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AgDay Daily Recap -Sep, 5 2014

07:57AM Sep 05, 2014

 

TODAY ON AGDAY
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
 
OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY FROM DROUGHT TO RECORD RAINFALL...HAY GROWERS BALING IN A WIDE SWATH OF CHALLENGES… PLUS, ANOTHER STATE REPORTING AN OUTBREAK OF A DEADLY PIG VIRUS. IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING...GAUGING PROPANE SUPPLIES... AND BLUEBERRY GROWERS BATTLE A PEST...MAKING SEASON LONG MANAGEMENT A MAJOR CHALLENGE. AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ALL NEW CHEVY SILVERADO-THE2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
TEXAS HAY:
 GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. RAINFALL TO THE NORTH,  AND TO THE SOUTH IMPACTS HAY CROPS. SOME OF ITS GOOD... BUT IN ONE LOCATION IT'S DEVASTATING. ...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
MONTANA FLOOD:
MEANWHILE, SOME 9-THOUSAND BALES OF HAY NOW UNDERWATER IN NORTHEAST MONTANA. IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE WETTEST MONTHS OF AUGUST FOR THE STATE. FLOODING COVERING 25 SQUARE MILES BETWEEN SACO SAKE-OH AND HINSDALE DUE TO RAINS THE PAST FEW DAYS. RANCHERS WORRY ABOUT LOSING THAT MUCH HAY WITH WINTER APPROACHING. OUR THANKS TO KARI HOULD FROM THE PHILLIPS COUNTY NEWS FOR SHARING THOSE PHOTOS…
EL NINO:
U.S. FORECASTERS UPDATING THE LIKELIHOOD OF AN EL NINO IN 2014... PUTTING THE CHANCE AT NOW 60-65 PERCENT FOR THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE… THEY SAY IF IT DOES DEVELOP ITS LIKELY TO BE WEAK AND ARRIVE BETWEEN NOW AND NOVEMBER. HERE'S MIKE HOFFMAN WITH CROPWATCH.
SDS:
CLINTON…THANKS MIKE. IN A YEAR THAT MANY EXPECT RECORD RESULTS, SOME SOYBEAN FARMERS ARE FACING AN ONSLAUGHT OF DISEASES...ESPECIALLY SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME.
UTAH PEDV:
JUST AS WE GET WORD OF A NEWLY APPROVED CONDITIONAL VACCINE FOR PEDV, UTAH BECOMES THE LATEST STATE TO HAVE A CONFIRMED CASE OF THE DEADLY PIGLET DISEASE. THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF AG SAYS IT WAS DISCOVERED AT CIRCLE FOUR FARMS IN BEAVER COUNTY UTAH. IT'S THE LARGEST HOG PRODUCER IN THE STATE AND ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE NATION. IT RAISES AND MARKETS MORE THAN A MILLION HOGS A YEAR. THE UTAH AG DEPARTMENT SAYS CIRCLE FOUR HAD STRICT BIOSECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE, BUT IT STILL WAS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DISEASE.
TEASE:
WILL A BIG CROP MEAN BIG HEADACHES FOR THOSE USING PROPANE TO DRY DOWN CORN. WE'LL TAKE A LOOK NEXT IN OUR WEEKLY PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING.
AND LATER
PROFIT BRIEFING:
FROM ONE FUEL TO THE OTHER...PROPANE SEASON IS QUICKLY APPROACHING. IN TODAY'S PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING EDITOR BRIAN GRETE AND INPUTS GURU DAVIS MICHELSON JOIN US TO DISCUSS THE PROPANE MARKETS AND SUPPLY CHALLENGES IN A YEAR WITH BIG CROPS.
PROFIT BRIEFING:
