AgDay Daily Recap -Sep, 4 2014

September 4, 2014 02:57 AM
 

 

TODAY ON AGDAY
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
 
OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - GRAINS TAKE A HIT AS TENSIONS EASE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE. PLUS FARMERS HAVE A NEW WEAPON TO FIGHT A DISEASE THAT'S WIPED OUT MILLIONS OF PIGS. IN AGRIBUSINESS....WHAT A FARMER NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND IS YOUR SELLING GRAIN INTO A LIQUID MARKET. AND A COMBINATION OF BEAUTY AND BRAWN DRAWS VISITORS TO A VIRGINIA BEACH. AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ALL NEW CHEVY SILVERADO-THE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
HARRIS VACCINES:
AS MENTIONED, ZOETIS IS THE SECOND U-S COMPANY TO DEVELOP A PEDV VACCINE. IN MAY AGDAY TOOK YOU ON AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF THE HARRIS-VACCINE LABS IN AMES, IOWA. THAT COMPANY RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL LICENSE FROM USDA IN JUNE. A CONDITIONAL LICENSE ALLOWS COMPANIES TO SELL DIRECTLY TO VETERINARIANS AND SWINE PRODUCERS.
THUNE RAIL HEARING:
FOLLOWING MONTHS OF RAIL SERVICE DELAYS AND BACKLOGS U.S. SENATOR JOHN THUNE OF SOUTH DAKOTA), SAYS THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATIONWILL HOLD A HEARING ON U.S. RAIL SERVICE NEXT WEEK. THE HEARING WILL EXAMINE BACKLOGS IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND THROUGHOUT THE REGION WHICH HAVE LED TO SERVICE DISRUPTIONS FOR SOUTH DAKOTA FARMERS, UTILITIES AND ETHANOL PRODUCERS.
ZILMAX LIFTED:
IN OUR BEEF TODAY REPORT, SOUTH KOREA HAS LIFTED ITS BAN ON THE ANIMAL FEED ADDITIVE ZILPATEROL IN BEEF. THAT COULD OPEN THE DOOR TO IMPORTS CONTAINING THE PRODUCT AS WELL AS DOMESTIC USE IN SOUTH KOREA. RUETERS REPORTING SOUTH KOREAN INTENDED TO EASE THE POLICY REGARDING DRUGS LIKE ZILMAX AFTER THEIR STUDIES FOUND IT SAFE AT CERTAIN LEVELS.
MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AS WELL AS CHINA BAN THE IMPORT OF ZILPATEROL-FED BEEF FOLLOWING LAST YEAR'S CONCERNS OVER SIDE EFFECTS RESULTING FROM THE ADDITIVE,
LIVESTOCK ASSISTANCE:
USDA IS ENCOURAGING PRODUCERS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE BY THE SEPTEMBER 30TH DEADLINE. LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS THAT HAVE HAD GRAZING LOSSES SINCE OCTOBER 2011 MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS. USDA IS ENCOURAGING PRODUCERS TO REGISTER, REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT OR BEGIN A LIVESTOCK FORAGE DISASTER PROGRAM APPLICATION WITH THEIR COUNTY FSA OFFICE BEFORE THE START OF NEXT MONTH.
CROP WATCH:
FARMERS IN PENNSYLVANIA HAD SOME GOOD WEATHER LAST WEEK FOR BALING HAY. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN CROPWTCH THIS MORNING. MIKE.
PROFARMER TEASE:
DRYING SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANS TO PROPANE PRICES IN THIS WEEK'S PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING ON AGDAY.
ITC HORSES AND ROCKETS:
A BEACH IN THE UNITED STATES IS GIVING TOURISTS DOUBLE REASONS TO VISIT. EVERY SUMMER, TOURISTS MAKE THE PILGRIMAGE TO CHINCOTEAGUE (SHIN-KO-TEAK) ISLAND, VIRGINIA TO SEE WILD PONIES CROSS THE ASSATEAGUE (ASSA-TEAG) CHANNEL. BUT, IT'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF HORSE "POWER" THAT'S GIVING THE TOURISM INDUSTRY ON THIS ISLAND A BOOST.
ITC TAG:
WILD PONIES HAVE LIVED ON THE ISLAND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. THERE'S THE EVIDENCE THAT THEY ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF THE SURVIVORS OF A SPANISH GALLEON WHICH WRECKED OFF THE COAST OF ASSATEAGUE. OTHERS BELIEVE THE PONIES WERE BROUGHT BY EARLY SETTLERS. THEY ADAPTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT BY EATING DUNE AND MARSH GRASSES AND DRINKING FRESH WATER FROM PONDS. FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY IS NEXT.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.
RFD PROMO:
THURSDAY ON AGDAY - FIND OUT HOW TENSIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE ARE IMPACTING GRAIN PRICES. PLUS FARMERS HAVE A NEW WEAPON TO FIGHT A DISEASE THAT'S WIPED OUT MILLIONS OF PIGS. AND A COMBINATION OF BEAUTY AND BRAWN DRAWS VISITORS TO VIRGINIA. EIGHT EASTERN ON RFD…
STATION PROMO:
FRIDAY ON AGDAY - DRYING SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANS TO PROPANE PRICES IN THIS WEEK'S PROFARMER PROFIT BRIEFING.
METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN HAS YOUR WEEKEND OUTLOOK. PLUS WE'LL SHOWCASE A GREAT AMERICAN BARN. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. JOIN US WEEKDAYS FOR AGDAY.
 
 

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