USFR Weekly Recap - October 29-30, 2016

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TODAY ON U.S. FARM REPORT
OCTOBER 29-30, 2016


HEADLINES
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.  THE COUNTDOWN IS ON... JUST A LITTLE OVER A WEEK  AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL SHOWDOWN. BUT  WHERE DOES EACH CANDIDATE STAND ON HOT AG  ISSUE?  <WE ARE GOING TO ESTABLISH THE RULE OF LAW. HILLARY CLINTON DOES  HAVE A PLAN ON IMMIGRATION > THAT'S OUR FARM JOURNAL REPORT.  SOYBEANS ARE GETTING A DEMAND BOOST, WITH THE  NOVEMBER CONTRACT SHOOTING THROUGH 10  DOLLARS. FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE ISSUE OF  DRIFT. BUT ONE AG GROUP SAYS EPA IS PARTIALLY TO  BLAME.  AND IN JOHN'S WORLD... GREAT CROPS, GRAET HARVEST, NOT ALL OF US.  <U.S. FARM REPORT - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG  LASTING, CHEVY SILVERADO.>

SOYBEAN RALY
NOW FOR THE NEWS THAT MOVED THE MARKETS THIS  WEEK, AS FARMERS FACE A BUMPER CROP, IT'S NOT  SLOWING DOWN SOYBEANS, AS THE NOVEMBER  CONTRACT BROKE THROUGH 10 DOLLARS THIS WEEK.  THE RALLY DRIVEN BY A BUMP IN SOYBEAN MEAL  PRICES, AS WELL AS SHORT COVERING.  DEMAND HAS BEEN A BRIGHT SPOT IN THE SOYBEAN  MARKET, WITH THIS WEEK'S EXPORT NUMEBRS  SHOWING A 2 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST WEEK,  BUT THAT'S 12 PERCENT ABOVE THE FOUR-WEEK  AVERAGE.  THE BIGGEST BUYERS CHINA, MEXICO AND ITALY.  IT'S BEEN A SLOW SOYBEAN HARVEST IN CENTRAL  ILLINOIS THIS YEAR, AS MANY FARMERS ARE RAKING IN  RECORD YIELDS. WE STOPPED BY TO VISIT WITH FARM JOURNAL FIELD  AGRONOMIST KEN FERRIE THIS WEEK. HE TOLD ME APRIL PLANTED SOYBEANS ARE YIELDING  MUCH BETTER THAN THE CROP PLANTED IN MAY, AS  THE LATER PLANTED CROP SUFFOCATED FROM SUDDEN  DEATH SYNDROME AND EMERGENCE ISSUE.  BUT EVEN THEN, FARMERS ARE SEEING A LOT OF 60  BUSHEL PLUS FIELD AVERAGES.  FIGHTING BIG TALL BEANS, ALSO SOME GREEN STEM. SLOWING DOWN  SOME OF HTE COMBINE BY 2/5 MILES PER HOUR. AND CAN'T CUT TOO  EARLY OR TOO LATE BECAUSE OF MOISTURES,

CROP PROGRESS
NATINOALLY, SOYBEAN HARVEST IS RIGHT ON PACE  WITH AVERAGE AS 76 PERCENT OF THE CROP IS  HARVESTED. FARMERS IN THE WESTERN CORN BELT STILL BATTLING  RAIN.. IOWA IS TRAILING THE AVERAGE PACE BY 9  POINTS. NEBRASKA IS 10 POINTS BEHIND.  THE NATION'S CORN CROP IS 61 PERCENT HARVESTED.  ONE POINT BEHIND AVERAGE. THAT'S A 15 POINT JUMP  IN JUST A WEEK. 

STERLING PROFIT TRACKER
CATTLE PRICES TRENDING HIGHER SINCE MID  OCTOBER.  THE MOMENTUM SUPPORTED BY USDA'S LATEST  CATTLE ON FEED REPORT, FIDNING INVENTORY  NUMBERS SMALLER THAN EXPECTED. SEPTEMBER PLACEMENTS ALSO DOWN, SEEING A 2  PERCENT REDUCTION FROM LAST YEAR.  OUR PARTNERS AT DROVERS SAY CONTINUED MOMENTUM DEPENDS ON THE INDUSTRY'S ABILITY TO  MOVE THE HEFTY AMOUNT OF MEAT IN STORAGE.  LATEST NUMBERS SHOWS SEPTEMBER REFRIGERATED  SUPPLIES ROSE 1 POINT 6 PERCENT FROM A MONTH  AGO. BUT IT'S 11 PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE 5-YEAR  AVERAGE.   THE LATEST STERLIGN PROFIT TRACKER SHOWING  SOME IMPROVEMENT, BUT FEEDYARDS ARE STILL  SEEING SHARP LOSSES. OUR REPORTING PARTNERS AT DROVERS SAY AT  LOSSES OF 193 DOLLARS PER HEAD, THAT'S A 55  DOLLAR PER HEAD IMPROVEMENT FROM LAST WEEK.  THE SITUATION IS ALSO A LITTLE BETTER THAN A YEAR  AGO WHEN FEEDYARSD FACED LOSSES OF 257  DOLLARS PER HEAD. AND PORK PRODUCERS ALSO SEEING RED. STERLING PROFIT TRACKER SHOWING FARROW TO  FINISH PORK PRODUCERS LOOKINT AT 46 DOLLAR PER  HEAD LOSSES, A DOLLAR MORE THAN LAST WEEK. 

