AgDay Daily Recap -January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 29, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY INVASION OF PRIVACY OR PUBLIC INFORMATION A JUDGE'S RULING FARMERS SHOULD HEAR ABOUT.  COULD THE AG DEPARTMENT GET CUT-DOWN IN SIZE? NEW PROPOSED LEGISLATIONS PROPOSES IT. IN AGRIBUSINESS...LOGISTICS IN SOUTH AMERICA...TRUCK PRICES TODAY ARE COST OF MOVING THAT THOSE BEANS FROM THE PORT IS ONE OF THE LOWEST WE'VE SEEN IN THE LAST TEN YEARS PLUS, THIS ISN'T JUST ANOTHER YOGA CLASS....PARTICIPANTS GET A CHANCE TO DE-STRESSS--DAIRY STYLE. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
AFBF PRIVACY:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER A FEDERAL COURT RULES SOME PRIVATE INFORMATION ABOUT FARMERS CAN BE RELEASED, THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU SAYS INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY IS UNDER ATTACK...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
DRONES:
PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY IS A BIG CONCERN WHEN IT COMES TO THE GROWING USE OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES - OR DRONES. WHO IS LOOKING AT YOUR FARM OR RANCH WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION? ON THE OTHER HAND, U-A-V'S ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR TO SCOUT FIELDS AND ORCHARDS. NATIONAL REPORTER BETSY JIBBEN TAKES US INSIDE THE DRONE ZONE.
PRESIDENT DRONE:
AFTER A SMALL DRONE CRASHED ON THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS TUESDAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYING THE UNITED STATES IS PLAYING CATCH-UP TO ENSURE DRONES ARE USED SAFELY IN THE U-S AND DON'T VIOLATE PRIVACY. OBAMA SAYS DRONES, PROPERLY USED, HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO EMPOWER PEOPLE IN WAYS UNIMAGINABLE JUST A DECADE AGO. HE SAYS THE U-S DOESN'T HAVE THE LEGAL STRUCTURE IN PLACE. COMPARING IT TO CYBERSPACE, THE PRESIDENT SAYS U-S POLICIES TO DEAL WITH THEM ARE STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS.
FOOD SAFETY ACT:
ALSO FROM WASHINGTON - WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD SAFETY, IT CAN BE CONFUSING AS TO WHICH FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JURISDICTION, BUT A BILL INTRODUCED YESTERDAY COULD CHANGE THAT.
LOCAL FOOD:
THE LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMEMENTUM.  ONCE CONSIDERED A NICHE THE MARKET IS NOW WORTH BILLIONS ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY.
TEASE:
UP NEXT A CHECK OF COMMODITY MARKETS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CME, AND AS BRAZIL'S CROPS GROW, CHIP FLOREY JOINS US TO DISCUSS THE LOGISTICS OF MOVING THAT GRAIN OUT OF THE COUNTRY.
CORDONNIER:
CROP CONSULTANT DR. MICHAEL CORDONNIER SAYS BETTER YIELDS IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL COULD OFFSET SOME OF THE DROUGHT STREESED FIELDS IN CENTRAL BRAZIL. HOWEVER, HE'S STILLTRIMMING HIS BRAZILIAN SOYBEAN ESTIMATES BY 500 THOUSAND METRIC TONS THIS WEEK TO 93 MILLION. MEANWHILE IN ARGENTINA CORDONNIER SAYS GOOD WEATHER IS SUPPORTIVE GOOD CROP DEVELOPMENT. HE'S RAISING THAT COUNTRY'S SOYBEAN EXPECTATIONS TO 56 MILLION METRIC TONS. THAT UP A MILLION CHIP FLOREY JOINS US AGAIN THIS MORNING WITH MORE ON GETTING CROPS GROWN SHIPPED OUT OF SOUTH AMERICA.
