AgDay Daily Recap -February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 17, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - THE WEST COAST PORT DISPUTE IS GETTING ATTENTION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. WILL IT HELP? PLUS, THE F-A-A ROLLS OUT NEW PROPOSED RULES REGARDING DRONES. IN AGRIBUSINESS....WHAT IS A STRONGER DOLLAR DOING TO AG EXPORTS SO OVERALL I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE WE'RE GOING TO SPREAD THE PAIN OVER ACROSS EVERYBODY DAIRY MARKETS AND WHEN PRICES COULD START HIGHER. BANANA GROWERS TAKE DRASTIC MEASURES TO KEEP A DEVASTATING DISEASE AT BAY, AND A MISSOURI VETERAN GIVING HIS HEART AWAY…AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
PORT DISPUTE:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS A LABOR DISPUTE LINGERS ALONG THE WEST COAST AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS CONTINUE TO PILE-UP, THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOW STARTING TO TAKE ACTION...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
DRONE RULES:
OVER THE WEEKEND, THE FAA UNVEILING PROPOSED RULES REGARDING DRONE USAGE.
THE RULES WOULD PROVIDE SOME BASIC RULES ON WHO CAN FLY DRONES, AND IN WHAT CONDITIONS.
SYGENTA COUNTERSUIT:
ACCORDING TO REUTERS, SYNGENTA MAY FILE A COUNTERSUIT AGAINST FARMERS AND EXPORTERS SUING THE COMPANY OVER IT'S AGRISURE VIPTERA SEED. THE TRAIT KNOWN AS MIR-162 IS BLAMED FOR DISRUPTING TRADE TO CHINA LAST YEAR...WHEN IT WAS NOT YET APPROVED FOR IMPORT INTO THAT COUNTRY. MORE THAN 750 FARMERS AND BUSINESSES ARE SEEKING COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES AFTER CHINA'S REJECTED MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS CONTAINING THE TRAIT. ACCORDING TO S-E-C DOCUMENTS SYNGENTA IS ASSESSING THE SCOPE FOR POTENTIAL COUNTERCLAIMS.
ANALYSIS INTRO:
MARKETS WERE CLOSED MONDAY FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY...ONE MARKET THAT'S BEEN STRONG RECENTLY IS THE U.S. DOLLAR. AND WHILE IT'S GOOD IN SOME RESPECTS, IT CAN BE A PROBLEM FOR SELLING COMMODITIES TO FOREIGN CUSTOMERS. TYNE MORGAN HAS MORE IN ANALYSIS.
TEASE:
WHEN WE COME BACK A LOOK AT DAIRY PRICES AND EXPECTATIONS IN THE YEAR AHEAD…
PLUS, A FRUIT FUNGUS FOUND BANANAS IS FORCING DRASTIC MEASURES IN AUSTRAILIA.
RAW MILK TB:
A NEW STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH ISSUE OF EMERGING INFECTION DISEASES IS RAISING WARNINGS ABOUT AN UPTICK IN CATTLE CAUSED TUBERCULOSIS IN PEOPLE.
THE RESEARCHERS ATTRIBUTE THE RISE TO INCREASING CONSUMPTIONS OF RAW AND UNPASTEURIZED DAIRY PRODUCTS...INCLUDING THOSE ORIGINATING IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES LIKE MEXICO. THIS FORM OF T-B IS ALSO ABLE TO BE SPREAD PERSON TO PERSON.THEY FOUND THAT BACK IN 2003 JUST 3 AND A HALF PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA TUBERCULOSIS CASES WERE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CATTLE LINKED BACTERIUM. IN 2011--THAT ROSE TWO POINTS TO NEARLY 5 AND HALF PERCENT. A LARGE NUMBER OF CASES WERE IN CHILDREN.
GMO APPLES:
USDA HAS GIVEN THE "GREEN" LIGHT FOR TWO CANADIAN APPLE VARIETIES TO BE ALLOWED IN THE U-S.THE FRUIT IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED NOT TO TURN BROWN AFTER SLICING.
ITC VALENTINES ARTIST:
IF YOU RECEIVED A VALENTINE'S DAY CARD OVER THE WEEKEND, NO DOUBT IT WAS FROM A LOVED ONE. A RETIRED MILITARY VETERAN IN POLK COUNTY IS USING HIS CRAFT TO MAKE OTHERS FEEL SPECIAL THIS TIME OF YEAR.  LINDA RUSSELL FROM AGDAY AFFILIATE K-Y-TV IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI INTRODUCES US TO THE MAN PLAYING CUPID IN THE COUNTRY.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

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