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AgDay Daily Recap -January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 16, 2013

BEEF PRODUCTION:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WHILE BEEF PRODUCERS STRUGGLE WITH PRODUCTION COSTS, IT COULD OPEN THE DOOR FOR PORK TO MAKE SOLID GAINS WITH CONSUMERS.

IMMIGRATION REFORM:

ONE ISSUE GETTING PUSHED TO THE FRONT BURNER IS IMMIGRATION REFORM. FROM DAIRY PRODUCERS TO FRUIT GROWERS, IT'S A VITAL TOPIC. OVER THE WEEKEND FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO UNVEILED - BUT HAS NOT FORMALLY INTRODUCED - LEGISLATION THAT WOULD TAKE ON THAT HOT ISSUE.

CALIFORNIA CITRUS:

AN UNUSUAL COLD SNAP IS GRIPPING THE WEST COAST. CALIFORNIA CITRUS GROWERS ARE SEEING CROP DAMAGE IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AFTER FIVE NIGHTS OF SUB-32-DEGREE TEMPERATURES. THEY CAN GET TWO-TO-THREE DEGREE ADVANTAGE BY USING THEIR WIND TURBINES TO FORCE WARMER AIR TOWARDS THE GROUND.

CROP WATCH:

THERE ARE SOME PRETTY ROUGH CONDITIONS OUT THERE. CINDI CLAWSON HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.

ILLINOIS NEW CROP:

NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF FARMERS IN THE U-S ARE 55 OR OLDER. THAT'S WHY FINDING YOUNG, PROSPEROUS FARMERS IS NO EASY TASK. OVER THE NEXT EIGHT WEEKS WE'LL FEATURE YOUNG FARMERS IN A SERIES CALLED 'THE NEW CROP.' THEY ARE POSSIBLY THE NEXT GENERATION OF AG LEADERS. TO KICK-OFF THE SERIES, NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN TAKES US TO NORTHERN ILLINOIS WHERE ONE FARMER'S TRADE IS PRODUCING A NEW SPARK IN HIS OPERATION. AND IT'S KEEPING THE FARM A NOTCH ABOVE THE REST.

ANALYSIS:

WHEN BILL BIEDERMANN WAS GROWING-UP, THERE WERE GOOD TIMES IN AGRICULTURE. AND THEN THE 80'S HIT. WHERE IS THE FARMING BUSINESS HEADING NOW? BILL THINKS THERE COULD BE CHANGE AHEAD. AL PELL HAS DETAILS IN ANALYSIS.

USDA STRAWBERRIES:

IT MAY BE COLD OUTSIDE BUT SOUTHERN STRAWBERRY GROWERS ARE ALREADY GEARING UP HARVEST SEASON. NATIONALLY A MAJORITY OF THE FRUIT IS HARVESTED BETWEEN MARCH AND MAY.  BUT ONE USDA RESEARCHER IS WORKING ON AN ALL SEASON SYSTEM FOR DOMESTIC STRAWBERRIES.BOB ELLISON HAS MORE IN THIS REPORT FROM THE USDA.

FOOD PRICES FALL:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, WHILE IT'S EXPENSIVE TO LIVE, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED PRICES STAYING RELATIVELY FLAT THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS:

AND IF YOU ARE A FAN OF REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS, RESEARCHERS HAVE A WARNING THIS MORNING.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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