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hot--a massey triple five fires up tractor tales. u.s. farm report -brought you by the dependable, long lasting, chevy silverado.> now for the news that moved the markets this week... it was another short holiday week for traders. grains however seeing a few r rples in the chart. earlier in the week, march corn futures making new contract lows. prices breaking through support and trading near the 3.60 level. big global supplies, weak export demand and fresh competition from argentina continues to weigh on the market. large net short positions also pressuring markets with short coverings as the year ends. on the soybean side, rains in brazil improving the picture for crops...at least for now. while argentina living up to pre election promises ist wasting time impacting
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meal and corn is headed for the southeast thanks new price advantages...around taxes and currency values. basis finding strengng in places thanks to heavy rains and flooding through the country's midsection. southeastern iowa and south through illinois and missouri seeing heavy rains--10 and 12 inches causing historic flooding along rivers and creeks. the u-s army corps of engineers says barge traffic stopped this week near st louis. livestock and equipment were forced to higher ground. several states have issued emergencies...the missississippi was expected to crest 14 feet above flood level. the same storm that brought massive rains started as a blizzard out west. new mexico and texas getting 50 mile per hour winds and up to 2 feet of snow. drifts were found up to 14 feet high. early estimates in north eastern new mexico calculate as many as 20thousand head of cattle may have been killed by the storm. usda rolling out it's latest quarterly inventory numbers for all hogs and pigs in the u.s. as of december 1, the number of hogs and pigs in the u.s. was
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largest inventory seen since usda began this report in 1988. the breeding herd (6 million) is up one percent and the market hog supply (62.3) isislso up one percent....it too is record high going back to the 80's. the number of saved pigs-per-litter also at record levels--nearly 10 and a half. a big difference from recent years as farmers overcome challenges from the ped-virus. while on the cattle side, last week's price rally helping lift feeder profits. the sterling profit tracker shows cattle prices producing a 20percent improvement in feeder margins, that's a 150-dollar per head increase, however, feedyards still lost nearly 550-dollars ($546) for every animal shipped last week. those are the headlines...meteorologist cindi clawson is in for mike hoffman this week. cindi these big storms are really starting to
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week... that's right clinton we've really taken a big bite out of drought although we still have a long way to go in the west. the areas where we've seen the best improvement, right down here in the southern plains were we're not seeing drought anymore at all in texas and in new mexico and still just a little bit dry in parts of arizona still have a lot to work on though in much of the western parts of the united states. and we've expanded a little bit in to the east but its really not that bad. now as far as what we can expect over the next 90 days as far as our drought outlook it is looking better for most spots. the area that we're actually looking for that drought to persist or even intensify is right up here in the northwest united states. western montana and on to washington a little bit into north dakota as well. but we are looking at improvement or at least staying steady in much of oregon nevada and into california as well. an improvement in some of those areas in the east as well. what can we expect as we head through the week ahead of us. well we
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all the way from the northwest through the four corners region and down through the gulf coast states. we are expecting temperatures to be a little bit warmer than normal as we head up toward the great lakes area. now as far as precipitation is concerned this week its going to be on the dry side in the great lakes area also in the northwest. a little on the wet side through texas and through the southwest so a little more improvement there. and a little bit above normal in the southeast. we'll have more weather coming up in the next half hour. alright thanks cindi. when we come back, andy shissler and brian basting join me to discuss markets as we kick off 2016. u.s farm report-sponsored by the enlist weed control system from dow agrosciences. combining the proven wee control of a new 2-4-d and glyhposate. take control of tough weeds like
