AgDay Daily Recap - September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017


HEADLINES
A FRESH GAUGE OF FARMER SENTIMENT SETS EXPECTATIONS AS HARVEST  CONTINUES. ANOTHER HURRICANE COULD THREATEN THE SOUTHEAST WHILE FIRES BURN IN THE WEST. IN AGRIBUSINESS...END USERS ARE GETTING A DEAL. WISCONSIN CHEESE MAKERS DONATE HELP TO VICTIMS OF HARVEY. AND STEP INTO THE SHOES OF ALICE IN DAIRYLAND. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

PURDUE AG BAROMETER
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. ANEMIC GRAIN PRICES CONTINUE TO  WEIGH HEAVILY ON GRAIN FARMERS PERCEPTION ABOUT THE FARM ECONOMY.  YET THERE CONTINUES TO BE A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR PROFITABILITY. PURDUE UNIVERSITY AND THE CME GROUP RELEASED ITS MONTHLY AG  ECONOMY BAROMETER. THE ECONOMIC INDICATOR DIPPED TO 132 POINTS,  SEVEN POINTS BELOW THE JULY READING. WHILE THE SENTIMENT INDEX  DROPPED, IT'S STILL STRONGER THAN A YEAR AGO WHEN THE INDEX WAS SITTING AT JUST 95 POINTS. ACCORDING TO PURDUE ECONOMISTS WHO CONDUCT THE SURVEY, THE  CHANGE IN SENTIMENT IN AUGUST IS LARGELY DRIVEN BY A DECLINE IN THE  INDEX OF CURRENT CONDITIONS, ONE OF THE SUB-INDICES OF THE OVERALL  BAROMETER.  "IN AUGUST THE INDEX OF CURRENT CONDITIONS IS KIND OF SHORT RUN LOOK  OF SENTIMENT WAS DOWN 20 POINTS FROM ABOUT 142 DOWN TO 122 POINTS  WHILE THE INDEX OF FUTURE EXPECTATIONS OF FORWARD MESURE OF  SENTIMENT HAS BEEN MOSTLY SIDEWAYS KIND OF IN THE BACKGROUND WE'VE  BEEN SEEING GOING ON BROADLY IN THE AG ECONOMY IS THAT COMODITY MARKETS ESPECIALLY ON THE GRAIN SIDE HAVE TRENDED LOWER SINCE  PEAKING OUT IN EARLY JULY."

FARMER MAC EXCLUSIVE
DESPITE THE DECLINE IN THE INDEX OF CURRENT CONDITIONS, THE PURDUE/ CME AG BAROMETER SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS  REMAIN MORE UPBEAT ABOUT PROSPECTS FOR THEIR OWN FARMS AS WELL AS  THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR THAN THEY WERE AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR. IN AN EXCLUSIVE EARLY LOOK AT PUBLICATION THE FEED, FARMER MAC SAYS  THEY'RE WATCHING THE FARM ECONOMY CLOSELY. AND WHILE THERE'S BEEN A SLIGHT UPTICK IN BANKRUPTCIES AND  DELINQUENCIES, OVERALL THE AG ECONOMY IS HANGING TOUGH. "WELL I'VE GOT TO GIVE THE ECONOMY SOMEONE LIKE A B-MINUS MAYBE UPGRADED FROM A  C EARLIER THIS YEAR JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN THE LIVESTOCK THAT THAT HALF OF THE AG SECTOR IS  DOING MUCH BETTER THAN WE EXPECTED SO THEY'RE KIND OF RAISING THE TIDE A LITTLE BIT." IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF THE LATEST EDITION OF THE FEED, FARMER  MAC'S QUARTERLY PERSPECTIVE ON AGRICULTURE, VISIT FARMERMAC DOT COM

