AgDay Daily Recap - September 1, 2017

September 1, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017


HEADLINES
FARM BILL TIMELINE... COULD FARMERS SEE GREEN IN THEIR INCOMES? USDA EXPLAINS.  WILL AGRICULTURE GET BEHIND THE PRESIDENT'S TAX REFORM PLAN? IN ANALYSIS- WHEN TO LET GO OF THAT OLD CROP..  AND A RARE UNUSUAL REACTION YOU MAY NOT KNOW IS CAUSED BY TICKS.  AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

FARM BILL HEARING AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN.  CLINTON IS ON ASSIGNMENT AT FARM  PROGRESS SHOW WHERE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NEXT FARM BILL TOOK  CENTER STAGE,  REP MIKE CONAWAY: "WELL I GREW IN WEST TEXAS SO I'M ETERNALLY OPTIMISTIC JUST BY NATURE  SO LATE THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR HAS BEEN THE TIMELINE.  CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE MIKE CONAWAY TAKING TIME TO  LISTEN TO FARMERS AT THE 2017 FARM PROGRESS SHOW. HE AND OTHER  MEMBERS OF THE—PREPARING FOR A RETURN TO WASHINGTON AND WHAT  COULD BE A BUSY FALL. ONE THAT COULD INCLUDE A FARM BILL. "SO EITHER ONE OF THOSE WILL HAVE FLOOR TIME ONCE THE LEADER SAYS YOU CAN  HAVE THESE DAYS ON THE FLOOR I'LL BACK UP FROM THAT ABOUT 10 DAYS GET IT THROUGH THE  COMMITTEE AND THEN MOVE FORWARD." COLLIN PETERSON: "I THINK WE CAN GET IT DONE THIS YEAR ITS GOING TO BE UP TO THE LEADERSHIP TO  GIVE US FLOOR TIME. BUT I THINK THE WAY THIS THING IS GOING THERE ARE GOING TO BE NO  ACCOMPLISHMENTS COMING TOWARD THE END OF THE YEAR AND THEY MIGHT SEE THE FARM BILL AS A  WAY TO HAVE A WIN." AG LEADERS ARE HOPING TO SEE THAT HAPPEN. ASA RON MOORE\PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION "LETS KEEP IT OUT OF THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTION CYCLE, LETS DO IT NOW LETS GET IT DONE AND LETS  GET FARMERS SO THEY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT." SUPPORT FOR THAT TIMELINE ALSO COMING FROM DOWN THE MALL. SEC. SONNY PERDUE: "THE FARM BILL MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS AND THERE WERE A FEW SECTORS THAT DIDN'T FAIR AS  WELL. DAIRY WAS ONE..IN WISCONSIN AND THE UPPER MIDWEST..COTTON WAS ANOTHER.  THE COTTON  AND STAX PROGRAM DIDN'T DO VERY WELL THEY CAME OUT OF TITLE ONE IN THE FARM PROGRAM AND I  THINK THOSE WERE TWO AREAS WE HAVE TO LOOK AT. SPECIALTY CROPS AND ORGANICS ARE ANOTHER  THING AND GROWING SECTOR THAT WE PROBABLY HAVE TO PAY MORE ATTENTION>""THE TWO MAIN BIG TICKET ITEMS THAT HAVE TO GET DONE IN THIS FARM ARE COTTON  AND DAIRY AND COLLIN AND I ARE GOING TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN."AND THE COSTS OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE STARTING TO ROLL OUT. "I THINK ON THE OUTSIDE, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE CAN BE DONE FOR 150 MILLION  OVER 10 YEARS. SO THAT'S ONLY 15 MILLION A YEAR..SO I THINK WE CAN DO IT."ON THE CROP INSURANCE SIDE, A RECENT GAO REPORT SAYING THE ACTUAL  RATE OF