AgDay Daily Recap - April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 18, 2017


HEADLINES
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY FACES CONSUMERS HEAD ON...CHECKING ON CROP  PROGRESS FROM LAND AND THE AIR. IN AGRIBUSINESS...CATTLE PRICES AND  GRILLING SEASON. THE DAIRY REPORT UPDATES THE GRASSLAND SITUATION IN  WISCONSIN. AND BUILDING BETTER BONES IS IMPORTANT TO LONG TERM  HEALTH. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY  SILVERADO.

REAL FACES OF DAIRY
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. GLOBALLY THE DAIRY INDUSTRY  CONTINUES TO DEAL WITH A LITANY OF CHALLENGES...FROM SPUTTERING  PRICES, OVERSUPPLIES, AND CONSUMER PRESSURE KEEPING THE BUSINESS  UNDER A MICROSCOPE.  AS CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST TO DAIRY HERD MANAGMENT, DAN MURPHY  WROTE THIS WEEK THAT THE INDUSTRY'S IMAGE REMAINS UNDER ATTACK. THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER IN EUROPE JUST RECENTLY SHOWING CALF  HUTCHES SAYING EACH IS IMPRISONED IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. REGARDLESSS OF THE TRUTH, PERCEPTION IN THE CITY IS WINNING. IT'S WHY SOME PRODUCERS ARE OPENING THEIR DOORS AND SPEAKING OUT.  BETSY JIBBEN TAKES US TO BUSKIRK, NEW YORK, TO MEET ONE OF THE REAL  FACES OF DAIRY.  "HEY GIRLS, HOW ARE YOU?" TODAY'S CONSUMERS HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO THE  FARM... JESSICA ZIEHM SPECIALIZES IN GIVING THE ANSWERS. "THIS IS KIND OF LIKE THE CLASS OF 2019 FOR OUR FARM. THIS IS THE FUTURE OF OUR DAIRY FARM. WE  WANT TO BE ABLE TO MONITOR THESE GUYS VERY CLOSELY."WHETHER IT'S EXPLAINING ABOUT MILKING A COW...  "THIS IS A PRETTY EASY SHIFT, 5 MINUTES A DAY, THREE TIMES A DAY, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T BEAT  THOSE HOURS,"OR DESCRIBING HOW THESE 'LADIES LIKE PEDICURES' TOO... "AND OUR COWS GET THEIR HOOF TRIMMED AT LEAST TWICE A YEAR,"ZIEHM'S GOAL IS TO EDUCATE CONSUMERS ABOUT LIFE ON A DAIRY OPERATION.  "CONSUMERS HAVEN'T ALWAYS SEEN ALONG THE WAY BECAUSE CONSUMERS HAVEN'T ALWAYS BEEN  INTERESTED IN WHERE THEIR FOOD IS COMING FROM. THIS IS KIND OF A NEW AREA OF INTEREST FOR  CONSUMERS,"RAISING AWARENESS IS THE GOAL FOR JESSICA AND HER HUSBAND STUART, CO- OWNERS OF TIASHOKE FARMS WHERE THEY MILK OVER 11-HUNDRED COWS IN  BUS-KIRK, NEW YORK. THE FAMILY'S OPERATION HAS BEEN IN THE BUSINESS OVER 50 YEARS  THEY ARE TELLING THEIR STORY BY OPENING UP THEIR DOORS AND ANSWERING  QUESTIONS FOR THE PUBLIC. "WHEN YOU WORK HARD EVERYDAY TO DO THE BEST JOB YOU CAN WITH YOUR ANIMALS AND ALSO WITH  YOUR CROPS, THERE'S NO CONVERSATION THAT'S OFF LIMITS OR SHOULD BE UNCOMFORTABLE ,""IF WE DON'T START SHOWING THE PUBLIC WHAT IT IS THAT WE'RE DOING, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE  QUESTIONS. AND IT'S ONLY GOING TO BECOME FURTHER REMOVED FROM THE FARM,"JESSICA TAKES THAT JOB OF MAGNIFYING PUBLIC PERCEPTION FROM THE  BARN...TO HER OFFICE.. "I WAS THINKING THE POST TODAY WOULD BE ABOUT THAT  SOMETIMES COWS NEED HELP DELIVERING THEIR CALVES AS WELL. THEY DON'T ALWAYS DO THEM OUT ON  THEIR OWN,"SHE'S THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK ANIMAL AGRICULTURE  COALITION- A NOT FOR PROFIT THAT ADVOCATES TO DAIRY FARMS AND ALSO TRIES TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC'S UNDERSTSANDING AND APPRECIATION FOR  MODERN ANIMAL AG.  "I SAY THAT  THERE'S NO SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE IN OUR HOUSEHOLD. MY JOB IS  ALSO THE FARM AND THE FARM IS ALSO MY JOB. THE TWO GO HAND IN HAND," SHE ACTS AS BOTH A CHEERLEADER AND COACH FOR DAIRY FARMERS AS SHE  THINKS OF CREATIVE WAYS FARMERS CAN INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC AND  BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE FARMER AND CONSUMER. ONE WAY IS PRODUCING NEWS LETTERS FOR DAIRIES.. INCLUDING HER OWN.  THE PROJECT HAS BEEN AN EASY, EFFECTIVE AND BUDGET FRIENDLY WAY TO  RELEASE A PERSONALIZED, LOCAL MESSAGE. "WE CAN GIVE THEM A VERY PERSONALIZED NEWS LETTER THAT IS STRAIGHT FROM THE FAMILY," SHE ALSO HELPS FARMERS WITH HOW TO ADDRESS DIFFICULT, HURTFUL  COMMENTS ONLINE. "WE ARE LOOKING FOR PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS. CONVERSATIONS WHERE THERE IS BACK AND  FOURTH. WHERE THEY'RE INTERESTED AND THEY'RE ASKING QUESTIONS OF US, WE'RE ASKING QUESTIONS  OF THEM AND THEY'RE BEING RESPECTFUL. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU HAVE TO CUT YOUR LOSSES AND  KNOW WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THIS PERSON'S MIND,"LETTING PEOPLE INTO AN OPERATION AND INFORMING THEM ABOUT LIFE ON THE  FARM ISN'T ALWAYS AN EASY TASK .. BUT, ZIEHM ENCOURAGES FARMERS TO  LISTEN... "WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM, WHERE THEIR CONCERNS ARE STEMMING FROM AND WHERE THEY ARE  GETTING THAT INFORMATION? THE PUBLIC CAN HANDLE IT. THEY CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH. WHAT THEY CAN'T  HANDLE IS A VACCUM AND NO INFORMATION AND WHAT THEY CAN'T HANDLE IS LOOKING FOR ANSWERS  AND HAVING A FARMER SAY THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT." BECAUSE WRONG OR NO INFORMATION MAKES PEOPLE FEARFUL. "TALK TO THEM AS A REAL PERSON. I'M A MOM TOO OR I'M A MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY AS WELL," BECAUSE  IN A STATE WHERE THERE ARE 19-MILLION CONSUMERS AND 5- THOUSAND DAIRY OPERATIONS.. THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS...  I'M BETSY JIBBEN.  THANKS BETSY.  ZIEHM ALSO STARTED UP A BIRTHING CENTER AT THE NEW YORK STATE FAIR  FOUR YEARS AGO TO HELP TELL DAIRY'S STORY.  THE REAL FACES OF DAIRY PROJECT IS AN SERIES BETSY IS WORKING ON THIS  YEAR FOCUSING ON SOME OF THE THE INDUSTRIES BIGGEST ISSUES.

