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AgDay Daily Recap -January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 23, 2013

SENATE FARM BILL:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THE UN-FINISHED 2012 FARM BILL GETS NEW LIFE IN THE SENATE.

TRADE AMBASSADOR:

JUST A DAY AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA'S INAUGURATION, ANOTHER MEMBER OF HIS EXECUTIVE TEAM HAS DECIDED TO MOVE-ON. U-S TRADE REPRESENTATIVE RON KIRK ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL LEAVE THE POST IN LATE FEBRUARY. HE'S BEEN THE TRADE AMBASSADOR FOR NEARLY FOUR YEARS. DURING HIS TENURE, CONGRESS APPROVED AND THE PRESIDENT SIGNED FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH KOREA, COLOMBIA AND PANAMA.

KEYSTONE PIPELINE:

CANADIAN OIL COMPANY TRANS-CANADA IS CHALKING UP A WIN FOR ITS PROPOSED KEYSTONE X-L PIPELINE. THAT LINE WOULD EXTEND FROM SOUTHERN CANADA TO TEXAS.

CROP WATCH:

IN CROPWATCH WE WELCOME BACK OUR OWN MIKE HOFFMAN. WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT HIS TIME AWAY LATER IN THE SHOW BUT HE STARTS US OFF WITH A LOOK AT THE ARTIC BLAST FREEZING PARTS OF THE CORN BELT.

NEW CROP:

THE EXPERIENCES OFF THE FARM ARE PAYING OFF FOR ONE YOUNG IOWA FARMER. JOE GOHLINGHORST {GAW-LING-HORST} IS NO STRANGER TO FARMING. HE'S SEVENTH GENERATION. BUT HE DECIDED TO BE A BANKER FIRST. NOW HE'S BACK ON THE LAND.
IN OUR ONGOING SERIES CALLED "THE NEW CROP", NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN INTRODUCES US TO THIS DAD OF FOUR WHO'S LEARNING TO BALANCE MARRIAGE, PARENTHOOOD AND RUNNING THE FARM.

ANALYSIS:

IN ANALYSIS THIS MORNING, FARM JOURNAL ECONOMISTS BOB UTTERBACK JOINS US TO DISCUSSES THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSING ON MARKETING RESPONSIBILITIES AND WHY IT'S VITAL THE RIGHT PERSON IS IN THE JOB.

HOFFMAN SURGERY:

AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, MIKE HOFFMAN HAS RETURNED TO WORK. HE WASN'T ON VACATION. INSTEAD MIKE WAS RECOVERING FROM A MEDICAL PROCEDURE CALLED "BALLOON SINE-YOU-PLASTY". MIKE HAS BATTLED FOR YEARS WITH SINUS PROBLEMS WHICH AGGRAVATE EVEN A COMMON COLD. HE CHECKED INTO THE HOSPITAL A WEEK AGO MONDAY FOR THE MEDICAL WORK.  MAUREEN MCFADDEN FROM OUR AFFILIATE IN SOUTH BEND, INDIANA HAS THE DETAILS.

SUPER WINGS:

NOW THAT THE SUPERBOWL PAIRING IS SET, IT'S TIME TO WORRY ABOUT SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT - THE MENU!

FOOD FRAUD:

U.S. FOOD FRAUD DETECTIVES SAY THE AMOUNT OF FAUX FOOD HIDING IN PLAIN SITE IS UP BY 60 PERCENT THIS YEAR. THE RESEARCH COMES FROM A NON PROFIT LAB IN MARYLAND CALLED THE U.S. PHARMACOPEIAL CONVENTION. THEY TOLD ABC NEWS THAT CONSUMERS SHOULD BE WARRY OF FAKES SHOWING UP ON SUPERMARKET SHELVES. POMEGRANATE JUICE TOPS THE LIST, IT'S OFTEN DILUTED WITH GRAPE OR PEAR JUICE. OLIVE OIL IS BEING DILUTED WITH CHEAPER OILS, LEMON JUICE WITH WATER AND SUGAR AND TEA PACKED WITH FILLERS LIKE LAWN GRASS OR FERN LEAVES. MILK, HONEY, COFFEE AND SEAFOOD ARE ALSO TARGETS OF FOOD FAKERS.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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