PREPPING FOR IRMA
"I THINK RIGHT NOW IT'S A LITTLE BIT EARLY TO TELL, BUT IT'S A GOOD TIME TO BE PREPARED." GET PREPARED. THAT MESSAGE COMING FROM OFFICIALS IN FLORIDA INCLUDING COMMISSION  OF AGRICULTURE ADAM PUTNAM. HURRICANE IRMA STRENGTHENING IN THE ATLANTIC--- GROWING TO CATEGORY 5  STATUS WITH MAX SUSTAINED WINDS OF 180 MILES PER HOUR. IF IT CONTINUES TO TRACK TO THE WEST IT COULD MAKE LAND FALL-- INCLUDING  FLORIDA OR THE EAST COAST BY THE WEEKEND. COTTON STARTING OFF THE WEEK IN THE GREEN, SOME CONTRACTS REACHING  UP TO  3 DOLLARS HIGHER DURING TUESDAY'S TRADE.. AND CHINA MAY BE WHY..  ACCORDING TO REUTERS,  CHINA IS BANNING ITS TRADING FIRMS FROM BUYING  COTTON AT ITS OWN NATIONAL RESERVES UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH.  ANALYSTS SAY THE MOVE COULD HELP KEEP MARKETS HIGHER...UNTIL CHINA  DIPS BACK INTO ITS OWN DOMESTIC RESERVES.  "SO THEY'RE ESSENTIALLY GIVING THE GREEN LIGHT TO ALL THE PRIVATE USERS THEIR IN CHINA TO BE  ACCESSING THE EXPORT MARKETS WHICH REALLY FROM AN OLD CROP PERSPECTIVE, WE DON'T HAVE A LOT  AVAILABLE AS FAR AS CARRYOUT, WE HAVE 5.8 BILLION LESS AND CARRYOUT FOR OLD CROP IS 3 MILLION  BALES RATHER. SO A LOT OF OLD CROP STOCKS AND NOT A LOT OF UNDERSTANDING WHERE CHINA IS GOING  TO GO FOR ITS NEEDS."PAYNE SAYS THE IRMA WOULD HAVE TO DO SOME MAJOR DAMAGE TOTHE COTTON CROP IN THE SOUTHEAST TO PULL COTTON FUTURES HIGHER. THAT'S  BECAUSE THERE LOOKS TO BE A STRONG CROP IN NORTHWEST TEXAS. 

CROP PROGRESS
USDA GIVING US A FRESH UPDATE ON THE CONDITION OF THE COTTON CROP IN  THIS WEEK'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT. DESPITE DAMAGE TO COTTON FROM HURRICANE HARVEY, USDA SAYS THE TEXAS  COTTON CROP ACTUALLY IMPROVED BY A POINT COMPARED TO LAST WEEK.  "NASS" SAYS 59-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT.  OVERALL, THE NATION'S  COTTON IS 65% GOOD TO EXCELLENT. WE SEE BOLLS OPENING ON  A QUARTER OF THE CROP...THAT'S FIVE POINTS  BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. LOOKING AT CORN - 61% IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT, DOWN A POINT FROM A WEEK  AGO. STATE BY STATE - IT'S A MIXED BAG. ILLINOIS AND IOWA CONDITIONS GAINED. BUT  INDIANA AND MINNESOTA ARE DOWN. BUT THE REAL STORY IS MATURING. OVERALL IT'S SIX POINTS BEHIND.  ALL OF  THE TOP CORN STATES ARE BEHIND. ILLINOIS AND IOWA ARE BOTH 13 POINTS  BEHIND. LOOKING AT SOYBEANS, CONDITION RATING IS UNCHANGED. 61-PERCENT GOOD  TO EXCELLENT. ILLINOIS, IOWA AND MINNESOTA ARE ALL ONE POINT HIGHER. AS FAR AS MATURITY, 11-PERCENT IS STARTING TO DROP LEAVES, JUST A POINT  BEHIND AVERAGE. NASS CONTINUING TO COMPILE DATA FOR UPCOMING REPORTS. HOWEVER, NUMBER CRUNCHERS AT THE STATISTICS SERVICE SAYS RESPONSE RATES TO SURVEYS HAVE BEEN DECENT BUT COULD BE BETTER. IN AUGUST AROUND 70 PERCENT OF FARMERS RETURNED THE USDA SURVEY. OFFICIALS SAY THEIR DATA CAN BE BETTER IF MORE RESPONSES COME IN. "IT'S DIFFICULT. A LOT OF THIS IS PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT. SOMETIMES THEY  JUST DON'T HAVE TIME. THEY'RE BUSY IN THE FIELD AND THAT'S A FACTOR TOO BUT IT HAS BEEN A TREND THAT'S BEEN GOING DOWN OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. WE FEEL AS IF IT'S STABILIZED AT ABOUT THAT 72 OR  73 PERCENT RANGE. OBVIOUSLY CERTAIN AREAS ARE LOWER, SOME AREAS ARE HIGHER." HAWTHORN SAYS IN GENERAL - NASS DOESN'T WANT A RESPONSE RATE MUCH  LOWER THAN THEY HAVE NOW. 

