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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 or tap here for the report posted yesterday afternoon around 3:30 PM.



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Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture on Friday, October 7th.



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


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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON

   Monday, October 10, 2016



Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

MichaelKelseyFeatured Story:

 Cattlemen's Kelsey Talks SQ777 Thirty Days Ahead of Election Day



Sunday marked the end of Tulsa State Fair, but I was able to make a stop at the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Beef Tent for one last chance at grabbing a Ribeye Steak Sandwich and a visit with OCA's Executive Vice President Michael Kelsey. He says the association is took the opportunity of being on-site at the fair to promote their stance on State Question 777 - Right to Farm.

"Folks love ribeye steak sandwiches so they've been doing really good, but at the same time it's been a great opportunity for us - especially with 777," Kelsey said. "When you come to the Beef Tent - we've counted - there's six to seven impressions on 'Vote Yes.' We just want folks to know how important it is."

With only 30 days out from the election, when Oklahomans will cast their votes to pass or fail the state question, Kelsey says it is crunch time. And although he says the opposition has really overreached in their full force fight against SQ777, he still remains optimistic that the Oklahoma ag community has the support of the citizens.

"All eyes are on us," Kelsey said. "The battleground is here. It's going to be intense, but we're going to remain positive - we're going to be pushing forward and we're optimistic we're going to be successful at the end of the day."

Listen to my complete conversation with Michael Kelsey of OCA at the Tulsa State Fair about his outlook on the SQ777 campaign, by clicking here.



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JudgeTulsa State Fair Livestock Judge Gives Reasons on What It Takes to Make a Champion Steer


Judging the Tulsa State Fair Market Steer Show this year was Dr. Mark Hoge, a professor at Western Illinois University and one of the leading livestock judges in the country. I caught up with Dr. Hoge at the fair to find out what exactly he looks for when it comes to picking champions. He says - he looks for that little something extra.

"It is very, very minute differences that sort them," Hoge said, "and I want that unique creature that's so wide and so stout yet so athletic in their motion, and then they look like a supermodel on the cover of Vogue. All of those things blended together is what we want in an ultimate champion."

As an educator, a father of three and a self-proclaimed product of 4-H and FFA, Hoge takes the educational and character building aspect of showing seriously. He went on to say too that it's important for his students, and everyone for that matter, to understand the differences between commercial and show livestock.

"That's an interesting debate that I have with my students on a daily basis. We need to keep that bridge connected," Hoge said, referring to the fact that fewer and fewer of his students are being raised on actual working ranches, although many familiar with showing livestock. "We want market fundamentals to parallel the commercial sector. The difference between the commercial and the show is that we're proud of making sure that these cattle have beautiful symmetry."

Listen to Dr. Mark Hoge and I discuss showing livestock at the Tulsa State Fair, by clicking here.


SafetyNetOver 95,000 Oklahoma Farms to Receive Financial Help for the 2015 Crop Year- Including for ARC and PLC Programs


USDA Oklahoma Farm Service Agency acting Executive Director, Lyndal Stoup announced that approximately 95,582 Oklahoma farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2015 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns.

The maps that show which counties got payments are very interesting- USDA only has ARC-CO data that is current on their webpage that is dedicated to the two versions of the federal farm safety net-  Click here for the maps that show wheat ARC payments for 2014-2015 and for 2015 only- and it shows that wheat producers in Oklahoma got from zero up to about $26 per acre- there are also maps for corn and soybeans as well- click here for the webpage that is dedicated to the ARC-PLC programs.


NBQA2016Broad Beef Producer Input Sought for 2016 National Beef Quality Audit

Beef producers all across the country, from every segment of the industry, are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and course for the beef industry for 2017 and beyond. The Producer Survey of the checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) will collect producer information and opinions, which will be added to the audit's traditional production research to form an in-depth look at where the industry stands and what its successes and shortcomings are.

"It's very important that every interested producer weigh in with their information and opinions," according to Jesse Fulton, NBQA audit manager. "By having substantial participation in the survey across all industry segments, we create the best opportunity for determining where the industry is and where we need to take it."

The survey will be completely anonymous and include both information about the industry's cattle operations and the opinions of the people who run them about the strengths and weaknesses of the industry. Input from every segment of the industry - cow-calf, stocker, feeder, dairy and others - is valued and will become part of the detailed picture of the U.S. cattle industry.


