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Today's First Look:

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 futures- click 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.



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

   Friday, July 15, 2016



Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

GMOBillFeatured Story:

GMO Labeling Bill Compromise Headed to the President After Passing House 306 to 117 



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 American economy. 

"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 approval."


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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VEEPVEEPstakes- Trump Expected to Pick Mike Pence- Clinton Has Tom Vilsack on Her Shortlist 



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.


BacusStand 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 TPP.

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."


Click here to read more- and to listen to our conversation with Kent from here in Denver- it's featured in this Beef Buzz, as heard on great radio stations across the region on the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network.



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KimAndersonWe Have Hit Bottom in the Wheat Market- Kim Anderson Talks Wheat on SUNUP



Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Marketing Specialist Dr. 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 crossed.

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 us."


Click here to take a listen to Kim's analysis of the wheat market- and what strategies wheat farmers might take in marketing this bumper 2016 crop.


WOTUSAre 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 to Scott 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 doing."

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 listen to his commentary on the status of the rule that is currently in limbo because of the litigation.


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AlfalfaAlfalfa's 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 annually.

"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."


Click here to read more about this research and the involvement of the Noble Foundation in these efforts.


WheatYIELDSWheat Harvest 2016- Latest Plains Grains Report Out- and We Talk Harvest with Mike Schulte In The Field 



Each 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

Mike Schulte of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission as our guest- we talk wheat harvest 2016- talking both quality and quantity for the just complete harvest season.

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,


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