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AgDay Daily Recap -October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 4, 2013

 

AG EXPORTS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. TURMOIL IN WASHINGTON IS HOLDING MANY GOVERNMENT REPORTS IN LIMBO--INCLUDING EXPORTS AND TRADE TOTALS. MEANWHILE A NEW REPORT SAYS AGRICULTURE IS CONTINUING TO MAKE UP AN EVER LARGER PORTION OF THE U.S. EXPORT ECONOMY. AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

DROUGHT MONITOR:

DROUGHT HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE FOR U.S. PRODUCERS THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THIS WEEK'S DROUGHT MONITOR, HOWEVER SHOWS AN OVERALL IMPROVEMENT IN CONDITIONS.

ARKANSAS HAY:

THIS HAS BEEN A BETTER YEAR FOR MANY CATTLEMEN IN THE SOUTHEAST AS AN ABUNDANCE OF MOISTURE HELPED REJUVENATE THE HAY CROP. NOW THEY'LL HEAD INTO WINTER WITH SUFFICIENT BALES TO FEED THEIR CATTLE. IN THIS REPORT FROM THE ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU, KEN MOORE TAKES US TO POPE COUNTY WHERE RANCHERS SAY THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS, THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO FILL THEIR HAYBARNS.

CROP WATCH:

THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF MOISTURE THIS WEEK IN PARTS OF THE MIDWEST. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH. HELLO MIKE.

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