AgDay Daily Recap -November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 16, 2017


HEADLINES
AS NAFTA TALKS KICK OFF-- CAN AG AFFORD THE ADMINISTRATION TO WALK  AWAY? THE KANSAS WILDFIRES WERE MONTHS AGO--SO WHERE'S THE DISASTER RELIEF  MONEY? IN AGRIBUSINESS.. A RECORD CORN CROP. DROVERS TV IS TALKING CATTLE HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION. AND HANDS FREE MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS WITH HELP FROM ROBOTICS. AGDAY - PRESENTED BY CHEVY SILVERADO. HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH-STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY.

NAFTA TALKS
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER A SHORT HIATUS FROM NAFTA 2  POINT 0 NEGOTIATIONS, LEADERS FROM THE THREE NATIONS KICKED OFF  MEETINGS IN MEXICO WEDNESDAY. THOSE TALKS COMING ON THE HEALS OF PRESIDENT'S TRUMP WHIRLWIND TRIP  TO ASIA. A TRIP THE PRESIDENT CALLED A GREAT SUCCESS.  "I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE REALLY ACCOMPLISHED BIG IS RELATIONSHIPS. ALSO LETTING PEOPLE  KNOW THAT FROM NOW ON THINGS ARE GOING TO BE RECIPROCAL. WE CAN'T HAVE TRADE DEFICITS OF 30, 40, 50 BILLION. 300 BILLION IN THE CASE OF CHINA. WE CAN'T DO THAT. WE HAVE TO HAVE RECIPROCAL  TRADE. WHAT'S GOOD FOR THEM IS GOOD FOR US." IT'S A FAIR TRADE DEAL THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN STRESSING SINCE THE  CAMPAIGN TRAIL. AND WITH THREATS OF WALKING AWAY FROM NAFTA, U-S COMMERCE SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS SAYING JUST THIS WEEK THAT  STRIKING A NEW DEAL BY EARLY 2018 IS ENORMOUSLY COMPLEX.  ROSS EVEN FAULTING THE AG INDUSTRY, SAYING IT'S AG LEADERS ARE MAKING  NEGOTIATIONS EVEN MORE DIFFICULT, AS THOSE GROUPS ARE VOICING A  GREATER LEVEL OF CONCERN OVER THE DIRECTION OF THE NAFTA TWO-POINT- OH TALKS SO FAR.  BUT ROSS EXPECTS SOME SORT OF AGREEMENT TO REACH THE PRESIDENT'S  DESK NEXT YEAR, AS HE SAID NAFTA IS ON A VERY SHORT TIME FUSE.  MANY AG LEADERS, INCLUDING FORMER AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK, SAY  NIXING NAFTA ISN'T AN OPTION.  "WELL I DON'T THINK THAT'S A RESULT THAT U.S. AGRICULTURE IS GOING TO ACCEPT AND AT THE END OF  THE DAY I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER INDUSTRIES THAT WOULD FEEL VERY SIMILAR TO THIS. I THINK  THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION IS TO FIGURE OUT CREATIVELY HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE AND  THEY WERE RIGHT TO RAISE THE ISSUE OF MODERNIZING AND RENEGOTIATING NAFTA, BUT NOW THEY HAVE  TO BUT NOW THEY HAVE TO BRING IT HOME."AS UNCERTAINTY HEIGHTENS REGARDING THE FUTURE OF NAFTA, ECONOMISTS  SAY WALKING AWAY FROM THIS TWO DECADE OLD DEAL WOULD DO SERIOUS  HARM TO U-S AG.  