AgDay Daily Recap -January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 23, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - NEBRASKA LANDOWNERS VOW TO FIGHT PLANS TO BUILD A PIPELINE THROUGH THEIR PROPERTY. FINANCIAL NEWS IN EUROPE STIRS-UP ACTION ON WALL STREET…IN THE PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING GETTING THE MOST OUT OF WINTER MEETINGS. IT'S AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR GUYS TO GET ONE ON ONE WITH PEIRS THAT SHARE SIMILAR PROBLEMS A GREAT AMERICAN BARN FROM THE WOLVERINE STATE. AND IS THIS BUG BUFFETT THE FUTURE OF FOOD. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
KEYSTONE EMINENT DOMAIN:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS.FROM ARGUMENTS IN WASHINGTON TO BATTLES IN NEBRASKA THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE IS FAR FROM A DONE DEAL...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
OBAMA PIPELINE:
AS THAT REPORT INDICATED, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SAID IT WOULD VETO LEGISLATION TO PUSH THROUGH THE KEYSTONE PROJECT. DURING TUESDAY'S STATE OF THE UNION, PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE AN IN-DIRECT COMMENT ABOUT THE PIPELINE. HE SAYS THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO THINK ON A BROADER SCALE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
DRONE LAWS:
A SMALL GROUP OF DETERMINED INNOVATORS IS IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK TO URGE CONGRESS AND THE F-A-A TO MOVE FORWARD ON RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR FLYING COMMERCIAL DRONES.
ECB BOND BUYING:
THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS ITS MOVING AHEAD WITH A BOND BUYING PROGRAM.
PLEDGING TO BUY 60 BILLION EUROS--NEARLY 70 BILLION DOLLARS-- EVERY MONTH THROUGH 2016…THAT'S HIGHER THAN TRADERS EXPECTED. IT'S A SIMILAR MOVE TO WHAT OUR OWN FEDERAL RESERVE DID WITH THE QUANITITATIVE EASING PROGRAM. THE E-C-B IS ALSO CUTTING INTEREST RATES. THAT HAS STOCKS THERE CLIMBING TO A 7 YEAR HIGH. THE U.S. DOLLAR NOW AT ITS HIGHEST POINT IN 11 YEARS...
HSUS COUNCIL:
EVEN AS MANY AG GROUPS SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE U.S., THE ADVOCACY GROUP IS EXPANDING ITS REACH IN MULTIPLE STATES. HSUS DEVELOPING STATE AGRICULTURE COUNCILS…THESE INCLUDE LOCAL FARMERS AND AGRICULTURALISTS.THEY SAY THE GOAL IS TO FOSTER BETTER ANIMAL WELFARE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP. HSUS CLAIMS THESE COUNCILS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO THE ORGANIZATION AND OTHER FARMERS IN THE AREA.
TEASE:
MONSANTO SAYS IT'S OPENING A SEED SHOP IN RUSSIA. PLUS, CHIP FLOREY JOINS US FROM TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR WITH TODAY'S ANALYSIS.
MONSANTO RUSSIA:
IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, THE WORLD'S LARGEST SEED COMPANY SAYS ITS PLANNING A NEW FACILITY IN RUSSIA. MONSANTO SAYS THE SEED PLANT WOULD BE ITS FIRST IN THAT COUNTRY. OFFICIALS WITH MONSANTO SAY THEY HOPE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF LOCALY PRODUCED SEEDS IN RUSSIA--CURRENTLY THE WORLD'S FOURTH LARGEST GRAIN PRODUER.
ANALYSIS INTRO:
CHIP FLOREY SPENT THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN CHIACAGO AT THE TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR. HE JOINS US NOW WITH TODAY'S PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING.
TEASE:
COMING UP THIS WEEK'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN COMES TO US FROM MICHIGAN. PLUS, WE'LL REVEAL THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR'S TOP PRODUCER AWARD.
HEALTHY FOOD:
DO YOUNGER CONSUMERS CARE MORE ABOUT BUYING HEALTHIER FOOD THAN OLDER SHOPPERS? A NEW SURVEY SAYS YES.
