AgDay Daily Recap -October 24, 2012

October 24, 2012 05:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 24, 2012

DAIRY REAL SEAL:

Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. America's dairy producers continue to see competition on all sides. But the industry is standing up and revamping real dairy program with consumers in mind.

Recently at world dairy expo, industry leaders discussed the efforts of other products to infringe on dairy's turf. That's why they're hoping great use of the real seal will help set the product apart on the shelf as shoppers weigh their options.

I-80 HARVEST TOUR:

Despite recent rains, harvest is still racing along in Illinois. According to the latest USDA crop progress report, corn harvest is 30 points ahead of normal in the state. The state's soybean crop is being harvest nearly 10 points ahead of normal. But as AgDay National Reporter Tyne Morgan tells us, it's the beans that are helping farmers in western Illinois finish strong.   

CROP WATCH:

Now we'll do something pretty unusual for this show - we'll totally shift away from any mention of corn in cropwatch. Here's Mike Hoffman.

SYNGENTA SALES:

In agribusiness today, Syngenta released its third quarter sales results, reporting a 6% increase. Syngenta credits the increase to the company's strong performance in Latin America. 

PIONEER SALES:

Meanwhile, DuPont Pioneer says its agricultural sales increased 4% in the third quarter. The company adds profits jumped--climbing 16% in its latest quarter. DuPont Pioneer says it's now tracking to finish the year on target.

DUPONT PROBLEMS:

The same cannot be said for the parent company - DuPont - which had a weak earnings report. As part of belt tightening, DuPont announced layoffs affecting 15-hundred people. Its stock closed down 9% on Tuesday.

ANALYSIS:

The winter wheat crop is getting planted in a timely manner, but weather conditions have delayed the crop's progress. Farm Director Al Pell discusses the global wheat picture in analysis.

ARK GOURDS:

It's that time of year when piles of pumpkins and gobs of gourds are used as decoration around the home. Growing decorative gourds is a profitable enterprise for many farm families. In this report provided by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, Ken Moore takes us to one farm whose gourds are seen on the silver screen.

VEGGIE GIVEAWAY:

Meanwhile, a California family - who is making a name for their olive oil - is providing a unique bonus for tourists who visit their tasting room.

KROGER BANS SPROUTS:

If you shop at Kroger, you won't be able to find fresh sprouts in the produce section any longer.

EXERCISING BRAIN:

As most of us know, as years add on to our age, the harder it can be to exercise. New research may be motivation to help make that activity a little easier.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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