CHILLIWACK CATTLE WORKERS CONVICTED
IN CANADA, THE NATION'S LARGEST DAIRY FARM, CHILLIWACK CATTLE SALES,  JUST SAW THREE WORKERS CONVICTED OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. AUTHORITIES SAY THEY VIOLATED A BRITISH COLUMBIA PREVENTION OF CRUELTY  TO ANIMALS LAW AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA KICKING, PUNCHING AND  BEATING COWS. MERCY FOR ANIMALS RELEASED HIDDEN CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM THE FARM IN  DECEMBER. THE MEN PLEADED GUILTY AND WILL BE SENTENCED IN EARLY MAY. FOUR OTHERS WERE ALSO CHARGED AND OWNER HAD TO PAY NEARLY 350- THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES.

PLANTING FORECAST
LAST WEEK, PLANTERS WERE ROLLING ACROSS LARGER PORTIONS OF THE  MIDWEST. FIELDS ARE STARTING TO DRY OUT AND TEMPERATURES WARMING HELPING TO  KICK PLANT 17 INTO FULL SPEED. HUNT FARM DAVE SENT US THIS -- EYE IN THE SKY-- DRONE FOOTAGE FROM  WESTERN ILLINOIS IN MCDONOUGH COUNTY. MONTE MASON IS OUT ON THE PLANTER ROLLING ON STRIPS. THEY SAY THE GROUND IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND WARMING UP NICELY. IF YOU HAVE DRONE FOOTAGE TO SHARE THIS PLANTING SEASON--SEND IT TO  FACEBOOK DOT COM FORWARD SLASH AGDAY OR @ AGDAY TV ON TWITTER.

CROP PROGRESS
THE NEW CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWING CORN PLANTING IS STARTING TO  RUN BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. AS OF MONDAY, SIX PERCENT OF CORN IS PLANTED. THAT'S THREE POINTS  BEHIND NATIONALLY. OF THE FIVE STATES ALONG THE I-80 TOUR, ONLY OHIO HAS A "HASH MARK' IN  CORN PLANTING. THE "EYE" STATES HAVE STARTED, BUT ARE RUNNING BEHIND. DOWN IN DIXIE, EIGHT PERCENT OF COTTON IS SEEDED - A POINT BEHIND  AVERAGE. MORE THAN HALF OF RICE IS IN THE GROUND, 18 POINTS AHEAD OF AVERAGE. LOOKING AT WINTER WHEAT - 19-PERCENT IS HEADED, SIX POINTS AHEAD. 54-PERCENT GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

FROM THE ASHES TEASE
IT'S BEEN FIVE WEEKS SINCE WILDFIRES CHARGED THROUGH COLORADO,  KANSAS, OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS. IN ITS WAKE, MORE THAN ONE-AND-A-HALF  MILLION ACRES OF CHARRED GRAZING LAND, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MILES OF  DESTROYED FENCING AND THOUSANDS OF CATTLE LOST TO THE FLAMES. WE PROFILED RANCHERS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE DEVASTATING FIRES  IN A SPECIAL EDITION OF AGDAY CALLED 'FROM THE ASHES'. BECAUSE OF THE  MAGNITUDE OF THE FIRE, AGDAY WILL RUN AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE  PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY MORNING. AS PART OF THE PROGRAM, WE WILL MAKE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THAT  WILL SHOW HOW YOU CAN HELP SOME OF THE FAMILIES HURT BY THE  WILDFIRES. 'FROM THE ASHES' - JOIN US FRIDAY, HERE ON AGDAY.

CROP COMMENTS
MIKE HOFFMANS IS OFF FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.  CINDI CLAWSON IS FILLING IN  FOR MIKE. SHE HAS THIS MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. AS PART OF THE  I-80 PLANTING TOUR, BETSY JIBBEN WAS IN ANTWERP, OHIO.   SHE SAYS WIND AND SUN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS HELPED DRY DOWN THE  SOILS. BUT FARMERS IN NORTHWEST OHIO ARE STILL NOT READY TO PLANT IN  THAT AREA. AND WE FOUND SOME INTERESTING FACTS AS WE LOOKED INTO THE LATEST  DROUGHT MONITOR. WE MENTIONED ON MONDAY'S SHOW THAT THE COUNTRY IS  AT ITS LOWEST LEVEL OF SEVERE DROUGHT IN SEVEN YEARS. JUST NINE- HUNDREDTHS OF A PERCENTAGE POINT IS IN THE COMBINED CATEGORIES OF D-3  AND D-4. WE ALSO DISCOVERED IT'S THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF DROUGHT FREE CONDITIONS  IN YEARS.  73-PERCENT IS NOW DROUGHT-FREE IN THE LOWER 48 STATES. YOU  WOULD NEED TO GO BACK TO AUGUST 2010 TO FIND A LEVEL THIS HIGH WHEN IT  WAS JUST SHY OF 74-PERCENT DROUGHT-FREE. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. HERE'S THE SECRET TO SELLING OLD EQUIPMENT. PETE'S PICK OF THE WEEK LETS YOU EASILY VIEW  CURRENT MARKET PRICES. JUST TEXT PETE TO 31313 TO GET STARTED! 

TEASE
SPRING IS HERE AND WE'RE CHARGING INTO PRIME GRILLING SEASON. WE'LL SEE  HOW THAT DEMAND IS AFFECTING MEAT PRICES IN THE CATTLE SECTOR, NEXT IN  ANALYSIS. PLUS, OSTEOPOROSIS IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH WOMEN'S HEALTH. BUT POOR  BONE HEALTH CAN ALSO BE A PROBLEM FOR MEN. FIND OUT SOME EXERCISE TO HELP MAKE SURE YOU'RE BUILDING BETTER  BONES. BALCHEM, STANDING BESIDE YOU FOR 50 YEARS, BRINGING REAL RESULTS TO THE DAIRY INDUSTRY.  NOW, THROUGH THE REAL FACES OF DAIRY PROJECT, YOU CAN SHARE YOUR STORY AT  REALFACESOFDAIRY.COM.

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS IT WAS A TOUGH DAY FOR GRAIN MARKETS ON MONDAY. LETS  GET DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. REPORTING ON THE GRAIN MARKETS TODAY, RIGHT AFTER THE HOLIDAY.  MARKETS SLAGGING A LITTLE BIT. THEY WERE HOLDING UP ORIGINALLY, BUT A  LITTLE BIT OF SELL OFF.. SOME PROFIT TAKING./ SOME TRADERS TRYING TO TAKE  MONEY OFF THE TABLE. SOYBEANS HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME TO STAY UP. EVEN  THOUGH IT'S ONLY DOWN A PENNY AND A HALF, IT'S STILL HUNG ON TO ITS  REBOUND FROM ITS ONE YEAR LOW LAST WEEK. THAT SAID, THE MARKET STILL  HANGING IN THERE. CORN ON THE OTHER HAND, HAVING A LITTLE BIT MORE  DIFFICULTY. THERE'S BEEN SOME PRESSURE ON THE MARKET. WE'VE HAD GREAT  EXPORT SALES BUT WE'RE GOING TO NEED A LOT MORE OR CERTAINLY  CONTINUE TO PUT A DENT IN THE SUPPLIES WE HAVE. THAT'S ALL FROM THE  FLOOR OF THE CME GROUP, I'M VIRGINIA MCGATHEY.

