AgDay Daily Recap -December 7, 2012

December 7, 2012 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
DECEMBER 7, 2012

ANIMAL ID:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IN ON ASSIGNMENT IN WASHINGTON D.C. LOCKING IN AN ANIMAL I-D SYSTEM WITHIN THE U-S COULD TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH. THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

FARM BILL:

MEANWHILE, AS JANUARY DRAWS CLOSER, THE ODDS OF PASSING A COMPREHENSIVE FARM BILL LOOK SLIM. CLINTON SPOKE WITH CHAIRS OF BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE AG COMMITTEES. CHAIRMAN FRANK LUCAS SAYS WITH DIRECT PAYMENTS EXPIRED; SOME TYPE OF SAFETY NET NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO PLACE FOR ALL PRODUCERS. LUCAS SAYS THE SENATE AG COMMITTEE IS BACKING A REVENUE CONCEPT, WHICH TAKES THE AVERAGE OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS OF COMMODITY PRICES. IF THERE'S AS MUCH AS AN 11 PERCENT DROP, A PAYMENT IS TRIGGERED. LUCAS SAYS THIS SYSTEM ISN'T BENEFICIAL FOR PRODUCERS OF NONE-CORE COMMODITIES, LIKE RICE AND PEANUTS, AND DOESN'T WORK DURING TIMES OF LONG-TERM PRICE LOSS. HE'S IN FAVOR OF GIVING PRODUCERS A CHOICE-- THE REVENUE CONCEPT OR WHAT HE CALLS PRICE PROTECTION.

CROP WATCH:

EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE DROUGHT. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.

FIRST RESULTS:

WHEN YOU MAKE THE BIG INVESTMENT IN SEED, YOU PROBABLY WONDER HOW YOUR CHOICE COMPARES TO OTHER FARMERS AT HARVEST TIME. AN ILLINOIS-BASED COMPANY - WITH THE ACRONYM OF "FIRST" - HELPS ANSWER SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS.  THEY GET RESULTS FROM FIELD PLOTS FROM KANSAS TO THE EAST COAST TO GUAGE CORN AND SOYBEAN YIELD RESULTS FROM A LONG LIST OF SEED MAKERS. CLINTON TALKED WITH THE TOP NUMBER CRUNCHER ABOUT THIS YEAR.

PROFIT BRIEFING:

UNLESS WE SEE SOME SIGNIFICANT MOISTURE THIS WINTER, WE COULD SEE A BIG CHANGE IN THE CATTLE MARKETPLACE. WITHOUT GOOD GRAZING CONDITIONS, RANCHERS COULD BE FURTHER REDUCING THEIR HERDS.

AG TEACHER:

WORKING AS A TEACHER CAN BE NOBLE ACT. THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING TO FORM YOUNG MINDS. BUT IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY WORK EITHER. JUST ASK JOE BARBOUR. HE'S AN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE TEACHER IN TEXAS. AND IN THE EYES OF MANY OF HIS STUDENTS, JOE'S A "CUT ABOVE". ED WOLFF TAKES US TO THE CLASSROOM, IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU. JOE WAS A FINALIST FOR THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU'S "EXCELLENCE IN AG" AWARD.

FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY - WHAT HELPS DRAW YOU TO CERTAIN RESTAURANTS. IS IT THE FOOD? THE ATMOPHERE? THE SERVICE? THOSE DECISION-MAKERS ARE IMPORTANT TO RESTAURANT OWNERS.

TREE LIGHTING:

FINALLY ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING, WE'LL LEAVE YOU WITH A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER. EARLIER THIS WEEK THE CHRISTMAS TREE WHICH STANDS IN FRONT OF THE U-S CAPITOL WAS LIT-UP FOR THE SEASON.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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