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AgDay Daily Recap -October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 24, 2013

 

WASHINGTON WRDA:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER YEARS OF DROWNING IN GOVERNMENTAL RED-TAPE, IT APPEARS FUNDING TO FIX AGING LOCKS AND DAMS COULD GET A LIFE PRESERVER.

FARM BILL CONFERENCE:

THE FIRST CONFERENCE MEETING ON A NEW FARM BILL WILL HAPPEN NEXT WEEK. CONFERENCE CHAIR FRANK LUCAS SAYS THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEDNESDAY AT ONE P.M. ONCE THE CONFERENCE APPROVES A FINAL BILL EACH RESPECTIVE CHAMBER WILL VOTE ON THE LEGISLATION. IF PASSED IT WILL HEAD TO THE PRESIDENT FOR HIS SIGNATURE.     

SUNFLOWER SNOW:

MANY AREAS OF NORTH DAKOTA ARE INCHING VERY CLOSE TO SETTING RAINFALL RECORDS FOR 2013. AND THE TIMING COULDN'T BE WORSE AS FARMERS STRUGGLE TO BRING IN THEIR SUNFLOWER AND SOYBEAN CROPS.
CLIFF NAYLOR HAS DETAILS.

SUNFLOWER:

THE CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS JUST FIVE PERCENT OF THE NORTH DAKOTA SUNFLOWER CROP IS HARVESTED. IT'S USUALLY ABOUT A THIRD. SOUTH DAKOTA IS ALSO BEHIND, AS IS COLORADO. BUT KANASAS IS RUNNING AHEAD OF AVERAGE. OVERALL, THE HARVEST IS 20 POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE.

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