TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 2, 2012
Agday has a few more stops left on this year's I-80 planting tour. This week brings us to Northern Indiana. Both farmers I talked to this week were planting soybeans when we stopped by. In the latest USDA crop progress report, it shows 28 percent of Indiana’s soybeans are in the ground. The average is just four percent. But it's not all about soybeans this year for each of them; corn is king on each of their farms in 2012.
Crop Watch this morning begins in Norton County Kansas, near the Nebraska state line. The wheat quality council is taking its annual hard red winter wheat tour. This is one of its stops. Agweb editor Sara Schafer is on the tour. She says this field looked thick and healthy. The crop is about three weeks ahead.
A South Korean delegation is touring the united states in response to last week's BSE case in a California dairy cow. According to the US Meat Export Federation, South Korea is the 4th largest export market for US beef. The group will visit USDA, tour dairy farms and slaughterhouses.