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AgDay Daily Recap -June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JUNE 24, 2013

 

MONSANTO WHEAT UPDATE:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. SO HOW DID GENETICALLY ENGINEERED WHEAT END UP IN AN OREGON FIELD THAT WAS NEVER PART OF A SEED TRIAL AND WASN'T IN THE SEED THE FARMER PLANTED OR HARVESTED? THAT'S THE QUESTION MONSANTO IS ASKING.

OREGON GE SABBOTAGE:

ELSEWHERE IN OREGON FARM COUNTRY, THE F-B-I IS ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR HELP. IT'S INVESTIGATING A MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT CRIME THAT LEFT A CROP OF SUGAR BEETS IN RUINS. IT HAPPENED IN RURAL JACKSON COUNTY. THE ROUND UP READY BEETS WERE BEING GROWN AND MANAGED BY SYNGENTA. AUTHORITIES SAY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF PEOPLE DESTROYED ABOUT 65-HUNDRED PLANTS ON TWO SEPARATE NIGHTS. F-B-I CONSIDERS IT ECONOMIC SABOTAGE--AND IT'S AGAINST FEDERAL LAW. THERE'S CURRENTLY A 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD.

KANSAS WHEAT HARVEST:

IN KANSAS, WHEAT HARVEST IS NOW IN FULL SWING. LAST MONDAY, USDA SAID COMBINES WERE YET TO ROLL BUT FIELDS BEGAN TO DRY AS THE WEEK WORE ON. EARLY LOADS FROM SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS PUT YIELDS AT A RESPECTABLE 50-60 BUSHELS PER ACRE.

OKLAHOMA WHEAT UPDATE:

LAST YEAR HARVEST IN OKLAHOMA WAS MUCH FURTHER ALONG AT THE END OF JUNE. WHEN USDA RELEASES IT'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT LATER TODAY IT SHOULD SHOW A BIG INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF HARVESTED ACRES. AS OF A WEEK AGO, 30% OF THE CROP HAD BEEN CUT. THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE IS 65 PERCENT.

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