AgDay Daily Recap - May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012 05:57 AM

MAY 7, 2012


One of the lines of discussion surrounding the new farm bill is focused on limiting crop insurance payments. In this report provided by the university of Illinois extension, Todd Gleason tells us what affect a limit might have on a grain farm.


USDA will release its latest crop progress report this afternoon. But from reading crop comments on Agweb, we know guys are running hard. Mike Hoffman has more in crop watch.


A Canadian oil company is making another attempt to build a pipeline across the central United States. TransCanada submitted a permit application to the US State Department for the Keystone XL Pipeline. This route would go from the US/Canada border in Montana to Steele City, Nebraska. It would bypass the Nebraska sand hills. The previous route cut thru that part of the state, which led to the denial of the first permit. Eventually the Keystone would hook-up to another pipeline, connecting to Texas. That project has already been approved.


USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on oil companies to think American. He's pushing for speedy adoption of e-15 ethanol.


China continues to shore-up its grain supplies with regular purchases from the US. But will they draw the line at 15-dollar soybeans? Let’s discuss in this morning's analysis. Farm Director Al Pell leads the way.


The clock is ticking of those of you who want to sign-up for the Yamaha Rhino giveaway.


On the wind-swept plains of northeast Montana - just a stone's throw from Canada - a museum full of aging iron keeps our farming heritage alive. Dozens of tractors and threshers honor a generation of power, which forever changed farming in the plains. Cliff Naylor from affiliate KFYR has our story.


Demand for ice cream continues to climb. Plus, will you eat healthier after you start a family?

Rising temps and the pitter patter of summer no doubt has many American’s thinking ice cream.

And they wouldn't be alone. According to packaged facts sales of ice cream now exceed 25 billion. It's often thought that starting a family will lead new parents to healthier eating habits. After all, they want to set an example for their children. But new research reveals it doesn't always work.


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