AgDay Daily Recap - November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010 02:58 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY:
NOVEMBER 24, 2010

GIPSA MICHELLE ROOK:
THE GIPSA COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED, BUT DEBATE CONTINUES TO RAGE IN THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY OVER PROPOSED RULES THAT WOULD TIGHTEN LIVESTOCK MARKETING STANDARDS. BOTH SIDES HAVE DONE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS TO BACK UP THEIR CLAIMS ABOUT THE IMPACT THE RULE WILL HAVE ON THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY. AGDAY'S MICHELLE ROOK LOOKS AT BOTH VIEWS AND ALSO TALKED TO AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK ABOUT WHETHER THE AGENCY WILL RUN ITS OWN ANALYSIS. THE OFFICIAL COMMENT PERIOD ON THE PROPOSED GIPSA RULE ENDED ON MONDAY. GENERALLY, THE AGENCY HAS 60 DAYS BEFORE ISSUING A FINAL RULE. HOWEVER WITH A RECORD NUMBER OF POSTINGS, THAT COULD BE DELAYED. THERE ARE REPORTS AS MANY AS 45,000COMMENTS WERE SUBMITTED TO USDA. THOSE COMMENTS CAME FROM NOT ONLY LIVESTOCK, BUT PORK AND POULTRY INDUSTRIES AS WELL.

ANGUS GENETIC TESTING:
BE IT CROPS OR LIVESTOCK...GENETIC SELECTION IS REALLY THE KEY TO QUALITY PRODUCTION. AND THE TOOLS TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS ARE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING. NEW TECHNOLOGY FROM THE AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION IS POISED TO MAKE A MAJOR IMPACT ON THE SPEED OF PRODUCTION PROGRESS. BEEF PRODUCERS AREN'T THE ONLY CATTLE BUSINESS USING GENOMIC DATA. THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IS ALSO UTILIZING THESE GENETIC COMPARISONS FOR SELECTION.

HARVEST OF THANKS:
AS WE GET SET TO CELEBRATE OUR RICH BLESSINGS ON THANKSGIVING, WE HOPE YOU CAN SPEND SOME TIME WITH US TOMORROW. ONCE AGAIN, AGDAY IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR SPECIAL HOLIDAY PROGRAM, HARVEST OF THANKS. THIS IS OUR ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO AMERICA'S FARMERS AND RANCHERS WHO WORK EVERYDAY PUTTING FOOD ON OUR TABLES. THIS YEAR, WE'LL VISIT PRODUCERS IN INDIANA, KANSAS, NEBRASKA AND NORTH DAKOTA. PLUS, WE'LL HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IN HOW WE HOPE TO SHARE THE BOUNTIFUL CROP THROUGH-OUT THE WORLD. JOIN US FOR HARVEST OF THANKS, TOMORROW ON AGDAY.

ANALYSIS:
ANDY SHISSLER

HONDA WINNER:
TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING, BUT FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER IT MAY AS WELL BE CHRISTMAS. TODAY WE'RE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE HONDA BIG RED ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE. YOU MAY REMEMBER, EARLIER THIS FALL WE ASKED YOU TELL US ONE HUNDRED AND ONE WAYS FARMERS OR RANCHERS USE AN ATV ON YOUR OPERATION. WE HAD A HUGE RESPONSE...AND WE THANK YOU FOR THAT. THE WINNER OF THE BRAND NEW MACHINE IS BOBBY COPLEY OF BAKER CITY, OREGON. BAKER CITY IS IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE STATE. BOBBY SAYS SHE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A COMPUTER AT HOME, SO WHEN SHE HEARD ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY ON THE SHOW, SHE WENT TO THE LIBRARY TO APPLY. CONGRATULATIONS BOBBY. ENJOY!

IN THE COUNTRY; URBAN TROUT:
MOST IOWA TROUT ANGLERS PICTURE COLD WATER WADING ON A SCORCHING SUMMER DAY, OR MAYBE FLICKING THEIR FAVORITE FALL FLY UNDER A CANOPY OF AUTOMN COLORS. BUT TROUT FISHING ISN'T JUST FOR THE COUNTRY ANYMORE. JOE WILKINSON WITH THE IOWA DNR FOLLOWS SOME COLD WEATHER TROUT TO THE CITY, IN HOPES OF EXPANDING TROUT FISHING TO MORE CITY DWELLERS ALONG THE WAY.  THANKS JOE. JOE SAYS ANGLERS STILL NEED TO BUY A FISHING LICENSE AND PAY A SMALL FEE IN ORDER TO CATCH THESE FISH. AND COMING UP NEXT, HOW NOT TO CATCH FOOD POISONING VIA THE PUMPKIN PIE. FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY AFTER THE BREAK.

PUMPKIN SAFETY:
AT MY HOUSE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON I'M ANTICIPATING THE PUMPKIN PIE. IN TODAY'S FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY FOOD SCIENTISTS AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ARE REMINDING CONSUMERS PUMPKIN PIES BELONG IN THE REFRIGERATOR. PUMPKIN PIES ARE MADE FROM EGGS AND MILK.
THAT HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT MEANS THEY'RE RIPE FOR BACTERIAL GROWTH. HOWEVER, MANY PEOPLE BUY PUMPKIN PIES SITTING OUT AT ROOM TEMPERATUREAT IN THE STORE. K-STATE SAYS THOSE PIES MUST BE MADE WITH SHELF STABLE INGREDIENTS, PRESERVATIVES AND ANTI MICROBIALS. IT DOESN'T MEAN IT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO STICK THEM IN THE ICE BOX ONCE YOU GET HOME.

HARVEST OF THANKS:
THAT MEANS YOU MARY...YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. AND OF COURSE, WE REMIND YOU TO JOIN US TOMORROW MORNING FOR HARVEST OF THANKS. IT'S A PERFECT TIME TO GATHER THE FAMILY AND SEE WHAT MAKES FARMING SUCH A SPECIAL WAY OF LIFE.

CONTACT PAGE:
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