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AgDay Daily Recap -September 11, 2013

September 11, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

 

CORN HARVEST:

AROUND THE COUNTRY, CORN HARVEST IS QUICKLY WORKING ITS WAY NORTH. IN KANSAS WHICH HAS THREE PERCENT HARVESTED. THAT'S A DOZEN POINTS BEHIND NORMAL. LIKEWISE IN MISSOURI - JUST THREE PERCENT IS HARVESTED. THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE IS 18-PERCENT BY NOW. IN ARKANSAS, IT REACHED 43-PERCENT, 20 PERCENTAGE POINTS BEHIND. IN KENTUCKY, COMBINES ARE JUST STARTING WITH FIVE PERCENT in the BIN. IT'S NORMALLY AT 22-PERCENT. AND IN TEXAS, CORN HARVESTED 60-PERCENT WHICH IS CLOSE TO THE AVERAGE PACE.

OKLAHOMA WHEAT PLANTING:

AS WE REPORTED YESTERDAY, WINTER WHEAT IS ALREADY GOING IN THE GROUND. TO-DATE, 5 PERCENT OF THE CROP IS PLANTED. WASHINGTON STATE IS THE FARTHEST ALONG, WITH 20 PERCENT PLANTED. COLORADO HAS 13 PERCENT IN THE GROUND. KANSAS, OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS ARE JUST GETTING STARTED.

CROP WATCH:

WE'LL BEGIN IN YANCEY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. A CROP REPORTER SAYS LAST WEEK WAS THE DRIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR. THEY HAD AN ABUNDANCE OF MOISTURE THIS SUMMER. AS SUCH SOME OF THE STATE'S CORN CROP IS SHALLOW-ROOTED. AND NOW IT'S STRUGGLING WITH A DRY PERIOD AND THE ROOTS AREN'T FINDING MOISTURE. FROM AUGLAIZE COUNTY, OHIO - NEAR LIMA - A FARMER SAYS HE HARVESTED 15 ACRES OF 102 DAY CORN OVER THE WEEKEND. MOISTURE RAN FROM 21 ON THE HIGHER GROUND TO 28 DOWN IN THE BLACK GROUND. THE YIELD IN THAT SMALL PATCH WAS 218 BUSHELS AN ACRE. HE'S PLEASED WITH THOSE NUMBERS. AND FROM OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINNESOTA, A FARMER TOLD US HE'S HAD ONLY A HALF INCH IN ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS. AND THEN THEY GOT FIVE INCHES OF RAIN SUNDAY, BUT IT'S JUST TOO LATE TO HELP THIS YEARS CROP, BUT WILL BENEFIT PASTURES AND ALFALFA. HE SAYS HIS DRY LAND BEANS AREN'T WORTH COMBINING.

VILSACK NFU:

AG GROUPS HOPE TO TURN UP THE HEAT ON CONGRESS IN ORDER TO FINISH WORK ON A 2013 FARM BILL.
SENATE AG COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN DEBBIE STABENOW IS CALLING ON THE HOUSE TO ANNOUNCE THEIR CONFEREES. SHE SAYS IT'S TIME TO STOP KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD...SHE DOES NOT FAVOR ANOTHER EXTENSION.

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