AgDay Daily Recap -November 26, 2012

November 26, 2012 04:57 AM

NOVEMBER 26, 2012


Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. A new year may be on the horizon and so are scores of new products from America’s agribusiness giants.


Meanwhile, China continues to be a top customer for U.S. soybeans. Due to such high demand from areas like China, American Farm Bureau Chief Economist Bob Young says it doesn't take much of a move in demand for commodity prices to either jump or fall. He says that's why we're seeing such high volatility in today's commodities. Young expects demand from china to remain strong. We continue the discussion on china's demand with Andy Shissler of Roach AG. He joins Al Pell at the agribusiness desk to talk about china's influence on the soybean market in 2013.


Due to the holiday, we won't have a market ticker for you this morning. But we do have a look at the machinery industry. A couple of weeks back I spoke with Charlie O’Brian Vice President of AG Sales for the Association of Equipment Manufactures.  I asked him how U.S. Manufacturers were fairing in the global marketplace.


Craft making skills from decades ago are making a comeback in modern times--and they can be really useful this holiday season.  UT extension hosts "Heritage Skills" seminars around the state each fall, where people can learn how to make things their ancestors did. As Chuck Denney with the University of Tennessee reports, learning heritage skills can put, or keep, money in your pocket.


North Dakota State University was founded in 1890 as a land grant agricultural college, but today the school’s football team, which won an NCAA national championship last season, gets as much or more attention than its ground breaking AG research. By participating in both programs, one student athlete has found a way to cultivate a career. Cliff Naylor from AgDay affiliate KFYR, reports.


From cereals to sports drinks we consume foods that are engineered to make us healthier. But what if you could eat a tomato or an apple that was specifically designed to stop cancer? In this report from Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital, Clark Powell shows us in one place, doctors, patients and scientists are already working on it.


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