CANADA CHOCOLATE MILK:
A NEW STUDY OUT OF CANADA FOUND THAT PULLING CHOCOLATE MILK FROM SCHOOLS MAY DRIVE DOWN OVERALL MILK CONSUMPTION. RESEARCHERS--FUNDED BY DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA TOOK A LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF THESE POLICY DECISIONS. THEY FOUND WHEN CHOCOLATE MILK WAS PULLED BECAUSE OF SUGAR OR CALORIE CONTENT, TOTAL MILK INTAKE FELL BY MORE THAN 12 PERCENT. THE RESEARCH ALSO FOUND THAT MILK CONSUMPTION WAS ALREADY LOW, AND KIDS TRENDED TOWARD FRUIT FLAVORED DRINKS.
GAB SCHICK:
TODAY'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN IS LIKE A GIANT JIGSAW PUZZLE. IT WAS DIS-ASSEMBLED AND RE-ASSEMBLED PIECE BY PIECE. DARELD SCHICK OF ROSE CITY, MICHIGAN SENT US PHOTOS OF HIS CLASSIC BARN.
GAB TAG:
AND WE'D LOVE TO SHOWCASE YOUR BARN ON AGDAY AS WELL! SEND US A FEW PICTURES TO THE ADDRESS ON YOUR SCREEN. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL THE PICS AND BARN INFO TO "GREAT AMERICAN BARNS AT AGDAY DOT COM".
TOP WINNER PRODUCER:
WE'VE BEEN SHARING THE STORIES THIS WEEK OF THE 2015 FINALISTS FOR TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR.
ITC BUG BUFFETT:
IF YOU GET QUEASY ABOUT BUGS....YOU MIGHT TURN AWAY FROM OUR NEXT STORY. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE'S INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE HOSTS AN EVENT EVERY YEAR WHERE FACULTY AND STUDENTS ARE DARED TO DINE ON INSECTS. ALL KIDDING AND GROSSNESS ASIDE, SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE INSECTS COULD FEED A GROWING HUMAN POPULATION IN THE FUTURE. CHUCK DENNEY SHOWS US HOW INSECT AGRICULTURE COULD BE COMING SOON.
CLOSE:
CHUCK SAYS INSECTS ARE A FAVORITE FOOD FOR PEOPLE IN ASIA, AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. MANY PET STORES HAVE CRICKETS AND MEAL WORMS YOU CAN BUY IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONDUCT YOUR OWN TASTE TEST. IF YOU'RE ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH, YOU SHOULD NOT EAT INSECTS. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. AS THAT REPORT INDICATED, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SAID IT WOULD VETO LEGISLATION TO PUSH THROUGH THE KEYSTONE PROJECT. DURING TUESDAY'S STATE OF THE UNION, PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE AN IN-DIRECT COMMENT ABOUT THE PIPELINE. HE SAYS THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO THINK ON A BROADER SCALE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
DRONE LAWS:
A SMALL GROUP OF DETERMINED INNOVATORS IS IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK TO URGE CONGRESS AND THE F-A-A TO MOVE FORWARD ON RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR FLYING COMMERCIAL DRONES.
ECB BOND BUYING:
THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS ITS MOVING AHEAD WITH A BOND BUYING PROGRAM.
PLEDGING TO BUY 60 BILLION EUROS--NEARLY 70 BILLION DOLLARS-- EVERY MONTH THROUGH 2016…THAT'S HIGHER THAN TRADERS EXPECTED. IT'S A SIMILAR MOVE TO WHAT OUR OWN FEDERAL RESERVE DID WITH THE QUANITITATIVE EASING PROGRAM. THE E-C-B IS ALSO CUTTING INTEREST RATES. THAT HAS STOCKS THERE CLIMBING TO A 7 YEAR HIGH. THE U.S. DOLLAR NOW AT ITS HIGHEST POINT IN 11 YEARS...
