AgDay Daily Recap -January 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 31, 2013

IMMIGRATION REFORM:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. STEPS TO REFORM IMMIGRATION POLICY IN THIS COUNTRY ARE BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE...AND AMERICAN AGRICULTRE WILL BE WATCHING CLOSELY.

EGG PRODUCERS:

FEDERAL LEGISLATION THAT CONCERNS SOME BEEF GROUPS COULD SOON BE IN FRONT OF CONGRESS. THE MEASURE INVOLVES HOUSING FOR HENS. IT WAS A DEAL STRUCK BETWEEN UNITED EGG PRODUCERS AND THE ANIMAL ACTIVIST GROUP HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES.

CATTLE PRICES:

CATTLE FUTURES SOFTENED A BIT WEDNESDAY AFTER A BIG MOVE EARLIER IN THE WEEK.

INVENTORY REPORT:

AND COMING UP ON FRIDAY. IT'S THE BI-ANNUAL CATTLE INVENTORY REPORT. THAT'S THE OFFICIAL COUNT OF CATTLE AND CALVES IN THE COUNTRY. IT SHOULD GIVE US A SNAP SHOT OF THE NATIONAL HERD SIZE AND WHETHER CATTLE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO FALL.

CROP WATCH:

FROM SEVERE WEATHER AND TORNADO'S IN GEORGIA TO SNOW SCATTERED ACROSS THE MIDWEST, IT'S BEEN A WILD COUPLE OF WEATHER DAYS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS OUR FIRST LOOK AT WEATHER IN THIS MORNING'S CROP WATCH.

FOOD WARNING:

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS TABULATED A DECADES' WORTH OF DATA ABOUT FOODBORNE DISEASE OUTBREAKS.

CHEESE DUMPING:

CHEESE MADE FROM RAW MILK IS AT THE CENTER OF CONTROVERSY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI. THIS WEEK, DAIRYMAN, JOSEPH DIXON, DESTROYED 15 TONS OF CHEESE AFTER LOSING A TWO YEAR BATTLE AGAINST THE STATE OF MISSOURI. AND THE CHEESE, ITS BEEN UNDER LOCK-AND-KEY THE WHOLE TIME. LINDA RUSSELL FROM AGDAY AFFILIATE K-Y-TV IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI REPORTS THAT DIXON AND HIS SUPPORTERS FEEL IT'S GOVERNMENT OVER-REACH.

CME HOURS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY - THE OWNER OF THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE APPEARS READY TO REDUCE THE LENGTH OF THE TRADING DAY FOR ITS GRAIN AND OILSEED MARKETS.

TOP PRODUCER:

THIS WEEK WE'RE PROFILING CANDIATES FOR TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. ITS AN AWARD GIVEN OUT BY COURPORTATE COUSINS OVER AT TOP PRODUCER MAGAZINE. THIS YEAR ALL THREE FINALISTS ARE UNIQUELY QUALIFIED FOR THE HONOR. THEY ARE JOHN CARROLL OF CARROLL FARMS. RATHER THAN RETURN HOME TO ILLINOIS, TODAY, HE MANAGES 30 THOUSAND ACRES IN BRAZIL. LUKE BRUBAKER, A FARMER AND DAIRYMAN FROM MOUNT JOY PENNSYLVANIA.  HIS THREE CENTURY FARM HAS FOUND A WAY TO GROW AND DO IT IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY. AND FINALLY THIS MORNING WE MEET DAVE NELSON FROM FORT DODGE.  AFTER SPENDING A DECADE OR MORE IN THE INDUSTRY HE FOUND A WAY TO COME HOME TO THE FAMILY FARM.

LETTUCE PRICES:
IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, THOSE MIXING A SALAD INTO DINNER TIME LATELY MAY HAVE NOTICED A DRAMATIC SPIKE IN PRICES. ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY WATCHERS, LETTUCE PRICES ARE FIVE TIMES WHAT THEY WERE AROUND CHRISTMAS.

PROSTATE CANCER RISK:

IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS OF OUR GENERATION. PROSTATE CANCER. A PROBLEM THAT AFFECTS ROUGHLY TWO AND A HALF MILLION MEN.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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