Facebook Twitter Purdue Experts Breakdown Crop Report By Gary Truitt – Aug 10, 2012 SHARE Listen to the entire program here[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/purdue-web.mp3|titles=purdue web]Highlights from the program: Facebook Twitter Dr. Chris HurtJust moments after the release of the USDA August crop production report, experts from Purdue University participated in a program to explain and analyze the numbers. Hosted by Purdue Ag dean Jay Akridge, the panel consisted of Greg Matli, with the Indiana Ag Statistics Service; Dr. Chris Hurt, Extension Ag Economist; Robert Nielsen, Purdue Corn Specialist; and Shaun Casteel, Purdue Soybean Specialist. Joe Kelsay, ISDA director also participated in the program which was held at the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fair. “The USDA corn yield numbers are worse than I thought they would be, but I feel they are realistic,” Bob Nielsen.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/purdue-web.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Home News Feed Purdue Experts Breakdown Crop Report “$9 corn is not out of the question,” Chris Hurt. SHARE Previous articleIndiana Corn Soybean and Wheat Production Down from 2011Next articleUSDA Report On the Money, This Time Gary Truitt “Timley rains could boost soybean yields 2 to 3 bpa,” Shaun Casteel.
Consensus on Salt and Health (CASH) has hit out at supermarket free-from products, which it claims contain a much higher salt content than their standard alternatives.Research carried out by CASH analysed the contents of 71 supermarket own-label products in ‘free-from’ ranges (gluten, wheat or dairy-free), and compared them to the retailer’s standard version.However, only just over half (56.3%) of the free-from products contained more salt, and 26.7% contained less.Topping CASH’s saltiest free-from list was Sainsbury’s Free From Jaffa Cakes which contained six times a much salt in the free-from range – 0.67g of salt per 100g, compared to 0.1g of salt per 100g in standard Sainsbury’s Jaffa Cakes.Other products on the list were Morrisons free from Chocolate Chip Cookies, which contained 1.5g of salt per 100g, compared to 0.5g per 100g in the standard version, and Asda Free From Double Chocolate Muffins which contain 1g of salt per 100g, compared to 0.3g per 100g in the standard version.“In general, it has been the supermarket own-label products that have led the way in salt reduction, but it seems that own-label products for people with existing health problems have not been a top priority for the retailers,” commented Graham MacGregor, chairman of CASH and professor of cardiovascular medicine.A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s was quoted in The Daily Telegraph as saying the supermarket was actively working on reducing the salt levels in its free-from range.