CONGRESS GETTING TO WORK
CONGRESS HAS RETURNED TO WASHINGTON FOR IT'S POST LABOR DAY RUN  THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR. USDA PUSHING FORWARD IN FILLING IT'S RANKS. OFFICIALLY NONMINATING IOWA SECRETARY OF AG-- BILL NORTHEY-- TO BE  UNDERSECRETARY FOR FARM PRODUCTION AND CONSERVATION AT THE U.S.D.A. OVER THE HOLIDAY, THE GRAIN INDUSTRY REACTING TO WORD THE TRUMP  ADMINISTRATION IS THREATENING TO LEAVE THE KOREA FREE TRADE  AGREEMENT OR KORUS. THE U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL AND OTHERS SPEAKING OUT -- URGING THE  ADMINISTRATION NOT TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE DEAL. SOUTH KOREA IS CURRENTLY THE U.S. THIRD LARGEST CORN CUSTOMER. "WE'RE JUST WATCHING THE FLAMES GET CLOSER AND CLOSER TO OUR HOME ."

WESTERN WILDFIRES
MEANWHILE IN THE WESTERN U.S. EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY AS  FIREFIGHTERS STRUGGLE WITH WIND-DRIVEN FLAMES, HOT TEMPERATURES AND  DRY CONDITIONS... THIS FIRE IN OREGON IS ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE THAT SEPARATES  OREGON FROM WASHINGTON  IN THE WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST IN ALONE NEARLY 50 THOUSAND ACRES  HAVE BURNED. TWO POPULAR NATIONAL PARKS...GLACIER AND YOSEMITE...ARE ALSO BOTH  FIGHTING WILDFIRES. THE DOZEN OR MORE FIRES BLANKETING THE AIR WITH SMOKE FROM OREGON  TO COLORADO. HEALTH OFFICIALS IN MANY OF PLACES ISSUING AIR QUALITY ADVISORY ALERTS.

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US NOW WITH A LOOK AT CROP COMMENTS - SOME CROPS  FULL OF PESTS.  MIKE.  THANKS CLINTON.  HERE'S A PICTURE FROM JESS HERROLD FROM VALPARAISO, INDIANA.  HE SAYS THIS OOKS LIKE GRASS SEED ON THE HEAD OF HTE COMBINE, BUT IT'S  ACTUALLY APHIDS. HE SAYS ALMOST EVERY FIELD HAS THEM.  AND JONATHAN DANSEL IN WALLACE COUNTY, KANSAS SENDING US THIS GREAT  PHOTO OF HIS SON JERREK CHECKING OUT THIS YEAR'S CROP.  JONATHAN SAYS THE DRYLAND CORN IN HIS AREA IS ABOUT TWO WEEKS FROM  THE BLACK LAYER STAGE AND ON TRACK TO BE A GOOD CROP.  AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS.  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! 

