Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
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Date: 10/19/2016 5:50 AM

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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 futures- click or tap 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 on Tuesday, October 18th.
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.
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
   Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
InhofeFeatured Story:

Sen. Jim Inhofe is touring the state this week to promote State Question 777 - Right to Farm. 

"I have never done this in the 22 years I've been in the United States Senate - gotten involved in state questions," Sen. Inhofe said. "But the reason I am this time is I chair a committee in the United States Senate called the Environment & Public Works Committee and there is where they have all these liberal outside interests trying to get in there and push the states aside and get control. What they couldn't do in my committee, they're trying to do state by state."

Sen. Inhofe explained that the opposition is well-funded by outside special interest groups that seem to be twisting the language of the proposed question in an attempt to confuse voters on the actual impact and important protection SQ-777 would entail.

"You've got to support 777," Sen. Inhofe said. "You're going to have outsiders coming into Oklahoma and determining what our policies should be. Farming is a competitive industry; a lot of farmers aren't making it and one thing they can't afford is to have outsiders dictating their policies.

Click here to listen to Carson Horn's entire interview with Sen. Jim Inhofe about why Oklahomans should support farmers in the state by voting yes on State Question 777 - Right to Farm.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma's Attorney General Scott Pruitt has told a Bartlesville audience he does not have a position on the matter, but that "Those who have said that the state will not have the ability to regulate state water, that's simply not true."

According to the Tulsa World, "Pruitt said Tuesday the "safety and health of water is clearly a compelling government interest. The DEQ - the Department of Environmental Quality - the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, the Department of Agriculture that have oversight now, that have regulatory authority with respect to water quality, that's not going to change. Their ability to issue rules and regulations is not going to change."

You can read the Tulsa World article by clicking here.

The Oklahoma Farm Report has pulled together multiple resources on State Question 777- including the actual ballot language of the measure and links to the websites of both sides of the proposal. Click here for a variety of perspectives on the Right to Farm measure.

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TPPCommodity Groups Put Congress on Notice - "We'll Keep Pushing TPP During Lame Duck Session"

With the release of a new document on the benefits to soybean farmers, processors and exporters from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) put Congress on notice that the groups will continue their push to approve TPP in the lame duck session following the presidential election.

Designed for delivery to congressional staff, the document contains detailed infographics showing the ways in which the TPP benefits soybean farmers, as well as the processors and exporters that take U.S. soybeans to markets around the world.

"The TPP has huge potential benefits for soybean farmers," said ASA President and Greenwood, Del., farmer Richard Wilkins. "First, we achieve better market access for soybeans and soy products in 11 partner nations. More impactfully, though, we will increase sales of soybean meal for animal feed as a result of a dramatic increase in the sale of poultry, pork, beef, dairy and eggs to TPP markets. There is too much promise in the TPP for us to give up."

Prospects for passage of TPP are dim, with both presidential candidates opposed, and a crowded lame duck congressional calendar. ASA and NOPA aren't giving up, however.

Continue reading about the commodity groups' efforts to get TPP approved during the lame duck session.
BeefBuzzWhen it Comes to Certified Angus Beef, There is No Imitation for Quality

For almost 40 years, Certified Angus Beef has been marketing superior beef products worldwide and this year the brand sold 1 billion pounds of CAB meat. The whole idea started with one goal in mind, explains CAB Chairman John Pfeiffer.

"The ultimate goal and in our mission statement," Pfeiffer said, "is to increase the value of registered Angus cattle and improve the sale of those animals as much as possible."

However, from the brand's humble origins starting out in the garage of an American Angus Association employee, CAB has grown and evolved over the last few decades.

"It has changed a great deal over the years, we have a staff of 100 now," Pfeiffer said. "That's what makes this successful, all of us working together with this increased passion to create a superior product that will give a good eating experience to the consumer."

And the hard work has paid off - 40 years later, the brand is now the uncontested gold standard in beef.

"There's some other programs that are trying to be knock-offs of it," Pfeiffer said. "We work continually to make sure there is no imitation that takes the place of Certified Angus Beef."

Listen to CAB Chairman John Pfeiffer talk about the label's 40 years of success during the latest Beef Buzz. You can also listen to the entire interview on my Perspective Podcast by clicking here.
NoTillGrowers in Oklahoma Incentivized to Attend Nation's Top No-Till Conference

There are numerous reasons to attend the nation's most popular soil health event, and for Oklahoma growers the incentive just became greater. A Conservation Innovation Grant awarded to Oklahoma State University will reward 25 first-time attendees from Oklahoma who register for No-till on the Plains Winter Conference with a discounted rate. Producers from across the country are invited to attend the No-till events on Tuesday, January 24, through Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kan.

