY MOVING AVERAGE AS WELL AS FIFTY PERCENT RETRACEMENT FROM THE JUNE LOWS TO THE JULY HIGHS SO THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT FOR US UNTIL WE GET ANY NEW NEWS I EXPECT                               &nbs​p;                        &nbs​p;                        &nbs​p;                        &nbs​p;                        &nbs​p;                        &nbs​p;                        &nbs​p;                 THIS MARKET KIND OF TRAD IN THAT 20 25 CENT RANGE. LIVE CATTLE FEEDER CATTLE AND THE LEAN HOG MARKET ALL TRADING VERY FRIENDLY FOR A THURSDAY TRADING A LITTLE BIT HIGHER I WANT TO START FOCUSING IN ON THE LIVE CATTLE AKA THE FATS WE'RE LOOKING AT THE DECEMBER CONTRACT YES OCTOBER STILL TRADING BUT DECEMBER IS GOING TO BE WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO GET MAJORITY OF THE VOLUME AND THEREFORE A LITTLE BIT BETTER OF A MARKET WE'VE SEEN CASH TRADE FAIRLY STEADY THIS WEEK SO NOT A WHOLE LOT ON THE FUNDAMENTAL SIDE NOW AS FAR AS THE FEEDER CATTLE ARE CONCERNED A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT STORY WE'RE STILL WATCHING THAT GAP TO FILL FROM A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO FOR THE NOVEMBER CONTRACT THAT COMES IN AT 155.90 I THINK WE GO FILL THAT GAP EVENTUALLY AND THEN RETREAT LOWER TOWARD THE BOTTOM END OF THE RANGE ABOUT 151 TO 152 WRAPPING THINGS UP WITH THE LEAN HOG MARKET IT'S BEEN ON A TEAR SINCE LAST FRIDAY AND THE MOMENT BUYERS HAVE REALLY ENJOYED A STRONG RALLY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK WITH NO LET UP THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT'S WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT TOO THIS HAS BEEN OLIVER SLOUP WITH BLUE LINE FUTURES FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME

AGRIBUSINESS
THE USDA ROLLING OUT IT'S SEPTEMBER CLASS THREE MILK PRICE THIS WEEK.AT 16-36 PER HUNDRED ITS DOWN MORE THAN 20 CENTS FROM THE AUGUST PRICE AND 3 CENTS LOWER THAN LAST YEAR. SO FAR THE CLASS THREE PRICE HAS AVERAGED 16-12 THIS YEAR.CLASS FOUR PRICES IN SEPTEMBER FELL 75 CENTS TO 15-86.BETSY JIBBEN HAS MORE ON PRICE EXPECTATIONS FROM THE WORLD DAIRY EXPO IN MADISON WISCONSIN.I'M HERE WITH MIKE NORTH OVER WITH COMMODITY RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP MIKE LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PRICES HERE SINCE WE'RE AT WORLD DAIRY EXPO. THE LAST MILK PRODUCTION REPORT PRODUCTION IS UP. NOT A BIG SURPRISE THERE BUT WHEN YOU TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION WHERE DO YOU SEE PRICES GOING RIGHT NOW IN 2018. WELL AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT PRODUCTION REPORT WE EXPECT ONGOING GROWTH AS BEEN THE CASE FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS THAT I THINK IS IN THE SHORT RUN NOT SO BIG OF A DEAL AS WE GO FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD THOUGH THE ONGOING GROWTH IN EUROPE AND THE POTENTIAL GROWTH THAT WE HAVE IN OCEANA AND NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA WILL POTENTIALLY COMPOUND TO MAKE MATTERS MUCH WORSE AS WE GET INTO SPRING. BUT IN THE SHORT RUN DESPITE THE MILK PRODUCTION GROWTH WE ALSO SEASONALLY ARE AT A TIME OF THE YEAR WHERE CONSUMERS ARE VERY ACTIVE IN THE DAIRY SPACE AND WE EXPECT ONGOING BUYING OF PRODUCT AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND LOOK FOR POTENTIAL UPTICK IN PRODUCT PRICES WHICH WILL TRANSLATE BACK INTO SOME HIGHER MILK PRICES. SO FOR