AgDay Daily Recap -December 30, 2014

December 30, 2014 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
DECEMBER 30, 2014

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY A WEATHER PATTERN FOR WINTER IS STILL FORMING...BUT WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR DROUGHT STRESSED PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. RUSSIA KEEPS WHEAT EXPORTS FLOWING BUT ADS A TAX TO SLOW THEM DOWN. IN AGRIBUSINESS...WHAT DOES A STRONG STOCK MARKET MEAN FOR U.S. COMMODITIES…EVEN IF YOU BOUGHT ALL THE CORN IN THE WORLD, IT'S NOT WORTH THAT MUCH MONEY COMPARED TO ALL THE APPLE STOCK. ARE DAIRY PRODUCERS STILL PLANNING TO EXPAND IN 2015? AND SCIENTISTS LOOKING FOR A WAY TO KEEP THESE CHRISTMAS NEEDLES OFF THE FLOOR AND ON THE TREE…AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
WINTER WEATHER:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. NOW OFFICALLY IN THE THROWS OF WINTER, METEOROLOGISTS SAY THE NEXT FEW WEEKS COULD SET THE PATTERN FOR THE SEASON...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
SOUTH AM WX:
A POSSIBLE EL NINO ISN'T JUST GOOD NEWS FOR THE U.S.  BUT ALSO FOR SOUTH AMERICA…
USDA METEROLOGIST MARK BRUSBERG SAYS AN EL NINO COULD MEAN MORE RAINFALL BUT ALSO A LESS CHANCE FOR DROUGHT. BRUSBERG SAYS HE ALREADY SEES A *LESS OF A LIKELYHOOD OF A DROUGHT IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL, AND IF THE WEATHER STAYS ON COURSE, THAT COULD MEAN A GOOD CROP YEAR IN BRAZIL.
SNOW SURVEY:
SPEAKING OF DROUGHT, CALIFORNIA WILL TAKE ITS FIRST MANUAL MEASUREMENT OF THE STATE'S SNOWPACK LATER TODAY.GENERALLY SNOWPACK IN THE MOUNTAINS SUPPLY ABOUT A THIRD OF THE WATER NEEDED BY RESIDENTS, AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY.
THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES SAYS WHILE THERE WERE SEVERAL BIG STORMS IN DECEMBER...MUCH OF THE PRECIPITATION FELL IN THE FORM OF RAIN.IN THE WATER YEAR THAT ENDED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 RANKS AS THE THIRD DRIEST ON RECORD FOR THE STATE...COMING IN BEHIND 1924 AND 1977. IT WAS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD.
RUSSIA TAX:
THANKS CINDI. RUSSIA STARTING THE WEEK CLARIFYING IT'S STANCE ON GRAIN EXPORTS.
SEED THEFT TRAIL:
A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE HAS SET A SEPTEMBER TRIAL DATE FOR A BROTHER AND SISTER ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL SEED TECHNOLOGY FROM AN IOWA FIELD.
MO HAILONG, AND HIS SISTER MO YUN...NOW SCHEDULED FOR A SEPTEMBER 14TH TRIAL.
THE CASE GOES BACK TO 2011 WHEN THE FBI GOT INVOLVED FOLLOWING REPORTS OF HAILONG DIGGING IN A PIONEER TEST FIELD. HIS SISTER IS ACCUSED OF HELPING COORDINATE EARLIER EFFORTS TO STEAL SEED TECHNOLOGY DATING BACK TO 2007 AND 2008. HAILONG IS ALSO REQUESTING TRAVEL TO HOUSTON FOR AN UNSPECIFIED HEALTH TREATMENT.
PESTICIDE TEST:
ALSO FROM USDA, THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT'S DOING DUE DILLIGENCE ON TESTING FOODS FOR PESTICIDE RESIDUES. THE A NEW REPORT CHECKING CHEMICAL LEVELS ON MORE THAN 100 DIFFERENT FOODS AND PRODUCTS FOUND RESIDUE LEVELS DO NOT POSE A THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH. BETTER THAN 99 PERCENT PASSING THE RESIDUE CHECK.
JUST POINT 2 PERCENT OF ALL SAMPLES SHOWED ANY RESIDUES ABOVE EPA'S SET STANDARDS.
RABO BEEF:
IT WAS STRONG START TO THE WEEK FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS. SOME ANALYSTS SAY THE BEEF BULLS MAY BE BACK IN THE NEW YEAR.
TEASE:
UP NEXT A LOOK AT RECENT RUN IN THE STOCK MARKET AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR COMMODITIES.  FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL JOINS US FROM THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY, CINDY CRAWSON SITTING WITH US TODAY. CINDY, I GUESS WHAT YOU'RE REALLY WATCHING THIS WEEK IS THIS LOW PRESSURE OUT ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE COUNTRY.
