AgDay Daily Recap -May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 7, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
TODAY ON AGDAY - A LEGAL BATTLE OVER A FARMER'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT TO GROW. YOU WIPE OUT AN ENTIRE TYPE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION FOR THE SAKE OF ANOTHER, THAT DOESN'T BODE WELL FOR AGRICULTURE. THE AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK IS COSTING JOBS IN THE TURKEY SECTOR. IN AGRIBUSINESS...ANALYZING WHEAT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST…IT'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER SMALL CROP EVEN IF IT RAINS IT SHOULD BE A SMALL CROP. THE GOVERNMENT GIVES THE GREEN LIGHT FOR CHEMICAL SPRAYING DRONES, AND HANDS-FREE TRUCKING ON THE OPEN ROAD. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO…
OREGON GMO BAN:
 GOOD MORNING I'M BETSY JIBBEN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. OPPOSING SIDES OF OREGON'S BAN ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE JUST DAYS AWAY FROM HEADING TO COURT TO DECIDE THE FUTURE OF THE LAW...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
BIRD FLU LAYOFFS:
A TURKEY PROCESSOR IN MINNESOTA IS LAYING OFF SOME OF ITS EMPLOYEES DUE TO THE LARGE AVIAN INFLUENZA OUTBREAK.  JENNIE-O, OWNED BY HORMEL FOODS SAYS IT WILL TEMPORARILY LAY OFF 233 WORKERS STARTING THE END OF MAY BECAUSE THERE AREN'T AS MANY TURKEYS FOR SLAUGHTER. MORE THAN HALF OF THE OUTBREAKS IN MINNESOTA APPEARED TO BE JENNIE-O SUPPLIERS. THE COMPANY EXPECTS TO RUN A SINGLE SHIFT FOR NOW.
LOWER PRODUCTION TREND:
EVEN THOUGH THE BEEF INDUSTRY IS PRODUCING LESS, IT APPEARS RECORD HIGH PRICES COULD BE LIMITED. PURDUE UNIVERSITY AG ECONOMIST CHRIS HURT SAYS LIVE CATTLE FUTURES ARE SUGGESTING A RETURN TO A MORE NORMAL SEASONAL PRICE PATTERN THIS YEAR. HURT SAYS IT LOOKS AS IF THE BEEF INDUSTRY IS THE ONLY INDUSTRY WHICH WILL NOT INCREASE PRODUCTION THIS YEAR, THEREFORE HAS A REASONABLE CHANCE OF SEEING ANNUAL PRICE AVERAGES AT 2014 LEVELS.  HURT SAYS SINCE 2014 WAS SUCH AN EXTRODINARY YEAR, COMPARING LAST YEAR'S PRICES TO 2015 MAY BRING SOME INHERENT DANGERS.
COOL:
NEW UNIVERSITY DATA SHOWS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING IS NOT PUSHING CONSUMERS TO BUY MORE MEAT. RESEARCHERS FROM KANSAS STATE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF MEAT DEMAND INCREASES. IN FACT, THEY SAY TRYING TO COMPLY WITH THE RULE RESULTS IN HIGHER COSTS WITHOUT A QUANTIFIABLE BENEFIT. THE RESEARCHERS SAY THE MANDATORY LABELING WHICH SHOWS WHERE CATTLE IS BORN, RAISED AND SLAUGHTERED COST THE INDUSTRY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION IS EXPECTED TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT LATER THIS MONTH ABOUT THE FUTURE OF M-COOL.
TEASE:
WHEN AGDAY CONTINUES WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT WHEAT CONDITIONS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. PLUS, WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT COULD BE THE TRUCK OF THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE.
CHEM DRONE:
THE F-A-A GRANTED PERMISSION FOR A LARGER DRONE TO SPRAY FARM CHEMICALS IN THIS COUNTRY. YAMAHA CORPORATION SOUGHT PERMISSION TO FLY THE 200 POUND UN-MANNED AERIAL VEHICLE OVER ORCHARDS IN CALIFORNIA. IT'S BIG ENOUGH TO CARRY TANKS OF FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDES. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS HAS BEEN TESTING THE MACHINE, WHICH ALLOWS FOR PRECISION SPRAYING IN UN-EVEN AND ROUGH TERRAIN.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR MIKE HOFFMAN AND CLINTON GRIFFITHS, I'M BETSY JIBBEN. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

 

 

 

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