The event, themed "Securing Our Future with Soil Health" is in its 21st year and continues to offer international, national and state experts on topics designed to promote soil health. This year's Winter Conference features a line-up of more than 35 no-till experts and top line producers, 55 breakout sessions and a special question and answer session with speakers. New this year is a one-day Beginner's Workshop preceding the Winter Conference. The advanced Agriculture's Innovative Minds (AIM) Symposium returns this year with the theme of "Building Resistance, Resiliency and Recovery into Your Agriculture Operation." Certified Crop Advisor Credits will also be available for conference attendees. 

Registration for the No-till on the Plains Conference is available now online at The Winter Conference registration price is $275 before November 30 and $325 from Dec. 1 until Jan. 10. Walk-ins are welcome but rates increase closer to the event date. Registration rates are also available in packages for those who want to attend the Beginner's Session and the Winter Conference together or the Winter Conference and AIM Symposium in tandem. First -time attendees from Oklahoma will receive a $50 discount on any of their registration pricing as long as they are one of the first 25 people from their home state to pre-register. 

Click here for more conference information, including a list of speakers slated for this year's event.

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FFAOne Oklahoma Rodeo Announcer Hopes to Steal the Show at National FFA Convention

Since graduating high school, Garret Yerigan of Pryor, Oklahoma says his rodeo announcing business has flourished, spending 40 to 45 weekends a year on the road holding the attention of audiences around the world. Garrett is taking a break from announcing the names of others this weekend, in hopes that this time, it's his name that is called - competing as Oklahoma's Star Finalist in Agribusiness at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. I'm in Indy covering the event and had the chance to speak with Garrett as he waits for this year's outcome.

Garrett recounts how he got his start announcing rodeos, growing up as the son of two rodeo competitors.

"My mom and dad, they were both competitors in rodeo and that was never really something that just caught my eye," Garrett said. "But the announcer always was - to see a guy stand up there for two hours and just control a crowd's emotions and take them through the highs and lows. So, I set goals to make it happen and I stand here today, ten years into my career and have never looked back."

Through connections made following his parents around the rodeo circuit, Garrett was able to get his first break at around twelve years old. Since then, he's taken announcing gigs as they came up. These days, his schedule stays pretty booked up, keeping him on the road months at a time during the summer and taking him as far as Canada and Australia even.

"Just little doors opening each and every day go me where I am today," Garrett said. "You really got to be able to balance everything when you are on the road."

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NIFANIFA Awards $2.3 Million to Relieve Shortages of Rural Veterinary Services

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Monday 12 awards in 10 states totaling $2.3 million to help relieve shortages of veterinary services through education, extension, training and support for new or existing veterinary practices in designated rural shortage areas. These fiscal year 2016 competitive grants are funded through the new Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

"The new Veterinary Services Grant Program will enable training and retention initiatives to support veterinarians and veterinary technicians so they can continue to provide quality services in rural areas," said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. "It also supports the expansion of existing veterinary educational programs and facilities, including mobile services."

VSGP grants fund work by universities, veterinary associations, and state, local or Tribal agencies to help relieve veterinary workforce shortages in the U.S. food and agriculture sector. Funds may also be used to support the establishment or expansion of veterinary services in eligible rural areas.

Click here to view a complete list of grant recipients.
FFAStuffEarly Morning FFA Tidbits from Indy

Good news on two fronts from last night in Indy at the National FFA Convention- Vanessa Wiebe of Hooker has made the 50% cut and is in the final consideration for a National FFA office- the 6 officer team is announced Saturday afternoon. Click here for our earlier feature on Vanessa and her hopes to be the next National Officer from Oklahoma.

AND- We are very very proud of Jack Staats- the Oklahoma State FFA Advisor and head of the Ag Education for Okla Career Tech has been awarded with the Outstanding Supervisor Award from the National Association of Ag Ed Supervisors- when you are honored by your peers it does not get much better!

Today- we start the process of which individuals and which teams will rise to the challenge of chasing a national championship- Prepared Public Speaking and Extemperanous Speaking both begin that journey this morning- Anna Crosswhite of Kingfisher represents Oklahoma in Prepared Public Speaking while Adrienne Blakey of Stillwater represents Oklahoma in Extemp.

We remind you that all of our coverage of the National FFA Convention is a service of ITC, your Energy Superhighway, the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association and the Oklahoma FFA Association.

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