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weekdays- if you missed this morning's Farm News - or
you are in an area where you can't hear it- click
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from Ron Hays on RON.
Let's Check the
on RON Markets as heard on K101
with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
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 $11.70 per bushel-
New Crop contracts for Canola are now available at
$11.93 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
January 27, 2012
Anderson Explains Why Wheat Prices Are On The Rise
And We Look At The SUNUP Lineup
prices gained 50 cents on the week and the wheat
crop is looking good. Grain marketing specialist
Dr. Kim Anderson says if the price stays above the
$7 level at Monday's close, we may be looking at a
new target price of $7.50 for the Kansas City
Board of Trade March contract.
says the major factor in the higher price is the
former Soviet Union. The country had determined to
be a big player in export markets this year, and
it appears they may have already sold the major
portion of their exportable stocks onto the
market. Anderson expects the Russians to stay on
the sidelines through June.
other exporters and advantage through that time
and he expects prices will reflect increased
demand from the Middle East.
possibility of a large growth in next year's corn
crop, Anderson sees the possibility of slightly
lower wheat prices and significantly lower corn
prices on the far horizon.
You can hear more from Dr. Anderson
and check out the rundown for this weekend's SUNUP
show by clicking here.
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Urges Congress to Reject Antibiotic
American Farm Bureau Federation is urging
congressional members to oppose legislation that
would restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock
and poultry. In letters to Senate and House
members, AFBF said the legislation would handicap
veterinarians and farmers in their efforts to
maintain animal health and protect the nation's
"Farm Bureau members use
antibiotics carefully, judiciously and according
to label instructions to treat, prevent and
control disease in their flocks and herds," said
AFBF President Bob Stallman. "These products are
critically important to the health and welfare of
the animals and to the safety of the food produced
from these animals."
AFBF went further to
say that antibiotic use in animals does not pose a
serious public health threat.
of the bill suggest that antibiotic use could
constitute a public health threat through
antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals being
passed along, creating a similar resistance in
humans," said Stallman. "However, in more than 40
years of antibiotics being used to treat animals,
such a public health threat has not arisen, and
recent government data shows the potential that
one might occur is declining."
Click here to read more about AFBF's
position on antibiotic restrictions.
Calls Egg Bill Ill Conceived and Dangerous for
July 2011, the Humane Society of the United States
(HSUS) and the United Egg Producers (UEP) reached
an unprecedented agreement to seek federal
legislation mandating egg production practices.
NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs
Kristina Butts says legislation introduced by
Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) to implement
the HSUS-UEP agreement could set a dangerous
precedent to allow the federal government to
mandate on-farm production practices.
the legislation was dropped into the hopper, NCBA
released a statement at the start of this week by
their President Bill Donald who believes this
could be very bad for the cattle industry. "This
legislation, while currently only affecting egg
producers, could set a dangerous precedent to
allow government bureaucrats in Washington to
mandate how farmers and ranchers across the nation
raise and care for their animals. This
ill-conceived legislation could set the model for
a one-size-fits-all approach to cattle
Kristina Butts is our guest on
today's Beef Buzz- she talks to us about the
measure and NCBA's opposition to it. Perhaps the
best news she mentions is that the measure will be
assigned to the House Ag Committee, which makes it
very unlikely that it will ever see the light of
day with Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas as
Chairman of the Committee.
Click here for this Beef Buzz with
Kristina Butts of the NCBA- and we also have
links over to the statement released by the
American Farm Bureau on this proposed
we begin a new year, Joe Armstrong with Oklahoma
State University has provided us with an update of
a couple of minor changes regarding herbicide
names, use rates, and labels.
new formulation of the wheat herbicide PowerFlex®
has recently been released. PowerFlex HL® (click
for label) is the same active ingredient, but at a
slightly higher concentration (the HL stands for
"high load"). As a result, the use rate for
PowerFlex HL is 2 oz/acre, compared to 3.5 oz/acre
for the original PowerFlex formulation. Like the
original formulation, PowerFlex HL should be
applied with a non-ionic surfactant (NIS) at 0.5%.
