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AgDay Daily Recap -October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 29, 2013

 

CROP PROGRESS:

 IT'S A BUSY WEEK IN WASHINGTON AS FARM BILL TALKS RESUME. BUT AS NOVEMBER NEARS, FARMERS ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT GETTING THEIR CROP OUT OF THE FIELD. AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

ROACH AG NUMBERS:

AS WE FIRST REPORTED YESTERDAY, ROACH AG MARKETING CAME OUT WITH THEIR CUSTOMER YIELD SURVEY...AND THEIR DATA REVEALS A BIG CORN CROP FROM THEIR CUSTOMERS. IT SHOWED THE AVERAGE CORN YIELD AT 171 POINT 4 BUSHELS PER ACRE. THAT NUMBER IS 16 BUSHELS HIGHER THAN USDA'S SEPTEMBER ESTIMATE. SOME OF THE TOP YIELDING STATES WERE OUTSIDE THE CORNBELT - INCLUDING ARKANSAS AND TEXAS - WHERE AVERAGE YIELDS REACHED OVER 200 BUSHELS AN ACRE.

WHY THE BIG YIELDS:

MANY FARMERS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS HAVE BEEN HARVESTING A VERY GOOD CORN CROP. GIVEN THE WEATHER, MANY ARE WONDERING HOW GOOD IT COULD HAVE BEEN IF IT HAD RAINED IN LATE JULY AND AUGUST. TODD GLEASON FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HAS MORE ON THE UN-EXPECTED SURPRISES.

I80

TOMORROW ON AGDAY WE'LL CONTINUE OUR I-80 HARVEST SERIES. SOME MICHIGAN FARMERS HAVE REPORTED HAVING THE BEST YIELDS EVER. WE'LL SEE IF THAT'S TRUE.

ARKANSAS BEANS:

AND ON THURSDAY, IT MORE THAN JUST CORN YIELDS SETTING RECORDS IN ARKANSAS. SOYBEAN YIELDS ARE SURPASSING THE 100 BUSHEL PER ACRE MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. WE'LL MEET ONE FARMER WHO CAN'T BELIEVE HIS OWN EYES.

CROP WATCH:

FOR MANY OF YOU, WEATHER IS 'TOP OF MIND'. LET'S CHECK IN WITH MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE..

CALIFORNIA MILK PRICES:

IN DAIRY TODAY, MINIMUM CLASS MILK PRICES IN CALIFORNIA GOT A BUMP. THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SAID LAST WEEK THE MONTHLY PRICE INCREASE WILL BE 12 POINT 5 CENTS PER HUNDREDWEIGHT.

ANALYSIS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY - WE'VE ALREADY DISCUSSED SOME BIG CORN YIELDS IN THE COUNTRY. WHAT ABOUT BEANS? ROACH AG MARKETING'S CUSTOMER SURVEY SHOWS THE AVERAGE SOYBEAN YIELD TOPPED 48 BUSHEL AN ACRE. SO, IF WE DO HAVE BIG YIELDS IN BEANS, WHAT'S THE PRICE POTENTIAL? AL PELL SAT DOWN WITH ANDY SHISSLER OF ROACH AG MARKETING TO DISCOVER THE FACTORS THAT COULD WEIGH IN.
PHEASANT:

IT WAS A SUBDUED IOWA PHEASANT OPENER THIS WEEKEND. THE MIDWEST'S FAVORITE GAME BIRD NUMBERS ARE DOWN; A COMBINATION OF HABITAT LOSS…AND RECORD BREAKING SNOW AND RAIN. FOR DEDICATED HUNTERS, THOUGH, BIRDS ARE OUT THERE. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE IOWA D-N-R, JOE WILKINSON LOOKS AT THE FALL OUTLOOK AND YOUR CHANCES OF BRINGING HOME A COUPLE RINGNECKS.

MILK PRICES:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, IT'S A REPEAT OF WHAT WE SAW LAST FALL. SKYROCKETING MILK PRICES ARE HITTING HEADLINES WITH THE FINGER POINTING TO CONGRESS. BUT HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT WE'LL REALLY SEE A GALLON OF MILK HIT 8 DOLLARS?

WASHING HANDS:
IF YOUR CHILD KNOWS THEIR 'A-B-C'S', THEN HE OR SHE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PREVENT GERMS FROM SPREADING.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
      
                                
                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
                                 

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