RETURN FOR THE COMPANIES FROM 2009 TO 2015 AVERAGED 16  PERCENT -- "ONE CONSISTENT THING WE HEARD THROUGH ALL FIVE IS DON'T SCREW UP CROP  INSURANCE. JUST DON'T SCREW IT UP. IF CROP IN SURANCE WAS AS LUCRATIVE AS GAO SAID IT IS THE  MARKET WOULD BE FLOODED WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES TRYING TO ELBOW THEIR WAY INTO IT. JUST THE  OPPOSITE IS THE CASE. WE HAVE COMPANY AFTER COMPANY FLEEING THE MARKET BECAUSE THEY  CAN'T MAKE THE KIND OF RETURN ON INVESTMENT THAT THEY HAVE TO MAKE." PERDUE SAYS IT WILL BE LOOKED AT. "I THINK WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE FACTS ON THAT. I DON'T THINK IT'S A THREAT WE LET COMMERCE DO..THERE ARE PLENTY OF BIDDERS IN THAT ARENA AND I THINK IF WE'RE LOOKING AT AN 18 PERCENT  RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN THAT ARENA THAT'S PROBABLY TOO MUCH IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. WE'LL LOOK AT  THE NUMBERS AND SEE WHAT THAT IS. IT WAS NEGOTIATED THAT WILL BE PART OF THE FARM BILL AND WHAT  THAT RETURN OUGHT TO BE. THERE ARE VERY FEW INDUSTRIES THAT MAKE AN 18 PERCENT RETURN ON  INVESTMENT TODAY." DESPITE THE CHALLENGES LEADERS SAY THERE IS RESOLVE TO GET THE WORK  FINISHED. BOTH THE LEADER AND SPEAKER ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF GETTING A FARM BILL  DONE.AG SECREARY SONNY PERDUE ENJOYING HIM TIME AT THE SHOW BUT SAYING HE  STILL NEEDS HELP. ADDING THAT HE IS STILL THE ONLY SENATE APPROVED APPOINTEE AT USDA.TAX REFORM ALSO ON THE AGENDA IN WASHINGTON, WITH THE PRESIDENT  ROLLING OUT A FOUR POINT PLAN IN MISSOURI THIS WEEK. ONE ATTENDEE TELLING AGDAY THAT THE PRESIDENT'S TARGET ON TAXES  RESONATING WITH  RURAL AMERICA WHO VIEW THE CURRENT CODE AS  BURDENSOME.  "SO THIS IS OUR ONCE IN A GENERATION OPPORTUNITY TO REAL TAX REFORM TO EVERY DAY HARDWORKING  AMERICANS."THE PRESIDENT OUTLINING A FOUR POINT TAX REFORM PLAN THIS WEEK, SAYING  AMERICANS ARE DEMANDING AN HISTORIC TAX REFORM PLAN. THE PRESIDENT  SAYS THE CURRENT TAX CODE IS OUT OF CONTROL AND NEEDS TO BE CLEANED  UP.MISSOURI CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MIKE DEERING  WAS IN THE CROWD. HE TOLD AGDAY HIS MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT IS TO  REDUCE THE TAX BURDEN WITHOUT CREATING NEW PROBLEMS FOR FARMERS  AND RANCHERS. BUT SAYS THE OUTLOOK FOR GETTING COMPREHENSIVE  REFORM PASSED SEEMS GRIM.  "I MEAN THEY TALK ABOUT TAXES, THEY TALK ABOUT HEALTHCARE. THOSE AR TWO THINGS TOP OF MIND FOR  OUR EMMBERS AND I AM CAUTISOULYOPTIMISIC, I'M SKEPTICAL A MASSIVE COMPREHENSIVE TAX  REFORM PACKAGE CAN GET THROUGH CONGRESS, VERY SKEPTICAL, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, LET'S GIVE IT   A SHOT."DEERING SAYS OF ALL THE PRESIDENT'S SPEACHES, THIS WEEK'S SPEECH  SEEMED TO HAVE THE LOUDEST MESSAGE TO RURAL AMERICA... NOT JUST FOR  FARMERS ADN RANCHERS, BUT ALSO TO THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE THE  BACKBONE OF RURAL COMMUNITIES. 

