USFR Weekly Recap - September 14-15, 2013

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THIS WEEK ON U.S. FARM REPORT

EPISODE # 2092

SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2013   

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYNE OPEN:

HELLO AND WELCOME TO U-S FARM REPORT, I'M TYNE MORGAN IN FOR JOHN PHIPPS. WELL, IT WAS A MUCH ANTICIPATED WEEK FOR MANY IN AG.. USDA REPORT WEEK. EACH MONTH USDA RELEASES IT'S WORLD AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY AND DEMAND ESTIMATES. THIS TIME OF YEAR, ESPEICALLY AFTER WEATHER EXTREMES, THINGS CAN GET A BIT HEATED. AND WHETHER YOU AGREE WITH IT OR NOT, IT'S A MARKET MOVER. SO WAS IT THE BULLS OR THE BEARS THAT WON THE BATTLE THIS WEEK? WE HAVE TWO WELL-KNOWN ANALYSTS IN THE HOUSE TO BREAK DOWN THE NUMBERS AND GIVE INSIGHT. BUT FIRST, LET'S GET STARTED WITH THE HEADLINES.

USDA:

USDA ADJUSTED ITS SEPTEMBER CORN PRODUCTION FORECAST NUMBERS UP FROM ITS AUGUST NUMBERS. SOYBEANS, HOWEVER, WERE LOWERED.

CROP CONDITIONS:

A LATE SEASON FLASH DROUGHT IS NOT ONLY DRAGGING SOYBEAN YIELD DOWN ACROSS THE MIDWEST, IT'S ALSO TAKING A HIT TO CROP CONDITION RATINGS. USDA SAYS JUST OVER HALF OF BOTH THE NATION'S CORN SOYBEANS CROPS IS CONSIDERED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. BOTH CROPS DROPPED TWO PERCENTAGE POINTS FROM LAST WEEK. IT'S THE TALE OF TWO CORN CROPS OUT THERE. IN IOWA, JUST A THIRD IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. IN OHIO, 80 PERCENT OF THE CORN IS IN THE TOP CATEGORIES.

CROP WATCH:

A CROP REPORTER IN YANCEY COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA SAYS THEY JUST HAD THE DRIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR. THAT AFTER AN ABUNDANCE OF MOISTURE MOST OF THE SUMMER. THAT MEANS THE STATE'S CORN CROP IS SHALLOW-ROOTED AND CAN REALLY STRUGGLE WHEN IT'S DRY. MEANWHILE, DEADLY FLOODS ARE HITTING COLORADO. NEAR BOLDER RUSHING WATER COVERED ROADS, COLLAPSED BUILDINGS AND SEVERAL PEOPLE DIED. MEANWHILE, THE DROUGHT MONITOR POINTS OUT THAT LACROSSE, WISCONSIN RECEIVED ONLY TWO-POINT FOUR INCHES OF RAIN SINCE JULY FIRST THRU THIS PAST TUESDAY. THAT'S A NEW LOW - BEATING A RECORD THAT STOOD SINCE 1948.

2ND HALF

HEADLINES:

IT'S DRY OUT AND ONE CLIMATOLOGIST SAYS IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET DRIER. DON'T TELL THE ALMOND GROWERS IT'S CROPS ARE PARCHED-- THEY'RE STILL CASHING IN THANKS TO THE PUSH FOR HEALTHIER FOODS.
TYNE OPEN:

HELLO AND WELCOME TO U-S FARM REPORT, I'M TYNE MORGAN, IN FOR JOHN PHIPPS. WE HAVE PACKED SHOW COMING UP TODAY. FROM A CROP CALIFORNIA FARMERS ARE GOING NUTS OVER TO A NEW VIDEO STIRRING CONTROVERSY AMONGST MANY IN AG, WE'LL HAVE ALL OF THAT IN OUR HEADLINES. AND IT'S BEEN DRY, BUT SEEMS TO BE GETTING DRYER ACROSS THE COUNTRY. OUR RELIABLE U-S FARM REPORT METEOROLGIST MIKE HOFFMAN WILL LOOK AHEAD IN HIS EXTENDED FORECAST TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY RELIEF IN SIGHT. AND WE'LL HEAD TO THE WINNERS' CIRCLE IN KENTUCKY TO SEE A VET'S PASSION FOR THOROUGHBREDS. LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED WITH THE HEADLINES.
COOL LAWSUIT:

A REQUEST TO BLOCK USDA FROM IMPLEMENTING ITS REVISED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LAELING RULES, OR COOL, HAS BEEN DENIED.

