AgDay Daily Recap - July 19, 2018

July 19, 2018 02:57 AM
 
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TODAY ON AGDAY
JULY 19, 2018

HEADLINES

FARMERS SPEAK OUT ON TRADE  CONGRESS HEARS FROM PRODUCERS IMPACTED BY TARIFFS. THE FARM BILL HEADS FOR CONFERENCE COMMITTEE. IN AGRIBUSINESS...FALLING GRAIN PRICES ARE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR END  USERS. THE RISING BEEF OVER LAB GROWN MEAT. AND AS JULY TEMPERATURES RISE, GROWERS IN THE CALIFORNIA FOCUS ON  WORKER SAFETY. AGDAY - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHEVY SILVERADO, THE MOST DEPENDABLE, LONGEST-LASTING FULL  SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD. 

FARMERS TESTIFY BEFORE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. FIVE FARMERS TESTIFYING BEFORE A  HOUSE SUB-COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY, TELLING LAWMAKERS HOW RETALIATORY  TARIFFS BY CHINA AND OTHER TRADING PARTNER NATIONS ARE AFFECTING THE  RURAL ECONOMY. THE FARMERS SPOKE NOT ONLY ON BEHALF OF THEIR OWN INTERESTS, BUT  THEY ALSO REPRESENTED FARM BUREAU STATE CHAPTERS. CHINA SLAPPED TARIFFS ON A RANGE OF U-S FARM PRODUCTS INCLUDING  SOYBEANS EARLIER THIS MONTH. THOSE TARIFFS HAVE MADE THE U-S  PRODUCTS MORE EXPENSIVE, PUSHING BUYERS TO FIND OTHER SOURCES - LIKE  BRAZIL. "SINCE THE END OF MAY, NEW CROP SOYBEAN FUTURES HAVE DROPPED ABOUT 2 DOLLARS PER BUSHEL,  20 PERCENT, AND CORN HAS DROPPED ABOUT 65 CENTS PER BUSHEL. SPECIFICALLY TO OUR SMALL FARM IN SOUTH DAKOTA, THIS IS A NEGATIVE IMPACT OF 150 THOUSAND  DOLLARS FOR CORN AND BEANS ALONE. FARMERS AND RANCHERS ARE THE MOST PATRIOTIC PEOPLE IN THE  WORLD. GOING BANKRUPT SHOULD NOT BE A PART OF THAT DEDICATION.""AS A RESULT OF DRAMATIC COST INCREASES AND VOLITALITY IN THE MARKET, WE ABANDONED OUR GRAIN  STORAGE EXANSION PROJECT."> IT DIDN'T JUST HURT MY OPERATION BUT COMMUNITY. A SMALL LOCAL  CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LOST A PROJECT, A U.S. GRAIN COMPANY LOST A SALE AND A DOMESTIC STEEL COMPANY HAD ONE LESS SHIPMENT TO SEND OUT OF THEIR FACTORY.""LET ME BE CLEAR ON THIS, FOR JUST THREE CROPS IN ONE YEAR, CHINA ILLEGALLY EXCEEDED ITS  WTO LIMITS BY 100 BILLION DOLLARS. PUTTING THIS INTO CONTEXT, WE JUST FINISHED A HARDFOUGHT FARM  BILL DEBATE. SOME PEOPLE QUESTION SUPPORT TO OUR FARMERS.BUT CHINA'S ILLEGAL SUBIDIES FOR  THREE CROPS IN ONE YEAR, EXCEEDED WHAT WE WILL SPEND ON THE ENTIRE FARM SAFETYNET FOR EVERY  CROP ON EVERY ACRE FOR THE ENTIRE LIFE OF THE FARM BILL."

