TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 18, 2012
Farmers say with nitrogen urea prices up over 80-cents per unit, and the rally in soybeans in April, many of them switched some corn back to beans. There’s also a bigger bean crop in Louisiana. LSU AG center correspondent Craig Gautreaux gives an update on the current conditions.
The USDA’s Nass office says farmers and ranchers hired five percent fewer workers in early 2012. The numbers are part of its may farm labor report.
The debate continues over changes to trading hours at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The latest from the CME is to shorten the day back from 22 hours to 21.
In addition to the CME changes, the other big market news involves Europe’s continuing money woes. Chip Flory and Brian Grete join us from our Profarmer studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa to lay it all out in this week's profit briefing.
Its legend continues to wind its way through modern American history. Route 66 was "the" way to travel the country for decades. One of the halfway stops on that old route has reopened in southwest Missouri. Spared from foreclosure and demolition, the Boots Motel is welcoming back guests. Steve Grant from our affiliate KY3 has the story. A neat piece of history there, and you can be part of it yourself but don't plan on staying until after October. The motel is booked up through October’s fall festival in Carthage.
FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:
If you're trying to figure out what to make or order for dinner this weekend, pizza may be of interest to you. Agriculture is throwing a Domino's pizza party as a way to say thanks for a recent move many are calling friendly to AG.
And a reminder - time is running out to register to win a brand new Yamaha side-by-side. We’re giving away this Rhino 700 next week.
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