AgDay Daily Recap -October 7, 2016

July 20, 2016 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 7, 2016

HEADLINES
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - A SLUGGISH GLOBAL ECONOMY FORECAST. A  TOUR OF ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST DAIRY'S. THE PROFIT BRIEFING IS TALKING HOGS. AND GRAB A GRILLED CHEESE...IT'S TRADITION AT THE WORLD DAIRY EXPO. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

IMF SLASHES OUTLOOK FOR U.S. ECONOMY
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IN WHAT COULD BECOME FUEL FOR  POLITICAL DEBATE, THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND  SLASHES ITS  OUTLOOK FOR THE U-S ECONOMY. THE I-M-F OPENED ITS FALL MEETING WITH A LOOK AT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. THE ORGANIZATION IS FORECASTING GLOBAL ECONOMIC GROWTH IN 2016 AT  THREE-POINT-ONE PERCENT AND 2017 AT THREE-POINT-FOUR PERCENT.  BUT ITS OUTLOOK FOR THE U-S ECONOMY WAS ANEMIC. THE I-M-F CUT THE U-S  OUTLOOK TO ONE-POINT SIX PERCENT GROWTH. THAT'S DOWN FROM TWO- POINT-TWO PERCENT PROJECTED EARLIER THIS YEAR. IT CITES WEAK BUSINESS  INVESTMENT AND LOWER DEMAND FOR U-S GOODS. "WE SEE GROWTH AS TOO LOW, FOR TOO LONG AND BENEFITING TOO FEW. IN AND OF ITSELF, IT IS NOT  GOOD NEWS BUT IT IS ALSO FERTILE GROUND FOR POLITICAL DYNAMICS THAT CAN DEPRESS GLOBAL GROWTH  EVEN MORE. "LAGARDE WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THE U-S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, BUT SHE  SAYS THE IMF SEES INTERNATIONAL TRADE AS AN ENGINE FOR GROWTH AND  THAT IT NEEDED TO BE SUPPORTED TO PROMOTE FURTHER GROWTH. TRADE DEALS WITH FOREIGN NATIONS HAVE RECEIVED SOME NEGATIVE PRESS  DURING THIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. BUT THAT'S NOT THE OPINION OF MANY AG GROUPS.  TYNE MORGAN WILL BREAK DOWN THE TRADE DEBATE...MONDAY  ON AGDAY.

WEEKLY EXPORT SALES NUMBERS UP
SPEAKING TO TRADE, THE LATEST WEEKLY EXPORT SALES NUMBERS FROM  USDA'S FOREIGN AG SERVICE ARE UP AGAIN ON BOTH CORN AND SOYBEANS. ACCORDING TO ALLENDALE, OVER THE LAST 4 WEEKS, CORN SALES ARE  RUNNING 70 PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. SOYBEAN SALES ARE 27 PERCENT HIGHER. BUT OVERALL BEAN SALES ARE BEHIND AND ANALYSTS SAY THEY NEED SOME BIG  WEEKS AHEAD TO MAKE UP FOR THE SHORTFALL. SLUGGISH SALES AND STRONG YIELDS CONTINUE TO KEEP A LID ON PRICES.

