TODAY ON AGDAY
MAY 3, 2012
Following last week's BSE case in California, two Asian export markets have now sent officials to the US to get a first-hand look at beef production. As we told you yesterday, South Korea dispatched a team earlier this week. Now, Taiwan is taking a similar step.
Good morning I’m Mike Hoffman. We heard from a farmer in Ripley County, Indiana - that's in the southeast corner. They finished planting corn on Monday. The farmer says that's only the 3rd time in 43 years of farming that they've planted corn in April. Conditions were very good.
Biotech crops continue to fill farm fields across the globe. In 2011, growers around the world planted nearly 400-million acres of biotech crops, up 8 percent from a year earlier.
So where is the industry headed? I got an update earlier this year.
This week while at Iowa based Pioneer, I found out, like many other companies Pioneer is preparing for the Roundup Ready One traits to roll off patent. Its leadership is planning a communication effort to remind growers seeds have multiple property restrictions. As for the possible rise of a generic market, leaders say it matters what gets planted.
ANALYSIS CHRIS HURT:
At many universities across the country, it's the end of another semester. For some students, graduation is upon us. Unfortunately, many grads haven't landed jobs yet. But if the degree is related to agriculture, there's a good chance you've already secured a job. In this morning's analysis, farm director Al Pell discusses the strong outlook for AG grads in this economy.
Entries are pouring-in from viewers who want to win this Rhino 700 from Yamaha. We'll be selecting one lucky winner later this month. It's loaded with accessories that will come-in handy for just about any job.
ITC FARM COLORS:
What color cow provides chocolate milk? For people on the farm, that's a silly question. But for
Children growing up away from AG, it's not so clear. Each growing generation seems to have less-and-less understanding of where their food comes from. In this segment provided by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing board, we meet an author who came up with a creative way to explain it to youngsters!
In food and your family, the government is speeding up its Ecoli testing process. Authorities say it will make tracking the deadly bacteria and subsequent recalls happen more quickly.
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