AgDay Daily Recap -March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
MARCH 26, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY - CONGRESS CONSIDERS A NATIONAL GMO LABELING INITIATIVE. WHILE TWO FOOD POWERHOUSES JOIN FORCES.THE FAA--EASING RESISTRICTIONS ON SMALL DRONES. IN AGRIBUSINESS...CORN MARKET MOVEMENTS. WE'VE BEEN GOING DOWN ON CORN SINCE JUNE OF 2012. COULD BEEF CATTLE PRICES BOUNCE HIGHER ONCE AGAIN? AND THE CHEROKEE NATION PRESERVING A PART OF THEIR HERITAGE BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS. AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG-LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO AND BY BASF. WE CREATE CHEMISTRY.
GMO LABELING LAW:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A KANSAS LAWMAKERS SAYS IT'S TIME FOR A FEDERAL LAW TO HELP CONSUMERS KNOW IF THEIR FOOD WAS MADE FROM GENETICALLY MODIFIED OR ENHANCED FOOD...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
GLYPHOSATE PHIGHT:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A KANSAS LAWMAKERS SAYS IT'S TIME FOR A FEDERAL LAW TO HELP CONSUMERS KNOW IF THEIR FOOD WAS MADE FROM GENETICALLY MODIFIED OR ENHANCED FOOD....AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
KRAFT HEINZ:
TWO OF THE BIGGEST BRAND NAMES IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY HAVE COOKED-UP A MAJOR DEAL IN THE BOARD ROOM. HEINZ AND KRAFT FOODS ANNOUNCED THEIR PLANS TO MERGE.
THEY OWN SOME OF THE MOST RECOGNIZEABLE FOOD LABELS IN THIS COUNTRY.
DRONE RULES:
THE F-A-A IS STREAMLINING RULES ON THE USE OF UN-MANNED AERIAL VEHICLES, OR DRONES. UNDER THIS NEW PLAN, THE FAA IS GIVING BLANKET PERMISSION TO FLY A DRONE IF IT WEIGHS LESS THAN 55 POUNDS AND REMAINS UNDER 200 FEET IN THE AIR. YOU ALSO NEED TO OPERATE ONLY DURING DAYTIME HOURS AND STAY AWAY FROM AIRPORTS. AS WE'VE BEEN REPORTING, THE F-A-A HAS BEEN GRANTING PERMITS ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS TO COMPANIES WHO FLY DRONES FOR COMMERICAL PURPOSES, SUCH AS FARMERS MONITORING CROPS.
PAYMENT LIMITS:
ALSO OUT OF WASHINGTON, USDA FINALIZING IT'S RULES ON PAYMENTS TO NON-FARMERS.
THE AGENCY LIMITING MONEY TO THOSE NOT ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE FARM...EVEN IF THEY'RE DESIGNATED AS FARM MANAGERS.
TEASE:
UP NEXT WE'LL TURN THINGS OVER TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK AND FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL. TODAY HE'S TALKING CORN MARKETS AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT DIRECTION FOLLOWING SOME RECENT MINOR RALLY'S.
BTR CLOSE PRICE:
IN BEEF TODAY, THE CATTLE MARKET MAY BE TOPPED OUT, BUT ONE ANALYST SAYS THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE WON'T TEST THOSE RECORD HIGH PRICES ONE MORE TIME.
NAT’L MALL GEESE:
THE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL IS UNDERWAY IN WASHINGTON DC. THE ANNUAL EVENT DRAWS CROWDS TO THE NATION'S CAPITOL TO ENJOY THE ORNAMENTAL CHERRY TREES THAT DECORATE THE POTOMAC TIDAL BASIN.
LEGACY TEASE:
COMING UP THIS FRIDAY…IT'S OUR QUARTERLY EPISODE OF LEAVE A LEGACY.
WE'LL TRAVEL TO ST JOHNS MICHIGAN TO MEET A FAMILY BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL AGRIBUSINESS. TODAY THE THREE GENERATION LEGACY...IS HEADED UP BY A HUSBAND AND WIFE AND THEIR THREE SONS. AND WHILE THEY'VE RAISED THEIR FAMILY TO KNOW AND RESPECT THE AMERICAN FARMER THEY KNOW THAT MESSAGE ISN'T REACHING EVERYONE.
THAT'S WHY THEY RECENTLY ADDED A 10-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT EDUCATIONAL CENTER DEDICATED TO SHARING THE MESSAGE.
ITC CHEROKEE LANGUAGE:
WITH FEWER THAN 300 NATIVE CHEROKEE SPEAKERS REMAINING IN NORTH CAROLINA, TRIBE MEMBERS HOPE TO PRESERVE THEIR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE THROUGH A SMALL SCHOOL WHERE CHILDREN ARE IMMERSED IN THEIR PEOPLE'S NATIVE TONGUE.  ALEX SANZ HAS DETAILS FROM CHEROKEE, NORTH CAROLINA.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

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