AgDay Daily Recap -March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
MARCH 17, 2015

 OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY - THE LIST OF STATES WITH A DEADLY BIRD FLU CONTINUES TO GROW. OVERALL THE MARKETS ARE JUST KIND OF TRYING TO GRASP WHAT MAY HAPPEN HERE WITH NEW CROP PRODUCTION. EUROPE PREPARES FOR A NEW FLOOD OF DAIRY PRODUCTS...AND IN TEXAS - WHERE HATS ARE MORE THAN JUST HATS...IT'S MORE OF A TOOL. IT'S PART OF A CULTURE; IT IS PART OF THAT PERSON. AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG-LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO AND BY BASF. WE CREATE CHEMISTRY
KANSAS AVIAN FLU:
GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN, CLINTON GRIFFITHS IS ON ASSIGNMENT. AS AVIAN FLU APPEARS IN ANOTHER STATE, PRODUCERS AND SCIENTISTS LOOK FOR WAYS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE POULTRY-KILLING DISEASE...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
AVIAN FLU:
AS WE'VE BEEN REPORTING, AVIAN INFLUENZA IS COMMON IN WILD MIGRATORY WATERFOWL - LIKE DUCKS AND GEESE - BUT IT USUALLY DOESN'T MAKE THEM SICK. BUT THE H5N2 STRAIN HAS A HIGH MORTALITY RATE IT SPREADS TO COMMERCIAL POULTRY. ENTIRE FLOCKS OF TURKEYS CAN BE WIPED OUT IN A FEW DAYS. THAT'S WHAT WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST WEEK IN MINNESOTA, MISSOURI AND ARKANSAS. USDA AND STATE AG OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF THESE CASES OF A-EYE HAVE TRULY BEEN SPREAD THROUGH MIGRATING WATER FOWL. WHAT HAS STUMPED INVESTIGATORS IS THE PATH OF THE DISEASE. MIGRATION AT THIS OF YEAR IS TYPICALLY SOUTH TO NORTH. BUT THESE CASES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN REVERSE ORDER.
STAMP FARMS:
THREE EMPLOYEES OF A ONCE FAST-GROWING FARM IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN HAVE BEEN INDICTED ON CHARGES THEY TRIED TO COMMIT CROP INSURANCE AND BANRUPTCY FRAUD.
DES MOINES WATER SUIT:
THE PAPERWORK HASN'T BEEN FILED YET, BUT THE WATER-WORKS BOARD IN IOWA'S LARGEST CITY SAY IT INTENDS TO SUE THREE NORTHWEST COUNTIES OVER FARM RUN-OFF.
OHIO FLOODING:
THE OHIO RIVER CRESTED AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN TWO DECADES OVER THE WEEKEND. IT PEAKED AT 57-POINT-7 FEET...THAT'S 7 FEET LOWER THAN THE 1997 LEVEL THAT CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE IN THE CINCINNATI AND KENTUCKY AREAS. A BIG WARM-UP IN THE MIDWEST OVER THE WEEKEND MELTED A LOT OF SNOW. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EXPECTS A FEW DRY DAYS AHEAD TO HELP THE SITUATION.
TEASE:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY, DOZENS OF SENATORS ARE QUESTIONING THE REVISED DIETARY GUIDELINES…NEXT, AL PELL TALKS ABOUT THOSE MARKET UNCERTAINITIES IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.
BACON & EGGS:
WHAT'S A PERFECT SIDE DISH TO EGGS? FOR MANY PEOPLE IT'S BACON. THAT'S WHY THE EGG CHECKOFF IS TEAMING-UP WITH ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BACONS. . . ACTOR ‘KEVIN’ BACON THE AMERICAN EGG BOARD JUST LAUNCHED A NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN. BACON - THE ACTOR, NOT THE PORK PRODUCT - WILL BE FEATURED IN A VARIETY OF ONLINE VIDEO, PRINT, DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA ADS THROUGHOUT THE NEXT YEAR. THE AG DEPARTMENT SAYS EGG CONSUMPTION HAS INCREASED BY MORE THAN A DOZEN EGGS PER PERSON IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
RABOBANK DAIRY:
IN NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS AT DAIRY TODAY - WE'VE SEEN DAIRY COMMODITY PRICES RALLY FROM THEIR JANUARY LOWS, BUT RAH-BO-BANK ECONOMISTS DON'T BELIEVE A RECENT RALLY IS HERE TO STAY. RAH-BO-BANK ANALYSTS JUST RELEASED THE QUARTERLY OUTLOOK. THEY SAY GLOBAL SUPPLY WON'T BE AS TIGHT LIKE WE SAW IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH.  PLUS, DAIRY QUOTAS IN EUROPE WILL DISAPPEAR AT THE END OF THIS MONTH WHICH COULD PUT MORE LIQUID MILK IN THE PIPELINE.
DICKRELL AWARD:
BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER, WE'D LIKE SAY A QUICK CONGRATS TO OUR GOOD FRIEND AND COWORKER, JIM DICKRELL. THE EDITOR AND ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER OF DAIRY TODAY MAGAZINE JUST NAMED THE 2015 INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR BY THE WORLD DAIRY EXPO. HE'LL BE HONORED AT A BANQUET THIS OCTOBER DURING THE EXPO HELD IN MADISON, WISCONSIN. CONGRATS JIM ON THE RECOGNITION FOR YEARS OF TIRELESS SERVICE TO THE INDUSTRY.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.  FOR CINDI CLAUSON, AND AL PELL, I'M BETSY JIBBEN. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

 

 

 

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