THE SHORT RUN THERE IS SOME ROOM FOR OPTIMISM RIGHT NOW. HOWEVER AS WE HEAD TOWARDS A NEW YEAR AND GET DEEPER INTO SPRING I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A BIT OF A DARK CLOUD OVER THIS MARKET WITH ALL THE PRODUCTION THAT WILL BE COMING AT US WORLDWIDE AND STOCKS RIGHT NOW THEY'RE EITHER AT RECORD LEVELS OR NEAR RECORD LEVELS EVEN THOUGH THEY DID DIP A LITTLE BIT. BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THOSE PRICES ARE A LOT STRONGER THAN CLASS 3. WHY IS THAT. WELL WE'VE RELIED HEAVILY ON STRONG DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION IN DEMAND IN THE UNITED STATES AND DESPITE THE LARGE STOCKS CONSUMER DEMAND HAS CONTINUED TO KEEP CLOSE TO PACE WITH PRODUCTION. WE'VE OBVIOUSLY SEEN SOME GROWTH IN THE STOCK'S NUMBER BUT SOME OF THAT TOO IS A FUNCTION OF THE ITALIAN TYPE CHEESES THAT HAVE COME MORE INTO THE MIX AND AS A RESULT REQUIRED MORE AGING AND NECESSARILY MEANT MORE CHEESE IN THE COOLER FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME. BUT THERE AGAIN AS WE HEAD TOWARDS FALL WE LOOK FOR THESE STOCKS TO DRIVE DOWN WHICH IS SEASONALLY ORDINARY AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR THAT TO POTENTIALLY INSPIRE A LITTLE BIT OF A MOVE HIGHER ON PRICE. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH I REALLY APPRECIATE THE TIME TODAY. THANKS FOR MEETING UP WITH ME ONCE AGAIN. I'M BETSY JIBBEN OVER HERE AT WORLD DAIRY EXPO.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN CHANGES HAPPENING. IT'S GETTING A LITTLE WORSE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY BUT IT CONTINUES TO GET BETTER IN PARTS OF MONTANA AND THE NORTHERN PLAINS. NOW IF WE GO BACK ONE MONTH YOU'LL NOTICE WHAT A BIG CHANGE THERE IS TO THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY A LOT LESS DRYNESS BUT ALSO HOW MUCH WORSE IT WAS. PARTS OF MONTANA AND THE DAKOTAS. SO LET'S GO WEEK BY WEEK AND YOU CAN SEE AS WE GO THROUGH TIME THE DRY AREAS ARE EXPANDING THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY MOSTLY THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CENTRAL PLAINS. BUT THINGS ARE CONTINUING TO GET BETTER IN THE FAR NORTHERN ROCKIES. AND THAT IS CODAS SO SOME GOOD SOME BAD I SUPPOSE BUT NONE OF THIS IS TERRIBLE YET LONG TERM EXCEPT FOR A FEW SPOTS IN IOWA AND I THINK THERE ARE SOME SPOTS IN WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS INTO THAT EXTREME DROUGHT AREA. NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THE STORM SYSTEM COMING ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY. THIS SHOULD BE SOME VERY GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE AREAS THAT ARE TURNING DRY. WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT SYSTEM REALLY PUT DOWN SOME DECENT RAINS. ALSO THIS SYSTEM IN THE GULF THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS IS NOT GOING TO FORM INTO A HURRICANE BUT THAT'S BECAUSE ANOTHER ONE IS COMING FROM THE SOUTH. WE'LL SHOW YOU THAT COMING UP. THERE YOU CAN SEE THE SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH NEBRASKA IOWA AND NORTHERN MISSOURI. LOTS OF RAIN THROUGH THAT AREA AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. WE DO HAVE ANOTHER COLD FRONT COMING  INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST JUST DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF MOISTURE WITH IT. SO THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE KIND OF FALLS APART IN THE GOLF THE