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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
"GO VOTE!" - OCA's Michael Kelsey Underscores the Importance of Showing Up on Election Day
As polls open today, Michael Kelsey, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association says he is encouraging his family, the members of OCA, the rural communities of Oklahoma - all eligible Oklahomans for that matter - to go and cast their vote this election day and voice their opinions in support or opposition of the issues and people that will affect their daily lives."This is one day out of the year that every eligible voter has the opportunity to be a policymaker," Kelsey said. "It's very important for rural Oklahoma and certainly important for all Oklahomans to participate."As Kelsey and his staff prepare for their organization's Fall Gatherings, to discuss with their members the issues most important to them, he asks that everyone, especially those in rural areas, to remember that they can participate, they can engage and weigh in on the decisions that will have an impact on their livelihood. He says the way to do that, is to get out and vote and exercise your civic right and duty."How many people in this world would just absolutely relish the opportunity for one day out of the year," Kelsey said, "to select their leaders, to select those issues that are important to them."Listen to my full conversation with OCA's Michael Kelsey as we discuss the importance of getting out to vote this Election Day.
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|Corn, Cotton and Soybean Harvests Remain on Track According to Latest Crop Progress Reports
The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report indicates harvested corn reached 86 percent, above the average by 1. National soybean harvest reached 93 percent, 1 point below last year and 2 above the average. Harvested sorghum reached 84 percent, 6 above the average. Harvested cotton reached 56 percent, 4 points below the average. Winter wheat conditions are rated 58 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair, 7 percent poor and 2 percent very poor. Winter wheat emerged reached 79 percent, 1 above last year and the average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 94 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 1 point from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 83 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 1 point from normal. Canola emerged reached 88 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 84 percent, unchanged from the previous year but up 9 points from normal. Soybeans harvested reached 68 percent, up 6 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 42 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 3 points from normal.Click here for the full Oklahoma report.In Texas, small grain seeding continues throughout the state as wheat and oat fields begin to emerge. Corn harvested is 95 percent complete, 5 points higher than last week and 1 point above normal. Sorghum harvest was 83 percent complete, 3 points higher than last week and on par with normal. Across the state, sorghum was 96 percent mature, which is up 1 compared to the five-year average. Soybeans harvested reached 85 percent, same as the previous year and higher than the average by 1. Cotton harvest was at 39 percent, trailing normal by 12 points. Cotton bolls opened were at 96 percent, equal to the 5-year average.Click here for the full Texas report.Crop progress reports in Kansas, show winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 34 fair, 48 good, and 8 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 96 percent, near 99 last year and the five-year average of 98. Emerged was 84 percent, equal to last year, and near 87 average. Corn harvested was 96 percent, equal to last year, and near 94 average. Soybeans harvested was 87 percent, near 89 last year and 86 average. Sorghum harvested was 83 percent, near 82 last year, and ahead of 74 average. Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 28 fair, 64 good, and 5 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 95 percent, near 92 last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 21 percent, behind 29 last year and 32 average.Click here for the full Kansas report.
|September Results Show Strong Third Quarter for Red Meat Exports
September was another solid month for U.S. red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
September beef export volume was 101,224 metric tons (mt) - down slightly from August, but 27 percent above last September. Third-quarter volume was 307,383 mt, the largest since the fourth quarter of 2014. For January through September, export volume was 8 percent above last year's pace at 848,930 mt. September export value was up 17 percent from a year ago to $533.3 million. For the first three quarters of 2016, export value was $4.54 billion, down 5 percent from a year ago.
Beef exports accounted for 13.5 percent of total beef production in September and 10 percent for muscle cuts only. January-September ratios were also 13.5 percent and 10 percent, up slightly from a year ago. Export value per head of fed slaughter averaged $256.98 in September, the first year-over-year increase (up 10 percent) of 2016. Through September, export value averaged $253 per head, down 10 percent from last year.
"Red meat exports continued to build positive momentum in September, and it couldn't come at a better time," said Philip Seng, USMEF president and CEO. "We have large supplies of pork and beef hitting the market and moving these higher volumes is certainly a challenge. But this is also presenting expanded opportunities in the international markets, as we are able to introduce new cuts and value-added products, and recapture market share from our key competitors."
|"It's Been a Long Time Coming" - Cattle Markets Beginning to Show Signs of Support
It has been a tough fall for the cattle market, regardless of which segment you look at, says Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock market economist, but he says he is finally beginning to see some stability in the markets."Finally, we've seen some support in cattle markets pretty much across the board," Peel said. "We've seen feeder cattle prices tick up; fed cattle markets have recovered; boxed beef markets have recovered."This is good news, according to Dr. Peel, who says it has been especially odd, since fall is the time of the year the industry generally sees its largest run of calves."We normally look for some seasonal weakness in prices," Peel said. "But I think this has been an unusual fall."Although the markets are starting from a lower point than what was expected, Dr. Peel says there is still some opportunities to be had."I think this market has had a very bearish psychology - a lot of fear, frankly," Peel said. "It's been very slow to develop and I think we're going to see that now. So, we have a chance to see these markets maybe improve a little bit more, given what they've already done."Listen to Dr. Derrell Peel talk more about the new-found support in the cattle markets during the latest Beef Buzz.
