Sep 1, 2014
Home| Tools| Events| Blogs| Discussions Sign UpLogin

AgDay Daily Recap -June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JUNE 27, 2013

 

USDA REPORTS:

GOOD MORNING I'M AL PELL IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS THE INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF USDA REPORTS, QUESTIONS ARE RAISED ABOUT HOW MANY ACRES OF CORN HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN PLANTED. GRAIN TRADERS ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON IOWA WHICH IS THE NUMBER ONE CORN PRODUCING STATE IN THE COUNTRY. RIGHT NOW MANY FARMERS IN THE STATE ARE DEALING WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF WATER THIS SPRING.

CROP WATCH:

THERE ARE OTHER SATURATED REGIONS IN THE EASTERN CORNBELT. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.

USDA AG APPROPRIATIONS:

IN OTHER NEWS - ONE WEEK AFTER THE FARM BILL FAILED TO PASS THE HOUSE, NOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS THREATENING TO VETO THE USDA BUDGET. THE AG FUNDING BILL IS AWAITING DEBATE IN THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE VERSION CUTS SOME OF THE BUDGET FOR THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE BILL PROVIDES TOO LITTLE MONEY FOR C-F-T-C WHICH OVERSEES THE FUTURES MARKET. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION REQUESTED 315-MILLION, BUT THE HOUSE BILL PENCILED-IN 195-MILLION DOLLARS.

MISSISSIPPI CATFISH:

CATFISH CAN OFTEN HAVE A MUSTY OR MUDDY TASTE TO IT. OFTEN IT'S CAUSED BY BLUE-GREEN ALGAE. THAT TASTE WILL TURN PEOPLE AWAY. A CATFISH FARMER IN NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI IS SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE TASTE OF HIS PRODUCT, IT'S THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF HIS BUSINESS PLAN. IN FACT, THE COMPANY EVEN LABELS THE FISH AS "CERTIFIED-ON-TASTE". IN THIS REPORT FROM MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION, ARTIS FORD SHOWS US HOW "PRIDE OF THE POND" IS STAYING AFLOAT AS THE INDUSTRY STRUGGLES TO KEEP ITS HEAD ABOVE WATER.

READ MORE
Previous 1 2 Next

See Comments

RELATED TOPICS: Daily Recap

 
Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS

No comments have been posted



Name:

Comments:

Receive the latest news, information and commentary customized for you. Sign up to receive the AgWeb Daily eNewsletter today!.

 
 
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by AmericanEagle.com|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions