AgDay Daily Recap -July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 10, 2013

 

LABELING LAW:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. EIGHT MEAT AND LIVESTOCK GROUPS ARE TAKING THEIR OBJECTIONS OVER A MANDATORY LABELING LAW TO COURT.

FARM BILL:

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MAY TAKE AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROAD TO PASSING A NEW FIVE YEAR FARM BILL. AG COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN FRANK LUCAS SAYS HE SUPPORTS SPLITTING THE FARM BILL UP AS LONG AS IT GETS PASSED. HE SAYS HE'S WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES AND IF THAT MEANS DOING IT UNCONVENTIONALLY, MAYBE WE GOT TO GIVE IT A TRY.

SMITHFIELD HEARING:

LATER THIS MORNING THE SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A HEARING TO INVESTIGATE THE PROPOSED SALE OF SMITHFIELD FOODS TO A CHINESE COMPANY.

MEAT EXPORTS:

MEANWHILE EXPORTS OF PORK INTERNATIONALLY ARE DOWN. DETAILS THIS MORNING FROM THE U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION'S MAY REPORT.

CROP WATCH:

MUCH OF THE EASTERN CORNBELT IS ENJOYING PLENTY OF MOISTURE AND HEAT. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN THIS MORNING'S CROPWATCH.

HAT ACRES:

ACCORDING TO THE LATEST USDA REPORT, U.S. HAY PRODUCERS EXPECT TO HARVEST MORE ACRES THIS YEAR. THAT'S COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. GROWERS ANTICIPATE HARVESTING 56 PONT 6 MILLION ACRES OF ALL HAY--UP ABOUT 350-THOUSAND ACRES FROM 2012. MOST OF THE INCREASE WILL BE OUT EAST. IN THE WEST--WHERE CONDITIONS REMAIN DRY, ACRES AND YIELDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE DOWN. THE RECORD RAINFALL MANY AREAS OF NORTH DAKOTA RECEIVED THIS SPRING PREVENTED THE SEEDING OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND, BUT NOW ALL THAT MOISTURE IS PRODUCING BIG BUNDLES OF HAY. SO THE STATE'S FARMERS ARE BUSY BALING GRASS AND ALFALFA THIS WEEK AS THEY ACCELERATE THE FIRST CUTTING OF THE CROP. CLIFF NAYLOR FROM AGDAY AFFILIATE KFYR REPORTS.

ANALYSIS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS THIS MORNING, NEW CROP CORN GAINED ABOUT 20 CENTS TUESDAY, CLOSING BETWEEN FIVE AND A QUARTER AND FIVE AND A HALF. BUT AS MATURITY LAGS, IT'S OLD CROP CONCERNS AND RUNNING OUT OF GRAIN BEFORE HARVEST KICKS IN THAT HAS MANY STARTING TO WORRY. NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN HAS MORE IN TODAY'S ANALYSIS.

AMES:

SUMMERTIME MEANS VACATION TIME. MANY OF YOU MIGHT BE VISITING HISTORIC PLACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. BUT UNLIKE THE STATUES AND MONUMENTS THAT STAND BEFORE YOU, SOMETIMES HISTORY IS UNDER THE GROUND WHERE YOU STAND. AMES PLANTATION IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES. THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE USES IT FOR CROP AND WILDLIFE STUDIES.  A RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP WITH  RHODES COLLEGE HAS TURNED UP A DIFFERENT KIND OF DISCOVERY. PROVIDED BY U-T, GINGER ROWSEY SHOWS US THE HISTORY THAT WAS UNDERGROUND.

GREEK YOGURT:

ALSO IN WASHINGTON, IT LOOKS LIKE GREEK YOGURT IS HEADED FOR SCHOOL THIS FALL.

HOT DOG EATER:

HOW MANY HOT DOGS, COMPLETE WITH THE BUN DO YOU THINK YOU COULD EAT IN 10 MINUTES??

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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