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AgDay Daily Recap -April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

APRIL 19, 2013

 

WACO EXPLOSION:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. INVESTIGATORS AND RESCUE CREWS CONTINUE TO SIFT THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF A SMALL TEXAS TOWN AFTER A MASSIVE EXPLOSION WEDNESDAY.

FERTILIZER SAFETY:

I SPOKE WITH THE FERTILIZER INSTITUTE ON THURSDAY ABOUT THE EXPLOSION. THEY SAY THE INDUSTRY IS WATCHING DEVELOPMENTS CLOSLY TO SEE IF THERE ARE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED. ADDING THAT EXPLOSIONS LIKE THIS ARE EXTREMELY RARE. BUT IT IS A GOOD REMINDER FOR DEALERS AND FARMERS DURING THIS BUSY SEASON.

HORSE SLAUGHTER SUIT:

A LAWSUIT BY THE COMPANY WORKING TO OPEN A HORSE SLAUGHTER PLANT IN ROSWELL NEW MEXICO IS JUST ONE HURDLE IT HAS TO OVERCOME.

CROP WATCH:

FARMERS THROUGHOUT THE NATION'S MIDSECTION WILL BE PUTTING OFF PLANTING FOR AWHILE. FOR SOME IT'S HEAVY SNOW. FOR OTHERS, IT'S A TORRENTIAL RAINS. MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER TO BREAK IT DOWN, MIKE.

OIL VS. ROADS:

THERE'S NO DOUBT THE RECENT ENERGY BOOM IN RURAL AMERICA HAS BENEFITED MANY COMMUNITIES. FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO NORTH DAKOTA TO TEXAS, OIL AND NATURAL GAS COMPANIES ARE WORKING AS FAST AS THEY CAN TO DEVELOP NEW WELLS. BUT THAT FLURRY OF ACTIVITY ISN'T WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES AS WE LEARN IN THIS REPORT FROM THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU.

PROFIT BRIEFING:

IT'S BEEN A VOLATILE WEEK IN MARKETS AS TRADERS TRY TO GUAGE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CHALLENGES. GOLD AND OIL PRICES HAVE FALLEN, DRAGGING THE DOW DOWN, THEN PRICES RALLIED.

STRAWBERRY HARVEST:

THE STRAWBERRY INDUSTRY HAS PRETTY DEEP ROOTS ON THE COASTS OF OUR COUNTRY.
WELL A NEW 3 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT FROM WALMART TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS HOWS TO EVENTUALLY HELP STRAWBERRY GROWERS IN THAT STATE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY GET ESTABLISHED IN NEW PLACES. KEN MOORE WITH THE ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU EXPLAINS.

CDC FOOD ILLNESSES:

FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE SEEING MORE FOOD POISONINGS CAUSED BY A BACTERIA COMMONLY LINKED TO RAW MILK AND POULTRY. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL RELEASED A STUDY THAT SHOWS CAMPYLOBACTER CASES GREW BY 14 PERCENT OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

VIBRATING FORK:

COULD YOUR FORK TELL YOU TO SLOW DOWN AT THE DINNER TABLE? THAT THE IDEA BEHIND A NEW PRODUCT ALREADY IN THE WORKS.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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