AgDay Daily Recap -October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013 04:57 AM
 

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.

CROP WATCH:

OLE MAN WINTER IS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF TEXAS. MIKE HOFFMAN EXPLAINS IN CROPWATCH.

LOUISIANA COTTON:

IT'S BEEN A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR COTTON GROWERS IN THE U.S. DROUGHT OUT WEST AND FLOODING TO THE EAST. IN LOUISIANA, COTTON IS ON PACE TO SET A RECORD HIGH AND A RECORD LOW. LSU AGCENTER SPECIALIST DAVID KERNS SAYS THE STATE SET A RECORD LOW IN NUMBER OF ACRES PLANTED WITH JUST 128 THOUSAND. BUT YIELDS ARE ON PACE TO TOP A THOUSAND POUNDS PER ACRE--WITH HARVEST YIELDS OF 3-- EVEN 4 BALES PER ACRE.

ANALYSIS:

WHILE YIELDS MAY BE GOOD, AND ACRES HISTORICALLY LOW, PRICES CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL FINDS OUT WHY IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

OUTDOORS ON THE FARM:

WE WELCOME CHIP FLORY BACK TO CONTINUE OUR SERIES OUTDOORS ON THE FARM.
TODAY HE TALKS WITH LANDOWNER JIM BISINGER (BIZ-ING-ER) AND PRO STAFFER SCOTT ROLFES (RALL-FESS) ABOUT HOW BENEFICIAL SUNFLOWERS CAN BE IN PROVIDING A GREAT FOOD SOURCE FOR WILDLIFE.    

CRAB SEASON SHUTDOWN:

ALASKA'S RED KING CRAB SEASON OPENED TUESDAY, BUT THE PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS KEEPING MOST OF THE BOATS AT THE DOCK.

OREO CRACK:

IF YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE OREO COOKIE--IT MIGHT NOT BE ALL YOUR FAULT.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
      
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