CURTAILING TARIFFS?
ON THE SENATE SIDE, LAWMAKERS ARE TALKING ABOUT LEGISLATIVE STEPS  THAT WOULD BLOCK - OR AT LEAST CURTAIL - THE ADMINISTRATION'S TARIFFS. ACCORDING TO FARM JOURNAL WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT JIM  WIESEMEYER, SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ORRIN HATCH IS  BACKING POSSIBLE ACTION THAT BLOCKS THE  ADMINISTRATION'S TARIFFS ON  IMPORTS FROM SOME KEY  TRADING PARTNERS. MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S PARTY ARE OPPOSED TO U.S. TARIFFS ON IMPORTED STEEL AND ALUMINUM AND THE RESULTING ECONOMIC IMPACT OF  RETALIATORY TARIFFS. "WE HAVE TO HELP U.S. BUSINESSES AND INNOVATORS FARMERS AND RANCHERS COMPETE GLOBALLY.  AND THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO CONFRONT THE CHALLENGES POSED BY CHINA. THAT IS WHY I HAVE RECOMMENDED TO THE PRESIDENT THAT IT IS TIME TO ENGAGE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA USING A  TARGETED STRATEGY TO ADDRESS THEIR UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES. AND WHILE THOSE EFFORTS ARE  UNDERWAY THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD NOT IMPOSE FURTHER TARIFFS ON OUR ALLIES AND PARTNERS." 

ASIA TRADE
ALSO ON TRADE, OTHER TRADE MISSIONS ARE UNDERWAY AS U.S. OFFICIALS  VISIT THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. UNDER SECRETARY OF AG FOR TRADE AND FOREIGN AG AFFAIRS, TED MCKINNEY  LEADING A TRIP IN INDONESIA INCLUDING DELEGATIONS OF BUYERS FROM  MALAYSIA AND THE PHILLIPPINES INTERESTED IN PURCHASING U.S. FARM AND  FOOD PRODUCTS. MCKINNEY SAYS THE COUNTRIES INSIST THEY WILL PURCHASE AND STAY WITH  U.S. SOY.  "THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN TO SAY WITH U.S. SOY. THEY ENJOY THE QUALITY, CONSISTENCY, AND  THEY ARE POINTED ON IT. THEY DO NOT AND WILL NOT CHANGE."MCKINNEY SAYING QUESTIONS CAME UP ABOUT TRADE TARIFFS BUT THERE WAS  QUOTE NO NEGATIVITY.  

FARM BILL
THE HOUSE VOTING WEDNESDAY TO GO TO CONFERENCE WITH THE SENATE ON  THE 2018 FARM BILL. THAT VOTE MOVED TO EARLIER IN THE WEEK, SO HOUSE AG RANKING MEMBER COLLIN PETERSON COULD RETURN TO MINNESOTA FOR HIS FATHER'S VISITATION  AND FUNERAL. ON THE SENATE SIDE, CHAIRMAN ROBERTS SAYING HIS CHAMBER WILL HAVE  SEVEN CONFERENCE MEMBERS, FOUR REPUBLICANS AND THREE DEMOCRATS.  THE HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE 20 CONFEREES AND SOME ADDITIONAL  REPRESENTATIVES FROM OTHER PANELS WITH JURISDICTION ON APPROPRIATE  ISSUES. IOWA'S CHUCK GRASSLEY SAYS THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE OF FINALIZING A  CONFERENCE REPORT BEFORE LABOR DAY  "ONE STUMBLING BLOCK THAT HAS TO BE SETTLED FAIRLY SIMPLY BY NOT GOING ALONG WITH THE  HOUSE PROVISIONS TO REQUIRE WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD STAMP RECEIPIENTS. NOW IT HAPPENS I WOULD SUPPORT THAT EFFORT AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE ELDERLY, DISABLED OR FAMILIES WITH  CHILDREN BUT WE'LL NEVER GET 60 VOTES IN THE U.S. SENATE FOR THAT." 

RFA CHANGES
A MAJOR CHANGE IN THE BIOFUELS INDUSTRY AS ONE OF THE MOST VOCAL  SUPPORTERS CHANGES JOBS. RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT AND CEO BOB DINNEEN WILL TRANSITION INTO THE ROLE OF SENIOR STRATEGIC ADVISOR.  DINNEEN'S BEEN  WITH R-F-A FOR 30 YEARS. DURING THAT TIME, HE SAW PASSAGE OF THE  RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD. CURRENT EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT GEOFF COOPER WILL ASSUME THE  POSITION OF CEO AND PRESIDENT OF RFA. 

