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AgDay Daily Recap -May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

MAY 21, 2014

 

DROUGHT:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. FROM PRAYER VIGILS TO CALLS OF A MODERN DUST BOWL, AREAS OF THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHERN PLAINS ARE IN DESPARATE NEED OF WATER.

WHEAT CONDITIONS:

WHILE WHEAT CONDITION RATINGS CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE. OVERALL 44%  IS POOR TO VERY POOR. STATE BY STATE – 67% IS THAT BAD IN TEXAS, 59% IS POOR TO VERY POOR IN KANSAS AND IN OKLAHOMA 78% IS ON THE LOW END OF THE SCALE.

CROP WATCH:

MEANWHILE IN THE UPPER MIDWEST, TOO MUCH MOISTURE IS GIVING FARMERS FITS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER. MIKE.

I-80 RECAP:

AFTER A VERY SLOW START TO THE SEASON, CORN PLANTING IS NOW CLOSE TO THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. FOCUSING ON THE FIVE CORE STATES OF THE I-80 PLANTING TOUR, WE SEE ILLINOIS AND INDIANA ARE TEN POINTS AHEAD, BUT OHIO IS TEN POINTS AHEAD. AND TO THE WEST, NEBRASKA IS A BIT AHEAD BUT IOWA IS BEHIND. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN JOINS US WITH AN UPDATE ON CONDITIONS, TYNE.

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