WELL DAVIS THE CALENDAR HAS FLIPPED TO SEPTEMBER WHICH MEANS THAT HARVEST IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER WHICH MEANS THAT DRYING SEASONS GOING TO BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT AND WE'RE LOOKING AT A CROP THAT'S LESS MATURE THAN WHAT IT NORMALLY IS WERE DENT STAGE IS RUNNING 6 PERCENTAGE POINT BEHIND NORMAL HERE AT THE END OF AUGUST AS OF AUGUST 31ST SO KIND TAKE US DOWN THAT PATH AND WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT FROM A SUPPLY AND DEMAND STAND POINT FROM THE DRYING FUEL MARKET. WELL THERE'S SOME GOOD NEWS AND SOME BAD NEWS I SPENT A LOT OF TIME LOOKING INTO THESE PROPANE MARKETS IF WE LOOK AT WHERE THE TROUBLE STARTED LAST YEAR IT WAS WITH AGRICULTURAL DEMAND FOR DRYING A CROP THAT CAME IN JUST SHY OF 160 BUSHELS NOW YOU OUT ON MIDWEST CROP TOUR ALONG WITH CHIP HAVE FOUND SOME REALLY GREAT YIELD POTENTIAL I DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE GOING TO HIT THAT 170 OR NOT IT CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE WE'LL BE ABOUT IN THAT RANGE IF LAST AT 158 BUSHELS WE OUT RAN THE PROPANE SUPPLE IMAGINE WHAT WE CAN DO AT 170 BUSHELS. YEA NO DOUBT THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE A RECORD YIELD THIS YEAR ON THE CORN SIDE OF THINGS I DON'T THINK THAT THAT'S EVEN IN QUESTION I MEAN THAT STORY WAS TOLD A LONG TIME AGO AND IT'S JUST A MATTER OF HOW BIG RIGHT NOW BUT I'M MORE INTERESTED IN THE SUPPLY CRUNCH THAT WE HAD LAST YEAR IN THE UPPER MIDWEST DO YOU SEE ANY OF THAT HAPPENING AGAIN THIS YEAR YOU KNOW THE LOGISTIC WERE AN ISSUE LAST WE STILL HAVE SOME LOGISTICAL PROBLEMS BUT ARE THEY NEARLY THE SAME AS WHAT THEY WERE LAST YEAR. WELL RAIL TRANSPORT IN GENERAL CONTINUES TO BE A BIT OF A PROBLEM FOR THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AND WE WILL BE RELYING QUITE A BIT MORE ON RAIL AND TRUCK TO HAUL PROPANE AROUND THIS YEAR HOWEVER LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME WE HAD MORE PROPANE THAT WAS POSITIONED FOR EXPORT THAN WE DO THIS YEAR WE HAVE A LOT MORE PROPANE DOWN AT THE CONWAY KANSAS TERMINAL WHICH IS A DEDICATED TO SUPPLYING THE MIDWEST DEMAND FOR PROPANE AND SO WE'VE AT LEAST GOT MORE SUPPLIES NEARBY IN WHAT WE CALL THE JUST IN TIME INVENTORY AND THAT'S INVENTORIES WHERE YOU CAN CALL YOUR GUY AND SAY HEY A LITTLE BIT LOW CAN YOU COME OUT WITH A COUPLE OF HUNDRED GALLONS FOR ME. SO THE EMERGENCY STUFF WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR WHEREAS IT WASN'T LAST YEAR AND THAT'S PART OF THE REASON WE SAW THAT HUGE PRICE SPIKE LAST YEAR IN THE PROPANE MARKET SO YOU'RE NOT LOOKING FOR A REPEAT OF LAST YEAR FORM A PRICE PERSPECTIVE WITH THE BIG BLOW OFF TOP AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE YOU KNOW THE DRYING SEASON HERE. THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT THE AREAS THAT WE SAW THE HIGHEST PRICE SPIKES WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN INTO THOSE NORTHERN AREAS ACTUALLY THIS WEEK AS I'M LOOKING AT RETAIL PRICES