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Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
cash price for Canola is $11.37 per bushel-
New Crop contracts for Canola are now available at
$11.53 per bushel- delivered to local
participating elevators that are working with PCOM.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
Previous Day's Wheat Market Recap- Two
Pager from the Kansas City Board of Trade looks at all
three U.S. Wheat Futures Exchanges with extra info on
Hard Red Winter Wheat and the why of that day's
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Farm Bureau announced the resignation of OFB Vice
President of Public Policy Tyler Norvell,
effective Jan. 6, 2012.
Norvell is leaving
OFB to serve as Executive Director of the Oklahoma
Youth Expo, in Oklahoma City. The OYE Board of
Directors named him to the new position on Dec.
"I will always cherish my time
at Farm Bureau, especially the opportunity to
represent OFB members at the Capitol and work
daily with Oklahoma's farmers and ranchers to
protect their way of life," Norvell said.
Norvell began his OFB career in 2006 as a
legislative specialist. He also served as director
of national and state affairs before receiving a
promotion to vice president of public policy in
We talked with Tyler on
Wednesday afternoon about this move- we'll share
that conversation in the near future. It's
our understanding that Jeramy Rich- who has been
serving as the OYE Executive Director- has several
projects ahead of him- including a business he is
buying in his hometown of Prague.
forward, OFB has named Kinsey Money, Esq., as
Director of Public Policy for the organization.
Kinsey previously served as OFB Director of
Research and Policy Development and counsel to the
OFB Legal Foundation. Also, OFB has selected field
representative and Young Farmers and Ranchers
coordinator Chris Kidd to serve as Director of
State and National Affairs.
Click here for more
from Oklahoma Farm Bureau on these
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to Inventory U.S. Cattle in
U.S. Department of Agriculture's National
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is calling
on nearly 50,000 cattle operations nationwide to
report the latest and most accurate data on cattle
inventories and calf production.
the first two weeks of January, Oklahoma producers
have the opportunity to serve as the frontline
source of accurate data on cattle in Oklahoma and
the United States" said Wilbert Hundl, Jr.,
Director of the Oklahoma Field Office of USDA's
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
"We'll be contacting nearly 2,200 Oklahoma
operations requesting their response to the
January Cattle Report, which measures trends in
beef and dairy cattle inventories, calf crop and
To make it as easy as
possible for producers to participate, NASS offers
the option of responding via a secure Internet
connection, telephone, mail, or personal interview
with a local NASS representative.
producers choose to respond, they are providing an
important service to the cattle industry and to
U.S. agriculture as a whole," Hundl said. "Their
responses will be compiled with those of their
fellow producers nationwide, providing the only
accurate and comprehensive estimate of the state
of U.S. cattle production."
Click here for more information on
the USDA's cattle
Than One Month to Apply for the Conservation
National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
recently announced that the deadline for producer
applications for the Conservation Stewardship
Program (CSP) will be January 13,
While CSP is a continuous sign-up
program and producers can apply to enroll at any
time of the year, NRCS applies a cut-off date for
applications to be considered during a particular
fiscal year. Once the cut-off date is past,
producers may continue to apply for the program,
but they will not be considered for entry until
the spring of the following year, in this case
spring of 2013. In order to enroll in 2012
applications must be filed by January
The Conservation Stewardship Program is
a voluntary stewardship incentives program,
administered by USDA's NRCS, designed to reward
farmers, ranchers, and forestry producers to
maintain existing conservation, as well as for the
adoption of additional conservation measures that
provide multiple environmental benefits that run
beyond the farm or ranch. This program pays
producers for clean water, better soil management,
improved habitat, energy efficiency, and other
natural resource benefits.
Click here for more information on
applying for the CSP program.
Pioneer Brand Sorghum and Corn Sweep Nearly All
Categories in National Contest
planting Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids recently
won four of five first-place finishes and 12 of
the 15 national categories in the 2011 National
Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield and Management
Contest. Ten of these growers won national
finishes with Pioneer sorghum hybrid
second- and third-place national honors were
awarded in each of the five segments. Growers
compete within a broad range of five sorghum
production classes, including conventional-till
irrigated, conventional-till non-irrigated,
mulch-till non-irrigated, no-till non-irrigated
and reduced-till irrigated.
