AgDay Daily Recap -May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 1, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - NEW WEST COAST PORT PROBLEMS HAS THE AG INDUSTRY WATCHING IN EARNEST. NEW EFFORTS TO DAM UP THE WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE FROM EPA… IN TODAY'S PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING DECIPHERING PLANTING PROGRESS. BUT, BRIAN THIS WAS A GOOD WEEK GETTING CORN ON THE GROUND. AND MEET A LONE STAR RANCHER LEAVING BEHIND HIS CAMO FATIGUES FOR A HAT AND BOOTS.  AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
PORT ISSUES:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. JUST AS THE NATION'S WEST COAST PORTS BEGIN DIGGING OUT OF SEVERE BACKLOG A NEW STRIKE THREATENS STABILITY....AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
ARGENTINA PORK STRIKE:
MEANWHILE IN ARGENTIA, THE PORT OF ROSARIO MAY BE HEADED FOR GRIDLOCK. BOAT CAPTAINS AND DOCKWORKERS ARE IN A WAGE DISPUTE THAT COULD CRIPPLE GRAIN MOVEMENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY. THE NEWS GIVING SOME STRENGTH TO U.S. MARKETS IN TRADE ON THURSDAY…
WOTUS:
IT APPEARS NEITHER SIDE IN A BATTLE OVER WATER OVERSIGHT IS WILLING TO CEDE GROUND. A BI-PARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS AUTHORED THE 'FEDERAL WATER QUALITY PROTECTION ACT'
HURRICANES:
THE HURRICANE EXPERTS AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY ARE OUT WITH THIS YEARS HURRICANE FORECAST FOR THE ATLANTIC BASIN, AND IT APPEARS IT COULD BE A MILD ONE OVERALL.
DROUGHT MONITOR:
 THE NEW WEEKLY DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS A BIG IMPROVEMENT IN THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN OKLAHOMA. PARTS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS RECEIVED SOME VERY HELPFUL RAIN SHOWERS IN THE PAST SEVEN DAYS.
DROUGHT MONITOR OKLAHOMA:
THE LIGHT GREEN HIGHLIGHTS THE AREAS WHERE IT IMPROVED FROM LAST WEEK. YOU CAN A LARGE AREA OF IMPROVEMENT IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA. 30-PERCENT OF THE STATE IS NOW DROUGHT-FREE. AT THE END OF JANUARY IT WAS JUST FIVE PERCENT. THERE  ARE STILL PLENTY OF CRITICALLY DRY LOCATIONS IN THE SOONER STATE. BUT THE DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS THE AREAS WITH THE MOST INTENSIVE DROUGHT DROPPED FROM EIGHT PERCENT TO FOUR PERCENT. AND AREA IN EXTREME DROUGHT DROPPED FROM 37-TO-24 PERCENT.
TEASE:
 WHEN AGDAY CONTINUES IN ABOUT TWO MINUTES WE'LL HEAR FROM OUR PARTNERS AT PROFARMER. CHIP FLORY AND BRIAN GRETE ARE DISCUSSING PLANTING PROGRESS AND ITS IPACT ON PRICES.
GMO LABELING:
NEARLY 400 AG AND FOOD COMPANIES ARE URGING HOUSE LAWMAKERS TO SUPPORT A NATIONAL GMO LABELING ACT…THIS LEGISLATION WOULD ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY, NATIONAL LABELING LAW FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS AND PRODUCTS AND REQUIRE FDA TO EVALUATE ALL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS BEFORE THEY ENTER THE MARKET.  THE MOVE WOULD PRE-EMPT STATE MANDATORY LAWS FOR GMO LABELING.  THE GROUPS SAY THE BILL WILL ENSURE FOOD LABELING IN THE U.S. IS UNIFORM AND BASED ON SCIENCE.  THE COALITION IS URGING LAWMAKERS TO PASS THE BILL THIS YEAR.
NUTRITION REAUTHORIZATION:
OVER IN THE SENATE, LEADERS OF THE AG COMMITTEE ARE WORKING ON A BIPARTISAN CHILD NUTRITION REAUTHORIZATION BILL. THE LEGISLATION IS BEING PURSUED BY KANSAS CHAIR PAT ROBERTS AND RANKING MEMBER DEBBIE STABENOW OF MICHIGAN. ROBERTS SAYS HE HOPING TO FOCUS ON FLEXIBILITY FOR SCHOOLS ON SERVING HEALTHIER FOOD OPTIONS. WHILE STABENOW IS LOOKING AT GETTING KIDS ACCESS TO MEALS AFTERSCHOOL AND DURING THE SUMMER.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

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