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GMO Labeling Bill
Compromise Headed to the President After Passing House 306 to
The U.S. House Thursday passed the Senate version of
GMO labeling, sending the bill on to the White House and the expected
signature of President Obama. The legislation, which was the result
of a compromise between Republican Senator Pat Roberts of
Kansas and Senate Democrat Debbie
Stabenow of Michigan, passed the house on a 306-117
vote. The House action follows last week's action in the Senate,
which voted 63 to 30 for passing the bill.
The legislation mandates GMO labeling either on
package or through smart labels. It also preempts state laws, such as
the Vermont labeling law that went into effect July first. The House
last year passed a voluntary labeling bill 242-185, but a similar
measure failed to gain traction in the Senate earlier this year. A
spokeswoman for President Barack Obama said this week the President
will sign the compromise GMO labeling bill.
Ag Groups were quick to give two thumbs up to this
vote. Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan said in a statement
released on Thursday afternoon "Although Oklahoma Farm Bureau
policy does not support a mandatory label, individual state labeling
laws would only confuse consumers and increase food prices. This
legislation, which prevents a patchwork of state-by-state labeling
laws, benefits farmers, businesses, consumers and the overall
"We appreciate the support of Oklahoma Reps. Tom Cole, Frank
Lucas, Markwayne Mullin and Steve Russell, as well as Sens. Jim
Inhofe and James Lankford, and look forward to President Obama's
You can go and take a look at some of the other
comments released on Thursday by clicking on the name of the group as
we have them listed here:
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Expected to Pick Mike Pence- Clinton Has Tom Vilsack on Her
National Media Outlets Reported Thursday morning that
expected GOP Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has offered the Vice
Presidential Slot to Indiana Governor Mike Pence- and that the Governor
has accepted. It was expected that Trump would make that official
today- but after the massive loss of life from the terrorist attack
in France yesterday- that announcement has been postponed.
Pence served in Congress- including time on the House
Ag Committee- and it was his time there that Ag Groups are talking about-
here in Denver, we asked Colin
Woodall to talk about how the Cattle industry got
along with Pence when he was on the Ag Committee- "when you look
at the cattle issues we brought to him- we had good relationships
with him. He was very engaged and willing to help us on several
things so we're encouraged it's somebody their hand on the pulse of
agriculture and understands agriculture and really probably knows
what end of the cow does what."
Now, let's talk Hilary
Clinton and Tom Vilsack. Agriculture Secretary
Tom Vilsack is on the short list of vice president candidate's to
join Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the
campaign trail. Vilsack has declined to answer questions on whether
or not he's being vetted by Clinton, a move the Washington Post calls
"a surefire indicator that he's being considered."
Vilsack has been a long-time supporter of Clinton,
dropping his brief campaign for President in 2007 to support
Clinton's campaign. The report calls Vilsack a well-known figure
across rural America, where Democrats and Clinton have struggled.
Vilsack is the only cabinet member for President Barack Obama
who has served through his entire tenure in office. Vilsack is also
perceived as well-liked by both parties in Congress.
Stand Tough - NCBA's Kent
Bacus Defends TPP Despite Criticism From the Presidential Contenders
With a presidential election approaching, trade has
become subject to criticism from both sides of the aisle as
candidates and their respective parties attempt to dodge backlash
from the opposition. Especially when it comes to the Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP). Kent
Bacus of the National Cattlemen's Beef
Association's (NCBA) D.C. office says that despite the bold claims by
our political contenders, agriculture must stand tough in support of
Bacus says that it is discouraging for the industry to see the kind
of uncooperative behavior taking place in Congress. He says though
that as our political leaders begin their races to seek reelection,
hosting town halls and public forums, the industry will be there to
voice its opinion.
"We need them to see the merits of TPP," Bacus said,
"and vote independently without fear of repercussions
politically. Without TPP we will continue to lose a tremendous amount
of the market share in our markets, especially in Japan."
