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AgDay Daily Recap -January 10, 2014

January 10, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JANUARY 10, 2014

 

TYSON PORK:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST PLAYERS IN PORK PRODUCTION WANTS ITS SUPPLIERS TO THINK "RESPONSIBLE FOOD PRODUCTION" WHEN RAISING HOGS.

NPPC REAX:

IN RESPONSE, THE NATIONAL PORK BOARD MAINTAINS ITS POSITION IN THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS WAYS TO PROVIDE PROPER HOUSING AND CARE FOR SOWS. EACH HOUSING SYSTEM HAS WELFARE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED BY A FARMER. ALSO THE PORK BOARD SAYS CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO APPROVED DRUGS FOR THE USE OF PAIN MITIGATION IN PIG FARMING. THE GROUP SAYS VIDEO MONITORING CAN BE A USEFUL TOOL, BUT IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE. THE PORK BOARD SAYS COMPREHENSIVE CARETAKER TRAINING IS KEY TO MAKING IMPROVEMENTS.

FARM BILL:

IN WASHINGTON, A MEETING OF ALL FARM BILL NEGOTIATORS IS STILL EXPECTED THIS WEEK BUT THERE REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY AROUND THE BILL. THE FOUR PRINCIPAL NEGOTIATORS ARE STRUGGLING TO RESOLVE THE REMAINING DIFFERENCES.  FIGHTS OVER PAYMENT LIMITS, COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN MEAT LABELING AND DAIRY REFORMS WILL LIKELY SEE MORE DISAGREEMENT IN THE FULL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE.

ETHANOL EXPORTS:

WHILE THE EPA CONSIDERS LOWERING THE MANDATED AMOUNT OF ETHANOL BLENDED INTO U.S. CRUDE, EXPORTS OF THE BIOFUEL ARE ON THE RISE. THE U.S. SHIPPED 82 MILLION GALLONS IN NOVEMBER--MUCH OF IT TO CANADA, THE PHILIPPINES AND BRAZIL. HOWEVER CHINA ALSO TOOKS ITS FIRST DELIVERY SINCE 2002. TOTAL EXPORTS ARE UP 54 PERCENT FROM OCTOBER.

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