FARM INCOMES
USDA SENDING SIGNALS OF A POSSIBLE BOTTOM IN THE AG ECONOMY,  FORECASTING GREEN IN NET FARM INCOMES THIS YEAR.  AFTER FALLING NET FARM INCOME SINCE 2013, USDA PROJECTING PRODUCERS  COULD SEE A 13 PERCENT CLIMB IN NET FARM INCOME IN 2017.  FORECASTS POINT TO 63 POINT 4 BILLION DOLLARS IN TOTAL INCOME, MUCH OF  THAT FROM THE LIVESTOCK SECTOR. USDA SAYS INCREASED SALES OF INVENTORY OF GRAIN IN BINS IS HELPING, BUT  IT'S MAINLY HIGHER REVENUE FROM LIVESTOCK AND MILK, AS MANY GRAIN  FARMERS ARE STILL FEELING THE PINCH FINANCIALLY FROM FADED CROP  PRICES.  "I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FOR IS THE STRESS IN WORKING CAPITAL. OBVIOUSLY WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS SOME VERY VERY GOOD BENEFITS BEING GIVEN TO  THE FARMER RELATIVE TO AND APPRECIATION. UNFORTUNATELY THAT WAY AND EQUITY DOESN'T TRANSLATE  INTO PAYING BILLS AT THE GROCERY STORY IF YOU WILL. SO WE'RE GOING TO BE CONCENTRATING VERY  HEAVILY ON WORKING CAPITAL AND UNDERSTANDING ALSO HOW THEY HAVE DONE MARKETING THIS YEAR." USDA ALSO FORECASTING GREEN IN FARMLAND VALUES, PROJECTING  FARMLAND TO  RISE 2 POINT 3 PERCENT THIS YEAR. THAT'S ON THE HEALS OF A VERY MINOR DECLINE, NOT EVEN A HALF OF A  PERCENT, IN 2016.

DOW DUPONT MERGER COMPLETE
THERE'S A NEW AG COMPANY THIS MORNING. IT'S THE COMBINED FORCES OF  DOW AND DUPONT. THE TWO COMPANIES OFFICIALLY CLOSED THE DEAL AT THE  END OF BUSINESS YESTERDAY. TRADING ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE WILL NOW BE UNDER A NEW SYMBOL. IT'S ESIMATED THE TWO HAVE A COMBINED MARKET VALUE OF 150 BILLION  DOLLARS.

CROP COMMENTS
CINDI CLAWSON FILLING IN THIS MORNING FOR MIKE HOFFMAN. SHE HAS A LOOK  AT CROP COMMENTS. CINDI  GOOD MORNING, BETSY.  KANSAS SORGHUM SENDING US THIS PICTURE OF SOME GOOD YIELD POTENTIAL  IN ANDALE, KANSAS!  ACCORDING TO USDA, 43 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S CROP IS RATED GOOD TO  EXCELLENT.  OUR NEXT PICTURE COMES FROM LARRY BUCHER IN NORTHWEST INDIANA. HE SAYS DRY CORNERS ARE REALLY STARTING TO SHOW UP IN NORTHWEST  INDIANA. LARRY SAYS HIS AREA HAS BEEN A MINI GARDEN SPOT FOR HIM UNTIL  NOW. THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR SAYS 35 PERCENT OF INDIANA IS CONSIDERED  ABNORMALLY DRY.  AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.

TEASE
HARVEST IS JUST WEEKS AWAY. HOW MUCH OLD CROP ARE YOU STILL HANGING  ON TO? PLUS PROTEIN EATERS BEWARE.  THERE'S AN ADDED RISK IF YOU GET BITTEN BY  A TICK.  JOIN US ON THE US FARM REPORT FACEBOOK PAGE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM CENTRAL  TIME FOR "FOLIAR HEALTH FOCUS." WE WILL HAVE EXPERTS LIVE IN THE FIELD DISCUSSING PROACTIVE  DISEASE CONTROL STRATEGIES THAT WORKED THIS YEAR AND WAYS TO BOOST YOUR YIELD IN 2018.

