AgDay Daily Recap -June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JUNE 9, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - AVIAN INFLUENZA EXPECTED TO BRING TURBULANCE TO GLOBAL POUNTRY TRADE. PLUS, IT’S BEEN A TOUGH START TO WHEAT HARVEST IN TEXAS. IN AGRIBUSINESS....IS THERE ROOM FOR CATTLE PRICES TO RISE...THE THING IS THE HERD DIDN'T HERD INCREASE OVER NIGHT CATTLE DON'T DO THAT. AND THESE LOUISIANA KIDS ARE LEARNING ABOUT THE MAGIC OF AGRICULTURE. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
RABOBANK POULTRY:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THE U-S POULTRY INDUSTRY APPEARS TO BE FACING STRONG HEADWINDS THE REST OF THE YEAR, AND AVIAN FLU IS JUST A PART OF THE CHALLENGE...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
WEEK IN WASHINGTON:
MEANWHILE USDA IS PLANNING TO TALK WITH AG OFFICIALS IN TEN NORTHEASTERN STATES ABOUT THE RECENT OUTBREAK OF AVIAN INFLUENZA. THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN SPARED CASES THUS FAR BUT IT'S ALSO A KEY POULTRY GROWING REGION.
SINCE MID-DECEMBER NEARLY 47 MILLION BIRDS HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THIS OUTBREAK.
PORK OUTLOOK:
MEANWHILE PORK PRODUCTION CONTINUES AT A RAPID PACE. ANALYST NOW FORECASTING SWINE PRODUCTION WILL INCREASE AGAIN NEXT YEAR ON TOP OF THIS YEAR'S BIG PRODUCTION NUMBERS. THE FEAR THAT PACKING PLANTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP UP PORK ECONOMIST STEVE MEYER SAYS HE'S FORECASTING GROWTH IN THE BREEDING HERD AND LITER SIZES- PREDICTING 5 TO 6 PERCENT MORE PIGS BY THE FALL OF NEXT YEAR.
WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE GROWTH IN WEIGHTS-- MAKING PACKING CAPACITY A CONCERN.
CROP PROGRESS:
NOW TO USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT - THE CORN CONDITION RATING IS SOARING IN THE EXTREME EASTERN CORNBELT. IN OHIO AND PENNSLVANIA - 87-PERCENT IS CALLED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. IN INDIANA IT'S 75-PERCENT. ILLINOIS IS 78-PERCENT. IOWA'S 82-PERCENT. OVERALL 74-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. SOYBEAN PLANTING REACHED 79-PERCENT. BUT THE CONDITION RATING SAW A FIVE POINT DROP FROM LAST WEEK. 69-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. COTTON FARMERS HAD A GOOD WEEK FOR PLANTING, FOLLOWING WEEKS OF DELAYS. THEY INCREASED TO 75-PERCENT, UP NEARLY 30 POINTS.
BUT THE CONDITION IS STRUGGLING. HALF OF THE CROP IS FAIR IN TEXAS. LOOKING AT WINTER WHEAT HARVEST - FOUR PERCENT IS CUT NATIONALLY. IT'S USUALLY 12-PERCENT.
CONDITION RATING - 43-PERCENT IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT, DOWN A POINT FROM LAST WEEK.
MONSANTO SYNGENTA:
THE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN MONSANTO AND SYNGENTA CONTINUES AS MERGER SPECULATION SWIRLS AROUND THE TWO AGRI-BUSINESS GIANTS.
TEASE:
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL DIG INTO CATTLE PRICES AND FIND OUT WHY OUR GUEST THINKS HIGH PRICES AREN'T OVER. AND LATER, THE ANGUS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES CHANGES AT THE TOP.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY. MIKE HOFFMAN JOINING US AGAIN THIS MORNING MIKE IT LOOKS LIKE SOME MOISTURE BREWING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO THAT COULD IMPACT THE WEEK. YEA, WE'VE HAD THREE HURRICANES ALREADY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS DOWN THERE. ONE OF THEM REMNANTS ANYONE, COMING INTO THE BAJA AREA OF CALIFORNIA, AND THE MODELS PRETTY CONSISTENT WITH THAT SYSTEM, BRINGING CLOUDS AND RAIN ALONG WITH AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE NORTHWARD IN THE DESERT SOUTHWEST, EVENTUALLY INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND EVENTUALLY EASTWARD. WE'LL SHOW YOU THAT COMING UP. IN THE MEANTIME YOU SEE A COLD FRONT MOVING INTO DIXIE, SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL FOCUS ALONG THAT FRONT. SAME THING ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD…HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING WILL KEEP MOST OF THE CORN BELT DR. THERE MIGHT BE A FEW SPOTS HERE AND THERE THAT COULD GET A BRIEF AFTERNOON SHOWER. AND A FEW SPOTTY SHOWERS DEVELOP ALONG THAT NEXT COLD FRONT. NOT A STRONG COLD FRONT. THERE'S NOT MUCH MOISTURE TO WORK WITH. HEADING THRU TONIGHT, YOU CAN SEE TROPICAL MOISTURE CONTINUES TO MOVE THRU THE FOUR CORNER REGION WITH MUCH OF UTAH GETTING DECENT RAINS. WHAT HAPPENS IS TYPICALLY THE MODELS DON'T SHOW THIS AS BEING A MASSIVE AREA OF MOISTURE, BUT WHERE IT RAINS, IT COULD REALLY PUT IT DOWN. TROPICAL MOISTURE SEEMS TO ADD TO