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October 2008 Archive for AgDay Inbox

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Comments, questions, opinions...this is your chance to speak out regarding anything and everything reported on AgDay. Viewer feedback updated regularly.

Weather Reports

Oct 29, 2008
Why do you do reports of weather conditions in area that do not even grow crops? Early this summer you report weather in northern MN area where people that live their do not even try to grow gardens. Yet that same week NOAA report sever weather conditions in both the east and west corn belt.

Just this last weekend much of the western corn belt, an area with very little corn yet harvested, had winds of 50 to 65 mph for almost 18 hours. With many acres of corn flattened in SD, MN, IA and NE because of the high winds. This will slow harvest and could become a major price moving event. These corn (only 39% US harvested and less in these areas) and some but fewer beans acres will be lost if we get a wet snow or even just more high winds. SO how about reporting weather condition in the places that could/will have a market impact. The Canadian, Austrian or South American weather is more impart than the weather in Hartford CT or Babbit MN that you have reported.

Jim Elwell

Where's Wilhelmi?

Oct 23, 2008

   My wife and I haven't seen Gary for quite some time now, not even at his normal Friday slot.  We like all your analysts but Gary has been our favorite for a long time.  Is everything okay with him?

Charles and Karen Hill
Tallahassee, FL

***Editor's Note:  Gary Wilhelmi is recovering nicely from some medical issues and should be back on the program within the next couple weeks...

Checking in from California

Oct 08, 2008
Hi Scott, I watch AGDAY on my laptop each day and find it informative on a lot of issues. I have learned more on farming than any other show I have watched. I live in San Diego CA, and grow corn, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and have even wheat. We get two crops of corn here and crop this year was 10 feet tall, ears were 7-8" and 16 rows. Estimate yield 160-165 bpa. I trade corn and soy futures during the day. Thank you for helping all of us "city folk" understand the farming community, and your show helps in the trading a lot. John San Diego CA

Viewer Feedback

Oct 02, 2008

AgDay Viewers
: Let us know your thoughts! Contact Us to submit your comments or questions.

Roger Proffitt:
Is there any coverage given to agricultural crime, especially livestock, metals, crop, and chemical theft such as anhydrous ammonia? There is some AG Crime that does get reported locally. Missouri does have a Cattle Theft Task Force working these issues.  For example for Missouri please look at line item for livestock for 2006: The other states do produce their own Uniform Crime Reports as well. Another source: Livestock Marketing Association -
Click on Business Alerts. Good objective program, enjoy watching it in the morning with my coffee.

Roger Shipp:
I have a question about high fructose corn syrup: with the excessive demand for corn for ethanol competing with the global demand for corn for food, while the US is fighting epidemic obesity, why not limit/restrict the use of corn syrup and, especially high fructose corn syrup, in processed food. This could solve two problems. I understand that corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup were regarded as a marketing answer to corn surpluses for corn producers. Comments? I do really enjoy your show. I grew up on a farm in Iowa and lived in South Bend/Mishawaka for 5 years in the 1970s. Your show is so insightful and covers interesting subjects and commentary with great talent.


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