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AgDay Daily Recap -January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JANUARY 24, 2014

 

CRUDE OIL:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER TWO MAJOR RAIL DISASTERS INVOLVING CRUDE OIL SHIPMENTS, SAFETY REGULATORS WARN A "MAJOR LOSS OF LIFE" COULD OCCUR IF CHANGES ARE NOT MADE.

CHERRY VALLEY:

THANKS TYNE. THE N-T-S-B ALSO MADE RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER THIS RAIL DISASTER NEAR ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS IN 2009. THAT ACCIDENT INVOLVED RAIL CARS FULL OF ETHANOL. THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS INVOLVED CHANGES TO THE DESIGN OF TANK CARS. THE AGENCY SAYS THE OUTSIDE SHELL OF THOSE CARS SHOULD BE MORE PUNCTURE RESISTANT.
NTSB SAYS TO THIS DATE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN INSTITUTED.

KEYSTONE PIPELINE:

ALSO OUT OF WASHINTON, NEW DOCUMENTS AND EMAILS RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT E-P-A'S VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS IN EFFORTS TO STOP THE KEYSTONE X-L PIPELINE. IN SOME CASES IT'S BEING CALLED "COZY".

LAND EROSION:

THE NRCS JUST RELEASED A NEW REPORT THAT SHOWS LAND EROSION RATES REMAINED STEADY FROM 2007 TO 2010. THE REPORT IS A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT LAND USE FROM THOSE YEARS. NRCS SAYS THAT PAUSE IN EROSION IS INSPITE OF 2 MILLION MORE ACRES GOING INTO CROPS. IT ALSO FOUND FRUIT, NUT AND FLOWER PRODUCTION ACREAGE MORE THAN DOUBLED IN JUST THREE YEARS.

FROZEN WHEAT:

ANOTHER COLD SPELL IS NOW IN THE FORECAST FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK. WHEAT PRODUCERS ARE JUSTIFIABLY CONCERNED WITH THE SUPER COLD WAVES SWEEPING ACROSS MANY STATES. BUT WHEAT SPECIALISTS SAY IT TAKES MORE THAN JUST COLD TO KILL WHEAT.  USUALLY, IT TAKES BARE GROUND WITH NO SNOW, AIR AND SOIL TEMPS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS--AND OFTEN HAPPENS WHEN SOILS ARE DRY.

CROP WATCH:

NOW LET'S TURN TO MIKE HOFFMAN WITH YOUR FIRST LOOK AT FARM COUNTRY WEATHER ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING, MIKE.

PROFIT BRIEFING:

THE WEEK'S RECORD SURGE IN CATTLE PRICES TOOK A BREAK THURSDAY ON THE FUTURE'S BOARD. CONTRACTS FELL BACK SLIGHTLY. BUT THE RECENT RALLY THE INDUSTRY BUZZING ABOUT HOW HIGH PRICES CAN GO.

HEALTH TECH:

WE'RE ALMOST THROUGH THE FIRST MONTH OF A NEW YEAR. HOW ARE YOU DOING ON YOUR RESOLUTION TO LOSE WEIGHT? STAYING STRONG? WELL, YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU GET HEALTHY. CALORIE COUNTING APPS ARE MAKING PEOPLE MORE AWARE OF THE NUTRITION CONTENT OF THEIR FOOD. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE LSU AGCENTER TOBIE BLANCHARD TELLS US HOW PUSHING THE RIGHT BUTTONS CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOAL.

FOOD INFLATION:

FOOD PRICES WILL BE GOING UP THIS YEAR, BUT A USDA ECONOMIST SAYS THE INCREASE SHOULD NOT BE DRAMATIC.

CARMEL CANCER:

IF YOU'RE A FAN OF SODA POP, RESEARCHERS SAY IT'S BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH. AND NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THE HIGH LEVEL OF SUGARS IT CONTAINS.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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