AgDay Daily Recap -April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 10, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY - SORTING THROUGH THE LATEST SUPPY-AND-DEMAND REPORT…PLUS PROFARMER WEIGHS IN ON WEARY WHEAT...FOLLOWING THE INVESTIGATIVE TRAIL OF AVIAN FLU., AND IT MIGHT BE CHEAPER TO DRIVE ON YOUR SUMMER VACATION, BUT WHAT ABOUT SPRING PLANTING - WE'LL LOOK AT FARM COSTS. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
S&D:
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS HAS THE DAY OFF. AFTER LAST WEEKS FIREWORKS FROM TWO KEY GRAIN REPORTS, THE LATEST SUPPLY-AND-DEMAND DATA DOESN'T HAVE MUCH SIZZLE....UNLESS YOU WATCH SORGHUM...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
SOUTH DAKOTA CASE:
AFTER A STREAK OF NEW CASES OF AVIAN FLU IN MINNESOTA TURKEY FLOCKS THIS WEEK, THERE'S NOW A NEW CASE IN SOUTH DAKOTA. USDA SAYS A CONFIRMED CASE OF H-5-N-2 WAS DISCOVERED IN KINGSBURY COUNTY. THIS IS THE SECOND KNOWN CASE IN THE STATE.
USDA LAB:
 SAMPLES FROM THE TURKEY FLOCK WERE TESTED BY TECHNICIANS AT USDA'S NATIONAL VETERINARY SERVICES LABORATORIES IN AMES, IOWA. THEY CONFIRMED THE DEADLY PATHOGEN. THE FLOCK OF 34-THOUSAND TURKEYS WILL BE CULLED. THE PREVIOUS CASE WAS FOUND IN BEADLE COUNTY.
AVIAN RESEARCH:
 MEANWHILE, MINNESOTA HAS REPORTED 9 TOTAL CASES OF H5N2 AVIAN INFLUENZA. FOUR OF THOSE CASES, JUST THIS WEEK…TO HELP AID THE GROWING NUMBERS IN THE HEAVILY POPULATED TURKEY PRODUCING AREA, THE MINNESOTA BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH HAS CALLED ON USDA TO HELP.
CALI DROUGHT MONITOR:
GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN MET WITH TOP OFFICIALS WEDNESDAY FROM WATER AGENCIES, AGRICULTURE GROUPS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS ABOUT CALIFORNIA'S WORSENING DROUGHT.
HYDROPOWER:
THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT IS ALSO HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE STATE'S ABILITY TO PRODUCE AND USE ELECTRICITY FROM HYDRO-ELECTRIC DAMS. THE ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION SAYS LOWER OUTPUT FROM CALIFORNIA'S HYDROPOWER GENERATORS IS NOT A NEW TREND. HYDROPOWER GENERATION HAS GENERALLY DECREASED OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS. DURING THIS TIME, INCREASED NATURAL GAS-FIRED GENERATION HAS OFFSET BOTH THE SEASONAL FLUCTUATIONS AND THE LONG-TERM DECLINE IN HYDROPOWER GENERATION.
DAVIS DIESEL:
MEANWHILE AS SPRING PLANTING MOVES INTO HIGH GEAR, IT APPEARS FARMERS SHOULD BE GETTING A BREAK ON FUEL COSTS. ON-FARM DIESEL PRICES HAVE A SIMILAR PATTERN TO GASOLINE COSTS. PROFARMER INPUTS MONITOR DAVIS MICHAELSEN ANALYZES THE NUMBERS.
TEASE:
THANKS MIKE. WHEAT CONDITIONS ARE DECLINING AND PLANTING DELAYS ARE CLIMBING. WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK IN TODAY'S PROFIT BRIEFING.
RURAL POPULATION:
RURAL POPULATION HAS DECLINED FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR. ACCORDING TO THE ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE, HUNDREDS OF INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES HAVE LOST POPULATION OVER THE YEARS, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST PERIOD WHERE THE NATIONWIDE AVERAGE IS AT A NET DEFICIT.  THE E-R-S SAYS THIS DECLINE WILL LIKELY CONTINUE, DUE TO LOW FERTILITY RATES AND AN AGING POPULATION.  CHANGES ARE CALCULATED BY MEASURING BIRTH RATE, DEATH RATE AND FAMILIES MOVING IN AND OUT OF THE AREA. FROM 1976 TO 2010, THE U.S. RURAL POPULATION SAW SLIGHT INCREASES.
CARNBERRIES:
A NEW STUDY SAYS CRANBERRIES MAY HELP IN LOWERING DIABETES RISK. THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED FROM RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA AND OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY. RESEARCHERS FOUND THE FINDINGS ALL BOIL DOWN TO BLOOD SUGAR. THOSE WHO ATE DRIED CRANBERRIES HAD MODEST BUT NOTEABLE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON BLOOD SUGAR. RESEARCHERS ALSO SAY CRANBERRIES ARE FAT-FREE, LOW IN SUGAR AND A GOOD SOURCE OF FIBER.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

 

 

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