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Fire Danger Ramps
Up This Morning Northwest of I-44
Much of eastern Oklahoma received rainfall last week which has
enhanced the green up in wildland fuels. Unfortunately, very little,
if any, precipitation has been received west of the I-44 corridor
which will allow high to extreme fire danger to persist. Oklahoma
Forestry Services reports that most of western Oklahoma has not seen
rainfall in seven days with sizeable areas in excess of 25 days since
significant moisture. According to Oklahoma Mesonet data, Roger Mills
and Cimarron counties are in excess of 100 days without
precipitation, resulting in ongoing fire danger.
"A roller-coaster of fire danger will be present all week,"
stated OFS Fire Management Chief Mark Goeller. "The current
weather forecast for the northwest one-half of Oklahoma will cause
fire danger each day to bounce between high and extreme."
Panhandle and twenty-four additional counties in western Oklahoma
will fall under a Red Flag Warning. In addition, a
high wind advisory has been issued for roughly the western one-half
of Oklahoma. The expected warm temperatures and low relative humidity
over the next few days will keep wildland fuels dry and very
vulnerable to wildfire.
Courtesy of Jed
Castles at News9- here's the map of where things will
be the most EXTREME when it comes to fire danger-
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Update on Help for Ranchers/Farmers
Caught in Anderson Creek Fire
Oklahoma officials report that the Anderson Creek Fire remains at
95% contained and is now approximately 367,730 acres. The increase in
acreage is due to a burn out operation conducted within the control
lines. Firefighters continue to mop-up hotspots and monitor the fire
by ground patrol.
There are resources available from a variety of folks for the
ranchers and farmers caught in this fire in Woods County in Oklahoma
and in the two counties in Kansas impacted.
Last week, the Oklahoma FSA Director Terry Peach meet with several
impacted in a gathering in Alva- and he provided an update on the
USDA programs that can provide assistance for animals killed and
Both the Kansas Livestock
Association and the Oklahoma
Cattlemen's Foundation have set up ways to give cash donations
for help in the days to come- click on the respective name of the
group to jump to their info page on how to contribute.
Farm Bureau has set up a pasture clearinghouse for
ranchers to locate pasture for their animals for a short period of
here for that.
Inc., is offering forage sorghum seed for those impacted. Led
by Chromatin's Sorghum
Partners brand, this initiative will provide farmers
with seed that can rapidly produce feed for livestock and ground
cover to prevent soil erosion.
More details about what they are offering producers is available
Beef Exports from Mexico
Growing- Derrell Peel Says Will Impact US Beef Industry in Years to
Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension
Livestock Marketing Specialist, offers his economic analysis of the
beef cattle industry. This week, Dr. Peel looks Mexican beef exports
and their role in supplying beef to the US as well as competing with
US Beef exports.
"Mexican beef exports have grown rapidly in recent years. Total
beef exports began increasing in 2009 and have increased from about
28 thousand metric tons in 2008 to over 161 thousand metric tons in
2015, a nearly six-fold increase. Currently, Mexico is the tenth
largest beef exporting country, exceeding Argentina for the first
time in 2015. The U.S. is the largest destination for Mexican beef
exports and the U.S. share of total Mexican beef exports has
increased from around 60 percent a few years ago to 90 percent in
2015. Mexico also exports beef to Japan but the quantity and share of
exports to Japan has decreased the past two years. Previous exports
to Russia in 2011and 2012 have ceased because of issues with beta
"Much of Mexico's beef export growth is due to Sukarne, the
largest cattle feeding and beef processing company in Mexico."
here for more as Dr. Peel explains about the role that Sukarne is
playing south of the Rio Grande- and looks at what the impact may be
on the US cattle and beef business may be with this move to modernize
the Mexican beef industry
NCBA President Elect
Craig Uden Says TPP is Crucial
While it is unlikely Congress will ratify the Trans Pacific
Partnership before a possible Lame Duck session of Congress after the
November elections, Craig
Uden, president elect of the National Cattlemen's
Beef Association, says the trade agreement remains a high priority
U.S. cattle producers currently pay a 38 percent tariff to Japan -
our largest export customer - at a cost of over $100 million a year.
In comparison, Australia has signed a bilateral agreement with Japan
and significantly decreased its tariff.
