Evening Edition | Friday, December 9, 2022
In tonight's Evening Edition, read about the USDA's WASDE Report, the new chair of the House Ag Committee, drought in Argentina, and top stories this week.
USDA WASDE Report
Editor Cassidy Walter covers the USDA's monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.
The report indicates the U.S. 2022-2023 ending stocks for corn is at 1.257 billion bushels. This is above both the trade’s estimate of 1.241 billion bushels and USDA's November estimate of 1.182 billion bushels.
Click the link below for world stocks data and the trade reaction.
- READ MORE: U.S. corn being priced out of export markets
House Agriculture Committee
With a farm bill fight brewing over President Biden’s climate agenda, House Republican leaders named Pennsylvania Rep. Glenn Thompson chair of the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday.
Chuck Abbott reports on Thompson's accusations against the administration for its $3.5 billion proposal to develop climate-smart commodities.
Read on for Thompson's comments.
Drought in Argentina
In the fields around the town of Navarro in Argentina's Pampas farm belt, the dried-out bed of a huge lagoon and decaying bodies of dead cattle are stark signs of a historic drought that is hammering crops and farmers like Ignacio Bastanchuri.
"We have been experiencing a water deficit for the last two years and this year we have not even reached 50% of the average for this area," he said.
Click the link below to read more about the drought's effect on agriculture in Argentina.
Jimmy Tosh liked to tell people he was a row crop farmer who got into pigs. Now he calls himself a pig farmer with row crops.
Click the link below to learn more about his career as a pork producer.
XtremeAg’s Chad Henderson’s Alabama wheat crop is off to a great start, while Lee Lubbers is concerned about emergence in bone dry South Dakota.
Click the link below to learn more about Henderson's operation and hear from Lee Lubbers about how his wheat crop is faring.