TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 9, 2012
WORLD DAIRY EXPO FARM BILL:
Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. Now that 2008 farm bill has expired, the U.S. dairy industry has potential to see the biggest impacts.
WORLD DAIRY TOTALS:
Organizers of the 2012 World Dairy Expo say a record number of attendees from over 90 different countries attended the five day event in Madison last week.
WORLD DAIRY ACCIDENT:
Unfortunately, tragedy struck after the expo closed on Saturday. A 26-year-old woman swerved into a cattle trailer carrying eight jersey cows which had been in the show ring. The trailer and truck ran into a ditch and overturned. One of the prized-cows died. None of the drivers were hurt. Police say the driver of the car was reading a text message when the crash occurred.
In other news because Monday was Columbus Day, governmental offices were closed including USDA. That means the AG department did not release its weekly crop progress report. Those numbers will come out this afternoon. Meanwhile, USDA will release the October supply-demand report on Thursday.
From pecans to potatoes, America’s farmers are busy this harvest season. Mike Hoffman has details for us in the AgDay weather-center. Mike.