TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. Congress returns to Washington today with a full plate for the remainder of 2012.
Congress is back to work today. And so is USDA. The AG department's "NASS" office was closed on Monday for Veterans Day. That means the weekly crop progress report was not issued yesterday afternoon. Of course, harvest is wrapping-up quickly, so the updates won't show big changes when it comes out later today.
Harvest is wrapping up over a large portion of the country. However some farmers are still bringing in crops. And they're offering some of their field comments. Mike Hoffman joins us with cropwatch.
It's been the promise of Presidents for decades now...to make the U.S. Energy independent. Now it appears that goal is within grasp thanks to new technology and newly discovered oil reserves.
Thousands of out-of-state workers looking for employment are pouring into the western North Dakota oil fields, creating a boomtown atmosphere in many cities and towns. Those energy laborers are not all from out-of-state. Many are former state residents who are now able to return home because of the surplus of high paying jobs. In this report from affiliate KFYR, Cliff Naylor reports on a couple who saw opportunities at home in North Dakota.