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AgDay Daily Recap -March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

MARCH 10, 2014

 

CANADA TRAINS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. CANADA IS PUTTING PROCEDURES IN PLACE WHICH COULD HELP EASE A CHOKEHOLD ON GRAIN SHIPMENTS.

DAKOTA TRAINS:

THERE'S ALSO A PROBLEM IN NORTH DAKOTA WITH GETTING ENOUGH TRAINS. A LARGE NUMBER OF LOCOMOTIVES ARE BEING ALLOCATED TO MOVE CRUDE OIL. ELEVATORS ARE STRUGGLING TO GET CARS TO LOAD.

NEBRASKA EGGS:

FIVE STATES HAVE NOW JOINED MISSOURI IN A LAWSUIT THAT CHALLENGES CALIFORNIA'S EGG PRODUCTION STANDARDS. IN 2008 CALIFORNIA VOTERS APPROVED A MEASURE THAT REQUIRES LARGER CAGES FOR EGG-LAYING HENS.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

FOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVES JUST INTRODUCED THE FARMER IDENTITY PROTECTION ACT.
THE BILL WOULD PROHIBIT EPA FROM DISCLOSING THE PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION OF LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCERS TO THE PUBLIC.  THIS COMES IN RESPONSE TO THE RELEASE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM MORE THAN 80,000 PRODUCERS IN 29 STATES TO THREE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS VIA A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST. PRODUCERS SAY THAT KIND OF RELEASE RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT POSSIBLE AGRO-TERRORISM.

CROP WATCH:

IF YOU HAVE A POND OR SHALLOW LAKE ON YOUR FARM, YOU MAY HAVE A HIGHER THAN NORMAL FISH KILL THIS SPRING.  AND IT'S ALL DUE TO THE WICKED WINTER. THE INDIANA D-N-R SAYS THICKER THAN NORMAL ICE BLOCKS SUNLIGHT FROM REACHING AQUATIC PLANTS. THOSE PLANTS PRODUCE OXYGEN FOR FISH. MUCH OF THE MIDWEST WILL HAVE A SIMILAR PROBLEM. WHILE IT SEEMS MOST ADULTS IN THE MIDWEST AND OUT-EAST ARE 'VEEERY" READY FOR WINTER TO DISAPPEAR, SIX YEAR old Nick McGiffin SEEMS QUITE CONTENT WITH THE MOUNTAINS OF SNOW. HIS DAD SNAPPED THIS PHOTO FROM THEIR PLACE IN RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN.

FARMING 2025:

WE KNOW HOW FARMING LOOKS TODAY, BUT HOW MUCH COULD IT CHANGE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN WILL BE EXPLORING THAT VERY TOPIC IN THE COMING WEEKS. AND TODAY, OUR FARMING 2025 SERIES KICKS OFF WITH THE BOOST IN EQUIPMENT SIZE.

ANALYSIS:

LATER TODAY USDA RELEASES ITS MONTHLY SUPPLY DEMAND FORECASTS. ANALYSTS EXPECT USDA TO RAISE BOTH CORN AND WHEAT ENDING STOCKS BUT LOWER THE SOYBEAN CARRYOUT. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL JOINS US FROM THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK WITH A PREVIEW.

MACHINERY PETE:

IT'S MONDAY MORNING AND MACHINERY PETE IS HERE. CHECKING IN FROM HIS HOME OFFICE, PETE SAYS KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR AN INVENTORY BUILD-UP ON DEALER LOTS.

WEATHER BALLOONS:

WHILE BETTER FORECASTING HAS LED TO A DECREASE IN TORNADO AND HURRICANE RELATED DEATHS, THE NUMBER OF DEATHS RELATED TO FLASH FLOODING REMAINS CONSTANT.
KENT FADDIS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI TELLS US HOW SCIENTISTS HOPE TO IMPROVE THOSE NUMBERS AS WELL.

SNAP:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, USDA IS TELLING STATES THE CHANGES TO ITS SNAP PROGRAM--AS MANDATED BY THE NEW FARM BILL--WILL START THIS MONTH.

BREAKFAST:

MEANWHILE THE AG DEPARTMENT IS USING ATHLETIC CELEBRITIES TO GET A GOOD START TO THE DAY.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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