AgDay Daily Recap -April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 22, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - AVIAN FLU IN IOWA RIPPLES THROUGH THE POULTRY INDUSTRY. IT'S DRY IN EASTERN IOWA. WE CONTINUE OUR  I-80 PLANTING TOUR IN EASTERN IOWA WHERE FARMERS SAY THEY COULD USE A GOOD RAIN. IN AGRIBUSINESS...IN SEARCH OF A SILVER LINING…WHAT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IN AGRICULTURE WERE IN IT FOR THE LONG HALL. A TEXAS ICE CREAM MAKER ISSUES A NATIONWIDE RECALL. AND THE PERFECT STRAWBERRY OF POTEET TEXAS…AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
 MIKE ADAMS VIDEO:
IN AN INTERVIEW WITH AGRITALK SHOW HOST MIKE ADAMS, USDA'S CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER SAYS HIS OFFICE IS WORKING WITH IOWA OFFICIALS TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAY TO DE-POPULATE AND DISPOSE OF NEARLY FOUR MILLION HENS.
WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD:
 IN WISCONSIN GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER HAS SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER AUTHORIZING THE WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST AUTHORITIES IN THE RESPONSE TO THE AVIAN
FLU AFFECTING POULTRY PRODUCERS? THREE WISCONSIN COUNTIES HAVE POSITIVE CASES.
THE STATE VETERINARIAN HAS REQUESTED 14 GUARD PERSONNEL TO HELP WHICH COULD INCLUDE CLEAN-UP AT FARMS OR WASHING OF TRUCKS.
HORMEL JENNIEO:
HORMEL FOODS - WHICH OWNS THE JENNIE-O TURKEY BRAND - SAYS IT'S FACING 'SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES" TO THE TURKEY SUPPLY CHAIN AS IT CONTENDS WITH THE AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK. AND THE COMPANY C-E-O SAYS ITS EARNINGS WILL LIKELY BE PUSHED DOWN AS A RESULT. MULTIPLE TURKEY FARMS IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN HAVE BEEN HIT WITH THE DISEASE. THEY SUPPLY TURKEYS TO HORMEL. CHAIRMAN JEFF ETTINGER SAYS LOWER TURKEY SUPPLY IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT PLANT OPERATIONS AND CAUSE A REDUCTION IN SALES VOLUMES. THE COMPANY EXPECTS LOSSES FROM A-EYE WILL BE OFFSET BY FAVORABLE HOG PRICES WHICH HELPS THAT SEGMENT OF THE BUSINESS. HORMEL FOOD'S SHARES FELL MORE THAN 3 PERCENT DURING TRADING TUESDAY.
IMPACT ON TURKEY:
THE NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION SAYS CONSUMERS MUST PUT THE OUTBREAK INTO PERSPECTIVE. 240-MILLION TURKEYS ARE PRODUCED EACH YEAR IN THIS COUNTRY. SO FAR, THE H-5-N-2 STRAIN HAS AFFECTED LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF THE TURKEY POPULATION. SPOKESMAN KEITH WILLIAMS SAYS BIOSECURITY MEASURES USED BY PRODUCERS IS WORKING. WILLIAMS SAYS CONSUMERS SHOULDN'T WORRY ABOUT FINDING TURKEY AT REASONABLE PRICES.
TPP UPDATE:
THE NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION SAYS CONSUMERS MUST PUT THE OUTBREAK INTO PERSPECTIVE. 240-MILLION TURKEYS ARE PRODUCED EACH YEAR IN THIS COUNTRY. SO FAR, THE H-5-N-2 STRAIN HAS AFFECTED LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF THE TURKEY POPULATION. SPOKESMAN KEITH WILLIAMS SAYS BIOSECURITY MEASURES USED BY PRODUCERS IS WORKING. WILLIAMS SAYS CONSUMERS SHOULDN'T WORRY ABOUT FINDING TURKEY AT REASONABLE PRICES.
TPA HEARNING:
MEANWHILE MOST WASHINGTON WATCHERS CONCEDE THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY IN ORDER TO FINALIZE ANY DEALS. TUESDAY THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE HELD A HEARING WITH TESTIMONY FROM U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND LEADERS WITH THE AFL-CIO - BOTH ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY DEBATE. THE COMMITTEE IS LIKELY TO MARK UP THE BILL THIS WEEK. THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE WILL HOLD ITS OWN HEARING LATER TODAY.
180 PLANTING TOUR EASTERN IOWA:
OUR I-80 PLANTING TOUR STOPS IN EASTERN IOWA THIS MORNING. WE HEAD NORTH FROM THE INTERSTATE TOWARDS CLINTON COUNTY. SOIL TEMPS ARE IN THE 50'S THIS WEEK. BUT AIR TEMPS ARE DIPPING INTO THE 20'S AT NIGHT. AGDAY NATIONAL REPORTER BETSY JIBBEN HAS DETAILS FROM THE ROAD.
TEASE:
STILL TO COME ON THIS WEDNESDAY EDITION OF AGDAY, AL PELL IS IN SEARCH OF A SILVER LINING FOR GRAIN GROWERS IN 2015.
