AgDay Daily Recap -February 6, 2014

February 6, 2014 01:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

FEBRUARY 6, 2014

 

NCBA COVERGE:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS WHO'S ON ASSIGNMENT. LOWER FEED COSTS AND RECORD HIGH PRICES HAVE AMERICAS CATTLEMEN SINGING AN OPTIMISTIC TUNE IN 2014.

CATTLE:

ALSO AT THE CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION, ANALYSTS FROM CATTLE-FAX PRESENTED THEIR OUTLOOK FOR PRODUCERS IN 2014. THE ANALYSITS EXPECT MOISTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN ALL AREAS OF THE U-S, INCLUDING THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN WEST COAST. AND AS PRECIPITATION RETURNS TO NORMAL, FARMERS WILL BE ABLE TO BUILD THE CARRY OVER SUPPLY. THAT MEANS LOWER FEED COSTS OVER THE NEXT YEAR TO TWO YEARS AND IMPROVED FEEDER CATTLE AND CALF VALUES IN 2014.

CLEAN WATER ACT:

NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION HAS ALSO BEEN VERY VOCAL ABOUT THEIR OPPOSITION TO EPA'S PROPOSED CHANES IN THE CLEAN WATER ACT.  THAT DEBATE HEATED UP IN WASHINGTON D.C. YESTERDAY. THIS TIME IT WAS AROUND HOW SOME TEXAS AG GROUPS FEAR THE CHANGES COULD HINDER FARMERS AND RANCHERS ABILITY TO OPERATE.

KANSAS VS EPA:

MEANWHILE, KANSAS IS TAKING A LEGAL STANCE AGAINST EPA. THE KANAS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE IS FIGHTING TWO SEPARATE CASES BOTH OF WHICH DEAL WITH NUTRIENT RUNOFF.

CALIFORNIA RELIEF:

FEDERAL AID WILL FINALLY ARRIVE TO CALIFORNIA RANCHERS SUFFERING FROM A THREE-YEAR DROUGHT.

CROP WATCH:

WE'VE SEEN A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THE CONDITION RATING OF THE KANSAS WHEAT CROP. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER--CENTER.

ANALYSIS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS, WE HEAD BACK TO CATTLEMEN'S ANNUAL MEETING. WHILE MANY AG GROUPS ARE APPLAUDING CONGRESS FOR PASSING THE FARM BILL, NCBA WAS AGAINST IT. CLINTON TALKS TO THE ASSOCIATION'S LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR ON WHAT IMPLICATIONS IT COULD HAVE ON THE LABELING OF MEAT.

WISCONSIN CHEESE:

FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY, IT'S BEEN A RATHER TOUGH WINTER - BIG SNOW, HIGH WINDS AND BONE-CHILLY TEMPS. WISCONSIN IS NO STRANGER TO BRUTAL WINTERS. SO LEAVE IT TO THE DAIRY STATE TO FIND A "CHEESY" SOLUTION TO HELP KEEP ROADS SAFE. WE GET DETAILS IN THIS VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE WISCONSIN MILK MARKETING BOARD.

CVS TOBACCO:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, A MAJOR DRUG STORE HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL NO LONGER SELL TOBACCO PRODUCTS AT ITS STORES.

FOOD DESSERTS:

THE 2014 FARM BILL IS DAYS AWAY FROM BECOMING LAW. AND IN THE MEASURE IS MONEY TO HELP WITH FOOD DESERTS.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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