AgDay Daily Recap -January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 10, 2013

DROUGHT DECLARATION:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. PICKING-UP IN 2013 WHERE 2012 LEFT-OFF, USDA DECLARES NEARLY 600 COUNTIES AS AGRICULTURAL DISASTER AREAS DUE TO DROUGHT.

TEXAS CLIMATOLOGIST:

WHILE AT BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCES IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS TYNE MORGAN DISCUSSED THE CURRENT WEATHER PATTERNS WITH THE TEXAS STATE CLIMATOLOGIST. HE SAYS THERE'S NEITHER A STRONG EL NINO OR LA NINA, SO THERE'S NO REASON TO BE PESSIMISTIC OR OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FORECAST.

2012 REVIEW:

IN A RELATED NOTE, 2012 WAS  THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR THE LOWER 48 STATES. THAT'S ACCORDING TO DATA FROM THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER  IT SAYS 2012 ENDED AT 3.2 DEGREES HIGHER THAN THE 20TH CENTURY AVERAGE, 19 STATES HAD A RECORD WARM YEAR. IT WAS ALSO A VIOLENT WEATHER YEAR. N-C-D-C- SAYS THERE WERE 11 DISASTERS IN 2012 REACHING AT LEAST A BILLION DOLLARS IN LOSSES.

CROP INSURANCE PAYOUTS:

MEANWHILE U-S CROP INSURANCE INDEMNITIES FOR 2012 ARE CLOSE TO BUSTING THE RECORD AMOUNT PAID OUT AS A RESULT OF THE 2011 DROUGHT.

CROP WATCH:

A LARGE AREA OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS IS GETTING A NICE DOSE OF WINTER RAIN.

CINDI CLAWSON IS FILLING IN FOR MIKE HOFFMAN. GOOD MORNING CINDI.

ADT FINAL RULE:

IN NEWS FROM OUR BEEF SECTOR - THE AG DEPARTMENT PUBLISHED ITS NEW DISEASE TRACEABILITY RULE ON WEDNESDAY. THE RULE WILL HELP TRACK DOWN THE SOURCE OF A SICKENED ANIMAL DURING AN OUTBREAK.

U.S AG SECRETARY:
U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK SAYS ITS TIME FOR CONGRESS TO REFOCUS AND GET BACK TO WORK ON A NEW FARM BILL. THAT WAS PART OF HIS CONVERSTATION WITH OUR NEW CORPORATE COUSINS OVER AT THE AGRITALK RADIO NETWORK. HE ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO CLARIFY HIS RECENT COMMENTS ABOUT THE POLITICAL RELEVANCE OF RURAL AMERICA.

LINDSAY STOCK:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST IRRIGATION COMPANIES IS MAKING WAVES THIS WEEK. OMAHA BASED LINDSAY CORPORATION HAS SEEN ITS STOCK JUMP NEARLY TEN DOLLARS IN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS.

ANALYSIS:

AS PRODUCERS LOOK TOWARD PLANTING SEASON, ITS GETTING EVER CLOSER TO DECISION TIME FOR PLANTED ACRES. HERE TO HELP SORT OUT THE DECISION IS AL PELL AND ANDY SHISSLER WITH THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

PORK AWARD:

ALL THIS WEEK WE'VE BEEN HIGHLIGHTING PORK PRODUCERS WHO TAKE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP TO A NEW LEVEL. THEY USE NATURAL BARRIERS AND MAN-MADE TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT THE LAND AND WATER. IN ADDITION TO BEING GOOD STEWARDS. THEY ALSO WANT TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL PORK BOARD, CINDY CUNNINGHAM TAKES US TO DAWSON, MINNESOTA TO MEET THE DAHL FAMILY. THANKS CINDY. AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FOUR OF THIS YEARS WINNERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD PRESENTED BY THE PORK CHECKOFF AND NATIONAL HOG MAGAZINE. THE FOUR FAMILIES WILL BE HONORED AT THE NATIONAL PORK INDUSTRY FORUM IN MARCH.

AVOCADOES:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE ENJOYING THE TASTE AND TEXTURE OF AVOCADOS. ACCORDING TO THE USDA THE ANNUAL PER PERSON CONSUMPTION OF AVOCADOS IS NOW 4 AND HALF POUNDS.

FISH FOR BRAIN POWER:

AND THERE'S NEW EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS MOTHER'S WHO EAT FISH DURING PREGNANCY ARE HELPING BOOST THEIR CHILDREN'S BRAIN POWER. FOR YEARS DOCTORS HAVE WARNED AGAINST EATING TOO MUCH SEAFOOD BECAUSE OF MERCURY LEVELS. A NEW STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, LOOKED AT MOTHERS LIVING IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. THEY EAT 10 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF FISH THAN WOMEN IN THE U.S. AND MERCURY LEVELS THERE ARE ABOUT THE SAME.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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