I'LL PUT IT THIS WAY SAID DAVE COLE ON A SUNDAY CONFERENCE AT THE ABA CONFERENCE HE SAID  WITHOUT NAFTA, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE  1980S, AND I HAVE TO AGREE WITH HIM. NAFTA IS A BIG  PART OF OUR TRADE PACKAGE, NAFTA DELIVERS A LOT OF AG EXPORT MARKETS. AND WITHOUT IT I THINK  WE'RE GOING TO SEE A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT DECLINE IN SALES AND REVENUES FOR OUR FARMERS. I MEAN IF YOU WERE TO REMOVE IT QUICKLY YOU'RE TALKING SERIOUS DEPRESSION HERE. I MEAN JUST  THINK ABOUT CORN AND SOYBEAN PRICES. NOW WE'VE GOT A HUGE CROP, WHERE IS IT GOING TO GO?  SOME OF IT'S GOING TO GO TO OUR NAFTA PARTNERS, AND WHEN IT DOES THAT THAT HELPS PRICES  HERE. THE SAME IS TRUE IN THE MILK SIDE WE SHIP LOTS OF DRY MILK POWDER AND OTHER DAIRY  PRODUCTS TO MEXICO. THE MOST CONTENTIOUS ISSUES FOR TH E U-S ARE DAIRY, AUTOMOTIVE,  DISPUTE SETTLEMENT AND THEN THE 5-YEAR SUNSET CLAUSE. BUT IN TOTAL,  THEREA RE 28 AREAS THAT NEGOTIATERS ARE TRYING TO AGREE ON.   AND NOW THAT U-S LAWMAKERS ARE FOCUSED ON TAX REFORM, EXPECTATIONS  ARE THAT THE KEY ISSUES WITHIN NAFTA WON'T BE SORTED THROUGH UNTIL  2018. 

KANSAS FENCING
EIGHT MONTHS HAVE PASSED SINCE MASSIVE WILDFIRES TORE THROUGH THE  CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS.  FOR SOME VICTIMS - THEY'RE STILL WAITING  ON PROMISED ASSISTANCE FROM WASHINGTON. NEARLY TWO MILLION ACRES OVER FOUR STATES WERE SCORCHED BY THE FAST  MOVING FIRES LAST MARCH.  THOUSANDS OF MILES OF FENCING, SUPPORTED BY WOODEN POSTS, WERE  DESTROYED. GENEROSITY HELPED SOME RANCHERS RESTORE FENCING BUT NOT ALL. SOME  PRODUCERS ARE STILL WAITING ON PAYMENTS FROM THE FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT. BETSY JIBBEN INVESTIGATES. ANOTHER POST IS BEING DRILLED IN THE GROUND IN BEAVER COUNTY,  OKLAHOMA WITH A TRUCKLOAD MORE TO GO BY MID-MORNING.  "WE BUILT A MILE YESTERDAY AND A MILE THE DAY BEFORE. IT'S PRETTY GOOD FOR A COUNTRY BUNCH  FROM TENNESSEE!"THIS T POST TEAM ROLLED INTO BEAVER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA WITHOUT EVEN  KNOWING RANCHER BERNIE SMITH. "WE HAVE A VOLUNTEER CREW BUILDING FENCE TODAY AND WE'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING FENCE  MAYBE INTO SPRING."REBUILDING IS AN EXPENSIVE PROCESS. THE AVERAGE REPAIR COSTING 10- THOUSAND DOLLARS PER MILE. AND MANY OF THESE PRODUCERS ARE STILL WAITING TO RECEIVE THEIR  FENCING REBUILDING PAYMENTS FROM THE GOVERNMENT.  "WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANYTHING YET BUT AS WE BUILD IN OUR FENCES, WE TURN IN OUR PAPERWORK  AND THEY ASSURE US THEY'RE GOIGN TO PAY US, I BELIEVE 75 PERCENT,"IT'S THE SAME SITUATION FOR THESE THREE SISTERS WHO HELP OPERATE  JI-ELS GILES RANCH IN ASHLAND, KANSAS THEY HAVEN'T TURNED IN ALL OF THEIR PAYMENTS HOWEVER 30 THOUSAND ACRES BURNED IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS - OVER 100 MILES OF  FENCE BURNED WITH IT.  "I KNOW NO ONE THAT'S RECEIVED A PAYMENT YET. WE SEE PEOPLE IN OUR OFFICE THAT ARE  WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO ARE TRAINED VERY HARD TO DO THEIR BEST TO DO THEIR JOB BUT THEIR HANDS  ARE TIED."EARLIER THIS YEAR, AG. THE ADMINISTRATION REALIGNED A NUMBER OF OFFICES  WITHIN USDA - PUTTING FSA, NRCS AND RMA UNDER ONE UMBRELLA TO SHARE  FACILITIES WITH THE HOPE TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE.  BETSCHART SAYS FSA IN HER COUNTY IS NOW SHORT-STAFFED DUE TO THE  RESTRUCTURING. YOU REALLY CAN'T STAFF FOR DISASTERS BECAUSE TYPICALLY YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'RE GOING TO  HAPPEN OR YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO STAFF. WE'RE FINDING WE NEED TO MOVE A LOT OF  RESOURCES TO TRY TO ACCOMINDATE THE WORKLOAD. FSA'S EMERGENCY CONSERVATION PROGRAM - ECP - PROVIDES FUNDING TO  RESTORE FENCE FROM A NATURAL DISASTER.  PRODUCERS NEED TO COMPLETE PAPERWORK AND SUBMIT INVOICES TO FSA . "ON THE FENCING SIDE, THEY HAVE TO INSPECT EVERY INCH OF YOUR FENCE BEFORE YOU CAN GET A  PAYMENT. THAT'S HUDNREDS OF MILES, THOUSANDS OF MILES IN OUR COUNTY AND THEY EXPECT TWO  PEOPLE IN ONE OFFICE TO BE ABLE TO EFFICIENTLY INSPECT ALL OF THAT?"PETERSON SAYS NRCS AND FSA ARE WORKING TOGETHER WITH INSPECTING  FENCE, SPLITTING RESOURCES TO  HELP MORE EFFICIENTLY. "I THINK ALL OFFICES LIKE THE FACT THEY CAN TRY TO PROVIDE SOME PRODUCERS WITH ASSISTANCE  BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR AND HOLIDAYS. HOWEVER, THERE'S NO GUARENTEE WE CAN DO THAT,"THEY'VE PULLED TOGETHER 'JUMP TEAMS' OF EMPLOYEES FROM OTHER  LOCATIONS TO HELP AND ASSIST WITH INSPECTIONS AND HIGH VOLUME OF  PAYMENTS.  IT'S ALSO A WAY TO WORK WITH A LIMITED BUDGET.  "AS I TALKED WITH FSA OFFICERS, THERE JUST WEREN'T ENOUGH OFFICERS TO GOUT AND INSPECT ALL THE  FENCE OR INSPECT THE COWS THAT WERE DYING,"KANSAS LAWMAKERS REP. ROGER MARSHALL AND SEN. JERRY MORAN  INTRODUCED A PACKAGE OF FOUR BILLS EARLIER THIS MONTH THEY HOPE WILL  IMPROVE LIVESTOCK DISASTER PROGRAMS THROUGH E-C-P AND THE LIVESTOCK  INDEMNITY PROGRAM - ALSO KNOWN AS LIP  WHICH AIDS PRODUCERS WITH A  LOSS OF CATTLE DURING A NATURAL DISASTER.  FOUR BILLS:  H.R. 4213 - CREATE ECP FENCING OPTIONS TO ALLOW UPFRONT PAYMENTS H.R. 4212  - RAISE ECP PAYMENT LIMIT  H.R. 4211 - ALLOW LIP PARTIAL PAYMENTS H.R. 4210 - DOUBLE LIP PAYMENT LIMIT "OUR BILL WOULD ALLOW THEM TO GET THE PART OF HTE MONEY PAYMENT A PART OF THE MONEY  PAYMENT READY BEFORE THEY BUILD THE FENCE,"AS RANCHERS LIKE SMITH BUILD A LEGACY...  THEY'LL TAKE THE HELP - ANY WAY FROM ANYWHERE THEY CAN GET IT.  REPORTING FOR AGDAY, I'M BETSY JIBBEN THANKS BETSY. SHE SAYS SOME PRODUCERS HAVE RECEIVED PAYMENTS FOR THE CATTLE THEY  LOST THROUGH THE L-I-P PROGRAM. 

