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AgDay Daily Recap -February 14, 2013

February 14, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 14, 2013

STATE OF THE UNION:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. DISCUSIONS ARE HEATING UP AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TUESDAY. MANY PROPOSED POLICIES COULD DIRECTLY IMPACT THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE.

INFRASTRUCTURE:

IN HIS ADDRESS THE PRESIDENT ALSO TALKED INFRASTRUCUTRE, MAINLY FOCUSING ON ROADS AND BRIDGES. FUNDING FOR ALL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS HAVE BEEN DEBATED FOR YEARS. FORMER AG SECRETARY CLAYTON YEUTTER SAYS THE ISSUE IS INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING-- WHICH IS ALLOCATED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

IMMIGRATION REFORM:

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA USED HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TO RENEW HIS COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP FOR THE NATION'S ESTIMATED 11 MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

NATIONAL CATTLEMANS BEED ASSOCIATION RESPONSE:

AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK DID ATTEND THE STATE OF THE UNION THIS YEAR. HOWEVER, HIS COMMENTS ON FURLOUGHING SOME 6-THOUSAND MEAT INSPECTORS DUE TO SEQUESTRATION, IS GETTING ATTENTION. THE NATIONAL CATTLEMAN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION ISSUED A STATEMENT WEDNESDAY. PRESIDENT SCOTT GEORGE SAID "SECRETARY VILSACK IS USING AMERICA'S CATTLEMEN AND WOMEN AS PAWNS IN THE AGENCY'S POLITICAL WRANGLING WITH CONGRESS." ADDING THAT UNDER THE FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTION ACT, USDA HAS A LEGAL DUTY TO PROVIDE INSPECTION OF MEAT, POULTRY AND EGGS.  HE SAYS VILSACK'S REMARKS ARE ALREADY COSTING CATTLE PRODUCERS MONEY, CAUSING THE FUTURES MARKET TO SLIDE LOWER.

LAND PRICES:

THE ST. LOUIS FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OR DISTRICT EIGHT RELEASED IT'S LATEST AG SURVEY. IT'S MADE UP STATES IN THE MIDWEST AND MIDSOUTH-FROM ARKANSAS, ILLINOIS TO INDIANA--MISSISSIPPI, KENTUCKY, MISSOURI AND TENNESSE. IT FOUND THAT CROP INSURANCE HELPED PROTECT FARM INCOMES FROM THE 2012 DROUGHT. BANKS EXPECT FARM INCOMES TO REMAIN STEADY IN 2013. FARMLAND VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO KEEP RISING. PRICES RANGE FROM 25-HUNDRED AN ACRE IN THE SOUTH TO 63-HUNDRED NEAR ST LOUIS.

CROP WATCH:

THE NATION'S LARGEST FARM MACHINERY SHOW IS UNDERWAY IN LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY.
MIKE HOFFMAN HAS A QUICK LOOK AT THE FORECAST FOR THURSDAY'S TIRE KICKERS IN THIS MORNING'S CROP WATCH.

BEEF TODAY REPORT:

IN OUR BEEF TODAY REPORT, AS THE NATION'S CATTLE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO SHRINK, THAT'S PUTTING PRESSURE ON OTHER PARTS OF THE INDUSTRY. IT'S ALSO DRIVING UP PRICES. LAST WEEK DURING THE CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION IN TAMPA, I SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE ABOUT THE IMPACTS AND POTENTIAL FOR AMERICA'S CATTLEMEN.

ANALYSIS:

CORN EXPORTS ARE VITAL TO THE ECONOMY. THE USDA SAYS IT'S THE LARGEST AG COMMODITY CONTRIBUTING TO THE TRADE BALANCE. BUT WHAT IF SOME OF THOSE EXPORT MARKETS AREN'T THERE? NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN DISCUSSES WITH MARK GOLD IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS.

VETS ON CALL:

IT'S BEEN SAID THAT RAISING PIGS IS LIKE RUNNING A CHILDREN'S DAYCARE BECAUSE COLDS AND DISEASE CAN SPREAD SO EASILY. THAT'S WHY PRODUCERS RELY HEAVILY ON THE EXPERTISE OF VETERINARIANS. IN A SPECIAL REPORT WE CALL "VETS ON CALL", WE'LL FOLLOW DOCTOR ANGIE SUPPLE AS SHE FACES A TOUGH IOWA WINTER TO KEEP THE HERD SAFE. YOU CAN ALSO WATCH OTHER "VETS ON CALL" VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE. THE ADDRESS IS ON YOUR SCREEN. WE'D ALSO LIKE TO MENTION THAT ANIMAL HEALTH COMPANY ZOETIS - WHICH USED TO BE KNOWN AS PFIZER - FUNDED THE VETS ON CALL VIDEO SERIES.

BACON ROSES:

WE COULDN'T GO AN ENTIRE SHOW WITHOUT BRINGING YOU SOME OF OUR FAVORITE ITEMS FROM THIS VALENTINE'S DAY. FLOWERS ARE A POPULAR CHOICE EACH YEAR, BUT HOW ABOUT ONES THAT SMELL LIKE BACON?

CHOCOLATE SLIPPER:

AND IF YOUR SIGINICANT OTHER LOVES SHOES AND CHOCOLOTE, WE HAVE THE PERFECT GIFT IDEA FOR YOU. THESE ARE SIGNATURE CHOCOLATE PUMPS MADE BY A DALLAS-BASED CHOCOLATE MAKER. SHE CAREFULLY FILLS EACH MOLD BY HAND FROM THE SOLE UP. USING GOURMET INGREDIENTES AND RED GANACHE, THESE CHOCOLATE REPLICAS COULD BE EASILY MISTAKEN FOR THE REAL THING. THE CHOCOLATIER SAYS IF YOU'RE IN NEED OF A LAST MINUTE GIFT, SHE HAS YOU COVERED.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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