TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. While America’s wheat farmers are seeding the winter wheat crop in a timely manner, the crop is struggling to push through the ground.
Investing in irrigation has a big payoff for some producers this year - and not only in corn fields. Mike Hoffman has details in cropwatch.
No safety net for dairy producers could mean a spike in the price consumers pay for at the store. And one dairy group is calling it the dairy cliff.
Meanwhile, agricultural trade with Panama could see a dramatic shift starting next week. The long-sought free trade agreement with panama will enter into force next Wednesday. Mainstream AG trade groups have been working with Washington for years to get this measure approved. The FTA means the removal of some tariffs and other trade barriers on U.S. made products. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association says implementation of the FTA immediately eliminates the 30% tariff on prime and choice beef cuts. It’s been a long time coming. The Bush Administration crafted the deal in 2007, but it lingered in Congress for years. It was approved and signed by the White House this year.
As we discussed earlier, dairy policy is a challenge facing dairy producers in the new year. But looking into the remainder of 2012, it's not an easy battle this year, either. Al Pell sits down with Mike Hogan of Stewart Peterson to see what's ahead.
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