AGRIBUSINESS
CATTLE PRICES CONTINUE TO SURPRISE. TYNE MORGAN HAS MORE IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS FROM THE ROAD. HERE NOW WITH SCOTT BROWN AN ECONOMIST FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF  MISSOURI 'S SCOTT LET 'S LOOK AT THAT THAT THAT THE MEAT SUPPLY OVERALL  WE HAVE A GROWING HERD WHEN WE LOOK AT THESE LIVESTOCK PRICES DO  YOU THINK CATTLE PRICES HAVE PEAKED THIS YEAR. WHAT WELL  I THINK WE'VE  GOTTEN THROUGH WHAT 'S BEEN UP FAIRLY EARLY STRONG SPRING RUN AND  YES I THINK PRICES PROBABLY WILL RETREAT FROM WHERE WE HAVE BEEN THE  LAST FEW WEEKS ON AN EARLY GRILLING SEASON STRONG INTERNATIONAL  DEMAND FOR BEEF I THINK OF BOTH BEEN IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF THE HIGHER  CATTLE PRICES WE'VE SEEM A WILD CARD THAT I DON'T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE  SAW WAS THIS A J THAT THE MEAT SCANDAL IN BRAZIL AND THE ISSUE WITH  SOME OF THE MEAT PROCESSOR 'S DOWN THERE WE SAW WHAT WE THOUGHT  WAS GOING TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY WITH CHINA SOME OTHER COUNTRIES THAT  TEMPORARILY CLOSED A SHIPMENT SENT INTO THOSE COUNTRIES BUT IT DIDN'T  LAST LONG DO YOU THINK THAT THAT NEWS IS OVER OR WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE  AN IMPACT ON CATTLE PRICES YES  I THINK THAT 'S VERY DIFFICULT NUMBER ONE  BUT BUT IT SURE SEEMS LIKE THAT PROBLEM IS BY LARGE EASING AND AS ON A  NUMBER OF COUNTRIES HAVE DECIDED AT LEAST OPEN PARTIALLY TO BRAZILIAN PRODUCTS I THINK THAT 'S MADE THE U S OPPORTUNITIES LESS AND IN MANY OF  THOSE MARKETS FRANKLY WE DID NOT SHIP U S BEEF TO SO I THINK WHEN YOU  LOOK AT THOSE THE EFFECTS OF WHAT 'S HAPPENING IN BRAZIL IT 'S IS  PROBABLY FADING BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN IF THE SCANDAL WERE TOO BROAD IN  SOME HOUSE WE LOOK AT WHAT 'S HAPPENING IN BRAZIL WE CAN OPEN ALL  BACK UP IN A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES SHUT BACK OFF TO A BRAZILIAN BEEF AND  THERE BE SOME OPPORTUNITY SO IT 'S NOT DONE YET BUT IT SURE SEEMS LIKE  WE'RE EASING AT THIS POINT  I THINK SOME ARE HOPEFUL THAT MAYBE WE'D SEE  AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHINA  I MEAN SPECIFICALLY WHEN WE SAW ALL THEM  CLOSE THE DOOR TO A BRAZILIAN BEEF WHICH IS IS CHEAPER YOU KNOW WHAT  IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR CHINA TO START IMPORTING U S BEEF YES OF THE  CHINESE DID ANNOUNCE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. AT THIS POINT THAT THEY  WOULD ALLOW U S BEEF BUT WE'VE SEEN NONE TRADE AT THIS POINT AND  I THINK WE STILL HAVE A NUMBER OFF OF ISSUES LEFT NUMBER ONE WE MEET  SOME PLANT CERTIFIED TO BE ABLE TO SHIP PRODUCT TO CHINA BEFORE WE  CAN MOVE IN THE U S PRODUCT OF THIS POINT I THINK THAT 'S ALL GOING TO  TAKE TIME BUT MAY BE A SOME. WHAT WE DO GIVEN THAT CHINESE MARKET AND  THEN THAT 'S WHERE WE CAN TALK ABOUT A REAL BOOM I THINK FOR U S CATTLE  PRICES. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ONE POINT THREE BILLION PEOPLE IT 'S  CERTAINLY AN ECONOMY THAT WE LIKE TO SHIP U S BEEF TO ALRIGHT THANK  YOU SO MUCH STAY WITH US WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MOMENT.GET THE ROOTS YOUR CROPS NEED, BY GETTING RADIATE FIRST.  VISIT LOVELAND PRODUCTS.COM  SLASH RADIATE.  SEE YOUR CPS DEALER TODAY. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK THAT DAY CINDY CLAWSON FOR MIKE HOFFMAN TODAY CINDI AS WE LOOK AT THIS MAP IT  IT ALMOST FEELS LIKE A VERY SPRING WEATHER FORECAST HERE IT 'S YOU KNOW IT DOESN'T WE TEND TO  SEEN YOU KNOWA TIMES OF RAIN YOU KNOW IT IS APRIL SO WE WILL SEE MORE APRIL SHOWERS FOR OUR  MAYFLOWER 'S LET 'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAP AND WE HAVE A ZONAL FLOW MOVING ACROSS THE RING  ON A SHOW IN THE JET STREAM IN JUST A LITTLE BIT BUT WHAT THAT GENERALLY MEANS IS THAT WE CAN  SEE SEVERAL WAVES MOVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY SO WILL SEE TIMES OF SHOWERS AND  THUNDERSTORMS A NOTICE WE STILL HAVE COOL ENOUGH AIR FOR SOME SNOW ESPECIALLY IN SOME OF  THOSE FAR NORTHERN AREAS AND IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS STILL REMAINING COLD FRONT DRIFT ACROSS THE  SOUTHEAST WE'VE GOT A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST INTO THE  WESTERN GREAT LAKES AND WE'LL HAVE SOME MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER OUT IN THE WESTERN UNITED  STATES AS WE CONTINUE ON THROUGH TONIGHT AND INTO THE FIRST PART OF TOMORROW MORNING GREAT  LAKES WILL SEE SOME SHOWERS EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW ON THE FAR NORTHERN AREAS OF GREAT LAKES  MID ATLANTIC SEEING SOME SHOWERS MAYBE SOME RUMBLES OF THUNDER THEY ARE WE'VE GOT SOME  RAIN MOVING INTO ESPECIALLY THE NORTHERN PLAINS HEADING FOR YOU DAY ON WEDNESDAY THAT LOW  PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE THEN ON INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST WHILE THE OTHER THE INITIAL LOW  PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES ON OFF INTO THE NORTHEAST WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER FRONT BRINGING SOME WET  WEATHER TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NOW OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS IT 'S REALLY KIND OF BEEN  IN THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY BUT THERE YOU CAN SEE THAT LOW MOVING ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER STATES THE SECOND LOW STARTING TO MOVE THROUGH REALLY EFFECTING FOLKS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND IN THE UPPER MIDWEST OVER THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR HOURS AS FAR AS SNOWFALL  NOT A TIME OF IT REALLY HAS BEEN IN THOSE FAR NORTHERN STRETCHES AND INTO PARTS OF ESPECIALLY THE  HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE NORTHWEST NOW HERE'S A LOOK AT TEMPERATURES WE'RE GOING TO BE  SEEING SOME WARM ONES SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES BUT THAT I  ALONG THE NORTHERN TIER STATES IS DEFINITELY GOING TO FEEL A LITTLE BIT COOLER FOR YOU AND AS WE  HEAD INTO TONIGHT WILL SEE THOSE TEMPERATURES DIPPING DOWN INTO THE THIRTIES AND FORTIES LOT OF FORTIES IN THE NORTHWEST SIXTIES APPROACHING SEVENTY DEGREES IN MUCH OF THE SOUTH FOR  TOMORROW TEMPERATURES WARM UP JUST A LITTLE BIT IN THE NATION 'S AT THE MIDSECTION AS WE SEE A  LITTLE BIT OF A RIDGE BUILDING AND NOW HERE IS THAT JET STREAM AND WITH THAT ZONAL FLOW MEANING  KIND OF A FLAT JET STREAM WE TEND TO SEE CAN A WAVE AFTER WAVE MOVING THROUGH EVENTUALLY AS  WE GET TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK THOUGH WE START TO SEE THAT RIDGE KIND OF BUILDING IN THE  MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY IN A LITTLE BIT OF A COOLDOWN IN PARTS OF THE EASTERN UNITED STATES THAT 'S A  LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST NOW LET 'S CHECK ON THE WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE LA BARGE  WYOMING SOME RAIN AND SNOW FOR YOU EARLY TODAY AND SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON WITH A HIGH OF  FIFTY FIVE CLINTONVILLE WISCONSIN SHOWERS FOR YOU WITH A HIGH OF SIXTY THREE AND MONTROSE  PENNSYLVANIA SUNSHINE WITH A HIGH OF FIFTY EIGHT 

