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AgDay Daily Recap -January 20, 2015

08:57AM Jan 20, 2015

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 20, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY AVIAN FLU CONTINUES TO SPREAD ACROSS THE GLOBE EVEN AS COUNTRIES IMPOSE BANS ON THE U.S. PROPANE MAY BE A GOOD SOURCE OF WINTER HEAT BUT SAFETY IS IMPORTANT. IN AGRIBUSINESS...THE ECONOMICS OF ETHANOL.AND MEET A FINIALIST FOR TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR FROM NEBRASKA...WHERE THEY NEARLY LOST THE FAMILY FARM ONLY SURVIVE AND PROSPER IN FACE OF INCREDIBLE ODDS. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
AVIAN FLU:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.AN OUTBREAK OF HIGHLY PATHENOGENIC AVIAN FLU CONTINUES TO RAISE CONCERNS AMONG THE GLOBES POULTRY FARMERS...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
SOTU:
TRADE IS EXPECTED TO BE ADDRESSED TONIGHT WHEN THE PRESIDENT ADDRESSES CONGRESS DURING THE ANNUAL STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. THE WHITE HOUSE IS ASKING CONGRESS TO GRANT TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY WHICH ALLOWS THE PRESIDENT AUTHORITY TO NEGOTATE TRADE DEALS. BUT THOSE DEALS WOULD STILL NEED TO BE VOTED UP OR DOWN BY CONGRESS. IMMIGRATION REFORM WILL ALSO BE ON THE AGENDA.
CROP WATCH:
TRAFFIC ON A MAJOR OKLHOMA INTERESTATE WAS DIVERTED THIS WEEKEND DUE TO WILDFIRE. MIKE HOFFMAN SAYS THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE JUST RIGHT FOR THESE KINDS OF FIRES. HE JOINS US NOW WITH CROPWATCH, MIKE.
PROPANE FIRES:
WINTER IS HERE AND COLD WEATHER SWEEPS THROUGH THE REGION. PROPANE IS A COMMON SOURCE IN RURAL AMERICA TO HEAT OUR HOMES. BUT NOT WITHOUT RISK IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, KENT FADDIS SHOWS US HOW FIREFIGHTERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE UNEXPECTED.
TEASE:
UP NEXT, SORTING THROUGH THE CHALLENGES FACING THE ETHANOL INDUSTRY...AND JUST WHY THE FUTURE MAY BE BRIGHT.
ANALYSIS INTRO:
FROM LOWER GRAIN PRICES TO LOWER OIL PRICES--THERE ARE BEEN PLENTY OF CHANGES FOR THE ETHANOL INDUSTRY OVER THE LAST YEAR. IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE INDUSTRY.
TEASE:
DRY MILK PRODUCTS ARE STACKING UP IN AMERICAN WAREHOUSES. PLUS, NEW RESEARCH QUESTIONS HOW EFFECTIVELY WE'RE TREATING MASTITIS AT AMERICAN DAIRIES.
DRY PRODUCTS:
IN OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT, SLOWER EXPORTS ARE BEGINNING TO STACK UP, LITTERALLY. AS STOCKS OF DRY DAIRY PRODUCTS BEGIN TO BUILD.
MASTITIS:
A NEW UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDY SHOWS MASTITIS TREATMENT MAY NOT BE WORKING. THE RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT 51 OF THE STATE'S LARGE HERDS. IT FOUND 62 PERCENT OF COWS TREATED FOR MASTITIS WITH ANTIBIOTICS MAY NOT BE BENEFITING FROM THE TREATMENT. OF THOSE TREATED ABOUT THIRD HAD NO MASTITIS PATHOGENS PRESENT IN THE MILK SAMPLE...MEANING THE ANTIBIOTIC WASN'T NEEDED. ANOTHER 23 PERCENT REQIRED A SECOND DOSE THE RESEARCHERS SAY THE STUDY SHOWS THERE'S STILL A LOT OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE TREATMENTS FOR MASTITIS.
ITC TOP PRODUCER NEBRASKA:
THIS WEEK IS TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR IS CHICAGO. AND EACH AND EVERY YEAR THE FOLKS AT TOP PRODUCER MAGAZINE NAME A TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. THIS YEAR THE FIELD OF THREE FINALISTS IS UNIQUE IN ITS MAKE UP.

 

 

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