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have brian basting with advanced trading. welcome. i'm glad you both are here on the first show of the 2016 year. of course, what we're going to do today is we're going to save this and go back and py it at the end of xt year and see if you're both right. >> no, maybe not, not fair. let's start by talking about 2015, brian, and tell us what were your big moments of 2015? what did you take away from this year? >> clinton, first of all happy new year to you and all your viewers out there. looking forward to 2016, of course. there's always twists and turns in the marke and in 2015 the biggest thing that comes to my mind right away is preparedness. when you're talking about the opportunity, for example, in corn and soybean market the entire calendar year came down to about a threex1e;week window in that late june, early july time period when the market rallied. >> yeah, we had that one big rally. >> thth was it. from the standpoint of you never know historically when the market's going to move, but being prepared and being willing to execute is essential to
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price, and that example, the market once it gave that opportunity it slipped away very quickly. so preparedness, whether it's an opportunity in grains, we saw the meats trending mostly lower throughout the year, preparedness, not predicting price, but protecting price. >> all right. what do you think about 2015? what are your big key moments or takeaways? >> the thing that i probably was surprised by more than anything is you look at grain fundamentals, and that's something you can usually rely on to trade and things like that, but then the currencies just kind of took over everything. >> that strong dollar, that big. >> right, the strong dollar and so, like, politicall you know, the u.s. may want a strong dollar for reasons and the crude oil market sunk to lows as we're having trouble with countries in the middle east and russia, and those things really dictated what commodity prices were going to do, and so you've got all these countries devaluing. they're devaluing in europe. they're devaluing in south america. the japanese yen, same
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anybody wants to keep money, and we're committed to the high dollar because we want to press on some of these other commodities. and so we're even willing to raise rates a little bit, and i hadn't traded currencies before, but i've actuallyraded currencies this year, which is surprising, but there just was a lot of things going on that i never would have thought that that would be one of the big things that i kind of got into this year. >> yeah. >> was the currency stuff. >> brian, as we wrap up this year, well, we've wrapped it, i guess. we've wrapped up 2015, we're moving on to 2016. how do you prepare for that year ahead? >> i think the most important thing, clinton, is going forward is to not box yourself in a corner, if you will, as a grain producer in particular. and by that i mean if you're looking to do some forward pricing give yourself some flexibility to be able to participate in rallies should they come. i'm not predicting rallies, but there's certainly a lot of variables out there that could give the market a boost, whether it's south america, demand trends, u.s.
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avoiding boxing yourself into a corner. protect price with flexible marketing strategies, but give the upside leave the upside open. >> all ririt. let's talk abobo 2016 a little bit, andy, and some of the things that you're watching as we get into this new year. >> i think, like, i'll still continue to watch the currencies to see if there's a restructuring of price that can develop from it. if we're no longer able to hold a high dollar up, and with everybody else devaluing, if it startstso slip. i mean, youucould see movement in corn and bean prices that are unrelated to its current fundamentals as the prices restructure. that's one of the big things we'll be watching, and then obviously you watch the usual weather and acres and all that kind of stuff and hoping, hoping we get some pretty good price movement here in corn and beans. we haven't had it for a while, and it's been untradeable. >> it's been relatively sideways, and he mentioned weather a little bit,
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now, seems to be something we can actually watch a little bit here in january and february. >> that's a real good point, clinton. as we turn over the calendar to january, very rough comparison, but that would b b equivalent to the july time period and stretching into february. that would be equivalent to the august time period for the u.s., and as your viewers know it's do or die in that julyx1e;august time period, particularly for the soybeans in brazil. and i think that's why the market is a little bit on edge here as we get toward the end of the calendar year, first part of january. it's been less than ideal weather f f a lot of brazil this fall. >> yeah, reaea quick. brazilian weather, something you're watching? >> ye, and i think the timing's just bad for us to really bite on that, that but you give it another couple weeks if we remain dry down there you could really get something going pretty quickly as all the traders are back and the funds are hefty short. >> all right. thank you both. we'll be back with more u.s. farm report in just a few minutes. receive a free tiral of the daily market letter and gain knedge about