FLOOR OF THE CME
LET'S SEE HOW THE MARKETS CLOSED THURSDAY. FOR THAT, WE HEAD TO THE  CME FLOOR IN CHICAGO.  CORN MARKET WAS HIGHER HERE ON THURSDAY FOR A CHANGE OF PACE WE HAD HAD FOUR CONSECUTIVE LOWER CLOSES IN THE DECEMBER CORN CONTRACT PRIOR TO TODAY. THE CONTRACT ACTUALLY POSTED SOME FRESH LIFE OF CONTRACT LOWS EARLIER THIS WEEK. SO A LITTLE BIT OF A REBOUND EFFORT HERE TODAY ON THURSDAY. YOU KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SEASONAL TENDENCY OF THE CORN MARKET IN THE GENERAL SEASONAL TENDENCY IS FOR THAT MARKET TO POSE SOME SORT OF SUMMER HIGH FOLLOWED BY LOW SOMETIME AROUND OCTOBER 1ST GIVE OR TAKE. NOW LAST YEAR WE POSTED OUR LOW ON THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST I BELIEVE AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S STILL FRESH IN THE MINDS OF SOME TRADERS. COULD WE BE SEEING THE SAME THING IN THIS YEAR. I SUPPOSE IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE BUT YOU KNOW YOU'VE GOT TO BE WORKING WITH THE IDEA THAT SOME LOWER PRICES MAY STILL BE VERY POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS HERE AGAIN JOE VACLAVIK HERE AT THE CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
WITH A GLUT OF GRAIN STILL IN FARMER'S BINS, WHAT SHOULD YOU SELL IF  YOU'RE IN NEED OF SOME EXTRA CASH AND WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MAKE  THOSE SALES? CLINTON GRIFFITHS GATHERS SOME INSIGHT FROM MATT BENNETT WITH  BENNETT CONSULTING.  WE'RE JOINED BY MATT BENNETT BENNETT CONSULTING MATT AS WE START TO GET CLOSER TO HARVEST ON  THE THE CROP THAT'S OUT THERE IN THE FIELD AT SOME POINT. WE'VE GOT TO CUT IT AND PUT IT  SOMEWHERE HERE. ANY THOUGHTS ON WHAT WE OUGHT TO BE DOING AS THIS NEW CROP COMES OFF.  THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. SO FIRST OF ALL THE PRODUCERS ARE ASKING YOU KNOW SHOULD I SELL CORN  OR SHOULD I SELL BEANS IF I NEED MONEY. I'VE BEEN SAYING YOU KNOW WHAT IF YOU NEED MONEY  MOST PRODUCERS HAVE A LITTLE BIT BETTER BEAN YIELDS RELATIVELY SPEAKING THE PRODUCERS AND I'M  TALKING TO. AND SO YOU KNOW AT 950 NOVEMBER PRICER 940 YOU CALL IT. IT'S RELATIVE TO CORN PRICE  PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT BETTER SHAPE AND SO YOU KNOW A LOT OF PRODUCERS I CAN MAKE MONEY  THERE. SO MY FIRST DISCUSSION IS YOU KNOW WHICH ONE WOULD I SELL IF I NEED MONEY THIS FALL I'M  PROBABLY GOING TO SELL THE BEANS. OK THE NEXT DISCUSSION IS SO WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE CORN.  AND IT'S TOUGH BECAUSE COMING INTO THE HARVEST WE KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF OLD CORN THAT'S AN  OLD TOPIC. BUT ONE THING THAT THAT'S GOING TO DO IS THAT'S GOING TO KEEP BASES PRETTY WIDE TO  START OUT THE HARVEST PRODUCER WOULD BE WELL SERVED TO TREAT THAT CORN JUST LIKE THESE GRAIN  ELEVATORS ARE TREATING IT THAT ARE PUTTING CORN ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW. THEY'RE SAYING HEY I  SEE THIS CARRY ON THE MARKET. I SEE WHAT THE MARKET IS TRYING TO TELL ME AND WHAT THE MARKET'S  TELLING ME IS WE DON'T WANT YOUR CORN RIGHT NOW BUT WE'RE GOING TO PAY YOU TO GO AHEAD AND  HOLD ONTO IT. OK. SO AT SOME POINT YOU KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO SELL THE CARRYING THE MARKET  WAIT ON THAT BASIS TO COME FLYING BACK TO ME AND THIS IS THE YEAR WE'RE MANAGING YOUR SPACE  PROPERLY CAN REALLY PAY HUGE DIVIDENDS. YEAH. AND HOW FAR I MEAN A LOT OF TIMES THERE'S  SOME STRATEGY AND HOW LONG YOU WILL STORE. I MEAN DO WE HAVE THOSE INDICATIONS NOW OR IS IT  WE'VE GOT TO WAIT TILL HARVEST COMES IN AND THEN START LOOKING OUT AT THOSE LONGER CONTRACTS.  