AgDay Daily Recap -October 10, 2012

October 10, 2012 05:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 10, 2012

CROP PROGRESS:

Good morning I’m Clinton Griffith’s. Corn harvest continues its break-neck pace.

I-80 HARVEST:

The far eastern cornbelt is not as frenetic of a pace, but it's still ahead of average. This morning Tyne Morgan takes us just south of interstate 80 in henry county, Ohio, Tyne.

CROP WATCH:
Thanks Tyne. We also heard from a farmer on the opposite side of the state. Mike Hoffman has details in cropwatch.

WORLD DAIRY EXPO DAIRY POLICY:

Even before the expiration of the Farm Bill, U.S. dairy policy was at a crossroads. The National Milk Producers federation created a reform PKG that is now part of the proposed Farm Bill. But their version of a supply management program has been highly controversial. At the World Dairy Expo, dairy farmers opposed to that plan announced they were throwing their support behind an alternative.  AgDay's Michelle Rook has details.

CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE:

The efforts of FFA and 4-H members to make a difference are getting recognized by the white house.

ANALYSIS:

With high feed costs, it's been a challenging year for livestock producers. How are things shaping-up now from the marketing perspective? Al Pell takes a closer look in analysis.

HEALTHY LAND:

The drought the past two years has pushed ranchers to take extreme measures to keep their operations afloat. The AG department is helping producers learn to keep some green on their land even during the driest times. Bob Ellison has details in this report provided by USDA.

FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:

When it comes to fast food, some is faster than others. A new survey puts Wendy’s at the top of the pile. And the USDA releases its latest supplemental nutrition assistance program numbers. That's the program formerly known as food stamps. According to the latest figures from July, participation is up nearly three percent year over year. A record of roughly 46.7 million Americans were on the Snap rolls in July. Spending on the program now consumers nearly 6.3 billion dollars every month. That cost has doubled  in the last four years...and now makes up the USDA's largest annual expense.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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