RIVERVIEW DAIRY
USDA IS OUT WITH ITS SEPTEMBER CLASS THREE MILK PRICE. IT PUTS IT AT 16-39 PER HUNDREDWEIGHT--WHICH IS LESS THAN AUGUST BUT  STILL BETTER THAN A YEAR AGO. YEAR TO DATE CLASS THREE MILK IS AVERAGING NEARLY 14-40 PER HUNDRED. CLASS FOUR MILK IN SEPTEMBER WAS 14-25--MORE THAN 80 CENTS BELOW A  YEAR AGO. THE DAIRY INDUSTRY HAS FACED PLENTY OF HEADWINDS THIS YEAR BUT FOR  SOME PRODUCERS THE DOWNTURN HASN'T TEMPERED EXPECTATIONS FOR THE  FUTURE. SUCH IS THE CASE FOR RIVERVIEW DAIRY, HEADQUARTERED IN MORRIS  MINNESOTA. THIS UNIQUE OPERATION FOCUSES ON PEOPLE AND PROCESSES AS THE MAIN  DRIVERS OF EFFICIENCY...IN OUR FARM JOURNAL MILK MAGAZINE COVER STORY. TUCKED NEATLY INTO THE MINNESOTA COUNTRYSIDE...NEXT TO PRISTINE RIVERS  AND CHILDREN'S BOOK VIEWS...SITS ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST DAIRY  OPERATIONS. RIVERVIEW DAIRY WITH IT'S 850 FULL TIME EMPLOYEES AND 65-THOUSANDLACTATING COWS...IS BUILT FOR SCALE. SO WE'RE CURRENTLY OPERATING IN FIVE STATES WE HAVE TWENTY SITES TEN OF WHICH ARE DAIRY  PRODUCTION SITES THE REST ARE BEEF FACILITIES AND HEIFER REPLACEMENTS FOR THE FOR THE DAIRIES  BUT THIS GROWTH ORIENTED BUSINESS DIDN'T START AT THE TOP. IN THE EARLY NINETIES WE HAD A WE HAD A LOT OF GUYS THAT HAD A DESIRE TO COME BACK.  SO IN NINETEEN NINETY FIVE THE DAIRY ACROSS THE ROAD WAS BUILT FOR I BELIEVE EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY  COWS ORIGINALLY AND THEN EXPANDED TO TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED AND HAS BEEN GROWING EVER SINCE  AT THAT TIME IN THERE I THINK THE AVERAGE DAIRY SIZE IN MINNESOTA WAS FIFTY COWS THE AVERAGE  DAIRYMAN WAS LIKE SIXTY YEARS OLD.... WE GREW AS OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF IN AS AS WE HAD  THE PEOPLE AND PEOPLE CONTINUE TO HELP MAKE RIVERVIEW SUCCESSFUL.  FROM IT'S SHOCKINGLY YOUNG LEADERSHIP... SO ON OUR AREA LEADS TEAM THERE'S ELEVEN PEOPLE ON THE TEAM IN OUR AVERAGE AGE IS THIRTY  THREE POINT SEVEN YEARS WHICH IS REALLY INDICATIVE OF OUR WHOLE COMPANY OUR AVERAGE AGE IN  THE COMPANY'S THIRTY THREE POINT FOUR  TO IT'S EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP PROGRAM. SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE COMPANY IS OWNED BY EMPLOYEES AND THE OTHER THIRTY PERCENT IT IS THOSE NEIGHBORS AROUND SITES. WHEN WE DO NEW SITES A LOT OF TIMES THERE WILL BE ONE OR TWO  NEIGHBORS THAT ARE CLOSE TO THE SITES THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THE SITES THAT WILL HAVE AN  OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN THE DAIRY. BOTH HELPING TO CREATE A CULTURE OF RESPONSIBILITY FROM TOP TO  BOTTOM. AND SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE CULTURE WHERE WE TALK ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT AGRICULTURE PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE IN GENERAL PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND A DESIRE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE BECOME BETTER PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. MANY EMPLOYEES HERE ARE PROFESSIONALS... YOU KNOW LIKE MY JOB FOR EXAMPLE I'M WORKING ON BECOMING AN EXPERT ON PERMITTING  ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE. THAT'S A PRETTY PARTICULAR NARROW ROLL FOR ONE DAIRY FARM OPERATION.  