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mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.



Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS futuresclick or tap here for the report posted yesterday afternoon around 3:30 PM.



Okla Cash Grain:  

Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture for Tuesday, July 12, 2016



Futures Wrap:  

Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network - analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.


Feeder Cattle Recap:  

The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.


Slaughter Cattle Recap: 

The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.


TCFA Feedlot Recap:  

Finally, here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.





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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016



Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

Featured Story:

Winter Wheat Yields Reach Record Levels in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nationally in 2016 



With yields stronger than first expected, the US Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.63 billion bushels, up 8 percent from the June 1 forecast and up 19 percent from 2015. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at a record high 53.9 bushels per acre, up 3.4 bushels from last month and up 11.4 bushels from last year. 


Wheat production for Oklahoma is forecast at 132 million bushels, up 34 percent from last year. This forecast is up 16.5 million bushels from the Oklahoma June forecast. Yield per acre is expected to average 40.0 bushels, up 14.0 bushels from the previous year. If realized, this would be a new record high yield for Oklahoma, surpassing the previous high of 39.0, set in 1998 and again in 2003. Acres expected to be harvested for grain, at 3.30 million acres, are down 13 percent from 2015.


Kansas is also looking at a record wheat yield in 2016- 56 bushels per acre- with a total production for the number one wheat producing state of 454 million bushels.

Click here to read more- and we have links in our story back to further details for both the Oklahoma and the Kansas numbers- USDA breaks the production levels down to the district level in the report that was released on Tuesday morning.



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RulesCmteConsideration of the GMO Labeling Bill Compromise Expected as House Rules Committee Sends HR 822 to Full House


The House Rules Committee has approved House Resolution 822, which will allow for consideration of the Pat Roberts- Debbie Stabenow GMO Labeling Bill Compromise on the House Floor before the House adjourns for the summer. In Tuesday afternoon action, the Committee set a closed rule, allowing no amendments to be considered on the floor of the House. They rejected an amendment by Congressman Polis of Colorado that would have prohibited the use of QR codes as a way to disclose information about GMO ingredients in a food product.


Click here for our complete story on our website- we detail the rule that will be in effect for this House Resolution- no indications from the office of Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader on when the measure will be considered- the House will be working mostly on the Appropriations package for Interior, Environment and related agencies today.



USRSBUS Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Meets in Denver- Looks to Show How Beef Industry is Producing Beef Sustainably



The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is meeting this week in downtown Denver, with a hundred groups and companies having representatives in the discussion about how to define, measure and then improve the sustainable production and delivery of US Beef from the ranch to the consumer. The group is an offshoot of the Global Roundtable for Sustainaible Beef and was formed in the spring of 2015. The current chair through the end of this two day meeting is Nicole Johnson-Huffman with Cargill. Oklahoma does have a seat on the Board of Directors in the person of

Chad Ellis of the Noble Foundation.

Ellis says that for Noble, the hope is to represent the viewpoint of cattle producers on the board, with the intention to help ranchers to be successful as efforts are developed to make beef production more sustainable. Ellis talked with us at the General Session. 


Click here to check out the rest of our story with Chad- and for a chance to hear our conversation from the Convention Center here in downtown Denver.



ODAFFOklahoma Dept of Ag Believes Proposed Rule an Effort to Redefine Organic Production to Include Animal Welfare



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service proposed a rule last April in reference to the National Organic Program on organic livestock and poultry practices. The proposed rule would set and enforce clear and consistent standards to ensure consistency and transparency in organic production practices to strengthen consumer confidence and protect the integrity of the organic seal, according to the National Organic Standards Board.


The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture has submitted comments during this rule making period- and raises several concerns about how USDA seems to be expanding what organic means.

"The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry has several concerns regarding the USDA-AMS proposed organic livestock and poultry rule and feel strongly it is an effort to redefine organic production as animal welfare.

"Organic production has historically pertained to fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and pharmaceuticals. The recommended regulations relating almost exclusively to animal welfare practices and housing have no relation to artificial chemicals and therefor have no relation to the historical definition of organic.

