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AgDay Daily Recap -October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 9, 2013

 

CATTLE DEATHS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. RANCHERS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS ARE DEALING WITH A HORRIFFIC OUTCOME FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S BLIZZARD.

GRASSLY CBO REPORT:

MEANWHILE AMID THE SHUTDOWN IN WASHINGTON, IOWA SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY CONTINUE TO WORK ON FARM POLICY. HE RELEASED A GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT TUESDAY EXPOSING LOOPHOLES THE FARM BILL. THE REPORT CENTERS AROUND ELEGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND THE PHASE "ACTIVELY INVOLVED" IN FARMING.
GRASSLY SAYS THE VAGUENESS IS COSTING TAXPAYERS. FOR EXAMPLE HE SAYS FARM PAYMENTS WERE MADE TO 11 ACTIVE MANAGERS OF ONE FARM--WHO PROVIDE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE BUT PERFORM NO LABOR. GRASLY THINGS THE LOOPHOLES SHOULD BE CLOSED. HE'S HOPING THE ISSUE WILL BE ADRESSED DURING THE FARM BILL CONFERENCE NEGOTIATIONS.

NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION:

THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU AND THE NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION ARE APPEALING A RECENT RULING REGARDING NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. BACK IN SEPTEMBER A DISTRICT COURT UPHELD THE EPA'S TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD -- OR POLLUTION DIET --FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY:

REUTERS HARVEST:

WITH THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN, ANALYSTS AT REUTERS DID THEIR OWN HARVEST SURVEY. THEY'RE PROJECTING CORN HARVEST AT 20 PERCENT COMPLETE AND SOYBEAN HARVEST AT 22 PERCENT. LAST YEAR ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF CROPS WERE CUT BY NOW.

KENTUCKY SOYBEAN HARVEST:

DESPITE HEAVY RAINS IN THE STATE OVER THE WEEKEND, MANY PLACES IN KENTUCKY ARE STILL HARVESTING. QUINT POTTINGER (POT-TING-ER) FARMS IN NEW HAVEN KENTUCKY.
HE SAYS HARVEST IS ONLY ABOUT TWO WEEKS BEHIND. IT WAS A WET START TO THE SEASON THEN TURNED OFF DRY LATE SUMMER. HOWEVER LATE SEASON, TIMELY RAINS HELPED SOYBEANS FINISH STRONG.

I80 TOUR INDIANA:

WE CONTINUE OUR I-80 HARVEST TOUR THIS MORNING IN OUR FIRST BIG-I STATE.
TODAY, WE CAUGHT UP WITH FARMERS NEAR LA PORTE INDIANA WHERE HARVEST IS MOVING SLOWLY DUE TO RECENT WET WEATHER. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN IS THERE. TYNE DID THAT AREA HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS YEAR'S FLASH DROUGHT?

CROP WATCH:

HARVEST IS WELL UNDERWAY FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER CENTER FOR TODAY'S CROPWATCH.

ANALYSIS:

THE OCTOBER LEAN HOG FUTURES HAVE GAINED NEARLY 8 DOLLARS PER HUNDRED WEIGHT IN THE LAST MONTH. ALTHOUGH A RECENT REPORT FROM USDA SEEMS TO HAVE PUT ON THE BREAKS. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL JOINS US TO DISCUSS HOG MARKETS IN THIS MORNINGS ANALYSIS.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS:

AS YOU MAY KNOW, IT'S NATONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. A DIFFICULT SUBJECT, IT'S OFTEN HARD FOR PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT THESE TYPES OF THINGS. WELL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AN INTERACTIVE PLAY IS HELPING, INCLUDING DOCTORS AND BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS, BETTER COMMUNICATE ABOUT THE DISEASE. KENT FADDIS WITH M-U EXTENSION HAS MORE ON THE PLAY CALLED THE BREAST CANCER DIALOGUES.

FOSTER FARMS:

THE USDA IS WARNING THE PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL WITH RAW CHICKEN FROM A COMPANY CALLED FOSTER FARMS. 280 SALMONELLA ILLNESSES IN 18 STATES HAVE BEEN LINKED TO POULTRY FROM FACILITIES IN CALIFORNIA.

FOOD PRICES UP:

IF IT FEELS LIKE YOUR GROCERY BILL KEEPS GETTING HIGHER, YOU'RE RIGHT.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
      
                                
                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
                                 

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