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Have Hit Bottom in the Wheat Market- Kim Anderson Talks Wheat on
Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Marketing
Kim Anderson says after the beat down in wheat and
corn prices- he is semi optimistic about having some upside in the
grain market. Anderson tells Lyndall
Stout of SUNUP for the upcoming program that airs on
OETA this weekend that he sees the chance of getting at least a small
run higher in wheat prices. He says that what was once the floor for
KC September wheat- $4.30 is now a resistance point over the current
price- but he sees a move higher if that resistance point can be
Asked if we have seen the bottom in wheat prices this harvest season-
Kim Anderson says "I do think they(meaning wheat prices) have
bottomed out. I just can't see much coming down the pike to surprise
here to take a listen to Kim's analysis of the wheat market- and
what strategies wheat farmers might take in marketing this bumper
Are We Any Closer to a
Ruling? NCBA's Scott Yager Has the Latest on WOTUS
The likelihood for a court's decision to be made on
the Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule may be getting closer according
Yager, environmental council for the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA).
"We're fighting to keep this case at the District Court
level," Yager said. "We're fighting also, beyond the venue,
that the rule is hashed out before judges that know what they're
Currently, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has asserted
jurisdiction in this case and will begin the process to hear it,
which Yager says is not necessarily a bad thing. This particular
court actually instituted the current stay on WOTUS that has kept it
from being enforced while the courts deliberate the rule's legality.
This is a temporary relief for those that oppose the rule, while they
hope for the best, looking toward judges in the court that have
acknowledged finding procedural and substantive failures in WOTUS.
Here in Denver at the Summer Cattle Industry Business
Meetings- we sat down with Yager and talked extensively about where
we stand with WOTUS- click
here to read more and for a chance to listenÂ to his
commentary on the status of the rule that is currently in limbo
because of the litigation.
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Secrets Unlocked in Genetic Research Conducted by Noble Foundation
Alfalfa, the queen of forages, has held secrets for
centuries. Now, those genetic mysteries are being unlocked for plant
breeders seeking to make the forage crop hardier and higher quality.
Researchers from the Noble Foundation, University of Minnesota and
the National Center for Genome Resources revealed their advancements
in sequencing the alfalfa genome on July 13 at the North American
Alfalfa Improvement Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Alfalfa, a
commonly used food for livestock, is worth more than $8 billion
"The alfalfa breeding community has been clamoring for the
alfalfa genome, and it has proven to be one of the most complex plant
genomes to sequence," said Maria Monteros, Ph.D., Noble
Foundation associate professor in legume breeding. "We have
completed most of the alfalfa genome sequence after years of research
to advance forage legume genomics with our collaborators."
Harvest 2016- Latest Plains Grains Report Out- and We Talk Harvest
with Mike Schulte In The Field
Thursday evening during the wheat harvest season, Plains Grains
releases their latest wheat harvest results- looking at the advancing
wheat havest from south to north. The latest report from Mark Hodges
and Plains Grains was released Thursday evening, July 14, 2016:
The 2016 HRW harvest got back on track in almost all
areas this week with only minor rain showers slowing harvest in
northeast Colorado. Parts of Kansas also saw rain showers, but
harvest is quickly winding down in most areas of that state. Western
Nebraska is in the full swing of harvest and most elevators are
reporting heavy volume as a result of very good yields. South Dakota
is now 24% complete with harvest. HRW harvest in North Dakota,
Montana and Wyoming has not started, but is expected to soon. Harvest
in the Pacific Northwest is just now getting underway, but testing
information is not yet available. Harvest is now 56% complete in Colorado
and 59% done in Nebraska.
We invite you to join us tomorrow morning for our
regular In the Field Feature as seen on KWTV, News9 in Oklahoma City
as we have
of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission as our guest- we talk wheat
harvest 2016- talking both quality and quantity for the just complete
Our In the Field report is seen Saturday mornings
around 6:40 AM- and be seen later in the day in the Video section of
the News9 website- as well as on our website, OklahomaFarmReport.com.
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