WELL I THINK ONE THING THAT JUMPS OUT TO ME IS THAT WHENEVER YOU DO HAVE TO MAKE THE  DECISION ON WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO HAVE A PLAN GOING IN THE PLAN FOR ME  IS TO FILL EVERY BIN I CAN POSSIBLY FILL. OK AND SO ONCE I DO FILL THOSE BINS UP WHEN I DO GET IN A  POSITION WHERE I GET SOME SORT OF A RALLY AND I'M READY TO PULL THE TRIGGER ON MAKING SOME  SALES THOUGH WHAT I WANT TO DO IS I WANT TO SELL THE CARRY IN THE MARKET SO SELL JULY MAYBE IT'S  GOING TO HAPPEN IN DECEMBER MAYBE IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN FEBRUARY. I DON'T KNOW BUT I'M  GOING TO SELL THE CARRY IN THE MARKET IF IT'S STILL THERE BASIS IS PROBABLY GOING TO STAY PRETTY  WIDE UNTIL WE CHEW THROUGH A LOT OF THIS OLD CROP. AND THEN AT THAT POINT I CAN GO AHEAD AND  LIQUIDATE BOTH SIDES OF THAT HEDGE AND NOT BECOME A SPECULATOR. OK. SO STRATEGIES FOR TRYING  TO MANAGE OURSELVES AS ABSOLUTE AS HARVEST SEASON. THANK YOU WE'LL BE BACK WIHT MORE  AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH METEOROLOGIST CINDY CLAWSON. CINDY WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT  WHEN IT COMES TO THE REMAINING REMNANTS OF HARVEY. WELL HARVEY IS STILL NOT FINISHED YET. I  MEAN IT'S OBVIOUSLY IT'S IT'S LOSING ITS STEAM BUT WE'RE STILL DEALING WITH A LOT OF RAIN AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THAT OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS OVER ESPECIALLY TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY. LET'S GO  TO THE MAP AND YOU'LL SEE WE'VE GOT THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT'S RIGHT OVER HERE IN PARTS OF  KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE. THAT'S NOT GOING TO MAKE VERY FAST MOVEMENT AND THAT'S GOING TO  MEAN A CONTINUATION OF HEAVY RAIN. CERTAINLY NOT WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS.  BUT AS THIS LOW SLOWLY PULLS OFF TO THE NORTHEAST WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING SOME HEAVY RAINS  MOVING THROUGH MUCH OF THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEY. NOW ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS WE'RE  GOING TO BE WATCHING IS HERE IN THE UPPER MIDWEST. WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF FRONTS THERE A  WARM FRONT COLD FRONT THAT WILL BRING SOME SHOWERS AND MAYBE SOME THUNDERSTORMS TO THE  AREA THERE. BEHIND THAT WE'LL START TO SEE SOME REALLY COOL AIR COMING IN FOR THE WEEKEND AS  WE GET INTO FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. NOTICE HOW THE LOW CONTINUES TO PUSH OFF TO THE  NORTHEAST GETTING INTO OHIO AND IS STARTING TO PUSH INTO WEST VIRGINIA AT THIS POINT. AND THEN  AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY IT STARTS TO MAKE KIND OF A MORE EASTWARD PUSH AND  REALLY START TO FALL APART. WE'LL KEEP AN EYE ON THAT COLD FRONT THAT'S MOVING THROUGH THE UPPER  MIDWEST ON SATURDAY. HERE'S A LOOK THEN AT HOW YOUR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE THE PAST 24  HOURS. OBVIOUSLY HARVEY HAS BEEN THE MAIN FEATURE AND AS WE ADD ON TO THAT NOTICE THAT  REALLY SPREADS INTO TENNESSEE KENTUCKY AND EVEN INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN PART OF OHIO WITH A  LOT OF AREAS I THINK THE MIDDLE PART HERE IS AT LEAST SEVEN INCHES SO WE'RE GOING TO BE DEALING  WITH A LOT MORE FLOODING JUST NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS WHAT WE HAD IN TEXAS. TEMPERATURE WISE  WE HAVE SOME COOL TEMPERATURES IN THE NORTHEASTERN QUADRANT OF THE COUNTRY BUT IT'S PRETTY  WARM AND MUCH OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. AND AS WE GET INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS WE'LL  SEE THOSE TEMPERATURES DIPPING DOWN INTO THE 40S FOR SOME OF THOSE NORTH EASTERN AREAS  AND SOME AREAS ESPECIALLY OVER TOWARDS MICHIGAN HAVE ALREADY HAD A FROST. LOT OF 50S AND  60S THOUGH IN MUCH OF THE COUNTRY AND AS WE HEAD INTO TOMORROW. 60S AND 70S AND MUCH OF  THE EASTERN HALF OF 80S ACROSS THE SOUTH AND SOME WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTHWEST.  THAT'S YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST. NOW LET'S CHECK ON THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE FRONTIER  WYOMING SUNNY AND WARMER FOR YOU TODAY WITH A HIGH OF 82 DEGREES. WHEN MICHIGAN A  FROSTY START BUT THEN SUNSHINE AND WARMER WITH A HIGH OF 67 AND WEST LIBERTY KENTUCKY  SHOWERS MAYBE A RUMBLE OF THUNDER BUT SOME HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