AG MEGA MERGERS DELAYED
SYNGENTA WON'T BE OWNED BY CHEMCHINA BY THE  END OF THE YEAR. THE CHEMCHINA BUYOUT ORIGINALLY FORECAST TO  CLOSE BY THE END OF 2016 BUT NOW REGULATORS IN E- U AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE ASKING FOR ADDITONAL  TIME TO GET THROUGH THE REGULATORY PROCESS. SYNGENTA CEO TRYING TO EASE CONCERNS THAT THE  DEAL MAY NOT HAPPEN, SAYING BOTH COMPANIES ARE  FULLY COMMITTED TO THE TRANSACTION AND  CONFIDENT IT WILL CLOSE.  SYNGENTA SHARES FALLING 9 PERCENT ON MONDAY  AFTER THE E-U TRIGGERED SOME DOUBT OVER THE  MEGA MERGER THIS WEEK.  THE DOW DUPONT MERGER MAY ALSO BE DELAYED  UNTIL THE NEW YEAR.  BLOOMBERG REPORTING EUROPEAN ANTITRUST  OFFICIALS ARE TAKING MORE TIME TO CONSIDER  POTENTIAL COMPETITION ISSUES IN PESTICIDES AND  CROP SEEDS. THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION THIS MONTH DELAYING  ITS DECISION DEADLINE UNTIL FEBRUARY 6TH AS IT  SEEKS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE  TRANSACTION.

WEATHER
THOSE ARE THE HEADLINES...METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US NOW WITH WEATHER. MIKE, IT  LOOKS LIKE MANY OF OUR VIEWRES ARE WARMING UP  THIS WEEK.  YEAH THAT'S RIGHT TY.E IT'S GOING TO BE MILD FOR NOVEMBER FOR MANY  PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WILL GET TO THAT A SECOND  IN THE MEANTIME THE ONLY AREA THAT WE'VE SEEN A WORSE A MAIN  AREA FOR DROUGHT IN A WIDESPREAD AREA ANYWAY IS A SOUTHERN  PORTIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY YOU CAN SEE WE GO BACK A  MONTH, THAT WASN'T LOOKING TOO BAD IT WAS JUST STARTING TO GET DRY  BUT THAT AREA IN THE SOUTHEAST IS EXPANDED WESTWARD INTO OUR  PARTS OF EASTERN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA IT HAS GOT A LITTLE BETTER  OVER THE LAST WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND AND ALSO IN THE NORTHWEST STILL  PRETTY BAD THOUGH CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOU CAN SEE AS WE START THE WEEK A STORM SYSTEM MOVING  THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST FROM OUR RAIN ACROSS THE CANDIAN  BORDER, SNOW TO THE NORTH OF THAT  IN THE CENTRAL PRAIRIES OF CANADA BUT YOU CAN SEE ALL THE WARM  DRY WEATHER FOR THE OHIO VALLEY MOST OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO  THE SOUTHEASTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY BY WEDNESDAY THEN WE'RE  LOOKING AT A COUPLE STORM SYSTEMS KIND OF RIDING ALONG THIS FRONT  WHICH WILL BE SOME SHOWERS FROM THE GREAT LAKES BACK INTO THE  HIGH PLAINS AND INTO THE SOUTHWEST SO THIS SYSTEM WILL ACTUALLY BRING SOME MORE RAIN EVEN GET A FAIR AMOUNT OVER THE LAST  COUPLE WEEKS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THAT NEXT  SYSTEM COMING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE  OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY ON FRIDAY  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UP AND DOWN THE PLAIN STATES BUT  WARM AND DRIVE OF THE OJAI VALLEY IN THE SOUTHEAST AGAIN YET  ANOTHER SYSTEM COMING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL CHECK YOUR  NINETY DAY OUTLOOK WRITETHRU JANUARY COMING UP IN OUR NEXT HALF  HOUR

TEASE
THANKS, MIKE. IT WAS AN INTERESTING WEEK IN THE  LIVESTOCK MARKET. WE'LL GET TEH DETAILS FROM  MATT BENNETT AND DON ROOSE NEXT. 

