AgDay Daily Recap -April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 16, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - AVIAN FLU KEEPS THE POULTRY INDUSTRY ON EDGE. USDA HAS ITS TALLY OF INDEMNITY PAYMENTS FOR 2014. IN AGRIBUSINESS...TIPS FOR STAYING PROFITABLE IN THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. BUYING EGGS IS HELPING THE NEEDY IN ONE STATE. AND THE UNIQUE MUSICAL TONES BILLOWING THROUGH AN AUSTRALIAN SHEARING SHED
AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
 AVIAN FLU:
 GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS CASES AND CARCASSES PILE-UP, THERE STILL SEEMS TO BE NO CLEAR PATH AS TO HOW A DEADLY PATHOGEN IS ENTERING POULTRY BARNS IN THE MIDWEST...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
TPP:
IN THE BATTLE TO FINISH THE TPP, JAPAN IS PROPOSING AN INCREASE IN U.S. RICE IMPORTS.
TWO OFFICIALS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS SAYS JAPAN MAY PROPOSING INCREASING PURCHASES OF U.S. RICE BY AS MUCH AS 100-THOUSAND METRIC TONS PER YEAR...BUT LEAVE A TARIFF IN PLACE. JAPAN'S PRIME MINISTER IS SET TO VISIT WASHINGTON LATER THIS MONTH.
CROP WATCH:
CROPWATCH THIS MORNING TAKES US FROM MICHIGAN TO MONTANA, WITH A STOP-OVER IN KANSAS. CINDI CLAWSON IS FILLING-IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN THIS MORNING. GOOD MORNING CINDI.
CROP INSURANCE INDEMNITY PAYMENTS:
THE NUMBERS ARE COMING IN ON HOW MUCH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PRODUCERS WILL RECEIVE FOR THEIR 2014 CROPS. AND EARLY INDICATIONS SHOW A LARGE PORTION OF THOSE INDEMNITY PAYMENTS ARE GOING TO IOWA AND MINNESOTA.  NATIONAL REPORTER BETSY JIBBEN JOINS US NOW WITH MORE.
ORGANIC PRODUCERS:
SPEAKING OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, THE USDA SAYS ORGANIC PRODUCTION CONTIUES ITS SHARP RISE. NEW NUMBERS SHOW THERE ARE NEARLY 19 AND A HALF THOUSAND CERTIFIED ORGANIC OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THAT'S UP 5 PERCENT COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO. SINCE USDA STARTED COUNTING IN 2002, DOMESTIC ORGANIC FARMS HAVE GROWN BY 250 PERCENT.
TEASE:
 WHEN AGDAY CONTINUES IN ABOUT TWO MINUTES, WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT DAIRY MARKETS. NAOMI BLOHM FROM STEWART-PETERSON JOINS US AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK.
ANALYSIS INTRO:
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY LOOKS DIFFERENT IN 2015 COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO.
FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL SURVEYS THE LANDSCAPE AND DISCUSSES WAYS TO MAINTAIN PROFITS IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.
KUBOTA:
THE DEADLINE TO ENTER OUR KUBOTA KOMMANDER GIVEAWAY IS NOW JUST ONE WEEK AWAY. ONE LUCKY AGDAY VIEWER WILL TAKE-HOME THIS ZERO TURN MACHINE.
IT HAS A 25 HORSE KOHLER ENGINE AND A 54 INCH DECK. GO TO AGDAY-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE KUBOTA LOGO. MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR 'POP-UP BLOCKER' ON. WE'LL STOP TAKING ENTRIES ON APRIL 22ND. WE'LL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON APRIL 24TH. GOOD LUCK.
TEASE:
WHEN AGDAY CONTINUES - FIND OUT HOW A DOZEN EGGS CAN BECOME ONE EASY WAY TO HELP NEEDY FOLKS IN THE HOOSIER STATE.
BTR MERCK CATTLE HANDLING:
IN OUR BEEF TODAY REPORT, FOLLOWING STUDIES ON CATTLE MOVEMENT AND HANDLING IN THE WAKE OF ZILMAX CONCERNS, MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH IS ROLLING OUT NEW EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS ON SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION. THE COMPANY SAYS IT HOPES TO HELP PRODUCERS BETTER UNDERSTAND CATTLE BEHAVIOR AND ULTIMATELY REDUCE STRESS IN THE LIVESTOCK. DOCTOR DAN THOMSON, DIRECTOR OF THE BEEF CATTLE INSTITUTE AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE ZILMAX ISSUE SINCE 2013...WHEN PACKERS RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILITY ISSUES IN CATTLE FED THE BETA-AGONIST. THOMPSON SAYS, SINCE THEN RESEARCH HAS FOUND MUCH OF THE ISSUE IS RELATED TO THE WAY LIVESTOCK ARE HANDLED.
HATCH:
A MAJOR ANIMAL HEALTH COMPANY, A MAJOR GROCERY CHAIN AND A MAJOR EGG SUPPLIER HAVE "HATCHED" AN IDEA TO HELP THOSE IN NEED.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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