AgDay Daily Recap - June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 05:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JUNE 27, 2012

TOMATO DUMPING:

Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. One of the leading states in tomato production says US growers are suffering from unfair "dumping" - and they want action.

CHINA DDG:

In another dumping case, china says it is ending its anti-dumping probe of US dried distillers grains. The US Grains Council says China launched its investigation against the US in 2010.

DOOR STEPS DOWN:

Meanwhile, the US Grains Council announced Tuesday it has selected the next president of its organization. Thomas Sleight gets the nod. He replaces Tom Door, who is retiring. Sleight's been with USGC off and on - for nearly 20 years in various posts.

CROP WATCH:

Let's get your first look at farm country weather on this Wednesday morning. Mike Hoffman has some comments from the field, Mike.

HARVEST OF BEAUTY:

This morning, its part 3 of our series, Harvest of Beauty. I recently traveled to Oklahoma and Kansas to follow wheat harvest through the southern plains. As crops mature and crews move north, the threat of losing an entire harvest to one bad storm is very real Today I introduce you to one farmer who's accustomed to the race against an unstoppable opponent.

CASE GREAT PLAINS:

In agribusiness today – Case IH and Great Plains manufacturing are joining forces to expand the use of twin-row planters.

GOOSE BANDING:

Did your mom or dad ever send you on a "wild goose chase?"  Chances are, you were not really looking for a goose. Your folks just wanted you to go-away for a while. But if you work or volunteer for your states’ DNR, you might be chasing after an actual goose. In this report from the Iowa DNR, Joe Wilkinson explains the annual goose banding project. Joe says only a handful of smaller communities in Iowa have tried other options to re-locate Canada geese. That includes hunting or harassing geese out of an area.

FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:

In today's food and your family, cranberry growers are worried about new rules for school vending machines. USDA is expected to unveil the changes soon. Those schools may want to include more apples in kid’s diets.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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