Coming up on AgweekTV, we will have coverage from the Northern Ag Expo, taking a look at spray drift technology and carbon credits. We'll see an ethanol plant that has signed on to the world's largest carbon capture pipeline. Finally, we'll visit a Minnesota farm that accelerates their lambing program to increase profits.

COMING UP ON AGWEEK TV

WE'LL HAVE COVERAGE FROM THE NORTHERN AG EXPO IN FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, WITH A LOOK AT SPRAY DRIFT TECHNOLOGY AND CARBON CREDIT PROGRAMS.

Jeff Beach: I'M JEFF BEACH HERE IN CASSELTON, NORTH DAKOTA, AT ONE OF THE ETHANOL PLANTS THAT HAS SIGNED ON TO THE WORLD'S LARGEST CARBON CAPTURE PIPELINE.

AND A MINNESOTA FARM SUCCESSFULLY ACCELERATES THEIR LAMBING PROGRAM TO INCREASE PROFITS.

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WELCOME TO AGWEEK TV, I'M MICHELLE ROOK.

OUR SHOW IS COMING TO YOU FROM TWO SEPARATE LOCATIONS THIS WEEK. I'M HERE IN SOUTH DAKOTA, WHILE EMILY BEAL IS LEADING OUR COVERAGE IN FARGO. EMILY.

THANKS MICHELLE. I'M AT THE NORTHERN AG EXPO AT THE FARGODOME, THE FIRST POST HARVEST FARM SHOW IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS.

THE EXPO STARTED IN 1993 BUT WASN'T HELD LAST YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME, DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. THE TWO DAY EVENT, PUT ON BY THE NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION, HAD ABOUT 160 EXHIBITORS FOR ITS TRADE SHOW AND TYPICALLY DRAWS THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE. IT ALSO FEATURES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND RECERTIFICATION FOR CROP APPLICATORS.

I'LL BE BACK LATER IN OUR SHOW WITH MORE FROM THE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS, INCLUDING CARBON CREDITS AND SPRAY DRIFT TECHNOLOGY. MICHELLE?

EPA MISSED THE STATUTORY NOVEMBER 30TH DEADLINE FOR SETTING THE RENEWABLE VOLUME OBLIGATIONS FOR BIOFUELS UNDER THE RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD. THE AGENCY HASN'T SET LEVELS NOW FOR 2019 THROUGH 2022.

LAWMAKERS AND BIOFUELS GROUPS HAVE CALLED EPA OUT ON THE DELAY IN SETTING THE AMOUNT OF BIOFUELS OIL REFINERS MUST BLEND INTO FUEL. THEY SAY IT CREATES MARKET INSTABILITY FOR FARMERS AND CONSUMERS.

Chris Bliley: The Administrator promised to get the program back on track, get strong volumes out there and really drive biofuel and ag demand and unfortunately this does the exact opposite. It creates just uncertainty going down the road.

THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTS THAT OIL REFINERS ARE THREATENING TO ABANDON THE RFS AND NOT BUY ADDITIONAL RINS, MUDDYING THE FUTURE FOR BIOFUELS.

LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING ON THE AGENCY TO RESCIND ITS DECISION TO REVOKE ALL FOOD TOLERANCES FOR CHLORPYRIFOS AND FOLLOW A SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND, RISK BASED REGULATORY PROCESS ON THE REGISTRATION OF ALL CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS. IN A LETTER TO EPA ADMINISTRATOR MICHAEL REGAN, THEY POINT OUT HOW THE AGENCY IGNORED THE SAFETY FINDINGS OF ITS OWN SCIENTISTS.

MONTANA SENATOR JOHN TESTER HAS INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO SUSPEND BRAZILIAN BEEF IMPORTS TO THE U.S.

THE MOVE COMES AFTER REPEATED ISSUES WITH DELAYED REPORTING OF BSE OUTBREAKS IN BRAZILIAN BEEF. IT TOOK UNTIL SEPTEMBER FOR BRAZIL TO ANNOUNCE TWO CASES OF ATYPICAL BSE THAT WERE DETECTED IN JUNE. MOST COUNTRIES REPORT OUTBREAKS TO THE WORLD ORGANIZATION OF ANIMAL HEALTH WITHIN DAYS. NCBA HAS ALSO ASKED USDA FOR AN IMMEDIATE HALT TO IMPORTS.

