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AgDay Daily Recap -February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

FEBRUARY 24, 2014

 

FEDERAL WATER:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. DROUGHT STRICKEN FARMERS IN CALIFORNIA WILL GET NO HELP FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHEN IT COMES TO WATER SUPPLIES.

THE CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT WAS CREATED DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION OF THE 1930'S. IT'S INTENDED TO PROVIDE IRRIGATION AND MUNICIPAL WATER TO MUCH OF CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL VALLEY. THE CENTRAL VALLEY IS A MAJOR SUPPLIER OF FRESH FOODS FOR THE COUNTRY. MORE THAN 200 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE GROWN IN THE STATE, IT ALSO HAS AN ENORMOUS DAIRY INDUSTRY.
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT PLAN:

ON A STATE LEVEL, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN UNVEILED A PLAN THURSDAY TO ADDRESS THE DROUGHT CRISIS IN HIS STATE. IT INCLUDES SPENDING NEARLY 700-MILLION DOLLARS TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE HELP TO DROUGHT-STRICKEN COMMUNITIES. BUT CRITICS SAY THE PLAN DOES NOT HAVE A LONG-TERM STRATEGY TO IMPROVE CALIFORNIA'S WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.

CATTLE ON FEED REPORT:

ON FRIDAY THE USDA RELEASED ITS MONTHLY CATTLE ON FEED REPORT. PRIOR THIS RELEASE INVENTORIES DROPPED FOR 16 STRAIGHT MONTHS.

ILLINOIS TWISTER:

IT'S RARE, BUT A TORNADO ACTUALLY TOUCHED DOWN THURSDAY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS.
JOHN WERRIES FARMS NEAR CHAPIN, ILLINOIS. HETOOK THIS VIDEO AND SHARED IT WITH AGDAY. HE SAYS THERE WAS SOME DAMAGE ON HIS FARM, BUT NO ONE WAS HURT. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THAT AREA SAYS THEY'RE REVIEWING THE REPORTS. BUT THEY THINK AS MANY AS FOUR TWISTERS WERE SPOTTED AND ALL IN FOUR DISTINCT LOCATIONS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CHARTS, FEBRUARY IS THE THIRD LOWEST MONTH AFTER JANUARY AND DECEMBER.

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