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AgDay Daily Recap -October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 23, 2013

 

VILSACK SOUTH DAKOTA:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. SOUTH DAKOTA RANCHERS WORKING TO RECOVER FROM AN EARLY OCTOBER BLIZZARD MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SOME ASSISTANCE FROM USDA.
FARM PAYMENTS:

AG SECRETARY VILSACK SAYS THE USDA WITH START PAYING 2013 CRP, DIRECT PAYMENT AND ACRE PAYMENTS THIS WEEK. THEY WERE DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA VIRUS UPDATES:

THERE APPEARS TO BE A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT THIS MORNING ON TRACKING THE SOURCE OF A DISEASE THAT'S KILLED THOUSANDS OF PIGLETS IN THIS COUNTRY. IT'S CALLED PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA VIRUS - OR PEDV.

JENSEN PLEA:

TWO COLORADO FARMERS WHOSE CANTALOUPES ARE TIED TO A LISTERIA OUTBREAK HAVE PLEADED GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR CHARGES. ERIC AND RYAN JENSEN PLEADED GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT IN DENVER TO SIX COUNTS OF INTRODUCING ADULTERATED FOOD INTO INTERSTATE COMMERCE. 33 PEOPLE DIED AFTER EATING THE CANTALOUPE. A SENTENCING HEARING HAS BEEN SET FOR JANUARY. BUT THE DEAL DID NO'T ADDRESS POSSIBLE PUNISHMENT.

PASTURE AND RANGE:

MEANWHILE COOLER WEATHER IS BLANKETING THE MIDWEST THIS WEEK, BRING WITH IT THE FIRST HARD FREEZE FOR MANY PLACES. WITH IT COMES THE END OF THE GROWING SEASON.

IOWA SNOW:

THE MIDWEST IS GETTING A LIGHT BLANKET OF PRE-HALLOWEEN SNOW. CHAD COLBY FARMS NEAR SHEFFIELD, ILLINOIS. HE POSTED ON TWITTER SAYING "ARE YOU SURE IT'S NOT JANUARY?" IN IOWA, FARMER CHRIS BARRON SAYS HE GOT SNOWED OUT OF HARVEST YESTERDAY. HE FARMS NEAR INDEPENDANCE, IOWA. CHRIS TOLD US HE STILL HAS 60-PERCENT OF HARVEST TO GO. IN NEIGHBORING ROWLEY, IOWA, JORDAN ALBERT SENT US A PHOTO FROM HIS OPERATION. HE ALSO HAD TO SHUT-DOWN FOR A WHILE AS SNOW WAS FALLING.

I80 HARVEST EASTERN IOWA:

STAYING WITH THE IOWA THEME, THAT'S OUR NEXT STOP ON THE I-80 HARVEST TOUR. AS NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN SHOWS US, IT'S BEEN A CHALLENGING YEAR FROM THE START FOR FARMERS ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE STATE.

CROP WATCH:

WHILE IOWA AND SOUTH DAKOTA SAW SNOW, MOST OF THE CORN BELT IS EXPERIENCING COLD, DRY WEATHER. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS MORE IN CROPWATCH.

CANADIAN GRAIN:

MEANWHILE OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH ARE ADDING TO GLOBAL COMMODITY PRICE PRESSURE. HARVEST IN THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES OF CANADA ARE REPORTING A SURGE IN BUSHELS--UP NEARLY 15 PERCENT THIS YEAR. THERE'S SO MUCH GRAIN THE COUNTRY IS RUNNING OUT OF STORAGE SPACE.

AG CONNECT COMMODITY:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY - ONE OF THE BIGGEST AG-INDUSTRY SHOWS IS GOING TO GET EVEN BIGGER. COMMODITY CLASSIC WILL BE JOINED BY AG-CONNECT EXPO. THE INAUGURAL JOINT EVENT WILL BE HELD IN MARCH 2016 IN NEW ORLEANS. UNTIL THEN, THE COMMODITY CLASSIC SHOWS FOR 2014 AND 15 WILL TAKE PLACE AS PLANNED. WHEN AG-CONNECT FIRST DEBUTED, IT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE EVERY OTHER YEAR. BUT UNDER THIS ARRANGEMENT, THE NEW COMBINED SHOW WILL CONTINUE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

ANALYSIS:

WHILE HARVEST CONTINUES IN THE STATE'S IN SOUTH AMERICA MANY CROPS ARE JUST GOING IN. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL DISCUSSES THE STATE OF THINGS IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.
MOSQUITO CONTROL:

FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY UNDER A BLANKET OF COOL FALL TEMPERATURES, MOSQUITOES ARE NOT A BIG PROBLEM RIGHT NOW. HOWEVER WHEN SPRING ROLLS AROUND, WE'LL ALL BE SWATTING AT MOSQUITOES ONCE AGAIN. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MADE A SIGNIFICANT DISCOVERY THAT COULD HELP BATTLE AGAINST SOME MOSQUITOES. IT'S THE FIRST-EVER BIOLOGICAL CONTROL METHOD TO COMBAT ASIAN TIGER MOSQUITOES. JEFF FRANKLIN FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE HAS THE STORY.

WORLD FOOD PRIZE:

EACH YEAR DURING the WORLD FOOD PRIZE, THE ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN KEY IN BRINGING FORTH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN THIS EVOLVING INDUSTRY. THE AWARD WAS STARTED BY THE FATHER OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION, DR. NORMAN BORLAUG, WHO ORINIGALLY WANTED AGRICULTURE TO BE PART OF THE NOBEL PRIZES.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
      
                                
                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
                                 

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