TEASE
AFTER THE BREAK, WE'LL TALK WITH BOB UTTERBACK ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS  FOR LIVESTOCK OWNERS REGARDING CURRTENT GRAIN PRICES--AND WHY THEY  MAY NOT WANT TO MISS AN OPPORTUNITY. AND LATER MEET AN AG-VOCATE FOR FARMERS IN THE DAIRY STATE OF  WISCONSIN. A DAY WITH ALICE IN DAIRY LAND COMING UP ON IN THE COUNTRY. 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
IN AGRIBUSINESS NEWS - THE CLIMATE CORPORATION HAS FINISHED THE DEAL  TO SELL ITS PRECISION PLANTING TECHNOLOGY TO AGCO. THE CLIMATE CORPORATION IS A SUBSIDIARY OF MONSANTO. THE COMPANIES  ANNOUNCED THE CLOSING ON TUESDAY. IT WAS JUST TWO MONTHS AGO WHEN THEY FIRST ANNNOUNCED THE TRANSCACTION.WITH THE DOW SEEING TRIPLE DIGIT DROPS DURING  TUESDAY'S TRADING DAY-- COMMODITIES SEEING PLENTY OF GREEN. COTTON WASN'T ALONE-- LETS GET DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR. THE LEAN HOG MARKET WAS SHARPLY HIGHER HERE ON TUESDAY FOLLOWING A LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND.  MATTER OF FACT MOST OF YOUR FRONT MONTH CONTRACTS TRADED LIMIT UP AT ONE POINT HERE ON  TUESDAY. FARIT SO A VERY SHARP TURNAROUND HERE TO BEGIN A NEW WEEK. REMEMBER THAT JUST  LAST WEEK HOG MARKET HAD POSTED SOME FRESH 10 MONTH LOWS. SO A VERY VERY SHARP RECOVERY  HERE TO BEGIN THE WEEK. SOYBEAN MARKET WAS SHARPLY HIGHER HERE ON TUESDAY FOLLOWING A  LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THE NOVEMBER CONTRACT TRADED INTO SOME PRE USDA REPORT LEVELS.  REMEMBER WE HAD A VERY BEARISH REPORT FROM USDA ON AUGUST 10TH. WE SAW A PRETTY SHARP  SELL OFF FOLLOWING THAT. BUT DURING THE LAST COUPLE OF TRADING DAYS WE WERE ABLE TO ERASE THOSE  LOSSES AND AGAIN TRADE AT THOSE PRE REPORT LEVELS SO THE MARKET ACTING VERY VERY WELL DESPITE  SOME LARGER U.S. PRODUCTION PROSPECTS. NOW I THINK THAT PART OF THE GAME HERE IS IS JUST THAT  US PRODUCTION AND EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE GOING TO END UP WITH AGAIN. JOE VACLAVIK FROM CME  GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO.