THE AMOUNTS OF RAIN THAT YOU GET. SO BY MORNING, NOT MUCH ALONG THAT NORTHERN FRONT STILL A BIT ALONG THAT SOUTHEAST ALONG THAT MAIN FRONT DOWN TO THE SOUTH. IT'S GOING TO BE STALLING OUT, SO IT'LL HAVE MORE FOCUSED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW, MAINLY IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. AND LOOK AT ALL THE MOISTURE BUBBLING UP TOMORROW AFTERNOON ALL THE WAY FROM CENTRAL CA ALL THE WAY UP INTO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES, SOUTHWARD INTO NEW MEXICO. AGAIN THAT SYSTEM WILL START TO TRACK EAST, MAYBE EAST NORTHEAST WHERE IT'LL CROSS NORTHERN OR CENTRAL PLAINS. WE'RE NOT EXACTLY SURE WHERE IT'S TRACKING JUST YET. YOU CAN SEE TOMORROW AFTERNOON SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN LOWER GREAT LAKES ALONG THAT COLD FRONT. PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES PAST 36 HOURS, A LOT OF IT HAS BEEN EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI. ADD ON TH NEXT 36 AND WE STILL GET SOME DECENT AREAS EAST OF THE MISS. MOST OF IT IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST AND A BIT IN THE GREAT LAKES, AND THEN WE'LL SEE THE MOISTURE MOVE INTO SOUTHWESTERN AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. LOOK AT THE HIGHS TODAY 90'S ALL THE WAY INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS STATES. STILL INT HE 60'S EASTERN GREAT LAKES AND NEW ENGLAND. LOW TEMPS TONITE WILL BE MILD IN THE NORTHEAST PLEASANT ACROSS MOST OF THE CORN BELT AND MUCH MORE HUMID AS WE HEADS TOWARDS THE GULF COAST. HIGH TEMPS TOMORROW AFTERNOON SOME OF THAT HEAT SPREADING NORTHEASTWARD…WE CAN SEE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT FROM NEBR INTO ILLINOIS WITH SOME AREAS GETTING INTO THE 90'S. THERE YOU SEE THE JET STREAM TROUGH IN THE NORTHEAST AND GREAT LAKES AND IT'LL MOVE EASTWARD. AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE GO ZONAL FOR A WHILE WITH A TROUGH DEVELOPING OUT WEST WHICH WILL PROVIDE SOME MOISTURE. LOOK AT THAT NO BIG TROUGH'S COMING EAST FOR AWHILE AS ZONAL FLOW REMAINS FOR MUCH OF THE REST OF THE NEXT WEEK. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET'S LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. WE'LL HEAD TO GREAT FALLS, MT PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND WARM TODAY. HIGH OF 89 LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA, VARIABLY CLOUDY SPOTTY AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM S HIGH NEAR 90 AND GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN PARTLY SUNNY AND PLEASANT HIGH AROUND 77…
MY FARM APP:
A QUICK TECHNOLOGY NOTE...WE'VE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE MY-FARM-RADIO SMART PHONE APP--THAT ALLOWS YOU LISTEN TO AGDAY OR MANY OF YOUR OTHER FAVORITE AG PROGRAMS WHILE ON THE GO. NOW IF YOU'RE LIKE ME AND NEED YOUR KIDS TO HELP YOU WITH SOME OF THAT TECHNOLOGY--WE HAVE A NEW WAY TO GET THE APP THAT MIGHT HELP. SIMPLY TEXT RADIO TO THE NUMBER 283-342-- WE'LL SEND A REPLY WITH A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE APP RIGHT ON YOUR PHONE...QUICK SIMPLE AND GREAT WAY TO KEEP UP WITH AGDAY.
AG EQUIPMENT EXPORTS:
IT'S BEEN A TOUGH START TO THE YEAR FOR FARM EQUIPMENT MAKERS.  FIRST QUARTER EXPORTS OF AG MACHINES ARE DOWN NEARLY 17-PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO THE ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS JUST RELEASING NEW DATA THE BIGGEST DROP IN SHIPMENTS COMING FROM EUROPE WHERE EPORTS ARE OFF NEARLY 35 PERCENT…ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA BOTH FALLING MORE THAN 20 PERCENT. THE ONLY BRIGHT SPOT CENTRAL AMERICA WHERE EXPORTS ROSE ABOUT 6 PERCENT FOR THE YEAR AEM SAYS LOW COMMODITY PRICES AND A STRONG U.S. DOLLAR CONTINUE TO DAMPEN SALES.
SCHUMANN ANGUS:
THE AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION IS NOW LOOKING FOR A NEW C-E-O. IN A LETTER, THE ASSOCIATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTOR TELLING MEMBERS, CEO BRYCE SCHUMANN IS NO LONGER WITH THE ORGANIZATION. SCHUMANN HAD BEEN WITH THE BREED ASSOCIATION FOR 15 YEARS. THE BOARD SAYS ITS NOW IN THE INITIAL STAGES OF FINDING NEW CANDIATES TO FILL THE C-E-O SPOT. RICHARD WILSON WILL SERVE IN THE INTERIM.
ITC AG MAGIC:
SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS AREA GOT TO JOURNEY THROUGH AGMAGIC, AND INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT ON LOUISIANA AGRICULTURE. LSU AGCENTER'S TOBIE BLANCHARD VISITED AGMAGIC ON THE RIVER.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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