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JOHN’S WORLD
WELCOME BACK. I WAS ON A SHOOT IN CENTRAL  ILLINOIS THIS WEEK, WHERE FARMERS ARE PRETTY  PLEASED WITH HOW THIS YEAR'S CROP IS TURNING  OUT. BUT NOT ALL ILLINOIS FARMERS FEEL THE SAME.  HERE'S JOHN PHIPPS.  SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER WHEN I TALKED ABOUT A SUMMER  STORM THAT PUMMELED OUR FARM LAST JULY. WHILE WE KNEW IT HAD  TAKEN A TOLL ON OUR CORN - LEANING IT OVER BADLY - AT LEAST WE DIDN'T  HAVE GREEN SNAP, LIKE SOME NEIGHBORS SUFFERED. ENOUGH CORN  STAYED ERECT TO MAKE IT SEEM IT MIGHT NOT BE TOO BAD. WELL, HERE WE ARE TODAY TRYING TO HARVEST THAT CORN. WE'RE  GETTING MOST OF IT UP, BUT ONLY AT A SNAIL'S PACE. DON'T GET ME  WRONG, I'M REALLY NOT WHINING ABOUT OUR PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY  BECAUSE ACROSS THE ROAD IS A FIELD THAT MAKES OURS LOOK LIKE A  CAKE WALK. AND YES, WE HAD WIND INSURANCE THAT WILL HELP  MITIGATE THE LOSSES. ALL ACROSS THE CORN BELT THERE ARE PRODUCERS LIKE US THAT WILL NOT  BE HAPPILY SURPRISED BY THEIR YIELDS AND HARVEST SPEED. THIS IS  ALWAYS THE CASE. AND WE ALL KNOW WE WILL HAVE OUR UNFORTUNATE  TURN IN THE WEATHER LOTTERY SOONER OR LATER. BUT THE REMINDER OF  MISERY LOVING COMPANY KIND OF APPLIES WHEN ONLY A FEW OF US ARE  AFFECTED INSTEAD OF A WIDESPREAD WEATHER HIT SUCH AS A DROUGHT. THIS IS WHY IT IS ALMOST PHYSICALLY PAINFUL TO DRIVE BY A DAMAGED  FIELD ANYWHERE. UNPLEASANT MEMORIES OF OUR OWN DIFFICULT  HARVESTS TRIGGER CONSIDERABLE SYMPATHY FOR OUR FELLOW FARMERS. MAYBE YOU DON'T MAKE THIS VISCERAL CONNECTION UNTIL YOU HAVE  HAD A TOUGH HARVEST - I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE BEFORE  MY FIRST BAD EXPERIENCE. ONE THING I DO KNOW IS EVEN THOUGH WE  SILENTLY COUNT OUR BLESSINGS WHEN WE HEAR OR SEE OF SUCH STRUGGLES, THE ONLY THING THAT CAN REALLY OFFER MUCH RELIEF IS TO GET THE FIELD FINISHED. SO I HOPE WE WILL BE DONE WITH THIS EFFORT SOON, AND I AM JUST AS  ANXIOUS FOR MY FRIENDS AND THEIR PROBLEM FIELDS. BECAUSE THE  TRUTH IS NONE OF US WILL SLEEP WELL UNTIL THIS CROP IS GONE FROM  VIEW. THANKS, JOHN. 

TEASE
STILL TO COME, WE'RE LESS THAN  TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.  BUT WHERE DO BOTH CANDIDATES STAND ON MAJOR  AG ISSUES? THAT'S THIS WEEK'S FARM JOURNAL  REPORT. 

HEADLINES
WELCOME BACK TO U-S FARM REPORT. WE HAVE MUCH  MORE AHEAD OVER THE NEXT HALF HOUR. IT'S THE GREAT AG DEBATE IN WASHINGTON AS THE  PRESIDENTIAL CAMPS GO HEAD TO HEAD.  IN CUSTOMER SUPPORT, A NICE NOTE FROM A LOYAL  VIEWER. AND IT'S ALL ABOUT WEATHER WHEN WE HEAD OUT  WEST WITH BAXTER BLACK. 

DICAMBA DRIFT
NOW FOR THE HEADLINES, FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARE  NOW GETTING INVOLVED IN THE 2-4-D DRIFT ISSUE THIS  YEAR, INVESTIGATING DRIFT COMPLAINTS AND DAMAGE  IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI.  JUST SINCE JUNE, MISSOURI SAW MORE THAN 40  THOUSAND ACRES OF SOYBEANS AND OTHER CROPS  DAMAGED BY WHAT SOME BELIEVE TO BE SPRAY DRIFT. IN TOTAL, THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF  AGRICULSTURE SAYS MORE THAN 100 PESTICIDE DRIFT COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN FILED ON SEVERAL CROPS  SUCH AS SOYBEANS, PEACHES, TOMATES, PEANUTS  COTTON AND ALFALFA. .  STATE OFFICIALS POINTING TO OLDER FORMULATIONS  OF DICAMBA, BEING SPRAYED OVER TOLERANT  SOYBEANS, WHICH ARE MORE VOLATILE AND PRONE TO  DRIFT.  BUT  EPA HAS NOT APPROVED NEW FORMULATIONS OF  DICAMBA FOR USE OVER THE TOP. NOW ITS SENDING AGENTS TO AT LEAST FOUR  MISSOURI  COUNTIES LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE OF  MISUSE...AS PART OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.  I SPOKE WITH RON MOORE OF HTE AMERICAN SOYBEAN  ASSOCIATION. HE'S PARTIALLY BLAMING EPA FOR NOT  APPROVING THE NEW FORMULATIONS OF DICAMBA LIKE  THEY SAID THEY WOULD.   HOWEVER, ASA STRONGLY REMINDING GROWERS TO  FOLLOW ALL CURRENT LABEL GUIDELINES <EVEN IF HTE XTEND HERBEICDE GETS APPROVED, YOU STILL WILL NOT BE  ABLE TO APPLY BAVILLE OR CLARITY WHICH IS A GENERIC, OR GENERIC  DICAMBA TO XTEND SOYBEANS. THAT WILL STILL BE OFF LABEL, SO WE'RE  TELLING FARMES CONTINUE TO USE THE HERBCIDES AS THEY'RE  PRESCRIBED ON THE LABEL, THAT WAY YOU DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH DRIFT.>> THE EPA IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A DECISION THIS FALL  ABOUT WHETHER TO APPROVE DICAMBA FOR "OVER- THE-TOP" APPLICATION. THE ISSUE OF DRIFT HAS BECOME AN EMOTIONAL ONE,  EVEN BELIEVED TO CAUSE OF A SHOOTING IN A RURAL  ARKANSAS COUNTY.  THE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS A 26 YEAR OLD SUSPECT IS  IN JAIL AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY SHOT A MAN IN HIS MID  50S ON COUNTRY ROAD 38, WHICH IS NORTHWEST OF  LEAVHVILLE.  THE SHEFIFF SAYS THE MOTIVE MAY HAVE BEEN AN  ARGUMKENT OVER THE SPRAYING OF AGRUCLTURAL  FIELDS.  NO NAMES HAVE BEEN RELEASED AT THIS POINT. 