WE HAVE OVER THREE HUNDRED FIFTY PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE COMING FROM MEXICO IT'S ON THE TN VISA  AGREEMENT THROUGH NAFTA AND THEY COME HERE ON A ONE YEAR VISA WHICH IS RENEWABLE AND  SEVERAL OF THEM CHOOSE TO RENEW  COLLEGE EDUCATED VETERINARIANS FROM MEXICO RECRUITED TO COME WORK  AND LIVE AT THE DAIRY. THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT THE ANIMALS  THEY'RE CATTLE PEOPLE THAT'S WHY TO A VETERINARIAN PRACTICE  SO THEY ALREADY LOVE THE ANIMAL AND WANT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR IT.  A PASSION THAT POURS ACROSS THE ENTIRE WORKFORCE.. RIVERVIEW HAS A  FULL TIME PROFESSOR..TEACHING LANGUAGE CLASSES... I THINK THAT'S WHERE IT STARTED I THINK THAT WHY RIVERVIEW BROUGHT ME ON. I THINK THEY BROUGHT  ME ON TO CREATE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS.  I'VE BEEN HERE FOR THE LAST 8 YEAR. I LIVE HERE WITH MY FAMILY. MY WIFE AND TWO KIDS.  NOW A SUPERVISOR, EMPLOYEES LIKE RAMON HAVE TRANSITIONED INTO  LEADERSHIP.. SERGIO VASQUEZ MANAGES ALL OF THE CALF SITES IN MINNESOTA FOR  RIVERVIEW.... WE NEED TO HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE HERE AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE MEANS TO BE PATIENT. BE PATIENT  AND HAVE LOVE FOR THE ANIMALS. A LOVE HE AND OTHERS ARE SHARING THROUGH COMMUNITY OUTREACH... IT'S VERY HARD TO TELL YOUR STORY SOMETIMES BECASUE WE'RE BUSY FARMING. BUT WE NEED TO DO A  BETTER JOB OF THAT SO BEING IN SCHOOLS BEING ONE ON ONE WITH THOSE CLASSROOMS HAVING  STUDENTS AS MUCH AS WE CAN OUT IN THE BARNS WITH THE ANIMALS WAS OUR BIG GOAL. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDS WHAT WE'RE DOING AND HOW WE'RE DOING IT  WE HAVE A HUGE PUSH FOR TRANSPARENCY  MOST PEOPLE ONCE THEY'VE GONE THROUGH THE FARM...OUR FARM ANY FARM THEY NOW UNDERSTAND  WHAT THE PRACTICES ARE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FROM THAT NOW THEY'RE A LITTLE MORE OKAY WITH IT.  IT'S A SYSTEM THAT SEEMS TO BE WORKING. FROM GROWING FEED, TO BUILDING  THEIR OWN FACILITIES, RECRUITING AND TRAINING IT'S WORKFORCE, AND RAISING THE NEXT GENERATION OF COWS---RIVERVIEW IS BUILDING A PATH  TOWARD THE FUTURE. WHEN WE HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE ALL HELPING EACH OTHER WORKING TOGETHER ON  ENCOURAGING--   AS THE BIBLE WOULD SAY IRON SHARPENS IRON -- AND I REALLY THAT'S WHAT WE  ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DO AND  IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP ONE ANOTHER. WHILE RIVERVIEW DOESN'T HAVE SPECIFIC PLANS FOR GROWTH, IT CONTINUES  TO ADD NEW SITES. THAT'S ONE REASON IT HAS IT'S OWN FULL TIME CONSTRUCTION COMPANY-- DEDICATED TO BUILDING AND MAINTAINING RIVERVIEW PROPERTIES.

