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AgDay Daily Recap -November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 15, 2012

PRESIDENT PRESSER:

Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. A little more than a week after winning reelection, President Obama is addressing the country regarding his plans for the next four years.

IMMIGRATION:

Immigration reform is an important topic for many farmers, especially those who rely on migrant workers in dairy operations or hand-picked crops. We talked with Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley about immigration. He criticizes the President for the lack of action his first term.

FARM BILL:

We also asked the Senator about the un-finished Farm Bill. He serves on the Senate AG Committee. Grassley says he prefers Congress pass the five year Farm Bill before Christmas. But he expects Congress will pass a one year extension of the current bill which expired at the end of September.

AG COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP:

As far changes in the leadership of the Senate AG Committee. Grassley says Senator Debbie Stabenow will remain as chair of the committee.

WHEAT EMERGENCE:

Now to production news - the condition of the winter wheat crop continues to decline. The AG Department says 42% of the crop is rated as fair. That's the same as last week. However, we saw a three point downward shift in the "good" category. And a three point climb in the "poor" category. We talked to a Nebraska farmer about the drought which continues to stifle the plains.

CROP WATCH:

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