CANADA ON TPP
A FORMER CANADIAN TRADE MINISTER SAYS THE TRANS  PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP DOESN'T NEED THE U-S.  ON CANADA BASED REAL AG RADIO THIS WEEK, GERRY  RITZ SAID PROGRESS ON A CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION  TRADE DEAL IS REIGNITING MOMENTUM ON T-P-P,  SAYING CANADA SHOULD MOVE AHEAD ON RATIFYING  IT'S PART OF THE EAL.  RITZ SAYS THE JAPANESE WILL HAVE THE MEASURE  THROUGH THEIR UPPER HOUSE BY THE END OF  NOVEMBER, WHILE NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA ARE  ALSO PUSHING THE AGREEMENT. SO THERE'S NO  REASON CANADA SHOULD WAIT ON THE U-S TO MAKE A  DECISION T-P-P.  <AT THE END OF IT, THERE'S NO REASON TAHT CANADA HAS TO WAIT AND  FOLLOW THE AMERICANS IN THIS. WE NEGOTIATED OUR OWN PORTIONS OF  THIS AND THERE'S A HUGE BENEFIT FOR US. WHEN YOU'VE GOT SOUTH  KOREA NOW TALKING ABOUT JOINING,. TAIWAN MUSING ABOUT IT, THERE'S  ALSO TALK ABOUT OTHER COUNTRIES CHOOSING TO JOIN IN INSTEAD OF A  SPERATE SIDE BAR DEAL, THERE'S LOT OF FUTURE OUT THERE IN THE PACIFIC RIM. > RITZ SAYS EVEN IF HTE U-S ISN'T PART OF THE DEAL, T-P- P COUNTRIES COULD STILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE U-S  MARKET VIA CANADA. THAT'S UNDER THE NORTH  AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. 

WEATHER
THAT'S IT FOR NEWS...METEOROLOGIST MIKE  HOFFMAN JOINS US NOW WITH THE 90 DAY FORECAST,  WHICH TAKES US INTO JANUARY. MIKE, LET ME GUESS...  IT'S GOING TO GET COLD.  TYNE YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT FOR LEAST PART OF THE COUNTRY INCLUDING  WHERE YOU LIVE WE'LL GET A LATTE THE SECOND IS NOT A STAR OFF MILD IN  THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY THIS WEEK AND LITTLE RIPPLES COMING FROM THE WEST OF THE SO THAT MEANS STORM SYSTEMS  CONTINUE TO PELT THE WEST COAST AND SOME OF THOSE WILL COME AN EASTWARD IN A WEAKENED FORM IS  YOU CAN SEE ON WEDNESDAY A QUICK SHOT OF COLDER AIR LATE THIS  WEEK FOR NEW ENGLAND IS WHAT OUR COMPUTER MODEL IS SHOWING IN  AN OTHERWISE IT'S STARTING TO TURN COLDER AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF  NOVEMBER AND THAT'S THE TREND  MY NOVEMBER RALLY FOR CHAPTERS OF A LOAN ALL FROM THE NORTHERN  LIGHTS NORTHWARD BUT IT'S GOING TO START WARM SO IT'S GOING TO TURN  COLD AT ALL SHY OF THE WARM AIR DOWN TO THE SOUTHEAST BELOW  NORMAL FOR THE MIDDLE OF OTHER SO MUCH OF THE SUMMER ANYWAY  OR OHIO VALLEY NORTHEASTERN PLAINS GREAT LAKES AND NORTHEAST  ABOVE NORMAL OUT WEST AND WAIT  PAN AT A LITTLE BIT MORE NORTHERN PLAINS GREAT LAKES TOWN OF THE  OHIO RIVER BELOW NORMAL ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SOUTH AND THE  SOUTHWEST PRECIPITATION IN THE SOUTHERN AREAS PROBABLY BELOW  NORMAL FOR A MONTH FROM EASTERN TENNESSEE NORTHEASTWARD AND  CENTRAL COLORADO NORTHWESTWARD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION TIME

