AgDay Daily Recap -July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013 04:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 3, 2013

 

FARM BILL REVIVED:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. FOLLOWING THIS HOLIDAY WEEK, LAWMAKERS WILL BE RETURNING TO WASHINGTON AND THERE'S RISING EXPECTATION THE HOUSE WILL TAKE UP THE FARM BILL ONCE AGAIN THIS MONTH.

FARM BILL LETTER:

FARMERS AND RANCHERS AREN'T ALONE IN THEIR CALLS FOR A DO-OVER. MORE THAN 530 ORGANIATIONS SENT HOUSE LEADERS A LETTER CALLING FOR LEGISLATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT ALSO ASKS LEADERSHIP NOT TO SPLIT THE FARM PORTION FROM THE FOOD PORTION OF THE BILL.

ARIZONA FIRE UPDATE:

IN ARIZONA MORE THAN 500 FIRE FIGHTERS ARE STILL BATTLING THAT DEADLY ARIZONA BLAZE NEAR THE TOWN OF YARNELL. AT LAST COUNT IT HAD BURNED 84-HUNDRED ACRES OR ABOUT 13 SQUARE MILES. A SPOKESPERSON SAYS IT'S STILL ZERO PERCENT CONTAINED. MEANWHILE MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE GATHERED TO MOURN THE DEATH OF 19 ELITE FIRE FIGHTERS. THEY DIED SUNDAY AFTER THE LIGHTNING CAUSED FIRE FUELED BY HIGH WIND GUSTS LEFT THEM NO ESCAPE. IT WAS THE DEADLIEST DAY FOR FIRE CREWS IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

CROP WATCH:

DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION, IT'S STILL A MIXED BAG FOR FARMERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN THIS MORNING'S CROP WATCH.

UG99 RESISTANCE GENE:

ONE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST THREATS TO WHEAT GROWERS MAY SOON BE ON HITS HEELS. FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS SCIENTISTS HAVE WARNED ABOUT A DEADLY WHEAT STEM RUST CALLED U-G-99. IT WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN UGANDA...AND HAS DEVESTATED CROPS IN THE REGION. ALTHOUGH IT HASN'T REACHED THE U.S. MANY SPECULATE ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME. RESEARCHERS SAYS THEY'VE NOW IDENTIFIED A GENE THAT CAN PROTECT WHEAT PLANTS FROM U-G-99. IT SHOULD HELP SCIENTISTS DEVELOP NEW RESISTANT VARIETIES.

CHERRY PRODUCTION:

AS FAMILIES PREPARE FOR THEIR INDEPENDENCE DAY COOKOUT, HAVING FRESH FRUIT IS SOMETHING OFTEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED. IT'S NOT FOR SOME MICHIGAN FARMERS, AFTER A DIFFICULT 2012. AS AGDAY NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN TELLS US, THIS YEAR'S CROP LOOKS TO HAVE A HAPPIER ENDING.

TRUCK SALES:

IN AGRIBUSINESS SALES OF PICK UP TRUCKS PROPPED UP AUTOMAKERS IN JUNE.

ANALYSIS:

CATTLE MARKETS HAVE BEEN LESS THAN EXCITING LATELY...TRADING MOSTLY SIDEWAYS.

IN ANALYSIS THIS MORNING, AL PELL TAKES A LOOK AT FEEDER MARKETS AND STRATEGIES FOR LOCKING IN A PROFIT.

GETTYSBURG:

THE COMMEMORATION CONTINUES FOR THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. TODAY MARKS 150 YEARS SINCE THE END OF THAT EPIC BATTLE.

OPERATION POLLINATOR:

AMERICA'S FARMERS AND RANCHERS ARE NOT IGNORANT TO THE RECENT PLIGHT OF OUR POLLINATORS.

NUMBERS HAVE FALLEN OFF DRAMATICALLY IN RECENT YEARS. THAT HAS RESEARCHERS LOOKING FOR WAY TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND POPULATION NUMBERS. NEW PROJECT--CURRENTLY UNDERWAY IN KENTUCKY--SEEMS TO BE HELPING. JEFF FRANKLIN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY REPORTS.

4TH OF JULY FOOD:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, DESPITE HIGHER FOOD PRICES THIS YEAR, AMERICAN CAN STILL BE ABLE TO PLAN AN INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC FOR LESS THAN 6 DOLLARS A PERSON.

LASER LABELS:

AND YOU KNOW THOSE ANNOYING STICKY LABELS ON YOUR PRODUCE AT THE STORE? WELL, ONE COMPANY IS HOPING TO CASH IN BY REPLACING THEM WITH LASER LABELS. LASER FOOD SAYS THEIR APPROACH TO LABELING IS ECO-FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT. THE SPAIN-BASED COMPANY SAYS IT WILL ALSO HELP WITH TRACEABILITY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM THE FARM TO THE TABLE.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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