AgDay Daily Recap -January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 15, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY BATTLE OVER THE PRESIDENT'S AUTHORITY ON IMMIGRATION...FARM BUREAU MEMBERS GET THEIR MARCHING ORDERS ON GOVERNMENT RULES....LOSING THE BATTLE IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION....AND EXPERTS SAY A BUMPY RIDE IN CATTLE MARKETS....DOESN'T MEAN PRICES WON'T STAY STRONG AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
IMMIGRATION REFORM VOTE:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WITH ITS NEW FOUND POWER, SOME REPUBLICANS ARE PUSHING BACK ON THE PRESIDENT'S IMMIGRATION PLAN...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
METHANE EMISSIONS:
ALSO FROM WASHINGTON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL ISSUE NEW REGULATIONS TO CUT DOWN ON METHANE EMISSIONS FROM OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE GOAL IS TO CUT METHANE EMISSIONS BY 40 PERCENT TO 45 PERCENT BY 2025, COMPARED TO 2012 LEVELS. THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WILL ISSUE A PROPOSAL THIS SUMMER, AND THEN FINALIZE IT IN 2016.THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO UPDATE ITS STANDARDS FOR DRILLING TO REDUCE LEAKAGE FROM WELLS ON PUBLIC LANDS. METHANE LEAKS DURING PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GASES...THE RULES WILL ONLY TARGET NEW OR MODIFIED NATURAL GAS WELLS, NOT EXISTING ONES. BUT THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT'S ALSO ASKING FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY TO VOLUNTARILY CURB EMISSIONS FROM EXISTING WELLS.
CALI PESTICIDE:
CALIFORNIA CONTINUES TO TIGHTEN STANDARDS FOR FARMERS...NOW SETTING THE NATION'S STRICTEST RULES FOR A PESTICIDE USED IN PRODUCING STRAWBERRIES, TOMATOES AND ALMONDS. KNOWN AS CHLO-RAH-PEH-CRIN--IT’S INJECTED INTO THE GROUND TO FIGHT INSECTS. A SPOKESMAN FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATION SAYS THE HEIGHTENED RULES WILL PROTECT FARMWORKERS AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR THE FIELDS.  CALIFORNIA'S NEW RULE SURPASSES FEDERAL STANDARDS AND IS LIKELY TO RAISE COSTS FOR FARMERS. THE STATE'S STRAWBERRY INDUSTRY MAY BE HARDEST HIT. THE CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY COMMISSION SAYS GROWERS WILL HAVE TO SPEND MILLIONS TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW STANDARDS.
BTR DERRELL:
IN OUR BEEF TODAY REPORT...IT'S BEEN A BUMPY RIDE IN CATTLE MARKETS THE LAST FEW WEEKS. THAT INCLUDES SOME LIMIT DOWN MOVES THIS WEEK ON THE FUTURE'S BOARD.
TEASE:
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL CHECK WEDNESDAY'S MARKETS. PLUS A LOOK AT SOME FARM BILL QUESTIONS FROM A FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE.
CME REPORT:
IN AGRIBUSINESS IT WAS ANOTHER MIXED DAY IN MARKETS. LETS GET THE DETAILS FROM THE FOLKS OVER AT THE FLOOR OF THE CME IN CHICAGO.
TEASE:
JUST A HEAD, A MAJOR FOOD CHAIN SAYS IT'S CUTTING PORK FROM THE MENU AT A BUNCH OF ITS RESTAURANTS.
WE'LL TELL YOU WHY.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

Back to news


Comments

 
Spell Check

No comments have been posted to this News Article

Corn College TV Education Series

2014_Team_Shot_with_Logo

Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!

Markets

Market Data provided by QTInfo.com
Brought to you by Beyer
Close