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Friday, July 28, 2017
OSU's Division of Agriculture to Honor Distinguished Alumni and DASNR Champions for 2017
Each year, the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, acknowledges the accomplishments of some of its outstanding alumni and members of the community, whose work has helped to advance the mission of improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma through relevant science-based information.
To that end, DASNR recently selected its Distinguished Alumni and DASNR Champion award winners for 2017.
"The division is so blessed to be able to call this group of industry leaders DASNR Champions and Distinguished Alumni," said Tom Coon, DASNR vice president. "These individuals are shining examples of sustained excellence in their respected fields and we look forward to being able to celebrate them this fall at the 3rd Annual DASNR Honors night."
Recognized as 2017 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are Richard Large, William (Bill) Lingren and Paul Redman. The 2017 DASNR Champions are John Groendyke, John Patrick Lopez and Merlin and Lillian Schantz.
The awards will be presented to the winners during the 3rd Annual DASNR Honors night, Oct. 6 at the Wes Watkins Center on OSU's campus in Stillwater. To read more about the winners and their accomplishments, click here.
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One of the best things going for the pork industry right now is a robust demand for US pork on the international marketplace. The US export trade has been surprisingly lucrative and has exceeded expectations this year. To keep up with this trend of growing demand and to take advantage of the opportunities it presents, the industry is working to build its infrastructure and increase production.
While the opportunity in the global marketplace is apparent, so are the risks - which could potentially threaten the success of the pork industry as it continues to try to maintain the momentum of its export sales.
Roy Lee Lindsey is executive director of okPORK, and he told me this week, the biggest threats to the pork industry's continued success, is an interruption in trade. A stop in trade, could potentially result in the loss of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
Given the political landscape and environmental conditions, Lindsey says that at the moment, there are three ways a market interruption could manifest itself.
One, a political dispute, like the NAFTA renegotiation for example. Should talks fail there, free market access for ag exports could be impeded.
Second, falling behind and losing market share. Japan for instance. President Trump passed on TPP, a tremendous opportunity for US ag. Trump promised a bilateral deal would be more beneficial to the US. But Lindsey says, "We're still waiting to get started on that bilateral trade agreement." Meanwhile, the ink is already dry on an agreement between Japan and the EU.
And like anything, there's always a wildcard. In this case, it's the unpredictable outbreak of disease. Foot and Mouth Disease being a particular threat to the entire livestock industry, not just pork.
Lindsey assures though that leaders in the pork industry are calling on Congress to appropriate funds to help upgrade the USDA's FMD vaccine bank, to help the industry be better prepared for the worst case scenario.
Lindsey joins me this weekend for our 'In the Field' segment on KWTV News 9 in the OKC area at 6:40 am. Be sure to catch our visit then. In the meantime, you can read more or listen to our complete off-camera conversation, right here
|NCGA's Corn Congress Calls for Faster Access to New Biotechnology-Enhanced Crop Traits
"Broken," is how members of the National Corn Growers Association Corn Congress, described the regulatory system of several countries, referring to the fact that it has taken some biotechnology enhanced crop traits four to six years, or more, to secure regulatory approvals in certain markets.
The corn industry's growing frustrations were reflected last week as farmers attending the NCGA's Corn Congress, called for faster access to new biotechnology-enhanced crop traits.
The NCGA created new policy that supports the commercialization of new biotechnology-enhanced corn traits, which relies upon World Trade Organization standards that define a functioning regulatory market as a science-based system that is free of political influence.
"Farmers recognize that a strong, science-based, regulatory system is essential to reassure consumers about the safety and quality of our crops," said Wesley Spurlock, a farmer from Stratford, Texas and NCGA president. "At the same time, when it takes four to six years, or more, to secure regulatory approvals in certain markets, it is clear that a country's regulatory system is broken."
to read more about the new policy adopted by NCGA, that addresses the growing frustrations of farmers.
|Kim Anderson Analyzes How Russia is Impacting the Price of U.S. Wheat
This week on SUNUP - Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Market Economist Dr. Kim Anderson joins host Lyndall Stout, reporting on a recent rally in the markets that have since evaporated.
According to Anderson, lower HRW production in the US triggered a rally in the price of wheat recently. But foreign production seems to have been higher than expected, coming in at about the same level as last year's record harvest.
As a result, the market adjusted to reflect the larger crops of countries like Russia and Ukraine. Perhaps even overcorrecting a bit.
Anderson explains that prices tend to act like a pendulum. He says when the market gets bad news, it swings back, often too far. Eventually, though, it will swing back the other way.
He says there was an initial psychological impact caused by this dip in prices, but is hopeful the markets will turn more positive in the days and weeks to come.
In the meantime, though, Anderson says as we approach the months of August, September and October when the trends of our marketing year are typically set - more information on the foreign crops will come in which will help markets gain better footing. He predicts there will likely be a bit of volatility but with the potential to gain back some of the $0.80 losses seen in recent weeks. He is optimistic prices will not go much lower.