CROP COMMENTS
LETS CHECK IN ON CROP CONDITIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR THAT WE  TURN TO MIKE HOFFMAN AND TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. IT'S BEEN A TOUGH HARVEST IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR. CHECK OUT THIS PICTURE FROM BRADLEY WINKLE IN OHIO ON TWITTER. A FRIEND LOST THEIR COMBINE TO A FIRE THIS WEEK. LUCKILY EVERYONE GOT OUT SAFELY...BUT THEY STILL HAVE 400 ACRES TO GO. BRADLEY SAYS ITS BEEN RAINING A LOT AND THEY NEED MOTHER NATURE TO  HELP THEM GET FINISHED. AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE OF WINTER CANOLA IN OKLAHOMA BY  BRENT RENDEL. HE SAYS ONE FIELD WAS PLANTED OCTOBER THIRD, THE OTHER JUST 10 DAYS  LATER. BOTH IN THE SAME CONDITIONS...AND THE EARLY PLANTED FIELD IS WAY AHEAD. HE SAYS IT GOES TO SHOW HOW IMPORTANT PLANTING DATES CAN BE. AND NOW HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. FARM JOURNAL ON AIR IS THE GO-TO APP FOR AMERICAN AGRICULTURE.  AGDAY, AGRITALK, U.S.  FARM REPORT AND MORE - 24/7 ACCESS TO ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS. TV AND RADIO...IN YOUR HANDS, ON DEMAND.  FARM JOURNAL ON AIR - DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY. 

TEASE
USDA IS CALLING FOR A RECORD CORN CROP...WHAT DOES MARK GOLD THINK?  HE SHARES HIS THOUGHTS AND PRICE IMPLICATIONS COMING UP IN ANALYSIS. AND AS FARMERS KNOW INSPECTING MACHINERY IS A HANDS ON TASK. BUT ONE INDUSTRY IS HOPING FOR HANDS OFF.

AGRIBUSINESS
WITH USDA CALLING FOR A RECORD CORN CROP MARKET ANALYSTS ARE  READJUSTING EXPECTATIONS. TYNE MORGAN HAS MORE FROM THE ROAD IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS. I'M HERE WITH MARK GOLD OF TOP THIRD MARK COMING OFF THIS LATEST USDA REPORT. I MEAN WHO  WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD SEE THAT BIG OF AN INCREASE IN THIS NATIONAL CORN MEAL. YOU  KNOW IT'S PRETTY SURPRISING CONSIDERING WE HAD THE DECREASING RATINGS OF VIRTUALLY ALL SUMMER  BUT WE HAD A LITTLE HINT AS THESE RATINGS STARTED TO IMPROVE IN OCTOBER AS LONG AS I'VE BEEN  AROUND. I'VE NEVER SEEN CROP CONDITIONS IMPROVE IN OCTOBER. AND I THINK THAT GAVE US A LITTLE  HINT BUT IT'S A STAGGERING NUMBER. IT JUST SHOWS YOU HOW GOOD THESE GENETICS ARE THAT EVEN  WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE RAIN IN JULY AND AUGUST IF YOU GET RAIN IN SEPTEMBER YOU CAN STILL MAKE  A CROP. EXACTLY AND AT THIS POINT YOU KNOW THIS LATE IN THE SEASON YOU CAN NO LONGER DOUBT  THESE USDA NUMBERS. I MEAN THEY'RE PRETTY SOLID AT THIS POINT I WOULD THINK SO AND YOU KNOW  GUYS ARE GOING TO SAY THESE NUMBERS AREN'T POSSIBLE CONSIDERING THE SUMMER RATINGS BUT  THEY ARE POSSIBLE IT IS WHAT IT IS. AND YOU CAN'T YOU KNOW IN THIS CASE CAN'T FIGHT CITY HALL. AND  YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHAT'S IN FRONT OF YOU AND WHAT'S IN FRONT OF YOU WHEN YOU WHEN YOU'RE  AT THIS MEETING AND YOU HEAR ABOUT ALL THE PILES OF CORN THAT ARE STILL OUT THERE FROM LAST YEAR.  WE'RE GOING TO PUT MORE ON TOP. WE HAVE A TOUGH SITUATION HERE. PRICES DEFINITELY ARE ON  OUR AT BREAK EVEN LEVELS FOR SOME PRODUCERS. SO AT THIS POINT HOW MUCH MORE CAN CORN  HANDLE WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS MASSIVE OF A CROP AGAIN THIS YEAR. WELL WE HAVE TO DO  SOMETHING OUT THERE. I MEAN ONE IDEA I'VE BEEN KIND OF KICKING AROUND IS MAYBE A NEW  CERP PROGRAM WE NEED TO TAKE FIVE OR 10 MILLION ACRES OUT OF PRODUCTION HAVE TO DO IT  OTHERWISE IF WE HAVE A GREAT GROWING SEASON NEXT YEAR WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM. WHEN YOU TAKE  THOSE ACRES OUT TO SEE R.P.. THEY CAN ONLY COME BACK INTO NON-GMO BECAUSE THERE'S A  STRONG DEMAND FOR NON-GMO CROPS AND THE FARMERS DON'T WANT TO TAKE THAT THREE YEARS OFF  AND GET THE FIELDS CLEANED OUT. SO MAYBE THIS WAY YOU CAN LOSE SOME PRODUCTION. I'M SURE  THERE'LL BE SOME PEOPLE AGAINST AN IDEA LIKE THAT BUT I THINK IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THE  AMERICAN ECONOMY THE FARM ECONOMY OVER THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO YOU'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING  DRASTIC. WE CAN'T HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE CAN GET A DROUGHT IN SOUTH AMERICA WE CAN HOPE  AND PRAY THAT THERE'S ANOTHER PROBLEM HERE. SO WHAT ABOUT FOR THOSE PRODUCERS THAT REALLY  DIDN'T SELL MUCH CORN LAST YEAR BECAUSE PRICES WEREN'T THAT GOOD. HUNG ON HOPING THAT  MAYBE WE WOULD GET MORE FAVORABLE PRICES AND NOW LOOKING AT THIS YEAR'S CROP COMING OUT.  WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE FOR THEM. WELL IN MY OPINION YOU'VE GOT TO. FIRST OF ALL IF YOU'RE THINKING  ABOUT PUTTING IT IN COMMERCIAL STORAGE DON'T IT'S GOING TO COST OR FOUR CENTS A MONTH TO PUT IT IN COMMERCIAL STORAGE OR MORE. YOU CAN SELL THE CORN DO IT ON AN HGA FOR A JULY DELIVERY TRY TO  PICK UP SOME BASIS BETWEEN NOW AND THEN AND THEN REEL ON THOSE BUSHELS WITH THE CALL  OPTION IF YOU'RE STORING IT ON A FARM. YOU'VE GOT TO MAINTAIN A PUT OPTION UNDERNEATH THIS  BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW THAT CONSIDERING WE'VE BROKEN OUT OF THIS LONG RANGE AND THE CORN. YOU  KNOW COULD IT BE ANOTHER 30 OR 40 CENTS LOWER IT COULD BE. SO IF YOU AND YOU CAN SPEND SIX  EIGHT CENTS ON A PLATE TO PROTECT THE PRICES OF OPTIONS ARE CHEAP TODAY. ARE THERE THINGS YOU  CAN DO IF YOU'RE WILLING TO DO THAT. ALL RIGHT. MARK GO THE TOP THERE. WE APPRECIATE IT MARK.  THANK YOU MUCH. STAY WITH US WE NEED TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK AND THEN WE'LL BE BACK WITH  MORE AGDAY

WEATHER
AGDAY WEATHER - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KAWASAKI AND THE NEW MULE PRO-FXR™ SIDE X  SIDE. RIDE LIKE A BOSS WITH HIGH-END STYLING AND RUGGED CAPABILITY. WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN AND MIKE I KNOW HARVEST  HAS BEEN KIND OF A TOUGH GO FOR A LOT OF FOLKS OUT THERE YOU LOOK AT NEBRASKA IT'S IT'S WET ON  THE GROUND IT REALLY IS THE LATEST ROOT ZONE MOISTURE SHOWING THAT THERE ARE OTHER WET POCKETS  ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE OHIO VALLEY AND GREAT LAKES IN THE SOUTHEAST AS YOU  CAN SEE HERE WHICH HAS BEEN CAUSING SOME ISSUES. NOW THERE OBVIOUSLY ARE SOME DRY  AREAS AS WELL LIKE THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ESPECIALLY ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI AND PARTS  OF THE EAST COAST AS YOU CAN SEE BUT THOSE AREN'T AS BIG A CONCERN THIS TIME OF YEAR AS IT  WOULD BE DURING THE ACTUAL GROWING SEASON AND MOST OF THESE AREAS. ALL RIGHT LET'S TAKE A  LOOK AT THINGS WE HAVE TWO AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE ONE OFF THE EAST COAST AND ONE IN THE  GREAT LAKES. AND WE HAVE TWO IN THE WEST AS WELL. LET'S PUT THE MAPS INTO MOTION