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>> welcome back to u.s. farm report. andy shissler, brian basting our guests here today. brian, let's talk real quick about the january reports that come out. there's quite a bit of good information that we're expecting middle of the month from usda. >> january 12th, clinton, there's four reports coming out from usda. the final crop size for corn and beans for 2015. grain stocks report only comes out four times a year. of course a monthly wasde report that same day and a winter rex1e;seedings report. first estimate of 2000 winter wheat seedings in the u.s. what we've seen the last several years is more market movement around this day than has been seen maybe five, ten years ago because of the importance of the reports in terms of the growing world economy. >> sure. >> protein consumption, all these factors. those reports have been market movers, so i'd encourage your viewers to be very prepared for those reports on the 12th. >>
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you'd like to keep an eye on? >> i think because of the high basis in the east you saw a lot of grain move to market, so the stocks report should be bullish. >> okay. >> and so i don't know what they'll do with yield. i have no idea on that. i'm always wrong. >> i want it to go down, but it's probably not going to happen. but that stock's report.>> they say big crops get bigger. isn't that what they say? we can dream, though. >> i think it could be 200 million different on the feed, and that might be your surprise that could pop it. i'm just making a guess at what could actually doosomething. >> what about you, brian, what do you think? >> i agree with andy. i think when we look at this report, that grain stocks report, almost takes the greatest importance because it gives us the idea of feed disappearance in that septemberx1e;octoberx1e;november quarter and that sets the stage pretty much for the entire winter. last year was a negative number. the market never looked back from the december high last year until it got into the summer. who knows whwh's going to happen this year, so x1e;x1e; >> we should be feeding a lot of grain, shouldn't we, gentlemen? just talking if you're looking at x1e;x1e; we've got record number of hogs. we've got cattle growing. we've got poultry back
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grain, shouldn't we? >> yeah, i think the cattle prices are poor, but they were already out there that they were going to feed. we don't have enough disease floating around in pork or chickens to really put a dent in anything else. so i think it should be good. >> andy, talk real quick about a trip you recently took out to china because it was; it gave you some good insight into the economic situation there, and they're a major x1e;x1e; >> well, i think; the one thing i noticed was they have some problems in their farm program, and so, like, those things are going to get ironed out. t t way that they use quota prices to buy grain. that's all going to change. iwasn't a very good way to do it. it pretty much messed up their rice storage and their rice usage in where they buy rice and same things were happening in corn, and so you're going to see that whole program flipped ininhe next x1e;x1e; ; ey're putting together, like, a threex1e;year plan to really go to a world
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farmers. also, though, they're looking to increase really the livestock side of it, particularly beef and dairy, and they're always with the onex1e;kid policy, everything's changing to two. i think you're going to see economic growth and you're going to see more consumption on all the livestock and that kind of thing. >> so could be some more opportunities. >> but you're going to see yields go up in corn as well. >> interesting, interesting. brian, let's talk a little bit about the psychology of, you know, ending up 2015 and starting 2016. you look at incomes. they're expected to be down. this; we've been trading sideways for however many months. this has been a pretty rough stretch, and 2016's starting out in kind of a rut. how do you get through this? >> i think you make a good point, clinton, from the standpoint of the big picture isiset farming income has diminished the la couple of years.#combination of factors, input costs declining
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example. but the point being is we can only go forward from this point and look forward. and what we can do is be prepared to take advantage of opportunities when they're present because markets will give you opportunities, maybe not like the 2010 to 2013 time period. >> sure. >> but still there's going to be opportunities there, and you must be prepared to execute. and what i mean that is have a strategy in place where, for example, people got caught in early july this year not knowing what to do when we finally saw a rally that took six months to develop,p,o be prepared. obviously look for ways to manage costs. in my mind 2016 is the year about fine tuning your marketing, really being prepared to market very best you can. >> and andy, real quick, your thoughts on the psychology of this year and getting your mind set right for 2016. >> well, i think it's similar to 2009 and rolling into 2010. our prices are similar. it's set up similar. you have something that can change prices quickly, butit's, like, you go into survival
