AgDay Daily Recap -July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 24, 2013

 

RFS DEBATE:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. SHORT CROPS AND HIGH FEED COSTS FOR LIVESTOCK OPERATORS ARE RENEWING CALLS AGAINST THE RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD.

BUT GRAIN GROWERS HEARLD THE HOME GROWN DEMAND.

BIODIESEL:

TRADITIONALLY BIODIESEL PLANTS HAVE BEEN LOCATED IN  AREAS WHERE FARMERS ARE GROWING THIS FEED STOCK.  BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. THE NATION'S SECOND LARGEST BIODIESEL PLANT IS IN GRAYS HARBOR, WASHINGTON.  FARMERS FROM SOUTH DAKOTA RECENTLY TOURED THE PLANT AS PART OF THE STATE SOYBEAN COUNCIL 'SEE FOR YOURSELF TOUR' TO SEE HOW THE PLANT IS BUILDING DEMAND FOR THEIR PRODUCT.  AGDAY REGIONAL REPORT MICHELLE ROOK LOOKS AT HOW LOCATION IS PAYING OFF.

CROPWATCH:

THE BEAN CROP HAS A GOOD START IN NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI. THAT'S WHERE CROPWATCH TAKES US THIS MORNING. HERE'S MIKE HOFFMAN.

CRP SIGNUP:

AFTER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND ENROLLMENTS, THE NUMBERS ARE IN FOR THE NATION'S CRP PROGRAM.

FOOD DOLLAR:

THE FARMER'S SHARE OF THE FOOD DOLLAR IS TICKING UP--EVER SO SLIGHTLY. USDA'S ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICES SAYS IN 2011, THE FARM SHARE WAS ABOUT 15 AND A HALF CENTS. THAT'S UP FROM 14 CENTS THE YEAR BEFORE. IT'S ABOUT EQUAL TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE THE ECONOMIC CRASH BACK IN 2007 AND 2008.

COMMODITIES FALL:

IN AGRIBUSINESS...IT WAS A TOUGH DAY FOR GRAINS, TUESDAY CORN FUTURES HIT A 33 MONTH LOW ON FAVORABLE WEATHER AND IMPROVING GROWING CONDITIONS. NEW CROP SOYBEANS FELL NEARLY 25 CENTS...AND WHEAT HIT ITS LOWEST POINT IN A YEAR. ON THE FLIP SIDE, LIVESTOCK INTERESTS WERE IN THE POSITIVE. TYSON FOODS STOCK IS UP NEARLY 40 PERCENT THIS YEAR ON PROJECTED LOWER FEED COSTS.

ANALYSIS:

WITH CORN STILL STANDING AND GROWING IN THE FIELD, WHY NOT START TALKING ABOT NEXT YEAR. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL AND BOB UTTERBACK JOIN US FOR ANALYSIS THIS MORNING TO DISCUSS, MARKETING CROPS IN 2014 AND 2015.

GEORGIA BLUEBERRY:

GEORGIA - IT'S NICKNAMED 'THE PEACH STATE'. YOU SEE THE POPULAR FRUIT ON AUTO LICENSE PLATES AND THE STATE QUARTER. THERE'S NO DOUBT IT'S AN IMPORTANT CROP.  BUT IT'S NOT THE TOP FRUIT CROP. IN FACT, PEACHES NOW TRAIL BEHIND BLUEBERRIES IN GEORGIA. SINCE 2005, THE BLUEBERRY CROP HAS TRIPLED IN VALUE. ED DONAHUE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS OUR REPORT.

VIRGINIA TRACTOR MUSEUM:

IF YOU WATCH AGDAY, THEN YOU PROBABLY ENJOY - IF NOT COLLECT - AGING TRACTORS. THIS MORNING WE HAVE A MUSEUM FULL OF THIS SPECIAL MACHINERY  IT'S CALLED THE KEYSTONE TRACTOR WORKS AND IT INCLUDES 90-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF CLASSIC IRON. NORM HYDE FROM THE VIRGINIA FARM BUREAU TAKES US ON TOUR.

BREAKFAST:

AS IF WE HAVEN'T HEARD IT ENOUGH---BREAKFAST IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE DAY. A NEW STUDY SAYS IT COULD ACTUALLY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

BUTTER SCULPTURE:

YOU JUST 'KNOW' IT'S STATE FAIR TIME WHEN BUTTER SCULPTURES START APPEARING. THE 2013 BUTTER DISPLAY WAS UNVEILED YESTERDAY AT THE OHIO STATE FAIR. THIS YEAR THE DISPLAY CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALL-OHIO STATE FAIR YOUTH CHOIR. IT PAYS TRIBUTE TO GLENVILLE THOMAS - A MUSIC TEACHER WHO FIRST ORGANIZED THE CHOIR. THEY USED TWO THOUSAND POUNDS OF BUTTER TO SCULPT THE DISPLAY WHICH REPRESENTS THE THOUSANDS OF KIDS WHO SANG AT THE STATE FAIR OVER THE YEARS.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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