CROP COMMENTS
CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM  DOW AGROSCIENCES. CINDI CLAWSON IN ONCE AGAIN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN. SHE HAS TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON LET'S START OFF IN PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO  BRENT RIVERS SAYS HARVEST IS GOING WELL. HE'S RUNNING IN THE FIELDS  AGAIN AFTER A BRIEF RAIN DELAY.  HE SAYS YIELDS ARE ABOVE EXPECTATIONS - GOOD DESPITE THE DRY WEATHER  THE AREA HAD EARLIER IN THE SEASON. SOME SOYBEANS ARE RUNNING IN THE  60S. MOVING OVER TO EASTERN IOWA.  MIKE BERDO SAYS HE'S EXPERIENCING A RAIN DELAY. SO, IT'S TIME TO MOVE PIGS. USDA SAYS 10 PERCENT OF IOWA'S CORN AND 21 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE  BEEN HARVESTED. BOTH BEHIND THE 5-YEAR AVERAGE.  AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOME TOWN TEMPS.

TEASE
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE PORK INDUSTRY WITH OUR PARTNERS AT PRO  FARMER COMING UP NEXT...INCLUDING THEIR ANALYSIS OF THE LATEST HOGS  AND PIGS REPORT. AND LATER, WE'RE HEADED BACK TO THE DAIRY STATE AND WORLD DAIRY EXPO  FOR BITE TO EAT AT WHAT'S BECOME AN EXPO TRADITION. AND THE IMPORTANCE OF POLLINATION,..A LESSON FROM FARM JOURNAL  COLLEGE.

AGRIBUSINESS
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA - MAKERS OF VIKING SIDE- BY-SIDES.  YAMAHA - REAL WORLD TOUGH.  THE HOG MARKET IS STRUGGLING LATELY WEIGHED DOWN BY GROWING  SUPPLIES AND SOFTENING EXPORTS. CHIP FLORY AND BRIAN GRETE PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE IN TODAY'S PROFARMER  PROFIT BRIEFING. USDA DELIVERED ANOTHER HOGS AND PIGS REPORT LAST WEEK BRYAN AND I  YOU LOOK AT THE ALL HOGS AND PIGS NUMBERS NOT UH. IT CAME IN ABOVE  EXPECTATIONS BUT IT WASN'T THAT SHOCKING NUMBER. THEY KEPT THE  BREEDING NUMBER KINDA THE SAME STORY BUT THAT MARKET HOG INVENTORY  DUDE UP THREE PERCENT FROM YEAR AGO. YEA MAJOR INCREASES IN THE  NUMBER OF HOGS THAT ARE OUT THERE, IN YOU KNOW THE CONCERNS MOVING  FORWARD NOW OR ARE WE GOING TO RUN UP AGAINST SLAUGHTER CAPACITY  SOMETIME THIS FALL IN IT SURE DOES LOOK LIKE THAT THAT'S THE POTENTIAL  FOR THAT IS OUT THERE. YEA AND IT'S IT'S A IT'S A PATTERN THAT WE'RE GONNA  HAVE TO WATCH VERY CLOSELY BECAUSE THE HOG GUYS OUT THERE CAN HELP  THEMSELVES OUT BY KEEPING THOSE FINISHING BARNS EXCEPTIONALLY  CURRENT YET YOU KNOW AND WE'VE SEEN REALLY HEAVY SLAUGHTERS THE  PAST TWO WEEKS HERE THERE ARE SOME CONJECTURE OUT THERE THAT  MAYBE THEY ARE PULLING SOME OF THOSE HOGS FORWARD BUT YET WE SAW  THE WEIGHTS GO UP IN THAT JUST DOESN'T JIVE. THOSE TWO THINGS DON'T GO  TOGETHER SO I THINK THAT FOR NOW THE CONCERNS ARE STILL OUT THERE  THAT WE WILL RUN UP AGAINST THE SLAUGHTER CAPACITY AT SOME POINT IN  THE FALL YOU KNOW WE TALK ABOUT DEMAND IN THE BEEF MARKET IN THE PORK  MARKET II AND THERE IS THAT THAT PORK DEMAND COMPONENT IN THIS MARKET  BUT THERE'S ALSO A DEMAND FOR HOGS AND WHEN YOU GET UP TO THE POINT WHERE THE PACKERS JUST CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE HOGS TO PROCESS THAT'S  WHEN YOU REALLY RUN INTO TROUBLE. IF WE IF WE START TO BACK UP THEIR SUPPLIES THEN YOU GET INTO PROBLEMS BECAUSE THEN YOU JUST EXTEND EVERYTHING. SO INSTEAD OF THAT TIDAL WAVE OF ANIMALS COMING THROUGH IN AN ORDERLY FASHION OR AS ORDERLY AS IT CAN BE THEN IT SPREADS IT ALL OUT AND IT JUST CAUSES THE THE PAIN TO LAST LONGER. OK HAVE A LITTLE DOWNSIDE PROTECTION IN PLACE JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE TO AT THIS POINT IN  TIME. EVEN AT THESE PRICES. YEA WE'VE TAKEN OUT YOU KNOW THAT THE 2009  LOWS. YOU KNOW NOW THERE'S CONCERN THAT IS GOING TO BE REPEAT OF  2002 OR 1998 WHEN WE SAW EXTREME PRICE PRESSURE I DON'T THINK THEY WERE GOING TO GET TO THERE BUT THERE IS STILL MORE NEAR TERM  DOWNSIDE RISK. AND MAYBE THE BEST NEWS WE'VE GOT IN THIS HOG MARKET  RIGHT NOW IS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, CNBC, ALL THE MAJOR MEDIA  MARKET CHANNELS HAVE COVERED THE THE PRICE BREAKDOWN IN THE HOG  MARKET RIGHT NOW ALREADY WHICH SUGGESTS TO ME THAT MAYBE THE LOW IS  ALREADY IN. ONCE THE MAJOR MEDIA KNOWS ABOUT IT, EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT. ALRIGHT FOR BRIAN GRETE AND ALL THE EDITORS OF PRO FARMER IN  CEDAR FALLS IOWA I'M CHIP FLORY.