CROP COMMENTS
LETS TAKE A QUICK TOUR OF FARM COUNTRY...MIKE HOFFMAN OF THE AGDAY  WEATHER TEAM JOINING US FOR TODAY'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE TWO PICTURES. THE FIRST IS AN AERIAL VIEW OF FARMS IN ILLINOIS. THE SECOND A SIMILAR SHOT FROM THE SKIES ABOVE COLORADO. THESE COME FROM TYNE MORGAN. SHE SAYS A COLORADO FARMER TOLD HER WHEAT YIELDS IN COLORADO THIS  YEAR ARE HALF OF AVERAGE, AND CORN LOOKS DECENT, BUT THERE ARE LARGE  POCKETS THAT WERE HAILED OUT THAT WON'T MAKE IT TO HARVEST. NASS SAYS 70 PERCENT OF THE STATES CORN IS RATED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. WHILE 80 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT NOW HARVESTED--TYPICALLY IT'S ONLY  ABOUT 60 PERCENT CUT. AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE WIND SPEED FORECAST KIND OF WINDY AROUND THE  STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS A LITTLE BREEZY IN PARTS OF  TEXAS THIS MORNING HEADING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON THE WINDS CONTINUE IN THE NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BACK INTO SOUTH DAKOTA A  FEW SPOTS OUT WEST AS WELL TOMORROW THEN WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THAT  SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM MOVING FARTHER EAST INTO PARTS OF THE  GREAT LAKES AND IT TURNS A LITTLE WINDY IN SOME OF THOSE HEAVIER  THUNDERSTORMS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE SOUTHEAST BY  AFTERNOON HOURS WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT YOUR FORECAST COMING BUT  FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS 

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL LOOK AT GRAIN MARKETS FROM AN END USER PERSPECTIVE.  AND TAKING A JOB FIELD WORKER JOB IN CALIFORNIA CAN BE DANGEROUS DURING THE SUMMER. WE'LL SEE HOW FARMERS AND UNIVERSITY EXPERTS ARE HELPING TO KEEP  WORKERS SAFE AND HYDRATED. 

FLOOR OF THE CME
IN AGRIBUSINESS A MIXED DAY FOR MARKETS TUESDAY. LETS GET DETAILS FROM OUR FRIENDS ON THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO. SOYBEANS WAS MIXED IT REALLY WAS UP AND DOWN RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. WE HAD ABOUT A 10 CENT  RANGE AND THE MARKET KIND OF BOUNCING BACK AND FORTH FROM UNCHANGED PRICES ARE REALLY CHEAP RIGHT NOW AND COMMERCIALS ARE NET LONG TRYING TO UNDERPIN THIS MARKET AND TRY TO PUSH  IT A LITTLE BIT HIGHER. CORN WAS STEADY OVERALL THE TREND IS STILL DOWN AS WELL IN CORN. AND NOW  WE'RE FINDING THAT SOME BARGAIN HUNTERS ARE STARTING TO PUT THEIR TOE IN THE WATER AND START TO  GOBBLE UP A LITTLE BIT OF THESE STRAGGLING FUTURES HERE AT THESE LOW PRICES. THAT'S ALL FROM THE  FLOOR AT THE CME GROUP HERE IN CHICAGO. VIRGINIA MCGATHEY.  

