AgDay Daily Recap -May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 19, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - A MANDATORY MEAT LABELING LAW IS RULED UNFAIR. HOW WILL TWO KEY TRADING PARTNERS RESPOND? PLUS DECENT WEATHER CONTINUES TO MOVE PLANTING ALONG. IN AGRIBUSINESS....CORN MARKET DIRECTION…WHAT STATE IS ON PACE TO BE NEXT BIG MILKING SHED FOR THE NATION. AND GIVING CANINES HOPE TO BEAT CANCER. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
COOL:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. OUR TRADING PARTNERS TO THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH ARE TAKING STEPS TO TO LEVEE RETALIATORY TARIFFS AFTER THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION RULES AGAINST THE UNITED STATE'S MEAT LABELING LAW...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
NCBA:
CALLING IT BURDENSOME AND COSTLY, THE NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION HAS LONG BEEN OPPOSED TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAW. NCBA SAYS RETALIATION WOULD HARM RELATIONSHIPS WITH TOP TRADING PARTNERS. THE CATTLE LOBBYING GROUP SAYS THE LAW "SENDS A SIGNAL TO THE WORLD THAT U-S DOESN'T PLAY BY THE RULE"...AND CALLS ON CONGRESS TO REPEAL THE MEASURE.
HOUSE AG REAX:
HOUSE AG COMMITTEE CHAIR MIKE CONAWAY SAYS HIS COMMITTEE IS PREPARED TO TAKE STEPS TO REPEAL THE "COOL" LAW. HE SAYS AS RETALIATION BY CANADA AND MEXICO BECOMES A REALITY, IT IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER TO ACT QUICKLY TO AVOID A PROTRACTED TRADE WAR WITH OUR TWO LARGEST TRADE PARTNERS. THE COMMITTEE WILL MEET THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS THE NEXT POSSIBLE STEPS IN CONGRESS.
CROP PROGRESS:
MANY FARMERS IN THE MIDWEST HAVE HAD TWO SOLID WEEKS OF PLANTING. MOST CORN IS IN THE GROUND. AND NOW THE FOCUS TURNS TO SOYBEANS.
LSU COTTON:
THIS YEAR'S COTTON CROP MAY BE ONE OF THE LOWEST ON RECORD IN TERMS OF ACREAGE. LOW PRICES FOR COTTON AND BETTER PRICES FOR OTHER COMMODITIES ARE TO BLAME. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE LSU AGCENTER CRAIG GAUTREAUX EXPLAINS HOW LOW COTTON ACRES AFFECT RURAL ECONOMIES IN LOUISIANA.
CROP WATCH:
SOME FARMERS GOT A BRUTAL REMINDER THAT WINTER IS NOT TOO-FAR REMOVED FROM THE CALENDAR. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER, MIKE.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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