TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. Just like harvest, the USDA crop progress report is quickly coming to an end for another season.
I-80 TOUR WRAP-UP:
As harvest comes to a close, farmers across the U.S. have had another rollercoaster year. From the drought and heat this summer to hurricanes this fall, as AgDay National Reporter Tyne Morgan tells us, crops have been resilient and yields are a pleasant surprise.
Some areas of the upper plains are getting badly needed moisture. Mike Hoffman has details in crop watch.
Thanks Mike. A group of governors issued a warning Tuesday about the risk of losing tax breaks for wind energy. Governors representing both sides of the political aisle are urging congress to renew an expiring subsidy. Republican Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber a Democrat - spoke on behalf of a group of governors which support wind turbines. The production tax credit expires at the end of the year. It costs the federal government about a billion dollars a year. With Republican lawmakers looking to further tighten the budget belt, supporters of this tax credit face an uphill battle
The latest data from the commerce department shows the U.S. trade deficit narrowed to 41 billion dollars in September. That improvement is based upon continuing strength in exports of U.S. AG products. Farm Director Al Pell takes a closer look in analysis.