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AgDay Daily Recap -January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 28, 2013

ETHANOL RULING:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THE NEXT GENERATION BIOFUELS INDUSTRY TOOK A HIT ON FRIDAY FOLLOWING A RULING IN FEDERAL COURT.

CATTLE ON FEED:

THE USDA RELEASED ITS MONTHLY CATTLE ON FEED REPORT. AS OF JANUARY FIRST, INVENTORIES WERE DOWN SIX PERCENT COMPARED TO YEAR AGO.

CATTLE DEMAND:

LIVE CATTLE FUTURES CLOSED HIGHER ON FRIDAY AS TRADERS ANTICIPATE NEXT WEEK'S BI-ANNUAL CATTLE INVENTORY REPORT. MANY EXPECT IT TO SHOW THE NATIONS COW HERD IS STILL BEING LIQUIDATED. IT'S ALSO EXPECTED TO BE THE SMALLEST CALF CROP IN SOME 50 YEARS. LONG TERM, SUPPLY TIGHTNESS SHOULD ADD OPTIMISM FOR PRICES IN THE FUTURE.

DAIRY PRODUCTION:

MILK PRODUCTION IN THE TOP 23 STATES SAW A ONE-POINT-SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE IN DECEMBER COMPARED TO THE YEAR BEFORE. PER COW PRODUCTION WAS UP 30 POUNDS. AND THE HERD SIZE GREW CONSIDERABLY FROM NOVEMBER. STATE BY STATE, THE NUMBER ONE MILK PRODUCER - CALIFORNIA - SAW A DECLINE IN PRODUCTION LAST MONTH. THE NUMBER TWO PRODUCER - WISCONSIN - WAS UP FIVE PERCENT. AND HERE'S AN INTERESTING NOTE...KANSAS SAW A TEN PERCENT JUMP IN MILK PRODUCTION FROM A YEAR AGO. THE BIG WHEAT STATE HAS SEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN ITS DAIRY INDUSTRY.

SAXBY CHAMBLISS:

A SURPRISE OUT OF WASHINGTON FRIDAY. GEORGIA SENATOR SAXBY CHAMBLISS ANNOUNCED HE WILL NOT BE SEEKING A THIRD TERM NEXT YEAR. THE FORMER SENATE AG COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN CITES FRUSTRATION WITH WASHINGTON GRIDLOCK AND A DIVIDED GOVERNMENT AS HIS REASON FOR STEPPING ASIDE.

CROP WATCH:

THE DROUGHT IS STILL VERY MUCH A THREAT FROM THE ROCKIES TO THE WESTERN CORNBELT AND THE SOUTHEAST. BUT THERE'S A REGION - SEEN HERE IN WHITE - THAT'S DROUGHT-FREE. IT STRETCHES FROM LOUISIANA TO THE NORTHEAST TODAY'S CROPWATCH GIVES US A GROUND-LEVEL LOOK AT THE MOISTURE IN SOME OF THOSE STATES. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER.

WATER SYSTEM:

THOSE CROPWATCH COMMENTS SHOW THAT PARTS OF THE SOUTH ARE GETTING PLENTY OF MOISTURE THIS WINTER. BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. FARMERS ARE USUALLY LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET BETTER USE OF THEIR WATER.

MISSISSIPPI RUNOFF:

A PROGRAM AVAILABLE THROUGH USDA'S NRCS AGENCY IS HELPING FARMERS IN MISSISSIPPI'S COASTAL COUNTIES PREVENT SEDIMENT RUNOFF. THE RUNOFF OFTEN FLOWS FROM FARM CREEKS INTO NEARBY WATERWAYS AND EVENTUALLY DRAINS INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO. USDA'S BOB ELLISON TELLS US HOW IT WORK.

ANALYSIS:

GRAIN STOCKS ARE TIGHT - WE KNOW THAT. HOW WILL THOSE SHORT SUPPLIES IMPACT DEMAND? COULD IT EVENTUALLY LEAD TO DEMAND DESTRUCTION, LIKE IN THE ETHANOL INDUSTRY? FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL LOOKS FOR ANSWERS IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

BLIND SLED DOG:

A NEW HAMPSHIRE DOG KENNEL THAT TAKES IN RESCUES AND 'SECOND-CHANCE' DOGS IS ALSO HOME TO A BLIND DOG THAT LOVES TO RUN. THAT MAY NOT SOUND SO UNUSUAL. BUT THIS DOG WANTS TO RUN AS PART OF A TEAM OF SLED-DOGS! AND FORTUNATELY, GONZO, HAS A BROTHER WHO'S WILLING TO HELP. BIANCA DAVIE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TELLS IT'S NOT BLIND AMBITION, BUT LOVE OF THE SPORT THAT KEEPS GONZO RUNNING.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT MUDDY PAW KENNEL ON THEIR WEBSITE – DOGSLEDNH.COM.

ERS FOOD PRICES:

DESPITE THE SEVERE MIDWEST DROUGHT, USDA'S ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE SAYS RETAIL FOOD PRICES WERE MOSTLY FLAT FOR 2012

SUBWAY LAWSUIT:

THE SUBWAY COMMERCIALS ARE CATCHY - FIVE DOLLAR FOOT-LONG SANDWICHES. BUT A COUPLE OF GUYS FROM NEW JERSEY THINK THE BIG SANDWICH MAKER IS STRETCHING THE TRUTH.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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