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AgDay Daily Recap -August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

AUGUST 19, 2013

 

ZILMAX SUSPENDS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. ABOUT A WEEK AFTER A MAJOR MEAT PROCESSOR HALTS THE PURCHASE OF CATTLE FED THE GROWTH STIMULANT ZILMAX, THE MAKER OF THE FEED ADDITIVE SUSPENDS ALL SALES. THANKS TYNE. WE HEARD FROM TYSON AND FROM CARGILL - WHO BOTH USE ZILMAX. TYSON TOLD AGDAY IT APPRECIATES MERCKS DECISION. CARGILL SAYS SUSPENDING SALES WAS THE PRUDENT THING TO DO.

CROP TOUR BEGINS:

IF YOU SEE A GROUP OF STRANGERS WALKING INTO CORN OR SOYBEAN FIELDS IN THE MIDWEST, DON'T BE ALARMED. IT COULD BE FIELD SCOUTS TAKING PART IN THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR. THE TOUR ENDS IN MINNESOTA. FARMERS THERE GOT A LATE START TO THE PLANTING SEASON, RECORD PREVENT PLANT ACRES AND THE COOL SUMMER HAS FARMERS LOOKING AT REDUCED YIELDS. AGDAY REGIONAL REPORTER MICHELLE ROOK SAYS THERE IS ALSO GROWING DOUBT ABOUT WHETHER THE CROP CAN EVEN MAKE IT TO THE FINISH LINE.

CROP WATCH:

LET'S GET YOUR FIRST GLANCE AT FARM COUNTRY WEATHER. CHUCK HEAVER FROM AGDAY AFFILIATE WNDU-TV IN SOUTH BEND, INDIANA IS FILLING IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN THIS MORNING. GOOD MORNING CHUCK.

ANALYSIS:

WHILE CROP SCOUTS SURVEY U.S. ACRES AND MARKETS WATCH THE RESULTS WITH GREAT INTEREST. COMMODITIES REMAIN A GLOBAL BUSINESS. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL TAKES A LOOK BEYOND OUR BORDERS IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

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