I talked with Uden about TPP recently- and you can hear his comments
on the importance of this deal with the Pacific Rim on our latest
Beef Buzz. Click
here to jump to this Beef Buzz- and we remind you that you can
take a listen to previous Beef Buzz shows on our website- they offer
a wealth of information from the news makers we have talked to in the
beef cattle business.
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They seek to educate OCA members on the latest production techniques
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Pork Producers Support
Recommendations for addressing antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a
report issued last week by a White House advisory panel were welcomed
by the National
Pork Producers Council, which said U.S. pork
producers having been doing their part to tackle the growing
The Presidential Advisory Council on Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant
Bacteria (PACCARB) recommended that federal agencies involved in the
effort to address antibiotic resistant take a number of steps,
including embracing a "One Health" approach that looks at
the resistance issue from a human, animal and environmental
prospective; improving coordination and collaboration among agencies;
establishing partnerships with states and local agencies, tribes,
private-sector organizations, commodity groups, philanthropic
organizations and international bodies; providing economic incentives
for developing and deploying new diagnostic, preventive and
therapeutic tools to fight diseases; and committing sufficient
resources to address the resistance problem.
here for the NPPC take on the issue and the signals coming from
the Obama White House on how to address the problem.
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Protein-Rich Diet Tied to
Improved Physical Function During Weight Loss
New research published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical
Sciences shows that eating more protein from foods like lean beef, as
part of a reduced-calorie diet, can help obese older adults with
limited ability to exercise to lose weight and increase physical
function. This new research, supported by the beef checkoff,
contributes to the growing body of evidence that shows lean beef and
other high-quality protein foods are beneficial for health, including
overweight and obese people looking to reduce weight.
Obesity in older adults contributes to negative health outcomes,
leading to a potential loss of independence due to reduced muscle
strength and limited ability to perform activities of daily living.
Duke University Medical Center researchers Drs. Connie Bales and Kathryn
Porter Starr hypothesized that enhancing the quantity
and quality of dietary protein at each meal during a weight loss
intervention would help protect muscle mass and improve balance, lower-body
strength and walking speed in obese older adults with functional
"High-quality protein like lean beef has unique benefits for
health," said Shalene
McNeill, PhD, RD, who serves as executive director of
human nutrition research for the checkoff. "A substantial body
of evidence shows the nutrients in beef, such as protein, can help
satisfy hunger and maintain a healthy weight and build and maintain
muscle. Beef is an important source of nutrients, including iron,
zinc and B-vitamins, for optimal health."
To read more about this latest research- click
This N That- USDA Delays,
Senator Roberts Calls Out EPA andOKC Farm Show Next Week!
We would normally be updating you on the status of the southern
plains wheat crop, the winter canola crop, pasture conditions and
more- but USDA
said they were delaying release of the combination of
state and national data until this afternoon- twenty hours later.
So- we will be posting that information later today and feature it as
a part of our Wednesday email.
Roberts is not pleased with a billboard
that is up in the Pacific Northwest- taking what he considers is a
cheap shot at livestock agriculture.
The good Senator from Kansas released this statement yesterday-
"This disturbing billboard is a bold example of exactly what
America's farmers and ranchers complain about all the time: the EPA
has an agenda antagonistic to producers. Whether it's overly
burdensome and costly regulations or something as obvious as this
this malicious billboard, the EPA has much to answer for in maligning
those that grow the food and fiber to feed the world. Our farmers and
ranchers are stewards of the land and want to see our natural
resources protected as much as any other American.
"While there are legal concerns with the lack of disclosure of
EPA's involvement, the billboard is another example of EPA's improper
practice of encouraging the lobbying of legislators. How and why the
EPA has allowed taxpayer dollars to be used to attack any industry,
including our vital agriculture producers, demands answers."
The group responsible for taking EPA money and placing the billboard
is What's Upstream- they are
advocating one hundred foot wide buffers along streams to improve
water quality downstream.
A quick reminder that next week is the Oklahoma City Farm Show-
we will have our booth in the Cox Building once again- and invite you
to stop by and register for the Prefiert Round Pen that will be used
in the horse training sessions of Scott Daily on Thursday, Friday and
You don't have to be present to win- you can register at the show all
three days- we will be drawing the lucky winner on Saturday afternoon
after the final Scott Daily session.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 OKC Farm Show!!!
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