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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 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, 4/11/16.



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.


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The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.


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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, April 12, 2016



Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

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National Agricultural Groups Urge Congress to Support Trans-Pacific Partnership


At least 225 of the nation's agricultural companies and associations are calling on Congress to vote on - and pass - the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a regional trade agreement that will open markets and decrease tariffs for American commodities.   


National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Tracy Brunner said cattle producers cannot wait any longer to level the playing field.

"Japan is our largest export market and our Japanese customers demand high quality U.S. beef," Brunner said. "However, due to the Australia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, U.S. beef faces a tariff that is 11 percent higher than Australian beef, our leading competitor. That tax alone makes our beef less competitive and gives Australia's beef producers a significant advantage that has allowed them to capture over $100 million in additional beef sales at the expense of U.S. producers."


Read more about NCBA's stance on TPP. 


The National Association of Wheat Growers and 17 state wheat organizations joined the coalition to voice support for the deal.

"TPP will directly benefit U.S. wheat farmers by opening markets for their exports, and improving their competitiveness in the global market," said NAWG President Gordon Stoner, a Montana wheat grower. "Every day of inaction on TPP means that U.S. wheat farmers are missing out on new economic opportunities, and without enactment, our farmers are at a competitive disadvantage to countries that already have bilateral agreements in place with other countries participating in the TPP."



The National Pork Producers Council has also expressed support for the TPP. NPPC believes the deal could be the biggest commercial opportunity ever for U.S. pork producers and could help create more than 10,000 U.S. jobs tied to exports.

Read more about NPPC's push to remove export barriers. 

We have links to the letter signed by the 225 ag groups on all of these stories from cattle, wheat and pork interests- go to one of those stories and click on the link to the letter there.



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CropRatingsWheat Crop Conditions Slip Again in Latest Crop Weather Updates Issued Monday PM

In Mid March- the Oklahoma Wheat Crop was rated in 67% good to excellent shape- yesterday afternoon when the latest crop rating number was released by NASS- the Oklahoma crop is now rated at 54% in good to excellent shape, which is seven percentage points down from just one week ago.

This number does not reflect any stabilization of the crop because of the Sunday- early Monday rains which will help many producers.

The latest Crop Weather update for Oklahoma shows the winter Canola crop improving in this latest report- up three percentage points from a week ago- now at 65% in good to excellent shape.

The complete report for this week is available here.

Our neighbor north- Kansas- has a wheat crop dropping in its ratings as well- a week ago, the Kansas wheat crop was 55% in good to excellent shape while the number released on Monday afternoon was 50% good to excellent.

This week's report shows a fast developing Kansas crop with 60% of the crop now jointing or beyond- versus the five year average of 41%.

Finally in Texas- the wheat crop is 45% in good to excellent shape and 44% in fair condition- the good to excellent ratings are off two percentage points from a week ago. The crop is now 20% headed in Texas, above normal for this time of year.

Texas farmers have been busy putting several crops in, with 46% of the corn crop planted and 40% of the milo crop now in the ground- this in south Texas up into the Blacklands area. 

Click here to read the full Texas Crop Weather Update.


TSCRARichard Thorpe Elected New President of TSCRA

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association named Richard Thorpe its new president during the closing session of the 139th annual Cattle Raisers Convention, April 10.

The Winters, Texas rancher was first elected a TSCRA director in March 2006. He most recently served as the first vice president alongside Pete Bonds, Saginaw, Texas.

"TSCRA has been critical to the strength and stability of the cattle industry for well over a century," Thorpe said. "It is truly an honor to serve and lead this organization in my new role as president. Also, I appreciate Pete for his leadership and commitment to TSCRA. Most importantly, I thank my family for always supporting me. I look forward to all that's ahead for this incredible association." 


Click here to learn more about Thorpe and hear the latest Beef Buzz as we talked with Dr. Thorpe over this past weekend in Ft. Worth.


WildfiresPredicted Rainfall Could Mean an End to Oklahoma Wildfire Season

Oklahoma sometimes receives a lot of moisture from El Nino during the winter and spring seasons, but that is not the case so far in 2016. Rather, the state has experienced very limited rainfall, as there has been a dominant ridge of high pressure over the western United States.

While the dry air and frequent strong winds have resulted in an active fire season, especially over the past month, J.D. Carlson, Oklahoma State University fire meteorologist, said relief could be on the way. 


Carlson said rainfall amounts are expected to increase in the next two weeks. Combined with the added humidity, this forecasted weather pattern will help to reduce wildfires across the state.




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PeelOSU's Derrell Peel Talks Climate and Cattle in His Weekly Analysis

In this week's beef cattle industry
 analysis, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Derrell Peel looks at current climatic conditions in Oklahoma and what that means for cattle producers.


Peel said that although a good portion of Oklahoma received rain over the weekend, the driest areas of the northwest and the Panhandle of Oklahoma did not receive much, if any, precipitation. Current forecasts indicate a chance of more rain in the driest areas in the coming week, which could mean a good jump-start for warm season pasture and hay growth.



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CzerweinBeef Cutout Prices Continue Decline - Ed Czerwein Gives Weekly Recap

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. Here is his report of weekly boxed beef trade for the week ending April 9.

"The daily spot Choice box beef cutout ended the week last Friday at $214.80, which was $4.31 lower compared to the previous Friday but about $20 lower in the last three weeks. There were 849 loads sold for the week in the daily box beef cutout which was about 13 percent of the total volume. Early grilling season rallies have usually been more dependent on weather to continue, just like we saw in that setback in 2014."

Ed goes on to recap the various parts of the beef carcass- saying some of the uncertain weather in major population areas making the recent pre grilling season rally less solid- so, there has been some backing up of prices.

Click here to read his full report- and listen to his comments as well.


ThisNThatThis N That, SERIOUS Rain in the Forecast Mix, Tom Buchanan Testifies and Countdown to OKC Farm Show


Wow- the current seven map rain map nationally has a huge amount of red and purple splashed across the drought areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas- we are talking MULTIPLE inches of rainfall predicted over the next seven days.  Apparently, the best chance for this heavy downpour is this weekend.

Here's the map, courtesy of my DTN Weatherman friend Bryce Anderson:


The President of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Tom Buchanan, will be taking a seat in front of a Senate Subcommittee early this afternoon in our nation's Capitol.

The hearing, entitled American Small Business's Perspectives on Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Actions, will investigate the impact of EPA regulations on small business in America.

"EPA's burdensome regulations have drastically affected many Oklahoma farmers and ranchers," Buchanan said. "Our country's decision makers must understand the impact of these regulations on agriculture in Oklahoma and across the nation. I'm honored to represent Oklahoma farmers and ranchers by testifying before the EPW subcommittee."

More details are available here.


Thursday is coming- and that is the opening day of the 2016 Oklahoma City Farm Show at State Fair Park in OKC.

This year's show will have a nice set of outdoor exhibits- and exhibits in four of the buildings here in 2016. 

The Radio Oklahoma Ag Network will once again be in the Cox Building- and we once again will be taking entries for the Prefiert
Round Pen that will be used by horse trainer Scott Daily.  We will give the pen away on Saturday afternoon- you do not have to be present to win- but you do need to be where we can reach you and notify if we draw your name, as the pen must be picked up that afternoon or early on Sunday morning. 

Details about the 2016 show can be seen on their website- available here.


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