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Late Than Never- Peanut Farmers Finally Getting Money From Peanuts
Caught in Clint Williams Company Bankruptcy
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency
(FSA) Administrator Val
Dolcini announced on Friday that USDA has begun
making final payments to peanut producers in Texas, Oklahoma,
Arkansas and Mississippi, helping to restore nearly 100 percent of
the value of their peanuts after the bankruptcy of a peanut sheller
and licensed warehouse operator.
"These farmers played by the rules, they honored their
contracts, but because of circumstances outside their control, were
put in a difficult position, which is why USDA stepped in on their
behalf," said Dolcini. "Today's action illustrates how the
basic protections of the 100-year-old U.S. Warehouse Act can still
provide important safeguards for farmers today."
We reported on this back in the fall of 2014 when the Clint Williams
Company filed bankruptcy- Mike
Kubicek was the Executive Director of the Oklahoma
Peanut Commission at that time- and talked with us about the
devastation facing peanut producers in the four states because their
funds were caught in in limbo- click
here for our story from early 2015.
And- you can read more by clicking
here about what USDA is doing now in finally preparing to get
producers some money for their 2014 peanut crop.
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Pork Delegates Unanimous
in Message to Secretary Vilsack- Defend Other White Meat Slogan Sale
to Pork Board
In a historic move, 145 Pork Checkoff delegates representing 43
states and importers unanimously joined the North Carolina Pork
Council in support of an advisement introduced at the National Pork
Board delegate assembly. During the advisement's introduction and
discussion, it was particularly noteworthy that every state
represented in the delegate body added their name as co-sponsors to
the advisement. The National Pork Industry Forum was happening in
Indianapolis March third through the fifth.
We talked with the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Pork Council Roy Lee Lindsey
about the advisement- and you canread more and hear his explanation
about how the transaction came about ten years ago by clicking
here. Roy Lee told us how HSUS has entered into the equation,
suing USDA and Secretary Tom Vilsack who apparently told Congressman
David Rouser of North Carolina about a week ago in the House Ag
Committee hearing on the state of the rural economy that the USDA was
simply taking it's cues from the pork industry on trying to settle
with the HSUS on the lawsuit filed over the "other White
Meat" advertising slogan.
This is a bigger story than just about the pork checkoff trying to
protest their intellectual property. This has impact on every
checkoff if USDA is allowed to negotiate a deal with HSUS- as it
could mean lots of litigation ahead in order to shape checkoff
investments in the direction that activists want to see them taken-
The National Pork Producers were told by USDA when they asked about
getting a hard copy of all of the correspondence between USDA and the
HSUS on this litigation and the issues surrounding it- USDA said we
are talking thousands of pages- could you narrow your request down a
If you are
interested in ANY Commodity Checkoff overseen by USDA- you
should read this story and listen to our conversation with Roy
Lee- and understand the attack on the Pork Board
could happen if USDA does not stand up for a decision that they made
Looks Like It May Be a
Dark and Stormy Week for Oklahoma
With apologies to the English novelist who has been mocked for well
over a hundred years for writing "It was a dark and stormy
night"- our headline this morning looks like it could easily
describe our weather for much of this week across Oklahoma- Jed Castles with News9
has his nine day graphic out- with high chances of rain from tomorrow
through Friday in the mix:
Crone with the News on 6 writes about what he calls
an active pattern ahead in his Monday morning blog "The upper
air flow will bring two distinct systems near the southern and
central plains for the next few days. The first arrives near
the area later tonight into Tuesday, and the second arrives Wednesday
through the end of the week, and possibly into the weekend.
The result will be increasing rain and storm chances."
Read his full outlook from his eastern Oklahoma perspective by clicking
From the State
Capitol- Budget Woes and Cattle Theft Measure Hits Roadblock
In the latest Lincoln to Local, as produced by the Oklahoma Farm
McNally says that the budget woes impacting the state
government of Oklahoma continue to mount- and that the real question
now is what is the longer term plan for state government, fully
expecting the curent economic downturn to remain a problem for a
couple more years.
here to watch LeeAnna along with host Hannah Nemechek.
Meanwhile, word comes from the Oklahoma
Cattlemen that things got bogged down on the Cattle
Theft bill that they have a lot of interest in. From a email
blast this past Friday afternoon- the OCA writes "Thank you to
everyone that called in to ask your Representative to support HB 2504 with a
'yes' vote. Since we sent out the "Call to Action", HB 2504
has gotten bogged down a little and unfortunately, wasn't brought up
on the House floor this past week even though it was on the calendar.
