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AgDay Daily Recap -April 23, 2013

April 23, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

APRIL 23, 2013

 

FLOODING:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN, RIVERS THROUGH-OUT THE MIDWEST ARE CLIMBING OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND TEAMS OF VOLUNTEERS ARE SETTING-UP SAND-BAG PATROLS.

CROP PROGRESS:

AFTER ANOTHER WET WEEK, PLANTING PROGRESS IS FALLING BEHIND. THE USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT CAME OUT LATE MONDAY.

SOYBEAN PLANTING:

WHILE FIELD WORK HAS BEEN SLOW UP NORTH. DOWN SOUTH, RECENT RAINS ARE KEEPING FARMERS OUT OF THEIR FIELDS AS WELL. IN LOUISIANA, AGRONOMISTS SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO GET SOYBEANS IN THE GROUND. TOBIE BLANCHARD WITH THE LSU AG CENTER REPORTS.

WHEAT FREEZE:

MEANWHILE WINTER WHEAT GROWERS IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS ARE BRACING FOR FREEZING TEMPERATURES AGAIN THIS WEEK. IT COULD DROP AS LOW AS 14 DEGREES IN PLACES, ADDING MOSTLY INSULT TO INJURY. MANY FARMERS ARE STILL WAITING TO SEE HOW MUCH DAMAGE WAS DOWN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS FOLLOWING FREEZING TEMPERATURES AT THE OF MARCH AND FIRST OF APRIL.

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