You can watch their visit tomorrow or Sunday on SUNUP- but you can hear Kim's comments right now, and find out what else is on the line up for this week's episode, by
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They would like to thank all of you who participated in their 2017 Oklahoma City Farm Show.
Up next will be the Tulsa Farm Show in December 2017- the dates are December 7th, 8th and 9th. Now is the ideal time to contact Ron Bormaster at 507-437-7969 and book space at the 2017 Tulsa Farm Show. To learn more about the Tulsa Farm Show, click here.
|EPA's Scott Pruitt Meets With Farmers in Guymon- Looking for Input to Clarify WOTUS
This week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
has been spending time in Oklahoma gathering ideas from the country on how to rewrite the Waters of the US Rule that he has begun the process of repealing. On Thursday, he met with local area farmers from Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas in Guymon to discuss the repeal and clarification of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS).
Before that, he made a stop in Bartlesville and spent time with Phillips researchers to learn more about their efforts that have to do with clean water- and he was also spent time with Charlie Taraboletti
of our Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Affiliate KWON in Bartlesville- you can hear their in depth conversation about WOTUS and more by clicking or tapping here.
According to a news release
from the Oklahoma Department of Ag Release- More than 90 local farmers and ranchers from the surrounding area attended this town hall meeting Thursday (July 27) at the Hitch Enterprise Annex building.
Administrator Pruitt opened the meeting by sharing his plan for the Environmental Protection Agency and the direction he sees the agency going in the next four years. He is focusing on the process of hearing the concerns of the people and taking this into consideration before making a final discussion. A key item on Administrator Pruitt's agenda is clarifying the 2015 WOTUS Rule.
Several farmers in Guymon requested that the definition be kept simple and they offered what they define what is and is not considered Waters of the United States. Administrator Pruitt expanded on where his agency is at in the lawmaking process with this revised ruling.
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|"Proper Planning Prevents Pitifully Poor Performance" Says BI's Dr Tony Moravec on Parasite Control
In a merger with Sanofi, that has made Boehringer-Ingelheim now the second-largest animal health company in the world, the Ingelheim, Germany based pharmaceutical company has absorbed the Merial brand's line of parasite-control products. BI's Professional Service Vet Dr. Tony Moravec
, says the merger is a wonderful marriage of two companies that really complement each other. He told me in a recent interview, that this strategic swap of products will help BI better serve US beef cattle producers control parasites and improve profits.
"Parasites are a year-round problem," he said. "If you're in the great State of Oklahoma, you're dealing with parasites pretty much habitually. So, work with your vet to create a protocol and a plan to figure out what parasites are affecting your cattle and which products match up well against those parasites."
Moravec explains there is certainly economic advantages to planning ahead and pairing the right products with your specific problem. He says BI continues to offer great legacy products that have proven their value, like the grandfather of all endectocides, Ivomec. He says Apprenez, an excellent pour on with the same active ingredient as the "game-changing" Longrange, is available also.
"You get season-long control with a single injection and that really has changed the way protocols are made and the way guys have approached their cattle and worming," Moravec said. "We've got to think about how we're spending our money to maximize our pounds - in this day and age when every pound is a dollar spent."
Listen to Moravec and I speak about how having a plan for parasite control in your herd can help improve your bottom line, on today's Beef Buzz - click here
Last week, moderate drought conditions covering approximately 12 percent of Oklahoma in Northcentral and far western parts of the state, expanded. In just a week's time, that area has widened to now 16 percent.
Oklahoma's State Climatologist Gary McManus, in his latest Drought Monitor report for this week, revealed that drought conditions in the state, grew yet again. Here's a look at this week's Drought Monitor.
Those affected areas have also seen a rise in the severe drought level, this week at about 4 percent, up from 1 percent a week ago.
Check out this week's Drought Monitor graphic from the Oklahoma Mesonet, or read McManus' full report with his expectations for rain, click here
This Coming Week- Cattle Trails Conference, Women in Ag and Wheat Growers Confab
Wheat and cattle producers with operations in Oklahoma and the rolling plains of Texas who are looking to take best advantage of current stocker cattle options should register now to attend the Aug. 1 Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Conference in Lawton.
"I've had a number of producers express interest in how they might best take advantage of wheat and cattle market prices, which is one of the topics we will be discussing in-depth at the Aug. 1 conference," said Trent Milacek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension area agricultural economist for the state's Western District.
Milacek said producers should think of the conference as a "time-is-money investment in one-stop shopping."
More details are available here.
The 2017 Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference is happening at the end of next week, scheduled for August 3-4, 2017 at the Moore-Norman Technology Center, located on South Penn Ave. in Oklahoma City. The focus of the two-day conference is to assist women and producers in successfully managing risk for their agricultural enterprise and or small business.
Carson Horn talked with Dr. Damona Doye about the conference for a few minutes last week at the OCA Convention- and you can read more about the conference, get details about registration and hear their conversation by clicking or tapping here.
We also remind you about next Thursday's Oklahoma Wheat Growers
Annual meeting- it will be happening at Redlands Community College in El Reno- more details on it can be read by clicking or tapping here
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