Click here to read the full story on the National Beef Quality Audit and to access this year's survey for yourself. 




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When Disaster Strikes on the Farm, Who You Gonna Call?


When catastrophe strikes, organizations like the Red Cross, FEMA and others are there to assist in the aftermath. Victims rarely thought of though, are the animals and livestock cared for by the local farmers and ranchers where damage has occurred. That's why organizations such as the Oklahoma Large Animal First Responders was formed. Our Associate Farm Director Carson Horn, spoke with OLAFR leader, Dr. Clayton McCook about the group and its work.

McCook describes his first experience with emergency large animal response, tending to the livestock of some of his clients in the aftermath of the tornado that ripped through Moore in May of 2013.

"There wasn't much of a coordinated effort at the time," McCook said. "We really wanted to try after all the lessons that we learned, try to build an organization to try to sort of improve on large animal emergency response in Oklahoma - that's where it all kind of started with us."

McCook says during an emergency in the field, dealing with large animals, it can be a very chaotic scene that demands a lot of coordination and command. Unlike small household pets that can be easily restrained and transported to receive medical attention, livestock instinctually reverts to a 'flight or fight mode' when injured, a situation that can become dangerous to the animal and the responders.

Dr. McCook strongly urges any and all veterinarians in the state to get involved. If you are interested, he says now is the time to start training.

"This work takes an incredible amount of preparation and training and time," McCook said. "I learned that in 2013. The time to learn about disaster response is not the night of the tornado, and show up on the scene.

Listen to Carson's full conversation with Dr. Clayton McCook about the Oklahoma Large Animal First Responders and find information on how to enlist in their cause, by clicking here.


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JaysonLuskJayson Lusk Says Acres of Forest Land Vs Cropland Surprising  


OSU Ag Economist Dr. Jayson Lusk writes in his blog that he was a little surprised at the ratio of cropland versus forest land vs pasture land in the US- based on numbers that he said at a presentation this past week.

Lusk writes "Of all the land in the U.S., only 14.8% is in cropland used for crops (it's 17.7% in the contiguous 48 states).  27.1% is in grassland or pasture (32.3% in the 48 contiguous states).  About a quarter of the land (both in the US as a whole and in the lower 48) is in forest that is not grazed, and another 5.6 to 6.7% is in grazed forest land."

The presentation that Lusk was making reference to cited ERS data from 2007- which says we are actually going backwards on cropland in the US- "

"Total cropland increased in the late 1940s, declined from 1949 to 1964, increased from 1964 to 1978, and decreased again from 1978 to 2007. Between 2002 and 2007, total cropland decreased by 34 million acres to its lowest level since this series began in 1945 . . ."

Jayson concludes- "These are useful statistics in light of the common sorts of things I read like "agriculture has more impact on the environment than any other human activity" or "agriculture is the biggest threat to the environment." 


FFAICYMI- Tyler Schnaithman Aims for Star Farmer of America Title Next Week in Indy


In Case You Missed It- the guest of yours truly this past Saturday morning for our In the Field TV segment seen on KWTV News9 was Tyler Schnaithman of the Garber, Oklahoma FFA Chapter. He is a senior this year at Oklahoma State University and will be representing the Oklahoma FFA in the granddaddy of all FFA competitions- the right to be called the 2016 Star Farmer of America.

Schnaithman is already a State Star Farmer- winning that honor in 2013. He also won national honors as the National Champion in Prepared Public Speaking later that same year- 2013. If he is selected as the Star Farmer of America- he would become the tenth Oklahoma FFA member to win that honor.

Click here to jump over to our website to see the video.

I am excited about heading to Indy next week for the 2016 National FFA Convention- we will have coverage here in the daily email, in the Blue Green Gazette on our website, via Twitter and the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Facebook page as well as on the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and our great radio affiliates across the region.

Our exclusive coverage of the 89th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis is a service of ITC, Your Energy Superhighway. Learn more about ITC Great Plains, LLC by clicking here. We also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association.  Click here for more information about one of the top states in the US in the FFA- the Oklahoma FFA Association. Oklahoma FFA impacts the lives of over 27,000 members in 357 chapters across the state.


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