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AgDay Daily Recap -February 26, 2013

February 26, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 26, 2013

WINTER STORM TWO:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THEY'RE USING WORDS LIKE 'CRIPPLING' AND 'HISTORIC' TO DESCRIBE THE POWERFUL WINTER STORM THAT'S MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THE PLAINS. AND ERICA GOSS - OUR REGIONAL REPORTER IN LUBBOCK - STEPPED OUT OF HER HOME TO GET SOME FOOTAGE OF HER NEIGHBORHOOD. THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT AS INTENSE AS AMARILLO WHEN SHE CAPTURED THIS FOOTAGE. LUBBOCK TYPICALLY DOESN'T GET A WHOLE LOT OF SNOW, SO THIS WAS A BIG WEATHER EVENT FOR THAT AREA. THE ROADS WERE SLUSHY AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES WERE EXPECTED LAST NITE AND EARLY THIS MORNING.

CROP WATCH:

THE STORM EXPANDED ACROSS KANSAS AND INTO PARTS OF MISSOURI. THIS WAS THE SECOND MAJOR STORM IN LESS THAN A WEEK WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND DRIFTING SNOW. OF COURSE THE HOPE IS THAT THIS SNOW HAS A NICE SLOW MELTOFF AND SEEPS INTO THE GROUND. HOWEVER, IT'S STILL A LONG WAY TO RECOVER FROM THE DROUGHT. MIKE HOFFMAN CONTINUES TO TRACK THE STORM FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER, MIKE.

COMMODITY CLASSIC:

SEVERAL GROWERS AND AG LEADERS ARE ESCAPING THE HISTORIC WINTER WEATHER THIS WEEK. THEY'RE HEADED TO FLORIDA FOR THE 2013 COMMODITY CLASSIC. WITH PENDING BUDGET CUTS AND THE NEED FOR A NEW FARM BILL, EACH COMMODITY GROUP'S AGENDA IS LOADED IN 2013.

DAIRY SEQUESTRATION:

IN OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT, ALL EYES ARE ON WASHINGTON AS THE AUTOMATIC SPENDING CUTS KNOWN AS SEQUESTRATION TOP THE HORIZON.THOSE KICK IN STARTING MARCH FIRST.

DAIRY ENROLLMENTS:

MANY OF OUR NATION'S YOUNGSTERS ARE EAGERLY AWAITING COLLEGE LETTERS. AS WE'VE REPORTED ENROLLMENTS IN AG SCHOOLS IS UP ACROSS THE NATION. THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES ON THE UW CAMPUS IN MADISON HAS ALSO SEEN AN INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT. AS THE WISCONSIN DAIRY NEWS TELLS US SOME OF THE AREAS EXPANDING ARE SURPRISING.

CATTLE ON FEED:

ANALYSTS ARE STILL CRUNCHING SOME DRAMATIC NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK'S CATTLE ON FEED REPORT. IN JANUARY, U.S. FEEDERS PURCHASED OR PLACED ONE POINT SIX PERCENT MORE YOUNG CATTLE INTO FEEDLOTS.

ANALYSIS:

THE OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF SPRING IS LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY NOW. THAT MEANS PLANTERS WILL BE ROLLING VERY SOON. BUT WHAT GETS PLANTED WHERE IS STILL UP IN THE AIR. AL PELL AND CHIP NELLINGER DISCUSS THE JOCKEYING FOR ACRES IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

CALIFORNIA FRUIT GUYS:

AS THE WORLD MOVES FARTHER FROM THE LAND TO JOBS IN THE BIG CITY, THE CONNECTION TO WHERE FOOD COMES CONTINUES TO STRETCH. IN SAN FRANCISCO, A COUPLE OF GUYS RECOGNIZED THAT TREND AND THE POOR SNACKING HABBITS OF THESE CUBICLE DWELLERS. WHICH IS WHY THEY STARTED A FRESH FRUIT DELIVERY SERVICE TAKING LOCAL PRODUCE STRAIGHT FROM THE FARM TO THE HIGH RISE. TRACY SELLERS WITH CALIFORNIA COUNTRY TV REPORTS.

POINTER DOG:

WE HAVE AN UPDATE FOR YOU ABOUT A STORY WE RAN LAST WEEK. IT INVOLVES THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF BIRD DOGS.  THE DOG WE PROFILED - "SHADOW OAK BO" AND HIS KEEPER - ROBIN GATES - CAME OUT ON TOP THIS YEAR. THIS IS ROBIN'S THIRD WIN AND FIRST FOR BO. BY THE WAY, BO IS A "SETTER". USUALLY POINTERS WIN THE CONTEST. GOOD JOB TO THE TEAM FROM LEESBURG, GEORGIA.

LAMB PRICES:

THIS LENTON SEASON HAS MANY FAMILIES THINKING ABOUT TRADITIONAL EASTER DINNERS.
IF YOU'RE GOING SHOPPING FOR LAMB THIS HOLIDAY, YOU MAY NOTICE PRICES TICKING UP.

WINE EXPORTS:

THE NATION'S WINE INDUSTRY IS "TOASTING" A SOLID YEAR OF EXPORTS. THE WINE INSTITUTE - WHICH IS AKIN TO A "CHECKOFF" PROGRAM SAYS U-S WINE EXPORTS GREW FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN 2012, REACHING ONE-POINT-FOUR BILLION DOLLARS. BY VOLUME, THAT'S ONE-HUNDRED-AND-12 MILLION CASES. ABOUT 90 PERCENT OF THE EXPORTED WINE COMES FROM CALIFORNIA. THE WINE INSTITUTE SAYS THE EUROPEAN UNION REMAINED THE TOP MARKET FOR CALIFORNIA WINES, ACCOUNTING FOR ABOUT 34 PER CENT OF ALL SALES. THE STATE'S WINERIES ALSO SAW SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN CANADA AND ASIA.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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