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AgDay Daily Recap -February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 1, 2013

FARM BILL:

A BULLSEYE COULD BE PLACED ON CROP INSURNACE, WHICH COULD HAVE NEGATIVE IMPLICATATIONS ON PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE. AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

TOP PRODUCER:

WE CAUGHT UP WITH JIM WEISEMEYER WITH INFORMA ECONOMICS DURING THE SEMINAR WHO IS WELL VERSED ON AG POLICY. HE SAYS CROP INSURANCE WILL BE PUT UNDER A MICROSCOPE OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS AS CONGRESS LOOKS TO CUT SPENDING. WITH AN ESTIMATED 90 BILLION DOLLARS TO BE PAID OUT FOR CROP INSURANCE OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS, IT'S CATCHING PEOPLE'S EYES IN WASHINGTON D.C. HE SAYS THIS MEANS POSSIBLE PAYMENT CAPS AND OTHER LIMITATIONS TO CURRENT CROP INSURANCE PROGRAMS. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN GOT THE LATEST ON PENDING POLICY CHANGES IN OUR NATION'S CAPITOL THIS YEAR.

IMMIGRATION:

ALSO OUT OF WASHINGTON, PLANS CONTINUE TO PROGRESS ON COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM. THURSDAY, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR THEIR OWN PROPOSAL.

HARKIN TO RETIRE:

A LONG-SERVING SENATOR FROM IOWA SAYS HE WILL NOT SEEK A SIXTH TERM.  SENATOR TOM HARKIN ANNOUNCED HE WILL RETIRE WHEN HIS CURRENT TERM EXPIRES IN 2014. HE WAS FIRST ELECTED AS A REPRESENTATIVE IN 1974 AND THEN WON A SENATE SEAT IN 1984.
IN A STATEMENT, HARKIN SAYS - 'AFTER 40 YEARS, I JUST FEEL IT'S SOMEBODY ELSE'S TURN.'
NO CANDIDATES HAVE DECLARED FOR THE RACE. COUNTERPARTS SAY HE WILL BE MISSED.

CROP WATCH:

MANY RURAL AREAS A CLEANING UP TODAY FOLLOWING SEVERE WEATHER EARLIER IN THE WEEK.

ANALYSIS:

DURING TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR THIS WEEK, NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN TALKED TO BRIAN BASTING OF ADVANCED TRADING ABOUT THE FACTORS WEIGHING ON LIGHTER CORN DEMAND IN THE U-S. TYNE.

TOP PRODUCER WINNER:

THIS MORNING WE'D LOVE TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS THIS YEAR'S TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. THE HONOR WAS ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT IN CHICAGO AT THE TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR.

INNOVATIVE DAIRY FARMER:

IN 2011, BRUBAKER WAS NAMED INNOVATIVE DAIRY FARM OF THE YEAR. THIS YEAR THE HONOR GOES TO A FAMILY IN NORTHWEST KANSAS. THE MCCARTY FAMILY FARM IS BIG OPERATION WITH PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. BUT THEY'VE ALSO FOUND A WAY TO IMPACT THE SMALL COMMUNITIES THEY LIVE IN. CONGRATS TO THE MCCARY FAMILY FOR THEIR HONOR.

APHIDS CHERRYS:

PEST PROBLEMS ARE NOTHING NEW TO FRUIT AND ORCHARD GROWERS HERE. THE SAME IS TRUE IN AUSTRAILIA.

LEATHER FOOTBALL:

AND IT'S JUST TWO DAYS UNTIL THE BIG GAME. BUT YOU CAN'T PLAY FOOTBALL WITHOUT THE BALL.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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