AgDay Daily Recap -February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY USDA SAYS THE BEEF COW HERD IS EXPANDING--WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT WHERE. PLUS, CREATING FUEL ON THE FAR RESEARCHERS WORK TO PERFECT PIG POWER…IN AGRIBUSINESS...AN ACREAGE PREDICTION NOT EVERYONE WILL LIKE. A MAJOR CHEESE EXPORTER SAYS A MISSED DEADLINE COULD COST THOSE MILLIONS, AND A CLOSER LOOK AT FOOD FOR TODDLERS...AND WHY THEY MAY BE GETTING TOO MUCH SUGAR AND SALT. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
GROUNDHOG DAY:
THE HANDLERS OF PENNSYLVANIA'S MOST FAMOUS GROUNDHOG, PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL, SAY THE FURRY RODENT FORECAST SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER.  MEMBERS OF THE TOP HAT-WEARING INNER CIRCLE ANNOUNCED THE "PREDICTION" MONDAY MORNING. A GERMAN LEGEND HAS IT THAT IF A FURRY RODENT SEES HIS SHADOW ON FEBRUARY 2ND, WINTER WILL LAST ANOTHER SIX WEEKS. IF NOT, SPRING COMES EARLY.
CROP WATCH:
PHIL IS GETTING A LITTLE COMPETITION FROM OTHER FORECASTERS THESE DAYS. STATEN ISLAND CHUCK DID NOT SEE HIS SHADOW...PREDICTING AN EARLY SPRING, AND GEORGIA FAVORITE GEN. BEAUREGARD LEE ALSO PREDICTING AN EARLY SPRING FROM HIS STONE MOUNTAIN HOME. OF COURSE, NONE OF THOSE CRITTERS CAN STAND-UP TO MIKE HOFFMAN! HE JOINS US WITH CROPWATCH, MIKE.
CARGILL CRATES:
ACCORDING TO THE STAR TRIBUNE - CARGILL ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK IT HAS COMPLETELY CONVERTED FROM GESTATION CRATES TO GROUP HOUSING FOR SOWS 11-MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.CARGILL PORK BUSINESS PRESIDENT MIKE LUKER SAYS THE COMPANY IS PLEASED TO HAVE ACHIEVED THIS TRANSITION SO FAR IN ADVANCE AND CALLS IT A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE OF THE COMPANY'S PORK BUSINESS.  CARGILL IS THE FIRST MAJOR PORK PROVIDER TO MAKE THE FULL TRANSITION TO GROUP HOUSING.
PEDV UPDATE:
AS WINTER WEARS ON THE HOG INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO CLOSELY MONITOR CASES OF PEDV. THE NATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORY NETWORK--IN ITS REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING JAN  29TH SAYS THERE WERE 134 CONFIRMED AND PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE CASES OF PEDV REPORTED.  THAT'S A NOTABLE INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK, BUT STILL FAR BELOW LAST YEAR'S LEVELS WHEN THE VIRUS WAS SPREADING RAPIDLY.
MANURE ENERGY:
FIGURING OUT WHAT TO DO WITH LIVESTOCK WASTE CONTINUES TO BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL, POLICTAL EVEN FINANCIAL ISSUE THAT'S WHY THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI IS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO TURN BROWN TO GREEN ON AMERICAN HOG FARMS BY USING MANURE TO CREATE FUEL. KENT FADDIS WITH M-U HAS MORE.
TEASE:
STILL TO COME, OUR MARKET ANALYST EXPECTS TO GET HATE MAIL AFTER HIS UPCOMING COMMENTS ABOUT AN ACREAGE SHIFT. WHAT DOES HE EXPECT TO SEE THIS SPRING? YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT. ALSO THE WORLD'S BIGGEST DAIRY EXPORTER JUST MISSED A HUGE DEADLINE TO A VERY IMPORTANT CUSTOMER. WHAT'S AT STAKE? DETAILS FROM DAIRY TODAY…
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE, A PRETTY BIG SNOW STORM MOVED THROUGH THE COUNTRY ACROSS OVER THE WEEKEND BUT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS MORE COMING. THERE IS MORE. LET'S GO TO THE MAP AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON. AS YOU CAN SEE HIGH PRESSURE IS DOMINATING BEHIND THAT STORM SYSTEM MOVING TO THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. RIGHT ON ITS HEELS IS A VERY WEAK SYSTEM PROBABLY SPREADING TWO TO FOUR INCH SNOWFALL PARTS OF THE DAKOTAS AND MINNESOTA AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. YOU CAN SEE BY LATE TODAY, IT'S IN THE WESTERN HALF OF THE GREAT LAKES. THERE IS SOME MOISTURE COMING INTO SOUTH TEXAS WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT'S MOVING NORTHEAST THERE. THAT SECONDARY SYSTEM COMING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST IS MAINLY IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON MOISTURE MAKER. THEN IT'S GOING TO SLIDE ALONG THIS FRONT, PUSHING A BATCH OF SNOW FARTHER SOUTH THAN THE FIRST ONE. THOSE ARE BOTH GOOD NEWS TO PUT SOME MORE SNOW