AgDay Daily Recap -June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JUNE 16, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY WET WEATHER MAKING FOR A SOGGY SEASON AND THERE COULD ME MORE RAIN ON THE WAY. TEXAS SORGHUM GROWERS HARVESTING, AND PLANTING AT THE SAME TIME. IN AGRIBUSINESS...A LOOK AT CATTLE PRICES. A NEW AGREEMENT TO SLOW RUNOFF INTO THE GREAT LAKES, AND BUILDING A MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THE BOBBLE HEAD. AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
WET WEATHER:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. RAIN MAKES GRAIN, BUT THAT'S ASSUMING YOU GET A CROP IN THE GROUND AND IT'S NOT SITTING IN SEVERAL INCHES OF WATER...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
CROP PROGRESS:
USDA DROPPED THE CONDITION RATING ON THE NATION'S CORN CROP BY A POINT. STILL 73-PERCENT IS CALLED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. IOWA LEADS THE WESTERN CORN BELT WITH 84-PERCENT ON THE HIGH END OF THE SCALE. ON THE EAST, ILLINOIS IS AT 76-PERCENT, OHIO'S 80-PERCENT AND PENNSYLVANIA TOPS THE CHART WITH 87-PERCENT GOOD TO EXCELLENT.SOYBEAN PLANTING IS TWO POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE WITH 75-PERCENT IN THE GROUND. REAL PROBLEMS IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS WITH LESS THAN A THIRD PLANTED. WINTER WHEAT HARVEST REACHED 11-PERCENT MONDAY. THAT'S ABOUT HALF OF THE AVERAGE PACE. JUST TWO PERCENT IS CUT IN KANSAS. IT'S USUALLY ABOUT 18-PERCENT. OKLAHOMA'S APPROACHING 40-PERCENT, WHICH IS ABOUT 20 POINTS OFF. CONDITIONWISE- IT DECLINED BY TWO POINTS IN THE LOW END.  AND LOOKING AT SORGHUM - 71-PERCENT IS PLANTED. THAT'S NINE POINTS BEHIND. 67-PERCENT IS CALLED GOOD TO EXCELLENT.
TEXAS SORGHUM:
 MANY TEXAS GRAIN-SORGHUM PRODUCERS ARE STILL TRYING TO GET THEIR CROP IN AFTER THE STATE RECEIVED RECORD RAINFALL IN MAY. BETSY JIBBEN HAS AN UPDATE ON SORGHUM ACRES AND CONDITIONS IN THE STATE.
EL NINO:
U.S. WEATHER FORECASTERS EXTENDING THEIR OUTLOOK FOR EL NINO…NEW ESTIMATES SAY THE CHANCES OF THE WEATHER PHENOMINOM LASTING INTO 2016 ARE UP TO 85 PERCENT. THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER SAYS IT SEES GOOD INDICATION OF A STRONG EVENT IN THE FALL AND WINTER. MIKE HOFFMAN TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WEATHER IN TODAY'S CROPWATCH.
 TRADE VOTE:
IT APPEARS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MAY TRY AGAIN TODAY ON GIVING PRESIDENT OBAMA 'FAST TRACK' TRADE NEGOTIATING POWER. ON FRIDAY, THE HOUSE VOTED AGAINST PASSAGE OF THE TRADE ADJUSTMENT AUTHORITY. THAT BILL WAS TIED-IN WITH THE TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY BILL. EVEN WITH SUPPORT FOR T-P-A, THE COMBINED BILLS WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT PASSAGE OF T-A-A.  IT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING TO WORKERS WHO MIGHT LOSE JOBS BECAUSE OF A TRADE DEAL. PROFARMER'S WASHINGTON CONSULTANT SAYS IT APPEARS THE HOUSE COULD VOTE ON T-A-A AGAIN TUESDAY.  BUT THAT'S IF HOUSE LEADERS WERE ABLE TO GARNER ENOUGH VOTES OVER THE WEEKEND.
GMO LABELING:
ALSO THIS WEEK, THE HOUSE IS SCHEDULED TO HEAR DEBATE ON A NATIONAL BIOTECH LABELING LAW.  THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE WILL HOLD THE HEARING THURSDAY. HOUSE AG COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MIKE CONAWAY SAYS THE AG COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE ARE WORKING TO REFINE AND IMPROVE THE SAFE AND ACCURATE FOOD LABELING ACT OF 2015. CONAWAY SAYS FEDERAL LEGISLATION IS NEEDED TO PROVIDE A CONSISTENT, UNIFORM STANDARD FOR LABELING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PRODUCTS."
TEASE:
 UP NEXT A NEW PLAN TO REDUCE RUNOFF INTO LAKE ERIE MAY FIND ITS WAY TO THE FARM.
DETAILS NEXT.
DTR ISLAND BSE:
LATE LAST WEEK, THE IRISH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REPORTING A SINGLE NEW CASE OF B-S-E…THE FIVE YEAR OLD COW DIED ON THE FARM AND WAS TESTED FOR BSE. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAYS THEY'RE STILL WAITING ON FULL CONFIRMATION--THAT COULD TAKE UP TO A WEEK. THE U.S., CHINA AND JAPAN ALL RECENTLY RESTARTED BEEF IMPORTS FROM IRELAND RECENTLY.
ITC BOBBLE HEADS:
 NO DOUBT A TRIP TO THE BALL PARK HAS BROUGHT A BRUSH WITH A BOBBLE HEAD FIGURE AT SOME POINT IN YOUR LIFE. WELL A COUPLE GUYS IN WISCONSIN ARE MAKING A LIFE OUT OF THOSE VERY FIGURES.
CLOSE:
 THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.
 

 

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