AgDay Daily Recap -May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 26, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY THE U-S DOLLAR'S GAIN IS CAUSING PAIN FOR SOME EXPORTERS. AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK...GRILLING SEASON STARTS...AND MEET A WOMAN CONSIDERED A MEMORIAL DAY MIRACLE IN NORTH DAKOTA. AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
RMI:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A STRONG U-S DOLLAR IS PLAYING FAVORITES AND IT APPEARS MUCH OF RURAL AMERICA IS NOT ON THE LIST...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
RMI EQUIPMENT:
EQUIPMENT SALES ALSO FELL TO A NEW RECORD LOW THIS MONTH AS PRODUCERS HOLD OFF ON BUYING MACHINERY FOR NOW.
DOLLAR STRENGTH:
THE U.S. DOLLAR'S GAIN, FOR SOME, IS CAUSING PAIN. ITS STRENGTH IS ADDING PROBLEMS FOR U.S. EXPORTERS AND IS GIVING A LIFT TO IMPORTERS.  THE WILD CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS SEEN RECENTLY AROUND THE GLOBE ARE LEAVING MANY WARY OF WHAT MIGHT COME NEXT.  TRACEY BROWN HAS OUR REPORT.
DTR EUROPE QUOTA:
 TWO MONTHS AFTER THE EUROPEAN UNION ENDED 30 YEARS OF MILK QUOTAS, IT APPEARS PRODUCERS ARE SLOW TO 'AMP-UP" PRODUCTION. DAIRY TODAY'S EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT SAYS LOW MILK PRICES ACROSS THE E-U HAVE BEEN ONE REASON FOR LESS THAN STELLAR GROWTH. WHILE ALL E-U COUNTRIES HAVE NOT REPORTED PRODUCTION FIGURES YET, HOLLAND SAW A ONE-POINT-TWO PERCENT INCREASE IN APRIL. STILL, DAIRY TODAY SAYS EUROPEAN FARMERS SEEM TO BE GEARING UP TO PRODUCE MORE MILK AS HOLLAND AND IRELAND HEIFER HERDS ARE UP ABOUT TEN PERCENT.
CUBA TALKS:
A NEW ROUND OF DIPLOMATIC TALKS BETWEEN THE US AND CUBAN GOVERNMENTS BEGAN THURSDAY IN WASHINGTON. THEY WERE NEXT IN A SERIES OF MEETINGS BETWEEN DELEGATES IN AN ATTEMPT TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO THE REOPENING OF EMBASSIES IN WASHINGTON AND HAVANA. THE TWO SIDES HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING FOR NEARLY FIVE MONTHS OVER THE CONDITIONS FOR RE-ESTABLISHING DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS UNDER A DEAL ANNOUNCED BY PRESIDENTS RAUL CASTRO AND BARACK OBAMA IN DECEMBER.
TEASE:
 WHEN WE COME BACK, FIRE UP THE GRILL...GRILLING SEASON IS OFF AND RUNNING.
WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT DEMAND AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR LIVESTOCK GROWERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.
CLOSE:
 THANKS CLIFF...AS A RESULT OF LAST YEARS MEMORIAL DAY TORNADO, THE COUNTY STARTED A TORNADO RELIEF FUND. FOLKS CONTRIBUTED MORE THAN $50,000 TO ALLOW PEOPLE LIKE ALY DICKINSON TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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