AgDay Daily Recap -August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012 05:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 6, 2012

DISASTER RELIEF:

Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. While the nation's farmers and ranchers see their livelihoods shrivel under the drought, disaster assistance is not on the congressional calendar.

DROUGHT WATCH:
As we continue our drought-watch coverage, the US livestock industry could have a drastically different appearance once this drought dissipates. We talked with one of the leading experts in the country about the long-term impact the drought of 2012 is having. We know the corn crop potential withered away in the summer heat this year, but just how big is the decline? A brand new forecast from Farm Futures magazine surprised even some analysts.

CROP WATCH:

As USDA gets ready to release another crop progress report, all eyes are on corn and beans.

How bad or how good is it? Cindy Clawson joins us this morning with a cross country look.

PIG FLU:

A warning for fair goers from the CDC. Its advising attendees to be on the look out for a new strain of flu spreading between hogs and people.

LAND VALUES:

In agribusiness today...despite the drought, farm land values continue to rise in 2012. The latest USDA report shows per acre land values are up nearly 11% in the last year.

RIVERBEND FARMS:
As we know very well in this business, land is precious and valuable. But how do you put a price on land that's used by a prison. Well when it's used by inmates to grow their own food supply and learn new work skills, the results may be priceless. Chuck Denney has details in this report provided by the University of Tennessee.The University of Tennessee Extension has future plans to teach educational courses on AG production at the river-bend farm.

FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY:

A drink that hit record levels in 2011 has been topped by a fierce competitor full of energy. The battle between bottled water and energy drinks has been a big one, but energy drinks are now winning. The newest face to be featured on the front of a cereal box is a 16 year old who has made quite the name for herself this week. Gabby Douglas is leaving the London Olympics with not only two gold medals, but a deal with Kellogg’s.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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