FARM BILL NO GO:
Good morning I’m Al Pell in for Clinton Griffiths. Decisions of the 2012 Farm Bill will now left in the hands of a lame-duck Congress and that's our top story on AgDay.
While farm income appears to be holding strong, businesses linked to agriculture continue to experience pullbacks in economic activity. Those are the opinions of about 200 bank CEO's in the nation's midsection. Each month, Doctor Ernie Goss from Creighton University collects data for the Rural Main Street Index survey.
SELL THAT CORN:
It's time to put the price of corn into supply and demand perspective. Should farmers be selling their grain right off the combine this fall? We have 2 reports, including this week's Profarmer profit briefing. But first Todd Gleason talked with Darrel Good from the University of Illinois about his view on the grain stocks.
Let's get our first look at farm country weather and it shows lingering dryness is causing delays for wheat growers. Mike Hoffman has details from the AgDay weather center.
With the soybean supplies at such low levels, does it make sense to store this year’s harvest?
Or should you sell it right off the combine? In this week's profit briefing, Profarmer’s Chip Flory and Brian Grete discuss what might be the best opportunity for farmers this fall. If you're a subscriber to the Profarmer newsletter, here's what you can expect when it comes out later today. They'll have a long-term weather outlook which says drought will persist in the middle of the country. Also, the market analysts will see how China is looking to cap food price inflation. And from Washington - as we reported - it’ll take a lame-duck session to get a Farm Bill done in 2012. The Profarmer team will take a closer look.
VETS ON CALL:
With its shimmering Golden Dome, the University of Notre Dame has a global reputation and following. Even when the football team struggles, its alumni support never seems to waver. And while it offers a world-class education in many fields, it is 'not' known for agricultural studies. So it might surprise you to find out that the focus of this week's "Vets on Call" profile got her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame. And now she's helping to provide health care to the pork industry in north central Iowa. Angie got her DVM from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. By the way, Notre Dame's football team is 3-0 this year, including a last second win over Purdue. We'll be running "Vets on Call" webisodes on a regular basis on AgDay. You can also watch other "Vets on Call" videos on YouTube. The address is on your screen. We'd also like to mention that Pfizer Animal Health funded the Vets on Call video series.
FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:
Wal-Mart has partnered with a health care provider to help make America healthier. Humana-Vitality developed a program designed to encourage people to eat better through savings on healthier foods.