COVER DOWN FOR ALL THE COLD AIR THAT'S COMING AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. WE REALLY NEED TO PROTECT THAT WHEAT. YOU CAN SEE BY TOMORROW MORNING THE SNOW IS INTO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES WITH THE FIRST SYSTEM AND THE SECOND ONE IS SPREADING ACROSS MAINLY THROUGH NEBRASKA AND INTO THE SURROUNDING AREAS. A LOT OF THIS RAIN IS GOING TO STAY OFF-SHORE FOR AWHILE IN THE GULF COAST. YOU CAN SEE SOME SHOWERS MAINLY INTO THE LOUISIANA AREA ALSO INTO FLORIDA LATER INTO THE DAY TOMORROW. THERE'S THE SNOW THEN. A COUPLE AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE PRODUCING LIGHT SNOW FROM MAINE INTO MISSOURI. ANOTHER SYSTEM COMING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST…THAT WILL BE MIDDLE AND LATER PARTS OF THE WEEK, PUSHING SOME MOISTURE IN OUT THERE. PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS, MOST HAS BEEN THE LINGERING STORM IN THE NORTHEAST AND ALSO NORTHERN ROCKIES, NORTHERN PLAINS STATES. ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS, YOU CAN SEE THAT STRIP OF MOISTURE. THE FIRST ONE HEADING TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES, AND THE SECOND HEADING ACROSS NEBRASKA TOWARDS THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AREA… LOOKING AT SNOW FALL, IT'S GENERALLY A HIGHER ELEVATION IN THE ROCKIES. THEN, YOU GET INTO THE PLAINS STATES AND IT'S ALL OVER THE PLACE. SNOW, THE FIRST STREAK IS SPREADING PROBABLY TWO TO FOUR INCHES IN A NARROW BAND FROM THE DAKOTAS INTO MICHIGAN. THE SECONDARY ONE COMING INTO NEBRASKA OUR COMPUTER MODEL IS SHOWING US A DECENT AMOUNT THERE IN PARTS OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA. A LITTLE BIT HEADING INTO MISSOURI AS WELL. NOW, LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES, THERE'S BIG DIFFERENCES HERE. TEENS AND TWENTIES TO THE NORTH BUT STILL 30'S RIGHT WHERE THAT SNOW IS FALLING. THEN YOU GET INTO THE 50'S AND 60'S SO STILL PRETTY MILD INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. THE LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS, NORTHERN LAKES AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND AND THE NORTHERN PLAINS. WE WILL SEE 30'S IN THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY, 40'S BY THE TIME YOU GET OFF THE GULF COAST. HIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW AFTERNOON STAYING IN THE TEENS FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS BUT STILL 50'S IN THE SOUTHERN AREAS. THERE'S THE JET STREAM AS WE HEAD THROUGH THIS WEEK. WE ARE GOING TO SEE A MULTIPLE LITTLE PIECES OF ENERGY DIVING SOUTHWARD. I HAVE A FEELING IT WILL FEEL A LITTLE COLDER THAN IT LOOKS THERE FOR A DAY OR TWO. THEN WE DO SEE MORE TROUGHS COMING IN. THERE'S STILL A LOT OF WAYS WE CHURN VERY COLD AS WE HEAD INTO THE MIDDLE PARTS OF FEBRUARY. KEEP THAT IN MIND. LOTS OF COLD AIR UP IN CANADA RIGHT NOW….THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NOW LET'S LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE HEAD INTO WASHINGTON. TACOMA IS CLOUDY WITH A SHOWER OR TWO. THE HIGH IS AROUND 51. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS IS MOSTLY SUNNY, BREEZY AND WARM. THE HIGH IS UP TO 58. LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY IS PARTLY SUNNY AND CHILLY. THE AFTERNOON HIGH OF 40…
TEASE:
DID YOU EVER FORGET TO SUBMIT SOME PAPERWORK AND MISS A DEADLINE? UP NEXT, WE'LL HEAR ABOUT A HUGE MISTAKE MADE BY THE BIGGEST DAIRY EXPORTER IN THE WORLD.
DAIRY HERD:
AS BETSY SHARED AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW, USDA ROLLED OUT ITS ANNUAL CATTLE INVENTORY REPORT LATE LAST WEEK. ON THE DAIRY SIDE OF THE SPREADSHEET, MILK COWS CLIMBED 1 PERCENT IN 2014 TO 9 POINT 3 MILLION HEAD. THE BIGGEST PERCENTAGE GAINS WERE IN KANSAS, MICHIGAN AND TEXAS. WHILE MOST OF THE SOUTHERN TIER OF STATES SAW SIGNIFICANT LOSSES...INCLUDING ARKANSAS WHERE NUMBERS DROPPED 12 PERCENT IN JUST THE LAST YEAR. MILK REPLACEMENT HEIFERS WERE ALSO UP A PERCENTAGE POINT.
FONTERRA EXPORT:
THE WORLD'S BIGGEST DAIRY EXPORTER, NEW ZELAND'S-FONTERRA COOPERATIVE--JUST MADE A MAJOR MISTAKE...MISSING A DEADLINE FOR ITS LICENSE TO EXPORT CHEESE TO THE U.S. NOW IT'S BEEN LOCKED OUT OF THE MARKET.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

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