USFR Weekly Recap - Aug. 6-7, 2016

August 6, 2016 03:30 AM
 

TODAY ON U.S. FARM REPORT
AUG 6-7, 2016


OPENING HEADLINES:
FROM THE STUDIOS OF FARM JOURNAL BROADCAST,  THIS IS U.S. FARM REPORT. WELCOME TO U.S. FARM REPORT. I'M TYNE MORGAN, AND HERE'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON FOR YOU OVER THE NEXT 60 MINUTES. BRAZIL IS BACK IN BUSINESS FOR U-S BEEF.  I THINK SHORTTERM HERE, MARKET IMPACT IS PROBABLY LIMITED  OUR FRIENDS AT PROFARMER SAY IT'S MORE BULLISH LONG-TERM. USDA'S REPORT COULD PACK A MAJOR PUNCH NEXT WEEK..            <", THERE'S ROOM FOR BIG SURPRISES,">  WHAT IF USDA DOES RAISE YIELD? THAT'S OUR FARM JOURNAL REPORT. IN BAXTER BLACK, IT'S THE RULE OF WHEN IT COMES TO HARDWORK.  AND IN JOHN'S WORLD....  IT'S AUGUST. NOT MY FAVORITE MONTH?  AMERICANS EAT MORE PROTEIN IN 2015 THAN THEY DID IN 40 YEARS, BUT PRICES COULD DROP:
NOW FOR THE MARKET RELATED NEWS, AMERICANS  ATE MORE PROTEIN PER PERSON LAST YEAR THAN THEY DID IN 40 YEARS. HOWEVER, DEMAND COULD HIT A WALL, WITH PRODUCTION OUTPACING BUYERS NEEDS. A NEW REPORT FROM RABOBANK SHOWS WHILE PROTEIN PRODUCERS ARE SEEING RECORD GROWTH IN DEMAND RIGHT NOW, THAT GROWTH COULD TAPER OFF IN THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS. RABOBANK SAYS  PRICES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS ARE EXPECTED TO FALL, THAT'S AS THE   PROTEIN MARKET UNDERGOES MASSIVE EXPANSION. THE PROTEIN SECTOR IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT A RATE OF 2 POINT 5 PERCENT ANNUALLLY.
BRAZILIAN BEEF WELCOME IN THE U-S AFTER 17 YEAR BAN:
 BRAZILLIAN BEEF HASN'T BEEN ALLOWED INTO THE U-S  SINCE 1999. AND U-S PRODUCT TO BRAZIL WAS BANNED IN 2003 AFTER THE B-S-E SCARE. BUT JUST THIS WEEK, THE USDA ANNOUNCING IT'S REACHED AN AGREEMENT WITH BRAZIL'S MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE TO ALLOW MARKET ACCESS FOR BEEF AND BEEF PRODUCTS.  AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK SAYS  THE U-S WELCOMES THE NEWS, AS  IT'S A MARKET THAT OFFERS  EXCELLENT LONG-TERM POTENTIAL. PROFARMER'S BRIAN GRETE SAYS THE IMPACT MAY  NOT BE FELT UNTIL LATER DOWN THE ROAD AS NEAR  TERM IMPLICATIONS COULD BE MINIMAL. USDA ALSO DETERMINED BRAZIL'S FOOD SAFETY  SYSTEM IS UP TO PAR WITH U-S STANDARDS, AND   BRAZILLIAN BEEF CAN NOW BE IMPORTED INTO THE U-S.   BUT  JOHNSTON SAYS SHOR-TERM, THOSE IMPORTS  WILL REMAIN LOW.
GMO WHEAT FOUND IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST:
MORE GMO WHEAT HAS BEEN FOUND IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. WASHINGTON STATE AG OFFICIALS SAY UNAPPROVED  GM WHEAT WAS FOUND BY A FARMER IN AN UNPLANTED FIELD. THE FARMER SAYS THERE WERE 22 PLANTS  APPARENTLY RESISTANT TO GLYPHOSATE. 