Don Schiefelbein: When you have a food supply chain, when you break that trust you've got to have huge consequences. And right now they've breached the trust of our food supply system by having a BSE case that they did not report for 8 weeks.

TESTER'S BILL IS SUPPORTED BY MOST MAJOR CATTLE GROUPS AND WOULD ENSURE BRAZIL'S BEEF IS SAFE BEFORE ITS BROUGHT BACK INTO THE U.S. MARKET.

THE GOVERNMENT OF VIETNAM HAS REVISED ITS MOST FAVORED NATION TARIFF RATES FOR UNITED STATES CORN, WHEAT AND FROZEN PORK.

THE DECREE LOWERS THE DUTY ON CORN FROM 5-PERCENT TO 2-PERCENT AND LOWERS THE DUTY ON FROZEN PORK FROM 15-PERCENT TO 10-PERCENT.

Dan Halstrom : Which is always good when we can get more competitive on the pork side and get us more on a level playing field. So yeah we're very optimistic about that and Vietnam is one of the growth markets on pork on the long term. So, yes we're excited about that.

THE ACTION ALSO ELIMINATES THE MFN TARIFF ON ALL CLASSES OF U.S. WHEAT.

THE THARALDSON ETHANOL PLANT IN CASSELTON, NORTH DAKOTA PLANS TO BECOME PART OF A MAJOR CARBON PIPELINE PROJECT.

SUMMIT CARBON SOLUTIONS IS BUILDING THE PIPELINE, TO SEND C O-TWO FROM ETHANOL PLANTS, TO WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA. JEFF BEACH EXPLAINS WHAT IT MEANS IN THIS WEEK'S AGWEEK COVER STORY.

SUMMIT WILL BE MEETING WITH LANDOWNERS IN THE COMING YEAR, AS IT PREPARES TO LAY TWO THOUSAND MILES OF PIPELINE, FOR THE MIDWEST CARBON EXPRESS.

Ryan Thorpe: IT WILL BE THE WORLD'S LARGEST C O-TWO SEQUESTRATION PROJECT.

THE THARALDSON ETHANOL PLANT IN CASSELTON WILL BE ONE OF 31 PLANTS IN FIVE STATES TO BE PART OF THE THE 4.5 BILLION DOLLAR PIPELINE, WHICH WILL BEGIN IN IOWA. . THIS PLANT IS ONE OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST. IT GRINDS SIXTY MILLION BUSHELS OF CORN A YEAR.

Ryan Thorpe: IT WILL ENABLE US TO CONTINUE TO ENJOY THESE HIGH CORN PRICES, AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE OVERALL AG ECONOMY.

BUT LIKE ALL ETHANOL PLANTS, IT ALSO GENERATES CARBON. THE MIDWEST CARBON EXPRESS PIPELINE WILL TRANSPORT MILLIONS OF METRIC TONS OF C O-TWO A YEAR TO WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA, WHERE IT WILL BE PERMANENTLY STORED UNDERGROUND. THE ETHANOL PLANTS ALONG THE ROUTE CAN BENEFIT FROM ACCESS TO SELLING FUEL FOR A PREMIUM ON THE LOW-CARBON MARKET.

Ryan Thorpe: LONG TERM, THAT GIVES US A MUCH MORE VIABLE PATH FORWARD IN HAVING THE PLANT HERE FOR THE NEXT TEN, TWENTY, THIRTY YEARS, AND CONTINUE TO GRIND NORTH DAKOTA'S CORN RIGHT HERE.

THE PROJECT WILL ADD THOUSANDS OF CONSTRUCTION JOBS WHILE THE PIPELINE IS BUILT, AND WHEN IT'S DONE IT WILL NEED FOUR OR FIVE HUNDRED PERMANENT EMPLOYEES. IN CASSELTON, NORTH DAKOTA, THIS IS JEFF BEACH FOR AGWEEK.

YOU CAN READ MUCH MORE, INCLUDING HOW THE PROJECT WILL BE PAID FOR, IN THE NEXT AGWEEK MAGAZINE, OR AT AGWEEK.COM.

