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AgDay Daily Recap -December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
DECEMBER 18, 2012

PLAINS RAINS:

Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. As we heard towards the holidays, some producers are just hoping for a "wet" Christmas, especially in the drought-stricken plains.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER:

Barge traffic will remain on the middle Mississippi around St. Louis for a few more days. Rain this weekend helped maintain water levels from dropping further.

CROP WATCH:

Mike Hoffman is off today. Cindi Clawson is covering for him. Good morning Cindi.

TAX TIPS:

We're in the final days of 2012. This means finalizing year-end books and records. The drought of 2012 created unusual circumstances, leaving many farmers with questions regarding their taxes. AgDay spoke to AgWeb's Farm CPA Paul Neiffer to get advice on claiming crop insurance this year.

CHOBANI DAIRY:

In news from the dairy industry - Chobani has opened what it calls the world's largest yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho. The plant is one million square feet and employs 300 people. The company broke ground about a year ago. Chobani also has a large plant in central New York which is helped support the dairy industry out there.

DAIRY TRADE:

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