USFR Weekly Recap - November 30 December 1, 2013

November 30, 2013 02:30 AM
 

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THIS WEEK ON U.S. FARM REPORT

EPISODE # 2103

NOVEMBER 30-December 1, 2013   

 

 

 

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OPEN:

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THIS SPECIAL EDITION U-S FARM REPORT, I'M TYNE MORGAN, IN FOR JOHN PHIPPS. WE'LL GET TO NEWS AND ANALYSIS IN JUST A MOMENT. BUT YOU'LL WANT TO STAY TUNED FOR OUR SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW TODAY, AS IT'S OUR ANNUAL HARVEST OF THANKS PROGRAM. WE HAVE STORIES THAT WILL PULL AT THE STRINGS OF YOUR HEART AND ONES THAT WILL FILL YOU WITH JOY. BUT ALL ARE FOCUSED ON FAMILY. ALSO, MIKE HOFFMAN WILL GIVE US A PEEK INTO WHAT'S IN STORE THIS WINTER. FOR SOME THIS WEEK, AS SNOW AND ICE TOOK OVER THE ROADS, IT ALREADY FEELS LIKE WINTER. BUT WILL IT BE THAT WAY UNTIL SPRING FINALLY ARRIVES? WE'LL FIND OUT RIGHT AFTER THE NEWS. SO, LET'S JUMP INTO THE HEADLINES.

HEADLINES:

THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUTLURE RELEASED ITS FINAL SCHEDULED CROP PROGRESS UPDATE OF THE SEASON THIS WEEK. DESPITE THE FORECAST OF TIGHTENING PROFIT MARGINS NEXT YEAR - THANKS TO FALLING CORN AND SOYBEAN PRICES - A NUMBER OF PROFARMER NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS SAY THEY'LL BE IN THE MARKET FOR FARMLAND. OUR PARTNERS AT PROFARMER CONDUCTED AN ON-LINE SURVEY OF ITS MEMBERSHIP. WHEN ASKED, 49-PERCENT SAID YES - THEY WOULD BE IN THE MARKET FOR LAND NEXT YEAR. AND A HEART-WARMING STORY TO END OUR HEADLINES TODAY... A TRUE TESTAMENT OF THE GENEROSITY AMONG AMERICA'S FARMERS AND RANCHERS.

CROP WATCH:

CROP WATCH THIS WEEK FOCUSES ON THE SNOW. THE TEXAS PANHANDLE GOT BLANKETED WITH SNOW EARLIER THIS WEEK. Chris Daniel SNAPPED THIS PHOTO WHILE DEER HUNTING NEAR THE TOWN OF "KITTY-KWAY", TEXAS. HE SAYS IT WAS BETWEEN SIX AND EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW. PARTS OF NORTHERN INDIANA RECEIVED A FEW INCHES OF SNOW AS WELL. THE SNOW FELL JUST ONE WEEK AFTER THOSE POWERFUL STORMS CHARGED THROUGH THE MIDWEST. THIS SECTION OF THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM WAS NO MATCH FOR THE TORNADO-STRENGTH WINDS. AND IN JACKSON COUNTY, IOWA - HOW ABOUT A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF HARVEST. THIS BIRD WAS ON THE WIPER ARM OF THE COMBINE FOR 5 MINUTES CHECKING ON PROGRESS. THE BIRD EVEN HUNG-ON WHEN THEY TURNED AROUND AT THE END-ROWS.

ROUNDTABLE:

AL TAKES OVER TO TALK MARKETS WITH MIKE HOGAN AND TOMMY GRISAFI.

SORGHUM HARVEST:

THERE'S A DEBATE AMONG VARIOUS REGIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT'S A GRAIN THAT'S SOMETIMES CALLED SORGHUM, BUT IN SOME AREAS OF THE COUNTRY MILO. DESPITE WHAT YOU CALL IT, FOR MANY FARMERS, IT'S BEEN A GOOD YEAR.

PART 2

HARVEST OF THANKS SPECIAL

WELCOME:

HELLO I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AND I'M TYNE MORGAN. AND WELCOME TO HARVEST OF THANKS. EACH YEAR AT THIS TIME, WE PAUSE FROM OUR DAILY ROUTINE FOR OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SALUTE TO AMERICA'S FARMERS AND RANCHERS...WHO ALWAYS SEEM TO PERSEVERE OVER TREMENDOUS ODDS.  LIKE WEATHER CHALLENGES. THIS YEAR A VERY WET SPRING DELAYED PLANTING FOR MANY FARMERS. A RECORD NUMBER OF ACRES IN THE MIDWEST WERE NEVER SEEDED. FOR THOSE WHO 'DID' GET A CROP, THERE WERE QUESTIONS AS TO HOW GOOD IT WOULD BE.FARMERS ARE ACCUSTOMED TO WEATHER CHALLENGES. IT GOES WITH THE JOB. BUT IT'S THE UNFORSEEN - LIKE THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE - THAT LEAVES YOU STRUGGLING TO FIND ANSWERS.

 

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