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AgDay Daily Recap -October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 18, 2013

 

GOVERNMENT OPENS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IT'S BACK TO WORK FOR 800-THOUSAND FEDERAL WORKERS FURLOUGHED OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS. NOW ATTENTION TURNS TO OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUE INCLUDING SOME MAJOR POLICIES IMPACTING AGRICULTURE.

NASS REPORTS SCHEDULE:

WHILE GOVERNMENT RAMPS BACK UP, USDA SAYS IT'S CANCELING SEVERAL KEY OCTOBER REPORTS. NASS IS IN THE PROCESS OF RESTARTING ITS DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS TEAMS. THE AGENCY SAYS THE OCTOBER CROP PRODUCTION AND WASDE REPORTS--THAT WERE SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 11TH--ARE NOW OFFICIALLY CANCELED FOR THE MONTH.
THE NEXT SCHEDULED RELEASE IS NOVEMBER 8TH. CROP PROGRESS REPORTS THAT WERE MISSED WILL NOT BE ISSUED. AND THE CATTLE ON FEED AND PEANUT PRICES REPORTS SET TO COME OUT TOday ARE OFFICIALLY POSTPONED.

OLMSTED DAM:

THE FINAL LEGISLATION INCLUDED RAISING THE SPENDING LIMIT ON A KEY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT ON THE OHIO RIVER. PROPONENTS FOR THE OLMSTED LOCK AND DAM SAY FAILURE TO RAISE THE SET-LIMITS WOULD HAVE FURTHER DELAYED THE SEVERAL BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER:

MEANWHILE, CITY AND TOWN MAYORS WHO LIVE ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER SAY CONTAINER SHIPPING COULD BECOME AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE COMMUNITIES.

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