AgDay Daily Recap -April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 30, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
 TODAY ON AGDAY - AVIAN FLU STRIKES A NEW STATE, PLUS - IS FEDERAL FUNDING TO FIGHT THE FLU AT RISK OF DRYING-UP? IN AGRIBUSINESS...TRACKING FARMERS' ENERGY COSTS FIND OUT HOW "MAN'S BEST FRIEND" AND "MAN'S NEWEST TOY" MIGHT HELP PROTECT AVOCADOE TREES FROM A NASTY INSECT. AND WHY 'SMART PHONES' ARE THE MUST-HAVE TOOL ON TODAY'S FARMS. "PUT IT TO USE IN WAYS THAT WILL LITERALLY INCREASE THEIR BOTTOM LINE ' AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
AVIAN FLU KY:
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A STRAIN OF BIRD FLU THAT'S BEEN WIPING OUT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FLOCKS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST HAS NOW APPEARED IN THE MID-SOUTH...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
NORTH DAKOTA FAIR:
 NORTH DAKOTA'S BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH IS TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THE VIRUS,  HAULTING ALL BIRD MOVEMENT TO SHOWS AND EXHIBITS. THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR BOARD HAS ALREADY DECIDED TO CANCEL ITS POULTRY "OPEN CLASS" COMPETITIONS. THE STOP IS IN PLACE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, HOWEVER THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PRIVATE SALES, MEETING NORTH DAKOTA IMPORTATION REQUIREMENTS.  AGDAY CONTACTED THE MINNESOTA AND IOWA STATE FAIRS. THEY SAID THIS TYPE OF OPTION IS UNDER THEIR RADAR. BOTH HAVE NOT MADE ANY CHANGES.
AVIAN FLU FUNDS:
DOZENS OF FOOD AND ANIMAL HEALTH ORGANZIATIONS ARE PUSHING CONGRESS FOR MORE MONEY AND PROGRAMS IN AN EFFORT TO STOP THE SPREAD OF AVIAN INFLUENZA. AS A PART OF THE 2014 FARM BILL, CONGRESS AUTHORIZED A BUDGET OF 15-MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY NETWORK, WHICH IS PART OF USDA.THE GROUPS SAY THE LABORATORIES HAVE REACHED CAPACITY AND NEED ADDITIONAL RESOURCES NOW.  SINCE MID-APRIL, OVER 14-THOUSAND TESTS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED AT OVER A DOZEN LABORATORIES.
AVOCADAO BEETLE:
UN-MANNED AERIAL VEHICLES ARE GROWING IN POPULARITY, INCLUDING IN THE FARM SECTOR. THE AIRBORNE TOOL ALLOWS FARMERS TO MONITOR THEIR CROPS. AS TONY WINTON REPORTS DRONES AND "MAN'S BEST FRIEND" ARE TEAMING UP TO SAVE AVOCADO TREES FROM DESTRUCTION IN FLORIDA.
CME REPORT:
NOW WE HEAD TO THE CME FLOOR IN CHICAGO TO CHECK ON WEDNESDAY'S GRAIN TRADE ACTION.
ENERGY USE:
U.S. ENERGY CONSUMPTION HAS DROPPED, AND ISN'T EXPECTED TO CLIMB FOR DECADES.
THE ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION SAYS DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION IS EXPECTED TO GROW 3-PERCENT PER YEAR THROUGH 2040-THAT'S LESS THAN HALF THE RATE OF POPULATION GROWTH.  THE DEMAND HAS NOT SHOWED A BIG DROP FOR THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERICAL SECTORS.
ANALYSIS INTRO:
NOW DURING A YEAR WHERE FARMERS ARE DEALING WITH HIGH INPUT COSTS AND LOW OIL PRICES, WHAT PRICES CAN WE EXPECT FOR ETHANOL AND OIL THIS SUMMER? TYNE MORGAN HAS MORE IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.
ITC FARMER APP TAG:
AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, THERE ARE SOME AREAS IN KENTUCKY WHERE CELL RECEPTION REMAINS SPOTTY. THAT'S TRUE IN RURAL AREAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. BUT DAME ENCOURAGES PRODUCERS TO USE THEIR CELL PHONES WHERE THEY CAN AS ANOTHER RESOURCE FOR THEIR TOOLBOX.
MY FARM RADIO:
AND DON'T FORGET ANOTHER VALUABLE RESOURCE IS THE ALL-NEW "MY FARM RADIO" APP. YOU CAN LISTEN TO YOUR FAVORITE FARM JOURNAL RADIO PROGRAMS, LIKE AGRITALK AND MARKET RALLY. AND OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO HEAR PAST EPISODES OF AGDAY.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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