AGRIBUSINESS
JOINING ME NOW IS BOB UTTERBACK UTTERBACK MARKETING. BOB AS WE START TO TALK ABOUT THESE  GRAIN MARKETS YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY GRAIN GROWERS WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE PRICES MOVE HIGHER  BUT THERE'S ANOTHER SIDE OF AG RIGHT THE PEOPLE THAT BUY THAT GRAIN AND THEY USE IT TO FEED  LIVESTOCK. AND THIS HAS BEEN A PRETTY GOOD STRETCH FOR FOLKS TRYING TO FEED LIVESTOCK AND WE'RE  MOVING NOW INTO THE TIME OF YEAR BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER MID-OCTOBER WHEN WE  SHOULD BE HISTORICALLY THE WEAKEST TIME THAT'S THE BASIS OF THE WHY DOES THE FLAT PRICES GETTING  ALL THIS DUMP INVENTORY AND IS FEED BUYERS WHICH WE MEAN WE WANT TO BUY IT AND LOOK FOR A  SEASONAL RALLY FROM THE SEPTEMBER THE NEXT JULY. NOW IS THE TIME TO BE BUYING CORN AND  BEANS SEASONALLY. FRANKLY I THINK THE CORN WILL TRY TO RALLY AFTER THE SEPTEMBER REPORT AND  BOUNCE UP INTO DECEMBER AND THEN SHOP UNTIL WE KNOW THE ACRES WHEREAS BEANS COULD GO A  LITTLE LOWER IN THE SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER AND BIGGER YIELD. BUT HEY BEANS HAS GOT THE BRIGHTER  STORY LONG TERM BECAUSE OF DEMAND. SURE. I MEAN ALMOST EIGHT ACRES HAVE EQUATIONS SO  BOTH HAVE SOME STRONG MERIT BE BUYERS. I THINK YOU SHOULD BE BUYING. SOYBEAN MEAL OR  BUYING THEM FOR NOVEMBER BEANS HERE NINE 20 OR LOWER AND HAVE EVERYTHING DONE BY LAST  SEPTEMBER 1ST OCTOBER WHEREAS CORN PROBABLY SHOULD GET STARTED HERE. I WOULD BUY IN THE  MONEY LEAD MONTH CALLS AND SCALE DOWN BY AND BE DONE BY LATE SEPTEMBER EARLY OCTOBER.  SO THERE'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REOPEN FOR THE MAIN REASON FOR ITSELF THE COMBINE. THERE'S A  POSITIVE OR IF YOU'RE TRYING TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR CROP BUT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PLAN OF ATTACK  HERE. ACTUALLY CASH FLOW. AND DON'T GO OVERBOARD. IT'S NOT COWBOY TIME FOR THIS TIME TO BE  GOOD USE MANAGEMENT TOOLS. I LIKE BUYING IN THE MONEY CALLS. ALL RIGHT. DON'T GO OVERBOARD  BUT GET GOING. YOU GOT A GOOD TIME FOR A GOOD START. ALL RIGHT. FOR THE BETTER SIDE THANKS BOB  WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.  VISIT FARM JOURNAL PRO.COM.  TRUSTED ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT. FARM JOURNAL  PRO.COM. AGDAY WEATHER - BROUGHT TO YOU BY CREDENZ SOYBEAN SEED FROM BAYER.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN AND LOOKING AT THE ROOT ZONE MOISTURE MAP AND YOU CAN REALLY SEE THERE MIKE IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS SOUTHEAST IOWA WHERE IT'S DRIED OUT SO YEAH IT REALLY HAS. AND YOU MENTIONED THAT THAT'S KIND OF HER TO FILLING OUT THE BEANS A LITTLE BIT BUT THAT WET AREA FROM THE HURRICANE OBVIOUSLY ON UP INTO THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEY YOU CAN PICK OUT THAT PRETTY WELL ALSO. IT'S ALSO DRIED OUT IN MOST OF THE PLAINS THIS WAS A LARGE BLUE AREA LAST WEEK FROM NEBRASKA INTO MINNESOTA. SO IT HAS STARTED TO DRY OUT AND OBVIOUSLY WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING IRMA THAT COULD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN A WEEK'S TIME HERE ON EXACTLY HOW WET THINGS ARE IN PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST. HERE'S