U.S. WHEAT IMPORT TEMPORARILY BANNED BY ASIAN COUNTRIES:
SEVERAL ASIAN COUNTRIES TEMPORARILY BANNED U.S. WHEAT IMPORTS AFTER GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT WAS FOUND UNEXPECTEDLY IN A FIELD ON AN OREGON FARM IN 2013. MONSANTO TELLS US USDA IS IN A FACT-FINDING PROCESS TO FIGURE OUT HOW THOSE PLANTS GO THERE, AND MONSNTO IS PROVIDING TECHNICAL SUPPORT. THAT UNAPPROVED WHEAT IS ALRADY HAVING AN   IMPACT ON TRADE.  JAPAN SAYS IT'S HALTING ALL IMPORTS OF WESTERN WHITE AND FEED WHEAT, BUT JUST FROM THE PACIFIC COAST. SHIPMENTS OUT OF THE GULF ARE STILL OKAY.  
CROP PROGRESS REPORT:
 USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT THIS WEEK SHOWS HALF OF THE NATION'S COTTON CROP IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THAT'S A DECLINE OF TWO POINTS FROM LAST WEEK. FARMERS IN MISSOURI WERE REMINDED THIS WEEK THAT THERE'S STILL A LOT OF GROWIGN SEASON LEFT. A STORM SYSTEM DROPPED AS MUCH AS 10 INCHES OF RAIN EAST OF KANSAS SUDNAY NIGHT. ADAM CASNER OF CARROLLTON MISSOURI AND DANIEL CARPENTAR OF NORBORNE TELL ME AS MUCH AS 10 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN ONE NIGHT. A STORM SYSTEM JUST KEPT BUILING OVER NIGHT, AND THE AFTERMATH ARE CORN AND SOYBEAN FIELDS SUFFOCATING FROM TOO MUCH WATER.  THE GOOD NEWS IS TEH WATER IS TOPPING THE  CREEKS, NOT THE MISSOURI RIVER. SO, IF WATER RETREATS QUICKLY, THE CORN SHOULD BE FINE, BUT SOME OF THE BEANS ARE SITTING IN AS MUCH AS 2 FEET OF WATER.  
NATIONAL WEATHER:
  THOSE ARE THE HEADLINES...METEOROLOGIST CINDI  CLAWSON IS IN MIKE HOFFMAN THIS WEEK. CINDI, THOSE FARMERS IN MISSOURI ARE WAVIGN THEIR WHITE FLAG AT THE MOMENT.   YEAH NO KIDDING TYNE THERES HAS BEEN A LOT OF RAIN IN SOME SPOTS BUT AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE U S DROUGHT MONITOR MANY AREAS ARE REALLY DEALING WITH SOME VERY DRY CONDITIONS THAT INCLUDES THE SOUTHEAST WERE REALLY WATCHING THE DRYNESS IN THE NORTHEAST ALSO IN PARTS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND OF COURSE IT'S BEEN DRY OUT IN THE WEST TAKE A LOOK OVER THE PAST FOUR WEEKS OR SO AND YOU CAN REALLY SEE HOW THAT DROUGHT HAS INTENSIFIED IN THE SOUTHEAST AND HAS REALLY EXPANDED IN THE NORTHEAST AND INTO THE NORTHERN  PLAINS STATES AND WE NEED A SCENE THAT DROUGHT EXPANDING AT A LITTLE BIT INTO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION AS WELL HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT WE EXPECT FOR THIS WEEK NEVER GONNA START OFF ON A DRY NOTE IN THE NORTHEAST UNITED STATES WILL HAVE A FRONTAL BOUNDRY THAT'S GONNA BE HEADING FOR PART OF THE PLANES AND WILL STILL SEE SOME  

