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AgDay Daily Recap -July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 18, 2013

 

IMMIGRATION REFORM:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON ASSIGNMENT. HOPES OF IMMIGRATION REFORM MEETING THE PRESIDENT'S AUGUST DEADLINE ARE FADING .AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

LATINO FARMING:

AGRICULTURE IS PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE AS IT PERTAINS TO MILLIONS OF HISPANIC FARM-HANDS. BUT THERE'S ALSO A NUMBER OF FARM-OWNERS IN THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE ALSO OF LATINO DESCENT. BUT AS IT TURNS OUT, THE NUMBER OF THOSE FARMERS IN THIS COUNTY ARE DECREASING. IN THIS REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, EMILY KAISER TALKS ABOUT A PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THAT TREND.

PORK OUTLOOK:

SEPTEMBER CORN CLOSED DOWN SIX AND THREE QUARTERS WEDNESDAY. THE RECENT DOWNWARD MOVEMENT HAS SPARKED TALKS OF RELIEF FOR U-S FEED USERS.

TEXAS RAIN:

WHILE IT'S BEEN HOT AND DRY IN PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN CORN BELT THIS WEEK, WEST TEXAS IS RECEIVING SOME MUCH NEEDED RELIEF IN THE FORM OF RAIN. THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR COMES OUT TOMORROW, BUT PRIOR TO THAT, A LARGE PORTION OF WEST TEXAS AND THE TEXAS PANHANDLE HAD BEEN IN THE MOST SEVERE LEVEL OF DROUGHT. IN TOTALS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, SOME AREAS RECEIVED ALMOST 4 INCHES OF RAIN IN THE PAST 72 HOURS. A COUPLE LOCATISN EVEN RECEIVED OVER 5 INCHES OF MOISTURE. THE AREAS HAS BEEN IN A MULTI-YEAR DROUGHT, TAKING ITS TOLL ON AREA PASTURE AND CROP CONDITIONS. OTHER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN U-S ARE STRUGGLING WITH TOO MUCH RAIN. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER CETNER. GOOD MORNING, MIKE.

CROP WATCH:

AND IN THE SOUTH, A CROP REPORTER FROM GORDON COUNTY, GEORGIA SAYS THEY HAVE DOUBLE THE RAINFALL OF LAST YEAR. SO MUCH RAIN, IN FACT, IT'S REALLY HAMPERING HAY HARVEST. THE EXTENSION SAYS COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE GROWERS ARE BEHIND AS WELL.
WE HEARD FROM A FARMER IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA. I WISH WE HAD A COUNTY FOR YOU, BUT HE POSTED ON AGWEB THAT HE HAS THE BEST LOOKING CROPS IN THREE YEARS, BUT COULD USE A RAIN. EARLY CORN IS ABOUT DONE POLLINATING, BUT NEXT 3 WEEKS WILL BE CRITICAL FOR LATER CORN AND SOYBEANS.

ANALYSIS:

WITH HIGHER FEED PRICES, SOME END USERS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TURN TO ALTERNATIVE FEED TO WEATHER THE STORM. AL PELL EXPLAINS IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

SMITHSONIAN:

IF YOU'RE A HISOTRY BUFF AND INVOLVED IN AGRICULTURE, YOU COULD NOW BE A PART OF HISTORY.  THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM WANTS FARMERS AND RANCHERS' HELP IN TELLING STORIES. FROM INNOVATION TO EXPERIENCES, THE MUSEUM IS LOOKING TO BRING THOSE STORIES TO LIFE.YOU CAN ALSO SUMBIT PHOTOS AND MEMORBELIA.  TO DO SO, SHOOT AN E-MAIL TO AMERICAN HISTORY.EDU. THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE DISPLAY IS SCHEDULED TO OPN IN MAY OF 2015.

I AM ANGUS:

FARMING AND RANCHING IS A WAY OF LIFE. FOR MOST OF US, THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO RAISE A FAMILY. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION, WE HEAR FROM DORIS JOHNSTON. SHE'S THE MATRIARCH OF AN ANGUS RANCHING FAMILY IN OKEMAH, OKLAHOMA. DORIS SHARES HER PASSION FOR THE WAY OF LIFE FOR HER FAMILY.

TRANSFAT BAN:

THERE'S A NEW TITLE HOLDER FOR THE CITY WITH THE STRICTEST TRANS FAT BAN IN THE U.S. AND THEY REIGN ON THE EAST COAST.

CHOBANI GMO FREE RESPONSE:

MEANWHILE, A NEW YORK BASED YOGURT COMPANY IS TAKING AN INTERESTING APPROACH TO GMO LABELING. THE COMPANY ADDRESSED THE LABELING FRENZY ON THEIR BLOG, EXPLAINING WHY THEY CURRENTLY AREN'T GMO FREE.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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