ONE OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS CONTINUES TO PRODUCE SOME DECENT AREAS OF RAIN AND THERE COMES HURRICANE NATE. NOW AT THE MOMENT IT'S EXPECTED TO BE A LOWER LEVEL HURRICANE MORE THAN LIKELY A CATEGORY ONE AS IT APPROACHES THE GULF COAST WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHETHER THAT HITS LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA SOME OF THOSE AREAS STILL UNDER THE GUN THERE AND YOU CAN SEE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BY LATER TOMORROW FROM THE GREAT LAKES ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THERE IS A PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS I MEAN OUR MODEL IS SHOWING SOME AREAS GETTING THREE OR FOUR INCHES OF RAIN FROM LET'S SAY OMAHA ALL THE WAY INTO WEST CENTRAL PORTIONS OF MICHIGAN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND SOME PRETTY GOOD AMOUNTS ACROSS PARTS OF ILLINOIS SOUTHERN IOWA INTO INDIANA AS WELL SNOWFALL REALLY LIMITED. YOU'LL NOTICE IT EXPANDING SOUTHWARD IN WESTERN CANADA INTO THE EXTREME NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT. HIGH TEMPERATURES VERY WARM FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR SOUTH OF THAT FRONT MORE NORMAL NORTH OF THE FRONT YOU'LL NOTICE LOW TEMPERATURES AND STAY PRETTY MUGGY FROM ST. LOUIS TO THE GULF COAST CHILLIER OFF TO THE NORTHWEST AND THAT'S THE SAME IDEA TOMORROW. ALL DEPENDS ON WHERE THAT FRONT IS. AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE JET STREAM THINGS ARE NOW STARTING TO MOVE A LITTLE BIT. WE'LL SEE A TROUGH DIG IN AND WEAKEN THE RIDGE TRIES TO HOLD IN THE SOUTHEAST THOUGH AND THAT'S GOING TO KEEP THINGS WARM IN THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE HEAD TO OGDEN UTAH FIRST OF ALL COMFORTABLE TONS OF SUNSHINE HIGH OF 60 DEGREES. DULUTH MINNESOTA A MIXTURE OF CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE AND COOL                          &nb​sp;                                                  &n​bsp;                        &n​bsp;                        &n​bsp;                        &n​bsp;                        &n​bsp;                        &n​bsp;                        &n​bsp;   HIGH OF 58. AND COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA IS GOING TO BE A WARM ONE TODAY. GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE WITH A HIGH OF 89.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV, THE IMPORTANCE OF USING THE RIGHT HITCH PINS.AND CELEBRATING NATIONAL 4HWEEK THROUGH THE EYES OF A PARENT.

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
HARVEST IS A BUSY TIME AND IT USUALLY INVOLVES A LOT OF MOVING PARTS AND PULLING EQUIPMENT.ON FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV TODAY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HITCH PIN SAFETY WITH PURDUE'S FRED WHITFORD. WHAT I LIKE TO DO IS TO A COUPLE OF KEY POINTS HERE BECAUSE OF THE LIABILITIES THAT WE HAVE PUT IN ANY KIND OF TRAILER ON THE ROAD. IF YOU LOOK OVER HERE IF WE CAN KIND OF GOALS HERE YEAH YOU CAN SEE STRAUBEL PEOPLE GO TO MAKE THEIR HOMEMADE PINS DON'T BUY IT JUST MAKE IT AND THEY'RE NOT THAT EXPENSIVE. BUT WE DO SEEM TO LIKE THE ONE TO WELL STUFF. AND YOU CAN SEE THIS IS JUST PART OF THE COLLECTION THAT I HAVE OF THESE DIFFERENT PINS. I MEAN YOU CAN. THAT'S A CLASSIC. I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE ONES YOU LIKE. SO AND WHAT GETS US INTO TROUBLE HERE IS IN A COURT OF LAW OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE NOT GRADED AND THEY'VE NEVER BEEN MEASURED FOR STRESS. IF I CAN JUST GET GROWER'S NOT TO DO THIS ON THE HIGHWAY OK. IF THERE'S AN ACCIDENT I CAN TELL YOU AS A LAWYER FOR THE OTHER SIDE I'M GOING TO FOCUS IN ON THESE AND IF THESE HAD BEEN GRADED MAN MADE MANUFACTURED THEN THIS ACCIDENT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. AND THAT'S THE POSITION THAT I WOULD PUT MY FARMER IN IF I WAS THAT LAWYER AND EVEN PINS THAT ARE MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURPOSE DON'T CORRECT SURVIVED. THAT'S CORRECT. THIS IS A PIN THAT HAD BEEN USED AND FOUGHT FOR FIVE MINUTES A BRAND NEW PAND THAT HAD BEEN USED THAT THAT SHEARED OFF. AND NOW AS WE LOOK AT THESE PINS THEN THE KEY THING HERE IS TO LOOK DOWN HERE. AND I ALWAYS SAY A PIN LIKE THAT THAT HOLDS TOGETHER THAT'S A WINNING PIN. THAT'S A PIN THAT'S TELLING YOU THAT THE WEIGHT YOU ARE PULLING ARE STRESSING THESE PARTICULAR PINS AND YOU CAN SEE THE GROOVES IN THE GOUGES AND THAT'S PRETTY NATURAL I'VE GOT DIFFERENT PIECES OF EQUIPMENT METAL RUBBER BUT YOU CAN SEE WHEN THESE PINS START BENDING TO THE POINT OF THIS THING BREAKING COMING LOOSE. SURE. FRED SAYS BE SURE TO CHECK THE GRADE OF YOUR PINS, SECURE THEM SO THEY CAN PULL OUT AND ITS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO USE CHAINS.CELEBRATING NATIONAL 4HWEEK. WHEN WE COME BACK.

IN THE COUNTRY
WELL I'LL ADMIT IT. I'M NOW A 4-H PARENT. MY OLDEST TURNING 9 THIS YEAR MEANS WE ARE OFFICIALLY A 4-H FAMILY. ITS NOT NEW TO ME, I COME FROM A LONG LINE OF 4-HERS. AS PART OF OUR FIRST OFFICIAL YEAR, WE TOOK TWO PIGS TO THE COUNTY FAIR WHICH MEANS THIS SELF DESCRIBED CATTLE GUY IS NOW LEARNING THE INTRICACIES OF SWINE. REGARDLESS OF THE RIBBON COUNT, AS A PARENT, I CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL LIKE WE WON BIG. OUR 9 YEAR OLD IS LEARNING TO CARE FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN HIMSELF. HE'S FINDING OUT WHAT RESPONSIBILITY MEANS, THAT ANIMALS NEED TO BE FED EVEN WHEN YOU'RE TIRED OR ITS DARK AND NOTHING GOOD CAN HAPPEN WITHOUT A LITTLE HARD WORK. I SEE THESE SMALL BUT NOTICEABLE TRAITS STARTING TO PERCOLATE TO THE SURFACE. AS A PARENT I KNOW IT'S MY JOB TO TEACH MY KIDS THE VALUE OF HARD WORK, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY. A COUPLE OF RECENT STUDIES CONFIRM THE IMPACT OF THOSE LESSONS. ONE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FOUND THAT THE BEST PREDICTOR OF A YOUNG ADULT'S SUCCESS IN THEIR MID-20'S WAS WHETHER THEY PARTICIPATED IN CHORES AROUND THE HOME AT AN EARLY AGE. A HARVARD STUDY FOUND PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING. I'M JUST THANKFUL THE TOOLS MY PARENT AND GRANDPARENTS USED TO TEACH THESE LIFE SKILLS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. WITH SO MANY OPTIONS FOR KIDS THESE DAYS, ITS EASY TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE 4-H GET DROPPED, BURIED OR PUSHED TO A LOWER RUNG ON THE LADDER OF IMPORTANCE. I CHALLENGE YOU, NO MATTER WHAT IT IS, THAT YOU FIND A WAY TO TEACH RESPONSIBILITY, HARD WORK AND FIND TIME IN YOUR SCHEDULE FOR THEM TO GROW IN CHARACTER. YOU MIGHT JUST LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF ALONG THE WAY...EVEN IF IT'S LEARNING TO LOVE PIGS.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND BETSY JIBBEN. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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