AgDay Daily Recap -February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014 01:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

 

WATER RULES:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. MANY SECTORS OF AGRICULTURE ARE WATCHING THE E-P-A CLOSELY AS IT PREPARES TO RELEASE ITS UPDATE OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT.

WHEN AGDAY SPOKE WITH EPA THIS FALL THE ADMINISTRATION TOLD US THEY FEEL THE CURRENT CLEAN WATER ACT IS TOO BROAD AND THE GOAL IS TO BETTER DEFINE IT.

CALIFORNIA:

WATER WAS AT THE HEART OF THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO CALIFORNIA LAST WEEK. THAT STATE IS IN IT'S THIRD YEAR OF DROUGHT AND WATER RESOURCES ARE A GROWING CONCERN. THE PRESIDENT FOCUSED ON DISASTER AID AND IS PROMPTING THE REGION TO BEGIN PREPARING FOR THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS. THE PRESIDENT MADE HIS COMMENTS AT CALIFORNIA FARMER JOE DEL BOSQUE'S FARM. AGDAY VISITED DEL BOSQUE LAST SPRING WHERE HE TOLD US EACH YEAR HE STRUGGLES TO HAVE ENOUGH IRRIGATION WATER. HE SAYS IT'S THAT'S BECAUSE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS STANDING IN THE WAY. DEL BOSQUE SELLS FRESH PRODUCE TO LARGE CHAINS LIKE WHOLE FOODS. SO IT'S AN ANNUAL BATTLE TO FIND ENOUGH WATER TO SUPPLY ALL OF ALREADY CONTRACTED ACRE AND CROPS.

CROP WATCH:

FROM THE CORNBELT TO CANADA, WINTER ISN'T EASING ITS GRIP. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.

FARMING IN THE ZONE:

YESTERDAY WE KICKED OFF OUR FARMING IN THE ZONE SERIES. LOOKING AT THE BROAD SCOPE OF FARMING CAN BE A GUESSING GAME.

DAIRY TODAY REPORTS:

IN OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT, THE LATEST SUPPLY DEMAND REPORT SHOWS USDA HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR AMERICAN DAIRY PRODUCERS.

ANALYSIS:

FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL JOINS US FROM THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK WITH MORE ON THE CURRENT MARKET SITUATION FOR DAIRY PRODUCERS.

BOB WHITE BRIGADE:

IF YOU'RE CHILD WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND A SUMMER CAMP THIS YEAR - AND THEY'RE INTERESTED IN NATURE - THEY MAY WANT TO CHECK-OUT A SPECIAL PROGRAM CALLED THE "TEXAS BRIGADES". THE PROGRAM IS TRYING TO DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATION AMBASSADORS. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY USDA, BOB ELLISON TELLS US HOW ONE SPECIFIC BRIGADE IS LOOKING-OUT FOR THE BOBWHITE QUAIL POPULATION.

FOOD PRICES:

IF YOU'VE BEEN TO THE GROCERY STORE...NO DOUBT YOU KNOW FOOD PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE.

RECORD PRODUCTION:

AS THE COUNTRY LOOKS AT ENGERY INDEPENCE, NORTH DAKOTA OIL PRODUCTION JUST SET A NEW RECORD IN 2013--313.5 MILLION BARRELS. PRODUCTION HAS RISEN ALMOST 30 PERCENT SINCE 2012. NORTH DAKOTA IS NOW THE NATIONS SECOND LARGEST OIL PRODUCER BEHIND TEXAS. SETTING THOSE RECORDS TAKES PEOPEL. A NEW NATIONAL STUDY SHOWS APARTMENT RENTS IN THE CITY OF WILISTON IS NOW THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY. A ONE BEDROOM WILL COST YOU ABOUT 2400 DOLLARS A MONTH.
THAT'S HIGHER THAN NEW YORK OR LOS ANGELES.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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