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AgDay Daily Recap -February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

 

COMMODITY CLASSIC:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS WHO'S ON ASSIGNMENT AT THE 2013 COMMODITY CLASSIC. AS COMMODITY GROUPS KICK THINGS OFF TODAY IN SUNNY FLORIDA, THE LINGERING DROUGHT AND OTHER DAMPENING OBSTACLES COME TO SURFACE. AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

SORGHUM:

WHILE MANY GROWERS IN THE WESTERN PLAINS WELCOMED MOISTURE THIS WEEK, IT'S STILL NOT ENOUGH TO COMPLETELY RECHARGE THE SOIL MOISTURE DEFICIT.

WHEAT CONDITIONS:

AS LUST JUST MENTIONED, AREAS HAVE BEEN SO DRY THIS FALL AND WINTER, THE OVERALL WHEAT CROP IS STILL IN POOR CONDITION AND STRUGGLING TO STAY ALIVE. OUR PARTNERS AT AGWEB ARE ALSO WANTING TO KNOW THE LATEST WHEAT CONDITIONS. UNDER THE CROP COMMENTS SECTION OF THE SITE, AGWEB IS ENCOURAGING GROWERS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE WHEAT CROP LOOKS AND CURRENT MOISTURE SITUATION.
JUST GO AG WEB DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE CROP COMMENTS SECTION OR EMAIL TO CROPCOMMENTS AT AGWEB.COM.

KENTUCKY GRAZING:

GRAZING ON WINTER WHEAT PASTURE IS A COMMON PRACTICE IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS WHERE SNOW COVER DOESN'T LAST LONG....TYPICALLY. BUT EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI, IT'S NOT AS COMMON. AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF GRAZING ON WINTER WHEAT CAN PENCIL-OUT FOR RANCHERS IN THE BLUEGRASS STATE. JEFF FRANKLIN HAS DETAILS IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE U-K COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE.

CROP WATCH:

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, CLINTON'S IN FLORIDA AT COMMODITY CLASSIC. FARMERS - AND CLINTON - ARE ESCAPING THE SNOW AND COLD AND ENJOYING TEMPS IN THE MID 70'S. BUT SOME FOLKS HAVE TO STAY HOME AND THEY SENT SOME PHOTOS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS THOSE IMAGES IN CROPWATCH.

LAND O’ LAKES:

IN AGRIBUSINESS, LAND O' LAKES REPORTED IT'S FINAL FINCANICAL RESULTS FROM 2012.
THE REPORT SHOWS BOTH RECORD SALES AND EARNINGS. THE COMPANY SAYS SALES TOPPED 14 BILLION DOLLARS IN 2012. WARMER WEATHER AND CHANGES IN COMMODITY PRICES HELPED SUPPORT THOSE GAINS.

ANALYSIS:

THE CROP INSURANCE SALES CLOSING DATE IS QUICKLY APPROACHING FOR MANY PRODUCERS ACROSS THE CORNBELT AND OTHER REGIONS OF THE U-S. IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS, AL PELL TALKS TO CHIP NELLINGER ABOUT WHY EVEN AFTER LAST YEAR, CROP INSURANCE REMAINS MISUNDERSTOOD.

HYPERBARIC FOR PETS:

HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS HAVE BEEN USED FOR DECADES TO TREAT DIVERS WITH THE BENDS, BURN VICTIMS AND PEOPLE WITH TRAUMATIC INJURIES, BUT NOW THEY'RE BEING USED ON AILING PETS. NIA HAWKINS FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAKES US FLORIDA WHERE VETERINARIANS ARE FINDING SUCCESS IN TREATING WOUNDS.

WALMART CALLS ON FARMERS:

AS THE SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO SWEEP ITS WAY ACROSS RETAILERS ACROSS THE GLOBE, ONE MAJOR CHAIN IS CALLING ON FARMERS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND FIND SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS.

CALIFORNIA WEATHER:

AND THAT BLUSTERY WEATHER THAT DROPPED MUCH NEED MOISTURE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS CAUSING ISSUES FOR BEES IN CALIFORNIA. TREES ARE BLOOMING ACROSS THE STATE AND IT SHOULD BE GO-TIME FOR POLLINATION IN MANY ORCHARDS. A REPORT FROM THE ALMOND GROWERS GROUP SAYS BEES AND OTHER INSECTS NEEDED DURING POLLINATION ARE LESS LIKELY TO DO SO WHEN TEMPS ARE DOWN AND THE WIND IS HIGH.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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