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AgDay Daily Recap -July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 17, 2013

 

SUMMER WEATHER:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AN INTERESTING YEAR OF WEATHER IS YET TO DISAPPOINT AS RECORDS FALL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE THERMOMETER.

CROP WATCH:

THE HEAT THAT'S PARKED OVER THE MIDWEST THIS WEEK IS SHOWING-UP IN SOME FIELDS IN THE WESTERN CORNBELT. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER.

BIOSECURITY LAB:

FUNDING IS NOW ON ITS WAY THROUGH CONGRESS FOR A NEW NATIONAL BIO AND AGRO-DEFENSE FACILITY IN MANHATTAN KANSAS. IT WILL REPLACE WORK DONE AT NEW YORK'S PLUM ISLAND.

PLUM ISLAND SALE:

IN 2009 CONGRESS VOTED TO CLOSE THE AGING LAB AT PLUM ISLAND NEW YORK. THE 840 ACRE PROPERTY IS LOCATED ABOUT 100 EAST OF MANHATTAN. THE PLAN WAS TO EVENTUALLY SELL THE PROPERTY. NOW A GROUP OF LAWMAKERS IN THE NORTHEAST PUSHING HALT THE SALE, CITING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS DUE TO ITS YEARS USED FOR RESEARCH AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE.

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