TEASE
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NATIONAL WEATHER
WHILE BESIDES HURRICANE MATTHEW, WE DO HAVE SOME OTHER THINGS TO TALK ABOUT AS FAR AS WEATHER IN THE NATION AND ONE IS GOING TO BE THIS SYSTEM THAT IS PUSHING THROUGH THE NATION'S  MIDSECTION. IT'S BEEN A SLOW MOVER BUT WERE FINALLY GOING TO SEE THAT PUSHING THROUGH THE  EASTERN CORN BELT. BEHIND THAT WE HAVE SOME COOLER AIR IN PLAY BUT IT'S ALSO GOING TO BE DRIER AIR. SO A LOT OF FOLKS WHO HAD SOME RAIN DELAYS OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS IN THE CORN BELT WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO DRY  OUT THIS WEEKEND. LET'S PUT EVERYTHING INTO MOTION, YOU'LL SEE THAT COLD FRONT PUSHING THROUGH  THE CORN BELT.  PRESSURE SETTLING AND BEHIND IT, WE'LL SEE SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES. NOTICE UP IN CANADA,  MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW THERE AGAIN WITH THAT COOLER AIR. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SYSTEM THAT'S  VERY SLOW-MOVER ALSO.  OVER PARTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO SOUTHWESTERN CANADA THERE WAS SOME RAIN AND SOME SNOW, ESPECIALLY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BORDER. OBVIOUSLY, TODAY TUNE TO YOUR LOCAL STATIONS  IF YOU'RE IN THE SOUTHEAST TO SEE WHAT'S THE LATEST IS WITH MATTHEW. AS WE HAD A SATURDAY  MORNING COLD FRONT PUSHES INTO THE EASTERN UNITED STATES LEASING MOSTLY A DRY WEEKEND IN MUCH OF THE NATION'S MIDSECTION. WE WILL SEE SOME RAIN AND  POTENTIAL SOME SNOW AS YOU GET INTO SOME OF THE UPPER MIDWEST AND INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS  AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY SOME PRETTY GOOD FOR A LOT OF THE NATION'S  MIDSECTION, JUST COOLER THAN WHAT WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS. HERE'S LOOKING AT PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE AND IT'S REALLY GOING BE ALONG THIS FRONT  A MAN OF COURSE WITH MATTHEW BUT AS WE ADD ON THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR HOURS, WE'RE REALLY GOING SEE THAT RAIN ALONG THAT LOW,  WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE OUT INTO THE APPELLATIONS AS WELL OF COURSE MATTHEW IS JUST GOING TO  BRING SOME VERY, VERY HEAVY RAINFALL TO THE SOUTHEAST. TEMPERATURES WISE, LOOKING AT SOME PRETTY WARM ONES DOWN IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL UNITED STATES ALONG THE GULF COAST. A LOT OF  EIGHTIES NEAR NINETY DEGREES WHILE WE'RE LOOKING AT FORTIES AND FIFTIES BEHIND THAT FRONT NEAR THE DAKOTAS, MINNESOTA AND OVER TO MONTANA. THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ARE GOING TO SHOW THAT COOL AIR START TO SPREAD IN BEHIND THAT FRONT. LOOK AT THOSE LOWS IN THE THIRTIES AND  MAYBE UPPER 20S IN THE FAR RIGHT UP NEAR THE BORDER. STILL THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES IN THE  SOUTHEAST BUT THAT FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH TO THE EAST AND WE'LL SEE THAT COOLER AIR  CONTINUE TO MOVE TO THE EAST AS WELL. HIGHS ONLY IN THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES THEN  AFTER THAT FRONT PUSHES THROUGH FOR TOMORROW. ALL RIGHT, HERE'S A LOOK THERE ARE REAL QUICK LOOK AT THE JET STREAM. WE'VE GOT THIS TROUGH  MOVING THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE WARMER AIR LEAVING, WE'RE GOING TO SEE THINGS EVEN OUT A  LITTLE BIT MORE. A  LITTLE MORE SEASONABLE AS WE HEAD INTO THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. A WARM UP A  LITTLE BIT IN THE WEST BUT OTHER THAN OTHER TROUGH COMES IN FOR LATER NEXT WEEK. THAT'S YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST. NOW CHECK ON THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE.

