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AgDay Daily Recap -August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

AUGUST 20, 2013

 

CROP TOUR:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. DAY ONE OF THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR IS NOW IN THE BOOKS. FIELD SCOUTS ARE NOW SETTING OUT ON THEIR SECOND FULL DAY OF CROP ANALYSIS IN THE NATION'S CORNBELT.

CROP PROGRESS:

LOOKING AT THE CORN CROP. JUST OVER HALF OF ACRES ARE NOW IN DOUGH STAGE WELL BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. IOWA, MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA AND WISCONSIN ARE THE FARTHEST BEHIND. 11 PERCENT OF THE CROP HAS DENTED. CONDITION WISE, DRY WEATHER IS TAKING IT'S TOLL, THE NUMBERS IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION FALLING OFF THIS WEEK. DOWN TO 61%. NOW TO SOYBEANS. 92% IS BLOOMING JUST BEHIND NORMAL PACE. 72% IS SETTING PODS. ALSO BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE.

EASTERN RECAP:

BACK ON THE EASTERN LEG OF THE TOUR, TWELVE TEAMS OF SCOUTS PULLED SAMPLES FROM CENTRAL TO NORTHERN OHIO AND INTO EASTERN INDIANA ON MONDAY. THIS MORNING, THEY'LL DEPART INDIANPOLIS FOR ANOTHER INTENSIVE DAY OF SCOUTING.

OF THE SEVEN STATES THAT THE CROP TOUR WILL COVER, HISTORICALLY OHIO HAS THE HIGHEST AVERAGE CORN YIELD. USDA'S LATEST CROP PRODUCTION REPORT PUT THE YIELD AT 172 BUSHELS AN ACRE. DID THE CROP TOUR SCOUTS FIND A SIMILAR NUMBER? NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE FIELD, TYNE.

WESTERN RECAP:

NOW TO THE WESTERN CORNBELT. SCOUTS STARTED IN SOUTH DAKOTA YESTERDAY MORNING. THERE ARE CONCERNS IF THE CORN CROP CAN FINISH MATURING BEFORE THE FIRST FREEZE. REGIONAL REPORTER MICHELLE ROOK JOINS US FROM THAT LEG OF THE TOUR, MICHELLE.

CROP WATCH:

SO FAR, IT SEEMS THE SCOUTS ARE HAVING DECENT WEATHER. LET'S CHECK IN WITH MIKE HOFFMAN WITH CROPWATCH, MIKE.

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION:

IN AGRIBUSINESS THE USDA IS LOWERING IT'S FORECAST FOR BEEF PRODUCTION IN 2014.

ANALYSIS:

AS FEED COSTS COME DOWN HOW CAN PRODUCERS START TAKING ADVANTAGE. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL ASKS THE QUESTION IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

LAKE CHURCH:

CHURCHES TODAY COME IN MANY SHAPES, SIZES AND STYLES. IN INDIANA ONE PASTOR IS BUILDING HIS FLOCK, WATERSIDE. HE'S GETTING FISHING ENTHUSIASTS HOOKED ON THE GOSPEL BY HOLDING SUNDAY WORSHIP AT A 10-ACRE LAKE.  HANNAH BUCKDAHL REPORTS.

MEAT ALTERNATIVES:

THEY'RE NOT ALL VEGANS BUT MORE AND MORE SHOPPERS ARE BUYING MEALS LABELED AS MEATLESS AT THE SUPERMARKET.

SODA AGRESSION:

AND A JOINT STUDY BETWEEN SEVERAL BIG UIVERSITIES FOUND CHILDREN WHO DRINK THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF SOFT DRINKS HAVE A HIGHER LIKELIHOOD OF BEING AGGRESSIVE. LOOKING AT 3-THOUSAND KIDS, THE RESEARCHERS FOUND MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF CHILDREN HAVE AT LEAST ON SOFT DRINK PER DAY. 4 PERCENT HAD FOUR OR MORE. LOOKING AT THE DATA HEAVIER DRINKERS WERE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME AGRESSIVE, DESTROY THINGS, GET IN FIGHTS AND ATTACK OTHER PEOPLE.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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