Good morning I’m Tyne Morgan in for Clinton Griffiths. The soybean market is acting like an amusement park ride - as it goes up and down.
As we said earlier Clinton is on assignment. He's been in Kansas covering the wheat harvest. As of Monday 20% was already harvested and 62% was mature. That stands in stark contrast to the previous year of 8 percent mature. Clinton said weekend rains kept combines out of the fields early Monday. Mike Hoffman has more in cropwatch.
IOWA LAND VALUES:
In news from our partners at land-owner newsletter, it appears Iowa land professionals are even more bullish than previously thought about the outlook on farmland.
It's been a rollercoaster for fruit production this year. Several states are weeks ahead in ripe fruit, while others have little to none left on the trees and bushes. As we reported last week, states like Michigan, Florida and Georgia, were hit by a cold snap this spring causing fruit crops to suffer. In the south, it's blueberries that took a big hit and states like Florida and Georgia have to look north to supply their berry lovers. I talked to one farmer who told me a big crop in that southern state is creating big hopes for a successful year.
Before we move along on this Wednesday morning, we want to welcome the newest affiliate to join the growing list of TV stations that air AgDay.
CASE IN TEXAS:
Farmers and ranchers - for the most part - are quite committed to a certain color of farm equipment. If you drive Case "red", there's a good chance you will not touch Deere "green". So what happens when your last name is Case. Is there any doubt what equipment you run?
As it turns-out, the Case family of Texas also run "red" Herefords. We get details from Nathan Smith in this report provided by the Texas Farm Bureau. According to the Case IH website, Jerome increase case established the Racine threshing machine works in Racine, Wisconsin in 1842. In 1863, he named the company after himself.
FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:
In food and your family, as more people seem to be in a rush over lunch, purchasing sandwiches away from home is growing in popularity. Meanwhile, the drive-thru appears to be the preferred "path" when visiting a quick-service restaurant. That's according to new research from the NPD group - another food research firm.