AgDay Daily Recap -April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 27, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY THE DROUGHT PICTURE IMPROVES ACROSS THE HEARTLAND. PLUS, IN AGRIBUSINESS...SHOULD WEATHER BE A WORRY...CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT IN THE WEST AND NOT RIGHT IN THE EAST WELL SEE HOW LONG THAT WILL LAST THEN. MACHINERY PETE SAYS OLD TRACTORS ARE STILL BRINGING TONS OF MONEY AT AUCTION. AND A DEGREE IN BREWING HAS THESE COLLEGE STUDENTS HOPING FOR A PROPEROUS CAREER BASED ON BEER. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
DROUGHT MONITOR:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS FARMERS IN THE CORNBELT WAIT FOR WARMER TEMPERATURES AND DRIER SOIL, IT APPEARS WE'RE SEEING AN IMPROVING PICTURE OF DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN PARTS OF THE MIDWEST...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
CALIFORNIAN DROUGHT:
FARMERS IN CALIFORNIA CONTINUE TO LOOK AT WAYS TO CUTBACK ON WATER USAGE.
USDA SAYS IT'S NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE BUSY--HELPING FOLKS FIND WAY TO SAVE ON WATER AND ENERGY USE IN IRRIGATION.
CROP WATCH:
 SPRING STORMS HAVE BEEN THE CONCERN FOR SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US AT THE AGDAY WEATHER CENTER WITH DETAILS. MIKE.
TEN WATERSHED:
 AS TENNESSEE'S GROWING SEASON APPROACHES, THERE'S RESEARCH TO PROTECT SOME OF OUR STATE'S MOST PRODUCTIVE CROPLAND. THE UT INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE IS WORKING WITH FARMERS IN THE OBION RIVER WATERSHED TO CONSERVE BOTH WATER AND VALUABLE SOIL. CHUCK DENNEY HAS MORE ON THE WATERSHED'S IMPACT AND VALUE.
AVIAN FLU EMERGENCY:
 THANKS CHUCK. IT'S A NEW WEEK AND THE POULTRY INDUSTRY IS HOLDING ITS BREATH OVER THE SURGE IN AVIAN FLU CASES.
CATTLE ON FEED:
 USDA ALSO ROLLING OUT ITS LATEST CATTLE ON FEED NUMBERS LATE FRIDAY…THE NUMBER OF CATTLE IN AMERICA'S LARGEST FEEDLOTS NOW TOTALING 10-POINT-EIGHT MILLION HEAD. THAT'S SLIGHTLY HIGHER COMPARED TO MARCH OF LAST YEAR. PLACEMENTS TOTALLED ONE-POINT-EIGHT MILLION, A BIT HIGHER FROM A YEAR AGO. MARKETINGS ARE TWO PERCENT LOWER, COMING IN AT ONE-POINT-SIX MILLION.
EU BIOTECH:
 A MAJOR WIN FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY LATE LAST WEEK, AS THE EUROPEAN UNION GRANTED FINAL IMPORT APPROVAL OF 17 GENETICALLY MODIFIED PRODUCTS. THE APPROVAL IS FOR BOTH IMPORT AND FOOD AND FEED USE.THOSE 17 PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE FINAL OKAY FOR NEARLY 6 YEARS.
BRAZIL TRUCKERS:
TRUCKERS IN BRAZIL ARE ONCE AGAIN BLOCKING ROADS IN THE COUNTRY'S MAIN FARM BELT, JUST AS FARMERS ARE IN THE MIDST OF HARVEST. THE TRUCKERS, FREIGHT COMPANIES AND THE GOVERNMENT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO REACH COMMON GROUND REGARDING PAY AND FUEL PRICES. YOU MAY REMEMBER TRUCKERS ALSO BLOCKED ROADS IN FEBRUARY. ACCORDING TO REUTERS, PROTESTORS BLOCKED ROADS AT 17 LOCATIONS, WHICH AFFECTED THE MOVEMENT OF SOYBEANS AND CORN. AT LEAST THREE ROADS IN MATO GROSSO HAVE BEEN SHUT-DOWN. THAT STATE IS THE PRIMARY GRAIN GROWING REGION OF BRAZIL.
TEASE:
UP NEXT A CHECK ON PLANTING AND WHETHER THE "WEATHER" SHOULD BE A CONCERN JUST YET…
ANALYSIS INTRO:
 IN ANALYSIS THIS MORNING WE OFF TO THE CENTER OF THE CORN BELT--WHERE TYNE MORGAN IS CATCHING UP ON PLANTING SEASON...AND WHETHER WEATHER IS A MARKET MOVER.
ITC BEER CLASS:
THERES NEVER BEEN A SHORTAGE OF BEER ON MOST COLLEGE CAMPUSES. BUT STUDENTS AT CAL POLY-POMONA ARE LEARNING HOW TO BREW THEIR OWN, SERVING THEIR PRODUCT TO CLASSMATES, AND HOPING TO LAND JOBS IN CRAFT BREWERIES WHEN THEY GRADUATE RAQUEL MARIA DILLION REPORTS…
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

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