AgDay Daily Recap -January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 30, 2013

WHEAT CONDITIONS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A CROP CONDITION UPDATE THROUGH THE PLAINS HAS WINTER WHEAT IN TOUGH SHAPE TO START THE NEW YEAR.

CANADIAN WHEAT PLANTINGS:

NORTH OF THE BORDER IN CANADA, EARLY NUMBERS INDICATE A BIG EXPANSION OF WHEAT ACRES. PLANTINGS ARE ESTIMATED AT LEAST 10 PERCENT HIGHER ACCRODING TO THE NATION'S WHEAT BOARD. THAT WOULD MAKE CANADA THE WORLD'S THIRD LARGEST EXPORTER OF WHEAT.

ROCK REMOVAL:

CONTRACTORS WILL BE MOVING NORTH ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO REMOVE EVEN MORE ROCK FORMATIONS WHICH HAVE THREATENED BARGE TRAFFICE. THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS ACCEPTED THE BIDS TO ALLEVIATE ROCK PINNACLES NEAR GRAND TOWER, ILLINOIS.

RIVER SPILL:

MEANWHILE, RIVER TRAFFIC HAS STOPPED NEAR VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI AFTER TWO TANKER BARGES STRUCK A BRIDGE. ONE OF THE BARGES IS LEAKING OIL. MORE THAN 300 BARGES - UP RIVER AND DOWN RIVER FROM THE SPILL - ARE STUCK AS CLEAN-UP CONTINUES. THE COAST GUARD IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE BRIDGE INCIDENT.

CROP WATCH:

WINTER DRYNESS IS PROBLEM IN PLACES THROUGH THE COUNTRY. OUR OWN METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN HAS AN EXAMPLE OR TWO IN THIS MORNING'S CROP WATCH. GOOD MORNING MR. HOFFMAN.

NEW CROP:

AS THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMING ENTERS THE FAMILY OPERATION, GROWTH IS TOP OF MIND FOR MANY. AND SOME ARE WILLING TO PAY THE HEFTY PRICETAG THAT COMES WITH AQCUIRING NEW LAND. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN INTRODUCES US TO ONE YOUNG INDIANA FARMER WHO'S LEARNING GROWTH DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN GETTING BIGGER IN SIZE. INSTEAD, IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS.

ANALYSIS:

EARLIER IN THE PROGRAM YOU SAW HOW A YOUNG FARMER IS TAKING STEPS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN HIS CHOSEN CAREER. PART OF THAT SUCCESS INVOLVES MARKETING. IN ANALYSIS, FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL LOOKS FOR OTHER TIPS FOR THE "NEW CROP"

TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR:

THIS WEEK AS SOME OF THE BIGGEST FARMERS IN THE COUNTRY MAKE THEIR WAY TO CHICAGO FOR THE ANNUAL TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR. AS IS CUSTOMARY, EACH YEAR AT THAT EVENT, OUR COUSINS AT TOP PRODUCER MAGAZINE SELECT A TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. YOU MAY REMEMBER LUKE BRUBAKER AND HIS FAMILY. WE PROFILED THEM IN 2011 WHEN HIS OPERATION WAS NAMED INNOVATIVE DAIRY FARM OF THE YEAR. TOMORROW WE'LL MEET THE THIRD FINALST, DAVE NELSON.

OYSTER STUDY:

FLORIDA RESEARCHERS ARE TAKING TO THE AIR TO FIND WAYS TO PROTECT THE OYSTER POPULATION WHICH HAS SEEN A DRAMATIC DECLINE.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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