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AgDay Daily Recap -October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 15, 2013

 

FARM BILL CONFEREES:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IN THE MIDST OF WASHINGTON CHAOS, A NEW FARM BILL MAKES POSITIVE STRIDES TOWARD COMPLETION.

GOODLATTE LEFT OUT:

IN OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT, LEFT OFF OF THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE--BOB GOODLATTE OF VIRGINIA. YOU'LL RECALL HE HELPED AUTHOR THE HOUSE VERSION OF DAIRY POLICY.

SHUTDOWN IMPACT:

MEANWHILE, THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN CONTINUES IMPACT MAJOR REPORTS FOR THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. FROM MILK PRICES TO PRODUCTION REPORTS THE INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO OPERATE WITHOUT. HOWEVER, THE USDA DID PUT IT'S WEBSITE BACK ONLINE LATE FRIDAY. ALTHOUGH IT HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE THE SHUTDOWN BEGAN.

MASTITIS TEST:

AND A NEW QUICK TEST COULD HELP THE DAIRY INDUSTRY TACKLE A 2 BILLION DOLLAR PROBLEM...MASTITIS. A COMPANY CALLED ADVANCED ANIMAL DIAGNOSTICS IS ROLLING OUT AN ON FARM RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST. IT ALLOWS FOR EARLY DETECTION OF SUBCLINICAL MASTITIS OR IT ALERTS FARMERS OF INFECTIONS IN DAIRY COWS LONG BEFORE THEY EVEN HAVE SYMPTOMS. THE COMPANY SAYS THE EARLY STAGES OF MASTITIS CAN GO UNDETECTED WHILE REDUCING PRODUCTION, HURTING MILK QUALITY AND REDUCING ANIMAL HEALTH. THE MAKERS OF THE TEST SAY IT CAN GIVE RESULTS IN ABOUT 3 MINUTES.

CROP WATCH:

WE KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE BUSY WITH HARVEST. SO WE APPRECIATE YOU SHARING YOUR CROP CONDITIONS WITH US ON AGWEB. IF YOU WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THE VIEWS FROM YOUR CAB, SEND THEM TO "CROP COMMENTS AT AGWEB-DOT-COM". MIKE HOFFMAN IS HERE WITH TODAY'S INSTALLMENT OF CROPWATCH. GOOD MORNING MIKE.

CROP PROGRESS:

WHILE USDA'S NASS OFFICE REMAINS CLOSED DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, SOME PRIVATE FIRMS ARE DOING THEIR OWN MATH TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH OF THE CROP HAS BEEN HARVESTED. ONE OF THOSE IS R-J O'BRIEN. SOURCES TELLS US THE FUTURES BROKERAGE TALKED WITH REGIONAL GRAIN COMPANIES TO GET THEIR ESTIMATES.

CRANBERRIES:

THE NATION'S CRANBERRY GROWERS ARE ON PACE FOR A HUGE CROP THIS YEAR - ELEVEN MILLION BARRELS. ABOUT HALF OF THAT PRODUCTION COMES FROM JUST ONE STATE - WISCONSIN. IT'S PROJECTING A RECORD FIVE MILLION BARREL CROP. AGDAY NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN TELLS US A BIG CROP IS GOOD FOR CONSUMERS, BUT IT PRESENTS PRICING CHALLENGES FOR GROWERS.

ANALYSIS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY - WE'RE DISCUSSING THE CURRENT STATUS OF MILK PRODUCTION. AND WITHOUT A RECENT USDA REPORT, IT'S HARD TO PREDICT FOR SURE WHAT'S OUT THERE. AL PELL PICKS-UP THE CONVERSATION WITH NAOMI BLOOM OF STEWART-PETERSON.

OUTDOORS ON THE FARM:

FINDING THAT PERFECT WHITE TAIL DOESN'T ALWAYS COME EASY. PROFARMER EDITOR CHIP FLORY LOOKS AT WHAT IT TAKES MANAGE YOUR FARM FOR A SUCCESSFUL HUNTING SEASON...OUTDOORS ON THE FARM.

HEMP HARVEST:

THE FIRST COMMERCIAL CROP OF HEMP HAS NOW BEEN HARVESTED IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO. THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST HARVEST SINCE 1958.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
      
                                
                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
                                 

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