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AgDay Daily Recap -January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JANUARY 13, 2014

 

USDA PRODUCTION REPORT:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AMERICAN FARMERS HARVESTED A BIG CORN CROP LAST FALL. BUT NEW NUMBERS SAY IT WASN'T AS BIG AS SOME PREVIOUS ESTIMATES.

WINTER WHEAT PLANTINGS:

USDA SAYS PLANTED WINTER WHEAT ACRES ARE DOWN FROM LAST YEAR. THE AG DEPARTMENT PEGS SEEDINGS FOR 2014 AT JUST UNDER 42 MILLION ACRES. THAT'S A THREE PERCENT DROP FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. BY CLASS - HARD RED WINTER IS AROUND 30 MILLION ACRES. SOFT RED WINTER IS ABOUT EIGHT-AND-HALF MILLION.

CROP WATCH:

WHILE THIS WEEKS TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO WARM UP, LAST WEEK'S COLD SNAP IS STILL BEING TALKED ABOUT. CINDY CLAWSON JOINS US FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER CENTER FOR OUR FIRST LOOK AT FARM COUNTRY.

FARM BILL:

A 2014 FARM BILL STILL FULL OF UNCERTAINTY. ARGUMENTS OVER THE DAIRY PORTION CONTINUE. NOW WORD THE LEGISLATION MAY POSSIBLY KEEP M-I-L-C PAYMENTS. POLITICO ALSO REPORTS HOUSE AG COMMITTEE CHAIR FRANK LUCAS NOW ISN'T EXPECTING A FINAL BILL UNTIL LATE JANUARY.

VET MEDICINES:

A FEDERAL LAW SIGNED IN THE 1970'S ACTUALLY MAKES IT ILLEGAL FOR VETS TO CARRY CERTAIN DRUGS TO FARMS AND HORSE BARNS TO TREAT ANIMALS. BUT NO ONE'S EVER BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME. THE SENATE HAS NOW APPROVED A MEASURE THAT AMENDS THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT. IT ALLOWS A VET TO TRANSPORT AND GIVE MEDICINES ONSITE RATHER THAN JUST AT THEIR PRACTICE. THAT'S AS LONG AS THE LOCATION OF TRANSPORTING AND DISPENSING IS STILL WITHIN THE STATE WHERE THE VET IS LICENSED.  THE MEASURE WAS APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT AND NOW HEADS TO THE HOUSE FOR CONSIDERATION.

MACHINERY PETE:

MACHINERY PETE IS HERE FOR HIS REGULAR MONDAY FEATURE. TODAY HE'S LOOKING AT DEALS ON ROTARY HOES.

NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW:

THE NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW IS NOW UNDERWAY IN DENVER. THIS IS ITS 108TH YEAR.
A CATTLE DRIVE WORKED ITS WAY THROUGH DOWNTOWN TO KICK-OFF THE SHOW. LONGHORN STEERS WERE PUSHED 13 BLOCKS TO GENERATE A LITTLE EXCITEMENT. AND IT'S NOT JUST CATTLE. MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND ANIMALS FROM ALPACAS TO YAKS ARE BROUGHT TO THE SHOW., THE WESTERN USUALLY DRAWS ABOUT 700-THOUSAND PEOPLE DURING ITS 16 DAY RUN.

CRUDE PRODUCTION:

THE NATION'S ENGERGY INFORMAITON ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT EXPECTS U.S. CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION REMAIN ON A GROWTH TREND FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. IN 2013 THE U.S AVERAGED 7 AND A HALF MILLION BARRELS OF OIL A DAY. THAT'S THE HIGHEST RATE OF PRODUCTION SINCE 1989. ITS EXPECTING MORE THAN 9 MILLION BARRELS A DAY BY 2015. MOST OF THAT GROWTH IS EXPECTED IN TEXAS, NORTH DAKOTA AND A HANDFULL OF OTHER STATES.

ANALYSIS:

GETTING BACK TO FRIDAY'S REPORTS AND THE IMPACTS MARKETS. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN JOINS AGAIN FROM THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK.

ATV SAFETY:

ATVS - SUCH AS FOUR-WHEELERS - CAN BE FUN TO RIDE. BUT THEIR ALSO DANGEROUS IF NOT RIDDEN CORRECTLY. 4H AGENTS ARE WORKING TO MAKE SURE YOUNGSTERS RIDE SAFELY. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY LSU AGCENTER TOBIE BLANCHARD ATTENDED A SAFETY TRAINING SESSION WITH ADULTS AND YOUTH TO SEE HOW THEY CAN LEARN HOW TO SAFE AND SURE ON THEIR FOUR WHEELERS.

CALORIE CUTS:

THERE'S BEEN SOME EVIDENCE AS OF LATE THAT THE AMERICAN DIET IS IMPROVIING. NEW INDEPENDENT RESEARCH FOUND U.S. FOOD COMPANIES ARE TRIMMING TRILLIONS OF CALORIES FROM OUR FOOD.

IN STORE BAKERY:

WHEN YOU'RE GROCERY SHOPPING, DO YOU FIND YOURSELF DRAWN TO THE BAKERY INSIDE THE STORE BECAUSE OF THE AROMA? IN-HOUSE BAKERIES ARE BECOMING AN IMPORTANT DEPARTMENT IN SUPERMARKETS. MARKET RESEARCH FIRM "PACKAGED FACTS" JUST RELEASED DATA THAT SHOWS SALES OF IN-STORE BAKERY GOODS REACHED 13-AND-A-HALF BILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR. THAT'S A HALF BILLION DOLLAR BOOST FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. PACKAGED FACTS SAYS THE BAKERY SUPPORTS THE IMAGE OF FRESHNESS AND QUALITY TO CONSUMERS. WHILE CONSUMERS ARE TRIMMING BREAD AND SUGAR INTAKE, THEY DO WANT ARTISAN AND HIGHER QUALITY BREADS AND ROLLS AVAILABLE AT THE BAKERIES.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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