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AgDay Daily Recap -June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014
 
 

 

 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JUNE 25, 2014
 
OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY…PRESERVING FARMERS BIGGEST RESOURCE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON ASSIGNMENT AT THE WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS   FOR AGRICULTURE. STATE PUSHES TO GIVE FARMERS MORE AUTHORITY TO DECIDE GESTATION STALL USE. IN AGRIBUSINESS - IS "HEDGING" A GOOD MARKETING TOOL FOR PORK PRODUCERS? IT'S HARD TO ASSUME THAT YOU'LL HAVE THE PRODUCT SO IT'S A VERY DYNAMIC MARKET. MEET AN ARKANSAS FAMILY THAT'S "CASTING" A LASTING LEGACY IN THE FORM OF FISH BAIT.
CLINTON CANADA:
GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. CONSERVATION LEADERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE ARE MEETING THIS WEEK TO FURTHER PUSH FARMERS TO ADOPT MORE CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES ON THEIR LAND ...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
CLINTON CANADA PART 2:
THE WORLD CONGRESS ON CONSERVATION IN AGRICULTURE IS MEETING THIS WEEK IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. OUR PARENT COMPANY FARM JOURNAL IS A MEDIA SPONSOR OF THIS EVENT. CONSERVATION IS BECOMING THE COOL THING TO DO FOR SOME FARMERS. CLINTON GRIFFITHS EXPLAINS WHY AS HE JOINS US THIS MORNING FROM THE MEETING. GOOD MORNING, CLINTON.
DEAD ZONE:
ONE FACTOR DRIVING THE SWITCH TO MORE CONSERVATION ON FARMS IS REDUCING RUNOFF. SOME HAVE POINTED TO AGRICULTUR AS THE MAIN REASON THE HYPOXIC OR DEAD SONE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO HAS GROWN. SCIENTISTS AT NOAA JUST CAME OUT WITH THEIR PREDICTION FOR THIS YEAR-- SAYING THE EXPECT AN AVERAGE DEADZONE IN THE GULF THIS YEAR, BUT SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.
HYPOXIC ZONES ARE AREAS IN THE OCEAN WITH LOW OXYGEN LEVELS, WHICH CAN BE FATAL TO FISH AND OTHER ANIMAL LIFE IN THE WATER.
CANADA TRUCKING:
CANADIAN TRUCKERS HOPE TO PUT THE BRAKES ON A PROPOSED FEE HIKE ASSESSED BY USDA. THE AG DEPARTMENT WANTS TO DOUBLE THE ANNUAL FEES PAID BY CANADIAN TRUCKERS THAT HAUL GOODS ACROSS THE BORDER. THE YEARLY FEE WOULD JUMP FROM ONE-HUNDRED FIVE DOLLARS PER TRUCK TO THREE-HUNDRED-AND-20 DOLLARS. THE FEES WOULD APPLY TO CANADIAN TRUCKS THAT HAUL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SHIPMENTS WHICH MUST BE CLEARED BY THE USDA. TRUCKERS WHO HAUL NON-PERISHABLES WOULD ALSO PAY THE FEE. THE USDA SAID THE INCREASE IS NEEDED TO COVER THE COST OF OPERATING ITS AGRICULTURE QUARANTINE INSPECTION PROGRAM. THE CANADIAN TRUCKING ALLIANCE THINKS THE PROPOSED FEE MIGHT BE ILLEGAL UNDER THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WHICH FORBIDS CUSTOMS USER FEES.
CROP WATCH OPEN:
A MAJOR TRADE DEAL BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND CHINA COULD HAPPEN BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
TEASE:
STILL TO COME, ADVICE ON PROTECTING THE PRICE OF PORK ON YOUR FARM…THAT'S IN AGRIBUSINESS.
GRISSAFI HOGS:
CLINTON…IT'S BEEN AN INTERESTING YEAR IN THE PORK PIT. ON TUESDAY, JULY HOGS MADE NEW LIFETIME CONTRACT HIGHS, REACHING ABOVE 130. AL PELL IS HERE NOW TO DISCUSS HOW HEDGING COULD BE A USEFUL TOOL FOR PORK PRODUCERS RIGHT NOW. AL.
TEASE:
STILL TO COME, COFFEE LOVERS, YOU MAY WANT TO PICK UP EVERY PENNY YOU FIND. WE'LL TELL YOU WHY.
ARKANSAS HATCHERY:
MINNOWS MAY NOT BE A FISH YOU EAT, BUT FOR FISHERMAN, IT'S BAIT SOME CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT.
 FOR ONE ARKANSAS FAMILY, IT'S MORE THAN JUST A BAIT FISH. AS KEN MOORE SHOWS US, IT'S HELPING THEM CONTINUE TO HATCH A FAMILY FARMING LEGACY
COFFEE PRICES:
 IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, SAVOR EVERY LAST SIP OF YOUR COFFEE THIS MORNING.THAT'S BECAUSE EACH DRINK IS ABOUT TO COST YOU MORE. TAINTED CHINESE FOOD: AND ONE SENATOR SAYS HE WANTS TO CRACK DOWN ON FOOD IMPORTS FROM CHINA IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THE PRODUCTS ARE SAFE.
CLOSE:
CLINTON…THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND AL PELL. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
RFD PROMO:
 WEDNESDAY ON AGDAY, CONSERVATION IS COOL TO THESE FOLKS. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A MEETING WHERE IMPROVING FARMING PRACTICES IS TOP OF THE AGENDA. PORK PRICES ARE POSTED IMPRESSIVE GAINS TUESDAY. SO, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO PROTECT THAT PRECIOUS COMMODITY JOIN US RIGHT HERE ON R-F-D.
STATION PROMO:
THURSDAY ON AGDAY, THE FEEDER TRAIN JUST KEEPS BARRELING THROUGH. WE'LL SEE IF THESE HOT PRICES CAN REALLY LAST. AND WE HAVE ADVICE ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE BIG USDA SUPPLY REPORT MONDAY. JOINS US RIGHT HERE THURSDAY FOR AGDAY
 
 
 

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