AgDay Daily Recap -June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JUNE 23, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY - THE SUPREME COURT TAKES A CRITICAL LOOK AT A GOVERNMENT FARM PROGRAM. "THE OTHER MARKETING ORDERS OUT THERE COULD BE DOOMED" POTATO GROWERS STRUGGLE WITH WEATHER IN THE LONE-STAR STATE IN AGRIBUSINESS...AND A SUMMER CAMP THAT PUTS THE FOCUS ON FARM LIFE IN WISCONSIN…AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
SUPREME COURT RAISIN G RULING:
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN. CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON ASSIGNMENT. THE NATION'S HIGHEST COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF A CALIFORNIA FARMER WHO SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WAS UNFAIRLY TAKING HIS CROP...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
ROGER MCEOWEN:
"I THINK MARKETING ORDERS BASED ON THIS OPINION ARE IN TROUBLE. THE COURT CLEARLY SAID THAT IT WAS NOT A REGULATORY TAKING, IT WAS A PHYSICAL TAKING. AND THAT MAKES IT EASY FOR THE COURT TO SAY THAT COMPENSATION IS REQUIRED BECAUSE OF THE COMPENSATION OF THE 5TH AMENDMENT." THE HORNES WERE ORIGINALLY FINED NEARLY 700-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR TRYING TO GET AROUND THE MARKETING ORDER. THE COURT SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST PAY PROPERTY OWNERS THE MARKET VALUE OFTHEIR PROPERTY IF THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO TAKE IT. THE JUSTICES SAID MONDAY THAT FORCING RAISIN GROWERS TO GIVE UP PART OF THEIR ANNUAL CROP WITHOUT FULL PAYMENT IS ILLEGAL.
CROP PROGRESS:
 USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS A DECLINE IN THE QUALITY OF THE CORN CROP. THIS WEEK 71-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT, DOWN FROM 73-LAST WEEK. STILL, THE WESTERN CORN BELT HAS A STRONG SHOWING WITH IOWA AT 83-PERCENT AND MINNESOTA AT 80-PERCENT TURNING TO SOYBEANS, MISSOURI AND KANSAS SHOWED SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS FROM LAST WEEK'S REPORT. BUT THEY ARE STILL WELL BEHIND THE AVERAGE PACE. HALF OF THE MISSOURI BEAN CROP IS IN THE GROUND WHEN IT'S USUALLY APPROACHING 90-PERCENT. KANSAS IS 73-PERCENT. AND LIKE CORN, SOYBEAN CONDITION DROPPED TWO POINTS.WINTER WHEAT HARVEST REACHED 19-PERCENT MONDAY. THAT'S 12 POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE. KANSAS HARVEST REMAINS MARRED IN SINGLE DIGITS. USUALLY A THIRD OF THE KANSAS WHEAT CROP IS HARVESTED BY NOW. MISSOURI IS IN THE TEENS WHEN IT SHOULD BE IN THE 40'S.
IOWA:
THE NUMBER OF AVIAN FLU IS EASING, BUT THE AFFECTS WILL BE FELT FOR SOME TIME. IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD IS ESTIMATING 15-HUNDRED IOWA WORKERS WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF THE DEADLY BIRD DISEASE.BRANSTAD IS SEEKING FOR A DISASTER DECLARATION FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA. THE STATE'S EGG INDUSTRY IS ALSO ESTIMATING LOSSES AT A BILLION DOLLARS. IN THE LETTER TO THE WHITE HOUSE, BRANSTAD WANTS A DISASTER DECLARATION IN FOUR NORTHWEST COUNTIES THAT WERE PARTICULARLY HARD HIT. OVERALL 18 IOWA COUNTIES HAD POSTIVE CASES. 32-MILLION EGG LAYING HENS AND TURKEYS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED IN IOWA.
MN BIRD FLU MONEY:
IT'S BEEN MORE THAN TWO WEEKS SINCE A NEW CASE OF AVIAN FLU APPEARED IN MINNESOTA. THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS. STILL, THE DISEASE CLAIMED MORE THAN NINE MILLION BIRDS - MOST OF THEM TURKEYS. MINNESOTA LAWMAKERS APPROVED SPENDING 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN SEVERAL PROGRAMS TO COVER SOME OF THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE. SEPARATE FROM THOSE DOLLARS, THE STATE RURAL FINANCE AUTHORITY HAS APPROPRIATED TEN MILLION DOLLARS TO HELP PRODUCERS REPLACE COMMERCIAL FLOCKS. MEANWHILE FARMS IN TWO MINNESOTA COUNTIES RECEIVED THE GO-AHEAD TO START RESTOCKING THEIR POULTRY BARNS.
 TEASE:
STILL TO COME ON AGDAY - BACON PRICES SEEM TO BE A BIT MORE AFFORDABLE. PLUS, WE'LL BE ANALYZING THE RED MEAT MARKET FOR THE THIRD QUARTER. BOB UTTERBACK JOINS CLINTON GRIFFITHS FOR THAT CONVERSATION.
ITC WIS DAIRY TOUR:
DID YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO CAMP THIS SUMMER? PERHAPS THEY'RE HAVING FUN IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS. IN WISCONSIN, KIDS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND A SPECIAL DAY CAMP TO GET A REAL-LIFE LESSON IN AGRICULTURE. THE YOUNG CAMPERS LEARN ABOUT THE HARD WORK OF RUNNING A DAIRY FARM. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE WISCONSIN MILK MARKETING BOARD, WE HEAD TO WEST BEND, WISCONSIN TO SEE HOW THIS DAY CAMP WORKS.
CLOSE:
THE CAMPS RUN THOUGH AUGUST. FARM TOURS RUN UNTIL LATE IN THE FALL  THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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