FARM JOURNAL REPORT
WITH JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN A WEEK UNTIL THE  GENERAL ELECTION, BOTH SIDES ARE PUSHING HARD  TO PICK UP VOTES. A FEW DAYS AGO IN WASHINGTON D.C.SURROGATES  FOR EACH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WERE ON HAND  FOR SOMETHING WE HAVEN'T SEEN MUCH OF...A  DISCUSSION CENTERED SQUARELY ON AGRICULTURE. CLINTON GRIFFITHS WAS THERE AND HAS THIS WEEK'S  FARM JOURNAL REPORT. WE'RE GOING TO DIVE RIGHT IN  WITH YOUR PERMISSION AND NBC'S  FAMED NATIONAL PRESS CLUB THE FARM FOUNDATION FARM JOURNAL  MEDIA BUSH CAMPAIGNS FROM THE TRAIL FOR ANSWERS ON HOW A TRUMP OR CLINTON ADMINISTRATION MIGHT HANDLE AGRICULTURE AND  RURAL AMERICA THE NEXT PRESIDENT  MUST FIGHT FOR DIVERSITY IN AGRICULTURE FORMER DEPUTY SECRETARY OF  USDA KATHLEEN MERRIGAN SPOKE FOR MISSES CLINTON  DO THEY HAVE TO COMPLY WITH THE SAME LABOR PRACTICES THAT WE  HAVE TO COMPLY WITH WHILE SAM CLOVIS TOOK THE STAGE FOR DONALD  TRUMP FIFTEEN PERCENT CORPORATE TAX RATE WHICH MEANS FOR MOST  FARMERS  WHICH ARE INCORPORATED SMALL BUSINESSES RATHER THAN HAVING TO PAY THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX RATE THAT THE THAT WE ALL PAY AND WE  WILL THEN BE ABLE THE GET THE PASS THROUGHS DONE AND WILL PAY IT  THAT A RAT IN A TRADITIONAL RATE OF FIFTEEN PERCENT WHICH ALL  CORPORATION WILL BUY  SO BROAD BANDS ESSENTIAL. SHE IS REALLY INTERESTED IN INFRASTRUCTURE HAS A BIG PLAN FOR RE INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT  MEANS RURAL WATER THAT MEANS TRANSPORTATION THAT MEANS A LOT OF  DIFFERENT THINGS SHE'S REALLY INTERESTED IN REDUCING THE  BUREAUCRACY AROUND COMMUNITY BANKS  SO WE'LL GET SOME MORE CAPITAL MORE EQUITY INTO RURAL  COMMUNITIES  BOTH SIDES AGREEING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF A TIMELY FARM BILL AND  KEEPING THE FARM AND NUTRITION TITLES TOGETHER BOTH WINNING  SUPPORT ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY  SHE HAS COMMITTED TO FIVE HUNDRED MILLION SOLAR PANELS BEFORE  HER FIRST HER AND SHE SEES RURAL AMERICA TAKING THE LEAD THERE  THE ONE THING THAT DOES BOTHER ME OF THE NINETY ONE MILLION  GALLONS OF ETHANOL AGAIN IMPORTED INTO THIS COUNTRY WHEN WE'RE  PRODUCING FOURTEEN POINT TWO BILLION GALLONS OF ETHANOL A REAR  REGULATIONS HOWEVER FOUND THEM SITTING APART  COMPLIANCE ISSUES ON SMALLER BUSINESSES FRANKLY  HAVE RAISED THE COST OF OPERATIONS TO THE POINT THAT A LOT OF SMALL  BUSINESSES CANNOT SURVIVE IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES  REGULATIONS IN OF THEMSELVES ARE NOT A BAD THING THEY LEVELED THE  PLAYING FIELD THEY GIVE CERTAINTY TO BUSINESS IS THEY GIVE CERTAINTY  TO OUR FARMERS AND RANCHERS ALSO WHAT ARE THE TOPICS OF IMMIGRATION AND FARM LABOR  WAR MAKE SURE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND WE'RE NOT GOING TO CRIPPLE  OUR INDUSTRY SIMPLY BECAUSE WE HAD A CHANGE OF ADMINISTRATION  AND WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THOUGH ALSO THAT  WE ARE GOING TO ESTABLISH THE RULE OF LAW AND WE WANT THEIR  WORKFORCE TO BE LEGAL SO WILL GIVE THEM TIME TO TRANSITION TO A  LEGAL WORK FORCE  IN AMERICAN AGRICULTURE IS IS REALLY DEPENDENT ON FOREIGN BORN  LABOR AND WE NEED TO FIGURE THIS OUT HILLARY CLINTON DOES HAVE A  PLAN ON IMMIGRATION REFORM SHOES MAKE COMMITMENTS A HEARSE HUNDRED DASCHLE PUT FORWARD A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THE CAMPAIGN HAS SEEN PLENTY OF FIREWORKS OVER TRADE  AND SO AGRICULTURE BASED ON THE NATURE OF THE PRODUCTS THEY'RE  INVOLVED  IS NOT LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY TRADE AGREEMENTS ONE WHERE THE OTHER THE REAL ISSUE THAT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IS THE BIG PICTURE  WHEN IT COMES TO TRADE AND THE IMPACT OF THAT TRADE AGREEMENTS  HAVE ON ON THE COUNTRY WRIT LARGE TO PRODUCE OUR OWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THAT'S NOT PUTTING UP A   TRADE BARRIER AND ON THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP WE ARE GOING TO COME BACK FOR A LAME DUCK WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT THIS IS  GOING TO BE A CONVERSATION THAT NEEDS TO BE CONTINUED AND SO WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IN THE TRADE AGREEMENT AND  IN ITS ENTIRETY I THINK THE TRANSPARENCY ASPECT OF THIS IS VERY  IMPORTANT I HAVE ALWAYS POSITIONED FOR A NEGOTIATED AND WERE  BEING ASKED IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SUPPORT A TRADE  AGREEMENT WE ARE IN A WHAT'S IN THE TRADETHANKS CLINTON. A NEW POLL OF FARM COUNTRY IS OUT FROM  AGRIPULSE. IT SHOWS, 55 PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED SAY THEY'LL SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP. 18 PERCENT FAVOR HILLARY CLINTON. 2 PERCENT ARE BACKING LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE  GARY JOHNSON.  THAT STILL LEAVES 15 PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS  UNDECIDED.  AND 8 PERCENT REFUSED TO ANSWER.  OF THOSE POLLED,  18 PERCENT OF FEMALES SAY  THEY'RE STILL UNDECIDED. 

