Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. In the debate over antibiotic use in livestock, pork producers are being encouraged to get ahead of government mandates.
We may find out Friday how the World Trade Organization stands on the US country of origin labeling law.
TEXAS CATTLE DEATHS:
In other news from our partners at Beef Today - animal health officials in Texas are investigating the mysterious death of 15 cattle. It appears the deaths are somehow associated with a well-known variety of forage called Tifton 85 Bermuda grass.
In Colorado, the forest service now says their wildfires are the largest in state history. Firefighters are battling massive fires near Boulder to the north and Colorado Springs to the south. That southern fire doubled in size Tuesday night to about 24 square miles. It’s indeed dry in Colorado, Mike Hoffman has more in cropwatch.
In agribusiness today - one of the biggest seed companies in the US is making a name-change. The company now called Pioneer Hi-Bred will start going by the name DuPont Pioneer. Pioneer is owned by DuPont. The change goes into effect on Sunday. According to a company news release, the new DuPont Pioneer name reflects a joint commitment, allowing DuPont and Pioneer to work closer together, to find solutions to global hunger.
Many dairy farmers don't have much time to have fun, especially if they're involved with milking the herd twice a day. Vacation? Forget-about-it. However, there's a farm family in Wisconsin that has found a way to have good-ole family-time away from the milking parlor. In this report provided by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, the Heller family says it's a splash. The Heller’s are so dedicated to the sport that during the winter months they travel to Florida and train with a coach just to keep-up their skills.
FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:
Do you prefer your bananas green, brown or yellow? Researchers have found a product from green bananas could be good for people with limited diet options. If fish isn't in among the list of your favorite foods, this next story may change that.