DROUGHT:

THERE DOESN'T LOOK TO BE MUCH DROUGHT RELIEF ON THE WAY. THE FLASH DROUGHT IS ROBBING SOYEANS OF NEEDED LATE SEASON RAINS. A CLIMATOLOGIST AT THE DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER SAYS TRADITIONALLY, CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION INTO OCTOBER DIMINISH EACH YEAR.

ALMONDS:

MEANWHILE, WHILE DROUGHT IS TAKING ITS TOLL ON CALIFORNIA, THE STATE'S ALMOND CROP IS STILL EXPECTED TO BE THE THIRD LARGEST EVER. CALIFORNIA ALMOND PRODUCER KEVIN BORROR SAYS HE EXPECTS A LARGE CROP FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. EVEN WITH LARGE SUPPLY, PRICES REMAIN STRONG THANKS TO DEMAND.

CHIPOTLE:

CHIPOTLE RELEASED IT'S LATEST ADVERTISEMENT CAMPAIGN. AND THIS TIME IT'S WHAT THEY CALL "BIG FOOD" IN THE LINE OF FIRE.

HEARTLAND VETS ON CALL:

WHEN A THOROUGHBRED RACE HORSE REQUIRES LEG SURGERY, IT COULD MEAN THE END OF A CAREER ON THE TRACK. BUT THAT'S NO LONGER THE CASE. IN THIS FEATURE CALLED "VETS ON CALL", WE HEAR FROM ONE VET WHO SAYS THE "WINNERS CIRCLE" IS STILL CALLING.

BAXTER BLACK:

THE OLD ADAGE SAYS 'NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION'. AND BAXTER BLACK SAYS THAT IS SPOT-ON ANALYSIS WHEN DEALING WITH CAN-TANK-ER-OUS CATTLE.

TRACTOR TALES:

TRACTOR TALES THIS WEEK TAKES US BACK TO BIG SKY COUNTRY.

CHURCH SALUTE:

TODAY'S COUNTRY CHURCH SALUTE GOES TO SCRAMBLER UNION CHURCH IN PELICAN RAPIDS, MINNESOTA. IN 1909 A GROUP OF WOMEN GATHERED FOR A PARTY. THEY TALKED ABOUT THE NEED FOR A NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH IN OTTER TAIL COUNTY. WELL THREE YEARS LATER, THEY FORMED THE "UNION AID SOCIETY" WHICH WAS THE CORNERSTONE OF THIS NEW CHURCH. THEY CONDUCTED ICE CREAM SOCIALS AND CHICKEN DINNERS TO RAISE THE MONEY FOR CONSTRUCTION. THE FIRST SERVICE WAS HELD IN SEPTEMBER 1915. THANKS TO MAZIE WICK FOR SHARING THE NEWS OF SCRAMBLER UNION CHURCH. OUR SECOND SALUTE GOES TO ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN OF PEARL CITY, ILLINOIS WHICH IS CELEBRATING ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY. IT WAS ORGANIZED IN SEPTEMBER 1888. WITHIN THREE MONTHS, THE MEMBERS HAD BUILT A CHURCH. OVER THE YEARS, THE ORIGINAL CHURCH WAS REMOVED AND REPLACED SEVERAL TIMES. BUT WHAT HAS REMAINED CONSISTENT ALL THOSE YEARS IS THE ACTIVE MINISTRY TO THE COMMUNITY.
OUR THANKS TO JERILYN STRO-HECKER AND APRIL EBBER-LEE FOR SHARING THE NEWS.

MAIL BAG:

TIME NOW FOR OUR WEEKLY LOOK INSIDE THE FARM REPORT MAILBAG WITH JOHN PHIPPS.

 

 

 

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