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low prices and i think it's going to be tricky, but i also think you're in that low level, low percent of price, so i don't think there's a ton of downside price risk, like, our upside is limited at this point, soo >> yeah, good. well, we'll get your
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now. we'll start with brian basting, go ahead. >> i think we've established a theme if you will, for the winter marketing meetings, clinton, and i is not about predicting price. it's about protecting price. going forward into 2016 there are going to be twists and turns we don't see today. markets are negative right now whether you're talking about corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, hogs, milk, but there are going to be twists and turns and opportunities arise. rather than trying to predict what price is going to do and when that's going to occur, be prepared to protect an opportunity when it does arise. now, the important thing i would add to that is be flexible in your marketing to
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floor in the market, but give yourself the opportunity to participate if the market continues to charge higher after you've established your floor. >> andy, your thoughts? >> i guess i would go along w wh that quite a bibi i think the one thing is when you have a lot of grain stocks your opportunities are more limited, and so like last year you had to sell a lot of grain in short periods of time or even in one day, and i'm willing to do that again. it's like if i can try to make budget and sell half a crop in a day i'll do it, you know, if the price is right a a we can hit the budget, but what i'll also might do a little different this year is i make x1e;x1e; i buy like month to month calls to protect such a large position doing it at one time, and so i'll probably switch up my game plan a little bit here, but i'll try to leave the upside open as well, but i probably will sell pretty heavy with a few different methods. >> all right, interesting thoughts. thank you both for being here to start off 2016. we won't play the whole thing back at the end of this year, but maybe we'll remember a
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ending a little time with the calculator this holiday season working on plans for a new year. john. while i have been sorta working on plans for 2016 all year, it seems like i always get down to the tricky details in the week between christmas and new year's day. so this week i've been hunched over my computer trying totoet the right answer. this process called to mind one of my all-time favorite scientific cartoons by the famed cartoonist sydney harris. i've run into this situation too many times, and it looks like 2016 is another case. farmers have the first steps of our plan pretty well nailed downwnwe want to grow c cn or soybeans or wheat or hogs. we also know the right answer: we make a profit and
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could require something like a miracle this year. in fact, many of the scenarios we imagine to make our plan work are could be assified as nearly m mculous: a devastating drought somewhere else that eats up burdensome surpluses; a radical change in consumption patterns; an inexplicable reversal in exchange rates so our products dominate global trade; or my favorite yields on my farm jumping 20 percent above my all-time record. hey-all of these things could happen. and oddly enough because we can't count them out absolutely, they become beliefs we use to justify step #2 in our 2016 plan. every year there are circumstances that will make our game plan work well, or stumble. 2016 has more of the latter than the former, unfortunataty. hard as it is to do, making sure our complicated roadmap to success doesn't rely on a step #2
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we can ensure we'll get some sleep in the next twelve months. ha. thanks john wishing you many peaceful nights in the year ahead. alright... still to come....on us farm r rort.. a look at an animal welfare program that's gaining acceptance in the dairy industry. the inspirational tale of a missouri basketball player and his role in history. all that in more when u.s farm report returns. the chevy silverado is the official news gathering vehiclclfor farm
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welcome back to u-s farm report. there's plenty more ahead th weekend. animallliance--an animal welfare program gains popularity in the dairy industry. a plan from phipps--a roadmap to 2016 the american countryside--a missouri man and his view of history on the hardwoods. and massey made--a classic triple 5 series rumbles through tractor tales.