COMING UP ON AGWEEK TV, WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT CARBON CREDITS, AS WE GO BACK TO EMILY BEAL AT THE NORTHERN AG EXPO,

WELCOME BACK TO AGWEEK TV FROM THE NORTHERN AG EXPO IN FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER IN OUR SHOW, THE EXPO IS KNOWN FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. MIKKEL PATES ATTENDED A SEMINAR ON A TOPIC THAT AFFECTS NEARLY EVERY FARMER. MIKKEL?

Mikkel: EMILY, SPRAY DRIFT CONTINUES TO BE AN AREA OF INTEREST AND CONCERN. KEVIN HUMKE, REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR TEEJET TECHNOLOGIES, SAYS NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO STUDY UP ON THE RIGHT SPRAY EQUIPMENT, AND TO CHECK PRODUCT LABELS.

Kevin Humke: WE DON'T WANT TO OVERLOOK THINGS. WHEN WE OVERLOOK THINGS, THAT'S WHEN WE USUALLY HAVE A DRIFT APPLICATION PROBLEM. WE GENERALLY HAVE A MISS IN THE SPRAY WHERE WE HAVE TO GO IN AND RESPRAY, AND ANYONE THAT HAS TO GO IN AND RESPRAY IT'S, YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOSING MONEY. SO I'M REALLY INTO THE QUALITY OF ACRE SPRAY RATHER THAN THE QUANTITY OF ACRE SPRAY. I MEAN, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT T-JET REALLY WANTS TO INSTILL. TAKE THE TIME, LOOK OVER ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR THE YEAR.

Mikkel: THE DICAMBA THING, WHICH HAS BEEN THE MAJOR DRIFT TOPIC IT SEEMS LIKE, FOR THE LAST TWO OR THREE OR FOUR YEARS.

Kevin Humke: YOU KNOW, DICAMBA IS ONE THING, BUT WE'VE GOT OTHER ISSUES ALSO. BUT I'M MAINLY GOING TO CONCENTRATE ON PICKING OUT THE RIGHT NOZZLE, SPRAYING IT THE RIGHT WAY, AND GOING FOR THAT LABEL. BECAUSE THE LABELS NOW, PARTICULARLY ON THE DICAMBA CROP SYSTEMS, THEY'RE CALLING FOR NOT ONLY THE RATE BUT THEY CALL FOR THE FAMILY NOZZLE, THE SIZE OF THE NOZZLE, THE PRESSURE RANGE THAT YOU CAN OPERATE IN. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE TIME TO KIND OF LOOK AT AND UNDERSTAND.

Mikkel: THOUGH THIS IS A COMPLEX ISSUE, HUMKE TOLD ME NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL HELP KEEP FARMERS AHEAD OF THE GAME.

EMILY?

THANKS MIKKEL.

ANOTHER TOPIC THAT CONTINUES TO GARNER A LOT OF INTEREST IS CARBON CAPTURE AND CARBON CREDITS.

DR. ALEJANDRO PASTINA FROM IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTED A SEMINAR ON THIS TOPIC, AND HE JOINS ME NOW.

WHAT WERE SOME OF YOUR MAIN POINTS DURING YOU CARBON CREDITS SEMINAR?

Dr. Alejandro Plastina: I WOULD SAY THAT FARMERS HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN FROM OF THEM FROM THESE CARBON CREDIT MARKETS, BUT IT'S UP TO THEM TO REALLY GO INTO THE DETAILS, LEARN WHAT'S REQUIRED FROM THEM, AND WHETHER IT'S CONVENIENT FOR THEIR OPERATION.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE IMPLEMENTATIONS THAT THEY CAN BRING TO THEIR OPERATIONS?

Dr. Alejandro Plastina: GREAT QUESTION. SO THE MOST PROGRAMS WILL REQUIRE SOME KIND OF CHANGING PRACTICES, AND THOSE PRACTICES USUALLY INVOLVE NO TILL OR STRIP TILL, PLANTING COVER CROPS, REDUCING NITROGEN FERTILIZER.

SO IF A FARMER OR PRODUCER IS INTERESTED IN KIND OF GETTING INTO CARBON CREDITS, WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT THEY SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE DECIDING IF THIS IS THE RIGHT DECISION FOR THEM?