AGRIBUSINESS
THAT WE HAVE BRIAN DOHERTY STEWART PETERSON. BRIAN LET'S TALK ABOUT NOW FROM THE FARMER  PERSPECTIVE WE KNOW HOW FOLKS ARE FEELING RIGHT NOW FROM A FROM A GRAIN PERSPECTIVE. LET'S  TALK ABOUT IT FROM AN END USER. OUR LIVESTOCK FOLKS PERSPECTIVE FOR THEM. THERE'S SOME OPPORTUNITY HERE LONGER TERM. YEAH IT'S IT'S REALLY DISAPPOINTING FOR THE GRAIN PRODUCER LOOKED  LIKE WE HAD SOME REAL POTENTIAL AND MAYBE YOU DON'T GO SOMEWHERE THIS SUMMER WITH  PRICES AND THAT HAS BEEN THE CASE. WE TIPPED OVER AGAIN THIS YEAR. FRUSTRATING BECAUSE IT HAPPENED LAST YEAR THE YEAR BEFORE BUT FOR THE LIVESTOCK GUY OR ANYBODY WHO PURCHASES  WHAT A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO BUY SOMETHING YOU KNOW I'LL PUT THIS IN THE TERMS THAT MAY  NOT SIT WELL WITH SOME OF THE PRODUCERS BUT YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE A CORN FARM YOU WORKED REAL HARD TO PRODUCE A CROP YOU TAKE ON THE RISK AND I COME ALONG AND SAY HEY I'LL TAKE IT OFF YOUR  HANDS. THANKS FOR TAKING THE RISK. OH BY THE WAY I'LL PAY YOU LESS THAN WHAT IT COST YOU TO  PRODUCE IT. THAT DIDN'T SIT WELL WITH YOU. BUT IT SITS WELL WITH ME. THAT'S A BARGAIN. SO TAKE  ADVANTAGE OF THE BARGAIN. THERE IS A RISK IN DOING NOTHING. WE'RE CHEAP ENOUGH A PRICE THAT WE CAN NO LONGER SIT AND WAIT TO DO NOTHING. START LOCKING IN LONG TERM NEEDS. I'M TALKING 25  50 PERCENT THROUGH THE END OF 2019. OH SO LONG TERM YOU'RE THINKING LONG TERM LONG TERM  BECAUSE THESE ARE FOR IT THE LOW PRICES OF OIL PRICES. YOU KNOW A LOT CAN CHANGE AND IF THIS  TARIFF STUFF GETS RESOLVED OR IF THERE'S WEATHER ISSUES OR PROBLEMS EXPECT THAT PRICES ARE GOING  TO MOVE HIGHER AND THEY COULD BE VIOLENTLY HIGHER IF THEY'RE STILL WHETHER A TARIFFS OR BOTH OF  THESE THINGS COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE THEMSELVES. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT EL NINO THIS WINTER  WHICH COULD IMPACT BRAZIL'S CROP DOWN IN SOUTH AMERICA. YOU KNOW THERE'S POTENTIAL OUT THERE THERE'S A LOT OF SNOW. AND SO FOR THE LIVESTOCK FOLKS THIS MAY BE A REAL OPPORTUNITY. THE  GOAL THAT I WOULD TELL LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS IS SO THAT PRODUCERS YOU'RE A GREAT FARMER YOU'RE  GOING TO PRODUCE AN AVERAGE ABOVE AVERAGE CROP UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE. SO RIGHT NOW  YOU'RE PROVING THAT YOU'RE PRODUCING THEIR CROP PRICES REFLECTED THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM WHILE YOU CAN. SURE THERE'S A CYCLICAL NATURE TO COMMODITIES THINGS COME ALONG AND PRICES  CHANGE AND THEN THERE'S A LOT OF REGRET IF YOU DON'T TAKE ACTION SO DON'T HAVE THE REGRET. APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE ADVICE. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MINUTE. 

