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AgDay Daily Recap -October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 2, 2013

 

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WE'RE ENTERING THE SECOND DAY OF A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. AND THERE APPEARS TO BE LITTLE MOVEMENT IN WASHINGTON.

EPA WORKER:

MEANWHILE, THE E-P-A OFFICE IN NEW YORK WAS ALSO SHUTDOWN. ONE WORKER TOLD US THERE'S ENOUGH BLAME FOR EVERYONE IN WASHINGTON.

GROUPS REACT:

BOTH THE AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL WHEAT GROWERS ASSOCIATION, RELEASED STATEMENTS ABOUT WASHINGTON'S INACTION...INCLUDING THE EXPIRATION OF THE 2008 FARM BILL EXTENSION.

OHIO 180 HARVEST:

ACCORDING TO USDA, 7 PERCENT OF OHIO'S CORN CROP HAS BEEN HARVESTED, THAT'S SLIGHLY BEHIND AVERAGE. MEANWHILE, 17 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S SOYBEAN CROP IS OUT OF the FIELD, WHICH IS AHEAD THE NORMAL PACE. AGDAY NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN JOINS US FROM THE FIELD. TYNE, WHILE THE LATEST CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS FARMERS IN THE STATE ARE RUNNING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, IT'S QUITE A CHANGE.

CROP WATCH:

CROP COMMENTS ARE POURING INTO AGWEB FROM FARMERS ABOUT THE HARVEST. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS SOME OF THOSE COMMENTS IN CROPWATCH. MORNING MIKE.

DAIRY MARGINS:

AS HARVEST COMES, LIVESTOCK MARGINS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. IN THE DAIRY INDUSTRY, FEED COSTS ARE FALLING WHILE MILK PRICES HAVE IMPROVED IN THE LAST MONTH.

WORLD DAIRY EXPO:

THE 2013 WORLD DAIRY EXPO, IS UNDERWAY IN MADISON WISCONSIN. SOME 25-HUNDRED COWS FROM 10 DIFFERENT BREEDS ARE COMPETING IN THE SHOWRING. OUTSIDE, MORE THAN 800 EXHIBOTORS ARE ON HAND AT THE TRADE SHOW PLUS MANY EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS.

DAIRYMAN ON THE YEAR:

EACH YEAR AT THE EXPO, SEVERAL AWARDS ARE HANDED OUT. YOU'VE ALREADY MET TO THE DAIRY WOMAN OF THE YEAR. TOMORROW--A STORY YOU'LL SEE ONLY ON AGDAY-- NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN TAKES US TO MICHIGAN TO MEET THE DAIRY MAN OF THE YEAR.

FOREIGN LAND HOLDERS:

FOREIGN INVESTORS HOLD 25 POINT 7 MILLION ACRES OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL LAND. THAT'S THE LATEST NUMBER FROM THE F-S-A. IT ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 2 PERCENT OF ALL PRIVATELY HELD U.S. AG LAND--ALTHOUGH ITS RISEN BY A MILLION AND HALF ACRES FROM 2010 TO 2011.

ANALYSIS:

IT WAS MIXED DAY IN MARKETS FOR DAIRY TUESDAY. IN ANALYSIS THIS MORNING, FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL LEAVES MILK IN THE TANK AND DISCUSSES DAIRY PRODUCTS--LIKE BUTTER AND CHEESE-- AND WHAT'S DRIVING THOSE PRICES.

FARM ART D-TOUR:

WITH WORLD DAIRY EXPO UNDERWAY, THOUSAND OF VISITORS FLOOD THE DAIRY STATE.
AND IT'S GOOD TIMING. AT THE END OF THE WEEK, THE REEDSBURG FERMENTATION FEST BEGINS. AS PART OF IT, SOME WISCONSIN FARMS WILL BECOME CANVASES FOR REGIONAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS. IT'S CALLED THE FARM ART DTOUR. THE WISCONSIN DAIRY NEWS GIVES US A PREVIEW. THE FERMENTATION FEST RUNS FROM THE FOURTH THROUGH THE TENTH. UP NEXT, GROWING TOMATOS AND POTATOS IN THE SAME POT.
FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY WHEN WE RETURN.

TOMTATO:

WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU CROSS A TOMATO PLANT WITH A POTATO PLANT?
THE TOMTATO OF COURSE. AND BELIEVE OR NOT, THIS UNIQUE HYBRID IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR GARDENERS.

SHRIMPING:

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW FISHERMEN CATCH SHRIMP? IF THEY'RE FROM BELGIUM, IT MIGHT BE ON HORSEBACK.

 

 

 
 
 
 
  
  
      
                                
                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
                                 

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