TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 2, 2012
Good morning I’m Tyne Morgan in for Clinton Griffiths. The 2012 corn harvest blows past the half-way mark and that's our top story on AgDay.
Farmers in Louisiana are seeing high yields with the 2012 soybean harvest. Match that with high prices and it's a good year. Tobie Blanchard has the story provided by the LSU AG-center.
DAIRY FARM BILL:
The 2008 Farm Bill expired Sunday. According to our partners at dairy today, dairy producers could face the biggest challenge until the new bill is worked out. That's because the milk income loss contract program also expired on Sunday. That program compensated dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specified level.
Even though much of the affordable care act - or Obamacare - does not go into effect until 2014, employers need to be taking some proactive steps to be ready. For example, employers must provide a summary of benefits of their plans on the first day of coverage or the date of open enrollment for 2013. Farm operators who provide coverage have some work to do. Dairy today editor Jim Dickrell has more.
The dairy industry is gathering this week for the world's largest dairy-focused event - World Dairy Expo. And of course our partners at Dairy Today Magazine have set-up shop to bring you the latest news from the show.