TEASE:
THANKS, CINDI. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL PREVIEW  USDA'S NEXT BIG REPORT COMING UP NEXT WEEK. BILL BIEDERMANN AND MIKE NORTH JOIN ME AFTER THE BREAK.  
ROUNDTABLE 1:
WELCOME BACK TO U S FARM REPORT ON THE MARKETING ROUND TABLE WITH ME THIS WEEK WE HAVE MIKE NORTH OF COMMODITY RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP AND BILL BIEDERMANN OF ALENDALE.

ROUNDTABLE 2:
WELCOME BACK TO U S FARM REPORT OK BILL TO BUILD ON WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT BEFORE DO YOU THINK THAT WE PUT A HARVEST LOW AND POSSIBLY EARLY IF WE WIPE OUT THAT THREE EIGHTEEN MARK I YES BUT THEN I THINK YOU'RE GOING SIDEWAYS THROUGH THE WINTER SO I THINK BUT DEMAND I THINK IS GONNA BUY OUT THAT I DON'T KNOW WHY ANYBODY THAT I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH IN THE END USER MARKET

 MARKETS NOW:
WELCOME BACK TO MARKETS NOW BILL BIEDERMANN WILL START WITH YOU WHAT WHAT THOUGHTS DO YOU WANNA LEAVE US WITH THIS WEEK GET YOUR BRAIN TO THINK INSTEAD OF PRODUCTION MANAGER INVENTORY MANAGER AND HOW DO I MANAGE ASSETS AND IF YOU'RE A FUND MANAGER YOU'D BE BUYING WHEAT FIRST BECAUSE WE TOO CHEAP ENOUGH TO ALREADY HAVE FEED THEM AND THEN HE'D BE PHONING CORN SEE YOU WANT A RE OWN CORN YOU SELL IN THE BEANS I'D BE SSELLING THE CRUD OUT THE BEANS THE BEANS STILL GOT A BUCK TO GO DOWN RELATIVE TO CORN ALL RIGHT MIKE I'M IN AGREEMENT WITH THAT SO TO MAKE THAT COME TOGETHER I THINK YOU NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT THE STORAGE CAPACITY IS RIGHT NOW LOOK AT THE CARRIES IN THE MARKET HAVE A EARNEST CONVERSATION WITH YOURSELF ABOUT WHAT YOU NEED IN TERMS OF CASH FLOW AND THE START STAGING YOUR YOUR SALES FURTHER OUT IN TIME TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE CARRIES DEFEND 
JOHN’S WORLD:
IT'S BEEN A ROLLERCOASTER YEAR IN 2016, BUT I DON'T TO TELL MANY OF YOU THAT. AND AS WE HEAD INTO AUGUST, THINGS COULD GET EVEN MORE INTERESTING. HERE'S JOHN PHIPPS.   WELL, WE ARE INTO AUGUST. LAST SPRING IN TOP PRODUCER, I SUGGESTED THIS MONTH COULD BE A DIFFICULT ONE FOR MANY OF US IN AGRICULTURE FOR OBVIOUS AND HIDDEN REASONS. FIRST, AS OUR MARKET GURUS HAVE POINTED OUT FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO KILL THIS CROP. BY NOW MANY OF YOU HAVE DONE YIELD CHECKS. I'VE EVEN SEEN A TEXTED YIELD MONITOR PICTURE FROM A COMBINE RUNNING IN LOUISIANA TWO WEEKS AGO SHOWING A 250-BUSHEL YIELD AT 16 PERCENT. THE SIZE OF THE US CROP MAYBE UNKNOWN, BUT RELATIVELY FEW OF US ARE LOOKING AT DISMAL FIELDS.  SPEAKING OF WHICH, OUR CROPS ARE ENTERING INTO A PARTICULARLY UNATTRACTIVE PHASE AS WELL. THE PASSAGE INTO MATURITY IS ESSENTIALLY AN ACT OF DYING, AND THE WEED ESCAPES, STANDABILITY  PROBLEMS, AND POPULATION HICCUPS BECOME IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE, MAKING OUR WINDSHIELD TOURS LESS FUN THAN EARLIER IN THE GROWING  SEASON AND ADDING TO THE URGE TO ERASE THIS YEAR'S MISTAKES WITH A COMBINE.  IN ADDITION, WHILE NOTING THIS CROP IS RUSHING TO MATURITY, FEW OF  US HAVE TRULY GRASPED HOW RELENTLESSLY WARM THIS SUMMER HAS  BEEN. ACCORDING TO MIKE, THE UNUSUAL HEAT SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH WHAT COULD BE A RECORD FAST HARVEST.
TEASE:
 THANKS, JOHN. AS HE SAID, AUGUST IS A KEY MONTH, AND USDA'S REPORT NEXT WEEK COULD SPUR PRICES TO SOAR, OR MAKE PRICES FLOP. THAT'S OUR FARM JOURNAL  REPORT AFTER THE BREAK.   ..
SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW OPENING HEADLINES:
WELCOME BACK TO U-S FARM REPORT THIS WEEKEND. WE HAVE MUCH MORE AHEAD.  USDA'S REPORT COULD BE A MAJOR MARKET MOVER.  OUR FARM JOURNAL REPORT EXPLORES THE POSSIBLE  OUTCOMES AND FACTORS THAT COULD WEIGH IN. IF YOU DON'T LIKE EITHER PRESIDIENTIAL CANDIDATE THIS YEAR, THERE MAY BE ANOTHER CHOICE. AND BAXTER SAYS THERE'S A COMMON RULE WHEN IT COMES TO THOSE HARD WORKERS OUT THERE. HE EXPLAINS WHEN WE HEAD OUT WEST. 
KANSAS COMMUNITY CELEBRATES WIN IN AG: IT WAS A MAJOR POLITICAL SHAKE-UP IN WHEAT COUNTRY TO KICK OFF WHAT WILL BE AN INTERESTING ELECTION SEASON.  AND MANY IN THE KANSAS FARMING COMMUNITY CELEBRATING, MARKING IT A WIN FOR AG. . REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER ROGER MARSHALL  DEFEATED INCUMBENT TIM HUELSKAMP TUESDAY IN  THE KANSAS STATE PRIMARY. MARSHALL WON WITH 58-PERCENT OF THE VOTE. YOU MAY REMEMBER, HUELSKAMP WAS KICKED OFF THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE. MARSHALL USED THAT AS A CAMPAIGN TOOL, CLAIMING HUELSKAMP WAS TOO BUSY CLASHING  WITH THE HOUSE GOP LEADERS, INSTEAD OF GETTING THINGS DONE.  MCDONALDS CHANGES MENU TO APPEASE HEALTHY EATERS:
MCONDALDS IS CHANGING UP ITS MENU... AND THE FAST  FOOD CHAIN SAYS IT'S ALL TO WOO HEALTH FOCUSED EATERS. MCDONALDS ANNOUNCING IT'S GOAL OF SOURCING CHICKEN RAISED WITHOUT ANTIBITOICS HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED A YEAR EARLY.  BUT THE CHAIN SAYS IT'S ALSO REMOVING ARTIFICIAL  PRESERVITIVES FROM ITS CHICKEN NUGGETS, BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PATTIES AND EGG PRODUCTS.   BAYER HAS TO PULL BELT FROM SHELVES AFTER LOSS WITH THE EPA:
BAYER IS LOSING ITS BATTLE WITH EPA OVER BELT, AND  NOW HAVING TO PULL IT FROM SHELVES.   THE COMPANY LOST AN APPEAL OF THE REGISTRATION STATUS FOR THE PRODUCT. YOU MAY REMEMBER, THE E-P-A PULLED THE CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION IN FEBRUARY FOR THE PRODUCT. BAYER TRIED TO GET A REVERSAL BY E-P-A'S APPEALS BOARD, BUT THE ACTION FAILED, DISTRIBUTORS AND RETAILERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SELL ITS REMAINING BELT INVENTORIES.
OBAMA SIGNS GMO LABELING LAW:
 T'S OFFICIAL THE PRESIDENT SIGNED THE FEDERAL GMO LABELING BILL INTO LAW LAST FRIDAY. IT PREEMPTS VERMONT'S LAW--IN EFFECT SINCE JULY FIRST AND THE STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL ISN'T  FIGHTING IT, SAYS HE WILL NO LONGER ENFORCE THAT LAW. USDA NOW HAS TWO YEARS TO WRITE THE RULES AND IMPLEMENT THE STATUE. IT'S A HIGHLY DEBATED LAW, AS PRODUCT DISCLOSURE MUST NOW BE DONE ONE OF THREE WAYS-- ON PACKAGE, USDA DESGNED SYMBOL OR VIA QR CODE.  CRITICS SAY CONSUMERS WONT' USE RECENT RAINS ARE HELPING RELIEVE SOME OF THE DROUGHT STRESS PAIN IN AREAS OHIO, MICHIGAN AND THE NORTHEAST.   DROUGHT:
TAKE A LOOK, THE ABNORMALLY DRY AREA IN OHIO IMPROVFED 5 POINTS. WHILE MODERATE DROUGHT, THAT'S THE BROWN COLOR, IT EXPANDED 9 POINTS. AND IN MICHIGAN, MODERATE DROUGHT IS 3 POINTS BETTER THIS WEEK. THE SOUTHEAST COULD USE SOME MORE RAIN, WITH EXTREME AND SEVERE CONDITIONS SPREADING A POINT. AND LOOK AT THE WEST. IT'S STILL VERY DRY IN CALIFORNIA, BUT AS A WHOLE, THE MOST SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE HALF OF WHAT WE SAW THIS TIME LAST YEAR. FARMERS ARE FEELING THE SQUEEZE FROM LOWER GRAIN AND LIVESTOCK PRICES, BUT INPUT COSTS ARE ALSO ON THEIR WAY DOWN. 