REGIONAL WEATHER
DAVENPORT,  WASHINGTON, PLENTY OF CLOUDS TODAY AND SOME SHOWERS POSSIBLE WITH A HIGH OF FIFTY NINE  DEGREES. GENEVA, NEBRASKA, A CHILLY MORNING, SUNSHINE AND WARMER TODAY A HIGH OF SIXTY  FIVE AND FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA SOME SHOWERS FOR YOU WITH A HIGH OF SEVENTY DEGREES.

GREAT AMERICAN BARNS
TODAY'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN COMES FROM STEUBEN COUNTY NEW YORK.  IT'S LOCATED ON THE BUTTON CREEKSIDE FARM AND BED-N-BREAKFAST. CAROL BUTTON SAYS SHE SAW THE BARN QUILT ON LAST WEEK'S SHOW AND  WANTED TO SHARE HER BARN WHICH IS ADORNED WITH A QUILT. CAROL AND HUSBAND ARLAN HAVE LIVED AND WORKED ON THE FARM SINCE  1972. LAST YEAR SHE DECIDED TO ADD A QUILT TO THEIR BARN, SO SHE GOT TO  WORK. SHE HAS SINCE ADDED A SMALLER QUILT TO THEIR FARM HOUSE WHICH  DOUBLES AS A B-AND-B. THE BARN IS ON 300 ACRES. THEY RAISE 150 SHEEP AS WELL AS SOME CORN, HAY  AND OATS. CAROL SAYS THEIR DEER ARE WELL FED....AND DELICIOUS. OUR THANKS TO THE BUTTON FAMILY FOR SHARING THEIR GREAT AMERICAN BARN.

TEASE
NEXT KEN FERRIE JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH POLLINATION. AND LATER, GRAB A GRILLED CHEESE AND A MILK SHAKE--IT'S A TASTY WORLD  DAIRY EXPO TRADITION. 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. (   FOR A BETTER RETURN ON INVESTMENT AND HIGHER YIELD POTENTIAL, HOLD  YOUR GROUND WITH AVAIL PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER ENHANCER.  VISITVLSCI.COM TO LEARN MORE.   )