ANALYSIS:
WE'RE AT THE 2015 TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR TALKING WITH DAN BAASE FROM AG RESOURCES WE'VE GOT A BIG BRAZILIAN CROP THAT IS BEING HARVESTED IT'S JUST GETTING STARTED WE'RE MAYBE FOUR WEEKS AWAY FROM REALLY HARVESTING THAT BRAZILIAN BEAN CROP BUT THEN THEY GOT TO MOVE IT DAN THEY GOT TO GET IT TO PORT LOGISTICS ISSUES ARE ALWAYS A PROBLEM IN BRAZIL. WELL ONE OF THE THINGS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW IS FROM THE FARM TO THE PORT IS ALWAYS A FUNCTIONALITY OF TRUCK PRICES TRUCK PRICES TODAY ARE COST OF MOVING THAT THOSE BEANS FROM THE PORT IS ONE OF THE LOWEST WE'VE SEEN IN THE LAST TEN YEARS VERY COMPETITIVE A SURPRISE AND SO THAT'S HELPING AT LEASE FOR THE MOMENT KEEP THE BASIS LEVELS STRONG IN BRAZIL WE ARE ALSO LIKING IN TERMS OF OFFLOADING THE PARAGUAY CORRIDOR HAS PUT IN THREE NEW LOADERS THERE ABOUT SIXTY FIVE PERCENT FASTER THAN THE YEAR BEFORE WE LIKE WHAT THE NEW PORTS THERE'S THREE NEW PORTS IN NORTHERN BRAZIL SO BRAZIL IS REALLY FIXING IT'S LOADING CAPABILITIES AND WE THINK SHIP TO OR LET SAY SHIP WAITING TIMES WILL BE DOWN SUBSTANTIALLY.  OKAY IS THAT RAISING CHINA'S CONFIDENCE THAT THEY'LL BE ABLE TO GET WHAT THEY NEED OUT OF BRAZIL. CHIP IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS CHINESE IS WILLING TO SWITCH US BEANS TO BRAZIL NOT ONLY FROM A QUALITY PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY'LL GET AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO PAY AS MUCH TWO YEARS AGO THEY WERE PAYING AS MUCH AS A MILLION DOLLARS A VESSEL IN DEMURRAGE WHICH CUT INTO THEIR PROFITABILITY. THEY HAD BEEN PAYING A PREMIUM FOR US BEANS CHINA HAD BEEN PAYING A PREMIUM IS WE GOING TO SEE THAT CONTINUE.  WE DON'T THINK SO WE THINK THAT WILL WIL ERRODE OVER THE YEARS AS THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO INVEST IN ADDITIONAL LOGISTICS JUST LIKE BRAZIL IS DOING. OKAY AND AS THEY BUILD UP THE INFRASTRUCTURE SOME OF THOSE BEANS EVENTUALLY ARE GOING TO HEAD NORTH TO THE AMAZON RIVER HOW FAR OFF IS THAT.  IT IS HAPPENING ALREADY ADM AND BUNGI BOTH HAVE NEW FACILITIES OPENING THIS YEAR THEY EXPECT TO EXPORT ABOUT ONE AND A HALF TO TWO MILLION TONS EACH WE'VE GOT AN OLD CITRUS PLANT FROM CATRALI IT'S GOING TO SET EXPORTING CITRUS PULP IT WILL EXPORT ABOUT TWO MILLION TONS OF BEANS SO THERE'S LOTS OF AVENUES FOR BRAZILIAN BEANS TO GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY. IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR TO IMPACT THIS BEAN MARKET AND THAT'S AN IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE DOWN IN BRAZIL WE'RE TALKING WITH DAN BAASE WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MOMENT.
TEASE:
NEXT AN PREVIEW OF THIS WEEK'S CATTLE INVENTORY REPORT, AND NEW STANDARDS FOR MAPLE SYRUP…
BEEF CHECKOFF:
IN OUR BEEF TODAY REPORT...POSSIBLE PROGRESS IN THE STALEMATE OVER THE BEEF CHECKOFF…FOLLOWING THREE YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS AND THREATS OF SECOND PROGRAMS, THE BEEF CHECKOFF ENHANCEMENT WORKING GROUP SAYS IT HAS AN OUTLINE OF NEWLY PROPOSED CHANGES. THE LIST INCLUDES INCREASING ASSESSMENTS FROM ONE DOLLAR TO TWO-- INCLUDING A REFUND COMPONENT. IT ALSO ADDRESSES GOVERNANCE ISSUES--WHICH HAVE BEEN A STICKING POINT--BY CREATING A NOMINATING COMMITTEE MADE UP OF A BROAD CROSS SECTION OF STAKEHOLDERS. THIS PROPOSAL WOULD REQUIRE LEGISLATIVE CHANGES. THE GROUP IS COLLECTING FEEDBACK AND WILL MEET AGAIN IN MARCH.
MAPLE SYRUP GRADING:
MAPLE SYRUP SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. AND THE USDA SAYS IT'S REVISING THE WAY IT GRADES FOR QUALITY HERE AT HOME. USDA SAYS ITS CHANGING SYRUP STANDARDS TO MATCH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS IN AN EFFORT TO GIVE CONSUMERS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THEY'RE BUYING. THE VOLUNTARY STANDARDS DO AWAY WITH GRADE B--AND NOW INCLUDE MORE DESCRIPTIVE COLOR AND FLAVOR CLASSES--EVEN ALLOWING DARKER SYRUP TO MAKE GRADE A.
ITC DAIRY YOGA:
AFTER A LONG, STRESSFUL DAY INSIDE A DAIRY BARN - ESPECIALLY DURING THOSE LONG COLD DAYS OF A WISCONSIN WINTER - HOW DO YOU LIKE TO UN-WIND? FOR SOME FOLKS IN NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN, THEY FIND RELIEF AND RELAXATION IN A UNIQUE WAY.  IN THIS VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE WISCONSIN MILK MARKETING BOARD, FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN "BEND-AND-STRETCH" THAT STRESS AWAY. . .AND IT'S JUST YARDS AWAY FROM A DAIRY HERD!
CLOSE:
YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UNIQUE CLASSROOM AT TWISTED-ROOSTER-YOGA-DOT-COM. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

 

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