LONGER RANGE FORECAST:
LET'S CHECK BACK IN WITH CINDI CLAWSON FOR A LONGER-RANGE LOOK AT  WEATHER.   THANKS TYNE WELL THE BIG STORY FOR A LOT OF FOLKS HAS BEEN THE HEAT  OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AND IT LOOKS LIKE THAT'S GOING TO BE  THE STORY AGAIN THIS WEEK LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE JET STREAM WE'RE GONNA START OFF A LITTLE BIT COOLER WITH A STORM SYSTEM IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND IN THE FAR NORTHEAST BUT WATCH HOW THE JET STREAM BUILDS A RIDGE BACK INTO MUCH OF THE COUNTRIES WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT MANY OF US WITH SOME VERY WARM  TEMPERATURES AS WE HEAD THROUGH IT THIS WEEK ONCE AGAIN AND  THAT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR A LOT OF FOLKS THAT ARE ALREADY EXTREMELY DRY AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES OVER THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME PRETTY WARM TEMPERATURES IN MOST OF THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY AND ALSO WHAT ABOUT THE WESTERN CORNER OF THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE A LITTLE CLOSER TO NORMAL AND MUCH OF THE PLAINS STATES AND THEN AS FAR AS PRECIPITATION OVER THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS A LITTLE WET ON THE UPPER MIDWEST AND PARTS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS OF COURSE THE FOUR CORNERS REGION  

