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Let's Check the Markets!  



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 futuresclick 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 Monday 2/29/16.



Futures Wrap:  

Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network with Tom Leffler- 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

   Tuesday, March 1, 2016



Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

WheatCheckFeatured Story:

OSU Wheat Varieties Capture More Wheat Acres in Southern Plains, Presents 19% Bigger Royalty Check to OSU


Oklahoma Genetics, Inc. presented royalties from seed sales of wheat varieties developed by Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to OSU President Burns Hargis and the OSU Agricultural Experiment Station Feb. 26 in Stillwater.

In presenting the check for $643,739.89, OGI Executive Director Mark Hodges credited the OSU Wheat Improvement Team and its lead researcher, Brett Carver, for not only breeding high quality varieties, but building key relationships with producers, as well as those on the milling and baking side of the industry.

"Wheat breeding is not just a science, it's an art, and Dr. Carver has made a concentrated effort to address the needs of the entire wheat industry," Hodges said. "We've come up with some very unique marketing strategies to be successful, but without the breeder we'd have nothing."

The 2016 check was over a hundred thousand dollars larger than the 2015 royalty payment made to the University, $539,169.08 was paid last February by Oklahoma Genetics to OSU for wheat seed sales.

Read more about the nineteen percent larger payout on wheat seed royalties by clicking here.



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WheatRatingOklahoma Wheat Crop Slips in Latest Monthly Report- Subsoil Moisture Still Far Better Than Year Ago  


The February summary of crop and weather progress for Oklahoma shows the mostly dry month of January having a slight impact in the wheat crop condition for the state of Oklahoma.

The good to excellent rating for the 2016 HRW wheat crop in Oklahoma dropped six percentage points from 74% good to excellent at the first of February to 68 percent good to excellent as we begin March.

The number that jumped out at me in the topsoil and subsoil moisture ratings was the subsoil number- We saw an increase of ten percentage points in the very short to short category for subsoil this month versus thirty days ago- but we are far far better off than we were at this point in early 2015.  As we began March 2015, we had a short to very short subsoil rating of 71%- the report from Monday afternoon had us at 21% short to very short.

To see the full report as issued on Leap Year Day- February 29th, click here.

The Kansas Wheat Crop actually showed a four percentage point improvement from end of January to end of February- and is now at 59% good to excellent- the full set of Kansas data is available here.


FireFire Danger Still a Worry This Week- Especially Wednesday 

Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) is asking Oklahomans to continue their vigilance as fire danger increases from high to extreme over the next few days, with Wednesday looking like the most critical day.  Fire conditions will be the worse for the western two-thirds of the state.

"High winds, low relative humidity, clear skies and warm temperatures are working together to create dangerous fire conditions," said State Forester, George Geissler.  "We want people to be aware of the conditions and postpone any outdoor burning until conditions improve."

More details are available here.


PeelAnalysisAfter Soaring Up and Crashing Down Cattle Prices in 2014-15, OSU's Derrell Peel Sees More Stability in 2016


Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Derrell Peel has been non stop in his speaking engagements across not just Oklahoma- but literally from coast to coast. Dr. Peel has talked to cattle producers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and more in recent weeks- and this past Friday, he was in southern Oklahoma talking to Oklahoma and Texas producers that were a part of the Texoma Cattlemen's Conference.

We talked with Peel in advance of his presentation on Friday- and Peel's comments are being featured over the first part of this week on the Beef Buzz and heard across the region on radio stations that are a part of the Radio Oklahoma Network.

Today- he talks about cattle prices soaring higher in late 2014 and early 2015, before crashing back to earth in the latter part of 2015. Click here for today's Beef Buzz- and as a bonus, you can read his Monday morning market analysis that we regularly post- it lines up well with the comments we are sharing with you this week from our audio conversation that we had in Ardmore.


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SupremesSupremes Say No to Consideration of Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Case- Ag Groups Disappointed


The Supreme Court has decided not to review a 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals opinion upholding an EPA plan to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The court, without comment, included its decision in its order list this morning, after discussing the petition on Friday.

