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AgDay Daily Recap -August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

AUGUST 23, 2013

 

RFS LAWSUIT:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IS BIG OIL PURPOSELY WORKING TO LIMIT HIGHER BLEND BIOFUELS? THAT QUESTION IS BEING RAISED IN WASHINGTON.

CROP TOUR:

THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR IS NOW IN THE BOOKS FOR 2013. LETS BEGIN OUR COVERAGE WITH A LOOK AT THE OFFICAL RESULTS FROM ILLINOIS. GRETE AND THE 12 TEAMS ON THE EASTERN LEG THEIR PUSH INTO MINNESOTA. AFTER LEAVING IOWA CITY THURSDAY MORNING SCOUTS WORKED THEIR WAY NORTH TO ROCHESTER. IOWA AND MINNESOTA FACED SOME TOUGH PLANTING CONDITIONS THIS SPRING. THE LATEST F-S-A NUMBERS SHOW A MASSIVE NUMBERS OF ACRES UNPLANTED. IOWA HAD 719-THOUSAND ACRES OF PREVENT PLANT. WHILE, MINNESOTA HAD 873-THOUSAND. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN SPENT THE DAY DRIVING THROUGH THAT COUNTRY.  SO, TYNE ARE YOU SEEING MANY BARE FIELDS ON YOUR TRAVELS? OUT ON THE WESTERN LEG, SCOUTS LEFT SPENCER IOWA...ENROUTE TO ROCHESTER AS WELL. LEADING THAT LEG OF THE TOUR IS PROFARMER EDITOR CHIP FLORY. HE SPENT ONE LAST DAY IN SCOUTING FIELDS BEFORE BEGINNING THE LONG PROCESS OF NUMBER CRUNCHING.

CROP WATCH:

CROPWATCH HEADS OUTSIDE THE CORNBELT AS WE LOOK AT SOME CONDITIONS IN THE SOUTHEAST. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER.

ANALYSIS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS, WHEAT PRICES HAVE FALLEN ABOUT A DOLLAR SINCE HARVEST BEGAN BACK IN MAY. WITH WINTER WHEAT WRAPPED UP AND SPRING WHEAT ABOUT 20 PERCENT COMPLETE, FARMERS HAVE MARKETING ON THE MIND. SO WHERE ARE PRICES HEADED? FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL ASKS THE QUESTION IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

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