TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 22, 2012
2013 INFORMA ESTIMATES:
Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. One of the big analytical firms says expect more acres to go towards corn in 2013.
LSU COTTON HARVEST:
Louisiana's cotton harvest has had some delays. Cotton must be dry when picked, and rain has come just frequently enough to keep farmers out of the fields. LSU Agcenter reporter Tobie Blanchard has the details.
While cotton harvest has slowed-up, some Louisiana farmers are also still cutting beans. And they're quite pleased with their corn as well. Mike Hoffman has details in this morning's cropwatch.
RURAL MAINSTREET INDEX:
After experiencing negative fallout from drought conditions, the rural mainstreet economy appears to be turning around. That's the bottom line of the 'rural mainstreet index" survey.
CATTLE ON FEED:
The USDA rolled out its latest cattle on feed numbers Friday. Analysts are calling it bullish as all categories came in below expectations...and shows a dramatic tightening of supplies.