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AgDay Daily Recap -October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 17, 2013

 

CANTALOUPE DEAL:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. TWO COLORADO BROTHERS AT THE CENTER OF A DISEASED CANTALOUPE OUTBREAK APPEAR SET TO ACCEPT RESPONSBILITY.

SOUTH DAKOTA UPDATE:

IN SOUTH DAKOTA CLEANUP FROM LAST WEEK'S FREAK SNOWSTORM CONTINUES, AS RANCHERS WORK TO GATHER THOUSANDS OF DEAD LIVESTOCK.

BEEF PRICES:

THE NEBRASKA BEEF COUNCIL SAYS ITS LIKELY CONSUMER PRICES COULD GO UP--BECAUSE OF THE STORM. CATTLE PRICES RALLIED BACK ON WEDNESDAY--CONTINUING TO PUSH INTO RECORD TERRITORY. INDUSTRY EXPERTS EXPECT MORE EXPENSIVE CATTLE TO TRANSLATE INTO HIGHER PRICES AT THE MEAT COUNTER.

TEXAS RUSTLING:

WITH HIGHER CATTLE PRICES, CATTLE RUSTLING IS ON THE RISE. THE TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST CATTLE RAISERS ASSOCIATION SAYS ABOUT TEN THOUSAND HEAD WERE REPORTED STOLEN OR MISSING LAST YEAR. AND THEY EXPECT THAT NUMBER TO CLIMB.
IN THIS REPORT FROM THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU, TOM NICOLETTE REPORTS ON WHAT'S BEING DONE TO PROTECT RANCHERS FROM THIS DEVASTATING CRIME.

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