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AgDay Daily Recap -August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

AUGUST 22, 2013

 

COOL UPDATE:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THE BACK AND FORTH OVER A NEW COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAW IS FAR FROM OVER.

CROP TOUR:

THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR IS NOW ENTERING IT'S FOURTH FULL DAY OF SCOUTING. TEAMS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH IOWA ON ROUTE TO THEIR FINAL DESTINATION IN ROCHESTER MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY, SCOUTS ON THE EASTERN LEG, LEFT BLOOMINGTON ILLINOIS ENROUTE TO IOWA CITY. BEFORE MAKING THAT FINAL PUSH INTO ROCHESTER. OUR OWN NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN HAS BEEN ON THAT LEG OF THE TOUR ALL WEEK. SHE SAYS HEADING INTO ILLINOIS, CROPS LOOK GOOD. USDA IS CALLING FOR CORN YIELDS NEAR 165 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE. BUT EVEN THE MAGIC SOILS OF ILLINOIS CAN'T HOLD YIELDS WITH OUT RAIN. SO, TYNE ARE FIELDS REALLY DOING AS WELL AS THEY LOOK FROM THE ROAD? THANKS TYNE. NOW TO THE WESTERN LEG, SCOUTS SPENT THEIR THIRD DAY IN IOWA. AFTER LEAVING NEBRASKA CITY TEAMS HEADED FOR SPENCER IOWA. ALONG THAT ROUTE WE CAUGHT UP WITH FIELD AGRONOMIST AND SEVERAL SCOUTS SURVEYING WHAT USDA IS FORECASTING AS A DECENT CROP.

WATER:

CREWS ALSO FOUND POTENTIAL LONG TERM PROBLEMS POPPING UP IN SOYBEANS FIELDS.

TORNADO COUNT:

2013 IS ON TRACK FOR ITS QUIETEST TORNADO YEAR IN MORE THAN DECADE. SO FAR THE STORM PREDICITON CENTER PUTS THE COUNT AT 610 TORNADOS THIS YEAR. THE LAST TIME THE COUNT WAS THAT LOW AT THIS POINT IN THE YEAR WAS BACK IN 2002. TYPICALLY THERE'S MORE THAN 1-000 BY NOW. OF COURSE IT HAS BEEN A DEADLY SEASON. 45 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED BY TORNADOS IN THE U.S. SO FAR THIS YEAR.

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