Nitrogen can also be added (1-2 qt UAN/acre or
1.5-3 lb AMS/acre) to enhance control. Rotation
restrictions are also the same for PowerFlex HL as
for the original formulation (3 months for
soybean, grain sorghum, cotton, and sunflower; 9
months for corn and canola).
change for 2012 is that Ignite® herbicide (active
ingredient: glufosinate) from Bayer CropScience
will be sold as Liberty® (Liberty was the original
trade name for glufosinate). Liberty can be used
for postemergence weed control in LibertyLink
crops and is also a useful alternative to
glyphosate for burndown weed control where
glyphosate-resistant weeds, such as marestail, are
present. Other than the name change, use
characteristics for Liberty will be the same as
You can read about further updates to
labels and product updates by clicking
Max Baucus Honored by National Association of
Finance Committee Chairman and longtime
agricultural advocate Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
was named this week as the National Association of
Wheat Growers' 2011 Wheat Leader of the Year.
Wheat Leader of the Year Award, the wheat
industry's highest public service award, is given
annually to one Member of Congress based on his or
her demonstrated commitment to the well-being and
goals of the wheat industry.
was chosen by NAWG's leadership to receive the
2011 award because of his tireless support of
three free trade agreements that were approved
last year; his efforts to protect crop insurance
within the federal budget; and his general
advocacy for agricultural priorities.
also saluted several other lawmakers with their
Wheat Advocate Award- Oklahoma Congressman Frank
Lucas was included in that group- click here for more on the tribute
paid to Senator Baucus as well as the full list of
lawmakersselected for the NAWG Wheat Advocate
Farmers and Ranchers to Sponsor 4-H & FFA
Night at Barons Hockey Game
Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) will sponsor the 4-H
& FFA Night at the Barons Hockey game this
Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $11 for 4-H and FFA
members, advisors, family and friends. This is
AFR's fourth year to sponsor the event with the
franchise, formerly known as the Oklahoma City
"We use our membership funds and
give back from our insurance company by investing
in the youth of Oklahoma- our future," said Terry
Detrick, AFR president. "Developing leadership
skills in our youth is only one way which we help
our State through our membership services
All 4-H and FFA members in
attendance are entered into a drawing for a chance
to win one of the four grand prizes valued at
To read more about prizes being
offered, click here.
and More on the Calendar
Roger Mills County Cattlemen's Association
34th Annual All Breed Bull Sale is
scheduled to begin at noon on February 4, 2012 at
the Cheyenne Ag Pavilion in Cheyenne,
this year's Roger Mills Bull Sale will be
Composite Bulls (Simmental/Angus,
Hereford/Semmental and Angus/Maine/Simmental,
Angus Bulls, Horned Herefords and Red Angus
Click here for contact information
about their 2012 sale coming February 4th- a
week from Saturday.
happening February 4th is the oldest annual
production sale in the state of Oklahoma- the
Messner Ranch 2012 Production
sale. Their 51st Annual Production Sale
is scheduled to begin at 12:30pm at the ranch,
The Messner family will
be selling 120 Service Age Hereford and Angus
Bulls along with 60 Spring Bred Angus and Hereford
Heifers. Click here for more detailsand a
link over to DV sales where you can see the
complete sale catalog.
coming week on the calendar is the Cattle Industry
Convention and Trade Show being held in Nashville-
we have been told that early registrations have
been tremendous- and as long as the weather holds-
there could be well over 7,000 folks at the
Opryland Hotel and Convention Center complex for
this annual gathering of cowboy hats- and the
great people you find wearing those hats. Click here for more details about the
2012 Cattle Industry Convention- we
will be there for the duration and will
lots of coverage of this year's meeting starting
Industry Convention Preview on In the
Saturday morning- we have Scott
Dewald of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's
Association joining us for our In the Field
segment on KWTV News9. In the Field is
seen Saturday mornings around 6:40 AM during the
morning news block on KWTV.
are talking with Scott about the upcoming Cattle
Industry Convention and Trade Show that
begins next week in Nashville. An excellent
group from Oklahoma will be traveling eastbound to
be at the the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and
Convention Center for what is shaping up to be a
really good meeting.
am personally excited about an opportunity that
the NCBA will be giving me- Saturday morning at
the joint board meeting of the NCBA and the Beef
Board, I will be presenting a "boiled down"
look at the convention- summarizing in a few words
the celebration of the past and present- and the
expectations of the future that we will be
covering over the course of the week. Should
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