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AgDay Daily Recap -May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

MAY 6, 2013

 

ARKANSAS SNOW:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. SOME FARMERS IN THE SOUTH ARE STILL ASSESSING THEIR CROPS AFTER A COLD BLAST SWEPT THE REGION.

MISSOURI WEATHER:

UP TO A HALF A FOOT OF SNOW FELL IN PORTIONS OF WESTERN MISSOURI. PETERS ORCHARDS IN WAVERLY, MISSOURI SENT US THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON. THEY SAY THEIR GRANNY SMITH APPLES WERE IN FULL BLOOM MAY 1ST. TWO DAYS LATER THE SAME ROW OF TREES WAS COVERED WITH A BLANKET OF SNOW. AREA ORCHARDS ARE STILL ASSESSING THE DAMAGE TO THIS YEAR'S APPLE CROP.

KANSAS WHEAT TOUR:

MEANWHILE FREEZING TEMPERATURES CLOSED THE WEEK IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. AREAS SAW TEMPERATURES DIP IN THE MID AND LOW TWENTIES LAST WEEK--FREEZING A WINTER WHEAT CROP THAT'S ALREADY BEEN HIT FOUR TIMES PREVIOUSLY. IN KANSAS, LAST WEEK'S HARD RED WINTER WHEAT TOUR PUT THE PROJECTED STATEWIDE AVERAGE AT 41 BUSHELS PER ACRE. TOTAL HARVEST IS 313 MILLION BUSHELS...DOWN ABOUT 18 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

USDA WEATHER:

WITH WHAT'S SHAPING UP TO BE ONE OF THE COLDEST SPRINGS IN HISTORY, IT'S A BIG REVERSAL FROM WHAT MANY METEOROLOGISTS WERE PREDICTING BACK IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. SO WHERE IS THE WEATHER HEADED FROM HERE. BOB ELLISON WITH THE USDA HAS MORE.

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