In addition to
national placings, growers planting Pioneer
sorghum hybrids captured 73 percent of all state
Click here for more on the sorghum
competition and Pioneer brand.
congratulates David Hula, Charles City, Va. and
eight other growers planting Pioneer® brand corn
hybrids who won U.S. national titles in the 2011
National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn
Yield Contest. Farmers planting Pioneer® brand
hybrids won 50 percent of the 18 national spots in
the annual contest, including four of six
first-place category finishes.
attained the highest overall yield of 429.02
bushels per acre with Pioneer® brand P2088HR. He
won first place in the No-Till/Strip-Till
"Every year the
industry continues to see growers planting Pioneer
corn hybrids succeed in the NCGA Corn Yield
contest and we're thrilled that these growers
choose Pioneer products for these winning yields,"
said Paul E. Schickler, president of DuPont
business Pioneer Hi-Bred.
Click here for more on the corn
competition and Pioneer
Animal Health to Provide More Than $1 Million to
Support FFA Programs
of the world's largest animal health companies
will provide more than $1 million in sponsorships
of National FFA Organization programs, local
chapters and more this year.
Jersey-based Pfizer Animal Health is one of the
largest contributors to the National FFA
Foundation Leadership Fund, which provides
unrestricted funds for FFA programs. Pfizer Animal
Health has funded the development of the new
National FFA Veterinary Science Career Development
Event and will sponsor the first event in 2012.
Through the National Association of Agricultural
Educators, Pfizer Animal Health sponsors a series
of teacher workshops at the National FFA
Convention, which draws more than 50,000 students,
advisors and industry professionals each year.
Pfizer is a participant in the convention's
Agricultural Career Show and Collegiate Career
Pfizer Animal Health also provides
significant funds to help their retailers support
local FFA chapters.
Click here for more on this
sponsorship by Pfizer Animal
Checkoff-Funded Initiatives Support Food
Production for the Future
than seven billion people inhabit planet Earth,
and about two billion more will join within 40
years, according to the United Nations Population
Division. While many decision makers express
concern about sustaining the population, often
they forget to ask an important question: Are U.S.
farmers ready to produce the food needed to feed
the growing population?
The United Soybean
Board (USB) and soybean checkoff has responded
with a resounding 'yes,' by funding soybean
production research designed to help U.S. farmers
grow as much as possible with as few resources
"Soybean farmers must stay in tune
with what is going on in the United States in
order to stay ahead of any problems, such as the
growing population," said Jason Bean, a soybean
farmer from Holcomb, Mo., and USB director.
"Finding ways to figure out how to get everything
out of our soybeans in order to have the best
yield is crucial for success."
Click here for more from information
from the Soybean
Comes Early for Monsanto as the Biotech Giant
Gets "Non Regulated Status" for
Corn with Drought Tolerance
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
will lift its restrictions on a corn variety
genetically engineered by Monsanto and BASF to
tolerate drought. It expects to publish the
deregulation notice in the Federal Register on
December 27- right after Christmas.
approval of drought-tolerant varieties has long
been a goal of the biotech industry and, if it
lives up to its promise, be a milestone in crop
improvement and food production.
a statement on Wednesday, Monsanto said that the
drought-tolerant trait "is projected to be
introduced as part of an overall system that would
offer farmers improved genetics, agronomic
practices and the drought trait." On-farm trials
next year will give farmers experience with the
product, while generating data to help inform the
company's commercial decisions, it
drought system is designed to help farmers
mitigate the risk of yield loss when experiencing
drought stress, primarily in areas of annual
drought stress," said Hobart Beeghly, U.S. product
management lead. "This spring, farmers in the
western Great Plains will have an opportunity to
see how the system performs on their farm through
on-farm trials" with varieties that include its
Genuity stacked traits that resist insects and
tolerate glyphosate herbicides.
Click here for more from both
Monsanto as well as from partner BASF on this
project- and links to several documents from APHIS
that help to establish their confidence in the
safety of this Genetically Enhanced corn.
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