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Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
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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
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National Daily Feeder & Stocker
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here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
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Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Neufeld of Fairview to Offer Oklahoma Perspective
at Friday House Ag Committee Field Hearing in
are in Dodge City, Kansas this morning- ready to
report on the final of four House Ag Committee
Field Hearings planned by Oklahoma Congressman and
House Ag Committee Chairman Frank
Lucas. We traveled over 150
miles across the third district that is the home
of Congressman Lucas to be here for the two to
three hours of testimony planned before three of
the House Ag Committee members starting at nine
will be two panels of witnesses to describe how
the Farm Policy we are now living under has
impacted farmers and ranchers since it was signed
into law by then President George W Bush and what
needs to come next when it comes to those
policies- click here for the full
list. You will find on that list
Scott Neufeld of Fairview, who
has happened to serve since the end of 2010 on the
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Farm Policy Task Force-
serving as Chairman of that group.
will be "tweeting" updates this morning from Dodge
City- click here to jump over to our
Twitter stream- Chairman Lucas will
immediately take his Committee into additonal
hearings at the Subcommittee level in Washington
next week- even as the Senate Ag Committee is
ready to begin "mark up" of their version of the
2012 Farm Bill.
understand that Chairlady Stabenow may approach
the crafting of a Committee proposal differently
than what Lucas will be required to do- that in
order to convince Senate Leader Harry Reid that he
simply must grant floor time for a Farm Bill- she
needs a very strong bipartisan vote out of her
Committee- something approaching 21 to
nothing. That means getting something in the
product to compel every member to support it when
she calls for a final vote. IF the Senate is
able to get a package across the finish line-
that puts pressure on the House to do the same-
and then the real decisions can be made at the
Conference level- with Chairman Lucas leading the
Conference if that occurs.
next piece of the puzzle is today- and we are here
to update things for you.
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Detrick, AFR Leaders Talk Farm Bill During Trip to
Detrick and three Oklahoma members of the
board of American Farmers and Ranchers, recently
spoke with legislative leaders in Washington, D.C.
The 2012 Farm Bill was topic number one for
discussion as Detrick and his colleagues met with
Detrick said his group was not
afraid to voice its concerns that livestock
producers were being overlooked in the process. He
said Oklahoma's representatives were very
"One of the things we have
really been concerned about," Detrick said, is
that "we do not expect to see a livestock title in
the next farm bill. We don't want our livestock
producers left out. They talk about crop insurance
for our crop producers, but our livestock
producers kind of get the short end of the stick
on protection for disasters if that's all left
"So, one of our big pushes was, and
we found a sympathetic ear with the chairman of
the House ag committee and our Congressman Frank
Lucas. Chairman Lucas is himself a graze out wheat
producer and so he understands and agrees with our
concerns. But I do know that he is going to take
steps to try to continue to have some livestock
Detrick has a lot more to say about his recent
trip to Washington. You can hear the full interview with
him and read more by clicking here.
Make Conservation Progress, Cautiously Optimistic
About New Farm Bill
Day was recently observed at the Oklahoma State
Capitol, giving those involved with conservation
work an opportunity to get together, take stock of
how far we've come and how far we have yet to go
in conservation efforts.
Pope, executive director of the Oklahoma
Association of Conservation Districts said
conservation efforts are paying off in the Sooner
state. A long list of Oklahoma streams are coming
off the EPA's list of impaired waterways and Pope
said the news is even better than that.
have another 100 to 130 that we believe we are
going to be able to show were candidates to go on
the list that won't have to because of the work
agricultural producers are doing, that those
farmers and ranchers and other landowners are
also said he is keeping a close eye on
the conservation title in the 2012 farm
bill. He said a solid conservation title is
crucial and he's cautiously optimistic with what
he's seen so far.
hopeful everybody can come together, and not only
come forward with a farm bill that provides us the
resources so that we can continue to feed and
clothe the world and our nation, but also have
those tools in there to make sure we're
maintaining those resources to continue that
production in the future."
You can hear an interview with Clay
Pope and read more about conservation issues
by clicking here.
Groups Weigh In on Commodity and Risk Management
Programs as Senate Begins Farm Bill Mark-Up
a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chair
Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member Pat
Roberts (R-Kan.), a group of eight prominent
agricultural associations voiced its support for
the Senate's approach to the 2012 Farm Bill, and
raised several issues related to commodity and
risk management programs.
Co-signed by the
American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean
Association, National Association of Wheat
Growers, National Barley Growers Association,
National Corn Growers Association, National
Sunflower Association, U.S. Canola Association and
USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council, the letter
commended the committee for adhering to its
original proposal of $23 billion in deficit
reduction, brought forth to the Joint Select
Committee on Deficit Reduction last fall.
