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AgDay Daily Recap -February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 19, 2013

AG OUTLOOK:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. LATER THIS WEEK, THE USDA WILL HOST MEDIA FOR ITS ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK FORUM. THE GATHERING TYPICALLY SETS THE FOCUS OF ANALYSTS FOR THE YEAR.

HOGS:

IF GRAIN PRICES FALL, USDA'S LONG TERM OUTLOOK EXPECTS PORK PRODUCERS TO INCREASE FARROWINGS. BY 2015 PORK COULD CATCH BEEF IN TERMS OF ANNUAL POUNDS OF PRODUCTION. MORE PIGS ALSO MEANS A NEED FOR MORE PRODUCTIVITY. TO HELP, TODD GLEASON WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION SAYS EXPERTS HAVE PLENTY OF IDEAS TO CONSIDER.

CROP WATCH:

AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED THIS WEEK AND SUNSHINE STATE PRODUCERS ARE ALREADY CHECKING CROPS AFTER A QUICK COOL DOWN. MIKE HOFFMAN DETAILS IN THIS MORNING'S CROP WATCH.

FREE TRADE:

IN OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT, TOP U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE BEGINNING WORK ON A TRANS ATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP. THE PLAN IS TO COME TO TERMS AND REMOVE TRADE BARRIERS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND E.U. THAT COULD HAVE BIG IMPLICATIONS FOR DAIRY FARMERS. DAIRY TODAY EDITOR JIM DICKRELL EXPLAINS.

SOUTH DAKOTA COWS:

THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH DAKOTA SPENT LAST WEEK IN CALIFORNIA AT THE WORLD AG EXPO.
HE'S HOPING TO DOUBLE THE STATE'S DAIRY HERD OF 92-THOUSAND COWS. HE AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS ARE PROMOTING SOUTH DAKOTA HOPING TO LURE MORE DAIRYS TO THE STATE. THEY SAY, SEVERAL CHEESE PLANTS ARE OR ARE PLANNING TO EXPAND AND MORE COWS ARE NEEDED TO FILL THE DEMAND.

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