AgDay Daily Recap - September 5, 2011

September 7, 2011 04:02 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY:
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

NORTH DAKOTA HARVEST:
GOOD MORNING. HAPPY LABOR DAY. SINCE IT IS A HOLIDAY, THE MARKETS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES ARE CLOSED TODAY. THAT MEANS USDA WILL NOT BE RELEASING ITS WEEKLY CROP PROGRESS REPORT THIS AFTERNOON. IT'LL BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY. MEANWHILE HARVESTERS ARE ROLLING FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS TO THE DELTA, CUTTING WHEAT TO RICE AND SOME CORN. WE HAVE TWO REPORTS AND WE BEGIN WITH NICK DREYER ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER.

RICE HARVEST:
THANKS NICK. NOW TO THE DELTA. RICE HARVEST IS MOVING ALONG. IN LOUISIANA, FARMERS ARE ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH THE CROP. WEATHER CREATED CHALLENGES EARLY-ON. BUT AS TOBIE BLANCHARD TELLS US FROM THIS REPORT FROM THE LSU AG-CENTER, RICE PLANTS REBOUNDED NICELY.

ANALYSIS:
BOB UTTERBACK

HAIL DAMAGE:
DON'T BE MISTAKEN - THIS IS NOT A HARVESTED CORN FIELD. IT WAS SHREDDED BY HAIL ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO IN SOUTHWEST IOWA. DURING THE PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR, SCOUTS SAW FIRST HAND SOME WIDE-SPREAD DAMAGE IN PAGE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES. DAMAGE LIKE THIS IS WHAT LOWERED THE STATE'S AVERAGE CORN YIELD.

HAIL RESEARCH:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ESTIMATES THAT HAIL CAUSES MORE THAN 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS IN PROPERTY DAMAGES EACH YEAR IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT'S JUST AN AVERAGE. SOME OF THOSE LOSSES ARE CROPS, BUT MOST ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DAMAGE TO HOMES AND CARS.  AGDAY METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN TOURED THE RESEARCH LABS AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF STATE FARM INSURANCE. THERE, HE SAW HOW ENGINEERS ARE STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF HAIL.

IN THE COUNTRY; OLD TRACTOR:
AS WE CELEBRATE LABOR DAY, OUR NEXT STORY SHOWCASES ONE OF THE PIONEERS THAT PAVED THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IN THIS COUNTRY. HENRY FORD HAD MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN HIS LIFETIME, INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ASSEMBLY LINE. HE'S CREDITED WITH HAVING THE IDEA THAT LED TO MASS PRODUCTION. THROUGH HIS IMAGES, AGDAY PHOTOJOURNALIST MIKE BYERS TELLS THE STORY OF A TRACTOR, A MAN, AND THE MEMORIES OF HENRY FORD. OUR THANKS TO PHOTOJOURNALIST MIKE BYERS FOR THAT REPORT. STILL TO COME, WHY A NEW STUDY MAY GIVE PATIENTS WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY NEW HOPE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE DEBILITATING DISEASE. AG FOR YOUR HEALTH IS NEXT.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY:
EACH LABOR DAY WEEKEND, THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION CONDUCTS A TELETHON. IT'S AN IMPORTANT WAY FOR MDA TO RAISE MONEY FOR RESEARCH. SOME OF THAT RESEARCH IS CONDUCTED AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. THIS YEAR, THEY DISCOVERED THAT COMBINING TWO DRUGS THAT HAVE BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR DECADES, WILL SLOW PROGRESS OF THE DISEASE. CLARK POWELL HAS DETAILS.

 

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