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AgDay Daily Recap -June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JUNE 25, 2013

 

CROP PROGRESS:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WHILE THE MARKET PREPARES FROM SOME BIG GOVERNMENT REPORTS LATER THIS WEEK, THE ISSUE AT HAND RIGHT NOW IS THE CONDITION OF THOSE CROPS.

TEXAS WHEAT HARVEST:

GROWING WHEAT IN TEXAS THIS YEAR WAS A STRUGGLE. FARMERS FACED CHALLENGES AT EVERY TURN. SOME WON'T EVEN MAKE A CROP, BUT FOR OTHERS HARVEST BROUGHT AN UNEXPECTED GRIN. ED WOLFF WITH THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU REPORTS.

DEADZONE:

THE ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL THAT LED TO FLOODING THIS SPRING COULD NOW CAUSE THE DEAD ZONE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO TO GROW TO THE SIZE OF NEW JERSEY. THE FORECAST IS COMING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AND LOUISANA STATE UNVIERSITY. RESERACHERS SAY NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS RUN OFF INTO THE GULF WILL CREATE GIANT ALGAE BLOOMS WHICH CAUSES THE DEAD ZONE. PRIOR TO THIS YEAR, THE LARGEST DEAD ZONE EQUALED 84-HUNDRED SQUARE MILES. THEY SAY THIS YEAR, IT COULD GET TO 85-HUNDRED SQUARE MILES. ON THE FLIP SIDE, THE RESEARCHERS FORECAST THE CHESAPEAKE BAY WILL HAVE A SMALLER-THAN-AVERAGE DEAD ZONE THIS YEAR.

CROP WATCH:

MEANWHILE PARTS OF THE MIDWEST GOT DRENCHED OVER THE WEEKEND. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS CROPWATCH FOR US. GOOD MORNIGN MIKE.

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