TEASE
AN UPDATE FROM WISCONSIN AS DAIRY PRODUCERS HUSTLE TO FIND A NEW  HOME FOR THEIR MILK. THAT'S NEXT. AND LATER, THE IMPORTANCE BONE HEALTH FOR MEN TODAY ON AG FOR YOUR  HEALTH.

DAIRY REPORT
ON THE DAIRY REPORT, OUR PARTNERS AT MILK MAGAZINE REPORT, MULLINS  CHEESE IS PICKING UP EIGHT OF THE DAIRY'S RECENTLY DISPLACED BY  GRASSLAND DAIRY. MULLINS CHEESE HAS TWO PLANTS IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN. GRASSLAND RECENTLY SENT LETTERS TO NEARLY 100 PRODUCERS TELLING  THEM THEY WOULD NO LONGER BE ABLE TO ACCEPT THEIR CHEESE AFTER  LOSING A CONTRACT WITH CANADIAN BUYERS OF ULTRAFILTERED MILK. MULLINS CHEESE SAYS THE EXTRA 100-THOUSAND POUNDS A DAY WILL TOP  THEM OFF. LUKE AND MATT GARTMAN ARE ONE OF THE WISCONSIN FAMILIE STILL  SEARCHING FOR A HOME FOR THEIR MILK BY MAY 1ST... I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT, BUT IT COULD BE THE SALE OF THE COWS/IF WE DONT' FIND A HOME FOR THE MILK BY MAY 1ST, IT WON'T TAKE VERY LONG. YOU CAN'T GO VERY  LONG WITHOUT HAVIN THAT MILK MOVE INTO THE MARKETPLACE AND THE OPERATION BEING CASH  FLOWED. TYNE MORGAN WILL SHARE MORE OF THEIR STORY AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE  INDUSTRY IN SEVERAL OF THE NATION'S LARGEST PRODUCING STATES. LOOK FOR IT THIS THURSDAY MORNING AGDAY . 8 DOLLARS FOR A GALLON OF MILK. THAT'S WHAT JAIME CASTANEDA, WITH THE NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS  FEDERATION, SAYS IS POSSIBLE IF IMMIGRATION RAIDS CONTINUE ON AMERICAN  DAIRY FARMS. CASTANEDA WAS PART OF A PANEL ON IMMIGRATION AT THE CONSUMER  FEDERATION OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL FOOD POLICY CONFERENCE.  HE ESTIMATES 80 PERCENT OF THE NATION'S MILK SUPPLY COMES FROM DAIRY  FARMS THAT EMPLOY FOREIGN LABOR, SAYING IF THERE'S A CONTINUED EFFORT  TO REMOVE WORKERS, THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT SHORTAGE OF MILK AND  HIGHER PRICES. 

TEASE
YOU MAY LEAD A HEART-HEALTHY LIFESTYLE...BUT DO YOU ALSO LIVE A BONE- HEALTHY LIFESTYLE? DETAILS WHEN WE HEAD IN THE COUNTRY, NEXT ON AGDAY.

IN THE COUNTRY
IN THE COUNTRY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA.  LEARN MORE ABOUT KUBOTA SSV SERIES SKID  STEERS AT KUBOTA.COM. OR DEMO ONE AT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER TODAY.  OSTEOPOROSIS AFFECTS MORE THAN 200 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE AND IS A  SERIOUS PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL  OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION. IT'S NOT JUST A CONCERN FOR WOMEN BUT ALSO  FOR MEN. A RESEARCHER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI TAKES A LOOK AT THE  IMPACT WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISES HAS ON BONE HEALTH IN MEN.  51-YEAR-OLD DEAN HARGETT IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL CYCLIST. EVERY WEEK, HE  RACKS UP MORE THAN 100 MILES.  HIS BIKING IS GOOD FOR HEART HEALTH BUT  NOT NECESSARILY FOR BONE HEALTH.   HARGETT DISCOVERED HE HAD LOW  BONE DENSITY. "IT ALARMED ME…I DON'T WANT TO HAVE FRAGILE BONES. I WANT TO BE STRONG AND HEALTHY THE REST OF MY LIFE."  A DECREASE IN BONE  DENSITY COULD LEAD TO OSTEOPOROSIS IN WHICH THE BONES BECOME  BRITTLE AND FRAGILE.   "ABOUT ONE IN FOUR IN MEN WILL HAVE OSTEOPOROTIC RELATED FRACTURE IN THEIR LIFETIME."  OVER 12 MONTHS, UNIVERSITY OF  MISSOURI RESEARCHER PAM HINTON STUDIED HOW RESISTANCE AND JUMP- TRAINING EXERCISES AFFECTED BONE HEALTH FOR MEN AGES 25 TO 60.  AND  THE RESULTS SHOWED THESE SPECIFIC EXERCISES DID MORE THAN JUST SLOW  THE RATE OF BONE LOSS. "WE ACTUALLY SAW AN INCREASE IN BONE MASS WITH  EITHER TYPE OF EXERCISE THAT WAS A VERY ENCOURAGING AND EXCITING  RESULT." THE EXERCISES WORKED BY DECREASING THE LEVEL OF SCLEROSTIN,  A PROTEIN THAT SLOWS BONE GROWTH, WHILE INCREASING THE I-G-F-1  HORMONE THAT PROMOTES GROWTH.  NOW… HARGETT KNOWS THAT CYCLING  AND SWIMMING ARE NOT ENOUGH TO STRENGTHEN HIS BONES.  "DON'T TAKE  YOUR BONE STRENGTH FOR GRANTED. THEY CAN WITHER JUST LIKE ANY OTHER  PART OF YOUR BODY. USE IT OR LOSE IT"  THAT'S WHY WEIGHT-LIFTING IS NOW A  REGULAR PART OF HIS EXERCISE ROUTINE.  FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF  MISSOURI, KENT FADDIS REPORTING. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING.

CLOSE
WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR ALL OF US AT AGDAY, I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY. 

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