MICHIGAN HAS FINALLY COME DOWN FROM SEVERAL OF BEING AT THE VERY TOP OF REGIONAL PROPANE PRICES THAT FELL OF 45 CENTS THIS WEEK THAT WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO DRIVE THE REGIONAL AVERAGE DOWNWARD I TAKE THAT AS A GOOD SIGN IF PROPANE IS GETTING LESS EXPENSIVE UP IN THE NORTHERN AREAS THAT INDICATES TO ME THAT THE SUPPLY SITUATION IS BEGINNING TO EVEN OUT AND THAT WE'VE GOT GREATER AVAILABILITY FOR US THIS YEAR. ALRIGHTY SO WE'RE LOOKING AT A DRYING SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY BOOKED SOME OF THOSE DRYING NEEDS ON THE FUEL SIDE OF THINGS YOU PROBABLY SHOULD BE LOOKING INTO THAT BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WE'LL HAVE A REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2013 FOR DAVIS MICHELSON AND ALL THE PROFAMER EDITORS HERE IN CEDAR FALLS IOWA I'M BRIAN GRETE.
BB MYCOGEN:
GROWING CORN AND SOYBEANS IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST YOUR YIELD. IT'S WHAT YOU WERE MEANT TO DO. VISIT ACRES OF POSSIBILITY.COM TO DISCOVER THE POTENTIAL OF MYCOGEN SEEDS.
TEASE:
JUST AHEAD ON THIS EDITION OF AGDAY, A TOUR OF ANOTHER GREAT AMERICAN BARN.
ITC TAG:
CLINTON…THANKS BETSY. GROWERS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE TESTING THEIR CROP. MICHIGAN STATE SMALL FOOD EDUCATOR, MARK LONGSTROEH SAYS AS FAR AS ANYONE KNOWS THERE'S NO HEALTH RISKS IN EATING THE FRUIT. ...FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY IS NEXT.
BB MOBIL DELVAC:
THIS PORTION OF AGDAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOBIL DELVAC. SWITCH TO MOBIL DELVAC. LONG LIVE YOUR ENGINE AND YOUR BUSINESS. AVAILABLE AT SAM'S CLUB.
GAB:
CLINTON…WHAT DO YOU HAVE TUCKED AWAY INSIDE YOUR GREAT AMERICAN BARN? FOR JOE AND MARGO REAVER OF STERLING, ILLINOIS, THE BARN IS PACKED FULL OF MEMORIES. AL PELL TAKES US TO HOLLYHOCK FARMS TO EXPLAIN.
GAB REAVER:
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TUCKED AWAY INSIDE YOUR GREAT AMERICAN BARN? FOR JOE AND MARGO REAVER OF STERLING, ILLINOIS, THE BARN IS PACKED FULL OF MEMORIES. AL PELL TAKES US TO HOLLYHOCK FARMS TO EXPLAIN. MY KIDS REMEMBER GOING IN THE BARN AND BUILDING FORTS OUT OF HAY AND MAKE TUNNELS.JOE REAVER SAYS HIS DAD PURCHASED THIS FARM IN 1960. JOE BOUGHT IT IN 1995. ITS USE IS RATHER LIMITED NOW. BUT HE'S NOT READY TO LET IT GO.
GAB TAG:
OUR THANKS TO THE REAVER FAMILY FOR THEIR HOSPITALITY… AND WE'D LOVE TO SHOWCASE YOUR BARN ON AGDAY AS WELL! SEND US A FEW PICTURES TO THE ADDRESS ON YOUR SCREEN. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL THE PICS AND BARN INFO TO "GREAT AMERICAN BARNS AT AGDAY DOT COM".
CLOSE:
CLINTON…THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.
RFD PROMO:
CLINTON…FRIDAY ON AGDAY, WHILE SOME HAY GROWERS FIGHT FLOODING OR DROUGHT, OTHERS ARE PUTTING UP A BUMPER CROP OF BALES. PLUS, PREPARING FOR PROPANE SUPPLY PRESSURES AND THIS TINY INSECT CAUSING BIG HEADACHES FOR BLUEBERRY GROWERS… JOIN ME 8 EASTERN ON RFD.
 
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