HSUS COUNCIL:
EVEN AS MANY AG GROUPS SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE U.S., THE ADVOCACY GROUP IS EXPANDING ITS REACH IN MULTIPLE STATES. HSUS DEVELOPING STATE AGRICULTURE COUNCILS…THESE INCLUDE LOCAL FARMERS AND AGRICULTURALISTS.THEY SAY THE GOAL IS TO FOSTER BETTER ANIMAL WELFARE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP. HSUS CLAIMS THESE COUNCILS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO THE ORGANIZATION AND OTHER FARMERS IN THE AREA.
TEASE:
MONSANTO SAYS IT'S OPENING A SEED SHOP IN RUSSIA. PLUS, CHIP FLOREY JOINS US FROM TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR WITH TODAY'S ANALYSIS.
MONSANTO RUSSIA:
IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, THE WORLD'S LARGEST SEED COMPANY SAYS ITS PLANNING A NEW FACILITY IN RUSSIA. MONSANTO SAYS THE SEED PLANT WOULD BE ITS FIRST IN THAT COUNTRY. OFFICIALS WITH MONSANTO SAY THEY HOPE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF LOCALY PRODUCED SEEDS IN RUSSIA--CURRENTLY THE WORLD'S FOURTH LARGEST GRAIN PRODUER.
ANALYSIS INTRO:
CHIP FLOREY SPENT THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN CHIACAGO AT THE TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR. HE JOINS US NOW WITH TODAY'S PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING.
TEASE:
COMING UP THIS WEEK'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN COMES TO US FROM MICHIGAN. PLUS, WE'LL REVEAL THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR'S TOP PRODUCER AWARD.
HEALTHY FOOD:
DO YOUNGER CONSUMERS CARE MORE ABOUT BUYING HEALTHIER FOOD THAN OLDER SHOPPERS? A NEW SURVEY SAYS YES.
CANADA CHOCOLATE MILK:
A NEW STUDY OUT OF CANADA FOUND THAT PULLING CHOCOLATE MILK FROM SCHOOLS MAY DRIVE DOWN OVERALL MILK CONSUMPTION. RESEARCHERS--FUNDED BY DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA TOOK A LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF THESE POLICY DECISIONS. THEY FOUND WHEN CHOCOLATE MILK WAS PULLED BECAUSE OF SUGAR OR CALORIE CONTENT, TOTAL MILK INTAKE FELL BY MORE THAN 12 PERCENT. THE RESEARCH ALSO FOUND THAT MILK CONSUMPTION WAS ALREADY LOW, AND KIDS TRENDED TOWARD FRUIT FLAVORED DRINKS.
GAB SCHICK:
TODAY'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN IS LIKE A GIANT JIGSAW PUZZLE. IT WAS DIS-ASSEMBLED AND RE-ASSEMBLED PIECE BY PIECE. DARELD SCHICK OF ROSE CITY, MICHIGAN SENT US PHOTOS OF HIS CLASSIC BARN.
GAB TAG:
AND WE'D LOVE TO SHOWCASE YOUR BARN ON AGDAY AS WELL! SEND US A FEW PICTURES TO THE ADDRESS ON YOUR SCREEN. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL THE PICS AND BARN INFO TO "GREAT AMERICAN BARNS AT AGDAY DOT COM".
TOP WINNER PRODUCER:
WE'VE BEEN SHARING THE STORIES THIS WEEK OF THE 2015 FINALISTS FOR TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR.
ITC BUG BUFFETT:
IF YOU GET QUEASY ABOUT BUGS....YOU MIGHT TURN AWAY FROM OUR NEXT STORY. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE'S INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE HOSTS AN EVENT EVERY YEAR WHERE FACULTY AND STUDENTS ARE DARED TO DINE ON INSECTS. ALL KIDDING AND GROSSNESS ASIDE, SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE INSECTS COULD FEED A GROWING HUMAN POPULATION IN THE FUTURE. CHUCK DENNEY SHOWS US HOW INSECT AGRICULTURE COULD BE COMING SOON.
CLOSE:
CHUCK SAYS INSECTS ARE A FAVORITE FOOD FOR PEOPLE IN ASIA, AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. MANY PET STORES HAVE CRICKETS AND MEAL WORMS YOU CAN BUY IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONDUCT YOUR OWN TASTE TEST. IF YOU'RE ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH, YOU SHOULD NOT EAT INSECTS. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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