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AgDay Daily Recap -June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JUNE 17, 2013

 

WEATHER DISATERS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. TWO MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR WEATHER DISASTERS TOOK IT'S TOLL ON THE U-S LAST YEAR , ONE OF WHICH HIT TOO CLOSE TO HOME FOR MANY FARMERS AND RANCHERS.

WET SPRING:

NOAA ALSO RELEASED ITS SUMMARY OF MAY AND OVERALL SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS.
THIS ISN'T NEWS TO OUR IOWA VIEWERS, BUT THE MONTH OF MAY GOES DOWN AS THE WETTEST ON RECORD FOR THE STATE.

WATER RESCUE:

ALSO IN IOWA - A DARING WATER RESCUE. EMERGENCY RESPONSE CREWS HAVE BEEN CREDITED FOR RESCUING A GIRL AND TWO WOMEN FROM A PARTIALLY SUBMERGED SUV IN NORTHERN IOWA. THIS HAPPENED WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING AN INTENSE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE MIDWEST. IOWA STATE POLICE SAY HEAVY RAIN FROM THE STORM CAUSED THE SUV TO GO OFF THE ROAD AND INTO A FLOODED DITCH. AGDAY AFFILIATE KTTC-TV WAS THERE AS THE WATER RESCUE UNFOLDED. EMERGENCY CREWS RESCUED THE YOUNG GIRL THRU A FRONT WINDOW AND THEN THE GIRL AND FIREFIGHTER WERE HOISTED TO SAFETY.

TEXAS SUNFLOWERS:

CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF DROUGHT HAS FORCED MANY TEXAS FARMERS TO MAKE THE MOVE TO MORE DROUGHT TOLERANT CROPS. AS ED WOLFF FROM THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU TELLS US, IT'S ONE CROP'S DEEP ROOTS, THAT MAKES IT SUCH A GOOD FIT IN PARCHED SOILS.

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