AgDay Daily Recap -July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 29, 2013

 

FOOD STANDARDS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. FIFTEEN PERCENT, THAT'S HOW MUCH OF THE FOOD AMERICAN'S EAT IS IMPORTED FROM OUTSIDE OUR BORDERS. NOW THE FDA SAYS THAT FOOD MUST MEET OUR STANDARDS.

FARM BILL:

JUST DOWN THE ROAD, PROGRESS ON A NEW FARM BILL CONTINUES TO SPUTTER. NEW REPORTS SAY, A GROUP OF HOUSE MEMBERS SEEKING A COMPROMISE ON A NUTRITION BILL HAVE MET TWICE. BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT BEFORE AN AUGUST RECESS. GOP LEADERS SAY THEY WANT A NUTRITION BILL PASSED BEFORE HEADING TO CONFERENCE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE ONLY 9 WORING DAYS IN SEPTEMBER--BEFORE THE BILL EXPIRES ON THE 30TH. HOUSE AG CHAIRMAN SAYS AN EXTENSION IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKELY.

USDA REVIEW OF EPA:

ELSEWHERE IN THE HOUSE, NEW PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD REQUIRE USDA TO REVIEW EPA PROPOSALS THAT IMPACT AGRICULTURE. BILL H-R 27-76 IS GETTING A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE INDUSTRY. IT WOULD ESTABLISH A FORMAL REVIEW PANEL THAT WOULD CONDUCT ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENTS ON EPA PROPOSALS INCLUDING FARMER AND INDUSTRY INPUT.

TAX EXEMPT RESEARCH:

MEMBERS IN BOTH CHAMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE REINTRODUCING BILLS TO ESTABLISH A NEW TAX EXEMPT NON-PROFIT...FOR AG RESERACH. THE IDEA IS TO ENCOURAGE AG COMPANY'S TO BUILD FOUNDATIONS THAT WORK IN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. THE BI-PARTISAN SUPPORTED PROPOSAL WOULD BE SIMILAR TO NON PROFITS IN THE MEDICAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE INDUSTRIES.

COLOMBIA:

IT'S BEEN JUST OVER A YEAR SINCE A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE U-S AND COLOMBIA WAS IMPLEMENTED. MANY SECTORS IN AGRICULTURE PUSHED FOR THE F-T-A, INCLUDINGY SOYBEAN GROUPS.THEY FELT THE U-S WAS LOSING OUT POTENTIAL MARKET SHARE TO BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA. LAST WEEK, NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN TOURED COLOMBIA AS PART OF THE "SEE FOR YOURSELF" TOUR HOSTED BY THE UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD. U-S SOYBEAN GROWERS SAW FIRST HAND HOW THE EXPORT MARKET IS BENEFITTING FROM THE F-T-A.

CROP WATCH:

IN THE SOUTHEAST, ONE FARMER SAYS WHEAT HARVEST, CORN HARVEST AND SOYBEAN PLANTING IN THE SAME DAY! AND HE DIDN'T TRAVEL FAR FROM HOME. THAT'S ONE OF OUR STOPS IN CROPWATCH. PLUS, SOME A GOOD LOOKING CROP IN THE HOOSIER STATE, MIKE!

GMO DELAY:

FARM GROUPS ARE CALLING USDA OUT ON IT'S RECENT BIO-TECH DELAYS. EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE AG DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED PLANS TO CONTINUE ITS ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF NEW HERBICIDE RESISTANT CORN, SOYBEAN AND COTTON VARIETIES FROM DOW AND MONSANTO--RATHER THAN APPROVE THE PRODUCTS. THE FARM GROUPS SUBMITTED COMMENTS SAYING THE DELAY IS HURTING MININUM-TILL FARMERS WORKING TO FIGHT WEED RESISTANCE IN AN EVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WAY.

BIODIESEL:

AND BIODIESEL PRODUCTION IS ON PACE TO HIT A NEW PRODUCTION RECORD. THAT'S THANKS IN PART TO NEW FEDERAL POLICY'S. THE INDUSTRY IS ON PACE TO PUMP OUT ONE POINT ONE BILLION GALLONS THIS YEAR...EXCEEDING ITS R-F-S REQUIRMENT.

SORGHUM YIELDS:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY - SORGHUM PRODUCERS ARE ENJOYING A BOOST IN PRODUCTION IN 2013. AFTER DROUGHT DEVESTATED CROPS LAST YEAR, U.S. SORGHUM PRODUCTION IS EXPECTED TO 395 MILLION BUSHELS. NEARLY 150 MILLION MORE THAN LAST YEAR. THE INDUSTRY EXPECTS TO BE ABLE TO INCREASE EXPORTS OF THE GRAIN.

ANALYSIS:

WE SAW SOME BIG MOVES LAST WEEK IN BOTH CORN AND SOYBEAN MARKETS. WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT THIS WEEK? FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL HAS THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.

FORGOTTEN TOWN:

THERE'S A TINY TOWN NEAR BRANSON MISSOURI THAT TIME HAS NEARLY FORGOTTEN. IN FACT, THE TOWN DOESN'T REALLY EVEN EXIST ANYMORE. ALL THAT REMAINS ARE BRICK AND STONE FOUNDATIONS. HOWEVER, SOME FOLKS STILL REMEMBER WHEN MELVA WAS A THRIVING MINING AND RAILROAD TOWN. ABBY DYER FROM AGDAY AFFILIATE KY3TV TAKES US TO MELVA.

CHICKEN DUMPING:

THE RISE IN URBAN CHICKENS HAS BEEN MUCH TOUTED IN RECENT YEARS. WELL A NEW REPORT MAY INDICATE RAISING THOSE BIRDS IS HARDER THAN MANY SUBURBANITES REALIZE.

BETTER BURGER:

FROM POULTRY TO BEEF. CONSUMERS ARE EATING BURGERS MORE OFTEN THAN EVER BEFORE,  THAT'S ACCORDING TO RESEARCH FROM TECHNOMIC.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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