AgDay Daily Recap -October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012 05:57 AM

OCTOBER 2, 2012


Good morning I’m Tyne Morgan in for Clinton Griffiths. The 2012 corn harvest blows past the half-way mark and that's our top story on AgDay.


Farmers in Louisiana are seeing high yields with the 2012 soybean harvest. Match that with high prices and it's a good year. Tobie Blanchard has the story provided by the LSU AG-center.


The 2008 Farm Bill expired Sunday. According to our partners at dairy today, dairy producers could face the biggest challenge until the new bill is worked out. That's because the milk income loss contract program also expired on Sunday. That program compensated dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specified level.


Even though much of the affordable care act - or Obamacare - does not go into effect until 2014, employers need to be taking some proactive steps to be ready. For example, employers must provide a summary of benefits of their plans on the first day of coverage or the date of open enrollment for 2013. Farm operators who provide coverage have some work to do. Dairy today editor Jim Dickrell has more.


The dairy industry is gathering this week for the world's largest dairy-focused event - World Dairy Expo.  And of course our partners at Dairy Today Magazine have set-up shop to bring you the latest news from the show.


Cropwatch looks beyond the Midwest corn fields. Mike Hoffman has details from the AgDay weather center.


One of the largest rail companies in Canada - which also serves the U.S. - is looking at ways to switch-away from diesel as its primary fuel source.


This is a busy time of year for many farmers. Producers are bringing in a variety of crops. But North Dakota farmer Dan Dotzenrod can only sit-by and watch this harvest season. He's still recovering from a fall earlier this year. Dan broke his neck in that fall. In addition to Dan’s recovery, the family also worried about who would bring in the crops. The answer - as we've seen before - is a group called "Farm Rescue". Cliff Naylor has our story. Thanks Cliff. To learn more about the program - go their website


In food and your family - research has long shown the health benefits of drinking tea, but new findings suggest that tea may also have significant preventative properties against chronic disease. Those recent findings were discussed at a scientific symposium on tea and human health in Washington, D.C.


And if you're at risk for arthritis, you may want to start eating cherries.

A new study in the journal of arthritis and rheumatism shows that consuming cherries over a two-day period reduces the risk of gout. Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis and often starts in the toes. The medical journal says eating cherries helped reduce an outbreak by 35%. The patients who felt the improvement ate about a dozen cherries a day.



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