AgDay Daily Recap - August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011 03:49 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY:
AUGUST 31, 2011

WHEAT CONCERNS:
GOOD MORNING, CLINTON'S AT THE FARM PROGRESS SHOW IN DECATUR, ILLINOIS. TOPPING OUR NEWS THIS WEDNESDAY, THE GROWING CONCERN ABOUT NEXT YEAR'S WINTER WHEAT CROP.

KIM ANDERSON:
BECAUSE OF CONTINUING DRYNESS AND DROUGHT IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS, THERE'S PLENTY OF CONCERN SURROUNDING THE ABILITY TO PLANT THE CROP THIS FALL. IN OKLAHOMA, FOR INSTANCE, THE "NASS" OFFICE SAYS PRODUCERS ARE READY TO PLANT, BUT WITH THE LACK OF MOISTURE, PLANTING IS ON HOLD. WITH NO MOISTURE, THE SEEDS WON'T GERMINATE. TOPSOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO DECLINE WITH 77% RATED VERY SHORT. AND 87% OF SUBSOIL MOISTURE IS CALLED VERY SHORT. ANDERSON SAYS THE LONG-TERM FORECAST SHOWS LITTLE IMPROVEMENT AS FAR AS DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN OKLAHOMA, TEXAS AND SOUTHERN KANSAS.

CROP PROGRESS:
AS FAR AS THE CURRENT WINTER WHEAT CROP, IT'S ALL BUT WRAPPED-UP AT 97%. USDA SAYS FARMERS IN IDAHO AND WASHINGTON ARE STILL BEHIND IN THE HARVEST. THE SPRING WHEAT HARVEST IS MOVING ALONG SLOWLY. JUST HALF IS NOW HARVESTED. IT'S USUALLY OVER 70% BY NOW. THERE ARE BIG DELAYS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, ACCORDING TO THE USDA DATA. MEANWHILE, THE WEEKLY CROP PROGRESS REPORT FROM USDA SHOWS THE CONDITION OF THE NATION'S CORN CROP CONTINUES TO DECLINE. JUST 54% IS CALLED GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THAT'S DOWN THREE POINTS FROM LAST WEEK. AND 16 POINTS BEHIND LAST YEAR'S CROP. AS FAR AS DEVELOPMENT, 9% OF THE NATION'S CORN CROP IS NOW MATURE. THAT'S TWO POINTS BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE AND WELL BEHIND LAST YEAR'S 17%. MORE THAN HALF OF THE CROP IS DENTED, UP FROM A THIRD LAST WEEK. LIKE CORN, THE CONDITION RATING OF THE SOYBEAN CROP HAS ALSO DROPPED FROM LAST WEEK. USDA SAYS IT'S DOWN TWO POINTS FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK. 57% IS GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THE AG DEPARTMENT REPORT SHOWS 2% IS NOW STARTING TO DROP LEAVES. THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE IS 6%.

CROP TOUR SOYBEANS:
RESULTS FROM THE PROFARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR SHOW THERE'S A VERY GOOD SOYBEAN CROP OUT THERE, BUT IT NEEDS A GOOD RAIN EVENT TO FINISH THE CROP IN THE MIDWEST. PROFARMER IS ESTIMATING THE NATION'S SOYBEAN CROP WILL COME IN AT JUST UNDER 3.1 BILLION BUSHELS ON AN AVERAGE YIELD OF 41.8 BUSHELS AN ACRE.

TEXAS CATTLE:
PASTURE AND GRAZING CONDITIONS ARE ALSO IN DECLINE. NATIONWIDE, 40% IS POOR TO VERY POOR. BUT TEXAS IS GROUND ZERO. 79% ARE OF THE PASTURE LAND IS RATED VERY POOR, 19% POOR AND JUST 2% FAIR. AS WE'VE BEEN REPORTING, THE DROUGHT IS HITTING THE TEXAS LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY HARD THIS SUMMER. MOST PRODUCERS HAVE REDUCED THE SIZE OF THEIR HERDS. AGDAY REGIONAL REPORTER ERICA GOSS TALKS WITH TWO BEEF PRODUCERS WHO STRUGGLE TO FIND FEED AND WATER FOR THEIR HERDS.

