USFR Weekly Recap - January 24-25, 2015, 2014, 2015, 2015

January 24, 2015 03:30 AM
 

TODAY ON USFR
JANUARY 24-25, 2015

HEADLINES:
WELCOME TO U.S. FARM REPORT. I'M TYNE MORGAN, AND HERE'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON FOR YOU.TAKING AGRICULTURE TO NEW HEIGHTS--THE POTENTIAL WITH U-A-VS IS HUGE, BUT USING A DRONE RIGHT NOW IN AGRICULTURE, IS ILLEGAL. "SO YOU CAN USE IT FOR YOUR GARDEN IN YOUR BACKYARD, AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT SELLING THE STUFF OUT OF YOUR GARDEN AT THE LOCAL ROADSIDE STAND. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY AND EXPLORE HOW BROADER DRONE RULES COULD BACKFIRE ON AGRICULTURE. LEAVE A LEGACY-- WE'LL MEET A FARMER WHOSE BUSINESS HINGES ON MAKING GOOD BOURBAN. AND HE'S THIS YEAR'S TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR.  IN JOHN'S WORLD, IT CREATED A LOT OF HYPE LAST YEAR...JOHN HAS SOME INTERESTING THOUGHTS ON A HEALTH ISSUE THAT TURNED INTO A POLITICAL ONE.
CHINA ECONOMY:
NEW DATA FROM CHINA SHOWS ITS ECONOMY GREW AT ITS SLOWEST PACE IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES. THE 2014 NUMBERS RELEASED TUESDAY SHOW G-D-P EXPANDED AT 7 POINT 4 PERCENT. CHINESE OFFICALS SAY THEY WERE TARGETING 7 AND HALF PERCENT GROWTH. IT'S THE WEAKEST GROWTH SINCE 1990.
MILK PRODUCTION:
THE MONTHLY MILK PRODUCTION FIGURES SHOW DECEMBER MILK PRODUCTION IS UP MORE THAN THREE PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO. TOTAL PRODUCTION IN THE TOP 23 DAIRY STATES PUSHED OVER 16 BILLION POUNDS FOR THE MONTH.PRODUCTINO PER COW IS UP 35 POUNDS FROM A YEAR AGO. BY STATE TEXAS SAW THE BIGGEST INCREASE. IT'S UP NEARLY TEN PERCENT FROM A YEAR.
PITCH TO MIKE:
THANKS, BETSY. THOSE ARE THE HEADLINES...METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US NOW WITH WEATHER... MIKE, THE FINAL WEEK OF JANUARY. WHAT'S IN STORE?
TEASE ONE:
THANKS, MIKE.THIS WEEK WE HAD AN INTERETING MARKETING CONVERSATION DURING THE TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. MARKET RALLY HOST CHIP FLORY LEEDS THAT DISCUSSION NEXT.
BB BASF:
OUR SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT THE TOP PRODUCER SEMINAR IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY BASF. GET THE MOST OUT OF EVERY ACRE WITH BASF PLANT HEALTH AND ADVANCED WEED CONTROL.
JOHN’S WORLD PITCH:
THE EBOLA SCARE HIT HEADLINES LIKE A WILDFIRE LAST YEAR. BUT DID WE OVERREACT TO IT. JOHN PHIPPS JOINS US FROM HIS FARM WITH SOME THOUGHTS. JOHN.
JOHN’S WORLD:
REMEMBER THE EBOLA PANIC? DON'T FEEL BAD IF YOU DON'T - IT CAME AND WENT LAST YEAR LIKE A CLOUD OVER THE SUN, BUT NOT BEFORE HYSTERICAL PREDICTIONS AND POLITICAL FINGER-POINTING. WE EVEN APPOINTED AN EBOLA CZAR, IF YOU RECALL. EBOLA IS SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEM, BUT ONLY IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES WITH BARELY FUNCTIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS. IN WEST AFRICA, THIS DISEASE WAS AND REMAINS A SERIOUS THREAT, BUT EVEN THERE SOME COUNTRIES LIKE NIGERIA HAVE MANAGED WITH GREAT EFFORT TO ELIMINATE THE INFECTION. EBOLA GOT THE FULL 21ST CENTURY MEDIA SPIN FROM LEADERS WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER AND CITIZENS TO LAZY TO INFORM THEMSELVES OBVIOUSLY WE LEARNED NOTHING FROM THE OVERBLOWN FOOT-AND-MOUTH AND BSE SCARES. MEANWHILE, A REAL AND PRESENT DANGER TO OUR COLLECTIVE HEALTH CAN'T GENERATE MUCH CONCERN. WE ARE RAMPING UP INTO A VERY VIRULENT AND DANGEROUS FLU SEASON. PEOPLE WHO RAGED ABOUT HEALTH CARE WORKERS RETURNING FROM AFRICA COULDN'T BE BOTHERED TO WALK INTO A PHARMACY FOR A  FLU SHOT THAT IN MANY CASES WAS FREE. DESPITE THE FACT THIS YEAR'S FLU STRAIN HAS MUTATED, HEALTH OFFICIALS INSIST THERE IS SIGNIFICANT PREVENTATIVE POWER IN THE FLU SHOT. SO WHY ARE WE SO LAX IN PROTECTING OURSELVES?  