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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 was
$10.77 per bushel- based on delivery to the Northern AG
elevator in Yukon yesterday. The full listing of cash
canola bids at country points in Oklahoma can now be
found in the daily Oklahoma Cash Grain report- linked
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler-
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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
Reserve's Agricultural Finance Databook: Farm
Lending Rises with Higher Production
summer drought spurred higher feed costs and farm
lending activity at commercial banks, according to
the Federal Reserve System's Agricultural Finance
During the second quarter, farm
operating loans rose at their fastest pace in five
years. An August survey of national commercial
banks revealed additional demand for short-term
farm operating loans in the third quarter as input
costs soared. Lending to livestock operations
jumped as feed costs spiked and herd liquidations
boosted loans for feeder cattle. Higher fuel costs
to power irrigation systems and harvest crops also
increased lending to crop producers.
Drought conditions had little impact on
farmland markets as markets followed seasonal
trends. Many agricultural bankers expected
farmland values to stabilize until after harvest,
when more farms would be put up for auction. The
strongest farmland value gains emerged in the
central Plains, where irrigation is prevalent, and
the northern Plains, where land lease revenues
from mineral rights continue to climb.
Flush with deposits, bankers reported
having ample funds to meet additional loan demand.
Higher farm loan volumes helped lift
loan-to-deposit ratios off recent lows, and
competition among agricultural lenders for
qualified borrowers remained heated. Farm loan
delinquency rates declined further, and bankers
expected loan repayment rates to remain solid as
high crop prices compensate for lower yields and
crop insurance payments support farm
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2012 are December 6 through the 8th. Click here for the Tulsa Farm Show
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Mesonet Cattle Comfort Advisor Useful Tool During
Quick Shifts in
cattle producers, quick shifts in fall and spring
weather can be particularly stressful on a herd's
health and conditioning, and that is where the
Oklahoma Mesonet Cattle Comfort Advisor can help.
"The cattle comfort advisor is now running
year round," said Al Sutherland,
Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension
assistant specialist with Mesonet. "This means
that heat stress in one part of the day can be
monitored, along with quick shifts to cold
To stay on top of quickly
changing conditions over large areas, the Mesonet
Cattle Comfort Advisor provides minimum and
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days, the current-day forecast and the forecast
for the subsequent two days.
detailed view of cattle comfort at a local ranch,
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and Forecast map provides hourly cattle comfort
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Farm Bureau Supports State Question
of State Question 766 is vital to Oklahoma farmers
and ranchers, who could end up paying new property
and business taxes if the voters were to reject
"Our state's farmers have been hit
hard in recent years with drought and the economic
downturn," said Oklahoma Farm Bureau President
Mike Spradling. "The prospect of
numerous new property taxes would make it
difficult to recover from these difficult times."
SQ 766 exempts all intangible personal
property from ad valorem taxation. The ballot
measure was necessary following a 2009 state
Supreme Court decision which opened the door to
widespread taxation of intangible property.
Examples of intangible property include
brand names and logos, cooperative agreements,
leases, water and land use rights, unused mineral
rights, regulatory approvals and exemptions,
supplier contracts and distribution
You can read more by clicking
May Skew Soil Test Results, Agronomist
conducting soil tests this fall may be surprised
at unexpectedly low potassium (K) levels. It's
likely, however, that fields tested in
drought-stricken areas have plenty of nutrients
waiting to move back into the soil, according to
DuPont Pioneer agronomy experts.
"The K is
actually quite safe in the plant residues, so
growers shouldn't be alarmed if soil test levels
of this nutrient are lower than expected. Just be
aware that more nutrients will be released into
the soil with precipitation," says Andy
Heggenstaller, DuPont Pioneer agronomy research
With little rain on most fields in
2012, K, absorbed by corn plants during the
growing season, has not yet been released back
into the soil from deteriorating corn stalks. In a
drought year, K also can become fixed between clay
layers until water moves through the soil again.
