Good morning I’m Clinton Griffiths. Nearly ten years after japan tightened its imports of U.S. beef; it appears the country is getting closer to relaxing some restrictions...and that's our top story on AgDay.
HEAT STRESS APP:
A new tool to help cattle producers reduce heat-related losses soon will be as close as the nearest smartphone.
The Midwest drought may cause a shift in Texas cotton acres.
Grain is hitting the combines earlier than normal this year and farmers are quickly discovering the problems with harvesting drought stricken corn. With so much variability in a field, Farm Journal's Dan Anderson says this year will separate the combine drivers from the combine operators. AgDay National Reporter Tyne Morgan caught up with two equipment manufacturers about how to prepare.
Thanks Tyne. As of Monday about 10% of the nation's corn crop had been harvested. That compares to 3% which is the five year average. 41% is mature, well ahead of the five year average. And we're getting plenty of crop comments about harvest. Mike Hoffman checks in now with those.
AG DEGREES TENNESSEE:
It's perhaps the most challenging question a college student must answer - what will I study? If it's associated with agriculture, chances are good you'll land a job after you graduate. In this report provided by the University of Tennessee, Chuck Denney tells us students like the versatility of their degrees. Chuck says UT's college of AG has an average student-teacher ratio of about 10 to 1.
MCDONALDS VEGGIE BURGER:
The company that built its reputation on hamburgers and french fries, is dropping the beef as it expands globally. McDonald’s is planning its first vegetarian restaurant for India.
Back on U.S. shores, according to new research, the last two years have been very good for wine makers.