AgDay Daily Recap -April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 21, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY -THE RETURN OF COLD WEATHER CHASING SPRING PLANTING…WE'LL SEE HOW FAR PRODUCERS GOT WITH THE 2015 CROP. IN AGRIBUSINESS...FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL TALKS BEAN MEAL. PLUS HOW COULD MAPLE SYRUP HELP BATTLE DRUG RESISTANCE. AND A SHOCKING WAY TO STUDY FISH IN LOUISIANA. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
COLD SNAP:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IT LOOKS LIKE PLANTING IN THE CORN BELT COULD DRAG THIS WEEK AFTER SHOWERS AND COLD SPRING TEMPERATURES MOVE-IN...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
CROP WATCH:
METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN IS BACK IN THE SADDLE THIS MORNING.  HE TAKES US ON THE PLANTING TOUR OF THIS OWN IN THIS MORNING'S CROP WATCH. MIKE.
RABOBANK PORK:
 PORK PRICES ARE DRAGGING LOWER, BRINGING PRODUCER PROFITABILITY INTO THE RED.
AGWEB SURVEY:
 SEVERAL TIMES EACH YEAR, FARM JOURNAL MEDIA SURVEYS FARMERS ACROSS THE U.S. TO \ CONSISTENTLY STAY ON TOP OF THE TRENDS AND TOPICS IN THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY…EARLIER THIS SPRING, MORE THAN 700 FARMERS SHARED THEIR THOUGHTS ON WHAT'S EXPECTED TO BE A DIFFICULT YEAR.
TEASE:
DISCUSSING THE VIRTURES OF SOYBEAN MEAL… FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL HAS THAT NEXT IN AGRIBUSINESS.
ANALYSIS INTRO:
WITH NEARLY 85 MILLION ACRES OF SOYBEANS EXPECTED TO BE PLANTED THIS YEAR, SOYBEANS CONTINUE TO BE AN IMPORTANT CROP. BUT ALL THOSE BEANS ALSO MAKES SOYBEAN MEAL AND ITS DEMAND IMPORTANT TO AMERICAN FARMERS. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL HAS MORE.
KUBOTA:
ALRIGHT HERE IT IS...ONE MORE TIME. IF YOU HAVEN'T ENTERED TO WIN THIS KUBOTA KOMMANDER YET, YOU ONLY HAVE A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE YOU MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A BRAND NEW ZERO TURN MOWER. ONE LUCKY VIEWER WILL WIN THIS MACHINE THIS WEEK.  THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS WEDNESDAY. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY. GO TO AGDAY-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE KUBOTA BANNER TO ENTER.
TEASE:
WHEN WE COME BACK AN AMERICAN STAPLE IS GETTING A CHEESY MAKEOVER. IT'S PART OF OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT.
DTR KRAFT MAC CHEESE:
IN OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT, KRAFT FOODS GROUP SAYS IT'S CLASSIC MAC AND CHEESE IS GETTING A MAKOVER. THE COMPANY MOVING AWAY FROM ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES AND SYNTHETIC COLORS... STARTING NEXT JANUARY, ALL MAC AND CHEESE WILL BE COLORED WITH SPICES. IT'S PART OF A LARGER SHIFT AWAY FROM HIGHLY PROCESSED FOODS. KRAFT IS BASED IN ILLINOIS.
DTR CANADA RESISTANCE:
TO THE NORTH, HEALTH CANADA MAKING PLANS TO LIMIT LIVESTOCK PRODUCER'S OWN-USE IMPORTS OF VETERINARY DRUGS. IT'S A MOVE TO TIGHTEN VETERINARY OVERSIGHT OF MEDICATED LIVESTOCK FEED AND WATER...AS HEALTH OFFICIALS PUSH TO COMBAT ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE. PREVIOUSLY CANADIAN FARMERS WERE ABLE TO IMPORT DRUGS INCLUDING ANTIBIOTICS NOT APPROVED FOR SALE IN CANADA AND GIVE THEM TO LIVESTOCK. HEALTH CANADA SAYS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED NECESSARY FOR COMPANION ANIMALS TRAVELING WITH OWNERS BUT ITS DIFFERENT FOR FOOD PRODUCING ANIMALS.
MAPLE SYRUP MED:
ALSO IN CANADA, RESEARCHERS AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY IN MONTREAL HAVE DISCOVERED A WAY TO MAKE BACTERIA MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ANTIBIOTICS BY USING - OF ALL THINGS - MAPLE SYRUP EXTRACT. THEIR FINDINGS COULD LEAD TO LOWER ANTIBIOTIC USE.
ITC ELECTROFISHING:
OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AND ON THE LAKE, STUDENTS IN THE LSU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ARE LEARNING SKILLS THEY WILL USE IN THEIR CAREERS.IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY LSU, TOBIE BLANCHARD WENT OUT ON THE WATER WITH A CLASS THAT WAS ELECTROFISHING.
CLOSE:
 LSU SAYS THESE STUDENTS WERE LEARNING HOW TO DOCUMENT THE AGE OF THE FISH THEY COLLECTED. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.
 

 

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