TEASE
UP NEXT, JOHN PHIPPS

CUSTOMER SUPPORT
EVERY NOW AND THEN, WE RECEIVE A NOTE THAT CAN LIFT OUR SPIRITS FOR  THE WHOLE WEEK, LIKE THIS ONE FROM GARTH KYLER. "HI ALL, I'M JUST A FARMER. BUT YOU ALL MAKE ME BETTER. I LEARN  SOMETHING EVERY TIME I WATCH YOUR SHOW. I KNOW SOMETIMES  YOUR JOB GETS ROUGH, AND YOU GET TIRED, BUT KEEP UP THE GOOD  WORK. I WATCH YOUR SHOW EVERY CHANCE I GET, THANKS." PLEASE SEND ME AN ADDRESS, GARTH. YOU DESERVE ONE OF THE  CLEAN MUGS. THERE IS NO GREATER ENCOURAGEMENT THAN YOUR  REMARK ABOUT MAKING YOUR LIFE BETTER. IT IS AT THE TOP OF OUR TO-DO  LIST AT US FARM REPORT. BUT I WANT TO CLEAR UP ANY MISCONCEPTION VIEWERS HAVE ABOUT  USFR. TYNE IMMEDIATELY FORWARDED THIS ON TO ME, SAYING THIS  GUYS IS TALKING ABOUT YOU, BUT KIND AS THAT WAS, I THINK IT IS  MISTAKES. WHEN TYNE REPLACED ME AS HOST, SHE ALSO ASSUMED  FULL EDITORIAL DIRECTION FOR THE SHOW. OTHER THAN MY FIVE MINUTES  OR SO, IT IS HER JOURNALISTIC PROFESSIONALISM THAT MAKES THE SHOW  WHAT IT IS. MORE IMPORTANTLY, AS A JOURNALIST RATHER THAN A COMMENTATOR LIKE ME, SHE ADHERES TO A MUCH HIGHER STANDARD OF OBJECTIVITY. TYNE  BUILDS THE STORIES WE AIR FROM FACTS AND OPINIONS FROM EXPERTS OR  FARMERS THEMSELVES - NOT HER OWN CONVICTIONS. THE POLISHED  PRODUCT THAT IS US FARM REPORT WILL STAND UP TO ANY CRITICISM OF  JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY AND FAIRNESS. I WAS PROUD TO BE THE HOST FOR NINE YEARS, BUT THANK GOODNESS  FARM JOURNAL FOUND A TRUE PROFESSIONAL TO TAKE USFR TO A MUCH  HIGHER LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE. MY FINGERPRINTS ARE LIMITED TO A FEW  MINUTES OF YOU-TUBE QUALITY VIDEO AND THE VERY BEST RESEARCH AND OPINIONS I CAN MUSTER. IF VIEWERS THINK TYNE HAS MADE THEIR  LIVES BETTER, AS GARTH REMARKED, THEY OUGHT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS  TO PEOPLE WHO WORK ALONGSIDE TYNE. IT'S NOT EASY TO KEEP UP. JOHN, THAT WAS VERY KIND OF YOU, BUT HE'S JUST  BEING HUMBLE. HE HAS THE HARDEST JOB OF THE  SHOW... COMING UP WITH FRESH COMMENTARY EACH  AND EVERY WEEK. THAT'S NO EASY TASK! BUT JOHN IS WHAT HELPS MAKE MY JOB SO FUN UP NEXT, BAXTER BKLAC