"The provisions prohibit practices such as beak trimming, caponization, cattle wattling, de-beaking, de-snooding, dubbing, mulesing, and toe-trimming. ODAFF not only feels that these practices are no longer used in farming, and are only included to elicit outrage from an already ag-hostile constituency."

Click here to read the full set of comments submitted by ODAFF to USDA on their Organic Rules on livestock.



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Oklahoma Genetics is proud to represent the tremendous wheat varieties that have been developed by the Wheat Improvement Team at Oklahoma State University.  Varieties like Iba, Gallagher and now Bentley are the result of years of breeding research designed to help wheat producers in the southern plains to grow high yielding, high quality winter wheat.


To learn more about each of the varieties OGI represents, click here for their website.  You will find a "Seed Source" with a list of where seed for each variety can be purchased for the 2017 wheat planting season.



CornGrowersCorn Growers Say Latest WASDE is Good Reason for Uncle Sam to Help Farmers with RFS and TPP


Increases to U.S. corn acres, both planted and harvested, led to higher production and thus lower price forecasts in the Department of Agriculture reports released today. Despite a 30-million-bushel overall increase in demand, corn price forecasts for the 2016/2017 crop year fell ten cents to $3.40 per bushel.

"While NCGA is pleased with increased demand from the export sector, it is evident that far greater gains must be made in generating additional demand from all sectors if we are to ensure the continued profitability of U.S. family farmers," said National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling, a farmer from Maryland. "To grow these markets, farmers need the help of our federal legislators and regulators. Farmers need the EPA to step up and comply with its statutory obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. We need Congress to help us push export demand even further by opening new markets by passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and lifting the Cuban Trade Embargo. We must work together to generate the demand America's rural communities and farm families need to thrive." 


Click here for more from NCGA and the WASDE numbers released Tuesday morning by USDA.


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TerryPeachOklahoma FSA Exec Terry Peach Talks Marketing Loans and LDPs for Wheat Producers


Oklahoma USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Terry Peach reminds wheat producers that FSA Marketing Assistance Loans can help meet cash flow needs without selling commodities when market prices are at harvest-time lows.

"In the current marketing environment for wheat, producers are encouraged to contact our office to learn more about marketing loans so that they can make the best choice for their farming operations," said Peach.

Wheat producers who are eligible for marketing loans are also eligible for loan deficiency payments (LDPs) should the posted county price fall below the county loan rate. Producers also can purchase a commodity certificate that may be exchanged for the outstanding loan collateral. Unlike LDPs, use of commodity certificates does not affect payment limitations. 


Click here to read more on how these USDA programs might be of value to your given the low wheat prices of 2016.


ThisNThatThis N That- More on VFDs, Stockmanship Seminar Saturday and Superior Week in the Rockies Rolls On



Our part two with Dr. Brian Lubbers is now up in our Beef Buzz section of our website, OklahomaFarmReport.Com.  Dr. Lubbers is from Salina and works for K-State- and is one of the experts that was featured at a recent Noble Foundation seminar on the Veterinary Feed Directive- which becomes effective this coming January.


Click here to jump over to this second part of our conversation with Brian about VFDs- and learn more about how to be ready in your livestock operation for this change in how we handle antibiotics in our feed.




International cattle handling and stockmanship expert Dr. Tom Noffsinger will headline a slate of speakers at the Merck Animal Health and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Cattle Conference set for this Saturday in Grady County. 

The conference is free and open to the public. Dinner will be provided in part by the Beef Check Off and The Oklahoma Beef Quality Assurance Program.

"This is the first time we've offered this conference," said Gant Mourer, OSU beef enhancement specialist. "This event is for anyone who is interested in increasing the efficiency of their operation while cutting down on the stress on both their cattle and themselves.


More details about this event happening this Saturday at the Grady County Fairgrounds in Chickasha can be had by clicking here.




Day three of the Week in the Rockies with Superior Livestock is happening today- click here to jump over to the Superior Website to remind yourself about the cattle that will be offered in today's auction.  


A total of 261,000 head of cattle have been/are going to be sold during this annual Superior get together coming out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.




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