AgDay Daily Recap -April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

APRIL 28, 2014

 

 

TPP DEAL:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AFTER A TRIP TO JAPAN LAST WEEK PRESIDENT OBAMA AND STATE OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE FOUND A WAY FORWARD ON THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP.

JAPAN PEDV:

THE WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH HAS ISSUED AN ALERT FOR JAPAN'S OUTBREAK OF PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA VIRUS.  THE DISEASE FIRST BROKE OUT IN OCTOBER. IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS WITH THE NUMBER OF CASES INCREASING IN DECEMBER.  RESEARCH HAS FOUND THE TYPE OF DISEASE IS VERY SIMILAR TO A STRAIN FROM CHINA. UNLIKE THE U-S, JAPAN DOES HAVE PED-V VACCINES THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE COUNTRY'S MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.

BRAZILLIAN BEEF:

BRAZIL IS INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE CASE OF ATYPICAL B-S-E, THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE BRAZIL AGRICULTURE MINISTRY.  IT'S BEEN JUST A YEAR SINCE SEVERAL COUNTRIES BANNED BRAZILIAN BEEF AFTER THE DISEASE WAS CONFIRMED THERE.  THIS LATEST BSE NEWS COMES JUST AS THE COMMENT PERIOD WITH USDA CLOSED OVER ALLOWING FRESH BEEF IMPORTS FROM 14 BRAZILIAN STATES.  USDA RECEIVED MORE THAN 800 COMMENTS ON THE RULE FIRST PROPOSED IN DECEMBER 2013

CHINA IMPORTS:

MEANWHILE, BEEF IMPORTS INTO CHINA COULD GROW SUBSTANTIALLY OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. A RABOBANK REPORT SAYS AS BEEF PRODUCTION IN CHINA CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE, SUPPLIES AREN'T KEEPING UP WITH DEMAND. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS PROVIDING SOME SUPPORT, BUT RABOBANK DOESN'T THINK IT'S ENOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH THEIR DEMAND FOR BEEF. RABOBANK EXPECTS BEEF IMPORTS TO GROW ANYWHERE FROM 15 TO 20 PERCENT IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

WEATHER OUTLOOK:

LAST WEEK, SUNSHINE BROKE THROUGH AND TEMPERATURES WARMED UP IN MANY PLACES. IN THE CORN BELT, THE RACE TO PLANT WAS ON. NOW A MAJOR SHIFT IN WEATHER PATTERNS HAS PLANTERS COMING TO A HALT IN MANY STATES AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES STICKING AROUND FOR A WHILE.

CROP WATCH:

IT IS CLINTON. MUCH OF THAT IS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT'S JUST GOING TO DUMP WATER ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY. I'LL HAVE MORE ON THAT A LITTLE LATER IN WEATHER. AS FAR AS CROPWATCH GOES ON THIS MONDAY MORNING, IT'S A MIXED BAG FOR PLANTING PROGRESS.

PLANTING PROGRESS:

THE MOST RECENT PLANTING PROGRESS REPORT WILL BE RELEASED THIS AFTERNOON FROM U-S-D-A. LAST WEEK'S NUMBERS DREW SOME CRITICISM, AS MANY BELIEVED THE FIGURES IN STATES LIKE ILLINOIS WERE LOW. LAST YEAR PLANTING PROGRESS JUMPED UP 40 PERCENTAGE POINTS IN JUST ONE WEEK. COULD WE SEE SOMETHING SIMILAR IN TODAY'S NUMBERS? AL PELL DISCUSSES THAT IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS.

MACHINERY PETE:

IT'S MACHINERY PETE MONDAYS, AND THIS WEEK GREG GIVES US A LITTLE CANADAIAN FLAVOR WITH SOME FARM AUCTION FINDS.

LAUNCHING CAREERS:

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS ARE GETTING INCREASING ATTENTION IN OUR NATION'S SCHOOLS. THAT'S BECAUSE GLOBAL COMPETITION TO FILL HIGH-TECH JOBS IS ON THE RISE. A 4-H CHAPTER IN INDIANA HAS FOUND A WAY TO GET AHEAD OF THE TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CURVE - AND HAVE FUN DOING IT.  AGDAY NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN SHOWS US HOW THEY'RE BLASTING INTO A INNOVATIVE CAREER FIELD IN A VERY UNIQUE WAY.

GRAINS VS. GREENS:

A NEW STUDY EVALUATES THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF GROUND BEEF FROM BOTH SYSTEMS.
IN THE STUDY MEN CONSUMED BOTH TYPES OF GROUND BEEF FOR FIVE WEEKS. THESE MIDDLE AGED GUYS SAW A DECREASE IN GOOD CHOLESTEROL ON THE GRASS FED BEEF. WHILE EATING GRAIN FED BEEF THE MEN SAW AN INCREASE IN H-D-L OR GOOD CHOLESTEROL. NEITHER TYPE OF BEEF INCREASED BAD CHOLESTEROL. THE RESEARCHERS SAY THERE CONTINUES TO BE NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE-- SO FAR-- SUPPORTING THE CLAIM THAT CONSUMING GROUND BEEF FROM GRASS-FED CATTLE IS A HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE TO GRAIN-FED GROUND BEEF.

CHOBANI:

THE GREEK YOGURT INDUSTRY HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF the PAST FEW YEARS. AND ONE MAJOR YOGURT BRAND HAS MORE EXPANSION IN STORE.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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