HIGH  PRESSURE GIVING MOST OF THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY DRY CONDITIONS. BUT YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF  RAIN MOVING THROUGH NEW ENGLAND. A FEW SHOWERS IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA. ON THE BACKSIDE OF  THESE STORM SYSTEMS AND IN THE NORTHEAST WILL BE SOME LAKE EFFECT SNOW. I DON'T SEE ANY  MAJOR AMOUNTS THERE AND YOU CAN SEE THIS WHOLE SYSTEM THIS IS A POWERFUL SYSTEM COMING  EAST AND IT'S IT'S PRODUCING A LOT OF MOISTURE THROUGH THE ROCKIES AND IT WILL AS IT COMES INTO  THE PLAINS ESPECIALLY AS YOU SEE THIS PLUME OF MOISTURE COMING NORTHWARD OUT OF THE GOLF.  ONCE THAT GETS INVOLVED IT WILL REALLY MOISTEN UP ONCE AGAIN FOR SOME OF THOSE AREAS THAT ARE  STILL TRYING TO HARVEST CROPS. TAKE A LOOK AT TOMORROW THEN YOU CAN SEE AS WE HEAD THROUGH  THE DAY NOW. THIS IS KIND OF GOOD NEWS FOR WESTERN NEBRASKA THAT'S VERY WET LIKE WE SHOWED  YOU. MOST OF THIS MOISTURE DOESN'T HAPPEN UNTIL IT GETS EAST OF YOU BUT THE SHOWERS START TO  BREAK OUT ACROSS THE NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY SOME SNOW ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THAT  AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND THAT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST. PRETTY COLD AIR COMING IN  BEHIND IT BY THE WAY. PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES PAST 24 HOURS. THERE'S THE FIRST SYSTEM AND THE  ONE OUT WEST. LET'S ADD IN THE NEXT 36. YOU CAN SEE WE'RE NOT GOING TO ADD A LOT TO THE  SOUTHEAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC BUT WE'LL ADD A FAIR AMOUNT IN PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND AND WE'RE  REALLY ADDING A LOT OUT WEST. LOOK AT THAT MOISTURE THAT'S SEVERAL INCHES OF MELTED DOWN SNOW  IN THE SIERRA NEVADA RANGE. SO THAT'LL BE A LOT OF SNOW IN FACT. ALREADY SEE OVER THE PAST 24  HOURS WE'VE SEEN SOME THEY'RE ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. WE DON'T HAVE TOO MUCH IN THE  NORTHEAST BUT WE DO A LITTLE BIT NORTHERN LAKES IN THE NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND BUT BOY SOME OF  THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ROCKIES GETTING PUMMELED WITH HEAVY  SNOW. TAKE A LOOK AT THE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES YOU CAN SEE 30S AND 40S THROUGH THE  GREAT LAKES IN THE NORTHEAST 70S BY THE TIME YOU GET TO THE GULF COAST LOWS TONIGHT GOING TO  DROP INTO THE 30S THROUGH MOST OF THE EASTERN CORN BELT EVEN 40S INTO THE ATLANTA AREA. HIGH  TEMPERATURES TOMORROW STARTS TO WARM UP OVER TEXAS STILL CHILLY. GREAT LAKES INTO THE  NORTHEAST. YOU CAN SEE ON THE JET STREAM THAT FIRST TROUGH MOVES AWAY. SECOND WIND DIGS IN  AND BRINGS A SHOT OF COLD AIR FOR THIS WEEKEND INTO THE GREAT LAKES AND THE NORTHEAST. AND  THEN THIS IS VERY COLD AIR GOING TO START TO COME SOUTHWARD AS WE HEAD TOWARD THANKSGIVING.  WE'LL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON THAT FOR YOU. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A  LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL PUEBLO COLORADO TODAY LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND WARMER.  HIGH TEMPS UP TO 72 DEGREES. JACKSON MISSISSIPPI PARTLY SUNNY AND COMFORTABLE HIGH OF 72.  AND FINALLY WHEELING WEST VIRGINIA MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND CHILLY HIGH 41. 

