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AgDay Daily Recap -April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

APRIL 3, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WHEAT CONDITIONS:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WE MONITORED THE WHEAT FIELDS ALL WINTER LONG. AND THE FIRST CROP PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SEASON SUPPORTS THOSE FEARS - IT'S A CROP IN ROUGH SHAPE.

CROP WATCH:

LET'S GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT FARM COUNTRY WEATHER ON THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING. MIKE HOFFMAN CHECKS IN FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER.

HORSE SLAUGHTER:

OKLAHOMA IS THE LATEST STATE TO RE-INTRODUCE HORSE SLAUGHTER. OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR MARY FALLIN SIGNED THE BILL ON FRIDAY.  THE LAW ENDS THE BAN ON SLAUGHTER OF HORSES FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION WHICH BECAME ILLEGAL IN OKLAHOMA IN 1963. THIS LAW STILL PROHBITS HUMAN CONSUMPTION OF HORSE MEAT, BUT IT ALLOWS PROCESSING OF THE ANIMAL, WHICH IS THEN EXPORTED. IT GOES INTO EFFECT IN NOVEMBER. RIGHT NOW THERE ARE NO PROCESSING FACILITIES IN OKLAHOMA.

TRADE BARRIERS:

THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE SAYS BIO-TECHNOLOGY AND ANIMAL DISORDERS ARE TWO OF THE BIGGEST REASONS WHY SOME COUNTRIES WON'T ACCEPT SOME U.S. AG PRODUCTS. THE TRADE REPS OFFICE JUST RELEASED AN ANNUAL REVIEW OF TRADE BARRIERS AND WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS DOING TO REMOVE THOSE BLOCKS. ONE REPORT IN PARTICULAR FOCUSES ON AG.
USTR SAYS THE LACK OF ADOPTION AND UNDERSTANDING OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN FOREIGN NATIONS LIMITS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS COUNTRY. IN ADDITION TO BIO-TECH, OTHER TOP REASONS FOR TRADE BARRIERS INCLUDE BSE IN BEEF CATTLE, AVIAN INFLUENZA IN POULTRY AND RESIDUE LEVELS OF PESTICIDES.

ANALYSIS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS, AFTER TWO TRADING DAYS OF CORN PRICES ENDING SHARPLY LOWER, PRICES TICKED SLIGHTLY HIGHER YESTERDAY. AL PELL TALKED TO SUE MARTIN OF AG & INVESTMENT SERVICES EARLIER LAST WEEK ABOUT HOW LATE PLANTING COULD SUPPORT CORN FUTURES.

ALLERGIES:

AN ANNUAL RANKING OF THE WORST U.S. CITIES FOR SPRING ALLERGIES ZEROED IN ON THE SOUTHEAST. THE ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA RELEASED ITS ANNUAL REPORT. THE WORST ALLERGY CITIES -- JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI CAME OUT ON TOP FOLLOWED BY KNOXVILLE AND CHATTANOOGA TENNESSEE, MCALLEN, TEXAS AND LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY THE FOUNDATION SAYS SUPERSTORMS MAY FURTHER COMPLICATE SEASONAL ALLERGIES IN THE NORTHEAST DUE TO FLOODING.

I AM ANGUS:

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, BOB BRINK LED YOUNG MEN ON-AND-OFF THE BASKETBALL COURT. NOW, HE'S LEADING ANGUS CATTLE ON HIS FARM OUTSIDE SAINT CLOUD, MINNESOTA. COACH BRINK HANDED-OVER HIS CLIPBOARD LAST YEAR, HAVING WON MORE THAN 900 GAMES. HE'S THE SECOND WINNINGEST COACH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY. BOB WILL TELL YOU THE SKILLS HE LEARNED IN BOTH FIELDS PLAY OFF EACH OTHER. WE LEARN MORE ABOUT BOB THE COACH, THE MENTOR, THE RANCHER IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION. MOST OF BOB'S COACHING CAREER WAS IN MINNESOTA, BUT HE WAS BORN, PLAYED BALL AND COACHED IN SOUTH DAKOTA AS WELL. JUST LAST WEEK THE SOUTH DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION INDUCTED COACH BRINK INTO THEIR HALL OF FAME. THANKS BOB FOR ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS.

AQUACULTURE SUPPLIES:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, AS NEW WAVES OF AGRICULTURE GET BIGGER, IT'S FEEDING INTO HIGHER AQUACULTURE DEMAND.

WATER BOTTLE BAN:

AND BOTTLED WATER SALES ARE A WHOPPING 50 TO 100 BILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR WORLDWIDE. ONE SAN FRANCISCO OFFICIAL WANTS TO CHANGE THAT BY PUTTING A BAN ON BOTTLED WATER. THE LEGISLATION WOULD PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INDIVIDUAL WATER BOTTLES IN THE CITY. SPORTING FACILITIES AND EVENTS WOULD BE EXEMPT. THE INDIVIDUAL WHO INTRODUCED THE LEGISLATION SAYS EVERY 27 HOURS, AMERICANS DRINK ENOUGH BOTTLED WATER TO CIRCLE THE EQUATOR.  HE SAYS THE COUNTRY HAS TO DO BETTER.

 

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