CME REPORT:
IN AGRIBUSINESS A LITTLE BIT OF A REVERSAL OF FORTUNES IN COMMODITY MARKETS TUESDAY DETAILS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME.
ANALYSIS INTRO:
 ON THE GRAINS SIDE, EVEN AS PLANTER'S ROLL PRICES REMAIN MUCH LOWER THAN THE LAST FEW YEARS IS THERE A SILVER LINING TO THIS MARKET? AL PELL JOINS US FROM THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK WITH MORE.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN, MIKE I GUESS IT'S BEEN COOL THIS WEEK DO YOU THINK IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE FOR A FEW MORE DAYS? I THINK FOR MOST OF THE CORN BELT ESPECIALLY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN SECTION IT'S ANOTHER 8-10 DAYS. IT'S A CHILLY WEATHER PATTERN THEN IT STARTS TO WARM UP AFTER THAT, AND ON THE WEATHER MAP AS YOU CAN SEE A SECONDARY COLD FRONT DROPPING THROUGH THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THAT WILL HAVE A LITTLE MOISTURE ALONG IT BUT WERE TALKING SCATTERED GENERALLY LIGHT SHOWERS AND YES THAT IS SNOW FLYING ACROSS MANY PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES ESPECIALLY NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MICHIGAN AND THAT IS GOING TO CONTINUE IN THE DOWNWIND AREAS OF THE GREAT LAKES AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT 36 HOURS OR SO LARGE DOME OF VERY CHILLY HIGH PRESSURE MOVING THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST AND THAT WILL CONTINUE TO SETTLE SOUTHEASTWARD. YOU CAN SEE BY LATER TODAY SHOWERS MID-ATLANTIC DOWN IN THE SOUTHEAST EVEN PART OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA GETTING SOME MORE, AND THE SYSTEM ALONG THE WEST COAST IT'S NOT A BIG SYSTEM COMING EASTWARD IT'S KIND OF MOVING MORE SOUTHWARD FOR A WHILE HERE AND IT'S NOT A LOT OF MOISTURE ANY MOISTURE IS GOOD NEWS I SUPPOSE FOR CALIFORNIA AND PARTS OF NEVADA AT LEAST SOME SCATTERED AREAS OF RAIN THERE THAT'S A VERY SLOW MOVING SYSTEM SO IT MIGHT STILL GET TO YOU AGAIN AS WE HEAD INTO THE DAY TOMORROW. YOU CAN SEE THE COLD FRONT BY MORNING ALREADY DOWN IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO IT CONTINUES TO SPREAD SOUTHWARD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA CAUSING SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THERE AND MOISTURE STARTS TO BUILD BACK UP ALONG THE STATIONARY FRONT BY LATER IN THE DAY TOMORROW IN THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES . THERE'S THE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS WE WILL ADD ON THE NEXT 36 AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THINGS GET A LITTLE MOISTER AS WE HEAD TOWARD THE GULF OF MEXICO. THEY DON'T NECESSARY NEED THE RAIN UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS WHERE MOST OF THAT MOISTURE IS GOING TO BE LOCATED OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS. SNOW FALL PRETTY MUCH CONFINED IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ROCKIES AND THE GREAT LAKES AREA NOT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IT'S NOT VERY HIGH ELEVATIONS AT ALL THERE BUT YOU WILL NOTICE OUR MODELS PUTS DOWN SOME ACCUMULATIONS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA AND WESTERN NEW YORK AS WE HEAD INTO THE DAY TOMORROW. THERE ARE THE HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 30 AND 40'S GREAT LAKES AND NORTHEAST FOR THIS AFTERNOON 80'S BY THE TIME YOU GET DOWN TO THE GULF COAST . LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT THERE'S GOING TO BE A FROST IN MANY AREAS NORTHERN PLAINS GREAT LAKES PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST GOING TO REMAIN MILD BUT STILL CHILLY THAN NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE SOUTHEAST AND FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR TOMORROW AFTERNOON. STILL CLOSE TO 80 ALONG THE GULF COAST LOOKING AT A LOT OF 40'S AND 50'S FOR MOST OF THE UPPER MIDWEST AND THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN CORN BELT ALL BECAUSE OF THIS CUT OFF LOW IN THE JET STREAM AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT ROTATES A LITTLE BIT EASTERN AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK STARTS TO FLOAT BACKWARD A LITTLE BIT. THAT'S WHY IT'S GOING TO SIT THERE A WHILE AND KEEP THINGS ON THE CHILLY SIDE IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE COUNTRY. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECAST. FOR TRINIDAD, COLORADO TODAY MOSTLY CLOUDY, AND MILD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES…GREEN BAY WISCONSIN PARTY SUNNY AND BREEZY HIGH ONLY OF 45, AND FINALLY NORFOLK VIRGINIA MOSTLY SUNNY AND BREEZY AFTERNOON HIGH 77.
ITC TEXAS STRAWBERRY:
FEW CROPS ARE AS TIED TO THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY AS THE POTEET STRAWBERRY. ONE BITE AND YOU'LL KNOW WHY. ED WOLFF WITH THE TEXAS FARM BUREAU HAS MORE.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

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