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AgDay Daily Recap -October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 11, 2013

 

FARM BILL CONFEREES:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.COULD TODAY BE THE DAY? THE DAY THAT A FIVE YEAR FARM BILL MOVES TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE NEGOTIATION TABLE. THAT EXPECTATION IS OUR TOP STORY THIS MORNING ON AGDAY.

SOUTH DAKOTA FUND:

MEANWHILE IN NOEM'S HOME STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, RANCHERS CONTINUE TO CLEAN UP AND GATHER EXPIRED CATTLE AFTER LAST WEEKEND'S MASSIVE SNOW STORM. EARLY ESTIMATES SAY BETWEEN 60 AND 75-THOUSAND HEAD MAY HAVE DIED..ALTHOUGH THERE'S NO OFFICIAL COUNT YET.

CROP WATCH:

WITHOUT THE REGULAR USDA REPORTS, WE DON'T REALLY KNOW HOW MUCH OF THE NATION'S CROPS HAVE BEEN HARVESTED. BUT ANECDOTAL FIELD REPORTS FROM AGWEB GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF FIELD CONDITIONS
SALMONELLA OUTBREAK:

THE CDC HAS RECALLED SOME FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES DUE TO A SALMONELLA OUTBREAK. SOME 300 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED SICK FROM CHICKEN--LINKED TO FOSTER FARMS IN CALIFORNIA. THE CDC SAYS ITS RECALLING INVESTIGATORS INCLUDING DATA ANALYSTS AND EPIDEMIOLOGISTS WHO HELP TRACK FOODBORNE ILLNESSES. OFFICIALS AT USDA AND THE CDC ARE NOW WORKING TO TRY TO PINPOINT THE CAUSE AND BREADTH OF THE OUTBREAK.

BRAZIL CROP:

WHILE THE USDA ISN'T RELEASING ITS OWN WORLD STOCKS REPORT FRIDAY, BRAZIL HAS ROLLED OUT ITS NATIONAL NUMBERS. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE 2013-2014 SOYBEAN CROP IS EXPECTED TO BE ANOTHER RECORD--UP 10 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR. IT'S FORECAST TO PRODUCE MORE THAN 87 AND A HALF MILLION TONES. CURRENT ESTIMATES PUT PLANTING AT 3 PERCENT COMPELTE. CORN ACRES ARE ANTICIPATED TO BE DOWN--DUE TO LOWER PRICES.

TEXAS FERTILIZER PLANT:

BACK NORTH OF THE BORDER, THE OWNERS OF A TEXAS FERTILIZER PLANT THAT EXPLODED LAST SPRING HAVE NOW BEEN CITED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 15 PEOPLE - MANY OF THEM FIREFIGHTERS - DIED IN THE BLAST AT 'WEST FERTILIZER COMPANY'. THE FERTILIZER PLANT IS CITED WITH 24 SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND FINES OF 118-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE COMPANY WAS CITED FOR UNSAFE HANDLING AND STORAGE OF FERTILIZERS, ANHYDROUS AMMONIA AND AMMONIUM NITRATE. IT WAS ALSO CITED FOR NOT HAVING AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN.

CARGILL EARNINGS:

AND AG GIANT CARGILL ROLLED OUT IT'S FIRST QUARTER FINANCIALS. NET EARINGS HIT 571 MILLION DOLLARS--BUT THAT'S DOWN MORE THAN 40 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR. CARGILL SAYS THE IMPACT IS DUE TO THE DROUGHT. LESS GRAIN AND HIGHER PRICES PUSHED VOLUMES DOWN DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. HOWEVER REVENUES PICKED UP ELSEWHERE--MATCHING LAST YEAR.

OHIO AUCTION:

BACK IN THE STATE'S AN OHIO FARM AUCTION HAS SET A NEW RECORD. THE 233 ACRE SALE SOLD FOR MORE THAN 3 POINT 2 MILLION DOLLARS OR BETTER THAN 14-THOUSAND PER ACRE. THE WINNING BID CAME FROM AN INVESTOR IN THE NETHERLANDS.
PROFIT BRIEFING:

BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT STALEMATE, TODAY WAS MARKED AS THE RELEASE DAY FOR THE USDA'S MONTHS CROP PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY DEMAND REPORTS. THOSE WERE PUT ON HOLD AS A SHUTDOWN RESLOUTION PROVED ELUSIVE. SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN? PROFARMER'S CHIP FLORY AND BRIAN GRETE JOIN US FROM THE PROFARMER STUDIOS.

DALMATION CHICKEN:

WHEN YOU THINK OF A FIREHOUSE MASCOT, YOUR MIND PROBABLY CONJURS-UP THE ICONIC DALMATION. BUT IN ONE ALABAMA TOWN, THE FUR HAD TO MAKE-WAY FOR THE FEATHER. JILL CRAIG HAS OUR STORY WHICH MAY "HACKLE" SOME DOG LOVERS.

OUTDOORS:

AND BE SURE TO TUNE IN ALL NEXT WEEK. IT'S A SPECIAL IN THE COUNTRY SERIES--OUTDOORS ON THE FARM WITH PROFARMER'S CHIP FLORY. HE'LL BE BRINGING YOU INTERVIEWS WITH THE PRO-STAFF EXPERTS INCLUDING TIPS ON LAND MANGEMENT, FOOD PLOTS, PREPARING YOUR DOGS FOR THE HUNT AND PLANTING TO CROPS TO ATTRACT WILDLIFE. FOR THE OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST OR LAND MANAGER, IT'S A SERIES YOU WONT WANT TO MISS. NEXT WEEK ON AGDAY.

BEEF CHECKOFF RECIPE:

WE HAVE A SPECIAL FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY THIS MORNING. OUR OWN AGDAY NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN JOINS US FROM THE KITCHEN. WHERE SHE'S GETTING A TUTORIAL ON GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR BEEF.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
      
                                
                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
                                 

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