THE MAP AS WE START TODAY STRONG COLD FRONT ALL THE WAY INTO THE SOUTHEAST OFF THE EASTERN SEABOARD. SECONDARY FRONT KIND OF BRINGING ANOTHER SHOT OF CHILLY AIR WITH IT AND A THIRD FRONT WILL BE COMING OUT OF CENTRAL CANADA. THAT WILL BRING ANOTHER SHOT OF COOL AIR. IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY CHILLY WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS FOR THE GREAT LAKES AND THE NORTHEAST FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. AND EVEN THIS FIRST FRIENDS ARE GOING TO BRING SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH IT AND A PRETTY GOOD COOLDOWN. MUCH LESS HUMIDITY ANY WAY BEHIND IT AND I'M SURE A LOT OF YOU FOLKS IN THE SOUTHEAST ARE SAYING THAT'S GREAT NEWS.HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE SOUTH WESTERN GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD INTO TOMORROW MORNING AND THERE'S THAT SECONDARY FRONT WE DO HAVE A COOL FRONT TRYING TO COME INTO THE WEST COAST MAY BRING A FEW SHOWERS AS WE HEAD THROUGH TOMORROW AFTERNOON. THE SHOWERS IN THE GREAT LAKES AND THE NORTHEAST WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON ALONG WITH THE CHILLY TEMPERATURES. THERE IS A PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. YOU CAN SEE IT UP AND DOWN THE APPALACHIANS. THAT'S THE GENERAL AREA THAT'S HAD THE MOST. OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS WE'LL ADD A LITTLE BIT MORE IN PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST ESPECIALLY SOUTH FLORIDA. THAT'S NOT FIRM YET. THAT'S GOING TO BE OVER THE WEEKEND PERHAPS. ALL DEPENDS ON THE TRACK AND WE'LL SEE LIGHT AMOUNTS ACROSS PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES. MUCH LESS MOISTURE OFF TO THE WEST THOUGH AS YOU CAN SEE HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY LOOK AT THIS FOR EARLY SEPTEMBER HIGHS ONLY IN THE LOWER 60S. MOST OF THE GREAT LAKES EVEN 60S ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE FOR A HIGH TEMPERATURES. I MEAN THAT'S PRETTY CHILLY FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT GOING TO DROP OFF INTO THE 40S AND 50S. GREAT LAKES ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE CHILLY OR THE WARM HUMID AIR YOU CAN SEE IS JUST SHOVED ALL THE WAY INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO. HIGHS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND WE'LL START TO SEE SOME 70S COMING BACK INTO THE NORTHWESTERN PLAINS. BUT STILL 50S AND 60S GREAT LAKES NORTHEAST THAT'S ALL BECAUSE OF THAT TROUGH RIGHT THERE YOU CAN SEE IT KIND OF HOLDS ITS GROUND FOR A WHILE. YOU CAN ALSO SEE WHERE THIS COMPUTER MODEL IS TAKING IRMA KIND OF UP THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF FLORIDA. AGAIN WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THAT IS HEADED. WE'LL BE WATCHING THAT FOR YOU THOUGH. BUT YOU CAN SEE THE TROUGH REDEVELOPED AFTER A RIDGE TRIES TO COME INTO THE GREAT LAKES. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL AUSTIN NEVADA PARTLY SUNNY RATHER WARM HIGH OF 83 DEGREES. HASTINGS NEBRASKA A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND REALLY NICE HIGH OF 72. AND FINALLY PORTSMOUTH OHIO A MIXTURE OF SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS ON THE COOL SIDE HIGH OF JUST 70.