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headlines... as the dow-dupont merger moves forward, some workers in dupont's home state are getting "pink slips". dupont says it will cut 17-hundred jobs in delaware and thousands more globally as it prepares for its merger with dow chemical. the companies announced earlier this month they are joining forces. their plan is to eventually split the properties into three independent companies. meanwhile, bloomberg news is reporting that the chinese-based chemical company chemchina is upping its offer for syngenta. syngenta rejected an offer made earlier this fall from the chinese firm. bloomberg says chem-china is now offering four-hundred-72-dollars a share. that's 20 dollars more per share than the previous offer. this current bid would e to purchase 70-percent of syngenta with an option to buy the remainder at a later date. the poultry industry is keeping a sharp eye out for high path avian flu symptoms this winter. while just this month, the iowa department of agriculture says it is lifting an order than banned live bird exhibitions, at places like county fairs. that ban was
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not been a new case of high path avian flu in iowa since june. also, the last iowa farm was lifted from its quarantine in december. so the state now claims to be free of high path a-eye. 31 million birds from 77 poultry operations in iowa alone were euthanized during the outbreak in 2015. avian flu a major driver in usda's latest food price outlook. usda says the average national egg price is 17-percent higher this year compared to 2014. looking at other protein -beef prices are up nearly eight percent from last year. pork, however, saw a three-and a half percent drop in price from 2014. new from usda --non-operating landlords now own a third of u.s. farmland. according to the department's 2014 land survey of the 911 million acres of land in farms--61 percent is operated by the land ownwn. 31 percent is rented from non-operating landlords. corporations, trust or other ownership arrangement
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swedish university say increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have changed plants metabolism. in most plants, the uptake of co2 through photo-synthesisiis reduced by a side reaction called photo-respiration. the research group found that the co2 increase in the atmosphere over the 20th century shifted the balance between photosynthesis and photorespiration ---toward photosynthesis. that means, according to researchers--global vegetation is helping to absorb a third of human-caused co2 emissions. the change was noted in both wild plants and crops. that's it for news...meteorologist cindi clawson joining u-s again with a longer look at weather. is el nino still in the driver's seat? you bet, clinton. el nino is still holding on strong. it will for probably the next several months. this is rivaling again. it's that big el nino we had back i i1997. now in a typical stronger el nino like this. what we normally see as far as winter, is the warmer air up in
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and a little on the drier side in parts of the northwest. generally, cool and wet in the southeast and wet in the southwhwt as well. guess whaha that's pretty mumu what we are seeing over the next 90 days. we are looking at warmer than normal temperatures across the northern states and down across the west coast as well. the cool temperatures remaining in much of the south gulf coast states, and something hitting into the four corners region as well. as far precipitation, drier than normal in the great lakes and in the northwest. that's the above normal precipitation across most of the southern states all the way up to the mid-atlantic. clinton? with 2015 now in the taillights, the ag industry is looking forward to a new year. and while uncertainty is certain, many of the same challenges will carry on. for livestock owners one of those issues is keeping up with outse demand for animal welfare and huandry practices. that's one reason the dairy
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cows are the number one commodity on a dairy. to be successful with a dairy farm you're paying attention to your anmials. eveyone knows this. while e rmers may know, the dairy industry is setting out to prove it through it's farm program--an acronymn for farmers assuring responsible management. the real purpose of the farm program is to demonstrate to consumers that the practices engaged in on america's dairy farms is providing the highest quality of animal care so that people aren't concerned about where their milk came from how it was produced. the farm program comes with a set of animal care guidelines, a reference manual that has to be followed for every calf and cow--it details procedures for things like birthing, housing and facilities, nutrition and milking...all based on the latest research in high quality animal care. and for the most part, all of these practices are what farmers are normal doing anyway. practices that are then
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three years. we have 52 different metrics different things we're measuring in the program and what we see in the program is very high levels of animal care across the count. in most metrics we're in the 85-90 range with adherance to those practices that's a great story to tell and it's one that's consumers are not hearing in the consumer media. those things that don't meet the standard are then marked for improvement. then if there is a problem they point that out and in some cases the farmers didn't even realize that what they were doing isnt up to industry standards. so they've actually thanked evaluators that okay we can do better and a lot of times its just a cheap fix. so far the farm program has done roughly 34-thousand on farm evaluations since the farm program began....and enrollment continues to climb. we now have
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proprietary processorsrshat are enrolled in the farm program. i think that's probably the broadest coverage of any animal care program in agriculture. and we can document to retailers and consumers that farmers are indeed doing the right thing.the farm program itself continues to evolve as the science and issues demand it. early next year the national milk producers federation will be rolling out version 3 point 0--and those new standard will start being evaluated in january of 2017. the fact is we do have people paying attention to what's going on on the farm. we're in a world where people care ababt where their fofo comes from. we tout that we're the source of that food so we need to hold ourselves to a higher standard. and that new version is out...online at the nmpf website. farmers are encouraged to take a look and leave
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while all of you are making plans for the new year...so is john phipps. here's a preview in today's customer support. this week, instead of reading feedback from a viewer, i thought it might be useful to use this first customer support of the year to get you all really excited about the upcoming topics i'll be tackling with agsplainers. after all it worked great for star wars. we've covered a lot of ground this year, but i'm itching to dazzle viewers with electrifying explanations of the exciting adventures facing us in 2016.
