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AgDay Daily Recap -October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 28, 2013

 

ROACH REPORT:

A LEADING GRAIN MARKETING FIRM SAYS CORN YIELDS ARE BIGGER THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT. AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

ILLINOIS CROPS:

THANKS, BRIAN, DESPITE ALL THE WEATHER TROUBLES THIS YEAR, WHY ARE WE SEEING SUCH IMPRESSIVE YIELDS?

FDA FEED RULE:

A NEW FDA RULE AIMS TO MAKE ANIMAL FEED SAFER BY REDUCING FOOD BORNE ILLNESSES IN BOTH ANIMALS AND PEOPLE.

TYSON CANADIAN CATTLE:

MEANWHILE, TYSON FOODS SAYS T WILL STOP PURCHASING SLAUGHTER-READY CATTLE FROM CANADA. THE COMPANY CITES THE NEW COUNTRY OF ORIGINAL LABELING LAW AS THE REASON. COOL REQUIRES MEAT LABELS TO SHOW WHERE THE ANIMAL WAS BORN, RAISED AND SLAUGHTERED. TYSON SAYS DUE TO THE HIGHER EXPENSE FROM THE CHANGE, THEY WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT SHIPMENTS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH. TYSON FOODS IS THE LARGEST MEAT PROCESSOR IN THE UNITED STATES.

WRRDA UPDATE:

AND AN UPDATE ON A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU LAST WEEK. WE REPORTED THE HOUSE PASSED ITS VERSION OF the BILL, WHICH FUNDS INFRANSTRUCTURE ALONG U-S WATERWAYS. NOW CONGRESSMAN BILL SHUSTER, WHO INTRODUCED THE LEGSILATION IN THE HOUSE, WANTS CONGRESS TO PASS A NEW WATERWAYS BILL EVERY TWO YEARS.
CONGRESS PASSED WRDA EVERY TWO YEARS IN THE LATE 80S AND EARLY 90S. IN the PAST 13 YEARS, CONGRESS HAS ONLY MANAGED TO PASS TWO WATER BILLS. AND SHUSTER TOLD POLITCO THAT'S SOMETHING HE WANTS TO SEE CHANGED. HE SAYS AS SOON AS CONGRESS PASSES WRDA THIS YEAR, THEY WILL START WORKING ON THE NEXT BILL.

PROPANE SHORTAGES:

FARMERS IN STATES LIKE IOWA, MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTH DAKOTA ARE HAVING TROUBLE LOCATING PROPANE. THAT'S BECAUSE SHORTAGES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN the STATE. PROPANE DEMAND HAD BEEN ON THE RISE DUE TO THE WET SPRING. SO, PROPANE HAULERS ARE HAVING TO DRIVE LONGER DISTANCES TO FIND IT.
AND BECAUSE OF THE INCREASED TRAVELING TIME, GOVERNORS IN MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTH DAKOTA HAVE ISSUED EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS WHICH WOULD HELP DRIVERS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DRIVING TIME RESTRICTIONS THEY CURRENTLY FACE.

CROP WATCH:

A WIDE PATH OF COLD TEMPS IS BRINGING GROWING SEASON TO A CLOSE. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHERCENTER, MIKE.

MACHINERY PETE:

FOR THIS EDITION OF MACHINERY PETE MONDAY IS IMPRESSIVE--IF YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR USED EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY PETE SAYS IT COULD GO FOR A PRETTY PENNY RIGHT NOW. HE HAS SOME EXAMPLES NOT ONLY HERE, BUT NORTH OF THE BORDER.

ARGENTINA RAIN:

IN AGRIBUSINESS, WEATHER FORECASTS POINT TO WIDESPREAD RAINS THIS WEEK IN ARGENTINA, THAT COULD PROVIDE SOME RELIEF TO SOYBEAN AND SUNFLOWER CROPS.
DROUGHT HAS PLAGUED THE NORTHERN REGION OF ARGENTINA. SOME PROVINCES ARE EXPERIENCING THE WORST DROUGHT IN NEARLY 50 YEARS. IF RAIN DOESN'T COME WITHIN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, PRODUCTION FORECASTS COULD DETERIORATE QUICKLY FROM THAT REGION. NOW FOR SOME INSIGHT ON BOTH the DROUGHT AND THE HUGE SOYBEAN CROP EXPECTED IN BRAZIL, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO AL PELL FOR TODAY'S ANALYSIS.
GOOD MORNING, AL.

CHEF FARMER:

A YOUNG FARMER IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TOOK A UNIQUE PATH TO GET TO THE FARM. JOHN FONTAIN TOOK A ROUTE THROUGH CULINARY SCHOOL. HE BECAME A CHEF, BUT SOMETHING KEPT CALLING HIM TO THE LAND. IN THIS REPORT FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CALIFORNIA BOUNTIFUL TV, TRACY SELLERS SAYS JOHN'S KNOWLEDGE IN THE KITCHEN - AND ON THE FARM - HELPS OTHER CHEFS SEE FOOD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

BEEF MOBILE HELP:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, AS BEEF PRICES AT THE STORE CONTINUE TO GO UP, THE BEEF CHECKOFF HAS SOME INTERSTING TOOLS TO HELP CONSUMERS GET CREATIVE, WHILE STAYING WITHIN THEIR BUDGET NEEDS.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
      
                                
                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
                                 

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