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AgDay Daily Recap -April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

APRIL 15, 2013

 

WHEAT DAMAGE:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IN A FEW DAYS WE'LL KNOW JUST HOW BAD THE COLD WEATHER HURT THE NATION'S WINTER WHEAT CROP.

DROUGHT STUDY:

REMEMBER THAT RECORD BREAKING DROUGHT THAT'S STILL LINGERING ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE U-S. A NEW REPORT SAYS GLOBAL WARMING ISN'T TO BLAME.

MSU IRRIGATION:

DUE TO DROUGHT, MANY FARMERS MADE THE INVESTMENT THIS WINTER TO INSTALL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS. RUNNING THOSE PIVOTS WILL INCREASE YOUR OPERATING COSTS.
THERE ARE TOOLS AVAILABLE TO HELP MAKE IRRIGATION DECISIONS THROUGH-OUT THE GROWING SEASON. IN THIS REPORT FROM MISSISSIPPI STATE, LEIGHTON SPANN TELLS US HOW 'MIST' WORKS.

EPA HEARING:

THE HEARING PROCESS STARTED LAST FOR THE NEXT POTENITAL CHIEF OF THE ENIVRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. PRESIDENT OBAMA NOMINTED GINA MCCARTHY AS THE NEXT CHIEF. THE NOMINATION QUESTIONS TOOK THE BACK SEAT, AS CONVERSATIONS FOCUSED ON THE MIS-USE OF EMAILS AND INSTANT-MESSAGING TO TRY TO AVOID OPEN-RECORD LAWS. THERE WERE ALSO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF THOUSANDS OF FARMER'S PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST GROUPS. MCCARTHY IS CURRENTLY THE ASISTANT ADMINSTRATOR AT EPA.

TPP JAPAN:

THERE ARE NOW 11 COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING FREE TRADE IN THE PACIFIC REGION OF THE GLOBE. THE U.S. SAYS IT HAS APPROVED JAPAN'S ENTRY INTO THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE PACT.

CROP WATCH:

CROPWATCH TAKES US FROM THE WOLVERINE STATE TO THE PALMETTO STATE.
MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.

ANALYSIS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, CONVERSATIONS HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON THE LATEST U-S-D-A REPORTS. BUT AS BOB UTTERBACK WITH UTTERBACK MARKETING TELLS AL PELL, THE FOCUS IS NOW SHIFTING TO MOTHER NATURE.

BARISTA CHAMP:

COFFEE INFUSED WITH BACON. OR DOES COFFEE MIXED WITH LIQUIFED CHEESECAKE BETTER SUIT YOUR TASTE? WE HEAR FROM COMPETITORS AND A JUDGE WHO TELL US THESE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE CONCOTIONS BREWED UP FOR THE ANNUAL U-S BARISTA COMPETITION. THE BARISTAS WHO COMPETED QUALIFED TO COMPETE ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL AFTER SIX REGIONAL CONTESTS. THE WINNER OF the TITLE GETS AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO THE WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP. THAT'S BEING HELD IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA THIS YEAR.

FOOD SAFETY IN BUDGET:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, GROUPS CONTINUE TO SORT THROUGH HUDREDS OF PAGES OF THE PRESIDENT'S 2014 BUDGET PROPSAL. AND IF APPROVED, IT SEEMS FOOD SAFETY PROGRAMS COULD GET A BOOST.

ENERGY DRINKS:

AND KEEPING WITH THE WASHINGTON THEME ON THIS MONDAY, THREE LEGISLATORS ARE TAKING THE ENERGY DRINK BATTLE HEAD ON. U-S SEANTORS RICHARD DURBIN AND RICHAD BLUMENTHAL, ALONG WITH U-S REPRESENTATIVE EDWARD MARKEY, RELEASED A REPORT. THE LEGISLATORS INVESTIGATED 14 COMMONLY SOLD ENERGY DRINK PRODUCTS. FROM MAREITNG TO SAFETY, IT'S ALL IN THE REPORT. THE LAWMAKERS SAY THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS THE CAFFEIINE CONTENT IN THE PRODUCTS, TARGETING CHILDREN.  THEY SAY THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO PROTECT CHILDREN.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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