AgDay Daily Recap -May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 4, 2015

OPEN HEADLINE:
TODAY ON AGDAY - THE PLANTING PACE STAYS HOT AS SOYBEANS BEGIN TO DROP IN THE SOUTH. AVIAN FLU CONTINUES TO SPREAD NOW PULLING HELP FROM WASHINGTON. IN AGRIBUSINESS...STRATEGIES FOR END USERS…YOU WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW PRICES WHEN YOU CAN, AND BUILDING THE SCIENCE TO HELP SAVE THE COUNTRY'S POLLINATORS. STUDENTS IN MISSOURI ARE ON THE CASE. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
PLANTING PROGRESS:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WITH A WEEK OF MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES MANY FARMERS IN THE NATION'S MID-SECTION MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS GETTING THEIR FIELDS PLANTED...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
LSU SOYBEAN:
IT'S BEEN A WET SPRING IN MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS THE SOUTH. IT SLOWED-DOWN PLANTING PROGRESS FOR MANY GROWERS. LOUISIANA FARMERS ARE STRUGGLING TO GET SOYBEANS IN THE GROUND. IN THIS REPORT FROM LSU AGCENTER CRAIG GAUTREAUX SAYS FARMERS ARE APPROACHING A CUT-OFF DATE OR FACE THE RISK OF LOSING YIELD.
AVIAN UPDATE:
AS THE WEEK CLOSED ON FRIDAY, WE GOT WORD OF FOUR NEW CASES OF AVIAN FLU IN IOWA. THREE OF THE FOUR ARE IN NORTHWEST IOWA. THE OTHER - MADISON - IS SOUTH OF DES MOINES. THE VIRUS WAS DISCOVERED IN THREE TURKEY FARMS AND ONE COMMERCIAL EGG-LAYER. MEANWHILE, THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET FRIDAY GRANTED AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK AUTHORITY TO ISSUE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR POULTRY AND EGG PRODUCERS WHOS FLOCKS WERE HIT WITH THE VIRUS.
CALIFORNIA CO2:
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN ISSUING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO CUT GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS 40 PERCENT BY 2030…BROWN WANTS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TO 1990 LEVELS. AND THIS IS JUST THE START. THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SET A GOAL TO REDUCE EMISSIONS 80-PERCENT BY THE YEAR 2050. BROWN SAYS TO ACHIEVE THE NEW TARGET REQUIRES REDUCTIONS FROM SECTORS INCLUDING INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE, AND ENERGY.
TEASE:
WHEN AGDAY CONTINUES I'LL BE AT THE AGRIBUSINESS DESK TO DISCUSS GRAIN PRICES. BRIAN DOHERTY OF STEWART-PETERSON WARNS END-USERS NOT TO GET LULLED-IN BY LOW PRICES.
 ITC POLLINATOR PROJECT:
BEE HEALTH CONTINUES TO BE A MAJOR CONCERN FOR FARMERS, BEE KEEPERS AND THE FOOD CHAIN IN GENERAL. IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE BEE HEALTH A GROUP OF MISSOURI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, ARE TAKING ON THE ISSUE, HOPING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH SCIENCE.
CLOSE:
THE POLLINATOR PROJECT RECENTLY PLACED FIRST IN THE SCHOLASTIC LEXUS ECO CHALLENGE... A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP EMPOWER STUDENTS TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

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