Dr. Alejandro Plastina: ASKING ABOUT THE LENGTH OF THE CONTRACT, THE COMMITMENT REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM, THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF ACRES, WHAT ARE THE OUT OF POCKET COSTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

SO HOW FAST CAN WE EXPECT THIS MARKET TO DEVELOP?

Dr. Alejandro Plastina: IT WILL REALLY DEPEND ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROTOCOLS, AND THE MVR SYSTEM, THE MEASURING, REPORTING AND VERIFICATION SYSTEM. I THINK IF WE HAVE A STRONG SUPPORT FOR THE HARMONIZATION OR STANDARDIZATION OF PROTOCOLS, I THINK I HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP PRETTY FAST OTHERWISE IT WILL BE A STRUGGLE BECAUSE MOST ARE AT CURRENTLY AT A PILOT STAGE, SO IT WILL TAKE A NUMBER OF YEARS TO DEVELOP INTO A FULL FLIGHT CARBON. PROGRAM.

DR. ALEJANDRO PASTINA, THANKS FOR JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT THIS POPULAR TOPIC AT THE NORTHERN AG EXPO.

WHEN AGWEEK TV CONTINUES..

MICHELLE RETURNS WITH THE STORY OF A HOW NEWCOMERS FROM OTHER STATES ARE HELPING TO STRENGTHEN NORTH DAKOTA.

SO NOVEMBER AND THE START TO DECEMBER HAVE BROUGHT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS. WHAT'S THE FORECAST FOR THE BALANCE OF THE YEAR?

HERE'S JOHN WITH OUR AGRI-WEATHER OUTLOOK.

NORTH DAKOTA'S RURAL COMMUNITIES OFFER LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES , AND ONE WAY TO GROW IS BY ATTRACTING MORE PEOPLE FROM OTHER STATES, OR COUNTRIES.

WE'RE PARTNERING WITH A NON-PROFIT, STRENGTHEN ND, FOR THIS SPONSORED CONTENT SERIES.

ROSE DUNN VISITED KENMARE, NORTH DAKOTA, WHERE THE GEESE MAY PASS THROUGH, BUT PEOPLE ARE WELCOME TO STAY.

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NESTLED ALONG THE DES LACS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, KENMARE IS KNOWN AS THE SNOW GOOSE CAPITAL OF NORTH DAKOTA. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GEESE PASS THROUGH ON THEIR ANNUAL MIGRATION. BUT THE COMMUNITY WOULD LOVE TO SEE MIGRANTS OF A DIFFERENT KIND STAY AND NEST HERE.

Bree Raines: THE OILFIELD IS WHAT BROUGHT OUR FAMILY TO KENMARE.

THE TOWN OF ABOUT A THOUSAND SAW A POPULATION BOOST DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE OIL BOOM, BREE RAINES AND HER FAMILY MOVED TO KENMARE FROM OREGON IN 2012

Bree Raines: IT WAS QUITE A CHANGE. YOU KNOW, I GREW UP IN THE MOUNTAINS AND NORTH DAKOTA IS VERY FLAT, YOU GUYS' MOUNTAINS ARE FOOTHILLS TO ME.

THE FIRST FEW WINTERS WERE A BIT OF A SHOCK, BUT KENMARE QUICKLY FELT LIKE HOME. IN ADDITION TO THE CHANGE OF SCENERY, BREE FOUND A CHANGE OF PACE AS WELL.

Bree Raines: IT'S A SLOWER PACE, TOO. I THINK THAT THAT'S KIND OF UNDERRATED. I LOVE IT. IT TEACHES YOU PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.

BREE STARTED AS A VOLUNTEER AT THE WARD COUNTY LIBRARY BRANCH, QUICKLY WORKING HER WAY UP TO MANAGER.

Bree Raines: YEAH THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY IN KENMARE, EVEN IN NORTH DAKOTA IN GENERAL. IN KENMARE, GOSH I MEAN THERE'S VERY FEW THINGS THAT WE DON'T HAVE. THERE'S A LOT OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES HERE.

Jamie Livingston: THERE'S STILL A FAIR AMOUNT OF WHAT I'D CONSIDER NEW PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT ARE CONTRIBUTING IN A LOT OF WAYS AND WE'RE THANKFUL TO HAVE THEM HERE.