YEAH. AND WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING THAT BUILDING OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND THAT WILL EVENTUALLY AFFECT FOLKS MUCH FURTHER TO THE EAST AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE WEEK. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAPS THEN, AS WE PUT THIS INTO MOTION, WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING THAT COLD FRONT OVER FLORIDA, THAT'LL BE BRINGING SOME WET WEATHER THERE. AND, REALLY NO STRONG SURFACE FEATURES OTHER THAN THE ONE IN THE SOUTHWEST. SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING THAT BUILD. WE'LL BE SEEING SOME RAIN AND SOME SNOW, IN PARTS OF THE SOUTH WEST. AND THAT WILL AFFECT EVEN FOLKS OVER INTO NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS, BUT NOT A LOT GOING ON IN THE NATION'S MID-SECTION. HIGH PRESSURE, VERY COLD AIR BUT THAT'S GOING TO BE CONTINUING TO SLIDE TO THE SOUTH EAST AND WE'LL ALSO SEE SOME LAKE EFFECT SNOW. AS WE HEAD INTO OVERNIGHT HOURS, WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE CHANCES FOR SOME LAKE EFFECT SNOW BUT THE SNOW CONTINUES TO BUILD AND WE'LL SEE SOME OF THAT WINTERY WEATHER IN THE FOUR CORNERS REGION. AND HEADING INTO YOUR DAY ON WEDNESDAY, AGAIN LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND THEN THE SOUTH WEST THAT'S REALLY THE AREAS THAT WE'LL BE WATCHING, AND EVENTUALLY THIS IS GOING TO BE MAKING AN EASTWARD PUSH, AGAIN AFFECTING OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. THE PAST 24 HOURS HAVE BEEN FAIRLY DRY ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AS WE HAVE SEEN MAINLY JUST SOME RAIN WEATHER OVER IN PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND INTO THE ROCKIES AND WHEN YOU ADD ON THE NEXT 24 HOURS YOU CAN SEE THAT KIND OF PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE SOUTHWEST. WHAT ABOUT SNOWFALL? WELL IT'S MAINLY BEEN IN THE SAME AREAS. WE'VE BEEN SEEING SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS THERE. AND AS YOU ADD ON THE NEXT 24 HOURS AGAIN, YOU REALLY WATCH THAT LOW PRESSURE BUILDING AND BRINGING MORE, SOME OF THAT, ESPECIALLY HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW AND SOME GREAT LAKE EFFECT SNOW. NOW AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES, VERY COLD WITH THAT HIGH PRESSURE...UP INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO PARTS OF THE NORTH WEST, THE HIGH TEMPERATURES, ONLY AT A LOWER SINGLE DIGIT. WE DO WARM IT UP TO CLOSER TO 60 DEGREES BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE GULF COAST STATES. LOOKING AT THOSE LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE OVERNIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO GET DOWN BELOW ZERO IN SOME OF THOSE SAME AREAS AS THAT HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO SPREAD TO THE SOUTHEAST. BUT WATCH AS WE HAPPEN TO GET INTO TOMORROW. WE'LL SEE THOSE TEMPERATURES WARMING BACK UP AGAIN FOR SOME OF THOSE AREAS THAT ARE GOING TO BE VERY, COLD TODAY. SO WE'LL START TO GET A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO NORMAL BUT THAT COLD AIR WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD FURTHER OFF INTO THE EAST. NOW LET'S LOOK A LITTLE BIT FURTHER INTO THE FUTURE. HERE'S YOUR JET STREAM. YOU CAN REALLY PICK OUT THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE SOUTH EAST AND THE COLD AIR IN THE NORTH EAST BUT WATCH AS THAT LOW WILL START TO CONTRACT TO THE EAST. AND THAT COULD MEAN SOME WEEKEND SNOW AS YOU GET INTO PARTS OF THE NATION'S MID-SECTION AND INTO THE NORTH EAST. WELL THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR NATIONAL FORECAST. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL CITIES. MILES CITY, MONTANA MOSTLY SUNNY FOR YOU AND VERY COLD WITH A HIGH OF ONLY 2 DEGREES…WINFIELD, LOUISIANA, PARTLY CLOUDY, A LITTLE WARMER FOR YOU WITH A HIGH OF 51 DEGREES…SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA, PARTLY MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A HIGH OF 32…
TEASE:
WHEN WE COME BACK....IT’S OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT. A LOOK AT PRODUCERS PLANS FOR EXPANSION IN 2015...
TPP:
AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK IS OPTIMISTIC SOME KEY TRADE AGREEMENTS WILL BE LOCKED DOWN IN 2015. THAT COULD BE BIG NEWS FOR DAIRY DEMAND.

 

 

 

 

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