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AgDay Daily Recap -July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 15, 2013

 

ARSENIC APPLE JUICE:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. RESPONDING TO CONSUMERS COMPLAINTS ABOUT ARSENIC IN APPLE JUICE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECIDES TO MAKE CHANGES IN WHAT'S CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE.

PEDV UPDATE:

A VIRUS THAT'S ENTERING SWINE HERDS ACROSS THE MIDWEST SEEMS TO BE GROWING. AND THE ANSWER TO HOW IT GOT HERE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED.

FLYOVER CHARGES:

A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO PARAGLIDED OVER A WESTERN KANSAS FEEDLOT COULD BE CHARGED FOR TRESPASSING. THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, HE'S A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORKING ON A SERIES ABOUT FOOD. AN ATTORNEY SAYS THE CHARGES ARE AROUND THE RIGHT OF LANDOWNERS TO CONTROL THEIR PROPERTY, NOT AN ISSUE OF AIRSPACE. A SPOKSPERSON FOR THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SAYS THE ORGANIZATION DOESN'T THINK THE PHOTOGRAPHER BROKE ANY LAWS.

MUDSLIDE:

IT WAS A WILD RIDE FOR A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHER IN COLORADO SPRINGS...AND HIS VIDEO TAKES YOU ALONG FOR THE MUDDY JOURNEY. JOHN SCHROYER WORKS FOR THE GAZETTE NEWSPAPER. HE WAS ON ASSIGNMENT HEADING TOWARDS THE MUD-SLIDE WHEN THE SURGING WATERS PUSHED HIS VEHICLE OFF THE HIGHWAY INTO AN ADJACENT DITCH. THE RIVER OF ROCKS, MUD AND DEBRIS PUSHED HIS CAR A COUPLE HUNDRED FEET DOWN THE ROAD. ABOUT 20 CARS WERE TRAPPED IN THE MUD. BUT NO ONE WAS HURT. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS RECENT FOREST FIRES DESTROYED VEGETATION WHICH WOULD HAVE NORMALLY HELPED CONTROL THE RUN-OFF.

CROP WATCH:

FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS GROWING SEASON, MISSISSIPPI HAS ITS FIRST CASE OF SOYBEAN RUST. MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION SAYS THE PLANT PATHOGEN SHOWED-UP ON A SENTINEL PLOT IN PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. THAT'S IN THE LOWER PART OF THE STATE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST ARRIVAL FOR THE DISEASE SINCE IT WAS DISCOVERED IN 2004. M-S-U EXTENSION SAYS HOT AND DRY TEMPS SHOULD HELP KEEP SOYBEAN RUST IN CHECK.
FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, A FARMER POSTED ON AGWEB THAT IT'S BEEN LIKE LIVING IN A TROPICAL RAIN FOREST AS IT HAS RAINED OR SPRINKLED EVERY DAY FOR ALL MOST THREE WEEKS. HE SAYS IT'S BEEN TOUGH FOR GUYS TRYING TO COMBINE WHEAT.

FARM BILL:

JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER THE HOUSE PASSED THEIR VERSION OF THE 2013 FARM BILL, MANY FARM GROUPS APPLAUDED THEIR EFFORTS IN JUST GETTING SOMETHING PASSED. THE AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION IS ONE OF THOSE GROUPS. ORGINALLY OPPOSED TO A FARM BILL THAT DIDN'T INCLUDE A NUTRITION TITLE, LEADERSHIP SAYS THEY ARE RELIEVED A BILL WILL FINALLY MAKE IT TO CONFERENCE. HOWEVER, ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT DANNY MURPHY SAYS THEY ARE OPPOSED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF PERMANENT LAW BY WHATEVER LEGISLATION MAY RESULT FROM THIS PROCESS.

CHINA CORN:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, CHINA SEEMS TO BE HUNGRY FOR U-S CORN. IN TOTAL, CHINA BOUGHT 1 POINT 2 MILLION METRIC TONS OF CORN LAST WEEK. USDA CONFIRMED A PURCHASE OF 960 THOUSAND METRIC TONS OF CORN FRIDAY MORNING. EARLIER IN THE WEEK, CHINA MADE TWO PURCHASES, EACH OF 120 THOUSAND METRIC TONS.

CHINA GROWTH:

MEANWHILE, THE CHINESE FINANCE MINSTER SAYS THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY MAY GROW LESS THAN ORGINIAL ESIMATES. BUT HE SAYS EVEN IF THE GROWTH IS 6 POINT 5 PERCENT A YEAR, IT'S STILL TOLERABLE IN THE FUTURE AND WILL SUSTAIN THEIR ECONOMY. CURRENTLY, CHINA IS THE WORLD'S SECOND LARGEST ECONOMY.

ANALYSIS:

JUST LAST WEEK USDA RELEASED THEIR MONTHLY SUPPLY AND DEMAND REPORT. IT WASN'T FULL OF MANY SURPRISES. AL PELL EXPLAINS IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

HERB FARM:

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE HUNDREDS OF ACRES OF LAND AND LARGE TRACTORS, COMBINES AND IMPLEMENTS TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL AND PROFITABLE FARM IN NORTH DAKOTA. ONE FAMILY HAS FOUND A WAY TO MAKE A LIVING IN AGRICULTURE WITH A FEW PAIRS OF SCISSORS AND A SMALL PARCEL OF PROPERTY. CLIFF NAYLOR REPORTS FROM ESMOND, NORTH DAKOTA.

SUNSCREEN:

IT'S BEEN SAID THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, BUT THERE IS A LOT OF NEW INFORMATION TO CONSIDER WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM THE SUN.
FROM NEW "SUNSCREEN" PILLS TO A WIDE RANGE OF S-P-F NUMBERS ON DIFFERENT PRODUCTS, PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM TOO MUCH SUN CAN BE CONFUSING.
TO HELP SORT IT ALL, HERE'S CLARK POWELL FROM JAMES CANCER HOSPITAL.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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