Expect that K test levels will increase to more
normal values if you can wait to sample following
a significant fall rain event.
growers may think it's a better idea to wait and
sample soil in the spring because it will give
them a more reliable nutrient reading," says
Heggenstaller. "But I would caution against spring
sampling unless this is your normal practices,
because you would end up comparing apples and
oranges and couldn't rely on previous soil tests
as a basis."
Click here to learn
in Ag Conferences Slated
events targeted to women in agriculture are being
jointly planned by Oklahoma State University
Cooperative Extension and the United States
Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) for November.
Each conference will
offer a variety of sessions, with topics ranging
from insurance products to contracts and leases to
marketing strategies. Participants will be engaged
in improving skills to manage their business
risks, said Damona Doye, OSU
Cooperative Extension farm management specialist.
"The one-day conferences will provide the
latest information on topics that empower women to
solve issues and concerns of importance to them,
their families and communities," said Doye. "Each
conference is tailored to agricultural interests
in the local community."
Click here to read more and find a
full listing of all of the upcoming Women in Ag
Rutledge Inducted into the National 4-H Hall of
Rutledge recently was inducted into the National
4-H Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements and
contributions to 4-H. Honored by the National
Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA),
Rutledge was one of 16 people inducted during the
ceremony held near Washington, D.C., at the
National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy
"NAE4-HA is proud to
acknowledge the outstanding 2012 National 4-H Hall
of Fame honorees for the passion, dedication,
vision and leadership they've shown toward our
young people during their many years of service to
4-H," said Debbie Nistler, NAE4-HA president.
honored for more than 40 years of professional and
volunteer service to the 4-H movement in America.
During his career he worked in Wisconsin, Wyoming,
Oregon and Oklahoma. He began his career as a
county 4-H educator and concluded his full time
professional work with 15 years as a State 4-H
Program Leader. For the past eight years he has
worked part time in support of the Oklahoma 4-H
Foundation, primarily as the executive director.
Rutledge has worked in the State 4-H Office in
Stillwater for nearly 19 years.
You can read more about Jim Rutledge
and his award by clicking
Halloween Arrives- Arkansas Cattle Producers
Consider 2012 Weather a Dirty "Trick"- But There
is a "Treat" Today From President Obama
friend Keith Good at FarmPolicy.Com watches for farm
related agricultural news all over the web- and
discovered an update from earlier this week in
Arkansas about the 2012 Drought and Beef Cattle
Production in that state. As you may know- a
lot of the beef cattle numbers in Arkansas are in
the far northwestern corner of their state- right
up against Oklahoma SO they share a lot of common
ground with us in Oklahoma- especially our
producers in Green Country.
shares with his readers- "Steve
Painter reported earlier this week at The
Arkansas Democrat Gazette that, "Record-high
prices are forecast for cattle headed to slaughter
in 2013 as a result of prolonged drought
conditions in the nation's midsection.
in Arkansas and other affected regions continue to
shrink their herds because of a lack of hay and
grass to feed them.
drought 'made us sell a lot of cattle two to three
months early,' said Harold
Sargent, president of Farmers Livestock
Auction in Springdale. Calves that should be
selling now, he said, were sold in June and
Painter noted that, "A study released last month
by the University of Arkansas System Agriculture
Division found that drought has cost the Arkansas
beef cattle industry $128 million and projected
that losses could go higher. Of the ranchers
surveyed, 3 percent said they intended to
sell all of their livestock.
of the study said the $128 million loss 'should be
deemed a conservative estimate of the direct
impact of the drought on cow-calf producers'
income.' The drought cost to producers was
estimated at $141 per head."
drought is the dirty trick of 2012- What's the
treat on this Halloween 2012?
I gave credit to Barack Obama-
but he really has to share credit with
George W Bush as his
administration actually did all the work in
cutting a deal with a Free Trade Deal with
Panama. After letting three FTAs sit on the
back burner for a couple of years- the
Administration "tweaked" them a bit and submitted
them to Congress and they were ratified. The final
of those three deals- the one with Panama- goes
into effect TODAY- October 31, 2012. Click here for a story from earlier
this month about the Cattle Industry being
very pleased with this FTA finally coming to
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