AgDay Daily Recap -May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 5, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY - THE COST TO PAY FOR LOST FLOCKS AND COVER CLEAN-UP FROM AVIAN FLU CONTINUES TO MOUNT. IN AGRIBUSINESS...THE IMPACT OF A MACRO ECONOMY…WHEN I LOOK AT THE AG SECTOR IT'S THE ONLY ONE I SEE THAT HAS AN GUARANTEE DEMAND GROWTH YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. PLUS SEE HOW THE OIL INDUSTRY'S SURGE HAS CHANGED THE EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE AT NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOLS. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
ROCK AVIAN FLU COSTS:
 GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. THE NUMBER OF FARMS WITH A DEVASTATING STRAIN OF BIRD FLU CONTINUES TO CLIMB IN THE MIDWEST. AND THE COST TO PAY FOR THOSE LOSSES AND TO CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE CLIMBS RIGHT WITH IT...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
ROOK:
THANKS MICHELLE. OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO GET READY FOR A POSSIBLE RESURGENCE OF THE HIGH PATH BIRD FLU THIS FALL, AS WELL AS LIKELY MOVEMENT TO THE EAST COAST. SO FAR THE ATLANTIC MIGRATORY FLYWAY HAS ESCAPED THIS AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK.USDA AND PRIVATE LABS ARE WORKING ON A VACCINE. SECRETARY VILSACK HAS ALREADY ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL BUDGET DOLLARS TO SUPPORT THIS RESEARCH.
AL UPDATE:
THANKS MICHELLE. IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN IOWA DUE TO THE AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK…MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN HAVE ALREADY DONE SO. BRANSTAD SAYS THE DECLARATION IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SURE THE STATE HAS ALL THE RESOURCES IT NEEDS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM NOW IN MULTIPLE COUNTIES.
CROP WATCH:
AS YOU JUST HEARD, FARMERS COVERED AN IMPRESSIVE AMOUNT OF GROUND LAST WEEK, WITH MOST OF THE CORN NOW IN THE GROUND. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS SOME OF THAT PLANTING PROGRESS TO SHOW US IN THIS WEEK'S CROPWATCH.
ENTRAPMENTS:
THERE'S STILL A LOT OF GRAIN STORED IN FARM COUNTRY--AND A NEW SURVEY IS A GREAT REMINDER TO BE CAREFUL. THE NATIONAL SURVEY FROM PURDUE SHOWS GRAIN-BIN ENTRAPMENTS AND RESULTING FATALITIES ON U.S. FARMS ARE CONTINUING TO RISE. RESEARCHERS SAY NATIONWIDE, THERE WERE 38 DOCUMENTED ENTRAPMENTS RESULTING IN 17 DEATHS IN 2014, COMPARED WITH 33 ENTRAPMENTS AND 13 DEATHS IN 2013.  ENTRAPMENTS WERE REPORTED IN 16 STATES, MOSTLY IN THE MIDWEST. MINNESOTA LED THE NATION WITH SIX DOCUMENTED INCIDENTS. INDIANA AND IOWA HAD FOUR EACH WHILE ILLINOIS.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY HERE WITH METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE LOOKS LIKE THERE'S A FEW STORMS IN STORE THIS WEEK. YEAH AND A VERY SLOW MOVING SYSTEM WE TALKED ABOUT THIS LAST WEEK. YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THIS MAP NOT CHANGE A WHOLE LOT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. HIGH PRESSURE IS DOMINATING MOST OF THE SOUTHEAST AND THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND THAT'S REALLY PROVIDING SOME OF OUR FIRST WARM HUMID AIR THAT WE'VE SEEN SO FAR THIS SEASON. KIND OF A STATIONARY FRONT JUST NORTH OF THE OHIO RIVER SOUTH OF THE GREAT LAKES THAT'S BEEN THE FOCUS OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS FOR SOME AREAS OF SHOWERS, AND THUNDERSTORMS TO MOVE TOWARD THE EAST...THIS FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO DIP A LITTLE BIT ALONG THE MID-ATLANTIC AND IT WILL START TO TURN AND COME BACK NORTHWARD AS A WARM FRONT ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS SO CONTINUATION OF THOSE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN SOME OF THOSE SAME AREAS. WE ALSO HAVE AN INTERESTING SYSTEM IN THE SOUTHEAST ITS GOING TO BE JUST OFF THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COASTLINE AS WE HEAD THROUGH LATER TODAY. AS IT COMES INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC THERE ARE SOME SIGNS IT COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM THIS WEEK BUT THAT WOULD BE REALLY EARLY IN THE SEASON FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. TRIPLE AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE OUT WEST. YOU CAN SEE THESE ARE ALL KIND OF GOING TO COME TOGETHER A LITTLE BIT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. BUT YOU'LL NOTICE THEY'RE NOT EXACTLY TRACKING EASTWARD VERY QUICK SO YOU'LL SEE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE HIGH PLAINS FROM TEXAS ALL THE WAY UP INTO THE DAKOTAS WERE THAT MOISTURE JUST CONTINUES TO FLOW NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO. AND WE HAVE SCATTERED AREAS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSHOWERS REALLY BACK THROUGH THE WEST AS WELL EXCEPT FOR CALIFORNIA. AND THERE'S THE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS AND YOU CAN SEE FAIR AMOUNT IN WEST TEXAS EASTERN NEW MEXICO AND THEN THAT STRIP OF MOISTURE ACROSS THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY. ADDING ON THE NEXT 36 HOURS WE'LL CONTINUE TO ADD SOME TO THE WEST WITH THOSE SYSTEMS AND ALONG THAT FRONTAL SYSTEM THAT WILL MEANDER A LITTLE BIT THROUGH THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY. THERE'S THE TEMPERATURES AS WE HEAD THROUGH TODAY. LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE AS HEAD FROM CHICAGO TO ST LOUIS. HIGHS 57 TO 83. THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE ACROSS THAT FRONT ON TOP OF THE FACT YOU'RE GETTING THE CHILLY WIND OFF THE LAKE THERE IN CHICAGO WHICH ALWAYS KIND OF COOLS YOU DOWN THIS TIME OF YEAR. YOU CAN SEE ITS GOING TO BE COOL THOUGH ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES AND INTO THE NORTHEAST TONIGHT. VERY MILD ALL THE WAY UP INTO THE CENTRAL AND EVEN SOME OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND EVEN AS YOU HEAD INTO THE DAY TOMORROW THAT WARM FRONT KIND OF SPREADS FARTHER NORTH AND WE'LL SEE SOME OF THAT HEAT COMING BACK NORTHWARD A LITTLE BIT ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. JET STREAM AS WE HEAD THROUGH THIS WEEK. WATCH WHAT HAPPENS. THE RIDGE HOLDS FOR A WHILE A LITTLE BIT OF TROUGH TRIES TO BREAK IT DOWN SOMEWHAT AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND BUT IT JUST KIND OF HOLDS THERE. AND EVENTUALLY OUR COMPUTER MODELS ARE TRYING TO BREAK IT DOWN EARLY NEXT WEEK. NOW LAST WEEK THEY WERE BREAKING IT DOWN BY LATE THIS WEEK. SOMETIMES WHEN YOU GET A CUTOFF LOW IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO COME EAST THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WATCHING. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LETS TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL FOR OGDEN UTAH TODAY VARIABLY CLOUDY A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORM HIGH OF 72. MONROE LOUISIANA PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH A HIGH OF 85 AND FINALLY ELMIRA NEW YORK MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES THERE IS A CHANCE OF SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM HIGH OF 71.
DTR IMMIGRATION:
THE DEBATE OVER IMMIGRATION REFORM FALLING OUT OF HEADLINES LATELY…NEW NUMBERS FROM FEDERAL COUNTERS SHOWS A SHIFT IN WHERE IMMIGRANTS ARE COMING FROM.
DTR EAT CHEESE OR DIE:
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS EATING MORE CHEESE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. THE HUFFINGTON POST REPORTED ON A DENMARK STUDY SHOWING EATING HIGH-FAT CHEESE COULD MEAN LESS HEART DISEASE AND LONGER LIFE SPANS. THE STUDY WAS A VERY SMALL SAMPLE... AND THE STUDY WAS PRETTY SHORT-LIVED. THEY ONLY TESTED IT ON 15 MEN OVER TWO WEEKS.
DTR COOL UPDATE:
THE WTO IS APPROACHING ITS DEADLINE FOR A DECISION ON COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING.
THAT'S EXPECTED MAY 18TH.  THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RELEASING TWO REPORTS REGARDING COOL. ONE ACKNOWLEDGES NO MEASURABLE CONSUMER BENEFITS AND THE OTHER OUTLINES OPTIONS TO COMPLY WITH PREVIOUS W-T-O DECISIONS...INCLUDING A GENERIC LABEL FOR ALL OF NORTH AMERICA. HOUSE AG COMMITTEE CHAIR MIKE CONAWAY SAYS THAT WOULD DO NOTHING FOR PRODUCERS NOR DOES IT HELP CONSUMERS. THE NATIONAL FARMER'S UNION SAYS DECISIONS NEED TO WAIT UNTIL WTO FINISHES ITS WORK. CANADA AND MEXICO ARE THREATENING RETALITORY TARIFFS IF THE LEGISLATION ISN'T CHANGED.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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