TEASE
NEXT AT FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE, WE LOOK CLOSER AT THE IMPORTANCE OF  PLANT POPULATIONS. LATER - AN UNUSUAL TWIST...AND RISK...OF TICK BITES.

FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE TV
IN FARM JOURNAL COLLEGE- PLANT POPULATIONS MAY BE THE FIRST STAGE FOR FARMERS TO ACHIEVE THE  YIELD THEY WANT.  OUR AGRONOMISTS DISCUSS HOW TO DETERMINE THE RIGHT PLANTS PER ACRE  FOR YOUR OPERATION.  MISSY WHEN WE'RE TALKING SOYBEANS I GUESS YOU KNOW WE'RE AT HARVEST TIME NOW BUT WHEN  WE PLANTED THIS YOU KNOW AT SOME POINT WE HAVE TO DECIDE HOW MANY PLANTS WE WANT TO PUT  IN PER ACRE RIGHT. SO WHAT'S OUR PLANT POPULATION GOING TO BE. WHAT GOES INTO MAKING THAT  DECISION. WELL I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT GO INTO THE DECISION. NOW ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S KIND OF A GIVEN AT THE BEGINNING IS WHAT'S YOUR ROW SPACE AND CERTAINLY ROW SPACE IS GOING TO HAVE A FACTOR IN IT. YOU KNOW FOR MOST PEOPLE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A ROW SPACING  YOU KNOW ACROSS HER WHOLE FARM. SO ONCE YOU KIND OF FIGURE THAT PART OUT YOU KNOW THAT'S  GOING TO KIND OF BE SET SO TO SPEAK SO THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE A FIELD THE FIELD THING THAT YOU  WOULD CHANGE WITH THAT. IT'S JUST THAT'S WHAT MY POPULATION IS IN GENERAL. BUT KEEP IN MIND AS  WE HAVE WIDE ROWS VERSUS NARROW ROADS THAT SOMETIMES WE DO NEED TO PUSH POPULATIONS IN  A WIDER ROW THAT'S SOMETHING WE TEND TO FORGET ABOUT SOMETIMES. BUT AS WE GET LATE PLANTING  DATES WE'RE GOING TO WANT TO PUSH THAT. WE GET TO CANOPY CLOSURES SOONER. SO IT'S ALL ABOUT  MANAGING THAT ROW SPACE AND GETTING THAT CANOPY CLOSE AND CAPTURING SUNLIGHT RIGHT WHERE A  NARROW ROAD AND ACTUALLY GOING TO CLOSE THE CANOPY QUICKER. SO WE MAYBE DON'T NEED AS  MANY PLANTS PER ACRE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT. AND IN GENERAL AS A RULE OF THUMB IF WE SAY WHAT  HAVE WE DONE WITH PLANT POPULATIONS LAST FIVE YEARS I WOULD SAY PLANT POPULATIONS HAVE WENT  DOWN AS FAR AS WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET GOOD YIELDS WITH LOWER PLANT POPULATIONS IN SOYBEANS  ESPECIALLY IN THE NARROWER ROWS. OK SO WHAT ELSE GOES INTO MAKING THIS POPULATION DECISION.  WELL ONE OF THEM IS I BELIEVE PLANTING DATE SO PLANTING DAY IN MY PLANT AND REAL EARLY. OR AM I  GETTING LATER. SO AS PLANTING IT GETS TOO LATE. ONE OF THE ISSUES I HAVE IS TRYING TO CLOSE THE  ROWS QUICK ENOUGH TO CAPTURE ALL THAT SUNLIGHT PUSH POPULATIONS IS PLANNING DATES GET LATE.