I THINK IT IS PARTLY THE VERY MUNDANE NATURE OF THE FLU - IT'S A FAMILIAR PLAGUE THAT WITH NO HORRIFYING SYMPTOMS. AND WE'VE PROBABLY ALL SURVIVED CASES BEFORE. WE DO NOT TRACK NUMBERS OF ADULT FLUE DEATHS, BUT AS OF THE END OF DECEMBER, 15 CHILDREN HAD DIED FROM THE INFECTION. THIS YEAR IS PREDICTED TO BE AMONG, IF NOT THE WORST FLU SEASON EVER. THERE HAVE BEEN TWO EBOLA DEATHS IN THE U-S. IF YOU WANT TO PANIC ABOUT THAT BECAUSE IT IS AN EXOTIC AND DEADLY CONTAGION, OKAY. BUT IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A FLU SHOT, I'D WORRY MORE ABOUT THE GUY SNEEZING BEHIND YOU IN THE CHECKOUT LINE.
TAG & CLOSE:
THANKS, JOHN. STILL TO COME, U-A-VS HOLD HUGE POTENTIAL IN AGRICULTURE. BUT ONCE RESTRICTIONS EASE, COULD IT BACKFIRE ON THE INDUSTRY? WE'LL EXPLORE THAT TOPIC AS WE TAKE YOU TO THE SKY COMING UP ON U-S FARM REPORT.
HEADLINES:
WE HAVE MUCH MORE AHEAD THIS WEEKEND ON U-S FARM REPORT. EXPLORING DRONE-- THE SKY REALLY ISN'T THE LIMIT WHEN IT COMES TO AGRICULTRUAL USE. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE LEGAL CEILING IN OUR FARM JOURNAL REPORT. IN CUSTOMER SUPPORT, JOHN GETS EXTREMELY TECHNICAL ABOUT NITROGEN FERTILIZER. AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE A VIEWER SUGGEST WE MAKE OUR OWN. IN LEAVE A LEAGACY, AND TRACTOR TALES, WE'LL MEET A GROUP OF TRACTOR BUILDERS OVER THE MOON FOR MASSEYS.
POULTRY ECOLI:
THE AG DEPARTMENT IS PROPOSING CHANGES TO FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS THAT TARGET CUT-UP CHICKEN. USDA SAYS THE CHANGES COULD PREVENT 50-THOUSAND PEOPLE FROM GETTING SICK EACH YEAR FROM SALMONELLA AND CAMPY-LOW-BAC-TER.
THE CHANGES ADDRESS LEGS, WINGS AND CHICKEN BREASTS AS OPPOSED TO WHOLE BIRDS. THE AG DEPARTMENT SAYS SALMONELLA LEVELS INCREASE AS CHICKEN IS FURTHER PROCESSED INTO PARTS.
WEATHER PITCH:
THANKS, SO MUCH BETSY. METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US AGAIN. MIKE ANY WARMUPS AHEAD?
BB INSTINCT:
US FARM REPORT BROUGHT TO YOU BY INSTINCT TWO NITROGEN STABILIZER - MAKES MORE NITROGEN AVAILABLE TO CORN LONGER, FOR OPTIMIZED YIELD POTENTIAL. FROM DOW AGROSCIENCES SCIENCE, YIELD, SUCCESS.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT:
WE GET A WIDE RANGE OF QUESTIONS FOR JOHN, BUT IF YOU ASK ONE THAT'S IN HIS WHEELHOUSE, LIKE SOMETHING RELATED TO ENGINEERING, HE'S BOUND TO GET EXCITED, AND TURN INTO A COMPLETE NERD. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE'S DOING TODAY. JOHN.
TEASE:
WHOA! TALK ABOUT DETAIL ROGER, I'M SURE YOU DIDN'T EXPECT THAT LONG OF AN ANSWER. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR JOHN, JUST EMAIL THOSE TO MAILBAG AT U-S FARM REPORT DOT COM OR SEND US THOSE ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.
TRACTOR TALES:
THIS 1950 T-OH 20 GOT RIGHT TO WORK AND DIDN'T SLOW DOWN FOR ANYONE. WE MET UP WITH A GROUP OF FERGUSON ENTHUSIASTS FOR A GOOD OLD FASHIONED PLOW DAY IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
CHURCH SALUTE:
OUR FIRST COUNTRY CHURCH SALUTE GOES TO THE IMMANUEL LTUHERAN CHURCH OF WENTZVILLE, MISSOURI. ORGANIZED IN 1874, THE CONGREGATION QUICKLY OUTGREW THEIR FIRST CHURCH. SO, IN 1899, THEY BUILT A NEW CHURCH ON THE WEST EDGE OF TOWN. MORE THAN 100 YEARS LATER, MEMBERS OUTGREW THEIR SECOND HOME AS WELL, AND A NEW CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 2009. IT INCLUDES CLASSROOMS AND A 600 SEAT SANCTUARY. AND JUST LAST NOVEMBER, THEY CELEBRATED 140 YEARS. OUR THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH FOR SHARING THEIR STORY

 

 

 

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