JAMIE LIVINGTON WEARS A LOT OF HATS, HE'S A BANKER AND A REALTOR, AND AS A LIFELONG RESIDENT, HE'S A BIG KENMARE BOOSTER. ALL THAT GIVES HIM PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP WELCOME NEWCOMERS.

Jamie Livingston: I THINK WHAT WE CAN DO IS EMBRACE THOSE PEOPLE FROM THE DAY THAT THEY FIRST MOVE IN. TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND THAT ONCE THEY STEP OUT OF THEIR HOME THAT THEY'RE WELCOMED AND ASKED IF THEY NEED ANYTHING AND WHAT THEY WANT TO DO TO GET ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND BREE SAYS NOW IT'S HER TURN TO WELCOME OTHERS.

Bree Raines: PEOPLE ARE VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT KENMARE AND THEY WANT IT TO THRIVE, AND THEY WANT IT, YOU KNOW, TO BE A SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY THAT PEOPLE WANT TO MOVE TO AND BE PROUD OF.

IN KENMARE, NORTH DAKOTA,THIS IS ROSE DUNN FOR AGWEEK.

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STILL AHEAD ON AGWEEK TV...

Emily Beal: WE'LL VISIT A MINNESOTA SHEEP FARM THAT LAMBS OUT MORE THAN ONCE A YEAR.

FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, SHEEP HAVE GRAZED AT SHADY LANE FARMS AT CANBY, MINNESOTA.

MARK GIESE BROUGHT IN SHEEP TO ADD CASH FLOW TO THE FARM, AND AS EMILY BEAL REPORTS, HE'S ALSO ACCELERATED THEIR LAMBING PROGRAM.

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Nicole Jessen: DRIVING AROUND THE COUNTRYSIDE IT SEEMS LIKE YOU JUST SEE MORE SHEEP NOW THAN TWENTY YEARS AGO.

NICOLE JESSEN LOVED GROWING UP AROUND HER FAMILY'S SHEEP ON THEIR FARM IN CANBY, MINNESOTA. SO MUCH SO, THAT SHE STARTED HER OWN FLOCK WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND MOVED TO REDFIELD, SOUTH DAKOTA.

Nicole Jessen: IT'S SOMETHING THAT I ENJOY, IT'S SOMETHING I GREW UP WITH WITH MY DAD HERE IN CANBY, AND IT'S EASY FOR ME AND MY YOUNG FAMILY TO GET OUR HANDS ON AND THE KIDS CAN BE IN THE BARN AND GET DIRTY AND DO CHORES AND HELP OUT, SO IT'S JUST KIND OF A FAMILY AFFAIR.

SHADY LANE STARTED OUT WITH HAMPSHIRE SHEEP, BUT QUICKY SWITCHED TO POLYPAYS.

TYPICALLY, SHEEP OPERATIONS LAMB OUT ONCE A YEAR, IN THE SPRING. BUT HAVING POLYPAYS HAS ALLOWED SHADY LANE TO LAMB OUT THREE TIMES IN TWO YEARS, ACCELERATING THEIR BREEDING PROGRAM. POLYPAYS ARE ALSO KNOWN FOR HAVING MORE THAN ONE OFFSPRING EACH LAMBING SEASON. MARK GIESE SAYS RAISING SHEEP WAS A GOOD BUSINESS PLAN.

Mark Giese: I'D RECOMMEND IT BECAUSE IT'S A CHEAPER INDUSTRY TO GET INTO THAN IT IS WITH LIKE, CATTLE. AND IT TAKES LESS FEED. I'D TELL THEM TO GO AHEAD AND DO IT.

Emily Beal: WITH OVER THREE DECADES IN THE INDUSTRY, IT'S CLEAR TO SEE THAT SHADY LANE FARMS IS PASSIONATE ABOUT THE SHEEP INDUSTRY. WITH AGWEEK, I'M EMILY BEAL IN CANBY, MINNESOTA.

SHADY LANE FARMS WAS RECENTLY AWARDED MASTER LAMB PRODUCER IN THE PUREBRED DIVISION AT THE 84TH SOUTH DAKOTA SHEEP GROWERS ANNUAL CONVENTION IN PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA.

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