TEXAS HAYLINE:
IN TEXAS, THE STATE'S AG COMMISSIONER IS REACHING OUT TO OTHER STATES LOOKING FOR HAY. THE STATE UPDATED ITS "HAY HOTLINE" TO HELP CONNECT RANCHERS WITH HAY PRODUCERS ACROSS THE NATION. LETTERS WERE SENT TO AG SECRETARIES AND COMMISSIONERS IN OTHER STATES, LOOKING FOR HAY DONATIONS FOR TEXAS RANCHERS. HE'S ALSO SEEKING GRAZING LAND. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE ON-LINE VERSION AT WWW.TEXASAGRICULTURE.GOV/HAYHOTLINE. THERE'S ALSO A PHONE NUMBER, WHICH IS 877-429-1998.

MACHINERY MINUTE; DEERE:
MACHINERY MINUTE TAKES US TO THE ROLL-OUT OF JOHN DEERE'S 2012 EQUIPMENT LINE-UP. AT THE FARM PROGRESS SHOW THIS WEEK THE PUBLIC IS GETTING ITS FIRST LOOK. AGDAY GOT A SNEAK PEAK LAST WEEK. TODAY WE'LL FOCUS ON THE CHANGES TO THE CAB IN THE S-SERIES COMBINE. DEERE SAYS THE CAB IS MORE SPACIOUS AND OPERATOR-FRIENDLY. THE NEW COMBINE ALSO OFFERS - AS AN OPTION - A HYDRAULIC FOLDING COVER FOR THE GRAIN TANK THAT YOU OPERATE FROM THE CAB.

MACHINERY MINUTE; AGRITECHNICA:
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A TRIP TO EUROPE TO SEE ONE OF THE LARGEST EQUIPMENT SHOWS IN THE WORLD! FARM JOURNAL IS TEAMING-UP WITH THE ORGANIZERS OF AGRI-TECHNICA TO GIVE YOU THIS OPPORTUNITY THIS FALL. THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW IS HELD EVERY OTHER YEAR IN HANOVER, GERMANY. IT'S SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 15TH-THRU-THE 19TH. THE WINNER GETS AIRFARE FOR TWO, FOUR NIGHT HOTEL STAY, SHOW TICKETS, AND HERE'S HOW YOU ENTER. WRITE A LETTER - NO MORE THAN 150 WORDS - ON WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND AND WHAT YOU HOPE TO LEARN. EMAIL YOUR LETTER TO ADDRESS ON YOUR SCREEN - - WWW.AGRITECHNICATRIP@FARMJOURNAL.COM. FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, GO TO WWW.MYMACHINERY.COM. THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS OCTOBER FIRST.

ANALYSIS:
MIKE NORTH

IN THE COUNTRY; FARMERS MARKETS:
ON THIS PROGRAM, WE TALK A LOT ABOUT "BEAR MARKETS" AND USUALLY IT'S ASSOCIATED WITH GRAIN SALES. BUT THIS MORNING, "BARE" MARKET MEANS A FEW LESS CHOICES AT A FARMERS MARKET. IN OTHER WORDS - THE CUPBOARD IS BARE. RETHA COLCLASURE FROM AFFILIATE KFYR TAKES US TO ONE MARKET FEELING THE AFFECTS OF A TOUGH GROWING SEASON. THANKS RETHA. A NEW WEAPON IN THE BATTLE OVER CHOCOLATE MILK. FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY IS NEXT.

TRUE MOO:
IN THE DEBATE OVER CHOCOLATE MILK IN THE NATION'S SCHOOL SYSTEMS, DEAN FOODS HAS COME-UP WITH ITS RESPONSE. DEAN FOODS ANNOUNCED THE NATIONWIDE RETAIL LAUNCH OF TRU-MOO. DEAN SAYS THIS CHOCOLATE MILK IS 130 CALORIES PER SERVING, ABOUT 40 MORE CALORIES THAN PLAIN WHITE MILK. THE COMPANY SAYS THE DRINK IS MADE WITH 15% LESS SUGAR AND WITHOUT HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. DEAN FOODS RAN SOME TEST MARKETS IN THE NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST. NOW IT WILL ROLL-OUT TRUE-MOO ACROSS ITS VARIOUS REGIONAL BRAND NAMES.

MILK IN SCHOOL:
SEVERAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING LOS ANGELES, DISCUSSED REMOVING FLAVORED MILK FROM THE CAFETERIA.
THEY BELIEVED CHOCOLATE MILK WAS PART OF THE OBESITY PROBLEM IN THE U.S. TO LEARN MORE, GO TO WWW.TRUMOO.COM.

CONTACT PAGE:
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! CONTACT US AT 800-792-4329. OR DROP AN EMAIL TO INBOX@AGDAY.COM. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK.
 

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