AgDay Daily Recap - July 4, 2012

July 4, 2012 05:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JULY 4, 2012

7 DOLLAR CORN:

Good morning I’m Tyne Morgan in for Clinton Griffiths. The markets are closed on this Fourth of July. But the fireworks came early as July corn shot-up like a roman candle on Tuesday.

In Iowa - the top corn state – 62% is good to excellent.

CROP WATCH:

It's another hot one across much of the nation. Here's Mike Hoffman with cropwatch.

WHEAT HARVEST:

Thanks mike. As far as winter wheat harvest, it now sits at 69% completed. The Central and Southern Plains are finished.  In the hot & dry Midwest, the harvest is 30-to-40 points ahead. The northern tier and Pacific Northwest of the US has yet to start.

HARVEST OF BEAUTY:

As AgDay's Clinton Griffiths continues to paint a golden picture in our Harvest of Beauty series, he takes us to the wheat capital of the world. And it's that claim to fame that unifies a community with a little more than 8,000 people each year in Wellington, Kansas

SYNGENTA RIB:

In agribusiness today - the markets are closed today for the July 4th holiday. The ticker at the bottom of the screen reflects Tuesday’s early close. In other news - Syngenta’s refuge-in-a-bag corn has been approved by the EPA. Syngenta announced the EPA granted registration approval for two rib traits. The two products are Agrisure Viptera 32-20 EZ refuge and Agisure 31-22 EZ refuge. Both products have 5% blended refuge in the bag and will be available for the 2013 planting season.

FIREWORK MAKER:

A North Dakota farmer who became famous for his sparkling 4th of July firework shows is still leaving people ooing and awing. Now, his extraordinary homemade explosives are showing up in profession pyrotechnic competitions. Cliff Naylor from affiliate KFYR-TV gives us an inside look at a man who loves the sight of the rockets red glare and bombs bursting in air.

VEGGIES FIGHT PANCREATITIS:

In food and your family, if your Fourth of July menu includes fresh vegetables, that's good news for your pancreas.

SQUARE WATERMELON:

From veggies to fruit, watermelon is a must-have for most summer picnics. But how much would you be willing to pay for the flavorful fruit?

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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