AgDay Daily Recap -January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 18, 2013

CARGILL CLOSING:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST BEEF PROCESSORS IN THE COUNTRY IS CUTTING THOUSANDS OF JOBS AND IT SAYS THE NATION'S SHRINKING BEEF HERD IS TO BLAME.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER:

HEAVY RAINS OVER THE WEEKEND PUMPED A SURGE OF WATER INTO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTED WATER LEVELS NEAR ST. LOUIS WERE UP TWO FEET COMPARED TO LAST WEEK. AND IN THEBES ILLINOIS, THERE WERE REPORTS THE WATER ROSE NEARLY 9 FEET OVER THE WEEKEND. BUT, LYNN MUENCH WITH THE AMERICAN WATERWAYS OPERATORS TOLD AGRITALK, THAT WATER IS DISAPPEARING QUICKLY. THEY EXPECT TRAFFIC TO HAULT WITHIN A WEEK OR SO.

LEVEE SYSTEM:

EXTREME DROUGHT AND LOW WATER LEVELS MAKES MEMORIES OF THE 2011 FLOOD SEEM DISTANT. YET THERE'S GROWING CONCERN ABOUT THE NATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE AND ITS ABILITY TO RETAIN FLOOD WATERS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS'S HAVEN DAILY REPORTS.

CROP WATCH:

SOME PARTS OF THE CORNBELT GOT SOME DECENT RAIN LATELY, BUT OTHERS ARE STILL PARCHED. CINDI CLAWSON HAS DETAILS FROM THE AGDAY WEATHER-CENTER.

LEASE TIPS:

AS WE MENTIONED THURSDAY, A MAJOR FOCUS AT THIS YEAR'S FARM BUREAU MEETING WAS ENERGY EXPLORATION. AS AMERICA'S LAND OWNERS, FARMERS AND RANCHERS PLAY A UNIQUE ROLE OUR ENERGY FUTURE.

PROFIT BRIEFING:

IN AGRIBUSINESS - WE SAW SOME SHIFTS IN EXPORT NUMBERS FROM USDA'S RECENT SUPPLY-DEMAND REPORT. HERE TO SORT-OUT THE NUMBERS IS PROFARMER EDITOR CHIP FLORY AND SENIOR MARKET ANALYST BRIAN GRETE. THEY JOIN US FROM THE PRO FARMER STUDIOS.

MONEY RESOLUTIONS:

NEXT TO GETTING IN SHAPE OR DROPPING BAD HABITS, DOING A BETTER JOB OF HANDLING MONEY IS A COMMON AND WORTHWHILE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION. ESPECIALLY SINCE MOST OF US ARE GETTING A LITTLE LESS IN OUR PAYCHECKS THIS YEAR THANKS TAX CHANGES. EXPERTS WITH UT EXTENSION OFFER SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU MEET THAT GOLA IN 2013. AS CHUCK DENNEY WITH THE UT INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE REPORTS, A GOOD START IS SAYING "NO" TO YOURSELF ON OCCASION. HE POINTS OUT THAT NATIONALLY, TENNESSEE RANKS IN THE BOTTOM FIVE STATES FOR PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES.

SMITHSONIAN AG:

WHEN YOU VISIT A MUSEUM THESE DAYS, IT'S LIKELY TO SHOWCASE SOME AGING IRON FROM THE LAST CENTURY TO REPRESENT AGRICULTURE. BUT ONE OF THE PREMIER MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD WANTS TO CHANGE WHAT NON-FARM VISITORS SEE WHEN IT COMES TO MODERN AG AND FOOD PRODUCTION.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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