AgDay Daily Recap -March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
MARCH 9, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY POULTRY PRODUCERS ON ALERT AS DEVASTING BIRD FLU REACHES THE MIDWEST. FLOODING HITS ONE OF THE BIGGEST BEAN GROWING REGIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA. IN AGRIBUSINESS...WHAT IS CHINA PLANNING FOR 2015. MACHINERY PETE LOOKS AT AUCTION PRICES FOR USED SIDE-HILL COMBINES, AND TURING AN INVASIVE FISH INTO A TASTY DISH. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
MINN AVIN FLU:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A DEADLY BIRD VIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD IN NORTH AMERICA NOW FINDING ITS WAY INTO A COMMERICAL POULTRY FLOCK FOR THE FIRST TIME...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
PILGRIM PRIDE AWARD:
POULTRY FARMERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS IN THE DEATHS OF SOME 300-THOUNSAND CHICKENS…PILGRIMS PRIDE IS NOW OFFERING A 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THOSE WHO DID IT.
HOG INVENTORY:
AS HOG PRODUCERS NOW LOOK FOR 2015 TO BE A YEAR OF BREAK-EVEN, A NEW REPORT SHOWS BOTH U-S AND CANADIAN INVENTORIES ARE UP. USDA SAYS HOG AND PIG NUMBERS FOR DECEMBER WAS 79 POINT 2 MILLION HEAD... A 2 PERCENT INCREASE FROM A YEAR AGO. THE BREEDING INVENTORY INCREASED 3 PERCENT.
DAIRY AND CHEESE:
DAIRY FARMER ARE ALSO EXPERIENCING AN INCREASE. WITH TOTAL OUTPUT OF CHHESE PRODUCTS UP NEARLY 3 PERCENT IN JANUARY…AMERCIAN TYPE CHEESE PRODUCTS SAW A 3 AND A HALF PERCENT BUMP, WHILE ITALIAN PRODUCTION WAS JUST UNDER A 3 PERCENT INCREASE.
ILLINOIS CRUDE CRASH:
THAT BALL OF FIRE IS FROM A B-N-S-F TRAIN CARRYING CRUDE OIL IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS.
IT DERAILED LATE LAST WEEK. THE COMPANY SAYS IN TOTAL 21 CARS LEFT THE TRACKS--BNSF IS WORKING NOW TO PROTECT NEARBY WATERWAYS. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED CLOSE TO WHERE THE GALENA RIVER MEETS THE MISSISSIPPI. THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED, BUT THANKFULLY, THERE WERE NO INJURIES.  THE DERAILMENT COMING AT A TIME WHEN PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS ARE HEATING UP ABOUT CARRYING CRUDE VIA RAIL…ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS, OIL SHIPMENTS BY RAIL JUMPED FROM 95 HUNDRED CARLOADS IN 2008 TO 500 THOUSAND IN 2014.
NORTH DAKOTA IS DRY:
IT'S TAKEN NEARLY TO THE END OF WINTER, BUT EL NINO CONDITIONS HAVE ARRIVED. ACCORDING TO "NOAA" IT'S STILL CLASSIFIED AS WEAK. NOAA SAYS THERE'S A 50-TO-60 PERCENT CHANCE EL NINO WILL CONTINUE THRU THE SUMMER MONTHS IN THE NORTHERN HEMIPHERE.
NO DAK DROUGHT MONITOR:
LAST WEEK'S DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS NEARLY 70-PERCENT OF THE STATE IS CALLED ABNORMALLY DRY. 10-PERCENT - IN THE SOUTHEAST COUNTIES - ARE IN "D-ONE" OR MODERATE DROUGHT.A YEAR AGO, JUST SIX PERCENT OF THE STATE WAS RATED AS ABNORMALLY DRY. AND ZERO WAS IN A DROUGHT CATEGORY. WHILE MOISTURE MAY BE A SLIGHT CONCERN AT THIS POINT, THE CONDITIONS MAY BE PRIME FOR AN EARLY START TO PLANTING.
CROP WATCH:
IT'S ALSO BEEN VERY DRY IN WHAT HISTORY BUFFS KNOW AS "SEWARD'S ICE BOX" - OTHERWISE, KNOWN AS ALASKA. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWATCH.
ARGENTINA’S FLOOD:
THANKS MIKE. IT'S BEEN A SOGGY WEAK IN ARGENTINA AND THOSE HEAVY RAINS COULD TAKE A TOLL ON ARGENTINA'S SOYBEAN CROP. ARGENTINA'S NORTHERN SOY-GROWING AREAS WERE FLOODED BY HEAVY RAINS. IN ITS WEEKLY UPDATE, THE BUENOS AIRES GRAINS EXCHANGE SAYS IT'S CONSIDERING A REDUCTION IN THEIR ESTIMATES OF THE 2014-15 HARVEST. RIGHT NOW THE EXCHANGE IS FORECASTING 57 MILLION TONNES. ESTIMATES CONDUCTED FOR OUR PARTNERS AT PROFARMER SHOW THE SAME THING...FOR NOW. CONVERSELY, ARGENTINA'S SOUTHERN SOY GROWING REGION IS CONSIDERED OVERLY DRY. ARGENTINA IS THE NUMBER THREE SOY EXPORTER BEHIND THE U-S AND BRAZIL.
CHINA CONGRESS:
CHINA'S ANNUAL NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS IS NOW UNDERWAY IN BEIJING. THE COUNTRY'S PREMIER ANNOUNCED A LOWER ECONOMIC GROWTH TARGET THIS YEAR. THE WORLD'S SECOND-LARGEST ECONOMY IS PUSHING TO HAVE SLOWER BUT MORE SELF-SUSTAINING GROWTH. THE ECONOMY WOULD BE BASED MORE ON DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION AND SERVICES AND LESS ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN CONSTRUCTION.IN ADDITION TO THE ECONOMY, CHINA'S PREMIER SAYS THS GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE A TOUGHER STANCE ON CORRUPTION. THE N-P-C IS ELECTED FOR A TERM OF FIVE YEARS. IT HOLDS ANNUAL SESSIONS EVERY SPRING. IT USUALLY LASTS TWO WEEKS.
TEASE:
MONDAY MEANS MACHINERY PETE IS HERE. TODAY HE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE BEST DEALS FOR SIDE-HILL COMBINES.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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