FARM JOURNAL REPORTS:
THANKS, CINDI. AS WE DISCUSSED IN THE MARKETING ROUNDTABLE, ONE OF THE BIGGEST REPORT DAYS OF THE YEAR IS NEXT WEEK. LAST YEAR, GRAIN PRICES TOOK A DIVE AFTER THE AGENCY UPPED YIELD. IN THIS FARM JOURNAL REPORT, NATIONAL REPORTER BETSY JIBBEN TALKS TO TRADERS ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE EXPECTING AND HOW WEATHER IS PLAYING A ROLE IN 2016. 2016 HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR MANY POCKETS OF THE MIDWEST. 
<"MICHIGAN IS DRY. WE'RE VERY, VERY DRY,"> 
YIELD FORECAST:
WHILE A HIKE IS EXPECTED, SOME SAY THEY'RE HEARING A MUCH LARGER INCREASE.   <"WE MAY SEE A BUMP UP ON THE YIELD. I DON'T SEE A 176, ALTHOUGH THERE IS A LOT OF SPECULATION. I THINK 172 AT MOST ON THE CORN AND MAYBE 48, 50 ON TEH BEANS. AGAIN, WE NEED TO WATCH THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS,">  IF USDA UPS ITS YIELD FORECAST, SOME ANALYSTS SAY WE COULD SEE A HARVEST LOW EARLIER THAN  NORMAL.  <"I THINK THIS IS A YEAR WHERE WE PUT A BOTTOM IN THESE MARKETS A  LITTLE BIT EARLIER THAN MAYBE WE DO IN NORMAL YEARS. IF THE MARKET IS CONVINCED AS IT SEEMS TO BE THAT WE HAVE RECORD CROPS, IT'S GOING TO BE QUICK TO DISCOUNT THAT NEWS.">  REPORTING FOR US FARM REPORT, I'M BETSY JIBBEN.  
TEASE:
UP NEXT, JOHN PHIPPS.  THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY, IS IT TIME TO GIVE IT A LOOK?  
CUSTOMER SUPPORT:
WHAT A YEAR IT'S ALREADY BEEN ON THE CAMPAIGN  TRAIL, WITH SOME SAYING THERE'S NO GOOD OPTION  BETWEEN THE TWO FRONT RUNNERS. BUT YOU MAY HAVE A THIRD OPTION. JOHN EXPLAINS IN CUSTOMER  SUPPORT. ANTHONY PULKRABEK FROM ANGUS MN IS LOOKING FOR A THIRD OPTION. "I'VE BEEN PAINFULLY WATCHING THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE REPUBLICAN & DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES… I STARTED TO LOOK INTO A THIRD OPTION, THE LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATES JOHNSON & WELD.  BUT WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING OUT HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT AGRICULTURE… THERE ISN'T MUCH TO FIND.  WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO FIND OUT WHAT THE JOHNSON / WELD   CAMPAIGN FEELS ABOUT AG ISSUES?" ANTHONY, THANK YOU FOR WRITING. YEARS AGO I TOO WAS INTRIGUED BY  LIBERTARIANISM, BUT NOW FEEL IT WORKS BETTER IN THEORY THAN PRACTICE, BECAUSE RECENT RESEARCH HAS SHOWN WE ARE NOT THE  RATIONAL ACTORS LIBERTARIANISM EXPECTS US TO BE.
TEASE: DON'T GO ANYWHERE. WE NEED TO TAKE A SHORT  BREAK, BUT WE COME BACK, WE'LL HEAD OUT WEST TO VISIT BAXTER BLACK.  
BAXTER BLACK:                        &​nbsp;                        &​nbsp;         
IF YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO FEELS LIKE YOU DO ALL THE WORK, WHILE OTHERS  SKATE BY, BAXTER FEELS YOUR PAIN.   EVERYWHERE I GO, TEN PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE DO 90% OF THE WORK AND THEY GET TO DO IT FOR NUTHIN'!  AND THAT'S NOT THE ONLY PERK, THEY'RE ASKED TO DONATE TO CAUSES, CONTRIBUTE THEIR CASH AND  THEIR TIME, GET UP EARLY, USUALLY STAY LATE, AND ALWAYS CLAIM THEY DON'T  MIND.  TEASE:
THE OLYMPICS KICKED OFF FRIDAY, AND YOU'LL WANT TO TUNE IN NEXT WEEK, BECAUSE TO CELEBRATE, ANDREW MCCREA IS TAKING US TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE SLAM DUNK. SERIOUSLY.   WHEN WE COME BACK, TRACTOR TALES WITH MACHINERY PETE.  
TRACTOR TALES:
WELCOME BACK TO TRACTOR TALES. WE'RE OFF TO EASTERN OHIO TO CHECK OUT A FORD 3000. OWNER AND COLELCTOR WALTER GIDDINGS ACQUIRED THIS WORKHOUSE FROM A NEIGHBOR ON A TRADE. AND EVEN THOUGH HE'S NOT PARTION TO ANY PARTCIULAR MAKE OR MODEL, HE TOLD US THAT HE REALLY LIKES  
COUNTRY CHURCH SALUTE:
TODAY'S COUNTRY CHURCH SALUTE GOES TO THE EAST ZION CHURCH IN RURAL STARCBUCK, MINNESOTA. BUILT IN IN 1884 AND 1885, IT HAS A STRONG HISTORY. THE 85 FOOT STEEPLE WAS ADDED IN 1898, BUT IN 1919, THAT CHURCH WAS  STRUCK BY LIGHTENING AND BURNED   DOWN. AND IN 1921, A NEW CHURCH HOME WAS BUILT, FEATURING THESE GORGEOUS STAINED GLASS WINDOWS, WHICH HELPS REPRESENT ITS NORWEGIAN  HERTIAGE. THEY TELL US THEY ARE VERY GRATELY FOR SUCH A BEATIFUL PLACE TO WORSIH AND PROUD OF THEIR LEGACY OF CRHSITIAN FAITH.
TEASE:
STAY WITH US – CROPWACH IS NEXT.
CROP WATCH:
 MIEK HOFFMAN IS OUT SO I'M SOLO THIS WEEK. BUT WE ACTUALLY HAVE HARVEST TO TALK ABOUT.  WHEAT HARVEST IS UNDERWAY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORHT DAKOTA. BRIAN IS IN FORMAN AND EVEN HAD SOME HELP THIS WEEK- A CUTE HELPER! BRIAN TELLS US WHEAT IS RUNNING IN THE UPPER 60 BUSHEL PER  
ACREA RANGE. SO, YIELDS ARE GOOD, BUT PRICES, NOT  SO MUCH. HE SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN DRY, BUT SAW AFEW TIMELY RAINS TO KEEP THE CROPS GOING. TWITTER WAS FULL OF PHOTOS THIS WEEK SHOWING  THAT MAYBE SOME OF THIS CORN WON'T YIELD AS  MUCH AS WHAT SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT.
CLOSING:
  FOR JOHN, AL AND MIKE, I'M TYNE MORGAN. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING U-S FARM REPORT.  BE SURE TO JOIN US RIGHT HERE AGAIN NEXT WEEK, AS WE WORK TO BUILD ON OUR TRADITION. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, EVERYONE.  
 

Back to news


Comments

 
Spell Check

No comments have been posted to this News Article

Corn College TV Education Series

2014_Team_Shot_with_Logo

Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!

Markets

Market Data provided by QTInfo.com
Brought to you by Beyer
Close