TEASE
DAIRY PRODUCERS PITCH IN FOR HARVEY--WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE CHEESE  ROLLING TO TEXAS AFTER THE BREAK. AND LATER, MEET ALICE IN DAIRYLAND--A WISCONSIN TRADITION WITH A MISSION  FOR DAIRY FARMERS.

DAIRY REPORT
ON THE DAIRY REPORT, BUTTER AND CHEESE PRICES CLIMBING AT THE GLOBAL  DAIRY TRADE AUCTION IN NEW ZEALAND THIS WEEK. BUTTER RISING NEARLY 4 PERCENT TO 2-70 A POUND. CHEDDAR CHEESE WAS UP 1-87. HOWEVER BOTH SKIM AND WHOLE MILK POWDERS FELL DURING THE AUCTION. ON TUESDAY THE PRESIDENT PUTTING THE DACA PROGRAM OR THE DEFERRED  ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS IN THE HANDS OF CONGRESS. THE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCING PLANS TO END THE PROGRAM--BUT  DELAYING THAT FOR SIX MONTHS IN ORDER TO GIVE LAWMAKERS TIME TO COME  UP WITH A PERMANENT SOLUTION. A NEW REPORT FROM RABOBANK PREDICTS THE U.S. BEEF CATTLE HERD WILL  INCREASE ABOUT 2 PERCENT OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS.  THE REPORT SAYS EXPANDING BEEF PRODUCTION WILL HELP MEET THE NEED  FOR EXPORTS.  HOWEVER, SOMEWHERE IN 2020 TO 2025, RABOBANK EXPECTS INCREASED  SUPPLIES OF BOTH BEEF AND POULTRY TO CAUSE NEGATIVE PRICE PRESSURE,  MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR PRODUCERS TO JUSTIFY RETAINING MORE  REPLACEMENT HEIFERS.  WHILE CLEAN UP CONTINUES IN TEXAS FOLLOWING HURRICANE HARVEY,  SUPPORT AND DONATIONS ARE POURING INTO THE LONE STAR STATE. WISCONSIN CHEESEMAKERS ANNOUNCING PLANS TO SEND NEARLY 20- THOUSAND POUNDS OF CHEESE TO HOUSTON. THE EFFORT COORDINATED THE WISCONSIN MILK MARKETING BOARD AND  FUNDED BY THE DAIRY FARM FAMILIES OF WISCONSIN. THEY ORIGINALLY HAD HOPED TO GATHER 200 POUNDS TO SHIP--BUT GIVING  SURGING ABOVE AND BEYOND EXPECTATIONS. IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE 300 POUNDS OF BUTTER.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL HAVE MORE FROM WISCONSIN INCLUDING GETTING  TO KNOW ALICE IN DAIRYLAND. 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 - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S M5 SERIES - BRINGING NEW  LEVELS OF COMFORT TO HARD WORK.  LEARN MORE AT KUBOTA.COM, OR VISIT  YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER TODAY.  WISCONSIN'S NEWEST AGRICULTURAL AMBASSADOR IS QUITE BUSY THESE DAYS  CRISS-CROSSING THE STATE TO PROMOTE THE WIDE VARIETY OF AG PRODUCTS  YOU CAN FIND THERE. AND WHILE THE WORD "DAIRY" IS PART OF THE TITLE "ALICE IN DAIRYLAND", THE  JOB ENTAILS MUCH MORE THAN THE STATE'S FAMED DAIRY INDUSTRY. IN THIS  VIDEO FROM THE WISCONSIN MILK MARKETING BOARD, WE TRY TO KEEP-UP  WITH ALICE. "MY NAME IS CRYSTAL SIEMERS-PETERMAN, AND WISCONSIN'S 70TH ALICE IN DAIRYLAND. AND  WHAT AN HONOR TO BE HERE AT THE DANE COUNTY FAIR!" CRYSTAL SIEMERS-PETERMAN IS BUSY FULFILLING HER DUTIES AS ALICE IN DAIRYLAND, AND THE FIRST STOP  IN HER BUSY SCHEDULE IS THE DANE COUNTY FAIR.  "ALL RIGHT ABBY, CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR HEIFER? WHAT'S HER NAME? MILLIE! MILLIE. AND WHAT BREED IS MILLIE? HOLSTEIN! HOLSTEIN! ALL RIGHT!" IT'S JUST ONE OF THE STOPS DURING AN AVERAGE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ALICE IN DAIRYLAND. "THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY AVERAGE DAY FOR ALICE IN DAIRYLAND. AND THAT'S PROBABLY ONE OF MY  FAVORITE PARTS." "SOME DAYS I'LL HAVE REALLY EARLY MORNINGS, AND OTHER DAYS I'LL BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE  AFTERNOON I'LL HAVE AN EVENT. SO, MY CALENDAR IS CRAZY!" A FORD EXPLORER IS HOME BASE, SERVING MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS CLOSET, OFFICE, AND HAULER.  SHE LOGS A LOT OF MILES TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT WISCONSIN'S 88 BILLION DOLLAR AGRICULTURE  INDUSTRY. "I'M HOPING TO HIT A LITTLE OVER THIRTY THOUSAND MILES, AND THAT WILL BE THROUGH MY ENTIRE YEAR.  SO, IT'S REALLY HARD TO PINPOINT WHERE I AM BECAUSE I TRAVEL A LOT, AND I SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN  THIS VEHICLE. BUT IT'S SO WORTH IT." FROM MEDIA INTERVIEWS, TO PUBLIC APPEARANCES, TO ATTENDING AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY EVENTS,  YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FIND ALICE IN DAIRYLAND ALL OVER THE STATE SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON WISCONSIN  AGRICULTURE. "ALTHOUGH I MIGHT WEAR A TIARA ON MY HEAD, I HAVE AN IMPORTANT JOB TO REPRESENT WISCONSIN  AGRICULTURE." AND THAT'S WISCONSIN DAIRY NEWS. CRYSTAL GREW UP ON HER FAMILY'S HOLSTEIN DAIRY FARM IN MAN-IH-TOE- WOCK COUNTY...ABOUT AN HOUR SOUTH OF GREEN BAY.

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. 

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