Good morning I’m Tyne Morgan in for Clinton Griffiths. As the dairy industry gathers for its big annual show, much of the talk centers around the fiscal crisis facing many producers, but there could be hope around the corner.
WORLD DAIRY COVERAGE:
Our partners at Dairy Today have set-up shop at World Dairy Expo to bring you the latest developments from the premier industry show. They’ll be posting new material all day long at dairytoday.com. AgDay’s Clinton Griffiths is also on assignment there, Clinton.
Meanwhile, a Canadian judge fined a Manitoba Veterinarian 80-thousand dollars for allowing cattle infected with BSE to ship to the United States. The "Global Winnipeg News" says in January 2009 Dr. Fawcett George Taylor approved-for-export a herd of 42 cattle. But U.S. inspectors denied the entrance after one animal was unable to stand. That cow was infected with BSE. The Vet and three cattle producers were charged in April 2010.
A well-known animal activist has announced he's running for a board seat at the world's second largest meat company. The Humane Society of the United States president Wayne Pacelle says he's filed paperwork as a candidate for election to Tyson Foods board of directors. Pacelle - who is a vegetarian - says his main goal is to ensure a definite timeline is set for Tyson’s producers to phase out the use of gestation stalls.
As we reported yesterday, corn harvest is cruising along at more than halfway complete. Iowa is no different. As of Monday, more than 50% of both the corn and soybean crop had been harvested. That’s 13 points ahead of the average corn harvest pace and 46 points above this time last year.
Let's get our first glance at farm country weather. Mike Hoffman joins us now.
In agribusiness today - the largest U.S. fertilizer producer missed its financial mark this quarter. Mosaic reports its net income fell 18% from a year ago. The company says "soft" potash demand in China and India dipped into their earnings. Meanwhile Bloomberg News some U.S. farmers may skimp on crop nutrients because the drought impacted season left phosphate and potash in the soil.
DOPPLER ON WHEELS:
A high tech weather vehicle known for chasing tornadoes recently made a pit stop at the University of Missouri. Kent Faddis has details of the Doppler on wheels.
Being allergic to cow's milk can significantly impact a person's diet. Scientists may have an answer to those allergies and it comes in the form of a genetically modified cow.
If you have trouble convincing your teens it's time for bed, new research shows lack of sleep could be hurting more than just their energy the next day.