TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. It's only mid-October and yet many corn growing states are streaking towards the finish line and that's our top story on AgDay.
NORTH DAKOTA CROP SIZE:
In North Dakota, corn harvest is 70-points ahead. Not only is it an early harvest, it's also a sizeable one. The state's farmers are shattering corn and soybean production records. 'NASS' says 390-million bushels of corn were produced. That's a 16% jump from Septembers estimates. And 80% above last year. The soybean increase was just as impressive. Cliff Naylor says grain piles are a common site.
CALIFORNIA FEDERAL ORDER:
In our dairy today report, the debate continues over whether California should adopt federal milk marketing orders. Some producers say its time as the state's own pricing system lags behind.
A growing dairy industry means a shift in acreage in one western state. Mike has more in cropwatch.
In agribusiness today - producers are always looking for ways to maximum profits. And some of that pencil-work begins right now. Here's Al Pell.
FOOD FOR ALL: