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AgDay Daily Recap -October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

OCTOBER 14, 2013

 

RFS CUTS:

CORN PRICES HIT A THREE YEAR LOW FRIDAY--FOLLOWING STRONG HARVEST NUMBERS AND A MEMO AROUND THE RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD.

FARM BILL:

ON FRIDAY THE HOUSE DID INDEED VOTE TO GO TO CONFERENCE ON THE 2013 FARM BILL.
CONFEREES ARE NOW PREPARING TO MEET WITH THE SENATE AND BEGIN WORK A FINAL PIECE OF LEGISLATION.

THROW CONGRESS OUT:

THE LATEST BICKERING IN WASHINGTON HASN'T BEEN GOOD ITS IMAGE. POLL NUMBERS SHOW AMERICANS AREN'T HAPPY WITH POLICY MAKERS. THIS ONE BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NBC NEWS SAYS 60 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY IF THEY HAD THE CHANCE THEY WOULD VOT TO REPLACE EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF CONGRESS--INCLUDING THEIR OWN REPRESENTATIVE. AMONG RURAL VOTERS IT SPIKES TO 70 PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS.

ENSO:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS ENSO-NEUTRAL CONDITIONS CONTINUED DURING SEPTEMBER...AND WILL LIKELY RUN INTO SPRING. THAT MEANS NEITHER EL NINO OR LA NINA CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT...AND THAT CAN LEAD TO UNCERTAINTY IN WEATHER FORECASTING. THOSE CONDITIONS ARE BASED ON SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN. SCIENTISTS ARE NOW USING THOSE TEMPS TO HELP PREDICT WHERE TORNADOES MAY DEVELOP. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER.MIKE.     

TORNADO FORECASTING:

A UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCHER HAS FOUND THAT THE TEMPERATURE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN COULD HELP SCIENTISTS PREDICT THE TYPE AND LOCATION OF TORNADO ACTIVITY IN THE UNITED STATES.

CROP WATCH:

MEANWHILE IN CROPWATCH, THE SOYBEAN RUST MONITOR IS NOW SHOWING FOUR COUNTIES IN EXTREME SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CASES OF SOYBEAN RUST. THOSE COUNTIES ARE MAS-SACK, POPE, PULASKI AND UNION. ILLINOIS IS THE 12TH STATE TO REPORT THE PLANT PATHOGEN THIS YEAR. PLANT PATHOLOGISTS SAY BECAUSE IT'S SO LATE IN THE SEASON, THESE CASES OF RUST WILL NOT IMPACT SOYBEAN CROPS THIS YEAR. MEANWHILE NEAR MONTICELLO, MINNESOTA - WHICH IS ABOUT 40 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE TWIN CITIES - ONE FARMER TOLD US THAT CORN EARS ARE LONG AND WELL-FORMED BUT THE KERNEL SIZE IS VERY SMALL AND THE WEIGHT IS LOW. THEY HAD NO RAIN IN AUGUST WHICH IMPACTED KERNEL-FILL. HE SAYS HE PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE CHOPPED THE CROP FOR SILAGE.

SOUTH DAKOTA HAULING:

SOUTH DAKOTA'S GOVERNOR FLEW OVERHEAD TO SEE SOME OF THE AG DISASTER UNFOLDING IN HIS STATE. IT'S BEEN ABOUT A WEEK SINCE THAT WINTER STORM SWEPT THROUGH THE THE NORTHERN PLAINS. IN SOUTH DAKOTA RANCHERS ARE STILL DIGGING OUT THOUSANDS OF CATTLE BURIED BY THE RECORD-SETTING BLIZZARD. TRUCKS CONTINUE TO HAUL AN ESTIMATED 60 AND 75-THOUSAND HEAD OF CATTLE FROM PASTURES ACROSS THE REGION. THERE WERE ALSO BIG LOSSES IN NEBRASKA. CATTLE WERE NOT THE ONLY CAUSUALTY. THE AMERICAN SHEEP INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION SAYS IT RECEIVED REPORTS FROM RANCHERS WHO LOST SEVERAL HUNDRED SHEEP AND LAMBS. AND AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES, INCLUDING A SOUTH DAKOTA MAN WHO COLLAPSED WHILE CLEANING SNOW OFF HIS ROOF.

MACHINERY PETE:

IT'S MONDAY AND THAT MEANS MACHINERY PETE IS HERE. A CORN HEAD THAT CAN HANDLE ANY SIZE ROW SPACING CAUGHT HIS EYE. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, YOU CAN STAY UP TO DATE WITH MACHINERY PETE BY FOLLOWING HIM ON TWITTER OR LIKING HIM ON FACEBOOK. HE'S ALSO FEATURED EVERY WEEK ON AGRITALK AND AGWEB.COM.

HEMP HARVEST:

THE FIRST COMMERCIAL CROP OF HEMP HAS NOW BEEN HARVESTED IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO. THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST HARVEST SINCE 1958.

RURAL ECONOMY:

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY RELEASED IT'S LATEST RURAL MAINSTREET INDEX.
IT SHOW'S THE RURAL ECONOMY REMAINS HEALTHY AND GROWING, ALTHOUGH IT SLOWED A BIT IN AUGUST.
HOWEVER, LOWER FARM COMMODITY PRICES ARE SLOWING GROWTH IN FARMLAND PRICES.
THE REPORT ALSO SAYS THE INVENTORY OF AVAILABLE FARMLAND IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY.

BRAZIL CROP:

WHILE THE USDA DIDN'T RELEASE ITS OWN WORLD STOCKS REPORT FRIDAY, BRAZIL ROLLED OUT ITS OWN 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.

ANALYSIS:

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR FARMERS HERE AT HOME? WITH A LOOK AT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL IS HERE WITH THE DAY'S ANALYSIS.
OUTDOORS ON THE FARM:

WE RETURN TO OUR POPULAR SERIES OUTDOORS ON THE FARM WITH PRO FARMER EDITOR CHIP FLORY. FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS, CHIP HAS TAKEN US ACROSS THE PLAINS AND INTO THE HILLS FOR SOME USEFUL TIPS ON MANAGING YOUR LAND AND PURSUING SAFE AND MEANINGFUL HUNTING EXPERIENCES. ALL THIS WEEK HE'LL BE BRINGING TO YOU SPECIAL INTERVIEWS FROM THE PRO STAFF EXPERTS. TODAY WE'LL HEAR FROM SCOTT ROLFES (RALL-FESS), WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST FROM CENTRAL IOWA. SCOTT'S EXPERIENCE IS IN BUILDING MAXIMUM HABITATS ON FARMS FROM DESIGNING FOOD PLOTS AND WOODLOTS TO WORK WITH FARM PONDS.

CANADA FOOD INSPECTIONS:

OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH ARE TAKING STEPS TO STREAMLINE FOOD SAFETY OVERSIGHT.

DIET RESEARCH:

AS WE HEAD INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON IT'S THE PERFECT DIET--A DIET THAT LETS YOU EAT MORE AND WEIGH LESS.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
      
                                
                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
                                 

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