Additionally, the groups applauded the Committee's
decision not to restructure the federal crop
insurance program or to reduce its funding for
deficit reduction purposes.
"Even with the
clear and real need to reduce our federal deficit,
it remains in the best interest of our nation to
help ensure a basic level of risk management for
farmers and our food supply," said American Farm
Bureau Federation President Bob
Stallman. "Farming is a risky business.
There is no doubt about that, and crop insurance
is a key principle in the goal to provide farmers
a dependable safety net."
Click hear to read more of what
the agriculture groups had to say about the
ongoing work on the 2012 Farm Bill.
Anderson Says Corn Remains King and Expects Wheat
Prices to Dip Further
prices continued on a downward trend this week and
OSU's Grain Marketing Specialist Dr. Kim
Anderson says he thinks the price will go
"Our wheat prices are going lower.
We talked last week about that July contract broke
$6.50. Our next target was weak support at $6.37
and that the price target was probably $6.00.
Right now it's looking like that will probably be
the case early next week if we stay below that
$6.37 and I think $6.00 is where we're going to
see that July contract going in the next few
This week on SUNUP, Kim Anderson
will talk more with Lyndall Stout about the
continued decline in wheat prices and gives
marketing advice as harvest approaches.
You can see the full lineup for SUNUP
and catch more of Kim Anderson's market analysis
by clicking here.
Daily Trains Green and Competition Horses at
Southern Plains Farm Show
of the most popular features at the Southern
Plains Farm Show over the last few years has been
the horse training sessions with Scott
Daily. Daily is originally from Inola,
Oklahoma, where he began working with horses in
4-H. He completed a degree in equine management at
Northeastern A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma,
and has perfected his training techniques over the
last 15 years. He and his wife own and operate
Daily Horse Training in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Daily trains about 200 horses per year and works a
lot of the farm shows.
Being as Daily is
working in front of an audience, the training
sessions he does at the farm shows are more like
classes. More than just a performance, Daily said
he really wants everyone to take something away
from the experience.
"Maybe just show them
an easier and better way. They always like to see
what I do. Every time something comes in, it's
always different. If I can educate somebody, keep
them from getting hurt, that's the best thing
where they can go and enjoy their
Daily will be working horses
twice each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The farm show is at State Fair Park in
Oklahoma City and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission and parking are free.
You can read more about Scott Daily
and listen to an interview by clicking
Those Hurt by the Twister in Woodward Last
Operator Dale Moore of
Cattlemen's Choice Feedyards in northwest Oklahoma
has thrown together a fund raising effort to aid
those impacted by the storms in and around
Woodward last Saturday night early Sunday
morning. He has sent out an email that we
wanted to share with you:
wife, Mary and I have lived in NW OK going on 12
years. Weather its Water issues, electric, snow or
even cattle out on someone's road, the folks in NW
OK have always helped us.
very late notice, but we just came up with the
idea. IM sure most of you have already done
something to support the victims of the resent WW
tornado, But this is what we are doing tomorrow at
the WW sale barn.
Choice will donate a butcher beef and Gage Locker
will donate the processing. We are going to
auction off quarters of hamburger. There are only
4 quarters in a beef, but IM sure we will sell the
same quarter several times, until we run of
takers. You would have the option of taking the
beef or donation it back for re-sale.
ever beef is left will go to the Red Cross and
Catholic Charities group witch is both helping
currently. If you would like to place a bid with
me or come yourself I will recognize all buyers
and there amounts.
hamburger will be close to 125# @ $4.00 # that's
$500.00 so if two people want to split a bid that
works also. Anything is helpful. "
way to conteact day to help on this is by calling
him- that number is 580-254-4908. He tells us they
plan on selling these beef quarters at 11 AM this
and That--Cattle on Feed Numbers Due Out, Pink
Slime Back in the News and EWG Says Free Crop
on Feed numbers will be released this afternoon at
2 o'clock central time and, as is often the
case, placement numbers will be the focal point of
this month's report. Analysts are all over the
board on those placement numbers. Click here for Jim Robb's pre-report
analysis of how low the numbers will go in our
current Beef Buzz.
Slime is back in the news, but Daryll Ray
and Harwood Schaffer claim the news
may not be all bad. Their analysis says it may not
be the product the consumers are reacting to, but
the lack of clear labeling. You can read more in
their opinion piece by clicking
Environmental Working Group has just released a
study saying giving free crop insurance to farmers
as a part of the 2012 Farm Bill instead of the
current crop insurance program would save
taxpayers more than $18.5 billion over
ten years and provide more farmers with a more
reliable safety net. Is the environmental group
just blowing smoke or are they on to something? Click here to read
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