Aug 22, 2014
Home| Tools| Blogs| Discussions| Sign UpLogin

AgDay Daily Recap -May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

MAY 3, 2013

 

SPRING SNOW:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HEADING INTO THE THIRD DAY OF MAY AND PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE FACING A HISTORC SNOW STORM.

DROUGHT MONITOR:

MEANWHILE THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS RECENT RAINS ARE HAVING AN IMPACT. THE OVERALL DROUGHT COVERAGE IN THE LOWER 48 STATES IS NOW DOWN 14 PERCENTAGE POINTS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2013 AND DOWN NEARLY 19 POINTS FROM THE RECORD HIGH FROM LAST SEPTEMBER. HOWEVER, THE FOOTPRINT SHIFTED SOUTH AND WEST DURING THE WEEK, INTENSIFYING IN SOUTHEAST COLORADO, WESTERN KANSAS, THE TEXAS PANHANDLE AND NEW MEXICO.

CALIFORNIA FIRE

OUT WEST, DRY CONDITIONS IN CALIFORNIA MATCHED WITH HEAVY WINDS ARE CREATING FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR WILDFIRES. MORE THAN 400 FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING SPRING BLAZES IN PARTS OF CALIFORNIA. THIS WILDFIRE IS LOCATED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, JUST EAST OF L.A.. OTHER FIRES ARE SPARKING UP IN WINE COUNTRY NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.

OKLAHOMA WHEAT TOUR:

FROM DROUGHT TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES, THE OKLAHOMA WHEAT CROP IS ALL BUT LIMPING TOWARD THE FINISH LINE. THE LATEST ESTIMATES FROM THE OKLAHOMA GRAIN AND FEED ASSOICATION'S ANNUAL MEETING PUT THE SOONER STATE'S WHEAT CROP AT JUST 45 PERCENT OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR. OKLAHOMA WHEAT FARMERS ARE EXPECTED TO HARVEST 85 MILLION BUSHELS THIS YEAR. THAT PENCILS OUT TO YIELDS AT ROUGHLY 25 BUSHELS PER ACRE.

BLACK CUTWORM:

WITH WEATHER DELAYS, THE WINDOW BETWEEN SPRAYING FOR WEEDS AND PLANTING THE SEED IS CLOSING IN. THOSE WEEDS COULD PROVIDE SAFE HAVEN FOR BLACK CUTWORMS. AND AS TODD GLEASON TELLS US, B-T CORN MAY NOT BE THE ONLY SOLUTION.

CROP WATCH:

CROPWATCH THIS MORNING TAKES US FROM THE BLUE-GRASS STATE TO THE LAND OF TEN-THOUSAND LAKES. AND MANY OF THOSE LAKES STILL HAVE ICE. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER. HI MIKE.

PRODUCTION PRICES:

AND NEW DATA FROM THE U.S.D.A SHOWS IN APRIL, FARM PRODUCTION INPUTS ARE UP MORE THAN 2 AND HALF PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR.

OBAMA PICKS:

THE PRESIDENT IS ANNOUNCING NEW ADMINISTRATION PICKS INCLUDING A REPLACEMENT FOR U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE RON KIRK.

ADM GRAINCORP:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY - ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND APPEARS SET TO STRENGTHN ITS POSITION IN ASIA. A-D-M SAYS UPPED ITS OFFER FOR AUSTRALIA-BASED GRAINCORP. THE DEAL IS WORTH AN ESTIMATED TWO-POINT-THREE BILLION DOLLARS. ADM'S OFFER IS 12-DOLLARS-20-CENTS A SHARE. ACCORDING TO A NEWS RELEASE FROM ADM, GRAINCORPS BOARD WILL GIVE A POSITIVE RECOMMENDATION TO VOTERS. IN NOVEMBER, WE REPORTED GRAINCORP REJECTED AN OFFER OF ELEVEN--75 A SHARE. GRAINCORP FELT THE OFFER BACK THEN SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERVALUED ITS ASSETS.

PROFIT BRIEFING:

ON MONDAY, WE SAW CORN FUTURES GO SHARPLY HIGHER. MUCH OF THAT WAS BASED ON POOR PLANTING CONDITIONS IN THE CORNBELT. IN THIS WEEK'S PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING, OUR EXPERTS LOOK FOR OTHER REASONS BEHIND THE SHIFT IN PRICES. CHIP AND BRIAN JOIN US NOW FROM THE PROFARMER STUDIOS.

FARM MOM FINALISTS:

IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE NATIONAL FARM MOM OF THE YEAR. THE ANNUAL EVENT IS SPONSORED BY AMERICAN AGRI-WOMEN AND MONSANTO. THE FIVE REGIONAL WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED. THEY COME FROM MONTANA, CALIFORNIA, WISCONSIN, OHIO AND VIRGINIA. YOUR VOTE WILL HELP DETERMINE THE NATIONAL WINNER, WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MOTHER'S DAY. SO OBVIOUSLY THERE ISN'T A LOT OF TIME TO VOTE. EACH REGIONAL WINNER RECEIVES FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE EVENTUAL WINNER WILL DOUBLE THAT AMOUNT, PLUS BE HONORED AS FARM MOM OF THE YEAR. TO CAST YOUR VOTE, GO TO AMERICAS-FARMERS-DOT COM BEFORE MAY 12TH.

MIZZOU ARCHERY:

IT WAS FIRST JUST A HOBBY BUT NOW TWO MISSOURI 4-H TEENAGERS ARE COMPETING AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD. LATISHA HICKEM WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION TELLS HOW A GROWING SPORT IS ATTRACTING MANY YOUTH.

HONEY BEE HEALTH:

THE USDA AND EPA ROLLED OUT A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY ON HONEYBEES THURSDAY.

WHAT WOMEN WANT:

IT'S NO DOUBT MEN AND WOMEN HAVE DIFFERENT TASTES. A NEW SURVEY FROM A DIGITAL FOOD ORDERING SERVICE NAMED GRUB-HUB IS PROVING IT.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONTACT:
We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at 800-792-4329. Or drop an email to inbox@agday.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.

 

See Comments

RELATED TOPICS: Daily Recap

 
Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS

No comments have been posted



Name:

Comments:

Receive the latest news, information and commentary customized for you. Sign up to receive Top Producer's eNewsletter today!

 
 
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by AmericanEagle.com|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions