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.
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.
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.
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.