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Up next will be the Tulsa Farm Show in December 2016- the dates are December 8th, 9th and 10th. Now is the ideal time to contact Ron Bormaster at 507-437-7969 and book space at the 2016 Tulsa Farm Show. To learn more about the Tulsa Farm Show, click here.
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|Equine Industry's Premiere Event - AQHA World Championship Show Underway at State Fair Park
The premiere event in the equestrian industry is happening now through November 19, 2016 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds - it is the 2016 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show. This year's show features more than 4,900 entries from across the globe, with 15 countries being represented. AQHA's Sarah Davisson sat down with Radio Oklahoma Network's Associate Farm Director Carson Horn this week to talk about the event."These competitors have qualified to compete right here in Oklahoma City," Davisson said. "We are just so thrilled to have them all here."This is the event of the year in the industry where more than 99 champions will be crowned."At this event you won't just see the roping classes or the English only, it's a combination of everything," Davisson said. "There's definitely something for everyone at this event."Experienced equestrians and average spectators will all find something to their liking at the show, with clinics and demonstrations as well as several opportunities for shopping and socializing.Admission to the trade show and parking is free to the general public; tickets to the arena are $9.00 and can be purchased either at the door or ahead of time by visiting AQHA.com. Event schedules, full coverage of the arena and more information can all be found at the website as well.Listen to the full conversation between Carson Horn and Sarah Davisson about the 2016 AQHA World Championship Show.
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|USDA Announces It will Expand Conservation Opportunities for Working - Lands Through CRP
Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands practice specifically tailored for small-scale livestock grazing operations. Small livestock operations with 100 or fewer head of grazing dairy cows (or the equivalent) can submit applications to enroll up to 200 acres of grasslands per farm. USDA's goal is to enroll up to 200,000 acres.
"For 30 years, lands in the Conservation Reserve Program have contributed to soil and water protection and wildlife and pollinator habitat, while playing a significant role in mitigating climate change," said Taylor. "CRP Grasslands recognizes the conservation value of well-managed, working grazing lands and pasturelands. This new opportunity for small livestock operations, like the dairy farms or small beef farms common in Pennsylvania, will help ensure that livestock operations of varying scales and across the country have an opportunity to achieve environmental and economic benefits. Small livestock operations are encouraged to contact their local Farm Service Agency office to learn more about this program."
Taylor also announced that the current CRP Grassland ranking period will end on Nov. 10, 2016. To date, the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has received nearly 5,000 offers covering over 1 million acres for this CRP working-lands conservation program. These offers are predominantly larger acreage ranchland in Western states.
The new practice for small-scale livestock grazers aims, in part, to encourage greater diversity geographically and in types of livestock operation. This opportunity will close on Dec. 16, 2016. Offers selected this fiscal year will be enrolled into CRP Grasslands beginning Oct. 1, 2017.
Click here to read more about the new CRP Grasslands practice for small-scale livestock grazing operations.
|People You Know- John Pfeiffer, Barry Pollard and Vince Peterson
The 2016 American Angus Association Convention has wrapped up with its Delegates session in Indianapolis- and two Oklahoma Angus producers will be a part of their new leadership team as 2016 winds down and we greet 2017.
John Pfeiffer of Mulhall- who served this past year as the Chairman of the Certified Angus Beef Program- has been elected to serve in the coming year as the Treasurer of the Breed Association.
John is active with Oklahoma Farm Bureau and I am proud to call him a classmate from Class One of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program.
Barry Pollard of Waukomis will also be serving with John as he was been elected as a member of the Board of Directors for the Angus Association- Dr. Pollard is a surgeon but also active in the operation of Pollard Farms and owns P&K Equipment.
for more details about the new officer/leadership team for the American Angus Association.
The third name we want to spotlight this morning is Vince Peterson, who will be following in the footsteps of one of the most knowledgeable wheat marketing folks in the world- Alan Tracy. Alan plans to retire next summer.
At their fall meeting Nov. 5, 2016, in Denver, CO, the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Board of Directors unanimously selected Vince Peterson
as the next President of the organization replacing Alan T. Tracy once he retires in July 2017. Peterson currently serves as USW Vice President of Overseas Operations. USW is the industry's export market development organization, representing the interests of U.S. wheat farmers in more than 100 countries.Click here
for more from US Wheat on this transition for this market promotion arm for of the US Wheat industry.
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