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN AND MIKE I SAW SOME POSTS  ON TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA LOOKS LIKE SOME RAIN FELL WEDNESDAY IN PARTS OF MISSOURI IS THIS  GOING TO BRING ANYMORE AND THERE'S PROBABLY MORE. THIS IS A VERY SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM. NOW ONCE THAT WARM FRONT GETS PASSED, THEIR CHANCES DIMINISHED A LITTLE BIT. SO WE'LL  BE PUTTING OUR MAPS INTO MOTION HERE. BUT WE ALSO HAVE THAT STORM SYSTEM ALONG THE GOLF. IT'S  NOT GOING TO BE A TROPICAL STORM OR ANYTHING BUT IT WILL HAVE A LOT OF TROPICAL MOISTURE WITH IT.  AND OF COURSE, A LOT OF THIS MOISTURE UP HERE. ONE THING YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS TIME OF  YEAR IS WE GET A LOT OF MOISTURE COMING UP THROUGH THE SOUTHWESTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. AND THAT FEEDS INTO THESE THUNDERSTORMS. ESPECIALLY AHEAD OF A WARM FRONT ACROSS THE  NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS AND THOSE WILL BE MOVING NICE. SO LET'S PUT THESE MAPS INTO  MOTION. YOU CAN SEE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BACK INTO PARTS OF THE EASTERN DAKOTAS ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI AND IOS.  WE HAD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CLOSER TO THIS  AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OUR MODEL NOT SHOWING A WHOLE LOT IN THE SOUTH WE LAST. IT'S KIND OF A LESSON TO A LITTLE BIT THOSE AFTERNOON, A SPOTTY THUNDERSTORMS BUT I'LL BE PICKING UP AGAIN OVER  THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. I ALWAYS DO TAKING A LOOK AT THAT TOMORROW MORNING STORM SYSTEM KIND OF  COMING TOGETHER THOSE TWO AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE AGAIN THIS IS A SLOW MOVER IT'S ALMOST A  CUTOFF AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND I SHOW YOU THAT ON THE ON THE JET STREAM. BUT YOU CAN SEE CLOSE TO CHICAGO BY THE TIME WE GET TO A LATER TOMORROW. AND OUT AHEAD OF THAT IS WHERE  YOU GET THESE COMPLEXES OF STORMS MAINLY AHEAD OF THAT WARM FRONT OR ALONG THE WARM FRONT  WITH WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINS AND SOME OF THOSE AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR. IN SOME OF  THESE AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN GETTING DRIER AND DRIER. YOU CAN SEE SCATTERED SHOWERS BACK BEHIND THIS SYSTEM AND ALSO THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST AS WELL AS THE SOUTHWEST. ALRIGHT, THERE'S  A PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. NOW THESE ARE FROM RADAR ESTIMATES. SO  SOMETIMES THERE CAN BE A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN WHAT ACTUALLY FELL BUT YOU CAN SEE FROM SOUTH  DAKOTA ALL THE WAY TO THE GULF COAST. THERE'S BEEN SOME AREAS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH ONE TO TWO INCH AMOUNTS IN SOME AREAS ADDING IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. ALL  DEPENDS ON WHERE THESE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED. SO DON'T BE CONCERNED ABOUT THESE  POCKETS OF DRY AIR. YOU JUST KIND OF HOPE YOU'RE NOT IN ONE OF THOSE. BUT COMPUTER MODEL IS  NOT GOING TO GET ALL THOSE CORRECT EXACTLY WHERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE GOING TO OCCUR. BUT LOOK  AT ALL THIS MOISTURE NORTHERN FLORIDA, SOUTHERN GEORGIA INTO THE COASTAL AREAS OF OF SOUTH  CAROLINA. THOSE AREAS HAVE BEEN GETTING DRY AS WELL. SO THAT'S SOME GOOD NEWS. BOY, IS IT GOING TO BE HOT AGAIN TODAY. MOST OF OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS HIGH IS TRIPLE DIGITS. A LITTLE BIT MORE  PLEASANT NORTHERN PLAINS ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE NORTHEAST LOWS TONIGHT. LOTS OF  60S ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER ESTATES 80S FOR LOW TEMPERATURES, PARTS OF TEXAS TRIPLE DIGITS  AGAIN IN THOSE AREAS. AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. HERE'S THE JET STREAM. HERE'S A STORM SYSTEM COMING ACROSS THE AREA NOW LOOK AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND JUST KIND OF  CUTS OFF IN THE OHIO VALLEY SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES THAT WILL CONTINUE CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND  STORMS AND IN A TROUGH REALLY DIGS IN BY LATER NEXT WEEK. THAT'LL BE SOME PRETTY COOL AIR FOR  THIS TIME OF THE YEAR AT TO LOOK ACROSS THE ENTRY. NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS  WE HAD TO BILLINGS, MONTANA. FIRST OF ALL, MOSTLY SUNNY, RATHER HOT, HIGH OF 91 DEGREES, VERY  HOT IN SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS SUNNY AS WELL, I HAVE TO 98. AND FINALLY TOLEDO, OHIO. PARTLY SUNNY, COMFORTABLY, WARM HIGH AROUND 82 DEGREES.