TEASE
WE'RE TALKING BEEF MARKETS NEXT ON OUR DROVERS REPORT. AND LATER, INSPECTIONS ARE VITALLY IMPORTANT BUT EXTREMELY TEDIOUS. WE'LL SEE HOW ONE INDUSTRY IS TRYING OUT ROBOTS TODAY ON IN THE  COUNTRY. INSTINCT AND N-SERVE NITROGEN STABILIZERS DON'T JUST STABILIZE NITROGEN, THEY MAXIMIZE IT - SO  CORN CROPS GIE THE MAX IN RETURN.  LEARN MORE AT MAXINMAXOUT.COM. 

DROVERS TV
DROVERS TV ON AGDAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY QLON DROVERS TV, THE WORLD'S LARGEST MEAT PACKER SAYS IT'S DONE SELLING  PIECES OF ITS BUSINESS. JBS CITING BETTER EARNINGS PROSPECTS IN THE U.S. FOLLOWING A SERIES OF  BRIBERY SCANDALS EARLIER IN THE YEAR. THE COMPANY SAYS IT'S RAISED NEARLY 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN THE PAST FEW  MONTHS SELLING PIECES OF ITS BEEF, CHICKEN AND DAIRY OPERATIONS  INCLUDING THE SALE OF ITS FIVE RIVERS CATTLE FEEDING DIVISION. THE SAYS THAT'S FAR ENOUGH AND ITS NOW ON SOLID FINANCIAL FOOTING. THE CHECKOFF-FUNDED BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM HAS LAUNCHED A  NEW TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR CATTLE HAULING. THE PROGRAM IS KNOWN AS BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE TRANSPORTATION.  IT PROVIDES CATTLE PRODUCERS AND HAULERS WITH BEST PRACTICES TO HELP  IMPROVE CATTLE CARE AND PROTECT BEEF QUALITY WHEN MOVING LIVESTOCK. " ACCORDING TO SPOKESMEN FOR BQA. PARTICIPATING IN BQA  TRANSPORTATION WILL BE AN INDICATOR THAT THE BEEF AND DAIRY INDUSTRIES  ARE COMMITTED TO RESPONSIBLE ANIMAL CARE DURING TRANSPORTATION AND  MAKES BOTH THE BQA AND DAIRY FARM ANIMAL CARE PROGRAMS MORE  COMPLETE."THE BQA PROGRAM WAS FIRST FUNDED BY THE BEEF CHECKOFF IN THE EARLY 1990'S AND DEVELOPED ITS FIRST GUIDANCE ON TRANSPORTATION IN 2006. THE ONLINE TRAINING WILL INCLUDE A PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR  FARMERS AND RANCHERS WHO USE STOCK TRAILERS FOR SMALLER LOADS OF  CATTLE. LEARN MORE AT BQA-DOT-ORG. AND WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO HAVE A ROBOT DO YOUR MACHINERY INSPECTION?  THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY THINKS IT MAY HAVE A SOLUTION. DETAILS NEXT.

IN THE COUNTRY
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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. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAM COMMERCIAL - AMERICA'S LONGEST-LASTING HEAVY DUTY  PICKUPS. 

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