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Monday, December 10,
Travis Meyer Doesn't See Any Break in Brutally Dry
Weather Anytime Soon
difference a year makes. With the drought
deepening with each passing week, it's hard to
imagine that last fall was much different. Then,
we had come off of a very dry summer, but we did
get some rain in the fall. This year has been
nothing but dry.
News On 6 Meteorologist
Travis Meyer visited with me at
the Tulsa Farm Show. He said this fall is
definitely different than last year and it looks
to continue for the foreseeable
"This year is just pounding and
pounding and pounding on us. Until we get
something significant-and, I mean, we keep
looking, but there aren't any of those major
storms. And I keep saying 'Oh, another 20- or 30
days. Maybe within the next two months if we keep
thinking that we're going to see a big soaking
event, it eventually has to happen.' We know that.
But, right now this is absolutely even stunning to
a meteorologist, such as myself."
said surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are
partly responsible for the dry conditions now
being experienced in Oklahoma, but there are other
factors as well.
"The biggest thing is
always the jet stream. We've talked about that. TV
weather guys have talked about that for 20 or 30
years. The big thing continues to be that the jet
stream is cutting us off and it's kind of keeping
all the storms to the north and to the east. And
the eastern part of the country is starting to get
very wet. And Louisiana, which was in a horrendous
drought earlier in the summer, mid-summer, has now
changed to where they have excessive amounts of
water, so it's not that far away. But, if the jet
stream doesn't change, we're not going to see any
You can listen to our conversation or
read more of Travis Meyer's outlook for the future
by clicking here.
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Commissioner John Doak Urges Rural Oklahomans To
Be Safe and Be
Insurance Commissioner John Doak
visited the Tulsa Farm show and watched the
Livestock Handling Skills Competition.
said safety should always be a top-of-mind issue
for farmers and ranchers.
process here today, and I'm very proud of the kids
from around the state that are in this program,
the future of Oklahoma looks very bright. Rural
Oklahoma is incredibly important to our state. But
the safety aspects of what they're learning here
today through this process it directly ties back
to insurance and risk management. I'm very proud
of how the kids are learning."
said wildfires are a big concern of his especially
as the drought continues to worsen. He said
the legislature, firefighters, insurance
companies, and property owners all have a part to
play in lessening the risk and reducing the impact
Click here to listen to our full
conversation, or to read more of the
House Ag Committee Chair Larry Combest Keynotes
First Ever Oklahoma Wheat and Sorghum Conference
Chairman of the US House Ag Committee,
Larry Combest, was the keynote
speaker for the first ever joint meeting of the
Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association and the
Oklahoma Sorghum Association held this past
Saturday. We talked exclusively with the now
retired longtime Texas lawmaker about the farm
bill process that apparently depends on a grand
deal between President Obama and Speaker John
Boehner to avert the so called Fiscal Cliff. Ag
leadership has urged the President and the Speaker
to include a farm bill package in any such deal-
as it would provide budget offsets of as much as
$35 billion over a ten year period.
Combest calls this an opportunity for
agriculture, saying that if we can take advantage
of the pressure of the hard deadline that the
fiscal issues demand of Congress, it's smart for
House Ag Committee Chairman Frank
Lucas to do so. Combest
believes that the President and the House Speaker
will cut some sort of deal- and that there is a
"reasonable chance" that a five year farm bill
could be part of a final deal- allowing the farm
policy measure for the next five years to avoid a
nasty House floor fight that could wreck the
compromise assembled by Lucas and his ranking
member, Collin Peterson, this past
talked with Combest about critics of US farm
policy taking aim at Crop Insurance and the
difference in Washington when he helped guide the
2002 Farm Bill through Congress versus the 2012
Farm Bill process.
Click here to be able to listen to
our conversation with the former Chairman as
we talk farm policy here in 2012.
Global 500 Establishes the Next Steps for Dairy
and Beef Industries
Global 500 closed Thursday after welcoming dairy
and beef producers from 40 countries to Alltech's
home in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Pearse
Lyons, president and founder of Alltech,
closed Global with seven take-home messages.
Among them were:
The gene chip. What genes are switched on and off
by certain nutrients? What is causing obesity? The
gene chip is pinpointing again and again what is
happening at a genetic level.
the gap - There are two gaps that need to close.
First, we must close the communication gap between
ourselves and the consumer. Second, we must close
the nutrition gap. Nutrition has not kept pace
with genetics; the world is moving on and we need
to catch up.
3. We have to start on the
farm because it is there that we can make huge
improvements. It is there that if we learn how to
feed the plant that we can make a huge difference.
One plant can give you a ton more grain per acre,
a ton with higher starch and better protein,
translating to more weight gain or more milk.
You'll find much more of this story
and links to the presentations on our webpage.
Click here to go
Hogs Running Wild Throughout the
they are not native to the United States, feral
hogs have made Oklahoma their home, and farmers
and ranchers have the damage on their property to
Much like white-tailed deer,
hogs are quite secretive, making population
estimates difficult. However, the Noble Foundation
initiated a survey in 2007, which was conducted by
Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension,
the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation,
Natural Resources Conservation Service and the
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Wildlife
The survey estimated the
population at approximately 500,000 or less, with
a presence in all 77 Oklahoma counties.
Counties in the southeast portion of the
state have bigger population numbers, but feral
hogs have been leaving destruction in their paths
Click here to learn more about
effective ways to trap and eliminate feral
Dairy Association Launches Pinterest Contest to
Bring Holiday Inspiration
food lovers unite! Families gathering in the
kitchen and around the dinner table this season
have a resource for 100 percent real dairy recipes
on Pinterest. Midwest Dairy Association, who works
on behalf of more than 9,500 dairy farm families
across 10 states, including dairy farmers in
eastern Oklahoma, launched the Real Dairy Holidays
Contest on Pinterest giving one lucky pinner the
chance to win a KitchenAid stand mixer ($400
value). The contest runs through January 4,
Dairy's Pinterest pinboards feature a variety of
delicious dairy recipes, from homestyle breakfasts
to traditional desserts and the meals in between
from DairyMakesSense.com. To
help families create new holiday eating
traditions, the site also showcases recipes from
the kitchens and cookbooks of Midwest dairy farm
moms, like Karen Bohnert and Susan
Contestants will create pinboards
and Tweets with recipes from the Midwest Dairy
Association and post them on the internet.
Entries will be judged based on
overall creativity, total number of pins, unique
storytelling and variety of recipes
For complete rules and links to the
Midwest Dairy Association page, click
N That- Porter FFA Wins Livestock Handling Skills
Contest, Tulsa Farm Show Pics and R-Calf Upset-
2012 Tulsa Farm Show hosted the annual FFA
Livestock Handling Skills Contest on Friday,
December 7th, with eight teams competing from
across the state of Oklahoma. The Porter
FFA Chapter team won the competition,
scoring 300 out of a possible 328 points. Porter
FFA members that were on their winning team
included K.C. Barnes, Halle Barnes and
Click here to see a picture of the
team at work- and for details of the other top
of the Tulsa Farm Show- we took about 150 pictures
during this week's show- and you can take a look at them by
Bullard, the top hired hand of the R-Calf
organization- is mad as a wet hen over what he
calls a possible conflict of interest with the
Cattlemen's Beef Board- it seems that he believes
it is wrong for a Checkoff Board officer to serve
as an officer in a coalition that the Beef
Checkoff has invested money into. The group
in question is the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers
Alliance. Bullard calls the potential
conflict "outrageous." Click here to read more about the
complaint brought forward by R-Calf.
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