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE
GETTING BIG CORN YIELDS STARTS WITH GOOD POLLINATION.  FARM JOURNAL FIELD AGRONOMIST KEN FERRIE JOINS US WITH WHAT TO WATCH  FOR AS CORN DEVELOPS.  HOW DO WE KNOW IF AT THIS KERNAL THIS EAR'S GONNA HOLD ALL THE KERNELS  THAT HAVE POLLINATED IN IDEAL SITUATION WE GONNA POLLINATE THE BUTT TO  THE TIP AND WERE GONNA HAVE THAT HAPPEN IN THREE DAYS FIVE DAYS ON THE  OUTSIDE YOU COULD SEE THIS WE GOT NICE POLLINATION GOING UP AND THEN  WE START GET IN TROUBLE HERE IN THE END AND AS WE REALLY GOT HOT AND  DRY HARD TO PUSH OUT A SILK AND WE HAVE A WHITE COLORED TIP AND  UNFORTUNATELY EVEN THOUGH WE DID GET A LOT OF THESE POLLINATED  THOSE THAT ARE WHITE WHY THESE ARE YELLOW THEY WON'T HOLD AS THIS GETS INTO A HEAVY MILK EARLY DOE STAGE THERE'S GOING BE A POINT WHERE  ALL THESE COLONELS GET ABORTED NO MATTER WHAT WE DO SO THAT KIND OF  A TOUGH DEAL YOU COME OUT HERE AND YOU COULD LOSE  I HAVE FIVE SIX  KERNALS AROUND OFF THE TOP HERE IN THIS ONE AFTERNOON WHEN IT  DECIDES TO MAKE THAT DECISION BUT IF YOU GO OUT THERE YOU SEE WHITE  GRADUAL WHITE TO THE TOP ARE CREAM COLOR TO THE TOP YOU'RE OK BUT IF  YOU SEE A BRIGHT YELLOW COLOR IN AND IT TURNS WHITE THAT'S ABOUT IT AND  TRYING TO SAVE KERNALS BEYOND THAT THEY'RE GOING TO ABORT WITHIN A  MATTER OF FEW DAYS AFTER THIS GETS TO MID DOUGH STAGE.

TEASE
WHEN WE  COME BACK, IT'S OFF TO WORLD DAIRY EXPO WHERE THE FOOD IS NEARLY AS GOOD AS THE CATTLE.

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. ) AS WORLD DAIRY EXPO WRAPS UP THIS WEEK, PHOTO JOURNALIST RUSS HNATUSKO TAKES US TO MADISON FOR WHAT MANY CONSIDER THE BEST IN  SHOW.THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN A GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH AT 9 A.M. I LOVE THE GRILLED CHEESE  STAND.  WHAT CAN I GET YOU ? … A COFFEE AND A SWISS… ALRIGHT A COFFEE AND A SWISS.  WE'RE MAKING GRILLED CHEESE IT'S HONESTLY A LOT OF FUN IT 'S STRESSFUL BUT A LOT OF FUN   SO WE  KEEP COMING  BACK FOR MORE.   IT GOES TO BADGER DAIRY CLUB AND COLLEGIATE FARM BUREAU.   "REALLY WE USE IT  SO WE CAN DO ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS AND,OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL . PROBABLY NORTH  OF 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS." IT MAKES YOU APPRECIATE  THE WORK YOU PUT IN,  YOU KNOW YOUR DOING SOMETHING YOUR GETTING  SOMETHING OUT OF IT.   I AM LOVING HOW MANY PEOPLE COME SUPPORT OUR CLUB AND ENJOY SOME DELICIOUS GRILLED  CHEESE AND MILK SHAKES.  BECAUSE WE DO HAVE SOME OF THE LOWEST PRICES AND IN MY OPTION  THE BEST FOOD AT WORLD DAIRY EXPO AND OUR LINE MOVES REALLY FAST FOR HOW LONG IT IS. FIRST WE  BUTTER THE BREAD PUT IT ON THE GRILL THEN WE PUT CHEESE ON THE GRILL YOU KNOW PUT THE TOP PIECE  ON. LET IT RUN FOR A MINUTE OR SO ON ONE SIDE THEN WE FLIP IT AND THEN LET IT RUN  A MINUTE OR SO  ON THE OTHER SIDE THEN PICK THEM UP… THESE ARE SWISS I BELIEVE…  PUT THEM IN BAGS THEN WE RUN OVER TO THE CROCK POTS AND PUT THEM IN THERE TO KEEP THE WARM. IT JUST PLAIN TASTE GOOD  AND IT'S NOT EXPENSIVE. TODAY WE'RE GOING TO JUST DO THAT WE ARE EATING OUR CHEESE SANDWICH  BECAUSE IT'S TRADITION. PART OF WHY PEOPLE COME TO WORLD DAIRY EXPO IS FOR OF THE GRILLED  CHEESE ..SO WE KEEP DOING IT…IT'S SO GOOD.  )

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR CINDI CLAWSON AND ALL OF US AT AGDAY. 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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