BAXTER BLACK
WELCOME BACK. IN OUR BUSINESS, A LOT OF THE COFFEE SHOP TALK IS ABOUT WEATHER. IT'S ALSO ON  TEH MIND OF BAXTER BLACK THIS WEEKEND AS WE  HEAD OUT WEST.  ONE THING THAT SEPARATES FARMERS FROM THEIR CITY BROTHERS IS THE  WEATHER AND MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THE LOCAL ANCHORMAN SAY GOSH  KIMMY THATS A REALLY GOOD NEWSI'M SURE GETTING TIRED OF THIS RAIN WELL ON THE BIG CITY WEATHERMAN  MANS MAP HAS A YELLOW SUN WITH A SMILEY FACE THAT COVERS THE  LOUISIANA PURCHASE WE REALIZE HOW FAR FROM NATURE  SOME PARTS  OF OUR CIVILIZATION HAVE BEEN REMOVEDBUT SOMEWHERE OUT BEYOND ON THE CATTLE GUARD FARMERS' STANDING ON THE EDGE OF HIS WHEAT FIELD WATCHING THE  RAIN AND SMILING FARMERS AND RANCHERS ARE STUDENTS OF THE SKY  THEY SPEND A LIFETIME LOOKING FOR A BLUE HORIZON OR A BLACK CLOUD TO BRINGING THEM LUCK SOMETIMES BADSOMETIMES THEY WIN SMELL THE WEATHER CHANGING THEY AREN'T LOOKING AT IT THROUGH A  WINDOW THEY ARE TRULY PART OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND MAYBE THAT'S  WHY WE DON'T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED I'VE BEEN OUT ON J P POINT ONE  SPRING AFTER THE THAW THE WATER WAS SO THICK A FISH COULD WALK THE ROAD WASHED OUT ALL AWAY BUT STILL A  STRUGGLED ONY I JUST DROVE MY PICK UP TRUCK FROM ROCK TO ROCK.   ONE TIME UP AT GRASS CREEK IT HAILED ALL ONE DAY AND THEN ASK I SWEAR IT SETTLED INTO SNOW.  WE HAD TO DIG A TUNNEL TO PUT COWS IN A SHOOT AND THAT TODAY I FROZE OFF ALL MY TOES.  AND THEN DOWN  AT THE BEAR RANCH THE FOG WAS SO THICK WE DIDN'T NEED A FENCE TO  HOLD THEM IN, WE GATHERED UP SOME TWO BY EIGHTS MAILED INTO THE AIR AND HUNG THE GATE SECURELY ON THE END THE CLIPPER FLAPS ACANT REMEMBER WHICH THE WEATHER TURNED OFF MIGHTY COLD INDEED  WIND COME BLOWING UP AND GOT THAT WHIPPIN CHILL RIGHT DOWN TO  MINUS NINETY NINE DEGREES BUT IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A HOLE TO  SEND SOMEONE YOU HATE TRY THE SHEEP CORRAL THE CAT CREEK BY  THE RISE THE ONLY PLACE I EVER STOOD IN MUD UP TO MY KNEES AND HAD THE  DAD GUM DUST BLOW IN MY EYES THIS IS BAXTER BLACK FROM OUT THERE THANKS, BAXTER.  YOU CAN HEAR MORE OF HIS HUMOR  ONLINE AT BAXTER BLACK DOT COM.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, MACHINERY PETE HAS THIS  WEEK'S TRACTOR TALES.  WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PRESIDEINTIAL CANDIDATES WHO DON'T GET  ELECTED? WE HEAD TO KANSAS NEXT WEEK WITH ANDERW MCCREA TO  FIND OUT. 