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week, "if only phipps would talk more about latitude and longitude and state capitals!" well, we'll be learning why africa is proving more challenging to farm, why china will soon have 200 cities over a million, and why nobody in the u-s recognizes the flag of the second most populous country. there will be blow-by-blow coverage of economic issues like inflation: who is winning the raging measurement debate between personal consumption expenditures and the consumer price index, and why nobody agrees with either answer. there will be fun episodes showing why middle-age non-hispanic whites in america are dying more rapidly and from surprising causes than other folks, how obestity affects food choices and prices and and more that will have you reaching for your medications. we'll talk government of course. once the candidate list gets to single digits we'll try to figure out
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and look at the regulations we actually love and those we hateoincluding the totally no-good awful wotus rule and what happens if ag wins. spoiler alert: this has a surprise ending. there will be lots of sciencey stuff from the new media trends that are changing everything, to artificial intelligence and robots, current brain research, climate change updates, and the blockbuster new developments in genetic engineering that will make this hot button issue even harder to grasp. best of all, unless absolutely forced to, i will not talk about drones at all. and those are just the topics i can think of in the ten minutes i spent writing this. send me your questions and we'll get to the bottom of the top challenges facing farming in 2016. that's a pretty good list in ten minutes. thank john. alright, when we come some roundball memories
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as football season starts to fade, kids are hitting the hardwoods-shooting hoops in basketball gyms across america. today american countryside's andrew mccrea takes us back in time -to when college courts weren't integrated--to meet a man who helped change the rules of the game. i got several technicals in a row. jerry armstrong grewewp on a farm near eagleville, mo. he excelled in sports and knew that might be a ticket to accomplish some of his future goals. ever since i was like in seventh grader. i had a goal. i wanted to first of all wanted to coach and wanted to play college basketball because i knew that was my ticket to get an education. he was recruited to play basketball by several division i colleges and he decided to head to el paso, tx and play for coach don haskins who was in his second year at the helm of texas western. "it was a team that would became
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eagleville missouri all state 19 boards a game starting forward." it was t early 1960s and race was an issue for some coaches when it came to recruiting. haskins was different than many coaches though. perhaps it was because during hisiswn playing days at oklahoma a&m he was told his friend and excellent basketball player herman karr, who was black, would not be recruited by coach henry iba. when he went to be recruited to oklahoma state coach iba told him that we don't recruit blacks. those prejudices will still very real years later when jerry armstrong played for haskins in el paso. we heard snide remarks on the side and sometimes something would be thrown at us. but they had to call in advance to make sure
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western went all tpe way to the national championship game. their foe kentucky, coached by adolph rupp, only recruited white players. rupp had made the statement that five blacks couldn't beat five whites basically because they're just when you get them down they'll quick and they're not disciplined enough. the remarks led haskins to not only start five black players, but only play black players throughout the entire game. tx western won the championship, but they didn't receive the praise of teams before them. the winners back then usually got to go to the ed sullivan show. it was an old time show years ago. i don't if very many people now remember the ed sullivan show. but they always got invited to the white house too. and the president was lyndon b johnson out of texas.
