AgDay Daily Recap -September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012 05:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

S&D:

Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. Will USDA further lower its expectations of the corn and soybean crops? The market will be watching...

FEEDLOT:

Price says they're having to travel farther to find enough feed. He expects some feed lots to sit on the sidelines until situations improve.

REPORT INFO:

Again the report comes out at 7:30 this morning. You can access it immediately at Agweb.com.

CALIFORNIA SLAUGHTERHOUSE:

After investigating animal cruelty at a California slaughterhouse, the USDA has resumed its purchases from the Central Valley Meat Company. The government stopped buying last month after an animal rights group released undercover video. USDA says inspectors found no evidence of sick cattle entering the food supply. It's also planning quarterly audits.

FARM BILL:

With Congress back in session, calls to pick up and pass the 2012 Farm Bill are echoing through the chamber. But with less than 12 working days before the current bill expires, optimism is running low.

CROP WATCH:

In cropwatch, we get a status report on peanut harvest in Georgia. And a California grower asked about irrigation use in the Midwest. Mike Hoffman joins us from the AgDay weather-center.

SUB IRRIGATION:

If you farm enough flat-acres, making the investment in a pivot irrigation system may make fiscal sense. But what if they are smaller, odd-shaped fields? In that case, sub-irrigation or drip systems may be a better option. In this report provided by the University of Tennessee, Chuck Denney tells us about some underground research.

ANALYSIS:

Soybeans continue to back off their highs, closing closer to 17 dollars in the September futures contract. But many still think there's upside potential for 2012. Al Pell asks Sue Martin why in this morning's analysis.

OZARK ELK:

With fall around the corner, it's the time of year many people like to get outdoors. In the Ozarks a growing attraction is a well-established herd of elk. And while the government would like to grow that population, some local landowners and environmentalists aren't convinced. Steve Grant with AgDay affiliate KY3 has the latest in a standoff over adding elk to the Ozarks.

RICOTTA CHEESE RECALL:

In food and your family - the food and drug administration announced a multi-state recall of a certain brand of ricotta cheese. Forever cheese incorporated is recalling all Ricotta Salata Fresco-Lina brand cheese in 18 states.

DELAYED GRATIFICATION:

New research seems to indicate that children who have better self control are more likely to make healthy eating choices as an adult. That’s the bottom line of research conducted at the University of Wisconsin.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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