TEASE
THE GROWING DEBATE OVER MEAT AND MILK LABELS... WE'LL TAKE A TASTE WITH  DROVERS EDITOR GREG HENDERSON AFTER THE BREAK. AND LATER, WHILE WE ENJOY FRESH PICKED PRODUCE, SUMMER FIELD HANDS  ARE ENDURING THE JULY HEAT. WE'LL SEE HOW UC DAVIS IS HELPING KEEP WORKERS SAFE TODAY ON IN THE  COUNTRY. 

DROVER’S TV
IN THIS NEW AGE OF FOOD, THERE'S GROWING DEBATE ON WHAT TO CALL A  PRODUCT THAT LOOKS LIKE MEAT, BUT DOESN'T COME FROM A STEER. LIKEWISE, WHAT DO YOU CALL A CONSUMABLE LIQUID THAT LOOKS LIKE MILK,  BUT DOESN'T COME FROM A COW? FROM OUR PARTNERS AT DROVERS - AN OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF  CONSUMERS SAY THEY WANT FOOD PRODUCTS DEVELOPED FROM CULTURED  ANIMAL CELLS TO BE CLEARLY LABELED AS SUCH. THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF NAMES - LAB MEAT, CULTURED MEAT, CLEAN MEAT.  REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU CALL IT, CONSUMERS WANT IT LABELED. "49% OF RESPONDENTS SAID LAB-GROWN ANIMAL PRODUCTS SHOULD BE  LABELED AS "MEAT, BUT ACCOMPANIED BY AN EXPLANATION ABOUT HOW IT IS  PRODUCED," WHILE ANOTHER 40 PERCENT SAID IT SHOULD BE LABELED AS  "SOMETHING OTHER THAN MEAT." ONLY FIVE PERCENT THOUGHT IT SHOULD BE  LABELED AS "MEAT WITHOUT ANY FURTHER EXPLANATION."HENDERSON SAYS WHEN GIVEN A LIST OF SEVEN TERMS AND ASKED TO CHOOSE  WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE ACCURATE LABELS, THE MOST COMMONLY CHOSEN  TERMS WERE "LAB-GROWN MEAT" AT 35%. "ARTIFICIAL OR SYNTHETIC MEAT" WITH 34%. THE LEAST COMMONLY CHOSEN TERMS WERE "CULTURED MEAT",  "CLEAN MEAT", AND "IN VITRO MEAT". LAST WEEK THE FDA HELD A MEETING TO GET INPUT FROM THE INDUSTRY ON  THE SAFETY OF THE TECHNOLOGY AS WELL AS CONSIDERATIONS FOR HOW TO POSSIBLY LABEL THE PRODUCTS SO CONSUMERS KNOW THEY'RE GETTING MEAT  FROM A LAB. THERE'S ALSO BEEN SOME DEBATE OVER WHICH AGENCY - FDA OR USDA - SHOULD REGULATE LAB-GROWN MEAT.LIKEWISE IN DAIRY, SOY AND ALMOND DRINKS THAT BILL THEMSELVES AS "MILK"  MAY NEED TO CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE. FDA COMMISSIONER SCOTT  GOTTLIEB SUGGESTED THIS WEEK HIS AGENCY MAY START CRACKING DOWN ON  USE OF THE TERM. THE F-D-A CHIEF ADMITS HIS AGENCY HAS NOT AGGRESSIVELY GONE AFTER THE PROLIFERATION OF PLANT-BASED DRINKS LABELED AS "MILK." GOTTLIEB SAYS THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL "STANDARDS OF IDENTITY"  SPELLING OUT HOW FOODS WITH VARIOUS NAMES NEED TO BE MANUFACTURED. BUT THE STANDARDS ARE NOT ENFORCED. BUT CHANGE WON'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT. THE AGENCY MUST GO THROUGH  RULE-WRITING PROCESS, INCLUDING TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. PICKING PRODUCE CAN BE A BRUTALLY HOT JOB IN JULY. 

TEASE
UP NEXT WE'LL SEE HOW FOLKS IN CALIFORNIA ARE TEAMING UP TO HELP KEEP  WORKERS SAFE. 

IN THE COUNTRY
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CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR ALL OF US AT AGDAY I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY. 

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