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AgDay Daily Recap -June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JUNE 11, 2013

 

REDUCED ACREAGE:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS THE CALENDAR TURNS TO JUNE 11TH, PREVENT PLANT LOOKS LIKE A MORE ATTRACTIVE OPTION TO MANY FARMERS.

CROP PROGRESS:

MONDAY'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS 71-PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE NOW PLANTED, A 14 POINT GAIN FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK. IT'S 13 POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE.
ABOUT HALF HAVE EMERGED.
LOOKING AT CORN 63-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT - UNCHANGED FROM LAST WEEK. 95-PERCENT IS PLANTED. THE COTTON CROP IS STRUGGLING A BIT WITH 37-PERCENT CALLED FAIR. ANOTHER THIRD IS GOOD. JUST EIGHT PERCENT IS EXCELLENT. 88 PERCENT IS PLANTED. SHIFTING TO HARVEST - FIVE PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT IS CUT. THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE IS 16-PERCENT. LAST YEAR IT WAS 37-PERCENT HARVESTED. STATE BY STATE, TEXAS IS JUST BEHIND AVERAGE. BUT OKLAHOMA IS WELL BEHIND IN HARVEST. IN KANSAS, USDA REPORTS NO WHEAT HAS BEEN CUT YET.

MISSOURI CONDITIONS:

THIS IS A COMMON SITE THROUGH-OUT THE MIDWEST. IN THIS CASE, IT'S MISSOURI. FARMERS DEALT WITH THE SAME WET SPRING AS OTHER FARMERS IN THE NATION'S HEARTLAND. MISSOURI AVERAGED SEVEN INCHES OF RAINFALL IN MAY AND NOT ONLY WAS IT WET, BUT IT WAS COOL. THE MISSOURI STATE CLIMATOLOGIST SAYS THE TEMPERATURES IN MARCH THROUGH MAY MADE IT THE COOLEST SPRING SINCE 1984. THAT'S A BIG SHIFT FROM LAST YEARS HEAT AND DROUGHT. THE CLIMATOLOGIST SAYS THERE WAS AN ELEVEN DEGREE AVERAGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO YEARS - SOMETHING PAT GUINAN CALLS nothing SHORT OF INCREDIBLE.

CROP WATCH:

CROPWATCH BEGINS IN HENRY COUNTY MISSOURI. A FARMER TELLS AGWEB, CORN IS IN THE V-3 TO V-5 STAGE OF GROWTH. SOME IS YELLOWING AND NEEDS MORE SUNSHINE AND WARM WEATHER. BEANS ARE 20 PERCENT PLANTED WHICH IS A LOT FOR FARMERS IN THAT AREA. AND FROM OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, STAN WRITES THAT NEAR MARENGO WISCONSIN, THERE ARE ALMOST NO CROPS IN THE GROUND UNLESS ITS SANDY SOIL. HE SAYS LAST YEAR THE DROUGHT MISSED THEM FOR THE MOST PART. THEY WERE ABLE TO SHIP A LOT OF HAY SOUTH. THIS YEAR THEY HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN ABLE TO GET A FIRST CUTTING. TRACTORS ARE PARKED. AND FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS EXTENSION, WE RECEIVED SOME PHOTOS SHOWING SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IN THE NORTHEAST REGION OF THE STATE. THIS IS FROM LAST WEEK. THEY SAID THESE ARE RICE FIELDS IN CROSS COUNTY, ARKANSAS, WHICH LOOK MORE LIKE INLAND SEAS. THERE WAS ABOUT EIGHT FEET OF FLOOD WATER IN THE FIELDS.

PORK TRADE:

AS WE REPORTED YESTERDAY, CANADA ISN'T PLEASED WITH THE MOST RECENT COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS OUT OF THE USDA..  THE PORK INDUSTRY FEARS RETALIATORY TARIFFS COULD BE PUT INTO PLACE, ULTIMATELY COSTING PORK PRODUCERS MONEY. AS AGDAY NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN TELLS US, IT'S LOOKING FOR NEW TRADE OPPORTUNITIES THE INDUSTRY HOPES WILL SPARK STRONG PORK DEMAND WORLDWIDE.

IMMIGRATION VOTE:

WHILE THE FARM BILL VOTE TOOK CENTER STAGE ON THE SENATE FLOOR MONDAY, MOST OF THE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK WILL FOCUS ON IMMIGRATION REFORM. OUR PARTNERS AT PRO FARMER SAY THE SENATE IS SCHEDULED TO VOTE THIS AFTERNOON ON A CLOTURE MOTION.

RAW MILK:

NEVADA GOVERNOR, BRIAN SANDOVAL VETOED A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED RAW MILK TO BE SOLD AT RETAIL OUTLETS ACROSS THE STATE OR DIRECT FROM THE FARM.
HE CITES HEALTH CONCERNS AND SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS AS HIS REASONING.
THE VETO COMES IN THE FACE OF A LEGISLATURE THAT ALL BUT UNANIMOUSLY VOTED INFAVOR OF THE BILL. JERRY KOZAK - CEO NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION SAYS, GAMBLING WITH THE HEALTH OF ONE'S FAMILY SHOULDN'T BE ONE OF NEVADA'S HALLMARKS.

IOWA FARMLAND:

MEANWHILE FROM OUR PARTNERS OVER AT LANDOWNER NEWSLETTER, A RECENT SURVEY SHOW NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF ALL IOWA FARMLAND IS NOW DEBT FREE. FARMLAND LEVERAGE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE--EASING WORRIES OF AN 80'S STYLE CREDIT MELTDOWN WHEN FARMERS FACED RISING INTEREST RATES AND FALLING INCOMES.

ANALYSIS:

AS JUNE WEARS ON, ITS CLEAR U.S. FARMERS ARE HAVING CHALLENGES. BUT IN SOUTH AMERICA, SOYBEAN FARMERS IN THAT COUNTRY ARE LESS CONCERNED ABOUT THE WEATHER AND INSTEAD WATCHING MACRO ECONOMIC ISSUES. A MOVE WHICH COULD IMPACT WORLD TRADE. AL PELL DISCUSSES IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

MARCHING BAND:

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE PRECISION OF A MARCHING BAND AS THEY STEP IN UNISON DOWN THE STREETS OF TOWN OR THE FOOTBALL FIELD. BUT FOR ONE NORTH DAKOTA MUSICIAN, TAKING THOSE STEPS IS IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE OF A CHILDHOOD DISEASE. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN SHE CAN'T TAKE PART IN THE PARADES AND PAGEANTRY. CLIFF NAYLOR FROM AGDAY AFFILIATE KFYR-TV HAS THE STORY OF A CLARINET PLAYER WHO HAS SIDE-STEPPED NUMEROUS CHALLENGES SO SHE CAN MARCH WITH HER FRIENDS.

UN FOOD PRICES:

NO ONE WANTS TO PAY MORE FOR FOOD BUT ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY BY THE U.N. FOOD PRICES COULD SKYROCKET IN THE NEXT 20 TO 30 YEARS.

WHERE CALORIES COME FROM:

SO WHERE DO OUR CALORIES REALLY COME FROM? WE'VE HEARD A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT THE RISE OF THE RESTAURANT IN OUR DIETS. A NEW STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE NUTRITION JOURNAL LOOKED AT WHERE WE GET OUR DIETARY ENERGY.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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