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AgDay Daily Recap -January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JANUARY 24, 2014

 

CRUDE OIL:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER TWO MAJOR RAIL DISASTERS INVOLVING CRUDE OIL SHIPMENTS, SAFETY REGULATORS WARN A "MAJOR LOSS OF LIFE" COULD OCCUR IF CHANGES ARE NOT MADE.

CHERRY VALLEY:

THANKS TYNE. THE N-T-S-B ALSO MADE RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER THIS RAIL DISASTER NEAR ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS IN 2009. THAT ACCIDENT INVOLVED RAIL CARS FULL OF ETHANOL. THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS INVOLVED CHANGES TO THE DESIGN OF TANK CARS. THE AGENCY SAYS THE OUTSIDE SHELL OF THOSE CARS SHOULD BE MORE PUNCTURE RESISTANT.
NTSB SAYS TO THIS DATE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN INSTITUTED.

KEYSTONE PIPELINE:

ALSO OUT OF WASHINTON, NEW DOCUMENTS AND EMAILS RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT E-P-A'S VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS IN EFFORTS TO STOP THE KEYSTONE X-L PIPELINE. IN SOME CASES IT'S BEING CALLED "COZY".

LAND EROSION:

THE NRCS JUST RELEASED A NEW REPORT THAT SHOWS LAND EROSION RATES REMAINED STEADY FROM 2007 TO 2010. THE REPORT IS A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT LAND USE FROM THOSE YEARS. NRCS SAYS THAT PAUSE IN EROSION IS INSPITE OF 2 MILLION MORE ACRES GOING INTO CROPS. IT ALSO FOUND FRUIT, NUT AND FLOWER PRODUCTION ACREAGE MORE THAN DOUBLED IN JUST THREE YEARS.

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