AgDay Daily Recap - April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012 05:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
APRIL 24, 2012

CROP PROGRESS:

Good morning I’m Tyne Morgan. Clinton Griffiths is on assignment. It appears farmers have eased-up a bit on the spring planting throttle.  Looking at the winter wheat, 42% has headed. By now, it's usually about 15%. In the central and southern plains, wheat is anywhere from 45-to-60 points ahead.

WHEAT TECHNOLOGY:

Wheat has been losing market share in the US for more than a decade to row crops.  The main reason is the higher yields tied to biotech traits.   However, the industry is now developing some of the same biotech traits to improve wheat yields.  AgDay Regional Reporter Michelle Rook looks at some of the products that will finally be coming into the wheat pipeline and when farmers can expect them to hit the marketplace.

FARM BILL:

In news from our reporting partners at dairy today magazine - the Senate AG committee will begin mark-up of the farm bill this morning. Part of the discussion includes dairy policy.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Dairy producers and leaders from across the country are becoming seasoned in social media. The Dairy Check Off program, Dairy Management Incorporated, hosted a 4 day social media event at University of Notre Dame's Business school.

CITRUS COLLEGE:

We don't want to get into the middle of the debate - so let's just say Florida and California are both great citrus states. Of course to be great, you really need top-notch research schools to help find the up and coming trends.

In California, some of those researchers work at the Lind Cove Research and Extension Center. Tracey Sellers from "California Bountiful" TV takes us there. The Lind Cove Center also studies avocadoes, olives, and pomegranates.

MISSOURI FOOD BOATS:

In food and your family - they may not be very seaworthy, but cardboard and duct tape are going a long way to help fight hunger in the state of Missouri.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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