AgDay Daily Recap -April 14, 2015

April 14, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 14, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY NEWS OF A STRUGGLING FARM ECONOMY--AS NEW CROP CORN FALLS BELOW FOUR DOLLARS…A DEADLY STRAIN OF AVIAN FLU EXPANDS BEYOND TURKEY FLOCKS. IN AGRIBUSINESS...A KEY FOR COTTON GROWERS…THERE IS REALLY A QUALITY ISSUE GLOBALLY FOR HIGH QUALITY COTTON DAIRY PRODUCERS PLAYING A KEY ROLL IN FEEDING AMERICA'S INFANTS AND CHILDREN. AND FIND OUT ABOUT AN APP NO FARMER SHOULD BE WITHOUT. AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
FARM ECONOMY:
 GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS PLANTING AND FIELD WORK PUSH THROUGH SPRING WEATHER, IT MAY BE THE STORM BREWING IN THE FARM ECONOMY THAT IMPACTS 2015 MOST...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
I80 TEASE:
 WHILE MOST OF THE WESTERN CORN BELT REMAINS DRY,  FARMERS SAY A POCKET OF WESTERN IOWA IS IN NEED OF A DRY-DOWN.  FARMERS TELL AGDAY,  MOISTURE FROM LAST FALL HAS CARRIED OVER INTO THIS SPRING, ON TOP OF SOME RAIN AND EVEN SNOW.
JULIUS SCHAFF (SHOFF) SAYS HE'S RECEIVED OVER A HALF-INCH OF RAIN EARLIER THIS WEEK. NORMALLY HIS AREA IS TOO DRY DURING PLANTING. THIS YEAR, HE'S HOPING FOR A LITTLE HEAT.
AVIAN FLU:
FOR THE FIRST TIME DURING THIS RECENT OUTBREAK OF AVIAN FLU, THE BUG HAS NOW REACHED A COMMERCIAL 'CHICKEN' FLOCK. UNTIL NOW, ALL OF THE INFECTED COMMERCIAL FLOCKS INVOLVED TURKEYS.
FLU PREDICTOR:
IN THE BATTLE AGAINST AVIAN FLU, SCIENTISTS AT A CANADIAN UNIVERSITY HAVE DEVELOPED AN ON-FARM TOOL TO ALLOW FARMERS TO DETECT POSSIBLE OUTBREAKS.
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH (GWELF) CREATED A 'REAL-TIME' BLOOD TEST. IF POSITIVE, THERE'S A COLOR CHANGE IN A TESTING STRIP. THE RESEARCHERS SAY NOT ONLY DOES IT REVEAL IF A CHICKEN OR TURKEY HAS AVIAN FLU, BUT WHICH VIRAL STRAIN. THE UNIVERSITY SAYS THE TEST TAKES TWO-TO-THREE MINUTES TO COMPLETE.
CROP WATCH:
THERE'S NEW INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT THE TORNADOES THAT STRUCK NORTHERN ILLINOIS LATE LAST WEEK. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER. MIKE.
TEASE:
STILL TO COME, WE'LL LOOK AT MARKETS INCLUDING SOME KEYS FOR COTTON GROWERS HEADING INTO 2015.
KUBOTA:
THANKS MIKE. WELL HERE IT IS FOLKS. WE'VE BEEN TALKING A LOT ABOUT THE KUBOTA KOMMANDER THAT WE'RE GIVING AWAY. THESE MACHINES CAN TURN ON A DIME WHICH REALLY HELPS CUT-DOWN THE TIME IT TAKES TO MOW THE LAWN.
THIS MODEL HAS A 25 HORSE KOHLER ENGINE AND A 54 INCH MOWING DECK.
TO ENTER JUST GO ON-LINE TO AGDAY-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE KUBOTA KOMMANDER LINK.  IF YOU DON'T SEE THE BANNER IT MAY BE A COMPUTER SETTING..TRY A DIFFERENT BROWSER OR TURNING OFF AD BLOCKERS. REMEMBER YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD TO ENTER. OTHER RULES APPLY AND THEY'RE POSTED ON THE ENTRY PAGE. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON APRIL 24TH.
TEASE:
ALRIGHT UP NEXT, A LOOK AT THE DAIRY INDUSTRY INCLUDING ONE STATE'S BOLD MOVE TO RECLAIM ITS DAIRY INDUSTRY.
DTR MARGIN PROTECTION:
 IN OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT, USDA ROLLING OUT DATA ON THE MARGIN PROTECTION PROGRAM…IT SHOWS MORE THAN TWO THIRDS OF THE NATION'S MILK SUPPLY HAS AT LEAST SOME COVERAGE. NEARLY 67 PERCENT SIGNING UP FOR AT LEAST 4 DOLLARS PER HUNDRED…22 PERCENT SIGNED UP FOR 6 DOLLARS PER HUNDRED PROTECTION.
DTR MISSOURI AG BILLS:
SPEAKING OF MARGIN PROTECTION, THE STATE OF MISSIOURI MAKING THAT PART OF A NEW BILL RECENTLY SIGNED BY GOVERNOR JAY NIXON…THE BILL SUBSIDIZES THE FEDERAL MARGIN PROGRAM -- OFFERING TO PAY UP TO 70 PERCENT OF A FARMER'S PREMIUM.
IT ALSO CREATES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE DAIRY INDUSTRY.
OTHER PARTS OF THE BILL RAISE THE WEIGHT LIMIT FOR TRUCK CARRYING FARM PRODUCTS. GRAIN HAULERS CAN INCREASE LOADS BY 10 PERCENT DURING HARVEST SEASON.
DTR EURONEXT FUTURES:
THE EUROPEAN UNION DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF IT'S MILK PRODUCTION QUOTA SYSTEM.
NOW THE EURONEXT EXCHANGE IS REVAMPING IT'S DAIRY DERIVATIVES.
IT'S BETTING ON INCREASING INTEREST IN PRICE HEDGING AS PRODUCTION CLIMBS.
THE EU ENDED ITS 30-YEAR-OLD MILK PRODUCTION QUOTAS ON APRIL 1.
TRADERS WARN OF CHALLENGES AHEAD INCLUDING LIQUIDITY AND FINDING A SOLID BENCHMARK PRICE.
DTR WIC:
THE EUROPEAN UNION DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF IT'S MILK PRODUCTION QUOTA SYSTEM.
NOW THE EURONEXT EXCHANGE IS REVAMPING IT'S DAIRY DERIVATIVES.
IT'S BETTING ON INCREASING INTEREST IN PRICE HEDGING AS PRODUCTION CLIMBS.
THE EU ENDED ITS 30-YEAR-OLD MILK PRODUCTION QUOTAS ON APRIL 1.
TRADERS WARN OF CHALLENGES AHEAD INCLUDING LIQUIDITY AND FINDING A SOLID BENCHMARK PRICE.
CLOSE:
THANKS, TYNE. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

 

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