TRACTOR TALES
WELCOME BACK TO TRACTOR TALES FOLKS!  WE'RE OFF TO WEST CENTRAL  IOWA THIS WEEK FOR A CLASSIC ORCHARD.  OWNER WILL SICK TRAVELLED FROM IOWA TO NEW MEXICO TO PICK UP  THIS INTERNATIONAL O6.  HE SAID IT WAS IN PRETTY ROUGH SHAPE WHEN  HIS SON-IN-LAW STEVE FOUND IT, SO HE GOT RIGHT TO WORK ON IT.   TODAY IT LOOKS BRAND NEW. IT WAS PRODUCED MOSTLY FOR ORCHARD WORK IN THEIR NEW UNIQUE PART IS THE VERY EXCESS OF TIN WORKS TO KEEP PROTECT THE OPERATOR AND MOST WORK IN THE  ORCHARD WAS PULLING OF SPRAYER IN USING THE TRAILER AND THEY MIGHT  HAVE A HAD  A HAND BOOM ON FOR THE TREES AND THEN THIS AREA  BETWEEN THE TREES FOR WEED CONTROL HAS THE EXTRA TIN WORK TO  KEEP YOU FROM GETTING SLAPPED IN THE FACE REPEATEDLY BY TREE BRANCHES AS THE SAME ENGINE AS AN M FARMALL AND I'VE NEVER BEEN  AROUND THAT THAT MY SON-IN-LAW WAS ON A JOB SITE IN NEW MEXICO AND SAW THIS  TRACTOR ALONG WITH AN OS6 LET ME KNOW THEY WERE THERE A YEAR  LATER THEY WERE STILL THERE SO WE CALLED ON GOT THEM PURCHASED  THAN WENT DOWN WITH A TRAILER AND GOT EM.  WHEN WE GOT THESE  TRACTORSTHEY WERE PRETTY ROUGH SHAPE NOT HAVE THE SIDE SHIELDS WERE  BROUGHT IN HERE TO MY PLACE AND THEN I DECIDED TO KEEP THE OS6  AND HE TOOK THE O6  HOME TO MINNESOTA AND REBUILT IT THERE AND I  HELPED HIM SOME THERE BUT HE DID MOST OF ALL WE FOUND SOME RED  DIRT IN THE AIR CLEANER WHICH THE ONLY PLACE I COULD THINK OF A  COME FROM IS OKLAHOMA AND MY SON-IN-LAW MENTIONED IT AND STEVE MENTIONED  IT MIGHT COME FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL PROBABLY JUST CONTINUE  TO SHOW BOTH OF THEM JUST GET EM OUT ON SUNDAY AND DRIVE EM AROUND NOW I HAVE HERROLD WITH THIS ONE ON MINE A LITTLE BIT BUT IF NOTHING NOT THE EASIEST TRACTOR DRIVER DOESN'T HAVE ANY STEERING ASSIST

COUNTRY CHURCH SALUTE
TODAY'S COUNTRY CHURCH SALUTE GOES TO THE  MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH IN PLAINS, GEORGIA.  NOW, THIS FRIENDLY CHURCH DRAWS QUITE THE  CROWD EVERY SUNDY, AS IT'S ALSO THE CHURCH OF  PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER. HE TEACHES SUNDAY  SCHOOL FREQUENTLY THERE, ATTRACTING PEOPLE  FROM ALL OVER. AND PRESIDENT CARTER HAS ONE  REQUEST-- IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND HIS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS, YOU MUST ALSO ATTEND THE CHURCH  SERVICE. IT'S A PACKED HOUSE WHEN HE'S THERE,  WITH EVEN A MEET AND GREET ONCE HE'S FINISHED  SPREADING THE GOSPEL. ALL ARE WELCOME, BUT IT  HAS A LIMITED SEATING... HOLDING UP TO 475 PEOPLE. AS ALWAYS WE WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR HOME  CHURCH AS WELL... SALUTES CAN BE SENT TO THE  ADDRESS ON THE SCREEN.  FROM TEH FARM PHOTOS ARE NEXT.

FROM THE FARM
WELCOME BACK. SOME OF OUR VIEWERS DODGED  MOTHER NATURE THIS WEEK, BUT WE HAVE SOME  HAPPY FARMERS, GLAD TO BE WRAPPNG UP WITH  HARVEST. NICK IS IN NORTHEAST, ALABAMA. HE SAYS HE FOUND  THE LAST SIX ROWS OF HARVEST. BUT HE SAYS THE  LAST ROUND WAS BITTERSWEET... HE HATED TO SEE  SUCH A GOOD CROP COME TO AN END.  MIKE SAID THEY ALSO FINISHED UP IN ILLINOIS THIS  WEEK. HE'S IN THE EAST CENTRAL PORTION OF THE  STATE AND THIS IS A LOOK AT HIS LAST 8 ROWS OF  HARVEST 2016.  HERE'S A COOL SLOW MO VIDEO OF HARVEST JUST  EAST OF FINDLAY, ILLINOIS. HARVEST IS GOING SLOWER  HTIS YEAR, DUE TO THE AMAZING YIELDS AND SOME  GREEN STEM ISSUES EARLY ON. BUT WHEN YOU PUT IT  IN SLOW MO, HARVEST JUST LOOKS SO MUCH MORE  DRAMATIC. AREA FARMERS TOLD ME THEY'VE BEEN  VERY FORTUNATE WITH GREAT YIELDS THIS YEAR.  CORN WASN'T AS GOOD AS 2014... BUT STILL A VERY  NICE CROP THIS YEAR. AND ZANE JONES TOOK TO THE SKY TO CAPTURE THEIR  HARVEST PROGRESS. HE SAYS THEY'RE STILL A WEEK  AWAY FROM WRAPPING UP IN NORTHERN MISSOURI. BUT ZANE SAYS THEY'RE EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH  HAREST HIS YEAR. YIELDS ARE MUCH BETTER THAN  AVERAGE.  AS ALWAYS WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU YOU  COULD SEND YOUR PHOTOS OR VIDEOS ANYTHING TO US OUR ADDRESS IS  ON THE SCREEN FOR ALL OF US THAT U S FARM REPORT

CLOSE
THANK YOU SO  MUCH FOR WATCHING BE SURE TO JOIN US AGAIN NEXT WEEK WILL  ACTUALLY BE FROM KANSAS CITY WILL BE DOING OUR ENTIRE SHOW FROM  THERE SO WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEKEND UNTIL THEN HAVE A GREAT  WEEKEND EVERYONE

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