Michael and Jeff will be working with House leaders all next
week to stress the importance of this bill and why we need it to be
brought to the floor."
Farm Shows wants to thank everyone who came to
the 2015 Tulsa Farm Show. The show has grown tremendously over
the past 22 years- and 2015 was the best yet!
Now is the time to
put on your 2016 calendar the date for the 2016 Oklahoma City Farm Show,
coming April 14,
15 and 16, 2016. Contact Ron Bormaster
at (507) 437-7969 for more details about how your business or
organization can be a part of the 2016 Oklahoma City Farm Show!
Click here for
more details about the 2016 Oklahoma City Farm Show- presented by
Midwest Farm Shows.
Precision Breeding Equals
Sustainable Beef Cattle Production- Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam
It could be called Precision Breeding- the technology that is being
worked on by scientists like
Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of
California in Davis. Her work in the gene editing arena was featured
in a presentation at the Cattle Industry Convention earlier this
year. We talked with her after her presentation about what lies ahead
with these techniques she is fine tuning.
Dr. Van Eenennaam says that for example, "you could take your
very best embryo of the next generation and then just tweak the DNA
so that the animal will be resistant or less susceptible to Bovine
Respiratory Disease or whatever trait you are after- and that is what
I think the breeders of the world are excited about and would like to
use this technology for applications that I think align with a lot of
people's sustainability concepts with animals that are disease
resistant, that don't get sick, they don't suffer, you don't need to
use antibiotics and they are more productive and so it checks off all
the sustainability boxes."
or tap here to read more and to listen to this second part of the
interview we did with her in San Diego- and in our Beef Buzz, we have
a link back to part one in case you missed it.
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Diseases Starting to Show In Oklahoma and Texas- Dr. Bob Hunger
Oklahoma State University Extension Wheat Pathologist Dr. Bob Hunger
says with the warmer temperatures and some moisture in parts of
Oklahoma- there is a pickup in disease in Oklahoma wheat fields. Here
is his latest report and reports from some of his colleagues provided
by Dr. Hunger as well:
Dr. Hunger writes "Foliar diseases are becoming active in
Oklahoma. Around Stillwater I have found both leaf and stripe
rust, powdery mildew, and septoria. Incidence/ severity of all
these foliar diseases is relatively light, but I am especially
watching what happens to the leaf and stripe rust. The leaf
rust pustules are small and on lower/older leaves indicating that
leaf rust likely overwintered in Central OK. The stripe rust
pustules were on the upper leaves of 'Pete' wheat (see photo)
indicating the spores causing these initial infections likely blew up
from the south. With rain and cool wet weather in the forecast,
I definitely expect for there to be an increase in foliar
diseases. Around Stillwater, I also have seen quite a few
aphids (mostly bird cherry-oat but also a few greenbug) and many lady
beetles. However, no symptoms yet of barley yellow dwarf."
We have more from Dr. Hunger from the end of this past week- click
here to read his full report.
This Week- OFB
Legislative Conference, Oklahoma Irrigation Conference and the
World's Largest Junior Livestock Show
Bureau is hosting its annual Legislative Conference
today and tomorrow in Oklahoma City at the Aloft Hotel. The
conference is designed to inform members of legislative issues at the
state and federal levels.
Featured speakers include Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, State Insurance
Doak and State Climatologist Gary McManus.
Details on the conference are up on our Calendar page- and also available
Irrigation experts from Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Texas
A&M are gathering Tuesday to talk about cutting edge technology
and strategies at the 2016 Oklahoma
The event will be held at the Woodward County Fairgrounds- we have details
on our calendar page- and you can also contact your OSU Extension
Office- they have details about the conference as well.
Oklahoma Youth Expo kicks off later this week at
State Fair Park- huge numbers have been entered- 17,000 animals in
the four species that will be shown. It's likely that closer to
half that number will actually show up- but still there will be
thousands of young people and their families and supporters heading
for Oklahoma City for the World's Largest Junior Livestock Show- with
breeding gilts starting to arrive this Wednesday!
More details about the 2016 show are available
on our calendar- we have a detailed schedule on a day by day
basis there- and we will be having reports from start to finish from
the 2016 OYE.
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