AgDay Daily Recap -January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 4, 2013

IMMIGRATION RULE:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IMMIGRATION REFORM IS A TOPIC MANY AG SECTORS HAVE EMBRACED FOR YEARS. NOW ITS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE 2013 MAY BE THE YEAR SOMETHING FINALLY CHANGES.

SENATE AG COMMITTEE:

THERE'S GOING TO BE A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP OF THE SENATE AG COMMITTEE. AS A DEMOCRAT, SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW WILL REMAIN THE CHAIR. HOWEVER, THERE'S A SHIFT IN THE RANKING MINORITY POSITION HELD BY REPUBLICANS.

DROUGHT MONITOR:

SNOW STORMS IN THE PLAINS AND MIDWEST THE PAST TWO WEEKS HAVE DONE LITTLE TO IMPROVE THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS. N A SEASONAL OUTLOOK RELEASED THURSDAY, THE U.S. CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER SAID EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT WAS LIKELY TO PERSIST ACROSS THE PLAINS FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.USDA METEOROLOGISTS HAVE A SIMILAR OUTLOOK. BOB ELLISON HAS DETAILS.

CROP WATCH:

WE TALKED TO BRAD RIPPEY SINCE THAT REPORT AND HE SAYS MUCH OF THE SOUTHEAST HAS BENEFITTED FROM RAINS SINCE CHRISTMAS. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS MORE IN CROPWATCH, MIKE.

PROFIT BRIEFING:

WE'VE SAID GOODBYE TO 2012 AND HELLO TO 2013. OUR PARTNERS AT PRO FARMER NEWSLETTER HAVE COMPILED A LIST OF THE BIG QUESTIONS FOR THIS NEW YEAR. THEY ALSO HAVE SOME POSSIBLE ANSWERS. PROFARMER EDITOR CHIP FLORY AND SENIOR MARKET ANALYST BRIAN GRETE JOIN US FROM THE PRO FARMER STUDIOS TO LOOK AT THE "TOP 13" OF 2013.

STRONG WOMEN:

WITH A NEW YEAR WE OFTEN SET GOALS TO LOSE WEIGHT AND GET HEALTHIER.

AS WOMEN AGE, THEY ARE AT RISK FOR OSTEOPOROSIS AND CAN LOSE STRENGTH, BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY. AN LSU AGCENTER NUTRITION AGENT IS HELPING WOMEN IN HER COMMUNITY BECOME 'STRONG WOMEN.' LSU AGCENTER CORRESPONDENT TOBIE BLANCHARD ATTENDED ONE OF THEIR WORKOUT SESSIONS. THE 'STRONG WOMEN' PROGRAM WAS STARTED BY A SCIENTIST AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY. IT GREW OUT OF RESEARCH SHE CONDUCTED ON BONE DENSITY IN WOMEN.

YIPPY SKIPPY:

A COMPANY BEST KNOWN FOR "SPAM" IS GETTING INTO THE PEANUT BUTTER BUSINESS. HORMEL FOODS HAS AGREED TO ACQUIRE SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER FROM UNILEVER.

EATING OUT:

DOES IT SEEM THAT YOU'RE EATING AWAY FROM HOME MORE OFTEN?  NEW DATA FROM ECONOMISTS AT USDA BACKS IT UP.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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