AgDay Daily Recap -April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

APRIL 22, 2014

 

PEDV REPORTING:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER A YEAR OF DEALING WITH A DEADLY SWINE DISEASE THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SAYS IT NEEDS BETTER REPORTING OF PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA VIRUS. JOINING ME NOW AT THE NEWS DESK PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS OVER PURDUE PROFESSOR OF THE NEWS DESK IS PROF. CHRIS HURD IS AN ECONOMIST OVER PURDUE UNIVERSITY LETS TALK ABOUT THIS PEDV VIRUS WHERE WE AT NOW IT'S ALMOST BEEN A YEAR SINCE HIS FIRST OUTBREAK THAT'S RIGHT I THINK WHERE WERE AT RIGHT NOW IS TRYING TO REALLY GET OUR HANDS AROUND THIS DISEASE TO UNDERSTAND HOW IT'S TRANSMITTED AND WHAT'S THE MAGNITUDE OF THE DISEASE SO MANDATORY REPORTING AS PART OF USDA COMING IN AND SAYING THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT WE CAN'T JUST LET THAT HAPPEN WORKING THROUGH THE VETS WE HAVE TO HAVE SOME OVERSIGHT FROM A BROADER NATIONAL BASIS SO I THINK THATS WHERE WERE AT AT THIS POINT STILL LOTS OF UNCERTAINTY CERTAINLY IS WHAT THE DEATH LOSS HAS BEEN BUT THIS MAKES A LOT OF SENSE LETS GET OUR HANDS AROUND THIS LETS GET IT UNDER CONTROL BEFORE WE GO THROUGH ANOTHER WINTER SEASON WHERE IT OBVIOUSLY IT CAN HAVE BIG IMPACTS IS IT TOO LATE DID WE WAIT TOO LONG TO DO THIS OR IS THIS WERE KIND OF NOW TO THE POINT WHERE WE RECOGNIZE THAT YEAH THIS IS SOMETHING WE REALLY NEED TO JUMP AT I THINK IT WAS AN UNKNOWN DISEASE AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF MAGNITUDE IT WAS GOING TO HAVE IN THE EARLY GOING WE HAD TO GET INTO THE HOUR COOL MONTHS THE WINTER MONTHS TO REALLY SEE WHAT WAS IT'S A BAD DISEASE IT'S HARD TO CONTROL AND WE JUST HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ADDING GLAD TO HAVE USDA IS A PARTNER WITH THE PORK INDUSTRY DID GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PROBLEM.

ETHANOL:

A NEW STUDY SPLASHING ACROSS HEADLINES MONDAY, QUESTIONS THE GREEN-NESS CELLULOSIC ETHANOL. THAT'S THE TYPE OF ETHANOL MADE FROM PLANT LEFTOVERS LIKE CORN STOVER.

HAWAII GMO:

SEVERAL SEED COMPANIES ARE PUSHING BACK AGAINST ANTI-GMO REGULATIONS IN HAWAII. LAST YEAR LOCAL LAWMAKERS ON THE ISLAND OF KUH-WHY PASSED A LAW THAT RESTRICTS PRODUCTION OF SEEDS THAT CONTAIN GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS.
MOST OF THE TOP CORN SEED COMPANIES HAVE FACILITIES ON THAT ISLAND.  LAST WEEK, SEVERAL COMPANIES, INCLUDING SYNGENTA, DUPONT PIONEER, BASF AND AGRI-GENETICS FILED A MOTION ASKING FOR A JUDGE TO NULLIFY THE ORDINANCE, SAYING THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS WAS FLAWED. AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW, THE ORDINANCE TAKES AFFECT IN AUGUST.

CROP PROGRESS:

SPEAKING OF CROPS...THE USDA RELEASED IT'S LATEST CROP PROGRESS REPORT MONDAY AFTERNOON.

RICE PLANTING:

RICE PLANTING IS BEHIND SCHEDULE IN LOUISIANA BECAUSE OF THE COLD AND DAMP SPRING. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE LSU AGCENTER TOBIE BLANCHARD TALKED WITH A FARMER WHERE WEATHER AND BIRDS ARE
AFFECTING HIS CROP.

CROP WATCH:

BACK IN THE MIDWEST PARTS OF THE REGION HAD A NICE WARM-UP IN RECENT DAYS TO GET SOME FIELD WORK GOING. CINDI CLAWSON HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER, CINDI.

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE:

ALSO OUT OF WASHINGTON, IT LOOKS LIKE A DECISION ON THE KEYSTONE X-L PIPELINE WILL BE DELAYED, UNTIL AT LEAST AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.  THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE EXTENSION GIVES EIGHT FEDERAL AGENCIES MORE TIME TO WEIGH-IN ON THE PROJECT. PART OF THE DELAY IS LINKED TO UNCERTAINTY CREATED BY A RECENT NEBRASKA COURT RULING. IT SAID THE STATE BROKE THE LAW BY ATTEMPTING TO UNILATERALLY DICTATE A PIPELINE ROUTE.  THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED TWO AND A HALF MILLION PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE PROJECT.

JAPAN TRADE:

SOME DAIRY ISSUES WILL BE ON THE TABLE AS TALKS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND JAPAN RESUME THIS WEEK. NEGOTIATORS ARE WORKNG TO IRON OUT DETAILS ON THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP.

ANALYSIS:

DAIRY PRICES CONTINUE TO REMAIN HIGH. BUT CAN THEY HOLD. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL CONTINUES OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT WITH A LOOK AT WHY THOSE HIGH PRICES MAY FACE BUMPY WATER.

LAKE MEADE:

OPERATORS OF RECREATIONAL BUSINESSES ON WESTERN RESERVOIRS WORRY THAT ONGOING DROUGHT CONCERNS WILL KEEP BOATERS AND OTHER VISITORS FROM FLOCKING TO THE POPULAR SUMMER ATTRACTIONS.  SUCH IS THE CASE FOR LAKE MEADE, WHICH WAS FORMED BY HOOVER DAM. IT'S THE LARGEST RESERVOIR IN THE NATION...AND IT'S LEVELS ARE DROPPING.
HAVEN DAILEY HAS OUR STORY ABOUT LAKE MEADE, WHICH COULD ALMOST BE CALLED LAKE "NEED".

MEAT STUDY:

OVER THE PAST DECADE, VALUE CUTS STEAKS SUCH AS THE FLAT IRON AND THE DENVER CUT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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