It was one of the court's first major decisions following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Both the American Farm Bureau and the National Corn Growers were quick to offer comments on the effective end of the legal battle.  AFBF President Zippy Duvall responded to the Supreme Court refusal to hear the case "We, of course, are disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision not to examine the lawfulness of EPA's Chesapeake Bay 'blueprint.' EPA has asserted the power to sit as a federal zoning board, dictating which land can be farmed and where homes, roads and schools can be built. We remain firm in opposing this unlawful expansion of EPA's power."

Meanwhile, the comments from the Corn Growers come from their farmer President who actually farms on the Bay. "The EPA has consistently pushed the legal limits of the Clean Water Act, with the Chesapeake Bay blueprint and the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule being two of the most recent examples," said NCGA President Chip Bowling, who farms on the Chesapeake Bay watershed in southern Maryland.

"When Congress passed the Clean Water Act, their intention was to create balanced, practical policies to protect America's water resources with a clear division of power between states and the federal government. In both of these cases, the EPA's actions represent an unlawful expansion of their authority. That's why we joined this petition on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, and we are party to a lawsuit challenging the WOTUS rule," said Bowling.


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BoxedBeefWholesale Boxed Beef Trade Higher, Reflecting Seasonal Start of Spring Grilling Rally 


On a regular basis, Ed Czerwein of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Market News Office in Amarillo, Texas offers a review of the previous week's boxed beef trade. We have his complete written and audio report available here for the  weekly boxed beef trade for week ending February 27.

In his written report, Czerwein says that "The daily spot Choice box beef cutout ended the week last Friday at $217.67 which was $6.01 hgr compared to the previous Friday. There were 643 loads sold for the week in the daily box beef cutout which was about 11 % of the total volume.

"The Comprehensive or weekly average Choice cutout which includes all types of sales including the daily spot cutout was $213.43 which was $1.78 higher for the week. However, this is the time of the year when we normally make our turnaround and start the grilling season rally."

Use the link above to jump over to our website and his complete report.


ThisNThatThis and That- OSU Livestock Team Wins Again, Stem Coordinator from Moore Picked by Farm Bureau and Rain Totals


The 2016 OSU Livestock Judging Team competed at the Livestock Show in San Antonio, Texas over this pastweekend.

Oklahoma State was the 2nd high team in cattle, goats, and swine.  They placed 3rd in sheep and oral reasons on their way to being named the Champion Team Overall.

They won over Texas A&M, which placed second overall.

Two OSu Team Members placed in the overall rankings for the contest- Callie Akins - Nashville, GA -  4th High Individual Overall
and Cooper Bounds - Taneytown, MD - 8th High Individual Overall.

Congrats to Blake Bloomberg and his OSu Squad!


The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced the science, technology, engineering and mathematics coordinators selected for its On the Farm STEM Experience March 28-30 in Nashville, Tennessee, immediately prior to the National Science Teachers Association annual convention. The event is funded by the Beef Checkoff.

Oklahoma has one of the twenty applicants who have been selected to receive a $2,000 stipend plus room, meals, tour transportation and all materials to attend the event. More than 200 coordinators applied for the event. Theresa Balan of Moore, Oklahoma has been selected to go to Nashville at the end of March for the training.

Read more about this training event by clicking here.

Overnight, a quick moving system rolled across the state of Oklahoma- and it moved so fast in western countries that rainfall amounts in the central band where the storm tracked were less than impressive.  A few locations just south of I-40 a few tenths- and one Mesonet stations, Ninnekah, checked in with just over an inch of rain. 

Here's the rainfall map (click for the realtime update online) that gives you a feel of who got what from this latest system- add this to the rains that southeastern Oklahoma got a few days ago and that has been about it in recent weeks across the state.


As we put today's email to bed- there are still a few storms in eastern Oklahoma- they are about ready to exit stage left.(or is that right- I can NEVER remember!)

David Payne's forecast is showing maybe a chance for rain again come Sunday.


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