TEASE
NEXT - HOW A TICK CAN CAUSE ALLERGIES TO BEEF AND PORK.  JOIN US ON THE US FARM REPORT FACEBOOK PAGE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM CENTRAL  TIME FOR "FOLIAR HEALTH FOCUS." WE WILL HAVE EXPERTS LIVE IN THE FIELD DISCUSSING PROACTIVE  DISEASE CONTROL STRATEGIES THAT WORKED THIS YEAR AND WAYS TO BOOST YOUR YIELD IN 2018.

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. WITH LABOR DAY WEEKEND HERE, MANY PEOPLE WILL BE OUTDOORS.  MOST  PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT LYME DISEASE THAT IS CARRIED BY SOME TICKS, BUT  THERE IS AN UNUSUAL ALLERGIC REACTION THAT IS CAUSING CONCERN. KENT FADDIS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HAS MORE.      JESSICA SANFORD IS CAREFUL WHEN SHE GOES OUTSIDE.     A SMALL TICK BITE BECAME A LIFE-CHANGING EVENT. "REMOVED THE TICK AND DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT AND THEN A FEW WEEKS LATER I STARTED  HAVING ALLERGIC REACTIONS." IT WAS FRIGHTENING. "I WOKE UP AT NIGHT WITH HIVES AND WITH BREATHING ISSUES." DOCTOR CHRISTINE FRANZESE WITH UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE SAYS THE REACTION COMES  FROM A FOOD ALLERGY LINKED TO TICK BITES. PEOPLE LIKE JESSICA HAVE SEVERE REACTIONS WHEN  EATING MEAT.  "YOU HAVE TO AVOID ALL MAMMAL MEAT, SO THAT INCLUDES DEER, RABBIT ALL KINDS OF GAME, PORK  AND BEEF." HOW DOES IT HAPPEN? TICKS CAN CARRY A SUGAR MOLECULE FOUND IN THE BLOOD OF MAMMALS. THE LONE STAR TICK IS THE PRIMARY CULPRIT.THIS "ALPHA GAL" SUGAR IS NOT PRESENT IN HUMAN BLOOD. WHEN THE TICK BITES IT TRANSFERS THE FOREIGN SUGAR TO HUMANS. THE BODY DEVELOPS ANTIBODIES, CAUSING PEOPLE LIKE JESSICA TO GET SICK WHEN THEY EAT  MAMMALIAN MEAT SUCH AS PORK AND BEEF.BUT WHAT'S UNUSUAL IS THE ALLERGIC REACTION AFTER EATING MEAT IS SOMETIMES DELAYED.   "PEOPLE HAVE GONE WEEKS TO MONTHS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS CAUSING THE REACTION  BECAUSE IT HAPPENED SO FAR AWAY FROM WHEN THEY ATE THE FOOD." CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO TREATMENT AVAILABLE OTHER THAN AVOIDING MEAT UNTIL THE ALLERGY GOES  AWAY, WHICH COULD TAKE TWO YEARS.      FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KENTLONE STAR TICKS ARE COMMON IN THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR CLINTON AND CINDI I'M BETSY JIBBEN. HAVE AN ENJOYABLE WEEKEND. AGDAY IS POWERED BY RAM TRUCKS - AMERICA'S LONGEST LASTING PICKUPS. 

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