USFR Weekly Recap - October 11-12, 2014, 2014, 2014, 2014

October 11, 2014 03:30 AM
 

TODAY ON USFR 
OCTOBER 11-12, 2014

HEADLINES:
WELCOME TO U.S. FARM REPORT. I'M TYNE MORGAN, AND HERE'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON FOR YOU THIS WEEKEND...JUST HOW BIG IS THIS MASSIVE CORN CROP? USDA HAS THE NUMBERS. AND WE HAVE THE ANSWER TO WHAT IT ALL MEANS REVIVING AN OLD CROP... IT'S NOT LEGAL TO GROW, SO WHY IS ONE UNIVERSITY HARVESTING HEMP? WHAT DO BEN BERNAKE AND I HAVE IN COMMON? I'M HOPING NOT MUCH AND IN TRACTOR TALES, FROM THE FARM TO TOWN. YOU COULD TAKE THIS TRACTOR... OR TRUCK JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE.
COTTON DAMAGE:
A STORM RAGED ACROSS ARKANSAS' MISSISSIPPI VALLEY LAST WEEK. HERE'S THE AFTERMATH. THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS EXTENSION THINKS UP TO 10 THOUSAND ACRES OF COTTON WERE DAMAGED FROM HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL IN TWO COUNTIES. THE EXTENSION SAYS SOME OF THAT CROP WAS JUST DAYS AWAY FROM HARVEST.
SYNGENTA LAWSUIT:
FARMERS ARE NOW TAKING FEDERAL ACTION AGAINST SYNGENTA OVER ITS M-I-R 162 CORN. WASHINGTON BASED LAW FIRM HAUSFELD L-L-P FILED SEVERA; LAWSUITS ON BEHALF OF FARMERS. THE LITIGATIONS CLAIM SYNGENTA PREPATURELY RELEASED ITS AGRISURE VIPTERA TO FARMERS, BEFORE RECEIVING IMPORT APPROVAL FROM CHINA. PLAINTIFFS ALSO ARGUE THAT SYNGENTA IS TRYING TO DOWNPLAY CHINA'S EXPORT IMPORTANCE.
PEEL LIVESTOCK:
IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY WEEK WE TALK ABOUT CATTLE FUTURES HITTING NEW RECORD HIGHS. IT HAPPENED AGAIN THIS WEEK, AND OKLAHOMA STATE LIVESTOCK SPECIALIST DERREL PEEL SAYS HE DOESN'T SEE THAT MOMENTUM SLOWING ANYTIME SOON.
DOLLAR FALLS:
LAST WEEK OUR ANALYSTS DISCUSSED THE STRONG U-S DOLLAR, BUT IT MET RESISTENCE THIS WEEK. THE DOLLAR DROPPED BACK TO A THREE WEEK LOW AGAINST THE YEN. INVESTORS ARE BACKING OFF BULLISH BETS FOLLOWING INDICATIONS FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE THAT IT MAY EXTEND ITS TIMELINE TO START RAISING INTEREST RATES.
PITCH TO MIKE:
THOSE ARE THE HEADLINES...METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN JOINS US NOW WITH WEATHER.  YOU KNOW, MIKE, AREAS OF THE NORHTERN CORN BELT AND NORTHERN PLAINS ALREADY RECEIVED SNOW.. AND THERE'S A LOT OF CROP STILL NEEDING HARVESTED UP THERE.
JOHNS WORLD PITCH:
WELCOME BACK. NOW WE HEAD TO JOHN'S FARM FOR THIS WEEK'S JOHN'S WORLD. JOHN.
HEADLINES:
WELCOME BACK TO U.S. FARM REPORT - I'M TYNE MORGAN. HERE'S WHAT'S AHEAD. OUR "FARM JOURNAL REPORT" FEATURES AN OLD CROP WITH NEW ROOTS. IT'S HEMP HARVEST IN KENTUCKY. OCTOBER WON'T BE UNUSUALLY COLD. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN HIS MONTHLY FORCAST. JOHN PHIPPS GIVES HIS OWN SOLUTION TO CONJESTION ON THE RAILWAYS. AND IN TRACTOR TALES - IS IT A TRUCK OR A TRACTOR? WE'LL SHOW YOU A GEM IN OHIO BRINGING TOP DOLLAR AT A RECENT AUCTION.
AGWEB:
EACH WEEK, WE'LL POST OUR FARM JOURNAL REPORT ON AGWEB DOT COM. AND IF YOU'VE BEEN TO THE SITE IN THE LAST WEEK, YOU NOTICED IT RECEIVED A NEW LOOK.THE FOLKS OVER AT AGWEB REVAMPED THE SITE, NOT ONLY TO MAKE IT EASIER TO VIEW ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, BUT TO ALSO MAKE IT SIMPLER TO NAVIGATE.   CHECK IT OUT AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT:
THERE'S NO DENYING THAT AREAS IN THE NORTH HAVE EXPERIENCED A BACKLOG ON THE RAILWAYS. SO, WHAT'S THE SOLUTION? A VIEWER HAS A SUGGESTION, BUT JOHN PHIPPS HAS HIS OWN THOUGHTS. JOHN.
TEASE:
THANKS, JOHN. UP NEXT, BAXTER BLACK HAS SOME PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE. SO, DON'T GO ANYWHERE.
NEXT WEEK:
NEXT WEEK, KIDS HELP OUT ON THE FARM. BUT IT'S RARE FOR AN 11 YEAR OLD ACTUALLY PLANTS AND HARVESTS HIS OWN CROP. YOU”LL WANTS TO TUNE IN NEXT WEEK, AS WE'LL HAVE THIS KID'S UNIQUE STORY. WHEN WE COME BACK, AL PELL JOINS ME FOR TRACTOR TALES AND OUR COUNTRY CHURCH SALUTE.
TRACTOR TALES:
AL, I HEAR WE HAVE A CLASSIC MOLINE THAT WAS A WORKHORSE DURING THE DAY, BUT WAS ALSO BUILT FOR HITTING THE TOWN? THAT'S RIGHT TYNE. THIS MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME.

CHURCH SALUTE:
TODAY'S COUNTRY CHURCH SALUTE GOES TO THE FLINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN ANGOLA, INDIANA. WHEN THE CHURCH GOT ITS START, IT WAS LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF FLINT. HOWEVER, URBAN SPRAWL HAS CAUSED THE SMALL TOWN TO DIMINISH... NOW, THE ONLY REMAINING STRUCTURES OF THE TOWN ARE THE CHURCH AND A COUPLE SHOPS. FLINT METHODIST HAS ALSO WATCHED ITS CONGREGATION NUMBERS DWINDLE. BUT THEY SAY THAT JUST MEANS THE CONGREGATION IS LIKE FAMILY, WHERE MEMBERS KNOW EVERYONE BY NAME. OUR THANKS TO LYNN TELLER FOR SHARING THEIR STORY…

 

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