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games that season, yet he did not get to play in that championship game. forty years later the movie glory road brought national attention to the historic moment. however, coach haskins had never visited with jerry about what happened thth night until around d e time the movie came out. he said jerry he says i should have played you. he said i was wrong i appologize. and i said well coach you knew i wanted to play and i think i could have played but glory road might not have been made we might now of had the coverage that we g g now had i played. the experiences jerry armstrong had playing on an ncaa championship team under coach haskins are life lessons he's shared with countless students all across the state of missouri. both on the court and in the classroom. you see i
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city missouri and the lessons he taught me still impact my life today. traveling the countryside in mansfield missouri i'm andrew mccrae. amazing how those life lessons stick with you...inspiring. thanks andrew. when we come back, tractor tales
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takes us to the kansas plains for a classic iron that's all red. lloyd robbins, or "bub" as his friends like to call him, shows off a massey triple 5 series diesel. he knows it was built for hard work, but this one is fit for just showing off. as you can see it starts real good and it just drives like a new one. nothing else can be done with it. the triple series was the last tractor that massey harris made. and actually the merger with ferguson was going on. the time they were built
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particular one is a riceland version. stepped out front axle the wide tires on the rear with the rice tires. so that is a factory made tracotr. my dad bought a triple 4 massey harris new when i was nine years old and i kind of grew up on it. this one came from the salvage yard, just over west here in auburn. massey dealer had it. i pretty well restored it, actually switched motors with it. but the rest of the tractor its kind of put together with the best parts i had. the best motor the best rear end and everything. the power steering and everything. it is a good tractor. strictly a play toy, use it here. show it down at the power of the past tractor shows
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through the parade of power with the wagon behind it. for me its just a hobby and it's really fun i guess you could say to be able to have something that cause when i was driving that tractor 50 years ago i didn't think about it, you know wanting to restore it or get it back or anything so it's quite an experience, it's a nice hobby. the massey harris company--at one time--was the largest ag equipment maker in the british empire...and in the 1930's it introduced the first self-propelled combine. massey harris merged with ferguson in 1953--but didn't change its name until 1958. and congratulations to the freindship baptist church of mountain grove, missouri. founded in 1865, the congregation celebrated its 150th anniversary last june. many of the church records were lost in a fire in 1943---but the congregation thinks its one of
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todd, for sharing your church with us. as always we want to learn about your home church as well... salutes can be sent by email to mailbag at u-s farm report dot com or posted on our
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of stormy weather. take a look at this photo from denese runyan near house new mexico. the blizzard that blew through left six to 8 foot drifts and making work in the corals impossible--although her grandson colton had a good time. also in new mexico, trisha saulsberry says they got 2 feet of snow from that storm. but before it got too deep the family did a little cowboy sledding courtesy of dad's
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family farm underwater. she lives near mountain grow missouri in the southwestern part of the state. she says the entire family got flooded in over the christmas weekend...they measure 12 inches of rain. rather than be upset, they fired up some ham and beans--added corn bread and just made the best of it. parts of that area had to be evacuated after concerns the lily lake dam could break. down the road near banson, rivers rose fast as more than 10 inches of rain fell. docks at the lake of ozarks were seen floating away and many popular attractions were underwater. and finally alisa posted this picture on our facebook page. she says they've had some foggy weather at their dairy farm near london ohio. as always thanks to everyone for sharing and you can do the same. just email a photo and short descriptions to mailbag and us farm report dot com or post it our facebook page or twitter account online. and that will do us for this first weekend of 2016. for john, tyne and all of us with the program thanks for
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cover farm country. have a great weekend, everyone. the chevy silverado is the official news-gathering vehicle for u.s.
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good morning. he's back. donald trump returning to the campaign trail with his sights on the clintons. >> the clinton campaign said they'd most like to run against donald trump. they do not want to run against me. >> trump also responding for the fiime to the terror recruiting video, which features the billionaire himself. embassy burning.
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