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AgDay Daily Recap -July 19, 2013

July 19, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 19, 2013

 

DROUGHT MONITOR:

THE NEW DROUGHT MONITOR CAME OUT THURSDAY. IT SHOWS ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS RE-ENTERED THE PICTURE IN PARTS OF THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN CORNBELT.

CROP WATCH:

SHOWERS THIS WEEK MAY PROVIDE SOME HELP IN TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO, BUT THE SOUTHWEST REMAINS IN AN INTENSE DROUGHT. FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE FROM LAST YEAR. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS THAT AND MORE IN TODAY'S CROPWATCH, MIKE.

CORN COLLEGE:

SELECT FARMERS FROM FLORIDA TO NORTH DAKOTA ARE GATHERING THIS WEEK FOR THE ANNUAL FARM JOURNAL CORN COLLEGE. IT'S UNDERWAY IN HEYWORTH, ILLINOIS. THE GOAL OF THE COLLEGE IS HELP FARMERS GET MORE BUSHELS PER ACRE.  ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS IS NOTED FARM JOURNAL ASSOCIATE FIELD AGRONOMIST MISSY BAUER. CLINTON GRIFFITHS TALKED WITH MISSY ABOUT THE MIDWEST HEATWAVE AND IT'S IMPACT ON THE LATE CORN CROP.

ERGOT DISEASE:

EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE CAUSING A FUNGUS INFECTION ON MISSOURI PASTURES. AND UNFORTUNATELY, SOME LIVESTOCK HAVE DIED AS A RESULT. IT'S CALLED ERGOT

PROFIT BRIEFING:

MONDAY'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWED A TWO POINT DECLINE IN THE CONDITION OF THE NATION'S SOYBEAN CROP. 65-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. IN IOWA, THE AMOUNT OF THE BEAN CROP AT THE BLOOM STAGE IS JUST 13-PERCENT. IT'S USUALLY OVER 50-PERCENT. MINNESOTA BEAN CROPS ARE ALSO LAGGING. PROFARMER EDITOR CHIP FLORY AND SENIOR MARKET ANALYST BRIAN GRADY JOIN US FROM THE PRO FARMER STUDIOS WITH THIS WEEK'S PROFIT BRIEFING WHICH FOCUSES ON THE BEAN MARKET.

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.

MELTING SOFTWARE:

HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAR ENVIRONMENTALISTS COMPLAIN ABOUT LANDFILLS AND THE TRASH THAT WILL GENERATIONS TO DE-COMPOSE? SO IMAGINE IF ELECTRONIC DEVICES - LIKE CELLPHONES - COULD SIMPLY DISSOLVE SO THEY DON'T POSE A THREAT. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MAY BE ON TO SOMETHING. MATT FRIEDMAN FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS DETAILS ON THIS TECHNOLOGY.

FROM THE FARM RECIPE:

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO ADD SOME SOUTH-PACIFIC FLAVOR TO YOUR DINNER TABLE, WE HAVE JUST THE RECIPE. IT'S HAWAIIAN MEATBALLS. JENNIFER BURNETT FROM BRISTOL, INDIANA SHARED THIS ONE WITH US. SHE TAKES FROZEN MEATBALLS, A HALF CUP EACH OF BROWN SUGAR, WATER, VINEGAR AND KETCHUP. SHE STIRS IN A TABLESPOON OF SOY SAUCE AND A HALF CUP OF MARASCHINO CHERRIES. TO GET THAT HAWAIIAN TASTE, SHE ADDS ONE-TEN OUNCE CAN OF PINEAPPLE CHUNKS THAT HAVE BEEN DRAINED. SHE THROWS IT ALL INTO A SLOW COOKER ON LOW FOR FOUR-TO-SIX HOURS. JENNIFERS SERVES IT OVER RICE AS A MAIN DISH. IT'S A VERY SIMPLE RECIPE. AND DON'T FORGET, WE'D LIKE YOUR "FROM THE FARM" RECIPES. EMAIL THEM TO US OR POST THEM ON FACEBOOK. WE CAN SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH THE REST OF FARM COUNTRY.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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