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AgDay Daily Recap -November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
NOVEMBER 6, 2012

ELECTION DAY:

Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. It's the day both campaigns have been waiting for....election day. And from what the polls indicate it could be a close one.

CROP PROGRESS:

In other news the 2012 corn harvest is nearly over. USDA's crop progress report shows nationally 95% is now in the bin. Three states in the eastern cornbelt, including Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, are still in the 70% range. But those are still well ahead of average. A couple other crops to note - cotton harvest sits at 64%. Peanut harvest is 87% and rice is 95%.

CROP WATCH:
mike Hoffman is here now for your Tuesday morning crop-watch, mike.

MISSOURI DROUGHT:

After surviving the worst drought in fifty years...farmers are adding up their losses. But for many, a miserable summer is merely a precursor a very difficult winter. Linda Russell from AgDay affiliate KYTV in Springfield Missouri revisits a family farm to see how things have changed.

WISCONSIN MERGER:

In news from our partners at dairy today - three Wisconsin-based milk co-ops are taking steps to become unified. The boards representing each group have voted to recommend the marriage.
Combined, they would become the largest Midwest dairy marketing cooperative. Dairy Today Editor Jim Dickrell says it's now up to each co-ops membership to approved the merger.

DAIRY TODAY ELITE RODUCER BUSINESS CONFERENCE:

No doubt that will be a hot topic at this year's Dairy Today Elite Producer Business Conference.
It started yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hundreds of the nation’s top herd managers and dairy owners attend the three day event. Speakers will cover everything from dairy policy to cow management to marketing.

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