Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. Dreams of a white Christmas appear to be coming true for many people as a powerful storm blasts across the middle of the country.
Mike Hoffman has been tracking the storm. And he also got some photos from viewers who are sitting out the storm.
Time is running out to negotiate a deal on the fiscal cliff. And with no fiscal cliff agreement, it’s likely the 2012 farm bill will get pushed into the new year.
BEEF TODAY REPORT:
In our beef today report, the USDA is releasing its final rule for animal disease traceability.
And there were several changes to what it proposed in 2011.
Meanwhile, a federal judge ruled in favor of a poultry producer accused of polluting the Chesapeake Bay. Alan and Kristin Hudson are contract growers for Maryland-based Perdue farms.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started work on removing the rock pinnacles near Thebes, Illinois. As we've been reporting, the low Mississippi river levels have threatened commerce along the Mississippi and revealed elements under water, like the rock formations.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE:
In agribusiness today, after two centuries of independence the New York Stock Exchange has been sold. The 8.2 billion dollar deal adds NYSE to the portfolio of the intercontinental exchange
Late-year selling pressure on corn and soybeans has these markets testing critical support levels. But the analysts at pro farmer suggest watching the cash market more than the futures market when considering 2013-crop sales. Profarmer Editor Chip Flory and Senior Market Analyst Brian Grete join us from the ProFarmer studios to discuss some considerations.
One of the most important Christmas lessons you can teach young people is about helping others this time of year. 4H'ers in one Tennessee town are helping to provide gifts and clothing for other kids in their community. And as Chuck Denney reports, it all starts by plucking an ornament off a tree.
FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:
In food and your family, an equipment company says it has some ideas for improving a holiday favorite. Texture Technologies says a simple test can keep candy canes from being so brittle.
For most of us, farmers markets are something we can only enjoy during the summertime...or maybe into the fall. But in California, it's quickly becoming a big year-round proposition.